Friday, May 27, 2016

YouTube Channel Profile Series: cinnamoncubicle's Channel & SKeYeS Of SeVeN

Our last monthly feature post of May 2016 is now here, as this month's YouTube Channel Profiles lie below! As usual, this series looks at 1-3 YouTube channels each month that feature at least 50% of their uploads as being relevant to local metal, hard rock, and/or punk bands and/or concerts, with all randomly selected as usual. This month, we're looking at two channels, as one features a single video with local band content, so we randomly picked one more channel with two distinct video types to round it out, so read on below for this month's YouTube Channel Profiles!
cinnamoncubicle's Channel (

Owner: YouTube user cinnamoncubicle (identity unclear, but their YouTube channel links to this Treble Charger fansite from Japan)

Channel Timeline: Launched on June 20th, 2006; Videos posted the next month and in January 2007

Channel Summary: This channel only features two videos, though both allude to local/Toronto indie punk quartet Treble Charger, including this video of frontman Greig Nori jokingly bantering with Autopilot Off guitarist Chris Hughes in studio (Greig produced Autopilot Off's albums in the early 2000s), though it's oddly letterboxed so that the video is only in the upper left corner. Featured here is cinnamoncubicle's other video, a copy of Treble Charger's music video for their 2000 song "Business" from their fourth and biggest album "Wide Awake Bored". Copied from a MuchMusic broadcast, the video centers on the then-members of Treble Charger as escaped convicts on the lam after their prisoner transport vehicle crashes. Cute concept, especially regarding the guys' initial charges and later whereabouts, and it's a solid melodic track to boot from their peak era! Note however that cinnamoncubicle hasn't used this channel in nine or so years.

SKeYeS Of SeVeN (

Owner: A member of local hard rock quartet Skeyes of Seven, identity unclear

Channel Timeline: Launched on May 25th, 2012; Videos posted from June 2014 until June 2015

Channel Summary: The official YouTube channel for Skeyes of Seven, the band has uploaded three current videos there, including two early studio tracks and a live jam session clip.

Why You Should Watch: This channel is definitely worth following for fans of Skeyes of Seven, and if you haven't seen them a lot since their debut), for fans of members' past band work with acts like Sense of Truth and Half Past! However, note that this channel used to feature live concert videos from their 2012 debut show that have since been deleted, and while this channel hasn't seen usage in almost a year, you can get current band updates and videos via their Facebook page in the interim.

Our Recommended Videos To Check Out

Schism - Tool (cover): With Skeyes of Seven's YouTube channel containing no concert videos at present (and the band only playing four shows since their debut), this video may be of extra interest for fans who want to see the band in action. This in-studio cover of Tool's "Schism" was played during founding bassist Mike Mannarino's last rehearsal with the band before moving out of town in late 2014, with a Go-Pro camera uniquely mounted on the head of his bass. Though this restricts the view of the band as a whole (especially with the video being uploaded sideways), it's a strong cover of this modern prog-metal favourite, and a nice demonstration of Mike's missed talents!

SKeYeS Of SeVeN - Enough: Two of Skeyes of Seven's videos are of studio recordings recorded in the summer of 2014 & 2015, the former being of their dark, mid-tempo song "Fallen Faith", and the latter being for "Enough", which is their most viewed video. Both songs are rumoured to be included on their debut EP (currently in progress at Deluca Sound Productions), but it's unclear if these will be the exact versions. Both featuring singer Cory Murchison and guitarist Ron Baxter, "Fallen Faith" features Alain Fletcher on guitar, Mike Mannarino on bass, and Jonny Amendola on drums, while "Enough" has Al moving from guitar to bass, and John Mignacca now on drums. Both songs show Skeyes of Seven's promise at playing dark, well-written modern hard rock originals, and hopefully this maintains when their EP comes out at last!

I hope you guys liked this month's YouTube Channel Profiles! Next month, we have randomly selected just a single channel to look at next, and that is YouTube user TWCD's channel, which I believe is Northwest frontman Wayne Watkins' personal channel, featuring three videos from his defunct local indie punk bands Nebraska Arms & The Small Town Rivals! Look for that on or around June 26th, and stay tuned for more news and concert previews next! Thanks everyone!

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