This Month on NAIL THE MIX:
Rising Modern Prog Metal Producer Taylor Larson Teaches his Mixing Process for Jason Richardson’s “Fragments” on January 29
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If closing 2016 with one of Gojira‘s biggest tracks, “Toxic Garbage Island”, wasn’t a clear enough indicator for subscribers, take it from NTM creators Joey Sturgis, Joel Wanasek and Eyal Levi themselves – 2017 is gearing up to be a standout year for NAIL THE MIX.
January’s NTM features buzzworthy producer and From First To Last guitarist Taylor Larson – who has worked with the likes of Periphery, I See Stars, Memphis May Fire, Veil of Maya, Darkest Hour, Sky Eats Airplane, Capture The Crown,Life On Repeat and others – teaching a livestreaming class offering a complete walkthrough of how he mixed guitar shredder Jason Richardson‘s (formerly of All Shall Perish, Born of Osiris and Chelsea Grin) massive new song “Fragments”. Download the multi-tracks today, then join Taylor Larson for the live stream on January 29.
Larson gives an idea of what to expect from his NTM class: “I’m really excited to do NAIL THE MIX. Jason Richardson‘s record was a really tough one, so I feel like there is a lot to be learned there. I’m going to go through what I had, and explain to you my mindset behind it. Also, since I’ve progressed between when I mixed this and now, I’ll probably try a couple of new things! I’m a little scared to re-open the session, but it’s going to be fun!”
“Fragments” can be found on Jason Richardson‘s latest album, I, released last summer. Supporting Richardson’s razor sharp performance and Larson’s booming production on the track is Lukas Magyar of Veil of Maya, Mark Holcomb of Periphery and Luke Holland (formerly of The Word Alive) – solidifying the track as one of the biggest modern progressive metal anthems of the past year.
Larson gives some insight into his mixing process on “Fragments”: “What’s unique about Jason’s mix is that it’s literally the most demanding style of music to mix. Literally the hardest thing to do. I also didn’t want to keep things simple. I wanted to challenge myself. Especially on guitars. From blending three different guitar tones per side, and using all different gear (which I’ll explain in the stream) to mixing tons of layers programming, and guitar parts. To be able to find the space to accomplish what I wanted was an insane task.”
NAIL THE MIX‘s Eyal Levi states,“Great source tones are a huge part of nailing an amazing sounding mix, and you’re not going to get source tones much better than these Jason Richardson tracks. Jason, and the rest of the song’s lineup – Mark Holcomb, Luke Holland, and Lukas Magryar -are as good as it gets from the younger generation of metal musicians. These are the Yngwies and Gene Hoglans of the below-30 crowd. Add Taylor Larson leading the way on the mix and you have the bar set about as high as it can go. If you’re looking to up your metal production and mixing game, this one is a no brainer.”
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In addition to receiving the raw multi-tracks of “Fragments,” those who get access to January’s NTM class can take part in a user-judged mix competition with prizes from Joey Sturgis Tones. Select subscriber mixes will be chosen for airing on NAIL THE MIX‘s sister podcast, URM Podcast, as part of their “MixCritMonday” series.
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About NAIL THE MIX:
NAIL THE MIX is a monthly subscription-based online mixing class created for aspiring audio professionals by Joey Sturgis, Joel Wanasek and Eyal Levi – the producers behind The Devil Wears Prada, Chelsea Grin, Blessthefall, Machine Head, Monuments, Miss May I, The Black Dahlia Murder, Reflections, Born Of Osiris, Asking Alexandria and dozens more of this generation’s best metal bands. Every month, NTM members will gain access to a bevy of educational resources including multi-track song files, a mix competition with prizes, a 6-8 hour live mix “fly on the wall” video stream with chat, a live Q&A webinar chat, a bonus exclusive community and a bonus subscription to the Unstoppable Recording Machine podcast.
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Brazilian heavy metal icons, SEPULTURA, will unleash their upcoming studio album, »Machine Messiah«, on January 13th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the band unveils their first track-by-track trailer, in which they talk about the first five songs. Watch it here via YouTube:
Suicidal Tendencies Announce European and U.S. Tour Dates!
EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR 2017 will featuring
WALLS OF JERICHO
DOWN TO NOTHING
18.01. Berlin – Astra Kulturhaus (Germany)
19.01. Warsaw – Progresja (Poland)
20.01. Brno – Sono (Czech Republic)
21.01. Dresden – Eventwerk (Germany)
22.01. Torhout – De Mast (Belgium)
23.01. Hamburg – Grosse Freiheit (Germany)
24.01. Wiesbaden – Schlachthof (Germany)
25.01. Munich – Backstage Werk (Germany)
26.01. Milano – Live Club (Italy)
27.01. Lausanne – Les Docks (Switzerland)
28.01. Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle (Germany)
29.01. London – O2 Forum Kentish Town (United Kingdom)
Feb 22 Santa Ana, Ca Observatory
Feb 23 San Diego, CA Observatory
Feb 24 Tucson, AZ Club X
Feb 25 Farmington, NM Top Deck
Feb 27 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey
Feb 28 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger
Mar 1 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
Mar 3 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Mar 4 Ft. Meyers, Fl Harborside Events Center
Mar 5 Tampa, Fl State Theatre
Mar 7 Memphis, Tn New Daisy Theatre
Mar 8 Lawrence, KS Granada
Mar 10 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall Complex
Mar 11 Salt Lake City, UT Complex
France and Paaspop Festival Netherlands
April 4 France Brest La Carène
April 5 France Rennes l’Etage
April 6 France Bordeaux Krakatoa
April 7 France Clermont Ferrand la Coopé de Mai
April 8 France Biarritz l’Atabal
April 11 France Toulouse Le Bikini
April 12 France Nîmes La Paloma
April 13 France Nancy l’Autre Canal
April 14 France Audincourt Impétus Festival
April 15 Netherlands Schindel Paaspop festival
April 16 France Reims la Cartonnerie
DISTURBED reveals live video for the title track of the band’s 2015 comeback album, “Immortalized”.
Detroit’s dark music machine Hate Unbound to release album in February!
Somewhere in the dark depths of death and thrash metal, lies the inspiration for Hate Unbound’s new album Plague. Those influences remained constant throughout Hate Unbound’s writing and arranging process which is a collaborative effort between all members of the band.
Plague was recorded, mixed and mastered during the spring and summer of 2016 at Elaire Studios which is located in the shadow of the decaying city of Detroit, Michigan.
Hate Unbound’s Plague is a tribute to, as well as a continuation of, all things heavy. And a salute to all headbangers everywhere. Plague is released February 17th 2017 via Inverse Records.
The band just released a track called “Baptized in Lies” on their Bandcamp account and it can be listened to here: https://hateunbound.bandcamp.com/track/baptised-in-lies
Album track list:
01. Baptized in Lies
04. Burn Your Idols
08. I, Martyr
09. Grey Skies
10. The Fallen
Spread The Plague Tour 2017:
4.-13 New Haven, IN
4.-14 Chicago, IL
4.-15 Milwaukee, WI
4.-16 Des Moines, IA
4.-17 Peoria, IL
4.-18 St. Louis, MO
4.-19 Nashville, TN
4.-20 Louisville, KY
4.-21 Pittsburgh, PA
4.-22 Cleveland, OH
4.-23 Toledo, OH
Hate Unbound is:
Art Giammara – vocals
Daryl Mitchell – guitar
William Cundiff – guitar
Sean Demura – bass
Franklin “Foot” Hannah – drums