#1
Hey guys, maybe some of you have seen me posting all over UG before..Anyways, theres a battle of the bands coming up, and these are the songs we have have lined up...We have a little under an hour to play our set. (In order)

Black Dahlia Murder - Flies
Necrophagist - Fermented Offal Discharge
Black Dahlia Murder - Miasma
Cradle of Filth - Coffin Fodder
Brahms - Hungarian Dance no. 5 - Metal version (original cover)
Mozart -Symphony no 25 Metal Version (original cover)
Original song 1 (untitled for now)
Original song 2 (untitled for now)
Lamb of God - Blood of the Scribe
Black Dahlia Murder - Thy Horror Cosmic
Cradle of Filth - Nymphetamine
Necrophagist - Stabwound


Anyways, while playing these songs are all good and stuff..I was wondering..to really guarantee us 1st place, we'd need to be active on stage too. Here is where you guys come in. What are some good on stage theatrics/ tricks that we should do? Like me (singer, guitarist) I'll put a foot on my amp and headbang, and other times Ill ask the audience to headbang with us, to get everyone dancing along, and we are gonna act dramatic and exaggerated. We are also dressing up neoclassical styled, and wear finger armor so it looks awesome when we play our instruments.

What other fun tricks/theatrics are there to do? I would play the guitar behind my head, but getting it up there is a pain in the ass because its strapped on, and none of these songs are slow enough to allow much time to take it off.

Any ideas to make this show fun will gladly be appreciated!! The show is in december so there is plenty of time to practice!
#2
cant go wrong with the wall of death


If you can, go into the crowd while you're playing. I'd also say some good ol' fashioned jumping around like a maniac would do the trick.
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#3
dude, this will totally work: have the drummer do a solo for a min of so. while he's doing it, drink a glass of your own urine then make out with the bass player. Unless you don't like dirty stuff, that would be perfect.
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#4
i'd definitely say try the guitar spin if you're feeling ballsy like right before a breakdown or a solo just spin the guitar and then go right into the solo and maybe throw your guitar up into the air backflip off your amp and then catch the guitar before it hits the ground ALA jaco pastori
#5
Guys guys lets try to keep this realisic. Ahem *coughDementedHippie&backflipscough*. Wall of death sounds great though..I hope it doesnt get us arrested LMAO. Any other ideas?
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cant go wrong with the wall of death.


I like that idea.

insideac, where and when is the battle of the bands? I might go if I'm not at college, or if I can get out for that day.
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#7
If one of you has long hair, shaving it off on stage would be crazy. That takes more balls than anything.
Or, toward the end of the show, discreetly pour fake blood on your fingertips.
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#8
mine wasn't unrealistic, it just isn't for anyone who doesn't like to drink urine and kiss guys. Have you ever seen Mindless Self Indulgence perform? Supposedly they do crap like that all the time
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#9
The exact date isnt available yet...but rehearsal/auditions will be some time in december, and then the show is later in december or february. When I find out the exact date, Ill let ya know, ok? Its cool you live in rhode island! One out of a million lol..what part?

Oh and also, the battle of the bands is taking place inside William Davies Tech School, they have an annual battle of the bands there and we are gonna join this year with technical songs, just because the guy who usually wins is a dickface who sucks at guitar and only wins because of his popularity. We are gonna crush HIM RAARRR


Anything else you guys could add?
Last edited by insideac at Sep 3, 2006,
#13
They are cheesy, but coordinated jumps can be cool. Just dont do it all simple plan style, haha.

I wouldn't recommend throwing your guitar around you if you dont have a lot of experience, and if you're not on wireless. Otherwise, you'll probably screw up and look pretty stupid, but that's just from what I've seen.

Also, do the usual back up for the guitarist to solo and for vocal bridges have everyone mellow out if they drop down in tone at all, but basically... just follow the music and act accordingly. If it doesn't feel real to you, you probably will look fake, so just do whats feels good.
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They are cheesy, but coordinated jumps can be cool. Just dont do it all simple plan style, haha.

I wouldn't recommend throwing your guitar around you if you dont have a lot of experience, and if you're not on wireless. Otherwise, you'll probably screw up and look pretty stupid, but that's just from what I've seen.

Also, do the usual back up for the guitarist to solo and for vocal bridges have everyone mellow out if they drop down in tone at all, but basically... just follow the music and act accordingly. If it doesn't feel real to you, you probably will look fake, so just do whats feels good.



I tried to throw my guitar around my neck just now... Lets just say, I spent good money on some straplocks now. I want it to look real, and like im having a good time. Also, any tips on how I can coordinate it while playing AND singing?
#15
Just a quick tip: at least in my area, everybody knows songs from Black Dahlia's Unhallowed, but can barely recognize their newer stuff. I guarantee you any hardcore crowd would love to hear Closed Casket Requiem, Elder Misanthropy, or Funeral Thirst. I honestly don't know one person that is particularly fond of Flies or Miasma. Thy Horror Cosmic is a great choice though.
#16
what is a wall of death?
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#18
You get everyone to make two sides to a crowd, and some poor suckers get left in the middle sometimes , and then you play a heavy song and the two sides charge towards each other at a brutal pace and crash into each other and keep pushing foward
#19
Airborne guitars are always great. Except when the hit the floor, I hate that part. I usually catch mine, the Pete Townshend.
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#20
Sounds like something cool to watch from onstage!


I'd regret being involved in it though, I'm a little guy so I'd get pummeled lol!
#21
If you're trying too hard, people will notice and think you're pathetic. Just... dont try too hard. Play your set with energy and have fun, then the crowd will enjoy you.
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#22
Burn everything (amps, intruments, parts of the stage, some small furry animals, whatever) at the end of the set, worked for Ritchie Blackmore, will work for you to. If you check a Deep Purple live album called Live In Aachen 1970 you will notice a white noice appearing at the end of the last song (Mandrake Root), that's Blackmore seting his amps on fire and parts of the stage too
#23
having a coordinated guitar fight would be kickass.
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#24
yeah... so you play the Star Wars, theme, and while the bass guitar is thumping out the rhythm, use your guitars and wah pedals to make lightsaber sounds, and duel with your other guitarist... i tried it with my band, but we could never get the lightsaber sounds right

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#26
I think the fact that your playing not one but 2 Necrophagist songs, Stabwound in particular, will more than make up for lack of theatrics or what have you. Just make sure it doesn't look forced(Dragonforce).
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#27
man aiden does the wall of death at every show iv been too its greeat i get to see them againa next saturday
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#28
Yeah, DragonForce is totally staged. Only like 5% of their retardance is actually from their drunkenness.
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Just a quick tip: at least in my area, everybody knows songs from Black Dahlia's Unhallowed, but can barely recognize their newer stuff. I guarantee you any hardcore crowd would love to hear Closed Casket Requiem, Elder Misanthropy, or Funeral Thirst. I honestly don't know one person that is particularly fond of Flies or Miasma. Thy Horror Cosmic is a great choice though.



Hell yea, my 3 favorite BDM songs, you should play em'
#30
Do the Amon Amarth coordinated headspin.
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