My #wcw 😍
Enough said ;)
Happy depressing Tuesday evening to all! (Everyday is a holiday and I wish I'd get paid for every dumb thing I'm posting)
GOOD NEWS! The album is now finished and has been shipped to Yellow Bird for mastering.
This has been... A learning experience. A lot of things were very different for this release and although I was more prepared than ever before, the pressure to succeed by the required timeframe and planned delays was intense. I loved it!
More insight on this album? Sure. For this record we wanted to create much more than just songs. We wanted to really experiment and use everything we know and love to create something (hopefully) unique. This includes all the things we tried before- perfected, and a lot of new aesthetics and sounds that we were not used to... PRETTY VAGUE, RIGHT?!? No spoilers: there is a story on the next record and the songs will take you through it. On the record you'll have the traditional instrumentals we like to do, and a version of the entire record as ONE song to be played and enjoyed like a tv show, or a movie.
In the coming days I'll share the artwork and some cool pictures related to it. LOOK FORWARD TO MAY 31st!!! Remember that you can enter your email address via the messages section in Facebook to obtain an advance digital package of this record before its release! IS THAT NOT EXCITING?!? #unbeing #story #music #metal #musician #musicianlife #rock #buymyalbum #cat #catsofinstagram #hashtag #meme #mostinterestingcatintheworld #recording #montreal #complete #instruments #instrumentals #experimental
Happy hump day humans!
We finally closed the voice acting gig. Perhaps I can answer some questions some (or none) of you have been asking;
-The album will include several languages such as English, French, Italian, Arabic and more.
-2 versions of the album will be released.
-It will be the heaviest album we release in the last 4 years.
-All guitar tracks were recorded with a 7-string guitar, bass tracks were recorded with a 5-string bass.
-There is an instrumental collaboration on the album.
We're about one week away from sending the final version into Mastering and I am very excited to finally end this process. Not that is isn't fun, but it's certainly very stressful.
On this picture from left to right, I wanna thank Pierre D'Amour, @celine_tawil , Alex Murdock, Maria-Rachelle D'Amour and Marco Rossi for your help in completing the project. I really appreciate it and I sure hope the results will be to your expectations! 🍔🔫🎮😅😎❤️🌿🎶💣☠
#buymyalbum #hashtag #recording #progressive #musician #music #musicianlife #metal #rock #instrumentals #instruments #vocals #story #weekend #actors #acting #unbeing
Blessed be the weekend, for it brings us much needed party times and rest (depending if you're outgoing, or a hermit). Alex is hard (lol) at work to complete our very serious album which is due for release on May 31 if everything goes according to plan... Would you like to feel special? Or perhaps even... Privileged? WELL SAY NO MORE!
During the entire month of April, you can submit your name & email address via our "messages" section (via Facebook) to receive an advance digital copy of our next record.
Once the first of May hits... It will be TOO LATE and you'll have to wait THIRTY ONE long days to listen to the record... 😂😭😭 This is open to everyone, and I will be providing more details as we move forward towards the official release date, including the name of this very serious and timeless work of art 😂. I wish you all a great weekend and I look forward to sharing more about this release in the coming days :) #buymyalbum #recording #hashtag #progressive #unbeing #music #metal #musician #musicianlife #preview #scum #whiteboard #heavy #rock #montreal #weekend #saturday #mix
Happy Tuesday everybody!
UPDATE: I've been looking at potential voice actors recently for a top secret purpose that has NOTHING to do with the next record 😅... Here's hoping you'll believe that 😛
In the meantime, we're in the final phases of mixing and adding aesthetics to the next record. I can't put into words how excited I am about this record. (This is the part where I talk like I'm a legitimate artist)
On this record we did something that takes away from everything we've learned from our 2011 eponymous record and its 2014 follow-up "Raptus". To be quite candid, if you didn't like "Raptus", well you're gonna get served with this one! It directly addresses the criticism we've received on previous works and we really tried to challenge ourselves out of our comfort zones to do something great. (This is the part where I talk like I'm a legitimate composer)
It can be very hard to accept compromises on songs when you have 3 very creative people working together, yet all having a personal vision of what they wish to release. Luckily we all share an aggressive desire to surpass competition and make music that pleases us first.
So after saying all this, I'm probably gonna look like a total pompous idiot if people hate this record 😂😭 You win some, you lose some! 🕹💘💣📺🎮💸☠👸🏻😍👍🏼❗️🎶🐈 #art #thoughts #music #musician #musicianlife #unbeing #guitar #laptop #stickers #hoorag #peavey #ibanez #sevenstring #emg #metal #rock #progressive #recording #thoughts #hashtag #buymyalbum
Remember that you can get all our songs for free by visiting our website in my bio 😘
Happy Saturday people!
I hope the week was not too tedious on you and has not hindered your ability to party hard and make regrettable choices :)
10 years ago, in March of 2006, a group of young idealists got together in their parent's basement and decided to create a band that would the "heaviest and most brutal metal band everrrrrr".
This month we "celebrate" the 10th anniversary of this thing we call Unbeing.
Needless to say thing took a turn for the better. As we started writing music, we slowly realized how our passion was for writing music and testing our creativity, and NOT being the "heaviest, most brutal, most scary metal band".
Unbeing became a vessel to channel our feelings and emotions (yes, those are two different things, look it up).
We started discarding vocals from our songs and listening to more soundtracks from movies and video games. We felt an instrumental soundtrack allowed the imagination of the listener to be more fertile and evoke personal thoughts and imagery.
Isn't that why all art exists? It's like music is its own language. The C note is the same everywhere and 440 Hz (A note) is measured the same way no matter who you are and what your beliefs are.
You can then see how far we've come when I release our earliest demos on our Soundcloud, Bandcamp and website as the release date for our next record approaches.
For now, all I can say is that the next record is scheduled for the end of May.
BE EXCITED! 👍🏼🎶💰💸😎🎧🎤🎮🎬⛓⚔🔫💣🔪☠⚙🗡🔦📺⌛️💿🕹 #music #musician #musicianlife #composition #composing #metal #instrumentals #instruments #rock #soundcloud #soundtrack #movie #videogames #hashtag #guitar #keyboard #bass #unbeing #buymyalbum #experimental #jazz #tenyears #weekend #thoughts #nostalgia #art
I'm a rebel, so my Throwback Thursday happens on Friday. A fond memory I have is the release of Raptus, the second EP from unbeing.
Here's a fun background story leading up to the release of this record;
In 2011, shortly after after releasing our self-titled debut (which sounded TERRIBLE, quality-wise), we met with a character named Pedro Barbosa. He possessed knowledge that we could only dream of having and promised us things we could never achieve by ourselves.
Being 5 idealist musicians at the time and having no other choice, we went along with his plan. To this day, it is still unclear exactly what he had in mind for us and how much goodwill he was displaying in his actions. Over the course of 2 to 3 years, we kept signing him cheques of hundreds of dollars at a time and seeing little to no results for those payments. Eventually, we started asking that he presents some invoices for the expenses we were financing (to our knowledge). Pedro Barbosa skillfully deflected our requests until one day we decided that we could no longer keep giving away our hard-earned money without keeping a trace. At the time, we were keeping some very strict accounting of what the band was doing and this was putting us heavily in the red. Eventually, we found out that this gentleman had filed for bankruptcy and that all the money we gave him was gone, as his bank accounts were seized. We were now down several thousands of dollars (for which we are still paying off the debts today). Pedro disappeared leaving us broke, bummed out and questioning our will to continue playing music.
I wanted to share this story because it makes me very emotional. It taught me the hard way that I can never trust anyone who isn't willing to share a risk with me. I hope this story about Pedro Barbosa can help other artists struggling to share their music. As an artist, you're on your own, and you can only rely on yourself.
Surround yourself with talented, trustworthy people to succeed. 💣💥❗️😝🖕🏼🎮😎🌰👳🏽 #music #montreal #unbeing #musicianslife #artwork #raptus #buymyalbum #metal #rock #hashtag #musician #weekend #art #money #business #instrumental #tbt #trust
This image could look like my upcoming Hip Hop album. Which will never happen.
There is something very strange and eery about the Montreal metro system, apart from being a 50 years old service on the verge on complete physical and financial collapse.
You ever get stuck in the metro next to some shitty baby's SUV stroller and an overly sweaty human who insists on shoving his germ-infested newspaper he picked off the floor in your face because he "needs to read the news" during this downtime? Well you're no real Montrealer if that never happened to you. SO GET OUT THERE IN TAKE IN THIS EXPERIENCE!
You can also use this downtime to get overly excited about our upcoming release, which should be announced and released over the next 2 months. I'm very proud of this one, it is a straight response to any hater who found Raptus to be "meh". I assure you, this record will be used as an abortion method in a 100 years. That's how efficient it is.
As we collect ideas and work on album art, do you guys have any artwork you love? Any album cover that you find strangely memorable or intricate? WELL SHARE IT! 💣👍🏼🖕🏼😎🎮🐈💥🌰🌰🌰👳🏽❣🎶🎶 #music #buymyalbum #positivevibes #hashtag #montreal #musicianslife #musician #rock #recording #metro #stm #claustrophobic #mtl #grey #blackandwhite #artwork #art #metal #abortion
Above is some trippy artwork found in Montreal. Mad props if you can guess where that is!
By looking at it again, I realized the word "positive" was in the dead-centre of the work, which gave me some insight into the choice of colours and outlines. It's somewhat unsettling to see this psychedelic creature melting away but also got me thinking about how despite facing the unknown, you should remain positive and hope for best.
Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
That being said, I have finally found out how to link Unbeing's page to my instagram account. So be ready to see a lot more of my inane idiocies on there as I share the chronicles of being an unknown ragtag band of idealist musicians in this artistically over-populated city.
I look forward to sharing more about the upcoming release in the next few weeks as it slowly comes together. Ahh... Art. 👑☺️💥😎❗️🎮💣🎶🐈 #instrument #art #street #streetart #montreal #musicianslife #music #plans #rock #unbeing #colorful #inspiration #positivevibes #psychedelic #buymyalbum #hashtag
In the picture above, you can see the progress we're making on the record. Alex has been hard at work to develop new concepts in music and composition. What you are seeing is the result of nearly 10 000 hours of research and development.
We are very serious musicians who take ourselves very seriously and I seriously hope that you will thoroughly (and seriously) enjoy our very serious upcoming record.
Although I have not yet confirmed a name for this record, rest assured that it will have a name. 😂😂👍🏼😍❤️❣🎶💣💢👰🏾🎮🎶👳🏽🐈 #seriously #hashtag #buymyalbum #unbeing #compose #metal #musicianslife #music #musician #pink #scarf #plans #rock #update #instrument
This morning I was recording in very good company. This little guy just sleeps close to my laptop every time I work in a hopeless attempt at obtaining petting favours from me.
I'm almost done with the song code-named "Brunch for Joseph". As soon as I'm done, I will be putting my final efforts into writing and recording the album closer (which will be awesome). I love this little guy. Fufs is the best 🐈
#guitar #rock #instrument #cat #catsofinstagram #cats #feline #music #musician #musicianslife #recording #cubase #guitarpro #unbeing #buymyalbum #hashtag #metal #compose
Happy Saturday peeps, I hope your plans for Valentine's day are better than mine (which are basically to have my gf plan everything because she's the brains of the relationship -love you sweetheart @celine_tawil ❤️). In other news, Alex got himself a new bass, seeing as his previous bass could not do the job for the next record's tracks. He was missing a lower string 😜. That said, I am super excited about our upcoming release! It would be reckless of me to specify a date, but I can promise it's a matter of weeks at this point. I'm now recording the most complicated track on the album, codenamed "Brunch On Joseph" and I feel like I'm 17 again, relearning to play slowly and carefully each part... I have to thank my better half for her patience, love and support in this process, I know I can get quite obsessed when I go down this rabbit hole and her compassion leads me to surpass myself l, I love you @celine_tawil ❤️👰🏽👸🏻🌰🌰🐈👰🏻🎮❣😎👳🏽❗️ For all of you anticipating the next record (which will be amazing), your patience will be rewarded. 😎
#music #metal #musician #musicianslife #recording #album #buymyalbum #unbeing #hashtag #progressive #bass #instrumental #instrument #love #valentines #rock #guitar
Found a dead guy at #starbucks , took a #selfie !
In other news, I'm almost halfway through my tracks for the next record which I promise you, will blow your f&@$%# mind. That said, I'm uploading this while recording with @kazzie for Robot Sucré Podcast. Check it out to have a weekly dose of geek, video games, film and other internet-related randomness to start your week! 🌰🤔❗️😋❌🖕🏼👰🏾👳🏽🐈🎶👍🏼 #montreal #unbeing #starbucks #coffee #dead #hobo #geek #selfie #hashtag #buymyalbum #recording #musicianslife #musician #music If you wanna send questions to the podcast, just hashtag #AskRobot on Twitter or below :)
God help you if you do not love cats. In the left panel, you can see Rufus (whose name is also on our last record -Raptus) and to the right, you see Fufs. Now I know what you're thinking: "Who the hell cares about your damn cats Sherif?! Grow a pair and finish your next album!"
To this I say "HEY. Love the cats. Worship the cats. One day, they may spare your life."
Which one do you prefer (or hate the most)? 🐈🐈🐈🐈😽😽😽😽👻 #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #instacat #cuteness #whatismylife #hashtag #cute #unbeing #montreal #buymyalbum
It has been a long time since I posted some beautiful Montreal street art on here. This was found hidden in the back of a building near Prince-Arthur and St-Laurent. If you're basic, you probably club around that area very often without noticing the talent painted on its walls. Look for this one and tell me where you find it 😂👍🏼🖕🏼💪🏼😁🦃🎶👳🏽🐈🔫⚡️❌ #montreal #art #street #streetart #painting #creepy #downtown #hashtag
❗️❗️*A WILD DRUMMER HAS APPEARED*❗️❗️
Here's some eye-candy for all you percussion aficionados out there. The new drummer moved in to our practice pad very recently and will remain nameless until he's comfortable enough to be introduced. If you know who I'm talking about, send him threats and pressure him to learn the songs asap so we can make some cool videos for you guys 😝 ...Meanwhile, I just finished recording all my guitar tracks for 3 songs (out of 6) for the next release. Dammit I'm so excited and can't wait to share more about it... SOON. #unbeing #music #musician #musicianslife #rock #drums #percussion #jam #metal #cymbals #buymyalbum #montreal
So yesterday night I finished my rhythm guitar tracks for the first song (outside of the intro) for Unbeing's next release. No spoilers: it's gonna destroy expectations... Or at least I'm working towards that. I have a lot more work ahead of me and my better half @celine_tawil has been super supportive in the process. I couldn't be more thankful for her encouragements. Today we talked about our design goals for that record and our discussions confirm that this release will be our most ambitious and mature attempt yet. Can't wait to share more! ❄️🦃🔫👻❤️🎶😻💪🏼😆⚡️🐈❌😱❗️💰In the meantime, all our songs are now free on Soundcloud so get on that and stock up! #smashthecompetition #goals #buymyalbum #metal #rock #music #musicians #musician #musicianslife #unbeing #guitar #studio #recording #grind #hashtags
I'm here writing the last song of our next release with a coffee and some very lovely company. Mr Fufs is our new family member and I can confirm how adorable he is. That being said, look forward to our next release which I'll be diving fully into over the next few weeks. Musically speaking, it's the most mature thing we've ever produced. However, it's presentation is the most ambitious project I've ever attempted. Bear 🐻 with us and I promise you will be handsomely rewarded. With awesome music. 🦃👰🏻😝🍀🍑❤️💧👍🏼😎🐈👳🏽⚡️❄️😱😈👻 #newyear2016 #musicianslife #musicians #music #montreal #newalbum #cat #instacat #guitar #laptop #composition #rock #metal #buymyalbum #goals #smashthecompetition
During the last 2 months of 2015, my better half @celine_tawil was admitted several times into the hospital for what appeared to be severe headaches. After a memorable trip at the neurology centre, it turned out to be chronic migraines. This picture is a fun reminder of how much of an ass I can be, therefore causing headaches to many people around me. Migraines are a first in my accomplishments. 🙅🏻🐓🐈🍀⚡️🌪🍑 So here's some of what we learned: you can avoid migraines by eating right, sleeping right, identifying and avoiding your "triggers", learning to cope with stress and exercising regularly. Painkillers must be used with caution as withdrawal symptoms may occur and send you down a spiral of much worse symptoms. Thankfully my better half @celine_tawil is doing much better now, so I went back to being my usual stupid self :D #pain #migraine #migrainessuck #hospital #guilt #guiltface #selfie #head #headache #stupid #musicianslife #newyear2016 #newyear
Happy New Year proletariat! I hope this year brings you all that you have worked hard to achieve. I know that you're not used to me being nice and all... And you shouldn't expect it in the future. I also know how it feels to struggle to realize your projects and although it will shape your character, it can be a lot of hard, unpaid, underestimated work. Just. Keep. Going. 😎🤑👻👍🏼👌🏻💀👯👠🕶🐔🌍🌎🌏💦🌪🍔 Now that you're no longer reading; Unbeing is releasing its new record in early 2016. I'll keep you posted as things develop 😀 #music #musician #musicians #musicianslife #newyear #newyear2016 #band #rock #photoshooting #pointing