Music is the common denominator. It is the bond around which Ameted is formed by Scott and Brian. So too in our families there are deep musical roots for both of us.
It is so wondrous to experience the next generation getting involved in music. Brian’s eldest son Victor picked up the violin 2 years ago and has progressed quite a distance in a few short years.
Brian and Victor had the opportunity to perform during a recent Dangermuffin concert in Doylestown, PA. They played two songs, the Ameted tune Paper Faces on Parade as well as a song composed by Jay Ungar called Ashokan Farewell.
It was a joyous time for father and son to make music together on stage.
A lot of great shredders out on the Master Class with Zakk Wylde site. Brian is one of them. Check out his entry.
In 2014 Ameted released their concept album Journey to the Frozen Sun. This concept is based on a hero’s journey. The theme centers around the idea of a Frozen Sun, or Black Hole. In the story this is representative both of the hero’s initially frozen heart and unwillingness to complete his quest as well as the power source for the villains. The fictitious villains are represented as “power lords” achieving power through the Frozen Sun, or Black Hole.
Ameted therefore solutes the physicists at LIGO who on February 11 announced they had heard and recorded the sound of a faint blip or chirp of two black holes colliding a billion light-years away. This also confirms with hard evidence the final piece of Einstein’s general theory of relativity–“gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago.” Read the NYTimes story here: Gravitational Waves Detected, Confirming Einstein’s Theory
If you’re looking for something that makes a sound louder than a chirp, check out JTFS!
We are pleased to announce the new Ameted album: Journey To the Frozen Sun. This album is a multi-layered saga, telling the story of a hero’s journey through time and space. The hero, after witnessing the death of his father at the hands of evil, must journey to defeat the powerful enemy while also confronting his inner spiritual struggle. Will he answer the call or abandon it all? If he does choose to go, will he be swallowed up by the forces of evil or stand victoriously at the end of the day?
Book I – Ice
1. Frozen Sun Overture
2. Headlong Into the Night
3. Catch the Moon
5. Dark Tribulation
Book II – Sky
6. Journey to the Frozen Sun
8. Battle Forevermore
9. Distant Satellite
10. Cause I Am One
Book III – Fire
11. Like I’ve Never Seen Before
12. Love Fall Like Rain
13. Can You See the Moon
14. Last Stand
15. Frozen Sun Underture
Book IV – Flood
Ameted has begun tracking for a new concept album. The band is currently utilizing Reaper DAW for this task (http://www.reaper.fm/). The band is hopeful that the new album will be completed and available early in 2013.
In the meantime Brian has a new guitar for this project. See his review of the new ESP HORIZON FR-II w/Duncans.
Ameted’s own Brian Johnstone was in Memphis, TN last week. Among other things he had the opportunity to visit the hallowed halls of Gibson. The Gibson Memphis store has an awesome staff! Brian got hooked up with some replacement parts for one of the tuners on his EJ200.
Brian had a chance to try out a Flying V and a Les Paul Custom Zakk Wylde “Camo” (drool). Here’s some sloppy riffage:
Two quick updates from the band.
Scott and Brian continue to make progress on the new album. All we can report at this time is that it will be a thematic/concept album. There is a lot of enthusiasm for the new project. As time allows the boys will wrap up compositions and hope to get into the studio some time in 2012.
Check out the Shows page. Brian will be playing at UBC Unplugged on 9/15/11.
That’s all for now.
The Ameted boys haven’t been posting much lately… between work and family, they’ve been busy. That said, they are nearly complete with the planning phase for a new concept album. Many songs are written, and the overall story is set.
They expect to begin recording in the next several months. No word on when the new album will be completed.
We hope to hit you soon with some more video updates.