All-girl VK/power-metal groupthing ALDIOUS new albamu! DISTRICT ZERO! Vaguely zombie-esque titleage!
Listening to the video: “who produced you, a barn?!
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Dir en grey’s KYO rushed to hospital after passing out. Throat infection to blame:
ロックバンド、ＤＩＲ ＥＮ ＧＲＥＹ（ディルアングレイ）のボーカル、京（年齢非公表）が１６日に扁桃腺炎で緊急入院したことが１７日、分かった。
Jeff Hanneman, Slayer Guitarist, Dies at 49
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Hanneman, a founding member of Slayer whose career was irrevocably changed after a spider bite, has died. He was 49.
Slayer spokeswoman Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald said Hanneman died Thursday morning of liver failure at a Los Angeles hospital with his wife, Kathy, by his side.
The guitarist had recently begun writing songs with the band in anticipation of recording a new album later this year. He had been slowly recovering from what was believed to be a spider bite that nearly cost him his arm after he failed to seek immediate treatment. (nytimes)
Hanne-man, Hanneman, does whatever a hanne can!
Megadeth, Sabbath, CoB, Amon Amarth, and Darkane!
I don’t think there’s been five albums I’ve wanted to hear in one single month since… the early ’00s!?!
Opeth - “Demon of the Fall” (live)
Feel free to skip to ~2:55 for the best sixty seconds of Opeth there ever was.
Enjoy photographing ‘em tomorrow Kytrax! ^_^
I woulda been much happier if Dir en grey had gone a bit more thisaway [points up] with their last couple albums.
DIR EN GREY’s new mini album “THE UNRAVELING” which was released on April 3rd was ranked 1st for the Oricon CD album daily ranking of April 2nd. This is DIR EN GREY’s first time to be ranked 1st on Oricon ranking in their career.
“THE UNRAVELING” was attracting attention before the release since the CD is composed of the new song “Unraveling” and old songs like “Gou”, “Kasumi” and “THE FINAL” remade.
Proof that people prefer the old stuff: it sells better than the new stuff.
Apple | iTunes Match (2013)
So having my 24,000 songs in the cloud is a bit of a waste of time — using it would kill my 2gb/mo data plan.
And having my 160kbps mp3 rips upgraded to 256kbps aac was a clusterfuck.
It took DAYS of scanning and uploading and deleting and downloading to get shit upgraded, and even then, 1) not all songs in an album got upgraded, and 2) iTunes formatted it [artist] > [album] > [track number] [song title], with no way for me to tell it to stick THE FUCKING YEAR in there somewhere, and 3) iTunes doesn’t know SHIT about j-rock.
Woulda been simpler to do a search for “metallica discography 320”, then using Flash Renamer and Tag & Rename to format the tracks and folders to your liking!
(Plus iTunes 11, despite its improvements, still farts along like a lazy coworker doing the bare minimum. The Zune PC app is ridiculously more capable.)
I don’t recommend iTunes Match for ANYTHING.
Amazon Cloud | iTunes Match | Google Music
and JAPANESE MUSIC
I want to upgrade all the crap I ripped at 160kbps back in 1998-2003, when hard drives were small and my music collection was big.
For Japanese music — like Dir en grey, L’Arc~en~ciel, Luna Sea, Sex Machineguns, Pierrot, Kagrra, Despairs Ray, Puffy, Nanase Aikawa, etc… will any of these services be able to match these artists’ discographies, or even just ~some~ albums or singles?
iTunes has a japanese store, Amazon does too…
Post in the comments, I’ll write up my experience next week…
It used to be an island, but an eruption in 1914—the most powerful Japan would endure in the 20th Century— actually grew the volcano enough that it met with the mainland to the southeast, converting it from an island to a peninsula.
Amr’s heavy-metal love story is, at least on the surface, textbook: when she was sixteen, someone loaned her a Metallica CD and she never looked back. But this was in Egypt, in 2001, four years after security forces raided the homes of nearly a hundred metalheads, arresting them on spurious occult charges.
Best sentence I have read in YEARS:
Skull Reaper A-ji won just 2,828 votes in the election, campaigning on a platform demanding educational reform and improved social welfare facilities, but that was sufficient for him to take a seat in the city council.
That is fucking METAL.