Wednesday, September 18, 2019

MUSIC: What's With Metallica - "The Black Album"?

"The Black Album"
There's quite a a lot happening in Thrash Metal right now with a lot of new albums coming out from classic Thrash Metal bands like Destruction, Sacred Reich, Sodom and Death Angel who are one of the hardest working Thrash Metal bands in 2019 and are continuing their touring into 2020 for their new album "Humainicide" with Testament and Exodus so watch out for "The Bay Strikes Back" Tour 2020 featuring Death Angel.

On the other end Slayer is wrapping it up this November and ending their touring career, I don't know why people tell me this but they say Tom Araya is dressed up like Sony Producer Rick Rubin with the hair and beard and stuff, personally I don't know maybe that is his influence, and they are releasing a two disc set this fall...Disc one is supposed to be a fictional movie made by Slayer and disc two is a Slayer concert on home video, not sure what that's about and they have only released some vague promo clips.

As a Thrash Metal fan it's great to see all that doing so well with the huge Death Angel tour and promotion out this year and heading into 2020 with Testament, Death Angel and I think Forbidden and other Thrash Metal bands might be on that. Like I have said before although I play Death Metal and I am mainly into Death Metal that is not the larger music category. 

I have always been a Thrash Metal fan first and they have way better song writing in Thrash Metal with more commercial appeal compared to Death Metal which is way harder music to play with more technical guitars which is why I do Death Metal. 

Death Metal however can not compare to the Lead Guitar of Thrash Metal although it is not as Heavy of a music category. Thrash Metal has always had way better song writing than Death Metal with better production and more commercial appeal and also unmatched Lead Guitar Parts and Solos that Death Metal can not compare to. 

I was just watching Metallica - "The Black Album" on VH1 Classic Albums and they have some good insight on that into the story of Metallica. The album is actually called Metallica self titled or "Metallica - Metallica" and the term "The Black Album" is just a nickname for the record like the Beatles white album.

So what's the big deal about "Metallica - Metallica"?

That album was Metallica's big break through record with music videos and radio airplay and at the time doubled their sales or more in many Countries according to older documentary material. So although Metallica lost many fans with their self titled album they gained way more fans of their commercial record and larger sales.

This record was produced by Bob Rock and they reviewed the album on the older show VH1 Classic Albums and offered some good insight into the creation of the album.

Recently Metallica have defended their sound on the previous record to "Metallica - Metallica" on their "..And Justice For All" album saying they did the best they could with the record. The music media has been giving Metallica flack for not having a large bass guitar sound on that record after the death of their bassist Cliff Burton in 1986.

Bob Rock explains all this on the show VH1 Classic Albums when they did "Metallica - Metallica". What is going on with the "The Black Album" is that after the death of Cliff Burton Metallica had a different bass sound on their album "...And Justice For All" and you can't really hear much of it or it just follows the rhythm and is just blended in on the record.

"...And Justice For All" was a huge selling record for Metallica which somehow lead to them using Producer Bob Rock who made them a larger record than that for radio and video play and also brought back Metallica's bass sound. 

On VH1 Classic Albums or clips from Metallica's Documentaries they used on the show Bob Rock says that Metallica didn't want to put more melodic parts in their music for radio play and MTV / Much Music and that he had to tell them they they didn't need to be embarrassed if Megadeth and Anthrax were making fun of them from Thrash Metal which he thought they were concerned about.

Metallica followed Bob Rock's advice to put the melodic parts in the album and put the larger bass sound back in it. What you have to understand is that the old bassist Cliff Burton used a bass style similar to Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler which not only followed the rhythm guitar but also had it's own parts to fill out the Metallica sound.

After the death of Cliff Burton Metallica lost those bass parts and this led to a void in their sound on the album "...And Justice For All" and they lost many of their original fans who criticize the record for not having a large bass sound on it although the album was super successful anyway.

Bob Rock brought back the bass sound they were missing for "Metallica - Metallica" and they agreed to do more melodic parts for radio and video play on television. Obviously, the correct decision for their band financially, apparently their sales doubled or more, to be determined, according to some documentaries because of the radio play and music videos with a more melodic sound gaining them mainstream attention. 

What happened with the record is they called it "self titled" and made a clean start with the album, Bob Rock explains on VH1 Classic Albums that he had to get the band to "let go" of the past meaning things like Cliff Burton and Thrash Metal to start over with a more melodic sound to advance the band and not worry about what other people think.

Metallica did that and Bob Rock put or helped to put the large bass sound on Metallica's new record and made it more melodic leading to more widespread mainstream recognition, radio and television play and doubling their sales making the band the most successful band to come from Thrash Metal while other bands like Megadeth and Anthrax never gained the same mainstream recognition while keeping a more regular Thrash Metal sound.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Heavy Metal Controversy: Was Their A Rivarly Between The Bands Death & Possessed

Why Was Band Leader Jeff Beccera From Possessed Shot?
Now I am just saying this to stir up controversy in the Death Metal community so don't take it too seriously, like I'm just trying to generate some hype or something like the Biggie / Tupac rivalry and maybe get Death Metal fans going and help promote the scene with controversial material.

Don't take this too seriously, I'm just making it up because that's kind of what it sounds like! 

Right to the point...Was Jeff Beccera shot in a cover for a robbery because he started the term "Death Metal" against rivals from around the band Death in the Heavy Metal scene?

I am getting this material from knowledge I have anyway plus the documentary "Death: Death By Metal" and a recent interview clip with Jeff Becerra on the creation of Death Metal from their new album promotional clips.

In "Death By Metal" they say Chuck Schuldiner went to Toronto to play with the band Slaughter (Slaughter - Strappado) and then quite, from research in music it shows that "Death - Scream Bloody Gore" the first album in the Death Metal music category used similar rhythm and drum tracks that appeared on the Slaughter album although they were cleaned up.

After this Chuck Schuldiner went to California and then made "Death - Scream Bloody Gore"  and included the almost exact vocal style on the record as Jeff Becerra from Possessesd.

Jeff Becerra says in a new interview that he met Chuck Schuldiner in California and that Chuck Schuldiner was showing him guitar riffs and "wanted to know everything from him about Possessed".

So after Chuck Schuldiner played with Slaughter he went to Jeff Becerra from Possessed, well after the "Possessed - Seven Churches" record was released, and did the same thing to him as he did to Slaughter, he got him to reveal all his information about how he made Possessed or something and then copied his vocals to add to the Slaughter rhythm sound. 

Jeff Becerra says in the new interview the Chuck Schuldiner played him early versions of the songs from "Death - Scream Bloody Gore"  and then told him "see he sounded just like Jeff Becerra" and that he made the band Death a "Death Metal" band in a new music category for Combat Records. 

Chuck Schildiner then added his own lead guitar to the songs along with Jeff Becerra's vocal style and Slaughter's cleaned up rhythm style to make "Death - Scream Bloody Gore".

Jeff Becerra then says that he was doing meth with Chuck Schuldiner and that Chuck Schuldiner was also on multiple hits of acid, so they were around drug dealers involved in crime who were dealing hard drugs like meth and acid. 

Shortly after this Jeff Becerra was shot in a robbery he says and that ended the band Possessed. After this he says "Death - Scream Bloody Gore" came out and Jeff Becerra says it was super successful at the time. However in reality it failed commercially and was closed by Sony in 1995.

My question is did people in the music scene shoot Jeff Becerra so that the scene around the band Death could be a "huge band" in Death Metal so they could steal the Death Metal term for the band Death and launch a scene off it?

I am not pointing fingers here and it is just a controversy but the people around the band "Death" have a bad reputation to deal with and are known for not fulfilling contracts being poor and not having gear plus apparently scamming and ripping people off.

So there seems to be crime and scams around the band question is was that the real cause of the shooting of Jeff Becerra from Possessed who was paralyzed in the attack? 

Was this a Biggie / Tupac type rivalry or something? 

Then other people used a robbery as a cover to shoot him to steal the "Death Metal" category and then back the band Death for Combat Records?

I mean people could have done that around the band Death to steal the term "Death Metal" and then make a "music scene" out of it to launch new bands in a scam, then they would promote Death to Combat Records in 1987 and try to get their bands on Combat after Jeff Becerra was shot from the music scene launched by Possessed when they tried to steal the "Death Metal Scene" by shooting him.

You be the judge, but it all looks a little suspect based on new Documentary footage.


Monday, September 16, 2019

Saudi Oil Attack: What Year Is This Story From?

Come Off It.
What year is this story from? I mean why do people think we are going to believe this crap. 

What are they running a story from 50 years ago or what? Do you know how out of date this news story is?

US Response To Drone Attack:

One Saudi Oil facility blew up or something or was attacked by "drones" in a remote Country in Africa, crippling the world's oil supply.

What do they think that we only have three television stations still? Come off it people we're not in the Middle East where this story is coming from.

Like this, let's say this was an would one oil facility in a different hemisphere attack cripple our oil supply on North America. Not only that we have our own oil, if anything this just shows that we need to expand our own oil pipes line inside the United States and Canada to have more local oil accessibility.

They are trying to say that the world's oil runs out of one office building in Africa and if it gets damaged our prices go up. News flash, that has nothing to do with Canada. 

Everyone knows that there are tons of oil refineries locally that are not affected by this. 

Then if this was Iran or Iraq through Yemen they are arguing about on the news that is the same thing over there that has been going on since the 1960's when Saddam Hussein rose to power in Iraq. Rebels there are continuously challenging for power in those Countries and they have no stability.

Plus it was a drone, come off it people how powerful could that have been? Like what a zero?

Then if the facility was so important why was it left open to small drone attack? Like, shouldn't they be guarding that locally. We're not talking about thousands of Scud Missiles here people it was a drone done locally, if it had been from further out it would have been shot down.  

Plus this attack comes just in time for the United States and Canada Federal Elections plus in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

I mean what year do they live in over there?

Do you really think that a small drone attack on one facility in a Country remote as Saudi Arabia on a foreign continent in a different Hemisphere has anything to do with Canada? It doesn't, plus no one cares.

I mean why do they think that our Countries are so weak here that one drone attack will affect global oil prices and the United States and Canada Federal Elections. 

It doesn't and no one cares about this 1950's mentality on the news with these attacks and fake policies. 

Come off it people, a done attack over there does no affect us at all. Then they use that to increase oil prices...well, arrest them then for fraud.

Like that is so fake you can't even believe it, we don't have the society here that they are claiming on the news in that story and if it is true then it depends on one contract from Africa for all the world's oil prices and three channels on the tv in the 1950's to pass it off.

Everyone knows none of that is real and it's fake news even if the attack was real. 

It is not possible to disrupt the world's oil supply with a drone attack in the year 2019 or interfere with our election processes in the United States and Canada. That is so out of date you can't even believe they would run the story.

Personally I think this is fake news and some kid of accident but who cares anyway because it has nothing to do with Canada because we are independent of Africa and do not rely on one oil plant there to maintain our Country, that is all fake even if the attack was true.


Friday, September 13, 2019

MUSIC: The Invention Of Thrash Metal

Hawkwind with Lemmy from Motorhead in the early 1970's
Now don't quote all this 100% as facts because I am just going from memory and putting my thoughts down on it. I am saying this because I recently watched two pretty new documentaries "Inside Metal: The Rise Of LA Thrash Metal" and "Death: Death By Metal".

On these documentaries they are talking about the invention of Death Metal and the invention of Thrash Metal, so some of this is fact and some is approximate... for now.

The invention of Death Metal came from the album "Death- Scream Bloody Gore", the band Death (Chuck Schuldiner) played with Toronto band Slaughter (Slaughter - Strappado) and then quit.  Chuck Schuldiner then made the album "Death-Scream Bloody Gore", which all failed on Sony and he later retracted having done the band to start the Death Metal category in association with Polygram, Sony and Combat Records.  

Combat Records was initially on a sub label of Polygram "Banzai Records", after Polygram closed Combat was bought by Sony and then in their last few years they released the first Death Metal albums then it failed and they scrapped it.

"Death - Scream Bloody Gore" was the first actual Death Metal record released and it was by Sony at the end of Combat Records who are known for releasing Thrash Metal albums originally as a sub label of Polygram.

So the the first Death Metal album "Death - Scream Bloody Gore" was one of the last albums released on the Combat Records sub label just before they were bought by Sony. 

The band "Death" was the big push from Sony to launch Death Metal around 1990 which failed and they scrapped it. 

That is super important in Death Metal and Thrash Metal, Sony bought Combat Records and tried to run it big and then it failed. At that time which was maybe only two years they released the last Thrash Metal albums on Sony/Combat including the Venom albums Welcome To Hell, Black Metal and At War With Satan and some other Thrash Metal Albums along with the band "Death-Scream Bloody Gore" at the end of the larger Thrash Metal attempt. Then they closed it all.

At the same time Sony also tried to launch Death Metal under the Sony/Relativity name which carried Earache Records and sold albums like "Bolt Thrower" from England on Earache Records.

Like is also known as Sony/Combat/Relativity. 

Relativity was the distributor "RED"  and they carried the Earache Records albums for a couple years under the name Sony / Relativity. 

Then they were also Sony / Combat which issued Venom and Death directly on Sony under Combat Records.

So Venom and Death was the big push for about two years around 1991 to sell Thrash Metal and Death Metal in the mainstream, Death was the big band they put out on Sony for the Death Metal category name which failed, then they closed it.

After this Sony closed Combat and scrapped Earache / Relativity and abandoned Death Metal. Leaving Earache Records on it's own as an independent Death Metal label.

However, before all that happened Sony briefly directly signed Carcass, Entombed and Napalm Death for like one album each, which also failed and they scrapped it and returned the bands to Earache Records around 1995 at the end of the band Death.
After this that was the end mostly of Thrash Metal and Death Metal on Sony and where the Sony Venom pressings came from in the early 1990's. The Death Metal albums they released themselves and the others through Earache Records were all scrapped at Sony at that time.

If you want to "get" what they are doing on "Death-Scream Bloody Gore" the rhythm sounds like a cleaned up and "tightened" version of the sound of "Slaughter - Strappado" with added technical lead guitar parts and solos, the vocals on the album sound almost exactly like the band Possessed from the album "Possessed - Seven Churches" where the name Death Metal first appears as a song name.

So the band Death on "Scream Bloody Gore" was also recorded in California where Possessed is from, they are using an almost copy of the vocals on "Possessed - Seven Churches" where the term Death Metal originated with a cleaned up version of the rhythm section of the album "Slaughter - Strappado".

That is why I like "Death - Scream Bloody Gore" for it's "cult value" because it sounds like the rhythm section of "Slaughter - Strappado" with the vocals of "Possessed - Seven Churches".

Now what about Thrash Metal?

You have to go back to the mid 1970's to find the origins of Thrash Metal, they say in the documentary the rise of LA Thrash Metal they don't know who invented the term Thrash Metal but it comes from Neat Records and Venom in England around that scene and is British slang for "headbanging" meaning they are "thrashing around"...supposedly.

So Thrash Metal comes from British slang around Venom and Neat Records in England in like 1979.

They also say in the video that the term Speed Metal was around at the time before Thrash Metal. Now stop because this is the main story of this blog post.

The term Speed Metal according to the story comes from Lemmy from Motorhead.

That is just the legend of the origins of Speed Metal...The term Speed Metal comes from the song "Kings Of Speed" written by Lemmy when he was in Hawkwind according to Lemmy himself. "Kings Of Speed" is a Hawkwind song that supposedly launched the Speed Metal category.

The story is that when Lemmy was in Hawkwind he was addicted to methamphetamines "Speed" and wrote the song "Kings Of Speed" then Lemmy was kicked out of Hawkwind for being on drugs all the time in like 1975.

Lemmy played bass and sang vocals on three Hawkwind Records "Doremi Fasol Latido" (1973) , "Hall Of The Mountain Grill" (1974) and "Warrior On The Edge Of Time" (1975) all on the Record Label United Artists.

Hawkwind - Kings Of Speed:

After this Lemmy formed Motorhead and their is also two early versions of the song by Hawkwind and one by Motorhead on their first album "On Parole" which sounds like heavier Hawkwind.

Hawkwind  - Motorhead with Lemmy on bass and vocals:

Motorhead - Motorhead from "Motorhead  - On Parole" :

How Motorhead got their "Speed Metal" sound by mixing Hawkwind with Punk music. That is the invention of Speed Metal and Thrash Metal. 

Cronos from Venom worked at Neat Records or a Recording Studio for Neat Records or something in the 1970's and when they started Venom it was originally a "heavy metal band" like Motorhead.

Neat Records then added the heavier Punk sound with the Motorhead influences with Cronos singing and called it Thrash Metal which was released on the first Thrash Metal Record "Venom - Welcome To Hell".

Neat Records was formed to release the "New Wave Of British Heavy Metal" that is bands similar to Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. Neat Records put out stuff like Diamond Head and them which were smaller versions of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest along with the launch of Thrash Metal.

The "New Wave Of British Heavy Metal" was only three years long until 1981, then after that it was just called Heavy Metal...that's the bands Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and also Def Leppard.

Other bands like Diamond Head got buried because the the larger Thrash Metal scene that took off by 1985 with Metallica and Slayer.

After that back in Los Angeles Metallica formed based on bands like Diamond Head and Venom...Heavy Metal and Thrash Metal.

So Metallica launched off the Venom Thrash Metal album "Welcome To Hell" in Los Angeles and San Francisco with bands like Megadeth and Slayer. That killed smaller Heavy Metal bands like Diamond Head that were not as popular, at that time Motorhead also massively took off in the 1980's Heavy Metal scene with Venom, Judas Priest, Motorhead and Iron Maiden.

That is all where Speed Metal, Thrash Metal and Death Metal came from according to the stories, legends and actual album releases.


Thursday, September 12, 2019

COMMENTARY: Death By Metal

Death: Death By Metal?
I decided to make this post a commentary instead of a metal review because this is more of a personal opinion on the band Death instead of a review of a home video. Death - Death By Metal is the story of Vocalist/Guitarist Chuck Schuldier's band Death.

I watched the video for free on Roku or something which currently has a bunch of heavy metal videos on it so this is just a summary. To be fair I am not disrespecting the person Chuck Schuldiner and I am only providing a personal opinion on the story of the band Death.

Being around the metal scene since about 1988 when I was a kid at the time "Metallica - One" came out I have seen a lot of bands and promotions, back then "Metallica -...And Justice For All" was a huge record, just keep that reference in mind for what I am talking about.

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The main point that I got from the documentary is that the band Death was actually way smaller then it is proclaimed in the heavy metal community and only lasted for eight years from 1987 - 1995. For me I have always been a fan of their first album "Scream Bloody Gore" which was only out for two years when I got into extreme music.

What I am saying is that the legend of the band in the music community is greatly over exaggerated and never actually existed but the band was largely promoted in Heavy Metal magazines at the time and they also went by the name "Death" in Death Metal which kind of automatically makes it a large band at the time.

Researching the content from their own Documentary it shows that the hype behind Death was only in printed magazines at the time and the band has a close connection to Heavy Metal Magazines which probably over promoted the band Death because of their name. 

In fact what I believe after watching the video and from personal experience in the Music Community is that the band Death was directly connected to music publications and one of the main bands to be promoted with Thrash Metal in the 1980's on Combat Records.

As a person Chuck Schuldiner seemed deeply connected to the printed publications in the music community at the time which over exaggerated the band Death in their own words in the documentary. 

The "business" of the band Death, meaning the business selling their products, has a strong connection to metal magazines including Decibel Magazine today and bands like Terrorizer from the Florida Death Metal scene, who promote Death, Terrorizer and other smaller acts in their printed material that never made it in Heavy Metal, like they are promoting from a business perspective.

Those companies (labels and magazines) and bands are widely known as having a bad reputation and being difficult to deal with including the band Death as described in their own documentary. 

The band Death started in 1983 but didn't really become active until 1987 and only played as an actual band until about 1995.

The band also had a revolving door lineup and Chuck Schuldiner was know for cancelling concerts and dropping out of tours and not being reliable as described in their documentary. I'm not criticizing the band members who played in Death who have gained large recognition on their own in the metal community, only the band Death itself from a business perspective.

Chuck Schuldiner was in fact known for quitting all the time and firing his band members at any given time and there is almost a completely different lineup on every record. What I am saying is that Chuck Schuldiner was directly connected to music magazines and the other larger named members briefly appearing in the band made a large name for themselves off his connections to music magazines.

So he was influential in printed  media and I think the band was over hyped. 

Now I am just saying this approximately because I just watched it so verify the facts yourself if you want to. 

The actual band Death has been broken up for almost twenty four years according to the documentary since 1995 and only made six records. Then they cancelled many tour dates and are credited for having played 485 shows between 1984 and 1998 most of which took place in the United States only for their album "Spiritual Healing" and most of their tours were only 30 to 60 days, like one or two months a year.

My point here is that yes Chuck Schuldiner was a great musician but the band Death never actually did anything. 

In fact Chuck Schuldiner started in the band Slaughter from Toronto, Canada in the scene I play in around where I live at and quit and played with many musicians in the United States, he returned to Florida and made Death and did the record "Scream Bloody Gore" right after leaving Slaughter.

On that record he took the influences from the band Slaughter from Toronto and made the "Scream Bloody Gore" album and to me makes the record directly influenced by Slaughter. What I am saying is that Chuck Schuldiner's influences for his "death metal sound" came form the rhythm section from the band Slaughter and then he added his lead guitar sound to make the band Death.

That is probably why "Scream Bloody Gore" has always been a classic to me because of it's Slaughter influences. All this has been overlooked in the music media which plays to the over promoted story of the band Death based on it's connections to heavy metal magazines which cover Death over other acts like Slaughter.

In fact at the time in 1987 when Death actually came out that was at the same time as Carcass and Napalm Death from England making bands like Carcass larger than Death at the time in the late 1980's however Death was signed to Combat Records and Sony and Carcass wasn't and appeared on the independent Record Label Earache Records.

What this shows me just as a reference point is that band Carcass around 1987/1988 was actually a larger band than the band Death but had no large magazine promotion behind it like Death did or connections to Thrash Metal, Combat Records and Sony like Chuck Schildiner must have had.

What I am saying is that Death owned the name "death" in Heavy Metal music and had connections to Combat Records, Sony and music magazines at the time in the United States and the bands name and reputation was over exaggerated, while larger bands like Carcass remained on a smaller independent label.

My opinion of that is all based on the material presented in the documentary "Death by Metal" the documentary about the band Death.

Here are two stories form the video that document these facts. 

Death only played one major tour around their third record in 1990 then Combat Records closed when Banzai Records was shut down by Polygram but Combat beiefly appeared on Sony before being permanently shut down. That was at the time they were hyping Death with their name and logo, after that Death practically quit.

What I mean is that it seems they spent tons of money from Record Labels to make a name for Death and everyone saw their large promotion at the time but the band never made it. Today though it still has widespread recognition and a small cult following being broken up for over twenty years and only eight years of active playing. 

Then the whole thing behind Death is that is was the "prototype" band to get the music category started from Polygram and Combat Records and it was hype that never went anywhere which is what people recognize today. 

The second larger thing is that around 1995 I think is when the actual band ended. From the story in the documentary the band apparently seemed to have no money or gear.

It is not clear in the documentary but from what I can tell is that a promoter from Europe had to pay for the bands musical gear and equipment to get them to do a European tour which they had to ship to Europe to play the tour. 

The band went to Europe then they said they all got sick on the tour and had to go to the hospital, which is a reoccurring theme around the band Death, and quit the tour..again. Which was a regular occurrence from them, after this the Promoter put  a lien on their band gear and it was repossessed and they lost all their gear because the promoter lost his money trying to tour the band Death.

A short time later that was the actual end of the band.  

After this you can see Chuck Schuldiner getting sick from a brain tumor which he died from in 2001 in the stories in the documentary. 

First he started firing band members saying they were "disrespecting his music" meaning what? The legacy of it for after he died?

Then he started saying he should not have called the band Death because he was probably dying or something and said he should have done clean vocals and called it something else. Then he did not want to be called Death Metal, probably because he was dying.

Then he began calling the record label and complaining that they were calling him Death Metal in magazines and he didn't want to be called that any more and he broke the band up.

Then he changed the name of the band to Control Denied, probably meaning he denied the labels control of his name. Then had clean vocals with a new vocalist done on the record.

Nuclear Blast Records agreed to release Control Denied if he agreed to do another Death record which he did and it was their last record. The Control Denied record was called "The Fragile Art Of Existence" which again is another reference to his own mortality and death.

The last Death record in 1998 was called "The Sound Of Preserverence" which is again another reference to his illness and own mortality saying he is trying to survive and preservere or something. 

In fact in the documentary they said that the band was actually broken up in 1995 and that Chuck Schuldiner did not participate in the actual recording of the last two two records and that the last Death Record was in fact Control Denied material that he sang on.

They said that he did his tracks separate and the rest of the band members and studio did those last two records without him (Control Denied and Death - The Sound Of Perseverance) while he was in a hosptal bed sick.

They also said that he fell ill and had to be hospitalized both times during the recording of his last two records after 1995 and it was not even the band Death which ended in 1995. They just tried to do two more records while Chuck Schuldiener was dying in the hospital, they even had to play him the songs over the phone in his hospital bed so he could hear the final recordings.

In fact he was still trying to go on tour they said while he was in the hospital with partial paralysis on his left side from a brain tumor and he was saying he was going to go on tour but canceled because he was partially paralyzed.

A sad ending for anyone, obviously.  

My point here is that many excellent musicians came form the band Death according to their biography but were all fired through out the bands six actual albums. 

The band Death although it has a small cult following never actually made it in Heavy Metal.

In their own words and with interpretation and knowledge of other facts in the music industry like I have you can plainly see that the band Death was used as their name for a "prototype" band to help launch the Death Metal Category in the late 1980's and most of the work was done in printed magazines around 1990 for the bands third record that never made it.

Companies like Polygram, Sony and Combat Records seemed to put a large amount of money into over promoting the band using the name Death in printed magazines along with their logo, the name Death was later retracted by Chuck Schuldiner, then Polygram closed, Sony dropped Combat Records and they closed and what is left was just the hype from the larger labels trying to make a name for the band in 1990 but they never in fact made it in music.

So in reality the band Death was just a large promotion around 1990 from Polygram and Sony like as an advertisement to promote the Death Metal category as a "prototype ad campaign" which is why everyone recognizes the name in Heavy Metal but in fact according to the "Death By Metal" documentary the band never actually made it, couldn't tour, had no money and was a prototype band scrapped by major labels leaving only name recognition from the early days of Death and Thrash Metal from ads they ran in printed magazines that was later retracted by Chuck Schuldiner who said he should not have even done the band.

An interesting story and I am a fan of the first Death album "Death - Scream Bloody Gore" for it's cult value and connection to Slaughter from Toronto (Slaughter - Strappado) which seems to be it's main Death Metal sounding rhythm guitar influences on the record. 

I recommend watching this video if you are a Heavy Metal fan and you can plainly see that the band Death was just an ad campaign from Polygram, Combat Records and Sony to see if they could run a music category off the name "death" used for a metal band...which was later scrapped and retracted.

Really though the band Death never actually happened although they released six "actual" records and like two after they ended the band. That was only like eight years long for the actual band's activity and broken up twenty four years ago.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

CANADA: Federal Election Called In Wake Of Atlantic Canada Hurricane

Federal Election Called In Wake Of Atlantic Canada Hurricane
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Halifax this week where I live to size up the Hurricane damage and offer support to Atlantic Canada in wake of the disaster.

Right away, a Federal Election has been called in Ottawa after the Hurricane as Justin Trudeau seeks to win a second term as Prime Minister in in the wake of the Hurricane offering support to citizens in Atlantic Canada for hurricane disaster relief I am assuming.

Prime Minister Trudeau Visits Halifax:

Federal Election Called In Wake Of Atlantic Canada Hurricane:

I think this is a good move for Prime Minister Trudeau as many Canadians have deep ties to Atlantic Canada and work in other parts of the Country. 

Voters will see this as a good move by Prime Minister Trudeau as the competition last I heard was Alberta Premier Jason Kenny who has run a failed campaign in Alberta and cut Library funding while Nova Scotia has implemented new library programs including free public internet, cel phone charging stations and television which many people used during the Hurricane fall out to watch the news, recharge cel phones and use the internet like myself while Alberta has cut those library funding programs. 

Issues like Hurricane Disaster Relief funds in Atlantic Canada are neither Conservative or Liberal issues so it was great to see the Prime Minister here to offer support after the Hurricane. 

If anything we could use some of those Liberal funds they are spending so freely to help us fix the Province after the hurricane and offer Hurricane relief and aid to citizens in the Province. I see this as a good move and good timing for the Prime Minister as all of Canada waits to see the Hurricane recovery efforts from the Federal Government in Ottawa.

Hopefully this will lead to new library funding improvements and aid for disaster relief in Canada starting with my City here in Halifax because we could use some of that new funding today to help us recover from the Hurricane and implement new relief programs like library and disaster relief services.


The Business "Sobeys" From Canada Is Not Even Possible

Listen to this the business Sobeys form Pictou County, Nova Scotia is not even possible.

I worked there when I did my Project Management Certification hours just after I graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 2005.

Before that they were well known for having a failed SAP Computer System implementation, when I was there I working directly on the design of their SAP System and we had two successful implementations when I was working on their core functionality.

Then when I finished my certification hours their old staff tried to steal my work and cancel my promotion and run my projects from their desk and have me as some kind of secretary making their job for them while I didn't get paid for my promotion and then they cancelled project credit hours which is not even real and I quit.

At the same time they "sued" the Nova Scotia Government over the Sunday Shopping Referendum and the Court awarded them the case over the voters of Nova Scotia which is not even real.

After that they sold all their movie theaters and were bought by Cineplex. 

Then again they lost billions of dollars in failed computer integrations when they bought the store "Safeway" in Western Canada and couldn't get their business integrated, that might have happened twice since then I can't remember.

After that they had a bunch of layoffs and then offered "employment counseling" for fired staff who they wanted to go back after they laid them off to help them with job training to find new employment at other businesses for free, not paid after they were fired. All in the news, like they represented the Unemployment Office for fired staff at their business.

Then recently they opened new stores called "Freshco" by delaying credit payments to suppliers so they they could sell the food in discount stores before they paid their debts back, so they got credit and then delayed the payments to open to new stores and sell the food discounted before they even paid for it.

Then they made two hours per week in their stores or something "sensory friendly" for autistic people by turning the lights down a few hours a week so that autistic patients could shop there with the lights tuned down so that it wouldn't bother their senses. 

Then they started manufacturing their own vegetarian hamburgers.

After that they announced they were no longer carrying plastic bags in their stores and now customers have to carry food home in paper bags or something.

Then they are saying all this stupid stories on the news. 

Now today they are saying that their food in their warehouses didn't go bad during Hurricane Dorian because they moved all the perishable items out of their warehouses and stored them in refrigerated trucks with gas powered generators during the hurricane with no notice during a power outage when everyone was at home, plus that never happened at the retail stores because everyone was down there and they were closed with the power out.

That's to get people to keep buying food from their meat and frozen foods sections when it is probably bad from the power outage from the Hurricane.

I have never heard of a "business" in my life to have any of those things happen real or imaginary like they have at "Sobeys".