Biographically speaking for Die-Sect™ by (Wes Nagy) *Manager/Founding Member*
We really started out as some new friends that I was introduced to back in 2006 had somewhat of a band formed and wanting a singer/vocalist/front-man to head up the band.
A mutual friend of ours I had been to plenty of evil moshing shows with Katie(Yes a girl) who stood her ground with the most powerful of men had suggested to them that I tryout.
Never having done any singing for a band or talents at any instruments I was apprehensive but she had pointed out that I would vocally overshadow many of the professionals from the front pit without a mic.
Quickly I found out as I had them over to my basement as a practice spot (where I had a PA system my oldest brother had left from his college band and a drum stage my middle brother left when he moved to California) that singing with a band was nothing like annoying a real vocalist at a show yelling over them.
This took it's toll fast on me and I didn't really understand how to sing at cue points and as for counting in time signature well, I didn't play an instrument so I didn't have a clue as to what the hell that was.
The band kept practicing but was getting nowhere fast and the redundancy of taking a cover song and speeding up the tempo was getting old to me.
Die-Sect (A name I came up with in my sleep) I googled and all I saw in 06 was about how it was dissect misspelled but I knew it as a conjunction of two words both with meaning and together with meaning for me.)
Had indeed ran it's course in my book by 2007 and we disbanded and abandoned the idea.
Having all this equipment being just left behind and some time to really dedicate to it as the recession was taking it's toll on what was supposed to be a handed down third generation large excavation company.
It was time to bring in new players and rebuild Die-Sect but this time I'd take the reigns and run it as if it really was a company or brand with a democratic internal infrastructure and some good ethics of business practice.
Performing live was the target, So we set off to create our first set list of music.
That took awhile, I still had yet learning vocal dynamics and even though we all had some years on us being later 20's to mid 30's in age, Much of this was new to everyone and all of it to me.
I asked the advice of then lead vocalist for I Decay at a Big John's Subs next to the infamous The Machine Shop an absolute ton of questions.
Despite what had to be entirely irritating while eating a sub before a headline show, He answered every question I had and with very real answers about creating a set list of original songs and putting the time into having them be perform able not just a jam session on stage along with many other things that where simple to others who had been around doing this awhile.
So the mission was set, We would start working out a list of songs created by everyone jamming together and locking in there part as there's then I would write about my life as lyrics because I am not going to sing about someone else's as I didn't live there's.
I had done some real crazy shit in my early 20's so I had stories for days.
It came together enough that I knew we could hit the stage for the first time and I would lead them into a spectacular event that I had been waiting on for much longer then I knew while watching other concerts my whole life.
We got a call to be on a show our first show at The Machine Shop.
Figuring we would be opening the show by everyone since it was our first one, They all got a shock.
As the company promoting the show based timeslots on ticket sales it was looking like the band no one knew of yet would be the least seller.
Our drummer worked out an article with our largest newspaper in the area because she was his next door neighbor and was proud of him getting to play a show.
The article was a full story quarter page full color band picture print in the entertainment section.
Titled: "Metal to die for..."
It got peoples interest fast as they wondered "Who the hell are these guys?"
We out sold everyone by over 30 tickets. Selling 70 tickets for the first show giving us the virtual headline position of second to last.
It was amazing and we had the time of our lives up there, I forgot half the lyrics due to the excitement but I have some freestyle skills so I re-wrote half the songs right on stage.
Today that soundtrack is soundboard recorded live by the sound engineer at The Machine Shop and available on iTunes today still.
After that incredible high we wanting to play more and we got a call from the promoter after they heard what we did and gave us our own headline show at The Machine Shop again.
This went on through '09 and into 2010 we booked a lot as I was finding my niche as this manager/booking agent position I knew I had to take on with my decade of that style work at the excavation company in the office as a job estimator and GPS specialist.
Even took it farther and started doing my own promotions by booking the other bands to support a showcase event at other venues in the state.
Our drummer seemed to be having issues with everyone including himself and left the band.
I did have a backup plan for that in place and welcomed my friend Adam who learning our songs and we continued on doing shows and writing new music.
This did seem to slow our momentum we had going, but I tried to make up for it by booking bigger shows with national acts needing local support.
That was not the right path as the venue doing this was forcing us to sell enough tickets to pay for the national act to be there then cutting set times short forcing money from otherwise broke bands.
Adam left us next having been in school and working he didn't have the time to dedicate.
We hired our third drummer and continue to play shows when we can book them.
A&R? LABELS? ANYONE? HELP
Die-Sect to date has never missed a show date.
All music performed is ours.
We will continue this.
Some help would be great.