Sunday, 9 October 2016

Unveiling our Guise

I am proud to present to you, the first music I have been creatively involved in since Vanish into Dark - my new band Meister have just released their debut EP!

Coming to you once again through Three Rooks Records, 'Guise' is comprised of four Industrial Metal hymns for a dystopian age. As you might have picked up, I am behind the vocals and electronics in this band, but my bandmates do an admirable job in creating a powerhouse of riffs over my cold beats and synth lines. If you enjoy the music of artists such as Ministry,  Nine Inch Nails, Rammstein or The Kovenant, then I think you will find something special in 'Guise' and indeed in the sound of Meister itself.

Like so many good things in life, 'Guise' is free to stream and download, you can check it out right here -

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

New band announcement & 2016 plans!

I'm very pleased to announce that I have a new band in the form of 'Meister'!

Meister is a three-man Industrial Metal band, from the North of England. The emphasis is on stomping beats, heavy riffs and the dystopian feel of cold electronics, with melody taking a supporting role to crushing rhythms. You might recognize the occasional synth part as being similar to my work in Miseria Visage, the lyrical themes are also gothic-inspired but often a little more tongue-in-cheek than you might expect!

In Meister my duties are vocals and electronics. This is a rather different role than any of my previous projects, so its something new for me and I'm working hard to improve all the time as a musician and producer, this project gives me a chance to learn new techniques and create a different kind of music.  Whereas Miseria Visage has been a studio-only project, with Meister the possibility of live shows is a strong one - the formula of the band actually works well in a live sound situation, thanks partly to some on-stage synth wizardry and careful planning of the compositions to include keyboard parts that I can play between vocal sections.

So what is going on now? I'm working hard- regularly rehearsing with Meister, alongside recording and producing that all-important first demo EP. We hope to have our EP ready in a few months time once all the mixing and mastering is done and then spread our music to the ears of those who can help us reach a live audience. Somehow I also intend to write some new Miseria Visage material at the same time as all this! Drop by the Meister facebook page to keep up-to-date with our progress and show some much-appreciated support.

I look forward to bringing you the music of Meister soon and hope you are all well.