Opinion: A Dirge for Metal Music. Or is it still alive?

A felt every two days or so I hear that Rock and – surely – Metal met their demise. Finally pronounced clinically dead, gone and ashes thrown into the ocean. All of that jazz sacrificed on the altar of those modern pseudo Latino pop and rap sounds that people seem to be so fond of these days.

Those records made for the faceless consumer, comprised of notes devoid of personality, depth or bite. Those that tender to the addicts of notes who do not really care what or who made the tune. Only that the music should suit the listener’s … [...] Click to raid more!

Paid Links kill SEO! Or do they?

RockmusicRaider - Anonymous - Black Hat SEO - Paid Links

Ah, what a trauma that linking strategy often is, once you start with a website and you try to hit good SEO grades. Yet, there is no way around it. It is indeed true that good internal and external linking can be a stepping stone for you to hit that #1 spot on major search engines. So, you have no other choice but to attack this issue.

But have a care.

There are a few Black Hat SEO activities that might very well land you in seething hot water. Only if you are found out, of course. But chances are … [...] Click to raid more!

Cloudflare, speed – and the canvas thing!

RockmusicRaider - Cloudflare - Mast with canvas sails

I sometimes like to think back to those awesome sailing ships. You know, these 1st Rates1) that majestically traversed the oceans at snail pace. State of the Art technology back in their day and death to many forests in Europe.

They all had one inherent vice, though. The whole navy was at the whim of the winds as its sole means of locomotion. And when the wind blew lustily, crews sometimes set way too much sail.

If that happens, the ship becomes over-pressed or over-canvassed.

In other words, the power of the wind presses the bow down into the … [...] Click to raid more!

Unethical? Or pay Music Bloggers their Fair Share?

Last updated on 11 January 2021

RockmusicRaider - Woman with money - Unethical, or pay music bloggers their fair share.

A lot of howling and bitching by self-proclaimed moralists lately echoed off the walls of the RockmusicRaider office suite. Deep questions galore about ethics, playing to theories that you should not take money for the work you do. That by doing so, your pure creative spirit as a blogger will grow the infamous mold of corruption. Specifically, in the music industry, this view lately became a problem.

Sigh.

Methinks that this is an age-old question that bothers many a journalist out there1). Is it – yes or no – unethical to take … [...] Click to raid more!