So my band has the same name as a rapper..advice?

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  1. Edika

    Edika SS.org Regular

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    Or Full Metal Alchemi....Oh wait!
     
  2. Malkav

    Malkav Washing your dishes.

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    Don't change the name, start a flame war, just call him out on social media and be douchey with each other about the name thing. Contact him in advance so he knows it's just for lolz and see if you can both get more exposure by just being complete cvnts to each other :D
     
  3. scottro202

    scottro202 I'm walkin' here!!!

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    That's the problem, the sites don't sort out these matters on their own, they wait until somebody alerts them about it. And who's to say they won't give the other Alchemist page preference in search results because he was there first?

    I say steer clear of any name that is too generic/common sounding. Less chance of somebody coming up behind you and taking it.
     
  4. TedEH

    TedEH Cromulent

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    I say keep the name if you like it.

    But at the same time, the name of one of our bands has been a bit of a pain at times for two reasons. One is that there's another band in a vaguely similar genre with the same name, that uses some similar imagery in their logos and CD art, etc. That part has never been a problem much since they're in another country (they're in the US, we're Canadian), but also because they're not any better known than we are and have no content on iTunes/Spotify/etc. so there's no issue with searching. Maybe they noticed us and changed names, cause I haven't seen them pop up anywhere in a while. Problem #2 however, is that the name is the same as a Testament album name ("Signs of Chaos"), so whenever I've tried to post about it in forums, all of the replies tend to be something along the lines of "Came here for Testament content, was some small band I don't care about, left disappointed". :lol:
     
  5. Alex Kenivel

    Alex Kenivel Stunt Guitar

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    Change it to Full Frontal Alchemist :lol:
     
  6. scottro202

    scottro202 I'm walkin' here!!!

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Alchemist_(musician)

    Just googled "The Alchemist music" and this popped up.

    Dude's gotten some credentials, original score for GTA V, and he's worked with some big names in the rap game (Mac Miller, Migos), and he's Eminem's official DJ.

    Full Frontal Alchemist gets my vote :lol:
     
  7. Low Baller

    Low Baller SS.org Regular

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    Looks like the prophecy is true...Metal bands sharing the same names as rappers it's the second wave of Numetal. We feared this day, I think I hear Fred Durst coming quick no one give out your a/s/l.
     
  8. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    A/S/L would make a great name for a Numetal/rapcore band.

    Prior to the ubiquity of internet searches via google, I had a knack for choosing band names that were already taken, and finding out about them on tour. :lol:
     
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    Phew...looks like Kanye West and the Public Enemies Of Fire are in the clear.
     
  10. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    "of Deathmetal" also works

    That's why my next project is going to be either Electric Light Orchestra of Fire or Elton John of Deathmetal or the Eagles of Deathmetal of Fire...
     
  11. CapnForsaggio

    CapnForsaggio Cap'n (general)

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    I'm a fan of "proto- <name>":

    Protoalchemist

    It literally implies you are the first. :) Good luck.
     
  12. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    There was also the cartoon called "Ghostbusters," which had nothing to do with the movie. When the people who made the movie wanted to make a Saturday morning cartoon, they had to call it "the Real Ghostbusters," so, to be safe, you could be "the Real Protoalchemist of Fire of Deathmetal El Paso III."
     
  13. abeigor

    abeigor SS.org Regular

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    Dude.

    The Elton John Of Death Metal is absolutely .... plus.
     
  14. JamesM

    JamesM The Armada

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    Dude, you know that The Alchemist is famous as fvck, right?

    "Not-so-well-known" is hugely off point here.
     
  15. sezna

    sezna undermotivated

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    :hbang::hbang::yesway: :bowdown: I actually don't dislike that, even though I'm pretty sure you were being facetious.

    I've already called my guys.


    Yeah, we actually are going to rename again. It's just that it takes so long to get everybody in the band to agree :(

    In my defense, he has a pretty metal name.

    Also, in my defense, I know less about rap than my cat knows about poetry. I am slowly beginning to see he is rather large. :(


    I'm actually gonna pull our stuff because I'm afraid of him noticing, and then figure out what to do. :flame:

    Here's a message we just got:
    We are not trve!!!!!!!!!!111!1!! :realmad::realmad:
     
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    I will however say this, since you're correct, my answer was pretty minimal in sincerity - any time you guys get close to a band name you like: GOOGLE IT. IMMEDIATELY.

    I've thought of half a dozen different good ones, and a quick Google search has told me if it's worth even considering for another second, because if someone else has it - then it's no good to you. It's 2016, we've got the world at our fingertips so there's really no ground for you to stand on if you don't do that and say, "Well, how was I supposed to know someone was named '______.'"
     
  17. sezna

    sezna undermotivated

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    Yeah. This is one of those band names that has been with us since 9th grade. We were young and dumb back then.

    Honestly the more I think of Alchemyst the more I like it.

    Also, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alchemist_(band)
     
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    I still miss the rep system sometimes, because damn it, you deserve +rep for each and every post you've made in this thread so far.
     
  19. TheKindred

    TheKindred TimeTravel Innovator

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    there is already a metal band named Alchemist as well and they've been kicking around for a while.



    edit: as pointed out by Sezna 2 posts up :derp:
     
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    sezna undermotivated

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    I've got all the info I need. We gotta rename...

    Guys I'm gonna rework this thread. Help me think of cool band names for instrumental djenty stuff. Alchemy-related optional. Facetiousness also optional. Originality required.

    the Real Protoalchemist of Fire of Deathmetal El Paso III is up there as a favorite, but perhaps it has too many words. Perhaps we could make it an acronym and not ever explain the acronym.

    "We are TRPOFODEPIII!!!!!!".
     

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