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« Reply #281 on: September 18, 2023, 12:22:18 PM »
The album is available for review, if anyone is interested.

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« Reply #282 on: September 18, 2023, 01:20:10 PM »
On their website, it mentions that the new song "Red Sea" will be a near-20 minute epic!

https://theocracymusic.com/band/?fbclid=IwAR0JSArq6kd9n2ZITIKQ95mgYbgOte0U-EpMShzAOL9Z12rLA8Ychi7uxj0_aem_AZ4giuy1FnmRKpm9UQ2raZG29Oxmv-HZ7ZKHDCfncnaxM41Hyx0wVt8WQoQNf006JTI&mibextid=Zxz2cZ

This one is a hell of. monster track, pretty well written, cohesive, melodic, this one will be a favorite of all for sure.

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« Reply #283 on: September 18, 2023, 03:09:40 PM »
I listened to the new songs, all of Mosaic, half of the other one, and then Ghost Ship. They weren't bad. I stopped listening to Theocracy after As the World Bleeds because it was, to me, just a copy of Mirror of Souls, but not as good, and more preachy. I'll stick to Mirror of Souls for my Theocracy fix. The songs are great despite the lyrical content. Even though it's fantasy, it's from a source that puts a very bad taste in my mouth. Plus, it already makes me uncomfortable saying "I like Theocracy." Mirror of Souls the song has some eye rolling lyrics, but damn is it an epic song. And the fact that I love singing along to a song about the birth of Jesus makes this album a true anomaly.

I'm pretty sure Project Aegis is also religiously themed in the lyrics, but I wish he would do more songs for that.

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« Reply #284 on: September 19, 2023, 05:51:13 AM »
The album is available for review, if anyone is interested.


I'm willing to give it a go, if you need.

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« Reply #285 on: September 19, 2023, 08:19:29 AM »
The album is available for review, if anyone is interested.


I'm willing to give it a go, if you need.

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« Reply #286 on: September 19, 2023, 08:37:33 AM »
I listened to the new songs, all of Mosaic, half of the other one, and then Ghost Ship. They weren't bad. I stopped listening to Theocracy after As the World Bleeds because it was, to me, just a copy of Mirror of Souls, but not as good, and more preachy. I'll stick to Mirror of Souls for my Theocracy fix. The songs are great despite the lyrical content. Even though it's fantasy, it's from a source that puts a very bad taste in my mouth. Plus, it already makes me uncomfortable saying "I like Theocracy." Mirror of Souls the song has some eye rolling lyrics, but damn is it an epic song. And the fact that I love singing along to a song about the birth of Jesus makes this album a true anomaly.

I'm pretty sure Project Aegis is also religiously themed in the lyrics, but I wish he would do more songs for that.

I feel the same way about this band.  The title track to Ghost Ship is probably the only song I really love.  I just can't seem to get into any more than that. 

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« Reply #287 on: September 20, 2023, 03:24:31 PM »
Next Friday, we have the opportunity to interview Matt Smith. Kindly post your questions for him in this thread.

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« Reply #288 on: September 21, 2023, 03:01:12 PM »
1. Any plans to tour?
2. How does he keep the rest of the band engaged with such long periods between albums? Do they all have regular jobs?
3. What is the future of Project Aegis?

would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Winger Theater Forums........or WTF.  ;D
TAC got a higher score than me in the electronic round? Honestly, can I just drop out now? :lol

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« Reply #289 on: September 22, 2023, 05:39:59 AM »
Two Questions:

1. With 2 new members of the band, how much did that impact the recording process on this album?
2. Can He go into detail about his inspiration for the song 'Mirror of Souls?' I've always been curious.

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« Reply #290 on: September 22, 2023, 10:14:40 AM »
Thank you guys, I'll include those.

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« Reply #291 on: September 22, 2023, 07:40:57 PM »
The interview went well, lasting around 25-30 minutes. I plan to release it tomorrow. The video is prepared, and I'm currently editing the transcript to remove filler words like "um" and "you know," as well as ensuring proper formatting.

While I was excited to converse with him, I admit I was quite nervous, which might come across when you listen. Nonetheless, it was an enjoyable conversation, and Matt seemed to have a good time too.

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« Reply #292 on: September 22, 2023, 09:03:58 PM »
The interview went well, lasting around 25-30 minutes. I plan to release it tomorrow. The video is prepared, and I'm currently editing the transcript to remove filler words like "um" and "you know," as well as ensuring proper formatting.

While I was excited to converse with him, I admit I was quite nervous, which might come across when you listen. Nonetheless, it was an enjoyable conversation, and Matt seemed to have a good time too.

I'm sure you did great, bro! :metal
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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« Reply #293 on: September 23, 2023, 09:58:44 AM »
Guys, I hope you can understand that English is not my first language, but my passion for music, especially Theocracy's music, drove me to conduct this interview. Enjoy my conversation with Matt Smith!

https://lotsofmuzik.com/exclusive-interview-with-matt-smith-theocracys-journey-to-mosaic-revealed/

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« Reply #294 on: September 24, 2023, 05:45:16 AM »
Guys, I hope you can understand that English is not my first language, but my passion for music, especially Theocracy's music, drove me to conduct this interview. Enjoy my conversation with Matt Smith!

https://lotsofmuzik.com/exclusive-interview-with-matt-smith-theocracys-journey-to-mosaic-revealed/

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That was a great inverview!

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« Reply #295 on: September 24, 2023, 08:39:10 AM »
Great interview. I could have sworn I checked for updates on Project Aegis not too long ago, but they released a new song 3 years ago!

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« Reply #296 on: September 24, 2023, 05:27:56 PM »
Really disappointed to hear there are NO plans to tour. Seems weird that the slate would be completely clear with a new album coming out.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Winger Theater Forums........or WTF.  ;D
TAC got a higher score than me in the electronic round? Honestly, can I just drop out now? :lol

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« Reply #297 on: October 02, 2023, 10:40:49 AM »
The album is available for review, if anyone is interested.


I'm willing to give it a go, if you need.

Here's your review buddy, thank you for your support.

https://lotsofmuzik.com/theocracy-mosaic-album-review-by-william-outzen/

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« Reply #298 on: October 10, 2023, 09:23:14 AM »
The album is cheaper on Walmart than Amazon now:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Theocracy-Mosaic-CD/5029673446?from=/search

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« Reply #299 on: October 12, 2023, 04:55:27 PM »
In stock at LaserCD

https://www.lasercd.com/cd/mosaic

16 bucks plus shipping

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« Reply #300 on: October 13, 2023, 11:18:35 AM »
Guys, I hope you can understand that English is not my first language, but my passion for music, especially Theocracy's music, drove me to conduct this interview. Enjoy my conversation with Matt Smith!

https://lotsofmuzik.com/exclusive-interview-with-matt-smith-theocracys-journey-to-mosaic-revealed/

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That was a great inverview!

Your review got a shout out at the press release today:


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« Reply #302 on: October 16, 2023, 05:47:36 AM »
The more I listen to this album, the more impressed with it I am. Every single song is a banger.

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« Reply #303 on: October 16, 2023, 08:03:18 AM »
I've been waiting to listen to this album until I have a listening party for it with my sister, who is also a Theocracy fan.  Thankfully, that is happening tonight.  I'm excited to hear it.

I ordered the vinyl months ago from Amazon, and then last week suddenly it says it isn't shipping until December.  Lame.  I'm not going to cancel the order or anything, but at least I can listen on spotify in the meantime.

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« Reply #304 on: October 16, 2023, 06:38:59 PM »
The new album ROCKS.  Like A LOT.  Finally listened to it tonight.  First impressions - lots of great rocking songs with some nice thrash parts.  Early favorites of those are Flicker and Anonymous.  The Greatest Hope actually made me teary eyed.  Great song.  Not surprisingly though, my favorite on the album is easily Red Sea. Way too early to know how this epic stacks up against something like Mirror of Souls.  Definitely need to listen to it a bunch more.

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« Reply #305 on: October 17, 2023, 12:07:15 PM »
Just discovering this band today. Almost through my first listen of their new album. Eagerly awaiting the closing track.
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« Reply #306 on: November 03, 2023, 07:47:11 PM »
This album is amazing. Like I expected it to be, but it is!!

Eddie Topran's drum track is incredible. I feel like this might be Matt's strongest album vocally, and he just slays the ending of Anonymous.

Red Sea is fantastic. It doesn't have the emotional pull of Mirror Of Souls, but the instrumental section is amazing.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Winger Theater Forums........or WTF.  ;D
TAC got a higher score than me in the electronic round? Honestly, can I just drop out now? :lol

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« Reply #307 on: November 03, 2023, 08:45:53 PM »
Yeah, the instrumental part of Red Sea is killer.  It is a testament to the quality of this band that I keep buying their albums despite being an athiest.
     

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« Reply #308 on: November 04, 2023, 09:17:56 AM »
Yeah, the instrumental part of Red Sea is killer.  It is a testament to the quality of this band that I keep buying their albums despite being an athiest.

I’m not a Satanist but I still like Slayer.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Winger Theater Forums........or WTF.  ;D
TAC got a higher score than me in the electronic round? Honestly, can I just drop out now? :lol