Here it is, mid march, and StillFear had FINALLY booked their 2013 debut show! We will be playing with our good friends Will, Amanda, Mike and Brandon in Exfixia. Accompanying the bill is a killer metal band out of Salem, called 'Wicked Haven'. PLEASE come join the festivities on Friday, May 3rd @ 3rd St Pub, here in Bend, OR! The more the merrier... but only the truly sissy-merriest will NOT have a few drinks!!! ...so, come prove me wrong... or, if that is even grammatically correct... or, somethin'... lol
WE'RE BACK!!! Spread the word...
We got 3 new songs up for your listening pleasure. Take a listen, give us some love... or not - lol. Whatever floats your boat, we're glad to take it. We're just happy to finally be getting some new material from our upcoming self-released album. it's pretty raw.... dig it. THANKS!!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!
I am pleased to announce that StillFear has progressed nicely along with the recording of the 2nd album since our last (real) update. Dry drum and bass tracks were finished up by the 1st week of May, and guitar tracks are still being recorded now. Originally with the guitar tracks we tried recording a live cab sound, but we couldn't get the right sound... but we DID record a track or 2 for each song within a couple of weeks - that is, until we decided to start from scratch. A new technique was discovered, and to bring you the best, $0.00 budget recording possible, we are running all the guitar tracks again. As of now we have about 4 songs left for guitars, and will begin vox recordings within the next couple of weeks. We're hoping to have 3 song sampler from the new album ready by the 1st of August... stay tuned for that!!! The final album will be released by the end of the year (tentative, of course, budget willing).
In the meantime, StillFear have been playin' shows and writing even newer material (some which have been heard live already by the most dedicated fans - lol). We have 4 shows in August, 2 of which will be over in the valley again: @ La Pinata in Drain, OR & Goodfella's in Springfield. You can get more info by checking out our shows link here on RN.
Lastly, Stillfear would like to pimp 2 other dynamite projects that are linked to the band. *** Brett has put a new project together with the ex-lead singer of The Vaulted, Erica - it is entitled 'Halo Haven'. Their new blend of 'progressive metal-meets-the-radio' sound can be heard here on RN: - www.reverbnation.com/halohaven ...they are currently competing with hundreds of other bands for a nationwide Battle of the Bands (WA show), hosted by Ernie Ball and others. Check out the link on their RN page, and VOTE TODAY!!! *** Ramz has been busy as well, recording with his new band, Demigod - with fellow musicians Kurt (Kleverkill), Jason (Tenatreign) and Dominic (Aberration, Falling From Grace), all from Bend, OR. Demigod has been invited to play a couple of BIG shows in late September: One for the Northwest Best concert series (Jen Meyer Media) and the other in Portland opening for a national act across the street from the Roseland Theater (names of the band and venue are currently unknown to me - lol... I'll find out later what they are). Check out Demigod here on RN: - www.reverbnation.com/demigod245 ...please mind that our new demo is NOT quite done yet, and there is no music currently on our RN page. But I PROMISE - it is coming REAL SOON!!
I think that's about it... I hope you enjoyed this thoroughly long and exhausting blog, updating the previously mysterious 3 months - lol. Take care Stillio-Fans, and SPREAD THE WORD!!!!
Ok, Stillio-Fans..... here ya go:
StillFear is currently working on resolving a month-long issue with recording gear for getting the drums started... and is ALMOST ready to begin (again). If all goes well, we should be able to start tracking drums Wednesday, April 18th for our upcoming 2nd album release later this year (tentative winter 2012 date). A HUGE THANKS to Mike Self (Sadistic Mutiny / Exfixia) for loaning us the equipment to begin our next endeavor. WE OWE YOU MIKE!!! THANK YOU!!! :)
Stay tuned for more info (pics, vids, etc) on the recording process... SPREAD THE WORD!!!
Until further notice, the recording session for the new StillFear album has been postponed.
Stay tuned for more info to come...
Last week we were excited to begin the recording of our brand new album... that is, until things went south. We encountered an issue with the interface of our perspective inputs into Pro Tools... blah, blah, blah: We had to wait for another option before we could begin. So, we found one. Jason Costa (Tenatreign; Death of a Hitman) has been so kind as to find us a 24 channel recording board to which we can use for the drum recordings. The BAD news.... we only get it for 6 days!! That's gonna be a lotta hard work for me... but I'll get it done!!! If not, we'll have a backup option by then - I hope - lol.
So, the 3 of us went into the rehearsal/recording studio yesterday and were to work on w few of the new songs - to work out any kinks. Instead, we ended up writing 2 NEW TUNES!!! lol - already sniffin' the 3rd album, it seems - lol. It marked the 1st time (honestly) that we all collaborated on a tune together. We're very excited - but we gotta get the 2nd album done 1st!!!
I know it ain't a lot of info, but it'll hafta do for now. Hopefully this weekend we'll have some more info and accompanying pics/vids to share as well.
Stay tuned!!! Ramz - StillFear
It's true Stillio-Fans... We're going back in!!
On Wednesday we begin recording drums for the material soon to be released on our 2nd album endeavor. I can't wait - the pressure of performing under the infamous 'red light' is always a challenge - and fun as all hell - lol. As it stand now, there are 10 strong cuts for this album. As most of you know, we've been playing a few of them live already at our shows. So some of favorite live songs will be captured forever on our 2nd release: 'Heavy On My Heart', Wounds Not Healing', '50/Nothing', 'Falling Skies'... and plenty more where that came from.
As it stands now, StillFear is awaiting news from our label, Deka Records, regarding contract info from our 1st release, 'StillFear'. If all goes well (and it looks like it will be...) StillFear and Deka Records will be negotiating a contract which will allow us to release this new album to all Stillio-Fans later this year!!!
This is going to be an exciting year: Great success of our 1st release on Amazon and iTunes, 2nd album recorded/released, a potential tour and new contract under Deka Records... hang on for the ride!!! STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES FROM THE RECORDING OF OUR 2ND ALBUM, posted here on ReverbNation.com/stillfear, and on FaceBook.com.
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1st order of business: I want to personally congratulate Coach Coughlin, Eli Manning and the rest of the New York Giants for their Superbowl win tonite over the NE Patriots. What a rough season, with a lot of jobs on the line... after being 7 - 7 halfway through the season, coming back undefeated throughout the Superbowl after dominating the division, including a division win over the Cowboys in the final game of the season... what can I say - Congrats to the Giants organization - you all deserve it!!! GO GIANTS!!!
For our 2nd order of business I avert your attention to the current success of StillFear's self-titled debut album. On Amazon.com alone we are still lingering around their 'Best Sellers' Top 100 chart for Hard Rock & Metal. 23 straight days thus far. Perhaps a big congrats to us, and certainly to you, the faithful Stillio-Fans for your support - worldwide, I might add!!! Everyone who has had a hand in our current success will never be forgotten - even if we have never met you, and don't know your name! We will never forget... In case you have forgotten, or never knew - our DEBUT CD IS AVAILABLE ON Amazon.com, your iTunes Store and Rhapsody.com. GO CHECK IT OUT!!!
...which brings us to business order #3: The Future. StillFear has decided to begin recording songs for our 2nd album starting THIS MONTH. It looks as though 10 strong tunes are ready to go - and if we play it right it will also be ready, tentatively, for sale by the end of this year. We are very exited, and can't wait to get going on our next endeavor.
4th order of business: We have some immediate shows coming up in the Central Oregon area. - Feb. 17th 'Birthday Bash For Jason' @ Player's Bar (Bend, OR) @ 8PM: w/special guests Tentareign, Death of A Hitman and Sons of Dirt (all available for listen here on RN!) - Feb. 18th @ 3rd St Pub (Bend, OR) @ 8PM: w/ special guests Sons of Dirt - Mar. 24th @ Chey Town (Prineville, OR) @ 8PM: special guests TBA StillFear is also waiting on a confirmation to play in Eugene again @ the infamous Black Forest (check 'em out here on RN!) sometime in April or May, as well as the Aftershock Club in Klamath Falls around the same time. 2 great venues you don't wanna miss, if you can make the trip!!!
THX again for listenin' to our ramblings - it's just our way of SPREADING THE WORD - and you should do the same!!! All it takes is a few minutes at work, at the gym... or randomly yelling at some people downtown while driving through the streets!!! Share our name, our news and our success - it is well deserved all around for everyone!!!
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Ramz - StillFear
I wanted to send a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has helped support the release of our debut CD over this fall and winter season!!! It has had HUGE success!! On iTunes we scored big with 3 days running on their 'Top 100' album downloads chart - and on Amazon we scored HUGE (and are still going!) on their album downloads charts as well, reaching a high of #11 on 'Top Rated' chart (and still currently #16), #9 on their 'Best Sellers' chart, and a STUNNING #2 on their 'Hot New Releases' chart, behind only Megadeth's new album!!! We couldn't be any happier with our current success, thanks to all the Stillio-Fans and Deka Records. So, THANK YOU!
More info to come soon, including a possible US tour and NEW CD this year... so STAY TUNED!!!
Ramz - StillFear
STILLIO-FANS!!!!! I am MORE THAN PLEASED to announce that for the last week StillFear has been selling our DEBUT CD on Amazon.com!! Since we debuted on Amazon.com StillFear has breached the Top 100 Sales for MP3 Dowloaded Albums, 'Best Sellers' chart for Hard Rock/Metal twice... placing as high as #30!!! We have also been in the Top 100 for their 'Hot New Releases' for 6 straight days running!!! It is also rumored that StillFear has also topped similar achievements on iTunes.com, after placing in their total sales, top 100, 3 days running last week. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH thus far for the support!!! We can't do this without you... which is why we ask of you, yet again, to PLEASE VISIT AMAZON.COM or ITUNES.COM and purchase the DEBUT STILLFEAR ALBUM, or at least please leave a great review. Every little bit helps, and we are very appreciative!!! Keep you ears on standby... things are happening very fast!!! NEW SHOWS are coming up in Central Oregon real fast - NEW SONGS are also in the works to be recorded this year to prep for a 2nd album release in the near future. THANKS AGAIN STILLIO-FANS... STAY TUNED!!!