In Oct of 2007, Jason and Bob started “jam nights” in the garage to expand on each of their own writing and recording projects. Their musical influences seemed to overlap about 50-60% with Jason leaning toward screams/growls/blast beats and Bob leaning toward edgy vocals/hard rock riffs. The thing they both drawn to was the heaviness and complexity of the music buried within what some would call “piles of noise”. The Monday night jams in Jason’s garage evolved into the music project that is now known as “the Muted Pitch”.
About 1 year after inception, and countless recordings of ideas, they found the sound and style that suited them. It wasn’t until they started to feel happy with the overall sound and crafting of the tunes that they considered the larger goal of giving back to the metal community.
The Monday jams moved into the home studio located in Jason’s basement, dubbed “the Muted Pit”, and they started thinking about their first album. Jason and Bob poured over the past year of material and recorded more ideas forming the skeletal structure of the 13 tracks to be on the first album. “the First 13″ came together as a result of Jason and Bob pushing themselves for months, frequently tweaking the overall sound and finally feeling comfortable with calling the album complete.
With one album released, they are currently working on another one with a new studio set up, new gear and a new member. tMP has added Trevor as the full time bass player. Trevor is a long time friend, and former band-mate, of Jason from back in High School. Trevor’s music style mimics Jason’s and the overall writing process of their music has only gotten better.
The current intent of the band is to never compromise the musical style that feels true to them. Their objective from the beginning is to make music that is satisfying to the band with the hope that others will enjoy it as well. Digital downloads of tMP’s music are available for free from their website to share with the metal community, and all others.