Wednesday, September 26, 2007
After being on the road myself for quite some time I finally went to a gig again last night and watched Dimmu Borgir in Cologne, it was a tripple package with Dimmu Borgir headlining and Amon Amarth and a band called Engel opening up. I have to say that I don't know anything about Engel, besides what the singer let us know... "We are not fucking Hatesphere, we are not from fucking Norway, we are Engel from Gothenburg and we have T-Shirts"... well, good to know... It was my first time watching Amon Amarth besides some short impressions on festivals and I really liked the band a lot, they played some cool songs, but since In Sorte Diaboli is one of my fave albums of this year so far they couldn't compete with Dimmu Borgir, at least not for me. The band played a killer show with a great mix of old and new songs and now I can't wait to go to more gigs again, it is nice to not be on stage for a change :-)
Gepostet von Marcus Siepen unter 22:05
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Over the last couple of years I saw many very stupid things happening in the music industry, and whenever I thought it can't get any worse I was proven wrong and somebody came up with another "brilliant" idea. The newest revolutionary develpoment still took me completely by surprise now and I still wonder who the hell had this creative idea... So far chart entries in Germany (as well as anywhere else on this planet) depended on album sales, so if a band sold many albums in one week it would have a high entry, less album sales meant a lower entry, but all this is history now since Media Control just "modernized" this old fashioned chart system for Germany. From now on it doesn't matter anymore how many albums you sell, now it only matters how much money you make with your sales, so if two albums sell the same amount of copies in a week, the one that was sold for a higher price will get the higher chart entry... You don't have to be a big prophet to see what this will trigger, forget about special offers or good prices for new albums, most record companies will raise the prices to get higher chart entries and then they will wonder why people still go for illegal downloads... I am really curious to see what they will come up with next...
Gepostet von Marcus Siepen unter 14:49
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Have you ever heard of the band Dethklok? They are the biggest, baddest and most famous heavy metal band in the world and soon they will take over world domination :-) If you don't know them yet, check them out at this link, I am sure you will love them.
Gepostet von Marcus Siepen unter 17:54