Did you discover APHND independently, or did you find them based on the members' other projects (Type O, Life of Agony, Uranium...)?
Type O has been my favorite band for 17 years, so any other projects by those guys automatically interested me.
Ive heard about the band through "the metal bar" the only local metal show on New Zealand TV and the host talked about
the band .I have been a huge typo fan for years and was already listening to seventh void as well (actually i think i first heard bout them on the same show to) so i was really excited to hear this new band .
and i just got my "and hell will follow me" CD from amazon today so its a good day! :-)
Although I did listen to some of Type O, I actually found out about these guys through the Music Choice metal channel. They were playing As Black As My Heart and I automatically felt a connection. It was about a month later that I found out the relation between the bands, haha.
Stumbled upon you guys on Last.fm.
I thought your name sounded interesting and gave you a listen.
Only found out later that it was Sal singing.
I've been a TON freak since 1994 and followed them and every side project and stuff all along, just to be sure not to miss ANYTHING. And I think I heard of APHND first through myspace.... might have been something like Sal being in 'My mortality' asking people in a bulletin to check out his new project APHND.... Can't remember the details, but I can remember that it was LÅÅÅÅÅÅÅÅVE at first *sight*.... with both APHND and Seventh Void...
I discovered APHND via Type O Negative.
Facebook through the art by Sam Shearon.
Years ago I was going through a somewhat dramatic crisis when an unexpected twist of fate brought a Bloody Kisses CD into my possession... I had never heard anything like it. It was as if my misery had found an understanding companion. I put the CD on repeat and left it playing for months. Then I bought Origin of the Feces, As time went on October Rust came out and I bought it right away, then World Coming Down, The Least Worst of, Life is Killing Me, and Dead again. Then when I was impatiently waiting to see what was next - I got the news that Pete was dead again. At first I thought it was just a game, but then the truth sank in deep. I know I am just a fan and it is not the same for me as it was for the band and Pete's family. My heart went out to them. I got really depressed over Pete's death, it still bothers me. I still listen to Type O but its not the same, everything just changed. I had memorized the lyrics of every song, but the words started to take on a whole different meaning after Pete died. It was like I could see a message that had been there all along hidden in plain sight that was only meant to be understood if synchronicity showed it to you. Anyway I thought about the band a lot the last couple of years but never tried to find out what had happened, and around Pete's birthday I was watching old home movies of Type O behind the scenes and stuff - and I started wondering if there was anything leftover, like unreleased stuff. I didn't find any, but I was searching on Youtube and found SAL's APHND Youtube channel and his twitter... for a minute the universe started to seem upside down again... Since then I have checked out Seventh Void, followed some of you guy's on twitter, and joined APHND here, so now I'm just waiting to see what happens next, I have a lot of catching up to do... I'm Really looking forward to SAL's new album next year - He is truly a mammoth talent! Its amazing to hear his own creations, it gives a lot of insight into how much influence he had in the creation of Type O's sound. His APHND album just blew me away. I am listening to Black as my Heart right this minute.
Great story man! Thx for sharing. I passed it along to Sal just in case he doesn't see it here (he is busy on the next album)
Hey Derek... Thanks for that! It means a lot bro. Sal and the guys from Type O got me through the hardest times in my life with their music, funny how far reaching the effect of art can be. I am just glad we were all alive at the same time once and I got to enjoy their unique talent. This website it like a diamond in the endless field of shit that the internet is... I am really glad Sal took the time to do this for his fans.
sirius liquid metal, new music. Ordered a signed copy of the album asap.
I discovered Type O Negative in a Metal Hammer magazine I bought a while ago in the reviews section.