Oblivion’s Realm on Hiatus

Hello friends,

If any of you know me in real life, you’ll know that a lot is going on right now in my real life. Because of this I am temporarily taking a break from the blog. I will return once everything in life is back in balance.  Always check back!

Thank you all for any of the support during this time.

Dave

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Updates May 2019

Hello friends/readers,

Sorry I haven’t updated this blog in awhile. It’s been very busy lately in my personal life, and I need to cut back on some things. One of them is gonna be updating this blog with all my achievements of the last 20 years. As of now, I won’t be posting any of that. In fact I will be deleting old posts going back to January that were a part of that. It’s too much work and I really don’t have time to reflect on all that. If you’re really wanting to know all these achievements, you can find them on your own – My YouTube page, Facebook, the bands I’ve been in and are currently in. It’s not too hard a struggle, especially if you already know me in real life 🙂

The Scars Like These show in Phoenixville last month went great. A vid will be up here with that soon, along with the March show we did at Bar XIII. The next Scars show will be at the Rusty Nail on May 11. More details later for sure!  Keep checking back.

 

Dave

Updates April 2019

Hello friends,

I apologize for not posting anything as of late. Work has been hell, and the band has been very busy with the new recordings. Its been difficult to keep up the blog at the same time, but I am trying my best. I will be posting more old-school Dave stuff later on to keep you all entertained. 

Check back soon!

Dave

Last entry of 2018

As you know, I’ve already posted my thoughts on the 2018 year. Now in less than a day 2019 will be here. I plan on a lot of posts covering the last 20 years of my life’s art to the world. Most of them will either be music I made, shows I’ve played, and the short animated movies I made back in my younger years. I didn’t realize I did so much. But I definitely did. 1999 still doesn’t feel like 20 years ago to me, but a lot has happened since.
This is part of my trying to stay positive – looking back at my achievements. The best part is the new ones that will follow.  There’s still a lot of years to go yet. I’m only 33.

Dave

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2018

Like last year it was another year of ups and downs. Maybe a little more downs than 2017, but certainly not the worst year of my life.
I’ll be honest and say I’ve felt more depression this year than any other year so far. I lost a lot of  close people, even more than last year. Its not easy to cope with. It has affected my mood quite a lot. I’ve really been trying hard to stay strong and keep going. It is very important to cut out the negativity surrounding me, and focus more on the positive.
My plan for 2019 on Oblivion’s Realm it i to do a lot more posts. Throughout 2019 I want to post/re-post my “art” of the last 20 years.  The last 20 years of my life (going back to 1999),  there’s been animated short movies, and of course my strange discography of various bands.  Get ready for it.

Also I will keep you all posted Scars Like These, and whatever other projects I will be working on.  So long 2018
Have a happy new year fellow readers!

Dave

Between Jason Goes to Hell & Jason X

There was a very long wait between Jason Goes to Hell and Jason X. And a lot happened in between 1993 and 2002 in my life anyway going from kid to teenager! I saw the entire series that was available on video at the time (Parts 1-9) roughly from about 1996 to 1997. In 1997-1998, when first going on the internet as a 12 year old, I looked up everything Friday the 13th that I could that was available online.

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My cousin Andrew had the internet at his house before me, so he did the first search for Jason. Of course the first thing that pops up is “Friday the 13th: Jason Fucks You To Death!” Probably the first porn site our 11 and 12 yr old virgin eyes ever saw. Gotta love the late 90s internet. It had everything out in the open. Those seriously were the days.

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Anyways, it was the greatest discovery coming across “The Coroner Report” that had a list of every Friday the 13th kill in exact order, how they were killed, and who killed them. The deaths were extremely inspiring for my slasher movie ideas on 3D Movie Maker.  I remember going to every Halloween store I could just to see what kind of Jason masks they would have. They would always have a JGTH one that was super ridiculous and over-the-top looking. But since I couldn’t afford that on my allowance money, I would get the hockey mask by itself. Sometimes I’d wear it just for the hell of it, stand in the woods and stare at things and make heavy breathing sounds. I was
a weird kid, but these movies really were my life at that time. I wasn’t playing video games like every other kid my age. It was horror movies and making cheesy horror movies on 3D Movie Maker, or else! Once metal music entered the picture later, my slasher nerdiness began to chill a bit. But I still remember all the best ones from the video stores. I always thought it was a huge thrill looking at the VHS boxes – the front and back covers. I seriously miss all of that. These 2000s-born kids don’t know what they were missing.

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The wait for the next Jason movie took forever. I remember my early chat room/message board days on Fridaythe13th.com (way before it was Fridaythe13thmovies.com) . That was all the fans would talk about. The big rumors were Freddy Vs. Jason before there was ever a Jason X.  I remember one of my online friends at the time started his very own script and I for real thought he had the best one!! Dig this — It brought back the Tommy Jarvis character, and Nancy from Nightmare!  Could you imagine Robert Englund, Kane Hodder plus Thom Matthews and Heather Langenkamp in an epic slasher coming out in the year 1999/2000? That was my vision as an excited 13 year-old mega slasher fan.

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I also remember at the time, slashers were changing their style. Andrew and I HATED (and I do mean hated) the Scream movies, and the movies that took after/followed them. It was a new type of “slasher” that we didn’t like, it was all different.  If you’ve read my Wes Craven you would understand. When Scary Movie came out in 2000 making fun of all those movies, Andrew and I couldn’t stop laughing. It was the exact comedy we needed to see to explain to people who didn’t understand why we didn’t like those “scary” movies. We hated that they were called that and missed the term “Horror”.  We dubbed those movies Trendy Horror. But like Nu-Metal, it was short-lived.  Sadly Wes Craven, who I still think is a horror master was responsible for that trend because he worked with Kevin Williamson who did all those other bad movies too. I look back at that era and I guess they’re “okay” movies now. Nowhere near the cheese I enjoyed from Jason, Michael, Freddy, Chucky, Leatherface, Pinhead, etc. etc.

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By 2002, Andrew and I had watched most of the essential slashers, and whatever weird movies we would come across at the video store. We totally ripped off all of them in our early 3DMM movies. Suddenly before Freddy Vs. Jason, there’s an announcement about Jason X. It was filmed already but awaiting release. It felt abrupt, like almost 10 years after JGTH, really? But it was very exciting. A new Jason movie, FINALLY! And he’s in space. Even better. Ha  Jason X review coming soon !

Quick Updates August 2018

Hello friends/fans,

Sorry its been so long. Interesting summer though. Scars Like These had a show at Century Bar, and then we had  one show at The Tusk on South Street. Shit was crazy. We got a show tonight at the Rusty Nail in Ardmore. Seriously can’t wait.  Details and pictures will be coming soon. For my birthday my sister and her boyfriend took me out to see Eyehategod, Corrosion of Conformity, and Black Label Society. Hell of a show. I got to meet Gary Mader, the bassist of Eyehategod and I shook Pepper Keenan‘s hand as well before we left for the night. Totally made my night extra awesome!
Also, I’ve been partaking in my friend Zach’s Mega 80s marathon for the month of August. In case you don’t know Zach. His page is here.  I’ll have movie reviews coming soon as well. This is just a quick update.  More details soon!

Dave D.

Updates July

Hello friends/fans,

I always try to plan to add more to this blog, but it gets really difficult when your work schedule conflicts with your free time. Your free time not only consists of your music projects, but also your writing projects, and daily necessary things we need to do for life maintenance. It’s a pain to keep it all together sometimes and depression can ensue, but I assure you I am staying as positive as I can.
Scars Like These played at The Fire Sat June 23. It was a horrendous experience. In short, we got on the wrong bill with the wrong bands and basically not enough people stayed to see us play last.  But ya know what? Fuck em.
Anyways, I’m over that. Our next show will be at Century Bar in Philly. I will post the flyer/event page for that soon. In the meanwhile, we have been working on some new songs for the future full length LP.
On the other side of things, I have gotten back into doing MoonCandle again with Zach. I am finishing up the one from late 2016/early 2017 that I never finished. It’s a total of a half an hour and it’s one song. It’s a lot of grueling work, but the finished product will be epic for fans of weird drone music.
I’ve been trying to get back into writing. This blog helps, but I want to get more movie reviews on here again soon and I want to take part in this writing contest Zach was telling me about. I’ll see what I can do to get everything on here that I have already written soon. This includes the rest of the Friday the 13th movies and Martin Scorsese movies.
Well, that’s it for now. Check back soon!

Dave