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Offline niggajones  
#1 Posted : 15 January 2013 11:00:05(UTC)
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SHADOWMACHINE is the name of the one-man musical enigma that is Trent D'Amour. Originating in Windsor, Ontario, the band is comprised of one person: Frontman, Lyricist and Instrumentalist Trent D'Amour. Born in Lake Orion, Michigan, Trent, the son of a mechanic and a nurse, learned to play piano at a young age by banging the keys along to the radio. Ever since he was a boy, he knew there was a place for him in the music industry. Even while working two jobs at a car wash and as a janitor in a mental hospital, he found time for music, recording demos in his basement at night, playing all the instruments himself. In 2011, he was finally able to secure some recording time and session musicians, but it was not meant to be. Plagued by writer's block and unsure what direction the music was going in, the project, then called "Noisescape" was abandoned. But now Trent is starting anew with SHADOWMACHINE, and is looking to secure a recording contract and start on his path to stardom.

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Trent D'Amour - Vocals, Lyrics, Guitar, Bass, Programming, Synths, Keyboards

LIVE/TOURING MEMBERS
Trent D'Amour - Vocals, Guitar, Programming, Keyboards
Gabe Finch - Guitar, Bass, Backup Vocals
Derrick Goddard - Drums, Percussion


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AMERIKA - SINGLE
Released: January 15, 2013
Label: Independent
Track Listing:
1. Amerika

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THE SABOTEUR - SINGLE
Released: February 7, 2013
Label: Liberation/Nomad Records
Track Listing:
1. The Saboteur
2. Get Down, Make Love (Queen Cover)

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MACHINE MUSIC (click for link)
Released: February 14, 2013
Label: Liberation/Nomad Records

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#2 Posted : 15 January 2013 11:38:19(UTC)
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Offline niggajones  
#3 Posted : 16 January 2013 10:20:53(UTC)
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Title: Amerika
Artist: Shadowmachine
Genre: Industrial Rock
Label: Unsigned/Independent

Background/Recording
Shadowmachine's first official single, "Amerika", is a danceable, groovy industrial rock song. Lyrically, though, it's a bit darker. "I grew up in Lake Orion, Michigan," says bandleader/lyricist Trent D'Amour. "I can safely say that if I hadn't moved up to Windsor, I'd be a redneck. It was the best choice I had if I wanted to keep myself sane. The song touches on that; what it's like to be...ashamed, almost, of where you're from. Not that I'm necessarily ashamed of coming from Lake Orion, but the people there never clicked with me. I was never into the macho things like cars, budweiser and taking advantage of women. So this song is a product of both that and the general state of the world."

The song begins with an industrial/EBM sounding synth line that continues for most of the song. After the beat plays out a few times, Trent's vocals come in, his voice reserved and soft.

johnny's an american, and he likes his dope
johnny's an american, when he's cut he bleeds coke
johnny's an american, you can tell from his eyes
johnny's an american, he likes to watch people die


The synth line becomes drenched in flanger and Trent's vocals become shouted, powerful and angry as he sings the chorus,

i'm an american, i'm the face of the world
i'm an american, i'm not just some little girl
i'm an american, explosive culture shock
i'm an american, look at the size of my cock


The laid back beat returns, Trent's voice sounding almost afraid, hushed, but with a bitter, disgusted tone to it.

why put faith in america, you're just wasting time
you can drink your beer, i'd rather swim in mine
all those fucking tramps, i still can't spare a dime
and i'm gonna snap if they ask one more time


The chorus comes back, Trent's shouting getting more enthusiastic with each line.

i'm an american, i'm the face of the world
i'm an american, i'm not just some little girl
i'm an american, explosive culture shock
i'm an american, we really know how to rock


A slightly more relaxed version of the main beat comes in, and Trent's vocals return to a quiet, sedated sound for the bridge, although he breaks through and shouts the last line,

johnny's an american, and he really likes to heil
johnny's an american, ain't been a lynching in a while
johnny's an american, looking for something to hang
johnny's an american, rides with his american gang
johnny's an american, he bleeds red white and blue
johnny's an american, and he's watching you


The chorus comes back in and is repeated, Trent sounding more frantic,

i'm an american, i'm the face of the world
i'm an american, i'm not just some little girl
i'm an american, explosive culture shock
i'm an american, we really know how to rock

i'm an american, i'm the face of the world
i'm an american, i'm not just some little girl
i'm an american, explosive culture shock
i'm an american, look at the size of my cock

i'm an american
i'm an american
i'm an american
i'm an american

and i'm so guilty
yeah, i'm so guilty
yeah, i'm so guilty
i'm so guilty, yeah


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#4 Posted : 16 January 2013 10:49:18(UTC)
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ooc:great lyrics.


erich:i loved this.i loved it like a boll weevil loves unattended grain.hey,i like cars and....well,thats about it from list. i hate Budweiser,and never have taken advantage of a girl.


karoliena: that's oddly correct.hard to believe,but factually correct.
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#5 Posted : 16 January 2013 10:51:41(UTC)
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ooc: i try, i try :)

Trent: I personally think budweiser tastes like shit. Most beer tastes like shit. If I'm going to drink, it has to be strong enough to put me out or sweet and girly enough for me to actually enjoy it.
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#6 Posted : 16 January 2013 10:57:44(UTC)
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erich:word,i try to avoid it unless impossible. sweet and girly has it's merits. i'm not above an appletini.


karoliena:wow.i am so glad i am not with you anymore. an appletini? honestly,an appletini?

erich:*shrugs*
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#7 Posted : 16 January 2013 12:48:26(UTC)
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OOC: Great job, doll. I love the lyrics.
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#8 Posted : 16 January 2013 14:47:33(UTC)
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I'm pleased to say that Shadowmachine has been signed to Liberation/Nomad records and are very excited to be working with them! A full-length is in the works - Trent
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#9 Posted : 16 January 2013 14:50:46(UTC)
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teresa: hey! you're going to be in good company over there. trust me,i know. they are so nice.it's like being signed to a cloud baby who gives you hugs every morning.
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#10 Posted : 16 January 2013 14:58:22(UTC)
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Trent: That sounds...interesting.
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#11 Posted : 21 January 2013 10:07:50(UTC)
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New tracks coming very soon...also, yeah, I know that the band name is misspelled on the cover for the Amerika single. All reissues will have corrected artwork. If you've got a copy that says SHADOWMACHINGE, then hold onto it because they're not gonna be making it anymore. - Trent
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#12 Posted : 21 January 2013 10:12:29(UTC)
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erica: whoo hoo! collectible! just like the rare "damned damned damned" album with the pic of eddie and the hot rods on the back.





ooc:i'd give your right nut for that album.
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#13 Posted : 21 January 2013 10:19:41(UTC)
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Trent: Or the Walk Among Us album with a pink cover. Maybe in 20 years people will pay thousands for a copy of the Shadowmachinge single. I can only hope.

ooc: i saw the pink cover version of walk among us at a flea market for like 10$. i didn't have enough so i just went home and cried. on a completely unrelated note, i went to a devin townsend concert yesterday and some douchebag knocked me over in the pit and i dislocated my knee.
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#14 Posted : 21 January 2013 10:25:39(UTC)
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erica:i'll make it my business to see that it becomes worth that much. i'm on a mission now to buy all the "shadowmachinge" singles and destroy them. thus ensuring the price goes through the roof. keep a hold on a couple,trent. i will make you a rich man.


ooc:i understand the feeling. i had the same thing happen to a copy of not sensibles "instant classic" .not only are they like on of my favorite bands ever,the record is rare as rocking horse poop. damn,that sucks about your knee. did you have to miss the show?
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#15 Posted : 21 January 2013 10:29:02(UTC)
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Trent: have we found a way to make money? misprint the name of your band on a single copy of your next album and sell it to the highest bidder. we're geniuses!

ooc: that's shitty. and it happened during the last song of devin's set, so I didn't miss much, but my leg was so fucked up I had to miss Gojira, the headliner. that's 28 canadian dollars down the tubes.
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#16 Posted : 21 January 2013 10:37:01(UTC)
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erica: *winks* you dont think i got this pile of cash through musical talent,did you?


ooc:i've dislocated a knee when i used to work unloading trucks.it was less than fun.is this the first time you've done it? i've found once it happens once,its rather easy to do it again.
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#17 Posted : 21 January 2013 10:39:51(UTC)
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ooc: it's my first time. i got pushed over and simultaneously slipped on some beer on the floor. the guys around me helped me up and i thought i was fine until i put weight on my leg and my knee buckled really badly. they had to pull me out of the pit and take me backstage.
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#18 Posted : 21 January 2013 10:49:54(UTC)
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ooc: yesh. that sounds less than fun. on the upside,at least you didnt get stepped on too much.
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#19 Posted : 21 January 2013 10:52:26(UTC)
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ooc: yeah, most people in the pit were totally cool. other than the douchebag who pushed me.
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#20 Posted : 21 January 2013 15:26:08(UTC)
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OOC: Got one of my teeth punched out at a Helloween concert. Still one of my favorite stories.
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