Palanavra – Record Production Month 2024

Hey everyone! After a brief hibernation to recharge the batteries, we’re coming back swinging with new videos on the YouTube channel starting tomorrow. And I’m bringing something else to the fold to help start out the new year. I know it’s been a few years since we’ve done this, but I’ve decided it’s time to give it another go. That’s right, we’re doing the Record Production Month challenge again! Last time I tried this was… Continue reading

Justin Strode – House on the Horizon | GUITAR, BASS, and SYNTH

Hey everyone! We’re once again back at Okzygen studios working on some stuff. This time around we’re revisiting an older tune of mine from 12 years back, a little tune called House On The Horizon. The first version was a rather laid back, stripped composition with only a couple of clean guitars and a basic drum beat. It was a rather relaxing, melancholic song back then, and was actually one of my most played ones… Continue reading

Justin Strode – The Long Road Home | MUSIC VIDEO

Hey everyone! I know I say this pretty often, but I hope you’re ready for something different, because this time I actually mean it. Instead of the typical play-through video of a song, I decided to cut together a short music video from some test footage I shot while messing around with some new camera gear while out in the woods on vacation. Of course, the video also needed music to be called, you know,… Continue reading

Justin Strode – Run With It | GUITAR PLAYTHROUGH

Hey everyone! We’re back again for our Friday videos, and this time we’re doing an original tune. Run With It was (and I guess still is) a Bandcamp exclusive song I released back in 2017. It was somewhat inspired by the style of John Petrucci, even though the actual music takes more after Nine Inch Nails in terms of structure and tone. It’s got a bit of a slow burn vibe to it as after… Continue reading

Justin Strode – Victims of Infinity | GUITAR PLAYTHROUGH

Hey everyone! If you’re here, then you probably know what day it is and what to expect. The weekend is upon us, and it’s time for another video. Although this time we’re doing a couple different things. First off, we’re going back to some original music, with Victims of Infinity, off the 2020 album of the same name. Secondly, we’ve added another camera! Well, phone. Phone camera. Broken phone camera that has no working USB… Continue reading

Justin Strode – We Take The Grave | GUITAR PLAYTHROUGH

Hello everyone, and happy Friday! It’s been a bit since I’ve done one of my own tunes, so today we’re ripping through We Take The Grave, off the 2018 release Megalomaniac. This album was part of the Record Production Month challenge, when one records an albums worth of stuff in the 4 weeks of February. I took it a little bit further and wrote all the music as well during this time, because I like… Continue reading

Justin Strode – Forever Out of Time | GUITAR PLAYTHROUGH

Hello you beautiful people! We’re back again playing an original song called Forever Out of Time, taken off the album Burn. This is one of my favourite tunes to play, and when I was playing live gigs I would normally close out the set with this song. There’s something uplifting and energetic about it that just sits right in the ears and the mind that makes it really difficult to stand still. Hell, it was… Continue reading

Justin Strode – Beyond The Skyline | GUITAR PLAYTHROUGH

Hey everyone! Going back a bit again and sharing this video from a month ago, playing through Beyond The Skyline from my most recent album, Victims of Infinity. I know I said the next video was gonna be an Arch Enemy cover, but I just wanted to sneak this one in quickly. After this one I’ll be dropping down to Friday video uploads exclusively until things pick up a bit more. Now this one was… Continue reading

Justin Strode – Burn | GUITAR PLAYTHROUGH

Hey everyone! Another Friday has come upon us, so as tradition demands it’s time for a new video! Today I decided to rip through one of my originals from 2019, Burn, from the album of the same name. This is definitely one of the more upbeat songs I’ve written, with a much funkier vibe full of brass stuff going on, while still keeping that heavy melodic fun stuff going during the solo. I actually had… Continue reading

Justin Strode – A Place To Forget | ACOUSTIC PLAYTHROUGH

Hey everyone, we’re gonna be sliding back a bit to one of the earlier videos from a month ago, since I never bothered to post it here when originally uploading it. So, you know, here we are with an original song called A Place To Forget, taken off the EP Disaster Inverted. Opted to do this one on an acoustic, as it’s a much slower paced song, focusing more on ambience and emotional, err, stuff.… Continue reading