Tuesday, October 21, 2014

YouTube Channel Profile Series: SuckMyKiss535, formersome1, And LoveTheDeathbat's Channels

Hey guys, I apologize for the lack of updates over the last few days. I was in Detroit for the weekend, and even then, news was slow, but we will definitely have some big updates in the coming days, including an extended preview of Saturday's Soo Zombie Walk band lineup during our weekend previews (click here for the lineup before then!) To ensure we don't go three days without a post on the site, here's this month's YouTube Channel Profiles a day early! As usual, this is our monthly feature look at 1-3 YouTube channels with at least 50% of their videos being relevant to SMS-covered shows and bands, and due to the size of the first selected channel, we filled things out to three smaller channels this month! Read on below for what you need to know on this month's randomly selected channels, one of which is seasonally fitting!
SuckMyKiss535's channel (http://www.youtube.com/suckmykiss535)

Owner: YouTube user SuckMyKiss535 (full identity unclear, but the owner is likely German, based on the language of his postings)

Channel Timeline: Launched on December 19th, 2009; Videos posted from October 2010 until February 2012

Channel Summary: Aside from a 2010 posting of Slipknot's "Vermilion Pt. 2" as an apparent tribute to his girlfriend, SuckMyKiss35's only upload is of defunct local blackened/doom metal favourites Woods of Ypres' song "Travelling Alone" from their posthumous final album "Woods V: Grey Skies & Electric Light", as posted around the time of it's European release. The included image is of the band's 2009 lineup (all but late frontman David Gold left the band before 2011's "W5" sessions), but this is still a solid doom metal track with dark overtones and well thought out lyrics! Still, fans will find this and more on larger YouTube channels, and this channel hasn't visibly been updated since this song was posted.

formersome1's channel (http://www.youtube.com/formersome1)

Owner: YouTube user formersome1 (identity unclear, but a Twitter user of the same name is also credited as "Lins H")

Channel Timeline: Launched on January 15th, 2007; Videos posted on October 31st & November 1st of 2011

Channel Summary: This channel solely consists of three videos from local punk trio Redundant's set at local concert promoter J.D. Pearce's annual Halloween party on October 29th, 2011, which would mark the annual event's last installment at the original Coch's Corner on Bay Street before the event & venue both moved to new locations. Joining Frightlight and the one-off 1990s alternative tribute The 151s for a night of Halloween action, Redundant donned their best Green Day costumes for fitting covers of Green Day's "When I Come Around" & "Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?" to go along with that! Embedded below though from formersome1's channel are their renditions of Weezer's "El Scorcho" (with "No Scrubs" interlude) and The Vaselines' "Molly Lips", and in all cases, the videos are well shot from very close to the stage, though the visuals are slightly blurry, and drummer Rick White is almost completely in the dark. Redundant and punk fans should like these though, and don't miss J.D.'s 2014 Halloween party next Friday!

LoveTheDeathbat's channel (http://www.youtube.com/lovethedeathbat)

Owner: Former T.E.N. bassist Nick Ritchie

Channel Timeline: Launched on July 2nd, 2013; Videos posted from that day until January 2014

Channel Summary: Despite his band experience, Nick's YouTube channel is mostly based on a mid-2013 jam session by friends of his, specifically Blood Shed Productions founders & Brutaly Fatal members Tyler "Ringsnaps" Gibson (Nick's old T.E.N. bandmate) and Austin McCrae. The videos (shot at Blood Shed headquarters) include loose covers of Mungo Jerry's "In The Summertime", Nirvana's "About A Girl", and Black Sabbath's "Paranoid", two videos of instrumental jamming (here & here), and the longer original jam clip embedded below. If you're not high on the Blood Shed's grind-heavy artists, you might like these videos more just for the softer music & clean vocals on display, and the informal jam nature gives some neat insights, but Austin's reserved vocals can be a bit monotonous on some of the above videos. Good range overall, but note that Nick's only video since these postings was a Grand Theft Auto 5 clip.

I hope you guys liked this month's YouTube Channel Profiles! Next month in this series, I've randomly selected three more YouTube channels, as the first one that we chose only had one video, and the second only had one that fit the site, hence a second straight triple-channel month. That said, we'll be looking at the channels of YouTube user syrfer72 (featuring a Kiss video from their Essar Center show), Chronic Demonic bassist Ryan Gratton (featuring audio recordings of his old band Faithless Sin), and YouTube user turnerup100 (featuring a video of their one-time sister band Havadder), so watch out for these on or around Novemer 22nd! That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news this week! Thanks everyone!

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