Breaking Benjamin: Ember

Ember_(album).pngMark your calenders for April 13, 2018! Breaking Benjamin will be releasing their upcoming album, Ember, and I could not be more excited.

Ember is the bands sixth studio album release, and was  produced by front man Benjamin Burnley. The first single, “Red Cold River”, was released on January 5, 2018.  The song is dark, moody, and has soft to loud dynamics, interlaced with atmospheric moments.

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Book Of The Month: Grey Mountain!

Gray_Mountain_by_John_Grisham_cover.jpgI did not realize how many books I have had my eye on for the year! So far, I am on the sixth book of the twelve books that I would like to read for the year & It is only March!

My next book that I decided to read is Gray Mountain, It is a thriller by John Grisham, published in hardcover on October 2014. It is set in Appalachia Mountains in Virginia after the Great Recession and follows third-year associate Samantha Kofer after the Bankruptcy of a large company files bankruptcy, when she becomes a legal intern at a firm.

You are always welcome to read the book with me and do not forget to track your progress on Good Read’s! We can always talk about the book on Twitter or on discord!

My twitter: @Zephirah_Zella

Discord: https://discord.gg/UEnwEKx

(Entertainment, Reading Rainbow subsection is where we can talk about books!)

Your WoW Soundtrack! Part 1!

Preface: As stated in a previous post, I am participating in a blog challenge! Thank you to Z & Cinder’s site! You can check them out here! I plan on doing  several zones as their own post, a series of sorts, This is the first installment! Hope you enjoy!

duskwood.JPGWhen I first started World Of Warcraft, I wanted to explore, a lot. I wanted to see it all. For the longest time, I spent listening to the games music. Also wanted to hear everything that the music had in store as well! However, there is a few places & zones across the map that brought forward a song or album to the forefront of my mind!

I am going to start with Duskwood, Eastern Kingdoms! It is located in the south-central part of Azeroth, south of Elwynn Forest, East of Westfall & west of Deadwind Pass. The Duskwood storyline takes place right after the Redridge Mountains storyline for Alliance players.  I vividly remember the music I was listening to one day while leveling an alt. When I first entered the zone, Stone Sour’s “Say You’ll Haunt Me” populated in my headphones via iTunes. For me it set a great vibe for the entire zone.

 

It was such a great way to see a different zone, dark and mysterious, via the sound of a song! It also was a great set of lore things there!

 

Featured Blog: Confessions Of A Readaholic

book.jpgI recently stumbled upon an interview that I enjoyed! Also a plethora of book reviews.

I am adding books to read on my list almost daily due to recommendations, and this is no exception. So when you have some time to spare, take a look at “Confessions Of A Readaholic” because it is defiantly worth the read!

Visit the page here: https://amandeepmittal.wordpress.com

Musical Discovery: Derek & Brandon Fiechter

When gaming, weather Warcraft or Hearthstone, I want something that will assist me with focusing & without any vocal’s. While diving into the wide array of videos on youtube I stumbled over a channel full of great music.

Derek & Brandon Fiechter are Fantasy & world twin composer’s that started their musical journey when they were 15 years old.

One of my favorites of their original music scores is the 1 hour of Fairytale  Music! (video in post!)

Whenever you have a chance, please feel free to visit their youtube page here!

Battle For Azeroth Alpha!

bfawowOn Wednesday, The 7th of February Blizzard released the Alpha for Battle For Azeroth. It is by invite only!

The invitations may take a while to arrive in your email, but you can check if you are eligible to play the Alpha by refreshing your Battle.net client and checking for the Alpha tag.

Along with the Alpha announcement we also have access to see the updated ui changes.  The additional action bars “Bottom Left Bar” and “Bottom Right Bar”, it now only adds 6 slots instead of the previous 10. In addition, The Game Menu with buttons such as Character Info, Spellbook, Abilities, etc. and well as the Bag has been moved to the bottom right of the screen. It seems to be a lot cleaner then the current ui build!

If you can not tell, I am super hyped for the changes.

Also, as an honorable mention, Hazlenutty had posted a video to youtube about the updated models for battle pets! Check out the video!

In This Moment

in this moment logoA few months ago my older brother was in the mist of battle in Overwatch and listening to music via Pandora on his Xbox One. After his amazing game, he walked down the steps and was so excited to let me know what he was listening to. So excited, that he was chatty like a little school girl.

In This Moment, a metal band that formed in California, 2005. The lead singer Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth were introduced by a mutual friend. The pair found their drummer and quickly started to get to work on their music.

Their debut album, Beautiful Tragedy, released in March 2007. Their substantially heavy sound has allowed the singles to shine, with clean vocals, landed them overall a exceptionally great set of reviews for the album.

The Dream, the second album, released September 2008 and landed at #73 on the Billboard Top 200 chart with first week sales of more than 8,000 copies. In the album, there was less screaming for more melodies with the vocals of Brink. sound took a more ’80s inspired hard rock approach mixed with melodic metal, an accepted challenge that Brink took on with ease to have an ever changing & explosive dynamic.

The third album, A Star-Crossed Wasteland, released July 9th, 2010, That was described as the most anticipated album of the year by Alternative Press. Maria Brink, in an interview described the album is about her experiences with a relationship. It was an underlying theme for this whole entire album. It talked about of this post-apocalyptic wasteland world and ‘star-crossed lovers’ and where two people are meant to fail within the relationship. After a strong tour, and their fourth album titled Blood, released August 2012 and debuted at number 15. The Blood album to be certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, selling around 20,000 copies in its first week of its release. Their fifth album titled Black Widow released in November 2014 and debuted at number 8, their highest position in the charts to date, with in the first-week sales of 36,000 copies, marking the band’s highest chart entry.

Ritual is the sixth studio album was  released on July 21, 2017. The album upon its release was received very well, and it held a lot of consistency within the rock world. It sold an estimated 22,000 copies, which is their third highest debut on the charts to date.