Song Of The Month December 2009 - Zero System's "Born to Breed"

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    <strong> Song Of The Month: December 2009 - Zero Systems "Born to Breed"</strong>
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    <b>Zero System's "Born to Breed"
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    <span style="color:eek:range;font-weight:bold;"> Name/age/location: </span>

    Kyle Odell, 25 yrs old, North Carolina.

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

    I would say Metallica, Megadeth, Meshuggah, Soilwork, Scar Symmetry, and The Acacia Strain are pretty much the bands I listen to the most.

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

    High energy with some catchy melodies.

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

    This song took about 9 months to get completely written and finished. Lots of tearing it down and rebuilding. I knew I wanted the chorus and ending to have a Journey-esque vibe with the synths and such. It came to me pretty easy as far as parts, just the structure was hard to get right.

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

    I am pretty happy with how it turned out. Theres always gonna be elements you want to shape up even more, but eventually you have to stop and say, "ok, thats enough!" haha.

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    <span style="color:eek:range;font-weight:bold;">What gear was used for the recording of "Born to Breed"?</span>

    For this song I went with my Charvel Socal with a JB in the bridge. Amps were Peavey Revalver since I couldn't get my live rig home to do any reamping.

    Drums were Superior Drummer 2.0, but the kick was done in Battery 3.

    Bass was done with a 5 string Fender Jazz Bass with the Ampeg SVX plug in.

    Lastly, vocals were done with an SM58 with a good bit of compression going on.

    I tracked everything in Logic Pro on my Mac.

    <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>

    They can go to my band Zero System's myspace and hit me up there or check us out. Thanks so much guys! I can't express how much this rules.

    Zero System on MySpace
    Zero System on Twitter
    ...and my profile here at

    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 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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