Hotel St. George Make A Badass Video.


Occasionally I get sent mail from bands who want me to review their stuff, or embed their video or say nice things about them for some reason. I don’t often do it because on the whole, they are depressingly boring.

But yesterday I got an email that contained this…

We made the video ourselves and it’s basically a battle between a robot and a wizard (homemade costumes). In the video there are fireballs, russian roulette, sword fights, massages, a dog with a cape, breakfast etc…..

It’s actually pretty badass!

And I knew I was onto a winner. I love the fact that they follow ‘a dog with a cape, breakfast’ with ‘etc’ – Yeah, that’s right you know, dogs with capes, early morning meals, the usual, you can sort of guess what’s next… Brilliant.

This came from a genuinely delightful indie pop band Hotel St. George

I checked out the video. It did indeed include all the aforementioned stuff and defiantly rates as ‘badass’ The video reminds me of staying up til 3AM watching videos on MTV2 to try and find something new to impress my friends with.

Which is good.

Record Industry Guy: Death To Pirates!


OK, so he didn’t quite say it. But it was pretty close. This is Fran Nevrkla of the PPL (a record industry group) talking at their AGM.

Thank you, David, and thank you for putting some of those pirates behind bars. I know that regrettably capital punishment was abolished in this country some 50 years ago, sad it is, but a few years in jail is probably pretty OK…

I’m off to torrent something I don’t really want just to piss this guy off.

RIP Stuart Cable



News is trickling in that a body found by police may be that of former Stereophonics man Stuart Cable.

Cable, 40, left the multi-platinum beige-rockers in 2003 and has been happily hosting BBC Radio Wales’ rock show ever since, he had often said that he had ‘no regrets’ about leaving the band. Emergency services reached Mr.Cable’s house near Aberdare at around 5 am on Monday morning -police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

Cable’s new band Killing for Company were scheduled to play Donington Park’s Download festiva this Saturday and have a new album scheduled for release this summer.

More on this story as we get it.

UPDATE: Cable has indeed passed away, cause of death is believed to have been excessive alcohol consumption which lead to heart failure. DT would like to offer our condolences to his family and friends.

Berlin Hipsters + Electro + Vodka = Win


RIP Ronnie James Dio


Sad news just in tonight that legendary metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio has passed away after losing his ongoing battle with stomach cancer at the age of 67.

His wife and long time manager Wendy left a message on Dio’s official website for fans today:

Today my heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45am 16th May. Many, many friends and family were able to say their private good-byes before he peacefully passed away. Ronnie knew how much he was loved by all. We so appreciate the love and support that you have all given us. Please give us a few days of privacy to deal with this terrible loss. Please know he loved you all and his music will live on forever.

- Wendy Dio

Although his Dungeons & Dragons imagery and diminutive stature occasionally led to ridicule, Dio was widely regarded as a true professional by fellow musicians. From humble beginnings playing trumpet and bass guitar in the late 50’s and 60’s his distinctive vocals helped define the sound of late 70’s heavy rock during stints in Rainbow and as Ozzy Osbourne’s replacement in Black Sabbath – he had recently reformed with members of Sabbath and was intending to tour under the ‘Heaven & Hell’ moniker – and he is widely credited for popularising the distinctive ‘devil’s horn’s’ salute familiar to rockers worldwide.
Ronnie also fronted his own band and became America’s number one touring act during the mid-80’s, and despite wavering fortunes continued to tour consistantly to the last.


On a personal note, we here at DT would like to extend our sympathies to Ronnie’s family. Having crossed paths with the man on several occasions over the years, he was a dedicated and genuinely pleasant individual who created some of the most singular and influential music in metal and his presence will be keenly missed by friends and fans alike.

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