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- WEAK13 is a British industrial / metal / grunge act, founded in 1999 by Nick J.Townsend in Kidderminster, United Kingdom. Inspired by 1980's Video Nasties, Underground music, Comic books, The Grunge and 90's music scene and real life. Each song is a different story. Lyrics about loved ones who have passed away, songs about the future, death, life, survival, friendship, love, hate and positive thinking. All the guitars on all the recordings are played using strange dark low tunings. WEAK13 is any style Nick J.Townsend wants to be. From Industrial Metal fused with death metal guitars to Dark electro beats entwined with Low tuned acoustic guitars. WEAK13 is every form of music in its rawest form. There is a song for everyone. As its main singer, producer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, Townsend is the only official member of WEAK13 and remains solely responsible for its musical and artistic direction. WEAK13's music is every genre with metal overtones.
British blackcountry based band WEAK13 have released an album titled LIVE AMMO and are allowing anybody to download it for free.
Album title: Live Ammo
Release date: NOW
Available to download from http://weak13.bandcamp.com
About WEAK13 - LIVE AMMO
LIVE AMMO is a live experimental album and a music experience, a test of a musician. Rules for recording the album were made first. British musician Nick J.Townsend agreed with Live sound engineer Ian 'Crazy Mule' to make a record together but all the instruments & vocals had to be recorded in the first take and everything was to be recorded live using analogue, "whatever goes on record stays on it", leaving it raw and natural sounding, there will be no audio mistakes. This agreement between musician and engineer meant that everything had to be thrown into each recording take and every song was taken very serious. Real tears, love and pain are all captured on this record. Each song was also recorded hours after a near death experience, a broken relationship or a life changing series of events and emotions. Nick agreed that he would only record a song whenever an emotion suiting the song would surface. Nick moved home to live with the engineer so that he could be on standby in order to perform when the time was right. In over six months the two of them got to know each other well, knew each others strengths and bonded. During this time the pair visited music shops to buy Vintage amps for particular songs, shopped for old instruments, came up with un-orthodox recording techniques and improvised where possible. On some tracks extra background noise was encouraged and used as an instrument of it's own in order to give texture and warmth to certain parts of songs. Recording was always a subject matter during the six months but life and moving forward was the most important avenue for both of them. LIVE AMMO is the final result and a dedication to live analogue recording and music improvisation.
LUNATIC. A song for liberation, cleansing of the soul, breaking free and self realisation. This live acoustic song was written after Nick came out of a five year relationship with his then partner, the lyrics came after Nick committed a failed suicide attempt and he wrote them in the same room two days later. Not long after the song was written he left his hometown and decided to take his music out for the world to see and hear. LUNATIC music video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-PkR...
NOTHING TO LOSE. All the percussion used on this track were household and garden objects, a complete organic industrial drum-kit was designed and built by Nick J.Townsend purely for this song. The lyrics are based on a poem by Keith Evans, a hard-working factory worker who never had an inclining to be a poet. Nick J.Townsend read the poem and promised a song would be created for him based on the poem he wrote which was about a woman Keith had so much love for. Nick, at the time of recording this song, had pretty much nothing to lose as he had recently lost his home, broke up with his partner and had little in the way of money. Many people who were close to Nick turned their back on him the moment things looked bleak. He had walked away from his home town, started a lot of things from scratch. To him it didn't matter what had happened or what people thought of him as he really had nothing to lose by dedicating his life to music. "You only appreciate everything once you've lost it all".
NOTHING TO LOSE music video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27CsN...
The WAKE DOWN track is a minefield of creative sounds. First written way back in 2000, Nick decided ten years later to attempt to record a super version of this song which he had been playing live on the gig circuit since the millennium. Inspired by many trips to underground raves at the Q Club in Birmingham (United Kingdom) and a love of mixing music together. A combination of Thrash metal, Mid 90's techno, Industrial
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WEAK13 is a British industrial / metal / grunge act, founded in 1999 by Nick J.Townsend in Kidderminster, United Kingdom. Inspired by 1980's Video Nasties, Underground music, Comic books, The Grunge and 90's music scene and real life. Each song is a different story. Lyrics about loved ones who have passed away, songs about the future, death, life, survival, friendship, love, hate and positive thinking. All the guitars on all the recordings are played using strange dark low tunings. WEAK13 is any style Nick J.Townsend wants to be. From Industrial Metal fused with death metal guitars to Dark electro beats entwined with Low tuned acoustic guitars. WEAK13 is every form of music in it's rawest form. There is a song for everyone. As its main singer, producer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, Townsend is the only official member of WEAK13 and remains solely responsible for its musical and artistic direction. WEAK13's music is every genre with metal overtones. Townsend recruits a live band to perform with him on stage after recording WEAK13 material. WEAK13 when playing LIVE is 'Nick J.Townsend' (Vocals/Guitar), 'Wesley Smith' (Bass) and 'Neel Parmar' (Drums). Nick J.Townsend breaks as many rules as possible. Wanted feedback, dark subjects, erratic song structure, raw sounds, one take recordings, surreal ideas and hook lines that you will never forget. There is only one WEAK13 but there are many sounds. Nick J.Townsend is a British underground musician, singer and multi-instrumentalist. He operates under the studio name WEAK13.
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SONGS & TUNINGS:
Weak13 use a variety of strange low-guitar tunings, unorthodox riffs and dark sounds for every song. Every Weak13 song is different. The lyrics written by Nick J.Townsend are always filled with subliminal messages, personal experiences and harsh reality, always taking full advantage of poetic freedom. No subject is out of bounds. Weak13 make sure the music is as free-sounding as possible, often doing recordings in one-take in order to capture their live sound. In some cases audio mistakes are purposely left in on the final mix of Weak13 recordings, Nick J.Townsend often prefers out-of-tune-parts to make a song more to his liking, leaving in bits that most artists wouldn't dare do. Fan favourites such as 'Prouder Than U (1 & 2), 'WakeDown', 'I Name Myself', 'When U say When', 'Death Machine', Kind To Be Cruel', 'Prouder Than U' and 'The All Seeing I' have all created controversy and acclaim within the hearts and minds of many for different reasons. A Weak13 recording is always deep in meaning and thought provoking. The music is heavily inspired by art, manily British horror comic 'SCREAM'. Comic strips such as 'Thirteenth Floor' (art by Jose Ortiz), 'Manix', 'Doomlord' (By John Wagner, Alan Grant and Italian artist Heinzl), 'The Amstor Computer' (Eagle Comics), 'Deaths Head' & 'Dragons Claws' (art by Geoff Senior) have inspired many Weak13 songs.
HOW WEAK13 STARTED:
Weak13 first hit the music scene at the later half of the 20th Century. When all around were preparing for the millennium - Nick J.Townsend was creating the music which became Weak13. Nick J.Townsend left art college and threw himself into music. Nick is a self taught guitarist and singer songwriter who had a very unusual and somewhat difficult childhood. Music was the one thing that would keep him sane throughout his school days, he never to begin with saw himself as a musician and had hoped to be noticed someday as a cartoonist/illustrator, but after picking up the guitar decided that he needed to expand his art musically. After joining a few bands Nick decided years later to create his own and called it Weak13. He first created all the music on a drum machine (BOSS DR5) with the intention of playing guitar and singing L
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