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About Ragen

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    Demon Vanquisher

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    Back on a funny looking rock.
  • Interests
    Sports - Fencing, Rugby, Karate & Music - Guitar and Metal
  1. I saw Layer Cake yesterday and loved it. I think I'm going to have to watch it again after the way it finishs.
  2. Ragen

    Songwriting?

    I normally start with a jam recorded onto a phone/ portable recorder or through audacity on the PC. From there I write out the guitar riffs in guitar pro, add bass and drum ideas and then work the rest of the song in guitar pro, adding parts as I write them on the guitar and then follow up with drum and bass. Keyboards feature in a few songs but generally I'm not skilled enough with them to know what to put. Lyrics are usually wrote after the song and try to reflect the mood or story I'm trying to convey. Last song was parody Pirate theme death metal. Shame we never got round to recording any of the stuff.
  3. Devin Townsend Project - Hyperdrive! If you like rock, buy Devin.
  4. I caught 3 kerry king picks at a concert once. Kept 2 and sold 1. I also have a puppet and some piano tuition guides that was made in the 1950's from a box I found in the office. Also an unopened first vinyl print of Never Mind the Bollocks, Heres the Sex Pistols and Black Sabbath (technically both my Dads but meh).
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    Raves

    Never been to an outdoor rave but been to a few house ones (most noticeably at my house lol). Managed to ram 40 odd people into my garage and blast them all with music going through my computer system (logitech Z2300 - 2.1) and out to my old bands PA for the extra speakers. Nobody was rolling, just a few stoned guys and the majority were on alcohol. Despite my best laid plans of keeping the party in the garage, the house still got trashed. Broken mirror, hammock, door and a 2 foot purple stain all over the carpet.
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    Electronic Music

    No love for Leftfield yet? I also like a bit of Infected Mushrooms, although I can't take a full album at a time.
  7. I'm torn on the anchoring issue. I don't think it matters overly as some of the best players out there anchor but I've always found it restrictive to single note shreddy kind of things. If I'm sweeping I anchor my hand to the bridge and play from there but that's a damn bad habit to get into. I reconstructed my whole right hand technique recently to loosen up my hand from being in a palm mute position all the time and get it playing closer to the neck pickup to produce a warmer sound.
  8. Ragen

    Do YOU Pirate Music?

    I download songs nowadays only for use on a BTEC music course or for my mum to use as a School Teacher. I've had to learn 20+ songs from 10 or more different artists and I don't have the cash to buy an album for each of them only to listen to a few times. I hate legal MP3 downloads as well as barely any money gets to the artist and I don't have any hard copies at the end of it either. All the artists have been The Beatles, Elvis... etc though so it's not like I'm robbing some indie artist who's living a regular life. I started buying CD's about 2 years ago and I've easily got 70+ now, mainly metal/ rock artists who don't really have a lot of cash even if they are managing to actively go on tour such as Devin Townsend.
  9. I'd recommend DevilDriver to anyone, even non metalheads. It's got to be some of the catchiest music ever and it's unbelievable groovy a lot of the time. The first album has some brilliant music on it and is quite a good place to start if you want to hear the band progress. If you want more metal (s/t was very nu-metallist) but still pretty groovy the latter two albums are equally brilliant. Elitists don't like them, but DevilDriver is great.
  10. Strapping Young Lad - Love? Brilliant Song, heavy yet mindblowingly melodic at the same time.
  11. I think some Final Fantasy music is just brilliant. Final Fantast VII and X had the best in my opinion.
  12. "They are stealing my water!!!" He's the best character too IMO, any episode with him in it is great.
  13. Haven't posted on this forum in a while but it was one of my favourite threads so I thought I'd post an update. Protest the Hero - Kezia Radiohead - Kid A Gunz N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction Muse - Black Holes and Revelations Pendulum - Hold Your Colour Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet I've been trying to get out of the habit of buying only Metal CD's and tap into rock, dance and much more Proggy kind of things.
  14. Just saw 21. I thought that there was something missing throughout the film. Not sure what, but then again I'm really tired typing this and I'll probally remember what it was at some point. 7/10
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