Sounds Painful, In More Ways Than One

My friend Scott Eric Kaufman has been advised that Acephalous, the name of his blog, is actually stolen from a Belgian heavy metal band. According to one website, they play "blackened, brutal melodeath, which isn't an everyday combination."

I will take the critic's word for it on that last point, given that I have no idea how those particular qualities would normally be distributed.

Anyway, here's Acephalous performing live in October:

All I can say is that it seems clear they somehow got ahold of rehearsal tapes by Motley Umlaut, my own band from the mid-1980s. (There should be an umlaut on every vowel but I just don't have time right now.) We should be able to settle all of this out of court, provided that SEK can continue to use the name for his blog.

July 29, 2007 5:18 PM | | Comments (5)



It's important to remember not to use a cast iron skillet if you plan to make blackened death metal. The cast iron, while the heaviest of all cookery, can not be put on the high heat necessary for blackened dishes.

Okay, now I'm hungry.

Now you're experiencing the melodeath.

My first Web-oriented epiphany involved the bitter knowledge that any "cool" band name/ blog name/ screen name / character name or title for a novel, poem, painting or song has already been used by a minimum of six people distributed evenly around the planet...and only one of those six is ever (though never me) smart enough to register it as a domain name. Despite knowing this, I went ahead and named my first site "Blaugustine" (blog + augustine) with a little chuckle of self-approval. I received a letter threatening legal action just about the time the site started getting some attention under that name.

My thoughts are with Scott Eric Kaufman...has he considered changing it to "Acephalous-X"?

Here you go: Mötlëy Ümläüt.

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