21:00 - Redn1ght I would rather trust NSA build software to not track me than use Google. :p
21:00 - !J.O.O.E.! That's weird, I've never had that. For a while I had issues with it only playing one song at a time off my hard drive and not playing another after it. They spend too much time messing around with new clients / designs / features.
20:59 - Zaphod Using spotify is basically the equivalent of the nutbeating James Bond received in Casino Royale. I agree about Bandcamp tags being somewhat useless though. Still prefer Bandcamp by miles.
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.
"Thank you & lights out! 7 albums, 12 years and thousands of enthusiastic fans don't make that decision easy, but after long thoughts and lots of talks we decided together to call it a day and dissolve Symphorce. The heads are dead, the timetables of our main bands packed with dates, so we feel a lack of inspiration and no possibility to record more albums, play more shows with the passion and commitment needed therefore."
The guys from German power metallers Symphorce have issued the following short update:
"The album recordings have been finished, the whole thing is mixed and mastered; and what can we say? It sounds FUCKING AWESOME! There's no doubt that the small break we had turned out to be good for us, and we'll be back with the best Symphorce record for sure. It's what we believe at least ;-)
We will come up with some more news very soon (exact release date, album title, artwork, and so on). We're absolutely excited, and so will you be when the albums out, we're pretty damn sure about that! So far so good."
The official AFM Records press release reads as follows: "One of the most innovative and best Power Metal bands has signed a new contract with AFM Records:
Symphorce. The band around singer Andy B. Franck and guitarist Cede Dupont is working on their new album right now, a late August release is expected."
The band commented in the same brief manner: "Yes, it is true. Symphorce signed with AFM Records and a new album is expected for a late August release. Stay tuned for more info!"
German metallers Symphorce have posted the following update on their MySpace page:
Long time no news right? Well, this is about to change as we have some exciting news for you.
After we took our time to re"phorce" our batteries and think about our future we are ready more than ever to make our next album the possibly best Symphorce album ever. For a couple of months now, the songwriting core of Symphorce, Cede - Marcus - Andy , has come up with some great songs, melodies, hitwonders, chartbreakers, stripsongs, ...whatever you might wanna call it.
We just wanted to let you know, that we're still around (more actively in the background for some songwriting now), but we'll be back with a "Booom!" in mid-2009, with a new label partner, new material and some new surprises. Things you don't expect and still expect from Symphorce!
Symphorce guitarist Cédric "Cede" Dupont (ex-Freedom Call) has issued the following update:
"Added some new instrumental music to my page, hope you all enjoy it! I just had this idea a long time ago, and since I got tons of positive messages about "MeloDrama", I thought I'd give it a shot one more time! So check out "Atmosfear" and let me know what you think!"
Symphorce posted the following message on their official website:
"Right after a fantastic and amazing tour, suddenly, Sascha decided to part ways after more than 4 years. He decided to leave the band bacause of some personal reasons. But as we have to take things as they come, we´re proud to announce two drummers for the already booked and confirmed shows!
We will be helped out by Andy Flache (who is well known as one of our chiefroadies from hell) and Steffen Theurer ex-Chinchilla/Woodpeckers). We hope to get everything fixed in time and hope Sascha will find his way.
We´re lookin´forward for even more amazing shows and are ready to rock da house!"