• The Song To End All Songs

    8. Okt. 2010, 3:37

    Rules: Put your playlist on shuffle and write down the first 25 songs you get.

    1. The Medicine Wears Off
    2. Sharp Words
    3. Reaction
    4. Think
    5. Alibi
    6. Like Rain
    7. The Two Gates
    8. Wither
    9. Violet
    10. The Greatest Story Ever Told
    11. Constant Motion
    12. The End Complete IV: The Road and the Damned
    13. Nagasaki In Flames
    14. Writing On The Walls
    15. Tremors
    16. Plans
    17. Delirium Trigger
    18. New Day
    19. The Architects of Repulsion
    20. They Don't Call It the South for Nothing
    21. Prophets Of War
    22. The Caudal Lure
    23. Day Twelve: Trauma
    24. The War of All Against All
    25. Welcome Home

    Now take the first line from the first song, the second line from the second song, third line from the third song, etc. and put them in order below to make your scrambled song. If the song doesn't have enough lines, loop back to the beginning; like if you need the 22nd line but the song only has 15 lines, you start counting again with the first line and use line 7.

    See what I get
    I know the night is young
    And you can't hide
    Yeah, I know what you're thinking

    I fell apart, but got back up again
    Not enough, I'm alone with you
    One step away from your own dimension
    Turn the water into wine

    You take my breath away again
    What went on that night?
    I can never get enough
    No fear of what might become of me, my dear

    So feel your instincts open wide
    What they tell you to move on
    I've grown stronger, I can feel a change
    So I can dance, in your light, and to your rhythm

    You made a good friend, to me
    Subtle breakdown, for the one so free
    The serpent, the leader of the fallen
    I said I'd fight back, I didn't say that I'd fight fair

    A perverse request, they continue the same rhetoric
    There's some thing peculiar about the way you pay to save your soul
    Why should you care? You're doing fine
    I can hear her singing to me:
    "With sin, I condemn you!!!"
  • Pick some artist and answer some questions (Been a while since I did this...)

    22. Jun. 2010, 6:52

    Got this journal idea from "Aenimator", thanks dude.

    Okay, umm...
    Artist: ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead


    1. Are you male or female?
    Mark David Chapman

    2. Describe yourself.
    Prince With A Thousand Enemies

    3. How do you feel about yourself?
    Totally Natural

    4. Describe what you are thinking right now.
    How Near? How Far?

    5. Describe the place you currently live.
    Monsoon

    6. If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
    Luna Park

    7. Your best friend is...?
    Another Morning Stoner

    8. What would you ask for if you had just one wish?
    Fields of Coal

    9. You know that:
    Blight Takes All

    10. What's the weather like?
    Flood of Red

    11. If your life was a television show, what would it be called?
    Richter Scale Madness

    12. What is life to you?
    Mistakes & Regrets

    13. What is the best advice you have to give?
    Sigh Your Relief

    14. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
    Isis Unveiled

    15. When were you born?
    The Summer of '91

    Well there you go. Sorry to tell you this, but you'll never get back the 5 minutes it took you to read this journal. Congratulations.
  • What happens when I'm bored - some random shuffle thingy.

    3. Mai. 2010, 10:43

    (BTW: I got this journal idea from a guy called Korczyk, so cheers dude.)

    Name your top 10 most-played bands on Last.fm:

    1. Karnivool
    2. Mammal
    3. AC/DC
    4. Underoath
    5. Cog
    6. blink-182
    7. Ezekiel Ox
    8. Live
    9. .hinge
    10. Coheed and Cambria

    What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
    Possibly Carousel. It's certainly my favourite.

    What is your favourite album of 2?
    Well, The Majority. It's their only album.

    What is your favourite lyric that 5 has sung?
    I dunno, anything from The River Song. Awesome song.

    How many times have you seen 4 live?
    None, unfortunately.

    What is your favourite song by 7?
    Oooh, that's a hard one... I guess Machines.

    What is a good memory you have considering the music of 10?
    The first time I heard Welcome Home.

    Is there a song of 3 that makes you sad?
    No, they're all so damn upbeat and catchy.

    What is your favourite lyric that 2 has sung?
    "They call you faggot, nigger, bitch you're the minority!!!"

    What is your favourite song by 9?
    Somewhere between The ring of the Gypsy bitch, Tramstop, or The Scare.

    How did you get into 3?
    Well, I sort of grew up with them. It's hard not to know AC/DC in Australia.

    What was the first song you heard by 1?
    I think maybe Themata. It's certainly the one I remember the most.

    What is your favourite song by 4?
    I can't choose. I love anything from Define the Great Line and Lost in the Sound of Separation.

    How many times have you seen 9 live?
    Again, none. And I can't see them now...

    What is a good memory you have concerning 2?
    Moshing to The Aural Underground at about 9 o'clock at night and waking up the neighbours. Awesome times.

    Is there a song of 8 that makes you sad?
    Lightning Crashes. Very powerful song.

    What is your favourite album of 5?
    Well, there's only two to choose from... I'd say Sharing Space, just by a bit.

    What is your favourite lyric that 3 has sung?
    Sorry to be so Australian, but "It's a long way to the top if you wanna rock 'n' roll!!" just has so many good memories.

    What is your favourite song of 1?
    Oh, shit, I can't choose... Change (Part 1) is probably the most meaningful to me.

    What is your favourite song of 10?
    Welcome Home. Easily.

    How many times have you seen 2 live?
    Once, at the Annandale Hotel, with Jerricho. Very super awesome.

    What is your favourite album of 1?
    Themata. Just by a little bit.

    What is a great memory you have considering 9?
    Hearing The ring of the Gypsy bitch the first time. It was very awesome.

    What was the first song you heard by 8?
    I think Lightning Crashes or I Alone.

    What is your favourite album by 6?
    Probably the self-titled, has most of my faves from them on it.

    Well, about 20 minutes of pointless time-wasting it took me to finish this thing, so I hope someone cares.
  • Albums of the Year

    14. Okt. 2009, 0:57

  • Best Aussie Rock Albums (In No Particular Order)

    18. Apr. 2009, 1:38

    Best Aussie Rock Albums

    Karnivool - Sound Awake
    Mammal - The Majority
    Karnivool - Themata
    Cog - Sharing Space
    AC/DC - Back In Black
    Sydonia - Given To Destroyers
    .hinge - The Rise And Fall Of Living Great
    Rook - Add Colour
    Jericco - Jericco
    Karnivool - Persona
    Cog - The New Normal
    .hinge - Something To Adore
    Rook - Transitions
    .hinge - Gypsy
    Dead Letter Circus - Dead Letter Circus
    AC/DC - High Voltage
    Mammal - Mammal
    Behind Crimson Eyes - Behind Crimson Eyes
    Serenik - Serenik
    The Butterfly Effect - The Butterfly Effect
    Dead Letter Circus - Next In Line
    Elora Danan - In The Room Up There
    Mammal - Slaves/Nagasaki In Flames
    AC/DC - The Razors Edge
    Cog - Just Visiting
    Gyroscope - Sound Shattering Sound
    AC/DC - Black Ice
    AC/DC - Powerage
    Bushido - Mercina
    Twelve Foot Ninja - New Dawn
    Wolfmother - Wolfmother
    AC/DC - Let There Be Rock
    Karnivool - Karnivool
    Horsell Common - The Rescue
    .hinge - Outwards And Coming At Me
    Mere Theory - Catalan Atlas
    Gyroscope - Are You Involved?
    .hinge - .hinge
    hope here gone - Sleep Tonight
    Cog - Open Up
    Sydonia - (Man)ipulate
    Sydonia - Subordinate
    Sleep Parade - Things Can Always Change

    Note: Had to edit this 'cos my brother was being a retard
  • Top 25 Albums OF ALL TIME

    28. Mär. 2009, 1:45

    Timeless records.

    1. Mammal - The Majority
    2. Cog - Sharing Space
    3. Ayreon - The Human Equation
    4. Karnivool - Themata
    6. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
    7. Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
    8. Alice In Chains - Dirt
    9. Cog - The New Normal
    10. AC/DC - Back In Black
    11. Dream Theater - Octavarium
    12. Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
    13. Rook - Add Colour
    14. Sydonia - Given To Destroyers
    15. Tenacious D - The Pick Of Destiny
    16. Opeth - Blackwater Park
    17. Karnivool - Persona
    18. Opeth - Morningrise
    19. Blink-182 - Blink-182
    20. Behind Crimson Eyes - Behind Crimson Eyes
    21. AC/DC - High Voltage
    22. AC/DC - For Those About To Rock
    23. Self Is A Seed - Perspective
    24. Blink-182 - Dude Ranch
    25. Box Car Racer - Box Car Racer
  • Mammal/Jericco Live Show 14/3/'09

    15. Mär. 2009, 9:52

    Hey everyone. Just yesterday I went to a gig at the Annandale Hotel in Sydney. The headlining band was Mammal and the support was a band called Jericco. Both are quite underground Australian rock bands, so it was a pretty small venue. Now, all you people probably hadn't heard of either of those bands (I hadn't heard of Jericco either) so I'll tell you a little about them.

    About Jericco: there isn't much to tell. Their only release is a self-titled EP with six tracks.

    Track listing for Jericco EP:
    1. Jericco
    2. Always
    3. Sun
    4. Rujm (Pile Of Stones)
    5. Home (Where Did We Go Wrong)
    6. Dahab

    The 1st and last tracks are instrumentals. The 3rd track was released as a single.

    You can find Jericco's MySpace here.

    Mammal have a little more history.

    Despite only being around since I think '06, about 2-3 years, Mammal have already released one live album, 1 EP, 1 full album, and four singles (one being a sort of AA side release that can only be bought in CD form at live shows; otherwise they are digital only downloads). They also have a new live album, new live DVD,and new album coming up soon.

    Anyway, to their history. Their are a funk rock/alternative rock/progressive rock band from Melbourne, Australia. The singer's name is Ezekiel Ox, he has a couple of solo projects. Bassist is Nick Adams, drummer is Zane Rosanoki (I think), guitarist is Pete Williamson.

    These guys I did know before the gig; they had been one of my favourite bands for ages (along with other rock acts from Australia like Cog, Karnivool, .hinge, The Butterfly Effect, Rook, Gyroscope, Sydonia and many others). I really suggest you give them a listen here.

    Mammal's releases:

    2006 Mammal - (EP)
    2007 Vol.1 The Aural Underground - (Live Album)
    2007 Slaves/Nagasaki in Flames - (Digital Single)
    2008 Smash the Pinata - (Single)
    2008 The Majority - (Single)
    2008 The Majority - (Album)

    So, yeah, that basically concludes it. I had mad fun headbanging to my favourite Mammal songs; I brought the Jericco EP and got it signed by the guys; bought the digital single Slaves/Nagasaki In Flames, although I already had both songs, purely for the fact to get it signed (and that there was a live bonus track I didn't have; also it was only available on CD at live shows); AND I got two Mammal T-shirts for my brother and me. I also discovered Jericco, a great band. Have fun, guys!
  • BLINK-182 ARE BACK!!!!!!!!!

    10. Feb. 2009, 6:21

    Yes, that's right, it's official and has been official since two days ago (February 8th) so I'm probably not the first to write this kind of journal, but Blink-182 have reformed! It's the best news I've heard for a while, and I'm sure Blink fans around the world are feeling much the same as me. The good thing is: They have announced they have ideas for a new album and will be starting from where they left off: So to put it simply the new Blink album will probably be sounding like Angels And Airwaves except nowhere near as pretentious and, of course, with Mark and Travis, which makes a huge difference. I'm hoping that they will re-make some +44 and AVA songs: The War would sound good with Travis drumming and Mark singing some parts, at least from my point of view. And I would like to hear Chapter XIII by +44 re-made with Blink. But speaking of +44, the news is that, in accordance to the reformation of Blink they have "gone on hiatus", and if this "hiatus" is the same as Blink's, it might be a very long one, and might even be the official break-up. I mean, if Travis hadn't had that helicopter crash (which was extremely bad news as well, I almost cried) the Blink guys might never have started talking again. It's very sad news, but I suppose every up comes with a down, if you'll excuse the lame saying. It's a shame they couldn't have left the break-up 'til after the new album, which was apparently close to being released. But we might hear from them again one day. 'Til then, it's great that we still Blink. And apparently AVA are still running strong. It's a shame that +44 broke up and not AVA, but I suppose I can survive with Blink and AVA. I am certainly going to buy my way into a few of Blink-182's shows on their re-union tour, which will certainly be one of the best I will ever see. And I'll make sure I'm one of the first to get the new album, and I suppose that Blink may use some, or (hopefully) all of the ideas +44 had for their next album, and maybe some of AVA's that they didn't use. What would be great news, though, would be if David Kennedy actually JOINED Blink-182 as a permanent member, to play back-up guitar and maybe backing vocals. And I know, that's a big ask, but that would make my day. And my month. And most probably my year. I'm hoping the new album will have more songs like All Of This and Always and Asthenia, and less songs like Feeling This and Obvious, which I know are good, but don't really suit the alternative rock sound Blink began to show on their self-titled. Honestly, I don't know how I went five (or was it six?) years without a Blink-182 album, and I don't know how I'm going to go without +44, but I say again, this might not be the end of +44 forever. We may hear from them again. And Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker are having solo albums, which will most probably be worth a buy and a listen. I'm hoping the new AVA record will be more, let's say interesting (as in lyrically) and more advanced musically (as in more of the experimental stuff and less of the trying to make every song over five minutes. A couple of long songs are alright with me, but every damn song on the album? And especially with AVA, who seem to have a habit of making 2-minute long intros coughValkyrieMissileHeavencough, a habit I hope Blink will avoid). But now isn't the time for ranting (I never thought I'd say that, seriously, but then again I really never thought Blink would reform either) I guess I was wrong about that. So I might stay up all night listening to Blink-182 as a tribute, and I might do that every February the 8th as celebration, if I can remember. So I sign off, knowing that I was wrong in thinking Tom would refuse to talk to his former former friends forever. Goodbye everyone, and any anti-Blink-182 people or people who just hate me and want to complain, find someone else to annoy, I'm to overjoyed to give a s**t. Cya!
  • Some New Music I Have Discovered Recently

    1. Feb. 2009, 4:23

    Just as the title says, some new music I have discovered recently.

    Recent Artists:

    The Human Abstract: I only discovered this band today (01 February 2009) but I already have most of their stuff. They have one self-titled EP and two full-lengths (Nocturne and Midheaven). They are a progressive metal band who deserve more recognition. A couple of their songs are listenable on Last.FM so check 'em out if you enjoy listening to the likes of Tool.

    Sobriquet: I know there is more than one Sobriquet but this band is a five-piece progressive rock act with one concept full-length album called The Setting Sun. The way I see it they sound quite alike to Cog and Porcupine Tree. The Sobriquet page on Last.FM is shared with a few other bands but you can listen to them on their purevolume page or on their MySpace page.

    Athera: Another progressive rock band I have discovered while I was randomly looking around purevolume, Athera is a five-piece from NY who are definitely worth a listen. Very highly influenced by the likes of Coheed and Cambria and Shabutie, they so far have two demos entitled Athera Demo '06 and Athera Demo '07 respectively, you can listen to them on their purevolume page.
  • The Greatest And Best Gig Ever

    23. Jan. 2009, 10:46

    Just writing about what would be an aweesome gig.

    Take six bands/artists that should play at your show and determine their set lists:

    - The first one plays 5 songs.
    - The second one plays 7 songs.
    - The third one plays 7 songs.
    - The fourth one plays 10 songs.
    - The fifth one plays 13 songs, with an encore.
    - The sixth one plays 16 songs, with a 2 song encore.

    First: Porcupine Tree
    1. Gravity Eyelids
    2. The Sound Of Muzak
    3. Shallow
    4. Blackest Eyes
    5. Halo

    Second: Underoath
    1. In Regards To Myself
    2. Too Bright To See Too Loud To Hear
    3. Emergency Broadcast :: The End Is Near
    4. Returning Empty Handed
    5. Desperate Times Desperate Measures
    6. Writing On The Walls
    7. To Whom It May Concern

    Third: Sydonia
    1. Incoming
    2. C: Thirteen
    3. 3 Tongues
    4. Rubberbullet
    5. No Woman's Land
    6. Sorry
    7. Lonely Soul

    Fourth: Karnivool
    1. Box
    2. Some More Of The Same
    3. Themata
    4. Da-Reka
    5. Deadman
    6. Goliath
    7. Fade
    8. Set Fire To The Hive
    9. New Day
    10. Pearogram

    Fifth: Mammal
    1. New Breed Judas
    2. The Aural Underground
    3. The Majority
    4. Smash The Pinata
    5. Inciting
    6. Hell Yeah
    7. Think
    8. Bending Rules
    9. Hollywood Shrine
    10. Religion
    11. Mr Devil
    12. Nagasaki In Flames
    13. Burn Out
    -----Encore-----
    1. Groove Junkie

    Sixth: Cog
    1. Altered States
    2. Swamp
    3. Sharing Space
    4. Run
    5. My Enemy
    6. Town Of Lincoln
    7. Anarchy OK
    8. Silence Is Violence
    9. Are You Interested?
    10. What If
    11. The Movie's Over
    12. No Other Way.
    13. How Long
    14. Real Life
    15. Resonate
    16. Open Up
    -----Encore-----
    1. Bitter Pills
    2. Say Your Last Goodbye

    There. Awesome gig done. I would pay anything to go to that.