Sevenstring.org Song Of The Month June 2009 - Keith Merrow's "Andromeda"

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  1. DDDorian

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    <strong>Sevenstring.org Song Of The Month: June 2009 - Keith Merrow's "Andromeda"</strong>
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    <b>Keith "DIOBOLIC5150" Merrow's "Andromeda"
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    <span style="color:eek:range;font-weight:bold;"> Name/age/location: </span>

    Keith Merrow/29/Portland, Oregon

    <span style="color:eek:range;font-weight:bold;">Who are your biggest musical influences?</span>

    I gather inspiration from all kinds of things, not just music. I find inspiration in artwork, movie scores, documentaries on the Discovery Channel (lol), and of course- amazing musicians. If it's a little out of the ordinary, I will most likely enjoy it. As far as metal bands go- just as long as it's heavy and technical I will listen to it. Some guitar players that have influenced me are, Toni Iommi (the reason I picked up a guitar), Andreas Kisser, Randy Rhoads, Kirk Windstien, Jeff Loomis, Dime, Dino C, Robb Flynn, Fredrik Thordendal, Paul Ortiz, Misha Mansoor, Scott Ian, Ron Jarzombek (yes!)… guys like that.

    <span style="color:eek:range;font-weight:bold;"> For those who haven't yet heard your song, describe "Andromeda" in seven words or less:</span>

    Confusing, fun, energetic, heavy, nerve wracking, br00talz?

    <span style="color:eek:range;font-weight:bold;">What was the writing process like for "Andromeda"?</span>

    My writing process is always the same for every song. Once a week, I lock myself in my home studio with a pot of coffee and try to challenge myself, musically. I wrote and recorded “Andromeda” one day after being “stuck in a rut” for a while.

    <span style="color:eek:range;font-weight:bold;">Did the song turn out as you'd envisioned it?</span>

    I think so. I’m definitely my own worst critic. I didn’t think the song was anything remarkable, but the feedback I’ve received on it makes me think that it turned out okay.:metal:

    <img style="padding:20px;" align="right" src="http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/7388/lonestarcopy.jpg" alt="Keith Merrow"/>
    <span style="color:eek:range;font-weight:bold;">What gear was used for the recording of "Andromeda"?</span>

    My DAW- 3ghz quad core PC with 6gb ram, dual 22" monitors
    M-Audio Fast Track Pro Interface
    M-Audio BX8a near field monitors
    KRK Rokit 10s subwoofer monitor
    M-audio Oxygen 49 midi keyboard
    Line 6 PODxt live

    Guitars Used-
    Agile Interceptor 7-string with DiMarzio Blaze's
    Agile Septor 7-string with EMG 707 pickups
    5 String Cort bass

    Software Used-
    Audition 3.0
    FL Studio 8 with Drumagog plugin for drums. Custom made drum samples.
    Waves Mercury

    <span style="color:eek:range;font-weight:bold;">Where should people go if they want to contact you or hear more of your music?</span>

    Keith Merrow's "Lonestar Transcend" EP (free download)
    Keith Merrow on Youtube
    Keith Merrow on MySpace
    Keith Merrow on SoundClick




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    Each Song Of The Month winner will receive a prize pack courtesy of our pals at Prosthetic Records, home of bands such as All That Remains, Gojira, Beneath The Massacre, Neuraxis, Testament and our very own Animals As Leaders and Scale The Summit!


    If you'd like to have your say in choosing next month's Song Of The Month, click here and nominate and/or vote for the ss.org member's song of your choice. Be sure to follow all rules/guidelines (found here) to ensure a smooth and hassle-free voting period. Rock on!:metal:
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    Congratulations, Keith! Well deserved.
     
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    Hell yeah, Keith! I knew your shit would be recognized - I love getting one of your songs when I'm listening to the iPod on shuffle :metal:
     
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    Hell yeah :hbang: I know that I already mentioned this before but I love to repeat myself.... so ..... Keith "DIOBOLIC5150" I'm your number 1 fan :hbang:
     
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    Nice Keith, you deserve this mang
     
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    Thank you for the support guys!
     
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    This song, and rest of the cd that you gave away, is currently on infinite repeat in my car. For me, that's alot. Keep up the good work Keith.
     
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    AWESOME! :hbang:
    Congrats man! You deserve it.
     
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    Sick! One of the only good things coming from portland right now!
     
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    awesome man!! i knew i had "discovered" someone awesome!!

    Top work!!1 let us know when you release more stuff

    Ralphy
     
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    i love your style dude, rock on.
     
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    Thanks! I'm currently recording the first couple songs of my next album. I'll keep you posted! :metal:
     
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    Good job, Keith. I've been rockin yer album on my Instinct and at practice for weeks. Me and the rythm guitarist from my band have decided to look at rythms in a different way thanks to you. I'm amazed at the great tone you get going direct with an XT Live.
     
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    In case anyone is wondering what the prize was for winning Song of the Month...

    I just got this package from Prosthetic Records- An signed copy of Gojira's "The Way of All Flesh" and a Scale The Summit poster.

    That's awesome huh?! Thanks Sevenstring.org, Prosthetic and the peeps who voted for my song :metal:.

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    Thats pretty cool mo def 'netly. :metal:
     
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    pretty cool. i have discovered Gojira thanks to you after you mentioned it in one of your thread..so since you like them you must be pretty chuffed to get this!!

    worth mentioning that Prothetic records rocks for getting this...but no talks of a record deal?!!!
     

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