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SET4TH UPDATE

SET4TH IS STILL RECORDING AND IS PUTTING TOGETHER ONE OF HEAVIEST GROUP OF SONGS WE HAVE EVER WRITTEN. OUR NEW TUNES ARE LIKE OUR LIVES. THEY ARE EMERGING FROM THE DEEPEST AND DARKEST HOLES TO UNEARTH SOME OF THE MOST BRUTAL AND GRUESOME MUSIC SET4TH HAS EVER PRODUCED. STAY TUNED 'CAUSE THIS IS ONLY THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG, THE MONSTER IS YET TO BE REVEALED.

UPCOMING SET4TH EP UPDATE

BEEN WORKIN' ON SOME NEW SET4TH MUSIC FOR THE NEW UPCOMING EP. THE SONGS ARE SOUNDING NOTHIN' SHORT OF KILLER. WE'RE CREATING A WHOLE NEW CHAPTER IN SET4TH MUSIC WITH CHRIS 13 SLAYING DOWN HIS POWER STRIKES FOR "TEAR DOWN THE TEMPLE" AND "REVOLUTION SOLUTION." SWEAT AND BLOOD HAS BEEN POURED OUT ONTO EVERY PIECE OF PAPER WE WRITE ON. THE DEEP, STRAIGHT FORWARD VOCALS DELIVER A CONQUERING, UPLIFTING STRENGTH THAT MOST MUSIC YOU HEAR TODAY LACKS. THIS EP IS GOING TO BE A BIG STEP UP THE LADDER FOR SET4TH SINCE SET4TH'S RECORDINGS BEGAN WITH ME HOLDING MY TELEPHONE ANSWERING MACHINE ANNOUNCEMENT BUTTON WITH MY BIG TOE TO RECORD MYSELF PLAYING GUITAR AND SINGING. "MOMMA, I HOPE YOUR PROUD 'CAUSE I'M REALLY DOING IT!" MUCH LOVE TO ALL THE FANS! PIKE

SET4TH'S NEW KILLER THREADS UPDATE

Went to the best screen printing shop in the Seattle area wed and was asked if I was sure that I wanted to use all of the prints that I chose for the new Set4th Man In Black hoodies. The guy said that the hoodies are not going to be cheap with all the printing placements. I replied by telling the guy that I would like the design how it is and would not like to change it despite the costs. When I finished designing the hoodie I was very excited about the overall look. This is something Set4th fans are going to wear on their backs with pride! The original design for the hoodie will feature a hand drawn scythe resembling the man in black's scythe from the upcoming "Black Thread" video drawn by yours truly. The hoodie will also feature the original Set4th logo, and some very brutal lookin' script.

Set4th advice: When you put your dream down on a piece of paper, don't ever let anyone convince you change it. Pike

"GIVE THE SHIRT OFF YOUR BACK" CONTEST RAN BY SET4TH

SET4TH IS NOW INTRODUCING A NEW CONTEST CALLED, "GIVE THE SHIRT OFF YOUR BACK!" STARTING TODAY FRIDAY JANUARY 25TH 2013, THE FIRST FOUR PEOPLE TO BUY A SET4TH T-SHIRT AND GIVE IT TO A HOMELESS PERSON WILL GET A FREE T-SHIRT AND A SIGNED COPY OF SET4TH'S "SCREAMIN VIDEOS" DVD! ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS TAKE A PICTURE OF YOU WITH THE HOMELESS PERSON EITHER WEARING OR HOLDING UP YOUR SET4TH T-SHIRT, UPLOAD IT TO YOUR FACEBOOK, THEN POST ON THE SET4TH FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/set4th WALL ABOUT YOUR HONORABLE ACHIEVEMENT. THE FIRST FOUR TO DO THIS WILL BE REWARDED. SET4TH T-SHIRTS ARE AVAILABLE HERE. http://www.set4thofficial.com/set4thofficial.com/KILLER_THREADS.html

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NOT FOR FAME NOR FORTUNE

SET4TH DOESN'T STAND TO SEEK FAME NOR FORTUNE. SET4TH IS ABOUT DOING, LIVING IN THE NOW. THIS IS WHAT SET4TH STANDS FOR. WHETHER IT BE FOR ONE FAN OR FOR MORE IT DOESN'T MATTER! SET4TH WILL CONTINUE DOING WHAT THE FANS LOVE THE MOST, CREATING MORE MUSIC AND VIDEOS. IN RECENT MONTHS VOCALIST, PIKE, HAS DONE EXACTLY THAT BY OVERCOMING VERY CHALLENGING OBSTACLES THAT HE HAS FACED WHILE FILMING SET4TH'S MOST RECENT UPCOMING MUSIC VIDEOS, "SCREAMIN DEMONS" AND "BLACK THREAD." "BLACK THREAD" WAS THE MOST CHALLENGING VIDEO EVER CREATED FOR SET4TH, AS PARTS OF IT WAS FILMED INSIDE "APE CAVE'S 'UPPER CAVE'." ANOTHER CHALLENGING PART OF THE FILMING OF "BLACK THREAD" WAS THE EIGHT MILE ROUNDTRIP HIKE TO AND FROM "THE MONTE CRISTO 'GHOST TOWN'." "SCREAMIN DEMONS" WAS ANOTHER VERY CHALLENGING VIDEO TO FILM. PARTS OF "SCREAMIN DEMONS" WAS FILMED INSIDE THE DANGER ZONE OF THE FAMOUS "BIG FOUR ICE CAVES" JUST OUTSIDE OF VERLOT, WA. THIS IS THE ONE TIME PIKE LITERALLY PUT HIS OWN LIFE ON THE LINE FOR ROCK 'N ROLL. THE SHOTS PIKE GOT FOR "SCREAMIN DEMONS" ARE ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE. PIKE CONTINUES TO THRUST FORWARD AND THROUGH THIS HE HAS SHOWN THE WORLD THAT NOTHING CAN STAND IN BETWEEN HIM AND HIS FANS AS HE POURS OUT TRUE DEDICATION THROUGH HIS MUSIC. SET4TH'S TWO UPCOMING MUSIC VIDEOS "BLACK THREAD" AND "SCREAMIN DEMONS" WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON DECEMBER FIRST TWO THOUSAND AND TWELVE. THEY WILL BE RELEASED ON SET4TH'S NEW "SCREAMIN VIDEOS" DVD. THE DVD WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE AT SET4THOFFICIAL.COM ON THE "DVD DESTRUCTION ZONE" PAGE.

THE BEAST I'VE BECOME

At one point in my young adult life I was homeless and alone, I never would have thought that a beast was resting inside of me just waiting for the right time to awake. When I perform in front of an audience, my wife, or by myself, I can feel an energy that completely morphs me into a Metal Monster that I never imagined I could be. Once I record a song it's usually a couple years after I have written and played it live, but when I hear my own creation enter my own ears from a nearly finished recording, I feel very excited and very proud of my achievement. It makes it even more exciting when I share my product for the first time. To hear people tell me they enjoyed it, that it rocks, or that it's awesome, only encourages me to remain as the morphed monster that began to transform me in 2001 during the beginning of Set4th.   PA

SET4TH'S BEGINNINGS / FIRST RECORDINGS

AS AN ADOLESCENT, I RECORDED WITH A CASSETTE PLAYER STYLE BOOM BOX THAT CAME WITH A SMALL MICROPHONE INPUT. I PLUGGED IN A SMALL MICROPHONE AND USED A SMALL KEYBOARD THAT HAD IT'S OWN PROGRAMMED DRUM BEATS ON IT. THE RECORDINGS WEREN'T ANY GOOD BUT I DEFINITELY SHOWED INTEREST. I WAS YOUNG AND VERY INEXPERIENCED. AT MY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WE HAD MUSIC CLASSES BUT I NEVER WAS TAUGHT ANYTHING IN DEPTH. WHILE I WAS A TEENAGER, I WROTE SONGS AND SANG THEM TO MYSELF AND A FEW PEOPLE, BUT I DIDN'T EVER RECORD ANY OF THEM. I NEVER GOT BACK INTO RECORDING UNTIL AFTER I GOT MY FIRST GUITAR. ONCE I GOT MY FIRST GUITAR I WOULD PLAY ALL THE TIME. I HAD A TINY GORILLA AMPLIFIER THAT I WOULD PLUG INTO. ONE DAY I CAME UP WITH A RIFF AND I THINK I HAD TO LEAVE FOR WORK SOON. I DIDN'T WANT TO LOSE THAT RIFF AND I DIDN'T HAVE A RECORDER, SO I TOOK THE TELEPHONE ANSWERING MACHINE, PUT IT DOWN ON THE FLOOR, PUT MY BIG TOE ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT BUTTON, AND RECORDED MY GUITAR RIFF. I WENT DOWN TO THE OLD GUITAR CENTER ON HWY 99 IN LYNNWOOD AND EXPLAINED MY SITUATION. THE GUITAR CENTER REPRESENTATIVE LAUGHED AND SAID, "I THINK IT'S TIME YOU GET A MUSIC RECORDER." THATS WHEN I BOUGHT MY FIRST MUSIC RECORDER A FOUR TRACK TASCAM.

Pike, Set4th

KING CD

I REMEMBER THIS ONE TIME WHILE I WAS LOCKED UP AS A CHILD A BUNCH OF US WERE PLAYING SPADES IN TEAMS OF TWO. I TEAMED UP WITH THIS DUDE LADD. ONCE WE WERE DONE PLAYING CARDS AND HAD TO GO BACK TO OUR CELLS I NOTICED SOMETHING WASN'T RIGHT, LADD WAS BEING FUCKED WITH BY A MUCH LARGER MEXICAN DUDE, "I FORGOT HIS NAME." I'VE KNOWN A LOT OF VERY COOL MEXICANS, BUT THIS GUY WAS OUT OF LINE FOR PICKIN ON LADD. LADD WAS PROBABLY ONLY LIKE FOUR FOOT THREE AND SOMETHING LIKE NINTY THREE POUNDS, HE WAS MUCH, MUCH SMALLER THAN THE MEXICAN DUDE WHO CLAIMED HE WAS FROM A WELL KNOWN PHOENIX GANG. THE OUT OF CONTROL MEXICAN WAS MUCH BIGGER THAN MYSELF AS WELL. IF THOSE TWO WOULD HAVE SCRAPPED IT OUT, LADD WOULD HAVE HAD NO CHANCE AT ALL. THE TIME CAME FOR ALL OF US TO BE LOCKED DOWN IN OUR CELLS. BEFORE YOU GET LOCKED IN YOU HAVE TO STAND IN FRONT OF YOUR CELL AND WAIT FOR THE COP TO COME LOCK YOU IN. BOTH LADD AND THE MEXICAN'S CELL WAS DOWN THE SAME HALL AS MINE , "C HALL.'' BEFORE THE COP CAME TO LOCK US IN, I LEFT THE FRONT OF MY CELL, RAN TOWARD THE MEXICAN AND DIDN'T SAY ONE WORD BEFORE I STARTED PUNCHING HIM IN THE FACE. THE COPS DIDN'T COME FOR A WHILE, BY THE TIME THEY GOT THERE, I ALREADY DID A LOT OF REARRANGING TO THE GUYS FACE, "IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN." HE DESERVED EVERY BIT OF IT. THEY PULLED ME OFF HIM WITH FOUR GUYS OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND THEN TOOK ME TO THE HOLE. AS THEY WERE DRAGGING ME TO THE HOLE I COULD HEAR ALL THE GUYS FROM HALLS A,B AND C BANGING ON THEIR WINDOWS CHEERING ME ON. WHEN I GOT OUT OF THE HOLE AND PLACED BACK INTO THE CONGREGATION, PEOPLE STARTED GIVING ME LOTS OF RESPECT AND CALLED ME, "KING CD." I DID NOT EXPECT ANYTHING, I WAS ONLY TRYING TO DO MY PART. I NOTICED THE MEXICAN HAD TWO BLACK EYES. WHEN WE WENT TO CHOW THAT DAY THE MOST RESPECTED GUY IN OUR BUILDING ," ROJAS", WHO WAS OUR FACILITY'S ONLY CONVICTED MURDERER, GAVE ME HIS FULL TRAY OF FOOD TO SHOW HIS HONOR. BELIEVE IT OR NOT I EVEN GOT A NEW CONTRABAND CONNECTION OUT OF THE DEAL. TOBACCO, WEED, PLAYBOY MAGS, ETC. THE BATTERED OUT OF CONTROL MEXICAN WASN'T SO OUT OF CONTROL ANYMORE, HE ACTUALLY BECAME MORE RESPECTFUL. I NEVER HAD ANY MORE PROBLEMS WITH THE GUY. ROJAS WAS KING OF THE A AND B HALLS BUT UNTIL THE DAY I LEFT ON MY EIGHTEENTH BIRTHDAY THEY CALLED ME, KING OF THE C AND D HALLS,"KING CD."

Pike, Set4th

PIKE'S PAST BAND EXPERIENCE

IN GLENDALE ARIZONA I FRONTED A VERY HEAVY SOUNDING BAND CALLED NOWHERE. THE 4 PIECE BAND WAS GREAT WE ALL HAD LONG HAIR AND FOR THE MOST PART WE ALL LIKED THE SAME TYPE OF SHIT. DURING THAT PERIOD IN MY LIFE I REMEMBER WE WOULD PRACTICE EVERYDAY, HANG OUT, DRINK A LOT OF BEER (COORS), SMOKE A LOT OF POT AND LISTEN TO BLS, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, PANTERA, LAMB OF GOD, MUDVAYNE, SLIPKNOT ETC. WHEN THE BIG SHOWS CAME AROUND WE ALL WENT TOGETHER. I REMEMBER ONE TIME WE ALL WENT TO SEE LAMB OF GOD, SLIPKNOT AND SHADOWS FALL PLAY AT THE GLENDALE ARENA. WE ALL PAID FOR SEAT TICKETS BUT EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US ENDED UP JUMPING THE FENCE AND RUNNING INTO THE PITT. THEM WERE THE DAYS.

SET4TH'S BEGINNINGS / FIRST GUITAR

I WROTE SONGS AS A TEENAGER AND SANG THEM TO MYSELF AND VERY FEW PEOPLE. THAT ALL CHANGED AFTER I GOT MY FIRST GUITAR BY ACCIDENT. ONE DAY I WENT TO THE HUGE TACOMA DOME INDOOR SALE LOOKING FOR A VIDEO CAMERA BUT I ENDED UP BUYING A RE-FURBISHED SILVERTONE ELECTRIC GUITAR INSTEAD. MY EX-WIFE WAS PISSED. I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO PLAY BUT I TRIED TO LEARN BY BORROWING GUITAR LESSON VIDEOS FROM THE LIBRARY. I PLAYED SO MUCH MY EX WOULD SHIT A BRICK EVERY TIME I PICKED THE GUITAR UP. SHE WOULD REFUSE ME SEX AND SAY IF YOU LOVE YOUR GUITAR SO MUCH, WHY DON'T YOU SLEEP WITH IT? AFTER I FOUND A BASS PLAYER AND WAS TAUGHT A FEW POWER CHORDS IT WAS ALL OVER WITH HER, BUT FOR SET4TH IT WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING.

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