Tag Archives: Valkyrie

On Valkyries and new tech…

 

Blind Guardian's early experiments with 3D were not a success...

I’m testing out WordPress and Spotify‘s new integrated plugin and thought that this would be an ideal opportunity to inflict my musical taste on you (you’re welcome).   To wit – do you enjoy epic fantasy/rock music/nice German men?  Have some Blind Guardian on me (you’ll need access to the modern marvel that is Spotify for this to work).

Blind Guardian – Valkyries

If it works for you – fantastic.  If not?  Well, you can always try listening to the band on their MySpace page (yes, still a thing…)

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International Metal Day

File this one under ‘right up my alley’ – it turns out that December 12th 2012 is the inaugural International Heavy Metal Day.

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The above image employed, of course, because there’s nowt more metal than the late, much missed Ronnie James Dio and I do like to think that he would approve of the idea of a day celebrating a genre of music that he loved and performed in so proudly for the majority of his storied musical career.

Day organiser Iron Matthew doesn’t have any major ambitions for the day at this point – he confesses that he’ll probably just be cranking his tunes a bit louder on the December date and letting the music do the talking, but I’m sure that if you choose to follow his splendid lead in following this day of celebration, you can make up your own celebrations which seem appropriate.

German awesomenauts Blind Guardian, and the cover for their recent "At The Edge of Time" record...

So, making biscuits of Iron Maiden mascot Eddie whilst wearing one’s best Norwegian Black Metal inspired ghoulish face paint and playing the bass line to Blind Guardian’s “Valkyries” it is, then.

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