Tag: Becoming The Archetype

February 28, 2017

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January 16, 2017

Phinehas Drummer Exits the Band

Phinehas, Christian metalcore band from California, has had a successful couple years. Last year they already released a Acoustic EP, titled Fight Through the Night. This year might be a bit rough on the band, though as Drummer Lee Humerian has announced his departure from the band. Continued →

January 4, 2017

December 16, 2016

December 13, 2016

December 6, 2016

5 Up and Coming Christian Metal Bands

Today, I’m doing something a little different. These bands are bands that people should know and that are on the rise. Check them out! And here you go!

5. Saints Can Lie

Metalcore acts have become very common in the United States. But Saints Can Lie seem to be doing something sort of fresh. The band formed in 2012 with the original lineup of brothers Vocalist Jake and Guitarist/Pianist Hunter Shaw, Guitarist John McDonough and Drummer Bryce Garland. The band comes from Texas, home to many amazing metal bands including Pantera and The Famine. On April 26, 2013, John, as well as Jake and Hunter, got into a car accident. John died that day, but the Shaw brothers survived. To this day, the band has memorialized him permanently on their Facebook page. The band is independent and has released an album titled Trial & Tribulation.
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October 17, 2016

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September 28, 2013

February 18, 2013

Metaphysical Monthday: Martians Matter

Sometimes, as Stephen King said, the most mind-boggling thing is size. Size conquers all. The sheer size of the known universe, for example, crushes the mind when you just consider it.

As I think about the mysteries and wonders in creation, usually my mind turns to the insanely vast reaches of space. Continued →

January 28, 2013

Metaphysical Monthday: Month 1

You may have noticed a subtle change in the title of this column. You may have also noticed I haven’t posted a Metaphysical Monday for several weeks. Both of these situations exist because I’m working hard at turning Kafka’s Metamorphosis into a reality. Continued →

November 12, 2012

November 5, 2012

September 13, 2012

September 9, 2012

August 21, 2012

August 13, 2012

Metaphysical Monday: Thomas Merton

Last weekend, my wife and I visited a Benedictine Priory. We were able to attend the nightly Compline service they had, which is a nightly music service meant for meditation and evening prayers to end the day of work in which the monks have labored. Continued →

August 6, 2012

Metaphysical Monday: Transhumanity

The issue of Transhumanity is of great interest to me and it’s something I’ve given a good amount of thought to over the past few years. The song “Artificial Immortality” is about this issue and my thoughts have changed since then (4 years ago). Continued →

July 23, 2012

July 16, 2012

Metaphysical Monday: Event of the Year

In a few short days, The Dark Knight Rises will open in theaters. This is an event that you are either 1) anticipating or 2) in need of a wake up call so you can anticipate it.

I’ve spoken before about what Christopher Nolan’s Batman represents on a universal, artistic level. Continued →

July 9, 2012

Metaphysical Monday: Moonrise Kingdom

This article will address several topics, so if you happen to be disinterested in the movie titled Moonrise Kingdom, be not afraid!

But yes, first of all, Moonrise Kingdom was fantastic. I’ve written here before about my feelings on Wes Anderson movies. Continued →

July 2, 2012

Metaphysical Monday: Nonstop Touring

Becoming The Archetype is on the road right now and I’m reminded of how much work every band on the road is going through. If you haven’t noticed, the nation is blazing hot right now. And if you didn’t already know, lots of bands our size and smaller frequently sleep in their vans for lack of other lodging accommodations. Continued →