20:58 - Netzach I use Google Play Music, it's a lot better than Spotify imo. The upload to cloud function is especially great.
20:57 - Zaphod Not just the buffer, the player as whole. Sometimes it randomly restarts a song in the middle of. And I have a decent connection, any other streaming site hasn't ever given me trouble.
20:56 - !J.O.O.E.! I find the tags on Bandcamp near useless, because of how bands will spam random non-related tags for exposure. The quality bothers me too, and how now a lot of artists give you limited plays. Still my discovery tool, or one of.
20:51 - !J.O.O.E.! Decent quality too.160 OGG Vorbis, which is something like 192 / 214 mp3 bitrate. I can't remember the last time I had a buffering issue in all honesty, and my connection isn't great. Newer clients might have issues though.
20:50 - Zaphod I'm mostly talking about the streaming aspect. I don't know if the 2011 version was good, but every version I've used was painful to use and the buffer has always been terrible compared to every other single streaming platform.
20:49 - Apothecary I've always been more about Bandcamp than any of those other sites. Not only is it a wonderful "try before buy" model, but the tag feature helps you find SOOOO much more good shit
20:48 - !J.O.O.E.! Never understood the issue some people had with older versions of Spotify (the one I'm using is from 2011 apparently). Quick, ergonomic, well organised, easy to use. Has 95% of the music I want to listen to that's not on my HDD
US thrashers Vektor's official Facebook page has been updated with new tour dates for a Western US tour in February. This will be Vektor's first tour since the release of Outer Isolation on December 6th through Heavy Artillery Records.
According to a posting on the band's official website, the band discovered internet porn and are therefore calling it quits:
"OK, that's not entirely true, we knew about the porn all along. But, after two albums , both of which we're hugely proud of, and about a hundred shows, all of them memorable in their own way, the question that remained for us was: what's next? The answer can be short: nothing. "La Muerte" and "Rise To Ruin" are two albums with which we've expanded, and indeed completed our body of work to our full satisfaction. Barring one or two exceptions, all the shows we've done since we decided to reform sometime in 2004 have been tremendously enjoyable. So why quit? Pretty simple, really: Every ride comes to an end. This is ours."
Arsis' original drummer and founding member Michael Van Dyne has rejoined the group.
Commented Van Dyne: "I'm looking forward to working with my friend Jim again, as well as the great people at Nuclear Blast. Judging by the new material that Jim Malone and Nick Cordle have been working on, I think we may be sitting on some of the most memorable and thrashy Arsis material written to date. Due to obligations with my full-time career, session drummers will most likely be utilized for big tours that Jim wishes to do in the future... However, regional shows and occasional mini-tours or festival gigs either here in North America or overseas are a definite possibility (and something I'd be totally psyched to do) if our collective schedules allow it. Good times."