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Coffinworm – “IV.I.VIII” Review (and a small update).

Well, I guess now is a good time to say that I’ve joined the Echoes And Dust team! It’s a music site that I really dig, and I’ve been talking to a few people involved with it for a while and have grown to dig them even more. I’m really happy to finally join their ranks and even happier that my first review for them is Coffinworm‘s “IV.I.VIII”, which you can read here. Please give it a gander and give the album a listen… it’s been blasting in my ears constantly for weeks now.

As for Rich Reviewz news, I’m sorry for being slow and posting unsteadily. I’ve got a load of half-done reviews and a list of more to do. I don’t want to bring my personal life onto here, but the past seven months has been a massive low point and recently I’ve only admitted that maybe I’m not coping with events as well as I thought I was, and so I’m working on fixing that. Life has not been kind to say the least.

Even though some reviews are VERY late (I will be doing Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and Have A Nice Life releases still), they will happen, I promise. I haven’t lost any enthusiasm for this site or the music, it’s just hard to find the energy and time. I promise to pick things up in the future although I can’t say when.

But to end on a high note: there might be some more really cool prospects in the future. Super excited about them!

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Rich Reviewz is taking a break…

I didn’t really want to ‘announce’ anything but since I’m getting requests for reviews, it’s only fair to let anyone who has recently submitted music for review or any requests know that I am giving this a break. Emphasise on break, because I’m not stopping this permanently, no way. Starting this blog, I was hoping to do some decent stuff and I was honestly surprised that I managed to have the opportunity to write for two other websites before the blog reached a six-month anniversary. I started taking a break from those sites too (again, I will be writing for them again) a while back and I have to put this personal review blog on hold as well.

It bums me out to do this, because I’m missing out on reviewing a lot of stuff I’d been highly anticipating (Danny Brown’s “Old”, Chelsea Wolfe’s “Pain Is Beauty”, Tim Hecker’s “Virgins” to name a few) and stuff I’ve really been digging (Deafheaven’s “Sunbather”, Ulcerate’s “Vermis”, Machinedrum’s “Vapor City” etc).

So why am I on a break? 2013 hasn’t been the best year – in fact, it’s been the worst for personal reasons. I have a lot of things to deal with and I just can’t spare the time and effort for this site. I’d only be forcing out rushed and unfair reviews of releases, and that’s not what Rich Reviewz is about. I want to do things properly. When I feel that everything is back to normal and I can pump out reviews comfortably like before, then I’ll be doing so and making up for everything I missed out.

I had also been hoping on starting interviews with bands a few months back, but it didn’t happen due to unforeseen problems on my part. I’m determined to get some interviews up on this site in the future.

That said, I have no idea when exactly the break will end. It could be within the next month, before the end of the year or into next year. I have no idea. I can promise end-of-the-year lists though. There will DEFINITELY be an Album Of The Year, EPs Of The Year and Songs Of The Year lists – I may even add splits. So far with new releases, I’ve listened to at least 67 albums, 10 EPs and 6 splits and we’ve still got a fair bit of time before people start posting their end-of-the-year lists. It’s going to be interesting after such a great year for music!

So if you want your music reviewed, I’m sorry to say that at this point in time, I can’t promise you anything. However, if you’re determined to have it put under the unforgiving inspection of this blog, then please keep with me and let me know when I start posting again. Hopefully it won’t be too long.

If you want to make sure you’re in the know of what’s happening with Rich Reviewz, then head over and join the Facebook page – I’ll post future updates on there.

Thank you for your patience.

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A quick update…

So, that giveaway competition I held is now OVER. FINITE. NO MORE. The winner was Craig Rees, and so he’ll get his prizes soon. Thanks to everyone who took part and spread the word of Rich Reviewz!

Also, I now have a facebook page set up, so if it’s easier and more convenient, you can follow the reviews on there, as well as keeping up-to-date on news in the music world. Check it out here!

My review of Ghostface Killah’s “12 Reasons To Die” will be up tomorrow. This blog is going to get regular again.

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