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Hello fellow Justifies and musicians,

I am writing this to gauge interest in starting a Meetup group inspired by the anime show on Netflix, “Aggretsuko” in which an office worker (Rest) routinely frequents a Karaoke establishment after work to perform death metal vocals. This is intended as both a form of group therapy and a musical outlet.

I’ve always been an avid fan of gritty and distorted vocal styles, but I’ve never done Karaoke! Prior to watching the show I had no idea that Karaoke bars even offered metal playlists. Now armed with this knowledge and with the fact that Covid is in decline, I feel inspired to start a group where we can scream at each other in our most heartfelt death voice, in the safety of a private Karaoke room with adult beverages close at hand.

I encourage all persons with an interest in extreme vocals to join, but also strongly discourage all manner of anti-LGBTQ, racist, misogynist, and otherwise defamatory behavior. It’s not the type of rage we need. Also, due to the presence of alcoholic beverages, I must discourage persons under the age of 21 from participating. Nothing personal; sometimes a disgruntled employee just needs a stiff drink after a long day at the office.

My vision is to form a group where vocalists of all skill levels and backgrounds can perform heavy songs and pick up new techniques from one another in a fun, low-stakes environment. There are not many vocal coaches dedicated to gritty styles of music in this area, and vocal coaches are overpriced anyway; this would be a great way for extreme vocalists to hone their craft with the feedback and encouragement of a supportive group of peers.

If I can just get together a group of at least 4 or 5 regulars, we can rent a private Karaoke room at under $10/ hour per person once per week or so. I am open to suggestions for venues, but I’ve already done a bit of research and have a few options narrowed down. The vocal styles showcased don’t have to be limited to screaming and growling, but I would like to keep the music we explore narrowed down to heavy or aggressive genres such as doom / metal / cores.

Finally, in the spirit of Aggretsuko, I think that the event should take place every Monday night, as it is a well-known fact that Mondays are the bane of all office workers. This of course is open to negotiation, as is every other aspect of this project.

I am currently looking for somebody who would be willing to co-host this group, before I take the $80 plunge to publish the listing on Meetup. Org. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if interested! I hope to hear from you. QR Code Link to This Post Hello fellow Justifies and musicians, I am writing this to gauge interest in starting a Meetup group inspired by the anime show on Netflix, “Aggretsuko” in which an office worker (Rest) routinely frequents a Karaoke establishment after work to perform death metal vocals. This is intended as both a…

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