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My Record Store Day 2013.

So once again on the rise of Record Store Day, I had another blast looking, buying and talking at my favourite (and only, ha!) local record shop, Tangled Parrot (you can visit their online store here). This was my third one (’10, ’12 and this year) but it’s my first since collecting vinyl and so this time around, the special releases interested me a whole lot more than ever before (I’d only buy CDs and watch performances in the previous ones). So, here it is, my swag report… yeah…  Continue reading

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R.I.P. Chi Cheng.

It’s no secret that I’m a big Deftones fan – have been since I was 16/17 – and to say I’m saddened by Chi’s passing is an understatement. Condolences go out to his hard-working family, friends and Deftones themselves. They all worked incredibly hard in keeping Chi as comfortable and safe as they possibly could during the years since that tragic accident that rocked everyone who knew him.

I remember reading/hearing about something Chi would often do in his community: he’d gather all his instruments, take them down to his local community and would teach people how to play music. It’s rare you’d ever find that real sort of kindness and goodwill in anyone who has managed to sell Platinum records.

We’re all going to miss you Chi, and you’ll forever live through the great music you played. One Love For Chi.

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Deftones – “KOI NO YOKAN” Review

The review is up on Eyesore Merch’s blog, so click here to head on over and have a read. Leave your comments, let us know what you thought of the album and/or the review!

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An Update On General Things (11/11/12)

It feels like forever since I did the last review (Dragged Into Sunlight‘s Widowmaker) but it’s only been a few days… I am working on more reviews at the moment, but as you might have guessed already, I’m now writing for other sites as well as this personal review blog. Some of my stuff has been posted on Eyesore Merch’s blog; I met Alex and Alastair at Damnation fest and it was awesome to meet those guys, really cool people who put a lot of effort into putting out solid official merch. So yeah, I’m writing some stuff for those guys – so expect at LEAST a review of Deftones Koi No Yokan to appear on their page soon, as well as the new Coheed and Soundgarden albums, so keep a lookout (I’ll link anyway).

I’m also doing stuff for MetalRecusants, which is great as well. My first piece just appeared moments ago and you can read it here! I’ll figure out a way to update people on those posts without spamming too much, there should be another one on the way very soon, just need to finish it.

Needless to say, I’m really excited and reimbursed with even more energy and enthusiasm than I had before. I’m glad to be allowed to write for both of these sites/groups – they’re both great and definitely people I support.

That said, I will continue to do my own reviews as well. At this moment in time, I should be doing Devilman‘s debut Devilman (the electronic dub band, not the grime rapper) and Crystal Castles III. That’s all I can think of at the moment.

I realised I haven’t done a “Relapse Slasher Deal” review in a while either, sorry about that, seeing as I’ve got a fair bit on my plate and in all honesty, I’m struggling with the majority of the albums I got in that deal (two are career-spanning compilations), there may not be one for a while yet – they will all be done eventually though, I think there’s nine more to go.

Life stuff is great.

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TWO new Deftones songs appear online!

As a big Deftones fan, I’m excited to say the least. Footage of Deftones’ intimate gig at the Troubadour in California surfaced on Youtube two days ago, and two new songs were played for the first time to an audience: Roller Derby and Rosemary.

My personal opinion? I’m in love with Roller Derby already, and Chino’s shriek at one point gives me goosebumps, while Rosemary sounds so glum and hauntingly atmospheric, but I do like it. It sets a really promising preview of what to expect of the new album.

You can watch both videos here, let me know what you think!

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