In my last blog I mentioned a project that i would like to bring to our CatholicMetal community.
The project is a compilation album with the working title of “Praising Him Loudly: Volume One.”
I have had a lot of bands/artists get in touch with me already about this – I’ve also had a lot
of questions about the project. I have responded to a lot of the questions individually, but i thought
in tonight’s blog – i would give more details about the project, its intent, what needs to be submitted
and the deadline for this project.
First of all, this compilation doesn’t have a theme or a concept to it – what I’m proposing is that
this first project from Catholicmetal.com is a Catholic metal primer….an introduction to Catholic
Metal that can be enjoyed by our community, by our families and friends and as a way to reach out
to those who are curious or want an example of the different bands that are praising God loudly.
I’m hoping that bands/artists will consider submitting one or two of their best songs for this project.
Can you imagine an album of the best that we have to offer?? Everyone who has heard the music that
we have reviewed have been impressed with the quality of it and its diversity….the facebook comments,
personal emails and other comments I have received have been amazingly positive. If we can provide
a sampler of our music – it can only give us more “clout” – not only as a strong community but as a group of
musicians that believe in the love of Christ, the presence of the Holy Spirit and the power of our
music as a form of praise and worship.
What I need bands/artists to do is to let me know of their interest. The music submitted needs to be a
wave (.wav) copy of the final mix of the song/songs that has not been mastered yet. I need a .wav copy so
that all the songs can be mastered in a similar way to ensure overall quality. The mastering service is
provided by Catholicmetal.com through Writ In Water Sound Creations and will be done at no charge to the
artists/bands that are submitting music (in other words, free mastering!). If you are interested in this,
email me and I will give details about how to send the .wav files to us over the internet.
I’m asking for one or two songs and whether both get on the project will depend on the number of
overall submissions. In addition to the songs being great – the recordings also have to be of a good,
professional quality. The songs can either be a new recording or they can be from a past project.
Chances are that many of you already have the “work” done. Its just a matter of sending us an unmastered
.wav file for mastering. If you have any questons about this – please let me know and (with your permission)
I’ll share the answers with the community using this blog.
Once your intent to submit is sent to me at firstname.lastname@example.org – I’ll send you further details about
your band’s information about your band and the recording.
The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2011. This should be enough time to get you mixes together, or
for the more ambitious, get a song recorded for the project – please keep in mind that singles off your
older recordings are okay for this project and that we are not expecting anyone to “break” the bank.
The release date is (tentatively) May 1, 2011 – the date of the beatification of John Paul II. This is
intended to be a digital download – but if our community thinks that physical CDs need to be made – we
will make arrangements through Catholicmetal.com and our Catholic community business contacts to make
this a reality.
As always, please feel free to email me at email@example.com if you have any questions or comments.
Yours In Christ,