pharmer4 wrote:Ahhh, a thread about the topic my life follows.
If anyone is interested, click on the link under my avatar to see my site - anyone who's talented or opinionated enough to review any metal, then prove it with some articles for me.
I personally listen to a lot of metal, a lot of other styles too, but 90% metal.
At this point, I am listening to Locus Mortis, from Italy.
My favourite thing is discovering new bands, although I could care less if they are popular or not - the opinions of others matters very little to me - hence I can listen to bands that some people think are "scene" or "garbage" or a "waste of time", and still enjoy them. I think I might be lucky that way, as there are a lot of bands worth hearing that people ignore because of other people's opinions.
Aha, while typing this, "Annubis" by Septicflesh has come on my pod. These Greek dudes sure know how to make some nice death metal!
One thing I find a burden with listening to metal is the constant crap metal fans give to each other and bands that are not "theirs", which just drives me insane. I hate the superiority complex people seem to have, and the bad attitudes people get.
I had one writer for my site that I ditched, because she kept saying how the bands we cover are not "extreme" enough, since we include rock as well as metal.
I also dislike when people get obnoxious. A writer I had from New York had to get sacked quick smart because he started hassling bands, stalking them, contacting them on myspace to give them shoot (rather than in person - at least that I can respect, because you'll have to back yourself up).
Camber, you'll be displeased to know the main band this guy was stalking was TBDM. @$$hole had them wanting to remove any articles about them from my site before I sacked him.
Arr, now "The Watchers (Between The Ages)" by Horologium is on. Very interesting this song, I recomend it to anyone who likes black or progressive - it fits in neither, but it is similar.
Anyway, if anyone likes to have good conversations about metal, I'm your man. I like to think I have a nice broad knowledge of metal history and current metal bands, and I am lucky enough to get quite a few CDs each week, often including nice gems from unknown bands, and sometimes crap from well-known bands, and vice versa. And check my site, you may find a new place you'd like to hand out and be a part of.
pharmer4 wrote:Camber, you'll be displeased to know the main band this guy was stalking was TBDM. @$$hole had them wanting to remove any articles about them from my site before I sacked him.
pharmer4 wrote:Sure thing, that's what the board is for.
I understand what you say about bands with egos, and I'll go one step further and say I get really annoyed with fans who think they are better than other fans. One thing I hate about the metal "scene" are the fans who have more negative things to say about bands they don't like, than they do good things about bands they do like.
It's interesting that you are a promoter - how old are you, btw? I've organised a few gigs myself in my hometown, wich only has 8000 people (a very small percentage of which are metal fans). It's very hard anyway in Australia, because not many people are willing to put money towards that.
When you consider that "fans" don't pay bands their due by illegally downloading their music, and then can't be bothered rocking up to their shows, it makes you wonder how a lot of bands don't just lose heart and stop - it's only their passion and determination that keeps them going.
Anyway, each post I make in this thread I'll post a band I believe is worth checking out. The first will be a band that I've made friends with (rather than being friends of mine who then formed a band)
http://www.myspace.com/blacklikevengeance - if you like Arch Enemy, these guys will tear your face off, because Sherri, the singer, can sing as well as producing the gutteral death. Melodic Death Metal at it's pinnacle.
pharmer4 wrote:sounds like a nice set up.
I organise my gigs at the local RSL Club, which is like a country club I suppose.
BLV are cool guys (and girl, but she's one of the guys).
You do know one person who has never done illegal downloading, which is me.
Of course I have downloaded lots of songs, some of them free, but the only free ones have come directly from the bands.
I also get a large amount of bands' CDs for free to review on the site too, but they are getting promo out of it, so that's a nice exchange.
Man, it's frustrating using a board where my normal vocabulary is truncated!!!
Another band to check out - Double Dragon - http://www.myspace.com/doubledragonheavymetal
their lead singer is Fijian, and he was very very badly burned in a house fire a few years ago. Their EP before their last album, Scars Of Fire, is about that (surprise, given the name . . . .)
pharmer4 wrote:Chimaira, nice . . . . plus the C has some connection to you anyway.
That's gonna look pretty effective too - geometic shapes work very well, which is why "tribals" are so popular (I don't have tribals though).
Next band for you to check out:
Frankenbok - http://www.frankenbok.com - their last album (A Murder Of Songs) is better than the EP they released just recently, but it is still a good EP.
pharmer4 wrote:Yar, I was lucky enough to receive a review of Wrath befor it was released. I've not had much of a chance to listen to it myself yet, just because there is so much else to do.
One problem with running a website about metal, is that listening to metal can become work, so you got to make sure it doesn't become a burden.
Next band to post - this one is from the US, and they are a "character" band, in that the members of the band are all Orcs, and they are managed by a goblin. Of course, they play death metal.
Think of it like Lordi or the other "alien" band from the same city as Lamb of God (Sorry, got a headache from sitting in a tattoo chair all day on a funny angle - won't remember their name until later).
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