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  1. Some bands are honest about it. Ministry go for a break mid set and admit they're having a quick joint. It's usually the point where they go from their early electronic material to the heavy and fast stuff. Most bands will just say good night, put down their instruments and walk off. The techs then immediately come on and tune instruments and pick stuff up so you know it's all planned. It seems hardcore punk is the only genre where I've never seen an encore. They've done they're 20 minutes (including 10 minutes talking bollocks) so that's a full 12 song set
  2. @Baloney Balderdash That's a very, very good song. One of my favourite covers, right up there with Easy by FNM
  3. I highly recommend seeing them live. They really know how to put on a great live show.
  4. Early start this morning. Listening to The Problem Of Leisure: A celebration of Andy Gill and Gang Of Four. It's fecking superb, a really interesting selection of artists including Idles, Gary Numan, Killing Joke and loads of others I wouldn't normally listen to but really enjoyed. Gail Ann Dorsey's bass on We Live As We Dream Alone is pretty special.
  5. Definitely. They're certainly the most creative metal band I've heard in a long time. They're all very talented musicians. I really like Michael's bass style, switching between long, lazy slides and super fast riffs seamlessly.
  6. Gojiras latest album, Fortitide has borrowed a lot of sound from Roots by Sepultura. It is very good though, just like Roots.
  7. This week I've been listening to a lot of Gojira. Mostly their new album. There's a definite influence from Sepulturas Roots album.
  8. Although the manufacturer should have rejected that through their QC, I'd have expected the shop to at least give it a check over before handing it over to you. My local shop has all guitars and basses checked over and set up by their guitar tech before the customer sees them. I think that's how it should be. Maybe margins are too tight for some shops to pay someone to do a proper set up.
  9. My favourite YouTube tutorial channel is Beholden To The Riff. Jered really breaks down the songs well and gives great tips on techniques and getting the tone. As well as song tutorials he has technical tutorials and gear reviews and endless enthusiasm for playing bass. It is mostly heavy metal but generally quite interesting songs rather than just smashing out death metal. He occasionally goes back to the roots of heavy music with songs from bands like Cream and Pink Floyd plus Black Sabbath are regularly featured and Geezers blues inspired bass lines are always fun https://youtube.com/channel/UC0B0JPGg6g6Y0jg5r43Sciw
  10. I am quite ugly and have questionable fashion sense
  11. They know I'm pleased to be there and I'm excited about the music and that I respect their experience and ability. They also know I'll work on anything I'm having trouble with and it'll be improved at the next rehearsal.
  12. Thanks for the tips. I always lack confidence in most things I do so it's a bit worrying knowing I'm by far the least experienced. I really want this to work out, the music is all original and, in my opinion really very good. I think there's potential for the band and it's probably the best opportunity I'll get.
  13. That's what I'm hoping for. The others have 30+ years playing each compared to my 4 years. The two guitarists are amazing. I've got an awful lot of catching up to do. Hopefully It'll be a good learning opportunity.
  14. I've been with a band for a few months now and come to terms with my place as the least experienced and weakest member of the band. I don't feel that I'm at risk of getting the boot, we all get on well and I can play my parts but I do need guidance from other band members because I don't have their experience to immediately know what will work. During discussions around song writing I tend to keep quiet and listen to their ideas so maybe I come across as not being as interested or not wanting to contribute. I'm putting in the practice time to work on my weaknesses. But I just wondered whether anyone else here has been in a similar position? Any advice?
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