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Archive for March, 2009

Rudra? Yes plz

Tomorrow it will be 4 years to the day since we last heard from Singaporean… Singaporish Death Metal band Rudra. But on April 15th a new album will see the light.

“Brahmavidya: Transcendental I” will be the second in the Brahmavidya trilogy (You think it would be called “Brahmavidya: Transcendental II” ZING). They have posted two songs on their myspace and they sound solid.

Here’s hoping for another great release from these Vedic motherfuckers.

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Blame it on Marilyn

Despite my online heavy metal persona, over the years I have occasionally been entranced by the infectious beatz of Marilyn Manson. And guess what… he has a new song out!

Too bad it’s 10 minutes of suck, check it out if you’re really fucking bored.

Command Lines in Firefox?

As some of you might know, there is an extension for Firefox called Ubiquity, that allows you to type in commands such as “map cleveland street london” to bring up a Google Map of that location, or “amazon-search the great gatsby” to find that book on Amazon, without visiting the website directly.

Currently Ubiquity has more then 1200 commands in its library and according to Mozilla, over 200 000 user.

Now the Mozilla development team has stated a new project. The project is dubbed Taskfox and will “take the time-saving ideas behind Ubiquity, and put them into Firefox”.

So if your a nerd like me with a love for commandbased programs, look forward to the new upcoming taskfox.

KISS album due in September

I couldn’t really care less about the sellouts, but for those who actually DO care, they have said to the Brazilian news site Comércio do Jahu that they are planning to finish their new album by June and get it ready to hit the stores by September.

According to Gene Simmons, the new album will have the “classic Kiss sound” with a more modern production.

I guess talking Metal will cum their pants when they hear it. As for me, im not even going to bother borrow it if a friend gets it

KROD MANDOON = R&Z ripoff?

So I was watching Comedy Central the other day and the preview for this series popped up during the commercials. It’s apparently a comedy (dur) show set in a middle age/fantasy setting where a hero and an unlikely cast of characters embark upon an epic quest to vanquish some evil dude’s plot to rule the world.

I don’t know how many of you are familiar with Metalscape’s own metal/medieval/fantasy ongoing comedy series, “Ronvaldr & Zachrebuff and the Quest of The Rolling Stone”, but the concept is not really that different. The series preview is below. Watch it and draw your own conclusions.

Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire

Sure, ShamWow is great, but can it soak up the tears?

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Look at that face? You know you love it, you know you’ll buy anything it tries to sell to you. But beware, because it will also beat the fuck out of you.

Apparently this bitch tried to bite off the tongue of our beloved Vince Shlomi. And as you know, Vince don’t take no shit (Did you see what he did to that fucking onion?).

The only thing remotely metal about this story are the pictures, check them at TMZ.

A look at Rockbox

This “Open Source Jukebox Firmware” has come a long way.

I became a fan of Rockbox a few years back when I decided to throw caution to the wind and Simple to use installer install this potentially device threatening software on my iPod.

It is a complete overhaul to your iPod interface, allowing you to play a multitude of filetypes from the deepest darkest corners of audio geekdom, as well as install a seemingly endless array of plugins. You can do anything from play Doom to convert USD to Euros.

It used to be that, to install the program, you had to do all kinds of magic in the Windows Command Prompt (Most of which I blindly copied out of the wiki with fingers crossed). But now install is through one simple utility, no muss no fuss. Although you can still do it manually, if you’re into that sorta thing.

Simple default menu Now be aware, this thing isn’t made to look pretty, the core software is pretty bland as you can see. But there are some themes for it that can make it look quit nice. Now the newest version came out just a couple days ago, so some of the better themes aren’t ported over yet, but you can see what’s currently available here.

The newest version even has a coverflow clone. I tell you, this aint your grandpa’s Rockbox. Looking at this is making me want to take the plunge again and abandon iTunes.

There’s the rub, if you aren’t into manually organizing your music collection, this probably isn’t for Coverflow? More like lulzverflow, amirite? you. It does have a database function that will organize  things for browsing on the device, but support for things like podcasts it pretty much all manual, this is what led me to move away from Rockbox in the first place.

It’s just as simple to revert back to the original firmware on your device though, and it does dualboot if you want to check it out.

So if you’ve got the balls, head on over the http://www.rockbox.org and give it a try.

Metalscape WINTERSUN Watch

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3 years, 5 months and 28 days

…since recordings of “Time” were announced to begin.

I’ve decided to start tracking how long is taking for main man Jari Mäenpää to release the now near-mythical second Wintersun album, “Time”. Wintersun’s debut album is one of my favorite metal records of all time, so when I heard he was working on a new one, I naturally came in my pants. But ever since he announced it he has had every single problem dealing with the recording/mixing process imaginable, pushing the release date for the new album into what it now seems the end of days.

Here’s a quick summary of what’s happened so far:

  • 29.09.2005: Jari announces he will be entering the studio to record the followup to Wintersun’s self titled debut album in May ’06.
  • 02.05.2006: Wintersun has entered the studio and recordings are underway. Tracklist for the new album is posted.
  • 23.10.2006: Last 3 shows from some european tour with Amon Amarth and Tyr are cancelled since Jari booked those dates at Sonic Pump studios for mixing. Apparently, there were a lot of delays during the recording process and the mixing had to be re-scheduled for later.
  • 17.04.2007: Mixing at Sonic Pump is cancelled and Jari can’t schedule another session for 2007 since it’s all booked. Jari complains about not having the right equipment for the job and gear breaking down on him all the time.
  • 04.06.2008: Jari is now mixing the album at home on his piece of shit computer that takes ages to render all of the ridiculous 200 tracks per song, blaming it on 32 bit computing. Nuclear Blast comes to the rescue with a brand new computer.
  • 27.02.2009: Due to more technical problems in the mixing process, Wintersun cancels their Summerbreeze and Bloodstock appearances. Jari refuses to play any shows until the new album is done.

New ELUVEITIE video with Hot Chicks

Or hot chick rather, the one that’s not singing looks like she’s pregnant and not happy about it. The video is for Omnos, a track off their upcoming “acoustic concept” album “Evocation I: The Arcane Dominion”. When I first heard they were releasing an acoustic album I thought they were going for something like Finntroll’s “Visor Om Slutet”, but I guess they simply decided to remove the distorted guitars from the mix and slap the “acoustic” tag on it. I don’t really care honestly.

Thing is Ann Murphy, their hot hurdy gurdy player, is singing on this song and featured prominently in the video. She’s pretty hot. That weird looking dude with the beard hair plugs is in it too. He’s not hot. Below is the video taken from YouTube, sans the retarded comments.

GOROD: New Song Posted Online

French technical death metallers GOROD have posted a new song, “Disavow Your God”, on their MySpace page. The track comes off the band’s upcoming album, “Process Of A New Decline”, which is due to be released before the summer on Willowtip Records. The follow-up to 2006′s “Leading Vision” will mark the recording debut of GOROD‘s new drummer, Sam Santiago.

Gorod rehearsal with new drummer

Source: Blabbermouth

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7 Years and 20 Days and it's finally out!