About Us

Just the facts

  • Style: Metal (Influenced by everything from Thrash to Grindcore)
  • Members: Jason – Bob – Trevor
  • Locations: Halifax, NS – Fredericton, NB
  • Formed: 2007
  • Tour: Non-Touring – Studio only band
  • All writing/recording is done from 3 locations via video conferencing
  • All of the Muted Pitch’s music is available for free online HERE
  • Mostly active online via Reverbnation, Facebook and twitter

For those who like to read

the Muted Pitch is a metal band that originated in the Halifax, Nova Scotia area but since has expanded with members based in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Fredericton, New Brunswick .

In Oct of 2007, Jason and Bob started “jam nights” in the garage to expand on each of their own writing and recording projects. Their musical influences seemed to overlap about 50-60% with Jason leaning toward screams/growls/blast beats and Bob leaning toward edgy vocals/hard rock riffs. The thing they were both drawn to was the heaviness and complexity of the music buried within what some would call “piles of noise”. The Monday night jams in Jason’s garage evolved into the music project that is now known as “the Muted Pitch”.

About 1 year after inception, and countless recordings of ideas, they found the sound and style that suited them. It wasn’t until they started to feel happy with the overall sound and crafting of the tunes that they considered the larger goal of giving back to the metal community.

The Monday jams moved into the home studio located in Jason’s basement, dubbed “the Muted Pit”, and they started thinking about their first album. Jason and Bob poured over the past year of material and recorded more ideas forming the skeletal structure of the 13 tracks to be on the first album. “the First 13” came together as a result of Jason and Bob pushing themselves for months, frequently tweaking the overall sound and finally feeling comfortable with calling the album complete.

With one album released, they worked on an EP with a new studio set up, new gear and a new member. tMP added Trevor as the full time bass player. Trevor is a long time friend, and former band-mate, of Jason from back in High School. Trevor’s music style mimics Jason’s and the overall writing process of their music has only gotten better.

The current intent of the band is to never compromise the musical style that feels true to them. Their objective from the beginning is to make music that is satisfying to the band with the hope that others will enjoy it as well. Digital downloads of tMP’s music are available for free from their website to share with the metal community, and all others.

The band is currently working on their 2nd full length album.

Bob Mills

Bob Mills

Bob has been playing various forms of percussion from his early years. He has been trained and has taught many others in this discipline. Since the beginning days of the Muted Pitch, Bob has since taught himself to play guitar/bass and has been working on solo material. He has a passion for any type of […]

Jason Freake

Jason Freake

Jason has been playing guitar as his primary instrument for most of his life. He also has experience with other instruments including drums, bass, piano and saxophone. He has been involved with recording those instruments for nearly as long as he has been playing them. He is self taught in all areas. Jason has a passion […]

Trevor Kohout

Trevor Kohout

Trevor has been playing bass since high school. He is self taught on bass as well as guitar. Since joining tMP and being exposed to “the Muted Pit”, he has developed techniques for recording music. Trevor is drawn to the funky bass undertones and rhythmic back boards that can be found in metal bass playing.

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