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My name is Alex Griffin, I've been playing guitar for 15 years and have plenty of live, studio, and even touring experience. I mostly focus on playing black metal, death metal, melodic death metal, thrash metal and hardcore, but I am confident that you could stick me in nearly any sort of rock situation and I could at the very least hold my own.
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- Mar 24 2019
- Active over 1 month ago
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- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
Pantera, In Flames, Strapping Young Lad, Sepultura, Atheist, Death, Sarcofago, The Acacia Strain, Stampin Ground, Darkest Hour, Mayhem, Emperor, Immortal, Dissection, Satyricon, Sunn O)))
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Carvin V3 Half-Stack, M-Audio BX5 monitors, PreSonus AudioBox iTwo, Reaper, Bias FX, Superior Drummer 2.0, 7 and 6 string guitars.
ByzantineEDIT: I noticed I made a fuck up in the bass part during the chorus last night and it was bothering me so I fixed it. Here is my latest track that I titled Byzantine. I took a lot inspiration from bands like Architects and Cloudkicker. Starting to look more and more like I'm gonna keep cranking out these proggy/djenty songs so be sure to follow me for more low tuned goodness!
AmaterasuThe follow up to the snippet that I posted yesterday, I spent all night working on it so I literally lost sleep over this song but I hope that you all enjoy it!
Amaterasu (demo)Here's a djenty idea I came up with today, was feeling kinda down for a few days and hadn't played guitar in a bit but today I was feeling kind of inspired and decided to try and come up with something. Hope you enjoy! Might turn this into a full song later.
A Song For Farewells
A Song For FarewellsThis song is a bit of a different direction from the last few tracks that I've uploaded. Obviously apart from being quite a bit longer than the previous songs, this song pulls from much more mellow inspirations from artists like Deftones, growing up in Sacramento they were always one of those bands that was just always around no matter what so they really grew on me. Also took heavy inspiration from Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu. Hope you guys enjoy!
TheogonyThis one was heavily inspired by the likes of artists such as Bury Your Dead, The Acacia Strain, Slipknot, and Pantera. Experimenting with adding elements of Nu Metal to Hardcore, and before anyone tries coming at me sideways with that "bUt tHAt's bEEn dOnE bEFoRe" bs...Yes I know I'm not the first to try it. But it's a sound I'm quite fond of and I'm gonna keep pursuing it, hope you enjoy.
InfernoThis is...a follow up track to the song that I posted the other day. The more I jam with this baritone guitar the more I really love it, the P90s in it really give it a nice, unique sound somewhere in between a humbucker and a single coil. Hope you all enjoy!
Squier Paranormal Baritone Cabronita Telecaster Test
Squier Paranormal Baritone Cabronita Telecaster TestCopped the Baritone Cabronita Telecaster from Squier and while at first I kind of felt like it was sort of lacking, that was VERY quickly changed when I hooked it up to my Line 6 Helix. This thing is an absolute beast of an instrument straight out of the box and I really adore the P90 pickups that it comes with. I won't like, I even managed to surprise myself with this one.
Djent 01So I have finally decided to go ahead and upload a snippet of an idea that I had yesterday. Dunno if I'll turn it into a full song or a whole new project at this point, I know the quality is super rough but I reckon it could be a whole lot worse. I was super inspired by recent events that have transpired in my life along with bands like Architects. All the tones you're hearing were produced by Neural DSP's Omega Ampworks Granophyre and Neural DSP's Archetype: Plini plugins, a long with Acoustic Sample's Bassym F fretless bass plugin, and GGD Invasion for drums. I used my Kiesel Aries 7 with Lithium pickups for my guitar, hope you all enjoy :)
Sludgier Things 2.0
Sludgier Things 2.0So this is like the third incarnation of a track that was originally called "Life Eater." First time was with a fuzz tone on another amp sim, most recent was a version w/ a buzzsaw sound, and this is the same song w/ the Will Putney amp sim. This plugin is my new go to for metal tones, please enjoy!
STL Will Putney Test
STL Will Putney TestSo I decided I was going to give the Will Putney amp sim from STL Tones a try and it sounds absolutely massive. Now only if I can figure out how to get my drums right, enjoy!
Sludgier ThingsDigging through my old tracks and found a doom metal/stoner rock song that I wrote a while ago for a band that never came to fruition. Would still absolutely love to something in the doom metal/sludge metal style one of these days!
Rough PearlUpdate on the track "Latin Idea" that I posted yesterday, added some more bits. Still not what I consider to be "finished" as I want to bring this song back around to the intro riff and have it close with that. Hope you all enjoy!
Latin IdeaHere's a Latin/reggaeton inspired track I was working on today, not mixed or mastered. I've been delving more into my Latin heritage lately and was inspired by the music and culture. Riff itself is one that I've had sitting around for a while now but I think this is the best application that I've found for it, hope you all enjoy! May or may not turn this into a full song.
Dean '79 V Sound Test
Dean '79 V Sound TestHere's a Death inspired track I came up with as a tone test for my latest acquisition, a Dean '79 V in the beautiful Trans Brazilia finish. I think I was initially going to try and go somewhere with it but ran out of ideas, maybe I'll turn it into a full song one of these days. Hope you all enjoy nonetheless.
PowerlessThis track, titled "Powerless" was from my old metalcore band I used to be in called "Upon Shattered Dreams." This song is actually available on our old EP that we recorded a few years ago but this particular version was a re-recorded one that we were going to try and do just for fun because the original release sounded awful. We sadly never got around to actually finishing the re-recorded version of the EP due to what I'll just chalk up as "lack of interest and apathy" on my end. That all said I hope you guys all enjoy this one.
Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden REMASTER
Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden REMASTERSo I got the stems for this song off of a *presumably* Russian website that just has a bunch of stems on it; as a way to try and test my skills and try and teach myself to use stuff like compression, EQ, exciters, drum buses etc. I also pitched down the guitars and bass a step and a half. And while I know that it's probably not the most amazing thing ever I think I did *okay* for it being my first attempt at mixing "live" drums. I really wish there was some way I could turn down the volume on the hi-hat though lmao! Really makes me wish I had a proper mic set up and better interface to record live amplifiers though!
Life EaterI hate the sound of digital fuzz, but I try to make it work. First sludge/doom track I've written in a long time, can't wait to write more. Hope you guys all enjoy!
Yawning VoidThis is quite literally my favorite song that I've written to date. It was originally supposed to have been for a viking themed melodic death metal/black metal band that sadly fell through. I know the mixing isn't the greatest but I do hope that you all enjoy it nonetheless.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt but it's TRVE KVLT BLACK METAL
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt but it's TRVE KVLT BLACK METALI got bored and learned the lead melody from the song "Ladies of the Wood," off of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's soundtrack. For sure my favorite song from the game, I put minimal effort into this but I hope y'all enjoy it.