Tags : | Heavy Metal | 5.37 MB

Description : A little something from the archives for Phatkatz's Halloween challenge. A long, long time ago I posted some stems on Looperman and held a contest to see who could do the best remix. This is the winner, and it showcases the monstrous musical skills of Bilbozo with an appearance by his wife as well. It's a whole lot of metal madness and a really fun listen. I'll leave it up for a bit and then put it back in mothballs after Halloween. Enjoy!!

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  1. Bilbozo
    Bilbozo on Wed 15th Feb 2017 - 2 years ago

    I just stumbled across this thread tonight. Wow, what a blast from the past, well recent past anyways. That was a super fun contest. Sorry I have been away for so long. Work and family are consuming time, but I still play lots of live gigs in a Santana-style group called La Familia. Aching to get back in the studio and produce some fun tracks though. So many faces I know so well in here over so many years. It's so good to see you still here Bear. Thanks you Bear and all for the kind words. I hope to get the time to do a bunch of collabs to inspire on...a guy needs a sanity vice right? Cheers and take care !

  2. fullyboosted
    fullyboosted on Wed 23rd Mar 2016 - 3 years ago

    Wow great track! This is brilliant from start to finish

  3. Spivkurl
    Spivkurl on Wed 17th Feb 2016 - 3 years ago

    I am not usually hugely into metal, but this one is well crafted and musical that I can't help but enjoy it throughout! I loved the disturbing vocal parts, and they shift the whole image of what this would be without them, at least to my ears. Both lead and rhythm guitars are really cool sounding and well played, but I would expect no less when you two got together on a song! I actually don't mind the delayed drums on this style of a song, and think it lends to nice live metal feeling, as if it were in an arena or something. There is really nothing to dislike about this one, and it was super fun to listen to! Fave!

  4. JasonCroft
    JasonCroft on Mon 23rd Nov 2015 - 3 years ago

    Great heavy metal
    good job
    kind regards
    J_

    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Thanks J. Your time and kind feedback is greatly appreciated. I hope all is well.

    Bear

  5. beerling1970
    beerling1970 on Fri 20th Nov 2015 - 3 years ago

    Wow this is just wowtastic Bear AMAZING track :)

    Steve

    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Hahaha, thanks Steve. Bill is a tremendous talent, so it's easy to sound good with him around. As always, your time and kind words are appreciated. I hope all is well.

    Bear

  6. RichieWinn
    RichieWinn on Fri 20th Nov 2015 - 3 years ago

    Hey Barry

    You gone all heavy metal!! This is a great collab with Bill and you two certainly have hit the mark with this track. Exceptional guitar work and great production. The drum track works so well too. Great stuff. Love it. Hope all is well with you.

    Best

    Richie

    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Hey Richie, great to have you drop by. I pulled this one out of mothballs thinking folks might get a kick out of Bill's terrific guitar work. Like you, he is a special talent. As always, your kind comments are greatly appreciated. I hope all is well.

    Bear

  7. Byleth
    Byleth on Tue 3rd Nov 2015 - 3 years ago

    OMG \m/

    I love it

    My favorite part is at 3:33min we can feel the halloween influence.

    I will fav it and dl for sure

    usually I do write constructive comment but for that track I have nothing to say due of its perfection I guess.

    Peace and Handshake.

    p.s in case you don't remember me my last id was ant4505.

    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Hey, it's good to have you back in the neighborhood, and under a new identity as well. Thanks so much for the generous feedback. I'll head over and see what you've been up to. I hope all is well.

    Bear

  8. ladyinred
    ladyinred on Tue 3rd Nov 2015 - 3 years ago

    what a heavy metal track!
    amazing your are bear!
    uuhmm..i prefered vocal to be louder and more clear cause i can't hear her voice (who is she?)
    i have loved many guitar moops of yours and i have tried on many of them but I confess that I will never be able to do such mix !
    oh I really enjoyed this one .

    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    What a beautiful comment from a beautiful lady. Thank you so much. Bill is a wonderful guitar, and that lovely vocal work is Bill's wife. I agree that it would have been better to have boosted her vocals a bit in the mix. As always, your kindness is greatly appreciated. I hope all is well.

    Bear

  9. promenade2239
    promenade2239 on Sun 1st Nov 2015 - 3 years ago

    hello Bear

    this is very fine composition, so good arranged and performed - the quality is noticable right from the beginning. I liked the guitar tone and the playing especially from 2:15 a lot. Also the vocal is beautiful. Was the distortion on it intentional? It makes no difference regarding to the actual genre anyway.

    It is loud as hell so I had to drastically reduce the volume to protect my ears when listening on headphones haha. I am not a fan of metal of course but I am impressed by this one.
    Congrats to all performers! Thanks for posting this.

    Best to you, Alex

    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Hey Alex, it is great to have you drop by for a listen. Bill did all of the mixing and the final arranging so I'm not sure if the distortion was intentional. Knowing Bill and his attention to detail I would say it was. On behalf of Bill and his talented wife, our thanks for your very kind words. I hope all is well.

    Bear

  10. crucethus
    crucethus on Sat 31st Oct 2015 - 3 years ago

    Those Wah's!!! all the guitar work is sublime on this one. Progressive Power Metal!! Awesome Work Bear! Fav'd

    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Thanks Steve, Bill is truly a master on guitar and some of the subtle nuances he puts in his music really set his work apart from others. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and listen and comment. I hope all is well.

    Bear

  11. mrwolf14
    mrwolf14 on Fri 30th Oct 2015 - 3 years ago

    Hi Bear,
    I hope everything is fine for you and your family.
    I am so glad that I managed to hear this song.
    As usual, the sum of two great talents results in a "real masterpiece". And very good work from Bilbozo's wife as well: these vocals add a touch of "halloweenish" feeling.
    As already pointed out by our friends MrNomad, there are a couple of little "imperfections" but this remains a very enjoyable metal track.
    Thanks!
    Ciao, Domenico

    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Hi Domenico, thanks so much for the kind feedback. Bill is a huge talent and his wife sings really well, so with their abilities this one was sure to be good. It's always great to have you drop by for a listen and to hear your comments. I hope all is well.

    Bear

  12. danke
    danke on Thu 29th Oct 2015 - 3 years ago

    Hi Bear!

    Didn't know that Bilbozo did some excellent metal...Only knew some rock pieces from him...
    This is outstanding skill on that lead guitar...did he run any career in music business or just stayed on the 'genious amateur' side? Do you know?
    Agreed with colleague Static about the drums...for me specially the snare is too much...
    And the end...too abrupted...

    Though, it could be only in my dreams to make quality music like this...every guitar lines are outstanding and pro...

    Thanx for letting us know this musical pearl...hope everything is fine around you...

    Handshake, Danke

    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Hey Danke, good to have you drop by. Bill certainly is one of the best guitar players I've ever had the pleasure of working with. He did quite a bit of session work, and played a lot of live gigs as well. I think he probably does less of that now, especially since his daughter is getting older, but I do think he's a guy who will always enjoy playing live. He's definitely a pro. Drums are definitely an issue with this one, but we did it so long ago that changing it now is probably impossible. As always you feedback is greatly appreciated. I hope all is well Danke.

    Bear

  13. StaticNomad
    StaticNomad on Thu 29th Oct 2015 - 3 years ago

    Well this is some obvious badassery right here.

    I wish I could play guitar this well. 0:17 that chugging riffage is damn rapid.

    Gotta say that something feels wrong with drums. They seem to have some delay on them and are very wide in the mix, which gives an odd feel at times. Might even be dragging the groove down a bit. Sometimes the spacious delay feels good, sometimes not. Is this making sense?

    There's also quite a bit of creative percussive work.

    Anyway: 0:48 quite strange, ethereal vocals that are pretty cool. They appear to be in a language that isn't English.

    3:22 cool explosive cymbal. Probably another sound behind it, for added punch.

    Not all the lead widdling work is my kind of thing but it's definitely proper guitar hero kind of stuff.

    4:37 a slower, more emotional type of soloing that I prefer.

    Overall: cool, very accomplished stuff though shame about the fadeout ending, which is just a rudimentary turning down of the volume control. And the end also seems to be abruptly chopped off.

    Congrats to Bilbozo and his wife!

    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Hey Static, thanks so much for dropping by and for your candor. The chugging riffage is me on my Ibanez RG (great guitar for metal). All of the lead work is by Bill. I know what you mean about the drums. If my poor memory serves me correctly, the stems I provided had quite a bit of delay on them and I was unable to get them without the fx, so that was something hard to overcome. As for the ending, I think Bill was probably tired of the whole project by then, haha

  14. Burtsbluesboxes
    Burtsbluesboxes on Wed 28th Oct 2015 - 3 years ago

    Oh yeah! Some classic metal right here, the stuff I grew up on :D What more is there to say other than brilliant!!

    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Bill is a hugely talented guy, so anything he touches usually has hit written all over it. As always, your time and kind feedback is greatly appreciated. I hope all is well.

    Bear

  15. Orlando51
    Orlando51 on Wed 28th Oct 2015 - 3 years ago

    Good to hear from you again Barry and to enjoy this track
    which is sheer brilliance on every level....magnificent playing and stellar production...powerpack of rare quality
    this is ! This one's going to my 'fav' drawer rightaway!:)

    Big compliments and all the best to you my friend!

    Orlando

    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Orlando, thanks so much for the kind words. I am sure Bill will appreciate them as well. He really is a force of nature, and anything he touches turns to gold pretty quickly. As always, your time and friendship are greatly appreciated. I hope all is well.

    Bear

  16. Tumbleweed
    Tumbleweed on Tue 27th Oct 2015 - 3 years ago

    Can`t imagine anyone beating this mix version Bear...Bilbozos is a mighty big talent & sounds like the good wife is too...If all metal was this good I would be a more regular listener...as it is I tend to pick my few favs...this is one super mix...and with Bear providing the compositional ingredients I wouldn`t expect otherwise...now I finally found a metal song I can fav...yeah...Good to see you back around the place my friend...you have been in my thoughts more often than you would know....always wish you the beat and hope you always find some time for the music...Ed

    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Hey Ed, thank you so much for the kind words. Bill is one of the few guitarists I put in a class with you, rare company for sure. It seems my times is just so limited here lately, especially with the wife having some medical issues that we are having to deal with. It is good to get back though and just be able to listen to some great music. Your tracks have made numerous trips to Las Vegas a much easier voyage. As always it is great to have you drop by old friend. I hope all is well up your way.

    Bear

  17. PeteTebar
    PeteTebar on Tue 27th Oct 2015 - 3 years ago

    Hey hey Bear, very good to see you back on the map. I just know that anytime you upload something new on here will never let me down. This is no short of brilliant, a magnificent ride all the way through. Have you heard from Bill at all? Miss him being on here, he is def a force to reckon, superb guitar player and producer. As always, remarkable job brother, I hope to hear more from you soon. Hit me up for collab sometime, I don't sing because of my illness, but I'm still producing music. Take care!

    Pete

    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic

    Hey Pete, great to have you stop by. I'm sorry to hear about your vocal issues, damn man, that is a tragedy. It's good you can still do all of the other musical things, but just a shame you can't sing any more. I haven't heard from Bill in about a year, but I assume all is good and that he is just enjoying his wife and daughter. He is such a great musician/producer/arranger and an even better person. I thought the community might enjoy a bit of his work. It's great to have you stop by. I'll head over and see what you've been up to. I hope all is well Pete.

    Bear

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