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  1. Greetings all! Recording for the new album has officially begun! The way my schedule is panning out, i'm hoping for a Fall 2015 release. I have just released a new single though. Check it out on CD Baby and Bandcamp! It's called "You Must Procreate!" and contains 3 bonus tracks. It will be on iTunes and all other digital retailers very soon! https://orcumentary.bandcamp.com/album/you-must-procreate-ep Orcumentary | You Must Procreate! - EP | CD Baby Music Store
  2. ORCumentary released a new single on Friday! Check out "You Must Procreate!" here: https://orcumentary.bandcamp.com/album/you-must-procreate-ep It should've been on all digital retailers, like iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify, and more by now, but it's taking forever. It's also on CD Baby though.
  3. I saw Jupiter Ascending last weekend. I give it a 5.5/10. The plot twists, visuals, and imaginative world definitely make it worth seeing, but the choppy storytelling and forgettable characters will have you saying "once is enough".
  4. I got While Heaven Wept's latest album a few days ago and I really really don't like it at all. Obviously a lot of work went into it, but it's not their style at all. It sounds more like a prog rock album than an epic doom album. Super disappointing.
  5. At The Gates - The Skin of A Fire I can't believe this is a bonus track; it may be my favorite off At War With Reality. It's very different from the rest of the album, but it breaks up the pace really well and it's a kick ass song on its own. Kind of eerie/haunting.
  6. CDs (haven’t received any of them in the mail yet though) Omnium Gatherum – Beyond One-Way Mirror – Capture (autographed pre-order directly from the band) While Heaven Wept – Suspended at Aphelion Tickets: At The Gates/Vallenfyre Shirts: Amorphis – The Beginning of Times
  7. Soilwork just announced a live blu ray/dvd/cd, so that’s at the top of my list, along with a new album from them. Also looking forward to new music from Fear Factory, Seventh Wonder, Kamelot, Disarmonia Mundi (hopefully), and Omnium Gatherum.
  8. I saw the latest Hobbit movie last weekend. I was expecting the worst since I really didn't like the first two, but The Battle of the Five Armies really surprised me. It's the first in the trilogy that doesn't feel overstuffed. The acting (especially by Bilbo and Thorin) was mostly great, and the battle sequences were legitimately epic on the scale of LOTR. No goofy video gamey fight sequences or ill-fated attempts at humor like the first two movies. The love triangle was still super awkward, contrived, and just flat-out bad. A few plot points seemed almost purposely unresolved to drum up interest for the extended edition (which i'm actually interested in seeing). The one on one fights were a little too long as well. Overall i'd give it a solid 7/10.
  9. Decapitated - Carnival Is Forever Decapitated - Blood Mantra That is all.
  10. I've been getting into Decapitated lately. Over the past week I bought Carnival is Forever and Blood Mantra, both of which are good albums.
  11. I just discovered this hilarious british show called Toast of London. It's starring Matt Berry. If you like shows like Snuff Box and The IT Crowd, you can't miss this.
  12. It's important to know that you will probably hurt yourself if you are trying to imitate someone else rather than discovering your own style. It takes a lot of practice to learn what style works best for you. Try to draw your energy for screaming from your diaphragm rather than your throat. For the first few years I was screaming, I did high screams all from my throat, and when I started doing shows, I could barely talk after performing. Over the next 3-4 years I discovered that low growls were my strength, so I adjusted my style and now not only is my voice stronger but my throat isn't being shredded whenever I perform. I also highly recommend checking out the Melissa Cross "Zen of Screaming" dvds. I've seen both of them, but what I got most out of them is the vocal warmups that come on a CD with the first one. I do that before every show and that definitely helps me get the best performance out of my throat.
  13. Just got Scamp's latest album "The Deadcalm". I just finished listening to it all the way through. It's pretty good. Right now i'm listening to "At War With Reality" by At The Gates all the way through again haha.
  14. At The Gates - At War With Reality This has been ruling my week, so no 2 or 3 this time lol.
  15. At The Gates - At War With Reality (dlx) Scamp - The Deadcalm
  16. I wasn’t familiar with At The Gates before picking up this album. That said, I really enjoy it. The vocals are absolutely ferocious and more passionate than perhaps any harsh vocal delivery I’ve heard. The instrumentals are good as well and I like how all of the songs seem connected. On the whole the album is energetic, but not quite as energetic or diverse I think it could be. A lot of the songs kind of mush together unfortunately, but it's also the kind of album where I feel like I can't just listen to one song off of it in shuffle. It’ll definitely end up on my list of favorites for this year.
  17. A new review of the same album, this time by Metal Underground. Scored 4/5 ORCumentary - "Orcs 1 Goblins 0" CD Review - in Metal Reviews ( Metal Underground.com ) A combination of humor, tongue-in-cheek fantasy, and brutish “Metalocalypse” style bravado (all presented by one man and his trusty synthesizer) may be a tough sell for some. But if any of the above appeals to you, or if you don’t take your metal or yourself too seriously, ORCumentary may just be your thing. The bonus? “Orcs 1 Goblins 0” contains some genuinely good and surprising music. In every conceivable way - composition, arrangement, production - the ten tracks herein are all leaps and bounds above mastermind Orc Adams’ previous effort, the EP “Praise Gor-Nacular!” Opener “Cast Your Lot With The Orcs” introduces a full well of sonic elements from which the rest of this full-length disc will draw: ‘80s New Wave and old school Nintendo intertwined with synthesized death metal riff tones, tack-sharp programmed drums (including blast beats), and outlandishly silly lyrics delivered in Adams’ guttural croak. “Goblin Death March” provides your requisite singalong headbanging chant, “Troll The Brave And True” is a straightforward and fully realized speed metal anthem, and the bouncy “Black Forest Ham” embraces circus-level goofiness without shame. It’s with the slower, eerie “Troll Snot” that things take a far more interesting turn. A lush, melancholy layer of piano reveals the deeper, more deceptively complex nature of Adams’ vision, echoing the likes of Amorphis and Insomnium. “Strangled By Your Own Sword Belt” continues this journey, tossing some Janne Wirman (Children Of Bodom, Warmen) into the keyboard strains for good measure. Notice that all the above cited comparisons hail from Finland? That’s not an accident; Adams roots his melodic influences in Scandinavian folk metal, where moody atmosphere is king above all. He even offers a clean instrumental, “Gor-Nacular’s Grove,” which functions as a necessary interlude amid the lyrical shenanigans, and gradually segues into a soothing soundscape of thunder and steady rain. However, closer “Fuck The Elves” brings us full circle and back to the pint-raising, with the refrain “Fuck the elves / Fuck the elves / They are so full of themselves / Fuck the elves / Fuck the elves / Fuck those fucking elves!” The juxtaposition of these masterful, credible musical pieces with such outrageous (and sometimes profane) lyrical themes may seem jarring at first, but on second thought, no more so than a standard GWAR or Dethklok album, or even any work of melodic death metal. The big difference is all in the presentation; “Orcs 1 Goblins 0” is literally a single handed effort, from recording and production right down to the live performance. If that throws you off, take a minute to untie the knot in your panties and open your mind along with your ears. This is a glorious, original piece of art, and a breath of fresh air. Highs: Skilled arrangements, amusing concept, and a deeper-than-expected melodic sensibility. Lows: Adherents of the traditional rock unit may be turned off. Bottom line: From Connecticut keyboard wizard Orc Adams comes a brilliant full-length serving of humor, fantasy, and synthesized metal.
  18. I just got At The Gates' latest release a couple days ago, so i've been listening to that quite a bit.
  19. No. Season 10 starts in January, but I don't have FX, so i'll likely have to wait until it's out on Netflix.
  20. I finished watching the last episode of It's Always Sunny. I don't know what to do with my life now.
  21. Cumby >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> RDJ
  22. Fear Factory - God Eater I love the line "No Gods, No Kings, Only Man". I'm only a casual FF fan, but that would be an awesome line for a tattoo.
  23. I'm a musician who puts humor in his music. ORCumentary combines 3 of my favorite things: fantasy, metal, and comedy. For me it's an extremely important form of self-expression. When it comes to music, there shouldn't be any boundaries whatsoever. It's art, and as long as the artist is being fulfilled by creating it, it should get made.
  24. My band's latest CD was reviewed on a national metal site! Check it out, fools! ORCumentary - "Orcs 1 Goblins 0" CD Review - in Metal Reviews ( Metal Underground.com )
  25. Today i'm going to visit my mom in the hospital. She had hernia surgery on Wednesday and should be coming home on Saturday. Tomorrow i'm having band practice with the new band. Right now we have the instrumentals for one song complete and I completed a rough demo for a second song. No official lyrics yet, so both songs will change even more once we start trying to do vocals. Sunday is my fiancee and my 4 year anniversary. We're thinking of just going to Dave and Busters. Sure, an anniversary is a big deal, but that doesn't mean we have to go out somewhere fancy schmancy. I think we'll have a lot more fun anyways.
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