This is a world-changing image

Due to the dubious quality of the photo, however, many are claiming that Gunmetal Grey does not in fact exist

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Big things in store for Gunmetal Grey in near future STOP
Cannot say more, they are watching me STOP
Please stay tuned for some awesome publicity news STOP
Thank you for your continued support STOP
Must go now, they are comiasdfi;hhhhh wo;gggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

Which is really just a long way of saying “I am working on a new album. I have no idea when it will be out, so I’m not going to say.” Actually, those are about the same length. The first one sounded more professional. BAH. If I wanted to act professional, I’d go work with elderly people at one of those depressing care homes. (Which I don’t, by the way).
The point is that I am rapidly doing my best to ensure that Gunmetal Grey does not become a one-album project, lost in the internet morass of other one-album projects. No, people, I’m taking this one all the way. So far I like what I hear.
I should also take this time to mention that there will probably be OTHER people involved in the creation of this album. This is as strange and alien a concept to me as it is to you. Don’t worry though, I think it will sound (and look!) just that much more awesome and I promise I am not doing a collaboration with Kanye West.
I’ve also pushed out a bit in the publicity front, sending e-mails and being a nag to people. You can certainly see the results huh? Mostly meaning that there aren’t a whole lot yet. That’s ok, though. I still have you all who read the blog and listen to the music and the heavenly fans who share it with their friends. You know I appreciate you guys, right?
Alright, enough friendly talk, GET OUT THERE AND LET’S SPREAD THE ALBUM!
Peace-and-other-virtues out.

The total number from all sites is like… 400 now?
It’s incredible. And also inedible.
By the way, if you somehow haven’t seen the most recent GMG news:
We are on Reverbnation
It’s pretty cool. Makes me feel like someone in the “in” crowd. (In all seriousness though, it IS cool and you should go see it)
Gunmetal Grey live performances are soon to come… (expect them in spring of 2014)

THERE IS NEW NEWS ABOUT THAT ONE BAND!

BUT IT’S ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE!
GO JOIN! NOW!

(THAT’S ALL FOR TODAY FOLKS. I’M OFF TO REST AND FIGURE OUT HOW OUT HOW TO TURN OFF THIS CAPS LOCK.)

I am not a jerk

Posted: April 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

A Gunmetal Grey fan (come up with a clever name for yourselves!) recently informed me that he was somewhat influenced by the theme of this blog, as he had come across another one on the internet which used the same one, and was written by a “huge jerk”. I am not that guy.
Also, I just realized that I have no complete collection of all the songs on Hellfire and Half-Measure in any one place. Hrm.

A word inbetween

Posted: April 3, 2011 in Music, Updates
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There has been a slight deadness-of-air and otherwise thorough lack of news since the album was released. (IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW THE ALBUM WAS RELEASED: http://gunmetalgrey.bandcamp.com/). I would like to pretend that this is because I have been studiously working on the next release, 24/7. This is unfortunately untrue. I would like to follow up to Hellfire and Half-Measure as soon as possible, but unfortunately life was been in the way. There are about four thousand different ideas for albums, songs, tunes, sounds and witty things to say on the blog floating around my head at any given time, and nigh unto ZERO time to make any of them happen. I have, however, dedicated every moment possible towards recordings.
I would love to give a little insight to the next release, but it could be any number of things. The most likely to see the light of completion next, I can say with some shaking certainty, is bound to be a powerhouse beat-fest mashy smash of EBM/Dance songs. This is mostly due to an unforeseen popularity of Gunmetal Grey as party soundtracks. This is fantastic, and I am more than willing to oblige the new audience with some fairly less weird, experimental meanderings. Fear not, fans of such noise, however, as such works are also underway and will be seeing completion in what I’m sure will be a close second.
Also of note is a most unfortunate happening with a computer failure which set back some considerable hours of work. As much of a proponent as I am for technology, I certainly know it’s tendency to fail and fail hard when most unwanted.
I’ve also been musing about writing a superhero theme song for Phoenix Jones. You heard about this guy? He’s for real, and totally awesome. Check it out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_Jones
Well, this is a satisfyingly substantial blog post for now, and I hope you realize now that I have not forgotten or abandoned you, or this project.
Thank you again for all your fandomship, and be sure to spread the word!

1) That’s cool.
2) The rest of you who visit need to listen to songs in multiples of 100 to keep making steady progress in landmarks like this, without breaking the coolness of an even number like 100.

Please note this is not the great important thing I was going to blog about yesterday. But for now I need to learn about Charles Manson.

Farewell.

THE BANE OF BLOGGING

Posted: January 19, 2011 in Uncategorized
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I WAS GOING TO POST SOMETHING IMPORTANT HERE BUT I FORGOT WHAT AND I DON’T HAVE TIME TO REMEMBER.

Blogging is annoying.
Night all.

Edit: Of course, I’ll remember when I’m trying to sleep which will then keep me up as ideas build and swirl like a self-continuing vortex of thought. Then I’ll get up tomorrow, all ready to post, but the ideas will seem stale and half-remembered.

Edit Edit: This conundrum can also apply to ANYTHING. Like…..MAKING MUSIC.

YES, THE NEW ALBUM IS HERE. It is…..2 weeks late, but trust me ladies and gentlemen, it is worth the wait. I could make excuses, but I’m not going to. However, you will have approximately 3 more tracks BECAUSE of the delay, so don’t complain. Unless you pay for a download, in which case you can complain all you like.

I am actually quite pleased at this release, which marks a big milestone. For one, it definitively separates Gunmetal Grey from all the rest of the empty promises on the internet as a promise that was actually made good on. And that, to me at least, is significant. I’ve had the concept of Gunmetal Grey bouncing around and being experimented with for nigh on 3 years now, and having a coherent, published album that people can download and actually listen to is…well, it’s huge. It legitimizes all the time I’ve spent on it, and the concept as a whole.

So, yes, I am quite proud of this album. It’s 14 tracks, about 60 minutes long from what I can tell. It covers a range of different sounds, so I’m hesitant to try to describe any of it lest it taint your expectations. I’d rather have people listening to the music for its own sake rather than try to see how it fits into any number of pre-cut genres.

The download is, of course, completely free. But now hear this. If you can pay for the album, and you feel that it is worth it, please do. For one thing, Bandcamp only allows 200 people to download the album for free every month, and while I do not anticipate hitting that cap in the near future, if those who were able and willing paid for a download, that would help us all out 😉

HOWEVER. The most valuable thing you can do for the band at this point is spread the word!

About 4 hours ago I had a whole ton of stuff I was going to write in this post and I can’t remember any of it. Which will be driving me slowly insane throughout the day. This is why I am not super enthusiastic about blogging.

Well, here’s some news about the future for you:
I am already into a new bout of songs, so (depending on other life factors) there should be more new material within a couple of months.

I am looking at arranging/composing songs for live performance. So you in the Seattle/Redmond area keep an eye out. (That’s where I live! Did you know that?)

I am investigating possible avenues of promotion, and also working with a manager/visual consultant which should prove to be pretty significant.

I am a huge fan of concept albums, so be prepared for a stream of EP-length concept albums at some point.

I’m currently working on a song that will be released as a single with remixes of it. Remixing is an interesting venture (I’ll be posting thoughts about it someday). If any of you feel like they would maybe like to work on remixing material, contact me (commenting on this post should work fine initially) and we’ll converse. Probably through a digital medium.

Hey, if you want me to remix any of your stuff, I’d be willing to dialog with you as well (I just thought of this!)

The album artwork/band logo are going to look totally bangin in the future.

Also, I’m pregnant. (Not really)

Well thank you, fans and would-be fans and those who aren’t fans and all the google bots that occasionally crawl all over this page. I appreciate your support and I appreciate that you’ve read all the way to the end of this post, and I appreciate every one of you who download/listen to the music, becuase without an audience, I’d have naught but the walls and myself to create for. (And I’d do it even then, too).

(But it’s nicer if people are listening)

OH CRAP I ALMOST FORGOT TO PROVIDE ANOTHER LINK TO THE BANDCAMP PAGE
HERE IS WHERE YOU CAN DOWNLOAD ALL THE MUSIC FROM THE INTERNETS ONTO YOUR VERY OWN COMPUTER TERMINAL AND THEN TRANSFER IT TO A PORTABLE DEVICE IF YOU SO CHOOSE!
http://gunmetalgrey.bandcamp.com