Writing is continuing on new material, I’m currently finishing up a track called War Without End, a driving heavy song with melodic choruses, and another four new tracks with various working titles. I’ll post snippets of them when they are a little closer to completion! I’ve also been working with some new software and mixing techniques, looking to take the sound of The Spiral Sequence further on this next release!
I’ll be guest hosting this coming Sunday on THRS Radio’s Hair of the Dog, check it out at the links below! Show kicks off at 4.30pm AEST Sunday June 26. I’ll be playing a selection of metal tunes that have influenced me as a musician over the years and in some way helped shape the sound of The Spiral Sequence.
For those of you overseas, you can use this site http://www.timeanddate.com/time/zones/aest to convert Australian time to yours and see what time it’s on in your neck of the woods!
There will be new music coming from The Spiral Sequence this year, as I’m working on a few new songs. This time around I’m focusing on delivering more melodic vocals and a more open sound overall, though definitely still heavy in places as well! It’s been fun getting back into writing new material and trying some new techniques in both song writing and production.
Dave Smiles from Rock Support conducted a really in depth interview with The Spiral Sequence creator James O’Toole a while back. Check out the interview below!
Nibiru from Through Shadow Into Light is featured on the FREE cover mount CD with this month’s issue of HEAVY magazine!
For more info on HEAVY magazine check out http://heavymag.com.au/ – it’s a great Australian magazine featuring a wide range of local and international artists!
I’ve been pretty busy with freelance graphic art work lately, and also working on some music to submit to a publishing service for film and TV music. Yesterday I finished a punk rock track called Big Machine that was written from scratch, recorded and mixed in three days. It’s influenced by The Sex Pistols and The Clash, two bands I loved as a teenager. I’ll post it here some time soon. As it was specifically written to suit a film music listing it’s not really representative of The Spiral Sequence, so I’ll post it in the new film soundtrack music section. In other news I’ve also been working on new music for another release for The Spiral Sequence, and also finishing some tracks for my other band, Sun LIke Blood. You can check out Sun Like Blood tracks at the Reverbnation page: http://www.reverbnation.com/sunlikeblood – it’s been a long time coming with some of these Sun Like Blood tracks but we’re getting there slowly but surely!
The Spiral Sequence hit number one last Friday in the Reverbnation local metal charts for Melbourne, and #3 in Australia for metal. To celebrate, until this Friday August 8 you can download the debut album Through Shadow Into Light FREE! Just go to thespiralsequence.bandcamp.com and hit buy album, then enter $0 as the price and download the full album for FREE! Enjoy!
P.S. The chart ranking has just dropped to #2 locally and #5 nationally, but you can still download the album free until Friday! Check it out, all feedback welcome!
The Spiral Sequence is now sitting at #2 on the Reverbnation Melbourne Metal Chart, and #5 on the national Australian metal chart – thanks to all for checking out the site! Now can we make it all the way to #1?!? Share this around if you can and let’s see! If it hits #1 I’ll post a download code for free digital copies of the album for everyone for the next week! \m/
A little while back I posted some free download codes on bandcamp for digital copies of Through Shadow Into light, and this is a review written by Dave, a listener who downloaded a free copy of the album and liked it so much he decided to write this great review, check it out here:
Thanks again To Dave for the excellent review!
I started recording and mixing my own material a few years ago and it was a pretty steep learning curve, though also very rewarding. If you’re looking for resources to help you learn how to record and mix, and explain all the ins and outs of setting up a home studio check out the link below:
Feature artist segment kicks in around the 33 minute mark, Andrew, Denis and Jimmy review the debut Spiral Sequence album Through Shadow Into Light, then there’s an interview afterwards where I talk about the project and album. If you’re in Melbourne remember to tune in to the show every Saturday at 10.30pm on Channel 31 and support local acts! \m/
Check out the new lyric video for Blood And Ashes, the opening track from Through Shadow Into Light!
This Friday night The Spiral Sequence will be featured on the Metal Genesis program as part of the Best of 2013 show, with Dehumanisation getting a spin. Be sure to tune in to PBS 106.7 FM from 10 pm on! If you do miss the show, you can stream it afterwards on demand at http://www.pbsfm.org.au/metalgenesis/audio so check it out when you can!
In other news, keep an eye out for The Spiral Sequence on an upcoming episode of The Hard Rock Show on Channel 31, further details will be available soon!
The Spiral Sequence track Nibiru was played on Australian national youth station Triple J’s long running metal program THE RACKET on August 13th. Tracks from the debut album Through Shadow Into Light have now been heard on Triple J, 24/7 internet rock and metal station AndrewHaug.com and Melbourne stations PBS 106.7FM, 3RRR 102.7FM and 3CR, on Metal Genesis, Musically Incorrect and The Heavy Session respectively. More promo copies have been dispatched to radio stations here and in the UK and US and the slow but steady promotion of the debut album continues!
New track up on Soundcloud! In addition to writing rock and metal stuff I like work with ambient and alternative sounds, influenced by the likes of Dead Can Dance and film scores, so check it out if you have an open mind to other styles of music! This is Haunted, available on iTunes now at https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/haunted-single/id657611515
Check out this killer review of The Spiral Sequence’s debut album Through Shadow Into Light at SF Media – 4/5 stars! http://sfmedia.com.au/the-spiral-sequence-through-shadows-into-light-cd-review/
In the last few weeks tracks from the album have been featured on 3RRR Musically Incorrect, AndrewHaug.com’s Heavy At Home and 3CR The Heavy Session. Check out all the album tracks streaming at thespiralsequence.bandcamp.com. The facebook page is now up to over 200 likes, if you’re the 250th, 300th or 350th person to like the facebook page you’ll score a free copy of Through Shadow Into Light sent anywhere in the world.
For a free 3 track download of Blood And Ashes, Nibiru and If in high quality 320kbps mp3 format go to the facebook page and hit the free downloads tab!
If was featured tonight on Heavy At Home, the all Australian music show on AndrewHaug.com – check out the station, it’s Australia’s only 24/7 rock and metal online radio station, ready to stream any time! Heavy At Home airs every Monday night from 8-10pm AEST, so be sure to check it out and hear what’s happening in the Australian scene! For international news and releases check out Haugmetal on Tuesday nights from 9pm-midnight.
The Spiral Sequence was featured on Melbourne radio 102.7 3RRR last Monday night (March 4, 2013), on the long running metal show Musically Incorrect, hosted by Simon Lukic. The featured track was Transcendency and there should be more airplay coming up soon! If you want to check out the program you can find it on demand at:
The debut album by The Spiral Sequence is now available worldwide!
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Through Shadow Into Light is now available for pre-order at bandcamp – http://thespiralsequence.bandcamp.com/
You can pre-order a digital download for $10 in your choice of format (mp3 320, FLAC) or a CD copy for only $10 plus postage, and you’ll be able to download 4 of the album tracks with your pre-order right now!
The full album will be available February 15.