Else (http://elsetheband.com/), my long-awaited metal project, finally has a full lineup. We’ve added Juan del Rio on vocals. His previous experience in a Tool tribute band is exactly what we need to soar over the top of our music. Juan then brought in his friend, Joe Kopnick, who in just a few rehearsals has started tearing through our music. It’s really amazing to have a full band after over a year of auditions. We’re learning the first 12-song playlist now, and are getting logos, websites, and recordings in swing.
So, I’ve been working on writing and recording for Else for the last year or so, originally intending to play bass. After about a 6 month hunt for a drummer, I resigned myself to sitting behind the kit as I could actually handle the changing meters and aggressive beats featured in our music and we brought in Jon Miller to play bass. I then took another turn and decided I’d play 2nd guitar and work on providing most of the FX for the band through my POD X3 Live. We’ve been playing in that configuration for a few rehearsals now and things are beginning to sound amazing.
What this means is that we really need vocals and some drums! There’s got to be someone out there who can help out.
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I’m quite proud of this new song I wrote and recorded for Else. This track really displays the metal influences while maintaining the strong bass lines and electronic layers that have defined the Else sound. I’m really proud of the key changes in the bridge of this one. Take a listen on ElseTheBand.com »
I wrote and recorded a new song for Else this week. It, like most of the other Else tunes, has the clever name of the date it originated. I’m really hitting my stride with the Else songwriting technique, and I really hope we find the rest of the bandmates soon. Listen to the new song at ElseTheBand.com »
The website for Else is now up. We created the simple site to start drumming up some interest and to make finding new talent a bit simpler. The playlist shows the songs we’ve kept from the original 40 or so tracks. Take a listen at ElseTheBand.com »
I founded Else in 2010 with the guitarist from Effigy and A Life Elided. We wrote and recorded nearly 40 tracks, eventually honing in on a really exciting style which combines ambient post-rock sounds, aggressive metal riffs, electronic influences, and extended chords. We are currently looking for more band members to complete the line up.