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57 minutes ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

Hi my friends hope you all enjoyed your Christmas and New Year. As for me well I start of the year by jumping out of a plane what a way to get the year started hey?

Man, that's cool! It's like first time for you or what? I would like to do that in future together with my family.

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10 hours ago, H34VYM3T4LD4V3 said:

Hey Murph! Damn that's awesome, I had a great Christmas, wish i'd come on here sooner to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, but its been a very weird year for me, depression and several job changes, but i'm intending to start posting here regularly again :D

Sorry to hear about the instability and depression. That can be a real son of a bitch. I hope you find yourself in a better spot soon. Welcome back, nice to see you back around the place.

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16 hours ago, H34VYM3T4LD4V3 said:

Hey Murph! Damn that's awesome, I had a great Christmas, wish i'd come on here sooner to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, but its been a very weird year for me, depression and several job changes, but i'm intending to start posting here regularly again :D

Chin up Dave,  hope the depression eases soon fella.  Hope also you are around more too.  We can always use more Dave around here.

In other news I am off to work in Ireland most of the coming week. Did 11 weeks out there a couple of years back but for some reason took no opportunity to take in the beautiful landscapes of the country.  That was mostly in the North of the Republic but this time I am more Dublin based but have a hire car so will use to full potential.

@RelentlessOblivion sounds like a great present, enjoy.

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My neighbours are cooking a bbq and it smells delicious. Damn, I'm about to break the fence down. 

In other news, the eternal summer continues in Australia, the Dark Countess of Passion and Pain remains down at the beach house with the children of blonde iniquity, and I, the True Requiem,  spend some personal hours with metal and a couple of drinks in this city of glass. I return to the beach on Friday. I ask you all to pray for my soul as I enter that non-metal realm and rejoin civilised society with the echoes of immortal black metal in my veins. But that's Friday, and today is Wednesday. Today, I spread my wings. 

It's quite a cold day here in Melbourne too. Not at all summery. Good. Hail. 

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I basically shut myself in my room today and wrote some music. Time contracted and disappeared. First time in a couple of years that I've felt able to be productive with it, and it feels great, sort of like part of my mind took a bath it didn't know it needed. Whether the band will be able and willing to play the thing is another issue, but at least I have this little plateau to enjoy.

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19 hours ago, H34VYM3T4LD4V3 said:

Start my new job today at Domino’s as a delivery driver :P wish me luck

Stay clear of those old folks homes. *obscure Steel Panther reference*

Good luck though - I love Dominos. 

I’m still down at the beach house and so damn antsy I’m like a leathal weapon. Back up to the city on Tuesday for a romantic dinner with the Countess minus the children, then she goes back to the beach (seriously this is exhausting...) and I stay in the city to party with metal and booze.

Longest summer ever and I pledge eternal death to the enemy sun. 

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Hello all, and happy new year. All is well in Maine, though it's cold. I'm glad to see the forum is active, and continues to work for the glory of heavy metal. It's been a long time, I feel like I ought to have brought a present. Let me see what I can find.

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This is for Chinese new year, so it's not even late, it's a few weeks early. Year of the pig, how about that? pretty exciting!

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1 hour ago, GorboGorboze said:

Hello all, and happy new year. All is well in Maine, though it's cold. I'm glad to see the forum is active, and continues to work for the glory of heavy metal. It's been a long time, I feel like I ought to have brought a present. Let me see what I can find.

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This is for Chinese new year, so it's not even late, it's a few weeks early. Year of the pig, how about that? pretty exciting!

Happy new year and virtual chocolates to you as well. Nice to see you here.

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Good news: metal pub

Bad news: some indie guitar-based faux classic shit is playing. It’s better than punk though. Edit: just found out it’s ZZ Top. I feel a bit bad that I’ve dissed them but at least I can say fairly comfortably that I’m not a fan. 

Also, I’ve got all my music playing and recording equipment sitting in the spare room. It’s all out and ready to go.

Have I plugged it all in and made a start? No I haven’t. It’s been four years since I turned the ancient PC on and I’m afraid of what might happen when I do... so it sits there looking pretty. 

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