Studio/live musician based out of the suburbs of Chicago. Chiefly a bassist, vocalist and songwriter with many years of experience in the local underground music scene as far back as 2003, but can also dabble in rhythm guitar, keyboards and sampling. Main musical styles I've worked in are based mainly in heavy metal, but I am open for whatever styles suit my fancy.
Up for collaboration, studio and online work for anyone in need of proper low-end rhythms. I have my own recording setup and can work from home recording my own parts (recording, mixing, mastering etc.) should the need arise.
- Screen name:
- William Smith
- Member since:
- Sep 17 2017
- Active within 2 weeks
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Arjen Anthony Lucassen
Anyone who seeks to make music their way without any rigid standards.
- Bass Guitar:
- Rhythm Guitar:
Gibson and Yamaha 5-string electric basses
Ibanez 4-string acoustic bass
ESP Ltd. and Gretsch 6-string electric guitar
Galien-Kruger bass amps
Marshall guitar amp
Pro Tools LE
HOLD YOUR TONGUE - "Geriatric Bob"
HOLD YOUR TONGUE - "Geriatric Bob" Track number: 1 Year: 2016 Album: "Behold...Butt Rock!" Genre: Metal
First track off the third album from HOLD YOUR TONGUE, one of my main acts. Performed bass guitar and acted as producer/mixer/mastering guru.
LORDS OF THE DRUNKEN PIRATE CREW - "Burning Sails and Fiery Lead"
LORDS OF THE DRUNKEN PIRATE CREW - "Burning Sails and Fiery Lead" Track number: 2 Year: 2016 Album: "Loaded to the Gunwales" Genre: Metal
Track 6 off the debut full-length from my main act LORDS OF THE DRUNKEN PIRATE CREW. Composed the music, co-wrote the lyrics and performed as bassist.
NEXUS - "Celestial Cartography"
NEXUS - "Celestial Cartography" Track number: 3 Year: 2013 Album: A New Beginning... Genre: Metal
Track 2 off the second demo for my progressive metal solo act, NEXUS. Composed the music, performed all instruments (guitar, bass, keyboards, drum programming, samples) and acted as producer and mixer.
CHRISTMISCHIEF - "Evergreen Worship"
CHRISTMISCHIEF - "Evergreen Worship" Track number: 4 Year: 2010 Album: "Christmischief" Genre: Classical
Track 2 off a solo instrumental album I wrote called "Christmischief". This was an exercise in being merely a composer and producer. All parts were arranged and performed with MIDI instruments.
PUPPET CASKET - "Circus Tent of Skin"
PUPPET CASKET - "Circus Tent of Skin" Track number: 5 Year: 2020 Album: PUPPET CASKET - "Tales from the Feltside" Genre: Metal
Closer track to the debut album from horror/death metal act PUPPET CASKET. Composed the music, co-wrote the lyrics and performed vocals, guitar and bass parts, also worked on the samples at the end of the track.
KRILLINGRINDER - "To Wallow in the Absorption of Androids 17 and 18...
KRILLINGRINDER - "To Wallow in the Absorption of Androids 17 and 18... Track number: 6 Year: 2016 Album: KRILLINGRINDER - "Hail Mr. Satan" Genre: Metal
FULL TITLE: "To Wallow in the Absorption of Androids 17 and 18 (While Wondering Where the First 16 Have Gone)" Track 4 from the debut album from Dragon Ball Z-inspired black metal/grindcore project KRILLINGRINDER. Composed the music and performed vocals during the first verse and bass parts and programmed the keyboard and drum lines.