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Author:  Solaris [ Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:40 am ]
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Testify, oh Hound Of Culann.

ITP:
Vile Creature: Preservation Rituals (2CD)

Author:  Chinese Whispers [ Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:28 pm ]
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I don’t know if this is related in anyway, but the limited edition vinyl pressing industry seems to be doing a great job of gouging money from a great many fools. I enjoy it when they tell me that the 180g splatter disc that they keep in the shrink wrap as not to devalue it (and I wouldn’t want to devalue it if I paid $200 for it), sounds better. Obviously I’m being facetious, but when fetishising of the product becomes more important than its content, it gone a bit too far.

Author:  Solaris [ Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:53 pm ]
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Indeed, and the hipster element can't be ignored. Fetishisation of the format, marketing it as a cult item (see: cassette- or vinyl-only releases) is straight out of the hipster handbook and, considering early metal and rock were traditionally seen as 'working class' genres, it's a bit silly to have inferior formats priced up as they are. That said, I have no pity for the people who are foolish enough to play along and throw money at these arseholes.

Author:  Cuchulainn [ Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:43 am ]
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Other reasons why CD > Vinyl...
1. The original CD of Altars Of Madness has 'Lord Of All Fevers And Plague' on it. The original vinyl does not.
2. 'Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Empyrium' is split over two sides on the original 12". Very possibly the stupidest 12" ever released.
3. 'Soul Sacrifice' does not appear on the vinyl version of Forest Of Equilibrium.
4. If you're a Nile fan, you can only get the track 'Sss Ha Set Yoth' on CD. The Jap version, specifically.
5. The original vinyl version of Sabbat's Dreamweaver sounds like utter fucking shite on vinyl. No matter how much you spent on your stupid turntable.
That's just off the top of my head...

Author:  Solaris [ Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:12 am ]
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Sabbat are gonna sound shite either way, TBH... ;)

Author:  Chinese Whispers [ Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:04 am ]
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Just curious Sol, but just noticing that you’re getting a lot of stuff through the post, are you only getting stuff domestically? There is some stuff I’m interested in ordering, but it’s ordering from overseas, and seeing as things are understandably a bit slow on that front, I’m a bit reticent to pull the trigger. I know we’re on different sides of the world, just interested if you have any thoughts.

Author:  Solaris [ Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:28 am ]
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Domestically (there's a label based just 20 miles away from me that I've only recently discovered, I've been buying a lot from them) and from the U.K. & mainland Europe. Delivery's taking a bit longer than usual but pretty much everything's getting here.

Granted, nothing has to travel too far to get to me. I had bought a CD on Discogs from a seller in Bulgaria, he told me he couldn't post it 'til their lockdown ended (no post out of the country), and he refunded me straight away.

The only real issue I've had was with a CD I bought on Ebay in mid-April, coming from Australia. It never showed - when I queried it after a month, I was told that post was going out by sea and taking longer as a result, which is fair enough but I'd been given no warning of this. As of today it's been 11 weeks and no sign so I've given up on it. To be fair, she's refunded me and asked me to pay her if it shows, which I will but I'm not hopeful.

Author:  Chinese Whispers [ Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:04 pm ]
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Yeah, I’m looking at getting something from the US. It does come with a free digital copy, so at least I’d be getting something in the interim. The post here is not only affected by the pandemic, but they have also cut delivery and transport. Usually I’d try to source locally (there’s a really great distro in the town I’m in), but unfortunately the more niche stuff is not usually readily available.

Author:  Cuchulainn [ Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:12 am ]
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I've gotten stuff from the US and Germany over the last few weeks. Didn't seem to take any longer to me

Author:  Chinese Whispers [ Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:57 am ]
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I’m clearly not a gambler, but I might go for it - worst case I’m still getting the digital download.

Author:  Solaris [ Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:05 pm ]
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Vile Creature T-shirt.

Bought it 8 days ago, arrived today from Germany, which is about what you'd expect.

Author:  Moth [ Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:09 pm ]
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New patches.

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Author:  Moth [ Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:12 pm ]
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New patch.

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Author:  Moth [ Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:17 pm ]
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New Bikini.

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Author:  Moth [ Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:28 pm ]
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New Patches.

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Author:  Solaris [ Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:44 pm ]
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Nice. The guy with the shield and axe is class.

Author:  Solaris [ Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:37 pm ]
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Anthrax: Among The Living deluxe edition (CD/DVD)
Therapy?: We're Here To The End (2CD)

It only took 11½ weeks for the Anthrax to arrive, and of course it came 2 days after I'd received a refund.

Author:  Moth [ Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:57 pm ]
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Solaris wrote:
Nice. The guy with the shield and axe is class.


It's the Heilung petroglyph thing.

Solaris wrote:
It only took 11½ weeks for the Anthrax to arrive, and of course it came 2 days after I'd received a refund.


Silver lining.

Author:  Solaris [ Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:30 pm ]
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-ish. I've contacted them to say that I'll pay them again. Fair is fair.

Author:  Solaris [ Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:11 pm ]
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Therapy? : Music Through A Cheap Transistor: The BBC Sessions (2CD)

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