BLISSKRIEG (Submersed/Tantric Supergroup)

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BLISSKRIEG (Submersed/Tantric Supergroup)

Postby Devil Inside You » Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:49 am

This is my first time making a topic. Hopefully I do it properly haha

So Todd Whitener, Jesse Vest and Matt Taul of Tantric/Days of the New decided to get the gang back together one more time. This time instead of getting a singer with a rich baritone such as Travis Meeks or Hugo Ferreira, they've decided on Post Grunge singer, and former Wind Up artist, Donald Carpenter of Submersed. Though I am a longtime Days of the New/Tantric fan, I've never heard of Submersed before today, so I did some research. Interestingly enough, Submersed used to feature none other than Eric Friedman and Garrett Whitlock, now long time members of Tremonti project. Scott Philips and Mark Tremonti even played with Submersed on their first album!

Donald's voice is very atypical of Post Grunge with a sound that reminds me of Breaking Benjamin, Soil, and even Mark Tremonti on some songs. I know his voice will blend very seamlessly with Todd Whitener's higher, Jerry Cantrell like melodies. Unfortunately, I don't have any material from Blisskrieg to share. However, given the six degrees of separation between Blisskrieg and Alter Bridge/Creed, I don't doubt there are some Submersed fans in this forum. If for whatever reason, you've never properly heard the musical capabilities of this instrumental lineup, feel free to listen to the two songs I've posted to get a gauge of what Donald will be singing over. :) Enjoy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvwJnlEy048

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_99k8wVa7w

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Re: BLISSKRIEG (Submersed/Tantric Supergroup)

Postby George » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:05 am

Yeah man, I saw Todd's Facebook post yesterday and I love this news. I used to listen a lot to Submersed on the early days and their first album "In Due Time" is one of my favorites. Can't wait to hear stuff from the new band.
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Re: BLISSKRIEG (Submersed/Tantric Supergroup)

Postby Mr. Slash » Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:18 pm

That band is name is terrible btw

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Postby Devil Inside You » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:19 pm

Hahaha, it reminds me of "Moop" from South Park, where they just make shit up since all the cool band names are taken.

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Postby Devil Inside You » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:20 pm

I could have sworn it would be Brett Scallions or Kevin Martin when he first announced it. Even Scott Stapp crossed my mind. I'm listening to that album. Its good stuff. He's a talented vocalist, and I look forward to seeing how his voice blends with Todd's. I like the Tremonti connection as well

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Postby MidnightToker » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:18 pm

Have they said if they will be releasing a song anytime soon? Would be interested in hearing it for sure.

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Postby George » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:07 pm

MidnightToker wrote:Have they said if they will be releasing a song anytime soon? Would be interested in hearing it for sure.


That "new music coming soon" message.
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Re: BLISSKRIEG (Submersed/Tantric Supergroup)

Postby Devil Inside You » Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:43 pm

Because of COVID and living distances, they haven't been able to properly record anything yet. However, in the next couple of weeks they will be having a jam session and will be documenting the process via social media. Trust me dude, as soon as something is finalized I'll post it right here. Given the many things that have gone wrong in 2020 its refreshing to see something to be excited about.

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Re: BLISSKRIEG (Submersed/Tantric Supergroup)

Postby mtshaw3 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:32 pm

If you wanna hear some more of what Donald is capable of, listen to his other supergroup/band Eye Empire, with Corey Lowery and others.
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Postby Devil Inside You » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:11 am

I haven't listened to a full album from his yet, but the bits and pieces I've heard from Submersed, Eye Empire and Apollo Under Fire shows he's a very versatile performer. The fact that he's worked with members of Tremonti, Sevendust, Dark New Day and Candlebox leaves me very intrigued to see how he gels with the sound of Days of the New and Tantric. Jesse Vest said its very likely the album will be released in 2020 but I hope the immediate completion is a result of chemistry and not a rushed attempt to get established.

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Re: BLISSKRIEG (Submersed/Tantric Supergroup)

Postby Devil Inside You » Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:44 am

Hey guys! I made a video analysis commemorating this line up's history in Tantric. If you're curious please check it out, as well as my Another Animal video :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYpUEDMsHSM

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Re: BLISSKRIEG (Submersed/Tantric Supergroup)

Postby Devil Inside You » Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:26 pm

First new song! Gotta say I'm pretty disappointed. I've been listening to a lot of Days of the New, Tantric and Submersed leading up to this and this is anticlimactic to whatever I was expecting. It sounds less like Breakdown or Hollow and more like LIVE. It actually reminds me of that 'The Way Around' song they did with Chris Shinn. I hope the rest of the album is better, but if nothing else at least there's some new material.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4pIr2WxzVI

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Re: BLISSKRIEG (Submersed/Tantric Supergroup)

Postby mtshaw3 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:01 pm

See I thought it was pretty groovy. I wasn't much of a Days of the New listener and only really listened to the couple hits Tantric had, so I didn't have any expectations for it. I'll enjoy it for what it is. Hopefully the rest is as good or better.
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Re: BLISSKRIEG (Submersed/Tantric Supergroup)

Postby Devil Inside You » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:55 am

mtshaw3 wrote:See I thought it was pretty groovy. I wasn't much of a Days of the New listener and only really listened to the couple hits Tantric had, so I didn't have any expectations for it. I'll enjoy it for what it is. Hopefully the rest is as good or better.


In all fairness, most of the friends I shared it with enjoyed it. Ironically I'm the only one so far that isn't feeling it. Lol But I'm still gonna buy the album when it comes out. Its just given the history all of these guys have I want to hear something more vicious. These guys are about the same age as Alter Bridge/Stapp so its not like you stop making heavy music as you get old. I'm still keeping my expectations high that I'll overall be impressed with the debut.


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