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Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
7:47 am - Devin's back


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Thursday, March 19th, 2009
9:05 pm - New Album?

Is there a new SYL album coming out soon? If so, what is the track listing and what's the name of it?

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Friday, March 6th, 2009
2:36 pm - Affiliate With This Community

If you have a community and would like to be affiliates, (Your community links this community on its userinfo page and this community links your community on its userinfo page.) REPLY back to this entry with the link to YOUR community. Only One Rule: NO RATING COMMUNITIES PLEASE! Be sure to have this community already up and linked on your community userinfo page before replying to this entry with your community's link.

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Thursday, March 5th, 2009
2:25 pm - Rules

1.) When joining it would be nice if you would introduce yourself to the commmunity, but it's not a requirement. If your not sure what to say about yourself in an introduction post, Try posting this: age, sex, location, name, interests, why you joined this community, etc.

2.) If posting a LONG entry use the LJ cut.

3.) Please keep your posts on topic of SYL, the band members, and the music itself. Other band posts are welcome, but only once a month. If you post about other bands more than once a month, you will be banned from the community. Anything SYL/band member related is welcome to be discussed!

4.) If you joined the community & deleted the journal that you joined with, I will remove you from the community to keep the community members list neat and clean. If you decide to undelete your journal, you can always re-join this community!

5.) NO bashing of community members, Strapping Young Lad, or the members of Strapping Young Lad!

6.) NO trolls, flamers, troublemakers, drama, racism, sexism, etc. allowed in this community. This will NOT be tolerated.

7.) You can advertise communities once a month ONLY, as long as they have something to do with this community. NO RATING COMMUNITY PROMOTIONS! If you advertise more than once a month or advertise rating community promotions, You will be banned from the community.

8.) If you affiliate with this community, but delete your community, Your community will be deleted as an affiliate. This will keep the userinfo page looking clean and neat. If you undelete your community, You can always re-join as an affiliate.

*Breaking any of these rules will get you banned and a spot on the userinfo page for a list of 'banned members'.

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Wednesday, March 4th, 2009
8:06 pm - The New Black and Alien

What are your thoughts on "The New Black" and "Alien"?

I love them!

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Friday, May 25th, 2007
10:28 am - SYL

I'm new here, but have been on the SYL forum for a while and I started a Ziltoid myspace group.
I LIVE for everything SYL/Devin/Jed/Gene/Byron related. Here's the link to my Ziltoid group and a link to my  myspace.

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Friday, April 13th, 2007
8:17 pm - MSN Messenger

If you have MSN messenger, Share your MSN messenger address.

Mine's: grrrlsvomitcandy@hotmail.com

Feel free to add me. If you do add me, Message me on messenger and let me know where I know you from. Thanks!

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Wednesday, February 14th, 2007
1:29 pm - Hello!

This is formerly dollspit. This is my new journal and this is the journal I plan on keeping and using all the time from now on. I will NOT let this journal die. The journal is friends only, but a few entries are public. If you want to add me, Go to my journal and comment on the friends only entry. Anyhow, I am still maintainer of this community, but with this new journal.

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Monday, December 18th, 2006
11:50 pm

noisy fucking neighbours.. 1130 on a monday night they're drunk listening to cher and using an electric drill. fucking CHER what the hell.

SOLUTION: city on full volume, myself drunkenly screaming along on vokills.

anywho where was i.. oh yeah.

my older brother (HUGE devin fan - got me into strapping and dev) and his wife are considering having a kid. if it's a lad, they're naming him devin. so no doubt he'll be an extremely good looking young man, and when born will doubtlessly have more hair than his follecularly challenged namesake.

my updates are aboot as interesting as the plot to an 80s porn film.

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Friday, November 10th, 2006
10:43 am - ^__^ woot!

I live out in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I was at the GWAR show last night at the Commodore Ballroom... and of course, who shows up on stage to sing 2 songs with GWAR as a surprise? Devin Townsend! Holy fucking shit... that was fucking awesome!

(now excuse me as I try to get the blood/jizz/brain stains off my skin before work)

current mood: sore

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Monday, October 9th, 2006
10:00 am

oh yeah.

what's with strapping young lad being on the taste of chaos compilation cd? for those not in the know, taste of chaos is a world tour starring such abysmal emo-fag bands as the used, funeral for a friend, atreyu, story of the year, etc.

i'm not sure how to link right now cause i'm drunk, but go look at track 10 on disc 2:


i think that's just the australian version but still, GAY. GAYYYYY.

oh wow it has taking back sunday on it, must get out tomorrow and buy that.

in the meantime i'll busy myself writing an expletive laden letter to my local parliamentary representative.

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Friday, October 6th, 2006
2:11 am

i got the new black a few months back. and i haven't listened to it since.

so i'm going to head out on my own limb here and say that i thought it was half-assed garbage. it was quite obviously rushed, probably due to century media wanting to shift some easy units while strapping were on ozzfest. none of the songs are interesting or particularly heavy. the lyrics are pants. it wades into generic nu-metal territory far too often and the keyboards sound completely gay.

devin might have just wanted to finish his contract with century media and get it all over with (as he's made clear in many interviews), but we're the ones forking out our hard earned for this shit.

possibly the only decent song is zodiac and that's a melvins cover. sad really.

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Thursday, July 13th, 2006


i was at the strapping young lad gig in melbourne when they recorded the "no sleep til bedtime" cd. if you listen at the start of velvet kevorkian, you can hear a guy shout "metal!". no, it wasn't me, but i remember the guy because he was standing near me, and he was acting like a fuckwit, jumping into people and generally being a bit of a tool. i seen all of this because there wasn't too many people there (compared to syl gigs these days anyway) - maybe only a hundred or two.

he got up on the stage at one point and attempted to stage dive into a group of a dozen people who were standing up at the front. they parted and as a result he landed flat on his face on the hardwood floor. he got up, limped away, and wasn't seen or heard of for the rest of the set. and of course we all pissed ourselves.


i was also at the last syl show in melbourne in 2003. as soon as i walked in the door, i camped out at the front of the stage because i'd never been front row at any gig, and i wanted to be for strapping so i could touch devin's skullet (which i did, twice).

so, 2 minutes prior to strapping coming out, this blonde bitch, piss drunk, starts pulling at my shirt and trying to get in front of me. so i keep gently nudging her away and saying "ahh.. no i don't think so", trying to be polite and not wanting to give her (equally drunk) boyfriend an excuse to hit me. she was probably assuming that since she was blonde and good looking that i'd give up my spot, but she was wrong. and as with any slut who doesn't get her way, she started getting aggressive, calling me names, etc.

so the show starts and she's now clawing my back and hitting the back of my head, trying to move me out of the way. so i throw my left elbow back and smash her right between the eyes. message received, didn't see her after that.


after the above mentioned gig, devin came out to sign shit and chat and what have you. i was lined up to meet him - trying to think of what the fuck i could say that he hasn't already heard a million times - when some other chick cut in line (why do girls always do that) to tell devin she named her child 'ocean' after ocean machine. she blithered on for a few minutes like the dickhead she quite obviously was then left.

so then dev turns to me and i say: "who the fuck names their kid ocean?" and he laughed so i just introduced myself, said good show and escaped before i could get too fanboyish.

i wonder if devin and tracey will name their child biomech.


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Tuesday, July 11th, 2006
2:37 pm

Well, I woke up bright and early to once again make my trip to Best Buy to snag the new SYL CD as soon as I could. I've listened to it all the way through about three times now, and I feel about as good about it as I expected. I've been a SYL and DTB fan instantly upon hearing them the first time, but I've always had serious problems with a lot of the stuff Townsend includes in his releases. Some of his songs are dead on amazing to me, but there are some that make me wonder what the hell he was thinking. I seem to be alone in this, as most SYL fans I've run into go apeshit over anything the guy does, and yes, while he is a musical genius in reality, that doesn't mean I absolutely love all he creates. I do respect it, though, because he is very creative.

I will say this: I completely respect Townsend at all times for his originality. No matter whether or not I like what he does, I can honestly say with complete confidence that no one else could have written the songs on his albums. It definitely takes passion to accomplish something like that.

The New Black is indeed a good CD. Devin has certainly seemed to address a lot of the things that I didn't like about his music that have plauged him for a long time. For example, the excessively excessive repetition in many of his songs are gone. Only two songs on the album go over five minutes, and most are less than four. I love the newer short and sweet approach he's taken with this record. It's basically comparing Skeksis to Shitstorm. They are both great songs in their own right, but I have to admit it's tough to actively make it all the way through Skeksis multiple times and be enthusiastic about it. Most of the songs on here switch it up a lot and add nice little touches when they do return to the verse or chorus to keep things interesting.

The production works well for the record, but I'm sure we can all agree we can't wait until something as perfectly produced as City comes out again. The lyrics are still hit or miss for the most part, but are good more often than not. "Fuck" is still the word of the day, which is great, as no other band in the history of music uses it as well. However, there are some times that I just can't get into what the man is saying.

Example: We're made of metal, harder than steel, making it better by keeping it real.

...could've done without that.

Also, one thing I think Townsend has never done is impressed me with the way he ends a SYL album. For example, with SYL, it was Bring on the Young. With Alien, it was Zen, followed by a dozen or so minutes of staticy crap. Who actually wanted to hear that, anyways? Info Dump aside, I'm just not into these long, repetitive, and slow endings. For a band as intense as this, I just find it inappropriate and innefective. If not an intense ending, I'd rather hear something quiet, emotional, and beautiful than something loud, repetitive, and boring like yelling ZEN!!! forty times in a row. I just can't make it through these songs after the first few listens. The New Black is another one of these songs. It's not as bad as I thought Zen was, but it still didn't do it for me.

Overall, I think there are only a few songs on here that I simply can't get into, which is an improvement for sure. I love the new song writing formula, You Suck and Wrong Side are both mind-blowingly amazing and show Devin in his prime form, and Oderus has a cameo on the new version of Far Beyond Metal. I'm definitely happy with the New Black, and I highly reccommend it. It's just not the masterpiece I was hoping for.

Also, it was a VERY good idea to use Wrong Side as the first single. VERY good. A lot of non-SYL fans I know wrote off the band for good after seeing Love on MTV2 or hearing it on the radio, and I think this song is the kind that will show off the bands style while hooking new fans in to be able to better understand their unique nature.

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Thursday, June 29th, 2006
3:13 pm - Wrong side


Wrong side video.

Holy magic skullets batman this is amazing!

current mood: skullet

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Friday, June 2nd, 2006
8:19 am - :: ......

Oh... My... Fucking... God.

1 guess to what I just got.

Oh dear god I just filled the cup

current mood: awake

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Saturday, May 20th, 2006
9:46 am - HELL YES. :3

Wow, I come back to my dead LiveJournal like after five months, and find an SYL community. I feel so loved. :D So I'm new to the commnuity, but not to Strapping Young Lad, or Devin's side projects/band.

Simply put for a pointless journal post: teh Dev = God. And I can't wait for The New Black. July 11th can't come soon enough.

Um...yeah. not like anyone's really gonna care about this post. D:

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Thursday, May 18th, 2006
3:08 pm - how's it hanging?

Anyone hear anything from the new album? Is there a pre-release out?

Also, what is the collective opinion about Strapping Young Lad being at Ozzfest? This will bring a lot of exposure for the band (duh), but is that a good thing? It's going to be weird for me when all the Slipknot fanchildren and Korn peoples who used to scoff at me for wearing my Strapping Young Lad shirt ("SYL!? I never heard of them. They must suck!") start thinking I'm cool because of the very band they never even gave a chance before. What do you think?

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Wednesday, April 19th, 2006
9:58 am - soon folks...


The New Black... Coming to a dentist near you.

current mood: busy

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2006
7:06 pm

hey happy stappers, whats goin on in the world??? u all gone quiet :o

Bit far off now, but I MET THE DEV in december at an arch enemy gig, and is awesome :) really down to earth and keen to meet the peeps who love his music :D

so mon guys, how u all been???

current mood: chipper

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