We are a newly forming progressive band seeking out creative musicians that are willing to meet up on a weekly basis in order to write original songs with the intention of recording and playing live shows.
We are two guitarists, drummer, and a bassist aged 25, 20, 23, and 23 respectively. Each of us has played our respective instruments for about 10 years. We all work full time, but devote our free time to putting a serious effort into this project. We hope to find someone who is also in that boat. Our influences are mostly in metal (Between the Buried and Me, The Contortionist, Protest the Hero, Karnivool) but want to make unique music, not necessarily metal. We feature odd time signatures, technical play, and sometimes general weirdness. We're not interested in pure djent, deathcore, etc. We want to make unique music with elements from many genres.
Based out of Bergen County, NJ, we meet every Saturday (and some days during the week where schedules permit) in Bergen to work on material and spend the week sending each other material via google drive. So far we have 5 songs finished with several more currently in the works, as we are still in early stages there is a lot of room to work with.
Check out our bandcamp to see where we're currently at: https://ifelse-exist.bandcamp.com/
Bandname/Song names/songs themselves are of course all subject to change once we find our vocalist fit.
What we want from you musically: Though we play primarily metal, we want someone with more of a focus on clean vocals. Screams are a plus, but not a requirement. Our guitarists play in Eb standard, so someone in that range is preferred. They can also both provide backing screams/vox.
What we want from you as a person: A solid work ethic is a must, but please don't take yourself too seriously. We're mostly a bunch of nerds who haven't been in serious musical projects before so please be able to have a laugh with us as we figure out what the hell we're doing. For that reason, gigging/band experience is NOT a must. With us being 9-5 working adults, we'd like someone with a similar/consistent schedule. Please have your own equipment (though there's a PA and mics in our practice space), transportation, and financial stability. Also would prefer someone 21-27.
We're a bunch of goofy guys trying to make some music in our free time. If you think we'll be hitting the road for a US tour any time soon and raking in cash you'll be sorely disappointed. This is a down to earth project. We understand things take time, we understand the hard work comes first, and that sacrifice will be required sometimes. The whole band was put together through craigslist, we've become friends and we want someone we'd enjoy hanging out with. Please keep any ego at the door. If you are looking for hardworking, dedicated people to further your musical journey with we would love to hear from you. If you read all this and feel like you might be a good fit, please send along any recordings of yourself for us to check out.
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