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Lead Pipe Mafia
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PostPosted: 10-26-2020 08:34 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote





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Elite
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PostPosted: 10-27-2020 06:33 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Just got a new EP from Australian dude Plini, called Sunhead. Not sure what you'd call it. Jazz metal? Pretty weird shit, but I am digging it. EP was only $4 or something, steal of a deal. Dude plays a headless guitar, reminds me of Holdsworth.




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Shambolic
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PostPosted: 10-28-2020 02:54 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Nice guitar, and very well played :)
I appreciate the technical expertise of guys like this, and would have been a complete fanboy when I was younger.




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Shambolic
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PostPosted: 10-28-2020 03:45 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I know the guitarist from this band, and I love this video:




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PostPosted: 10-28-2020 05:24 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


:olo: :olo: that's pretty good!




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PostPosted: 10-30-2020 12:57 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote




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PostPosted: 11-09-2020 11:23 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


this for some reason




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PostPosted: 11-10-2020 04:08 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


That was a very good album!



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Who's that man, Mommy?
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PostPosted: 11-10-2020 10:42 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote






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The Afflicted
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PostPosted: 11-10-2020 12:09 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


13 & God - older collab of the Notwist with some US rappers (?) around 2007




New material of the Notwist, 08/2020, skip the first 4 minutes




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PostPosted: 11-13-2020 05:13 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Through that last vid's channel I came upon this:



They are pretty good, imo. They seem to be pretty young, yet they already have some real good groove going together.
Their music reminds of the german band Ton Steine Scherben, a leftist Berlin-based band during the 70s, mid 80s.
Isolation Berlin's lyrics in these songs are nowhere near political though, they are just about everyday twen's (love-) life. But they are written in a very poetical way, just like The Scherben or Rio Reiser used to with his lyrics.
Gonna keep an eye on them.




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PostPosted: 11-18-2020 09:06 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote




well it really really really could happen




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Who's that man, Mommy?
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PostPosted: 11-19-2020 03:37 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Ferrao10 wrote:
Isolation Berlin


Lovely :up:

Reminds me of "Die Nerven".




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The Afflicted
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PostPosted: 11-20-2020 11:25 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Right up my ally in a weird way :). Thx!




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PostPosted: 11-26-2020 06:38 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote




Shame about the ugliness between Mick and bethesda.



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Shambolic
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PostPosted: 12-01-2020 01:38 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Some of my favourite Metallica songs aren't actually Metallica songs, but covers.
Specifically, Diamond Head's "The Prince" and "Am I Evil?".

I'd even go so far as to say they're better than the originals... until now.

Diamond Head have just released a completely re-recorded version of their 1979 album "Lightning to the Nations", which includes both of those.
The original recordings have messy production with overly "glammy" vocals, but the new recordings benefit massively from modern production and new vocals.
They have also benefitted from learning from the Metallica covers.

In all honesty, I still probably prefer the Metallica covers, but these are certainly the best versions recorded by Diamond Head, and the whole album is a lot easier to listen to now.

I've been listening on YouTube Music over here.




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PostPosted: 12-01-2020 02:06 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Mat, I am with you 100% on this one. I remember listening to those covers as a kid and thinking "this is how these songs are supposed to sound". It's amazing what a profound difference the mixing and production makes from the 70s to the 90s.

Any Metallica top10 playlist of mine will include at least 5 covers, and four of those will be Diamond Head songs. Seems like DH are one of those bands that were criminally mismanaged, they should have been so much bigger!

I'm halfway through the re-recorded Lightning to the Nations album now (on spotify too), and it's giving me all the good feels! What a great release.

I've also been enjoying DH latest album (The Coffin Train) thanks to Spotify's release radar playlist, which kindled a 2020 Metal playlist that I've been seeding with old and new stuff.




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PostPosted: 12-01-2020 02:57 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Heh, if you're in to a bit of thrash, give Onslaught's new album a shot too, Generation Antichrist.
I'm not sure yet if it's quite as good as their previous two albums, VI and Sounds of Violence, but I like what I've heard so far.

The "Oompah" factor that a lot of thrash tends to exhibit is still there, but Onslaught aren't as big offenders as some other bands out there.




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PostPosted: 12-01-2020 03:09 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Strike Fast, Strike hard is on my current playlist for running :D :up:




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PostPosted: 12-01-2020 04:32 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote







Some lovely berlin techno




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The Afflicted
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PostPosted: 12-01-2020 08:01 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Junip, been listening to them for some years. Soft Indie



Their singer, José González soloes as well:






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PostPosted: 12-02-2020 12:30 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


His cover of Heartbeats is amazing - I think it was in a Sony advert with a load of coloured balls bouncing down a hill




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PostPosted: 12-02-2020 12:58 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Quite a bit of a Nick Drake vibe going on there, decent :up:




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