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  1. Touché Amoré in Brighton last night, brilliantly fun gig, they're a superb live band and the frontman really knows how to work the audience. It felt great to be at the front, in the pit and singing along, even if I did get told off by security for stage diving. As an interesting aside for this forum, the bass player for the principal support band used not just the headliner's bass amp (which was a rental I think), but his bass as well which I don't think I've seen before
  2. Metallica for the Shattered Justice tour would be the big one Guy Pratt's chair for Pink Floyd's Pulse set too Playing a tiny bar show with no barrier for The Dillinger Escape Plan would be astonishing Akercocke playing The Goat Of Mendes in full at Damnation Festival last year would have been an amazing show to play too
  3. Let's talk about this album art, as it's a real stinker. It's almost as bad as the art from Dance Of Death. Not quite, but almost
  4. Just bought a ticket to see Touché Amoré in Brighton next week, not seen them before so looking forward to it
  5. New track from Megadeth out today, with Steve DiGiorgio on bass, I'm really liking this one The artwork is god-awful, but the song's good
  6. There's a channel I really enjoy called Lost In Vegas, where two hip-hop fans listen to and react to metal bands. They seem like they're genuinely enjoying it (or not) and one of guys often has quite insightful comments about the lyrics, worth a look it you like that sort of thing
  7. This is one of my favourite albums - beautiful, instrumental, cinematic post-rock from Australia. Each of the songs is inspired by a failed journey, which is a tribute to their singer who committed suicide between their debut and this record They're playing at Damnation festival in November for their first show in the UK and I can't wait
  8. Yesterday's holiday listening was Frank Turner - Tapedeck Heart (acoustic punk) Aara - Tirade II: Hemera (black metal) Sisyphean - Colours Of Faith (black metal) Cave In - Heavy Pendulum (post-hardcore/space-rock/grunge) Don't worry folks, I'm back to work on Monday
  9. Yesterday I tried a lot of new things from recommendations Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (the original doom record) Cult Of Luna - The Long Road North (post-metal) King Garbage - Heavy Metal Greasy Love (jazzy, funky R&B) Darkhan - Darkhan EP (black metal/synth) Crossed - MORIR (grind/hardcore) GGGOLDDD - This Shame Should Not Be Mine (synth, dark rock) Black Matter Device - Autonomous Weapons (mathcore) My Diligence - The Matter, Form And Power (prog/metal) Chalk Hands - Don't Think About Death (post-hardcore) Temple Of Void - Summoning The Slayer (Doom/classic metal)
  10. Yesterday was a quiet day of holiday, spent it mostly reading and listening to music Thoughtcrimes - Tap Night EP (mathcore) Terrorizer - World Downfall (grindcore) Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou - May Our Chambers Be Full (grunge/sludge thing) Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou - The Helm Of Sorrow (companion EP to the Preceeding album) Cave In - Perfect Pitch Black (post-hardcore) Cryptic Shift - Visitations From Enceladus (tech-death metal) Misþyrming - Söngvar Elds Og Óreiðu (Black metal) Amenra - Mass VI (post-metal) Hidden Mothers - Hidden Mothers EP (post-metal) Psyconaut - Unfold The God Man (post-metal/doom) Azusa - Loop Of Yesterday (progressive thrash) Crowbar - Crowbar (sludge)
  11. Monday's listening was The Dillinger Escape Plan - Miss Machine (mathcore) Emma Ruth Rundle - Engine Of Hell (singer-songwriter)
  12. Yesterday was Alcest - Spiritual Instinct (black-gaze) Dvne - Etemen Ænka (progressive metal)
  13. I've not had to fire anyone from a band, but have done so at work a few times. It's never a fun experience, but you're generally left with the feeling it was the right decision
  14. Yesterday's listening Doldrum - The Knocking, Or The Story Of The Sound That Preceeded Their Disappearance (black metal) Svalbard - When I Die, Will I Get Better? (Post-hardcore) Emma Ruth Rundle - Marked For Death (Singer songwriter)
  15. This one might be fun for on here Flea's best performance was the first Mars Volta album
  16. Holiday listening day 2, didn't get to as much as was packing and actually getting away with my wife, and more importantly, without the children. Cave In - Heavy Pendulum (post-hardcore/space-rock/metalcore/grunge.....whatever) The Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works (mathcore)
  17. Yesterday's holiday listening was Botch - American Nervoso (mathcore) Blood Incantation - Hidden History Of The Human Race (death metal) Rolo Tomassi - Where Myth Becomes Memory (mathcore/prog) Helms Alee - Keep This Be The Way (psychedelic tinged post-hardore) System Of A Down - System Of A Down (nu-metal) Live Burial - Unending Futility (death metal)
  18. Love a jazz bass, my main is a Lakland DJ5, I find the 70s pickup spacing works really well for me Also, my favourite recorded bass sound is a jazz
  19. I just use a Lakland Jazz 5 for the entirety of our covers set - standard covers band stuff. Between hand placement, two volumes, a tone and amp EQ I can get pretty much whatever tone I need. I bring a spare, but it stays in the car unless I need it. Sure, I might like to change it up at some point in the future, but I can't think of many situations where a five string jazz would be inappropriate
  20. A bit niche, but The Graves era of The Misfits is just as good as the Danzig era
  21. Bill Bailey in Brighton on Wednesday doing his En Route To Normal tour It was absolutely brilliant, incredibly funny from start to finish, plenty of great musical parts and we had amazing seats so a great night
  22. In all honesty, I think most couriers are much the same and positive or negative experiences have more to do with your local depot for that courier than the overall quality of individual couriers. For example, at work we refuse point blank to deal with UPS if we can possibly avoid it, but I know in other parts of the country they're fine.
  23. Yeah, looks brilliant. To be fair though, if I can sneak out that night it'll be to see Bossk and God Is An Astronaut in Brighton
  24. That line-up at The Roundhouse on Sunday is insane
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