Thursday, April 23, 2015

Introducing: Dark Victory Records!!

I'm kind of a control freak you know? If you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself!! and when it's about my music, my babies....then i'm tooking no fucking exception!!

In the spirit of it, I've created Dark Victory Records, which will take care of my releases as well as the releases of a couple more artists (Satanic Butcher, Death of Innocents) and will be the home of many other bands releases as well (hopefully).

I'll be in control of producing those albums and of the artists as well, and this means one thing only.....FREEDOM!! we all want that isn't it? I think we all agree that we deserve better music, we need to push the artists and audience further, there are a lot of amazing artists here on Mexico, and be pretty damn sure as hell that if they ever step foot on Dark Victory Records, we'll make their fierce sound be heard.

So, stay tuned, we'll announce the first release on Dark Victory Records and hell, you'll better watch out! this thing is heavy as fuck!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Posting a few kick-ass heavy metal demos - "Someday" By Orion Hellraiser

This time I'll post some kind of a personal song, maybe I'l re-record it someday, maybe not, who knows? I composed this song as a gift, and I actually wrote some lyrics that will remain maybe top secret until the end of time, so this is actually a song that could put me really nervious to expose it to somebody else

If you're interested in the animation, you should check out this guys, which template I modified, it's free, royalty free and they do an amazing job

Monday, October 28, 2013

Posting a few kick-ass heavy metal demos - "Angels & Demons (Instrumental)" By Orion Hellraiser

This is one of my favorite songs, the only one to this date planned to be completely instrumental, which was one of my dreams back when I started to play music and I was only 12 years old banging my head listening to some Metallica songs.

Fun fact is that I created this song by accident, when I was jamming and goofing around with Black Sabbath's "Children of the Sea" which starts with a D Minor chord and it suddenly became the main riff when the distortion starts by refining some notes to my liking.

Sometimes I think that I might be the only one in the world that actually loves the "Lulu" collaboration from Metallica and Lou Reed, and to prove it, this song was largely inspired by the song "Dragon" from that album.

It's hard to say what was exactly going on inside my head at the time, it was a very difficult time in my life when I finished this song, and back when I saw how the song was progressing ....I actually forgot everything else, I was so mezmerized by the riffs and the melody that I forgot everything else, that's why I love music and I'll keep doing this until the day I day

It's also hard to say which songs inspired me to make this one, I had some Saxon, Metallica, Beethoven, Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy and Angel Witch running on my head, I just mix everything in my mind to create something that I really love....

The title (such as many other songs that I made) was conceived by the sound, I wanted to portray some tranquility and chaos, a beautiful chaos, and I remembered Dan Brown's book entitled "Angels and Demons", and the title of the book (just the title!) described everything perfectly on the song, so I used it.

As far as the animation goes, it was inspired by the "Angels & Demons" logo I created shortly after the song was conceived, which was simple.... but I loved it, and it largely described the song also.

If you're interested on the animation, please check out this guys which template I modified to create the really really cool animation on After Effects

New demo NEXT MONDAY!!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Posting a few kick-ass heavy metal demos - "Confussion" By Orion Hellraiser

Well well well....... what do we have here? I'll be releasing some original demos, that I "mastered" in order to keep a decent and constant audible level, There'll be a total of 6 songs that will be periodically uploaded to my youtube channel, These covers have no footage whatsoever, so instead of making a shitty static video, I'll be making shitty animated videos for your joy in the next couple of weeks.

This one in particular is kinda old, recorded 5 years ago, it was the first song that actually made me believe that I could record decent music and was the first song I started to play for some people, and I started to upload it everywhere, and it was composed to actually have some vocals on it, check it out!

The animation was chosen because it really fitted the old cover I used back in the days to promote the song, and I think it came out pretty good, it's up to you the final opinon!

We'll meet again next Monday, with another kick-ass demo....

Monday, February 4, 2013

Thin sound Stratocaster?? I don't think so....

There's a lot of people out there that loves Stratocaster guitars, but many agree that they are excellent for solos.....not for heavy stuff, you need at least humbuckers to compensate the sound, or another guitar.....I really think that's a lot of bullshit, you can make your guitar sound amazing with the right signal chain.

There's my first electric guitar right above this text (with an Undertaker's symbol sticker that I created near the bridge lol) and I got it for under 100 dollars back then when I was 15 years old, and at the time, all I played was my acoustic guitar that I got when i was 12. I spent a lot of time trying to get a good sound from that cheap piece of crap, and I did it!!, it took me a long time to understand how a signal chain works, I really needed to crank the hell out of that guitar in order to get a good sound and it became my only ally when I had to experiment many of the stuff I know by now.

I recorded my "first" semi pro sounding song with this guitar and I used all the way to about 1 or 1 and a half year ago when I got a washburn wi14, you can even see it on my first experimental videos........wanna know how this sounded with the correct signal chain?? check this out:

I'll talk about the signal path that might seem to work really great on almost any guitar, all that might change is the input signal.......but you'll have an awesome starting point to record.