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International / Re: New MESHUGGAH Track
« on: February 12, 2012, 04:44:31 PM »
Love Meshuggah... This track, not so much.

PLEASE PLEASE bring those cymbals into Kosmic and ask for me... PLEASE

Ask Ormsby / Re: Guitar Amp to Headphones
« on: January 17, 2012, 06:01:34 PM »
Not exactly what you may be looking for, but the Vox Amplug is designed for headphone practise, and doesnt even need your amp...

« on: January 15, 2012, 07:38:01 AM »
Any chance of these CD's being distributed to radio stations or over East?

General discussion / Re: What do you want to see at a gig?
« on: December 06, 2011, 07:40:33 PM »
More people in the crowd.

ALL gigs are better when all of your friends are there. Its the punters who make the night great!

Musician Connection / Re: Being a Musician is too expensive..
« on: November 30, 2011, 05:34:43 AM »
Interesting comment, given that its cheaper than ever to buy gear these days - with our strong dollar, tougher competition and cheaper quality gear being made.

That's not to say that cheaper stuff cannot be found overseas (See Ru's post) thanks to a very different playing field, but if you are able to buy online to get the cheaper deal, then you could argue that the 'cheaper gear for Aussies' issue is ALREADY solved.

It also means you'll be putting Aussie retailers (most of whom are muso's, like myself) out of work - But at least we'll all save on our next pair of strings, right? ;)

CD Trade & Merchandise / Re: Custom T-shirt printing service
« on: November 23, 2011, 05:35:09 AM »
Top stuff!

I might need some shirts made soon...

^ Zing! :)

Yeah we get that alot! We didnt really write the Ep with vocals in mind but the album we are currently working on will have a few tracks with guest vocals, one of them being Rich from Vespers Descent  Smiley
Drew, let me be the first to warn you - For as long as your band is together, people are going to continually tell you that you need a singer. It will be unavoidable. :)

Western Australia / Re: Bodom at Capitol last night
« on: November 10, 2011, 03:22:59 PM »
Ive always found that a 'good gig' is 99% to do with the crowd anyway - and if a band can whip them up, its the vibe of the crowd that will bring people back to watch that band.

WA Gigs / Re: Western Front Awards Night '10/'11 - 28th October 2011
« on: October 30, 2011, 02:04:41 PM »
Well done once again Daz!

Hey gang.

I have a few items lying around that Im not using much and wish to sell off. Ill try here before adding to the price and doing the obligatory ebay/craigslist thing.

Prices are firm.

SmPro EP84 8x preamp (2RU) +ADAT mod - retilas $969, selling for $450 - Only used once, comes in original box
Rode NT5 condensore mics (pair with case) - rrp $770, selling for $300 - Barely used
Drumcraft DC6 single bass drum pedal - rrp $99, sell for $65 - brand new, still boxed
Drumcraft DC6 hihat stand - rrp $109, sell for $70 - brand new, still boxed
Edirol PCR-300 controller - rrp $469, sell for $160 - No box or software (but can be downloaded), used once


Cheers mate
There hasnt been much chance to really space or eq anything yet - and the guitar sounds are not amp micd, but presently DI'd and run through plugin (later will be reamped)

Long way to go yet! :)

Western Australia / Short soundbyte of Evolution Machine's Upcoming EP...
« on: October 17, 2011, 08:25:44 PM »
Here is a 20-second "sneak-peak" at what Evolution Machine has been working diligently on over the past 3 months. No vocals recorded as of yet - Comments/suggestions from our supporters are WELCOME and please accept this as a quick "thankyou" to the wonderful people who have braved the elements to come and support us since our inception.

At this point the EP should be ready by Summer 2011. Updates (and perhaps more sneak previews!) to follow

The Frontline / Re: Alls quiet on the Western Front
« on: September 14, 2011, 07:15:24 PM »
Fuck that.  I wouldn't trade my life for the life of any of you single and childless fuckups. 

Hey! Im childless!

Western Australia / Re: END OF THE WORLD PARTY - One Year Countdown
« on: September 13, 2011, 06:53:29 PM »
Haha great poster!

The Frontline / Re: Alls quiet on the Western Front
« on: August 26, 2011, 03:22:08 PM »
Some people take things way too seriously on the internet....

Perth Metal scene has been going slowly downhill since say 2006 when there used to be 2-3 gigs a week by top quality bands at top quality venues and frequent all age gigs. Naturally WF has died with it (lull is a bit of an understatement).

The scene has gone through many changes. Some of the older folk on here would say that things were much better in 95 than they were in 2006.
I think with many venues closing their doors to original bands over the past 3 years, it has been hard to organize gigs that punters would want to come to, keeping in mind that many metalheads (and punters in general) are working longer hours and for less money - often to the point where they cannot be bothered going to a local show.

There have also been a lot of touring acts recently taking punters money!

Ive always found that the best gigs aren't necessarily to do with the quality of the bands but the type and size of the crowd. If the crowd is good, people entertain themselves and the bands are just the icing on the cake.

There are in fact some great venues opening their doors to local original music lately, but sadly the punters are the ones not sensing the appeal of it all. I think every band plugging themselves to death on Facebook has also created a punter mentality to ignore.

WA Gigs / Re: EVOLUTION MACHINE @ The Den, Saturday 27th August
« on: August 26, 2011, 08:40:24 AM »
Thanks again, Dan! :)

WA Gigs / Re: Evolution Machine - The Paddo, Wed Aug 3 - Free entry!
« on: August 03, 2011, 05:14:00 PM »
Tonight people!

Equipment for sale / Re: Ludwig Black Beauty 14 x 6.5 Snare
« on: July 25, 2011, 08:18:24 AM »

Western Australia / Re: Neverborn New Drummer.
« on: July 22, 2011, 04:15:52 PM »
I didn't know that you and Gareth knew each other. 

I lent him a drum throne once or twice at a gig, but dont know him personally.
We did a lot of shows around the same time around the same bands, so I'm definitely aware of him and have seen him play quite a few times with Infected.

... I think!

Long-ass time ago.

Western Australia / Re: Neverborn New Drummer.
« on: July 19, 2011, 07:35:04 PM »
Ah good ol Gareth!

Enjoyed infected when they were around. I think I had one of their songs ("Stomach-ache" maybe... I dont remember!) pon a compilation somehwre
Great band from yesteryear!

WA Gigs / Re: Hype! - The NEW mid-week metal/hardcore party
« on: July 19, 2011, 07:07:17 PM »
I give it two thumbs up, but being a fulltime worker and in a band rehearsing Wednesday nights, this will be near-on impossible for me to get to :(

WA Gigs / Evolution Machine - The Paddo, Wed Aug 3 - Free entry!
« on: July 11, 2011, 01:25:12 PM »


Evolution Machine
Jupiter Zeus

Wed, August 3, 2011, 8pm-11pm

FREE ENTRY and an early night (Wed), so us workers don't have to stay out all night, mid-week!

General discussion / Re: Video Hits - Dead at 24
« on: July 06, 2011, 02:50:17 PM »
"Video Hits' contribution to the network and the music industry over the past 24 years has been outstanding," Mott says.
I wonder if he said that with a straight face!

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