Archive for April, 2009
Hails to all the listeners from fantastically tropical Nicaragua. Sorry for last week having no episode but we will be resuming regular Metalscapin’ activities this week, I brought all the necessary equipment with me here.
3 Years after their server farm was raided, the first verdict was finally announced. But those crazy swedes refuse to go down and have already appealed. They are refusing to accept donations because they truly believe that they won’t have to pay any fines. They did leave this statement though.
If you really want to help out, here is a list:
* Seed those torrents a little bit more than you usually do!
* Buy a t-shirt and show the world where your sympathy is.
* If you live in Europe, vote in the election for the EU parliament in June.
* Continue to build the internets! Start more bittorrent sites, blog more, start your own lobby group, create, remix, mash up and continue to grow more heads on this amazing hydra that we know as the internets!
* Do not be afraid of using the network. Invite your friends to this and other file sharing systems. Calm people down if they’re upset. We need to stay united.
And say it loud say it proud! We are all The Pirate Bay!
ITE: I loves me some airports, Disneylands, Morrison, Roncold, Duck Ruling, Zach plays a request, Tom’s girlfriend, Dio’s sitcom, Nuclear Blast has a lot of bands, ze Opeth Tour Memoirs, Chepe brawl, Raining Blood and Frosbitten Truckers.
Hellkrusher – Wasteland
Einherjer – Fimbul Winter
Dark Tranquillity – Am I 1?
Windir – Journey to the End
Stratovarius- Deep Unknown
Agalloch – Fire Above Ice Below
Einherjer – Wolf-Age
Oakhelm – Immram
Suffocation is one of my favorite death metal bands and one of the first i ever listened to, so I’m psyched about their new album which, according to Nuclear Blast Records is going to hit the German stores on July 3 and U.S stores on July 7.
Tracklisting is as follows:
01. Blood Oath
02. Dismal Dream
03. Pray For Forgiveness
04. Images Of Purgatory
05. Cataclysmic Purification
06. Mental Hemorrhage
07. Come Hell Or High Priest
09. Provoking The Disturbed
10. Marital Decimation
And the artwork
The artwork looks pretty sweet, and hopefully the new album is going to be too.
That crazy Nergal person and his crew of polish death metallers have announced “Evangelion” as the title for their new album. For those who don’t know, evangelion translates to “spreading the word of god”; it’s what gospels are called in spanish.
Cosmo Lee, proprietor of the great mp3 blog Invisible Oranges, recently had someone break in his house and promptly steal all of his shit. Including all of his computers. He has set up a place to donate. I gave a few bucks, and if you’ve ever gotten any enjoyment out of his website you should too.
I just hope he blow my donation on one of those jenk-ass Kentucky Bourbon Burgers, I wasted my 5 dollars so you don’t have to.
It’s the stupidest show I’ve ever seen on TV. I can tolerate bad acting, but the sheer mind-boggling retardedness they’re trying to pass of for “humor” is unbearable. It’s like the same brain-dead morons who did “Sabrina: The Teenage Witch” thought it would be funny to tackle a comedic fantasy story. Except they’re beyond retarded. I was literally predicting every joke on the show before they would even set it up. I hope they all die.
Zizek on Toilets and Ideology
The speed of the subtitles might make it a bit difficult for some (not going to mention any names…) to keep up with what the Slovenian Philosopher Slavoj Žižek is spewing out here , but his basic point is that the ideologies behind many major western societies can be considered in the way their toilets are constructed. The toilets of the contemplative, philosophical Germans are made in a way that the poo falls on the dry back wall of the toilet and thus becomes an object of observation and contemplation before you flush. The relevance here is clear not only to the incredible German philosophical tradition but the less glorious fact that 20th century Germany has had one incomparably despicable poltical disaster to come to terms with (think World War II, that Hitler guy). Their efforts to face the national guilt over the Holocaust in literary, philosophical, and economical terms has been a defining feature in the reshaping and the salvaging of German identity since then.
Next Žižek talks about the toilets of the French, which are built in such a way that the poo shoots down a little whole in the back and disappears from view. This seamless, quick cycle of (bull) shit might explain the historically revolutionary attitudes of the French. Conversely, the fact that the French never even see their own excrement might explain why the stereotypical frenchman so readily sneers at your filthy American Budweiser and doritos. Casual racism combined with poop jokes, but hey, I didn’t make up the stereotype or give a toilet lecture.
Lastly we come to the toilets of the Americans, which, as many of us here know, suspend the poo (and everything else) in shallow water until you’re ready to flush. All of the waste is present in a big watery mass, which hangs in apathetic stasis. However if it gets too big come flushing time, it often clogs the toilet and impedes the natural order of things, causing a sopping overflow. I’m sure the metaphor is pungent enough, so I won’t go into particulars and let it evolve into a pungent rant.
So the next time you sit down for a poo, make it a reflective poo, and remember to flush. Sorry if I grossed anyone out.
ITE: Metalscape GO!, The Metcast Community, Zach’s Journalistic Integrity, No Fear Tour, Titanic Tinnitus, Dragon Balls, Chepe & Friends, MDF, Jockeys and The Chills.
Suicidal Tendencies – How Will I laugh Tomorrow
Symphony X – Prelude/Evolution
Nachmystium – Eternal Ground
Enslaved – The Watcher
Helloween – Rise and Fall
Psycroptic – Of Dull Eyes Borne
Satanic Warmaster – The Vampyric Tyrant
Eluveitie – Nata
At the rate this is going, pretty soon Metalscape too will end up signing with those friggin’ Germans. Seriously, they got pretty much every major European and non-European metal band frolicking in their giant ranks. See for yourself.
Good for Vader, they’re a great band with an even greater trajectory so they deserve it. They have a new album coming up, “Necropolis”, which features Decapitated guitar player and main composer Vogg sharing axe-slinging duties with Piotr. It’ll be interesting to see if he inputs anything into the new album musically, although I doubt it.
Here’s a cool video I found on Vader’s Myspace, a studio diary. Dunno how you feel about those, but I love studio diaries. Especially if they’re Vader’s; you may not like their music, but their production is amazingly awesome. This is part I of the report which features the band’s skin beater, Paweł Jaroszewicz, recording tracks at Hertz Studio in Poland. Sweet stuff, check it out.