becomingthearchetype Studying for a research paper for seminary, believe it or not #ecclesiologyoffightclub 1d

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becomingthearchetype This has been on the phonograph lately. Brilliant score by Burt Bacharach for a classic film. Moving on to Marty Robbins later today. 4d

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becomingthearchetype Christmas came early this year, as the fabulous @chriscoulton sent me a handwritten note with my sick sweatshirt. He is a #rad #dude and a #true #friend 2w
  •   joshyweh Seth, do you run the bta instagram? 2w

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becomingthearchetype Research map ranking hardest places to live (using education, obesity, disability, unemployment, and median income rates). Notice anything about the South? Their policies are amazing! 2w

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becomingthearchetype The Count is back! 3w

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becomingthearchetype Flyer I just created for a new series at our church. 1mon

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becomingthearchetype My good pal Chris Coulton is probably the coolest music guy in all of Philadelphia. His new sweaters are so rad. @chriscoulton 1mon

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becomingthearchetype Dichotomy photo shoot (back of the CD case). Jon is out of the picture on the right (Instagram requires a square pic so his edge got cut off). Photo by Troy Stains and Bob Butler in 2008. 2mon

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becomingthearchetype This is 9 months of normal grocery shopping for our 3 person family, not including the ones we used for Elijah's dirty diapers.
We can do better than this. That's why we're changing our lifestyle and using our own shopping bags from now on. Being wasteful doesn't have to be a way of life.
2mon
  •   njmorrow Bring the bags to the food bank. They need them. 2mon
  •   _michaelwolfe_ Those bags need to be banned 2mon
  •   britney_alyse So glad Chicago is getting rid of those. 2mon
  •   slipknotgomez777 Celestial competition. Loud.right now 2mon
  •   mountainhopepottery I recycle mine but waited so long I had a trunk full! It was crazy as I snuck to bilo and totally filled their recycling cans and raced away looking over my shoulder in fear hehe 2mon

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becomingthearchetype #wbw (Wombat Wednesday)
This is the NES game cartridge made for our Magnetic Sky music video. The 8 bit graphics created for the BTA game in the video were great. Video by @jimmiemyers and Troy Stains. View it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF9MxRUM9xM
2mon

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becomingthearchetype #twt (Tiddlywinks Tuesday)
This is actually my latest release, written and recorded with good friend and previous Anchors bandmate Brandon Michael Williams. If you like lofi folk tunes, this is your thing. Brandon is actually releasing a new solo album soon that I got to preview and I can safely say it's one of the most diverse, unique and musical albums I've ever heard.
2mon
  •   bdiggy I'm looking forward to it! 2mon
  •   becomingthearchetype @bdiggy While All Folked Up is on iTunes and amazonmp3, etc, I'm not sure where Brandon will release his new album. Finding him on bandcamp might be the best way. 2mon

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becomingthearchetype #mm (Metal Monday)
Back cover of our debut album Terminate Damnation. I was so much thinner back then! Notice the Abacus Records logo under the Solid State logo. Abacus distributed that album throughout Europe before Century Media proper picked up European distro for our albums (Physics and Dichotomy, I believe).
2mon
  •   pauli_j_marais What is Duck and Jayson up to these days? I love the album I am, but jayson, daniel, duck and you were my favourite line up for BTA 2mon
  •   chandlerdebardeleben Who's the guy on the right? I don't remember a 5 piece from the storm shelter in gainesville days 2mon
  •   _spenstagram_ This is still my favorite album of all time. 2mon
  •   jonatannatanael Wasn't Abacus a Century Media imprint? 2mon
  •   becomingthearchetype Yes, @jonatannatanael they were. That's why I said "Century Media proper" had distributed later ones. I think CM folded Abacus around 2006. 2mon
  •   becomingthearchetype Actually, one of my favorite tour experiences was visiting CM headquarters in Germany on our first European tour. Our A&R girl told me she gave a copy of TD to Mikel Akerfeldt and knowing he might've listened to it still makes me proud. 2mon

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becomingthearchetype #fbf (fat back friday, right?)
For our 6-track remix ep Celestial Progression, Clifton got the pixelation treatment. Track 1 is by the Born of Water genius duo. The other 5 tracks are by the late genius Sean Patrick Murphy (Giant Robot). Art by Ryan Clark.
2mon

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becomingthearchetype This is Clifton's origin. Created by Ryan Clark for the Bring Your Own Beard tour (2008), he later became the official BTA mascot. He's affectionately known to BTA listeners as Clifton Beardskull or The Beardskull. His likeness has been stolen by countless other bands and companies, but you guys know his back story. 2mon

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becomingthearchetype #twt (Tiddlywinks Tuesday)
Snapshot from BTA music video #3 out of 4 (this one for Breathing Light). Created by David Prindle. Solid State and Dave both seem to not have it anymore so the only place I can find it is here: http://www.undergroundvideotelevision.com/play-video/BecomingTheArchetype-BreathingLight&channel=1
2mon
  •   sniffaxxx Glad you were able to find it. 2mon

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becomingthearchetype Recorded in 2008 with the inimitable Devin Townsend on Gibsons Island off the coast of Vancouver over 6 weeks. Original commissioned painting by Kristian Wåhlin (Necrolord). Art concept inspired by Jason and I reading That Hideous Strength (C.S. Lewis) and The Dark Tower Series (Stephen King). 2mon
  •   maxwellkozen Still one of my favourite albums of all time. 2mon
  •   zebrrian Are yall still a band? @becomingthearchetype 2mon
  •   lieutenant_indiana End of the Age is my favorite of this album, but they're all fantastic! You guys make great music and keep up the good work! 2mon
  •   glyphion One of my favorite albums ever! 2mon
  •   jacoruit So good. 2mon
  •   sonic_sogmc One of my all-time favorites! Picked it up at Cornerstone Festival in Bushnell, IL. 2mon
  •   jer_k1981 Also #sogood !!!!! 2mon
  •   jjmahoney My fav album as well. It also didn't hurt that I had recently read Lewis' Space Trilogy (again) and King's The Dark Tower series (for the first time). I picked up all the references and felt like I had inside info. 2mon

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becomingthearchetype In 2010, my other band, Anchors (not metal), put out a 5 song EP that literally dozens of people still listen to. Literally. Dozens. 2mon
  •   gabriel12duncan You mean there is other music besides metal? 2mon
  •   thefinisher4ever I still jam out to it. Its a solid CD. Took me a while to find on Spotify though because it mixed you up with another band called anchors. 2mon
  •   chriscoulton Airplane 2mon
  •   metalhead_94 There are dozens of us! Dozens!!! 2mon
  •   mcknight_shane Never heard of it. Looks like I have something to check out. 2mon
  •   becomingthearchetype @mcknight_shane It's on iTunes and amazonmp3 for cheap or I could send you a physical copy. 2mon
  •   justinholtsclaw They're lame 2mon
  •   tatoventura I still do. Took me a while to find it back in the day. Couldn't find a physical copy though. Cheers from El Salvador. 2mon

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becomingthearchetype #sls (Sarlacc Saturday)
In 2009, 4 young men (Jason, Jon, Duck and I) decided to do a digital-only single to follow up our 3rd album "Dichotomy." The result was the most brutal, grotesque song ever heard by many of our listeners, endearing BTA even more to listeners around the world and spawning the rally cry "Embrace the Plague." The image is created by Ryan Clark and is a motif on our mascot, Clifton the Beardskull.
2mon

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becomingthearchetype #tbf (Throwback Friday is a thing, right?)
This is the photo shoot I'm most proud of. Lots of cool things lined up to make my vision a reality, mostly the photography genius of Troy Stains (and learning how to levitate, of course). Back image for Celestial Completion.
2mon

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becomingthearchetype #tbt Our debut album, recorded over 5 weeks in Seattle almost 10 years ago. Original commissioned painting by Dan Seagrave. #terminatedamnation 2mon

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