Here I sit, beer cans and dishes scattered around me, as will pile up when I am working against tight deadlines and stressful work. We have finally done it! Our masterpiece, Monteith Mania is finally in our hands, and I have finally gotten a moment of silence to ponder how we’ve gotten here, and how far we have come. Continue reading
We’ve finally done it! For those of you that have been following the building success of the Monteith Clan, you may already know how long a time this has been coming.
The minigun drumming of Chaddus Provost, Shaun with a voice from a tainted heaven, and Daniel with shredding talents from other lands, all of the pieces come together to bring rock and roll back from it’s shallow grave. Continue reading
“Our next DIY Muso Spotlight is pointed at Jake Duffie from The Underground Alliance. They are a house full of Heavy Metal loving musicians based out of Woodstock, NB, Canada. While the other three members are in a band known as MONTEITH, Jake’s main focus has been on the recording element. Let’s find out more… “
Hello again, to those following my musical exploits! Though it may be a little late after the fact, I still want to send a huge thank you to DIY Music for pointing their DIY Muso Spotlight at me for a spin! Continue reading
Thrash/Death Metal Collaboration by Jake Duffie and Bryce Vandenhoven
Hello! Met this guy as 4312 on Reddit, and damn, does he shred. He was great to work with putting this together. Bryce played the guitars and bass, and I programmed the drums, and gave the thing a mix and master. Check out some of his other tunes on his soundcloud! I did a few of the vocals near the middle but the rest are Bryce’s. Continue reading
Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve gotten a tune of my own out there, and this one took me longer than I like them to. I prefer the recording process to be condensed into a few days to a weeks, just to keep levels, tones, and energy consistent, but this time it spread closer to the month range. As with most of my personal stuff, it is some kind of hybrid between punk and metal, always trying to keep it fast. Hope you guys enjoy it! Continue reading
The Underground Alliance crew is getting more and more used to the more country style living out in Woodstock, and we’re all finding our little projects to keep ourselves busy. Most recently, I’ve slapped some velcro on some of my more essential stomp-boxes, and a sanded down piece of lumber for a simple pedalboard.
With recording an mixing being my primary passions, I’ll talk a bit about our setup so far for doing just that. Continue reading
We’ve been moved up to Woodstock NB for about a month and a half now, and the property is well on it’s way to being primed and ready. Some of our efforts have been divided towards some of the necessary farm work preparing for the winter, which mostly entailed plating garlic and tilling the earth.
Our music projects have fallen onto the backburner a bit since our relocation to Woodstock, but we’ve definitely taken our breaks to sharpen our skills in our various fields in the Underground Alliance. Chaddus Provost and I had recorded THIS drum demo to tease at some of our future capabilities. Continue reading