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Ben Higgins
post Dec 8 2011, 10:36 AM
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That album that I was recording with The Reckoning will never be finished as the band imploded and they all decided to leave. By this I mean the singer, bassist & drummer. For live gigs, our very own Chris Evans at GMC was helping us on second guitar but thankfully, he wasn't involved in any of it and remains the brilliant friend that he always has been smile.gif

I won't bore you with details but we had some fundamental disagreements that weren't able to be sorted.

So, if you you've been following the band and were looking forward to the album I'm sorry about this.. I definitely didn't want it to happen but in retrospect, it's better if people leave something if they don't believe in it smile.gif

The band will continue when I get new people.. I don't give up that easily ! cool.gif

It's quite funny as there's been an ongoing post about joining / forming a band started by Zeus.. this is an example of a band situation right here ! wink.gif


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post Dec 8 2011, 11:08 AM
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I am very sorry to hear this Ben! sad.gif I would have loved to hear that album.

You perseverance in this difficult situation is what will keep you going towards new heights any way - I am very much looking forward to what your next step will be.



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post Dec 8 2011, 11:37 AM
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yes its a darn shame, the album was so near yet so far, was really looking forward to hearing that all come together.

but .. onwards and upwards, personally I`ve had a blast playing the gigs with you, I`m still stoked you asked me in the first place.

The new generation of The Reckoning will be stronger than ever .. a metallic will that cannot be killed \m/\m/


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post Dec 8 2011, 11:48 AM
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Ah Mate, that's no good..... But in the long term, as you said, If your heart isn't in something, then you may as well not be a part of it. "All or nothing" principal i guess...

Of course you dont ask for these things to happen, but, it's funny how some things turn out....
This could be the instigator that turns "Ben Higgins" into a household name.....? wink.gif

I am also looking forward to what your next step will be.....Best of Luck Mate


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post Dec 8 2011, 11:58 AM
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It's a shame. I really hope you'll manage to gather new musicians to replace the ones who left.


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post Dec 8 2011, 12:42 PM
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If I could actually sing, and lived near you, I would lend a helping hand. I am sorry this happened. band break-ups are always a terrible experience!


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post Dec 8 2011, 02:45 PM
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Thanks so much for your kind words, everyone smile.gif I'm a strong believer that things happen for a reason, so I'll trust that things will get even better from now on.

I also have GMC to thank for introducing me and Chris together in the first place !


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post Dec 8 2011, 02:53 PM
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Sorry to hera that, hope you find a new project soon!


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post Dec 8 2011, 03:04 PM
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What, the singer also? People really don't know what they want, two guys just joined recently, and now leave? Why join in the first place... They should be smitten to the ground for postponing Reckoning glory, and posthumously awarded for making room for their better counterparts mad.gif



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post Dec 8 2011, 03:09 PM
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QUOTE (Marek Rojewski @ Dec 8 2011, 02:04 PM) *
What, the singer also? People really don't know what they want, two guys just joined recently, and now leave? Why join in the first place... They should be smitten to the ground for postponing Reckoning glory, and posthumously awarded for making room for their better counterparts mad.gif


I love your words Marek.. I'm going to get you to join us on tour and deliver motivational battle speeches before every gig !! biggrin.gif


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post Dec 8 2011, 03:52 PM
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Ahhhh, that's rubbish.

You've got some awesome material, I too am gutted about the album. When you say it's never being recorded, does that mean they won't give you the rights to the material? I'm sure you could salvage some stuff from it, or just use large chunks in a new band / Reckoning with new members.


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post Dec 8 2011, 03:55 PM
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QUOTE (dark dude @ Dec 8 2011, 02:52 PM) *
Ahhhh, that's rubbish.

You've got some awesome material, I too am gutted about the album. When you say it's never being recorded, does that mean they won't give you the rights to the material? I'm sure you could salvage some stuff from it, or just use large chunks in a new band / Reckoning with new members.


Oh no it's ok because the music/lyrics are all mine. Everything that's been done under The Reckoning name is mine. The album will be recorded at some point in the future, but it just won't be these versions smile.gif


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post Dec 8 2011, 03:59 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Dec 8 2011, 02:55 PM) *
Oh no it's ok because the music/lyrics are all mine. Everything that's been done under The Reckoning name is mine. The album will be recorded at some point in the future, but it just won't be these versions smile.gif

I thought as much! That's great to hear smile.gif


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post Dec 8 2011, 04:16 PM
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ah man, it's for the best im sure, you don't need people that don't believe in the band.
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post Dec 8 2011, 05:40 PM
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Ben Higgins = the Dave Mustaine of GMC
Ben Higgins > Previous band members
Ben Higgins < Donuts
Ben Higgins = Win

See how a little math can put things in perspective? lol laugh.gif


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post Dec 8 2011, 05:52 PM
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QUOTE (Mudbone @ Dec 8 2011, 04:40 PM) *
Ben Higgins = the Dave Mustaine of GMC
Ben Higgins > Previous band members
Ben Higgins < Donuts
Ben Higgins = Win

See how a little math can put things in perspective? lol laugh.gif


Haha, I like your maths Senor 'Bone ! biggrin.gif

QUOTE (Adrian Figallo @ Dec 8 2011, 03:16 PM) *
ah man, it's for the best im sure, you don't need people that don't believe in the band.
keep going man!


That's right, thanks Adrian smile.gif


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post Dec 8 2011, 10:16 PM
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I've been there, and I know it's tough, but I'm sure it's not hard for you to get musicians who would be interested in playing with a guitarist like you, keep going, and make sure you let those solos shine on the band!


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post Dec 9 2011, 12:13 AM
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Sorry to hear that Ben. These things do have a way of sorting themselves out though! Have been through a few Band break-ups/downs in my time!!
I'd offer my services but unless you want to start playing at about 1/8 of the speed I don't think it would quite work!!
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All the greats have had days like this ... I am sure you will bounce back and when you do finish the album you will wonder what on earth you were thinking with the present version - the new version will be exponentially more awesome for sure!


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