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21 hours ago, KillaKukumba said:

TBH I don't really care when gigs come back, promoters have made them ridiculously expensive and that will only go further post covid. But for me living in the sticks I need to take at least 2 half days off work and family life, and I need city accommodation on top of the $200 a ticket. Even working for myself and pretty much able to take whatever days off I like it's just not viable to go to the city for gigs.

Even worse for me - I need a bloody plane ticket to fly over Bass Strait.


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17 hours ago, navybsn said:

Honestly, I don't remember who was singing. Marko nailed it though. The singer was screechy and the band sounded disjointed.

It would have been Kelly Shaefer. He's the main songwriter but I think he stopped playing guitar live because of tendinitis. I could see him coming across as screechy. For that matter I think it would be pretty easy for the music to sound disjointed, too. They've got a tough row to hoe.


Too many podcasts and not enough music lately, it's making my brain feel a little weird. NP: Chopin Nocturnes

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59 minutes ago, Dead1 said:

Even worse for me - I need a bloody plane ticket to fly over Bass Strait.


Catch the boat and make it a 3 day trip. I know one of the entertainers on the Spirit, he doesn't play much metal these days but he can entertain. So that's three nights of music for the bargain price of about $600 :)

Flotsam And Jetsam - Doomsday For The Deceiver


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5 hours ago, KillaKukumba said:

Catch the boat and make it a 3 day trip. I know one of the entertainers on the Spirit, he doesn't play much metal these days but he can entertain. So that's three nights of music for the bargain price of about $600 :)

Flotsam And Jetsam - Doomsday For The Deceiver


As you point out boat's more expensive than airliner (and also far more weather affected  🤢).


That Flotsam album's a winner.


Iron Maiden - Senjutsu


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16 hours ago, MarkhantonioYeatts said:

MEGADETH - Rust In Peace

.....been listening to this record quite a few times lately....especially since I've been on a bit of a thrash binge over the past couple of weeks.....say what you want about "MEGADAVE", he hit the fucking bullseye on this one....

Saw them live on 9/11. Holy Wars was fucking epic. The rest of the set was great too.

Also saw:

Suicidal Tendencies - great energy, cool set, but fuck Mikey is getting old. Young Trujillo represented extremely well on bass.

Lamb of God - excellent

Anthrax - also excellent

The Offspring - surprised by these guys. I knew every song they played. I guess I listened to them way more than I thought back in the day. They didn't play the one song I wanted to hear however (Jennifer Lost the War).

Mastodon - quickly becoming my favorite live band. These guys just kill it in person.

Black Label Society - meh. Cool, but I could have lived without it.

Trivium - uninspiring but technically proficient

Clutch - always solid. Going to see them again this Saturday

Missed out on Testament and Soulfly playing a full Sepultura set.

Really dreary day down in the armpit of the US today. The weather is not helping with other issues going on. Pretty subdued playlist:

Rush - Presto

Rush - Roll the Bones

The Cure - Disintegration

The Cure - Faith

Opeth - Damnation

Opeth - In Cauda Venenum

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17 minutes ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

When one set of horns just ain't enough. 

Was just about to post that I really wish we had a goat emoji, but then I went and looked and saw that indeed we already do. Fuck yeah.



...I would prefer a NIGEL PEPPER COCK  white Reebok emoji....

21 minutes ago, MacabreEternal said:

Joy Division - Closer

....you win the internet with that play.....

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