Don't you just love it when you come home and there are goodies waiting on the doormat? I ordered bandshirts recently, a black one (what else..) with the Sisters of Mercy logo and another one for Alice in Chains.

I also ordered CDs, but that's a different experience. These I already found online, so the anticipation I usually had before the arrival of new material is gone. I do still buy the releases from a select list of bands though. To show support I guess, and because I just like to own the originals of my favourite bands. This round I got the new Opeth - Watershed (Special edition), Moonspell - Night Eternal and Tiamat - Amanethes.


Taped the shows from Rock-am-Ring 2006, which aired on Rockpalast on the German WDR station last night. Watched the entire performances by both Metallica and Alice In Chains.

The latter performed with their new vocalist William DuVall. Metallica's James Hetfield also performed "Would?" with Alice in Chains, which was a nice effort, but mostly proved what a great voice Layne really had. More preformaces will be show tonight and tomorrow night.


Layne Staley 1967-2002
"Down in a hole and I don't know if I can be saved See my heart I decorate it like a grave You don't understand who they Thought I was supposed to be Look at me now a man Who won't let himself be

Down in a hole, losin' my soul
Down in a hole, losin' control
I'd like to fly,
But my wings have been so denied"

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