My name is Anthony, I am a bass player and death metal vocalist. Unfortunately I cant do both at the same time, so if someone near me is in need of either of the two then I'm down. I have been playing bass for 10 years and have been doing metal vocals for 3 years.
Music is one of the only two things in life that I care about. Without music I wouldn't be anything at all.
My dream is to create extreme metal music that has the potential to inspire political change, almost like a death metal Rage Against the Machine you could say, and of course to make a living in the music industry.
Getting corporate money out of politics.
My top bands of all time would have to be, in no particular order, Pantera, Metallica, Lamb of God, The Black Dahlia Murder, Alice In Chains, Gojira, Led Zeppelin, Cannibal Corpse and I'll say Grimaze because Melina from Grimaze started Drooble.
Music just naturally comes out of me and It's all I think about, I'm always thinking of new ideas and always working on getting better. So, just life in general inspires me I guess.
Political change in particular.
I have yet to perform live but I'm sure it's one the greatest feelings in the world.
Musicians nowadays are not only musicians, but they are now technically business owners and managers of their own personal brand. Not only are musicians in charge of making their music, but they also have to successfully manage social media marketing, touring, imaging, and merchandising all on their own, especially musicians in niche genres. I honestly couldn't say anything on how to improve this other than that streaming services have completely changed the landscape of the music industry, for better or worse, and unfortunately, that can of worms cannot be closed.
It's pretty cool I guess.
My focus on such a niche and extreme genre of music has made it difficult to find like-minded musicians near me. Hopefully drooble will help me in that regard.
I go to shows as much as possible but being a poor college student gets in the way occasionally.
Understanding the importance of your bands image, messaging, brand, merchandise and round the clock work in order to make a living in the music industry. And, of course determination.
Grimaze, Dehydrated, Acid Bath, Bethlehem, The Red Chord