It’s only December 30th, yet this is my last ever post of 2011. Best to make it count then, right? I didn’t want to write at first; I wanted to record that final episode of the Me(n)tal-Meltdown show which I’ve been promising people, though the written word seems more apt for a moment like this. Continue reading
Amidst unforeseen hiccups in schedule, such as family matters rendering a temporary setback in my proposal to do an online radio show each week in December (which I plan to amend), your Lord and Mistress of Light Darkness/Dark Light has decided to bestow her everlasting words of wisdom onto you. Continue reading
While I didn’t grow up with Christmas, here at Me(n)tal-Meltdown we strive to recognise the importance of spreading goodwill and festive cheer to each and everyone of you. Christmas – or Yule, as it’s known in parts of Europe – is a time to reflect upon ourselves and what we can do to make the people around us a key part of our lives. Continue reading
The Me(n)tal-Meltdown show – Round SIX!
Though she’s running late, host K. Ann Sulaiman is back for another round of the Me(n)tal-Meltdown show!
Bringing an episode each week of December until 2012, she’s looking to hear what YOU think was the best (or worst) of 2011 in metal! Or grindcore, or hardcore, etc. While she’s at it, she’s bringing along some friends into this episode – who are they? Were are they from? Tune in to find out!
2011 was an interesting year with some ups and downs, yet what better to help mark the end of it with one of the bands that made it to my Top 20 albums list, Isole?
Always on top form with their brand of crushing, doom metal with majestically reaching vocals, Isole’s newest effort ‘Born from Shadows’ delivers more of the same quality that fans have come to expect from them, yet with a few differences here and there.
Though tired from his work as a forklift driver, frontman and guitarist Crister Olsson was kind enough to talk to me about what it was like to create this album, as well as how the commitments between fatherhood and musicianship may intervene with one another.
After a hiatus since July along with some unexpected technical difficulties, it’s the return of the Me(n)tal-Meltdown show with esteemed host – K. Ann Sulaiman!
Get ready for an hour of quality metal from Hail of Bullets, Nightlord, Alunah and more, plus the host has a task for you all! Listen in to find out!
The Me(n)tal-Meltdown show – Round FIVE!