hosea-ten-twelve asked: Hey Petey I have a two part question: A) What/who has inspired your guitar tone (heavy that is)? B)What is it that you look for when creating your sound? or alternatively, what's your approach when dialing in an "amp"(Axe Fx, I know lol)?
I think I can answer both parts in one.
Well there’s a lot of tones I find to be inspiring, for example Killswitch Engage’s guitar tone on The End Of Heartache, Gojira’s guitar tone on The Way Of All Flesh, Soilwork’s tone on The Panic Broadcast.
The big thing I admire about all of these tones, while not all being inherently similar to one another, are all designed to own their own portion of the frequency spectrum so as not to step on the toes of the bass or vocals.
Now to show you what I mean, the Killswitch tone I mentioned is largely based in the high mids, highs and also has a fair amount of low end rumble. The bass on the other end is almost entirely low mids. Everything together in this way works very very well, because everything has it’s own space within the frequency spectrum, vocals will go where vocals want to go, and drums you can’t really help, they sort of dominate everything, but guitar and bass can live within their own little space and just sound awesome.
hosea-ten-twelve asked: Was just wondering about tone/mixing. If you listen carefully enough, you can distinctly tell that the left guitar and right guitar are different. Just wondering if you and Nolly had an identical patch leaving it more to do with the guitar itself (i.e..pickups, strings, wood, the works) or if you have two similar, but uniquely developed tones? Thanks for your time good sir. I can't wait to hear what's next. - Love from Vancouver, BC Canada
The tone on the record is very much the same on both sides as far as amp settings goes (EVH 5150 III with a Mills 4x12 & Orange 4x12 mic’d with SM57’s, both cabs blended almost equally). Also for the most part the same guitar was used on both sides, so what you might be hearing is a subtle difference in parts, or maybe just in playing. Nolly and Pete tried as hard as they could to not play the exact same thing when possible.
MIIIIIIINE. IT’S ALL MINE!
Expect to see this on stage in Petey’s hands. Such a lush guitar.
Shall hopefully be getting this for summer. Of course I’ll have to either lose some weight or put on some muscle for it to look any good on me, but yes. Red Seas Fire!
There’s a battle of the bands on, and a band pulled out due to illness so we decided it’d be fun to play a last minute set.
If you’re in the area come down and have some fun with us.
Doors are at 9, we might be on first, not really sure.
Our setlist will be:
- The Recovery
The other two bands are more indie style, so it’d be really nice to have some friends there who are actually into what we do.
We’re not there to win, just to rip Bath a new one.
Full multi-cam video of the Red Seas Fire set at UK Tech Metal Fest back in July.
This was the last show with Nolly before joining Periphery full time, and unbeknownst at the time it was also the last show with Sam. Emotional stuff.
00:13 - Intro.
01:20 - Timeframes.
06:35 - The Recovery.
11:00 - Turbulence.
16:10 - Epinephrine.
21:38 - Cipher.
26:43 - Skye.