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  • First Songs...

    Set 23 2010, 2h54

  • Spearhead Pictures

    Set 28 2009, 2h26

    Fri 25 Sep – Urgehal, Spearhead, Breath of Sorrows, Eyes of Noctum

    I think I snapped some good pictures of Spearhead when I saw them live a few days ago. Here are some...


    This was displayed in front of them.


    They were getting ready to play.














    ...and I saved the best for last...



    Oh, I also have their setlist which I can take a picture of if anyone is interested.
  • I died a little bit when I read this...

    Jul 27 2009, 21h04

    So ANGELofHELL was telling me about a really stupid interview with the guys in Born of Osiris. After having to suffer through seeing their live show, I thought that I should take a look at this interview for shits and giggles. I seriously think my IQ dropped a few points when I read this. They seem like such dumbasses through their (lack of intelligent) responses and stupid stories. They know nothing about metal, and they seem completely self obsessed as well.

    So here is le interview of dumbassery with my commentary.

    ~

    Okay, everybody introduce yourselves.
    David Darocha: David. I play bass.
    Joe Buras: Joe. I play keyboard.
    Tosin Abasi: Tosin. I play guitar.
    Cameron Losch: I’m Cameron, and I play drums.
    Lee McKinney: I’m Lee, and I play guitar.

    Me: la la la. I don't care about your names, but Tosin? What kind of name is that?

    ~

    So this is going to be an interesting question right off the bat: do you guys hold it in, number 2-wise, until you get to a venue? I walked into the bathrooms in here, and it was pretty disgusting. I’m not going to lie.
    LM: The bus?
    No, the bathrooms here at the venue.
    LM: Oh yeah, definitely. Here on the bus you can’t poop, you can only pee. So it’s like you drive all night and the first thing you want to do is just…

    Me: TMI, I don't need to know about their shitting habits.

    ~

    And what do you guys eat? Is it usually fast food?
    DD: We get groceries usually if we stop at a WalMart and get some cereal. We have our own fridge and cabinets and shit to put stuff in.
    CL: In past tours we ate a lot of fast food.

    Me: How lame. If you're on such big metuhlzcore tours, then why the fuck can't you afford better food. They probably couldn't control their humongous fast food appetites, and they began to get fat, so their management said that they had to stop eating.

    ~

    You guys have been on some pretty big tours as far as reputable bands goes. Who gets you these things? How do you guys fall into these positions, being so young and so new?
    LM: Our agency.
    Your agency? You guys have no hand in it?
    LM: Our booking agency. It’s TKO. It’s Amanda Fiore and Ash Avildsen and our manager, Shawn Keith.

    Me: *yawn* I don't really care about your agency. They probably paid the band like a few hundred bucks to get them to mention their little TKO agency

    ~

    Do you guys set any rules for yourself? Any personal or band rules when you are on the road?
    CL: Don’t get too fucked up before you play.
    Okay. Anything else as far as food or women or partying or whatever goes?
    LM: Whatever you want. You know?

    Me: They shouldn't even get fucked up before they play. The stonery-ness doesn't fit in at all with their music. If it was Sleep or Electric Wizard then I would totally understand the importance of weed, but they're just young, dumb guys that don't deserve any of the hype that they are getting. They're trying to put on this image as though they are so "chill" and stuff and it's annoying. I sympathize with the interviewer, as he must have gotten extremely annoyed at this point.

    ~

    What is your writing process like and how much weed does it involve?
    [Laughter]
    JB: Cameron’s question.
    CL: I just smoke weed all day, man, and write songs and record in my basement.
    Really? Is that it?
    CL: That’s it.
    Then you just invite everyone else in later?
    CL: Yeah. Sometimes I take mushrooms and write too [laughs].

    Me: Blah blah blah Weed. Blah blah blah mushrooms. No wonder their songs are complete and utter shit along with their lyrics. If they quit the drugs then maybe they would write some decent songs.

    ~

    What’s the difference between A New Reign and A Higher Place?
    CL: The length.
    LM: Definitely.

    Me: *dies* If that's the only way that they can describe the differences between the two albums, then maybe they should go back to elementary school and re-learn their adjectives.

    ~

    But the sound is more melodic. Where’s that coming from?
    LM: The New Reign songs are years old. The Higher Place songs are within the last couple of years.
    CL: A New Reign was recorded in high school, and A Higher Place was recorded out of high school. You can hear the difference.
    What year though?
    CL: Senior year of high school we recorded A New Reign.

    Me: Do they not understand that the interviewer is not asking what year they recorded their albums. He's asking about the shift in their sound. They're too scared to say that the shift in their sound was to become more commercial and appeal to hoards of dumb teenage boys and girls who are like "LyKe OmG DrAgOnFoRcE IS ReAllllllllLy ~melodic~ &&and now bOrN oF oSiRiS iS 2!!11!1"

    ~

    That’s ridiculous. What are the positives and negatives about being discovered so young?
    CL: I think a big positive is that we never had to do self-booked tours like a lot of bands had to go through that we know. We didn’t have to scrape through and pay for a lot of the things yourself. We were kind of very privileged to get a van and trailer fronted to us, and the album did well so it was all good with that.
    LM: Negatives are people think that we’re too young and that we’re just kids so that’s why we might get blamed for a lot of things.

    Me: Blamed for what? Ruining what people think of metal... yes.

    ~

    Like?
    LM: Like, I don’t know, just on tour that anything that we get in trouble for…
    Anything that goes wrong, you’re like the red headed step child.
    LM: Yeah, it’s like it’s the little kids.
    DD: Even though it seems like we just got started, we have all been in bands. Even our local bands were pretty successful back before this in high school. It’s like we had experience.

    Me: That makes no sense. Red headed step child, where the hell did he draw that analogy from... his ass? Y

    ~

    Now I thought we’d play a little game, for shits and giggles. I am going to give you a choice between two people or objects, and you have to tell me which one you’d fuck. Got it?
    DD: As a band, or individually?
    It can be individually or as a band. If you guys want to get together and decide on one or the other, that’s fine.

    ~

    So: Susan Boyle or a Pizza Hut P’zone?
    DD: Who’s Susan Boyle?
    You guys don’t know who Susan Boyle is?
    DD: Not at all.
    CL: Who the fuck is that?
    She’s that old, ugly lady that was on America’s Got Talent. Not America’s Got Talent, the one over in Europe.
    CL: Is she ugly?

    Me: HE JUST FUCKING SAID THAT SHE WAS UGLY. >:( Was he not paying attention to any of this?

    ~

    Yeah, she’s like huge and ugly. You guys got to look up a picture of her. You have to see what she looks like otherwise this isn’t going to work.
    DD: Well both the options are shitty. That sucks. Is P’zone like boiling hot? Is it fresh out of the oven, hot as hell?
    You know what? It’s whatever you prefer, man.
    CL: Body temperature?
    Could be leftovers right out of the fridge.
    CL: Would Susan Boyle be dead or alive?

    Me:Susan Boyle is alive obviously. It's seriously starting to get me angry that they're so stupid. Also, unless they're fans of cold pizza, then the pizone would be fucking hot.

    ~

    She’s alive.
    LM: Oh, she’s that opera chick.
    DD: P’zone.
    Is that a consensus?
    DD: Yeah, that’s a consensus.

    Me: Would that be as a band? Cause that would be really gay.

    ~

    Sacha Baron Cohen as Bruno or Gaahl of Gorgoroth?
    CL: Who?
    LM: What?
    TA: Gaahl of Gorgoroth.
    You don’t know who Gorgoroth is? He’s super brutal and he just came out.
    DD: Is Sacha Baron Cohen gay?

    Me: How do they not know who Gorgoroth is? They're one of the most popular black metal bands out their. With the dispute of who owns the band name and all along with Gaahl being gay. Most people that are into metal know about them. BOS must be listening to too much Lil Kim...

    ~

    Do you know Bruno the movie?
    DD: Yeah.
    He plays a gay German guy.
    DD: But is he really gay?
    No.
    DD: Gorgoroth dude sounds a little too intense.
    CL: I couldn’t even find him on Google. Is he a musician?

    Me: The interviewer just told them that Gorgoroth is a band and that Gaahl is gay. What more do they need to know. You just go to google image search, type in Gaahl, and he's right there. It's not too difficult, anyone with half a fucking brain could do it, but apparently they aren't even intelligent enough for that.

    ~

    Oh, man.
    DD: What’s he play?
    You’re killing me right now. Alright, a little bit easier: Barbara Bush or Barbara Walters?
    CL: Barbara Walters.
    DD: I’ll say Walters. Actually, Bush is bragging rights.

    Me: Wow they didn't even answer about Bruno or Gaahl.

    ~

    Yeah, but so is Barbara Walters.
    DD: Who cares about Barbara Walters?
    What? Dude.
    LM: Let’s look at Barbara Bush. There’s Barbara Bush.
    DD: Oh, whoa. Never mind.
    CL: She’s fucking decaying.
    DD: I thought that was the next generation down. I didn’t think it was the grandma.

    Me: They should just pick one. It would make things go a lot faster. I'm sure at this point they were all getting bored of sitting there.

    ~

    She was hot. Let’s move on. Close your eyes. Think of the craziest woman that you’ve ever met. Her or Glenn Danzig?
    TA: Who’s Glenn Danzig?
    What?
    CL: Who the fuck is that?

    Me: 0.o Danzig was on the Blackest of the Black Tour, and that's right up their alley.How the hell do they not know who he is, if not for that tour. I'd kind of understand if they'd never heard Mother or something like that, but they probably went to that tour when they were in high school and recording their album.

    ~

    You know what? You’re out. You’re done. You guys really need to school him.
    TA: I didn’t know the first name. I just thought he was Danzig.
    [Kristen Randall from Winds Of Plague walks on the bus]
    Kristen Randall: Hi!
    Kristen actually knows what’s going on right now. She knows who Glenn Danzig is.
    KR: Glenn Danzig. Misfits.
    TA: I’ve never heard The Misfits in my life.
    CL: I don’t give a fuck about those bands.

    Me: Well I'm glad that at least Kristen knows who Glenn Danzig is...

    ~

    You never heard The Misfits? This is bad news bears. Are you looking up a picture of Glenn Danzig?
    LM: No, I’m trying to get Gorgoroth still.
    Okay I got one more for you, and if you don’t know who the fuck this is, then no more Jager for you. Either a sack of potatoes or Dino Cazares?
    DD: Mash the potatoes.
    CL: Who’s that?
    DD: Fear Factory.
    LM: He’s a giant Mexican.
    CL: Am I supposed to know all these bands?

    Me: Fear Factory has actually been some really popular tours, again, they know nothing about metal; this totally proves it.

    ~

    Yes you are.
    CL: I don’t care. Does anyone here care about fucking band names?
    TA: We officially don’t give a fuck about these people you are naming.

    Me: STFU! This interview is just showing how dumb and rude the BOS guys are. They should stick to keeping their mouths shut about anything music, drug, or people related.

    ~

    Alright, one or two more questions and then you guys can be on your way and do whatever you got to do, probably smoke, I’m going to assume.
    DD: Nice.

    Me: *headdesk*

    ~

    Which band or person constantly did super crazy shit while you were on tour, and can you think of a specific event?
    CL: So on our first tour ever, we got invited to this girl’s mansion.
    Where at?
    CL: It was her parents’ mansion.
    LM: It was in California.
    DD: Northern California.
    CL: Her parents owned a pet shop, but that’s beside the fact. So we were playing with a bunch of lizards and stuff.
    LM: There’s a huge open bar, so we were all getting wasted.
    CL: There’s a giant open bar too in this mansion. So we’re letting all the pets loose with snakes crawling everywhere. I ended up naked and passed out, and I wake up drawn on.
    DD: She wrote 7-8-6-1 on his dick.
    CL: I wake up to “Oh my god you have a small dick.”
    LM: Really, he’s like “What the fuck?”
    CL: Why are you even looking at me? Where am I? So I fucking choked her out.

    Me: That sounds like fun. Tons of bunches of fun. Really, that is something that they're better off not talking about, because it just makes them look like jackasses. If they're that dumb to get that wasted, then they deserve to have women saying that they have small dicks.

    ~

    Wait, she said you had a small dick so you choked her?
    DD: He full on grabbed her.
    What happened to the lizards?
    DD: Who cares?
    LM: This was all one night.
    DD: He grabbed her by the neck and we thought he was going to slam her down.
    CL: Then we got kicked out.
    DD: Then her dad walks in the house in the next morning, and we’re like, “We gotta go.”
    So you’re basically confessing to a crime?
    DD: Yes. You wanted some crazy shit, you got the right band.

    Me: That's not crazy shit; that's stupid shit. They think they're so 8R00741 because they're confessing to a crime in an interview. It just makes them look like idiots. If someone tells you that you have a small dick, then so be it. There's no need to retaliate. They must have not had enough weed at that time...

    ~

    How many women do you get… Average. How many women do you sleep with?
    CL: Dry bus.
    Oh, I do not believe that. The bus might be dry, but where else do you go? Give a guestimate? Per tour, how many women do you get with?
    DD: Zero.
    You’re smiling.
    CL: We try. It just doesn’t happen.

    Me: They should just stop acting so innocent. If they choked a girl, then they obviously fucked some others. I don't believe it for one second.

    ~

    Oh, so you have some sort of moral thing going on then.
    CL: We’re young and we don’t want to catch anything, you know?

    Me: Probably too late for that. lol

    ~

    Most bands are young and just want to fuck anything that moves. You guys are kind of the opposite of that.
    DD: Yeah.
    CL: We’re kind of just fucked up people who want to find one person.
    Wow, that’s really emo.
    CL: Yeah.
    DD: I’m wearing girl pants if you didn’t notice.
    Are they legitimately women’s pants?
    DD: Hell no. I’m just kidding you.

    Me: I don't believe that either.

    ~

    Do you guys have anything that you want to say to everybody at MetalSucks to all your fans?
    CL: Metal does suck.
    LM: Metal really sucks.
    DD: Metal sucks.
    CL: And we’re here to prove that to you.

    Me: Finally! The moment of truth. Through this interview, they just totally proved that they completely suck. So the moral of this story is, Born of Osiris is a completely shitty and retarded band that don't have sex, choke girls, and now write more melodic music because they're not in high school.

    They're not worth listening to... Go listen to Velnias instead....
  • Recommend me music!

    Jul 21 2009, 3h20

    Yeah, as the title says. DO IT!
    I need some new stuff to listen to.
    The last time I did this, you guys recommended me some pretty good stuff....
    so I'm doing it again.

    GO COMMENT!
  • Summer slaughter - a short review and pictures

    Jun 30 2009, 19h07

    Mon 29 Jun – The Summer Slaughter Tour

    So ANGELofHELL, spookyhobo and I went to Summer Slaughter...

    Blackguard didn't play. :[ Apparently, they didn't play because, the House of Blues only wanted 10 bands to play, because of time constraints. Which is stupid. They would have only played for 20-30 minutes or so. The other bands could have easily taken off a song from their setlist in order for them to play. That really annoyed me, because I really wanted to see them live.

    We got to be front row/center for Decrepit Birth. Their sound was perfect. I'm not too familiar with their music, so I have no clue about their setlist. The vocalist as well as the bassist were fucking great. He delivered cd quality vocals, and headbanged a lot. Overall, they were fucking awesome; very high energy, and amazing live.

    After the Burial was next, and we just sat out for them. HorriBLAHness. They started with a breakdown and ended with a breakdown.

    Beneath the Massacre. They were pretty bad. There were a bunch of scene/core kids that were moshing/hardcore dancing throughout their set. It was not enjoyable.

    Next was fucking Origin. Their bassist. Holy shit. The only word that can describe the bassist was EPIC. That was pure talent. They were really cool to watch. The quality of their sound wasn't as good as Decripit Birth's, however.

    Dying Fetus also played, and although I'm not a big fan of their music, they were really good live. I guess they're one of those bands whose sound is more fitting while watching them live. They had lots of energy and played for a while.

    Born of Osiris. We sat out for them. They were horrible, and seemed to be neverending. eww. I hope I never have to suffer through seeing them live again.

    Winds Of Plague was nice. I wasn't too familiar with their music, but, the keyboards were dreamy and reminded me of maudlin of the Well's atmosphere that they create with their music.

    Darkest Hour played a lot of songs from Hidden Hands of a Sadist Nation and Undoing Ruin. I thought they would play more stuff from their newer albums. They told everyone to start a mosh pit in the front. lame.

    Ensiferum
    One word: epic

    Setlist (I'm forgetting a few songs, so let me know which ones)
    Token of Time
    Hero in a Dream
    Iron
    Guardians of Fate
    One More Magic Potion
    Into Battle
    Deathbringer from the Sky

    Pictures






    Ohh, and Chase caught Markus Toivonen's guitar pick when he threw it into the crowd.

    front


    back


    ToteHeldensagen is probably jealous out of his mind right now. :p
  • This is kind of cool...

    Mai 15 2009, 20h22

    Recommended Songs (sorted by most recommended songs)



    Monthly Top Artists

    Apr-2007
    Children of Bodom (44 plays)
    May-2007
    Diabolical Masquerade (123 plays)
    Jun-2007
    Nokturnal Mortum (281 plays)
    Jul-2007
    Lifelover (169 plays)
    Aug-2007
    Summoning (78 plays)
    Sep-2007
    Alcest (78 plays)
    Oct-2007
    Katatonia (134 plays)
    Nov-2007
    Tears for Fears (112 plays)
    Dec-2007
    Peste Noire (90 plays)
    Jan-2008
    Boris (153 plays)
    Feb-2008
    Electric Wizard (81 plays)
    Mar-2008
    Type O Negative (82 plays)
    Apr-2008
    Into Eternity (73 plays)
    May-2008
    Porcupine Tree (56 plays)
    Jun-2008
    Hypocrisy (125 plays)
    Jul-2008
    Macabre (77 plays)
    Aug-2008
    My Dying Bride (88 plays)
    Sep-2008
    Paradise Lost (142 plays)
    Oct-2008
    Melechesh (78 plays)
    Nov-2008
    Katatonia (61 plays)
    Dec-2008
    Anathema (59 plays)
    Jan-2009
    Paradise Lost (89 plays)
    Feb-2009
    Nox Arcana (148 plays)
    Mar-2009
    Katatonia (428 plays)
    Apr-2009
    Atheist (94 plays)
    May-2009
    Fields of the Nephilim (47 plays)

    Monthly Top Tracks

    Apr-2007
    Demons & Wizards : White Room (Cream cover) (10 plays)
    May-2007
    Blackfield : Blackfield (9 plays)
    Jun-2007
    Opeth : Patterns in the Ivy II (14 plays)
    Jul-2007
    Katatonia : My Twin (46 plays)
    Aug-2007
    Pain : Dancing With The Dead (34 plays)
    Sep-2007
    Myrkgrav : Mellomspell (29 plays)
    Oct-2007
    DreamScar : Letting Go (36 plays)
    Nov-2007
    Shining : Yttligare ett steg närmare total jävla utfrysning (55 plays)
    Dec-2007
    Katatonia : Help Me Disappear (30 plays)
    Jan-2008
    Porcupine Tree : Blackest Eyes (41 plays)
    Feb-2008
    maudlin of the Well : Sleep Is a Curse (36 plays)
    Mar-2008
    Cathedral : Hopkins (The Witchfinder General) (34 plays)
    Apr-2008
    Into Eternity : Into Eternity (14 plays)
    May-2008
    Silencer : Sterile Nails and Thunderbowels (52 plays)
    Jun-2008
    Katatonia : Sweet Nurse (30 plays)
    Jul-2008
    Luca Turilli : The Ancient Forest of Elves (26 plays)
    Aug-2008
    Ram-Zet : Peace (22 plays)
    Sep-2008
    Alhana : Árnyékdal (32 plays)
    Oct-2008
    Melechesh : Ladders to Sumeria (29 plays)
    Nov-2008
    Phaëthon : Thoughtbox Disarray (19 plays)
    Dec-2008
    Anathema : Deep (28 plays)
    Jan-2009
    Green Carnation : Lullaby in Winter (20 plays)
    Feb-2009
    Nachtmystium : Roseclouds of Holocaust (58 plays)
    Mar-2009
    Katatonia : A Premonition (86 plays)
    Apr-2009
    Pain of Salvation : Second Love (26 plays)
    May-2009
    Taking Dawn : Take Me Away (40 plays)
  • Compatibility with my friends! :)

    Fev 22 2009, 19h38

  • Battle Wound!

    Fev 16 2009, 3h01

    So, last night I went to see Septic Flesh and Satyricon. Septic Flesh was amazing live, and then men in the band were rather good looking. lol. I really need to download some of their music. After that, there were these two drunk girls that made their way up to the front for Satyricon, and they kept moshing, dancing, and flashing the band. They kept trying to get between Ashleigh and I, and I kept pushing them away and kicking them. They didn't understand. I grabbed the girls arm from where she was trying to grab my arm to get in the front, and I pushed her away for the last time. They then bothered Ashleigh for the rest of the show. They kept trying to dance dirtily with her and one of the girls lifted up her shirt, she wasn't wearing a bra, and started rubbing up against people. It was so annoying. I wanted to enjoy satyricon, but I couldn't, because of those two drunken, slutty, metalhead, assholes. After Satyricon finished, I realized that I was bleeding. I'm not sure what happened, but, I guess one of the girls scratched me while trying to get up front, or something... I now understand what everyone means when they say that they hate metalheads, as they can be stupid, drunken, idiots.

    Here are some pictures of my battle wound. The flash makes it look less... severe, but it looked a lot worse yesterday.



  • Some shuffle thing

    Jan 11 2009, 22h26

    Open your itunes/ipod/music player.
    Put it on shuffle. (If you dont have shuffle then just the first 20 songs that come on)
    List the first 20 songs that come on, no matter how embarrassing they are.


    1. Far Away
    2. No Tree Will Grow
    3. Leaving This
    4. Trail Of Broken Hearts
    5. Fuil Ársa
    6. Our Solemn Hour
    7. 7th Seal
    8. The Charm of the Seer
    9. The Cradle of Civilization
    10. Envy
    11. Negrii
    12. The Necrogeddon
    13. Cain Sings the Blues
    14. De Rece Sîngie
    15. Isak
    16. One More
    17. Marche Funèbre
    18. Forever Failure
    19. Do You Like My Wang?
    20. Rain


    Out of the above...

    Which is your favourite song?
    Out of all of these, Rain by Charon, is probably my favorite song. I enjoy the lyrics of the song as well as the melody. It's very solid, and straightforward. It's just an overall good song.

    Which is the least favourite song?
    None of them. I enjoy listening to all of these songs, otherwise, they would not be in my itunes library.

    Favourite band?
    Out of all of these bands, Ayreon is definitely my favorite.

    Least favourite band?
    Mörk Gryning would be my least favorite, because I haven't properly listened to them in over a year.
  • Probably the Easiest Challenge Ever

    Dez 22 2008, 20h06

    Velnias to Ruins of Beverast

    1. Velnias to Darkestrah
    2. Darkestrah to Lunar Aurora
    3. Lunar Aurora to The Ruins of Beverast

    Yeah, I can still do these, epic.
    If you have request, let me know.