Agrippa

April 8th, 2011

photoI am Agrippa. I use this pseudonym or persona for my work as musician in my Industrial-infused Metal project, Agrippa93. My involvement in A93 over the last 10 years (starting in 2004) spans through many roles including songwriter, arranger, lyricist, vocalist, guitarist and guitar programmer, bass and bass programmer, synths, sequencer, pianist, drum programmer, audio engineer, producer, promoter, manager, graphic artist, web designer, and many others. It’s a heavy load to bear to fill all these roles, but my passion for my music drives me to push myself into all facets of what it takes to write, play and record my vision. In other words, I’m a control freak when it comes to Agrippa93, but with good reason. It is MY vision and I no longer compromise on that.

The intent of this website is to journal my progress as a musician, logging my methodology from the idea process to the final mastering to taking it to the stage, and hopefully at the same time providing a resource from experience for any one venturing into this roller coaster world called the Music Industry.

Agrippa: Thought ManiCAST – Episode 09: Catching Up

July 3rd, 2015

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Agrippa: Thought ManiCAST – Episode 09: Catching Up (07/01/15)

Agrippa talks album progress, personnel change, upcoming shows, being on Metal Fortress Radio, and the upcoming video shoot for Sever the Drama. Mentions: Doug Lenington (Fear the Masses), Steve Rose (Headwrench/Blackmail Radio), Brian Dodd (Fear the Masses), John Gagne (Vena Amoris), Martin O’Brien (As Darkness Dies), Brenda St. Amant (Continuum), Tanner Johnson (Composing the Apocalypse). Listen to “Genocide is a Warcrime” at the end of the podcast.

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Agrippa: Thought ManiCAST – Episode 08: Agrippa93 Is Back!

April 9th, 2015

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Agrippa: Thought ManiCAST – Episode 08: Agrippa93 Is Back! (04/09/15)

Agrippa sits down with A93 drummer, John Gagne, to talk about the band’s return to the stage and everything that led up to it. Discussions include how video was used, the art of building set lists, recording, and more.

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John Gagne of Agrippa93

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Video of “Scorched Earth”

Agrippa: Thought ManiCAST – Episode 07: Return to the Death Lab

January 25th, 2015

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Agrippa: Thought ManiCAST – Episode 07: Return to the Death Lab (01/25/15)

Agrippa records Jason Niezgorski’s (Continuum) guitar tracks for “Chains of Choronzon” in the comfort of his own band room, The Death Lab. More updates and special guest musicians added to the roster for the upcoming Join the Circuits album. Talk of the upcoming live show and video will still be a part of the audience experience. Mentions: Jeff Curtiss (Obsession), Steve Rose (Head Wrench), Brian Dodd (Fear the Masses), Doug Lenington (Fear the Masses), John Gagne (Vena Amoris), Brenda St. Amant (Continuum), Martin O’Brien (As Darkness Dies). Tim Smith (Shallow Ground). Read the rest of this entry »

Agrippa: Thought ManiCAST – Episode 06: JTC Album Update – One More

November 10th, 2014

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Agrippa: Thought ManiCAST – Episode 06: JTC Album Update – One More (11/09/14)

One more song added to the track list for the upcoming Join the Circuits album. Several instrument tracks for different songs have already been recorded by some local CT Metal musicians. Mentions: Doug Lenington, Tim Smith, Victor Arduini, Bri Dodd, Headwrench, John Gagne, Jeff Curtiss, Dylan Worden, Matt Snyder, Sam Hatch, Joey Concepcion.

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Agrippa: Thought ManiCAST – Episode 05: JTC Album Update – The Gathering

September 21st, 2014

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Agrippa: Thought ManiCAST – Episode 05: JTC Album Update – The Gathering(09/21/14)

Agrippa begins to gather people to do recordings on the upcoming album, Join the Circuits. Mentions: John Gagne, Steve Rose, Brian Dodd, Doug Lenington, Greg St Amant, Martin O’Brien, Jason Niezgorski, Bryan Reilly, Jeff Curtiss, Joey Concepcion, Tim Smith, Matt Snyder, Dylan Worden, Paul Spak.

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Agrippa: Thought ManiCAST – Episode 04: Fading Away (Demo)

September 3rd, 2014

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Agrippa: Thought ManiCAST – Episode 04: Fading Away (Demo) (09/02/14)

Agrippa debuts his latest demo track called “Fading Away” from the up coming album, Join the Circuits.

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Agrippa: Thought ManiCAST – Episode 03: Genocide is a Warcrime (Demo)

August 25th, 2014

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Agrippa: Thought ManiCAST – Episode 03: Genocide is a Warcrime (08/23/14)

Agrippa talks about the newly finished demo of “Genocide is a Warcrime” for the upcoming Join the Circuits album. Mentions: Cherry Street Station, Shallow Ground, Imperium Mortis, Mortifica, Steve Rose, Brian Dodd, Doug Lenington, and John Gagne.

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Agrippa: Thought ManiCAST – Episode 02: First Practice

August 21st, 2014

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Agrippa: Thought ManiCAST – Episode 02: First Practice (08/19/14)

Agrippa talks about his initial apprehensions about forming a full band again and especially adding a live drummer to the mix. The band gets together for the first time and begins the work of returning to the stage as a five piece. Mentions: Steve Rose (Headwrench), Brian Dodd (Headwrench), Doug Lenington (Fear the Masses), John Gagne (Vena Amoris), and Keith Letourneau (Shallow Ground).

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Agrippa: Thought ManiCAST – Episode 01: The Show

August 13th, 2014

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Agrippa: Thought ManiCAST – Episode 01: The Show (08/13/14)

The pilot episode: Agrippa talks about podcasting and what to expect from the new show. Mentions: Kevin Smith, Edumacation, Hollywood Babble-On, StarTalk, MacBreak Weekly, The Atheist Experience, The Forcecast, Metal Cyndicate TV, Alan Selavka.

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Agrippa93 – Static

July 31st, 2014

[static |ˈstatik| adjective – lacking in movement, action, or change.]

Agrippa93 has gone through many transitions and lineup changes since its birth in 2004. From the beginning and up until 2008, I was the sole creative driving force of the project, doing everything from writing and recording to building an online presence. I never really had any intension of bringing the music to the stage to perform in front of a live audience and was perfectly content in releasing single after single digitally online. Read the rest of this entry »