I am an 19 year old metal musician from Carroll, Iowa.
My first band was an electronic rock band I started in 2011. Yes I was 11, and yes we sucked. Through this, I grew, and when I finally formed what would become Winter Sleeps in 2016, I had progressed to a point of being able to write a song with harmony instead of random glitchy electronic rock. In 2019, I formed a new band called "indieplay" with a former member of my first band, but that broke up in July.
I've performed one show with my first band, I was in my school band, and Winter Sleeps (we were called Rest In Peaces at the time) played at Tanner's house and gained a slight audience. I'd say the Rest In Peaces show was the best memory because people were coming to us without even knowing who we were. There was minimal family there, it was people drawn to the music.
Slipknot, Periphery, Bulb, Tesseract, Monuments, Oceans Ate Alaska, Destiny Potato, Korn, Deftones
I use six strings exclusively at the current moment. For Drop C and AGCFAD, I use an LTD MH-401NT with EMG 81/85. For Drop G#, I use a 2002 Schecter Omen 6 with a Seymour Duncan Distortion in the bridge and stock pickup in the neck.