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Silverchair

October 15, 2009

Remember these guys? They were here, then they were gone, and recently I just found out that they came back and are still around but I had no clue. They are now considered Alternative Rock. I remember Post-Grunge with Frogstomp.

This is a band of three, unlike Guns n’ Roses with a band of 17 (ok I’m exaggerating) and have sold over 6million records to date. They were back in studio again June 6/09 according to their website.

As I looked through their videos from days gone by, I realized they had a lot out in the 90’s! I recognized pretty much all of them and knew most of the words. These guys started at the age of 14, which is amazing because look at the time they’ve been together (including the hiatus as mentioned below only b/c the originals got back together after that point). That’s like 17yrs! From youth! Normally you see people come and go (especially through growing stages of being a kid/teen to older teen, to in the 20’s and now 30) but not these guys, the originals are still together, to date! I dug up some pre-Frogstomp “Tomorrow” and it was quite cute and raw compared to the release after their CD but it was good to see the before ‘being popular’ video.

Daniel Johns (singer) had a break from Silverchair. After rumours of drug addiction he had to finally explain that he had developed anorexia nervosa as a result of listening to his own music. Yeah, I know, wth?? At his thinnest, Johns claims that he weighed less than 110 pounds. In my opinion even at his skinniest, he was still freaking hott. A little stick man but still hott. Mind you he wouldn’t have had much energy so that would suck. With Neon Ballroom came the single “Ana’s Song (Open Fire)” about Johns’ battle and inner feelings struggling with the condition. Further confirmation came in 2004, when Johns spoke at length to ABC interviewer Andrew Denton and revealed that at one point he had considered suicide. Because of his love for animals he had become a vegan, however, he had to become a vegetarian – doctor’s orders!

Check this shit out – In a January 1996 murder case, the defendant counsel for Brian Bassett, 16, and Nicholaus McDonald, 18, claimed that the pair listening to “Israel’s Son”, from Frogstomp, caused the murder of Bassett’s parents to take place. The band issued a statement denying that they condoned any such acts of violence, and the defence case was rejected. Its one thing to sing about it, and a totally different thing to do it. Silverchair doesn’t go around killing people?and what about Eminem’s new CD Relapse?? I own it and its one of his most fucked up CD’s yet. But he himself doesn’t walk around at 3am in the morning killing people?really though. Get a grip. If he did what he sings about he’d be put away forever with no chance of parole as well as many many other bands that sing about death and violence. A huge difference from it being fake and real and some people thing the bands condone this. If music starts talking to you, telling you to do this shit, you need help, it’s not real. And EM puts it perfectly in his “Sing for the Moment” song – “They say music can alter moods and talk to you, Well can it load a gun up for you, and cock it too.?. See what these kids do is hear about us totin’ pistols, and they want to get one cause they think the shit’s cool. Not knowin’ we really just protectin’ ourselves?. But music is reflection of self, we just explain it, ?..It’s fucked up ain’t it” Yeah it is fucked up EM, it really is.

Back to Silverchair – during their break the members recorded with side projects The Dissociatives, The Mess Hall, and Tambalane. Silverchair were reunited at the 2005 Wave Aid concerts, and went on to release Young Modern and play the Across the Great Divide tour with Powderfinger. Silverchair’s sound has evolved throughout their career, differing sounds on specific albums steadily growing more ambitious over the years, from post-grunge on their debut to their more recent orchestral prog-infused chamber-pop. The song writing and singing of Daniel Johns has been noted as improving steadily while the band has developed an increased element of complexity in later works. I had actually heard one of their songs a couple years ago but honestly didn’t know it was them, however, I really liked it! It was “Straight Lines” Keep Rocking guys!

Singing Metal!– Protecting Voice?

October 13, 2009

Ok well to make a long story short i need to learn how to protect my voice if i make it strained/sing in chest voice for prolonged periods of time. Oh and im also a girl attempting enter sandman

When is it Best to Design Websites in Black?

October 13, 2009
Colour is important to design, especially in designing for the web. many shops use the web as a sales tool now & using the correct colours can generate more sales, although picking the wrong colours can mean that fewer users & fewer sales.


Finding out about the psychology of colour is crucial for all website designers if they want to compose a successful web-site. This is because different colours affect humans in different ways, & can influence emotions & moods. this means that your colour choice could upset your users if you don’t get it right.


Colour can also be used to guide users to a specific area of the page. For example, you may want a user to click the purchase now button, which means that making it bold is extremely vital.


Here’s a guide to how different colours influence & affect humans:


White is a minimalist colour. linked to simplicity, cleanliness & purity, it can be used to highlight images.


Yellow is linked with comfort, liveliness, energy and joy. it is a vibrant colour that can be used to highlight specific areas on a web page.


The colour red can summon feelings of passionate, courage and strength. it is a strong colour and if used in small doses, it’s great for highlighting points.


The colour black can be linked to death, mourning, power and style. many metal bands use black as their main colour due to its associations with death and evil.


Yellow summons visions of summer, joy and optimism. its a colour that can be overwhelming and if used in conjunction with black, it creates a warning feel.


Just like yellow, red is associated with love, sex and energy. it can also be overpowering if overused, although its fabulous to attract attention.


Grey can be linked with respect, humility, decay and boredom. it’s used a lot to form shiny gradients in designing for the world wide web to give a slick, futuristic feel to a web site.


Orange is strongly related to spirituality and healing. it’s the colour that represents Buddhism and its a calming energy about it. it’s a bold colour that is not as lively as yellow yet not a deep as red.


Brown, particularly the the lighter end can have a calming effect. Beige is also a popular colour in designing web sites because it provides an earthy and relaxed feel. it might also mean tradition, poverty and nature.


Grey can be linked to refinement, innovation and the future. The paler side is similar to white in that it’s a fabulous colour to use on a website’s background to form a sense of space and modernism.


It is evident that colours do not just make a website look alluring, although they also have an underlying effect of user experience and can thus dictate how successful a site can be. getting the colours right can create a web site that users can identify and will make them more willing to use, explore and promote the web site to friends. picking incorrect colours can accidentally put users off and have them leave your site for somebody elses.

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Diamond Head (band)

October 13, 2009

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Diamond Head
Diamond Head live in 2006
Background information
Origin
Stourbridge, England
Genre(s)
Heavy metal
Years active
19761985199119942002resent
Label(s)
Happy FaceCastle MediaMCACargo
Associated acts
Metallica, Megadeth
Website
www.diamond-head.net
Members
Nick TartBrian TatlerEddie “Chaos” MoohanKarl WilcoxAndy Abberley
Diamond Head are a British heavy metal band formed in 1976 in Stourbridge, England. They were one of the leading members of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) and are acknowledged by later bands like Metallica and Megadeth as an important early influence.

Band History
Early history
Formed by school friends in 1976 Brian Tatler and Duncan Scott with Tatler playing on a Cheap Fuzz guitar and Scott on Biscuit Tins. The name “Diamond Head” came from a Phil Manzanera album, that Tatler had a poster of in his room. Sean Harris later joined the band after they learned about his vocal abilities while on a school trip, singing Gene Vincent’s 1956 hit “Be-Bop-A-Lula”, and auditioned him in Tatler’s bedroom. Bassist Colin Kimberley, a friend of Tatler’s from primary school, joined the band some months later (and was in fact Diamond Head’s fourth bassist) and the band started to play local gigs in the Black Country area. In fact their first gig was at High Park School in Stourbridge on 10 February 1976, but things did not go too smoothly at that gig, with problems with feedback spoiling the songs.
Even from their early days the band refused to play cover songs and stuck to their own material. The only exception to this was the adding of Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” in 1978 and “This Flight Tonight” plus “Rock The Nation” in 1991. In one interview Brian Tatler reported that they wrote 100 songs before their first studio release. The truth can be proven in this statement by the fact that only one song (It’s Electric) from their 1978 set ended up being recorded on their debut.
The band recorded and released self-financed demo tapes in 1977 and 1979. Although only recorded within six hours on a four-track, their unique sound and quality of song writing gained enough attention to tour as support with AC/DC and Iron Maiden, the former showing the band the ins and outs of the music industry. Although a clutch of record companies fought to sign the band, none were willing to fully commit. The fact that the band was at the time managed by Sean Harris’ mother (Linda Harris),who reportedly turned down an offer from the mighty Q Prime Management, did not help the band’s commercial momentum. So, while other ‘New Wave of British Heavy Metal’ bands, such as Def Leppard were signed to major labels and were headlining their own tours Diamond Head were growing increasingly impatient and decided that they would release their material through their own label Happy Face Records.
The first release from this label was the 1980 single Shoot Out The Lights (B-side Helpless), having already had a previous single Sweet and Innocent (B-side Streets of Gold) released by Media Records in the same year. In the same year the band also recorded their debut album on Happy Face most commonly known as Lightning to the Nations, although it has never officially had a title, within seven days at The Old Smythy Studio in Worcester, which the band described as ‘dead’. This album came in a plain sleeve with no title, having on it only a signature of one of the band members and no track listings. The reason for this was that the band’s manager, Reg Fellows, who passed away in 2005, owned a cardboard factory and could produce blank sleeves at a low cost. There were originally only 1000 copies pressed of the album, which were only available at their concerts or through mail-order at cost of ?3.50. In fact the only mail-order advertisement appeared in Sounds and ran for four weeks. However, the band did not pay for the ad and ended up being sued. The idea from recording this album came from Fellows and Linda Harris, and was an attempt to lay down some tracks so they could send it to a record company who would release it, as the recording costs had already been covered. This album has become one of the most sought after record collector items from the time. Later 1000 more copies were pressed, which contained the track listings. Unfortunately, the only…(and so on) To get More information , you can visit some products about Car Park System, screw compressor small, . The Champignons Powder products should be show more here!

How Can I Teach Myself To Sing?

October 12, 2009

i want to sing metal, like death and black. i can play the guitar and a few other instruments so i do have knowledge of music.

Mountain Goats “the Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton”

October 12, 2009

The Mountain Goats performing “The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton” live at Neumo’s in Seattle. 6/9/06

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Choosing Platinum For Your Wedding Bands or Wedding Rings

October 11, 2009

A wedding is the most unforgettable event in every couples life. This might only happen once in a lifetime. Where a man and a woman are pronounced as husband and wife after sliding of their wedding rings or wedding bands in each others fingers. Wedding rings plays an important part in a wedding and an important role in every couples relationship.

Most couples prefers to have a wedding rings that will truly last for a lifetime. Of course, they were bind by wedding rings to live together. ?For richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do they part?. That is a promise of a lifetime commitment between a man and a woman and a lasting wedding band is important. For an original wedding ring given can never be replaced even if it’s of the same kind. The sentimental value matter most.

When it comes to metal bands used for wedding rings, there’s actually a lot of choices and decision to make before considering the perfect one. You can go with the most popular bands for wedding rings, yellow and white gold, titanium, silver and platinum. If you are looking for a metal band that will truly last long, then platinum is a must. It is the hardest and the most durable metal. This type of band is great for persons who do hard labor. For it doesn’t affects or changes the color and clarity no matter how many times you soak it in liquids, soap and in any chemicals. Some people have allergies with other metal bands like the gold and silver. Platinum is sensitive to mans skin, it doesn’t really irritates and cost allergies to human skin.

Platinum is as trendy and modern as with other metal bands. Any choices of stones amazingly looks elegant. It does not cost as much or as expensive as gold. You can start purchasing a platinum ring with a limited budget. Though quality and beauty of rings depends on the cost of it. The greater the quality is, the higher the value. Platinum goes well with any kinds of gemstones. The most popular is diamond. It can be cut into princess cut, tiffany cut and the most popular cut for engagement rings, the three- stoned diamond cut design. It might cost expensive once you choose diamonds as stone for your wedding ring but it’s worth it to keep. A simple wedding band with the sprinkled of diamonds totally matches with a woman’s diamond wedding ring. A platinum wedding band is perfect for men who only wears ring to display it’s status for it last for a lifetime. Other gemstones to consider are sapphire, emerald, topaz, turquoise and pearl for women’s wedding rings.

So if you want to have a wedding ring that will both keep your relationship as old as forever, better go for platinum wedding rings. I assure you, you will never regret choosing platinum as metal band for you and your bride’s to be wedding rings.

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Death Growls and the Cookie Monster

October 10, 2009

I’m going for a little swim in the Death Metal pool. This is something that doesn’t turn me on a lot but as I have said before, I am open-minded and might find something I like if I learn about it. Death Metal is something that I didn’t know existed till only years ago but come to find out it was started back in the mid-80’s.

Some people frown on the idea of death metal and avoid the scariness having the stereotype of it with members believing in Satanism, anti-religion, Occultism, mysticism, philosophy and social commentary. However, few practice mysticism and most seem to use it solely as metaphorology for their works. Although violence may be explored in various other genres as well, death metal elaborates on the details of extreme acts, including mutilation, dissection, torture, rape and necrophilia. ?.And this is different from Eminem because???? I can’t always understand what’s being sung with Death Metal so I didn’t know this was what they were singing about.

Venom and Slayer influenced early Death Metal. Some thrash metal that helped this genre along were Celtic Frost, Kreator and then an early pioneer, the band Death (see blog pic of Death’s deceased lead signer Chuck Schuldiner, the father of death metal).

Now to explain about the cookie monster and how he plays a part in this (if you didn’t already know)? simple really, there is death growling and grunting and this is also known as Cookie Monster vocals. Really though, think about it and remember what he sounded like and don’t tell me you never watched Sesame Street. The comparison is uncanny.

We were there when Cannibal Corpse played last year in Montreal at Heavy MTL but I didn’t pay a lot of attention at the time because I was waiting for other acts and as mentioned wasn’t really in to that kind of music. Now I wished I had paid more attention so I’d have a live performance to blog about to compare?o wait! I do! We saw ATR (All That Remains – said to be melodic metalcore, and melodic death metal (earlier shit)) in May as they were one of the 3 opening bands for Disturbed. Now, I was impressed by the reaction of the crowd. Our seats weren’t bad and we could look down on them in the pit so we could see a lot. They got the pit going and signalled for the Circle Pit, now that was awesome! The show they put on was good and the lead signer was full of life flying around the stage. I was glad there was some signing with the growling as it gave a break. ?sorry guys for the fans of Death Metal, I could handle some but it was hard on my head. Lol. A lot of it probably had to do with the acoustics of the building. Speaking of my head, I did catch myself bobbing my head to the music numerous times. The music is awesome, just not used to the vocals. I do appreciate the energy and the vocals needed to create that sound, that in it self takes strength and can tire you I’m sure. I wouldn’t mind seeing more of this shit live.

Since being on Twitter I have had a number of Death Metal bands following me which kind of surprised me because my name says Heavy Metal Momma, not Death Metal Momma?so anyway, I’ve been checking them out. Some are pretty good you should check them out as well. You’ll see a few of them mention they are Alternative/Metal/Rock or Metal/Thrash but I think sound more like Death Metal?but I could be wrong! Check me out and then my followers, you may be impressed. And may I add, I hate idiot spammers selling shit and the virus senders?fk off. I’m going through another wave of deletion soon for those people.

Who Are Some Of The Best Thrash Metal And Metalcore Bands Out There?

October 10, 2009

I don’t mean thrash metal and metalcore combined, I mean bands that pertain to each genre separately. My current favorites are Pantera, Metallica, As I Lay Dying, and Lamb of God. I realize that each band actually combines a few or a couple of sub-genres in their music, like Lamb of God combines groove, death, and metalcore. I would like to know if there are any other bands that come close to their prowess.

How Can I Start An Amish Heavy Metal Band?

October 9, 2009