Well my Metal legions we have finally reached the last chapter of our “New Year’s Music Resolutions for 2013″ and holy mackeral this was a doozy when compared to last year’s series. The last few resolution quotes that we have are below, but first I want to thank everyone who participated in the series and
those media resources that reached out to their talent pool to get us some really awesome stuff. You all made a very fun project all the more exciting. Now let’s get to the final resolutions and onto our new year’s blogging and reporting.
1. Noah Martin (Arsis): This year, I firstly hope to finally refinish my ESP with transparent neon green. My practice regiment will include, but not be limited to, an additional two hours, devoted wholly to slide vibrato and hair windmills. Arsis will make “Unwelcome” a critically-acclaimed and successful album through proper touring and positive reception from the press. Happy New Year’s!
2. Chris Catero (Razer): My New Year’s Music Resolution is to become something more than a caveman on my home ProTools rig!
3. Fred LeClercq (Dragonforce): “New Year’s Music Resolution is workin on my different projects as well as writing songs for a new Dragonforce album. The only challenge is to know which riff suits what band. But still its fun. That. And also try to drink less while on tour thats another challenge, haha”
4. Courtney Cox (Iron Maidens/Femme Fatale): 2013 already?jeez um my New Year’s Music Resolution for ’13 is to just destroy and conquer! This is definitely the year to take everything to the next level! Have a few projects in the works that i hope to get out there soon and i hope to continue touring the world with the Maidens and now Femme Fatale. oh and most importantly i hope to make it to 2014! haha CHEERS!
5. Victor Griffin (Pentagram, Retrograve, In-Graved): My resolution…”To reach out further with my music to the lost and hurting people of the world in an honest, non-compromising, and compassionate way.”
6. Dan Lamagna (Sworn Enemy/Suicide city/Session artist) : My musical resolution is to push out and play with more new people then last year. This past year I had the chance to play with some groove oriented bands and some technical metal bands, they all changed the way I play & write. The next 12 months will hopefully hand me some more knowledge & experience.
7. Steve Grimmett (Grim Reaper): We don’t have any band New Year’s Resolutions… but we are writing a new album & hoping to play as many countries around the world as possible. We would love to come back to America one day, as its been over 30 years since Steve and Grim Reaper where last there, but sadly this takes money. Perhaps our resolution should be to find a label with lots of money so we can all give up our day jobs and write music and tour the world for a living!!!
8. Archaon (1349): My New Year’s MUSIC Resolution for 2013 is to have our next album ready to record- preferably even having started that process. As challenging as it will be, it’s going to be a massive force, an audio- bomb of dimensions!
9. Veronica Freeman (Benedictum): Well since I was asked to do this back on the 11th of December… I think it would be rather obvious that The V needs to resolve to follow up on things and not procrastinate … get to it.. and get to it now!!! Forge on 2013!
10. Jill Janus (Huntress): “My music resolution for 2013 is simple: keep it fast, built to last and true to the roots of Heavy Metal. No filler, no frills. Huntress will release our second album in 2013.”
11. Lorraine Lewis (Femme Fatale): Yes 2013!! So excited to see this year come in – 13 is one of my lucky numbers…I am stoked to be rockin’ the stage again & looking forward to more shows worldwide!! Love my new Femmes! Also hoping that Ex Wives of Rock keeps getting renewed so we can keep watching, rockin’ and rollin’ with these fabulous women!! As far as resolutions??? I resolve to celebrate even the smallest things with a good bottle of champagne! Bring it…!! xo
12. Mike “The Big Cheese” Catricola (Heavy Metal Mayhem Show): My Resolution for 2013 is to dig deeper into the Classic Metal pool of the 80′s and turn a whole new generation on to the music that helped build a scene and the lifestyle that defined our youth. For every Metallica there were a dozen underground bands plugging away without the same recognition. Tune in this year to see who they all are.
13. Ken Pierce (PiercingMetal.com): My New Year’s Music Resolution” is actually more of a Metal one since I am not currently an active player and instead am just a diehard scribe/photographer upon the Metal Realm. In 2013 I resolve to push the now trademarked PiercingMetal brand harder than I usually do and by that I mean to get my work online faster than I allow it if at all possible. Sometimes I overthink my work and it takes while, so I will do less of that. I vow to keep supporting the shows via our Calendar, or Contests and of course in the live sense as much as possible and while I already do a lot of blogs on that part of the site, I want to pump out the traditional reviews as much as possible this year as well. There is always a lot to do in this kind of pursuit and I am never content with taking the easy way out to bring you solid and objective Metal reporting. Stay tuned.
Before I go I want to revisit a few of the resolutions that were submitted. Perhaps you remember Tim Roth of Into Eternity offering up how “he wants to spend more time on PiercingMetal” and how Sam Roon of Hung pretty much put out a call to arms for the Metal heads of numerous regions and I want to add in these thoughts to those ideas. We love the attention readers give to the PiercingMetal domain and if you like it, please do spend time on it whenever you feel like it but also do the same with the other quality websites that really go the distance to rally the troops or push the bar higher and higher. Leave the crap ones to falter under their own lack of grit. Remember that your traffic to any website helps it reach more people and your comments into them helps the writers know their audience even more. Mr. Roon says “be a part of it” and he is right. Support the scene whenever you can, listen to the new bands and leaf through the magazines as well to pay mind to the ads to see who else is out there. Being a Metal fan is not about following the safe route. Don’t expect to impress me or others of like mind by listening to your old Sabbath and Maiden records and bragging about it. We all love that stuff, its in our fiber of Metal being but discover the rest. That being said now it’s YOUR TURN. Yes, you read that correctly for I am now opening up the floor to your all. Tell me readers, whether you be a conventional fan or a member of the media in some sense or even a musician who has a band of their own and wants to extol what they are all about to the world in terms of their plans for this now on the move year; What is Your New Year’s Metal Resolution for 2013? How will you help to keep the Metal music, ethos and scene more vital than ever before? I look forward to hearing what you all bring to the table. Thanks for reading the series.
The Iron Maidens: http://www.theironmaidens.com/
Femme Fatale: http://www.lorrainecafe.com/
Heavy Metal Mayhem Radio Show: http://theheavymetalmayhemradioshow.com/
In Graved: https://www.facebook.com/pages/In-Graved/535832859779587?fref=ts
Danny Lamagna: http://danlamagna.com
Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper: https://www.facebook.com/stevegrimmettsgrimreaper
Femme Fatale: http://www.lorrainecafe.com/
PS: Dig into the 2012 Series HERE