The Shack Blog

Words and things, mostly words.

New Music

I finally put up my review of Lil Peep‘s posthumous release, Come Over When You’re Sober, Part 2 (link). I just listened to the full-length debut from Arête and quite liked it — I’ll be putting together a review of it over the weekend and will likely buy it at the end of the month. There are a […]

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New Limp Bizkit Album Coming

Probably the best news of 2018 is that Limp Bizkit are set to begin recording their new album, the follow-up to 2011’s Gold Cobra, in the coming weeks. Apparently the recording process was supposed to be already underway, but the recent wildfires in California displaced the band and burned down some of their gear. I cannot wait […]

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Leaving Da Zone

I opted to cancel my Da Zone account for the time being. I’m actually encouraged by the network’s recent announcements regarding the content deals they’ve made for boxing and MMA content; I actually do see a lot of value in the service. The reason I decided to forego the $20 / month cost was that […]

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Upcoming Music Releases

Tomorrow marks the release of 3 albums I’m really looking forward to acquiring: Eneferens, The Bleakness Of Our Constant (link) Lascar, Wildlife (link) Ophidian Forest, votIVe (link) There are still another 2 whole months left in the year, and I am sure I’ll find another dozen albums or so that I want.

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A New Static-X Album?!

I was completely blindsided by the announcement (story) that the remaining members of Static-X have begun work on a new album. The band originally disbanded in 2013, and frontman Wayne Static died in 2014 — making the band’s demise rather final, one would think. Nevertheless, the band has revealed that there will be a posthumous release […]

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Lil Peep – Cry Alone

In what should come as totally unsurprising news, there is a forthcoming posthumous release from Lil Peep on the way, titled Come Over When You’re Sober Part 2. After hearing the “Falling Down” (link) collaboration with XXXTentacion, and then seeing “Cry Alone” (link) released, it seemed like something had to be coming down the pipe. The collaboration track […]

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Wintersun Was Amazing

I had fairly high expectations of Wintersun, given the quality of their 3 studio albums. To be mild about it, they blew any preconceptions I had right out of the water. They even managed this feat while missing one of their guitarists — due to delays with his Canadian work visa — and the use of […]

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Ownership In The Digital Era

If, like me, you’ve been online since before the term ‘Digital Rights Management’ (DRM) even existed, then the following should come as no surprise to you: Apple can delete movies you purchased from the iCloud at any time, and there is no recourse for the consumer. The story was detailed over at The Outline (link), […]

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Good Times Had By All

I went to see Ghost Bath supporting Abigail Williams last night, despite the fact I’d never heard of the latter and that Ghost Bath are the ones with the major label record deal. Regardless, none of that has any bearing on the music, which is the sole reason I go to these things. The entirety of the bill […]

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Digital Hoarding

I knew I had missed a few albums when I went through my collection of music CDs, and converted them all to MP3s, but I ended up missing about two dozen. I’m glad to be finally done, however, except it also reignited some completist urges — as there are a couple of gaps in my […]

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