Man this record is really starting to come along. We’re doing a lot of cool effects and Evan is helping us achieve the best sound possible. So far we have guitars finished for 7 out of the 9 songs. All we need to finish for guitars are the songs “Primogenial Birth” and “Vertiginous” which we saved for last because they’re the hardest. We have also been doing some real cool sounds using an Ebow on both electric and acoustic guitars. Below is a link of Shaun playing with some Ebow effects as well as a little teaser within. Let us know what you think, just comment below! Also be sure to add us on all our social networks @thesummoned for live updates from the studio!
What a way to go on a break with a bang! Last night’s show was truly awesome. Lots of friends and new faces came out to watch us tear down The Dover Brickhouse. All the bands last night ruled! Both EA-Indigo and Unrest In Transit really killed it. Be sure to check them out on all their social media sites. If you missed last night’s show you also missed out on us playing a brand new song called “Built of Glass” which will be on the new album “Sessions”, seems like people really liked it which is an awesome sign. We really think you guys will like the new album. So what’s next for The Summoned? We’ll be taking a break from playing shows to finish recording the album, tend to some family matters and come up with an awesome game plan for an EPIC return. We’ gonna have all new music, merch and lighting to really put on a visual/audio experience for our shows when we come back in full effect. Who knows, perhaps we’ll tour for the new album when we come back? Only time will tell. Once again thank you for your support last night. Shows like last night truly make us a stronger. Without you this wouldn’t be possible!
LIGHTING! Yep. We’re always thinking how we can increase the intensity of our live performance. Well, adding lighting that move/changes to the feel of our music is going to enhance your experience. We’re working diligently to get this up and running so come check us out at the next show because we might just have it ready then, who knows. Other than lighting, recording is still in “Sessions” hah! Shaun is heading back up to finish a few more tracks. Steve will be there to spice things up because he always come up with ideas in that head of his 😉 .
Now it’s your turn! tell us what’s new. What’s on your mind.
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Over the past weekend we went in for our second recording session of laying down guitar tracks with Evan Sammons. Shaun managed to get “The Grave Mistake” fully recorded and nearly finished “Fractal Patterns”, all he needs to do now for “Fractal Patterns” is lay down a sweet solo. Had to end early due to an incoming snow storm…again. The recording is sounding AWESOME and is only going to sound more monstrous once others bass and vocals are added. Based on the progress of recording it’s looking like it will be out in the summer. Stay tuned for more updates from the studio!
We would like to take this time to introduce to you our newest guitarist, Jarred Sullivan formerly of the band Abstract Paradigm. We’re really pumped to have Jarred as the newest addition to The Summoned. He played his first show with us last night and we can’t wait to play many more together. Be sure to come out to one of our shows and see him tear it up!
Bassist Justin Marchant has parted ways with The Summoned due to personal reasons. The split was mutual, we cherished every moment we had having him around and wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors. Justin will be finishing up the album and filling in for select shows until a replacement is found.
With that said we are now officially looking for a new bassist. If you’re looking to play bass in a serious band and live around the Lowell, MA area below are some of the requirements for what we’re expecting in a new bassist.
• Over the age of 21
• Good equipment
• Have their own transportation to and from practice (Chelmsford, MA)
• Practice up to 3 times a week
• Steady income to pitch in for band expenses
• Ability to tour at least once a year
• Ability to play a 6-string bass
• Be open to constructive criticism and able to give feedback
• No felonies to be able to play out of the country
We play in the tuning of:
A D G C F A D
To inquire about becoming a bassist for The Summoned you can email us here.
Here it is…a little clip from the songs “The Pendulum Swing”, “Faradic” and “Built of Glass” off the new album “Sessions”. This is just a rough mix of drums and guitars recorded direct in using a Kemper Profiler until reamping begins. Click the play button to listen!