Black Malachite calls it quits

2017-09-01 by beachdude | 322 Comments
Edit: Lol jk he's back at it again

California based Ambient project Black Malachite has announced the cancellation of the project, including its upcoming sixth and seventh albums, demo compilation, and video game due to a fatal computer loss resulting in over $15,000 worth of damage in lost data. The following statement was released:

"I have unfortunate news. Due to a computer accident that wiped the master files for all Black Malachite songs, over 15,000$ worth of production materials, VSTs, and DAWs, and scripts / lyrics, I'm going to have to announce the cancellation of Black Malachite, including the upcoming two albums and compilation. The vendor from which I bought about 85% of my materials from is unable to resend me the materials due to the sheer value of them for liability reasons, and thus I'm up a creek without a paddle.

I'm so thankful for every single one of you that has supported me over these nearly two years of hard work and musical experimentation that was Black Malachite. I learned a lot about myself, who I am, and what I want to do in life because of the countless hours and sleepless nights I spent working on my music. I'd like to thank everyone I collaborated with, everyone who had taken the time to share, listen, critique, and help shape my music. Five albums, four EPs, a remaster, and 109,000 total listens across all streaming services. I love each and every one of you. Thank you for all the wonderful messages and constant positive energy.

This may be the end of a chapter, but this book still has plenty more pages."

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sharkmsc
September 1st 2017
150 Comments


Aww dude... That's awful. I never listened but I definitely will now, always loved your passion. The time will come back a bit later in life.

SandwichBubble
September 1st 2017
7838 Comments


the ride never ends

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CaimanJesus
September 1st 2017
3730 Comments


Rip my baby boy snide, you had a nice run, sucks about your lost data

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Jacquibim
Staff Reviewer
September 1st 2017
3002 Comments


Russian hackers, callin' it

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ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
September 1st 2017
11587 Comments


Damn, that sucks

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XingKing
September 1st 2017
14029 Comments


I've been in this same situation before with my own project and it is absolutely soul crushing in every way. Calling it quits doesn't seem like the right decision though and I would say just begin anew on a different record.

CaimanJesus
September 1st 2017
3730 Comments


He ain't quitting for good, he's just gonna switch to a new moniker

Green Baron
September 1st 2017
24322 Comments


I did it
Glad to see I finally vanquished Snide for good

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Jasdevi087
September 1st 2017
5350 Comments


checkmate athiests

Dedes
September 1st 2017
5903 Comments


#savesnide2017

Flugmorph
September 1st 2017
19680 Comments


the snide vessel has sailed its course

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XingKing
September 1st 2017
14029 Comments


"He ain't quitting for good, he's just gonna switch to a new moniker "

That seems rather pointless

Dedes
September 1st 2017
5903 Comments


He's probably fucking tired of pumping out so much music anyway, maybe this was an easier way to call it quits? Would suck because he finally got some momentum rolling off his last two albums.

Sinternet
September 1st 2017
17503 Comments


Who the fuck writes about themselves in third-person?

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Sinternet
September 1st 2017
17503 Comments


Also wtf you spent 15k??? Do you even eat???

Dedes
September 1st 2017
5903 Comments


Because his project name is Black Malachite and that's how some people know him as?

Dedes
September 1st 2017
5903 Comments


those 109k listens come from sputnik don't even lie

Sinternet
September 1st 2017
17503 Comments


Didnt he buy a shitload of soundcloud plays?

CaimanJesus
September 1st 2017
3730 Comments


I'm just making assumptions, but snide seems very passionate about the music he makes, and I don't think he'd just give it all up, I think this is a similar situation to when my tears your weapon ended, except with a lot more financial instability and depression

Sinternet
September 1st 2017
17503 Comments


Finally come to brazil

Sinternet
September 1st 2017
17503 Comments


Yeah you can buy soundcloud plays easy

AdolfChrist
September 1st 2017
17929 Comments


I highly doubt it was $15000's worth but that still blows.

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InFlamesWeThrash666
September 1st 2017
8476 Comments


Make a crowdfunding campaign

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Green Baron
September 1st 2017
24322 Comments


I SWEAR I WOULD BURN THE WHOLE FUCKING WORLD

Faraudo
September 1st 2017
2461 Comments


We're not getting the videogame anytime soon, shit... No but in all seriousness,what happened to Snide is fucking terrible. If it is true, of course.

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ArtBox
September 1st 2017
276 Comments


I guess we all come to an end

XingKing
September 1st 2017
14029 Comments


"Didnt he buy a shitload of soundcloud plays?"

Youtube as well. Two of his videos are like 6k with ten comments while the other videos have maybe 100 views.

"I highly doubt it was $15000's worth but that still blows."

Probably what the company values their own shit at. I have plugins and VSTS that the company puts like a $5k value on and it cost me pennies.

ArtBox
September 1st 2017
276 Comments


Definitely blows, hopefully he recovers somewhat

KenboSlice
September 1st 2017
1984 Comments


This is why you make backup files.

Beardog
September 1st 2017
2248 Comments


man that sucks...

cosmopazz
September 1st 2017
410 Comments


oh well, we lost our leader, but we still have pole younger, guys

new album right in yer shoutboxes very soon

AdolfChrist
September 1st 2017
17929 Comments


"He's like Sputnik's mascot"

I dont know if mascot is the right word.

zakalwe
September 1st 2017
25898 Comments


$15000! lol.

TheGreatQ
September 1st 2017
2735 Comments


"I dont know if mascot is the right word."

Herpes might be more accurate.

artiswar
September 1st 2017
5563 Comments


when I lost my laptop last year along with the work I had on it that I hadn't backed up it pretty much triggered a year-long spiral of self-destruction. hope this guy handles it better than I did, yeesh.

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EphemeralEternity
September 1st 2017
3126 Comments


inflated valuation aside i'm sorry to hear that , it's a bit late now but shoulda kept backups. Also tried some of the data recovery tools? possibly even clean room recovery if the files are that precious to you?

SweeneyTodd
September 1st 2017
1722 Comments


I lose my shit if I lose an essay of 20 words, man this must suck for him, if it's true of course. Got a feeling this is more like an excuse to return with a new name, or he needed a sob story to quit on

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cosmopazz
September 1st 2017
410 Comments


OK guys let's do this

Faraudo
September 1st 2017
2461 Comments


"when I lost my laptop last year along with the work I had on it that I hadn't backed up it pretty much triggered a year-long spiral of self-destruction. hope this guy handles it better than I did, yeesh."

It is a terrible situation and a horrible place to be, regardless of Snide's doubtful status as Sputnik's mascot.

Tunaboy45
September 1st 2017
16583 Comments


Bloody hell

WretchedCacophony
September 1st 2017
781 Comments


This is why you make backup files. [2]

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DinosaurJones
September 1st 2017
9954 Comments


This is why you make backup files. [3]

External Hard Drives are your friend. And not to be callous, but if you've spent $15k on all of your work, you could spare 100 bucks or so to buy an external and back your shit up.


MO
September 1st 2017
22449 Comments


"And not to be callous, but if you've spent $15k on all of your work, you could spare 100 bucks or so to buy an external and back your shit up."

boom

WretchedCacophony
September 1st 2017
781 Comments


boom [2]

TheGreatQ
September 1st 2017
2735 Comments


Or just put it in Dropbox or something.

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
September 1st 2017
14068 Comments


rofl

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JigglyPDiddy
September 1st 2017
3335 Comments


Buying SC plays? FB likes? YT plays? Wow. Fuck that.

LethalPaintball
September 1st 2017
997 Comments


yeah but is snide remarks still coming

Satellite
September 1st 2017
25827 Comments


can he please just fuck off forever now?

SteakByrnes
September 1st 2017
13505 Comments


I have a 4TB external hard drive for this exact reason, gotta back shit up bro. Still, it's really shitty that this happened to him

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hal1ax
September 1st 2017
11701 Comments


this is why u backup files [19]

DungeonBoy
September 1st 2017
4917 Comments


This sucks, but has happened to me too. Definitely gonna go back up my current project when I get home. All of my VSTs are already backed up for obvious reasons.

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Aerisavion
September 1st 2017
1533 Comments


That sucks man :/

SCREAM!
September 1st 2017
15754 Comments


RIP Snide Remarks

DinosaurJones
September 1st 2017
9954 Comments


"What what you think you won? Sorry I was too busy playing Pokémon"



cosmopazz
September 1st 2017
410 Comments


http://poleyounger.bandcamp.com/album/polo-youngings-has-died-in-a-car-crash

cosmopazz
September 1st 2017
410 Comments


sorry snide this is for your own prosperity

cosmopazz
September 1st 2017
410 Comments


http://poleyounger.bandcamp.com/album/polo-youngings-has-died-in-a-car-crash

dante1991
September 1st 2017
668 Comments


I've never heard this dude's stuff and I'm not trying to sound like a dick, but I find it hard to believe that if you invest so much time and money into something you would not back it up. Something seems kind of off here, like this is a deliberate move/excuse.

DinosaurJones
September 1st 2017
9954 Comments


"I destroyed over 15,000$ worth of production materials, VSTs, and DAWs, and scripts /lyrics and all I got was this shitty song title"

Drifter
September 1st 2017
14376 Comments


Rip

zaruyache
September 1st 2017
19825 Comments


SNIDE WHAT R U DOING

superluminals
September 1st 2017
948 Comments


What a tragic end lol

AdolfChrist
September 1st 2017
17929 Comments


Probably just an excuse so people will stop asking him to release Snide Remarks, and the video game which i always sort of doubted existed.

Clegane
September 1st 2017
219 Comments


the chris-chan of sputnik

Aiwaz
September 1st 2017
9999 Comments


He will return. Oh yes, he will return.

BlackMalachite
September 1st 2017
3711 Comments


Snide here, I'm not coming back, but I figured that I owe you all a response for clarity because of all that you've all done for me.

The incident happened while I was at work, anyone who uploads videos to YouTube who also edits them is probably more than aware of how long rendering can take. I was rendering a 46 minute video for my gaming channel, so I decided to leave my computer running during my shift so that I could upload it when I got back home. Apparently the inside of my rig caught fire while I was at work, as when I got home the entire inside of my tower was basically all scorched black, both hdds, graphics card, motherboard and all. I'm incredibly lucky my apartment didn't burn down.

I'd also like to address a few other questions and statements in here.

I'm frankly feeling depressed, and to me I'm taking this as a sign that I need to step away from doing music on my own for a while. Its not just the fact that I lost the nearly complete sixth album and halfway done seventh album, its the fact that I lost the master files for every song I've ever done on my own. I lost the hours I spent working on Void after my ex fiancé left, the hours I spent writing piano tracks to help me fall asleep at night, the hours I spent trying to solve my own personal issues with Nightfall. This isn't even remotely comparable to My Tears Your Weapon, that project was basically my learning project and in the grand scheme of things didn't matter. I poured my everything into Black Malachite, and I don't know if I'm ever going to feel the same drive to pour my all into something like that again. I might form a full band to scream and write lyrics, but I just don't know what the future holds for me musically other than that.

As for people asking whether I bought plays. I purchased plays for one SoundCloud track (my Itachi remix) and two YouTube videos, to make them look more presentable for advertising. I never purchased Facebook likes for Black Malachite.

Thank you all for the wonderful memories.

SCREAM!
September 1st 2017
15754 Comments


"I'm frankly feeling depressed, and to me I'm taking this as a sign that I need to step away from doing music on my own for a while."

Look real talk here, feeling depressed after losing so much work is a pretty normal reaction and shouldn't be taken as a sign that it's time to pack up and abandon something you've always been so passionate about.

It sucks to lose the masters for your old material but just be happy that stuff got released and is out there and, realistically, you likely weren't going to be touching those since the albums were done and out there. The 6th and 7th album is shitty though agreed.

Take some time, mourn your losses but you'll be back at it I'm sure. If anything this might give you some new fuel for another release (that I probably won't listen to just like all the others but some will!)

tempest--
September 1st 2017
20626 Comments


new album drops tomorrow this is a hoax



DON'T BELIEVE HIS LIES

Asdfp277
September 1st 2017
19139 Comments


at least he didn't get married this time

Toad
September 1st 2017
1985 Comments


good luck snide. that's a tragic thing to happen to anyone and i hope you find a good new outlet to channel your passion

elliootsmeuth
September 1st 2017
3634 Comments


R.I.P. That really, really sucks. Never cared for the music, but losing all that really sucks.

Sinternet
September 1st 2017
17503 Comments


lol jk guys i actually just finished my eighteenth album due out on tuesday, after that i'm gonna make sure i take more time with my next one, which is coming out the tuesday after that

tempest--
September 1st 2017
20626 Comments


dont forget its gonna be a mixture of 8bit chiptune and mongolian throat singing

artiswar
September 1st 2017
5563 Comments


That profoundly sucks man. Recording (though very rewarding at times) can be such a grind, and losing all progress after already navigating that obstacle course is very demoralizing. Eventually you'll start creating again, maybe even recycling old bits that were erased. Good luck.

AdolfChrist
September 1st 2017
17929 Comments


Yeah i mean, of course that sucks, and it would make me want to quit music for awhile too. I dont get why that means black malachite has to be over though. Seems like a bit of an overreaction. Not the emotional reaction, but the decision to end BM. doesnt make much sense. He should just take a break for awhile and get back to it.

artiswar
September 1st 2017
5563 Comments


I don't really know anything about the guy but it seems like the emotional reaction which is perfectly normal. When you get fucked and lose majorly on an investment the first instinct is to quit but it's rarely permanent.

Asdfp277
September 1st 2017
19139 Comments


he's a major attention whore and has been on this site for like 7+ years, loves to create drama. that's all u need to know, really

AdolfChrist
September 1st 2017
17929 Comments


"it seems like the emotional reaction which is perfectly normal."

I said the emotional reaction wasnt the overreaction, just the decision to end BM

artiswar
September 1st 2017
5563 Comments


It's one thing to end a project, but the important thing is to just keep making music. As for drama, I've been here for a couple years and lurked before that and never actually saw any drama, just the soul-crushing flood of snide mean-spirited comments in the Black Malachite threads. Granted some of those were honest critiques but trying to parse through some of that stuff was just cringe. A lot of people have a very weird chip on their shoulder when it comes to this dude

Sinternet
September 1st 2017
17503 Comments


you've been here for two years and never seen snide drama? you blind pal?

artiswar
September 1st 2017
5563 Comments


No I haven't. But maybe we have different definitions of drama. It's a music forum not a polygamous marriage.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
September 1st 2017
56207 Comments


Seems silly to me to stop making music because of equipment issues if you're a musician

If all my guitars broke and I had no way of replacing them I would start writing a capella music and record it on a 4-track

If my laptop broke I would just write on paper

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Snake.
September 1st 2017
21056 Comments


snide is just full of surprises

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Intothepit
September 1st 2017
3434 Comments


Who else thinks this is really about the response to his "hip hop" EP? That was one of the worst things a lot of us have ever heard and we all let him know it.

artiswar
September 1st 2017
5563 Comments


He was so sad about it that he tried to burn down his apartment, yeah...

CaimanJesus
September 1st 2017
3730 Comments


Leave my baby boy snide alone

Intothepit
September 1st 2017
3434 Comments


Yeah, that was exactly what my post said. Way to go, artiswar

Green Baron
September 1st 2017
24322 Comments


this is just like his pregnancy test isn't it

Sinternet
September 1st 2017
17503 Comments


if you take out the scripts and lyrics the value rises to 20k

Storm In A Teacup
September 1st 2017
24483 Comments


he'll be back, i don't see this holding him down

Clegane
September 1st 2017
219 Comments


he'll be back, i don't see this holding him down quenching his insatiable thirst for attention

TheGreatQ
September 1st 2017
2735 Comments


"if you take out the scripts and lyrics the value rises to 20k"

lmao

zaruyache
September 1st 2017
19825 Comments


So what we take from this is that you should ALWAYS BACK UP YOUR STUFF, preferably under multiple formats just in case. Get dropbox or googledrive or another service, use your external hd, whatever you need to make sure stuff can burn up and not be lost.

SweeneyTodd
September 2nd 2017
1722 Comments


whats this whole thing about him having a fake wedding?

Divaman
September 2nd 2017
3053 Comments


Condolences, Snide.

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Storm In A Teacup
September 2nd 2017
24483 Comments


did he marry his stalker? lmao

AdolfChrist
September 2nd 2017
17929 Comments


@sweeney He and his friend fooled sputnik and everyone he knew into thinking they were getting married. It was a huge shitstorm.

Satellite
September 2nd 2017
25827 Comments


lol what that fuck i missed snide's mani te'o reenactment

Storm In A Teacup
September 2nd 2017
24483 Comments


why would people care enough for it to be a shitstorm, that just makes them the losers doesn't it?

SCREAM!
September 2nd 2017
15754 Comments


I mean it's a funny enough prank to put on friends on but on nobody even knows the girl involved and has no choice but to trust him when he makes an announcement so the prank kind of fell flat and people thought snide was kind of a dick afterwards

Satellite
September 2nd 2017
25827 Comments


@storm nah man the blame goes to the person who voluntarily makes their personal life public. i mean i was probably the first person to advocate ignoring snide in the hopes he'd go away, but some of his shit was so far beyond the pale that you can't fault people for reacting to it.

Asdfp277
September 2nd 2017
19139 Comments


truth be told, y'all love snide drama, and so does he himself

AdolfChrist
September 2nd 2017
17929 Comments


It was just a weird and unfunny prank. It wouldve been one thing to do it to sputnik but it was a whole lot weirder that he actually announced it to people he knew. "Haha, got you guys, we're not really getting married!" Thats the punchline.

Storm In A Teacup
September 2nd 2017
24483 Comments


yeah you're right satty, but i haven't been paying attention to anything related to snide because it typically is so dumb. it's not really a prank as far as I assume as it is him just being a douche lol

Storm In A Teacup
September 2nd 2017
24483 Comments


""Haha, got you guys, we're not really getting married!" Thats the punchline."

What a lame moron.

DarkNoctus
September 2nd 2017
10527 Comments


i totally get feeling really self-defeated from losing material that you were working on, but cancelling your whole project because of it? really?

sort of astounded by the $15k estimate too. then again i recorded my album with a broken guitar, a cable that only worked in a certain position, a microphone built into a webcam and a $50 piece of software that i can just download to any pc so.

all the best.

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Asdfp277
September 2nd 2017
19139 Comments


if you think he's ever said anything remotely true, you're dumb tbh

DarkNoctus
September 2nd 2017
10527 Comments


being dumb is p. great you should try it some time

Satellite
September 2nd 2017
25827 Comments


i wish i were dumber tbh

Storm In A Teacup
September 2nd 2017
24483 Comments


how da fuq did so many of us feed into it though, that's the alarming part

DarkNoctus
September 2nd 2017
10527 Comments


i think we all secretly like being suckers, we enjoy the ride [:

Asdfp277
September 2nd 2017
19139 Comments


it's just dumb drama, and it doesn't affect us personally (except for snide i guess), so it's just dumb fun

Sinternet
September 2nd 2017
17503 Comments


stalked by a MILF

Storm In A Teacup
September 2nd 2017
24483 Comments


im good on that lol

AdolfChrist
September 2nd 2017
17929 Comments


He'll be back to entertain us further. Pretty sure he's announced his leaving before.

Sinternet
September 2nd 2017
17503 Comments


at least three times in the last two years yea

AnimalsAsSummit
September 2nd 2017
3554 Comments


i envy the attention snide gets (or should i say, 'got') but he was relentless and that is commendable on some level. wish him the best.

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Asdfp277
September 2nd 2017
19139 Comments


how can you be envious of that lol

AdolfChrist
September 2nd 2017
17929 Comments


yeah i wish i was a ravenous attention whore too.

DarkNoctus
September 2nd 2017
10527 Comments


ravenous is such a good descriptor though!

Asdfp277
September 2nd 2017
19139 Comments


it's fun, but also a lot of responsibility

Illoomorpheme
September 2nd 2017
342 Comments


God is real.

Eons
September 2nd 2017
1901 Comments


This hasn't happened to me but I really fear it.

AdolfChrist
September 2nd 2017
17929 Comments


then back up your shit...have you learned nothing from this??

Asdfp277
September 2nd 2017
19139 Comments


why must we suffer, when others have had the experience too

why oh why

Storm In A Teacup
September 2nd 2017
24483 Comments


yeah eons have you learned nothing from this ???

Eons
September 2nd 2017
1901 Comments


How do you backup a VST plugin or settings though. Perhaps I will take screenshots of the settings, idk. sometimes the perfect combination of things can't be replicated so when it's gone you can try to do it again but it isn't the same.

Asdfp277
September 2nd 2017
19139 Comments


oh true, but in those cases you just move on, you can't go back in time. at least you didn't lose everything

DarkNoctus
September 2nd 2017
10527 Comments


honestly sometimes it's best to wipe the slate clean after every time you use a plugin. otherwise you risk everything you make sounding the same.

BlackMalachite
September 2nd 2017
3711 Comments


I got messaged by a couple Sputnik users on Facebook asking me to clear this up. 15000 dollars wasn't just the VSTs, it was the total damage accrued.

My rig, custom built, 3,000$
Programs: Sony Acid Pro, Ableton, FL Studio, Melodyne, Reaper, Vegas Pro, and Photoshop CS6: $4000
VSTs: Over 130 individually purchased preset packages: $7000
Loops, FX, and purchased samples: 1200$
Professionally translated Italian scripts (for seventh album): 50$

those are basic estimations, I don't have the data anymore to give exact amounts but hopefully now that you guys know the specifics of what was lost, you'll understand why it isn't an exaggeration.

Intothepit
September 2nd 2017
3434 Comments


Dude, go away already. You've said it a million times. Just go.

Sinternet
September 2nd 2017
17503 Comments


'Professionally translated Italian scripts (for seventh album): 50$'

wtf

'Programs: Sony Acid Pro, Ableton, FL Studio, Melodyne, Reaper, Vegas Pro, and Photoshop CS6: $4000'

just redownload the licence key?

'VSTs: Over 130 individually purchased preset packages: $7000'

just redownload them?

artiswar
September 2nd 2017
5563 Comments


I just threw out half a garbage bag of veggie dogs that expired in summer of 2015 and were still in the fridge for some reason.

SteakByrnes
September 2nd 2017
13505 Comments


"Professionally translated Italian scripts (for seventh album): 50$"

Nigga what does that even mean?

AngryLittleAlchemist
September 2nd 2017
1999 Comments


This is legitimately sad. Like , no joke. Sorry snide/thumbnail


cosmopazz
September 3rd 2017
410 Comments


omg are you serious, spent 4k on software when you could pay for the internet service once and pirate everything smdh

hal1ax
September 3rd 2017
11701 Comments


$7000 on VSTs? what?

hal1ax
September 3rd 2017
11701 Comments


you know you can torrent vst's... ?

AnimalsAsSummit
September 3rd 2017
3554 Comments


as you light... the incense stick... i pray... that your fingers may BURN

hal1ax
September 3rd 2017
11701 Comments


lol

AngryLittleAlchemist
September 3rd 2017
1999 Comments


Why would you need an italian translator? I think your audience is bigger in Brazil.

50iL
September 3rd 2017
4883 Comments


Damn Snide, best of luck

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Toad
September 3rd 2017
1985 Comments


i don't get how you spend that much on vsts that aren't licensed
aren't most/all quality vsts run through access codes

hal1ax
September 3rd 2017
11701 Comments


ya there's no way he spent 7k on VSTs lol.

Sinternet
September 3rd 2017
17503 Comments


that's not even taking into account the fact that you can easily get free vst's and plugins which are just as good as the premium alternatives

also who tf buys samples anymore? there's a billion royalty-free sample packs and loops on the internet for the low low cost of $0

Asdfp277
September 3rd 2017
19139 Comments


why are we even debating this

Toad
September 3rd 2017
1985 Comments


to be fair it's pretty hard to find powerful free vsts that aren't hard as hell to use from lack of streamlined design; likewise free sample packs can be really annoying to organize and format for efficient use. it all comes down to how much extra time and effort you want to put in to using free stuff versus buying a couple quality, easy-to-use products and sticking with them. i bought komplete a while back and i can't really see buying anything more, so the 7k pricetag seems insane to me

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
September 3rd 2017
56207 Comments


"my rates were high, but that's the market. if you're not willing to pay top dollar for your italian translations then you might as well be using google translate."

what am I reading lol

Toad
September 3rd 2017
1985 Comments


english. but for the right price i could translate it to italian

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
September 3rd 2017
56207 Comments


Does it bug anyone else that he puts the $ at the end instead of the beginning?

Tyler.
September 3rd 2017
15421 Comments


i hate when people do that tbh

Asdfp277
September 3rd 2017
19139 Comments


it looks better at the beginning but i'm so used to units in physics being at the end that now it feels weird idk

Sinternet
September 3rd 2017
17503 Comments


komplete is a good investment but for most things like risers, white noise and other fx, samples, lopps etc. it's just not worth paying much if anything for given how many good budget and free options there are

Dedes
September 3rd 2017
5903 Comments


Forget questioning why he would spend thousands of dollars on such equipment.
We should be questioning why he would spend thousands of dollars to make a shitty ambient industrial ep and a "vaporwave' record.

Tyler.
September 3rd 2017
15421 Comments


:numb:

hal1ax
September 3rd 2017
11701 Comments


Snide why didn't you allocate $1-200 for an external HD so as to back your shit up

cosmopazz
September 3rd 2017
410 Comments


we live to learn hal

Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
September 3rd 2017
18000 Comments


a terabyte external hard drive costs like $50

is that too much to afford or

Digging: Ichiko Aoba - QP

Dedes
September 3rd 2017
5903 Comments


Too much when you've spent all your money on an Italian translator

ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
September 3rd 2017
11587 Comments


Meatball meatball spaghetti underneath
Ravioli ravioli Great Barrier reef

DarkNoctus
September 3rd 2017
10527 Comments


"Professionally translated Italian scripts (for seventh album): 50$"

you're totally giving me ideas for the next ethereal shroud album

InFlamesWeThrash666
September 3rd 2017
8476 Comments


Professionally translated Italian scripts (for seventh album): 50$

If you ever need greek translation you know where to find me

Keyblade
September 3rd 2017
26157 Comments


this is prob another attention stunt lol

SteakByrnes
September 3rd 2017
13505 Comments


I got a 4TB external hard drive for 80 bucks on sale, shit is well worth it

I have to back up all of my computer programming and applications for it, as well as music and and other programs. Always play it safe with the tech, because it can always go wrong at any moment and then everything is lost

Rigma
September 3rd 2017
850 Comments


lol

AdolfChrist
September 3rd 2017
17929 Comments


how the fuck can you spend so much on software and have your production values still sound like garbage?

AdolfChrist
September 3rd 2017
17929 Comments


snide crowdfunding project imminent.

Asdfp277
September 3rd 2017
19139 Comments


he's gonna fund half of it himself but pretend people from all over the world donated to him

AdolfChrist
September 3rd 2017
17929 Comments


he'll also be raising money for a sauna and a bodyguard to keep that crazy stalker milf away. these things are essential to the recording process.

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
September 3rd 2017
14068 Comments


maybe losing everything will actually teach snide the actual value of things

or maybe he will carry on being a deluded artist with no taste

AdolfChrist
September 3rd 2017
17929 Comments


When Losing Everything Is Nothing You Wanted

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
September 3rd 2017
14068 Comments


When Losing Nothing Means Everything would also work for snide i think

what a goober

Maco097
September 3rd 2017
2936 Comments


Where's the funeral doom album

user
September 4th 2017
1542 Comments


"if you take out the scripts and lyrics the value rises to 20k"
this is your finest work sin

Clegane
September 4th 2017
219 Comments


this thread is gold

someguest
September 4th 2017
29865 Comments


lmao

wwf
September 4th 2017
6167 Comments


'snide crowdfunding project imminent.'

pretty sure he already tried that

edit: yea he already tried that man. didn't do very well

Digging: Illuminati Hotties - Kiss Yr Frenemies

someguest
September 4th 2017
29865 Comments


more like momfunding

MO
September 5th 2017
22449 Comments


"if you think he's ever said anything remotely true, you're dumb tbh"

"i wish i were dumber tbh"

lmao fucking /thread

botb
September 5th 2017
11996 Comments


If you can't re download the vsts and programs then they weren't acquired legally which means you aren't losing any money. I get losing all the time you put into stuff but claiming you lost thousands of dollars is just plain bullshit. But then again you've always been an absolute habitual bullshit artist so I shouldn't be surprised

BlackMalachite
November 5th 2017
3711 Comments


I'm not coming back to Sputnik.

But I'm back in music, some people were very generous to me and thus I've got new resources and a new outlet to work on music in, as a result, here's a new EP for y'all! -

https://blackmalachite.bandcamp.com/album/torn-soul-ep

minnashine
November 5th 2017
374 Comments


good bump

Darius the Great
November 5th 2017
18442 Comments


hey snide

BlackMalachite
November 5th 2017
3711 Comments


"hey snide"
Hey what's up fam

Darius the Great
November 5th 2017
18442 Comments


Not much, just wanted to wish good luck with your endeavors is all.

SteakByrnes
November 5th 2017
13505 Comments


Well I'm glad you didn't give up after losing everything

BlackMalachite
November 5th 2017
3711 Comments


@Mayhem: Thanks man I seriously appreciate that. I've got my life in order and a new music workstation, so while I may have lost the old files and had to cancel Distortion World II and my seventh one after that, I can focus on new material.

@Steak: It sucked, but even though I lost my two albums and wasn't able to release them, it opens up opportunities for new music.

Darius the Great
November 5th 2017
18442 Comments


All the best dude. Keep pushing past the setbacks.

SteakByrnes
November 5th 2017
13505 Comments


Kinda wish this new EP had vocals, but it's better than a lot of stuff you've put out, prouda you

BlackMalachite
November 5th 2017
3711 Comments


@Mayham: Thanks dude! I'm always gonna keep on keeping on musically as much as I can.

@Streak: I might be making a version with vocals. This EP is part of an instrumental two parter (both EPs are nu-metal / alt metal), and then eventually I'm gonna make a compilation, put vocals on all the tracks, and release the vocal AND vocal-less versions together with a few bonus tracks.

zaruyache
November 5th 2017
19825 Comments


remember to back up your stuff this time thx.

Drifter
November 5th 2017
14376 Comments


Quit making EPs its just a joke at this point

Make a full project yo

BlackMalachite
November 5th 2017
3711 Comments


@Zaru: I bought an external that shit is never gonna happen again
@Drifter: I'll work on a full album when I'm ready, I just wanna have fun for a bit, but when I start on a new album it's definitely gonna be a Doom / Sludge album with bits of ambiance thrown in.

AdolfChrist
November 5th 2017
17929 Comments


Knew youd bounce back.

Darius the Great
November 5th 2017
18442 Comments


He's not back tho

Astral Abortis
November 5th 2017
6736 Comments


> is commenting
> uploading new albums to the database

pretty sure that's all he ever did, and thus, is back

Darius the Great
November 5th 2017
18442 Comments


Yeah but he said he's not back ;)

Astral Abortis
November 5th 2017
6736 Comments


"when I start on a new album it's definitely gonna be a Doom / Sludge album with bits of ambiance thrown in."

lol yeah as a real sludge and doom aficionado i'm sure you'll nail the style

Beardog
November 5th 2017
2248 Comments


SNIDE IS BACK YES

SoccerRiot
November 5th 2017
5350 Comments


Didn't he say he wouldn't comment on here anymore? lol

Asdfp277
November 5th 2017
19139 Comments


here we go

Relinquished
November 5th 2017
38408 Comments


you guys love him

AdolfChrist
November 5th 2017
17929 Comments


Nah, its purely a physical attraction.

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
November 5th 2017
14068 Comments


its a hate hate relationship

AdolfChrist
November 5th 2017
17929 Comments


Its a haterape relationship.

BlackMalachite
November 5th 2017
3711 Comments


It's a grapeape relationship

GhostOfSarcasticBtrd
November 5th 2017
6264 Comments


An Escape the Fate article following a BVB article brings Snide back from the dead. Noted.

Darius the Great
November 5th 2017
18442 Comments


Accurate.

BlackMalachite
November 5th 2017
3711 Comments


Gotta be honest, as much as I love ETF, the new song is pretty bad.

The new BVB songs all rule hard though.

Asdfp277
November 5th 2017
19139 Comments


the conjuring ritual

GhostOfSarcasticBtrd
November 5th 2017
6264 Comments


It's kinda like Beetlejuice.

Asdfp277
November 5th 2017
19139 Comments


i was thinking more like yu-gi-oh

zaruyache
November 5th 2017
19825 Comments


"People keep asking if I'm back and I haven't really had an answer. But now, yeah, I'm thinkin' I'm back."

emester
November 5th 2017
8249 Comments


Snide is our Kojima

GhostOfSarcasticBtrd
November 5th 2017
6264 Comments


The hero we need...

SoccerRiot
November 5th 2017
5350 Comments


...but the hero we don't deserve

Satellite
November 5th 2017
25827 Comments


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHh0rf0ojEc

BlackMalachite
November 6th 2017
3711 Comments


Gonna be announcing the second part to the Torn Soul EP series in a couple weeks.

Astral Abortis
November 6th 2017
6736 Comments


Well you've basically just announced it now

Scoob
November 6th 2017
4358 Comments


Yessssssss

Relinquished
November 6th 2017
38408 Comments


good thing you're keeping up snox

DinosaurJones
November 6th 2017
9954 Comments


Well you've basically just announced it now [2]

Announcements of announcements are the best. Takes me back to the old days of E-sports.

Darius the Great
November 6th 2017
18442 Comments


Snide I want you to know regardless of how trash I think your taste in music is i wish you nothing but the best dude.

Astral Abortis
November 6th 2017
6736 Comments


http://www.sputnikmusic.com/news/37095/LSBP-Announces-Announcement/

Darius the Great
November 6th 2017
18442 Comments


Black Malachite > Lost salt blood purges tbh

Astral Abortis
November 6th 2017
6736 Comments


You're right, Black Malachite is a real proper musician with label releases and worldwide distribution and LSBP is just an on/off hiatus machine

Darius the Great
November 6th 2017
18442 Comments


Lol I haven't listened to either actually.

pjorn
November 6th 2017
4346 Comments


hey snide sup dawg

Astral Abortis
November 6th 2017
6736 Comments


You should listen to Lost Salt Blood Purges, the latest album is right up your alley.

Darius the Great
November 6th 2017
18442 Comments


Cool. I'll need one additional person to rec it to me though. Someone without bias.

Astral Abortis
November 6th 2017
6736 Comments


There are reviews and bandcamp supporters recommending it

Astral Abortis
November 6th 2017
6736 Comments


One satisfied customer said of Yellow Fog Sword: "Non-canonical book of the Bible the calls the large areolas of Hawaiian girls untrustworthy and largely responsible for the modern UFO phenomena."

And doesn't that just say it all?

Darius the Great
November 6th 2017
18442 Comments


Cool I get to see what snox looks like. Followed on bandcamp.


PS. skele was right about the hair

Astral Abortis
November 6th 2017
6736 Comments


The guy on the top is actually Boring Bathtimes (also known as user BandNewBac)

The shaved head on the bottom is me.

Darius the Great
November 6th 2017
18442 Comments


skele had worse hair tbh anyway

Astral Abortis
November 6th 2017
6736 Comments


that's what makes it so funny

neekafat
November 6th 2017
12951 Comments


Maybe it was divine intervention

BlackMalachite
November 6th 2017
3711 Comments


Thank you all so much.
I haven't talked to Skele in like two or three years

AdolfChrist
November 6th 2017
17929 Comments


https://youtu.be/InPKr6RwKps

Darius the Great
November 6th 2017
18442 Comments


That video will never get old.

AdolfChrist
November 6th 2017
17929 Comments


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RZIz-ItzGJE

Darius the Great
November 6th 2017
18442 Comments


The fuck was that?

alienobserver
November 6th 2017
4495 Comments


this thread made me cry

AdolfChrist
November 6th 2017
17929 Comments


A song by skele.

BlackMalachite
November 6th 2017
3711 Comments


This is now a Skele nostalgia thread

pjorn
November 6th 2017
4346 Comments


blud

Keyblade
November 6th 2017
26157 Comments


tfw snide was the one that tipped skele over the edge with icylily

AdolfChrist
November 6th 2017
17929 Comments


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OKcaIV780h0

Darius the Great
November 6th 2017
18442 Comments


LMAO skele's songs are as bad as his hair

BlackMalachite
November 6th 2017
3711 Comments


Skele knew I was IcyLily from the beginning though

Eons
November 6th 2017
1901 Comments


I had this happen to me recently, my computer shut down for some reason. I lost everything. I bought a new computer and couldn't get it to work the same way. The equipment wasn't working. When I finally got it going, I was super pissed so now I am making angry emo music. Thanks for reading

Aiwaz
November 6th 2017
9999 Comments


@ Adolf

What the fuck did I just listen to

Shave
November 6th 2017
258 Comments


the chillstep remix

AdolfChrist
November 6th 2017
17929 Comments


when he starts doing that whispered growl, i fucking die.

"five years on hes a different motherfucker"

Shave
November 6th 2017
258 Comments


does he rap at all in the nu metal stuff

AdolfChrist
November 6th 2017
17929 Comments


the weird thing is that he tried to be all elite and shit while he was here but his music sounds like the shitty nu metal/metalcore he hated on.

Shave
November 6th 2017
258 Comments


he was going for elite this whole time???

AdolfChrist
November 6th 2017
17929 Comments


whose alt is this anyways?

Shave
November 6th 2017
258 Comments


zip

Aiwaz
November 6th 2017
9999 Comments


rip

Shave
November 6th 2017
258 Comments


pa

Aiwaz
November 6th 2017
9999 Comments


ha

AdolfChrist
November 6th 2017
17929 Comments


shave

BlackMalachite
November 6th 2017
3711 Comments


Skele was so inconsistent in what he enjoyed / hated that I have no idea what he was trying to do.

Darius the Great
November 6th 2017
18442 Comments


he was bs thats what he was

Darius the Great
November 6th 2017
18442 Comments


also snide u liar u said u weren't back ur basically back u fucker

BlackMalachite
November 8th 2017
3711 Comments


I love you guys too much tbh

Tyler.
November 8th 2017
15421 Comments


I'm gay

ZippaThaRippa
November 8th 2017
10457 Comments


Nice

Frivolous
November 8th 2017
840 Comments


nice

owen
November 8th 2017
5145 Comments


how many generations of sputnik users has Snide deceived with his (not so) permanent vacations?

Xenophanes
Staff Reviewer
November 8th 2017
1480 Comments


So which firm evaluated his assets to be worth $15,000 lol?

Digging: Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want

Devastator
November 8th 2017
3728 Comments


@Xeno Jennifer did

Xenophanes
Staff Reviewer
November 8th 2017
1480 Comments


It’s actully difficult to make fun of this guy because he’s a very sad individual

BlackMalachite
November 8th 2017
3711 Comments


I mean it's pretty easy to make fun of me tbh

Devastator
November 8th 2017
3728 Comments


He means from a morality standpoint most likely. Like he feels bad for doing it.

BlackMalachite
November 8th 2017
3711 Comments


I mean I make fun of myself often so nothing really immoral about making a Snide joke

Rigma
November 8th 2017
850 Comments


wb i missed u

BlackMalachite
November 8th 2017
3711 Comments


Hi there welcome back

Darius the Great
November 8th 2017
18442 Comments


Snide what do think of the new black veil brides songs and blood on the dance floor?

BlackMalachite
November 8th 2017
3711 Comments


New BOTDF is literal ass and so is Dahvie.
New BVB rules hard but the most recently released single sounds more like an Andy Black song

zaruyache
November 8th 2017
19825 Comments


yes;no

BlackMalachite
November 9th 2017
3711 Comments


Might be
Could be
But my current workload musically is

-The follow-up to the Torn Soul EP
-Finishing Snide Remarks
-A small EP in the same vein as Nightfall

Once those are done, I plan to start working on:

-Album #6, which I'm planning to blend Doom with Post-Rock, Death Metal, and Ambient
-A small happy hardcore electronic EP
-Some new remixes

Beardog
November 13th 2017
2248 Comments


How about you finish all those projects, than choose the 12 best songs that make sense together and just release that as an LP? Or just focus and try to blend the styles a bit and make a cohesive full length that way?

doomes
November 13th 2017
279 Comments


Black Malachite Allegations when

Asdfp277
November 13th 2017
19139 Comments


hey! i asked snide first!

robotmagician
November 13th 2017
946 Comments


snide make a post-rock grind electronic ambient album with rapped vocals and a country influence

JAV
November 30th 2017
2990 Comments


Save early, save often. Then back that shit up.

BigBlob
November 30th 2017
4335 Comments


"Snide here, I'm not coming back, but I figured that I owe you all a response for clarity because of all that you've all done for me."



SweeneyTodd
November 30th 2017
1722 Comments


"Black Malachite Allegations when"

Dalton has been accused by several women of releasing the worst rap EP ever written, the allegations came out following his very brief hiatus from sputnikmusic, a cesspool of music elitists. Dalton has admitted to the allegations in their entirety, even going as far as to post the ep online for the collective human race to hear

ExhaleTheLight
December 5th 2017
819 Comments


Nice ^

hal1ax
December 5th 2017
11701 Comments


exhalethebigweed

AdolfChrist
December 5th 2017
17929 Comments


why, did the milf show up?

ExhaleTheLight
December 5th 2017
819 Comments


Breathe in, breathe out

hal1ax
December 5th 2017
11701 Comments


metabolize the oxygen and exhale the carbon dioxide (combined with the sticky kush smoke)

Darius the Great
December 5th 2017
18442 Comments


he touched me inappropriately when i was in line for tix for a bieber concert

AdolfChrist
December 5th 2017
17929 Comments


uh oh, snide's got some explaining to do.

Darius the Great
December 5th 2017
18442 Comments


snide get your ass over here

coincidence he's nowhere to be found rn? :thinking:

AdolfChrist
December 5th 2017
17929 Comments


hes probably contacting a lawyer.

artiswar
December 5th 2017
5563 Comments


Leave Dalton alone, you know the lower-back tattoo was your idea. Just your attempt to get into his pants via typical drunken display of fandom. It's okay, you regret it, we've all been there.

BlackMalachite
December 6th 2017
3711 Comments


Wait wat

JoeTex
April 12th 2018
468 Comments


Good to see it all worked out

TheArtofTheGanja
April 21st 2018
139 Comments


lmao

TheArtofTheGanja
April 21st 2018
139 Comments


ganja gaiden >>>

BlackMalachite
April 21st 2018
3711 Comments


Uwatm8

Aiwaz
April 21st 2018
9999 Comments


Snide, I hope you know I was kidding about the eyeliner thing. I love you as a person and I love your music.

BlackMalachite
April 21st 2018
3711 Comments


Thank you man, yeah I figured you were joking around. I'm releasing a b-sides compilation soon

YakNips
April 21st 2018
19362 Comments


ay bromeo you down comb some wicked sweepz on my alby? i got this vicious ostinato i'd love for you to take a broom to like your mickey mouse in fantasia, nahmean hermano?

Doctuses
August 21st 2018
1840 Comments


he'll be back, he always comes back.

zaruyache
August 22nd 2018
19825 Comments


little late for the bump eh

SandwichBubble
August 22nd 2018
7838 Comments


the ride never ends [2]

Satellite
August 24th 2018
25827 Comments


Black Malachite Allegations

guitarded_chuck
August 24th 2018
16480 Comments


each and every one of you making negative remarks towards dalton, having obviously gone through some difficult periods in terms of mental health, make me fucking sick

ButtBoy
August 24th 2018
964 Comments


yeah I've never understand why you all bully him so much. Like am I missing something? A nice dude who makes music most of you don't care for, so we all pick on him...?

guitarded_chuck
August 24th 2018
16480 Comments


because they are insecure and feel an ego boost in their pathetic existence by shaming others irrationally

neekafat
August 24th 2018
12951 Comments


I mean sure he does cringey asf stuff but still y'all go overboard

ZombieToyDuck
August 24th 2018
6195 Comments


I mean why does everyone bully anyone? I don't get it in general. No one should have to deal with it on a music site discussing music. Bashing someone else as a person for their taste in music or for any reason for that matter is immature and pointless. BUT HEY it's sputnik and that's the part of this community I loathe beyond measure.

WatchItExplode
August 24th 2018
6004 Comments


Chuck with the irony bomb

Digging: Four Stroke Baron - Planet Silver Screen

Kalopsia
August 24th 2018
2940 Comments


Did you see his ranking of the Star Wars movies? people are going too light on him imo

Digging: Coheed and Cambria - The Unheavenly Creatures

neekafat
August 24th 2018
12951 Comments


Mine would probably garner more ciritcism

KenboSlice
August 24th 2018
1984 Comments


He has an ego and only does stuff for attention, that's why people make fun of him.



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