The Drummer - Jason Bowld
Known for his powerful drumming with Metal supergroup Axewound and industrial legends Pitchshifter, Jason has toured the world from club level to Stadium level - and continues to do so with various artists.
In December 2010, Jason was asked to stand in - with literally days to spare for Bullet for my Valentine's U.K. headline Arena tour - with no rehearsals! It was this opportunity - duly taken - that spawned the Metal supergroup Axewound with Bullet singer Matt Tuck, Liam Cormier (Cancer Bats), Joe Copcutt (Rise to Remain) and Mike Kingswood (Glamour of the kill).
Jason has toured and recorded with the likes of Killing Joke, Bill Bailey ('In Metal' album) and Pop will eat itself to name a few, and he also records drums remotely for commercial ventures such as video games (Grid 2, Forumla 1 2012) and T.V. commercials.
In other genres of music, Jason has gigged and recorded with EMF guitarist Ian Dench and singer Amanda Ghost which in turn has earned him respect from U2 and Depeche Mode producers Dave McCracken and Steve Fitzmaurice. Personal requests from Sony BMG to record for up and coming bands has reinforced Jason's efficiency in the studio, where he has been known to record drum parts for albums within three days. This positive work ethic is further echoed by other international producers that Jason has worked with such as Machine, Ulrich Wilde, Al Clay, Andy Sneap, Romesh Dodangoda and Sterling Winfield.
On the drum clinic front, Jason has great experience playing and teaching at most of the main drum festivals from Drumfest, Drummer live to Frankfurt Musicmesse and UDE. His passion for education is further backed up by his tuition column in Rhythm magazine and contributions for the latest Rockschool syllabus of which he has written and performed tracks for. At present, Jason is writing with Axewound for a new album and continues to stand-in for Killing Joke and session drum for Pop will eat itself. He is also recording drums for a classical/ Metal album with producer Andy Sneap and continues to write music for sync.
The Engineer - Martyn 'Ginge' Ford
Through the 80s Martyn-Ginge-Ford played in many bands as a drummer in and around South Wales later moving to London to pursue his dream of getting a record deal with his band (Blood Brothers) his dream was achieved by signing a record deal with Jive Records in 1986, recording the album in the acclaimed Battery studios in London, this is where his interest in recording / engineering / Production started.
In the early 90’s Ginge returned to Newport in south wales, and was instrumental in putting a band together named DUB WAR fronted by Benji Webb. Dub War quickly be came successful and signed a record deal with Nottingham based metal record label Earache. The next 5 years was were taken up recording and touring the world over. At the end of the 90’s the band split.
In 2000 Ginge joined forces with Benji once again to form the band Skindred. Setting up a make shift recording studio in the rehearsal room beneath a boxing gym in Newport, where he set about recording the demos for Skindred’s first album for RCA. The album Babylon was recorded with producer Howard Benson in Bay 7 Studios in the Hollywood valley. This was the first time Ginge encountered Pro Tools vowing to leave the band to set up a studio full time studio. Leaving the band soon after Ginge setup Nott-In-Pill studios.
The first band to record at the new Nott-In-Pill studios was a band called Bullet For My Valentine then called Jeff Killed John. Ginge was so impressed with the band he tried very hard to get people in the music industry interested in the band, the rest is history.
Ginge went on to record, produce and mix many rock and metal bands including Bullet For My Valentine, Slipknot, As I Lay Dying, Trivium, Dirge From Within and Funeral For A Friend .
The Developer - Channel Robot
Channel Robot was founded in 2009 in Melbourne, Australia. They specialise in developing unique and powerful virtual instruments for Kontakt using Native Instruments’ KSP scripting language and high quality sample sets. Channel Robot build their own instruments, license their technology and provide design and development services to the audio industry.
The UI Designers - Ether Creative
Ether Creative are a design-led digital agency based in Maidstone in south-east England. This small but perfectly-formed team design and build mobile sites and apps, PHP based software systems and of course websites. They blend up a mix of bleeding-edge design and development techniques, thorough research and planning, plus a real dedication to their craft.