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Announcements / TBE back in the saddle
« on: September 20, 2020, 07:03:18 PM »
Not only does TBE have his new project 'Rain' on the go, he's also back teaching drums, either face to face or via t'internet.

Obviously we all know he has monster skills, and having studied with him myself (albeit years ago) I can highly recommend.

Announcements / Re: Update from Jem
« on: September 08, 2020, 08:28:57 AM »
according to Lord Jem on Twitter "boxset due November 27th".
Whether that's the release date or pre-order is unclear but may have in time for Chrimbo!!!!!

Other Bands / Re: RIP Tim Smith
« on: July 23, 2020, 03:59:22 PM »
Real shame. Came to the party very late but after a few of my favourite bands and musicians (including our Jem) cited them as an influence I got tyhe 'Leader of the Starry Skies' tribute from a few years back, and then got much of the back catalogue - totally bonkers in places, but in a really good way.

Frost* / Re: Frost*Verts (and that backwards one un-backwardsed)
« on: May 22, 2020, 08:30:58 AM »
Love that during the walk around the ship, Jem says - work out what it'll look like upside down and full of water  ;D ;D ;D

Announcements / Update from Jem
« on: May 07, 2020, 10:25:52 AM »
Over on the book of faces so I'm guessing most of you will have seen it, but EP to be released on June 5th - apparently all the 'big push' will start in the next couple of days.

Any Other Business / Re: Happy birthday, Mooncat!
« on: April 14, 2020, 08:45:35 AM »
Thank you - hoping Jem will mark the occasion by announcing the release date for 13 Winters!!! ;D

Frost* / Re: 2020 vision...
« on: January 08, 2020, 01:34:36 PM »
Missed the advent calender  :'(, just wondering what might be in the mix for 2020 in the Frost*ieverse? Happy New Decade...
Happy New Year/Decade!!!
Hopefully in the near future (i.e. next few months) we'll get to hear about the plans, but so far in the pot of 'things we know to exist/in development' are
New EP - teased the cover a few months back
Camden DVD - filmed, mixed, and some tracks up on Youtube
Remastered/rerecorded versions of MillionTown * EIMA - apparently versions were done with Blunders & Nath playing - -whether these are in addition to Jem's oft discussed 'remix/remasters' is unknown - could this all be part of the 8 disc set that was mentioned on here a few months ago???
new album - the Godfrey/Mitchell collective have been running off to exotic locations ( :P) to apparently write the next Frost* epic - whether any of this has been recorded as anything other than demo's yet is unclear
Finding a new drummer - Blunders has stated in his recent fb post (confirming the posts from both sides earlier last year) that the activity he already has booked for the next two years means he's not able to be part of the next stage of Frost* - so on to who will replace him and presumably involving them in the recording etc

Personally I'm hoping for the EP and DVD sometime between now and April along with an update on the drummer and plans for this year. Then maybe drop the 'collection' set (if it IS a thing) in the summer (whilst hopefully recording on the new album is done) and then go for a October/November album release with tour to support. But I'm greedy, and the boys said in the Rockfield interview 7/4 doesn't pay the bills so any plans could get derailed by 'real' work/life

Announcements / Re: Craig Blundell - Roland Hybrid Tour
« on: August 08, 2019, 10:52:10 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Well, that was a teeny bit awesome (master of understatement!!!).

Blunders was on blinding form - his playing has moved up a few gears since I last saw him in action, and although he was there 'with' Roland he didn't do a hard sell, just demonstrated how he use tech to augment his sound and in his practice regime.
Also played two kits, one of which was part of Steve Wilson rig (a 16" bass drum and two small toms) to show one of the new trigger modules designed for hybrid drumming.
He also shared some stories about his own insecurities and nerves and how he's learning to deal with them and the net idiots who seems to want to knock anyone who is succeeding at whatever they do.
Had a quick chat with him afterwards and he said to say hi to everyone on here. And if you get chance to catch him on anything like this (or the Hackett tour) do - you will not be disappointed.

Announcements / Craig Blundell - Roland Hybrid Tour
« on: July 18, 2019, 06:34:52 PM »

May be of interest to some of you as Blunders is off on a tour-ette of PMT stores, in his role as a Roland ambassador and demoer of hybrid drums
I'll be at Brum ;-)

Frost* / Re: Frost* forecast... More albums and new Frost* reports?
« on: June 03, 2019, 12:45:36 PM »
Didn't Dream Theatre video their quest for a new drummer after Mike Portnoy left? I'd love to see a Frost* report on the quest to replace Blunders. I doubt it would be very similar ;)

The DT video thing was quite good as I recall, although they were pretty established names (Marco Minneman, Virgil Donati and Mike Mangini if I recall) so ultimately didn't need the DT gig. Although a Frost* version would no doubt be ace - I'd imagine they names 'in the hat' for the vacant drum stool might not be as high profile and therefore might not be fair to subject them to scrutiny in such a way - although post getting the  gig footage from any audition would be cool

Frost* / Re: FROST* Recording Masterclass - 31 January to 2 February 2019
« on: February 06, 2019, 01:14:54 PM »
My thinking on this is that it was an opportunity put to the guys and a handy way of offsetting some of the costs of getting out to Cruise To The Edge and getting NDV up to speed.
So not really any recording 'for real' more a geek out day for recording peeps who want to learn some of the tricks from the guys - after all they've all quite impressive CVs in that respect!!!!

Gigs / Re: Frost* at Dingwalls 24th November 2017
« on: November 22, 2017, 08:19:43 AM »
Any plans for meeting up pre-gig ?
I guess many people will be travelling down after work etc, but anyone know of any useful meeting points in the area - possibly even ones serving alcoholic beverages ?

Gigs / Re: Frost* at Dingwalls 24th November 2017
« on: October 12, 2017, 01:25:54 PM »
First thing I thought was that in order to get nice band close ups, they'd need cameras/camera people  'in the way' of the band and therefore potentially compromising the set for the audience.
Hope that's the reason anyways

Announcements / Re: Camden Dingwalls - 24 Nov
« on: July 04, 2017, 12:21:04 PM »
D'oh! You know what I meant (auction).

Of course I did, but it still MASSIVELY funny!!!! ;) ;)

Announcements / Re: Camden Dingwalls - 24 Nov
« on: July 03, 2017, 11:23:49 AM »
A suction lot!!!!! That sucks  :o :o :o

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