|Featured, Features, Up & Coming Published: January 2, 2013 |
Frost Atronach – Embers of Rebellion
Listen to the new song from Frost Atronach – Embers of Rebellion
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
We grew up mostly in Simi Valley, California. We each played instruments from an early age but did not really take it seriously until we formed our band in 2008. In 2010 two members joined and we played around 20 shows with them.
What do you have coming up? What are some of the new projects we can expect to see?
We are currently writing material for our next album which is expected to be released early 2013. Also, we’re going to be producing our own music video soon.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
Embers of Rebellion is about the current state of the world, at least how we see it. It’s an anthem of sorts, meant to get you pumped up for a real cause. Many lyrics today seem empty and generic, we are pushing away from that. For the listeners, our song was too long for the site to handle so it cuts out a little more than halfway through. To hear the full version check out our website: www.FrostAtronachBand.net.
How does your music separate yourself from other artists and bands out there?
Well for one, we are only two people, but we bring more than enough power to captivate and entertain. On top of that, our songs are not built according to a “template” so they do not all sound and feel the same.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
We controlled every aspect of our recordings all the way down to mic placement, having no prior experience. The learning curve for decent sounding audio recordings is very steep and that’s just base recording. On top of that you have mixing which is a whole other beast to tame. You have to deal with busses, gating, compressing, etc; you name it we had to learn it. Although there were many pitfalls along the way we persevered.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
We had to deal with our two outside members parting ways with us which as a band really feels like a major setback. It took some time to get back on our feet musically but when we did, we found that we didn’t lose anything important. We got right back to songwriting and redid every song and enhanced it, as well as writing new material and finishing the album by ourselves.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
I would definitely say watch out who you let “promote” you when you are just starting out. What may seem awesome at the time really gets old fast. For example, we were stuck playing first for practically every show we ever played simply due to the fact that we were new and powerful. Also, when your “promoter” is in a band himself, he will usually favor his own band over yours or any other band with talent.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
It takes a lot of time and effort to really make music a reality. To step outside the “weekend warrior” mentality and try and make music a career is not easy to do. You must dedicate a substantial part of your life to practicing, learning new skills as well as maintaining old ones, songwriting, and planning to be able to go far. But if you stick with it, music is unbelievably fulfilling.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
Well we are lucky to have the internet to reach people all over the world, as well as some stores willing to display and sell our album on their counter. Our personal favorite would be to perform.
Where can people visit you?
Our band website: www.FrostAtronachBand.net