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New Year’s Music Resolutions For 2013: Part 6

“Six! Six! Six! – The number of the blog series posts la la la la”…..or something like that. Okay so I realize that was a slightly corny an intro but it’s New Year’s Eve 2012 and before I get ready to ring in the brand new one, I just had to get that next batch of quotations out for our “New Year’s Music Resolutions for 2013”. If for some reason you are only picking up with this right now, please know that you have walked in during the middle of the movie. Yep, the part where the Avengers are already fighting each other, where Batman is holed up in some faraway place and where Spider-Man is facing what amounts to be one of his deadliest foes, so you might want to start a few posts back. For those keeping track, welcome to Chapter Six – Let’s go…

1. Tom Morrisey (Killcode): Our resolution for 2013 is to capitalize on everything we’ve done since our inception. The band is ready to bring it to the next level and the shows in 2013 will only get BIGGER, LOUDER and BETTER! We can’t wait to get out on the road spreading the :::CODE:::!

2. Kyle Odell (Vanisher): I just want to meet new people and learn to better myself as a human being and musician. I hope for the best and am stoked for a busy year with the band.

3. Marcela Bovio (Stream Of Passion): My New Year music resolutions for 2013 are to finish writing and record the 4th Stream of Passion album (really excited about that!), and to work even harder to promote our music and go places where we’ve never been before.
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“Amazon Metal Sampler 2010” by Various Artists

Artist: Various Artists
Title: “Amazon Metal Sampler 2010”
Label: The End Records
Release Date: 2/28/2010
Genre: Hard Rock/Metal/Experimental
Rating: 3.5/5

As the cold weather makes way for the warmer months of the year, the thoughts of concerts and good times with friends are clearly on the minds of the Metal and Hard Rock masses. With this in mind those awesome folks over at The End Records have partnered up with Amazon.com to give you a healthy sampling of what they are dishing out for your audio sensors and it’s surely something of supreme interest because its all free for the taking. I’ve been a fan of much of what has been going on over at The End for a couple of years now and have been luckier still to see a number of their most interesting acts do their thing onstage. That being said, I am a decent judge of what is being presented on this sampler and if you disagree with me, well, remember that the whole blasted thing is free so you are in a win – win situation anyway that you look at it. For me the highlights begin with The 69 Eyes who are a new signing to the label and we get the tune from their first video for the “Back In Blood” CD. It’s a cute tune, but not my own favorite from the release – I admit my longtime fanship of the band makes me a tough critic on that one. Another highlight comes via Emilie Autumn who is an artist whose show must be seen to be believed as she crosses the line from musician to Gothic performance artist with ease. Emilie is simply amazing but you really need to be open minded to enjoy her show the best. Since I am a pretty solid fan of the crushing Metal side, I loved hearing Nile’s Karl Sanders do his solo stuff and those guys in November’s Doom really show you how to succeed in this genre without question. The Punk fans will enjoy Suicide City’s contribution but sadly by the time of this release the band had decided to break up and they shall be missed by their fans without question. If there are considerable levels of bleak darkness in your Metal veins then there is a chance that the offerings by Vreid & Borknagar might do the trick and sate those inhuman hungers for that which is Metal with grit. Other favorites of mine were from both Sigh and Hull and when you listen to this release in full you will quickly realize how one band does not sound much like the others that are on the release and that is fantastic since it shows you just how much is really out there.
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Sigh @ B.B. King Blues Club (9/16/2008)

Artist: Sigh
Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY)
Opener: Unexpect, Ecliptic
Date: 9/16/2008
Label: The End Records

It would seem that September was going to be a month of music that I would not soon forget because when it came down to the hectic schedule, it looked like before it would end that I would find myself attending approximately ten shows that each found some interesting openers being a part of the fun. We were only two weeks into the month and I was hitting another show at my home away from home B.B. King Blues Club and the original setup was for a co-headlining tour of Japan’s Black Metal artisans Sigh and Zimmer’s Hole, the latter band being what remained after Devon Townsend departed from Strapping Young Lad. Sadly, some issues with Visas would prohibit the Zimmer’s guys from performing and that moved the third band up one rung on the performance ladder. Here is how the night went down for those who might have missed it.
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