I know they are out there...I know they can play, I've seen other bands and there are plenty of them...
But it seems that people don't want to bother anymore. It's like if there's no money in it, why bother... I hope I'm wrong in that assumption.
Let me give you an example of what I'm talking about though. I know of a band, they are a technical death metal band that are signed, are going to be releasing a cd soon, and are playing a ton of shows coming up... but their drummer quit on them. What's worse is that they cannot find ANYONE...they've been looking for months and no one has stepped up to the plate. It's sad.
Same here with my band... we're trying to find a singer but all we get are nibbles. No one is ready to just say yeah man I'm the person you're looking for, or if I'm not, I'm going to sing my ass off until you are convinced of it.
My band is working with an ex-Megadeth guitarist on our 3 song demo and we have 0 interest in any appropriate metal singers... it's pathetic, and I refuse to believe that there aren't people out there with the talent to belt out some powerful intense music.
If anyone told me they were working with a professional like that I'd join up just to see how everything was done, let alone to hang out and talk about sh*t.
Anyway... has anyone else found this massive drought in any of the situations they have been in? It's really starting to make me dispondent and cynical about the whole mess.