How to Install SongEasy on Ubuntu with PlayOnLinux

In continuation of my posts on Performous and formatting UltraStar files I want to introduce you to a program that makes creating song files so much easier - SongEasy. SongEasy is a great tool that helps you avoid creating your song file manually from scratch. You'll probably still need to edit the file in a text…

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UltraStar Text File Formatting

In my previous post I wrote about Performous, a great Linux software that lets you have an experience similar to playing SingStar games. I also promised to go more in-depth about the process of creating your own songs. Now the time has come. But first I want to explain some basics of the UltarStar text file…

Avatarium – Hurricanes and Halos Review

Avatarium started out more or less as a side project of Leif Edling, the leader of epic doom metal legends Candlemass back in 2013 and released two full-length albums and two EPs up until 2017. Though one could easily recognize the characteristic songwriting style of Mr. Edling, the band didn't sound like Candlemass at all. Yes,…

My Favourite Musical Period

Isn't it true that sometimes you listen to some modern music and say to yourself: "Well, this music of today is so boring (bad, awful, uninspired, put whatever adjective you like). It was a lot better in the..." 2000's? 90's? 80's? 70's? It depends on which period in the history of music you find more…

My Latest Musical Addiction

I did not mention it before, but I am actually a kind of a musical addict. For me it is essential to listen to some new music every day and discover new bands and artists. The consequence of this is that I rarely listen to the same record even twice. For that to happen, it…

Skeletons in the Closet

Back in 2011-2012 one of my buddies had an idea to create a computer game and contacted me to participate. In the end that game never saw the light of day, but what's left of it are some demo tracks of what was supposed to be its soundtrack. Today I decided to share it with…

Alkonost Release New Video

Russian folk metal band Alkonost has released a brand new music video for the acoustic version of the song Русалка from the band's latest album Песни белой лилии. The video was made by Anatoly Tyutin. For those not familiar with the band, Alkonost is one of the best Russian folk metal bands. While they are not…