16:39 - Redn1ght Nah, I wouldn't buy CDs from Amazon due to auto-rip feature. You know, I'm not able to access it and there's no way to turn it off.
16:13 - LeKiwi To be fair, Amazon had a couple of really obscure artists from Bandcamp that are on my list, but most of them aren't to be found...
16:10 - Cynic Metalhead I agree with Apoth. In India, getting Ace of Spades record is almost equal to get an underground record.
16:06 - Apothecary Yes, even Bandcamp level obscure. For example... kinda disappointed that this is the only COA album on there, but it's better than nothing [link]
16:04 - LeKiwi Depends how obscure. Bandcamp-level obscure? Probably not. But that's interesting to know that Amazon has such a wide selection of music...
15:51 - Apothecary Yeah, Amazon is the best for finding underground stuff, very rarely have I ever searched for an album on there and been unable to find it
15:45 - s_t_s I usually browse bands profiles here, then listen to them at YT and if I like them, I dl and burn tracks. In the end when I enjoy a band I buy a copy from a USA seller at Amazon. It's a lot cheaper than buying here, in France :)
Finnish heavy metal band Machine Men have officially broken up after thirteen years.
Here's the band's farewell message: "Things have been quiet for the past 2 years. During this time we have gone through many changes and we have been thinking about the future of the band. Unfortunately we feel that the challenges as a band would be too hard to overcome. After long conversations we have decided that the story of Machine Men ends here. It's better to end what we started together without bitterness than to make a new album we couldn't put our hearts and souls into. We wouldn't be the five guys that stuck together no matter what. We would be something else, not Machine Men.
This band has been the centre of our lives for over a decade. During these years we have experienced great and unforgettable moments on the road (and off). The thanks goes to all the people who have supported us and have come to see our gigs. It hasn't been an easy ride but yet we have taken all the shit with our heads held high. After all we are from Suolahti for fuck's sake! Even though it's sad, we end this with smiles on our faces and with loads of good memories to share over a pint.
The story of the band ends here but we'll continue to make music as individuals. We are grateful to so many people but most of all we would like to thank our fans - without you we would have been nothing!"