By Ian Liberman
BLACK METAL, ROBOTS AND AI
Technology and Artificial Intelligence are ubiquitously finding their way into every aspect of our social, cultural and academic environment. The actual knowledge curve is growing exponentially on a day-to-day basis. Five years ago, primary humanistic robots were thought to be two decades in the future, but believe it or not, the acceleration of research in AI and robotics has reduced this industrial forecast to five years into the future. The rapid proliferation of this science can be attributed to researchers in the development of sex robots and nursing robots for the upcoming increase in the geriatric population.
Another cultural genre that has been affected by AI is the music industry. High-speed and Quantum computers are being programmed to create original music through samples of particular genres.
Two musical technologists, CJ Carr and Zack Kuroski have created a self–replicating, in-depth software project that allowed the computer to take audio samples of a 2011 black metal album by Krallice called Diotima.
These samples provided the computer with the necessary black metal sound concept. From there, the software fed the pieces of sound into a neural network, which resembled the human brain. With these musical samples or algorithms, the synthetic brain-like neural network created an original black metal album that embodied everything from thrashing guitar, thundering bass, and slashing drums, to high-velocity vocals. This unprecedented collection was titled, Corditany of Timeness by Dadabots.
The next two albums were constructed with audio samples from the metal band The Dillinger Escape Plan and musical samples from The Beatles. You can hear all the unique results on the Dadabots website.
The latest creation has been inspired by the metalcore band Meshuggah. To maximize your listening experience, use an Apple Browser or Firefox. Do not use Chrome.
2017 YEAR-END ROCK NEWS
ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME DISAPPOINTS AGAIN!
Once again, Judas Priest was snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Like the Grammys, the RRHOF fails to acknowledge hard rock bands, even though sales figures put these groups way over other categories such as Pop. Hennemusic reported Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford stating…
“I’ve said it before, I think we deserve it. We’ve put our 10,000 hours in and more. And beyond that, we just feel that heavy metal music deserves more space on the shelf at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.”
WHITESNAKE’S FIRST HIT
Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale has admitted to initially writing “Fool for Your Lovin’” (in 1980) for the Blues master B.B King. However, the band liked the tune so much that they decided to keep it for themselves. This melodic rocker turned out to be their first hit and ending up in heavy rotation on AOR stations throughout the country.
NEW ALBUM FROM TOOL
A Perfect Circle’s new song “The Doomed” has gained a lot of traction on active rock radio. The band will be releasing a new album this year. Why is this significant to Tool? Both bands are fronted by Maynard James Keenan. In addition to the new album from A Perfect Circle, Tool is also slated to release a new album this year.
Back in 1992, Tom Morello and the rest of Rage Against The Machine recorded a song called “Know Your Enemy” with Keenan. He was invited to the studio recently during the recording of Tool’s new album. In a recent Instagram post, he shared his thoughts on the moment…
“Had the honor of being the first outsider to hear new #TOOL music today!! Still just instrumentals but sounded epic, majestic, symphonic, brutal, beautiful, tribal, mysterious, deep, sexy and VERY Tool. Great. So excited to hear the record when it’s finished.”
LARS ULRICH’S CHRISTMAS STORY
Last Christmas, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich hosted a special broadcast on BBC 2. He shared an enjoyable, humorous Christmas story entitled The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas entitled The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas. This Christmas, he recorded a second classic book for the BBC entitled Stick Man (a story about the Stick Man who loses his way while jogging, is picked up by a wayward dog, and carried off to unknown destinations. It is a story of determination and grit that leaves the listener with a sense of empathy about being lost and away from someone that they love.
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INFERNO OF ROCK TRIVIA QUESTIONS:
JANUARY 2018 TRIVIA QUESTION
Who recorded the song “New Year’s Day”?
DECEMBER 2017 TRIVIA QUESTION ANSWER
What Disturbed song did NASA borrow for a new space video?
“The Sound Of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel