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Scottish Progressive Metal

Post by allureofstellar » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:30 am

Hey guys,

After almost a year of work and experimentation, I can finally announce that my debut EP will be released in spring 2016. A huge effort has been but put into song writing and production. Everything has been recorded and produced in my home studio with Cubase 8 Artist and all synths have been played though HALion Sonic.

The record will be called "Azimuths" and will include 5 original tracks. The artwork has been realized once more by our very good friend and insanely talented Baxia Art.
Azimuths will be available on Bandcamp & Youtube. :D

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Listen to our debut song here:
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Post by plectrumboy » Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:09 am

This isn't my normal comfortable cup of tea. On listening through I must say your mix sounds excellent - really powerful and clear. Nice guitar, and nice guitar tones. Very impressive. How many of you are there?

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Post by allureofstellar » Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:48 pm

Hi Steve,

Thank you very much for the kind words.
We were initially two (A bass player and myself), but we decided to part ways after the release of our debut song (A kind of musical to experiment to try and decide where we would like to go with this project).

Since, I continued alone on this project and to improve the quality of my work I acquired several studio equipment (Superior Drummer, a Kemper profiler, a 5 string bass...). I hope the quality of the EP will stand out compared to the debut song.

Here is a wee snippet of the EP:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BArwjYoJT5u/

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Listen to our debut song here:
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Post by Early21 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:22 pm

I gave this track a listen and I'd agree with Steve that it's got a good overall sound, well done! The one notion that strikes me as I listen to it is that it sounds as though it's a backing track intended for someone to sing over (or scream?). The sections otherwise don't have a lot of melodic/thematic content. It's more riffs and such. Just a thought. Sounds like it was quite a piece of work to put all this together.
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Post by allureofstellar » Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:27 pm

Hi Early21,

Yes indeed. This song was kind of an experiment, written to see where we wanted to go musically speaking and also to audition drummers.

Finally I decided to continue by myself, and the new record, Azimtuhs, is gonna have it's fair share of themes, & leads :)
Listen to our debut song here:
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Post by ferencz » Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:13 pm

I agree with early...needs a melody line in certain sections....but very nice work overall. well done! looking to hear more of it when you're done.
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Post by allureofstellar » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:55 pm

Thanks guys for all the kind words.
Azimuths should be available around mid April :)
Listen to our debut song here:
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Post by HornForHire » Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:04 am

Not the music I usualy listen to, but nice job, great musicianship!
I like the artwork as well!

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Post by allureofstellar » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:34 am

Thanks Wim!
The artwork has been made by my friend Barbara. All her work can be seen here: http://baxiaart.deviantart.com/
Listen to our debut song here:
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Post by HornForHire » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:58 am

allureofstellar wrote:The artwork has been made by my friend Barbara. All her work can be seen here: http://baxiaart.deviantart.com/
Wonderful!
I'm a painter myself, but I also like photography and image manipulation.
I love what she does with colour and light! 8-)

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Post by allureofstellar » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:58 pm

Hi there,

A quick update from the studio : I am more than excited to announce that Azimuths will feature Joseph Stevenson (from StarSystems), NeoGeoFanatic & Sithu Aye as guests. They are all outstanding musicians and I am very grateful to have them on this record. They provided amazing solos, with their disctinctive sound, and helped to enhance this EP, which will be officially released on April the 27th via Bandcamp, Spotify and Youtube.
I'm really looking forward to sharing it with you all, as this is by far my most elaborate and purposeful record.
Cheers,

Jerome

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Post by allureofstellar » Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:00 am

And here is Azimuths' tracklist!
(Artwork by Baxia Art)

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Re: Scottish Progressive Metal

Post by allureofstellar » Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:32 pm

Hi friends,

After nearly a year of work and experimentation, I can finally unveil my debut EP, 'Azimuths' in full, two weeks ahead of its official release!

This record wouldn’t sound the same without the help of my talented friends Joseph Stevenson (Joseph Stevenson - Composer &StarSystems), NeoGeoFanatic & Sithu Aye (Sithu Aye). I’m really grateful to have them onboard. Also a very special thanks to Barbara Florczyk @Baxia Art, who has kindly provided me with stunning artwork which illustrates my music perfectly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gsz5ZernwwQ

Thanks,

Jerome
Listen to our debut song here:
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Re: Scottish Progressive Metal

Post by allureofstellar » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:44 pm

No feedback ?
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Post by allureofstellar » Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:07 am

« AZIMUTHS » is officially out!

You can now get it via Bandcamp, and will soon be available on Deezer, iTunes & Spotify.
BANDCAMP: https://allureofstellar.bandcamp.com/album/azimuths
DEEZER: http://www.deezer.com/album/12873728

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Post by HornForHire » Tue May 03, 2016 3:58 pm

Good luck with the EP! :)

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Post by allureofstellar » Tue May 03, 2016 5:02 pm

Thanks :)

(Now available on iTunes too: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/azimu ... 47320?uo=4 )
Listen to our debut song here:
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Re: Scottish Progressive Metal

Post by allureofstellar » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:32 pm

Hi guys,

after nearly 3 years, I finally released a 2nd EP, 'Decline'. Still in line with 'Azimuths', it does involve a lot more work on the production, as well as more symphonic & orchestral content.

Bandcap: https://allureofstellar.bandcamp.com/album/decline
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7oFBvwI3PWHF2eJoVNHhhV

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