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Musing on Music: Tonic Breed
I have a weird hard on for Norwegian bands. They are infectious. Like a good bacon sarnie, you can't just eat one, you have to have them every day. Satisfying. Happiness. Norwegian bands are like that. You can't just have one band. You have to collect them. They are satisfying. They are happiness. I came across Tonic Breed and their single Impossible is Nothing. I like the bass guitar. That's the first thing I noticed. I like that it's loud! So a massive thank you to Rudi Golimo for providing me with much glee. Then the headbanging starts. Then the stock euro-metal vocals come in. Patrik Svendsen vacillates between clean eloquent perfect diction vocals; which don't fit the song and singing with more of an edge, a slight grrrrrr that is more fitting. I put that down to his age, a babe of 22. Get this young man on the road in a people carrier playing several nights in front of a rabid metal audience and he'll get hair on his chest and his voice will take on that primal metal tone we all know and love. Impossible is Nothing is more pop metal. It's the metal you listen to during the day whilst dancing about your living room. I totally love the drum and bass break down in 3/4 of the way thru the song. That was wicked! Thomas Koksvik's guitar solo that follows is just sweet. The more you listen to the song, the more it grows on you.
Saturday evening just after 7:30 pm, the Phoenix Convention Center’s fire alarm system activated. The Convention Center takes these alarms seriously, and decided it was necessary to make an orderly evacuation of the building. The preliminary indication is that it was a false alarm and there has been no actual emergency. Technicians are currently checking the system along with fire prevention specialists from the Phoenix Fire Department. The Phoenix Convention Center made the decision to suspend programming for the rest of the evening, as the technical evaluation is completed. We will update you as soon as we get additional information. Phoenix Convention Center and Phoenix Comic Fest will hold a media briefing at 7 am Sunday morning at 2nd Street and Adams, in front of the Phoenix Convention Center West Building. We have met with the Phoenix Convention Center, security providers, and fire department officials. Phoenix Comic Fest will continue as planned on Sunday, May 27th. We anticipat…
On January 30, 2014, Lars Ulrich, Metallica's founder, driving force, mouth piece, and drummer took to the Reddit AMA for a sit down with his harshest critics. . . his fans. Lars Ulrich tends to polarize people, fans of Metallica or not. Either you love him or you hate him. There seems to be no in between. Indeed, Lars is has a strong personality. He says what's on his mind (at that moment). He's wickedly intelligent, privileged, bold, a bit daring, and he's a damn fine businessman. Those are the exact traits that cause people to NOT like him. I'm in the camp of "loving Lars". Every time I've met him he's been polite, funny, caring, and on a few occasions, a bit of a brat; which made me love him even more. Reddit users got to ask Lars any question they chose from the inane to the profane and everything in between. This is just a fraction of what Lars answered - the important bits.
Asked about songs from the Load/Reload, St. Anger material that has…