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New phone. It's a shame' date=' I really liked the old one, could have stuck it out a little longer but the screen was going. This is the first time I haven't really been much excited about getting a shiny new piece of technology. And Facebook comes pre-installed, can't get rid of it! Darn them to the deepest pits of heck.[/quote'] Yeah, I really need to get a new phone too. Only problem is I hate typing on a touchscreen. Even on a decent sized screen I always make so many fucking mistakes I spend half my time having to re-type words. So I'm looking for a decent specced phone with a PHYSICAL keyboard. Thing is they only seem to exist in the U.S, not the U.K. The Nokia 625 (I think that's the one) looks pretty tempting, espeically after having played around on a 520 and liking it. Just wish it had a physical keyboard.. And yeah, Facebook.. No thanks.
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Well now that you mention it there was that one guy whose first post contained implications of homosexual incest between Iceni and his father along with several homophobic slurs against the band Children Of Bodom in the Sepultura thread. All because the iceman compared Roots to korn.
:lol: Really? I was completely unaware of this whole thing. ...it was ReturnToCarthage, wasn't it?
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Despite Marduk was added as one of the new eleven bands of the Graspop line-up, I still can't bring myself to buy tickets for this level of musical entertainment. I might skip Graspop this year and go to Ieper Hardcore Fest. The line-up over there, which includes Ringworm, Swamps, Dead Kennedys (huge nostalgia here, they got me interested in punk)-, Antisect and No Warning. I still have to check out a lot of other bands on the list, but it's already endlessly more promising than GP this year.

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A mix of thinly informed ranting and pseudointellectualism...I think he'd do well as a Metalsucks commenter.
Agreed; also, bugger Metalsucks with telephone pole. The article I saw that convinced me never to go on there again was some model talking about 'the top 5 metal bands with whom she would most like to participate in the event of a gangbang'. Also somebody was saying vocals don't belong in metal music anymore, which would have been a clever observation had it not been completely wrong and probably written by someone who likes Animals As Leaders.
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Agreed; also' date=' bugger Metalsucks with telephone pole. The article I saw that convinced me never to go on there again was some model talking about 'the top 5 metal bands with whom she would most like to participate in the event of a gangbang'. Also somebody was saying vocals don't belong in metal music anymore, which would have been a clever observation had it not been completely wrong and probably written by someone who likes Animals As Leaders.[/quote'] Hahaha I saw that article. I really really hate Metalsucks. I almost always disagree with their reviews too.
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