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Soulsavers

Soulsavers is an English-American production and remix team composed of Rich Machin and Ian Glover. The Soulsavers' downtempo electronica sound incorporates influences of rock, gospel and country. To date, the duo has released six albums: Tough Guys Don't Dance in 2003, It's Not How Far You Fall, It's the Way You Land in 2007, Broken in 2009, The Light the Dead See in 2012 and Angels & Ghosts in 2015; the last studio album Kubrick was released in 2015. After a series of successful EP releases in 2000-2002, in 2003 they recorded their first studio album Tough Guys Don't Dance; the vocalist and co-author of three of the nine songs was Josh Heinden - bassist and vocalist of Spain. The release was not successful either commercially or by music critics. After the release of the EP "Closer" in 2004, the musicians were engaged in mixing tracks for other artists. In 2006, collaboration begins with American singer and songwriter - Mark Lanegan. On It's Not How Far You Fall, It's the Way You Land album, his vocals are featured in eight of the eleven songs, he is featured as co-author of five songs.

In addition, the album has a remake of Lanegan’s song "Kingdoms of Rain" released on his 1994 album, Whiskey for the Holy Ghost. Soulsavers recorded an album in Lanegan completed his vocals in Los Angeles. On the next Broken album, released in 2009, Lanegan’s vocals are featured in nine out of thirteen songs, he co-authored eight songs. Broken, was released on 17 August 2009. Other prominent musicians such as Mike Patton, Jason Pierce, Richard Hawley, Gibby Haynes feature on the album; the non-album single "Sunrise," a song written by Lanegan and sung by Will Oldham, preceded the album release on 3 August 2009. The B-side is a cover of Palace Brothers' "You Will Miss Me When I Burn," a song written by Oldham and sung by Lanegan, featured on the Broken album; the pair have worked as film score composers, such as on BattleGround: 21 Days on the Empire's Edge produced by the Guerrilla News Network. Their song "Revival" was featured on the 22 November 2007 episode of Grey's Anatomy, titled "Crash Into Me" part 1.

The song was featured on the 10 December episode of Friday Night Lights, titled "Giving Tree". It is featured in the snowboarding movie That's It, That's All. Revival featured in the trailer of the 2011 film Machine Gun Preacher. "Kingdoms of Rain" featured in the Lie to Me episode "Truth or Consequences," which aired on 5 October 2009. They supported Depeche Mode during the European leg of their Tour of the Universe in late 2009. In October - December 2009, Soulsavers supported Depeche Mode during a tour in support of their album Sounds of the Universe; the idea of collaboration between band members and Depeche Mode vocalist Dave Gahan was embodied in the 2012 album The Light the Dead See, consisting of ten songs and two instrumental tracks. Dave performed lead vocals for them. Information appeared on Twitter at the beginning of May 2013 stating that Soulsavers had started to work on material for their up-and-coming fifth studio album. On 14 January 2014 this information was confirmed on a Depeche Mode's fan website, where it was announced that the vocals for this new material would again be provided by Dave Gahan.

According to Gahan, the new Soulsavers album will be released in spring 2015. One year an announcement appeared on the German fans' website depechemode.de. It confirmed that Rich Machin, Ian Glover and Dave Gahan were going to start working in the studio mid-January, with the new album being released towards the end of 2015; as a result, the disc was released in October 2015 under the name Angels & Ghosts and in its support the musicians released two singles - "All this and nothing" and "Shine". In addition, a mini-tour was organized in support of the new album, in which songs from the current album, The Light the Dead See were performed as well as some Depeche Mode's and the vocalist’s solo songs in encore. Shortly after a series of concerts in support of the album Angels & Ghosts, the Machin and Glover had released the album Kubrick consisting of instrumental eight tracks. After that the collective suspended its activities. At the start of 2020, Dave Gahan was involved with North East of England musician, Rob Marshall's Humanist project, guesting vocals on the track, "Shock Collar".

In a two part interview on Radio 6 in February 2020 relating to Humanist, Gahan stated that he would be working with Soulsavers again, with a view to releasing an album by the end of 2020. He didn't suggest. Tough Guys Don't Dance It's Not How Far You Fall, It's the Way You Land Broken The Light the Dead See Angels & Ghosts Kubrick Beginning to See the Dark EP "Revolution Song" Closer EP "Revival" "Kingdoms of Rain" "Sunrise" "Death Bells" "Unbalanced Pieces" "Some Misunderstanding" "Longest Day" "Take Me Back Home" "All of This and Nothing" "Shine" In a Blue Room 2001 – Starsailor - "Goodsouls" 2002 – Doves - "Satellites" 2002 – Starsailor - "Poor Misguided

Vampire: The Eternal Struggle

Vampire: The Eternal Struggle is a multiplayer collectible card game published by White Wolf Publishing. It was set in the World of Darkness; the game was designed in 1994 by Richard Garfield and published by Wizards of the Coast and was the third CCG created. As Garfield's first follow-up to his popular Magic: The Gathering collectible card game, he was eager to prove that the genre was "a form of game as diverse as board games". In 1995 the game was renamed from Jyhad to Vampire: The Eternal Struggle to increase its appeal and distance itself from the Islamic term jihad. Wizards published a player's guide Darkness Unveiled. After the 1996 Sabbat expansion, Wizards of the Coast abandoned the game, in 2000 White Wolf took over development. White Wolf announced that Vampire: The Eternal Struggle would cease production on September 10, 2010. On April 24, 2018, Black Chantry Productions announced the company has obtained the license to produce Vampire: The Eternal Struggle and return the game to print.

Richard Garfield noted that the experiences he had made with the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game had helped him to improve his design of the game. In an interview with Robert Goudie, Garfield notes dedicated multi-player rules, a lack of "land cards", a more rapid card drawing mechanism; the game is set in the World of Darkness, drawing from the Vampire: The Masquerade role-playing game. After the events of Gehenna ended the official World of Darkness storyline, V:TES is considered a sort of alternative reality of the setting, as it continues though White Wolf publishes no further official products for the roleplaying game. In V:TES, each player takes on the role of a Methuselah, an ancient and manipulative vampire, not itself present in the struggle, but acts from afar; each Methuselah will try to eliminate all others by nullifying their power. To that end, the Methuselahs will control and manipulate a number of minions to attack and destroy the other Methuselahs' resources; the game is ideally played by a group of four or five players, but it can be played by any number of players from two up.

Group play with more than six players is rare, as an individual's turn can take two to three minutes, causing a slow game for all. Two-player games suffer from lack of opportunity for the kind of inter-player alliances and treachery that are a large part of the game; as in most other collectible card games, each player designs her own deck. Each deck is built with two components:'Crypt' - containing cards representing vampires that the player may control during the game.'Library' - containing cards representing assets or actions to be taken during the game. Most cards in the library can only be used in conjunction with vampires; some cards have no cost in resources to play, in other cases to put a card in play it must be paid for using'pool' or the blood on his vampires. Pool represents the player's influence, if it is reduced to zero the player is out of the game. Therefore, players continually have to make decisions based on how much they want to invest into assets in play and how much to retain to stay alive against other players capable of sudden dangerous'bleeds'.

Each turn one player directs his minions to perform a number of actions and attacks, which other players' minions may intercept or interrupt. Each player attempts to'oust' his ` prey'; this continues. Ousting one's prey is worth one victory point, being the last person left at the table is worth an additional victory point. However, ousting one's prey nets the player 6 pool, thus makes him stronger and more dangerous to the next prey; this is one of the reasons why other players may start helping a player in a weak situation, or gang up on a player who seems to be going for a'table sweep', making shifting alliances part and parcel of the game. Gameplay offers many options for betrayal. Short-term deals and trade-offs are typical. Bluffing is often used. Games can take anything from half an hour to three or more hours. In tournament play and in some informal games, a time limit may be imposed, after which all remaining players receive half a victory point in addition to any they may have received.

Standard time limit for a tournament game is 2 hours. Game time varies depending on the number of players and the style of decks played. There are many ways to win in V:TES, though they all depend on wearing down your prey's pool; some of the most common styles, as described in official player's guide are: Bleed / Stealth Bleed - this deck concentrates on causing as much pool loss as possible, either as as possible, or by bleeding during a moment of weakness. It has some way of ensuring that bleeds are more to slip past the defenses, the classical way of which would be playing'stealth' cards. Combat / Rush - this type of deck is based on attacking opponents vampires, rendering them incapable of acting, or destroying them outright. After the defense has been whittled away it starts bleeding normally, it defends itself by attacking individual vampires which pose a threat. Political - this deck is geared to take advantag

Gareth Hunt

Alan Leonard Hunt was a British actor, known as Gareth Hunt, best remembered for playing the footman Frederick Norton in Upstairs and Mike Gambit in The New Avengers. Alan Leonard Hunt was born in Battersea, London in 1942, his father was killed in the Second World War when Hunt was two years old, he was brought up by his mother Doris and stepfather. At the age of 15, he joined the Merchant Navy. After six years, he jumped ship in New Zealand and worked in a car plant for a year before he was caught and served three months in a military prison. Hunt was deported back to Britain and while taking a BBC design course he held a variety of jobs, including stagehand, road digger, butcher's assistant and door-to-door salesman. Having had an interest in acting since his early years, he subsequently trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Following that, Hunt did rep across the United Kingdom and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre in the early 1970s. Among the many stage productions he appeared in were Twelfth Night, Oh!

What a Lovely War and West Side Story. Hunt started his television career in 1968, playing Private Kitson in one episode of the UK series'Frontier'. In 1972, Hunt played a policeman in For the Love of Ada, the same year he appeared in A Family at War and The Organisation. In 1974, Gareth had roles in the Doctor. In 1975 he played Thomas Woolner in The Love School. In 1974, Gareth Hunt appeared in the Upstairs, Downstairs episode "Missing Believed Killed" as Trooper Norton, batman to James Bellamy; the character was a minor one. Hunt continued playing Frederick Norton, who had by now become the footman, until the eleventh episode of the fifth series, "Alberto". In 1975, Hunt made appearances in The Hanged Man, Softly and Space: 1999. In 1976, the year after leaving Upstairs Downstairs, Hunt starred alongside Joanna Lumley and Patrick Macnee in The New Avengers; the show's producers said he was cast because of his part in Downstairs. Hunt played secret agent Mike Gambit and starred in the show until its end after two series in 1977.

In 1979 he appeared in the films Licensed to Love and Kill, in which he portrayed secret agent Charles Bind, The World Is Full of Married Men. After that in the late 1970s and 1980s, Hunt made appearances in Sunday Night Thriller and Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense. Hunt appeared alongside Julia McKenzie in That Beryl Marston...! in 1981. He appeared in the films Funny Money and Bloodbath at the House of Death as well as in the children's film Gabrielle and the Doodleman, in 1988 he played many parts in the Pet Shop Boys' film It Couldn't Happen Here. Hunt starred in a series of television adverts for the coffee brand Nescafé in the 1980s, with a trademark move: to shake his closed hand open it, to reveal coffee beans, smell the aroma. In more recent years his name has been used in cockney rhyming slang for an expletive. Hunt starred in a Territorial Army recruitment film named "One of Us" set in the early 1980s. In it he is named Corporal Barrett, the story concerns a small anti-tank platoon from the 3rd Battalion Royal Regiment of Wales going to Germany on exercises.

The unit in question was located in the village of Rhondda Fawr, South Wales. Like many other TA units it no longer exists. Gareth Hunt continued to have minor roles in many television programmes in the 1990s and 2000s, with appearances in The New Adventures of Robin Hood, the TV movie The Incredible Adventures of Marco Polo and the Wrinklies, Absolute Power, New Tricks, Sooty & Co. Powers and Doctors. From 1992 to 1993 Hunt had a leading role in the sitcom Side by Side, had a main role in the short-lived soap opera Night and Day in 2001, he appeared in the films Fierce Creatures, Parting Shots and The Riddle, in 2001 played Ritchie Stringer, a crime boss, an unlikely suspect in the shooting of Phil Mitchell, in EastEnders. For a brief time he abandoned acting and started a project called Interactive Casting Universal, a computer system that presented actors' details and showreels. Hunt withdrew from a pantomime in Malvern. In July 2002 he collapsed, he died of pancreatic cancer, from which he had suffered for two years, on 14 March 2007 at the age of 65, at his home in Redhill, Surrey.

He had a son by each marriage. His last wife was Annette Walter-Lax, the partner of rock drummer Keith Moon at the time of Moon's death. Hunt's remains were scattered in Battersea. For the Love of Ada - Policeman The World Is Full of Married Men - Jay Grossman Licensed to Love and Kill - Charles Bind Funny Money - Keith Banks Bloodbath at the House of Death - Elliot Broome Gabrielle and the Doodleman - Mike / King / Baron Hardup It Couldn't Happen Here - Uncle Dredge / postcard seller / ventriloquist A Chorus of Disapproval - Ian Hubbard The Lady and the Highwayman - Coachman Riders - Sports commentator Fierce Creatures - Inspector Masefield The Incredible Adventures of Marco Polo - Grand Master Parting Shots - Inspector Bass The Riddle - Roy McBride Gareth Hunt on IMDb Gareth Hunt at Find a Grave