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† And then the Curse swept the Earth

quarta-feira, 22 de maio de 2013

So Long and Farewell... for now.

I'm going on a hiatus. 

Why?

As you may have noticed, the time between posts have been increasing a lot here on FC lately. And to be really honest with you guys and gals, I'm not feeling very motivated at this point. The lack of feedback for what i usually put here is one of those factors. In some really rare occasions i get a special email from the band thanking me for posting, spreading the word out, whatsoever. That's something i appreciate a lot. Really. So, a big and special "thank you" to you all who took your time for it. 

Forever Cursed will be put down to sleep until i feel like putting some new stuff. That can happen tomorrow or in two months from here. To all the bands who have sent requests, etc, sorry for the delayed (or lack of) returning messages. To those few who have sent me physical copies, don't worry, i owe you and I'll get back to you. On the other hand i'll keep on writing occasionally for Cvlt Nation. I'm not the "ubber" reviewer/writer but hey... it's something i like and it gives me pleasure. I love music.

Who follows music blogs anyway?

Keep it up!

†H†

52 comentários:

  1. Who follows music blogs? We do, good sir! Please bring the blog back before long!

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    1. Thanks for your support and for dropping a comment! Good to know that there's people out there who appreciate my work here. Cheers!

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  2. sad to see. I've been super busy and haven't been up on my blog or blogs in general. Best of luck, and thanks for everything you've shared. Definitely one of the best out there.

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    1. Thanks mate. Keep the hard work and spreading the simple, but honest, word-of-mouth out there. All the best.

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  3. I do follow music blogs… in fact, music blogs like these are my main source to find new music. Too sad this modern fashion of "read the review and steal the record" is killing social interaction. Anyway… your blog will be missed!

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    1. Thank you Gerhard. This isn't a "goodbye" more like a... "see you later". Don't lose hope on FRVR CRSD ;)

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  4. very sad to hear this, my friend.

    your blog was one of the few that inspired me to start my own, and your early support helped me build a readership, and for that I am forever grateful.

    I understand, running a blog can be tiresome and thankless, but I hope you'll return soon, refreshed and ready to share more great music.

    and I wish you all the best in the meantime.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words my friend. Better days will come indeed.. until then don't lose hope. Keep up your blog, it's one of my favorites. I'm still here and i'll be watching ;) All the best!

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    2. thank you very much, kind sir.

      I'll most certainly keep at it and I hope you enjoy all that's to come.

      and of course I'm looking forward to your triumphant return.

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  5. I also do follow music blogs (and do my own blog called Blasting days) and I especially like Forever cursed. the bands you feature, your reviews, the presentation of the blog, etc., well your whole blog.

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    1. Thank you for you kind words regarding my blog, D. I'll be back maybe sooner than I think. Let's see what tomorrow will bring. I see us bloggers as almost the "underground resistance" way below webzines like Cvlt Nation, Lurker's Path, etc. Just simple guys doing this because we all share the same passion: Music. Keep up your great work! Cheers!

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  6. Real shame, mate. You've turned me on to so much great stuff. Hope to see you back blogging soon though.

    Jonathan (your fellow cvlt nation scribe)

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    1. Hey Jonathan! Good to "see" you here as well. Thanks for the kind words too. I'll be back.. one day. Later!

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  7. This blog has helped me find good metals and stuff. Sad to see you go. Hurry back, but only when you want to.

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    1. Don't worry Zaruyache, i will come back. And when i do... you better be ready. Thank you.

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  8. Major bummer Haxan! It's true, music blogging is normally a thankless gig, people take and take, without realizing that sometimes a simple "thank you" is enough to know what were doing isn't futile or fruitless.

    Forever Cursed is one of the best out there, people know it, most don't show appreciation, but the internet world is fast paced man. Enjoy your break, please drop by Severed Heads Open Minds from time to time to point me in the direction of some good tunes!

    - Chris of Severed Heads Open Minds

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    1. Thank you so much for your support Chris. Don't let this somehow demotivate you. Keep up the great job you're doing at SHOM. Later!

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  9. I think FC it's the best extreme metal blog together with Equivoke and you helped me discover many bands. I was just waiting for the next ones, I hope you will come back soon.
    Thanks for all the work you put in the blog!

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    1. Thank you so much the kind words Stilgar. See you soon.

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  10. Maybe it's too late, maybe it's not the suitable place... But I really enjoy your writing.

    All the best, Haxan. Take this as a farewell gift, if you wish:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Iky6f1HIRE


    /x

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    1. Thanks for your kind, simple but warm words. Loved your gift, a lot.
      Will keep my eyes opened for this for sure. Thank you for showing me the way.

      All the best.

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  11. Artvr,
    This saddens me.
    I can honestly say this is one of the only music blogs that I READ EVERYDAY.
    At least your blog is productive... mine however is not..
    its me being gloomy.
    Hope you are back soon.
    <3 angela

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    1. Oh my dear Angela, don't be sad. I was very happy to see your comment here although these aren't the best of circumstances. If my blog is more productive than yours it doesn't matter. This is a kind of an escape we get. A virtual notebook where we write our thoughts, ambitions, dreams, things that happen in our daily life. At this point, like i said above, I'm not in the right mood to keep pumping stuff on FC... It all comes down to priorities. See you soon and take care ;)

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  12. a good friend of mine highly recommended this blog to me.
    your audience is much wider than you think.

    -Emperor Crawl

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    1. Glad to hear that Emperor Crawl. Looking at my blog statistics i know that there's a vast starved crowd out there. Too bad only a few really recognize my work here and at least say "thank you" in return. Not that i need it in order to fill my ego or something... no, please. It's just a matter of motivation. Thank you.

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  13. I visit your blog everyday, so the last thing you said was wrong!
    Thanks for the great music I've heard the last year from your blog.

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    1. What? You mean the "Who follows music blogs anyway?" phrase? Oh, i was just being sarcastic ;) Thanks!

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  14. this is been shitty without living doorway and it'll be worse without you. I'm old and not tech savvy (at least not enough for blog maintenance). I definitely follow a few blogs - how would i become aware of most of the stuff I'm into? metal sites are mostly very straight-forward (nothing wrong with that) and that's why your voice (and TLD's) were so cool. we need broader tastes broadcasting.
    vou ter saudades. (i grew up in portugal)

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    1. Thanks for your supportive and kind words man. Obrigado e um abraço!

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  15. I love your blog. You've turned me on to many great bands and have helped me find fantastic music for my weekly metal show The Grind. I feel like an ass for never commenting... I know how that feels on the other end (folks listening to my live broadcasts and not communicating) and should have known better.

    I hope you'll return some day soon with a new motivation. Perhaps branching out into another topic for the blog might help? Or maybe just some time off...

    Cheers,

    Randroid

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    1. Thanks for dropping a comment mate. Better late than never, right? Don't worry, i'll be back one day with new and fresh tunes.

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  16. I really like(d) Forever Cursed and checked it at least weekly. I discovered some great music through your blog. Thanks! And I hope you will be back soon.

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    1. Don't worry Jeroen. Maybe i'll be back sooner than you think ;)

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  17. I'm not going to try and talk you out of this nonsense because you're more than entitled to do whatever the hell you want and I probably would have quit ages ago myself, but I hope you know you did good things for a lot of good people for not much reason other than a passion for good music and the will to share it. I fell into a lot of good bands and albums on this site and I'll be damned if I don't keep checking to see whether your dejected ass has slunk back to the internet again.

    If I were you I'd be proud as hell and would take a well-earned break, without a doubt. I have virtually nothing to do with neither music nor blogging, but you're an inspiration none the less. It's sad to say I didn't know it till now. See you when I see, man.

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    1. One thing you said that is true. I really did some good things for some bands. A fine example of that are Sonance and Monomakh, for example. Two successful "case studies" that came out of FC. I'm just taking some days off, that's it. See you soon.

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  18. I just wait for the return. All the best A. and greetings from Hellas.

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    1. Thank you my friend. The true underground resistance may be silent but it will never fade.

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  19. keep in touch, brah. i like to know what my old blog buddies from back in the day are up to. maybe do a collab with jt gilmore or something...

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    1. Zito, you were one of my inspirations to create FC. One day i'll be back. Cheers.

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  20. Thanks for everything, FC is probably my favourite music blog. Hope to see some new posts :)

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    1. Thank you so much. Don't remove FC from your bookmarks ;)

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  21. I´m agree with Gerhard. Come back Forevercursed.

    Greetings.

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  22. Man, caga nisto estamos no Verão, praia, miúdas em bikini, festa.

    No Inverno voltas para as profundezas da gruta.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NV6Rdv1a3I

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  23. Maybe most of us were silent but you are far from being unappreciated. thank you for exposing me to some great music.
    -mattox

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    1. Hey Mattox, thanks for your support. All the best.

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  24. Sorry to hear this! Iv enjoyed your blog for some time thought it was one of the best around, cheers and good luck!

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    1. Don't worry. Like i said before... i'll be back.

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  25. The Curse will never leave. It never does.
    G.R.

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    1. Indeed G.R. Indeed... once you bear this Curse, it will never fade away.

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  26. I saw this a while ago but only just got round to commenting. Thanks for all your writing, sharing and ruling! Can't wait for your already-awaited return! Best wishes and good luck in all that you venture into.

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