Influences: Metal, in all of its glorious forms, the more extreme the better. Also bluegrass, not that you'd be able to tell.
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1987: I bought my first guitar and the Cherry Lane tab book for Metallica's Master of Puppets. That's how I taught myself how to play...
2006: I got into the home recording game and wrote an EP based on The Endless from The Sandman comics. Lord help us all, but I actually gave Neil Gaiman a copy at a con later that year. He was very polite about it. Bless him. For it was truly awful.
2008: I found FAWM. Hurrah! 😃
2011: Put out a first metal album under the name Abomnium. It had a spoken word bit from @dasbinky and @devin, and lyrics from @debs and @negasi.
Stylistically it's all over the place, but I still love it.
2013: The second Abomnium album, Coffinships, came out on UKEM Records.
2014: I went to Skyhammer Studio in the wilds of north-west England to record the 3rd Abomnium album, Solace for the Condemned, under the watchful gaze of the masterful producer of extreme metal, Chris Fielding
2017: Back to Skyhammer for the last (for now) Abomnium record, A Hollow Path. Finally I knew what Abomnium's music sounded like. Unfortunately it went out at a time when the label was really struggling, so got pretty much zero promo and so tanked. Oh well. I think it's aces 😉
2018: @gordon and I teamed up under the name Bridge11 and released A Blue Dot - 76 minutes of whacked-out space rock. I learned sooooo much about mixing and mastering doing something not-metal where every note counts!
2021: I've just got meself a 12-string Gretsch electric. Because 12 strings have to be more metal than just 6 strings, right?
No songs by this fawmer (yet).
Good to see you back, sir!
I, too, am looking forward to 12-string goodness this Fawm. Here's to another great year.
Great to see you back for the fun again! I can wait to hear more awesomeness from you! 😀 Have a great FAWM!
Also... That 12 string looks so so tasty! (I'm not jealous... really I'm not... ok, I confess. )
Greetings from the street! Not long now and just waiting for my rock hands to arrive! Looking forward to Fawm under lockdown this year. Really wanna hear that Gretsch!
The dude abides...what's happenin', dude? Good to see you back in the place.
You have got an amazing set of pedals there. So many Earthquaker Devices and a Ring Thing!
Howdy! Here's to a 12-string metal FAWM!
Perhaps the unlikely duo will create something this year. Looking forward to it. Still kicking at 84.
Aha! The Lord of Loud has arrived. Let's do this! 😀
Hey dude, I got the standard ones plus Nashville. Cos who am I kidding, not exactly gonna be recording death metal (hmm.... maybe not?). Thanks for the offer of help - will see how I get on and let ya know!
So, this is the year, right? Our soft jazz odyssey? I am PUMPED. There's gonna be a lot, and I cannot stress this enough... A LOT of flute.
YO YO YO! Finally got myself EZDrummer... let's see if I can figure it out in time! Happy FAWMING 😀))
Can we expect some more surprises from you this year, sir? I always look forward to your experimental songs.
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