Summer Touring

Hey guys, sorry it’s been awhile since I last posted an entry here.

Anyway, as many of you are probably aware, we launched and successfully completed a kickstarter campaign to fund some summer shows.  People got to contribute and in return, they specified where they wanted us to play and they’ll all get sweet rewards!

Shows will be unveiled soon for our summer and we will cover quite a large amount of states in this beloved country.  So yeah, see ya out there!

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Season’s Greetings!

With Thanksgiving thankfully behind us (see what I did there?), we now turn our eyes to that glorious part of the year known as the Christmas season.  What a wonderful time of the year!  Everyone is buying tons of things for other people that they don’t need (speaking of which, have you checked out our online store recently?).  People are filled with an undefinable feeling of magic that permeates even the most mundane events.  People are getting colds from all the germs floating around and contracting the flu from all the failure to eat beets bought at Schrute’s Beet Farm.

But alas, I digress.  What I mean to say is that I want to wish each of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Take a moment to be kind to someone today.  Then do it again tomorrow.  After that, you can go back to being mean and self-centered again, just like me. Remember to watch plenty of football and to take preventative measure against the cold on behalf of your poor car (anti-freeze is a great idea this time of year).

Above all, remember that you have a friend in Becoming The Archetype.  Our music is here to battle the cold by warming the heart with intensely vicious music.  Our lyrics are here to warm the head with bloodflow-inducing thoughts spawned from puzzlement over the meanings of our wordsmith.  Our faces are here to bring a smile to your own face as you consider how much our public photos fail to show the inner nerd that you all know us to be.

As Randy Newman once said, “You got a friend in me.”  Next BTA cover song?

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Songs Released from I AM

So you know the drill:  a band gets ready to release a new album and they start throwing songs online for their fans to listen to.  Usually it’s 3-4 songs so that people can get properly excited about the new album.

With this album, the current plan is to release 4 songs before the album is released.  We’re trying to be creative with how we do this, thus you have the unlock situation with The Time Bender.

As for the songs themselves, I can’t reveal which ones will be released yet, but I can say that we chose to release The Time Bender first because it’s the most straight-forward song on the album.  It’s super brutal and features most of what BTA does best.  It doesn’t have any clean singing, but at least one of the songs we release will have clean singing and I think you’ll really dig it.

The Time Bender was a good song for us to play live this summer and to release first and to make a video for because it’s not super complicated or confusing.  We have a knack for occasionally losing some listeners with our more progressive songs, haha.  So we still have that progressive element on I AM, but it’s in songs we don’t plan to release before the album comes out.

All of this to say:  FEAR NOT! The next couple songs released will be super heavy as well and will contain more progressive elements.  Enjoy these songs as we release them and remember, we often save the most beautiful moments (both musically and visually) for those willing to purchase the CD.

God bless and rock on!

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