Hello! My real name is Brandon, so feel free to call me by that name. As the title states, I am writing and recording my very first EP. The style is quite obviously metal - progressive, djent, and synths I think describe my style. See for yourself at SoundCloud. Maybe you can tell me what genre I really fit under. I have a sample of one of my songs I am still writing, Our Hope Is Here.
I do hope to blaze a trail in some way. I will let you know that I am a Christian, but I won't be pushy or preachy to you. However, if I end up placing vocals in my music, I plan on writing very straightforward messages about Jesus. Right now, it looks like I will be instrumental. I want to finish the songs first and then see where I am financially and circumstantially. My goal is to write at least 5 tracks for this EP.
I have a growing fan base (from the help of ads) for my official page on Facebook. I already have 2,000+ likes. For some reason, there is not much activity (likes, comments, and shares) when I post samples or status updates. Maybe it just takes time, or these people are just quiet?
I do a little gaming and photography on the side of music. The game I am playing now is Sid Meier's Civilization 5. I am no veteran by the way. My favorite game of all time is Golden Sun from the GBA series. I love photography of nature and other objects outside. I own a Canon T3i with an 18-55 mm lens. I wanna get more lenses soon.
I did get a two degree in Microcomputers from a community college, but I am currently pursuing a career in Walmart Superstores, if all goes well.
I really want a 7 string guitar. I don't have the funds. I have down-tuned my Jackson SLSMG soloist with thick strings to compromise. I really miss the warm tone of soloing on it though. The last time I played a 7 was at Guitar Center through a Valve King amp. That thing was killer for Djent sounds. That tone is what I am after. You just can't get that same tone through a Fender Mustang 1 amp - which I will sell when I can get another amp. I can get pretty close with POD Farm and its expansion packs. (But I am playing the Jackson as a baritone). I doesn't really sound like a 7 string.
I like a lot of different artists, but those that I listen to on a regular basis are:
Andy James, Brian "Head" Welch (since his conversion), Christian Muenzner, Demon Hunter, Fit For A King, For Today, Hope For The Dying, Intervals, Joe Satriani, Keith Merrow, Paul Wardingham, RED, Red Seas Fire, Sithu Aye, Skillet, and WideK.
I hope to develop cool relationships with you people. Look forward to hearing from you. I do occasionally blog. And I have two YouTube channels, my first one with variety, and my official artist one.
That was a pretty cool song!