Saturday, 16 December 2017

ON MY WAY TO SEE THE LAST JEDI & I'M NOT STOKED


Normally, you would think I'd be so thrilled about going to watch a new Star Wars movie, but I cannot escape the feeling of disappointment that is already looming over me. I simply cannot be stoked, because The Force Unawakens/Kylo Struggles To Strike back was such a colossal travesty in every sense of the word. 

I'm deeply troubled Darth Disney is once again going to rip the soul from an iconic series with another serving of pop corn filler. Ok, pop corn filler can be good under the right circumstances, but not with Star Wars. I pay no heed to the popular media outlets and major critics that sing the same song every time a new Star Wars is released. The prequels were bad enough, but the new offerings so far (apart from Rogue One) have been soulless cash grabs that were poorly written and are terrible mediocre movies. Because I'm a nerd means there are aspects I enjoy in the movies such as character costumes and a few minor things, but that has been it so far, which doesn't say much for the overall quality of the films.

We have had a tough deal with Star Wars since the prequels, then Darth Reboot arrived from dumbing down Star Trek to destroy SW. If I wasn't so wrapped up in the music side of the site, I'd rewrite my review for episode 7 to state what a bag of turds it is. 

I sincerely hope The Last Jedi is good, but I cannot escape the feeling Darth Dollar has ruined SW. Talk to you soon folks, time to see if my feelings are wrong.



 

ANCIENT VISIONZ TALK RADIO & THE WASTELANDS


Soon an announcement shall be posted concerning both Ancient Visionz Talk Radio and The Wastelands. Ancient Visionz Talk Radio is going to become my main show and The Wastelands will run as a monthly edition. Full explanation posted this weekend.



THIS WEEK'S WASTELANDS EPS UPLOADED TOMORROW! (DIY METAL/PUNK RADIO)


This week's Wastelands will be uploaded tomorrow. Thank you all who supported the live shows and submitted music.



THE WASTELANDS NOW ON AIR WITH THRASH & HC! (DIY RADIO)


The Wastelands is now live with this week's rescheduled 2nd show featuring an onslaught of thrash and hc with a slight pinch of old school dm & death metal in small parts. So, the moshmas show features: Thrash, Crossover, HC, HC Punk, Metallic HC, Heavy HC, and small flavors of old school dm and death metal, but mainly all out thrash and hc!

Listen live here: http://thewastelands.myl2mr.com/

The Wastelands Submissions Page:
https://ancientvisionz.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page_79.html


Friday, 15 December 2017

THE WASTELANDS RESCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW & ANCIENT VISIONZ TALK RADIO ON MONDAY!


I'm rescheduling The Wastelands for tomorrow and interviewing crossover thrash band Xmethod live on Ancient Visionz Talk Radio this Monday. We had a few tech issues to smooth out with our guest and opted to do the show on Monday. Xmethod are an awesome band and I'm airing them on the show tomorrow, so if you enjoy really raw crossover, then be sure to check out The Wastelands. 

Full info posted this weekend, but here is the rough break down for now, listed below.

The Wastelands Radio airs tomorrow featuring thrash, crossover, hc, metallic hc, heavy hc, and hc punk. Airtime to be announced.

Ancient Visionz Talk Radio returns on Monday with a pre Christmas show featuring guests Xmethod. Show times: 8pm UK/12pm Pacific (US)/3pm EST (US)/2pm Central (US)/1pm Mountain (US). 1hr-1hr 30 min show, maybe longer. 



MAYBE ON AIR INTERVIEW TODAY WITH CROSSOVER BAND (CROSSOVER THASH)


Hey people, short note to say I maybe live today with a crossover band from California. Not sure if its going ahead yet, but if so, then The Wastelands would air tomorrow instead. If the interview doesn't take place, then The Wastelands airs as scheduled. Check the site in a short while to for further news.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

THE WASTELANDS RETURNS TOMORROW WITH THRASH & HC!


The Wastelands airs again tomorrow! The show is an all out super mosh fest of thrash and hc! Full details posted later. 


 

THE WASTELANDS AIRS TODAY & FRIDAY! (DIY METAL/PUNK RADIO)


Hey what up all? The Wastelands airs with 2 episodes this week to work through the promos, which were submitted for the show. I'm breaking the show up into 2 parts, and you can catch the first episode today from 8pm-11pm UK/3-6pm EST (US), and the 2nd ep shall air on Friday.
 
Listen today @ 8pm-11pm UK/3-6pm EST (US):thewastelands.listen2myshow.com
 
The Wastelands has been off air for a few weeks whilst I focused on my studies for college/uni. I'm overloaded with promos (no complaints), and I haven't had much chance to vary and mix it up with the genres. The first episode is heavily dominated with death metal revolving around brutal dm, dm, old school dm, technical dm, and then transitioning into sludge, doom, traditional heavy metal, and metal to close out the first episode. 
See you all later today. 
 
The Wastelands Radio Submissions Page:
  https://ancientvisionz.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page_79.html

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

THE LAST JEDI - THIS TIME I'LL NOT FALL TO THE HYPE


The Last Jedi is upon us, and this time I'm not falling to the hype like I did with The Force Unawakens, which was a mediocre movie at best. The only way I could prepare myself for The Last Jedi was to condition myself to such a state of no interest. Hopefully, The Last Jedi bowls me over with a good SW movie. BUT, if it actually is 'butt', then I'm not disappointed. It would just confirm my preconditioned mindset that I developed to avoid becoming sucked in again.

I hold no faith in the popular media coverage and indie majors, as they aren't going to tell you anything other than its the most awesome Star Wars movie ever made. Already we are seeing and hearing the same rhetoric everywhere, and until I've watched it at least twice, then I remain unconvinced. Remember Ep 7? That was supposedly the best ever, and after the hype went away we saw a thread bare film.

Ok, I'm a nerd, so of course there are aspects I liked in Episode 7, which is what I tried to say in a review. I do like some of the character designs, costumes, but man, lets be real here, Its pop corn filler at best with a protagonist that endured no struggle, and a rehashed effort of earlier movies. It is only slightly better than the prequels, which doesn't mean its good. 

The early reports coming in suggest there is a heavy fun element to the movie. I'm already nervous, because it could detract from the film itself. The Porgs look like another irritating inclusion. I'm suffering visions of Jar Jar Binks laughing at me whilst he forces me to watch reality television, and those mini anime creatures are dancing on the screen and screaming every second. 
 
I sincerely want The Last Jedi to be good, and not be 'The Wack Jedi'. My best of 2017 movies won't be posted until I've watched The Last Jedi.

Darth Nervous review coming soon. 









THE WASTELANDS AIRS TOMORROW & FRIDAY! (DIY METAL/PUNK RADIO)


Hey what up all? The Wastelands airs with 2 episodes this week to work through the promos, which were submitted for the show. I'm breaking the show up into 2 parts, and you can catch the first episode tomorrow from 8pm-11pm UK/3-6pm EST (US), and the 2nd ep shall air on Friday.

Listen tomorrow @ 8pm-11pm UK/3-6pm EST (US):thewastelands.listen2myshow.com

The Wastelands has been off air for a few weeks whilst I focused on my studies for college/uni. I'm overloaded with promos (no complaints), and I haven't had much chance to vary and mix it up with the genres. The first episode is heavily dominated with death metal revolving around brutal dm, dm, old school dm, technical dm, and then transitioning into sludge, doom, traditional heavy metal, and metal to close out the first episode. 

See you all tomorrow. 

The Wastelands Radio Submissions Page:
https://ancientvisionz.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page_79.html