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It may not be much to look at, but the studio is back up now that we are finally moved. Simple and to the point, I always say.

We still have a lot going on now that we are moved. We’ve had everyone come over that you can think of; electricians, A/C repair, plumbers, fencing people, gas, etc. It’s been an extremely busy last few days for sure… and we still have a long way to go before we’re totally done and settled in.

Either way, I thought I would drop in and slap up a post since I haven’t done that yet this month. Hopefully in the coming months I’ll lock down a vocalist for the 10 song full length release that’s currently just sitting there on my hard drive waiting patiently to be finished.

I would hope that it’s a given, but I’ve got to say… there are a couple of really solid breakdowns on this one.

This morning, before taking off to do the Mother’s Day festivities, I put together a real quick youtube video for the first release I did once the new home studio was put together. It isn’t anything super fantastic. But, I did find out that I can put these simplistic videos together for free with an existing app found on my PC. So… that’s pretty cool.

I have ten new songs in the works. Once we get totally moved in to the new house I will be working toward releasing my first full length album in nearly a decade. I am pretty excited about it. Other than this, I still have a lot to learn about how to do the back end editing in Cubase.

Well, I have decided what my next major “minor” home studio purchase is going to be. Since I am recording a genre that required a lot of sudden breaks and momentary pauses with the rhythm section, I think that getting a fret muter is going to do a lot to cut down the background noise. Thus, reducing my editing time for each final take.

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I’ve seen quite a few different bands within the Djent genre using this gimmick product as part of their arsenal. And since I am doing a genre that primarily focuses on breakdowns… this seems like it is going to help clean up things when recording.

After I do a little more research on the topic, I will likely have one picked out and ordered before the end of the weekend for both my 8-string guitar as well as my bass.

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.

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