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MPF
01-30-2011, 07:02 PM
Hey guys.

I know some of you are shocked reading this and let me put your fears to rest, Shattered is not dead..it just smells funny. HAHA. Actually, Shattered is on a bit of a break until The summer. Our singer, Matt is so swamped with school becoming an English teacher, and since it is his last year before prepping as a student aid, he has to read 44 books by May, *36 being complete novels* so understandably, he has no time to play shows or practice. And the other reason being Beast's other band, *where he plays bass* American Gothic just got a huge offer that I can't disclose yet, but odds are if everything is set in stone, you might be seeing him on the road for anywhere between 2 weeks and 2 months. Also Jake, our bassist is very busy at his job and this fall he will be going to school to become a police officer. I'm pretty pumped for him. So before I go on I just wanna say Shattered will still be going and our album will be out eventually.

Anyways,

Last Saturday when there's was some conflicts going on, the bassist of a band I've known and respected in the local scene for the last few years, Tears Of Ash asks me to audition for his band and gave me 4 instrumental tracks.......I WAS FUCKING SCARED! Their ex-drummer is actually a good friend of mine and competed with me in the Guitar Center Drum Off back in September and he is an INSANE drummer. People always tell me around my area that we are the two best drummers around, which is a huge compliment, I think he's better then me, he thinks I'm better then him. So it's an equal drummer respect thing. But Today I nailed all 4 songs the best I could and they dug it and asked me to join the band.

3 of the songs are posted online on their Facebook page which I'll post at the end of this *the first one is pretty damn insane, the songs on the page are constantly changing. So expect 4 different ones up pretty soon*. But these guys, in my eyes are one of the best bands in the Twin Cities because they aren't Deathcore, which is quickly taking over The Twin Cities. Tears Of Ash are all over the board when it comes to Metal, while many people will come across it as Metalcore, I can kinda see it, but when you hear the full album, you'll realize it is so much more.

The guitarist and I even worked out the structure for 2 new songs today, and that was before I even got the official word I was in the band. One has an Ultra Brutal beginning and pretty metal through out, and the other is a Devin Townsend/Dream Theater inspired Prog Metal Masterpiece that will end up on the 2nd album which I'll be playing on.

But anyways, check out Tears OF Ash on Facebook, like the page, check out the music and let me know what you think.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Tears-Of-Ash/39551898139

Thanks guys!

jhdeity
01-31-2011, 03:53 PM
I dig it. Nice job man!

MPF
01-31-2011, 06:48 PM
I dig it. Nice job man!

Thanks man. :rocker:

I can't wait to start playing these songs live.

jhdeity
01-31-2011, 08:34 PM
Thanks man. :rocker:

I can't wait to start playing these songs live.

Yeah it seems like The Broken would be fun as hell to play on drums.

MPF
02-01-2011, 12:48 AM
Yeah it seems like The Broken would be fun as hell to play on drums.

At first I thought it was above my skill level until I actually sat down and played along with it and I gotta admit, as hard as it is to play, it's so much damn fun.

They constantly change songs on the facebook page so eventually all the songs will have been be on the music player at some point. I wish they would have kept up the song that scared me the most, Last October. That song is pretty damn brutal on drums, but it is so much fun to play.

jhdeity
02-02-2011, 08:13 AM
At first I thought it was above my skill level until I actually sat down and played along with it and I gotta admit, as hard as it is to play, it's so much damn fun.

They constantly change songs on the facebook page so eventually all the songs will have been be on the music player at some point. I wish they would have kept up the song that scared me the most, Last October. That song is pretty damn brutal on drums, but it is so much fun to play.

I'll keep an eye out for that one. If it's as intricate as The Broken I'm sure I'd like it

MPF
02-02-2011, 10:21 AM
I'll keep an eye out for that one. If it's as intricate as The Broken I'm sure I'd like it

I'd say almost every song is as intricate as The Broken. Songs like Hide And Seek, Sacred, Last October. Basically the ones that aren't up right now. The album should be out relatively soon. They want to wait till all 4 of us have the album down and are able to play it live, Then have a big CD release show and take it from there.

MPF
02-06-2011, 01:04 AM
First Promo Picture As A Full Lineup:

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs791.ash1/168193_10150138471363140_39551898139_7988448_60729 61_n.jpg

Sepultura69
02-08-2011, 07:46 PM
First Promo Picture As A Full Lineup:

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs791.ash1/168193_10150138471363140_39551898139_7988448_60729 61_n.jpg

Which one are you, if you don't mind me asking?

MPF
02-08-2011, 07:52 PM
Which one are you, if you don't mind me asking?

I'm in the Blind Guardian shirt.

MPF
02-14-2011, 05:45 PM
Things are starting to pick up already.

The guitarist, Nick and I already have 5 new songs that we are working on. This weekend we'll be doing a ton of promo pictures and photoshoots.

THis past saturday night, we were played on a Local Metal Radio show *Local as in the radio station is in the Twin Cities, not a show showcasing local bands* If you wanna check it out, you can stream it on WMP, Itunes, etc here:

http://www.kfai.org/rootofallevil

*Click 'LISTEN NOW' next to the 2/13/11 show and follow the playlist accordingly*

MPF
03-07-2011, 11:01 PM
Update

Our debut album, More Then Flesh And Bone Can Bear will be available starting Wednesday. We ordered the CDs and it will be coming with a full booklet, Silver CD, etc. If you are interested in buying a copy of the album, leave a message on the Facebook page wall and our guitarist, will get in touch with you on how to get it to you. They will be $10 each.

Here are a few promo pictures:

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/199507_10150160071023140_39551898139_8235508_74689 62_n.jpg
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/189754_10150156798868140_39551898139_8198991_80143 87_n.jpg
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/183246_10150157620798140_39551898139_8205382_78383 7_n.jpg
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/190175_10150157621373140_39551898139_8205385_69953 05_n.jpg
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/185942_10150157621833140_39551898139_8205387_66312 88_n.jpg
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/184651_10150157622218140_39551898139_8205388_66512 39_n.jpg
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/188730_10150157622783140_39551898139_8205389_48024 62_n.jpg

MPF
03-09-2011, 01:04 PM
HAPPY TEARS OF ASH WEDNESDAY EVERYONE!!!

Today is the day, Tears Of Ash's debut album, More Than Flesh And Blood Can Bear, will be available this afternoon for $10. Just contact any one of your favorite T.O.A. boys for a copy. We'll be happy to run one over to ya. If you are an out of towner (Outside the MN/WI area) email us at tearsofashrocks@gmail.com with your info. and we will send you a copy.

MPF
03-11-2011, 05:07 PM
Back on Wednesday was Tears Of Ash Wednesday (not planned that way, but still pretty cool), the day we officially released our debut album. Down below is the album trailer which features a lot of great pictures and some of the great moments featured on the CD.

We also had a great write up on us on Atlanta Metal here: http://www.atlmetal.com/blog/unsigne...-tears-of-ash/

After checking this out, if you're interested in a copy of the album. send an email to tearsofashrocks@gmail.com The album is $10 USD. I hope you guys dig what you hear:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvxxIchL4xI

MPF
04-08-2011, 09:37 PM
Hey Guys,

Just wanted to say that my new band, Tears Of Ash has just made a Roadrunner Sign Me To page. We posted 3 CD quality songs that were our personal favorites (The Broken, Sacred, These Dying Hopes). If you get a chance check it out, Rate Us, Reviews us, or otherwise check out the songs and let me know what you think of them here on the forum. I hope you guys dig it:

http://signmeto.roadrunnerrecords.com/artists/tears-of-ash

jhdeity
04-10-2011, 09:56 AM
Hey Guys,

Just wanted to say that my new band, Tears Of Ash has just made a Roadrunner Sign Me To page. We posted 3 CD quality songs that were our personal favorites (The Broken, Sacred, These Dying Hopes). If you get a chance check it out, Rate Us, Reviews us, or otherwise check out the songs and let me know what you think of them here on the forum. I hope you guys dig it:

http://signmeto.roadrunnerrecords.com/artists/tears-of-ash

You also get a free RR sampler for sigining up.

MPF
04-11-2011, 06:08 PM
You also get a free RR sampler for sigining up.

Yes you do. And there are some actual good bands attached to it as well.

So did you get a chance to check out the songs man? From what I remember I don't think you had heard Sacred or These Dying Hopes.

jhdeity
04-16-2011, 12:24 AM
Yes you do. And there are some actual good bands attached to it as well.

So did you get a chance to check out the songs man? From what I remember I don't think you had heard Sacred or These Dying Hopes.

1st impression of These Dying Hopes were how great the drumming was. It really stands out on that track. Great job man.

I still like The Broken the best of the ones I heard. I could really see myself jamming out to that song live. That song belongs in one of their compilations

MPF
04-16-2011, 12:58 AM
1st impression of These Dying Hopes were how great the drumming was. It really stands out on that track. Great job man.

I still like The Broken the best of the ones I heard. I could really see myself jamming out to that song live. That song belongs in one of their compilations

Thanks man, that means a lot. :rocker:

The Broken is my favorite song to play from the first album. It would be amazing if Roadrunner would like The Broken enough to put it on a compilation, it is indeed worthy in my eyes.

As of right now, we have 13 songs are all across the board from Blackened Death Metal riffs to a Blues based Ballad and everything in between.

In the next few weeks I will begin tracking the drums. And all I can say is that if you love the drums so far....you ain't seen nothing yet! :blaze:

jhdeity
04-18-2011, 03:35 PM
Thanks man, that means a lot. :rocker:

The Broken is my favorite song to play from the first album. It would be amazing if Roadrunner would like The Broken enough to put it on a compilation, it is indeed worthy in my eyes.

As of right now, we have 13 songs are all across the board from Blackened Death Metal riffs to a Blues based Ballad and everything in between.

In the next few weeks I will begin tracking the drums. And all I can say is that if you love the drums so far....you ain't seen nothing yet! :blaze:

Hell yeah man. Can't wait to check the new stuff out. I turned my buddy who is a bassist onto the page and he really dug The Broken too.

MPF
04-18-2011, 03:55 PM
Hell yeah man. Can't wait to check the new stuff out. I turned my buddy who is a bassist onto the page and he really dug The Broken too.

That's fucking badass. I really appreciate that man. :rocker:

MPF
05-27-2011, 02:24 AM
Hey guys, a bit of an update here.


Musically, my guitarist and I have finished 5 songs for the new album. 2 of them are brutal as fuck (I never thought I'd say that about a band I was in), 1 is the most genre changing song I've heard outside of Noise Rock (trust me, it's a legit song) with Prog, Death Metal, Thrash, Pop, acoustic, etc. and 2 songs that are going to take everyone by total shock (1 song that I actually changed from a Metallica style ballad to what it has become now; and a song that can only be described drum-wise as Electronica Verses/ Sean Reinhert at full blast choruses)

We also revamped the Facebook page a tad, making the 4 songs streaming, easier to find in the BandPage section (just underneath the info section): http://www.facebook.com/tearsofashofficial


Possible new demos coming out in the near future, along with shows.

Thanks for all the support!