As we mentioned last week, Invisible Oranges will not post new material today, Monday, January 2, 2012. Starting tomorrow, we will return to our regular publishing schedule. We've got a lot of cool stories, new features and columns planned for 2012. In the meantime, we've assembled some links below -- we encourage you to check them out, to look back at some of our favorite stories published on Invisible Oranges in 2011.* We also invite you to share in the comments some of the albums and shows you're most anticipating in 2012. Most importantly: We hope you had a happy new year!
Cosmo Lee on "What Makes a Good Song"
Justin M. Norton on "Why Ghost Matters"
Doug Moore on the "Top 5 Advantages of Digital Music"
Richard Street-Jammer on serious (not silly) power metal
Alee Karim on Loutallica's Lulu
Mike Nelson on Mournful Congregation's The Book of Kings
Carmelo Espanola interviews album-cover artists Putrid and XNA
Cosmo Lee on "Taking Non-metalheads to Metal Shows"
Krallice's Nick McMaster on sharing a stage with Urfaust
Doug Moore on "The Hellhammer Beat"
Justin M. Norton interviews Amebix' Rob Miller
Joseph Schafer interviews Neige of Alcest, Lantlos, Old Silver Key and Peste Noire
Greg Majewski interviews Sculptured's Don Anderson
Mike Simpson interviews Chris Bruni of Profound Lore Records
Richard Street-Jammer on why Scion will never really matter to metalheads
Justin M. Norton on the 30th anniversary of Venom's Welcome to Hell
Encoffination's Ghoat on life as a mortician
Cosmo Lee on Metallica's first four albums
(*Dear IO contributors: There was absolutely no formula or metric used to determine the stories featured here, so if you wrote for Invisible Oranges in 2011 and your work is not included among these links, it's not because The Management doesn't like you...it's because we completely forgot about you
! No, no, haha, just kidding. It's because we don't like you.)