Dec 312011

I was going to wait ’til after midnight here in Cascadia to post this, but what the fuck. It’s already after midnight everywhere in the world except the Americas. So, on behalf of all your embarrassing friends at NCS, I want to wish everyone out there a Happy New Year. May 2012 be better for you than the year just ended. Take care of yourself, look after your friends, and don’t let the bastards get you down.

And yeah, I know what that photo looks like. We do like our massive ejaculations here in Seattle. If you’d prefer a less ejaculatory photo, I like the one after the jump, too. It has pretty colors. There are also three  songs after the jump, including a brand new version of the New Year’s traditional featuring lead guitars by Jeff Loomis. Rock on.

First song:

[audio:|titles=24 – Auld Lang Syne]

Second song  (guitarist Aaron Smith of Seattle’s own 7 Horns 7 Eyes made this metal version of “Auld Lang Syne”, with Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) playing the leads. It went up on SoundCloud a few hours ago and it’s pretty sick):

[audio:|titles=01 Auld Lang Syne]

To download that song for yourself, GO HERE.

Third song  (because this is how we should be walking into the new year — with horns to the fucking sky):

[audio:|titles=Byfrost – Horns To the Sky]


  1. 2 hours in the new year and enjoying it immensely!


  2. Good morning and Happy New Year!!!!

  3. 15 minutes to go and I feel like my head is going to explode. Nyquil is my beverage of choice tonight

    • That sounds like the bad “my head is going to explode” instead of the good “my head is going to explode”. But if I’m wrong about that, I may need to experiment with a Nyquil chaser.

  4. Is Old Man Windbreaker the only metalhead (loosely applied term) who didn’t get drunk on the night of New Year’s Eve, and decided to watch the stars instead, while listening to “Roka Has Radio” by Thy Catafalque? Probably.
    But, is one the only one among the readers and writers here who didn’t get drunk? One wonders if that is either incredible, or just incredibly lame…

    • No sir. You are not the only one. I in fact, do not drink ever and just decided to play cards and general knowledge quizzes with my family… Yes, I am THAT fucking hardcore! 😛

    • Nothing is lame if you enjoy it!

      I just enjoy not remembering anything once in a while.

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