Mission Statement: To create energetic broadcast-quality music to be appreciated by fans and licensed for use in film, TV, and videogames.
The People: Austin Poole
Major Accomplishments: Recording Workshop (top 10% of graduating class with a letter of recommendation); Featured on To The Fallen Records’ compilation, Rock Vol. 1; International Scholar Laureate Program’s Delegation on Music to Central and Eastern Europe; 88.3fm WCQR's 60-second recording contest winner; Musicians Institute's Independent Artist Program; Apple Logic Pro certification
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Becoming the Wolf is the latest release by independent recording artist Austin Poole. Combining melodic elements in both the instrumentation and the vocal presentation, this tightly focused recording in the metalcore genre marks his first completely solo-release. With crunchy guitar performances, Austin also plays the bass, programs the drums (using Toontrack’s infamous Drum-kit From Hell), sings, growls, and screams for all of the attention span-friendly tracks (no song is longer than 4 minutes… not an easy feat within the metal genre). He also used LandR, a new algorithm-driven mastering software, to bring warmth and drive to his pounding tunes.
Austin began playing guitar at the age of 13 and formed his first band in high school a few years later. Having been in more bands after his time in the Marine Corps, he grew tired of the lack of discipline and goals most of his bandmate possessed. Realizing it may be best to learn to do everything himself, Austin turned his focus from performing to recording and engineering. In 2003 he graduated in the top 10% of his class from Recording Workshop’s School of Audio and Music Production with a letter of recommendation. In 2007 his first published song, “Through the Void”, was released on a veteran-only compilation, To the Fallen Record’s presents: Rock Volume 1. That same year he was selected to and took part in the International Scholar Laureate Program’s Delegation on Music to Central and Eastern Europe. In 2010 he received a Macbook after winning 88.3fm WCQR’s 60-second recording contest. A few years later, using that same laptop, he recorded and released his first full length album, Synesthesia. In 2013, with some of his extra veterans-education benefits, he traveled to Hollywood, CA and attended Musicians Institute’s Independent Artist Program. There he furthered his production and song writing knowledge, recording his first EP, Relentless (unreleased). Everything up to this point contributed to the sounds contained in Becoming the Wolf. This transformation marks his return to his metal roots, with a focus on driving-guitar and thumping low-end frequencies. Clean vocals compliment the growls, and soft instrumentation divides the distortion throughout this melodic sonic roller coaster.