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We’re a performing alt-metal band from Frederick, MD who just parted ways with their bassist and direly need a fourth member to fill out the lineup.

Currently we’re two guitarists who sing and a drummer who slams.

- two guitarists/vocalists who are also the songwriters
- a collegiate music educated drummer who helps arrange the songs
- lead guitarist/singer is influenced heavily by mid 2000s metal like Tremonti
- rhythm guitar/singer/screamer is influenced heavily by punk/grunge/alt-rock
- drummer is influenced heavily by jazz, Bonham, and Sabbath

- should click with us as people, as being a cohesive unit is as important to us as being a good musician. At the end of these auditions, we’d like to have found a new friend
- should also be a good musician, as well. This doesn’t mean knowing every scale in every key, but just knowing your way around a groove and knowing the sonic position of a bass in a band
- should have a personal investment in our songs/this act
- should have your own gear BUT fear not because we also have stuff you can use in our rehearsal space
- be able to arrive on time
- have a driver’s license
- should not be a felon, as we rehearse on Fort Detrick
- should be at least 420 neutral, but positive is a plus, as members of the band partake

Some pros:
- we write original tunes
- we only cover songs we like (rarely, at that)
- we’re recording an EP and finalizing preproduction on the rest of our first release (and that’s twelve tracks, as of my last count?)
- you probably get to rewrite the basslines as right now they just double the root pretty much all the time
- we have upcoming shows at multiple local art showcases and festivals throughout the summer
- connections to local Baltimore promoters and booking agents
- a network of experienced local and regionally touring musicians who we’ve shared the stage with

- we aren’t a cover band (if you’re into that sort of thing)
- we have about 8 songs you have to be able to play right now (our current setlist) all of which are originals and one cover, and a show at the end of May. Lucky for you, there’s a stand in we already have filling that role at this time, unless you feel confident in your ability to pick up the material.
- music is expensive, so you’ll be helping us figure out finances for the album if you want to be recorded on it

So, BASSically, show up on time, with the right gear, the right attitude, and play the bass well, and you’ll probably be in the band and be our best friend.

Call or text or email. All is well.
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