In uncertain times where pretty much 2020 has been cancelled, it’s a huge relief to see new tours beginning to be announced, and the scene is finding it’s way in a Coronavirus inflicted world. Texas heavy hitters in Crafting The Conspiracy announced they’ll be going on a run across Texas with So It Begins, Athanatos, and Snake Father. The tour is set to begin September 9th and run until September 20th, 2020. Crafting The Conspiracy is preparing to release The Cosmic Key Part II on August 28th. The Cosmic Key Part II is their highly anticipated follow-up to their 2019 EP.
You might be shocked at the amount of video games that many musicians play in their spare time. If you think about it for a minute, though, it’s not all that surprising. The gaming industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, and really it has been for many years now. Games like Grand Theft Auto V and the COD franchise bring in billions of dollars in revenue, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
We’re stoked to bring you another edition of our new series, The Video Games That Changed My Life – or in this case, a singular game. Chris St. John, bass player for pop-rock band Waiting For London, is joining us today for this feature – and this time, it features a game that many consider the archetypal modern RPG game. Yes, we’re talking about Final Fantasy VII – a game which got a spiffy remaster earlier this year, to critical acclaim. Join us below while Chris takes you through the game – and why it means so much to him. You can also check out a previous edition of this series here, starring Nikki from New Year’s Day.
Back in 2010, when I was getting into the cavalcade of weird bands in the scene, I looked for the weirdest of the weird. I stumbled across The Bunny The Bear, and followed with pensive interest for several years, as the band’s obtuse approach to metal couldn’t be bogged down by any one genre. I got the chance to speak with frontman Matthew Tybor about this project in detail: