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Ceres: The First Post Show Update 

My sense of disbelief is still palpable. It’s been a few days since our first live show and it’s slowly sinking just what an amazing, exciting and humbling experience that was. Brace yourselves – I’m about to go off the rails here. Just a little though. Well … maybe. 

First of all – thank you so very much to everyone that attended the show, you were a great crowd! The Missoula metal scene is an awesome community with some fantastic fans and musicians that we are proud to be part of. We would not be here, having this much fun making music, if it wasn’t for all of you! YOU GUYS ROCK! 

Fates Fortune, it was very cool to get to share the stage with you guys for our first show, and we thank you very much for the opportunity. As always you guys killed it! We look forward to seeing you guys around and hopefully getting to do some shows together again. 

If you attended the show you heard Paul talk about how special it was for us to be able to play at VFW Post 209 on our initial outing. Mike and I are the vets in the group, and although neither one of us likes to talk about it much it’s worth mentioning here. The entire band, and the two of us most of all, band appreciate everything the VFW does for veterans and the community in general. To the other vets that were at the show, thanks for being there, and thanks for everything you’ve done! 

I’d like to extend a special thank you to the lovely, talented, patient and capable Karinda for taking photos for us during the chaos that is any live music experience. Check out this amazing photo  - and there's a ton more we can't wait to share with everyone! Give her Facebook Page a look, she does some fantastic work. 

To the rest of the guys in the band – thanks. I am honored and humbled to get to make music with such talented artists. 

What’s next? Well – we have a couple more live shows coming up. Check the calendar out for details and keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram for further information. As always we’re working on more material and hope to have some new original songs to share with you guys, and maybe a couple more fun covers too. 

Thanks for reading and we’ll catch you later!

Ceres – The Update! 

Greetings intrepid fan and constant reader! First of all – let me apologize as it’s been an entire month since keys have been clacked and words posted in this hallowed space. Here, have a tissue, and dry that tear from your eye before somebody gets the wrong idea and mistakes you for a SENSITIVE heavy metal loving maniac. 

Right – moving on to the things that matters. We have been seriously busy, and are seriously stoked to share all the stuff we’ve been working on. 

First things first – as seen elsewhere our first live show is coming up in just two short weeks! Saturday the 16th of February we’ll be rocking VFW Post 209 in Missoula with our friends Fates Fortune! Rehearsals have been totally focused on getting ready for the live show. Our performance will include several original songs and a couple of covers that we think everyone will really dig. Come hang out with us and enjoy the show! 

To celebrate our first EVER live show we’ve commissioned some swag-tacular merch that will be available at the show. We’ll have totally kick-ass t-shirts and our first ever CD release of an EP. Shirts will be $10 and CD’s go for $5 – keep an eye out for our merch table at the venue. Paul promises to yell about it when we’re there – and give some away to the crowd while he’s at it. 

That’s like … two firsts in one day?! I’m not sure how else to say it, but … that’s kind of a big deal. 

We’re also continuing to refine the songs we’ve already written so we can finalize the recordings. After the live show we’re ready to release a couple of additional songs with videos for everyone’s viewing and listening pleasure. Paul and Big Dan had a unique idea for one of them which we’re all really excited about. I don’t want to spoil it but this is some unorthodox and cool stuff here, and should be tons of fun to finish. 

Stay classy!

The Okayest Blog Post About Ceres You'll Read This Hour 

Happy New year to all! I hope that everyone managed to stay safe last night, and if you did anything dumb that you weren’t caught. If you were caught and ended up in jail - I hope YOU remembered to establish dominance quickly. May your celebratory hangovers, if any, pass rapidly and with a minimal amount of suffering. 

Now there’s something that we need to talk about. A week or so ago we published a video in which we led everyone to believe that we would be releasing a new song before the month of December was out. 

Yeah … about that. We didn’t MEAN to mislead anyone. However, we did. It’s all Big Dan's fault really, he’s all about selling out. We’re just not sure to WHO. 

Just kidding! Seriously, we had some other issues. 

After listening to the rough mix of the song after making that video we all came to the conclusion that one part wasn’t quite right. While we aren’t the kind of guys who want to refine things into the ground, this just wasn’t working. So we decided to delay release until we could get it redone. 

Well, good news! Our intrepidly handsome and somewhat fearless leader - The Mike (Seventh Okayest Lead Guitar Player in the Bitterroot) did some re-writing and re-tracking and we’re just about ready to go now! We re-tracked bass again yesterday, tweaking a couple of things but mostly accommodating this one modification to the song. It now sounds, at least to my aged ears, much much better. Paul will now work his engineering magic to get everything mixed right and sounding good. 

So - within a few days from now we’ll release the song AND a music video to go along with it! 

There are other exciting developments as well. We’re in the process of setting up our first live show! While the details aren’t sorted yet we can say that in mid-February of 2019 we should be playing a show in Missoula with some other fantastic bands. To say that we’re stoked about this opportunity is an understatement. Keep an eye on social media, as I assure you we will post all over the place about the where and when justs as soon as we can. 

Thanks to everyone for your support! We appreciate the views, likes, subscribes, comments and outreach from our friends, fans and families! 

Best wishes for 2019!

It's Happening! 

Mike and I got together last weekend to make a little video at Ceres Studio A. That's code for Mikes basement. Come on, we're a metal band from Missoula. There are no fancy studios here which would let us get within ten feet of the front door.

You can scope the video out on The YouTube if you haven't already seen it. Wondering just who the heck we are? All of your questions will be answered. Well, at least the ones pertaining to Ceres.

We're all really excited about the upcoming release of our second track and first music video this Friday! It's been plastered all over the social media type stuff, which I will endeavor to link to before I finish mashing the keyboard. As the resident OLD GUY, roadie (ahem ... bassist) and general "grrr that's dumb" guy I let the smart folks handle that stuff. I just do this because if I don't Paul yells at me. Nobody wants that. NOBODY.

Speaking for myself I've never made a video for public consumption before, but so far the process has been really enjoyable. The "video-cast" we just released was fairly low effort - with all of the energy being put in to recording, editing and processing both the music video and the audio tracks there isn't a lot of time left over for all the other stuff. Of course there's loads of stuff I'd take a different approach on next time, so we'll see. It just can't interfere with my Cribbage game. Or bed time. Man has to get his sleep!

We're going to keep releasing band updates every couple of weeks and are already starting to work on our next music video! Meanwhile rehearsals continue as we refine our noise creation ... errr ... musical process.

Keep an eye here or on our social media accounts for the release of Trigger Warning! We have a little swag to give away - some totally sweet stickers - to the first few people to share our video. Give us a shout and let us know what you're thinking. It doesn't even have to be related to the music. What's on your mind?