Well, I have been working toward getting rid of my smart phone for a long while now. I am not one to get taken up with online addiction easily, considering the fact that I have gone more than a year without social media prior to starting A Martyr’s Oath as a music project.

The internet is great. I love watching lectures by people I respect. Or even documentaries on things I didn’t know. Beyond this and the GPS functionality of the smart phone, the phone doesn’t really take up much of my time. But, that doesn’t mean it isn’t addictive.

Hard to put down.

That is why I am finally making the switch to a WIFI free cellphone.


This just seemed like the right time for the Light Phone, in my opinion. We have a new year just days away. Why not kick of 2020 right by setting myself up to have less digital distractions and more time in the real world.

I won’t be getting my phone until March. Regardless, the purchase has been made and I am on my way to living life with a lot less distraction. So, what is the Light Phone?

Well, here you go…

Because of this decision, I will be losing some stuff. For example, my AMO Instagram will be getting shut down at some point. Which is sad, because that is where the majority of my fan-base is settled with more than 1,250 followers. Even still… it will be worth it if I lose a few fans in the process.

I think the main thing I will miss just thinking on it right now would be photos getting sent via text between family members. That is probably going to be the hardest one to get used to.

I recommend everyone consider this phone.

Since this is my 150’th post for the website, I thought it appropriate to do a little recap on how far along this thing has come. This project was started in September of 2018, with the first official blog post popping up on the 5th.

That means that this project is already over a year old. It’s pretty crazy to think how quickly time moves along the older you get.

In the first year I chased a few hardcore genres. Did some experimenting with sermon-core. Landed an EP with an indie record label. Found a hardcore screamer. Released a full length with the singer. And after all of that, changed directions to focus on doing something that allows me to do the vocals myself. With that, I have a single out already with more music on the way. I’ve branched out to the various listening platforms like Youtube, Spotify, andiTunes.

When you consider how much has happened with the project already, There’s no telling what will happen with it in the year to come.

I say all of that without even mentioning the studio upgrades that have taken place in the process of starting this project. New guitars. New bass. New midi software, etc.

It’s really crazy to think it’s already been a year.

New music. New merch.

And with Christmas only a week away, surely there’ll be some studio upgrades in the mix very soon.