I wonder about those exotic power metal bands...

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by IamGroot, Jun 21, 2019.

  1. IamGroot

    IamGroot Inactive

    Jan 18, 2018
    The Craigslist ad says they need a vocalist, bassist, drummer and keyboard player.

    I wonder what the current band members play.

    Can anybody guess????

    Exotic Power Metal Band
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  2. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    May 24, 2006
    Yep. Band looking for band…

    If you don’t already have your bass and drummer positions in place then you’re not a band AFAIC.

    This page from the website is unintentionally hilarious. Formed in 2012? Must be awfully fussy about hiring. Almost seven years and you still need all those people? (Oh sorry… they’re called “assets” in the CL ad. How CIA!) ;)

  3. the words 'exotic' and 'power metal band' do not go together! :roflmao:
  4. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
  5. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    May 24, 2006
    Nor does the demo music on the website sound remotely (or even exotically) like any variety of metal I’ve ever heard.

    Hmm…maybe it’s Tom Scholz. Y’know, sitting alone in his studio for the last seven years secretly creating his new band concept and record album. And now that it’s done he just needs to put together a band so he can go out and tour with it.

    Hey, it worked for Boston. Why not stick with your old winning game plan, right? ;)
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  6. AdamR

    AdamR Inactive

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    Thos is how 90% of all metal projects start. 1 guy writing and recording then looking for a band after the fact.
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    MYLOWFREQ Supporting Member

    May 13, 2011
    Guitarist fired, forming a new band? :)
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  8. BargeOn


    Mar 19, 2004
    A poet and a one-man band . . .
  9. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    May 24, 2006

    I didn’t know that.

    Guess you learn something new every day. :)
  10. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    The music samples on the website are some of the strangest sounding metal that I've ever heard. I kinda want to hear a finished product of what that dude is trying to accomplish.
  11. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    Along with the graphic, it sounds like a fantasy movie soundtrack.
  12. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    I think he’s wantin something like Kamelot. One of my favorite power metal bands.
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  13. higain617


    Sep 12, 2013
    He’s pumping iron before hitting the stage. You have to look right for the loincloth.
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  14. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    oh well.
  15. Loudart


    May 30, 2014
    Maury City Ghost Town Tennessee
    What nonsense. Wrong to inverse proportions. 90% of Metal fans wont by a second album if the first did not have group writing credits.
    Whomever has convinced you otherwise is ok much less the norm, escape their influence soon as you can
  16. rodv66

    rodv66 Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2016
    Here comes Powerwolf to kick their ass
  17. El Thumpo

    El Thumpo Four strings, no waiting Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2006
    San Francisco Bay Area
  18. AdamR

    AdamR Inactive

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    Ok. :thumbsup:
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  19. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    No way i can hear them.
  20. Dincrest


    Sep 27, 2004
    New Jersey
    They have a trailer video on their website with some music samples:

    The music itself isn't bad. I could definitely envision portions of it being in an epic Japanese RPG video game. However the sound quality is awful. The guitars sound like nails on a chalkboard.

    But, yeah, the ad definitely sounds like an Arjen Lucassen wannabe looking for hired guns for his project.
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