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1 hour ago, SBird94 said:

Everything is great guys! Good to see some familiar faces :) I've been going to heaps of gigs over the last few years, seeing Dark Angel this Friday!

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Oh yeah, you're Australian! 

I just read your post and thought, that's funny because Dark Angel are in Australia soon. Stone the crows! 

On my mind is the fact that I'm down at the beach house with the witch-spawn children, awaiting the arrival of the mistress of the dark for an extended weekend of rural trauma and blasted seaside tragedy. 

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1 hour ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

Glad it's all going well for you Birdy. Hope we'll see you around a bit more often, this place could do with another Aussie around (even if you are a Victorian)

@True Belief, @Will, @SBird94 and I are all Victorians. 

What a glorious time to live in this great state. 

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I was in Burger King, and there was a sign that said, "Taste is king." However, when I first saw it I thought it said, "Taste ist krieg." Either it was my time in Berlin or I've been listening to too much Nargaroth.
Given the intense disputes over rankings of bands and albums, I would say that your reading is far more accurate.

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7 hours ago, Parker said:

I was in Burger King, and there was a sign that said, "Taste is king." However, when I first saw it I thought it said, "Taste ist krieg." Either it was my time in Berlin or I've been listening to too much Nargaroth.

It must have been Berlin, because it's impossible to listen to too much Nargaroth. 

 

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Several drinks in at this point and drunk me suddenly realised that shit I actually have a professional recording session booked in roughly a month thanks to the place I do my guitar and singing lessons. Soooo people who have actually been through the recording process what advice can you give? The point of this is to use the recording as an example of the kind of band I'm looking to put together (doom/death with a slight black metal edge courtesy of the Bathory influence on my playing).

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1 hour ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

Several drinks in at this point and drunk me suddenly realised that shit I actually have a professional recording session booked in roughly a month thanks to the place I do my guitar and singing lessons. Soooo people who have actually been through the recording process what advice can you give? The point of this is to use the recording as an example of the kind of band I'm looking to put together (doom/death with a slight black metal edge courtesy of the Bathory influence on my playing).

My two cents: practice everything you want to record front to back until you can play it cold. Relax, focus on the music, put everything else to the side. Don't let minor fumbles slow you down - go for solid takes with good feel and remember you can always punch something in if it needs fixing. Can't hurt to bring some recordings you like in a similar style as reference for whoever will be engineering the session. 

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30 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

My two cents: practice everything you want to record front to back until you can play it cold. Relax, focus on the music, put everything else to the side. Don't let minor fumbles slow you down - go for solid takes with good feel and remember you can always punch something in if it needs fixing. Can't hurt to bring some recordings you like in a similar style as reference for whoever will be engineering the session. 

Thanks mate I've really knuckled down on my own stuff but should make sure I work just as hard on the other stuff since I'll probably end up recording an MDB track, a Death track, and the best of my own material on guitar pluss some Death and Candlemass vocals.

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1 hour ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

Thanks mate I've really knuckled down on my own stuff but should make sure I work just as hard on the other stuff since I'll probably end up recording an MDB track, a Death track, and the best of my own material on guitar pluss some Death and Candlemass vocals.

Since you're doing vocals, stay hydrated and avoid alcohol leading up to it. Also, bring extra picks, strings, a tuner, etc, wouldn't want the lack of some little thing like that getting in the way.

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7 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Since you're doing vocals, stay hydrated and avoid alcohol leading up to it. Also, bring extra picks, strings, a tuner, etc, wouldn't want the lack of some little thing like that getting in the way.

God it'd suck if a string went on me with my guitars being Floyds but yeah definitely need to be prepared.

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14 minutes ago, Parker said:

If I want black metal recommendations I go to the black metal forum. If I want death metal recommendations I go to the death metal forum. Where do I go if I want black/death metal recommendations?

RateYourMusic :D

 

Based on the way we have it broken down right now, you'd probably find bands fitting the description in either forum. Can you be more specific about what kind of crossover you'd like to hear? I have a feeling you'd like Abhorer's "Zygotical Sabbatory Anabapt", for starters.

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Spending the afternoon reviewing my notes for the interview I have tomorrow and looking forward to a nice cold Paulaner when I am done.  Went to a relatively pain free meal with my fiance's family last night as her brother is moving to Iceland today.  Expensive standard of living out there but then again utilities are free apparently.  Good luck to him.

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1 hour ago, MacabreEternal said:

Spending the afternoon reviewing my notes for the interview I have tomorrow and looking forward to a nice cold Paulaner when I am done.  Went to a relatively pain free meal with my fiance's family last night as her brother is moving to Iceland today.  Expensive standard of living out there but then again utilities are free apparently.  Good luck to him.

Job interview for that high and mighty position you've been after? 

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