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<strong>Sevenstring.org Song Of The Month: June/July 2010 - Drewsif Stalin's "Interloper"</strong>
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<b>Drewsif Stalin - "Interloper"
<img style="padding:20px;" src="http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/7505/drewsif1.jpg" alt="Keith Merrow"/>
Listen: (MySpace - BandCamp)</b>
<span style="color:orange;font-weight:bold;"> Name/age/location: </span>
Andrew Reynolds, 17, Baltimore, Maryland
<span style="color:orange;font-weight:bold;">Who are your biggest musical influences?</span>
Fear Factory, Lamb Of God, Tesseract, Periphery, Meshuggah, Necrophagist, Beneath The Massacre, and Walls of Jericho.
<span style="color:orange;font-weight:bold;"> For those who haven't yet heard your song, describe "Interloper" in seven words or less:</span>
Technical Melodic Death Metal for the kids!
<span style="color:orange;font-weight:bold;">What was the writing process like for "Interloper"?</span>
I actually started this while messing around with my new RG3120, I think the first riff was a joke, haha. From that point I just left it alone and added some riffs every couple days, as was the process for most of the songs on the Delusions Of A Greater Future EP!
<span style="color:orange;font-weight:bold;">Did the song turn out as you'd envisioned it?</span>
Just about! Looking back I wish I'd gone a bit more technical with it, but you are your own worst critic eh?
<img style="padding:20px;" align="right" src="http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/7390/drewsif2.jpg" alt="Keith Merrow"/>
<span style="color:orange;font-weight:bold;">What gear was used for the recording of "Interloper"?</span>
My Ibanez RG3120F with a Dimarzio Evo 2 running into my POD Studio UX2. Though I used the POD interface, I actually didn't use POD Farm for tone (other than for a noise gate and compressor), I was using the TSE-X30 (an amazing free amp sim) into podfarm (acting as a noise gate and compressor) into SIR2 (for impulses) to a post EQ.
The cabinet impulses are Recabinet by the way, which are fantastic and affordable!
The bass was an OLP MM5 into Podfarm and izotope ozone with a post EQ
The drums are Toontrack's Superior Drummer 2.0 with The Metal Foundry SDX. Programmed in Tabit and the piano roll in my DAW.
Any and all cleans are Podfarm.
<span style="color:orange;font-weight:bold;">Where should people go if they want to contact you or hear more of your music?</span>
Contact me via the links below, or search Facebook for Drewsif Stalin:
Drewsif Stalin on MySpace
Drewsif Stalin on SoundClick
Drewsif Stalin on Bandcamp
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