I discovered Van Canto randomly on YouTube, and their music is so fascinating, not to mention awesomely good, that I felt like sharing it with you on my blog.
The guys (and girl) of Van Canto are from Germany, and play what they call “a cappella hero metal”. In stead of using real guitars, they try to emulate the sound with their voices. The band is signed to Napalm Records and are going on tour with Blind Guardian in Germany in November.
Van Canto is:
Dennis Schunke – lead vocals
Inga Scharf – lead vocals
Stefan Schmidt – lower “rakkatakka” vocals and “wahwah solo guitar” vocals
Ross Thompson – higher “rakkatakka” vocals
Ingo Sterzinger – bass vocals
Bastian Emig – drums
In case you’re curious about how they do it, here’s a video of Stefan explaining it:
Next Wednesday (US time) will be a sad day for fans of web television, as Smooth Few Films’ Web Zeroes comes to an end.
In 2009 the show was picked up for distribution by Revision3 for its second season, becoming the first fictional show on the network, and increasing their viewership drastically. However, with today’s (Wednesday US time) release of episode 24: “Adverse Effects”, Smooth Few Films announced that the series will end after it’s 25th episode.
“We’ve known that’s how it was going to be for a month or so now, but couldn’t really talk about it until the release of this episode. I wish we could have told you guys sooner, but that’s just the way the cookie crumbles. I think it’s important to note that ending the show is our decision, mostly because it has just been too exhausting to do the show as a part time job in addition to our day jobs.”
Already somewhat known among gamers for their machinima series about counter-terrorists, Leet World, Smooth Few Films made Web Zeroes a believable, and genuinely funny show.
A must-see for gamers and nerds who also happen to like comedy.