SEEKINGVocalist, Bass Guitar.
My brother and me are starting up an original Metal/Hard Rock project. We have had the name Blowing Things Up for a decade, just never did anything with it. You can still look it up on MySpace.
Very committed, but not looking to over saturate the market with shows. Primary focus is on writing, recording, and rehearsing, with the occasional shows to showcase our material. Quality, not quantity. If it doesn't go anywhere, fine--we will still have the best Hard Rock and Metal material in Charleston!
Very talented musicians. He is the guitarist, I am the drummer. I do a lot of songwriting on my own time (see soundlcoud page). That is a good indication of the spectrum of genres we wish to cover, minus the trippy hip hop and "djent" style stuff. But, who knows? Maybe we could include that as well.
Looking for an energetic bass player with awesome stage presence. I plan to put a lot of forethought into our live show (lighting, backdrops, click tracks, backing tracks, etc) and would like to have a bassist that can keep up with rocking out on stage, while still delivering a solid performance.
Shred and tech is absolutely NOT a requirement. Solid groove with a good sense of melody wins the day.
***The amount of shows played below is personal experience, not to be indicative of the workload we expect to have in Blowing Things Up.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Apr 06 2019
- Active within 1 month
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- 32 years
Strapping Young Lad, Devin Townsend, Deftones/Team Sleep, Dethklok, All That Remains, Behemoth, Gojira, BFMV, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, Periphery, The Faceless, Nile, etc.
Members Of Band
BP - Lead Guitarist (maybe vocals as well)
JP - Drummer
EZDrummer 2, MacBook, Roland triggers/modules, Tama, Trick and Axis pedals, BIAS FX/JamUp Pro, DigiTech Drop Pedal, 6 string guitars, Paiste cymbals
FailingJust a thing. "Verse" definitely inspired by the song "Decay" from Sevendust.
DeadsleepWho knows? Stuff and things and whatnot.
Low WalkRemake of a really, really old track now titled "Low Walk [old]" on my page. I think I captured what made it so cool pretty effectively.
No Good Reason
No Good ReasonSomething I started working on today. I love having the means to record and publish my stuff. It's not paying any bills but it's very liberating. Bad idea, good idea, ok idea...doesn't matter. Easily my #1 hobby.
Event ZeroJust bored and making something just to make something. Decent enough to post.
A.M.Alright I'm done. 3 in 12 hours is enough for me. Something mellow to help me sleep I guess.
Lioness 232Went to Guitar Center, came up with the beginning riff on a cheap Mitchell guitar in more of a classic rock style. Came home, detuned the shit out of it...here she goes. The song finished mixing down right after Amanda Nunes knocked out Cris Cyborg at UFC 232--hence "Lioness 232".
ProcessesMy rhythms and breakdowns are getting a little silly at this point. But I likkkkeee it. Share and like if you do, as well. ;)Pretty much happy with how all of this turned out...except I forgot to put one of my harmony parts over the last "chorus". OH WHELP.
CoimheadA little remix of the track I put up here back in June or July of 2017 https://soundcloud.com/joshua-proctor-160244839/checkitout. The guitar tracking was terrible, all the sympathetic ringing. Oh well. It's cool now.
Jack StrawBurn it, just like the Hungarian effigies burned to kill the evils and misfortunes of the previous year. It's alright. Just burn it...?
Grýla's HateA little diddy for Christmas. Heavy as fuck IMO. Really enjoyed making this one. Crazy, erratic, evil, sinister...just like the child-eater Gryla.
TwelveWas feeling uninspired last night, ended up putting this together. It's ok. Really low. Too low, maybe. TOO LOW.
GovernOverall this track is just "meh" to me, but I really like how I did the intro.
2218Had this sitting around in my folder from February 2018. Repurposed it. Now here it is. Nothing crazy. Needs vocals, as always.
Djentleman JackA heavy ass Djent style tune I came up with when screwing around with my noise gate settings. Probably the nastiest breakdown I've ever come up with. Turn it up ;)
HallucinationThrew this together...'cause. Just 'cause.
HollywoodA really old riff. Inspired by the soundtrack of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, the Hollywood theme.
LTDDrop C, then drop tuned another octave. Drop...drop C? Fuck it. Why not?
Dro[w]neMan I need a new guitar bad. Just an old track I cut up and moved around to make it somewhat structured. I personally love the droning sound and pace of the riff. Just putting shit up to put it up, these days.
Mug Of Chug
Mug Of ChugAn old track I forgot about. Quality not really that great, but I'm addicted to the groove. Crank the bass and turn it up! Can't wait to revisit this and structure it better once I get another guitar.
BasAn old orchestral type arrangement I had puttering around on the HDD. Put a compressor on the noodly lead guitar track, EQ'd the mix, threw another compressor on the mix, repeated the ending, and all of the sudden it's over 4 minutes. It's been around since 11/17.
DisposableLive life like you're disposable, because you are.
OpciSomething pretty generic I was working on, trying to get a really heavy sound. This track is more of a producing project than a project of passion, but I still liked some parts enough to post it. Mixing is tricky. Seems like when you take a step forward in the learning curve, somehow you manage to fall two steps back...or two steps in a different direction altogether. Who knows?
The Great, the Dreadful and the Horrid
The Great, the Dreadful and the HorridJust having some fun.
TBDeathThrew this together right quick.
TenfiftyA government paycheck is called welfare.
MorrokI've had this track on my PC for a while just haven't uploaded it yet. I think it's just "OK". YET HERE IT IS.
IodsaEYE DEE KAY. I'm just messing around, but this has some cool elements in it. I would say it's a work in progress but I'm uninspired. It sounds complete-ish so whatever. More stuff!
Hard EightMessing around with my new guitar. Just a cool rock thing. Still need someone to sing to my shit. Damn.
Cherry ZeroA really simple doom/sludge type thing. Riff came to me, switched to neck pick up, and went for a thicker nastier type of sound. As always, I don't know, but a can of Coke Cherry Zero is sitting on my desk.
KaijuDefinitely inspired by Gojira, so I make no obfuscations about that. But it's still me. And I still dig it.
EscandalorI dunno what to say. But it's catchy, to me. Layers. Mmmm.
Along Came Poly
Along Came PolyPlaying with a certain rhythm led me to this track, here. I think it's legit.
SubmissionAn old riff, re-purposed.
As Oz Burns
As Oz BurnsBack to drop A. Drop G too floppy. Floppy G. Was inspired by https://soundcloud.com/osburnrj/osburn-duplantier-mix. So I laid some shit down real quick.
Rise Of The Evildoer
Rise Of The EvildoerIDK. Haven't been very inspired lately, always tired, seem to work a lot. This is what I got right now lol. To be honest, a lot of copy/pasting in this song...but it's got a cool vibe. Drop G...again.
GrokDecided to drop things down to G. Drop G. So I did a rock song. G. Rock. GROK. I dunno. I mean why not? Spent infinitely more time fucking with mixing than I did actually writing and recording the shit put together. But drop G is drop G and this is drop G.
Meramatel -- WIP
Meramatel -- WIPI song idea I started working on tonight. VOCALS?!
AnatheraneIDK. I need a vocalist.
DrunkThese riffs are at least 10 years old.
The Revenge of Luke And Aiden
The Revenge of Luke And AidenAttempting to break writer's block by putting out a generic sounding hard rock riff.
I Inhale Smoke From The Volcano
I Inhale Smoke From The VolcanoRe-up. Somehow the bass track was screwed in the mix. Just a heavy ass song ;)
Rock SongMy take on a more traditional modern rock tune. I mean I guess. Lol! I just like the riff and, as always, I've been playing this one riff for years. finally recorded it
CheckItOutFirst "complete" recording in new set up. Made all of this up as I went along, while also tweaking settings and trying to find good tones...not that I succeeded lol. Just a jam track really.
brianandjosha totally improvised song from brian and me. well, not totally. mostly.
firstrecordinghornbassFirst thing I ever recorded.
Low Walk [old]
Low Walk [old]One of my first recordings. A neat, all bass groove.
starwarskotor2cantinaInspired while I was playing Star Wars KOTOR2. It was the bass line from a cantina on one of the planets. It just deteriorated.