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Metal / #MetalGate Links
« on: December 14, 2014, 08:41:14 PM »
VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sC9bsezOB2s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oZCZicsuHc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlPCZYIw7Ks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFYCQFegm_g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vou_0RW5T5g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlPCZYIw7Ks

PRO-METAL

http://fullmetalattorney.blogspot.com/2014/04/metal-doesnt-give-shit.html
http://www.returnofkings.com/50614/what-is-metalgate
http://www.servileinsurrection.com/2014/10/we-must-now-fight-back-against-social.html
http://www.deathmetal.org/article/the-sjw-strategy-for-metalgate-denial/
http://www.reaxxion.com/3068/the-newest-battleground-against-sjws-is-metalgate
http://www.reaxxion.com/3095/how-sjws-picked-the-wrong-fight-with-metalgate
http://henrymakow.com/2013/06/Heavy-Metal-Fans-Become-PC-Pussies%20.html
http://accordingtohoyt.com/2014/12/14/its-all-over-bar-the-shouting-kate-paulk/
http://tyrannyoftradition.com/2014/12/15/why-the-girls-are-right-about-metalgate/
http://www.metalblast.net/blog/social-justice-warriors-in-metal/
http://www.metaltalk.net/columns/20102263.php
http://www.bandmine.com/news/217/the_sjw_strategy_for_metalgate_denial/1260028
http://www.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/2012/12/21/why-are-there-so-few-african-americans-in-metal
http://www.returnofkings.com/50842/gamergate-metalgate-and-the-campaign-against-creativity
http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sjbci6
http://thefederalist.com/2014/12/23/confessions-of-a-reluctant-culture-warrior/
http://biggesttrainwreck.com/2014/12/14/metalgate-is-here/
http://www.spiked-online.com/freespeechnow/fsn_article/2014s-mantra-i-feel-hurt-therefore-i-censor
http://takimag.com/article/dont_tread_on_metal_nicholas_james_pell#axzz3N1VptbYj
http://www.dailypundit.com/?p=96053
http://politicalhat.com/2014/12/29/gramsci-goes-metal/
http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/9376232/free-speech-is-so-last-century-todays-students-want-the-right-to-be-comfortable/
https://conservativeheritagetimesblog.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/first-there-was-gamergate-now-there-is-metalgate/
http://olddisgruntledbastard.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/metal-is-not-an-all-inclusiv
http://www.radixjournal.com/journal/2014/7/2/why-metal-is-right-wing
http://www.metal-rules.com/metalnews/2014/12/16/how-rolling-stone-developed-their-list-20-best-metal-albums-of-2014/

SJWs

http://www.metal-rules.com/hell/hell_July2001.htm
http://www.metalinjection.net/editorials/the-problem-with-heavy-metal-is-metalheads-stop-calling-everyone-a-faggot
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/10/AR2006081000925.html
http://www.popmatters.com/column/a-very-dirty-lens/
http://www.metalinjection.net/editorials/former-w-a-s-p-guitarist-chris-holmes-moved-to-france-because-he-thinks-black-culture-ruined-heavy-metal
http://www.metalinjection.net/latest-news/tim-lambesis-trial/tim-lambesis-wife-is-suing-him-in-civil-court-for-2-million-claims-label-wont-release-his-music
http://www.metalinjection.net/mustaine-mania/dave-mustaine-continues-to-be-an-unpleasant-person#comment-1504568502
http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2014/sep/30/mastodon-the-motherload-misogynistic-new-video-sexism-metal
http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/we-like-girls-dont-like-metal/
http://blog.haulix.com/post/90375562700/the-gender-gap-in-heavy-metal-journalists
http://www.spin.com/articles/20-best-metal-albums-2014/
http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2011/05/are-you-talking-to-me-respecting-women-in-metal/
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/vag-halen-were-what-bournemouth-needs-say-canadian-lesbian-rockers-9775808.html
http://www.wonderingsound.com/feature/caina-settler-of-unseen-snares-broken-limbs-interview-up-next/
http://www.thegloss.com/2013/01/22/culture/sexist-music/
http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2011/05/are-you-talking-to-me-respecting-women-in-metal/
http://shamelessnavelgazing.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/a-model-for-feminist-extreme-metal/
https://medium.com/@turnoffthenews/the-brief-and-silly-history-of-metalgate-30e2a9b8c9c8
http://www.technologytell.com/entertainment/55243/fin-chucks-better-others-introducing-metalgate-kirby-curby/
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/global-news-video-report-are-black-women-who-love-heavy-metal-discriminated-against/
http://www.metal-rules.com/hell/hell_July2001.htm
http://r-a-b-m.blogspot.com/
http://www.nocleansinging.com/2014/04/29/does-metal-give-a-shit/
http://www.metalsucks.net/2014/12/15/what-the-fck-is-metalgate/
http://noisey.vice.com/blog/neill-from-kriegs-happy-holidays-extravaganza
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-c1-gay-heavy-metal-20140508-story.html#page=1
http://www.terrorizer.com/news/features-2/heavy-metal-is-gay-need-tackle-homophobia/
http://www.amplab.ca/2014/12/19/where-do-we-go-from-here-gamergate/
http://noisey.vice.com/blog/dear-metalheads-stop-apologizing-for-liking-metal
http://www.metalblast.net/about-us/ep-6-metalgate-social-justice-in-metal/
http://www.vice.com/read/protecting-the-precious-flower-that-is-black-metal-827
http://metalriot.com/news/stop-the-hate-metalgate-were-on-a-love-train-love-train/
http://wehuntedthemammoth.com/2014/12/14/so-metalgate-is-a-thing-a-survey-of-the-ridiculousness/
http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2012/06/do-not-betray-a-metal-woman/
http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/an-unusual-heavy-metal-love-story
http://www.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2014/04/17/rebel-music-author-hisham-aidi-on-the-relationship-between-hip-hop-and-islam#more
http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2012/10/blood-of-the-scribe-2-louise-brown-of-terrorizer-and-iron-fist/#com-head
http://m.vh1.com/music/tuner/2015-03-05/why-heavy-metal-should-expand-boundaries/?xrs=TMS_10am
http://hbnbm.com/music/music-news/vik-guitars-spark-controversy-anti-lgbt-comments-bands-react/
http://www.itdjents.com/from-the-staff/homophobia-doesnt-djent/
http://decibelmagazine.com/blog/uncategorized/varg
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/hes_a_woman_shes_a_man_the_scorpions
http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2011/11/the-never-ending-debate-over-women-in-metal-and-hard-rock/247795/
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brick-brick/201404/the-evolving-role-lgbt-musicians-in-heavy-metal-music

FORUMS

http://www.rooshvforum.com/thread-43300.html
http://bb.bravewords.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=147593
http://www.deathmetal.org/forum/index.php/topic,18555.0.html
http://www.metal-archives.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=104256

MEDIA

https://twitter.com/hashtag/metalgate?f=realtime
http://www.facebook.com/hashtag/metalgate
https://www.tumblr.com/search/MetalGate
https://www.youtube.com/results?lclk=week&search_query=metalgate&filters=week
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/metalgate
http://www.reddit.com/r/Metalgate/
http://www.deathmetal.org/tag/metalgate/

METALGATE BAND PODCAST

https://www.facebook.com/groups/MetalGateBand/?fref=nf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SgSPFsKPJY

ON SJWs, GAMERGATE, COMICGATE, and SCIFIGATE

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/04/17/star-wars-reeks-of-misogyny-sjw-satirist-punks-bbc-world-service/
http://allthingslawandorder.blogspot.de/2015/01/law-order-svu-intimidation-game-episode.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2915032/PETER-HITCHENS-Don-t-like-PC-mob-makes-terror-threat.html
https://dissention.wordpress.com/2014/11/06/the-priorities-of-sjw-activism-exposes-their-real-motivations/
http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/americas-colleges-have-become-political-correctness-indoctrination-centers
http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2015/04/17/boing-boing-meets-the-mob/

32
Metal / MetalGate
« on: December 13, 2014, 12:23:03 AM »


#metalgate is happening. It started when metalheads pushed back against people who are well-placed in media, academia and the record industry who are inserting music with a "social justice" message in replacement for real metal wherever they go. They hate real metal because it does not reflect their ideology, even where it is uncritical or semi-supportive of that ideology. That is because metal is masculine, anarchic and warlike instead of being passive, herd-oriented and feminized.

Metal is not the first place this invasion by ideological zombies has occurred:

http://www.deathmetal.org/tag/metalgate/
http://www.deathmetal.org/tag/gamergate/
http://www.deathmetal.org/tag/comicgate/
http://www.deathmetal.org/tag/scifigate/

Metalgate is not about whether or not you agree with these people. It is about keeping metal free from censorship, even the kind done by small groups of fanatics independent of government. 21st century authoritarianism works by having the hive-mind gang up on an idea and bully it out of existence by threatening those who do not conform to what the herd wants. Metal stands against this. Do you stand for metal?

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Metal is still dogged by the issues that arise from its deep-seated conservative values, but thanks to an increase in conversations about racism, politics, and feminism, those on the right side of history have gained solid ground.

http://www.deathmetal.org/article/metalgate/

Best moment:

"For years people have tried to make metal more sociable. They first tried in the mid-1970s when they mixed Black Sabbath with Led Zeppelin and produced hard rock, hoping that they could sell it to more people. 'Sociable' sells. Then they tried in the 1980s with rap/rock, funk metal and other abominations. Finally they hit on nu-metal but that turned into an extended conversation about the impact of child molestation. And then, during the early 2000s, they rolled out a metal/hardcore fusion that had sociable lyrics like hardcore punk has for many years."

Social Totalitarianism and Censorship

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From the knuckle-dragging morons who brought you ‪#‎gamergate‬ comes ‪#‎metalgate‬, a so-called "movement" which alleges that Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) are attacking metal to cleanse it of everything that makes it angry, misogynystic, homophobic music for conservative white people.

https://www.facebook.com/metalsux/posts/10153029638955832

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But this year, I discovered that while I might not be interested in the culture war, the culture war is interested in me. It’s interested in all of us.

This is the year when we were served noticed that we won’t be allowed to stand on the sidelines, because we will not be allowed to think differently from the left.

http://thefederalist.com/2014/12/23/confessions-of-a-reluctant-culture-warrior/

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Self-censorship is the worst form of censorship, for it encourages people to internalise illiberalism. It plants a secret censor in every boardroom and newsroom and gallery and even in people’s minds — an invisible tut-tutter constantly warning us ‘don’t say that’ and ‘don’t show that’ because, in the words of Index on Censorship, there’s ‘the possibility of a hostile response’. It nurtures risk-aversion, even moral cowardice, and it discourages people from taking great leaps of the mind or pushing culture in a new and provocative direction. It stultifies the soul. It hampers the human spirit itself. And worst of all, it inflames the intolerant: the more people self-censor, the more the censorious will demand it, whether it’s Oxford students, Guardian feminists, or foreign tyrants. If Guardians of Peace really is North Korea, then that shows that the West has become so allergic to liberty that even that tyrannical hermit state is taking lessons from us, borrowing from our book of using online intimidation to make offensive speakers apologise and retract.

http://www.spiked-online.com/freespeechnow/fsn_article/it-isnt-only-foreign-tyrants-who-want-to-crush-culture-that-offends-them

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Videogames are too violent! Pop music is degrading to women! Filmmakers are pushing ‘the wrong kind of message’! Over the past 12 months these have been the rallying cries of the cultural elite. And it’s shocking how seriously this spew has been taken. Hadn’t we settled all this? People aren’t stupid. Art isn’t ‘corrupting’. We can handle it, thanks. But now it seems the cultural sphere has been flux-capacitored back to the 1980s. Sex-and-violence panics about film, TV, pop music and videogames – dolled up in modern ‘progressive’ moralism – were all the rage in 2014.

http://www.spiked-online.com/freespeechnow/fsn_article/the-year-of-the-cultural-colonialist

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Never have liberal ideas been so firmly entrenched within America’s core elite institutions. Never have those institutions been so weak and uninfluential.

http://www.the-american-interest.com/2014/12/21/living-large-in-a-shrinking-cocoon/

Metal is Not PC nor "un-PC"

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The funny thing about the ‪#‎metalgate‬ crowd (I don't view it as an actual movement, just fringe whiners) is the fact that there is nothing that effectively keeps women or LGBTs out of the genre. Rob Halford is gay, Euronymous was gay (RIP), Gaahl is gay, the list goes on. These are respected metal musicians who happen to be homosexual, and they weren't debilitated by so-called "prejudice" in the metal community. The only thing is, I don't like the idea of metal being used as a vehicle for something as superficial and politically-motivated as social justice. It blights its imaginative spirit and degrades it to protest music level.

https://www.facebook.com/aaron.j.lynn.9/posts/936635386371096

What are SJWs?

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“Tumblr is kind of like a gateway drug for activism,” said Philip Howard, 44, the principal investigator at the Digital Activism Research Project at the University of Washington. “Once you connect to other people who feel strongly about race or crime or gay marriage, you stay engaged on that one issue area.”

...Ms. Bailey said that many people describe what they do on Tumblr as getting an education on topics that aren’t explored deeply in standard school textbooks, like African-American history or colonialism.

...“One fault of social media is that it has people thinking that’s all you have to do,” she said.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/21/style/millennials-and-the-age-of-tumblr-activism.html?_r=1

SJWs are part of the Zombie Ritual: lonely people looking for importance in life by putting others down.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/uU0oa4lVaZI

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Metal / Re: Best of 2014
« on: December 09, 2014, 09:25:51 PM »

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Metal / Best Metal Albums of 1997-2014
« on: December 09, 2014, 07:10:48 PM »
The point of this is to put together a list of all the stuff someone might have missed had they stopped paying attention to underground metal as the collapse hit. This might make a good shopping list or starter place for someone trying to find the highlights. Contributions appreciated, if they're on the level of the stuff here.

Candidates for best albums 1996-2014

Abhorrence – Completely Vulgar
Angel Witch – As Above, So Below
Antaeus – Cut Your Flesh and Worship Satan
Argus – Beyond The Martyrs
Asphyx – Death… The Brutal Way
Autopsy – The Headless Ritual
Averse Sefira – Advent Parallax
Avzhia – The Key of Throne
Avzhia – In My Domains
Avulsion - Indoctrination into the Cult of Death
Bahimiron – Southern Nihilizm
Beherit – Engram
Beherit – At the Devil’s Studio 1990
Beherit – Celebrate the Dead
Birth A.D. – I Blame You
Black Funeral - Empire of Blood
Blaspherian – Allegiance To The Will Of Damnation
Blaspherian – Infernal Warriors of Death
Blitzkrieg – Back From Hell
Blotted Science – The Animation of Entomology
Burzum – Sôl Austan, Mâni Vestan
Candlemass- Death Magic Doom
Centurian – Contra Rationem
Cianide – Gods of Death
Cóndor – Nadia
Deceased – Surreal Overdose
Deeds of Flesh – Of What’s to Come
Deeds of Flesh - Mark of the Legion
Demoncy - Empire of the Fallen Angel
Demoncy – Joined in Darkness
Demoncy – Enthroned is the Night
Derkéta – In Death We Meet
Derogatory – Above All Else
Desecresy – The Doom Skeptron
Divine Eve – Vengeful and Obstinate
Empyrium – Into the Pantheon
Eucharist - A Velvet Creation
Evil - Hate Spirit
Fleshcrawl - Structures of Death
Gorguts - Obscura
Gorguts – From Wisdom To Hate
Graveland – Memory and Destiny
Graveland - The Fire of Awakening
Gridlink – Amber Grey
Hellhammer – Demon Entrails
Heresiarch – Hammer of Intransigence
Ildjarn-Nidhogg – Ildjarn-Nidhogg
Immolation – Unholy Cult
Imprecation – Satanae Tenebris Infinita
Intestine Baalism – Ultimate Instinct
Kataklysm - Sorcery
Legion of Doom – The Horned Made Flesh
Legion of Doom – The Summoning of Shadows
Lord Wind – Ales Stenar
Master – The New Elite
Martyr - Warp Zone
Merciless - Merciless
Nunslaughter - Hex
Profanatica – Profanatitas de Domonatia
Profanatica – Sickened by Holy Host / The Grand Masters Sessions
Profanatica – Thy Kingdom Cum
Resuscitator - Cursed Visions From His Infernal Realm
Rudra – Brahmavidya: Immortal I
Sammath – Triumph in Hatred
Satan – Life Sentence
Skepticism – Alloy
Sorcier des Glaces – The Puressence of Primeval Forests
Sorcier des Glaces - Moonrise in Total Darkness
Summoning - Oath Bound
Summoning – Old Mornings Dawn
Terrorizer – Hordes of Zombies
The Chasm - Farseeing the Paranormal Abysm
Thevetat – Disease to Divide
Thorns - Thorns
Timeghoul – 1992-1994
Ungod – Cloaked in Eternal Darkness
War Master – Pyramid of the Necropolis
War Master – Blood Dawn
Weltmacht - The Call To Battle

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Metal / Re: What bands are you listening to today?
« on: December 08, 2014, 05:32:54 PM »
These are the sort of observations you must draw to listen to a lot of Beethoven's music as well. His works are almost always tied together by something that makes it consistent, yet this element is not always the same. Sometimes his way of transitioning through keys is so intense that it is difficult to determine the MAIN key of a movement. Sometimes this movement doesn't even make use of a main key and the main key is determined by the whole work's other movements of which this singular quasi-keyless movement is part of.

How does an artist conceptualize?

Experience -> Conclusion -> Metaphor -> Melody or rhythm-melody pair

The rest is setup for this and note choice follows those needs, with key as a guide more than a boundary.

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Metal / Best of 2014
« on: December 08, 2014, 05:31:01 PM »
Looking for input on what readers enjoyed the most that was released in 2014, including re-issues.

38
Metal / Re: Link to compilation
« on: November 20, 2014, 02:17:24 PM »
Long gone, unfortunately.

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Alex Obert: On a lighter note regarding your family, do you and your dad ever go to concerts together?

Wes Cage: The last concert we went to was Mötley Crüe in Vegas where Tommy Lee almost started a fight with me. (laughs) We went to see Lacuna Coil with Rob Zombie, they played together. That was great. I want to show him Amon Amarth, that’s one band that I really want him to get into because we both have a love for Viking mythology and anything Norse. My dad has always liked Nine Inch Nails, that was always on in the house. He listens to a lot of Rob Zombie. He was also playing a lot of classical music such as Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, and Chopin. All these outstanding composers were playing throughout the house. I think that’s maybe what molded me the most and brought me to wanting to compose. When I was eighteen, I binged on nonstop symphonic classical music. I did not stop listening to counterpoint and things that I wanted to branch into a little more and Beethoven helped with that.

http://journeyofafrontman.com/2014/11/16/on-the-line-with-wes-cage/

He is the nephew of director Francis Ford Coppola.


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CUFF: "Spastic Craniotomy" Now Streaming!

10/31/2014 - DeathMetal.org has exclusively debuted CUFF's latest offering "Spastic Craniotomy" taken by the bands 8th studio album. The new track can be streamed here: http://smarturl.it/Spastic-Craniotomy

"Spastic Craniotomy" is the first track from the upcoming album Transient Suffering Through the Ergosphere and it features special appearance by Larry Wang (Coprocephalic, Guttural Corpora Cavernosa, Gorepot).

“The music reflects a more chaotic and experimental sound than the 'Forced' album”, states vocalist Bob Shaw. “With a much better production quality and instrument arrangements than CUFF has ever offered before, Transient Suffering is surely Cuffs heaviest album yet”

Transient Suffering Through the Ergosphere is the second out of a 3 album storyline following the events of Forced Human Sacrifice to the New Gods of Earth. Once again featuring album art by Mottla Art, 'Transient Suffering...’ includes guest appearances by Larry Wang (Coprocephalic, Guttural Corpora Cavernosa, Gorepot) Chris Williams (Upon Your Corpse) Anthony Davis (Swine Overlord, Gutfucked). It also features 7 new original tracks, re-visited track ‘Breeding Diverse Entities’ (from 2009’s Universal Punishment album) plus a Cock and Ball Torture cover for ‘Supreme Genital Goddess’

The album was recorded at Black Cloud Studios in early 2014 by Ken Coul and CUFF. Mixed/Mastered/Sound design by Z. Smith

Track list is as follows:
1. Spastic Craniotomy
2. Malignant
3. Transfusion of Bodily Fluids
4. Gorging the Sacred Carrion
5. The Transcendence of Mankind
6. Sub-sonic Impacts
7. Through the Ergosphere
8. Breeding Diverse Entities (Re-recorded)
9. Supreme Genital Goddess (CBT COVER)

Transient Suffering Through the Ergosphere out November 18 via Gore House Productions.
Pre orders can still be found at http://smarturl.it/Shop-CUFF

Links
https://www.facebook.com/CUFFLYFE
http://cuffmerch1.bigcartel.com
http://cuffmusic.bandcamp.com/

http://gorehouseproductions.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f45eaa9032861a54237c7e518&id=b93c5c13dd&e=b042390dce

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Metal / Cult Mongers Zine
« on: October 07, 2014, 11:06:17 PM »
Old school-ish zine, also supporting a distro and Metal Music Coin.

http://cultmongerszine.com/
http://metalmusiccoin.pw/

43
Metal / Advice for bands
« on: October 07, 2014, 02:13:03 PM »
Promoting your music in the metal scene is difficult because there is so much metal and, while the musical competence and production values have improved since the 1990s, content is generally bad and the result is that listeners tend to treat it all as about the same.

Getting a review

If you want your album reviewed, make an electronic press kit. This should include:

  • * An MP3 copy of your album, with correct track names including band name, album name and song name in both filename and ID tags.
  • * A large image of the front cover, preferably 1200x1200 pixels or larger, and a current band photo of the same size.
  • * In PDF, .docx, RTF or TXT form, a band biography including all contact information including social media and website presence for the band

When you contact us for review, do not ask if you can send the link; just send the link. Like other music sites, we have a "review stack" on which we dump the MP3s and then listen as we can. Remove as many barriers to this process as possible.

Most reviewers like to throw on the whole album, not selected tracks. This way, we hear all of what you have to offer. Most reviewers will listen to the first track until they find something that seems obvious, overdone, typical, random, etc. and then begin skipping tracks. They will listen to these subsequent tracks to see if anything grabs them in the first minute or less. For this reason, your first track should be something relatively compelling.

Things that turn reviewers off include obvious clones of existing acts that do not demonstrate their own content; if your band imitates a known style but has its own content, no one will mind. If your band imitates another band including content, you face a harder path. For example, a band that writes music in the style of Autopsy but clearly has its own ideas for song structure, riff form, melody, harmony and rhythm (including vocal hooks) will get more attention than a band whose only claim to fame is that they sound like Autopsy. Most people will prefer to just listen to the original. Reviewers also dislike lazy songwriting that falls back on known tropes, randomness which shows a lack of attention to quality, stupidity, textbook-derived technicality that serves no other purpose, and other artifacts which reveal a lack of purpose thus a lack of something clear to communicate. Be clear about why you are writing music and what you hope to convey, thus the experience and consequently emotion you hope to provide to the listener for their enjoyment.

Writing a press release

Unlike many sources, my attitude is that form is less important than clearly and concisely stating what your band is about and why you are offering up your music. The press releases that get glossed over are the ones that detail your successes as a commercial entity; that information is important for labels but not for reviewers. Better to tell us what connects an audience to your music and what inspires you and where you hope to be.

Include full contact information. Also include your band's presence on social media, the web, etc.

I suggest including a band statement as part of this, like a sample interview question. What's different about this new album or, if it is your first album, what does it shout to the world?

Proofreading never hurts but many of us are agnostic to spelling and grammar if the content is good. What will drive us away is a press release that looks like little thought went into it that also has no content other than "we're a local band looking for a label because we sound like a lot of other bands that made it big."

I also suggest having a YouTube link to a video with a sample song. You do not need to "make a video"; just put some cover art or a band picture on there and let the song stream. This way people can read for twenty seconds and listen for thirty seconds to tell if they think you have anything going on.

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Metal / Re: Eucharist
« on: June 30, 2014, 02:13:32 PM »
At the Gates used more impulsive rhythms with abrupt changes.

The tendencies that some have noted for the drums to quiet down during busy guitar parts but pick up during the repetitive ones would be familiar to any jazz listener, and by jazz I don't mean the lite-jazz-fusion crap that numu metalcore bands pick up on, but the old stuff. I think it's even older than that: constant drumming is generally brain dead, so musicians use it selectively, but it can't make a suitable sonic appearance when something else is the focal point.

Eucharist go for a very formal and logical sequence of introduced material that is the antithesis of the more chaotic lunge that At the Gates takes. It creates an austere and distant feeling like that in many prosperous middle class homes, and introduces a deathlike absence into it.

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