Blundelled

On Saturday, I also met Craig Blundell on the Steven Wilson tour, who’s of course the featured drummer on the upcoming album “Paradigms”.
Such a nice, talented, extremely humble, amazing musician and human being.
What a week, what a time to be alive!

Sons of Apollo

I was at the Sons of Apollo show in Montreal yesterday and met the legendary keyboard player Derek Sherinian who played on my debut album Solipsistic and also plays on the new album Paradigms. What an amazing show it was, full of surprises! And here I was, wondering what were they going to play for two hours or so. Silly me.

Here, we were joking on how the new Semantic album will blow your brains out.

Time For Some Updates

Alex Argento‘s mixes started coming in as we speak, there will be some back and forth feedback before we get to the final mix, but we’ll get there.

Meanwhile we’re working on a fabulous music video for one of the tracks from the new album Paradigms, titled “Carousel of Death” with the amazing duo Richard Bastarache and Steph Miramontes Art. We’ve already shot in a few locations over three days, first two of which went great, and the third day… I don’t wanna talk about it right now, but we managed to pull it off; thanks to my wonderful wife Nanor Wazirian who’s organizing everything and doing her best to put together the music video.

I’m also working on the album cover, as you may or may not know, I’m painting the album cover digitally myself, it’s gonna be something out of this world, literally. And if you’d like to watch me paint, I have a twitch channel where I stream the painting process live, go follow me there at www.twitch.tv/metroprog.

Over and out!
Shant

A Couple of Paintings

One of the perks I recently offered in the new album crowdfunding campaign had a special reward, a digital painting. Two generous fans picked that perk, and I delivered.

Here are the two paintings for Dik Diepeveen and Gaurav Dubei. Thank you both.

Digital portrait for Dik Diepeveen painted by me
Digital portrait for Gaurav Dubei painted by me

Expectations

Hey friends. I hope life is treating you well and not being a bitch.

Now that we’re all waiting (including myself) for “Paradigms” to be released, I wanted to ask what are your expectations from the new album? This is my first second album… I hope that was confusing enough. I mean it’s the first time I release a second album for a band I’m in. I’m quite aware of fan reactions to new releases, as a fanboy myself I’ve been through a few of those myself. I’m keeping in mind the phrase “You can’t please everyone”, but I’m still hoping to do so.