SLT first 2018 show/new release TONIGHT

The new Scars Like These EP called Defiled is officially released, and will be available tonight at our first show of the year at Connie’s Ric-Rac in South Philly, alongside Disoriental and The Prisoners!  There will be a followup blog entries with pictures, video, and maybe even audio. Check back sooN!

DeathMetal Dave

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Updates Mar 2018

Hello friends/fans,
It’s been a hectic winter to say the least. Luckily its coming to an end, and with the arrival of Spring comes the Scars Like These shows. We already have a good amount of shows booked and ready. We have copies of the new Defiled EP ready, too!
I want to get more movie reviews going, and work on MoonCandle as well. It’s a lot of work on top of my regular working life, so as usual I must be patient.
Check back soon!
DM Dave

I’m still here

This winter has been seriously brutal my friends. I’ve had to deal with a long-lasting cold, 2 middle ear infections, all while working. I’ve had to rest as much as I can to get back to normal, and I still don’t feel all that great. It’s been shitty to say the least.

Meanwhile, Scars Like These update:
Our bass player Chris quit the band, we recorded an amazing sounding new EP  called Defiled, and hired a new bassist, Vic DeVille (ex-Devil’s Grippe).

Copies of Defiled will be out soon.

Dave

2017

Hey friends,

Again like I always say, sorry for the slow updating. Life can be really busy sometimes. But it’s the end of the year so I should say something.
It was a year that had a lot of ups and downs (probably more downs), but it almost balances out as an okay year. This is for me of course, not for others who may have gone through way more hardships.
Well, the biggest highlight for me was auditioning and being hired into the band Scars Like These. This was big for me because prior to that I had only been in bands that never really got around to playing shows regularly. So this was my first year of playing shows regularly and I gotta say its a lot of fun. That was the big part of the year for me.
Nothing is peaches and cream of course. On the darker side of this year, I had lost some people who were very close to me. Now, and probably for the rest of my life, it will affect me.
There was a lot more to this year that I didn’t mention because it’s a little too personal, but I can pretty much sum it up as an okay year, just not great as how I felt about 2016.
As for Oblivion’s Realm 2018, I will continue to post reviews and Scars Like These updates. I hope for a new MoonCandle release, and a lot more movie reviews here.
My original 2018 plan was to post something every day, but I may save that for 2019.

Have a great rest of the year, my friends !

Death Metal Dave Debauchery Smith

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Show cancelled

Hello friends/fans,
Due to the weather yesterday, Scars Like These couldn’t make it out to Philly. It was really bad, I almost got into a car accident driving yesterday, and that was BEFORE getting ready to go to Tom’s place (the typical band meetup spot). The temp was basically 23 degrees and wasn’t increasing. Chris, our bassist, was trapped in gridlocked, bumper-to-bumper traffic. One of the bands’ vehicles broke down and they were well over 5 hours away. This show was the middle of their tour schedule. Tom’s neighborhood hadn’t even been plowed. It would’ve been ridiculous, and who would even be there to see a show in the middle of a storm?
Anyway, that would’ve been the last show with Chris. After he got out of traffic, he went to Tom’s, grabbed his bass and amp and left. That’s it. Now we have to find a new bassist to audition/join up. This could be a while. I bet we’ll be a 3-piece temporarily, time permitting. We just need to finish the vocal parts. After that it’s the mixing/mastering that, according to Tom, will probably be 1-2 days hanging out being obsessively attentive to all the sounds and changes. Then we have to make the changes necessary until we are satisfied.
Me, I’m personally very excited. This is my debut recording with them as the drummer, so it will be a very big thing for me.  Early 2018 seems to be the goal for the release, so it’ll start the year off fresh. I can only imagine the great times that will follow. I just hope the new bass player is someone who can work well with us in all aspects.
Well anyway, enough babbling. I never did get around to talking about the late show we did, which coincidentally was our actual last show with Chris on bass, and the last of the year. The Red Stallion was interesting because you could smoke inside the bar. We were pretty far out from our usual gig locations. But nonetheless we sounded really good on stage. By that I mean the sound system was incredible.  Unfortunately I don’t think I played my best because I attempted backup vocals, and because I am still new to it, it threw off my playing. I have to get better at this. In the meantime, I might not do that again for awhile.  Our friend Shawn, the drummer of Old Fezziwig, who actually lives down the street, showed up before we went on and filmed us.  We may never see the footage. We were able to get a few funny pics taken, too.
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Well anyway, will update more soon. See ya friends!

Dave

December Updates

Yes, it’s been awhile since I’ve updated. I was finishing my Friday the 13th Part 4 review but got distracted by a million things going on in life. The movie review will be up soon.

Meanwhile, Scars Like These last show of the year is on Friday, December 15 at the Kung Fu Necktie in Philly. This will also be the last show with our bass player Chris. It should be an interesting one. Any bass players interested in trying please feel free to contact us.

 

Scars Halloween Bash Tonight!!

Tonight’s the big show! Can’t friggin’ wait. I hope to have a followup blog post for you all to see with a lot of pics and videos.  Here’s another silly flyer with a link to event page on Facebook. Come on and see us if you are local from Southeast PA or outside of Philly!

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Check back soon for my Friday the 13th Part 3 review  🙂

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Movie Reviews on their way

Hello friends,

The original reason I made this blog site was for the purpose of putting together something that wasn’t Facebook — something that was more me, more personal whether people read it or not. Most of the postings on this blog as of late have been about the band I am in, Scars Like These. This blog was intended to be more than just about my band. I also have MoonCandle, as well as my previous bands Coffin Born, Terminal Frost, etc. I also made animated movies on 3D Movie Maker years ago. In recent years, they were uploaded onto YouTube and that was part of my inspiration to make this page. I wanted to share all of my art that has been unseen to most of the world.

I also write because I think it is something that I am good at. Unfortunately it can be very difficult to keep up with. To get back into the practice of writing regularly, I always feel writing a movie review is very helpful. Since I’ve opened this blog site, I’ve only had a few movie review entries. I don’t think it is enough. I need to post more. I got really in-depth reviews on Martin Scorsese films that I started after the Taxi Driver anniversary and have not yet finished. I have also planned a George Romero and Tobe Hooper In Memoriam. I even want to write something about Bill Paxton, but seriously with time going by faster and faster, it just continues to get difficult.

To get past all this and just start writing regularly again, I needed something I could write about with ease. On Friday Oct the 13th last week it hit me. My friend at work and I were talking about our favorite Friday the 13th movies… well shit damn! I own them all and haven’t watched them in years, so I popped them in when I got home from work. Friday afternoon till early Monday morning right before work… I finished all 12 films. Crazy, right? I must have no life.

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It was worth it.  I love all those movies even if there were some bad ones. It definitely made my weekend. It just felt right with Halloween getting closer and all.
So here it is everybody, get ready for it.  The next post onward (if not band-related) will be all the Friday movies reviewed in order.

Okay folks, check back very soon 🙂

Dave DebauChh- Chhery

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Seriously wish I had all these!