Saturday, June 23, 2012

YouTube Channel Profile Series: Dutters23, StateOfMisery2011, and mdj60'sChannels

Six months after we last covered this many channels in our YouTube Channel Profile Series, we're once again giving three YouTube channels with a minimal amount of local metal-relevant videos a look this month! I apologize again for the day's delay, I didn't want to overshadow some news that had to go up yesterday. Thanks to random selection and the need to fill out the post due to the channel's size, we're profiling the videos, information, and other stuff on these three YouTube channels so you know why you should check them out, so without any further adieu, read on below for this month's profiles! (Edited on October 16th, 2013)
Dutters23's Channel (

Owner: YouTube user Dutters23 (Real name unknown, though he is Canadian)

Channel Timeline: Launched on September 9th, 2006; Videos posted in April & May 2012

Channel Summary: Though I can't verify if dutters23 ever lived here, his YouTube channel was half comprised of the opening songs from local doom metal notables Woods of Ypres' final recorded album "Woods V: Grey Skies & Electric Light", before all of his videos were quietly deleted for unannounced reasons in late 2012. Previous plans were to upload a different album there every Tuesday, but after uploading all 3 songs from Between The Buried & Me's 2011 EP "The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues" in April, his only other uploads since were "Lightning & Snow", "Death Is Not An Exit", and "Keeper of the Ledger" from "W5". As a "Woods V" source, this was fairly redundant given that other channels have these songs in ample supply, but these are still quality doom metal tracks from the late David Gold! My favourite of the three songs is "Lightning & Snow", but I'll embed the most popular of Dutters23's uploads here ("Keeper of the Ledger", this version courtesy of Mohammed Yaseen), and check the rest of the above links for active YouTube copies of the songs that Dutters23 posted!

StateOfMisery2011's Channel (

Owner: YouTube user Ashley Lacasse (niece of ex-Half Past bassist Arthur Lacasse), though the channel is credited under the name of local death metal band State of Misery

Channel Timeline: Launched on January 3rd, 2011; Videos posted that same day

Channel Summary: I can't confirm whether this was an official YouTube channel for the band, but Ashley Lacasse launched this channel 3 days after State of Misery's set at Foggy Notions (now Coch's Corner) on New Year's Eve 2010, where they joined Winkstinger, The Bear Hunters, and Sativa Rose for a night of metal mayhem! Their original & final lineup was present for this early show of theirs, and Ashley filmed their songs "Don't Break The Silence" and what I think is "Bleed" during their set, though both video titles only credit the band name & the live New Years' setting. The quality isn't bad on these videos, though the lighting is very red, and the audio is fairly scratchy. Still, these are pretty good compared to their other 2010 clips, so check them out above, but note that the channel isn't in active use now. As it's the most popular of the two (with over 200 views), here's "Bleed" from New Years Eve 2010!

mdj60's Channel (

Owner: YouTube user and Sault Ontario resident Mark Jones

Channel Timeline: Launched on March 1st, 2007; Videos posted between December 2009 & October 2010

Channel Summary: Mark has used his channel actively since it's 2007 inception, but he's only posted three videos to date, both from a pair of major local concerts in Sault Ontario in 2009 & 2010. One is from Canadian rapper K'naan playing his hit single "Waving Flag" at the Kiwanis Community Theater on October 5th, 2010 during that year's Algoma Fall Festival, but the other videos are from Norwood, Ontario hard rock quartet Three Days Grace's second headlining concert at The Essar Center from December 8th, 2009! Both are fairly short, with neither crossing a minute in length, but they're filmed from a good angle (despite it's distance from the stage), and the audio quality is clearer than you'd expect! One video is just of the pyro and end of one of their songs, but embedded below is 54 seconds of 3DG playing their hit single "Break", and it sounds good with a nice crowd reaction from what I can tell. Though I liked their first show here better, this is a nice clip from their 2009 stop here, so check out Mark's concert videos above & below, especially if you like Three Days Grace or K'naan!

I hope you guys liked this month's YouTube Channel Profiles! Next month, we're actually gonna do 3 channels again, as the first YouTube channel I randomly chose only had one video, so I kept adding more until we got enough to fill at least 3 different videos' worth! So our next YouTube Channel Profiles on or around July 22nd will include Garden of Bedlam's original YouTube channel (featuring one 2009 video), former Skull After Betrayal frontman Mike Vincent's YouTube channel (featuring two S.A.B. videos from a 2011 jam session), and YouTube user taylortrecroce's channel, featuring 2 more videos from Three Days Grace's show here in 2009! The joys of random selection, I suppose! Stay tuned for that next month, and more news tonight! Thanks everyone!

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