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Pass The Mic: Record Labels and Artists on 2012

January 5, 2013

Pass The Mic: Record Labels and Artists on 2012
Pass The Mic: Record Labels and Artists on 2012

Casey Ory (drums) Titans Eve

What is your name and band/label/etc?

My name is Casey Ory, and I drum in the Vancouver BC, Canada based modern thrash act, Titans Eve.

What are your top five albums that were released in 2012? (In order 1-5)
  1. Woods of Ypres - Woods 5: Grey Skies and Electric Light
  2. Nachtmystium - Silencing Machine
  3. Nile - At the Gate of Sethu
  4. Aborted - Global Flatline
  5. Corrosion of Conformity - Corrosion of Conformity
What band did you discover in 2012 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?

Spent what money I had for albums this year buying new discs from bands I already like, so I have to answer this question as follows: Woods of Ypres. Discovered them several years ago, and have been a massive fan ever since. Their last album, Woods 5: Grey Sky and Electric Light released earlier this year, saw the band reach a new level in their songwriting, writing both deep and sophisticated material, that is at the same time some of their most accessible material to date. Dealing with with dark and depressive lyrical topics of personal demons and pain in a highly intelligent, non-surface level manner. The album hit home further for me due to our touring history with Woods, as well as the tragic passing of Woods mastermind David Gold in late 2011, before the albums release. A huge loss to metal, and music in general.

How will you remember 2012? (In terms of music)

From my bands point of view I will remember 2012 for working hard on our latest album, "Life Apocalypse" which I am extremely proud of, as well as being able to to tour with legendary bands for the first time (Anvil, Arch Enemy, Voivod, Kill Devil Hill) and to tour and play shows in 7 countries over two continents, bringing our music to many new ears, and being appreciated by them. As for other music in general, allot of bands are releasing great albums very carefully walking the line of progressing, yet not so much so as turn off their fans. Either way is fine, for me its important that no matter where a band goes musically is that it is pure, honest and sincere. Some very quality albums released this year, not many 'classics' that have hit my ears, but very solid releases.

What can we look forward to from you in 2013?

2013 will see myself and Titans Eve spend allot of the year touring in support of our latest album, while simultaneously writing for our next album, and fleshing that out. Should be much touring in North America, and hopefully a return to Europe as well. Studio is a decent likelihood in 2013, but not until closer to the end of the year.

What records are you looking forward to most in 2013?

Looking forward to most, new releases from: Satyricon, Voivod, Black Sabbath, Anvil, My Dying Bride, Metallica and Motorhead.

Fundraising sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have made a strong impact on the ability of artists to release music. Do you think this approach is a trend, or will it continue to shape how artists produce their material?

I think this approach will continue. Any way for independent artists to raise funds and gain valuable exposure will always catch on if it works. Any way to gain these things either cheaply, or for free will always catch on and be popular. Its very hard and expensive being in a highly active, indie band. Any new promotional or fundraising tools, and new technologies and mediums will always and wisely be adopted by young hungry artists to get themselves out there.

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Pass The Mic: Record Labels and Artists on 2012
Pass The Mic: Record Labels and Artists on 2012

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  2. Aidan Baker - Nadja
  3. Alan (drums) - Nephelium
  4. Alex "Shmalex" Dontré (drums) - Psychostick
  5. Amos Pitsch (guitar/vocals) - Tenement
  6. André Foisy - Locrian, Kwaidan, Eolomea
  7. Andreas Weiss (vocals) - The Rabid Whole
  8. Andrew Gomez IV (owner) - Glory Kid Limited
  9. Andrew Nolan - Column of Heaven, Pick Your Side
  10. Andy Nelson (bass) - Paint It Black, Ceremony
  11. Anthony Anzaldo (guitar) - Ceremony
  12. Aslan Freeman (vocals/guitar) - Unifier / Future Ghosts)
  13. Ben Crew (vocals) - In Defence
  14. Ben Hendricks (vocals) - Annabel
  15. BJ Rochinich - Ancient Shores, A389
  16. Brent Eyestone - Magic Bullet Records, Highness, Bleach Everything
  17. Bubby Hussy (guitar/vocals) - The Hussy, Kind Turkey Records
  18. Casey Ory (drums) - Titans Eve
  19. Chris Mason (owner) - Dirt Cult Records, Low Culture
  20. Cory von Bohlen (owner) - Halo of Flies / Protestant
  21. Daryl Gussin - Razorcake, God Equals Genocide, Margin Mouth
  22. Dave Drobach (bass) - Grabass Charlestons
  23. Davey Quinn (guitar/vocals) - Tiltwheel, Too Many Daves, Dan Padilla, International Dipshit
  24. Denver Whipple (bass) - Edge of Attack, Spread the Metal Records
  25. Dimitri Gervais & Mathieu St-Amour - Chariots of the Gods
  26. Domenic Romeo (owner) - A389 Recordings
  27. Eddie Gobbo (vocals) - Jar'd Loose
  28. Frank Turner
  29. Franz Nicolay
  30. Gil Markle (producer)
  31. Graham Scala (guitar) - Highness, Bleach Everything
  32. J. Wang (Owner) - Fast Crowd Records, Dan Padilla
  33. Jacob Lentner
  34. Jake Lang - Sweet Weapons
  35. Jay Cross (drums) - Mortor, Accursed Spawn
  36. Jennifer Shagawat (drums) - Shellshag, Starcleaner Records
  37. Jihad M. Rabah (Owner) - Twelve Gauge Records
  38. Jim Blaha (guitar/vocals) - The Blind Shake
  39. Joe Mullen (drums) - Odium
  40. Joesph Steinhardt (owner) - Don Giovanni Records
  41. John Cate (singer/songwriter)
  42. Jonathan McMaster (bass) - Stickup Kid
  43. Jordan Baker - Pastepunk
  44. Joseph D. Rowland (bass) - Pallbearer
  45. Josh Lyford (vocals) - Foxfires
  46. Kathleen Stubelek (bass) - Circle Takes the Square
  47. Kevin Gan Yuen (guitar) - Sutekh Hexen
  48. Mars - Project Mars
  49. Matt Copeland (drums) - Adrenechrome
  50. Matt Fox - Shai Hulud
  51. Matthew Donlon (guitar) - Lunaire
  52. Matthew Wade (singer/songwriter) - My Silent Bravery
  53. Matty J ("bass moose") - Psychostick
  54. Michael Phillips (owner) - Escapist Records
  55. Miguel Chen (bass) - Teenage Bottlerocket
  56. Mike Browne (vocals) - Son of Man
  57. Mike Cheese - Gehenna
  58. Mike Park (owner) - Asian Man Records
  59. Mike Riley - Firestarter Records, Toxic Pop Records, Paper Dragons
  60. Nick 13 - Tiger Army
  61. Nick Harris (guitar) - Luther
  62. Pat Kennedy (guitar/vocals) - Light Years
  63. R. Loren (owner) - Handmade Birds/Pyramids
  64. Rennie Resmini (vocals) - Starkweather
  65. Roo Pescod (guitar/vocals) - Bangers
  66. Ryan Bram (guitar) - Territory
  67. Sam Russo
  68. Seth Gile (vocals/guitar) - Arms Aloft
  69. Steve (guitar) - Valerian Swing
  70. Steven Hess - Locrian
  71. Steven Williams (owner) - Init Records
  72. T (vocals) - StIth Panzer
  73. Terence - Locrian / Land of Decay
  74. Tobias Jeg (owner) - Red Scare Industries
  75. Wes (drums) - Comadre

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