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Ben Higgins
post Oct 25 2016, 09:26 PM
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I've been fiddling around with making noises and stuff and yes, you guessed it, it's time to put out another album. 'King of Babylon' is its name.

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Agent Scully is very much looking forward to it

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Does it follow on from Pantheon? No, it sounds nothing like its predecessor. It's got more in common with the '....Satan' album. I really went for a vintage, late 70's sort of vibe on this album, generating some old school guitar tones which required me to approach my playing a bit differently.

It'll be out sometime soon, either preceded or succeeded by a 'hit single' wink.gif


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post Oct 25 2016, 10:34 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Oct 25 2016, 09:26 PM) *
. It's got more in common with the '....Satan' album. I really went for a vintage, late 70's sort of vibe on this album,

Dont you dare say that if its not true ohmy.gif

QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Oct 25 2016, 09:26 PM) *
It'll be out sometime soon

That's not soon enough, sir.

Cant wait to hear it biggrin.gif


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post Oct 25 2016, 10:58 PM
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One more !???

Yeah baby yeah !!

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post Oct 26 2016, 02:33 AM
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Long as it's in the vein of any of your previous work, I'm sold smile.gif

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P.S. Spank that grif with your ibby!!

QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Oct 25 2016, 04:26 PM) *
I've been fiddling around with making noises and stuff and yes, you guessed it, it's time to put out another album. 'King of Babylon' is its name.

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Agent Scully is very much looking forward to it

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Does it follow on from Pantheon? No, it sounds nothing like its predecessor. It's got more in common with the '....Satan' album. I really went for a vintage, late 70's sort of vibe on this album, generating some old school guitar tones which required me to approach my playing a bit differently.

It'll be out sometime soon, either preceded or succeeded by a 'hit single' wink.gif


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post Oct 26 2016, 06:52 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Oct 26 2016, 02:33 AM) *
Spank that grif with your ibby!!

there's the title of your next album right there biggrin.gif


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post Oct 26 2016, 08:44 AM
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QUOTE (bleez @ Oct 25 2016, 09:34 PM) *
Dont you dare say that if its not true ohmy.gif


I wouldn't dream of it!

Whether the reality matches my intention.. well, that's up to you guys to decide... but I was definitely aiming for the feel of an instrumental, mythology inspired, progressive metal album recorded in the 70's biggrin.gif

I was kinda marrying the In Trance era of Scorpions with recent Opeth with... me! Rhythm is a big part of this album

QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Oct 26 2016, 01:33 AM) *
Long as it's in the vein of any of your previous work, I'm sold smile.gif

Todd

P.S. Spank that grif with your ibby!!


I think some people may hate it but we'll see. I had fun doing it so I'm happy! smile.gif


QUOTE (bleez @ Oct 26 2016, 05:52 AM) *
there's the title of your next album right there biggrin.gif


Well people have let me get away with inserting a trance track on Barbarian, dedicating an album to the Morning Star... it could happen ph34r.gif


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post Oct 26 2016, 01:07 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Oct 26 2016, 08:44 AM) *
instrumental, mythology inspired, progressive metal album recorded in the 70's biggrin.gif

There's not one part of that sentence that I dont like the sound of cool.gif


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post Oct 26 2016, 01:24 PM
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QUOTE (bleez @ Oct 26 2016, 06:52 AM) *
there's the title of your next album right there biggrin.gif

I can't tell if the grif likes it or not, or does it matter, or would that be considered "turmping it", now I am confused


Nice artwork Ben , looking forward to it
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post Oct 26 2016, 04:02 PM
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QUOTE (bleez @ Oct 26 2016, 12:07 PM) *
There's not one part of that sentence that I dont like the sound of cool.gif


Haha, all I can say is turn it up nice and loud and that lovely hifi system of yours!

One thing I wish is that I could see a vinyl version of this and the 'Satan' album. Imagine how cool the art would look on that


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I can't tell if the grif likes it or not, or does it matter, or would that be considered "turmping it", now I am confused


Nice artwork Ben , looking forward to it


The chaos monster is deffo being chased away!



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post Oct 26 2016, 05:26 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Oct 26 2016, 04:02 PM) *
One thing I wish is that I could see a vinyl version of this and the 'Satan' album. Imagine how cool the art would look on that

YES! I have had the exact same thought! The album art and liner notes would be a blank canvas for pagan-y goodness, Imagine how cool it would sound as well ohmy.gif 'Satan' , the new album or an an EP anything would be amazing to have on vinyl and a lesser cool extent CD but 180g vinyl is the gentleman's media of choice smile.gif
you should totally crowd fund a vinyl project. I remember you saying you weren't too keen on that malarkey but it's essentially just a big preorder system smile.gif


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post Oct 27 2016, 07:11 AM
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I hardly wait to hear what you prepared for us this time smile.gif Your albums '....Satan' and Pantheon were absolutely amazing!!!

When you say "It'll be out sometime soon" this can be today or tomorrow or today or maybe today or what you say about today? biggrin.gif After you come up with brilliant songs like Blues for Lucifer, Silos of Doom (I'm still in love with this song), Deus et Satanas, The Bringer of Light, I can not sleep until I will not hear something from your new album. I'm more than curious so, don't be evil and pleeease give us a song or a small fragment from a song smile.gif
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post Oct 27 2016, 11:11 AM
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QUOTE (Monica Gheorghevici @ Oct 27 2016, 06:11 AM) *
I hardly wait to hear what you prepared for us this time smile.gif Your albums '....Satan' and Pantheon were absolutely amazing!!!

When you say "It'll be out sometime soon" this can be today or tomorrow or today or maybe today or what you say about today? biggrin.gif After you come up with brilliant songs like Blues for Lucifer, Silos of Doom (I'm still in love with this song), Deus et Satanas, The Bringer of Light, I can not sleep until I will not hear something from your new album. I'm more than curious so, don't be evil and pleeease give us a song or a small fragment from a song smile.gif


Hehe I hope to have something soon.. possibly the very end of this month or very early next month. smile.gif I'm so glad you still love 'Silos..' so much!


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post Oct 28 2016, 12:36 PM
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Great news Ben!

Your "album making" tempo is Flash alike biggrin.gif I have a proposition for another album..."Higgy with the Wiggy". I imagine you playing Dweezil's (Zappa) signature amp...the Wiggy. It looks...lovely...like an old, broken radio biggrin.gif


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post Oct 28 2016, 01:43 PM
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QUOTE (Darius Wave @ Oct 28 2016, 11:36 AM) *
Great news Ben!

Your "album making" tempo is Flash alike biggrin.gif I have a proposition for another album..."Higgy with the Wiggy". I imagine you playing Dweezil's (Zappa) signature amp...the Wiggy. It looks...lovely...like an old, broken radio biggrin.gif


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Oh man, I remember that amp! It's like the dashboard of a classic car biggrin.gif


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post Oct 28 2016, 07:40 PM
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gettin' jiggy with Higgy on an amp that's wiggy


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post Oct 29 2016, 10:26 AM
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That really shows how craz yguys at Peavey can be biggrin.gif I belive not many manufacturers would agree to build anything similar biggrin.gif


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post Nov 1 2016, 04:22 PM
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So, ummm..... it's here! ph34r.gif

http://www.benhigginsofficial.com/Music.php


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post Nov 1 2016, 09:07 PM
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The album sounds truly killer!!! Awesome compositions, tone and playing. After two hours of listening I decided that Strategos, King of Babylon and Enemy of Rome are definitely my favorite songs smile.gif
As I said for many times, this year you came up with brilliant songs. Huuuuge congrats Ben!!!!! Now it's time to push again the play button smile.gif


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post Nov 1 2016, 09:12 PM
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QUOTE (Monica Gheorghevici @ Nov 1 2016, 08:07 PM) *
The album sounds truly killer!!! Awesome compositions, tone and playing. After two hours of listening I decided that Strategos, King of Babylon and Enemy of Rome are definitely my favorite songs smile.gif
As I said for many times, this year you came up with brilliant songs. Huuuuge congrats Ben!!!!! Now it's time to push again the play button smile.gif


Oh wow, thank you!! smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif

It makes my day to hear that from you!


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post Nov 1 2016, 09:57 PM
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dude! Really impressed how much of a different vibe you have got going on here. That cant be easy.
only been through it a couple of times so far but the long and trecherous rd jumped right out at me cool.gif that's some track right there!

Im really digging the rhythm tracks as well, like in Strategos and Auguries, those riffs under the lead are fantastic. I thought Auguries had a real Rush and Bonamassa vibe to it and it flows really well into Strategos.
Psychopatheist - best song title ever smile.gif

awesome stuff. you really deserve some proper exposure and success for this stuff.


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