elcome to the Digital Meltd0wn Music Blog. The aim of this blog is to introduce the readers to music that is out of print, commercially unavailable, released under a creative commons license, or with approval by the featured artist. The majority of the music posted here would be considered underground. Don't let that fool you into thinking that the music featured here might be any less enjoyable than that of the mainstream artists you hear on the radio, as this couldn't be further from the truth.
Please keep in mind that the majority of the artists that appear on this blog, along with their respective record labels, are not wealthy and need your support. If you enjoy the material that you find here, please support the artists/labels by purchasing their material afterwards. If you are an artist/label that would prefer to have your material removed from this blog, simply leave me a comment, and I would be more than happy to promptly remove the offending post.
In addition to running this blog, I also work on a few other projects during my spare time. You can find links to those, as well as a few other important links associated with Digital Meltd0wn in the menu bar above.
For years I have attempted to find individuals willing to contribute to this blog as well as the Digital Meltd0wn Blogroll/Aggregator. Last year I was lucky enough to add NØ (aka Nathan Nothin') and Sabina to the team. Unfortunately our friend Nathan has been forced to take a leave of absence to take care of some real life responsibilities. Without Nathan's help this blog might not even exist today, and I owe him a tremendous amount of gratitude for his contributions here. Roughly a year ago Nathan agreed to keep the blog going so that I could focus on my school work. Needless to say his absence created a huge void, which I realized that I would have to at least attempt to fill in order to keep Digital Meltd0wn running smoothly.
Those of you who have been following the blog the last couple of months may be familiar with Strange Ranger, who filled several requests during the Halloween Countdown event, and offered up a treasure trove of horror film soundtracks as a guest contributor for December's Nightmare Before Christmas event. To say that I was impressed by his posts during the event would be an understatement. It was evident that he took great care constructing each and every one of his posts. After the Nightmare Before Christmas event ended I asked Strange Ranger if he would be willing to join us as a permanent contributor to the blog. Luckily his answer was yes, and I'm very pleased to introduce Strange Ranger as the newest contributor to the Digital Meltd0wn music blog. Strange Ranger already operates his own music blog by the name of Motherfucker=Redeemer, where you can expect to find informative posts, high-quality audio, and excellent music throughout. Please be sure to pay it a visit.
I also have an announcement I would like to make regarding the Digital Meltd0wn Music Blogroll/Aggregator. I have managed to find various guest and full-time contributors for this blog over the years. However, I have searched in vain for contributors to the Digital Meltd0wn Music Blogroll/Aggregator for nearly three years. Last month I announced my decision to close down the site. I simply didn't have enough time on my hands to attend college full time, work full time, take care of numerous other real life responsibilities, run this blog, and also run the blogroll/aggregator. I decided that I would rather close the blogroll/aggregator rather than this blog. Shortly after I made the announcement a couple of individuals left comments stating that they would be willing to contribute to the site if I would keep it alive, which I agreed to. The two generous individuals in question are Don and Jim. Jim frequently visits this blog, and told me that he wanted to contribute as a way of saying thank you for all of the music that I have posted here. Don runs a couple of great blogs of his own. The first is called Four Steps From The Blues, which can be found here: http://fourstepsfromtheblues.blogspot.com/ and the second is entitled "Try To Be Amused", and can be found here: http://try-to-be-amused.blogspot.com/
I would like to thank Strange Ranger, Don and Jim for being generous enough to contribute to Digital Meltd0wn. Running both of the websites was starting to seem more like a chore, rather than being an enjoyable hobby as it should be. Now that the threat of being forced to close down either site has passed, I can relax and enjoy myself a little. I have always had a ton of ideas for both websites in my head, yet always lacked the available time to implement them. Now that I have some help I look forward to being able to bring some of those ideas to life. You can expect 2011 to be one of the most intriguing and productive years in Digital Meltd0wn's existence.