Welcome The Dead is the debut album of ten songs that ruptures with proficiency, the Progressive Metal of Hunted. The Metal influences are easily detectable from the Progressive Metal sound that Hunted plays. Hunted is light years from being a copy-cat band, so rest assured you will be listening to a band that has taken such legendary Metal influences and carved out their own flaming ball of Metal originality.
Minus any keyboard atmospherics, Hunted remarkably pulls off an ambiance of Progressive Metal space that excels. The totality of musicianship and the vocals of Chris G carry Hunted in unison, combining for a band that plays extremely tight. While not radiating an over-polished listen in sound, there is an air of rawness to this album that many superstar bands are missing today. Hunted comes across as a band that planned this Welcome The Dead album a long time ago, in a Metal galaxy far, far away.
This is not an album you can listen to three times over and write about. Instead, Welcome The Dead is an album that needs to be digested for a month, enjoyed and continually savored. The melodic leads and solos that Steven plays are so flavorful, that I am launched into a world of swirling Metal highs because of my hearing them. Sounds sappy? Not to me. Emotion spills over from both this songs music and vocals.
If your going to make Progressive Metal songs that last this long, the key is to keep the emotion on high and never let up and Hunted does just that. This is Progressive Metal. An intro such as this sets the stage, mood and impending anatomy to the songs that follow.
Hunted plays as if they have been together for twenty years. Layered songs with clever lyrics, the enthusiasm and competence this band exhibits through their playing of these songs cannot be denied. Then again, Metal, Progressive Metal that is this grand, cannot be manufactured or served up fast-food style. Do yourself a Metal favor and click on that cool music video box below!
As with their Traditional Metal peers, the likes of Enforcer , Ravage and White Wizzard , to name a few , DarkBlack takes me down Metal memory lane to a time when bootleg and demo cassette trading was the norm.
Stop right there. Is there any Metal relevance you ask? Hell yeah there is! With that said, this Midnight Wraith EP does sound raw and absent of any multi-million dollar producer… and that is what makes this new release from DarkBlack all the more appealing to my Metal ears. If any Metalhead out there needs to be swayed into listening to Midnight Wraith , just revisit the first two Iron Maiden albums from the Metal yesteryear.
In a perfect Metal world, Metal is best when it stays underground … and DarkBlack seems to have tapped into those underground Metal vibes quite naturally. DarkBlack may not have their own Boeing jet, complete with a band mascot painted on it, yet what they do have is a Metal hunger in their playing and it comes right out at me through their songs.
All five songs on Midnight Wraith seem to lure me in, they are like Metal bait on a hook. The riffs, guitar leads and solos are memorable throughout all five songs, admittedly they are kinda hard to ignore. A streamlined speed and heaviness combined with a melodic approach is what DarkBlack has embarked upon. Absolutely nothing, is the correct answer.
The former triathlete smoked tobacco and marijuana while walking 10 miles a day, Amanda Roth says. F or years, Oregon has had the highest prevalence of mental illness , including addiction, in the country.
Housing instability is another big problem. In homeless populations, mental illness often coexists with drug use. A man played with a yo-yo; a woman sat crying on a curb. Outside of the White Bird Clinic where Ovid got his mail and services, a group of people sat on the sidewalk.
People appeared intoxicated, or in withdrawal. Some ate push-pop ice cream or hot dogs, drank Red Bull; others appeared in the throes of active addiction.
A Lane County Legal Aid study found that 80 percent of trespass and open container citations went to unhoused people. Ovid received three citations in , for trespassing, jaywalking and an open container. Yet Ovid feared the police. If police were to be avoided, so were other unhoused people. God is good. In , a homeless woman named Annette Montero was run over and killed by a garbage truck outside of First Christian Church Eugene, a place that had helped Ovid out with his tarp, coat and food.
The National Coalition for the Homeless estimates that about 13, people die on our streets each year in the United States. A small number, 37 in and 11 in , were homicide victims. And the scene, to me, just looked like somebody who was sleeping on the sidewalk, and incredibly vulnerable. And they were murdered brutally, and just left on the sidewalk to die alone. In between, they stored it in a grate under a tree. The parallels between the two assaults raise troubling questions.
Fruichantie, 60, presented at an emergency room at a. October 3 with a one-inch scalp laceration requiring five stitches. Whether Fruichantie received benefits is not known. Police say they investigated but found no pattern.
Sometimes there were thefts, she says; sometimes not. Disabilities including mental illness comprise only 2 percent of hate crimes, according to FBI data. There is no federal legal protection for homeless victims of bias crimes, says Eric Tars, legal director of the National Law Center for Homelessness and Poverty.
Oregon and Eugene are among 46 states and the vast majority of cities that lack such protections, Tars says. The Civil Rights Division of the U. Calls and messages to his spokespeople went unanswered. Kirkpatrick was found responsible for second-degree murder and second-degree assault; Simmons, for second-degree murder. Inside the nearly empty courtroom, Zachary Neal and Amanda Roth joined via streaming video from Las Vegas and Hollywood, anger and dismay clouding their faces.
Other participants included Kirkpatrick, Berger, Hasselman, other attorneys and juvenile justice staff. I wish it were me instead. Three weeks later, Simmons spoke in a similar video-based adjudication from Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility in Albany, wiping her eyes with a tissue, her hair in a bun, white cotton knit shirt buttoned to the top, voice trembling. All I can hope is someday I can save lives.
They could be released sooner. Or did two kids whose childhoods became social studies get a much-deserved chance at redemption?
In the last decade, a sea change has reshaped our understanding of adolescent brains, favoring a heavier weighting of adverse childhood experiences, adolescent brain science and trauma. In this case, Kirkpatrick, a month shy of 17, was adjudicated as a child. Many other states have similarly rolled back the tough love approach of the s. Tragically, we are facing possible rapid growth in our unhoused and mentally ill populations — and, experts say, growing numbers of attacks on them.
The family plans to scatter them at Sequoia National Park, after an Episcopal service. Healing may take longer. On a Facebook remembrance group, one man mentions the irony that Ovid, a former teen addiction counselor, was killed by teens battling addiction. What do a crew of talented musicians do when forced to serve at the pleasure of a notoriously cruel dictator?
They play like their lives depend on it. He began to pray. He did not have the keys, he told them. Is it really you? Suddenly, he was warmly patting the older man on the back. Its international claim to fame is the dire poverty of its citizens and its terrifying, bloody, seemingly never-ending wars.
Hundreds of thousands of citizens ran from their homes. Those who did not manage to escape were slaughtered, their bodies thrown in the river or stuffed down water wells. Aid workers watched helplessly as armed thugs took over the towns and villages, stringing human intestines across the roads as barriers — a gruesome warning to others to proceed no further. His fame probably saved his life. The prospect was exciting — but also terrifying. The anecdotes from his time abound with absurdities, stretching from the beginning to the end of his reign.
But it was a long time before he heard from the great leader again. That means that you are a nationalist at heart. As a teenager, Bokassa was educated in missionary schools and had initially planned to study for the priesthood, before joining the French Army when World War II erupted. Though Bokassa saw music as a diplomatic tool, he also loved it with an all-consuming passion that was obvious to all.
Upon landing, some of the musicians were so shaken by the experience that they ran away and hid, refusing to perform that night. I will sing with you. But it was far from all fun and games. We turned around and there were armed security guards standing behind us, gun barrels pointing.
It was very difficult. Though the pope, along with a multitude of other state leaders, declined the invitation, preparations for the coronation progressed full steam.
It was decorated with pearls, diamonds and rubies. I turned it over and over in my head. And afterward, it simply came to me, just like that. The dignitaries thought only of hiding themselves in their Mercedeses. Several years later, in , Bokassa returned to the Central African Republic, hoping to be forgiven and welcomed back. The displaced have since been forced to leave the airport and return to rebuild their destroyed homes.
Life expectancy is just 52 years — the shortest anywhere on the planet, according to the World Bank. In recent years, Russian soldiers and mercenaries have descended on the former royal palace, setting up training camps for soldiers inside the grounds, according to a CNN report. And Tropical Fiesta is playing once again. One night, I went to a show. The venue was in a garden next to a ditch, off the main road in Bangui. Lit up sparsely by a few functioning street lamps, it was guarded by a half-broken gate.
A balafon player began striking a few notes. Clutching large bottles of beer, the older men looked up at the stage with a faraway gleam in their eyes. The women, wearing figure-hugging dresses made out of colorful cloth, shook their hips languidly. Before long it became a party — families, friends sitting around plastic tables, chatting and waving away mosquitoes, while others invited friends and lovers to dance. Zokoko, who now heads Tropical Fiesta, was there, getting ready to sing, surrounded by friends and fans.
The violence in and around Bangui had died down, and the usual rhythm of life had slowly begun to resume. Yet the songs played on, people sang along, their eyes half-closed, smiling as if trying to spirit themselves back to a different era, before the country was riven by war and armed gangs. Alongside the music, a certain nostalgia for the era of Bokassa had emerged. In his time, we were the best in Central Africa, now we are the worst.
Those rulers who came after brought a lot more suffering since. Sometimes those requests are impossible to turn down. We are not politicians, we are musicians, but we want to give this ambi e nce of social cohesion, so that it comes back to us.
God knows, the solidarity between us will return. In , as part of a general amnesty, he was set free, having served just six years in prison. He found Bokassa both paternal and petrifying. T he Deke Duncan show on Radio 77 had it all — the latest hits, bouncy jingles, and a DJ who was born to be on the airwaves. In a new podcast episode from Snap Judgement and Narratively, Duncan, now 75, reveals how he made up the news, the weather, and even the commercials — and kept Radio 77 alive for over forty years.
C heck out an original Radio 77 show, recorded in He was joined by friends Richard St. His friends moved on, and his wife left him. The only constant in his life was his make-believe radio show, where he could slip on his headphones and enjoy his imaginary world. Somehow, he kept the station running, on and off, for forty years.
Our story starts around the 3-minutesecond mark of this episode. After my parents got divorced, Dad began a slow slide into isolation. Eventually he found consolation in the darkest corners of the web. Can I help him get back out? Photos of my brother, sister and I when we were younger are there too, along with drawings we made in kindergarten.
Beneath this green plastic being, mechanic tools litter the ledge. Dust covers everything: nuts, bolts, wrenches, ratchets, sockets and the pickle jar. As the years have gone by, its green color has blended into the water, giving the alien a murky appearance. The alien is isolated from the rest of the world by thin glass. Viewers can peer in and see its suffering. Someone could easily untighten the lid, pour out the water, and the alien would finally be free, but no one ever has.
Much like the alien trapped in the pickle jar, my dad has become trapped, not behind glass, but in his own mind. My dad is a conspiracy theorist.
Among other things, he firmly believes that aliens exist and that the government is keeping that fact from the public. This interest has grown to consume his thoughts, and his idea of reality has become distorted. Isolation, a lack of close friends and family, the internet, and poor influences have caused him to doubt the reality of the world. This network is destroying his life and relationships with those around him.
It is known as QAnon. QAnon is a far-right conspiracy theorist group with enough influence and reach that the FBI has called it a domestic terrorism threat. Its members were the driving force behind Pizzagate, the conspiracy theory that posited that Bill and Hillary Clinton were running a child sex-trafficking ring in the basement of a pizza parlor in Washington, D.
Since then, the child sex-trafficking ring conspiracy has grown to become an all-encompassing theory of global power, supposedly involving the Obamas, the Bushes, the Vatican, Disney, Hollywood, the CIA and many others — including the FBI , following the release of their document identifying QAnon as a terrorism threat. There have been other instances of QAnon members making headlines for acting on their beliefs. In Staten Island, a man killed a high-profile mob member because he believed he was a member of the deep state.
In Sedona, Arizona, a man vandalized a Catholic church because of his belief that the Vatican is tied to the deep state. And in Tucson, a man interfered with water tanks left out for migrants by a humanitarian group because he believed the water was left out for members of the deep state. She was detained for making death threats and found to have more than a dozen illegal knives. The storm had begun. During a Trump rally in Tampa, Florida, which was broadcast on all of the major news networks, QAnon followers stood behind Trump holding up a giant letter Q and signs in the shape of a Q imprinted with the American flag.
What is that? Eventually, he no longer saw Q posts on 4chan and wondered what happened to them. After doing some investigating, he found Q on the imageboard 8chan, an even more unruly version of 4chan where anti-Semites, homophobes, white supremacists and other hostile groups thrived.
But then 8chan disappeared from the web altogether. The real reason 8chan was removed from the web , in August , was because its network provider, Cloudflare, cut service after a mass shooter in El Paso, Texas, posted a racist manifesto on the site days before his deadly rampage — not the first mass shooting connected to 8chan.
The bread crumbs usually feature abbreviations and acronyms, which make them difficult for followers to decipher, while some information, Q followers say, is intentionally false. Now, the thinking goes, major news networks were being manipulated to cover up the fact that Hillary Clinton was in detainment. Nemos relates the Q posts to a game. Experimental rock , psychedelic soul. Song for Our Daughter. Chrysalis , Partisan. The Way It Feels. Mercury Nashville. Indie rock , new wave , post-punk , electronic.
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