Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Crimson's Website now being hosted

Finally added his site onto my menu. So you can now access it from the main page.

Monday, June 28, 2004

Sonata Arctica

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have set an October 11 European release date through Nuclear Blast Records for their new album, "Reckoning Night". The album will arrive in Japan on October 6. Mastering will take place on Monday, June 28 and shortly after that the band will start rehearsing for the summer shows, according to a posting on their web site.

Saturday, June 26, 2004

Here's some info on an all-female fronted CD and DVD compliation.

A Review of the new Borknagar Album

A review of Borknagar's new album "Epic."

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Depp as Ozzy??

Sky News is reporting that actor Johnny Depp is understood to be in talks to play Ozzy Osbourne in a film about the rocker's life.

In an interview with Kerrang! magazine, Ozzy's wife Sharon said nothing was 100% certain.

But she said the former BLACK SABBATH frontman was talking to the "Pirates of the Carribean" star about the role.

Sharon also hinted that Ozzy, who was badly hurt in a quad bike accident in December, might retire in a couple of years.

Depp is currently spending most of his time in France with model partner Vanessa Paradis and their two children.


Punk rock icon Henry Rollins will be issuing a DVD of his March 2004 spoken-word performance from his "Shock and Awe ... My Ass" tour in November through the artist's own 2.13.61 label, according to Titled "Shock and Awe", the disc was shot in high definition at Seattle's Moore Theater and includes material gleaned from USO tours to Afghanistan, Qatar and Kyrgyzstan in late 2003.

Rollins, who made a trip to Iraq and Kuwait in May to perform for American troops, is planning a USO trip to Honduras in the near future, according to

South Korea's digital dynasty | CNET

I like this article. It is pretty fun.

South Korea's digital dynasty | CNET

Sunday, June 13, 2004

Manson in a movie

World Entertainment News Network is reporting that Marilyn Manson's make-up-free performance in the upcoming movie "The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things" has been hailed a triumph by the writer, who labels the singer "fantastic."

The Asia Argento movie — in which Manson stars alongside Hollywood stars Peter Fonda and Winona Ryder — features the controversial heavy metal icon without his trademark face paint, and his acting skills proved to be a hit with the film's crew.

According to author JT LeRoy, who wrote the book on which the film's based, admits any reservations he had about having his character Jackson portrayed by Manson were soon abolished.

He says, "He's just fantastic in this film. It's a really hard film, and it's a really hard role. People usually like their demons straight up; they don't like it when they're made sympathetic."

"But there's a pathetic/sympathetic thing to that character, and he really pulls it off."

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Movin' Out

I saw the place today and it looked very good. I'll be signing lease papers on June 20. There will be alot of furniture shopping to be done after that time, so I don't think any moving will start until the week of July 4. I've got the 4th through the 10th off. More on this as the 20th approaches...

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

A possible delay for the Blind Guardian DVD, but for a good reason:

BLIND GUARDIAN fans from all over the world are imploring the band on their official forum to issue an extended version of their brand-new live DVD "Imaginations Through The Looking Glass", scheduled for release on June 14 through Virgin.

The extended version would contain all the missing songs the band played on their own festival in Coburg, Germany last year plus the "fan-choirs," announcements and mistakes, without any cuts and corrections.

In total, the set would contain 3 DVDs, one with Day One of the festival, one with Day Two, and the third would be the normal bonus disc and would be released about half a year or a whole year later.

Sunday, June 06, 2004

Apartment news

So today I put a deposit down for a place just off Del Amo and Cherry. I walked through a model, but the place I'd get will be a little different. It will be ready for viewing this Thursday. If it looks good, then I will have myself an apartment as of June 20.

New Movie Review

I have put up a movie review for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in our Movie Reviews page! Awesome movie.

See the review

Saturday, June 05, 2004


From Blabbermouth:

Norway's BORKNAGAR have commenced work on their debut DVD, tentatively due after the release of their seventh album. "We got lots and lots of video material from the recordings of 'Quintessence', 'Empiricism' and 'Epic'," drummer Asgeir Mickelson writes in an online posting. "We got all shows I've played with the band (some shows with three cameras running), and we've got a lot of stupid backstage and touring stuff. Øystein has a couple of hours from the US tour but we need more — especially bootlegs from the '90s! We are basically looking for as much video material as possible so let us know what you have! Did you smuggle a camera into a BORKNAGAR show? Let us have a copy of it! Bootlegs are welcome!!!"

BORKNAGAR's sixth album, "Epic", is scheduled for release on June 21 through Century Media Records. A limited edition version of "Epic" will include a classy slipcase packaging as well as a "making of" studio-video enhancement. The album will be released on LP format as well.

And The Search Begins...

So this morning I looked at an apartment near Phil and Jenny on Banner. It had pretty much the same floor plan as theirs. I'm going to take a look at a couple more on Banner and a couple on Carson before I sign anything, especially because they want a 1 year lease for this one. More on this as it develops.

Friday, June 04, 2004


From Blabbermouth:

The video for "Into the Darkness" will have its world premiere on MTV2's "Headbanger’s Ball" on June 19. This episode will also be hosted by KITTIE. Following the "Headbanger's Ball" premiere, the video will then be serviced to other major market and regional video shows. The single is set for impact on radio on June 29. "Until the End", KITTIE's third full-length, will be released July 27 on Artemis Records.

Doom movie switches studios - PC News at GameSpot

Nummy... This will be a horror movie I will go see.
Doom movie switches studios - PC News at GameSpot

Free Riddick sneak preview They are doing a free screening of Chronicles of Riddick in select cities... looks like there is one in LA...

Motorola V600 (unlocked) - Cell phones - CNET Reviews

Interesting on this one... It allows MP3's for your ring tones.. How would you like to have any music of your choice be your ring tone?

Motorola V600 (unlocked) - Cell phones - CNET Reviews

Thursday, June 03, 2004

ATI admits to same "tricks" as Nvidia - News at GameSpot

Ouch this is a blow to their reputation, of course both companies are punks.
ATI admits to same "tricks" as Nvidia - News at GameSpot

USB drives review

Ars Technica: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed drive review(6/2003) This is some good info on USB flash drives.

Iron Savior

According to a posting on IRON SAVIOR's web site, Noise Records is currently making available for download six complete tracks (including silly mid-song commentary from bandmembers) from the group's forthcoming album, "Battering Ram", due on June 21.

"Battering Ram" (view cover here) was produced by mainman Piet Sielck and is the follow-up to "Condition Red", which was released in 2002. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows:

01. Battering Ram (mp3)
02. Stand Against the King (mp3)
03. Tyranny of Steel (mp3)
04. Time Will Tell (mp3)
05. Wings of Deliverance (mp3)
06. Break the Curse (mp3)
07. Riding Free
08. Starchaser
09. Machine World
10. H.M. Powered Man