Our guitarist Killius Maximus will be leaving us for 6 months to study yoga and meditation at an ashram in India at the beginning of August 2015.
…no, really, I’m serious.
We are seeking a new guitarist to join our ranks. As Killius is planning on attending medical school sometime in the near future, this may turn into a permanent position in the band.
WHO WE ARE: Lords of the Trident is an over-the-top 80s heavy metal band out of Madison, WI. We create a huge stage show with costumes, props, pyro, etc. while focusing on writing intricate, catchy, and awesome metal songs. Our style is a mix of classic metal (Maiden, Priest, Dio, Savatage, Dokken) with modern metal influences. We are signed in Europe by Killer Metal records, and have wide-scale European and US distribution. We have 5 albums under our belts at the moment, as well as a large repertoire of covers. On average, we play 1-4 times a month in various locations around the Midwest.
View our YouTube channel for more info: https://www.youtube.com/lordsofthetrident
Can YOU step into Killius’ well-worn and strange-smelling sandals?? (Figuratively, of course)
We are looking for someone:
* Living in or near the Madison, WI area
* Ideally 21 – 35 years old
* Strong guitar skills needed – *tasteful soloing required*
* Loves classic & modern metal
* Has own gear, transportation, and phone
* Interested and available for touring, including very likely overseas (Europe and/or Japan) touring
* Available one night a week for practice
* In general, has weekend (Friday/Saturday) availability for shows (we will always give advanced notice)
* In general, Able to check email once a day
* Comfortable with wearing a costume on stage, playing in front of large crowds, and creating a persona
* Able to learn songs quickly
* Strong guitar theory background
* Able to take criticism and/or feedback
* Planning on staying in the Madison area
* Able to keep commitments and responsibilities
Other ideal characteristics (not necessary, but nice-to-have):
* Experience with guitar pro and creating parts for others to follow a plus
* Previous band experience a plus
* Comfortable with sizing down equipment setup for ease of travel (2×12 + head is our ideal travel size)
* Strong song writing skills a plus
If you are interested, please send an email to:
And give us some information about you (years played, any previous bands, why you’re interested, etc.).
NOTE: Killius leaving the band is 100% amicable. There is no bad blood between us and him – he is just pursuing a life goal that, time-wise and geographically, does not work well with his band duties. We wish Killius the best of luck in any and all future endeavors.