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« on: July 10, 2017, 01:00:10 pm »

Well it's been a while since the gig and -finally- here's the video for anyone wanting to induce some bleeding ears  Cheesy

Handy to have a sound engineer (Ramone on drums) and Videographer (Julian on 8 string) in the band. Means 1080p video, multiple angles and the DI's from the mixing-desk - sadly the mics couldn't handle the low-end of the djenty guitars, but it's actually better than what I recall hearing on stage  Roll Eyes.





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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2017, 02:41:39 pm »

Very cool, that looks and sounds superb! Thanks for posting that Meron.
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 02:58:45 pm »

Many thanks for having listen Stud (and anyone else who braved the noize)!

This one made me laugh, was the 3rd song in the set, we're playing about 10-15% faster than rehearsal and my hands/arms are cramping up (someone didn't warm up  Roll Eyes) - felt like a ride on a out-of-control train from 2:15-3:25. Sooo relieved when the slow bit arrived and I could go fingerstyle - could barely hold the pick Tongue.

THink there's one more video in the pipeline - keen to see what Jules comes up with, his edit's are cool.


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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 05:24:07 pm »

Hi Meron... I can't see a link to the video!
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2017, 05:36:41 pm »

Awesome Meron. I really like the band's "sound". The bridge part near the end was particularly good. Keep 'em coming.
I go down to CPT quite often for work. Do you post gig dates anywhere?
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2017, 05:53:23 pm »

Jo Jo! Thanks for sharing. I am not a metal head but managed to sit through this and just enjoy the music.
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2017, 09:58:43 am »

Hi Meron... I can't see a link to the video!
Heya Pete, here's a direct link (instead of a embedded one) : https://youtu.be/8UVNY9SaNKQ

Awesome Meron. I really like the band's "sound". The bridge part near the end was particularly good. Keep 'em coming.
I go down to CPT quite often for work. Do you post gig dates anywhere?
Thanks Hasie & Stoffel! I think our vocalist makes our sound - funny story, he was the only one to vote against releasing the video. Wasn't happy with his performance - when you hear what he can do in the 'studio', you'll know why. He's insanely talented.

Next gig planned sometime in November (will post on GFSA) - although we won't be gigging much - already turned down a handful of gigs since this one. The idea is quality > quantity, the band leader has a master plan. Bigger shows and festivals that have good sound that'll support that ridiculous low-end rather than run around gigging places with sub-par sound/PA. 

Which makes more sense as we track the album, the engineer (Louis from Megalon) said we're the lowest tuned band he's had to work on and it's tricky to get the guitars sitting in the mix. We've tracked the first song's guitars three times so far trying to find a way to get everything gelling.  Huh?
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2017, 01:21:04 pm »

Hi Meron!

Listened on headphones, and to my ears it's clear and tight. Your vocalist has a brutal growl; melodic too. What do you guys do on stage so that the drums don't drown out the rest of the band? I've never been to ROAR, and I'm curious if the sound bounces around in there? In Joburg there used to be this venue in Melville called Roxy's. I saw Springbok Nude Girls there a couple of times, and could never quite hear Arno - I blame the acoustics.

Where do you guys draw your inspiration from, sound wise? Dig your sound.


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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2017, 05:00:48 pm »

Hi Meron!

Listened on headphones, and to my ears it's clear and tight. Your vocalist has a brutal growl; melodic too. What do you guys do on stage so that the drums don't drown out the rest of the band? I've never been to ROAR, and I'm curious if the sound bounces around in there? In Joburg there used to be this venue in Melville called Roxy's. I saw Springbok Nude Girls there a couple of times, and could never quite hear Arno - I blame the acoustics.

Where do you guys draw your inspiration from, sound wise? Dig your sound.


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Heya Dave - thanks for having a listen!

That was my first time at ROAR , they had just re-done the sound (apparently). On stage, monitoring wasn't great. Off stage sound was good - much better than I expected - vocals, bass and drums were pretty good.  But the guitars was hit n miss. We were a miss, next two bands were much better. We were sharing cabs/rigs, I wasn't complaining although I suspect next gig we are all taking our own backlines (ack, stairs!).

Acoustically it's a fairly good space, some thought/skill has gone into the setup. Compared to the holes I grew up in metalling away in the 90's, it's deluxe  Roll Eyes

The sound guy (Alan) was strict on us though - ROAR wants to be known for good sound. Which meant he rode our guitarists a bit, they had to turn down well below our rehearsal level, which was weird. But made sense when he handed the DI recording of the night.

That should answer why the drums didn't drown everything out - everything was miced up/DI'ed and he did do some mixing on the night. Then our drummer/resident soundengineer got the DI stems and re-mixed. He did a great job, DI's are a bit muffled in comparison - though, we think maybe the micing on the guitar cabs couldn't handle the low end.

Not sure of band influences - did ask that question recently, so busy doing some listening/research. Tesseract, 12 Foot Ninja's, Voyager, Meshuggah have been placed on my playlist by the guys. Apparently Sepultura, Limp Bizkit, Korn are soo 00's metal Roll Eyes



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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2017, 02:55:49 pm »

Right-o - for those who like it loud... Cheesy

The 2nd of the gig - likely to be the last one as apparently the camera's didn't work past the 3rd song (the previous video posted on this thread).



Honestly, this version sounds a bit more chaotic than I recall it - I messed up the simplest patch change at 2m20. There's a interesting time change in the tune (2m25, 15/8 coming out of the melodic bit  Huh?), that we didn't nail, although I do like the way we come in for the outro at 3m08, I reckon that worked real well live.

Thanks for having a watch!
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