I Am The Galaxy in 2015

I know its been quite awhile since I updated this site. But if you’ve been keeping up with me on social media, you’d know that I have all but abandoned I Am The Galaxy. In fact, I’ve been working hard on it more than ever. More notably, I’ve started up a YouTube channel and began posting up play-through videos of a few of my older songs. I have a lot of stuff planned for the rest of the year in regards to YouTube and I intend on posting up new content on a regular basis. I already have a few new videos in the works that I’m sure a lot of people will like. More specifically, cover videos. Those are coming relatively soon so be on the look out for that.

In the mean time, here are both videos I have up on my YouTube page. Feel free to subscribe here!\

Late Night Jam Sessions: 1 – A Form Of War

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After 2 days of recording and mixing, I present you a fully finished track like I promised. A Form Of War is track number 1 in the Late Night Jam Sessions Episode II: Metronomic. Its been roughly a year since I last wrote a full metalcore song, and from the looks (or sounds) of things, I still got it :]

The recording process for this went fairly simple. What I usually do when I write a track a week is I prepare all week long by coming up with riffs and melodies that I can use for that week’s track. And I did exactly that. I wrote the main melody that happens about halfway through the track and worked off of that. I literally wrote most of the track the day I began recording. So that majority of what you hear was all written in a span of 5 hours.

So after I got done with writing and recording the guitar parts, I then went on to do whats usually the funnest part for me, tracking the drums using a MIDI controller. I usually love to come up with really complex beats and patterns but I can only do so much given that I’m literally playing what a regular drummer would play with 2 arms and 2 legs with only 4 fingers. Needless to say, sometimes my drum track nee some cleaning up so after I recorded all the sections of the song and got a good usable track in place, I go in a edit the MIDI notes to fix up places I messed up or add in beats I missed. You can say its kinda cheating but hey, I’m no real drummer and dont have a drum kit so I work with whats available to me. Plus I always make sure to maintain a decent level of human quality to my drum tracks by preserving the velocity hits of each beat thats being played.

And after everything was fixed and edited and recorded, I then started mastering and EQ-ing the whole track, mixed it all down, then made some sweet artwork to go with it. Anyway, I hope you like it! I always intend on writing music I want to hear with the small chance that some of you out there have the same taste in music as me and are into what I make. You’re free to download this track and bump it in your iPod/iPhone/car/computer/Android/Zune/etc…

Late Night Jam Sessions Episode II: Metronomic

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This weekend marks the return of the Late Night Jam Sessions series! Its been over a year since I recorded the first episode titled Dissonance and I think its about damn time I hit the studio and bring you a tasty new track each week with the start of Episode II: Metronomic. If you don’t remember or don’t know what the Late Night Jam Sessions series is, allow me to explain.

The Late Night Jam Sessions is an improvised studio recording marathon event that happens once per week with the goal being to write, record, mix, master, produce & publish a new track each week. Last time I recorded about 2 months worth of music and had an awesome time doing it. This time around, my sound has sort of evolved and I cannot wait to show you all what I can do.

I’m not sure how many tracks I’ll do right now, but I’m aiming to release at least 6 brand new tracks over the next 6 weeks. Hope you all will stick around to give these new tracks a listen :]

…And We’re Live!

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Hey! What’s up? Remember me? Yeah its been a good long while since this site has been up and running. I’ve been busy focusing on other projects and I thought that the time I spent being away from writing metal was long enough. So now I’m back. I’ve been playing with new styles and riffs over the past few months and I feel as though I have enough new stuff lying around to give you all a taste of what real Los Angeles Metalcore sounds like.

So just sit back, relax, and keep calm. New music will be recorded very soon. Its going to be 100x better than anything you’ve heard from I Am The Galaxy. :]