Re: Mike "Machine" Mallais here!
Thanks Tim... the Extreme bands you're speaking about ARE the problem. They're not Financially realistic for me as a Canadian. Medical insurance is one of the main issues... but then on top is expenses for the travel of my gear etc... I don't think many Extreme Metal bands have enough budget to afford hiring outside of their country.
I would like to do something (circuit willing) metal orientated... but I can't rely on that any longer...
Any more advice is always appreciated... I know this is a big drumming community and would love input from anyone on board!!!