Thursday, September 18, 2014

Soundcloud Playcount Inflation and how it's Screwing Unleashing vengeance

So I'm on twitter, and lo and behold a bunch of metal fans start retweeting this soundcloud "promoter" who keeps linking them to a site where you can get fake plays at your soundcloud account for a price.  This promoter is an Idiot and a cheater enabler. I wish twitter would block these accounts because playcount inflation is causing people like me who honestly (aka not use services to say you have more plays then you really do!) try to market their artists to loose fans. Every time a fan who doesn't know about these playcount inflators, goes to a site of a band who has used them to give themselves 10,000's of fake plays, the  fan automatically thinks their music must be better than some band with only 20-30 plays, and will then refuse to listen to the band with the 20-30 plays. The only problem is that the band with the 10,000 plays are NOT real plays! In reality the only plays they have is 100 or less.  Playcount inflators steal fans from real bands and give them to crappy bands that use them. It MUST Stop. Here is a tweet from someone who "advertises" for one of these services:



Clicking on the link in these tweets leads to this site:


Soundcloud artists use this crap all the time. Look at this:




 This kind of crap pisses me off. Their are tons of bands using these "services". They are getting fake plays, Thousands of them, per Day. Meanwhile, my band, gets lucky if it gets 30-40 per day, and usually only does 15 or less. It's completely unfair to bands like mine who don't want to use playcount inflators like this. It takes fans away, because fans will see the below bands who all have 10,000 plays per song, and immediately jump to that band vs mine, and totally ditch mine because to some fans, less plays = shitty music. So you loose potential plays when people are using these playcount inflators to generate 10,000 fake plays per song, per day...  All these artists have 1,000+ plays per day and only have 10 or so likes. This to me is proof they are faking plays. You'd think with 1,000 plays your likes would at least be 100. But no.... I advise metal and other genre playing musicians NOT to sign up with soundcloud. You'll be losing more fans then you gain with this crap. It in the end of the day, is just not worth it. I was on soundcloud and would get 233 plays tops on songs, and that's with me using autoplaying widgets on blogs. I only get 1-2 plays per song because of crap like this. These services have literally killed Unleashing Vengeance and Caustic Euphonies chances of making it big now.

Someone has to do something about sites like this. They give artists an INSANELY unfair advantage over others who don't use them. Pretty much every big mp3 upload site has a "service" like the above website associated with it. Myspace music did. Reverbnation (probably) does, so does soundcloud and many others. There are even "Facebook like count" inflators for band's facebook pages now. It's completely unfair. Something has to do something to shut down crap like this. I'd advise people to talk to their representitive over this. I won't because, frankly, It's too late for my bands to make it big, and all because of these "services". I have nothing to gain from talking to my rep. Plus I am not gonna be able to continue them for another reason, less free time left. But to other artists, this might get them screwed later, so I suggest any metal bands on soundcloud talk to their Rep over these sites.. These sites screw future artists. IF you are one of the few artists that does NOT use them, talk to your rep's to stop this crap, NOW!




Sunday, September 14, 2014

Caustic Euphony : The Best Death Metal from Massachusets

Death metal bands do exist in Massachusets. They are underground. A few are ACEPHALUS, DESPOILMENT, Lachrymator, and Composted. I heard a few of these, and honestly none of them come even close to what in my opinion is the BEST death metal band in MA : Caustic Euphony, which is Technical Progressive Melodic Death Metal from  Massachusets.  It was mostly a one man band most of it's life, I was the sole member,  but don't let that make you write it off. First of all none of these bands mentioned above are technical or progressive death metal. Caustic euphony is technical progressive melodic death metal with elements of black metal, doom metal and power metal in it. It musically, is far better than the other bands.... It did things no other band in death metal even did, period! Such as black metal styled harmonies that my previous band Rancid Abomination Invented, weird use of feedback,  iced earth styled galloping riffs (not very original but very heavy), accustic guitar being played over electric guitar passages, amazingly well done clean vocals,  an emphasis on dark melodies, lots of time changes. Later on (2011 and later) it added amazingly technical music with lots of crazy things like gaps in the measures, crazy jazz like drumming, some use of dissonant chords, hell dissonant chords was something caustic euphony PIONEERED for melodeath bands. No other melodeth band ANYWHERE is proggy enough to use them. The closest example of a death metal band that uses them regularly, would be Gorguts, an amazing technical death metal band, the influence for me to use them myself.  Later on in 2012 some of these ideas that 2011 stuff pioneered would be ditched in favor of an old school less technical style but the emphasis on unique ideas did not stop. In 2013 our latest cd, had symphonic metal elements thrown in, a completely new idea for American Melodic Death Metal bands. I was inspired to do this after listening to "Time" by Wintersun, an amazing melodic death metal/folk metal band from Finland.


Either way, the unique ideas put into caustic euphony make it better than any other death metal band from our state. I dare people here find a better band. Because NO other death metal band from this area can compete with Euphony. Nothing comes close. People on facebook are saying how Lachyrmator is the best death metal band from MA. No way in hell. Their good, sure, but no way as innovative as Caustic Euphony was in 2007 and 2011. Caustic Euphony totally reinvented the riff style of Melodeath music to make something completely new and unique. How many other bands can say they have done the same?

It's too bad, because Caustic Euphony is virtually unheard of. It is not well like online at all, only has 18 reverbnation fans now, and on last.fm only has 2000 scrobbles. That's not a whole lot. It seems that all the effort I put into making music unique in 2007 and 2011 has not payed off.  The popularity  for Caustic Euphony and Unleashing vengeance is still not there. So if you like Death Metal, especially Proggy death metal, I suggest you check out caustic euphonies music here :



Thursday, September 11, 2014

Behold the Battle of the Thrash Bands (Part 2)

I've always wanted to pit metal bands up against another, to see who the victor is. A tournament of the best bands in metal, against eachother fighting to be number 1. So I announce, right now, the Tournament of American Thrash Bands.  12 Bands going against each other. 6 From the West Coast, 6 from the East coast.  East coast vs West Coast. Which coast has better Thrash!!!!!

To judge this, I am using Googlefight.com. Each band's search results will be compared with it's competitor. Who has higher results wins the match. Each match pits one west coast band vs an East coast band of similar rating/popularity. So no indie bands vs big names (yet). Though down the road that may happen. The bands from the West coast will be Hexx, Death Angel, Exodus, Slayer, Megadeth, and Metallica. The 6 from the East coast will be Unleashing Vengeance(!), Nuclear Assault, SOD, Anthrax, Overkill and Meliah Rage. First match will pit one of the west coast bands vs the east coast bands.... It will be..............................................

S.O.D. vs Exodus

S.O.D. :
Sideproject for Anthrax Drummer Charley Benante and Guitarist Scott Ian. Really bad punk styled lyrics. Incredibly obnoxious but awesome.

Exodus:
Well known thrash band from California. One of my favorites. We'll see who wins this time...


The results are .............................



 Stormtroopers of Death Win!



Behold the Battle of the Thrash Bands! (Part 1)

I've always wanted to pit metal bands up against another, to see who the victor is. A tournament of the best bands in metal, against eachother fighting to be number 1. So I announce, right now, the Tournament of American Thrash Bands.  12 Bands going against each other. 6 From the West Coast, 6 from the East coast.  East coast vs West Coast. Which coast has better Thrash!!!!!

To judge this, I am using Googlefight.com. Each band's search results will be compared with it's competitor. Who has higher results wins the match. Each match pits one west coast band vs an East coast band of similar rating/popularity. So no indie bands vs big names (yet). Though down the road that may happen. The bands from the West coast will be Hexx, Death Angel, Exodus, Slayer, Megadeth, and Metallica. The 6 from the East coast will be Unleashing Vengeance(!), Nuclear Assault, SOD, Anthrax, Overkill and Meliah Rage. First match will pit one of the west coast bands vs the east coast bands.... It will be..............................................

Hexx vs Unleashing Vengeance..

Hexx : Underground Technical Thrash/Death/Power Metal Band. Really good band. But massively nderrated. Good vocals, good guitars, good everything. But no shred of popularity. The band broke up in the 90's.

Unleashing Vengeance : Underground Technical Progressive Melodic Thrash band from Massachussets. Incredibly Underrated to the point that it really has no following at all. But musically it beats anything out there, hands down! 

Let the match Begin!


Hexx gets home field advantage. Not good for unleashing vengeance.


The results are......



Unleashing Vengeance Strikes First! Hexx is Eliminated!! The Battle between thrash bands continues tommorrow!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

So I decided to create a Unleashing Vengeance Wikipedia Site.... And they Deleted it!

I was looking at a crappy thrash band called Kraptor online, and noticed they had a wikipedia page. So I signed up for wikipedia and attempted to create a wikipedia site for unleashing vengeance, my band. It didn't work. And the reason for it is, lets just say, retarded...

I provided "proof" the band was real by linking to the reverbnation AND soundcloud site for the band, but still they ended up putting the article I wrote on the band on the "speedy deletion" crap list. I provided proof the band was real, and did they care? NO!

It's retarded. Advice for other bands, don't write wikipedia articles on your band. They will just delete them, it's stupid. Plenty of other bands get wikipedia pages. The person who put my article on the "criteria for a speedy deletion" is an idiot. A fucking idiot! It seems from the get go, Unleashing vengeance, even back to it's psychotic fury days, has had a campaign of people going against it. Twitter posters calling it crap. A youtube poster calling it random noise. People disabling my widgets on other sites. A myspace profile update that was FORCED down my throat did this. A person bashing a new song I released through tweet for a track. My tweetmysong site getting hacked and all the songs being changed from metal to rap, genre wise. And now this.  This simply cannot be more retarded than it is. It's retarded, because honestly, I don't think you will find a better thrash band out there!

It's progressive, It's melodic, it's very technical, The riffs are insanely fast (faster than any band out there, even dragonforce!) and/or complex, the music is mostly greatly produced, it has an awesome guitar sound, the vocals are very well done, with only a few exceptions. It has kickass guitar solos, It seems my vocals style, despite getting slightly worse over the years, is still kickass even into 2014. It never got so bad that people could call the vocals bad. So I have a question wikipedia:

Why in the blue hell does Kraptor, a crappy thrash band that doesn't do half of this get a wikipedia page when Unleashing Vengeance, a band that is so unique and experimental, to the point where it transcends the subgenre, does not?

It's retarded people!

It's sad because Unleashing Vengeance will not be around for much longer. It will be disbanded by 2015. This was my chance to get it noticed online, and Wikipedia acted like assholes saying the band wasn't real, even though I provided PROOF that it was. 








Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sorry for the delay on our shoutcast stream...

I was going to shoutcast stream my bands music through the shoutcast page for my real metal program here, but there was a problem.  I went out with my parents tonight....  And they got home late. So our music tonight will be from 8-11 PM, not 7-11 PM... Sorry... I guess I should make it 8-11 on sundays.... But make sure to tune in here....

Our music is now on Shoutcast!

I've been working on getting my 2 bands music on shoutcast recently. I set up a free station with myradiostream.com two nights ago, and plan to start broadcasting my music for 5 hours at night (from 7 PM to 11 PM). I call the show "Real Metal". It plays both Unleashing Vengeance (Progressive Thrash band I am in now) and Caustic Euphony (old death metal band of mine). Check it out if you like extreme metal. It won't be broadcasting outside of those hours however.

It plays a lot of music not heard anywhere else. No other DJ plays this stuff but me. It's quality music with decent production, excellent vocals, good melodies and good lyrics. It's extreme but really well done. Listen to it here