• Arkona / Illness – Split 7” EP

    13 Aug 2015, 16:32 by GothicBowie666

    Arkona / IllnessSplit 7” EP

    Arkona Illness

    Het Poolse Arkona en het uit Noorwegen/Polen afkomstige Illness, brachten eind vorig jaar een gezamenlijke split 7” uit. De opname werd in beperkte oplage (300 exemplaren) op de markt gebracht. Geen van beide groepen zal bij het grote publiek een belletje doen rinkelen: een beknopte introductie lijkt me dan ook op zijn plaats. Arkona – niet te verwarren met de vrolijke folkdeuntjes van de onder dezelfde naam opererende Russische groep – ontstond ruim twintig jaar geleden. Een resem aan demo’s, albums en splits later; lijken de Polen wat aanhang betreft nog steeds voornamelijk op de ondergrondse scène aangewezen. Vorig jaar streek het viertal in onze contreien neer: Throne Fest te Kuurne werd toen aangedaan. Laten we naar Illness overschakelen. Het Noors-/Poolse samenwerkingsverband beschikt over een opmerkelijk logo, het zou niet misstaan in de rubriek Completely Unreadable Band Logo of the Week van een niet nader genoemd webzine. …
  • Pat Robertson says Alzheimer's makes divorce OK

    17 Sep 2011, 04:03 by Milkshake8
    Pat Robertson addresses a Faith and Freedom celebration, in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000. (AP / Gene J. Puskar)
    Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson told his "700 Club" viewers that divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer's is justifiable because the disease is "a kind of death."

    During the portion of the show where the one-time Republican presidential candidate takes questions from viewers, Robertson was asked what advice a man should give to a friend who began seeing another woman after his wife started suffering from the .

    "I know it sounds cruel, but if he's going to do something, he should divorce her and start all over again, but make sure she has custodial care and somebody looking after her," Robertson said.

    The chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network, which airs the "700 Club
  • 2 or more bands on have identical name (Last UPD 01.01.2012 )

    3 Jan 2011, 13:40 by Food_For_Cat

  • A Running Tally, Phaze III - 2010

    7 Dec 2009, 14:37 by Bromadrosis

    Didn't do one of these for 2009 on That was a mistake. Time to get back to work.
    Principle is the same. All new releases I hear will receive a score out of 100. Updates will happen periodically. Scores may evolve slightly over time, though there won't be any big jumps.

    Scoring table:

    [100] = If it comes to a choice between buying a pill that'll cure your child's cancer or this, buy this.
    [90-99] = Essential. Create an unholy army of flying zombie monkeys to help you obtain this!
    [80-89] = Excellent shizzle, recommended to all. Unless, of course, you're a poothead with vile taste in music stuff.
    [70-79] = Still pretty good, if somewhat unremarkable. Mostly only for fans of the band/genre.
    [60-69] = Maybe you'll like it, maybe you won't. Approach with caution and keep your finger hovering over the button that releases the hounds.
    [50-59] = Mediocre. Only for the true collector with more money than good taste.
    [40-49] = Horse manure by any other name... But hey, at least you got a spare jewel case now.
  • Smalltown America Newsletter - July 2009

    22 Jul 2009, 18:35 by guntrip

    We hope you are all well and enjoying festival season. Lots of news to report - let's crack on with a roster roundup:

    And So I Watch You From Afar

    Instrumental juggernauts - And So I Watch You From Afar - are headlining Belfast’s Ulster Hall on December 18th 2009; we will be releasing an EP of brand new material at the show.

    Tickets for the Ulster Hall gig are available now, priced at £8 advance. They can also be purchased from the Waterfront Hall Box Office on 028 9033 4455 and from The Ulster Hall. Full supporting line up to be announced soon, so keep an eye on the website for more details.

    Since the album release, ASI've toured relentlessly around the UK, hit up Germany in support of stoner behemoths Clutch and levelled festivals across Europe (inc. the Oxegen Festival, the largest in Ireland). Next weekend will see the four piece headline Northern Ireland's very own and much loved Glasgowbury Festival in Co. Derry, topping a bill of the best of the Irish rock fraternity including In Case Of Fire…