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 Shiprocked, the calm before the storm  

It may seem like we’ve been quiet but we’ve been battling some hellacious demons. Many that all of you face. We are trying to keep our head up and are looking forward to Shiprocked. This will be the biggest show I’ve ever played. I’ve been listening to Hyro the Hero, they are sick and I can’t wait to see them live. I also saw Papa roach and Asking Alexandria live the other day, Asking Alexandria will be on Shiprocked in February with us too. It’s almost unbelievable, I had someone tell me “you should be way more excited than you are...”. We are so excited all we want to do is show the world what we got. We are steadily hustling and writing songs, studying, working, grinding, practicing, talking, strategizing... 

Here lately I’m hearing more new metal on the radio so I’m hoping that people start wanting to support numetal more. I think our approach is different than those pioneers that came before us and I know that we have already left our stamp on this world. Thank you all so much for supporting us and purchasing merchandise. Thanks for coming to shows because many people don’t get out anymore. Live music is dying and all these shows are pay to play so how is any band supposed to survive? Here’s the typical Dallas show run down, you want to open up for a big band coming through town cool, I’m gonna need you to sell 50 tickets at $25 a pop. You’ll get $5 for every ticket you sell. You gotta sell at least 30, money is due before the set times will be established. More ticket sales equal a better slot. Damn sorry not sorry you have a day job load in is at 4pm, you go on at midnight. Maybe 8:30.... still waiting. No-one pays to get into these venues because everyone knows everyone. Tons of people get free drinks so these bars constantly lose money and close down. Any everyone wonders why their favorite band breaks up. Everyone wonders why their favorite venue closes down. The alternative is you play a show where you are lucky if your band makes $75 total. But the Tribute bands are doing great so at least we still have that.

6 comments

  • Jillian Steffes

    Jillian Steffes Wisconsin

    Listening to your music and reading your page today. Can’t wait to see you on Shiprocked! Hope it helps get you the exposure to sell those tickets and expand to other venues.

    Listening to your music and reading your page today. Can’t wait to see you on Shiprocked! Hope it helps get you the exposure to sell those tickets and expand to other venues.

  • Sandman

    Sandman Ft Worth

    Thanks!!!

    Thanks!!!

  • Cross

    Cross Dallas

    Good read sandman

    Good read sandman

  • Richard

    Richard Tyler, Texas

    Thanks for the insight. I wanted to send a bit of encouragement your way, I have communicated with yall some on the Shiprocked forum (the white dude with a beard), anyway I feel you except I came down from the other end. I grew up in a house of 11 people, went to 3 different high schools, and would have been a 4th had I not stayed behind when my parents moved half way during my Senior Year. I barely graduated due to many factors, but mainly an extreme case of ADD that was unmedicated and in the 1980's up to 1992 when i made it out of school teachers didn't know how to deal with ADD children, so I basically failed everything. The thought of going to college was a straight up nightmare, so I didn't do that, but I was smart and I loved to work, so I started working for myself in Construction 1 1/2 years after high school and unfortunately became a workaholic. Yes, there is also a problem with working too much sometimes, anyway, I completely wore my body out by the time I was 31 (I was also too nice a guy, and made very little money). I then started a second career in the oil and gas field, all indoor and easier on my body. That job, I made plenty of money,and we lived very comfortably, however in May of 2015, the "Perfect Storm" happened during a series of surgeries that were being done to try and give some relief from serious damage caused by my years in Construction, I also may have still had the West Nile Virus in my system. Anyway, to the point, All the above is GONE. My Central Nervous System is shot, I have Chronic Daily Migraines (actually, i've had the same migraine since MAY of 2015, nonstop 24/7), I struggle to be active more than a few hours each day, and this may be for the remainder of my life, I'M 46! I also had most of the muscles removed on the right side of my neck, so HEADBANGING is out. Point being, find a good balance between the things that give you TRUE happiness, joy and most importantly if you lost the ability to do those things today you need to ALWAYS know that you lived your life knowing you didn't miss anything because you could've done it later.

    Thanks for the insight. I wanted to send a bit of encouragement your way, I have communicated with yall some on the Shiprocked forum (the white dude with a beard), anyway I feel you except I came down from the other end. I grew up in a house of 11 people, went to 3 different high schools, and would have been a 4th had I not stayed behind when my parents moved half way during my Senior Year. I barely graduated due to many factors, but mainly an extreme case of ADD that was unmedicated and in the 1980's up to 1992 when i made it out of school teachers didn't know how to deal with ADD children, so I basically failed everything. The thought of going to college was a straight up nightmare, so I didn't do that, but I was smart and I loved to work, so I started working for myself in Construction 1 1/2 years after high school and unfortunately became a workaholic. Yes, there is also a problem with working too much sometimes, anyway, I completely wore my body out by the time I was 31 (I was also too nice a guy, and made very little money). I then started a second career in the oil and gas field, all indoor and easier on my body. That job, I made plenty of money,and we lived very comfortably, however in May of 2015, the "Perfect Storm" happened during a series of surgeries that were being done to try and give some relief from serious damage caused by my years in Construction, I also may have still had the West Nile Virus in my system. Anyway, to the point, All the above is GONE. My Central Nervous System is shot, I have Chronic Daily Migraines (actually, i've had the same migraine since MAY of 2015, nonstop 24/7), I struggle to be active more than a few hours each day, and this may be for the remainder of my life, I'M 46! I also had most of the muscles removed on the right side of my neck, so HEADBANGING is out.
    Point being, find a good balance between the things that give you TRUE happiness, joy and most importantly if you lost the ability to do those things today you need to ALWAYS know that you lived your life knowing you didn't miss anything because you could've done it later.

  • Richard

    Richard Tyler, Texas

    As far as Shiprocked goes, you will not believe the time you are going to have. Hyro won't be someone you have seen, or heard, dude I hung out with him and his wife, some of the guys from Nonpoint everyday along with most every member of the other bands! One of the most awesome was Lajon WitherSpoon of Sevendust! You will know a lot of them personally by the end of the cruise!

    As far as Shiprocked goes, you will not believe the time you are going to have. Hyro won't be someone you have seen, or heard, dude I hung out with him and his wife, some of the guys from Nonpoint everyday along with most every member of the other bands! One of the most awesome was Lajon WitherSpoon of Sevendust! You will know a lot of them personally by the end of the cruise!

  • Sandman

    Sandman Colorado

    Thank you all for your comments.

    Thank you all for your comments.

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