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Jan 30, 2011

Selling Testament

by Finn Arild Aasheim — last modified Jan 30, 2011 08:00 PM

It's hard for a creative musician to be a salesman, but it is very fun when interest is stirred and the reviews and radioplay starts coming online - which is starting to happen now. Last week I was featured on Italian "Radio Città" and today I will be featured on Radio Heemskerk - which has a progressive rock show every Sunday 21:00-23:00 hosted by "Mark from Holland". 

Scream magazine will be reviewing me in their February issue and I got a pretty nice review by Donato Zoppo at Movimentiprog (in Italian). More reviews are on way.

Now to some bad news: I have been pirated. Several pirate sites (and sites which claims no responsibility for it's content) links to downloads of Testament - and they even link to my site on the same page they link to the pirated copy. Making an album is really hard work and has cost me loads of time and money, so I have an appeal: If you have downloaded my album and are listening to it - please spend the few quids it is to purchase it. Chances are you'll even get a much better quality copy than the one you have now, and chances are that I then will make another album for you to enjoy.

That's all for now folks.

Finn Arild.

Jan 13, 2011

Blog in the new year

by Finn Arild Aasheim — last modified Jan 13, 2011 09:03 PM

I am very busy promoting Testament these days, doing all those things I really don't enjoy so much - like writing my own bio, sending mails everywhere to try to get my album reviewed, distributed, played on radio and so on. It's hard work, I'm telling ya! When I finally get in touch with people it is always very nice, and most people seem to be very interested in my latest album.

So far it is looking pretty good, Progrock.no, Progress Records, Record Heaven and CD Baby now stocks (or will stock very soon) my album. You can also buy it in lossless formats from my webshop - which soon also will include even more lossless formats and special-edition single tracks which you won't get anywhere else.

After being done with my album I have also upgraded my DAW to Windows 7 and Cubase 5. I am playing around with it jotting down some new ideas, and it looks pretty nice.

I am now also trying to get a band on the road to do some of my music, so if you know a bassist or keyboardist - let me know.

That's all from me for now - you'll be hearing from me again.