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Archive for March, 2010

Van Canto is at it Again

Apparently The University of A Cappella Metal has let out for spring break. So the staff decided to get together and record another ridiculous video for another ridiculous song.

I like how when they’re doing they “rubba duba dun duya buya” bullshit they’re all looking at each other as if they’re having an actual conversation.


So Dave Mustaine isn’t Always a Douche

From the Official Megadeth site

Megadeth would like to send out their sincere condolences to the family and friends of a fallen Droogie, Jeffrey Hendricks. Jeffrey passed away on Friday, March 26 after a battle with cancer. Jeffrey was to attend the Megadeth concert and meet ‘n greet in Memphis, Tennessee on March 23 but went into critical condition the night before and was not able to attend. After hearing the news that Jeffrey wouldn’t be able to attend the show, Dave Mustaine and the band gave Jeffrey a very special phone call. Jeffrey had met the band at a Megadeth concert in Knoxville in November 2009. The family has expressed their gratitude to Dave and the band for meeting and spending time with Jeffrey last November and for calling him Tuesday. They said that getting to meet and talk with the band really brightened the last six months of Jeffrey’s life, and they’ll always be extremely grateful for it.

I love it when bands really go out of their way for fans. And to know that they talked to Jeffrey multiple times show that they didn’t just make a throw-away phone call for good PR. Goodonya Megadeth.


Episode CXXV – CAN YOU HEAR ME?!


ITE: Happy returns, Late late night talk, Metalscape Awards, Zach’s Sax, Technical Difficulties made bearable by Lady Gaga, Croc Cock Talk, Pregnant chicks, Nick A. Ragwa, Summerian bands, Inspector Detector Proscriptor and pen flipping.

Playlist:
Immolation – A Token of Malice
Evile – Thrasher
Ihsahn – On the Shores
Kataklysm – In Shadow and Dust
Hospital of Death – I AM the Tiger
Kreator – Violent Revolution
Byzantine -Taking up Serpents
Moonspell – Blood Tells

Music Bed: Strunz and Farah (Heat of the Sun), Force of Nature/Nujabes/Fat Jon (Samurai Champloo Music Record – Impression), Acoustic Alchemy (The Beautiful Game).

Abbath Discusses Possible Immortal DVD

In an interview with Revolver Abbath talks about the video footage they took during the 2007 reunion tour.

We are also talking about doing a live album this year. I think it’s about time. Also, we hired a German film team to film us in 2007. It is edited but not exactly the way we wanted it. So we have all the tapes and we’re gonna fix a little bit of it, because if there’s an angle and everybody can see how fucking fat I am at the point I will take away that picture. I love food too much, but I’m fit. I jog. I exercise, but it takes time to get rid of that stomach. [Laughs] I’m just kidding. I mean you can’t see it all through the video, but there are some clips when the pyros goes off, and they don’t film from the outside, you just see it like one or two from the wrong angles or something. Stuff like that.
We are also talking about doing a live album this year. I think it’s about time. Also, we hired a German film team to film us in 2007. It is edited but not exactly the way we wanted it. So we have all the tapes and we’re gonna fix a little bit of it, because if there’s an angle and everybody can see how fucking fat I am at the point I will take away that picture. I love food too much, but I’m fit. I jog. I exercise, but it takes time to get rid of that stomach. [Laughs] I’m just kidding. I mean you can’t see it all through the video, but there are some clips when the pyros goes off, and they don’t film from the outside, you just see it like one or two from the wrong angles or something. Stuff like that.

As well as older footage of the band that he would like to release, read the whole interview here.


FUCK Gibson

If you’re a registered member of the greatest forum on earth you will have more than once noticed the incredibly gay Google ads we have at the top of the main page. I mean, they’re not always bad, but when they are they truly redefine “bad”. Although lately, Google seems to only have pictures of their phone on there 24/7.

I was browsing the forums today when one such ad caught my attention. It was about something called “Dusk Tiger”, and it had the Gibson guitars logo on it. Color me intrigued, because I clicked it. And holy shit, this is where it took me:

If you’re thinking “hm, I’ve never been to the Gibson website because honestly, fuck Gibson and their guitars, but it feels like I’ve seen this before…”, this is your answer:

What the fuck Gibson? If it wasn’t for Apple whoring out the iPad like it was Jesus with a touchscreen, your website would identical to theirs. It’s got the same width, color scheme, button style and layout. Although it actually looks more like a previous version of Apple’s site, it’s still fucked up. If it weren’t for that bitching tiger they got on there, I would have straight up just punched my monitor to make it go away.

And while we’re on it, Dusk Tiger? What the fuck kinda stupid name is that? Notice how they don’t even call it a guitar at first, simply “Dusk Tiger”. Great job Gibson, you named a product after a big cat (LIKE APPLE DOES WITH THEIR OPERATING SYSTEMS OMGZZZZZ).

By the way, that’s the stupidest fucking guitar I’ve ever seen. Leave it to Gibson, the guitar company for douchebags (seriously, the only guitarist who has played a Les Paul and was not a gigantic douchebag was Mr. Les Paul himself), to come up with the most useless piece of shit ever and call it “redefining”. Who the fuck wants to have a goddamn computer inside their guitar running on board EQs, independent string outputs, piezos, robot tuners and other crazy bullshit? Idiots, that’s who. If you need all that shit on your guitar to play interesting music then you’re doing something wrong. Also, the damn thing looks like the bastard son of a Les Paul and a $10 hooker with some god awful chrome shit slapped on it. Most guitars have the unique ability to make the guitar player look twice as cool a regular dude without a guitar; I think Dusk Tiger would have the exact opposite effect. Jesus Christ is it ugly. And here’s the punch line: It’s $4,128.

The 2nd Annual Metalscape Awards

Even though it’s been like 3 years since the last one, Gregg the drunken Irishman, still believes he’s right on track. And so he’s posted a thread containing the rules and categories of the most prestigious award on the internet:

First off I need a better title.

Secondly I realised this hasn’t happened for like a over a year (surprising since we have only had like 20 episodes) so I decided to do it all over again, same rules as before unless I decide to change them.

I am accepting suggestions for categories aswell and this year I have a very special surprise for the winners.

Most Valuable Poster (MVP)
News Anchor
Grammar Award
Best Thread
Most Annoying
Best use of Images
Best Video Poster
Best Member Produced Music
Best Host
Most Improved Member
Most Missed member

U2U me a message with your vote

Rules
1.everyone gets 2 votes in each category (you can make 1 vote or not vote if you so choose)
2.you can’t vote for your self

Vote in the following format

EXAMPLE
Most Valuable Poster (MVP)- name1, name2
News Anchor- name1
Grammar Award- name1, name2
Best Thread- thread title1
Most Annoying- name1, name2
Best use of Images- name1, name2
Best Video Poster- name1
Best Member Produced Music- name1
Best Host – (one vote only) name1
Most Improved Member-name1
Most Missed member- name1, name2

If you’re interested in participating, you can go ahead and register on our forums. There is no defined cut-off date, so you can relax about that. If instead you only wish to vote, you can register on our forums as well, but I dunno who you’d be voting for since you wouldn’t know anyone there well enough to vote for them, but feel free.

MSR5


Playlist:
Pig Destroyer – Thought Crime Spree
Darkthrone – Eyes Burst at Dawn
??? – ??? (I think it’s Skyforger, dunno)
Finntroll – Drap
Carnivore – Carnivore
Stormlord – War (The supreme art)
Spazz – Gary Monardo’s Record Vault Shirt
Protest the Hero – Goddess Bound
Hammerfall – Blood Bound
PsyOpus – Our Puzzling Encounters Considered
Hella – The Things That People Do When They Think No One’s Looking
Nick Drake – River Man
Pentagram – Sinister
Elia Cmiral – Ronin Theme
Masseratti 2lts – Interlude Caracas
Mew – Introducing Palace Players
Strunz and Farah – Dark Fire
Devin Townsend – Numbered!
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Kazuhito Yamashita – Song from India from Sadko

Spring Break at the Wordless Chamber


SPRING BREAK!!! WOOOOOOOOO!!!

Right? Well not so much for me. In a time usually reserved for all out partying and getting st00pid (traditionally), I am instead sitting here writing on the Greatest Metal Podcast of all Time’s blog. In other years I would fly back to Nicaragua during this precious week, but alas, my economic situation is such that I can’t really afford a plane ticket right now, so I’ll be staying in the US this time.

Back in the homeland, I would probably be waking up right now with a slight hangover to the sound of my sister’s dogs running about the house. Instead, I woke up about 2 hours ago to the sound of my alarm clock. I don’t really have any friends in this here country, so most of this week will be spent being by my lonesome, deep in the Wordless Chamber. I do have a few things I want to do that haven’t been possible in regular school time; like record this song I’ve been playing in my head for a while now, catch up on my biking/gym sessions, finish putting together my RGEM and look harder for an internship.

As far as Metalscape goes, I have no idea if Zach will ever come back on. Last episode was pretty awesome content-wise, but it also showed that he’s really not into it at all anymore. Remember giddy ol’ Zach excited about telling us about some new freeware software that organizes your .mp3s? Yeah that’s gone to shit. So I’ll be doing MSRs in the meantime. Join me tomorrow night, Sunday, if you want to get in on the action.

So how will you be spending your Spring Break?

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BTW, I’m thinking of organizing play sessions on Xbox live better for MW2, maybe through the Facebook group or something. If you haven’t yet, add me to your friends: skeksys.

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