S02 E17   Embrace What Makes You Different | A Music Junkies Podcast with Altamadum

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S02 E17 Embrace What Makes You Different | A Music Junkies Podcast with Altamadum

Great to have Altamadum back again sharing about their new single UPON YOURSELF.  What was tedious about the last month?  Making it perfect.  Going from a ballad-driven album, they moved more into Hard Rock on this one with more electronic sounds.   Sam, Brendan,  Cam, and James work together closely with Russ and are excited about the new direction. 

They are not trying to RUN FROM YOU with their new genre, but rather providing a fresh new sound.   It's definitely not BREAKING THE LAW of the music world to do this.  Change is good while keeping that ALTAMADUM feel.

With Sam's passion for space, APOLLO was born, and it was the first one they recorded with Russ, their Producer and Sound Engineer, and James' uncle.

HAIL TO THE KING of solos, Cam.  We chuckled about how long his solos are when they are on tour.  Cam chuckled and said it simply is because he forgets to cue the guys by turning around. :) 

The favorite song they created?  Apparently, it's coming out on their 6th album.  So stay tuned.

You can find out more about Altamadum and their albums as well as their social media presence by visiting www.altamadum.com.

Altamadum was born in Thunder Bay, ON in the fall of 2007. Lead guitarist Cam Thomas & drummer Brendan Byers approached classmate James Cole, with the hopes of him filling in on bass guitar. The trio carried on writing mostly instrumental pieces for the next few months. Cole suggested that Sam Mucha come on to sing for the group. Cole received a demo of Mucha singing & was impressed by the singer’s diversity & range. Cole presented the demo to the band & they agreed to have Mucha come tryout on the condition he be able to play rhythm guitar, Mucha accepted. At this time, the band decided to adopt the name 'Altamadum' as the new title. The group’s first show took place at their High school for a Christmas Concert in 2007.  The four carried on for the next two years playing mostly covers of classic & new rock, mostly in local bars, clubs & parties.

In the fall of 2010, the band entered the local “Last Band Standing” competition.  The band continued writing & performing, highlighted by winning Last Band Standing in 2011. This was followed immediately by the band moving into Elder’s Thunder Sound Studio to begin production on their debut album “We Are…”. The band reduced the number of shows they had been playing in 2012 to put all focus on the development of the C.D.

Entering 2014, the band began to work on a 2nd album titled 'Levels' which is due out in the Spring. They embarked on a summer tour of Ontario playing a total of 7 dates. Upon arriving back home, Altamadum was offered their first magazine appearance in L.A. Shortly after this the band was approached to work with a few international media outlets. Among them was our record label “From the Depth Entertainment”.

Altamadum released “Anybody Out There (EP) – (2017), A Monument to Time (2017), Through Motion Chronicles (2019), Born in The Afterglow (2020)” and their upcoming album “In My Blood” set for release in 2022. Their latest singles can be found on all streaming platforms.

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