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.