With the post-acquisition dust just about settling down, we at Metalspree have decided to take one last consummate step. Call it a change of name, a change of image or a subtle rebranding of sorts. A metamorphosis, well to a mild degree.
No surprises as to what our name is. It’s been out for quite some time now. And yet we’d like to take the personal pleasure of reiterating it.
From here forth we’d be known under the moniker
THE SLUMBERING ENT
“These dreams of dread, I sprout,
All souls so weak, they rout.
These gnarled roots of mine, they bind,
All souls of so feeble, a mind.”
At least we’ve not succumbed to the disease disguised as norm of naming websites in the ‘metal + spin the word roulette’ fashion. Now as regards to our still rather silly new name one could say that our love for Tolkien lore came through. The Slumbering Ent is a reference to a character called ‘Old Man Willow’ that appears briefly on ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’. We guess our bloated yet phony attitudes make the title more befitting.
Lazy, grumpy and rather well accustomed to the light of pretension that is the so called ‘Metal Media’. Meh. The joke’s on us and so be it.
All said and done, we still have a new logo and a reworked cover art courtesy of Anoop Bhat. A man with a style all his own slowly becoming the go-to guy for artwork from the bizarre realm.