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  • A Year’s Reflection On Katatonia

    A Year’s Reflection On Katatonia

    Katatonia was formed in Stockholm Sweden in 1991 by Anders Nystrom and Jonas Renkse. I was a late comer, having not heard them until 2009 and their 8th studio album Night Is The New Day. I would certainly have become a fan years before had I...

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  • Book Review: “Feral” by George Monbiot

    Book Review: “Feral” by George Monbiot

    George Monbiot is a British writer and champion for environmental and political activism. He writes weekly columns for the British daily newspaper The Guardian, and also has written a number of books. After earning a Masters of Arts degree in zoology from Oxford he worked...

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  • My 30 Years as a Metal Head (part 3)

    My 30 Years as a Metal Head (part 3)

    I want to close out this series with a list. I’m a lists kind of guy, but in the end this is all about personal tastes. Also, I openly acknowledge that such a list may be for my enjoyment more than being helpful or perhaps...

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  • Album Review: Wayfaerer “In The Name Of Emptiness”

    Album Review: Wayfaerer “In The Name Of Emptiness”

    Ukraine-born, and long-time U.S. resident and citizen Alex Shalenko is a veteran in the American metal scene. I first met Alex years ago when he fronted his band Midgard in Colorado. What always has struck me about the guy is his pure, honest passion for...

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  • My 30 Years as a Metalhead (Part 2)

    My 30 Years as a Metalhead (Part 2)

    THE ALBUM THAT CHANGED MY LIFE 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Metallica’s acclaimed, genre defining release of Master Of Puppets. This also comes with its recent induction into the Library Of Congress -the first metal album to achieve that. With that distinction alone I...

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  • Album Review: Last One Left by William Howard Hope Jr.

    Album Review: Last One Left by William Howard Hope Jr.

    Will was like a brother to me. Our friendship had its ups and downs over the years, but the adversity only made us stronger as we grew older. Will was a very private man and kept a lot of the details of his life to...

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  • My 30 Years as a Metalhead (Part 1)

    My 30 Years as a Metalhead (Part 1)

    2016 marks my 30th year of being a metalhead. Some may wonder why I would advertise that, much less write about it. Well, that is pretty simple: The music has brought me more joy over the years than many other things in life. When other...

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  • Kid’s Art

    Kid’s Art

    Young children can be funny artists. Some stuff is downright terrible in a “why even bother” way (we can’t all be M.C. Escher), but others are staight-up hilarious. Here are a few that I’ve found during my “travels.” (I’ve enhanced some of them to bring...

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  • Best Photos Of 2014

    Best Photos Of 2014

    My first goal in photography is to capture things I have not photographed before.  The second is to just get quality shots.  I have a good eye for photography, but not the technological patience to become exceptional at it.   I just keep an eye...

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  • Album Review: “Pale Communion” by Opeth

    Album Review: “Pale Communion” by Opeth

    For many years Opeth had been my favorite band, but since their last two studio releases, I can no longer say that. In fact, this new artistic path the band has been on removes them from my current favorite bands list. However, due to the...

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