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Metal Ensemble

The Metal Ensemble will cover anything within the confines of metal and it‘s sub-genres. This includes but is not limited to: metal core, nu-metal, death metal, power metal, classic heavy metal, hair metal, progressive metal, etc… Over the years metal has evolved in many different ways. The main goal of this ensemble is to touch on that evolution by integrating tunes from a variety of metal sub-genres. The band will consist of up to 3 guitarists, bass, drums, keyboardist, and up to 2 vocalists (clean and/or dirty). For this ensemble guitarists should expect to play in standard as well as drop tunings and the drummer must own or have access to a double kick pedal (as well as having sufficient double kick technique). Charts for metal tunes are limited. Resourcefulness and the ability to learn by ear are key!


HEAVY METAL ENSEMBLE AUDITION INFO

Vocalists: Learn Killswitch Engage’s cover of “Holy Diver” (Dio) from their album As Daylight Dies.

Bass/Drums: Learn Killswitch Engage’s cover of “Holy Diver” (Dio) from their album As Daylight Dies.

Guitar: Learn Guitar 1 and Guitar 2 from Killswitch Engage’s cover of “Holy Diver” (Dio) from their album As Daylight Dies.

Keyboards: learn Guitar 2 parts (above) to Killswitch Engage’s cover of “Holy Diver” (Dio) from their album As Daylight Dies.

Also: Prepare a solo, or song from an artist of your choice that best exhibits your skills to play heavy metal.

Contact me if you have any questions: michael.salow@mcnallysmith.edu

Ensemble Director
Mike Salow