Wednesday, November 15, 2006

More on the Mike Turner (Decrepit Birth) case

Wow, this is really fucked up and sad... Sounds like Mike Turner (ex Decrepit Birth) might spend life behind bars, which he deserves if he is guilty. However, Turner is yet to be charged with these crimes.....I need to go to sleep, later. Stay Metal, Stay Brutal and Stay Sane-Tee \m/ -l-

FROM a bulletin on Myspace.com.

Date: Nov 15, 2006 3:20 AM
Subject More info about MIKE and DECREPIT BIRTH...
Body:  

REPOST IF YOU'D LIKE TO.....


Man arrested on suspicion of child molestation
By Maria Jose Vinas
Sentinel correspondent
A 27-year-old homeless man arrested Friday on suspicion of molesting two girls and an adult woman could face life in prison, the District Attorney's Office said Monday.

Prosecutors likely will file charges against the man today, prosecutor Jeff Rosell said. He remained in County Jail on Monday on $450,000 bail.

Deputies said the man, arrested in Santa Cruz, videotaped himself inappropriately touching two young girls and an adult female while she was unconscious.

Deputies have recovered an undisclosed number of videotapes of all of the acts and are searching for more, sheriff's Sgt. Robin Mitchell said. Deputies believe the alleged molestations happened between 2002 and 2006.

Mitchell declined to give specific details about what the suspect is alleged to have done to the children or the woman. She also declined to give the ages of any of the alleged victims.

"He was not a stranger to them," Mitchell said.

Deputies suspect there are more victims, although they would not say how many. They would be "primarily children," Mitchell said.

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"I strongly feel there is a good chance he didn't start videotaping his acts from the beginning," Mitchell said.

Deputies said the man also rigged a concealed camera in the bathroom of a previous Mid-County residence, "with which he violated the privacy" of several people.

The suspect, who had recently become homeless, works for a local outlet of a chain drugstore and plays in a band, Mitchell said.

A native of Arkansas, the man has been living in Santa Cruz for several years, Mitchell said. The Sentinel is not naming him because he has yet to be charged.

He had no prior record related to sex crimes, she said.

The man could face charges of production of child pornography, child molestation with force, aggravated sexual assault, sexual battery and child molestation without force, Mitchell said.

Rosell said the District Attorney's Office will probably set more charges in the future, because he believes there are additional victims.

Rosell said this is an "extremely aggravating case."

"We're going to prosecute him for life imprisonment," he said.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Slayer winter '07 club dates with Unearth

I almost ignored this news.. Slayer are going on a North American club tour with Unearth. Ok, never mind Unearth, this SLAYER tour is a club and small sized theatre tour where Slayer can see you moshing in the pit, and you will get to know the dude/dudette who slammed you in the pit very well I'm sure.. I'm sure Tom, and Kerry and co. will see the color of your eyes from the stage.

Poughkeepsie, NY is slated for this tour btw (Mid Hudson Civic Center) so it will be nuts for sure..

Thanks-Tee-Stay Metal and Stay Brutal- \m/ -l-

FROM Blabbermouth.net:  



 

Last Updated: November 14, 2006 4:38 PM




SLAYER Guitarist Looking Forward To Playing Venues 'Where We Can Be Right In The Fans' Faces' - Nov. 14, 2006
SLAYER will hit the road on January 24 for a four-week North American tour. The dates are in support of "Christ Illusion" (August 8, American Recordings), the original band's first new studio album since 1990's "Seasons In The Abyss", and its highest-charting album ever (#5 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums Chart). UNEARTH will open all shows.

"Over the past few months, we've had a great time headlining 'Unholy Alliance' in North America and Europe, bringing a killer five-act bill to the fans," said SLAYER guitarist Kerry King. "But we're looking forward to this next tour, where it's just SLAYER and UNEARTH, playing venues where we can be right in the fans' faces."

These North American dates come on the heels of SLAYER's successful international tour which, between August and November, took the band to SRO shows in the UK, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, Singapore, Japan, Holland, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Finland, Denmark and Sweden. While in Germany, the band paid a special visit to the U.S. Troops of the 52nd Services Squadron located on the Spangdahlem U.S. Air Force Base.

Confirmed dates for SLAYER's winter 2007 North American tour are as follows:

Jan. 24 - Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, AZ
Jan. 25 - House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
Jan. 26 - TBA
Jan. 28 - Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA
Jan. 30 - Great Salt Air, Salt Lake City, UT
Jan. 31 - Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO
Feb. 02 - Bricktown Events Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Feb. 03 - Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS
Feb. 05 - Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
Feb. 07 - Labatt Center, London, Ontario CANADA
Feb. 08 - Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario CANADA
Feb. 09 - Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, Ontario CANADA
Feb. 10 - Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
Feb. 12 - Lifestyles Pavilion, Columbus, OH
Feb. 13 - Convocation Center, Youngstown, OH
Feb. 15 - Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY
Feb. 16 - Lupo's at the Strand Theatre, Providence, Rhode Island
Feb. 17 - House of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ
Feb. 19 - 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
Feb. 20 - 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
Feb. 22 - House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Feb. 23 - House of Blues, Orlando, FL
Feb. 24 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Monday, October 23, 2006

ITP V.06 ONLY ONE PER COFFIN: RIP Jared Anderson (ex Morbid Angel, Hate Eternal, Internecine) and BRYAN HIPP (DIABOLIC)

Former MORBID ANGEL and HATE ETERNAL bassist JARED ANDERSON died in his sleep 10/14/2006.
 Said Jared's girlfriend Nicole, "[On] Saturday, October 14, 2006, we went to sleep together and I couldn't wake him up. The reasons are unknown."
JARED ANDERSON performed bass duties and vocals in MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL and INTERNECINE.



ITP EDITORS NOTE:
BTW, Morbid Angel's original vocalist was Dave Vincent whom recently returned for touring duties (also in the Genitorturers with his wife Gen) as Steve Tucker replaced Dave Vincent in Morbid Angel. When Steve Tucker left Morbid Angel, in came Jared Anderson,  as he did a great job as the touring bassist/vocalist in Morbid Angel and Hate Eternal... Jared Anderson stepped down from vocal/bass duties in both Morbid Angel and Hate Eternal as Anderson suffered from substance abuse issues... Jared Anderson also was the bassist of his own project INTERNECINE and was working on a project with Ex Morbid Angel vocalist/ bassist Steve Tucker prior to Anderson's death.
I would like to add that Jared Anderson and ALL the guys in Morbid Angel AND Hate Eternal are great guys, very friendly and personable with the fans, and a brutal treat to see live... Jared Anderson was a great guy and all the local bands, touring musicians and fans alike felt very secure with Jared... I'll never forget Morbid Angel skinsman Pete Sandoval throwing me his drum stick when Morbid Angel toured with Motorhead in 2002.
Jared Anderson died peacefully in his sleep nine days ago.. RIP metal brother Jared Anderson..
Thanks-Tee-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal, Stay Alive \m/ -l-
FROM Erik Rutan/Hate Eternal  MYSPACE: Date: Oct 18, 2006 7:08 PM 
Subject JARED ANDERSON,MY BROTHER,MY FRIEND,R.I.P.
Body: This has been so hard for me to put into words for I am just devastated.Jared was such an incredible person,amazing musician and most of all,a best friend,a brother,family.Jared and I played together for over 5 years in Hate Eternal.We worked together on Internecine,we toured together with Morbid Angel and spent some of the best days of our lives together as band mates and as best friends.Jared was so devoted to his music,life,his friends and his family.There was nothing he would not do for anyone he cared for.Jared was there for me as I was for him,through thick and thin,good times and bad, a friend you could trust with your life .Jared and I spoke last week as we often did ,he sounded so positive,healthy in his heart,in his mind,in his body.Jared worked so hard to accomplish all his goals in life and his dreams.We always talked about the good ole times and how great it would be to play together again someday.How Jared,Derek and I did so much together and lived a dream that so many wish to live.These times I will always cherish.Jared will always be a part of me for the rest of my life.I will never forget the friend he was to me and the endless devotion and loyalty he had for his fans,friends and family.I will always be grateful to have had Jared be such a big part of my life.I shall carry on your memory forever ,your music will live on forever,your spirit will live on forever.Let us rejoice in all he did in his life and for the lives around him that he ever so touched.Now it is time for me to go support the Anderson family in their time of need and do one of the hardest things I have ever done, put my best friend to eternal rest.

You will never be forgotten my friend,may you find peace!!!
I love you brother!!
ERIK RUTAN
HATE ETERNAL


The girlfriend of former MORBID ANGEL/HATE ETERNAL bassist/vocalist Jared Anderson has commented on his passing.
As previously reported, Anderson died on Saturday, October 14 at the age of 30. The cause of his death has not yet been released.

Funeral services for Jared Anderson will be held today (Thursday, October 19) at the Funeral Home. Interment Pierce Township Cemetery in Ohio.
Jared Anderson was most recently working on a project which was known by its alias AS ONE...
Back in February 2006, former MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that he and Anderson were collaborating on new material in the "death metal" vein.
(Thanks: Cristobal Lagos) 
FROM EARACHE RECORDS:
  EARACHE RECORDS Comments On JARED ANDERSON'sPassing - Oct. 20, 2006 

Earache Records has issued a statement expressing its condolences to the family and friends of former MORBID ANGEL/HATE ETERNAL bassist/vocalist Jared Anderson, who passed away last weekend.
Jared made a lasting impression on the Earache catalogue with his contribution to the HATE ETERNAL album "King of All Kings" as well as his masterful live performances with the band, a feat he was to repeat with equal class when fronting MORBID ANGEL after the departure of Steve Tucker.
Earache label manager Dan Tobin commented on Anderson's passing: 'I think Erik Rutan has pretty much said it all when it comes to expressing the regret and shock at Jared's passing. I only met the guy a couple of times when he came through the U.K. with MORBID ANGEL, but he struck me as a thoughtful and dedicated musician who was able to take on the challenges presented to him by both HATE ETERNAL and MORBID ANGEL. Particularly with MORBID ANGEL, he won over fans with his wholehearted commitment to the music and also the fans of the music. The response from the fans to the news of his death only goes to prove the positive impression he made on people."
As previously reported, Anderson died in his sleep on Saturday, October 14 at the age of 30. The cause of his death has not yet been released.
Funeral services for Jared Anderson were held yesterday (Thursday, October 19) at the Funeral Home. Interment Pierce Township Cemetery in Ohio.
Jared Anderson was most recently working on a project which was known by its alias AS ONE...
Back in February 2006, former MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that he and Anderson were collaborating on new material in the "death metal" vein. 
FROM EX MORBID ANGEL VOCALIST/BASSIST STEVE TUCKER Ex-MORBID ANGEL Frontman: JARED ANDERSON Was 'One Of Most Likeable People On This Planet'

FROM MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker:
"I would like to say to anyone reading this that at this time my heart is broken. My very dear friend Jared Anderson passed away and I feel as though I can't quite come to grips with the reality of it. It has affected me in ways that I cannot explain. All that I can truly say is good friends are hard to comeby, and when you have one it is something very special  every bit as special as falling in love. It is something that is more than great; it is brilliant to have a friend that makes you laugh and you enjoy the company of just being around them.
"There are lots of different kinds of so-called soulmates in the world, and I have always believed that good friends are soulmates. It is deeper than just companionship, or mutual interest. There are some people that you just feel you have known for eternity, and these to me are soulmates. I just lost one, and it feels devastating! Not that I want anyone to feel pity for me at all  I am just putting it in writing, hoping it will help me in some way and possibly let the world or anyone that reads this know that the world has just lost someone very special.
"To know Jared was brilliant! He had to be one of the funniest, most likeable people on this planet. If you knew him, then you know as well; if you didn't, then it is a shame you never had a laugh with him.
"30 years old and gone! I can't comprehend it, can't accept it, but I have to.
"I am sorry for the world to have this loss!! If only I could talk to him one more time, what would I say? Would I say that it was great to know him, and a shame for him to go? Or would I just have a laugh with him and leave it at that? I really can't say, and I can't have that talk!!
"Jared, you were my brother and I loved you like you can only love a great friend. I will miss you for as long as I'm on this planet. I'm sorry you had to go, but I hope you're better, my friend!"
As previously reported, Anderson died in his sleep on Saturday, October 14. The cause of his death has not yet been released.

 Tee-Also, I heard earlier today on MYSPACE, another hand in the Florida death metal scene, ex Diabolic guitarist Bryan Hipp has passed on as well..RIP Bryan. \m/ -l-
FROM IMMOLATION's MYSPACE:
.Subject RIP Bryan Hipp
Body: Florida-based death metallers DIABOLIC have issued the following update:
"Just got a call from Jerry Mortellaro [ex-DIABOLIC guitarist] tonight letting us know that Bryan Hipp, ex-DIABOLIC guitarist, died last night [Saturday, Oct. 21]. Cause of death unknown.
"Bryan Hipp helped write songs off the DIABOLIC album 'Subterranal Magnitude' and helped DIABOLIC complete the 'Death Metal Massacre' Metal Maniacs tour 2000, opening for CANNIBAL CORPSE, GOD DETHRONED and HATE ETERNAL.
"We are posting the song 'Infernalism' Bryan Hipp wrote back in 1999. Bryan Hipp also played in BRUTALITY, CRADLE OF FILTH, and in BLASTMASTERS he helped write the song 'Implemented Digital Control'!!! On stage Bryan Hipp would explode with raging headspins. His talent to create some of the most dark and evil riffs will be missed."
Diabolic's myspace

Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

Saturday, September 23, 2006

dumbest song on black metal, not by a black metal band

I really have no time to update this journal although I have plenty more to say and other entries of hold. PLENTY. I have alot of things to do, and I'm not sure if I can do them all., so hold on, and I'll answer e-mail in a few days. .. To lighten up this journal, the dumbest song with the most horrid music ever. This song fucking sucks,the lyrics are dumb as fuck and black metal owns ye all.. . BTW,. Is it legal here in the USA to buy a sword from a catalog?.                                         ATOM AND HIS PACKAGE LYRICS

Thanks-Tee-Stay Metal, and Stay Brutal \m/ -l-

"Me And My Black Metal Friends"

In the mountains of Norway, where the weather is cold,
there's not much to do, except kill each other, and play guitars in the snow

Corpse paint, which is a scary name for make-up is what they wear,
They'd resemble Ink and Dagger, if Ink and Dagger had long hair

They're pretty evil, and they do not like god,
I don't care if they burn down churches,
but they'd better not fucking touch a synagogue

I befriended them
bye bye mom, it's now me and my black metal friends
I befriended them
bye bye Franklin, it's now me and my black metal friends

They have names like Igor, Meldorf, and Tor
Black metal is not like, is not exactly like Living Color,
I kinda hope they move here, so I don't have to pay import prices,
but I'm kinda fear them being near me,
because, they're not nice!

I befriended them
bye bye mom, it's now me and my black metal friends
I befriended them
bye bye Franklin, it's now me and my black metal friends

Come on Eileen
Come on Eileen
Come on Eileen
Come on Eileen!

Monday, September 18, 2006

ITP V.06 ONLY ONE COFFIN: R.I.P Jesse Pintado (NAPALM DEATH, TERRORIZER), LOU BOULDER (HATEBREED), ED BRANDES, DENNIS O'KEEFE (NEW PALTZ, NY) GLEN BENTON COMMENTS ON Jon Nödveidt's SUICIDE

 It is confirmed that ex Napalm Death guitarist Jesse Pintado died of liver failure due to diabetic coma.. RIP Jesse and there is a fund available on MYSPACE to help support Jesse Pintado's family by way of Pintado's last project TERRORIZER..: FROM TERRORIZERS MYSPACE bulletin: ... We'd really appreciate a swell if people would post the Paypal weblink button to their webpages, myspace profiles, email lists, etc.




FROM The Pintado Family
It is with great regret to announce the passing of our son, brother, and uncle Jesse. We are deeply saddened by the recent tragedy and would like to thank those of you around the world for your kind thoughts and words. Jesse passed away at Holland's Erasmus MC hospital on Sunday, August 27, 2006 due to liver failure. He was a son, a brother, an uncle and a great friend to us all. He was a free spirit and was loved, adored and admired by many around the world; he loved them. He was a man of integrity and only spoke good words of his friends. Through him, our lives were enriched with different cultures from around the world. Through his music, he touched our hearts and our minds. His physical being has left us but his spirit will live forever in and through us.
"Thank you to Mitch, Shane, Danny, and Barney of NAPALM DEATH; to Anthony, Pete, and the TERRORIZER family; to the RESISTANT CULTURE collective, and his close friend Carlos Reveles. Especially many thanks to all the fans worldwide you truly inspired him. He loved you and was always a brother."


FROM TERRORIZER: "Words can't describe the loss we feel for our close brother. We feel deeply honored to have shared the last creative moments with him and are greatly appreciative that the hands of fate allowed him to leave us with a final masterpiece. We promise to sustain his memory loudly in the world of the living.
"You'll always live on in our hearts, Jesse!
"Thank you to all the fans for sharing your thoughts and offering support. Below are the words of those who were there with him until the end, his family."
Jesse Pintado's family: "
FROM Century Media: "We are deeply saddened to have lost such a talented musician from our family of bands. Without a doubt Jesse was someone who had so much more to give to the world, not only musically but in his easy-going demeanor and likeable character. Your legacy will continue to live on, but your absence personally is something which is simply irreplaceable. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, as well as to his bandmates." 

Also, for all of you fans of tri state area hardcore, HATEBREED'S former guitarist, Lou "Boulder" Richards   passed away  Now I have to admit, I'm not the biggest Hatebreed fan or all that into the genre of hardcore, but you couldn't miss the tandem of HATEBREED and ALL OUT WAR shows at the Chance in the 90's... Fucking brutal.... Yes, I was kinda shocked when Hatebreed were booked for OZZFEST, but it was like wow, these guys made it..Lou Richards left  HATEBREED in 2002 and perhaps suffered from substance abuse issues..The irony of the current tour of HATEBREED, Napalm Death, Exodus ect. as that both Napalm Death and Hatebreed are grieving the deaths of former members and EXODUS lost longtime vocalist Pual Baloff as he died in 2002 of a stroke.
Although unconfirmed Lou Richards death might be of his own will, at his own hands..RIP Lou "Boulder"....

FROM HATEBREED:
"As many of you may have heard, and we were sorry to learn, our former guitar player Lou 'Boulder' Richards passed away yesterday," reads the statement. "It is very unfortunate that he could not see any other way to conquer his demons. We hope he has finally found some peace. Our hearts go out to Vera" - Richards' grandmother - "and his family and friends."




GLEN BENTON COMMENTS ON  Jon Nödveidt's (DISSECTION) SUICIDE:
  FROM EARACHE RECORDS DEICIDE FAN Q AND ANSWER:

Glen: "We all made asinine remarks as children mine was no different, I don't find any honor in suicide and only cowards and losers choose that option instead of living with one's responsibility or the actions that landed that person in jail to begin with. Do I feel sorry for him? NO. The person he murdered was someone's child and being a responsible father of two, I would have been waiting for him to get out of jail as to finish him off before he had the option of taking his own life."
R.I.P: ED BRANDES, DENNIS O'KEEFE
Last but not least, with little or no fanfare, New Paltz, NY being such a transient town, our dear community member ED BRANDES, "Mr. Bo Jangles" (you couldn't miss him back in the 90's, with a cowboy hat and rad bike doing what you college students should be doing, picking up your beer cans and recycling for spange) died last month, probably in a nursing home. Ed Brandes sold off his property to Mohonk preserve in Gardiner, NY, and retired from his eclectic lifestyle... Ed Brandes couldn't be missed in New Paltz, NY back in the 90's, sweeping up in front of the Bistro for a nice meal, and his hilarious upbeat humor made my dismal days much better. I even learned to reduce foul language from ED BRANDES in an almost dyslexic way, turning the word mother fucker to futhermucker.
Honestly, community members should find Ed Brandes's bike, and hang it up somewhere as symbol of remembrance of ED and his creative mind, good natured humor, and resourceful ideals.
Ed Brandes is sorely missed in the New Paltz, NY community and may that hilarious futher mucker rest in peace... RIP Ed Brandes, we'll never forget you.
Also, Jack of all trades and master of everything, the late New Paltz, NY community maestro and former WFNP 88.7 FM weather reporter Dennis O' Keefe's death was confirmed by autopsy as a "Blood clot to the brain"  said the New Paltz college newspaper The Oracle.. A blood clot to the brain is also known as a aneurysm.. According to the New Paltz Oracle there is plaque in memorial of Dennis O' Keefe at SUNY New Paltz, NY's Sojourner Truth Library where he last worked...
This world is an empty place without these great musicians, personalities, and community members whom have departed this Earth to soon.
Another thing, is you all have to stop dying on us, I might have to remember how to write a professional AP obituary...Grr.
Thanks-Tee-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal \m/ -l-

Friday, September 1, 2006

ITP V.06: ONLY ONE PER COFFIN: R.I.P. Dennis O' Keefe

Yesterday, I walked into a store, and and browsed the New Paltz Times, and was saddened by what I read. Longtime New Paltz, NY community member Dennis 'O Keefe has passed away at 55. I got an e-mail from a former WFNP DJ a week ago(hold on Keith I will answer) as mentioned him in this journal...
One thing that the New Paltz Times piece/obituary failed to mention is that Dennis O'Keefe for YEARS volunteered as a news announcer at SUNY New Paltz's WFNP 88.7 FM. Dennis was the best news announcer, with an awesome baritone voice as Dennis put us college DJ's/ announcers to shame.                                                     Dennis O' Keefe read the weather reports on WFNP when I was a DJ and let me tell you, it was by far and away the most DETAILED weather report you can find in college radio. Meanwhile us college kids that read the news (off the AP wire) on WFNP would mispronounce names, places ect. and start cracking up on air at our mistakes. Once a college radio DJ pronounced Joey Buttofucco (remember the Amy Fisher case?) "Joey Buttofucko". :shakes head:.
Dennis O'Keefe was very detailed in every facet of what he did in life and once I thought, this dude should be a professional weather announcer..Dennis was an easy going, reliable guy and a stand out in WFNP's news department back in the early 90's.
Dennis O' Keefe brought a certain amount of charm, charisma and professionalism to everything he did, and if you consider his resume, and Dennis's impact on the community it is proven that the multi talented Dennis O'Keefe will be missed in our community. Everything Dennis O' Keefe tackled in life, he did with passion and a high quality.
This has been a very difficult two weeks (with the cloud of unexpected deaths) in the extreme metal and music community..
R.I.P. Dennis O' Keefe. and standing ovation for him.
Thanks-Tee-Stay Metal and Stay Brutal \m/ -l-










Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Ian of Cold War Survivor vs. Me and the multicultural coaltion against sexist racist explotive bands

I was sent this message on MYSPACE after deleting Cold War Survivor (no drama, just a deletion) off my friends list after consideration over a year of harassment and exploitation. This blog "controversy" taking place a year before I registered for MYSPACE, but is not priority in any way, shape or form over my life. Keep in mind that I was a black studies and Journalism major at SUNY New Paltz... Here goes what I wrote in two seperate e-mails.
Ian's e-mail from MYSPACE:
Hey T,
I just did a google of my band's name and came across a blog posting you had written last year. You must have been mad when you wrote it because you had a lot to say about CWS and me specifically. Now I really don't care if you don't like my band, but I gotta say I was surprised at the level of visciousness of your personal attacks against me. You described me as "Jewish" more than once in a derogatory manner and that was especially surprising coming from someone who is a self-described anti-racist.
Now I gotta admit I'm not too sure why I'm bothering to write you about this, I guess it is a very delayed reaction to what you had to say, even though I read it for the first time today. But listen - as far as I'm concerned, its old shit and water under the bridge to me. I'm definitely willing to let the past be the past, I guess I just hope you feel the same. And don't worry there is no hidden motivation in me writing this, I mean I'm not gonna be asking or expecting you to ever do me or my band any favors.
One more thing...Bloody Mangled Corpse was "rap-rock"?? WTF? I remember you being at almost every one of our shows and in the pit enjoying yourself (which I appreciated!)...just strange to me that you would characterize BMC that way...jeez, I guess you haven't heard that stuff in a while!
So yeah, whatever. Just to let you know, this isn't going in a blog or any public forum, it's directly from me to you and no one else. I'm just hoping at this point, you've let bygones be bygones...my guess is you have, as you left us a nice comment on our myspace page back in June. I hope I'm right.
Peace & Stay Metal.
Tee's response: (Ian is referring to my blog ITP)
Hi Ian. This is Tee. I'm hoping you (and your friends in Lugosis Needle, whom got deleted from myspace two days after your message to me,which has nothing to do with me) got owned on MYSPACE the other day and your lame asses has learned to respect "boundaries" as I had only been on myspace for two months and nothing ever happened there.. Don't let this get out of hand, because my friends are really angry with you.. During the last 4 weeks, I've had a sneaky
suspicion that something is going on. I've been stalked, and you don't want me and my friends to defend ourselves.You're nothing but a polluted pot head... I ran into your (ex?) girlfriend at Stop and Shop, and while she, as always, was nice and friendly, her male companion made threats yelling about CWS. This shit must end,. You understand? Let me NOT find you or any of your friends any where near me. You didn't respect.
the boundaries as I deleted your shit band off my friends list and blocked you a week before your message on Myspace, then you acted like a retard. Rejected?.. What part of no don't you understand, the No or the O?
Secondly, you are the most ignorant person about your own culture. Judaism is religion and not a race. Read here moron, as I can't imagine how many wars have been fought over religion.
FROM ABOUT.COM.:
Being Jewish is not a race
Being Jewish is not a race because Jews do not share one common ancestry or biological distinction. People of many different races have become Jewish people over the years.
Being Jewish is not a nationality
Being Jewish is not a nationality because Jews have been dispersed throughout the world for almost two thousand years. People of many different nationalities are Jewish.
Being Jewish is like being a citizen of a religious movement
Being Jewish means you are a part of a religious movement. However, the great majority of Jews become a part of the religious movement through birth and not due to their beliefs or actions. In this way, being Jewish is like being a citizen of a religious movement.
So, tell me, Ian, how am I "racist" being Cherokee, black, female, and not straight... If I stated how cheap you are, and you didn't give me a ride home after promising one after Vader's set, after I helped your band find a gig (wich I networked for in the first place) when I was sick from Hypoglycemia,  (but had purchased my tic in advance so went anyway).. You can't be trusted, you're off my friends list...In this small market rural area, THE LACK OF CARPOOLING IS WHY BANDS/ PACKAGE BILLS (EXTREME METAL SHOWS) DON'T DRAW, MAKING IT EXPENSIVE TO GO TO SHOWS... We are a community of metal heads and we have to look out for each other at shows.. That's why I go to shows in nyc, better public transportation, family friends there and no posers... .If your band had said show at The Chance, and pocketed the ticket money,. they would kick your ASS out of the venue don't matter what the religion of said musicians are, don't do that to friends helping you out either..
Ian there are many Jews, black, white, green yellow...I, by adoption,  "might" be Jewish, but not a practicing one, because I am not religious at all, I'm atheist... I am all for religious tolerance, and if I offended you from statements made on my blog, then so fucking be it., you screwed me over..  .When I helped to network you (CWS) to a gig for March 18th, 2005 (Amorphis, ect..) you played dumb, didn't pay the 15-20 % owed, it's obvious that you are unprofessional and didn't put me on the guest list. Plus your band, CWS. didn't draw...That's why your band has no shows, or not many of substance..
Too CHEAP to do that for your "friends", to incompetent to do that for himself, to greedy overall.. Could I possibly assume that YOU are racist because you ripped off a black, female, disabled, lesbian,ME.?.I could. Want to play the race card?.... You are so arrogant and act like being a Jew is the only minority that could possibly exist. WRONG.. You are not so "visible" of a MINORITY as others, being white..
In fact, the only Nazi apologist/propagandist Ian was YOU in 2004, with the JTFK vs. ARA as you couldn't wipe the cum off your face quick enough defending JTFK so you could get a gig from them. (Johnny Thursday and the Friday Knights, this being two years to the WEEK of that controversy)..As  Josh (ex JTFK guitarist) is kinda out there with his political points, I know him, but he wasn't organizing under a nazi front and was always kind to me. Josh does like Skrewdriver too mutch as he we once listened to them together at his house... Ick Skrewdriver suck. The deputy mayor was his ex, Jason West knows nothing about music and tried to rationalize this ARA presence by making a "bad" example out of JTFK??? Who tells Jason West what to do, a bunch of heroin addicted squatters, how pathetic. As a lesbian I would never vote for Jason West seeing the division in this community,racial tensions in August 2004, wich doesn't promote unity..In fact Jason West would have to be running against Attila the Hun for me to ever vote for him, although gay marriages should be legal I agree.. The tension at the JTFK show 2 years ago at Snug's brought people to the conclusion that is perhaps whom they are..When real nazi's came to Kingston, NY last November I didn't see you idiots rallying against it...... Josh had problems wich he served time for. I don't care about politics, , neither do you..It's just that you try to justify and rationalize exploiting other minorities wich is racist... If you try that "race card" issue on me. I'll say you exploit your own friends. So fuck off, and keep politics out of this, and realize this is personal. .
So you lied,you couldn't have found said entry last Wed.,. if you want to have a go at it, say it to my face.. The Saturday before last, I couldn't, add, delete or update my journal for a few hours, I assume that someone YOU know removed the entry without due process. Very suspicious and illegal of you, and that BS dude, you're in deep shit..
Lastly, I will let everyone know what you did to me, and to make sure your crappy band is BANNED. Yes, I've booked bands before, but if Ian walks into a store and steals from the merchant, no one is going to be polite to him, they will be calling him every expletive in the book. Never again will Ian every get anything from me. NEVER...
A few other points:: MY RESPONSE on MYSPACE.COM:.
Excuse me, first of all this 'puter's fucked up, so I don't know if I can respond. I think I've said this to you last year. So it needs not to be repeated more than once. If I help someone score a show, (March 18, 2005 Amorphis ect.) I expect at the least a free ride to the show and or tic and that is being reasonable or 15 -20% of the profit of the shows. Most unsigned bands are not profitable and I don't expect (them or me) to make  much money at this level.You didn't offer either or, my bad for trusting you.. Considering the mess with the last band I dealt with (you know who) you were a temporary replacement for them.. Neither band floats my boat and I listen to alot of extreme metal, but you fit the bill.. It pissed me off that you expected someone (me in cold weather) to go out and
sell tics for your band, with no reciprocity there fore no incentive, on one weeks notice when you and said other band sat on the gig for FOUR months. ugh...
Bussiness and not personal as I let that go, but don't offer anything or services, LIKE THE HOLOCOUST NEVER AGAIN DUDE to such "musicians" or anyone else.
Do you fucking understand?
Secondly, my mom, dad and aunt are Jewish and white (by way of adoption) and I come from a diverse cultural back round (native American, black, Arabian) which I'm proud of but not prejudiced of others.I'm anti nazi.. . Judaism has nothing to do with me and you having "differences" I don't feel a need to be so PC about people ripping me off, including Next Man Flip, Lugosis Needle, CWS and if I so much as farted, then you bet it's about respect and it doesn't rationalize ripping me off.. I EXCLUDE you and don't include you because of your exploitation..Certainly I haven't offered you shit since, and CWS, who are they? Boring to me, and not active in the scene.,and not metal, boring metalCORE.... However, what I have offered are condolences for BMC being awful. Sure I used to, and still do support the scene (well the international one) and go to shows depending on time, how I feel. I separate the art from the artist. I was very good friends with your sister Lea for a while in 98/99 whom last I heard, her ex hubby was involved in gambling ring...
BTW, BMC and CWS are HORRIBLE hardcore/metalcore bands without the talent to up the ante to extreme metal... YOU are the idiot whom likes shit like KSE... Fuck hardcore and keep it out of metal. Hardcore is not metal...
Look dude "Bloody/mangled/ fucking/ corpse" it was close enough to nu/rap (horrid hardcore) metal to annoy me but it's not like your band was going anywhere, and when people are drunk and socializing, they'll mosh and dance to anything, because we're in the bar, but we don't take your bands seriously. No, I didn't like Bloody Mangled "fucking" Corpse, they honestly fucking sucked. I will admit to dancing to a P Diddy jam, but no, I don't buy those records. Get it..?
You couldn't really take "yourself" and BMC (just another horrible snug's harbor band that played only there and  no where else, plenty of local metalcore/extreme metal bands laid waste to them in the 90's) all that seriously could you? Who do the fuck do you think you are? CWS, play no where, does nothing but subscribe to instigating drama and ripping off women, which  is not so PC huh Ian?. There are cover bands that play the New Paltz, NY circuit that may draw onlyin New Paltz that suck in the worldwide scene. Regardless of what I "think of you" BMC sucked. Get over yourself. Shit man, I took the mic, and wiped the floor with CWS in 2004, and after years of harassment from Cirrhosis out their jealousy and them ripping off Next Man Flip on gigs I booked,, THAT was justice as Cirrhosis were a horrid example of band..
Lastly, you are harrasing me, and I'll cut and paste your PM and spread it like wildfire. I wrote in a blog, MY blog, 
 This might show up in the search engines. You think my complaints about you  would be a deterrent from you ripping me off, as that Ian goes under my opinion of you and your band after substantial experience. The only person whom hasn't let this go is you, over a year later.. You can't expect me to give a fuck about you or your band, now come on idiot. Consider the timing of all of this, your message just a week after I deleted CWS from my fiends list.. I hope his ego is bruised..
You being not favored by me, doesn't mean you can attack me on here, just a week after a deleted CWS from my friends space, because I felt tension during the last year and half between me and your bassist, even if I don't say hi.
The irony of being ripped off by some bands going nowhere, as I replaced one band for the other under, (and I don't HAVE to do that for them for any reason  as I coached
 CWS, and coached them before the gig was announced publically) that premonition that something would happen, and of course that other band being unreasonable, unreliable, liars. Makes no difference, not even in sales.
I feel a need to let people know, so they don't make the same mistake I did.
You bring this up a year later, I bring you up on something. If you don't like my blog, don't be a  fool, don't read it,.I'm not forcing you to. Grow up. You all come from good working class, middle class families where you were well provided for,(Ian is from Westchester County, NY one of the richest counties in New York) anything that takes integrity, ethics, and the intangibles you aren't prepared for spoiled brats. Jewish isn't the word, spoiled brats whom are trying to be accepted. I won't edit the blog entry, your PM becomes yet another new entry.
Lastly in the worldwide metal scene, BOTH BMC, and CWS suck. I'm retired from booking which doesn't negate my accomplishments or my generosity.
So screw off.. That's why, in no shape or form,or we offering CWS any gigs, promotional help either verbal, written or implied or otherwise or misleading him into believing that...Case closed.. A few local bands were nice enough to offer CWS a gig in Walden in July of '03. Cold War Survivor's bassist said he was "sick" and couldn't play 3 weeks before the gig..I could see canceling out of show up to one weeks notice or considering extenuating circumstances but three weeks notice? ... The day of the gig, he (Dave-Bassist CWS) shows up to the show as a spectator, drinking, socializing, putting on this prima donna axel rose pose, and not looking very sick to me... CWS most reliable band, no. It is no wonder that a fan (not me) on Ultimate Metal forum (Into Eternity) stated that they didn't like the local opener.
Plus you're reported to abuse by way of my space. Enjoy your tos.
Tee ..\m/ -l-Go suck a dick you free loading nambla president.. Stop sending this crap before I come over and tip over your card board box. If you expect " preferential treatment" because of your so called religion, or being white and male than you've got your head up your ass. What's with the discriminatory treatment towards me (being FEMALE, black and not straight towards bands I've booked and life in general) at the Bistro last November after I saw your bass player there... My family and I have chosen to eat elsewhere.... I was accused of not tipping the waitress,( I paid for my meal, and normally my family and I tip, but the gossiping about me and threats towards gigs and resources is more than I can stand) well every time I go in there (mostly with family) I'm harassed, and my JEWISH mom tips them very well... Keep in mind I had lost my check card at the Suffo show, had been issued a temporary card, and could only take out limited amount of cash and couldn't use the temp card as credit or debit...
GO FUCK YOUR SELF, AND STAY AWAY FROM US METAL HEADS WE DON'T LIKE HARDCORE and don't tolerate this hate and exploitation....What bothers me, is that any time an artist plays a public concert, displays "art" and sells a "product" (even if they are in an unsigned local band and it's not their primary source of income) people have a right to an opinion  on that "art" (musical preferences) and to be an educated consumer... I have a right to say (being an educated metal head) if I saw said band, and they sucked or if I loved them, right here in this blog without confronting them personally.... If he (Ian) doesn't like that, or reserves those freedoms for white, straight men,(and gets all poonhurt if "opinions" on his band are not favorable, same thing with Thano and Lugosi's Needle regarding reviews I didn't write and they weren't prepared for)  he can MOVE to a fascist, totalitarian dictatorship (or express in his own blog) and stay away from this supposed democracy (ugh post 911) that we live in here in the USA..Keep in mind, that nothing written in the blog in 2004/2005 was sent to Ian (or anyone) by way of e-mail,. snail mail, verbal or physical threats, it stays here. The way I "feel" is sometimes expressed in this blog, not what I say or do as I don't act out the way I feel all the time... The irony as I've received such threats, both verbal, physical, and e-mail, I'm consulting with a lawyer to see if I can sue or criminalize said idiots, I have proof, and I've tosed both, Abominatrix, L. Needle and others. In closing, all I asked for or expected that these moronic bands to do for me after I either or/networked or booked them gigs, is a free, safe, sober ride to and from the show or/and guest list privileges. Substantial tic sales would be 15 or 20% perhaps with a deposit of $100.00 with a notary public written agreement. This is why I don't bother booking local bands (wich does not negate my ability), but I might have upward mobility in the industry . .Being that Ian lives in New Paltz, it isn't exactly inconvenient for him to give friend a ride or return the favor, but the lame brain he is and perhaps prejudiced....
Cold War Survivor are a very lame, mediocre, metalcore band from New Paltz, NY, with the most simple, generic metalcore riffs..Metalcore is watered down third rate thrash riffs with a hardcore aesthetic..The rythym section would have to up the ante on drumming speed and variety with a better vocalist. Cold War Survivor have, however, improved with the addition of a secondary guitarist compared to their un listen able debut which featured a horrid mix, and terrible song writing as CWS back then were just a trio.Cold War Survivor promote drinking alcohol as part of their motto..               I have no interest in CWS musically or personally. The only thing I EVER agreed on that Rich Wager (former vocalist of Next Man Flip whom sucked ever said) "Some people expect the gig fairy to drop off gigs at their doorstep". LMAO, no, I'm not doing that at all, no reciprocity, no incentive, I don't need or want to.
..and with that Cold War Survivor are banned..Thanks-Tee-Never ripp me off AND then try to play the race card.
\m/ -l- This goes in the search engines.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Jesse Pintado Ex Napalm Death /Terrorizer R.I.P.




 As a high school student, I would occasionally tune into the 80's edition of MTV's Headbanger's Ball. Of course, Headbangers ball played crappy hair metal bands but every once in while MTV would play some Slayer, Exodus, Death, Morbid Angel,. Megadeth ect.. One night the video for Napalm's Death's "You Suffer" from the release "Scum" came on as perhaps the most intriguing introduction to grind core. The video for "You Suffer" featured a quick mushroom cloud as the song was just 0.7 seconds long... True grind or grind core songs are very short, 10 to 30 seconds long... My jaw dropped when I heard Napalm Death. Along with the 80's thrash scene, and of course the late 80's early 90's death metal scene, Napalm Death turned me on to grind with a social/political ethic.
Napalm Death are one of my very favorite bands of all time. I've had the pleasure of shaking Barney Greenway's hand (vocalist Napalm Death), and Jesse Pintado was always a sweetheart... In the early 90's my friends were always asking me to check out Napalm Death, they are great live. Of course the show stopper would always be Napalm Death's cover of the Dead Kennedy's "Nazi Punks Fuck off". .
Napalm Death, influenced by the 80's British hardcore scene, took metal to another level, mixing speed, metal with hardcore now labeled grind core or grind.. Napalm Death are the fore fathers of grind.
Jesse Pintado was also in some other great projects including the hilarious BRUJERIA (with members of Fear Factory) and of course grind heroes Terrorizer whom were due to reunite this year and and at one point were slated to play Baltimore's Auditory Fest (and off shoot of the Maryland Death Fest)..Pintado was also in the metal band Lock Up whom also featured ex Cradle Of Filth/Dimmu Borgir drummer Nick Barker.
Jesse Pintado left Napalm Death, on good terms in 2004 or '05, Napalm Death are billed with Hatebreed, Exodus, Black Dahlia Murder ect. for a fall North American tour as their new release "Smear Campaign" is due out soon.
Out of all the deaths this past two weeks in the extreme metal scene, Jesse Pintando's (ex Napalm Death, Terrorizer, Brujeria. Lock Up) passing seems the saddest and most depressing.. It's really been a horrid two weeks in extreme metal with musicians passing away like this.
One of the coolest shows, and best memories of a show that year (2003) was seeing Napalm Death wipe the floor with everything as they played the Art of Noise tour with Nile, Strapping Young Lad, the Berzerker, Dark Tranquility and my friends in Bloodgasm for local support. Let me tell you the Chance (Poughkeepsie, NY) was packed that night, in 20 below freezing weather and the atmosphere was festive.. Awesome! \m/
R.I.P and my sincerest condolences go out to Jesse Pintado's family, current and past bandmates, friends and fans..I can barely hold back my tears.. .
Thanks-Tee-Stay Metal, and Stay Brutal- \m/ -l-




STATEMENT FROM NAPALM DEATH:

The band are shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Jesse Pintado this past Sunday. Please expect a statement shortly. Jesse Pintado was a member of Napalm Death from 1989-2004.




Thanks-Stay Metal-Stay Brutal-RIP JESSE-\m/ -l-

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Beastial Mockery call it quits/PR stunt


Swedish blackened thrash warriors BEASTIAL MOCKERY have posted this message to the bands official site.
"After the departure from Hell's Metal Festival in Germany, the BESTIAL crew went to Sweden Rock Festival, where [TedBundy [guitar] and Devilpig [bass] ended up in a fight. Due to Devilpig's high alcohol consummation, he ended up in a coma after the fight and two days later he was confirmed as dead and the doctors pulled the plug! His last wish was that 'Chainsaw Fucking Down the Church' would be played on bagpipe, this will not happen and... BESTIAL MOCKERY have now went down into the grave! There will still be several releases out in the coming year since much is recorded. But now you must fuck off!"

 Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

Saturday, August 19, 2006

ITP V.06 ONLY ONE PER COFFIN: Jon of Dissection's suicide by way of satanic ritual human sacrifice

 
Jon Nödtveidt, main man of Swedish melodic black metal warriors DISSECTION was found dead 8/16/2006 of a self inflicted gun shot wound, surrounded by candles and a suicide note in Sweden,  at 31.

In December of 1997, Jon Nödveidt was arrested for the murder of Josef Meddaour and served seven years for accessory to murder and possession of an illegal firearm.

The 2006 movie KEILLERS PARK (also a book) recounts the events that led to the murder of Josef Meddaour. 

Director of KEILLERS PARK Susanna Edwards, tells Aftonbladet, Josef Ben Meddaour was a naive and open person with a big heart," says Edwards. "He was a victim of a grotesque act of homophobia."


DISSECTION unleashed "Storm of the Light's Bane" (1995)" and re-activated DISSECTION in 2004.
Jon Nödtveidt's brother Emil is the guitarist/keyboardist of industrial metal warriors DEATHSTARS.




                                                                                                                                                              ITP V.06 EDITORS NOTE:  This is pretty much of what I was informed of yesterday..Remember the Waco compound in Waco, Texas last decade? Yes, the Waco (Wackos from Waco) compound were a cult, and Jon of Dissections suicide is similar to the behavior in cult mass suicides.. I wouldn't be surprised if other an MLO "members" take their lives soon, just as well... . Jon of Dissection's suicide earlier this week was prompted by a satanic cult ritual. Jon of Dissection is the co founder of the the MLO link here: http://www.mlo-scandinavia.net/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_the_Black_Light
MLO, is a new satanic off shoot (no pun intended) cult in Scandinavia that rejects Christian beliefs and also rejects Anton Levy's satanic ideals for a"'new" form of satanism, including human ritual sacrifice. When I, personally got into extreme metal in the later 80's, metal for me was about individualism. Also finding a passionate community in that alienation in all that is in extreme metal. If any religions sect or order, or anyone else said, it is "cool" to commit murder or/and suicide I would REJECT any indoctrination, for I am an individual, I think for myself, and checking ones head seems appropriate if you agree that this behavior of this sect is "normal". These actions of the MLO are self defeating in that the "Be like me and brainwashed" by some religious sect is exactly what they hate in other religions (hypocrites, followers and not leaders) including Christianity. Lack of individualism, and independence makes people SHEEP.
Most in the Scandinavian black metal scene did not view Jon of Dissection's suicide as an act of "depression" (although psychiatric and psychological issues may be closer to the truth speaking of self hatred) as much as brainwashing by way of the MLO.
Many young ex cons are vulnerable after serving time to gangs, cults ect..No one could cover up how psychologically disturbed Jon of Dissection was in some esoteric/satanic propaganda . Jon was particularly weak, an alcoholic, vulnerable to any "cult" dogma/indoctrination and misguided in his actions.. It was of Jon's weak will that his gun was used to torture and murder a gay, Algerian black man in (Sweden) the 90's.
Since the 90's, Scandinavia has been searching for a new cultural identity around the thousandth anniversary of Christianity in Norway. Black metal is the sound track to casting out years of religious repression (Christianity) in Scandinavia. Since the church burnings in Norway (in the 90's )by a very YOUNG circle of black metal musicians and friends, these acts, (although I don't condone) has been considered their "Columbine" as teen terrorists. .
We are all, searching for something, but horrified, sickened and ultimately saddened by the actions of the Varg Viekernes/ Burzum/Mayhem back in the 90's)..Condolences go out to all families in these tragedies including the victim of Jon of Dissection's hate crime Josep Maddour.
"Norway is a very screwed up country. The church has a lot of say,there are not allowed to show this and that on the TV. The woman come to Sweden to have an abortion. It's one of the most beautiful countries in the world, but it's fucked up mainly because it's lost it's identity squeezed in between England, Denmark, Germany and Sweden Quorthon of Bathory (RIP)-From the book Sound Of the Beast-The complete head banging History of Heavy Metal-Ian Christe

Metal heads, readers, please don't go down the road of Jon of Dissection and the MLO Be independent, and think for your self... Trust the art and not the artist.




FROM AGALLOCH MY SPACE BULLETIN:
formed DISSECTION in 1989 and released two full-length albums with the group â "The Somberlain" (1993) and "Storm of the Light's Bane" (1995) â before he was convicted in Sweden of felony murder of 37-year-old homosexual Algerian Josef Ben Maddour in 1997. He was released from prison in 2004, at which point he restarted DISSECTION.
DISSECTION announced in May that it would split up imediately following its final performances in support of its recently released CD, "Reinkaos". The band was subsequently forced to cancel its two previously announced appearances in North America (Sept. 1 at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA and Sept. 6 at B.B. King Blues Club in New York City) after Nödtveidt was denied legal entry into the United States as a result of his conviction.
DISSECTION's most recent album, "Reinkaos", was released in May on The End Records. From a post on the Blabbermouth.net comment section: (I agree BTW): You have to understand that Jon was a founder member of MLO, which by all definitions is an extremist sect - actually one of the few satanic orders (along with ONA, which they have close ties to) that condones human sacrifice and the extermination of mankind. If a couple of Dissection fans now perform copycat suicides, they'd probably consider it a good thing.
Clearly they are nuts, and I don't for a second agree with these views, but you have to put it into perspective. This is no ordinary joe killing himself in a fit of depression or something.
THE ENDS (RECORD LABEL) STATEMENT OF JON OF DISSECTION'S DEATH: DISSECTION's U.S. Label Issues Statement Regarding Passing Of JON NÖDTVEIDT:

The End Records has issued the following statement regarding the passing of DISSECTION frontman Jon Nödtveidt:
"The End Records is saddened to hear of the passing of DISSECTION's Jon Nödtveidt.
"It was a pleasure for us at the label to deal with such a talented musician. He was always professional and we admired his passion for the music he created. We were proud to have the opportunity to work with him on 'Reinkaos' and the recent reissues of their classic albums 'Storm of the Light's Bane' and 'The Somberlain'.
"He will be missed."
Thanks-Tee-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal, Live for metal, choose and respect life- \m/ -l-

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

New Links

Ok, first of all, I've figured out this thang called "MY SPACE". I simply registered late last year, and forgot I did. So forgive me, I'm just starting with MYSPACE (new user) and I'm just figuring this thing out.Yes, with this MYSPACE thing, I'm contradicting my self (out of curiosity) and I'm kinda digging it.

So metal heads add me (with permissions) here on MYSPACE:

I'm Swords and Graves on MYSPACE. I'm still building this page so be on the look out. Link and URL later with more links.

Thanks-Tee-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal- \m/ -l-

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

New Links

A few new links for ya brutal metal heads \m/ -l-.. First Return to The Pit for some great pics of great metal shows around the tri state region. http://www.returntothepit.com./

Secondly, Metal Injection for metal artist news, interviews and reviews. Metal Injection 

Metal storm for GREAT, and BRUTAL extreme metal artist interviews, reviews, and news. http://www.metalstorm.ee/home/index.php

Last but not least, already on the left hand side of this journal Technorati for blog searchers.technorati 

I will post my legendary "Random Thoughts" journal entry later. Thanks-Tee-Stay Metal and Stay Brutal -\m/ -l-

Friday, May 12, 2006

ITP V.06 ONLY ONE PER COFFIN: Floyd Patterson, a local hero, great champion, and nice guy RIP

Yes, I liked a little LL Cool J back in the day, and LL's unplugged version of "Mama Said Knock You Out" was awesome  (although not metal) back in the day... Speaking of one of the most brutal sports, boxing, a local hero has passed away..
Here in New Paltz, NY, back in the 90's, me and friends used to sit and socialize on the "stoop" that was Hoffman's deli back in the day off of Main Str.... We would sit, and socialize and watch on coming traffic..One day, and handsome older, black man would pull up at the traffic light between Main Street and 32 North and wave to us street urchins and locals. My friends would say, "That man there is Floyd Patterson, one of the greatest boxing champions of all time, he's a really cool guy, and he lives in New Paltz..". 



Floyd Patterson was one of the coolest, most grounded, and friendliest athletes of all time. Floyd Patterson would always take the time, even if YOU didn't know him, to say hello to everyone around him making them feel good to be in his presence... For an athlete of Floyd Patterson's stature to be so secure, kind and gentle, this man is so above the pitfalls of celebrity it's refreshing to have even said hello to him. I wish more high profile athletes, musicians and entertainers were more like Floyd Paterson... Sometimes saying hello to someone can make their day. I'm sad to say, that Floyd Patterson passed away to Alzheimer's disease late last night..
My biological grandfather, a handsome Cherokee Indian passed away to Alzheimer's when I was just a kid. Former President Ronald Reagan passed way to Alzheimer's in 2004, and his wife Nancy Reagan has lobbied for stem cell research, going against the right wing policies (and her and her hubbies own former beliefs) of pro life. Stem cell research would require transfer of stem cells from aborted fetus's into humans. Right wingers oppose stem cell research because it contradicts pro life beliefs.
Stem Cell research could possibly alleviate symptoms and be a future cure for Alzhiemers and many mental illness's as well.
Floyd Patterson is survived by two sons, Floyd Jr. and Tracy Patterson whom were are also professional boxers.
Floyd Patterson is a local hero, good neighbor and community member, great boxing champion, and all around nice guy..All of us in New Paltz, NY miss Floyd Patterson and were wondering why we hadn't seen Mr. Patterson driving his car, waving at locals since the later part of the 90's.
R.I.P. Floyd Patterson, he will be missed, standing ovation for Floyd Patterson..
Thanks--Stay Metal, Stay Brutal \m/ -l-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_Patterson

Saturday, April 1, 2006

It is now April, welcome to Spring

It is now April...Last year on Easter Sunday morning I saw my first, yes first, Easter bunny and proceeded to chase the damn critter for 5 minutes while drunk. I was like fuck it, it's such a cute little thing, it's not meant to be pet like a dog..

I can officially play this song by Opeth: April Ethereal..The vocal harmony in the beginning of the song is awesome, "AhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAHHHHHHHHHHH". Opeth's April Etheral, like the feeling you get when warm air is burst upon you. Happy spring and Happy Beltane later this month..

 Wait, My Kate Bush fixation is coming back..Now Playing something non metal:. Kate Bush-Running up That Hill-Ben Leinbrand remix. Wow I just had an orgasm listening to this song. Great song about trading places with God...Omg, on bended knee, no one does it like Kate Bush, I luv you Kate Bush, more Kate Bush worship, drools..Kate Bush has the best "croon" in rock. Very sensual, and like hmm..hawt. Mike Arkenfeldt of Opeth has that kinda voice (both clean and death vocals) where he could sing "Get me a hamburger" I would be like "OMG he said Get me hamburger",..OMG, metal; horns..

Kate Bush could sing, "Come on baby, come on darling, let me steal this moment from you now, come on angel, come on, come on, darling, let's exchange the experince"..I'm like wooo deep man, Kate could sing, "Come sit on my lap" I would be like yes, I'm there.

Thanks-Tee-Stay Metal, Stay brutal, and wish me a happy b'day in the middle of this month.Thanks-Tee \m/ -l-

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

The Princess (extreme metal sub genre story metaphor)

This is an interesting story line of the sub genres of EXTREME metal, "The Princess". Thanks to Live4Metal.com. for the extreme metal humor. BTW, here is a hilarious interview with Lord Worm of Cryptopsy here at Live4metal.com : http://www.live4metal.com/cryptopsy2006.htm

FROM Live4Metal.com. "The Princess": If you can't view my awful cut and paste job check the link on Live4Metal.com. HERE: http://www.live4metal.com/cradleoffun3.htm   This is the situation:  There is a beautiful princess trapped in a castle guarded by a dragon. Here is the end of the story with different kind of metalheads as knights.

* POWER METAL
The protagonist arrives riding a white unicorn, escapes from the dragon, saves the princess and makes love to her in an enchanted forest.

* THRASH METAL
The protagonist arrives, fights the dragon, saves the princess and f**ks her.

* HEAVY METAL
The protagonist arrives on a Harley, kills the dragon, drinks a few beers and f**ks the princess.

* FOLK METAL
The protagonist arrives with some friends playing accordions, violins, flutes and many more weird
instruments, the dragon falls asleep (because of all the dancing). Then all leave........ without the princess.

* VIKING METAL
The protagonist arrives in a ship, kills the dragon with his mighty axe, skins the dragon and eats it,
rapes the princess to death, steals her belongings and burns the castle before leaving.

* DEATH METAL
The protagonist arrives, kills the dragon, f**ks the princess and kills her, then leaves.

* BLACK METAL
The protagonist arrives at midnight, kills the dragon and impales it in front of the castle. Then he
sodomizes the princess, drinks her blood in a ritual before killing her. Then he impales the princess next to the dragon.

* GORE METAL
The protagonist arrives, kills the dragon and spreads his guts in front of the castle, f**ks the princess and kills her. Then he f**ks the dead body again, slashes her belly and eats her guts. Then he f**ks the carcass for the third time, burns the corpse and f**ks it for the last time.

* DOOM METAL
The protagonist arrives, sees the size of the dragon and thinks he could never beat him, then he gets
depressed and commits suicide. The dragon eats his body and the princess as dessert. That's the end of the sad story.

* PROGRESSIVE METAL
The protagonist arrives with a guitar and plays a solo of 26 minutes. The dragon kills himself out of
boredom. The protagonist arrives to the princess' bedroom, plays another solo with all the techniques and tunes he learned in the last year of the conservatory. The princess escapes looking for the 'HEAVY METAL' protagonist.

* GLAM METAL
The protagonist arrives, the dragon laughs at the guy's appearance and lets him enter. He steals the
princess' make up and tries to paint the castle in a beautiful pink colour.

* NU METAL
The protagonist arrives in a run down Honda Civic and attempts to fight the dragon but he burns to death when his moronic baggy clothes catch fire. 

  This is the situation:  There is a beautiful princess trapped in a castle guarded by a dragon. Here is the end of the story with different kind of metalheads as knights.

* POWER METAL
The protagonist arrives riding a white unicorn, escapes from the dragon, saves the princess and makes love to her in an enchanted forest.

* THRASH METAL
The protagonist arrives, fights the dragon, saves the princess and f**ks her.

* HEAVY METAL
The protagonist arrives on a Harley, kills the dragon, drinks a few beers and f**ks the princess.

* FOLK METAL
The protagonist arrives with some friends playing accordions, violins, flutes and many more weird
instruments, the dragon falls asleep (because of all the dancing). Then all leave........ without the princess.

* VIKING METAL
The protagonist arrives in a ship, kills the dragon with his mighty axe, skins the dragon and eats it,
rapes the princess to death, steals her belongings and burns the castle before leaving.

* DEATH METAL
The protagonist arrives, kills the dragon, f**ks the princess and kills her, then leaves.

* BLACK METAL
The protagonist arrives at midnight, kills the dragon and impales it in front of the castle. Then he
sodomizes the princess, drinks her blood in a ritual before killing her. Then he impales the princess next to the dragon.

* GORE METAL
The protagonist arrives, kills the dragon and spreads his guts in front of the castle, f**ks the princess and kills her. Then he f**ks the dead body again, slashes her belly and eats her guts. Then he f**ks the carcass for the third time, burns the corpse and f**ks it for the last time.

* DOOM METAL
The protagonist arrives, sees the size of the dragon and thinks he could never beat him, then he gets
depressed and commits suicide. The dragon eats his body and the princess as dessert. That's the end of the sad story.

* PROGRESSIVE METAL
The protagonist arrives with a guitar and plays a solo of 26 minutes. The dragon kills himself out of
boredom. The protagonist arrives to the princess' bedroom, plays another solo with all the techniques and tunes he learned in the last year of the conservatory. The princess escapes looking for the 'HEAVY METAL' protagonist.

* GLAM METAL
The protagonist arrives, the dragon laughs at the guy's appearance and lets him enter. He steals the
princess' make up and tries to paint the castle in a beautiful pink colour.

* NU METAL
The protagonist arrives in a run down Honda Civic and attempts to fight the dragon but he burns to death when his moronic baggy clothes catch fire. 

Well, that was an awful job of cutting and pasting, but funny from Live 4 Metal.

Later-Stay Metal,Stay Brutal, Enjoy Your Funeral-Tee-\m/ -l-

New Links for you doomsters and the brutal \m/ -l-

A couple of new links for us miserable doom (metal) fanatics..Doom-Metal.com. http://www.doom-metal.com/.. Doom-Metal.com has wonderful reviews, news,interviews and plenty of doom metal band forums (My Dying Bride ect.) to ease our misery.

Also, brutalbands.net. for the sick and twisted. http://www.brutalbands.net/.

Last, but not OV least, the one and only blackmetal.com. A fine KVLT and GRIM black metal distro, blackmetal.com. is for the NECRO only. http://www.blackmetal.com/.

Thanks-Tee-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal, Enjoy your funeral-\m/ -l-

Monday, February 27, 2006

Jason West and Gay Marriages in New Paltz, NY two years ago today

Soo. It was about two years ago today, or this week that New Paltz, NY Mayor Jason West solemnized gay marriages. Me being not straight, and your average jaded New Yorker, I didn't blink and eye. After reading (in the newspaper) gay marriages were being solemnized in New Paltz NY, I  said "Cool"..
The controversy started when Jason West was subsequently arrested for gawd knows how many counts of solemnized gay marriages, to my shock and bewilderment... The whole issue of gay marriage became a mainstream media debate, putting this sleepy college town (New Paltz, NY that I've lived in since 1988) on the "politically correct" map. During a 2004 rally at Peace Park in New Paltz, NY, I felt like a deer caught in headlights as I NEVER saw so much media (with the exception of growing up in NYC) in one place in my life, lol.
The gay marriages were by far and away, the most heartening and coolest thing I've seen in New Paltz, NY ..
New Paltz, NY Deputy Mayor Rebecca Rotzler, whom has been a long time friend of mine got a high five from me.. During the gay marriage's I commented, "You didn't tell me you were going to do that!" Anyway, cheers, shots, and hugs all around, lol.
I had a few (funny) marriage proposals from straight friends, whom were like, "No, let's do this, let's get married, just for the principle of it!" I answered "Thank you, but that's a very "personal" decision (of life long commitment) and aren't YOU engaged to married to some dude, lmao..It would be very nice to have the option for the ideal of consolidating resources for future mates"... My mom loved hearing of the gay marriages in New Paltz, NY was very inspired, and I got phone calls, e-mails from friends and family  from all over the country and world... Friend's of mine from Europe wondered why our President lobbied against gay marriage..Perhaps the issue of gay marriage was  (no pun intended) the "swing vote" in the 2004 presidential elections..
Of course the backlash in the last ensuing years is that neo conservatives and nazi's have targeted New Paltz, NY (and the surrounding area) and it's "liberal aesthetic" for bashing...Strange indeed, because I pay no attention to either nazi's, the religious right, or the hypocritical, self centered,  egocentric, burn out hippies. I'm my own person and I would chase those conservatives outta town if I had the chance..The few black leaders in the Hudson Valley Area seemed indifferent or on the fence about gay marriage..One Black History Professor at Suny New Paltz, NY felt that gays could be closeted and could not feel the oppression that African Americans feel because of (more visible) skin color. That statement from Dr. Willams Myers is true but not practical, for one it leaves out the community of gays and lesbains of color and the subsequent discrimination WE feel.. Second,  that statement doesn't promote unity. Perhaps the nature of the oppression that "straight" blacks feel is different (compared to white gays), but the source of the oppression is the same.
I hate it when our community eats it's own, and when white gays feel discriminatory against those with disabilities (or African Americans), or African Americans feel discriminatory towards gays or "other" minority groups. That divide and rule tactic is just how a neo conservative like George Bush Jr.. gets elected, and this division amongst the ranks and fighting over breadcrumbs is why George "The shrub" Bush Jr. has walked with the pie and we are left with the smoke screen of the Iraq War as even Roe Vs. Wade is up (ugh, arrg, again) for debate in one state in this nation..
As libertarians say, "I want big government out of my personal life and to stop legislating morality". Are we living in some neo nazi, religious right dictatorship? Time warp to late 1940's almost McCarthyism.. Omg. I almost thanked the metal gods and goddesses I was born too late and was the beneficiary of the Civil Rights movement. Let's NOT turn back the hands of time, stay united.  Let's NOT repeal those civil rights gains, and keep progressing..
Has New Paltz, NY mayor Jason West had his 15 minutes of fame? Yeh, probably with an autobiographical book to his name and sex symbol status in mainstream zines... However, let's hope all those whom were denied marriages simply because they were/are gay take this issue to the supreme court to see justice  done... That's of course if you believe in love, justice and civil rights..Anyway, a shot of the best CZECH Republic vodka "Becherovka" (a fine after dinner drink but NOT Absinthe, the green fairy has yet to visit me) to celebrate the second anniversary of gay marriages here in New Paltz.

Thanks-Tee-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal, Get out those wedding rings, lol \m/ -l-

Monday, February 20, 2006

Two more links

Two more extreme metal webzine links only for the brutal. http://www.pestilent.net/ pestilent.net. and www.digitalmetal.com. Digital Metal. Later folks, back later with random thoughts. Thanks--Enjoy Your Funeral-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-Tee-\m/ -l-

Saturday, February 18, 2006

A new link and shtuff

Weird day. Some times I wake, up and do stuff, and feel like a I NEVER woke up. Time for MRI on my knee, because it still locks up at the most inopportune times. Last night I had the worst heart palpatation after drinking soda, FUUCK, while trying to sleep. Grr..

The cops were at a neighbors apartment next door this morning after I had woken up. I woke up to 3 police cars, and sun shower, and a detective over at my neighbors or somewhere nearby in this complex.. LOL. me, I was zzzzzzz, on my couch, as my sleeping bag has become my pillow in my winter hibernation. I'm was hearing ALOT of yelling next door, and it freaks me out, specifically if someone is yelling at a kid. So thank goodness for cops.

A couple of new links here on this journal: a non metal ink for the anti homophobic.. http://www.insideouthv.com/      InsideOutHV.com.  and yes, I'm an avid reader.. I mean come on, I love reading zines.There are metal heads, non homo phobic metal heads, and ME, someone of various cultural diversity and not straight either.Um, if any readers (Um REAL EXTREME metal heads not hardcore, nu metal, rap or mall core idiots) want to trade links with this blog, go for it and e-mail me as I'm sure I get more readers on this blog than I care to know, lol. (Consider this hit counter obsolete, I had over 5,000 hits last year, and AOL upgraded the journals and the hit count goes up, than back to zero). :shrugs: That blows goats..

On another note, whomever thinks that local nu metal/hard rock band Abominatrix are a better band than Suffocation (4/28 show @ The Chance with Exodus and Cryptopsy Abominatrix ect. vs. 4/30 show with SUFFOCATION, Exodus, Cryptopsy, Skinless, Immolation ect. BB Kings and NO local openers that don't belong on the bill) can blooow me..Abominatrix will NEVER be as good or great as Suffocation in any genre of music. . Pfft, pleeease Suffocation are so fucking tight and brutal, I mean they rival Cryptopsy for brutality and tightness...                                           Suffocation are one of death metals originators, pioneering the often immitated New Yawk death metal sound...Suffocation were so awesome the last time I saw them (November of '05) Frank Mullen's gurgling vocals were amazing and Frank was hilarious with his morbid humor. I already have my bus ticket for the 4/30 show in NYC,  I have friends and family in NYC and I'm psyched to see that one and only lineup in the USA this year..Maybe Suffocation will play some new material (new Suffocation in '06) and Lord Worm may take out his chalice of worms..

Abominatrix are just a local unsigned hard rock/nu metal band of no significance on the Poughkeepsie, NY bill, and being that the Chance often books horrid local openers that often don't fit the bill (when I booked bands in 2000 I was the beneficiary of the wrong bill, by choice at the time, but ya live and learn), and Suffocation are the difference on the NYC show (my old home town growing up), fuck the crackheads in 'Poughtown (and there are plenty of crackheads in that hood in 'Poughtown), we're going to the NYC show.. Don't forget the New England Metal Fest this year as well...It's cheaper for me to take a bus to NYC than to take a cab (one or both ways to and from Poughkeepsie, NY)..Want a larger draw for shows in the 'burbs? CARPOOL.. New Yawk mass transit baybee. Perhaps the Hudson valley are music scene doesn't have enough authentic extreme metal bands (death, grind, thrash, black) with exception of Bone Crushing Annnihilation, Crag, and Malamor. Kinda sucks 'round these parts.

All the greatest shows always come through two or three of the five boroughs in NYC. Trust me, I grew up in NYC, and never missed any tour, and I often got to shows in NJ from NYC as well. Thank you New Yawk! Plus I've seen Cryptopsy TWICE in NYC with both Di Salvo and Lacroix on vocals (one for each show).

There is a difference between nu metal;/hardcore/hardrock and the death/extreme metal genres.

hard rock>hardcore>nu metal

Death metal>black metal>thrash>grind

Of course Suffocation has made a world of difference in the death/extreme metal scene and that will not be taken for granted, what an influence, what a reunion, and what a brootal show..

Sooo, the above commentary is in response to the ignorant idiots who just want to pick fights with me because they are racist, sexist, jealous,are desperate to be accepted. They  are fucking inbred winguts, with no musical identity whom don'tknow ME or metal..BTW, everyone was getting along real well (and having a great time) at that Cryptopsy show 4/01/05, untill "Helle" brought a male companion to the show whom started a fight (in the pit) with Soulshroud... Whomever that idiot was (with Helle) whom started a fight with Soulshroud, that dude can take the negative energy else where, both of you and the callzions of fights you start on the web, and at shows. As one of BCA's songs say "Fuck Off!".

Cryptopsy couldn't make the 11/05 show in Poughkeepsie, NY (transportation issues), I was sick but went to the show any way, and while an awesome show, I would love to see CRYPTOPSY, SUFFOCATION, Immolation, Exodus and Skinless ect on the same bill.

Whomever equates Abominatrix (hudson valley area nu metal/hard rock band whom are NOT in the same league or genre as Suffo) with the mighty Suffocation is an unmetal, unrealistic idiot whom has more issues than an NY newstand.

Speaking of whom, Abominatrix's 17 year old groupies, and myspace group owner need to learn how to spell: From Abominatrix's myspace group: rock and metal come join me and my friend Michelle to saport the band abominatrix!!!!

It's "support", ya retards, Suffocation lays waste to and wipes the floor with Abomanatrix...

We are all having orgasms at the mere thought of Necrophagist touring with Arsis, NYC here I come.

Enjoy your funeral ass wipes, Thanks-Tee-Stay Metal, Brootal, enjoy the rest of the winter.. \m/ -l- A random thoughts journal entry on the movies the 'The N Word", Paradise Lost Revelations: The West Memphis Three, and a review of Cryptopsy's  latest disc "Once Was Not".

Thursday, February 16, 2006

New Anti RIAA petition circulating

Ugh, gawd forbid you enjoy  listening to music on your I POD, the RIAA doesn't want you to enjoy music (in mp3 format) unless of course the labels can continue to pay artists a low royalty rate, and only pay them ten cents per twenty dollar CD sold. Ugh. All monies won by the RIAA for suing fans (downloaders) do not go to the artists themselves.

There fore nothing changes about the corrupt music industry and as here at brainwashed.com: http://www.brainwashed.com.  there is an anti RIAA petition circulating around the Internet. Read this petition and sign it. Thanks-Enjoy your funeral on this warm day-Stay metal, Stay brutal, Stay uncorrupted-Tee- \m/ -l- Advertisement Newsflashes - Newsflash BRAINWASHED.COM CALLS FOR THE DISMANTLING OF THE RIAA

The actions and arguments of the Recording Industry Association of America and some of its most powerful members exemplify a complete and utter disregard and contempt for the interests and behavior of musicians, independent record labels, and, most importantly, the music-buying public. The RIAA seeks to regulate the behavior of consumers and actors in a free market via unreasonable means and at their expense, financially and otherwise. Its claims of supporting "creative vitality" and "artists' rights" are disengenuous, as the RIAA represents the corrupt and exclusionary oligopoly of major record labels, Hollywood film studios, and corporate entertainment media outlets. That certain "indie" labels have membership in this association is not indicative of an RIAA looking out for their best interests.

Among our grievances...

The RIAA and the aforementioned colluding oligopolists are enemies of music and of consumer rights, therefore we at Brainwashed.Com call for the immediate dismantling of the RIAA.

  1. We call for all recording artists and independent labels that are currently members of the RIAA to immediately separate from this group in an act of protest, hopefully to form a more progressive association that better represents their interests.
  2. We call on music lovers worldwide not to purchase the products of major record labels and to ask others to do the same.
  3. We call on individuals who own stock in the oligopolists cited above, in mutual funds or otherwise, to divest immediately and refuse to invest further.
  4. We call on the United States Congress to halt all ruling on DMCA until there are more organizations at the table deciding these laws which apply to the entire music industry.

The undersigned individuals agree with these statements and stand with Brainwashed.Com in solidarity against the RIAA.

To sign the petition, email us with your name, email address, city, and zip code.  This information will not be made public NOR will it be used in a database NOR will you be contacted by Brainwashed.com and its affiliates NOR will you be added to ANY "spam" email lists.  We guarantee that.

Additionally, we may be contacted with any questions pertaining to this action.

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« A Code of Conduct for Internet Companies in Authoritarian Regimes | Main | Who Wants to Kick Macrovision's Tires? » RIAA Says Ripping CDs to Your iPod is NOT Fair Use February 15, 2006

It is no secret that the entertainment oligopolists are not happy about space-shifting and format-shifting. But surely ripping your own CDs to your own iPod passes muster, right? In fact, didn't they admit as much in front of the Supreme Court during the MGM v. Grokster argument last year?

Apparently not.

As part of the on-going DMCA rule-making proceedings, the RIAA and other copyright industry associations submitted a filing that included this gem as part of their argument that space-shifting and format-shifting do not count as noninfringing uses, even when you are talking about making copies of your own CDs:

"Nor does the fact that permission to make a copy in particular circumstances is often or even routinely granted, necessarily establish that the copying is a fair use when the copyright owner withholds that authorization. In this regard, the statement attributed to counsel for copyright owners in the MGM v. Grokster case is simply a statement about authorization, not about fair use."

For those who may not remember, here's what Don Verrilli said to the Supreme Court last year:

"The record companies, my clients, have said, for some time now, and it's been on their website for some time now, that it's perfectly lawful to take a CD that you've purchased, upload it onto your computer, put it onto your iPod."

If I understand what the RIAA is saying, "perfectly lawful" means "lawful until we change our mind." So your ability to continue to make copies of your own CDs on your own iPod is entirely a matter of their sufferance. What about all the indie label CDs? Do you have to ask each of them for permission before ripping your CDs? And what about all the major label artists who control their own copyrights? Do we all need to ask them, as well?

P.S.: The same filing also had this to say: "Similarly, creating a back-up copy of a music CD is not a non-infringing use...."