MAKING METAL with GEORGE - Heavy metal song commissions
Let's make something heavy together. Tell me what you want your song to be about and I'll make it metal!
Do you feel like there needs to be more metal in the world?
Trick question. Of course there does! So let's get together and make some more.
Here's what I'm thinking:
There's something or someone in your life that needs to be immortalized in a heavy metal song. Maybe it's your dog. Maybe your Level 37 Cleric needs a theme song. Maybe Me-Maw and Pop-Pop are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Whatever it is, with a little information from you and my 25+ years of playing, writing, and recording heavy metal, we're going to write a custom song you will treasure and want to crank it to 11.
After we're funded, I'll reach out to you. We'll discuss the topic of your song, all the important details you want in the lyrics, and we'll talk bands and styles so we can start to zero in on the sound of your song. If you already have lyrics and just need the music to go along with it, we can do that, too!
Once I have everything I need, I'll go into my studio to write, record, and produce your song. In the end, you'll have an MP3 of your song, a high-quality AIFF file (in case you need it) and a song inspired by and customized only for you. We'll keep it fun and heavy at the same time.
Why do you want to Make Metal with George?
Because I LOVE this stuff. Ever since I heard Metallica's "Ride the Lightning," I've been hooked. The power, the precision, the volume. It never gets old. I'm at my happiest when I'm surrounded by fun, talented musicians and the vibe is just right.
I'm also very invested in keeping things fun. While I take the music and playing seriously, I don't take myself seriously at all. I want this project to put a smile on everyone's face.
Finally, I truly enjoy working and collaborating with people. The best songs or projects I've been a part of have involved creative people kicking ideas around, helping shape the final product. I'm a big believer in communication and listening, and then executing to the best of everyone's abilities.
How we're going to get this done
I'll be recording this project at my home studio, lovingly referred to as The Viper Pit. It's named in honor of the first album recorded and produced here, Viper Rash's "Big Problems," a metal-punk hybrid chock full of catchy riffs and tongue-in-cheek lyrics.
In this studio, I've recorded several albums, one-offs and custom songs for video game companies and comic book publishers.
Garageband is my program of choice and I use Toontrack for drums and production. I also have multiple electric guitars, basses, and acoustic guitars to help create the perfect sound for your song.
I'm bringing some talented friends along to help with your song
I have been extremely lucky to play with some great people over the years and four of them are ready to lend their voices to your song:
RANDY CARTER - Lead Singer, SWARM OF EYES
Randy and I have been friends for many, many years. In 2011, we co-founded SWARM OF EYES and have released two albums, Designing the Dystopia and We Go to War with the Weapons We Have. Check out the song "Cursed in Blood" to hear the different styles Randy can bring to the table.
TRACY O'CONNOR - Lead Singer, 12:06
Tracy is one of my favorite vocalist, bar none... and I'm not just saying that because she's my wife. With the band 12:06, we released two albums, 12:06 A.M. and Compulsion/Control. She has a wonderful ability to be vocally on point while delivering power, character and emotion. You can hear it all on display in our song "Absence of Light."
LOUIE GREEN - Lead Singer, VIPER RASH
Louie is just the latest in a long line of amazing friends who have joined me on one of my creative projects. We're currently working on Viper Rash's second album, tentatively called Burn With Us. Beyond his vocal abilities, I've truly appreciated the energy, good humor and eagerness Louie has brought to the project. In our song "Project Mayhem," you can hear him vocally grip it, rip it, and attack with full conviction.
ERIC CARTER - Lead Singer, ROGUE
Rogue was the first "big boy" band I was in and I was lucky to have Eric up front for the vast majority of it. We released several EPs and two full length records, On the Outside Looking Within and Devil's Night. In the song "Point of No Return," you can get a taste of his range and power.
THE FINE PRINT
This is for NON-COMMERCIAL use only. If you have a commercial project in mind, I'd be more than happy to talk to you outside of Kickstarter.
Also, I want to keep this fun and enjoyable. If you're looking to put your political manifesto to music or rip into your ex (although you're right, they totally do deserve it), this probably isn't the right match for you. Not sure if your idea fits with the spirit of the project? Please drop me a line before you pledge and let's talk.
Risks and challenges
I mean, I could run out of riffs. Hard drives could crash. Hands could get mangled. Someone could lose their voice. My intense love of writing metal could suddenly disappear. I could be completely overwhelmed by the number of backers.
Life might get lifey but I'm committed to seeing this project through and deliver your song in a timely manner.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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