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  • Difficulty finding good metal musicians in NJ

    I've been trying to put a line up (trio) together for more than a year and I've had very little success. Most people who contact me either disappear after a few emails or are not technically capable. I've posted ads on craigs list and myspace but it seems like New Jersey, especially the Central area is dead when it comes to metal. The style of music is Thrashy, Melodic and slightly atmospheric. Here's the ad I've been posting. Any suggestions on how to get better responses would be appreciated.

    "Looking for a drummer, bassist and keys player who are technically and musically competent for a metal band.
    The music is heavy and melodic. It also combines thrash influences along with modern epic sounds.
    Influences include: Opeth, Kreator, Testament, Overkill, Candlemass, Samael, Orphanage, Children of Bodom, Carcass and Coroner.
    Seeking musicians with a professional attitude. No alcoholics or substance abusers. I have my own pro gear, means for transportation and I expect you to have the same.
    The plans are to complete writing the original material, record then play live.
    Check out myspace.com/cideband --> "Cide Medley" for a sample.
    Please include links to your samples or music in your email."
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  • #2
    That's too bad that you can't get any traction. My favorite VERY technical metal band is from Jersey, and I thought there was a little bit of a scene there.
    My Prog-Metal Solo Project

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    • #3
      Symphony X?
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      • #4
        Symphony X?


        Bingo.
        My Prog-Metal Solo Project

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        • #5
          keep looking dude, I'm in the trenton area... I've meet plenty of technically capable guys. I've been in a lamb of god / soilwork type band myself. I'm not doing the metal thing much anymore, more of an AIC/GNR vibe. They ARE hard to find but there. Look in the monroe/ brunswicks area. Theres a bit of a scene there. Look to PA too.
          old band's: http://www.reverbnation.com/downstruck : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvYzGwiOwm0current band: http://www.facebook.com/TheAlibiNJ?fref=ts : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUIseIcCZVs

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          • #6
            I saw Symphony X a few months ago. They were crazy good.

            I'm sure there are some good musicians out there. Not easy to find.
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            • #7
              I think you are being too specific with your ad. You can try the old school way and just go to shows or look around on myspace for metalheads in your area.
              Originally Posted by Y0UNGBL00D


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              • #8
                Too specific in terms of what?
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                • #9
                  Too specific in terms of what?


                  "Technically and Musically competent"
                  My Prog-Metal Solo Project

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                  • #10
                    Could it be this: "No alcoholics or substance abusers?
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                      LOL I thought you had to be pretty stoned to be into black metal/ satan worship!


                  • #11
                    I gotta be honest, take out the musical competency thing and the alcohol/substance thing to get people to respond. Then when they do, ask them those questions.
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                    • #12
                      These are some of the better muscians from my area besides my buddy Gizzi.

                      http://www.myspace.com/thebeholdermetal
                      http://www.guitarampboard.com/index.php

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                      • #13
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                        • #14
                          Lol. When you say metal, and "no alcoholics or substance abusers" you're ****************ing yourself. I know it's in good taste, but there's just not many of us who are straight edge.
                          Originally Posted by katillac


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                          • #15
                            Lol. When you say metal, and "no alcoholics or substance abusers" you're ****************ing yourself. I know it's in good taste, but there's just not many of us who are straight edge.

                            I don't read it that way, I think he's trying to weed out the worthless losers who'll steal your gear or **************** you over by not getting to gigs/practice. For me alcohol and weed are one thing, but I will never be in a band with anyone who does coke, heroin, pills etc.
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