Seems odd for a band whose theme is Winter, snow,, and ice to lose a show due to a blizzard, but we did just that. Our gig in New London CT on February 9 was snowbagged by Nemo. It will be rescheduled soon. Since the snow didn't amount to much here in Pennsylvania, we had a nice practice and took some band pictures which will be up soon. It'll be nice to have some current lineup shots.
Our next show isn't going to be for at least 6 weeks, so we're taking that time to learn a couple more songs and tighten up our set. Gotta keep the sets fresh and exciting, and the extra practice definitely doesn't hurt.
... because we get a lot of spam mail from promoters and scouts looking for bands for gigs and comps, but they're all pretty much pay-to-play mills. I'm sure anyone else with a band profile on here gets the same crap. Pay a fee to submit your music for consideration. You would think if they actually liked your music to begin with they would ask you to play, right? Well, of course, if they did that they might end up paying you to perform and they can't have that now, can they?
But, I was stopped by realizing that we have a lot of fans and listeners here that we don't have on other sites, and it's easier for people to find us here through our Facebook profile, so, we're leaving it up. Know, however, that most of our correspondence is done through the Facebook site (facebook.com/frostgiantkills) or through direct e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Because of the high spam content we don't really check this page for messages.
Thanks to everyone who has checked us out! We hope to play near you sometime in the future (and not have to pay money to some douchebag pay-to-play promoter to do it).
It's been a long road. Five years ago when I started this project I never thought it would see the light of day. I was content to let it develop at its own pace- and I am glad I did. Like a fine wine, or, more realistically, a wheel of cheese, it tastes better with age. We're playing our first show on October 13. In less than twelve hours I will be on my way to New London, CT, to play at the El N Gee club, a venue I earned my stripes playing at many, many times. It feels good, and yet, I am as nervous as if I had never played a show. I forgot how messy it is organizing a band and getting things done. I am lucky to have a good group of musicians around me. I still don't feel like we're 100% ready, but what the fuck, fuck shit up. You just go out there and leave it all on stage. Hopefully we sound good, if not there's always next time. This is a transition for me- for US, because it's no longer just me, but four other people putting their time, effort, and hearts into this. Ever onward, no looking back. Hails to everyone, may your deeds do honor to your folk and the gods.