MattTheSkeletonPhillips Updated


Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Drums.


Looking for beginner/intermediate level guitarist/drummer/singer friends.

Looking to play in Chicago and regionally in the Midwest (something like 2 shows a month, get together to jam/practice 1 day week).

I'd like to do originals eventually to play out live (notice I said eventually, don't want to get ahead of myself here) but we can definitely hone up our skills/craft with covers and practice together if we get along good (this is honestly my priority first and foremost and should come first before anything else--"please no hey man tryout for my band bullsh*t"; friends first, then band talk). Any project that I'm involved in I want to be able to creativity contribute something towards--not interested in being a hired gun/follower.

In an actual band, it would be good if everybody in the band could contribute some way creatively so that it's more of a collaborative thing and in other non creative band endeavors (the business side of the band).

I figure you can either wait until you're good enough to start playing with other people, or work on your skills together and reach some goals collectively and get the experience of playing with other musicians. Age isn't that important. It's about similar goals, drive. and good communication.

This would be an opportunity to grow as musicians and hangout and talk music. Perfect abilities aren't necessary (I'm still learning a lot myself!). Working towards improvement is enough, and I'd like to reach the skill level of a thrash/death metal bassist (that's the ultimate goal).

About an hour travel distance would be the max for me.

Doom, Thrash, Black Metal, Death Metal, Punk/Rock (not into metalcore though--just personally not a big fan).

I'd really like to create a specific vision (like something musically really upbeat and catchy with dark and introspective lyrics), horror/gore lyrics,or something really aggressive with deep/meaningful lyrics or a mix) that we can both be excited about, and that we can share with each other and others by creating music, releasing music, and playing some live shows.

I would even be interested in being part of a mostly studio only band (just releasing albums) and making some cool and unique albums, EPs or songs.

I'm also willing collaborate electronically. I'm straight-edge but it isn't an issue if you have a few beers (just nothing out of control). No "hard drugs"... Mmm.. quotes.

Let's kick some ass and have fun.

Get in touch matthew 91p yah-oo . com


Screen name:
MattTheSkeletonPhillips Updated
Member since:
Oct 03 2015
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:


I like quite a wide range of music styles (not everything, but still enough stuff) such as heavy metal, rock, swing, rockabilly, reggae

Bands I really enjoy listening to include: Abigail Williams, Dimmu Borgir, Of Monsters And Men, Foster The People, Arcade Fire, Lacuna Coil, Acid Witch, Hooded Menace Linkin Park, Metallica, Megadeth, Amon Amarth, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Green Day, Dethklok, Down,The Cramps,The Birthday Massacre, The Reverend Horton Heat, Ray Charles,Devildriver, Slayer, Cannibal Corpse,Death, Lionize, Motorhead, Royal Crown Revue, Skeleton Witch, The Who, Caravan Palace, Suffocation,Clutch,Creature Feature, Iron Maiden, Sly & The Family Stone, Helloween, Ghoul, Black Sabbath, Astrud Gilberto, Twenty One Pilots, Elvis, Cherry Poppin Daddies, Mushroomhead, Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, KoRn, Disturbed, God Module, Job For a Cowboy, Havok etc.

Other things that I'm interested to help you get a better idea of the type of stuff I'm into: Fantasy, Horror, Humor, Art.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:


Stage presence.

All good sounding gear.

Have solid transportation.

No issues. Don't drink or anything else.

Can also write song lyrics.