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freebirdgdw 01-26-2010 04:54 AM

Band naming help!!!
 
In a pickle!

Some of you may have noticed a recent thread of mine about me joining a band named 'Thrones'. Sadly we've discovered the bassist from 'The Melvins' has a side project named 'Thrones' (its him singing badly and playing bass too loud over a backing track - not that I'm bitter). Aparently he's been using this name since the early to mid 90's. So we've decided to nip this in the bud early rather than facing a name change once we had got going properly. We considered trying the sneaky approach of being called 'Thrones (uk)' but we decided best not to risk it!

We only discovered this yesterday. However this weekend we have a phototshoot, weekend after next we're recording demos, and in 6 weeks we start a series of gigs (one of which supporting The Chariot and iwrestledabearonce, who are reputable hardcore/metal bands, at a 500 cap venue). So the name change needs to be soon, aka tomorrow, so we can start earning/tricking fans again!

We really like the idea of a one word name like 'Architects' which is why we had 'Thrones'. I'll be honest, at first I really wasn't mad on 'Thrones' but it was the best of a bad bunch at the time, and now I love it and I'm gutted to lose it! Now in last minute panic we have two to decide from, I'm not mad on either again, but they are growing on me fast!

Name 1 - 'PLAGUES'
I thought this was too heavy sounding at first, like really heavy death metal or something, and that it wouldn't represent our image/sound properly. As the bassist said though, we will give the name meaning through our music, rather than the other way round. This is really starting to grow on me now.

Name 2 - 'LEGIONS'
I picked this one out of the two at first but now I'm not so sure. I do think it sounds cool though and it is more along the lines of 'Thrones'. Again I think it sounds more like an 80's metal band but same as above applies.

Let me know what you think soon please (come on yanks, you'll probably be the only ones awake with the time difference!). We checked they are definitely free so thats safe.

Oh and by the way, if you steal one, I will hunt you down!!!

Pollyanna 01-26-2010 05:17 AM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
Freebird, using the trusty anagram finder, an anagram of Thrones is Hornets. Synonyms for Thrones are less promising - toilet, seat, latrine, lavatory, pot, potty ... :)

Given that you seem to enjoy medieval stuff, I looked at the Wikipedia entry for King Arthur. Lots of cool medieval words there:

Tintagel
Mordred
Camlann
Brittonum (or maybe Brittonium - British plutonium :)
Cambriae
Badonicus
Medraut
Hengest
etc etc

freebirdgdw 01-26-2010 05:25 AM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
I wanted us to look through more names but because these were from the old list we had and have looked at and thought of for a while we're going to go for either Legions or Plagues.

I'm not into medieval stuff but it does look like it lol!

AZslim 01-26-2010 05:45 AM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
How about using the first three words of your post?

In a pickle.

Pollyanna 01-26-2010 06:17 AM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
[QUOTE-freebirdq]I'm not into medieval stuff but it does look like it lol! [/quote]

Thrones, Plagues and Legions ... you play metal and you're not into medieval stuff - yeah riiight :)

I may be doing you a disservice because Legions is more Roman. How about Gothic/historical? Working out your preferred general mood/theme matters if you want suggestions that you like.

Lots of goodies if you Wikipedia "Roman empire" too :)

freebirdgdw 01-26-2010 06:18 AM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AZslim (Post 657021)
How about using the first three words of your post?

In a pickle.

now this i like lol!

keep it simple 01-26-2010 09:42 AM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
Hey FB, you thought of Thrones UK, why not just "UK"???? Unbelievably, I did a quick search (Youtube, etc) and I can't find a band with that name. Doesn't mean to say there isn't one though. I think that's a huge name to have if you can bag it for yourselves. Might have right wing idiocy attached to it though. Perhaps nobody's gone for it because they automatically assume someone else has!

Scorched 01-26-2010 10:48 AM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
Aww most band names have already been taken. There is a pretty big Dublin hardcore band called Plagues.

Pollyanna 01-26-2010 01:11 PM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by keep it simple (Post 657080)
Hey FB, you thought of Thrones UK, why not just "UK"???? Unbelievably, I did a quick search (Youtube, etc) and I can't find a band with that name. Doesn't mean to say there isn't one though.

LOL - you gotta be kidding, KIS baybee! What about perhaps the most impressive British supergroup since Blind Faith??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwDnNGskWUY

Bill Bruford, John Wetton, Eddie Jobson and Alan Holdsworth. Would have loved to have seen them live (but then again I'd pay to see Bill B drum on a desk with a couple of pens :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by freebirdw
now this i like lol!

Not fair! That's three words! :-P

keep it simple 01-26-2010 01:17 PM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pollyanna (Post 657111)
LOL - you gotta be kidding, KIS baybee! What about perhaps the most impressive British supergroup since Blind Faith??

Yeah, OK Polly, sorry FB, brain fart!!!!

freebirdgdw 01-26-2010 05:02 PM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scorched (Post 657090)
Aww most band names have already been taken. There is a pretty big Dublin hardcore band called Plagues.

Is there? We've done a search and couldn't find anyone. We found an old punk band called The Plague but thats it.

It doesn't matter though because we have settled on a new name (another on of our old ideas). It's

THIS IS TREASON

davidr 01-26-2010 05:49 PM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
IMHO the single best place for band names is books. I mean good literature or poetry. Get a copy of The Great Gatsby and just open random pages. You'll find something soon enough. In fact, hs there ever been a band called The Great Gatsby?...

nicotine25 01-26-2010 05:57 PM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
you can use exponential numbers such as: "Hundreds", "Thousands", "Millions", "Billions" etc...
or anything obscure...either singular or plural: ex..."Chair", "Chairs"..."Street", "Streets" etc
you can usually use a little More complex words by including "The" infront...example

"The Completion", "The Glow", "The Certificates", "The Delivery"....

One thought my band had (which I really liked) was that we took the last few letters from each of our last names and combined them to make a band name...Last names were; Menking, Sutherland, Hamilton, White.....and came up with "Kingland To Nite" we ended up not using it and went with "The Side Walk Saints"....But I liked the original one a little better....

nicotine25 01-26-2010 06:07 PM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
Sorry I just read you post about setteling on a band name..."This Is Treason"....I like it...But do you really want to be known as "T.I.T"....."Hey guys wanna go see some Tit tonight?".......

Moldy 01-26-2010 07:07 PM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
Go for the party slogan:

War is Peace
Ignorance is Strength
Freedom is Slavery

and all that. Though I probably would've gone with "I am Legion" in your particular case.

MikeM 01-26-2010 08:27 PM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
You could morph 'Plague' into 'Plaque'. Maybe put a 'The' in front. (could be something you mount on the wall, the crud on your teeth, or the junk in your heart about to snuff you)

Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden) had this gem, which I'm pretty sure hasn't been used yet: "Dang"

That one still cracks me up all these years later!

Pollyanna 01-26-2010 08:43 PM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nicotine25 (Post 657199)
Sorry I just read you post about setteling on a band name..."This Is Treason"....I like it...But do you really want to be known as "T.I.T"....."Hey guys wanna go see some Tit tonight?".......

lol - it took 55 minutes. Human inventiveness is a wonderful thing :)

Mike, Dang is good. Would The Simpsons' creators sue a band that called itself Doh!?

freebirdgdw 01-26-2010 09:51 PM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nicotine25 (Post 657199)
Sorry I just read you post about setteling on a band name..."This Is Treason"....I like it...But do you really want to be known as "T.I.T"....."Hey guys wanna go see some Tit tonight?".......

Yea we already knew about the TIT thing, but we like it because it's funny. Our fans will be called TIT-heads lol. We're serious about music, but as people we couldn't be more un-serious about stuff. We spend most practices just making fun of each other or going on nights out and doing pranks. You don't want to know what we did to the yank guitarist when he passed out drunk!

Think of Jimmy Eat World- JEW, or Lamb Of God- LOG. I'm sure there's more too lol!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moldy (Post 657226)
...Though I probably would've gone with "I am Legion" in your particular case.

I actually really like I am Legion but too late :(

KnockOut86 01-26-2010 10:55 PM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
I would DEFINITELY go se a band named This Is Treason!!

pearlvmx 01-26-2010 11:32 PM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
yeah. i must say, i like "this is treason."

freebirdgdw 01-26-2010 11:44 PM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by KnockOut86 (Post 657315)
I would DEFINITELY go se a band named This Is Treason!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by pearlvmx (Post 657324)
yeah. i must say, i like "this is treason."

thanks dudes :)

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nicotine25 01-27-2010 04:38 PM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
Yeah I wasn't dissing it...I really dig it...I was just making sure you realized the acronoym...I too would totally go see TIT....hey you could even have an album be "TIT for TAT"....and could you imagine all the cool merch....t-shirts that read "the show was TITS"...."This band is TITS"...."Im with TIT"...sign me up.....(do you take checks?)!!! lol

Witterings 01-27-2010 05:06 PM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
How about just Treason ??? Not sure you need the This Is bit

Personally I'd prefer to go to see the TIT's though :-)

Witterings 01-27-2010 05:09 PM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pollyanna (Post 657111)
LOL - you gotta be kidding, KIS baybee! What about perhaps the most impressive British supergroup since Blind Faith??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwDnNGskWUY

Bill Bruford, John Wetton, Eddie Jobson and Alan Holdsworth. Would have loved to have seen them live (but then again I'd pay to see Bill B drum on a desk with a couple of pens :)



Not fair! That's three words! :-P

I haven't heard that song since I was at School !!!!!!!!!!!!!! and that was a while ago now, brilliant, love it !!!!!

freebirdgdw 01-29-2010 01:02 AM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nicotine25 (Post 657587)
Yeah I wasn't dissing it...I really dig it...I was just making sure you realized the acronoym...I too would totally go see TIT....hey you could even have an album be "TIT for TAT"....and could you imagine all the cool merch....t-shirts that read "the show was TITS"...."This band is TITS"...."Im with TIT"...sign me up.....(do you take checks?)!!! lol

haha I love the t-shirt idea!!!

ChipJohns 01-29-2010 02:52 AM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
My fav band name that I always wanted...

FREE BEER..

The Marquee to read.. "Tonight...FREE BEER."

pack the house. Well, at least for the first set...!

freebirdgdw 02-02-2010 01:04 AM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
god this has been a real pain! we've changed name again!

We decided we had rushed into naming our selves so have now fully settled on 'Plagues'

heres our myspace if you wish to add us. Tracks, pics, layout etc should be up in a week or two! =]

facebook and twitter too if you're interested?

PQleyR 02-02-2010 01:41 PM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pollyanna (Post 657264)
lol - it took 55 minutes. Human inventiveness is a wonderful thing :)

Mike, Dang is good. Would The Simpsons' creators sue a band that called itself Doh!?

Maybe not, since it's always written in the scripts as 'ANNOYED GRUNT'. I think the semi-official spelling is d'oh...for some reason. You can really hear the apostrophe, can't you?

TTNW 02-02-2010 02:39 PM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
I've always wanted to name a band "Ongoing".

In the show listings in local papers, most clubs will just say "ongoing" when no one is scheduled to play.

It would be a great way to get your name out there for free and confuse the crap out of everybody. ;-)

Pollyanna 02-02-2010 06:37 PM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by PQleyR (Post 659718)
Maybe not, since it's always written in the scripts as 'ANNOYED GRUNT'. I think the semi-official spelling is d'oh...for some reason. You can really hear the apostrophe, can't you?

Yes, the apostrophe is perfect - you have to open your mouth wider to say d'oh! (dahoh!)than doh! (dough!). Good pickup :)

"Annoyed Grunt" ... I like it as a band name. Would it incur a lawsuit?

Freebird, maybe this should be your band's theme song? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_FZVD5lsAw

BassDriver 02-03-2010 11:46 AM

Re: Band naming help!!!
 
http://www.youtube.com/user/DeadMansCravat

Dead Man's Cravat!

named after the Peter Hellier joke I think, or maybe the other way around IDK


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