ExaltedDirt
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SEEKING

Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Violin, Keyboard, Background Singer, Flute, Vocalist - Alto, Cello.

ABOUT

This information is current as of August 2021.

My name is Corey Finney. I am looking for musicians to join Exalted Dirt. I am a guitarist (lead and rhythm) and vocalist. We have two male vocalists, a bassist, two guitarists, and a drummer. I would like to have more vocalists (male or female), 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. 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. Also, I welcome creative input! I have tons of lyrics I want to put to music, but I lack the time to get much accomplished.

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 meets on Saturdays in Kent, Ohio around 1:00 pm.

Also, Christian Harbor Church in Orrville, Ohio is in need of some musicians. We have an acoustic guitarist, an electric guitarist (myself), a bassist, a collection of vocalists, and no drummer.

Our music at CHC ranges from black gospel to more mainstream modern praise and worship. We are a small non-denominational/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 July 2021) I have been returning here much more often. Just be aware that, unlike many others out there, I don't live connected to the internet all day 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:
ExaltedDirt
Member since:
Jan 13 2017
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
20
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Age:
46 years

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.

Members Of Band

Corey Finney - Vocals and guitar
"Cosmo" - Vocals and guitar
Rob Haley - Guitar
Josh Campbell - Drums
Jim Keefer - Bass

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 overpowering a drum set and vocalists. I use a Windows 10 PC with tools such as Audacity, MTV Music Generator, LMMS, and Ableton Live for all my recording and composing projects.

Rob has a nice upstairs living room jam-packed with equipment for rehearsal. That is where we have been meeting.