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Requiem last won the day on December 29 2017

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  1. Blind Guardian

    I’d love to hear some anecdotes from your time in the store. I bet a place like that would produce a few stories.
  2. What Are You Listening To?

    I certainly have. I bought it last year based on your recommendation I think. At any rate, I love it and everything about it. Strange that I didn’t get to it earlier. Come again? What’s this release all about?
  3. Black Sabbath

    The albums you’ve listed are in print and easily available, but Headless Cross and Cross Purposes aren’t available to buy new. The guy who runs black-Sabbath Online is always at Iommi to do something about it. That’s an amazing website by the way and well worth checking out if you’re a Sabbath fan of any or all eras.
  4. Top 3 albums/eps of the week.

    Heaps of memorable songs if you’re 15 in 1995. Return to Serenity is a cracking track. The whole album is an appeal to early 90s taste. It’s not brilliant, but it’s fun. I leave it at that.
  5. Top 3 albums/eps of the week.

    I first bought it on cassette in New Jersey back in 1995 and I loved it then. I bought the cd last year for nostalgia and have really been enjoying it on a new level. I think it beats The Black Album for best commercial thrash album. It’s a lot of fun.
  6. Top 3 albums/eps of the week.

    Testament - The Ritual Black Sabbath - The Eternal Idol Marduk - Those of the Unlight
  7. What Are You Listening To?

    Probably stopped with Gothic. I’m now listening to hardcore punk (I think) over the speakers at the pub. A Japanese punk band are playing here tonight; needless to say I haven’t bought a ticket and am chilling in the front bar keeping it real for everyone here. They appreciate it.
  8. New Purchases/Acquisitions

    I’ll definitley write up a report on it. It’s not until the end of July though, but you’ll hear from me. The Mayhem collection ‘A Season in Blasphemy’ has great albums on it, but it’s a bit of a cheap package. They have the lyrics but no interesting liner notes/history, obscure photos from those eras, or anything else of interest. Season of Mist missed a good chance to make a great little ‘Blasphemer era’ package for fans but it essentially feels like one of those cheap album collection deals.
  9. Black Sabbath

    This is why Tony Iommi is such a fascinating figure. On the one hand he has created such great music but on the other he is constantly out-witted by those around him, whether it’s Patrick Meehan, Don Arden, or Sharon. He’s simultaneously the most fortunate and unlucky musician in showbiz. I was watching old 80s interviews with him on YouTube today, and he is so inarticulate and awkward. Everyone lampoons Ozzy for his mental state, but 1980s Tony Iommi was just as bad. Coke mainly. You can’t even buy new copies of some of the 80s albums at all. A band as important and huge as Black Sabbath, and some of their albums are essentially out of print and unavailable unless you buy them second hand. The mind boggles.
  10. What Are You Listening To?

    You think so? I reckon Venus is the album highlight. NP: Katatonia - The Fall of Hearts First three tracks = emotional music perfection.
  11. who would you rather be?

    Superman. Freedom to fly and choose my own adventures. Less childhood trauma. Would you rather be in Rotting Christ or Septicflesh?
  12. What Are You Listening To?

    I really love the track Venus in Furs from The Black House. What a great little addition to that album. Haunting. NP: Bloodbath and commercial death metal hits between bands at this thrash gig I’m at at the metal pub.
  13. What's on your mind?

    While none of the clowns who post here deemed my Nattens Madrigal call of the year worthy of a horns-up, I’m giving you one for this entire scenario. Sounds awesome Restless! And @MacabreEternal I forgot to point out that your forgotten charger = day off scenario would make a great Dilbert cartoon. Love it!
  14. Black Sabbath

    Well, there is yet another 70s Sabbath release announcement with a singles boxset. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/black-sabbath-announces-supersonic-years-the-seventies-singles-box-set/ This is what happens with Sharon holding control of everything - it's just Ozzy Ozzy Ozzy. Oi, oi, oi, when are the 80s (and 1994) Tony Martin albums going to be re-released in deluxe fancy editions? 'Headless Cross', 'Tyr' and 'Cross Purposes' - that's what I'm waiting for. It's just 70s Sabbath over and over again forevermore.
  15. Male chauvinism in Metal

    Yep good point. There's no glory in running someone down due to the music they like and making them feel bad.