At Long Last!

     What’s up, heads?

     It’s update time again, and this one has been a long time coming. I have a lot to post, and it will take me a few days to get it all up and running, so be patient with me. I know I’m late, but hey…better late than never.

     In the time I have been away, the metal world has lost no less than three key figures. As you can see by the banner above and the post below, I have paid tribute to the mighty Ronnie James Dio. I would like to bid farewell at this time to Mr. Peter Steele of Type O Negative, who died of heart failure on April 14th of heart failure, and to Paul Gray of Slipknot, who died on Monday May 24th. It’s heartbreaking that these deaths have happened so “close to home”, if you will. All three of these men were driving forces in their chosen genres of the metal realm, and with all of the metal deaths over the past several years, it goes to show just how fragile this life is that we are given. Live life like there is no tomorrow, people. None of us are promised that.

     On to other things – Crucible Zine is putting on another show! On August 11th, Crucible Zine presents Pornogrind pioneers, Meat Shits! The former Moribund Records band are touring the country with Decomposition from Northern California, and I am fortunate to have picked up their only Arizona date. Also appearing on the bill will be none other than Six Million Dead, along with Skeletal Secrets, and my band Brutesquad. See the flyer below.

     If you are anywhere near the Phoenix / Tucson area, you cannot miss this show! If you have any other questions, please feel free to hit me up at cruciblezine@yahoo.com.

     I know there may not be a lot of call for it, but I have opened the Crucible Zine Online Store. If you look on the Crucible MySpace, there is a pic of me wearing a tshirt that I had made through Cafe Press. I was so impressed with the way it came out, that I flirted with the idea of having them made. The problem is, the upfront cost is more than I can afford right now, so I dropped the idea. I started getting compliments on the shirt, and having people tell me that I should have them made for sale. Well…The next best thing is that Cafe Press can make them for me, with no upfront cost. With the prices listed, Cafe Press gets their fees, and I get a percentage. It works out for everyone. Go check out the store here —-> http://www.cafepress.com/CrucibleZine. I went a bit nuts with the merch, throwing the design on all kinds of shit. But who knows? Maybe someone will actually want a Crucible Zine wall clock.

     According to my stats, some of you have already discovered my newest section. For those who haven’t, check it out on the right side menu – The Brutesquad Report – Brutesquad is, of course, the band I play in full time. This will be a recurring update that will contain news about the band, show pics, links to Brutesquad videos, and more. You never know what may show up.

     As I said at the top, news, reviews and updates will start popping up here over the next several days, so keep your eyes peeled. I would like to thank all of you for your patience. It’s been a crazy couple of months for me, and considering I am doing this completely on my own at this point, I do hope you all understand.

Horns,

Lael

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~ by cruciblezine on June 3, 2010.

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