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Old 09-19-2006, 02:29 PM   #1
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So who's impossibly stoked on Gretzky?

I can't wait to get it. It will be a total riff fest. The only thing that could make this year even gnarlier is if there's a Dim Mak/Lethargy Reunion/Electro Quarterstaff Tour. But well...that will never happen :sad: :sad:
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Old 09-26-2006, 04:41 PM   #2
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Unbelievably stoked....how bout a Human Remains/Ripping Corpse/Lethargy mega-reunion with EQ opening up?!

Or Champs/EQ/Minibosses?
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Old 10-20-2006, 03:11 PM   #3
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Unbelievably good album. Can't wait for their next one... even though it will be a couple of years.
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Old 10-23-2006, 11:57 AM   #4
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I am wicked excited for this CD! Thrash woooooooooooooo
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:47 PM   #5
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this is a sick album got it afew weeks ago one of the best instrumental albums ive heard
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Old 11-23-2006, 11:22 AM   #6
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I'd settle for any form of EQ tour that hits NYC. Wanna see them again. :(
Hopefully next spring/summer we'll be through NYC. We're forsuring doing a tour, but where it takes us I couldn't tell you at this time. Maybe next time we won't have to play 3 songs because some shitty band eats up all of Demilich's set time.
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:41 PM   #7
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lol, which band? Funebrarum (sp?)? I went out of my way to miss their set.

Thankfully I went to the Genghis Tron show too, so I got to see you twice.
Yeah that was them. They showed up 2 hours late (they were suppose to open) and proceeded to play twice as long as they were told to and used one of our amps without asking.
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:37 PM   #8
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Hey andrew, out of curiosity, do you only use downstrokes?

The album is great, although I won't lie and tell you that I don't hate and skip eye patch romance.
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Old 12-28-2006, 11:56 AM   #9
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Hey andrew, out of curiosity, do you only use downstrokes?

The album is great, although I won't lie and tell you that I don't hate and skip eye patch romance.
It's nice to hear honest opinions. That track is the most controversial of all, people either rave to us about it or say they can't get into it.

Anyway, we are all relatively adamant about using downstrokes when possible. I use alternate picking when needed but if possible I downpick. Why do you ask?
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Old 12-31-2006, 01:11 PM   #10
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just curious. thanks for the reply.
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Old 01-04-2007, 02:05 PM   #11
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You mention on your myspace that you use strict downpicking. That would be tough considering the caliber of the riffs on Gretzky.
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Old 01-04-2007, 02:07 PM   #12
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Oh nevermind, that's Drew. Does he stick to strict downpicking?

I don't think AvantHarde or I realized that there was a Drew, and an Andrew in your band.

At least there aren't three Jonas'.
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Old 01-04-2007, 06:16 PM   #13
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Yes this is Andrew, not Drew. We all have different picking styles, but down picking is the most common of all.
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Old 01-19-2007, 02:05 PM   #14
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Excellent Album , the production is not perfect, but it definetely feels raw!
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:33 AM   #15
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the downpicking thing comes from how i taught myself how to play guitar; my first guitar was a piece of shit hondo acoustic with grand canyon-style action and high-tension thick guage strings. i could barely even form chords it was so stiff. to get any kind of acceptable sound out of it, i had to beat the shit out of the strings and press extremely hard on the fretboard to even fret the strings so they'd ring cleanly. i still use these "handicapped" techniques when i play any kind of guitar, acoustic or electric. i kind of choke the thing; it's intrinsic. i discovered that downpicking had a crunchy resonance and a certain, focused intensity that alternate picking lacked. for the more involved sections, it would make a lot more sense to alternate pick in terms of stamina and picking economy, but i get off on downpicking everything i write as it adds a sense of sharp urgency to the material. it'll give a riff a deeper growl and sharper claws. it's not like i'm writing steely dan martini suites either, so the shoe fits. it can also be attributed to learning many early metallica songs which were, for the most part, strictly downpicked. this conditioning during the initial stages of development have a definite lasting impact. i can actually alternate pick really well on the bass using thinner picks and have improved in this regard on the guitar. however, i still prefer to either downpick everything or use legato technique where i'm hardly picking at all.
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Gretzky is an incredibly sick album.
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