Seems very rare that anyone comes on here anymore, except maybe for guitar tabs. It was cool years ago when you could record your own music and put it up here, and when there was a community page and such. Now it's just bare minimum profiles, and forums with 13 year olds that think they know it all. This site is dead, and that's a shame. I really liked this place.
So the bassist/singer of Death Pit (peace be upon them) asked me if I wanted to write for Thrash Course, a magazine dedicated mostly to Metal and other topics that a metal head would be interested in reading, like reviews of horror movies and maybe the life of Aleister Crowley. The first issue is already done, just has to be published. Not too proud of my part on that one, as it was mostly top 10 lists and a review of Metallica's new album. The 2nd issue however has an explosion of information on the metal scene here in Michigan, that I put a lot of work and research into, forming connections, asking around, etc. Another article I might write about on the 2nd issue might be about the disappearance of Hexen (the one from LA), but finding anything out about them is going to be difficult as hell. I might go for an easier thing to write about first, ha.
Anyways, here's the page on FB. The website will be up soon. Join our mailing list, and also get 6 free MP3's from the bands that are interviewed.
Hardwired left a lot to be desired in playing and lyrics. However, Moth Into Flame and Atlas, Rise kick a hell of a lot of fucking ass! Atlas Rise in fact sounds like a NWOBHM song being played by Metallica! Moth Into Flame sounds like a cross between Magnetic and Justice. I'm very much looking forward to Metallica's new album. It's going to be such an ass kicker that it'll be an apology for Lulu for sure, if these new tracks are any indication!
The song itself sounds pretty decent. 2 billion times better than Lulu, anyhoo. It sounds like a continuation of Death Magnetic only more concentrated and with better production and stuff. It's not as fast as I'd like it to be, but that's ok. My only real issue is... wtf is up with those lyrics?
And it was fucking epic! We had decent seats, I could feel Mangini's drums on my fuckin' chest, Petrucci is up there just killing it and making it look easy, and fuck yeah! Ofc there were a lot of heads in the way so I'd have to stand up to see anything, so I stood up when there was a good solo or a good riff goin' on. Y"know, we fat 'Muricans can't go without a chair for 5 minutes, haha, and never underestimate my ability to turn anything around me into a chair. Well, I've always had problems with my feet and legs, so fuck you.
Anyhoo, we took a party bus (I was really looking forward to it being a legit limo, lol) to the concert, and everyone was fuckin' hammered there, including me! Some of those guys were members to the band Rite Of Passage, who I got a free CD from (as well as from a Detroit prog band that was handing out CD's outside of the Dream Theater concert, they're called Imminent Sonic Destruction).
I took my acoustic over there and everyone just jammed the fuck out and had a good time. It's hilarious though, this one old balding dude thought Dream Theater was a "screamo thrash band." Then he looked over at us and asked, "What is Dream Theater?" We all fucking laughed. I asked him if he knew Queensryche because that's the closest well known band I could think of to compare it to. He didn't know who they were. ...WANKER! He also tried proposing to like, 18 different people that night, haha. He also got kicked out for "being too drunk to buy a t-shirt."
Tbh though, the security there were dicks. They confiscated the chain on my wallet, and kicked anyone out for taking pictures. I got 1 picture and a short video, which I'll post to FB later on but not YT since YT will even flag you for copyright material that you don't even have in your video. I don't want my YT channel shut down again.
So yeah, I had a fun time last night, drank beer, jammed around, drank more beer, went to the concert, then jammed out some more, then I spent the night at my brother's house, which was cool because I love his dogs. Dogs are awesome animals.
October 21, 2015. Today I slipped on my self-lacing shoes and got on my hoverboard to go grab some dehydrated pizza and came to to watch 8 channels on TV at once. Now where's my flying DeLorean that runs on garbage?
hahah Oh how I want these things to be reality. Instead the greatest achievement in technology that we take for granted is phones with cameras and weather apps on them. :P
Now to go turn up all the volume knobs and play my guitar through a 6 foot speaker.