Maninblack Seeks Drummer!
Maninblack is looking for a new drummer. As you may know Maninblack performs original songs influenced by UK '77 Punk and Oi! while we've made a name for ourself by utilizing considerable live electronics and digital effects along with subtle, dark, Sci-Fi imagery and we're considered to be moving in a somewhat progressive direction. We are very self sufficient and, apart from our individual personal gear, have our own full backline, mid size club PA, stage lighting system and modest digital recording setup.
Male, over 40 years old
New York City area resident
Basic professional quality gear
Avid Punk music fan, particularly UK Punk circa '77, '82
Moderate live performance and studio recording experience
Ideally you should be able to devote at least one days a week to regular rehearsals in Manhattan, be prepared to perform live locally at least twice a month, with the resources and time to take an active role in the functions inherent to a working band. Experience using electronic drums and percussion is a plus: we have Roland TD-3KW and Simmons SD5K electronic drum kits along with dedicated electronic drum amplifiers that may be used at our discretion.
This is a relatively serious project. Maninblack is looking for a bandmate who will ultimately become a bushiness partner in our venture. We currently have several releases on various compilations and we are working on putting together a press kit / demo package in order to shop for a substantial label.
If you are interested contact André Schlesinger
Be prepared to submit personal information as to the above requirements along with a recent photograph and one or two MP3s of relevant music which includes your performance.
You are welcome to look through the various information and review the MP3 demo files on this site to aid in your decision. Additional information will be supplied upon request.
Fair warning: we are collectively atheists, politically left and militantly anti-racist, while it should be obvious that we're doing something somewhat different in Punk music terms. If you feel uncomfortable or can't wrap our head around these concepts you will be extremely unhappy dealing with us.
Note: If you are seeing this page we are still likely looking for a permanent member.