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21 hours ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

Got me wanting to look into the Adelaide metal scene a bit more there Will. Come to think of it I never did get around to checking out my guitar teacher's band.

Probably worth doing. Most pub gigs will only cost you like $10 so you've not got much to lose. Send us a link if your teacher's band is worthwhile.

21 hours ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

Speaking of guitar I hit on a couple of killer riffs today just by messing around with parts of Katatonia's 'Without God'. I'm out all day tomorrow but Sunday I need to sit down and record part of it an octave up to see if it'll work as a harmony.

Cool. It'd be pretty weird if an octave harmony didn't work..

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1 hour ago, Will said:

Probably worth doing. Most pub gigs will only cost you like $10 so you've not got much to lose. Send us a link if your teacher's band is worthwhile.

Cool. It'd be pretty weird if an octave harmony didn't work..

Teacher's band was fairly standard Death worship, not offensive just not interesting. I'd think the harmony could be cool, it's just whether I prefer it that way.

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7 minutes ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

Teacher's band was fairly standard Death worship, not offensive just not interesting. I'd think the harmony could be cool, it's just whether I prefer it that way.

That makes sense.

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15 hours ago, Requiem said:

I'm starting to formulate my Top 10 Albums for 2018. It's a tricky one this year due to some of my favourite bands releasing pretty good but not great albums. I think the top three or four are locked in pretty tightly though. I've made a point of listening to a lot of albums beyond my own purchases this year so that I can get a decent sense of the 2018 landscape. Still, it's hard to put a list together without living with the full album for at least a few weeks. I always feel like I'm overlooking some classics that I just haven't let sink in. 

Hey req me too it’s hard too because this year I discovered a lot of new bands as well my current one is cytotoxin

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First world problem time!  Despite being an undeniably fantastic resource for music in general, Bandcamp for iPad sucks big time!  It basically is just the mobile app and so behaves like i have an iPhone in the middle of my iPad screen.  No auto-rotate, no optimisation for the screen so just looks and behaves inferior to other music streaming apps from the word go.

Whilst i get that the mobile market is probably strong for them as a company, why they wouldn’t make every effort to optimise the tablet experience also is beyond me?  Just smells of lazy development (or a lack of expertise/funding to fulfill this basic requirement.

Sigh, rant over!

p.s. yes i know i can just access the website on my tablet but that isn’t the point!

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2 hours ago, MacabreEternal said:

First world problem time!  Despite being an undeniably fantastic resource for music in general, Bandcamp for iPad sucks big time!  It basically is just the mobile app and so behaves like i have an iPhone in the middle of my iPad screen.  No auto-rotate, no optimisation for the screen so just looks and behaves inferior to other music streaming apps from the word go.

Whilst i get that the mobile market is probably strong for them as a company, why they wouldn’t make every effort to optimise the tablet experience also is beyond me?  Just smells of lazy development (or a lack of expertise/funding to fulfill this basic requirement.

Sigh, rant over!

p.s. yes i know i can just access the website on my tablet but that isn’t the point!

That's what you get for using an iPad. :D

 

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15 hours ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

What's wrong with Apple? Still ahead of the game when it comes to built in accessibility features.

We don't care about Apple, we care about giving Macabre a hard time. Get with the program. :D

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Putting that degree to use: my son just conscripted me to make a deck of cards with five suits and extra jokers. I can't call it a waste of time, but I'm reminded of the full Scrabble and Qwirkle sets I made by hand out of paper last year, each of which got used for 1.5 games, "saved for later", and lost. Anyway, here's to weird games.

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It's Friday night was hoping to head out to debauch the night once the queen of eternal damnation returned from her 'ladies lunch' that started at 11:30am. It's now 8:50pm and I've just been told they're now en route for Vietnamese, so I'm stuck in the castle with the sleeping vampire children for this eternal night's endless woe. 

Luckily I have Summoning's - 'With Doom We Come' to keep the night dark and my dreams darker. 

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On 11/18/2018 at 12:11 AM, Will said:

That makes sense.

Hey William, your beloved Hadal Maw are playing in Melbourne on December 8. Are you going? 

Doors open at 7:30 and there are (count em) six bands on the bill. It's great to see so many bands, but the shows end up going so damn late. I don't know why we do that in this city. The headliner ends up going on stage around or just after midnight and by that point I'm searching for a warm grave for the night. 

If they want six bands at a show, open the doors at 6pm and get started. I'm always frustrated about this sort of thing. 

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3 hours ago, Requiem said:

Hey William, your beloved Hadal Maw are playing in Melbourne on December 8. Are you going? 

Doors open at 7:30 and there are (count em) six bands on the bill. It's great to see so many bands, but the shows end up going so damn late. I don't know why we do that in this city. The headliner ends up going on stage around or just after midnight and by that point I'm searching for a warm grave for the night. 

If they want six bands at a show, open the doors at 6pm and get started. I'm always frustrated about this sort of thing. 

It's not great to see that many bands. It sucks. Running late is a problem, but even more so it's just a matter of burnout; unless the bands are really stellar and/or they're playing 20 minute sets, three or four is plenty. Anything substandard in there and it becomes a real fucking trudge. I don't even wish I was just younger and had more energy, because extra long shows sucked back then too, and the overbooking issue seems to me to have gotten worse since then.

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2 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

It's not great to see that many bands. It sucks. Running late is a problem, but even more so it's just a matter of burnout; unless the bands are really stellar and/or they're playing 20 minute sets, three or four is plenty. Anything substandard in there and it becomes a real fucking trudge. I don't even wish I was just younger and had more energy, because extra long shows sucked back then too, and the overbooking issue seems to me to have gotten worse since then.

Luckily there's a good beer garden attached for outside breaks. If I was stuck in a venue, standing there, I couldn't make it. This is all largely academic anyway in this instance as I doubt I'm attending this show. See how I feel closer to the time, but Australian 'normal' metal is usually pretty unappealing (not Hadal Maw, but the other 5 bands). 

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Feeling good lately. I had 3 thanksgiving dinners. First was a week before thanksgiving, my fiancée's son had a turkey dinner, then on thanksgiving we had dinner at my brother's house, then yesterday my fiancée's brother had a turkey dinner. I like the dark meat, it's moister and has a stronger flavor. 

I hear that in Canada they have thanksgiving in October. Is there a thanksgiving holiday in Australia?

 

Anyway, lately I can't stop listening to Joy Division. 

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2 hours ago, MacabreEternal said:

We celebrated 11 years together yesterday with alcohol and Chinese takeout.  Drank more than i thought as I feel terrible today but worth it all the same.

Congratulations and best wishes for many more :)

We had plans to get food and go to the museum with some friends this morning, but my son came down with a suspiciously transitory and quickly resolved "tummy bug" which kept me home with him. I'm caught between being glad he bounced back so fast, and annoyed he couldn't have bounced back ten minutes sooner...

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8 hours ago, MacabreEternal said:

We celebrated 11 years together yesterday with alcohol and Chinese takeout.  Drank more than i thought as I feel terrible today but worth it all the same.

Nice one, congrats to both of you :) 

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19 hours ago, MacabreEternal said:

We celebrated 11 years together yesterday with alcohol and Chinese takeout.  Drank more than i thought as I feel terrible today but worth it all the same.

Congratulations.

 

Meanwhile I think I may have written an entire song today. It's come out as an odd blend of Death, My Dying Bride, and Katatonia.

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On 11/24/2018 at 10:48 AM, Requiem said:

Hey William, your beloved Hadal Maw are playing in Melbourne on December 8. Are you going? 

Doors open at 7:30 and there are (count em) six bands on the bill. It's great to see so many bands, but the shows end up going so damn late. I don't know why we do that in this city. The headliner ends up going on stage around or just after midnight and by that point I'm searching for a warm grave for the night. 

If they want six bands at a show, open the doors at 6pm and get started. I'm always frustrated about this sort of thing. 

Unfortunately I'm pretty busy over the next couple of weeks and getting home too far after midnight is pretty difficult for me. Also, I've already seen them this year and will likely see them at Blaze festival next year in Ballarat.

 

On 11/24/2018 at 2:04 PM, FatherAlabaster said:

It's not great to see that many bands. It sucks. Running late is a problem, but even more so it's just a matter of burnout; unless the bands are really stellar and/or they're playing 20 minute sets, three or four is plenty. Anything substandard in there and it becomes a real fucking trudge. I don't even wish I was just younger and had more energy, because extra long shows sucked back then too, and the overbooking issue seems to me to have gotten worse since then.

The way lateness can accumulate with more bands can suck but having more bands on a roster does have its advantages. In my case, it makes it more worthwhile to travel from where I live to the towns with scenes. For the bands it increases the likelihood of their material being introduced to people who previously didn't know they existed. Plus, these kinds of pub gigs are often cheap enough to make it viable to only show up for the band or two that you want to see (although lateness could ruin this plan) and also often let you leave and return as you wish. During stuff with a variety of bands we usually leave during the sets of metalcore or pop punk bands.

 

On 11/25/2018 at 4:16 AM, Parker said:

I hear that in Canada they have thanksgiving in October. Is there a thanksgiving holiday in Australia?

Nope.

 

On 11/25/2018 at 9:29 AM, deathstorm said:

The turkey derby was great 

Good to hear.

 

19 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Congratulations and best wishes for many more :)

We had plans to get food and go to the museum with some friends this morning, but my son came down with a suspiciously transitory and quickly resolved "tummy bug" which kept me home with him. I'm caught between being glad he bounced back so fast, and annoyed he couldn't have bounced back ten minutes sooner...

Sorry to hear that.

 

3 hours ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

Meanwhile I think I may have written an entire song today. It's come out as an odd blend of Death, My Dying Bride, and Katatonia.

Sounds interesting, will we get to hear it at some point?

 

In unrelated news, I'm getting started on a summer research project with the Institute of Frontier Materials at Deakin.

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7 hours ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

Hopefully so Will. I do aim to put a band together and these days I feel a lot more confident in my abilities. I have an idea on how I'd like the drums to sound paired with the riffs I wrote too.

Good luck Murph 

thanksgiving was awesome 

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17 hours ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

Hopefully so Will. I do aim to put a band together and these days I feel a lot more confident in my abilities. I have an idea on how I'd like the drums to sound paired with the riffs I wrote too.

Cool. Make sure you keep us updated.

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