Author Archives: Dose Of Metal

10
Sep

Happy Birthday to DoM!

Happy fucking birthday to us! We’re turning 2 today, and even though we haven’t written too much in the last couple of months, we’re still proud of this site and we’ll still get wasted on its birthday — even though we’d use any excuse to drink.

We’re glad we have a new layout to go with our celebration and we hope to get back to writing daily like we used to do back in the day.

Either way, thanks to all the people who kept visiting daily even though the updates were scarce, thanks to everyone who’s been sending us emails asking not to close the site, and also thanks to all the people who volunteered to write for us — and our apologies for not getting back to you.

We’ve been busy, but we haven’t forgotten about the site, so keep watching this space as we will be getting our shit together at some point. Maybe


1
Feb

SOPA – We asked for opinions

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is a very controversial subject. We found that out when we asked 20 musicians, 3 artists, 1 band manager and 1 PR agent for their opinion on the matter, and only 6 of them finally sent us a statement.

We do understand that some people don’t want to comment on the bill though. Not everyone is going to understand and agree with what these people think. They are musicians after all, not average internet users. So their opinion on the matter might split their fanbase into two camps, and we can definitely understand why they don’t want to risk that.

With that being said, with this article we’re trying to give those people a chance to speak on the matter, since they would be affected by it in different ways than most people. Five musicians (including one who is also the director of an independent record label), one artist and finally the writers of this website speak out on the Stop Online Piracy Act and piracy in general right after the jump.

Now, why would our opinion really matter? Dose of Metal and other similar music blogs rely heavily on Youtube and PR agencies distributing music for promotion purposes through one-click hosts. Without that, this site would barely be able to exist in its current form.

Musicians and other artists would face an even bigger challenge, if this bill went through. Just think of all the internet promotion they couldn’t count on anymore.

Keep all that in mind when you’re reading the rest of this story after the jump.


1
Jan

Second post of 2012

It’s January 1st and yes, this is an automated post. I felt bad for not making any special posts for Christmas, and I was way too lazy to make any posts for NYE, so I just wrote this one out of boredom.

So, 2011 is over, eh? Fuck that year, 2012 is our last year according to Mayans (and probably Dave Mustaine, since the guy seems to believe in anything, really). So let’s make it count.

If you woke up next to a fat, ugly woman (or man), feel better, at least it wasn’t your hand. Now get rid of that hangover and start the year LIKE A BAWSSS.

 

Dose of Metal wishes you a happy new year filled with sadness, emotional distress, loud music, loads of beer, and anything else you sad fuckers enjoy.

 


1
Jan

Happy New Year, fuckers!

Happy New Year mother truckers!

What a year, huh? Our first ‘full year’ of running DoM. We started in late 2010 so 2011 was the first year we started from scratch. And now it has ended.

Don’t worry, we have a life, this post was scheduled for 12.00 am, January 1st — New York City time. If you’re reading this right at the moment of being posted, you either:

a) have no life and are stuck on the internet on NYE, which sucks for you. haha.
b) have some sort of life and are reading this on a phone, or at a computer at a party.
c) a mixture of both (like, you know, you’re home but pretending you’re at a party with a hot chick)

Either way, happy new year. We hope to make 2012 as interesting as 2011 in terms of metal blogging, but let’s face it, we probably won’t.

Anyway, get drunk, get laid, start shit, get arrested, basically have a good time. I’ll schedule another post after this one, just so you have something to read, loser…


30
Dec

Fuck 2011

Not much left of this year, but I guess we won’t have too many posts these days since we’ll be busy getting into comas. We’ve scheduled some posts for January 1st, but that’s pretty much it for now.

I hope you guys have a great NYE, and here’s to another shitty great year of metal interwebz ranting.


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