16 August, 2009
I’ve just realized that I haven’t posted anything about my thrash metal project called INCINERATOR. It’s an ongoing old school thrash metal thingy (aka project) that I’m having since 2000.
Influences are purely from the stuff I’ve grew up with: D.R.I., very early Metallica, early Slayer, early Sepultura, Kreator, Destruction, Demolition Hammer, Heathen, Atrophy, Sodom, Exhorder, Sacred Reich, Believer, Motorhead, Protector, early Anthrax, Messiah, Tankard, Sabbat… good old school Thrash in short!
The lyrics deal with all the cliche issues a thrash band can have, after all INCINERATOR was never meant to be a pioneering band, so the issues dealt with are basically your average Evil, your average Satan, Read the rest of this entry »
8 January, 2008
I’ve always loved the ability of the AMIGA to produce great music with minimal (back then) effort. Does the names OCTAMED or PROTRACKER sound familiar to you?
OCTAMED and PROTRACKER were editors/ track sequencers (4 tracks with 15 instruments / samples in total) with which you could layout your song into tracks that could be arranged in any sequence you desired from a master list. So basically what you did is to edit every track according to your talents and then arrange these tracks on the master list to play one after the other in any order you set it up. Each track would contain samples that would be played on the timing you set it up. It was gorgeous and I’ve spent many allnighters writing music with it. The best part of it was that it didn’t even require any additional hardware such as a piano keyboard to prove your musical talents 🙂 I loved OCTAMED purely for it’s interface style but many people preferred PROTRACKER instead.
It was very popular back then and even the very first rave bands begun their career on MOD writing. (.mod was the extension of the sequencer file – the mod contained the tracks, the master list and the samples you’ve used for your track – which also determined the .mod file size) In fact some of the very first rave demos were actually recorded .mod files on tape! Not to mention the game industry which used the format almost exclusively
Anyways just to remember the good old days, I’ve found this page which has some Amiga, Atari ST and ZX Spectrum (!!!!) written mods for free download (on mp3 format). I might add more pages whenever I find some 🙂
Enjoy a bit of nostalgia 🙂
More mod stuff >>>
… more to come …