SEEKING

Vocalist - Baritone, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Violin, Keyboard, Background Singer, Flute, Cello.

ABOUT

I bought a Cort Stratocaster-style guitar in 1993. In 1997 I started doing some original recordings using the name Exalted Dirt. Around 2000 I started playing in a worship team, and I have continued that role ever since. In 2016 I got some friends together to play some original Exalted Dirt tunes live for the first time at a single event. In 2017 I prayerfully decided it was time to take Exalted Dirt out on the road a bit, not as a touring group, but playing at a few events throughout the year.

I am looking for musicians to join Exalted Dirt. I am a guitarist (lead and rhythm) and vocalist. As of August 2018, we have two female vocalists, two male vocalists and a drummer, and I have been using an octave effect to thicken our sound. I would like to have a second guitarist, a 5-string bassist, a keyboardist, a violinist/cellist, and possibly a flutist to fill out this band's sound.

My own style is a classic form of progressive metal. That is not all we will be doing, though. Keep reading, please. My own lyrics are blatantly Christ-centered, and they range from introspective to sermon-like, usually anchored to an element of worship. The name of Jesus will not be taboo, nor will it be sparse, as with many modern "Christian" bands. As a group, we will be performing some of my own originals as well as a variety of modern praise and worship songs, "heavying them up" a bit if it can be done appropriately.

I prefer to have individuals who are faithful to their own local congregations, but I will likely not turn anyone away who wants to join us.

Exalted Dirt has been meeting on Saturday mornings, either in Doylestown or Stow.

Also, Christian Harbor Church in Orrville, Ohio is in need of some musicians, similar to what I requested above for Exalted Dirt. I am a guitarist using the octave effect I described above sometimes. We have an acoustic guitarist, whom I consider to be a beginner, four vocalists, and a drummer with somewhat spotty attendance.

Our music at CHC ranges from black gospel to more mainstream modern praise and worship. We are a small non-denimonational/Pentecostal church-- that is, we are self-governed (not ruled by a conference or other governing body).

If either of these opportunities interest you, you will likely get my attention sooner if you send a message to Exalted Dirt's page. However, lately (since June 2018) I have been returning here much more often than I ever did. Just be aware that, unlike many others out there, I don't live connected to the internet via smartphone, so it might be a number of days before I respond.

Take note that I also make original game soundtracks. I also dabble in game programming and artwork.

Screen name:
coreyfinney
Member since:
Jan 13 2017
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
1 time per week

Influences

Christian prog/ thrash/power metal bands of many sorts, such as Becoming the Archetype, Tourniquet, and Narnia, Illuminandi, as well as soundtracks from classic video games like the old Final Fantasy and Castlevania.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Electronic Music:
Advanced
Vocalist - Baritone:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

I own a cheap Cort Stratocaster-style electric guitar I bought used from Larry's Music in Wooster way back in 1993. I have a DOD effects processor I found at a thrift shop here in Orrville. I have a small practice bass amp which is capable of over powering a drum set and vocalists. I use a Windows XP PC with tools such as Audacity, MTV Music Generator, LMMS, and Ableton Live for all my recording and composing projects.

MUSIC