SEEKING

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ABOUT

Hi, I’m Damien Graves.

I’m 29 (almost 30) years old and I’ve been a metal vocalist for about 20 years, playing in various bands since I was 10 years old, such as KoB (KoRn cover band), Wrath of Dog, and Divided We Fall (formerly Inferno/Forsaken), as well as collaborating with many other artists. I studied under Melissa Cross when I was 15 years old to better improve my screams and keep myself from damaging my vocal cords. I have also participated in various other vocal classes/seminars as I always look to improve and evolve. That being said, I am mainly an unclean vocalist who specializes in screaming and fried singing; however, I am opening myself up for and pushing myself to do more clean singing. I have played many shows around the world and have played with bands of all levels of fame before. I have a passion for the stage and desperately miss it, so I’m ready to return and give it all I have to make it to the top. I have a small music studio/jam space in my house (The Colony, TX) with a mixing console, full-size speakers, monitors, lots of microphones (stage and studio), a keyboard, a piano, a bass guitar, an acoustic guitar, and much more.

I am looking for serious and passionate members (guitars, bass, drums for sure; possibly keys/DJ and clean vocalist) to form a band (or an already formed band that’s looking for a new vocalist) that can make it all the way. I am NOT looking for a jam band. I’m perfectly fine with doing covers for a while just to get the band playing soon and making sure that we click, but I want the main focus to be originals. I’m fairly open to the genre as long as it falls within the metal category (I have played in nu, industrial, sludge, southern, and metalcore), although I am leaning more toward the metalcore/djent side. As long as we find a sound we like, then I’m good.

I have some quickly thrown-together demos here to show some of my vocal work (please take into consideration that I am not a producer by any means and the quality is not the greatest):
s://./channel/UCYjho_PAXzziONP1l2VBkxA/videos

What I need from you:
- Reliability: learn the songs, show up on time, and contribute to the band in any way that is needed (creatively, financially, etc.)
- Competence with the instrument you play (this includes being able to write songs and share your ideas toward the creative process); backing vocals is a plus
- Ability to play gigs: have the aptitude to play in front of people and gear that can be heard over drums (although I do have gear you can use if you don’t, I would like you to have your own as well)
- Transportation
- Legal adult: be over 18; I’m not too adamant on an age range, but preferred range would be between 21 and 35
- Lack of inhibiting addictions: no alcohol/drug addictions; this is NON-NEGOTIABLE; been there, done that, and not dealing with it again; I’m totally cool with moderate drinking and doing non-habit-forming substances though
- Fun and Respect: we are going to be spending A LOT of time together in and out of the band, so we need to mesh well (I typically view my band/crew members as family)

If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, then please contact me at therealdamiengraves. I look forward to hearing from you.

Screen name:
damiengraves666
Member since:
Apr 20 2020
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

(alphabetical)
After the Burial, Alice Cooper, The Amity Affliction, Atreyu, Avatar, Avenged Sevenfold (mainly pre-City of Evil), Beartooth, Black Sabbath, Bleeding Through
blink-182, Breaking Benjamin, Brendon Urie, Bullet for My Valentine, Chevelle, Crown the Empire, Davey Havok, Ded, Dio, Disturbed, Dope, Drowning Pool (mainly pre-Resilience), Eminem
eVANS|BLUE, Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack, Gojira
Green Day, Hellyeah, I Prevail, Ice Nine Kills, In This Moment, Johnny Cash, Judas Priest, Justin Furstenfeld, Killswitch Engage, King 810, KoRn, Lamb of God, Linkin Park, Marilyn Manson, Memphis May Fire, MetallicA
Motionless in White, Mudvayne, Nirvana, Nonpoint, Nothing More, Of Mice & Men, Ozzy Osbourne, Papa Roach, Phil Labonte, Rammstein, Rise Against, Seether, Shadows Fall, Shinedown, SlipKnot, Starset, Static-X, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Trent Reznor, Zakk Wylde, and I'm sure there are a lot more I can't think of off the top of my head.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Vocals:
Shure GLXD4 with SM58 wireless microphone
Shure Super 55 Deluxe vocal microphone
Bluebird SL studio condenser microphone
Line 6 XD-V70 wireless microphone system
EV RE-2 with HTU2D-767a wireless microphone
NADY DKW-3 HT wireless microphone system
Digital Reference DRV100 wired microphones
TC Helicon Create vocal effects pedal
TC Helicon Synth vocal effects pedal
Ultimate Support Bring It On, Sucka! chrome microphone stand
pop filters
microphone stands

Guitar:
Lucero LCT-250CE acoustic-electric classical guitar
VOX DA15 guitar combo amp
First Act M2A-110 guitar amp
guitar bags

Bass:
Stedman Pro electric bass guitar
Ibanez IBZ10B bass amp

Keys:
Casio WK-200 digital keyboard workstation
Baldwin Hamilton 243 studio upright piano with bench
keyboard stand and bench

Live Sound:
Yamaha MG166CX mixing console
Crown XLS 1500 power amp
Kustom KPC215H PA speakers
Kustom KPX110PM powered monitors
Roland PM-30 powered monitor
NADY PEM EO3 in-ear monitor system

Recording:
Apple Macbook Pro 13 with tons of software
Avid Mbox Mini audio interface
PreSonus Eris E5 studio monitors
TASCAM DR-03 portable recorder
external hard drives

Stage Lighting/Effects:
custom-build light-up ego box
Chauvet DJ Beamer 6 FX light
Chauvet DJ Mini Kinta light
Chauvet DJ Bank FX lights
Theefun 900W fog machine
bubble machines

Miscellaneous Accessories:
IKEA Fredde desk/workstation
HP ProBook 470 G4
Logitech MK530 wireless combo (K520 keyboard & M510 mouse)
Logitech M510 wireless mouse
Emerson LF320EM5F 32" TV
NADY DKW-8U with BT-8U wireless guitar system
guitar wall hangers
music stands
cables

MUSIC