Jan 31, 2007

Isap rokok dulu

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Midnight Order of The Clinically Insane and Slightly Evil Unemployed Wasters

Kita isi perut kosong
Kita sembang sumbang macam-macam hal itu ini
Kita layan lagu-lagu pop dunia songsang
Kita cuba carik pulak apa isi porno porni buatan tempatan
Kita hembus kan asap bersih tanpa ada khayalan datang
Kita sembang sumbang lagi dan gelak gelak dengan lawak spastik sendirik...

Kemudian kita tidur.
Sebab kita tau, panjang umur esok satu hari lagi perlu kita redah.

Its been a while, comrades....!


They have to do what they have to do

WARNER MUSIC GROUP Completes Acquisition of ROADRUNNER MUSIC GROUP - Jan. 29, 2007

Warner Music Group Corp. today (Jan. 29) announced the completion of its acquisition of 73.5 percent of Amsterdam-based Roadrunner Music Group B.V., which includes Roadrunner Records, one of the leading hard rock and heavy metal labels.

The Roadrunner acquisition was originally announced on December 18, 2006. The transaction was subject to regulatory approval in Germany, which has now been obtained.

Roadrunner will operate as a freestanding label group within WMG's Atlantic Records Group. Roadrunner Managing Director Cees Wessels continues to run the company he founded.

Lyor Cohen, WMG's Chairman and CEO of U.S. Recorded Music, said in a previous press release, "Very rarely do you find a record company with such a longstanding reputation and distinct viewpoint that its very name rises to the level of true brand. Roadrunner, from its strong artist roster to its deep catalog and first-rate creative team, embodies the hard rock aesthetic to its core. Cees and I shared great success when we brought Roadrunner into the IDJ family in 2001, so naturally I'm thrilled today to welcome Cees and his team to Warner Music Group. We look forward to building upon Roadrunner's 25 years of success together."

Initially founded in the Netherlands in 1980, Roadrunner Records has earned its place as one of the most prominent international independent record labels. The Roadrunner catalog boasts early releases from such seminal artists as KING DIAMOND, TYPE O NEGATIVE, SEPULTURA and ANNIHILATOR. More recently, the label has experienced unprecedented success with multi-platinum artists NICKELBACK and SLIPKNOT, gold-certified STONE SOUR and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, as well as modern heavy hitters BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, TRIVIUM and MACHINE HEAD. Though primarily known as a metal and hard rock label, Roadrunner's roster also includes acts such as THE DRESDEN DOLLS and newcomers MADINA LAKE.

Roadrunner has been at the forefront of the hard music genre for more than 25 years, a genre that has outpaced the overall U.S. industry. According to NPD MusicWatch, hard rock/heavy metal has experienced the greatest increase in market share of any subgenres of rock in 2006 over the prior year.

In four of the last five years, Roadrunner has had at least one of the five top-selling hard music acts in the U.S. with releases from NICKELBACK. With the acquisition of Roadrunner, WMG has the top three labels in hard music based on 2006 SoundScan figures: Warner Bros. at No. 1; Atlantic at No. 2; and Roadrunner at No. 3.

Still headquartered in the Netherlands, Roadrunner occupies offices in New York, now the A&R hub for the label, as well as the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Japan and Australia.


I agree with one of the comment:

posted by : volumefour

1/29/2007 5:57:02 PM

This kind of acquisition does not surprise me, especially the way the music industry is now. Sure the Roadrunner supporters from the 80's until now are going to feel like Roadrunner completely sold out, but Roadrunner has been going like this since 2001 when they merged with Universal Music and Video Distribution, and the Island Def Jam Music group. I remember when Roadunner went through Relativity Entertainment Distribution (RED) for distribution, then they changed their logo in 1999, and that was a hint that the label would go through many more changes.

All of the above is just business as usual for a growing label like Roadrunner Records. I still respect the label, especially for what they started. They have put out some of the greatest Metal albums to date like: Burn My Eyes and the rest of the Machine Head catalog, Beneath The Remains, Arise, and Chaos A.D. from Sepultura, the Mercyful Fate and King Diamond catalog, Soul Of A New Machine and Demanufacture from Fear Factory, Retribution and The Ten Commandments from Malevolent Creation, the Obituary catalog, the first Slipknot album, and many more. They also have had some decent up-and-coming artists--some who are not with the label anymore-- like Killswitch Engage, Chimaira, the Roadrunner United project, and now Daath. What it amounts down to is a label has to stay on top of changes especially with the digital music climate, and just channels of distribution in general.

I used to bitch about business changes in the music industry like what Roadrunner has done, but hey look they are still going strong.
Now I bitch about the reduction of mom and pop record stores, and just record stores in general. I really hope music retail does not become obsolete. That is the only change I truly fear about the music industry.

As far as Metal Blade being owned by Warner Brothers Music. In the early 1990's--from 1990 through 1994, or 1995--Metal Blade Records did a joint venture with Warner Brothers Records. The Goo-Goo dolls (even though they had problems with that deal) were one of the first groups to have the Metal Blade and Warner Brothers logo on their album. Metal Blade and Warner Brothers also released some reissues like Psalm 9 and The Skull from Trouble, Stormbringer from Deep Purple, and a few others. Some other albums released with the Metal Blade and Warner Brothers logo are: In The Shadows from Mercyful Fate, Elements from Atheist, Symbol Of Salvation from Armored Saint, and a couple of others. Warner Brothers Records actually manufactured and distributed a selection of titles with Metal Blade. Metal Blade being the label, and Warner Brothers (WEA) being the manufacturer and distributor.

Roadrunner still rules though. They were a groundbreaking label, now they have to do what they have to do to survive in the sinking music business.


i guess its a good thing our very own Sonic Asylum Records,/VSP/ Dark Journey tak sempat sampai tahap ni!
dont u think?

Jan 28, 2007

Tak guna la wei

Ape guna nak teruskan lagi
kalau bila dah selesai semuanya

yang basah dah kering,
yang pejal dah cair
yang kembang dah layu

dalam senyap kau masih harap muka yang ada dalam gelap tu muka yang itu jugak?

Kau boleh tipu dia.
tapi kau tak boleh tipu diri kau sendirik. Ingat tu.

New Order:Someone Like You

Jan 27, 2007

Random thoughts on new years eve - 2004

Banyak benda dah jadi dalam setahun ni. 2003 akan jadi satu lagi kesan tapak kaki yg ditinggalkan dibelakang. Dah dekat setahun separuh nafas aku yg mengah ni terus turun naik tak tentu hala. Ada masa-masa selamba., tapi selalunya semput tak cukup angin. Karekter datang dan pergi. Ada karekter yang datang dan terus stay. Ada gak yang pergi tak datang2 dah. Banyak kali betul dalam setahun ni rasional bergaduh dgn emosi, etiks dgn free spirit, akal dgn nafsu..otak dgn hati. Dan banyak kali juga yang sepatutnya menang tak menang, yang tak sepatutnya kalah tak kalah. Banyak benda lagi pasal idup ni untuk aku belajar, explore, experience.Banyak gile. Tapi at least 2003 nih is the year of awakening bagi aku.The year perspektif aku pasal idup berubah, maybe lebih terbuka dari dulu. Life’s cool, life’s sucks, Life is life.2003-LOTR, The Matrix, Rock The World 3 / 4, Demo, Asia Beat@Planet Hollywood, LP + Gigi Live in KL, Ronggeng Rokiah, Sesi Sembang sumbang @ Afrose, Kem Kemantah, Mary Jane(yeah!), Job,Old Spark & New Spark, $$$, DVD, Friends, Love, Lies, Lost and everything i/we never knew before.

Dimana kau saat ni tahun lepas?
Dimana kau detik ini tahun ini?
Dimana pula kau ketika ini tahun depan?

Apa ada pada 2003 bagi dia?
Apa ada pada 2004 bagi aku?
Apa ada pada tahun2 yang lepas bagi kau?
Apa 2005, 2006, 2007 bagi kita?

Kenal ke kita kawan dan lawan
Yang mana hitam yang mana putih
Atau kelabu juga yang kita pilih?

Selamat Tahun Baru kawan dan lawan
Selamat Tahun Baru Need For Speed Underground
Selamat Tahun Baru aweks2 diluar sana
Kita jumpa lagi tahun depan!

Death of 03 birth of 04
01 Jan 04
Level 7 Teratai Mewah.
Iron Maiden:Hallowed Be Thy Name (Lagu Kebangsaan..korang dah lupe?)

Cilok aje kata-kata tu

"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."

"The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life."

"Inside of a ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going down. It's staying down that's wrong."

Mohammad Ali:The Greatest,
65 years old on 17th Jan 2007,
21 years/65 fights/56 wins

"Rumble young man, rumble!"
Bundini Brown, Mohamad Ali cornerman


Kalau aku ade moto mesti idup aku dah tak bosan dah. Hari2 boleh layan moto…..

Kalau aku ade mp3 player 30gig tu mesti idup aku dah tak bosan dah. Hari-hari boleh layan mp3….

Kalau aku ade notebook dgn streamyx kat umah mesti idup aku dah tak bosan dah. Hari-hari boleh layan internet…

aku dah ade benda-benda tu tapi saat ni aku masih bosan jugak…..

Kalau aku ade bini cun mesti idup aku dah tak bosan dah. Hari-hari boleh layan bini…

Agak2 apa lagi ah…?

Alkaline Trio:Burn

Jan 26, 2007

Catatan dinding gua zaman batu

Ha ah. Betul.

Aku tak mungkin dapat nak tipu diri sendirik. I still asked myself the same questions over and over again..

Why is this happening to me?

What did I do to deserve all these?

Where did I go wrong?

Devastated.Frustrated.Dissapointed.Totally.And it hurts like fuck.Gile babi nyer.

Hundreds of questions with no answers.Maybe my best isnt good enough or maybe its fate. Its not the decision to end it but it’s the lies that hurt the most.The deception. The bullshit ive been taking for god knows how long. I thought you know me more than I know myself, but I guess I was wrong… I will never understand the complication… but someday hopefully I will. As cliché as it sounds, thank you very much for the venom. Now I know how it taste like.

Thank you very much my fellow comrades..korang tau sape korang.. for shoving some sense inside this cluttered head and help me get up on my ass again.Yup, this sort of shit will open up our eyes to the world with a brand new perspective. Happy ending is for movies and fairy tales! Its better now than later…. kan?

p/s: untuk diri sendirik – Move on. Start fresh. 6 years and 8 days is nothing compared to your whole life ahead of you. As much as you wanted to hate her, she’s always be your first taste of life. It’s a lesson you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Everything happen for a reason. Looks can be deceiving. Some people
change but some some people stay the same.What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger...Prove it.


10 May 2003
Oasis : Don’t Look Back In Anger

(Artwork credit: When amour in the end by ~Simbelmine (from deviantart.com)