This is John P. the guitarist. It may have been quite a while since we have all met but a lot of wonderful things have been going on behind the scenes. We've finished tracking our debut LP, "Back To The Flood", and it's being mixed and mastered right now by Matt Dalton at 37 Studios in Michigan. He's worked with such acts such as Hed PE (who we're opening for November 28th!), I See Stars, Atilla, and Emmure, among other heavyweights. Special thanks go out to Brandon Bujnowski from If and Only If Productions for his talent and hard work at the engineering helm of this masterpiece! Also as many of you guys know, I'm recently married! I simply can't thank you all enough for your well-wishing and making it the best wedding ever had. With so many great things happening, I can only say that I'm feeling very blessed right now, and that's all in no small part due to your friendships and support. I owe you all big time! And last but not least, I'd like to welcome a new member to the Proxima Control lineup. As some of you may know, we parted ways with our ex drummer in march, and Alex Cohen was generous and talented enough to fill those shoes this past summer. So finally a great friend and fan of ours, Alan Arnedo, is now stepping in as our new drummer! After just about 2 months, Alan has shown some real talent and dedication, so we're happy and confident to say we've finally found our full time drummer! So finally without further ado, we have 2 shows coming up: ---------- Sat November 22 @ Tobacco Road 354 W 41st St New York, NY First band @ 8 pm --We will be releasing the first single "Hangman", off our debut LP, at this show!! CD singles will be on sale, and the artwork is just beautiful. ----------- Fri November 28 @ Blackthorn 51 80-12 51st Ave Queens, NY First band @ 730 pm --Yes, our album is being mixed by Hed PE's engineer, and now we're opening for Hed PE! I hope you've heard of them, because they one of the best national Nu Metal acts of this decade. https://www.facebook.com/hedpe --We're selling tickets for this show-- please hit anyone of us up for tickets anytime! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org ---------- Anyway, we're super excited to be seeing all of you again soon! Again, none of this would be possible without your friendships and support, so we are definitely grateful for all of that. -John, Jack, Ben, Matt, and Alan
Wow, a lot has happened since the release of our first EP, Inertia Massacre. We played a rigorous show schedule last summer, followed by a fantastic show at Axum Lounge Washington DC in August. We took a break for some time, developing merch and writing new songs. Gussy's in Astoria, NY saw us come back in full-force with the help of Castle Lifers where we debuted 2 new songs.
In 2013, we played 2 more local shows with Castle Lifers. Opening for Wool Over Eyes in May was a big win. In June and just this past August 10th we concluded the Inertia Massacre "Tour" with by far 2 of our best shows to date at the Unknown Bikers Club and Place Bar & Lounge. Thanks to Necromancer Productions and No More Underground!
Now, to record that demo of 5 new songs-- pre-production for our next EP, our first official commercial release! One song has still never been played live, but our own Matt Lippa nailed all 5 for drums. Sadly, he is going to Berkeley in Boston for college in a week, but we will try to work it out via commuting; he's too valuable to lose! And hopefully connections at Berkeley will help us out! So lets keep our fingers crossed. We may hopefully expand our base to Boston, and do a Boston-Jersey-NYC-Baltimore tour early 2014!!
Well its been an intense 3-day recording session for our debut EP! We decided to take a break and play a show at Bar East, alongside metallers such as Thera and Eyes like Cyanide. We handed out rough mixes of the album, but we're not stopping there!
In just 2 weeks we'll re-enter the studio to mix the hell out of this EP, and at that it will stand as an immortal cornerstone of Proxima Control!
Things have been spectacular since we found Matthew Lippa as our new drummer. Shows have been killer, songs improved, and new material has shaken the scene to the core. Not to mention we have an amazing drummer now!
So we've all decided its time to immortalize the music on a self-titled EP--4 re-vitalized songs from our demo "Ride These Delusions" and 1 unheard new song. Expect there to be some bonus material as well..
Lastly, as luck would have it, we've won studio time at the March 18th Bandwars 2012 showcase! We'll thus be recording/mixing at Night Owl Studios (bandwars sponsors) in Manhattan. Around that time, we'll be opening up for the metal band Pyrrhon.
Proxima Control just got a bit closer..
Well by now you should have heard that we have found our new drummer, Matthew Lippa, and he's amazing!! If you were able to see our last show (Bandwars 2011 in November), you probably would have noticed that everything sounded much better, primarily due to having a competent drummer this time, and we're overjoyed about that. Proxima Control also gained much exposure here with the help of the combined crowds-- hopefully we'll see a lot of new faces at our upcoming events, and if you're reading this, don't be afraid to say hi! We love meeting new fans! Following said battle of the bands, we won the wild card vote (thanks guys!) earning us an exposure package by Supernova's Corina Newby. Our lineup finally being stable, we can now move on with more exciting ventures, such as thoroughly invading the New York City club/venue circuit and recording another demo this winter! What about this demo you say? We will include 1-2 all-new songs, and the rest will probably be 3-5 songs off our last demo, but done professionally and significantly polished up. The new track(s) will definitely be something fresh both for us and the scene. We're stoked about the opportunities we'll gain by recording the new demo, I'm personally really looking forward to it, and I hope you guys are too. If it turns out to be super-high quality, we'll even see about making an EP of it! Anyway our next show is at Sullivan Hall, January 4th, and I hope to see everyone who's heard the name Proxima Control !!
-John Christian (Lead guitar) http://www.facebook.com/events/295947767116861/ (Facebook event)
http://www.reverbnation.com/show/6133613 (reverbnation event page)
Ladies and gents! Thanks again for coming out and supporting us this past Sunday at the Knitting Factory for Band Wars 2011! It was a real blast and we were glad to see so many new enthusiastic faces there.
We've been getting increased traffic to our internet sites, and we'd love to reach out more to new fans that we've never met. Don't be shy-- post, comment, criticize, praise, etc!
Lastly, we had to let our old drummer go today due to his conduct and performance over the past month. We're frantically looking for a new one, so totally let us know if you know any drummers age 18-28, or if you're one yourself! -Jack H, John P, Ben S, Matt Z
Hello fellow earthlings. Just in case you've been out of the loop, Proxima Control is playing at the battle of the bands, at Bandwars 2011!! When? Sunday, September 25 Doors open at 6, ends around midnight. We go on for a half hour, not sure what time yet. Where? 361 Metropolitan Avenue Brooklyn, NY Right off the L or G train. If you need tickets, call 917-656-9049 or email email@example.com. Don't worry, we won't bite! We'll bring tickets to your door- we have 20 free tickets so hurry! Remember to check us out at facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=200956959963770 Twitter: www.twitter.com/proximacontrol Youtube: www.youtube.com/proximacontrol Supernova: www.supernova.com/proximacontrol Show some love, and we'll be exploding your heads at Bandwars!
Requested a slot at the battle of the bands, aka "Summer Melt Down" in New York City, hosted by Supernova! http://www.supernova.com/proximacontrol