25 October 2007

The End of Gorgoroth?

Citing personal and creative differences, Gaahl, King ov Hell and Infernus of Gorgoroth have elected to part ways. Or, perhaps more accurately, King and Gaahl have decided to part ways with Infernus. This is according to news posted on the band's website on 22 October. This development, however, may not mean the end of Gorgoroth, as I and many like me originally feared; King and Gaahl have stated their intention to go forward with Gorgoroth's planned European tour, and to continue working together, according to a statement posted on 24 October.

Earlier today, Gorgoroth's two remaining members announced plans to join forces in 2008 with Hellhammer, who has probably played drums for half the bands in Norway by now. I have to wonder why they didn't try to recruit Frost, who was the batterist on Gorgoroth's most recent album. I'll bet he was too busy dicking around in Satyricon to be bothered. Kvitrafn would also have been a good choice, since he has played with Gorgoroth in the past, and works with King in Jotunspor.

At any rate, it's good to know that Gorgoroth is still kicking, regardless of who's pounding the drums.

16 October 2007

Dark Funeral Live DVD Now Available

Swedish Black Metal outfit Dark Funeral have released their first live DVD, entitle Attera Orbis Terrarum Part I. And quite a DVD it is; it features 39 songs from three different shows, among numerous other goodies. One has to wonder what Part II will entail! In keeping with true Dark Funeral fashion, the cover art is also pretty cool.

A trailer for the DVD is available on YouTube. This coincides nicely with the band's current tour of the United States (though, as is often the case, they've neglected to pay a visit to Seattle).

14 October 2007

Dentists, Like Lawyers, all go to Hell

From the New York Times:

Dentists’ incomes have grown faster than that of the typical American and the incomes of medical doctors. Formerly poor relations to physicians, American dentists in general practice made an average salary of $185,000 in 2004, the most recent data available. That figure is similar to what non-specialist doctors make, but dentists work far fewer hours. Dental surgeons and orthodontists average more than $300,000 annually.
Ah, I knew there was a reason I didn't like dentists. Aside from all the drilling and ceaseless injunctions to floss more, I mean. On the other hand, I have been considering getting my teeth whitened.

12 October 2007

Back In Business

I've been out of commission for a week or so while trying to get my computer up and running after installing some new parts. It took some time (and a fair bit of money, to boot), but now that that's taken care of, I can resume telling you things you probably already knew.

02 October 2007

Metalocalypse Season One DVD Out Today

Season one of the animated series Metalocalypse--the most brutal show in the history of ever--is available on DVD today. Of course, most people already know that by now (or at least they should.) There isn't much else that needs to be said. Go buy it. Now.

01 October 2007

New Ulver Album Out Today

Ulver's latest album, Shadows of the Sun, will be released today. I can't be entirely sure until I've actually heard the album, but I'm pretty sure it's going to be damn good. It is Ulver, after all. Some tracks from the album have been available for preview listening on Ulver's myspace, so go give them a listen if you're interested (as you should be.)

Hopefully I'll be getting a copy of this album soon.