It's ok, though, as there's good reasons, which will now take the form of a pie chart:
Darkest Season Vol.1 (2010) has been a complete success! All the bands pulled it out of the fucking bag and made a belter of a record:
Lavotchkin "Shower Of Bastards"; A none-more-perfect example of the Geordie fellas' perfectly honed rock&roll infused, Cursed inspired hardcore.
Prelude To The Hunt "Grudgebearer"; Literally the first thing put to record from these guys, and they may well have fucked themselves by putting out something this fucking great. Probably not, though. A sign of great things to come for those into their hardcore down-tuned and HEAVY.
HUSH "Necklacing"; right at the forefront of how good a year 2011 is going to be for Scottish Hardcore, this track brings the riffs and breakdowns like you would not fucking believe. Best thing they've recorded so far, and only a hint at what they can do live.
Black Mass "Failure Hangs"; As Crusty, Evil, Blast-Beaty, short and Intense as you may ever hear. Quite terrifying, to be honest.
Pariso 2011 The "Sooner Insignificant Better" 7inch is now up for pre-order, and it's really REALLY good! The vinyl's coming in orange or green, and, for the lucky few, a very special purple/yellow/blue splattered vinyl. If you pre-order this badboy, although not released until January, you'll get yourself an immediate download, to hear how good it actually is.
Horrors That You've Seen (2011) Re-releasing their first ep, "Death To The Snakes" with new tracks to give you a hint at what they're up to for next years "Breaking Hearts". Check out 'Item 9' to see what you're going to be up against come March.
Notebooks (2011) "Merit/Privilige" has been recorded, in one ten hour shift, and if you dig around on facebook you can find a shit quality audio rip from a video taken in the studio which will literally blow you away. Fuck if these guys are going to take you all by surprise come February.
Lavotchkin (2011) THIS; this is what excites me. Lavotchkin will be releasing a retrospective full-length in the new year, on Dead Dead Dead (!!!!!!!), and filled with tracks from all of their ep's/splits (Including the aforementioned 'Shower Of Bastards', & 2010's Crocus split and 'Widow Country' ep), as well as a nice few brand new tracks, recorded especially. This is going to be soooooooooooo good, and I can not tell you how proud I am to be associated with this, let alone be putting it out.
So far booked for 2011: Brides/Notebooks Scottish tour; the Dead-Fest "Fuck Off, January" all-nighter, feat. Lavotchkin, Citizens, Prelude To The Hunt, Black Mass + more TBA; Brotherhood Of The Lake/Breaking The Day Scottish tour; The Plight/Lords (Only Scottish date!); Pariso Scottish tour (including a free Deathkill3000 show in Glasgow!); The Smoking Hearts (new singer + new songs = super fucking awesome); plus more still geting sorted. 2011 will be a great year for live music in Edinburgh, and Scotland in general.
the 80's hip-hop themed Dead Dead Dead Music website is almost ready, and will take the form of blogs, reviews, shows & releases, as well as links to anything relevant, whether that be somewhere to buy stuff or just check out someone I think you should hear. It'll be ready for January 1st.
So, yes, the BlogSpot will disappear shortly. But no matter, 2011 is going to be amazing, which will kind of make up for it.