IN THE HALLOWEEN ISSUE OF COSMIK DEBRIS: Black
Tony Iommi; Evan Foster, Freddie Fortune and a handful of the artists on
Monster Party 2000 Halloween compilation CD. Plus an archive of great
Halloweens past, reviews, and a special Halloween edition of Cosmik Radio.
It's that time of year
again, and Cosmik Radio has
another 90 minutes of Halloween-fiendly
music for you. You
just need a RealAudio
Player to listen.
If you don't have one, go pick
one up. Cosmik Radio is just
the kind of Net-Only audio that radio
station program directors don't
want you getting hooked on. So go
Tony Iommi - His guitar produced the sound that
produced a genre
that produced a dozen sub-genres. Most heavy metal bands owe a huge debt to
His band, Black Sabbath, invented the genre as it is known today and defined the
"heavy" for generations to come. After a successful reunion tour with Sabbath,
goes it alone on his first solo album. Interview by DJ Johnson.
MONSTER PARTY 2000 - They were working in
the lab late
one night and lookie what they came up with! Monster Party 2000 is a killer
CD with a big slate of ultra-cool bands, and we have members of a handful of
them right here,
captured in our first ever interview that absolutely, positively HAD to be
the sun came up.
We've brought back all the interviews and articles from Halloweens past. Rob
The Cramps, Groovie Ghoulies, Man Or Astro-Man, Hypnomen, Space Ghost, The
The Boss Martians, Alice Cooper... Okay, they weren't ALL from Halloween issues,
they shoulda been! So use the menu strip on the left side of the screen to take
cosmik time trip.
CD & RECORD REVIEWS - Everything from rock
to jazz to reggae and back again.
CREDITS - The names and e-mail addresses of the
for this thing.
COSMIK RADIO - Want an hour of music that
personality of Cosmik Debris Magazine? That's right, Sinatra segues into
Peter Tosh into Man Or Astro-Man into... well, you get the picture. It's a
we like to call Genre Whiplash. Or maybe you're in the mood for a trip into The
our mix of music of the ethereal variety. All you need is a RealAudio player.
Come on in.
INTERNET RADIO STATIONS - Great radio is alive
and well on the Net!
Cosmik Debris presents links to take you where the good ones are hiding, from
St. Louis to
Dublin. You're no longer stuck with just the "classic rock," "young country"
talk" that has your town held hostage.
OUR OWN WEBSITES - Many of the Cosmik Debris
writers have websites
of their own. We have some links right here.
Did you miss an issue? We now have many of our
issues online, including sound clips and
extras. Check out interviews with The Witches, Electric Frankenstein, the
Vampire Beach Babes, Jeff Berlin,
Curve, Michael Shermer, Steel Pulse, Transglobal Underground, Mark Helm, The
Southern Rock All-Stars, Ottmar Liebert, Jason Noble of Shipping News, Phil
Vassar, Joel Dorn, Mark Cline of Love Tractor, Texas Terri (of Texas Terri & The
Stiff Ones), Mike Keneally, Chris Shinn of Unified Theory, Alley of Wise Monkey
Orchestra, Mario Escovedo of The Dragons, The Clarks, Big Ass Truck, Richard
Cheese, Paul Krassner, Tony Iommi, Ron Dante... and too many more to list!!
Cosmik Debris Magazine comes out on the first Monday of every month... usually.
to it. This month, as you probably noticed, it didn't happen. I'm writing this
13th. Friday the 13th, actually, the day many believe all luck will be bad
thinking any bad luck today would be overkill. Surely Cosmik has some good
up by now.
The last few weeks have been trying, to say the least. Without getting into too
detail, here's what happened to Cosmik Debris. We got hit where we live: on a
As I was working away on title graphics one morning, a warning popped up on my
me that illegal functions were happening all over my computer. Thinking I'd
ol' Betsy, as I often do, having ten or more applications running at once, I
logical, no? The screen then informed me that the boot sector had been changed
and asked if
I was authorizing that. Now, I'm no techie, but I've heard stories! Boot
bad! BAD!! I slowly backed away from the computer, careful not to make any
might trigger an explosion. Then I called my hero and computer guru, who also
be my wife, Louise. After about five minutes of narrowing down possibilities,
it was decided
that my computer -- the computer that houses Cosmik Debris and all its back
issues and virtual
office and all that good stuff -- was the victim of a virus.
We've had a few of those. Usually they're no problem to banish. This one was
called Win32/KRIZ. Let me tell you something. If you see this pop up on your
your best bet is to do nothing. Do NOT reboot your computer. Call Norton. Get
Anti-Virus package and get on the phone with their tech support so they can talk
it. Because you don't want to let this nasty little virus do what it is written
to do, which
is infect every .exe file on your system and down the network, into your backup
anywhere else it can reach. It even infects your screensavers. And then it
drops the biggest
bomb: it wipes out your BIOS. I don't know what the BIOS does. I only know
that when techies
speak of it, they lower their eyes and voices, and when they hear what
Win32/KRIZ does to it...
they scream. Loud.
After several days of dealing with other virus scanner companies and getting
tech support person even said "gee, I don't think anyone here is qualified to
help you on
this. What was it called again?"), we called Norton, and soon all was well.
Except that it
wasn't, because we lost everything. We lost back issues of Cosmik Debris, all
information including a huge electronic phone book of industry contacts, and
some really great
porn. ... kidding.
The October (Halloween) issue was within 6 hours of completion when the virus
struck. It, too,
went bye bye. Hundreds of hours of graphics work and writing: kaput. The issue
had to be
restarted from scratch with no time left to do the work. We're slowly
recovering here, trying
our best to put pieces back together, and we do have an issue for you. It's not
issue it was supposed to be. There will be no columns this month and only a
fraction of our
usual number of reviews, and most of those won't have CD cover images. We'll be
back to full
strength next month. We hope you'll forgive our tardiness. And I hope the scum
bag who wrote
that virus (and all dirt wads who do such things) develops an incurable itch in
the anal region.
Most of all, I hope you enjoy this issue, which was written twice just for you.
Our main features
are intact, and we've added a stack of interviews and articles from Halloween
Thanks for your patience, and here's hoping you never have to deal with this