Turns out I created a New Music Genre

Brandon over at Victims and Villains (an indie music review established in 2016) reviewed my new three song EP release, Ignorance is Woe. And what he had so say was an encouragement to say the least.

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I’ve gotten some good reviews in my life, but this one is definitely in the top 10 for sure. It turns out, according to Brandon, that I have created my very own genre.

A Martyrs Oath released their newest EP title “Ignorance Is War” on March 1st of this year. Pat, the man behind it all did something very different here combining instrumental progressive metal-core with clips from a sermon by Dr. Kent Hovind. And therefore putting together Sermon Jams… or what I’m going to call, Sermon-Core. The clips he used were from Dr. Hovind’s first lecture in his Creation Seminar. 

Let’s just say that I have decided to full on embrace the term.

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For the full review by Brandon, you can check it out by clicking here. I also recommend surfing their site further as well. They are big advocates for suicide help prevention.

Promo Poster Tour is a real thing, I guess

Well, I spent about two hours today driving around town hitting up some of the local Starbucks locations with the intent of slapping a flyer up on their community boards. I posted up about 10 or 15 around town. The carzy thing is… I didn’t even begin to scratch the surface when you actually take the time to count up how many Starbucks locations there are in this town. I’ll work on hitting the other locations on another day.

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I’ve got to admit, it’s pretty cheesy to call it a “tour”… but, that’s the dad side of me missing the tour life. So,oh well… it is what it is.

Between now and when we move this summer I plan to do some more flyer spreading here and there. Beyond this I hope to begin writing some new material and eventually updating my “band” photos to something a little less “back porch“. Because, let’s face it. That’s exactly what i did. I stepped out on the back porch and took a quick shot. I need a little something more fancy.

Central TX Starbuck Poster Promo Tour

Now that the Ignorance is Woe EP has been available for two weeks, I think it’s time for a Central Texas Starbuck Poster Promo Tour!!!

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These flyers have gotten sent out to about 10 different States, an equal part to the northern and southern States. With that, I have decided it is time to spread out the rest of them locally. There are a few places, like local venues are hipster restaurants. But, the primary spot that we all know will always have the so called “community board” is going to be Starbucks.

Other than this promo push that I plan to do all at once on a single day very soon… I plan to take a step back from sending out flyers. I’ve been thinking about whether or not if I should put together some band merch; things like an epic deathcore shirt or a band logo sticker. I might… I might not.

Either way, once the Starbucks flyer flood happens, I will post on how it went.

The new Flyer in action

So, I had a few places come back to me with pictures of places that the flyer has started appearing. Just thought I would share a couple with you that got sent to me tonight while I was out on the town hanging with the family.

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Two new reviews came rolling in today

Two new reviews came rolling in today. One of them came from Total Metal Onslaught Magazine. While the other one came from the For Good Reason Music Group.

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A Martyr’s Oath just dropped a three song EP called “Ignorance is Woe” and all I can say is I’m intrigued. This is the first time hearing these genres mixed. I am a fan of spoken word tracks but this sermon jam over hardcore really mixes things up. Released through Raven Faith Records, these tracks mix Pat’s original music with sermon excerpts from Dr. Kent Hovind. This is Pat’s first release in seven years and I think this release will definitely get people talking about him again. I look forward to see what he has in store for the future. These songs can be downloaded for free on Bandcamp or can be listened to on Youtube. Go check out his website for more information about what Pat and his band are all about! – FGRMG

PR is on the move for the new release

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Now that my new EP has been out for a week, the time to really hit the promotion bandwagon has come. As stated in a previous blog post, I have already started getting flyers out to various cities in a number of States. But, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Release review requests are starting to get sent out. Not only that, but a few radio hot spots are starting to feature the new music as well.

For example, Back Row Radio is now featuring the new release.

That’s pretty cool if you ask me.

Flyers for days on end

Well, the flyer for my recent EP release came in the mail today. And within the first few hours I have already gotten about 50 flyers mailed out to 10 different cities in 5 different States. In the next week I plan to hit this tactic pretty hard by reaching out to some of my old contacts from my tour days.

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I’m not sending out large quantities to each location. Just a handful. The goal is to get each location to hit at least 3 major traffic locations; a music store, coffee shop, and record store, or even a local venue. It’s a grass roots approach. But, it’s a start.