#1
I just found an ad in craigslist that im interested in. A drummer that is looking for a 90's/industrial metal inspired band. Im trying out for Rhythm guitar.
Just a few questions...

1. I am 15, he is 18. Should that make a difference?
2. Is a year and a half of playing good enough experience?
3. I used to sing and write most of the songs for my old ska band.
4. I know basic theory and ear training.
5. I have to jam with him. Any ideas of what to do?
6. Any techniques of industrial style playing?


Here he is. I think hes amazing, but my old drummer sucked. Is he?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z6BPP2OG7o
#2
Industrial Metal isn't that complicated. Look at Rammstein and Static-X.
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#3
Yeah, as shadows said, industrial rhythm playing is pretty basic.

As for the drummer--he's a technically good player, but IMO his playing is fairly sterile; he doesn't really have any "swing".
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#4
Age might be a problem, but the age gap isn't so different. I don't think that people in their 20s want to play with a teenager, but 15 and 18 isn't so far off. It can't hurt you to try.

Also, this doesn't really help you alot, but I know I would be intimidated by his drumming.
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Also, this doesn't really help you alot, but I know I would be intimidated by his drumming.

I wouldn't.
I would ask him if he can play a simple beat for like 2 minutes without throwing anything fancy in, just to see if he can keep rhythm.
I'm all for solos, but if all he can do is solo, then he's useless.
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I'm not too sure about the age difference, but I like your avator JacobTheMe lol. It looks like Criss Angel .
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I wouldn't.
I would ask him if he can play a simple beat for like 2 minutes without throwing anything fancy in, just to see if he can keep rhythm.

This is especially true for industrial rock/metal--hell, a lot of industrial songs just use drum machines, it doesn't get any more simple but consistant than that.
#10
I think he'll be a tad hard to jam with, IMO...

he changes the tempo every time he changes the beat.

EDIT: but of course; I don't know how he is with a band

EDITagain: to me that looks like a drummer who's not used to play in a band. overplaying a bit and fills everywhere. and the tempo changes
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#11
I remember watching a video of Stewart Copeland from The Police talking about drumming and he goes "I'm gonna do something that only a few drummers in the world can do." and then he plays a simple 4/4 beat for like 3-4 minutes with no fills.
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#12
I have experience playing guitar and singing in a band, so maybe I actually may be the strong link.

Thanks for the help. I think I might actually go for lead, but keep it simple.
#13
1. Three years is really no big. I've dated three years my senior.

2. Well, let's see your playing. What can/can't you do?

3. Is he looking for a vocalist? Did you sing well? Did you write well?

4. You most likely won't have to, with the way this guys drumming up his own ass. You'll probably be playing the same prog for every song while he drum-wanks.

5. Just let it flow. Maybe play a part from another industrial bands' music, and see how it flows.

6. Haha, not really. Check out Rammstein (sp?) "Rosenrot" is pretty much it, from my stance.


Since you don't seem to know much about industrial, I have to ask:

Do you even want to play industrial music?

And, here's my opinion on the drumming:

As a drummer (eh), I say he's really just dry. It didn't seem like he had a sound or style in mind, he just played random parts he knew. Not that my opinion really matters.


Hope this all helped