Get ready for my next release on 11/11/2016! I’m releasing my first single, which is also my first Christmas metal song.
This is a song I wrote several years ago. I decided to make some changes and officially release it this year.
If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s my first premier video I made for my Facebook fan page for Christmas Presence:
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Christmas Presence – Single
I love metal and I love Christmas time. So it made sense to release a Christmas metal song!
Christmas Presence first came about as somewhat of a rendition of Carol of the Bells. I recorded the song and shortly after created a YouTube video for the song. About a year or so after I had recorded it, I presented it to the band at the church I was to, and we played the song live for a Christmas production. That was a very cool experience.
I wasn’t sure if I was going to ever do anything with Christmas Presence. It hit me one day. I didn’t want this song to go to waste! There were some captivating elements to the song, but I wasn’t 100% happy with it. I didn’t want to merely record another Christmas cover, or even rendition.
So I ended up changing the parts that were mimicking other Christmas songs. There’s still a hint of Christmas carols throughout the track, but only enough to give it that holiday feel.
The song is filled with metal riffs, melodic lead lines, and guitar solos. There’s a nice mix of ambient spots in the song with driving rhythms. I’ve listened to the mastered version and love how it turned out (thanks Mike, at JMO Services).
Stay tuned as I’ll be doing some more promotions on it until it’s release, 11/11/2016!
Keep it Metal,
P.S. Once I release Christmas Presence, I’ll be posting an in depth blog post an video of the making of the song. I’ll also go through the amps and effects I used, as well as the recording process.