Sunday, January 28, 2007

New CD Purchases

I just bought some really great CDs yesterday at Cheapo Records in St. Paul. I picked up White 1 by Sunn O))), Moving Pictures by Rush, and Witchcraft's self titled. Anyone into drone should definitely check out White 1 by Sunn O))). Moving Pictures is a classic progressive rock album and highly recommended for any Rush fan. Witchcraft is 1970s style hard rock/doom metal paying tribute to Black Sabbath, Pentagram, and Pagan Altar.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Long Time, No Post

Well it has been quite a long while since I have made a post on here. My break was okay though it could have been better. The spring semester is well under way and the realization of graduating is starting to dawn upon me.

Musically, not much has changed. I have written a few more riffs that I am currently working into songs. I am still jamming with TJ though we are making zero progress. We have yet to find a bassist or vocalist and it seems as though he is uninterested in working on the music we have written. I am going to give it another month or so and if no progress is made by then I am going to abandon ship, take my music and do a one man recording project until I can get back into a heavy metal band. Discussions of an Enshrined reunion have come up again though I doubt that anything will come of it, mostly because of the lethargic attitudes of the other guys. There were two tentative jam/rehearsal dates set to reunite the original line-up of the band, sans the two weakest members, but each of those dates fell through because of poor scheduling and miscommunication. At this point I am just about ready to give up on the whole rock/metal band idea until Sasha and I move to Seattle. Perhaps once I get there, I will find what I am looking for.

On a separate note, I do not expect to produce any more doom metal podcasts. I simply do not have the time to do them any more. With a wedding to plan, school to finish, job searching, and salvaging my music career, I cannot take the time to put together those podcasts. I hope that those of you who listened to them enjoyed them. Hopefully there are other people out there doing it and keep promoting the doom metal scene.

Oh yeah, I must not forget to announce that Candlemass has found a new vocalist!!!!! The new lead singer for Candlemass will be Solitude Aeturnus' Robert Lowe. Some of you may recognize that band from the Epic Doom Metal podcast I did featuring the music of Candlemass and Solitude Aeturnus. This is great news for Candlemass. Robert fits their style perfectly. I expect the new album to be killer! Congrats to Rob and Cnadlemass.

Well that just about wraps it up for now. I will try to post more often, at least once a week if not more.