Dark Ages (album)
Dark Ages is the fifth studio album by the metal band Soulfly. The album was released on October 4, 2005; the album explores aggression and dark themes to mourn the deaths of Max Cavalera's 8-month-old grandson and his close friend Dimebag Darrell. Dark Ages was recorded in five countries – Serbia, Russia and the United States. Cavalera praised this album by calling it "unorthodox metal." The album opens with an intro track "The Dark Ages," which continues into "Babylon," which explores worldwide chaos. "Arise Again" combines Metallica-like riffs and Sepultura-like echoes."Corrosion Creeps" is dedicated to Chuck Schuldiner of Death. "Fuel the Hate" begins with the lyric line'Monday, July 16, 1945, 5:30am', exact time and date when'Trinity' nuclear test occurred. It was around this time that the lyrical themes began to move away from the earlier spiritual themes and began incorporating more violent and aggressive elements. Richie Cavalera, Max's son, co-sings on "Staystrong" as a tribute to youthful deaths of Moses and Dana.
The outro for "Bleak" was recorded in an ancient temple in Istanbul to capture echoes to include as common sound effect on this album. "Molotov" lyrics are in Russian, a final verse in English. The performance of Billy Milano, one of two guests for "Molotov," was recorded over the phone by Max. "Riotstarter" contains strong tribal chants, "Innerspirit" blends clean and melodic vocals by the guest Coyote over the roars by Cavalera. AllMusic had a positive response, because the album has greater complexity of metal than any of the previous album, thus refreshing the band with veterans present. Blogcritics had a good response, as "Cavalera is screaming louder and harder than throughout. He’s raging harder and in a higher range than he’s been in years, it’s a welcome improvement." All lyrics written by Max Cavalera except. Album - Billboard
Medal of Honor: Frontline
Medal of Honor: Frontline is a first-person shooter video game, in the Medal of Honor series, was published by EA Games. The player character is Lt. Jimmy Patterson, from the American OSS. Frontline takes place during the events of the first game and chronicles Patterson's journey as he fights his way across Europe into Nazi Germany during World War II. Frontline was released in North America for the PlayStation 2 on May 29, 2002 and for the GameCube and Xbox consoles on November 7, 2002. In 2010, an HD port of the game was included in the "Limited Edition" PlayStation 3 version of Medal of Honor. Frontline is a first-person shooter where players take control of the protagonist player character in a first-person perspective where they fight through levels set during the Second World War against the Wehrmacht using historical weaponry of the era, performing a series of military operations. Briefings take place at the start of each mission, which advance the plot and introduce new characters; each mission is structured through a number of linear levels, each with differing locations, levels of action and styles of gameplay.
The player character begins on the frontlines during D-Day backed up by other computer AI-controlled soldiers with an emphasis on fast action-orientated gun-based gameplay. As the story progress however, the player character is sent on a variety of other missions including a number of covert and undercover operations in locations such as military based, German-occupied towns and manors and countryside settings; the player character is tasked with objectives during levels that range from infiltration, espionage and recon. Because of the variety between missions and locations, gameplay changes pace. While many missions involve Allied assaults on German targets others include elements of stealth and exploration. For example, one selections of missions has the player detach from an allied raid to infiltrate a German U-Boat in order to get to a secret facility while another has them rendezvous and sneak into a German headquarters in disguise to rescue an operative. Many missions are performed solo but sometimes include an AI companion for backup.
Health is determined by a health bar that can be replenished using a selection of "medikits" found throughout levels with varying degrees of effect. During missions, players can earn medals by the end of each level be meeting requirements such as completions of objectives, eliminating a number of enemies and maintaining a percentage of health throughout, all represented by a bronze, silver or gold star. Frontline starts with Lieutenant James Steven "Jimmy" Patterson storming Omaha Beach as a part of Operation Overlord, after which the OSS sends him to disrupt German U-boat operations; the OSS discovers that the Germans are building a secret weapon, but their contact in the Dutch Resistance goes missing. As a result, Lt. Patterson joins up with the 82nd Airborne during Operation Market Garden to find him. After finding the contact and rescuing him from German custody, the OSS learns that the secret weapon is a advanced jet fighter called HO-IX. Lt. Patterson embarks to destroy the aircraft, however en route he has to cross the Nijmegen Bridge, disarm explosives, send supplies to the British 1st Airborne Division trapped in Arnhem.
The OSS track down the man in charge of building the fighter. Lt. Patterson is sent to Emmerich to track Sturmgeist, but once aboard the SS Officer's personal train, Patterson is unable to catch him before he is able to escape. Though the man-hunt for Sturmgeist was fruitless, Lt. Patterson manages to destroy a vital German supplies coach. Lt. Patterson infiltrates the secret airfield outside Gotha where the fighter is held, cripples German aircraft production and kills Sturmgeist, escapes the airfield using the HO-IX. For Medal of Honor: Frontline, "EA LA decided to make Patterson the star of the D-Day level in order to streamline the plot and eliminate the confusion of switching main characters." Medal of Honor: Frontline Original Soundtrack Recording is the soundtrack album for the game. The music was composed by the award-winning Michael Giacchino in the Spring of 2001; the score was performed by the Northwest Sinfonia and recorded by Steve Smith at the Bastyr Chapel outside Seattle, between June 11 and June 15, 2001.
At over 70 minutes, written for an 80-piece orchestra, in addition to a full chorus, this was the most ambitious score in the series to date. Different from the score releases of Medal of Honor and Medal of Honor: Underground, the CD album for Frontline was not made available through Amazon, but only through EA Games' online store. A digital release was followed three years after the game's release. All lyrics written by Scott Langteau. By July 2006, the PlayStation 2 version of Medal of Honor: Frontline had sold 2.5 million copies and earned $95 million in the United States alone. Next Generation ranked it as the eighth-highest-selling game launched for the PlayStation 2, Xbox or GameCube between January 2000 and July 2006 in that country; the PlayStation 2 version received a "Double Platinum" sales award from the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association, indicating sales of at least 600,000 copies in the United Kingdom. The game received "generally favorable" reviews according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.
At E3 2010, a high-definition version of Frontline was announced. The remastered version of Frontl
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Shaun Baker is an English musician, DJ and record producer based in Paderborn, Germany. Baker has been playing the worldwide club scene over 20 years. Together with his friend and partner Sebastian Wolter, he produces music; this musical partnership has over the past few years given the dance scene songs such as "Xplode 2," which hit the number 1 position in every German dance chart at the same time. Other singles are a co-op with the cult stars Laid Back from Denmark. Laid Back were so impressed with the new version of Bakerman they hooked Shaun Baker and Sebastian Wolter up with Lars von Trier, the world-famous film director from Denmark who has produced the video clip for the original version of Bakerman, he gave permission to use the original video for their version. It was No. 1 in most German dance charts again and the peak position in the German sale charts was 39. The next single "V. I. P." Released in February 2007, performed well in Germany but received fantastic results in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
"V. I. P." hit the No. 1 position in the dance and sale charts in both countries. Late summer 2007 Sebastian Wolter found their own record label called Uptunes; the debut release from Uptunes was his next single "Power", based on the popular "Xplode" sound, but this time featuring singing vocals made the peak positions in various dance charts in Germany and the Czech Republic. "Power" led the German dance download charts. His debut album "1" was released on 25 July 2008; the next single "Hey Hi Hello" features a remix from Alex Christensen and was released first in Slovakia and the Czech Republic this spring and in Germany and elsewhere. In 2008 he took main theme song from Czech/East German fairytale movie Three Nuts for Cinderella written by songwriter Karel Svoboda and remixed it as song "Could You Would You Should You." There are mixed reactions to this due the great popularity of original song. Official Homepage official Booking Agency Sebastian Wolter
Frontline Television News
Frontline Television News is a cooperative of freelance cameramen formed during the chaos of the Romanian Revolution in 1989. Founded by Vaughan Smith, Peter Jouvenal, Rory Peck and Nicholas della Casa. During the next 15 years they went on to film some of the most memorable images of modern television, despite paying a huge cost. Altogether eight cameramen, some linked directly with Frontline News TV, others indirectly, were killed while working. Apart from providing independent news coverage of major events, many members used their military background and knowledge of local culture in places like Afghanistan to navigate dangerous battle situations and obtain pictures few other journalists could obtain, they pioneered some technical innovations, such as using small Hi8 cameras in the early 1990s, live satellite newsfeeds in the early 2000s. In 2003, Vaughan Smith, one of the two surviving founder members of Frontline News TV, turned the operation into a club in London aimed at offering a gathering place for those who believe in independent journalism, a place to remember colleagues that had died and a lobby to push for better support of the freelance community.
This became one of the leading media talking-shops in the UK today. Nicholas "Nick" della Casa Rosanna della Casa Roddy Scot Charles Maxwell Rory Peck James Miller Richard Wild Carlos Mavroleon Frontline Home Page History of Frontline The Rory Peck Trust Frontline journalists killed on the job Frontline: The True Story of the British Mavericks Who Changed the Face of War Reporting, by David Loyn
Front Lines (novel)
Front Lines is a young adult historical novel by the American writer Michael Grant, most famous for his dystopian young adult fictional series The Gone Series. It is written from the viewpoint of three girls, Rio Richlin, Frangie Marr, Rainy Schulterman; the series was titled Soldier Girls. Front Lines starts out in 1942 and war is raging in Europe, Southeast Asia and Northern Africa. Millions have died. In the USA, a court decision has made women eligible for service. So in Gedwell Falls, California Rio Richlin is deciding whether to enlist, as is Rainy Schulterman in New York City and Frangie Marr in Tulsa, Oklahoma; these three girls sign up to fight, they are girls with aspirations. Each has her own reasons for volunteering: Rio fights to honour Rachel. For the first time they leave behind their families -- to go to war, but not everyone believes that women should be on the front lines and they encounter resistance as well as encouragement. Front Lines tracks the girls through their different paths, Rio is on the front lines, Frangie is learning to be a medic and Rainy is training to be in an elite intelligence unit.
While they all have wildly different backgrounds and are on separate paths, fate brings them together. Rio Richlin: Main character, 17-year-old from Gedwell Falls, California. Jenou Castain: Rio's best friend from Gedwell Falls, California. Strand Braxton: Rio's love interest from Gedwell Falls, California. Frangie Marr: African-American Frangie Marr, 18-year-old from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Rainy Schulterman: Rainy is a Jewish New Yorker. BookList wrote "Though it's an epic story with a page count to match, the dynamic characters and urgent plot never get lost in the enormity of the historical moment." And the School Library Journal calls it "imaginative" and found "Though the length may put some teen readers off, the alternative history and wartime plot, which reads like a movie, will appeal to many." Kirkus Reviews wrote "Bestselling science-fiction author Grant did his research, but the odd and unintended consequence of his premise is the erasure of thousands of military women who served and fought and died.
Still an engrossing portrayal of ordinary women in extraordinary circumstances." And Publishers Weekly describes Front Lines a "skillfully imagined alternate history."
Frontline Combat is a defunct anthology war comic book written and edited by Harvey Kurtzman and published bi-monthly by EC Comics. The first issue was cover dated July/August, 1951, it ran for 15 issues over three years, ended with the January, 1954 issue. Publication was discontinued following a decline in sales attributed to the end of the Korean War; the title was a companion to Kurtzman's comic book Two-Fisted Tales. Both titles depicted the horrors of war realistically and in great detail, exposing what Kurtzman saw as the truth about war without glamorizing or idealizing it. Artists who contributed included Kurtzman and EC regulars such as John Severin, Jack Davis, Wally Wood, George Evans and Will Elder. Non-EC regulars who contributed included Ric Estrada, Joe Kubert and Russ Heath. Kurtzman wrote the majority of the comic's stories with Jerry DeFuccio contributing one-page text stories and an occasional regular story; the issues included writing contributions from artists Davis and Evans.
In addition to contemporary stories about the Korean War and World War II, Two-Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat contained a number of stories taking place in historical settings, including the Civil War, the Revolutionary War and ancient Rome. A series of special issues dedicated to the Civil War included issues 31 and 35 of Two-Fisted Tales and issue 9 of Frontline Combat. Although planned to be seven issues in total, the series was never completed. Other special issues of Frontline Combat included an issue dedicated to Iwo Jima and an issue dedicated to the Air Force. Kurtzman's editing approach to Two Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat was a stark contrast to EC editor Al Feldstein's style. Whereas Feldstein allowed his artists to draw the story in any manner they desired, Kurtzman developed detailed layouts for each story and required his artists to follow them exactly. Kurtzman's writing tended to have a lot less text in them than Feldstein's, which enabled the two war titles to be hand-lettered rather than machine-lettered like the remainder of EC's titles.
Kurtzman was dedicated to making the stories as accurate as possible and, along with assistant DeFuccio, put a lot of research into each story. As a result, where Feldstein took about a week to complete each issue he edited, Kurtzman took a month. Frontline Combat has been reprinted several times in the years since its demise, it was reprinted in a series of three black-and-white hardbacks by publisher Russ Cochran as part of The Complete EC Library in 1982. Between August 1995 and February 1999, Cochran reprinted the full 15 individual issues; this complete run was rebound, with covers included, in a series of three softcover EC Annuals. In 2008, Cochran and Gemstone began to publish hardcover, re-colored volumes of Frontline Combat as part of the EC Archives series. One volume was published, but the project may soon be revived under a new publisher. GC Press LLC, a boutique imprint established by Russ Cochran and Grant Geissman, announced in a press release dated September 1, 2011 that it is continuing the EC Archives series, with the first new releases scheduled for November 2011.
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