An Ocean of Void is a five-piece from Bordeaux, France. It is a project that plays hard-to-classify heavy music with plenty of contrasts since 2010. Its inspiration goes from different scenes as post-rock, atmospheric metal or progressive metal, with a Pink Floyd influence clearly established.

After a self-produced demo (2012), the band’s debut album ‘The Great Escape’ will see the light the 4th of December, through Inverse Records. With melancholic nuances and latent sadness, ‘The Great Escape’ is a perfect soundtrack for dark winter days, a real journey through feelings and emotions.

Track-list:
1. Diving in the Deepest Sea
2. Enigma
3. Silent Storm
4. Resonance
5. Behind Red Clouds
6. An Ocean of Void Part. I
7. A Faded Light
8. An Ocean of Void Part. II

For fans of: Ghost Brigade, Russian Circles, Envy, Cult of Luna and Pink Floyd.

Line-up:
Floran Guillou: vocals
Benoît Lamote: guitar, keys and backing vocals
Julien Lesseur: guitar and backing vocals
Jean-Luc Marro: bass
Pierre Delmas: drums

Watch the “Resonance” music video below:

You can pre-order the new ‘The Great Escape’ album from Inverse Store: http://www.inverse.fi/shop/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=540

More info:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anoceanofvoid
Bandcamp: https://anoceanofvoid.bandcamp.com

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Sony EP800 AC-0300-EU GreenHeart

Posted: November 7, 2015 in tests
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Мини тест зарядки Сони, которая идёт в комплекте с смартфонами линейки Xperia.

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При зарядке смартфона результат был таким 4,98V 0,87A. При этом зарядка ощутимо греется. (Брак исключён – использовали 2 идентичные зарядки) Думаю, это предел для этой зарядки и никакого запаса мощности нет.

При нагрузке 1А устройство показало такой результат – 4,61V 0,88А, а при нагрузке 2А – 2,75V 1,03A

Вывод – С одной стороны – зарядка со своими функциями справляется. Но я бы поискал что нибуть получше.

Melancholy driven metal of desperation, self destruction and death. A plunge deep into the source of hidden fear and agony. Music filled with all the pain in the world to accompany you on your last journey you will never return from. The band tells about its music.

Hautajaisyö (Funeral Night) was formed in 2014 and plays melancholy thrash & death metal. Band music focuses on catchy riffs, low growling vocals, finnish lyrics and groove elements. Songs have been stripped from anything nonsense and what is left is mix of pure aggression and deep sorrow. Lyrics of the songs tells stories of failure, death, suicide and mental problems. Hautajaisyö has released ”Uneenkuiskaajat 2015 promo” in January and now band will release its debut album in October 31st 2015 through Inverse Records.

Listen to Hautajaisyö on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6mRq5F1hGNhWp8jAkEd0CQ
Download Hautajaisyö on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Hautajaisy%C3%B6_Hautajaisy%C3%B6?id=Bl5xnpm7u524pdcxsbhyykyru4u

Homepage
https://www.facebook.com/Hautajaisyo

Gigs, interviews and everything else:
Janne Partanen
eviljanis@hotmail.com
0440203666

Standing Ovation brings you the music video ‘Hellbillies’ taken from the album ‘GRAVITY BEATS NUCLEAR’. This shows both the heavier and wacky side of the versatile forthcoming album.

The following weeks, two more digital singles will be released each week on the 11th of November and November 18th until the whole album gets released on the 27th.

Music video:

https://www.facebook.com/StandingOvationBand
https://twitter.com/InfoStandingO
http://www.standingovationband.com/
http://www.inverse.fi

The North American label Sevared Rec. to release the new and second full length CD from Inbreeding Sick called “Sickness and Plagues”…This is the cover artwort and the track list… soon more information!!!

Track list:

01.sickness and plagues

02.house of carnage

03.cleaning the scum’s world

04.hanged, beheaded, without entrails

05.putrified wounds

06.sanguinary extraction

07.dismembered by trucks

08.stab your children!!!

and 2 bonus re-recorded tracks in live session

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Contact:
http://www.facebook.com/inbreedingsick
http://www.youtube.com/inbreedingsick
inbreedingsick@gmail.com

Polish prorgressive grinders ANTIGAMA have just launched their brand-new video clip for the song “Eraser” from “The Insolent” album.

The footage was shot during two Antigama shows in Warsaw and Lodz, June 2015. The clip has been made by people behind Burning Down The House: Szymon Korzeniewski (X, BDTH), Maciej Stempij (Besthound) and Borys Kubiak (Dare Studio).

“The Insolent” was released May 2015 on CD/LP/MC/digital download on Polish label Selfmadegod Records.

In support of the 7th album Warsaw powerhouse will be touring extensively in twelve Polish cities along with special guest X. The tour kicks off October 23rd in Poznan and ends November 15th in Gdynia.

23/10 – PL – POZNAŃ – POD MINOGĄ
24/10 – PL – KOSZALIN – INFERNO
25/10 – PL – TORUŃ – NRD
29/10 – PL – BIELSKO BIAŁA – RUDE BOY
30/10 – PL – KRAKÓW – KAWIARNIA NAUKOWA
31/10 – PL – WROCŁAW – CIEMNA STRONA MIASTA
06/11 – PL – RZESZÓW – VINYL
07/11 – PL – ZAMOŚĆ – KAZAMATA WSCHODNIA BASTIONU I
08/11 – PL – KATOWICE – KORBA
13/11 – PL – SŁUPSK – MOTOR ROCK
14/11 – PL – SZCZECIN – SŁOWIANIN
15/11 – PL – GDYNIA – UCHO

https://www.facebook.com/Antigama
https://www.facebook.com/Selfmadegod
https://www.facebook.com/BDTHLodz

ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21

Posted: October 14, 2015 in Photography
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The latest member of the ZEISS Loxia family is called ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21. It is a super wide angle, developed for compact full-frame cameras with E-mount and with a new optical design based on the ZEISS Distagon. The ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21 supplements the ZEISS Loxia 2/35 and ZEISS Loxia 2/50 lenses, which were presented last year at photokina. Especially practical for cinematographers, the ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21 has the mechanical aperture setting and the de-activation of the aperture click stop, both found on all ZEISS Loxia lenses.

“Since the Sony α7 series came out, the market has been waiting for a powerful super wide-angle lens for compact full-frame cameras. For many photographers such a lens was the missing tool in their gear. ZEISS is now meeting that demand with the ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21,” said Christophe Casenave, Product Manager at ZEISS Camera Lenses.

As the latest member in the compact, light-weight family of ZEISS Loxia lenses, the ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21 offers trusted features that combine traditional photography and modern technology. The electronic interface transmits lens data (EXIF) as well as the focus movements and – if desired by the photographer – activates the magnifying function of the camera. For the sophisticated photographer who does not want to leave all the work to the camera, there are many opportunities to compose thanks to the lens’s precise manual focusing with end stop and the mechanical setting of the aperture (aperture priority mode for the working aperture). As a result, photographers can take advantage of all the possibilities offered by modern compact system cameras with an electronic viewfinder.

Optimal for different types of use

With an angular field exceeding 91 degrees (diagonal) on a full-frame camera, the ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21 is well suited for nature, landscape and architectural photography. In landscape photography in particular, an exact infinity setting is a critical factor. Here, the precise manual focusing of the ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21 supports the user enormously. Furthermore, the lens enables creative, naturally proportioned images with a low minimum object distance of just 0.25 meters (9.84”). The ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21 is extremely compact and light, making it the perfect choice for travel and street photography.

ZEISS Loxia lenses for video

Ambitious videographers will also discover once again that the ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21 is a tool that offers optimum creative potential. The mechanical deactivation of the aperture click stop for infinite aperture settings (de-click), which already came with the ZEISS Loxia 2/35 and ZEISS Loxia 2/50, is also found in the new ZEISS Loxia super wide angle. The smooth focus operation with a rotation angle of 90 degrees of the ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21 allows for the finest variations when focusing video cameras with E-mount, such as the Sony PXW-FS7 or PXW-FS5. “In addition, the identical external diameter of the ZEISS Loxia lenses across all focal lengths simplifies the changing of lenses during shoots, so accessories like a follow focus don’t need to be readjusted,” added Casenave.

Newest optical design with robust construction

The ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21 has been specially developed for digital sensors. The newly calculated lenses consist of 11 lens elements in nine groups. The underlying optical design is a ZEISS Distagon. High resolution along the entire image field, low distortion and color fringing, and an appealing bokeh – especially at the maximum aperture of f/2.8 – round out the exceptional features of this lens. “It’s a small jewel offering outstanding optical performance,” said Casenave, summarizing the optical qualities of the ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21. Other qualities include its impressive mechanical quality and robust barrel. Made entirely of metal, the barrel protects the lens and can withstand the rugged everyday situations that professional photographers face, thereby ensuring a long product life. Like the other ZEISS Loxia lenses, the filter diameter is 52 mm. Finally, a special weather protection on the lens mount protects the lens from spray getting between the camera and lens.

Price and availability

The ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21 will be available worldwide starting December 2015. The lens shade is included with delivery. The recommended retail price is USD 1,499 (excl. VAT) or EUR 1,259.66 (excl. VAT).*
http://www.zeiss.com/corporate/en_de/media-forum/press-releases.html?id=loxia-21-eng_2015

The new ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21 super wide-angle for full-frame cameras with Sony E-mount.

The new ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21 super wide-angle for full-frame cameras with Sony E-mount.

Revolted Masses were formed in 2008. Their music approaches the area of modern death/thrash metal, with a unique touch of oriental elements. Their lyrics are mainly of a radical political nature.

“Age Of Descent” is their second full-length album, consisted of 11 powerful tracks, It is self-produced, while the artwork is done by Manster Design (Tardive Dyskinesia). The music video for the track “Waltz For The Fallen” is directed by Jim Evgenidis (Head Cleaner). Numerous guests have participated in the album, like Fotis Benardo (ex-Septic Flesh). The album is released under Inverse Records November 13th and it is available all over Europe.

Music video available at this location: https://youtu.be/wNUJmV1TlTU

Track list:
01.Slave to the Media
02.Waltz for the Fallen
03.Bloodshed in Eden
04.DiscrimiNation
05.Bite the Hand that Feeds Them
06.Panopticon
07.Severed Aphrodite
08.Matricide
09.Flesh Inc.
10.Ruled by Rats
11.Murder ex Machina (ft. Fotis Benardo ex-Septicflesh)

Line-Up:
George Stefanis – Vocals
Vaggelis Theodorakis – Guitars
Kostas Karvounis – Guitars
George Stathopoulos – Bass Guitar
George Anamouroglou – Drums

More info:
http://www.facebook.com/revoltedmasses
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3zjve6TfJlxINDL8bd474g
https://revoltedmasses.bandcamp.com

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The Finnish pagan metal band VORNA will release their second full length album ”Ei valo minua seuraa” (transl. ”No Light Follows Me”) on 4th December 2015. The album will be released through Inverse Records.

The album has been mixed by Tuomas Kokko from Electric Fox Studios (e.g. Swallow the Sun, Ghost Brigade) and mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde from Virtalähde Mastering (e.g. Black Crucifixion, Alghazanth, Ghost Brigade). The album cover artworks have been designed by Jarno Lahti from Kaamos Illustration & Design (e.g. Pain, Hypocrisy, Before the Dawn).

The lead-vocalist Vesa Salovaara shared a few words about the album recordings and about the actual album:

”This year has most certainly been Vorna’s busiest one to date and the whole album making process was quite intensive experience as well. The song material was constantly evolving from the earliest demo sessions in April all the way to the mixing which took place in July. As a result we think we’re holding our most mature, diverse and also, in a way, darkest
album yet. Still, neither risks nor untamed intuitive ideas were avoided and we believe that one might find even somewhat surprising shades from it’s depths. Lyrically ”Ei valo minua seuraa” is dealing with quite universal and timeless themes. The story is fundamentally about a
journey towards mental or spiritual equilibrium which is being torned by contradictive identities and generally estranged world.

”Jälkemme” represents the more straightforward approach of the album and that’s one of the reasons we chose it to be the first single. It’s quite a beast of a song and we believe it has a lot to offer in live environment. Come to our show and witness it yourself!”

Tracklist:
1. Harmaudesta (Away from Grey)
2. Jälkemme (Heritage)
3. Itsetön (Soul Shriven)
4. Sieluni varjossa (In the Nightside of Self)
5. Vaipunut (Of Life Descended)
6. Yksin (Alone)
7. Hiljaiset rauniot (Silent Ruins)

Check out the new ”Jälkemme” single from below:

VORNA will head out for European tour in October. The shows in October are co-headlined with the German black metal titans Thyrgrim and the two shows in Sweden in November with the Swedish folk/viking metal band Grimner. Below you may find all tour dates:

1.10.2015 – FI – Semifinal, Helsinki
2.10.2015 – FI – Katse, Jyväskylä + Thyrgrim (DE) & Enthring (FI)
3.10.2015 – FI – Varjobaari, Tampere + Thyrgrim (DE) & Nation Despair (FI)
9.10.2015 – DE – Helvete, Oberhausen + Thyrgrim (DE), Firtan (DE) &
Kapala (DE)
10.10.2015 – DE – From Hell, Erfurt + Thyrgrim (DE), Heimdalls Wacht
(DE) & Pestnebel (DE)
16.10.2015 – NL – dB’s, Utrecht + Thyrgrim (DE) & Nefast (NL)
17.10.2015 – NL – Boelie’s Pub, Winschoten + Thyrgrim (DE),
Hemelbestormer (BE), Anasarca (DE) & Miscall (NL)
13.11.2015 – SWE – Palatset, Linköping + Grimner (SWE) & King of Asgard (SWE)
14.11.2015 – SWE – PSB, Stockholm + Grimner (SWE) & Apocalypse Orchestra (SWE)
21.11.2015 – FI – Dog’s Home, Tampere + Kivimetsän Druidi

http://www.vornaofficial.com/ https://www.facebook.com/VornaOfficial

ZEISS proudly presents its new online-platform LENSPIRE. Photographers and interested users can learn about photography, exchange ideas and, most importantly, educate themselves. You can find LENSpire here: http://www.zeiss.com/lenspire

Product reviews, background reports and an open dialogue – It’s all there on the new photography platform from ZEISS. “With LENSPIRE, we are pursuing an educational approach by emphasizing a professional dialogue and direct contact between ZEISS-experts and the user as well as between the users themselves,” says Nicole Balle, the Marketing Manager for the Americas at ZEISS. They will receive up-to-date information on using the products and can engage in discussions while they inspire and motivate each other. The focus is on the theme “photography as a passion.”

On LENSPIRE, there are six different categories with content to explore: Photographic Genres, Spotlight, Ambassadors, Gear, Know-How and Live. “It’s important to us to not only explain different applications, but also to present our ambassadors as mentors and to help users take advantage of their expertise,” says Balle. LENSPIRE is intended to be a continuously improving platform for ideas and inspiration in the area of photography. “With LENSPIRE, we are setting new standards and are engaging with our target groups as equals. We would like to have an open dialog with our users,” explains Dr. Simone Zaha, the Senior Director, Marketing & Communications in the Consumer Optics business group at ZEISS.

LENSPIRE is a platform in English: A variety of articles and contributions will also be published online in a German magazine at regular intervals. Users can download the first magazine at the end of the year.

Photographic Genres
Photographers interpret their work differently. In this category, users will have the opportunity to get to know different areas of application – It’s a place of inspiration for all photographers.

Spotlight
In “Spotlight,” you will be able to have a fun and lively discussion about trends in photography. Here users can share their thoughts in a respectful manner. Questions are most welcome.

Ambassadors
The ZEISS Camera Lenses Ambassadors communicate their fascination with photography. Here users can get to know them and their work.

Gear
There are countless types of cameras and innumerable adapter solutions. Here ZEISS helps users make the right choice for their equipment.

Know-How
ZEISS has been producing camera lenses for more than 100 years. The ZEISS experts would like users to take advantage of their know-how and exchange ideas with them.

Live
In this category, users find out about all the important news from the World of ZEISS – events, online tutorials and webinars.

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