Ted Maul was formed in September 2002 by Luca Grandi (guitar) and Daniel Reeves (keyboard).
|binary options market Both being ex-members of former band As she screams (but in As she screams Luca was bassist/vocalist) Lots of meetings/late night tune writing went on and a trilogy of songs were written and a drummer was hoaxed into joining he came in the form of David Heggie ex As she screams drummer, the coincidence was ridiculous, three ex members of the same band re-uniting to make an even more extreme version of their old band|
It wasn't going to
be easy though the band was three members down
a second guitarist,
a vocalist and a bass player were required to complete the desired line
The music in mind
a mixture of all our favorite bands but
with some phat bass noises some skanky beats and a general air of darkness
throughout the sound, trying to mix groove with extreme metal
maul was originally planned as a death metal band you can dance to, with
lyrics about the lives we lead, the emotions we endure and the reality's
that surround us
anyway back to the story
binary options investment These songs were used as bait to entice members into the band and also a solid basis for Reeves and Luca to write lyrics over . Vocalist and friend Dave Kutchta Now bassist of rock n rollers "Dusteroid") joined the ranks a few weeks after the recording was made and rehearsals started on a regular basis under the name of "The monkey knife fight" but the guys found out about a quincey pop punk band from the states using the same name so they decided to name themselves "Ted Maul" for no reason whatsoever .
boys felt a bassist was the most important step to take next, but wanted
to keep it in the family and not have to get some git in the band they didn't
really know, so they recruited they're bro in the form of Labrat bassist
/busiest man in the world "Adam da rat'' Sagir who joined the band
in October 2002. Ted tried to poach him (so did Stampin' Ground) but that
man is just too damn underground (Not underground enough for Ted Maul though
eh!!) OK so Adam didn't last long (couldn't learn the riffs!!*) and neither
did Dave but that's where Barrington comes in
It must have been November 2002 when the band hooked up with Barrington (or Barrignion as he was later known on the continent) down in holloway road, the idea of adding hints of drum n bass to extreme metal/hardcore really gave this geezer the horn and he could borrow a bass and play it! Safe!
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was around this time that Ted got in touch with Ian Glasper from Blackfish
Records about the possibility of appearing on the labels forthcoming compilation
album: ''An International Tribute To Thrash'' Ian was into the Ted so the
boys got into the studio to record a cover of the mighty Overkill's ''Thanx
For Nothin' '' since the guys had no current vocalist vocal duties were
carried out by Hegs and Luca (Hegs voice being in the vein of Jeff Walker,
and Luca's more in a pissed up ridiculous hardcore style ) Reevesy joins
in for the choruses, a fuckin' good laugh was had by all during the weekend
of that recording, Barrington's thrash bass pick on the a string was funny
as fuck and thanks to Reevesys ' walnut whip breakfast and Martin Bonsoirs
top class production skills, the guitar solo's on that song are done on
keyboard before anyone gets any idea's about how tasty Luca's playing is!
Ted would like to take this opportunity to express utter safeness to Ian Glasper for the opportunity to appear on his tribute to thrash album, Ian, you are the first to give to Ted-Respect. It means a lot to us, especially Dave and Luca who used to thrash it out with one drum and a guitar with two strings 14 years ago trying to play Overkill! Cheers Ian big up the Blackfish cru!
yeah Barrington was in on bass but still no singer although rehersals with
Captain Morbid (ex Ignoramus) aka Merlyn Roberts ( John tardy's vocal stunt
double!! ) were in progress, but he went round the bloody world didn't he
Ted Maul played a one off gig (their only live appearance to date, with no vocalist) in January 2003 at the Barfly in Camden supporting Labrat and Beecher. Months more rehearsing followed and a wide array of vocalists came down to rehersals to wreck the mic including Mark from Ligature (a nicely caned picture of the death metal marky mark! pure guttural voice of hell ),Poshie from
T.B.A.C./Method of Murder /Los Bastardos, (ok it's a hom photo but this geezers voice could strip wallpaper) Ivan from Los Bastardos, Juan Carlos from Borderline (or the little Jeff walker as we like to call him This guys voice is eeeeviiill!!! ,photo of JC comin' soon), Ivan from Los Bastardos (this man sounds like an evil crow!), Stefan from Germania ( I vant to rock, rock! !pure hardcore mother fucker Digital hardcore!!), Loads of time wasting pricks who even asked us at the auditions: ''what did your advert mean by no time wasters!!! Hegs set them straight!) and finally Jeremy ,aka Solomon J. Lucifer Christ ) from Gibraltan metallers Chamber of One , When we heard this guy we knew he was Ted .
We called him up
and Luca met him on his lunch break from work to give him the demo tape
with rough vocals on it and a sheet of lyrics, Jeremy listened to it
all day and that night came down to rehearsal
One positive thing
was that the three songs recorded before Dave's op were now completed
with vocals guitars keyboard ect
and mixed to perfection (well
almost) by Reeves and Luca at the now legendary wav.pimp studios, (Inlay
design by DYZIO www.visualdept.co.uk)
with female vocals on the final track by jazz singer Maria The finished
product being Ted's second demo
..(this doesn't include Reevesys
countless drum n bass remixes of Ted's music )Around this time our good
friend (and 24hour computer helpline) Martin Bonsoir (Keyboards/Sound
engineer for Akercocke) decided to part company from
the time of Dave's (Drums) recovery in February 2004, Barrington had re-joined
Ted Maul but this time as second guitarist, and a new bassist was found
in the shape of ex-Loganstone bass player Warren Woodbridge, Warren then
swapped and became second guitarist and Barrington became the bass player
. Then Barrington left again in May 2004, but Warren remains
Now bass duties are being undertaken by Dan (Tenfold truth) and new songs
are being grinded together, "A catalogue of wasted opportunities"
"The high commissioner" and "The flesh just burns" are
the sounds that are ruining countless rehersals for the indie band next
door to Ted Maul at their rehersal room. Finishing touches are still being
added to Ted Maul's music , expect to see them live at a venue near you
before the end of the year.
Safe As Fuck .