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FatherAlabaster last won the day on January 4

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  1. Please edit your post to include band and song info, so we can fix video links when they inevitably get broken down the road.
  2. Yeah, this account seems totally legit, I'm really looking forward to that intro post.
  3. The forum has a pretty low file size limit for uploads. I always recommend uploading to another site - your own website, Facebook, Imgur, whatever - and then copying and pasting the image URL. It should embed automatically.
  4. Welcome, a good place to start might be reading the recommendation threads we have stickied in some of the subgenre forums. If you find anything in particular that you like, feel free to ask for further pointers. Happy hunting.
  5. Evoken - Hypnagogia ...this album is a gem. There are so many parts on here that remind me of what I love about early 90s Peaceville death-doom. I haven't been in a doomy mood lately but this has lost none of its charm.
  6. Katatonia - Dead End Kings ...road trip music, we're off to find a used car for my wife to use as a commuter. I just bet she finds something with a better stereo!
  7. Here's what they posted on Facebook last month: Looks like they've partnered with Ikea. Exciting!
  8. The animations are fun, right? They're helpful for me to look at too, they remind me of all the choices I made and things I could have done differently along the way. What I was thinking about when I came up with The Farmer was getting ground down by how my life goes on after losing friends and loved ones, how that tells me things will keep moving along just fine without me, too, and how life on this planet in general will adapt and fill our niches long after we've killed ourselves off. I was trying to paint the saint or minor deity of Telling You You're Not That Fucking Important While Shoveling Earth Into Your Grave. I was hoping for the body language to say "are we done here, I've got work to do, we'll be seeing each other again soon enough". There's a bit of irony in trying to illustrate that with a human figure, but hey, it's supposed to be relatable. Having said all of that, I don't usually like to go into detail about this kind of thing because I value hearing other people's ideas about the paintings, when they're generous enough to share, and I don't want to foreclose any other perspectives by telling anyone what a particular image "really means". It really means whatever it means to you... otherwise it doesn't mean much at all. I meant to thank you for this comment a while ago. That's exactly the combination of feelings I hoped some of this stuff would evoke.
  9. Here are a couple of fun "process animations" from my website showing paintings from initial stages to completion: Traveler: Victory: And here are some side by side photos showing the same process. Sometimes the first couple layers are loose and the image comes into focus slowly, which is how I prefer to paint, but if I need something to be laid out really accurately (like the illustration above), I'll start with a drawing.
  10. Super fun. Hope he has a great time. My boy just started capoeira a few weeks ago and now he's jumping around and trying to do handstands in the kitchen every chance he gets.
  11. This is a great point, but nobody uses it literally anymore. Team Kuuhulluus represent.
  12. That's exactly why I took a break from it last year, I was plowing through stuff and felt less and less able to find any joy in it. Not sure how actively I'm going to seek out new stuff this year, but at least I'm in the mood to try.
  13. I haven't had time to compile much of a list so far, especially after taking a break from new releases for a good chunk of last year, but there are some promising things on the horizon: Afterbirth - Four-Dimensional Flesh, releases 3/13/20 Sutrah - Lethe EP, also 3/13/20 My Dying Bride - The Ghost Of Orion, releases 3/6/20 Also, cryptic mutterings from Mitochondrion and Ad Nauseam, both of whom were heavily tipped to have something out last year. Edit - adding Imperial Triumphant, Nachtlieder, and Hypocrisy to the list. Gotta admit I care not at all about a new Hypocrisy album, but it's coming out anyway. I plan on updating this post as I hear more news. What new releases are you all looking forward to this year?
  14. I can finally share this piece I did last summer for the upcoming Afterbirth album, "Four-Dimensional Flesh":
  15. We'll probably have a thread dedicated to upcoming albums in fairly short order. Not sure how much I'm looking forward to is confirmed yet, but I think Ad Nauseam will finally be releasing the follow-up to their excellent debut, I wouldn't shocked if Ulcerate put something out since they signed to Debemur Morti almost a year ago, and I know the new Afterbirth is gonna be out this spring and will kick butts. I hate to say it but I don't have high hopes for the upcoming My Dying Bride based on the uninspired promo track they put up.