This week's topic in the 5 pillars of the DIY band is the live aspect of a band. Rehearsing regularly is the most obvious suggestion, but rehearsing productively is something that isn't really practiced much. Make sure that each member knows his/her parts upon arriving at band rehearsals each time. Nothing is worse than the whole band having to sit and wait for one other member to play catch up on everyone's time.
When we first recorded our demo and pushed it out online, we primarily posted our music on forums and sites that we were regulars on and/or familiar with. You want to be sure that you are taken seriously; spamming sites/people with your music is never a productive way of getting it out there.
This week I'd like to talk to you about Art and Design. Obviously I'm not talking about oil paintings and architecture, but I am talking about logos, shirt graphics and the direction to go in based on what you want to do with your band. I feel like this subject is most often overlooked, especially by newer bands. Whether or not your band is capable of creating your own graphics or not, knowing what you want out of it is very important.
We return with this week with the 2nd "Pillar" we decided to discuss: recording. I'll go a little bit in depth on the processes and gear we used to record Moments. The entire album was tracked in our home studio (bedroom haha) over the course of about three months, and once completed was sent over to the amazing Acle Kahney (Tesseract/4D Sounds) for the mixing and mastering process.
Greetings Guitar World readers! Before I get started, I'd like to introduce my band as many of you probably have never heard of us. We are Stealing Axion, a progressive groove metal band from Tacoma, Washington.
Today we woke up at 6 a.m.in order to make it into Albuquerque at a reasonable time. We weren't sure what time load-in was and we wanted to be there in time in case it was early. I drove this trip, which clocked in at about eight hours. There was a time change between Arizona and New Mexico, which we were amply warned about by 7 Horns, who had spent the night in ABQ (Albequerque). On the way out to ABQ, while we were still in Arizona, we drove right past the giant meteor crater.
Touring has been ... awesome and crazy! I won’t get into detail on the awesome that much, but I will definitely speak on the crazy. Hopefully bands that are planning their first tours (or bands that have experienced what we have on this tour) will enjoy this read!
Hey everyone! Phil here from Stealing Axion for Part 1 of our tour blog! We are on the Dual Destruction tour, co-headlining with 7 Horns 7 Eyes, heading down the west coast and up through Utah and Colorado and further north. So far it's been an exciting trip, but not without its ups and downs (but at least the downs have humor). The purpose of this blog is to keep you all updated on our thoughts on touring and any insights that we have. Thanks for checking it out!
Progressive atmospheric death metallers 7 Horns 7 Eyes and progressive groove metallers Stealing Axion have announced a co-headlining run, aptly named The Dual Destruction Tour. Sponsored by Guitar World, this epic progressive tour will be hitting the West Coast during May and June, so be sure to attend! All tour dates for this trek are below.