You suffer but why?
Napalm Death "You Suffer" (complete lyrics)
DID YOU KNOW THAT...
by Richard Karsmakers
Again, after lots of positive feedback, I have opted for using
the new layout in this column, making it easier to find what you
are interested in...
Concerning this issue
...this is the fifth undead issue of ST NEWS, Volume 7 Issue 2?
...it is the 32nd issue in total?
...it was finished on May 9th 1992?
...this issue is dedicated to Metallica?
...we are proud to welcome some writers par excellence who
allowed us to publish some of their writings?
...they are Bryan Kennerley and Bryan Joyce, from Wales and
...we are also proud to welcome Tom Zunder, who used to be the
editor of the cult disk magazine "Interleave"?
...he wrote a rather fetching column for us, which generally
treats everything but computers?
...all this may lead to the accent of ST NEWS shifting ever so
slightly to the non-computer-related side of the spectrum?
...we hope you don't mind?
..., if you do mind, you're welcome to submit loads of computer
stuff for us to use?
...I find the presence of their contributions very stimulating
...I now know that I cannot just write any crap and publish it in
ST NEWS, with all those good articles around?
...Stefan and myself did get down to writing a rather absurd
little thingy we called "Oh Yeah II"?
...this more or less continued the trend we set with the prequel
(i.e. "Oh Yeah") which was published only in the ST NEWS Final
...it basically meant the two of us getting juiced to the gills
and writing bits alternately?
...this issue is the first to extensively make use of articles
previously published in likewise-minded disk magazines?
...about 15% of the whole thing falls into that category?
...this issue's picture was done by Jolly Raccoon?
...this piece of artwork came fourth in the ST NEWS International
Christmas Coding Convention (1990) graphics compo?
...this issue's rather spiffin' music was done by Big Alec of the
...we are very proud to offer this original song called "Judgment
...it once again makes me feel enthusiastic and proud, just like
I felt in Volume 2 Issue 5 (1987) when I first included Mad
Max music (the "Monty on the Run" tune)?
...he has also made the music for our four forthcoming issues?
...this time's PROGRAM folder offers a complete shareware game?
...it's a highly compressed version of Jeff Minter's "Revenge of
the Mutant Camels"?
...a big "thank you" goes to Jeff for sending a special version
that could be more easily (and more effectively) crunched?
...we wish him lots of luck with the light thang, the "Jaguar"
and his forthcoming shareware game?
...this may or may not be called "Hardcore"?
...more information will be given when available?
...we also like to thank Jeff and his parents for giving us
permission to officially re-publish his slightly regular
newsletter "The Nature of the Beast" in the future?
...another offering in the PROGRAMS folder is Mike Mee's "Multi
...he kindly sent us this program for spreading, and as it's
quite good we immediately included it?
...we'd like to thank him lots (Mike, may you never be buggered
by people who ask pirates' addresses, and may you get a lot of
...the Japs have a special version of the fifth Metallica album
(which, as you know, is called "Metallica")?
...it features an extra track, "So What"?
...it's a cover of a rather rude song originally recorded by the
Anti Nowhere League?
...so far Metallica have done Queen's "Stone Cold Crazy", Sweet
Savage's "Killing Time" and the above song as extra covers to
accompany their recent single releases?
...the "...and Justice for All" singles had Budgie's "Breadfan"
and Diamond Head's "The Prince"?
...you should refer to this issue's dedication section for more
info about Metallica and a complete discopgraphy?
...the hottest Metallica bootleg so far has been released this
...it's a virtually commercial-quality double CD called "Detroit
...it features 148 minutes of music?
...the track list is : (Disc 1) "Intro", "Enter Sandman",
"Creeping Death", "Harvester of Sorrow", "Welcome Home
(Sanitarium)", "Sad but True", "Wherever I May Roam", "Bass
Solo" (consisting of "The God that Failed" and the actual
solo), "Orion Part II", "Through the Never", "The Unforgiven"
(truly brilliant version!), "And Justice...Medley" (consisting
of "Eye of the Beholder", "Blackened", "Shortest Straw",
"...And Justice for All" and "Blackened" again), (Disc 2)
"Guitar Solo" (consisting of Deep Purple/Rainbow's
"Mistreated", the actual solo and another song I didn't
recognise), "The Four Horsemen", "For Whom the Bell Tolls",
"Fade to Black", "Whiplash", "Master of Puppets" (preceded by
another song of unknown origin), "Seek and Destroy", "One"
(with alternative ending), "Last Caress", "Am I Evil?",
"Battery" and "Stone Cold Crazy"?
...it's just totally and utterly zilliant, and a DDD recording at
...I would not be surprised if Metallica was to launch a live
...Yngwie Malmsteen's new album, "Fire and Ice", is not as
smashing as I had expected?
...it has three rather OK instrumentals but the other songs are
quite awfully 'middle-of-the-road' and sounding a lot like his
previous album, "Eclipse"?
...he even blatantly rips off himself (solos taken literally from
"I'll See the Light Tonight" and "Jet to Jet") and some of the
...I've been slightly let down with it?
...he can still play the guitar better than anyone, but you just
don't get to hear much of it?
...nonetheless the album went to number one in the Japanse album
...Malmsteen also skipped The Netherlands and Belgium again on
his 1992 World Tour?
...my musical discovery of 1992 (so far) is Fear of God?
...they've done an excellent CD called "Within the Veil"?
...their vocalist is a female who can actually sing quiet 'heavy'
without losing too much of her femininity?
...more about her and her band (or not band) can be read in the
"April Heavy Metal Concerts" article?
...the period during which this issue of ST NEWS was produced was
quite intense with regard to music?
...I have therefore a couple of more bands that are very good and
that need to be checked out?
...some of these are Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride?
...the first of the two made a brilliant album called "Gothic"?
...the title song has beautiful vocals by a male growler and a
...another band, Fates Warning, is also very much worth checking
...they have recently released four of their earlier albums on 2
double-CD's, priced as standard CD's?!
...it's a bit like the early Queensrÿche, with a singer coming
close to Geoff Tate?
...the last (but surely not the least) band you should check out
is Whistler Courbois Whistler?
...they released a totally brilliant instrumental album of the
same name recently?
...it's the instrumental sensation since the arrival of people
like Vai and Satriani?
...more news about this band can be read in the "April Heavy
Metal Concert" article, elsewhere?
...another instrumental sensation has to be Paul Gilbert's
"Tribute to Jimi Hendrix"?
...Paul Gilbert (ex-Racer X, now member of Mr. Big) plays Jimi
Hendrix covers on it, and he is a bluesy as Jimi himself?
...an interesting instrumental compilation recently came out from
Mike Varney's Shrapnel Records?
...it's called "Ominous Guitarists From The Unknown", which
features some tracks of "cutting-edge guitarists for the
...some of the superb yet unknown guitarists featured on this
album are Todd Duane, Joy Basu, Stephen Ross, Ron Thal and
Bernd Steidl (!)?
...it's worth checking out?
...some of those names will be getting pretty famous I guess?
...another very interesting bit of news has arisen from the
...a twin-CD package called "Una Noche A Sevilla" ("A Night at
Sevilla") was released, taped at the Guitar Legends festival?
...guitarists featured are Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Brain May,
Nuno Bettencourt (of Extreme) and Joe Walsh (of Eagles)?
...on drums you hear Cozy Powell (e.g. of Rainbow) and Steve
Ferrone (of Average White Band)?
...on bass are Neil Murray and Nathan East, with Paul Rodgers
(Bad Company) and Gary Cherone (Extreme) on vocals?
...Rick Wakeman (of Yes) plays the keyboards?
...especially the Satriani-and Vai tracks are breathtaking, with
them playing together as well?
..., speaking of Vai (?!), a new Satriani bootleg was released as
...it's called "Paris 1990", which was recorded in June 1990 at
Le Zenith, Paris, France?
...it features 75+ minutes of music off the Flying In A Blue
Dream Tour, and the quality is excellent (i.e. commercial)?
...I have in recent weeks also started to check out classical
music fairly seriously?
...the trouble with classical music is that we heavy metal dudes
never know what is by whom and where you should buy it?
...basically, if you want to dig classical music a bit, you
should check out Beethoven's Fifth, Schubert's Ninth
(Unfinished), Tchaikovsky's "1812", Strawinsky's "Le Sacre du
Printemps", Grieg's "Peer Gynt" and Holst's "The Planets" for
...for the non-specialised classical listener, one should
principally try to get the cheapest version available (usually
10 or 20 Dutch guilders)?
...you should only try to make sure it's not some syntho-cheap
cover version, because these usually suck?
...the key to classical music enjoyment is listening at quite
...especially the Russian composers are seriously bombastic?
...Stefan has completely gotten into a new band, introduced to
him by the infamous Mr. Malmqvist?
...this band is called 'The Cranes', and they make music that is
wholly undescribable and utterly melodific?
...he has been listening to their CD 'Wings of Joy' ever since he
...he event dreamt about it?
...their singer, Alison Shaw is a little Godess that can enchant
you with her incredible voice?
...he is eternally grateful to Mr. Malmqvist to pointing out this
gem of a CD to him?
...Stefan is also quite taken by "Some girls wander by mistake
(into the mess that scalpels make)", a compilation of very
early Sisters of Mercy material?
...this CD contains over 79 minutes (!!) of music?
...he also got the new The Mission CD-single in England?
...this is rather different from their early material?
...they have parted from their heavy Goth roots and have taken
the path of ..... dance music?
...a lot of people dislike it, but he can still 'dig' it?
...the new Cure, 'Wish' is something I uttery abhor, but Stefan
actually likes it quite a lot?
...The Cure has always been one of his 'weaknesses', and he likes
it whatever people say about their music?
...a film you should go and see is "Delicatessen", which is
actually a French movie?
...judging from the title and the fact that is was French I
thought it would be crap?
...I was persuaded to go and I didn't regret it?
...the film is innovative, original, highly atmospheric, well
done, full of humour and sometimes even quite spectacular?
...the new Jim Abrahams film "Hot Shots" is also quite worth
while to go and see, though it's probably not a necessity to
see it in the cinema?
..."JFK" is also quite an impressive piece of work, that really
sets you thinking about the American power structure?
..."Cape Fear" is another good movie, that really gets kicking in
the last half?
...director Martin Scorsese knows how to handle suspense quite
...actually, Stefan is totally and utterly impressed by "Cape
...he thinks Martin Scorsese is an absolute genius?
...anybody capable of making films like "Taxi Driver" and
"Goodfellas" must be brilliant?
..."The Naked Lunch" is probably the weirdest film ever?
...it's the latest work of David Cronenberg, he who brought us
"Videodrome", "Scanners" and "The Fly"?
...the film deals with writers' block and how they deal with it
by means of drugs?
...the whole film is like one big trip and needs to be watched
while intoxicated to truly understand?
...Stefan some time ago already mentioned Terry Pratchett's "Nome
...I have now read these myself, and it has to be said once more
that they are an excellent and easy read for young and old?
...the books are called "Truckers", "Diggers" and "Wings", which
you certainly should have read?
...this nice little trilogy is one of my three favourite humorous
series, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (4 books) and
"Red Dwarf" (2 books) being the other two?
...I've recently started reading Hickman/Weis' "Darksword
...it's quite good and rather original with regard to magic and
...Douglas Adams' new books have still not been released?
...I am referring to "Mostly Harmless" here, as well as another
book along the lines of "Last Chance to See"?
...they should have been released already, and they were first
mentioned in ST NEWS already over a year ago?
Atari + CeBIT '92
...Atari is at the moment developing TOS 3.07?
...details about this TOS will follow when known?
...the ST Book (the notepad ST) should be available as you read
...a full review of this neat machine can be read elsewhere in
...I recently tried to severly nag at Atari to get me some
information about their forthcoming console, the "Jaguar"?
...a release date is set for late this year, whereas the thing
will be amply available in the shops by early 1993?
...Mr. Kilwinger of Atari Benelux stated that he could tell
nothing about the specs, but that none of the rumours so far
are actually coming close to what it can do?
...the rumours so far include an 68040 processor running at 32
Mhz (at least), true colour and more fancy stuff?
...I firmly begin to believe that it will really knock down the
Nintendo Super Famicom and the Sega Megadrive (i.e. the
...I really hope they'll also have software in ample quantities
for the thing even before it will get released?
...the Atari Falcon 030 should be available in the shops this
...it's a machine that looks like a 1040 with a dark grey housing
and yellow characters on the keys?
...the machine has a 68030 processor built in, running at 16 Mhz?
...the more expensive versions run at up to 50 Mhz, and the
Falcon 040 will have a 68040 processor?
...the machine further offers true colour (i.e. 16.7 million
colours) and 16-bit CD-quality sound (including a built-in
sampler, so it seems)?
...the secret of the Falcon's hardware is the DSP56001 signal
processor by Motorola?
...it was first introduced in 1986, and is the chip responsible
for the CD-quality sound in Steve Job's "NeXT"?
...the 32 Mhz version can handle 16 MIPS (Million Instruction per
...this chip can handle speech analysis, speech synthesis,
compression and decompression of data, graphics processing and
...it does all this quite admirably well?
...it has ROM built in for special heavy tasks, it has two pieces
of data memory of 256 x 24 bit, and one bit of program memory
of 512 x 24 bit?
...this chip's command set is similar to that of the 68xxx, but
usually more flexible and faster?
...it has its own interfase to the DMA port of the Falcon?
...the price of the Falcon is rumoured to be around the 1500
Dutch guilders mark (i.e. about US$800 or £500)?
...that's quite ridiculously cheap for a computer with these
...the multi-tasking TOS, called "MultiTOS", has been presented
at the CeBIT?
...it is not yet known when it will be available?
...Atari will also soon release an even cheaper laser printer -
the SLM 406?
...its price is not yet known, but it will be 300 DPI (i.e. just
as much as the others) and 4 pages per minute (which is
...a new monochrome monitor will be SM146, which looks a lot like
the SM144 (which replaced the SM124)?
...it is said that Megafile 60 harddisks with a Seagate drive
built in are auto-parking?
...the user manual says it can't, someone at Atari Benelux said
...I am still wondering, and I would welcome comments to this
effect from experts out there?
...Atari is involved in a lawsuit against Nintendo because they
think Nintendo infringed against the law against the taking
over of the market with aggressive advertisement campaigns in
...more details are not known to us, but will be revealed when
...Ocean seems to be running off with some hot licenses again?
...what about the "Hook" one (off the Steven Spielberg film) that
was already being advertised way before the film was out?
...Ocean will supply their future games with a dongle as copy-
...they claim this will annihilate software piracy?
...another game due soon from Ocean is "Parasol Stars", which is
the follow-up to "Rainbow Islands"?
...this should be another rather nice game?
...Lucasfilm is doing a fourth Indiana Jones game, entitled "Indy
...Electronic Arts should already have released a data disk for
"Powermonger" called "The Virgin Territories"?
...Activision went broke some time ago?
...their assets were purchased by The Disc Company, which is a
...even UK affairs will be handled from Paris from now on?
...another rather infamous company also folded?
...we're talking about Mirrorsoft here (i.e. the Imageworks label
among some others)?
...this happened because of a scandal around the death of its
owner, Mirror Group boss Robert Maxwell?
...it seems to have been bought by arcade people Acclaim now?
...their forthcoming Imageworks titles (i.e. "Turtles 2", "Mega
Lo Mania 2", "Aliens 3", "Fire and Ice" and "Rocky Five...
THOUSAND") may or may not go to other publishers?
...their sublabels will go elsewhere?
...Spectrum Holobyte, for example, will go to Microprose?
...you may expect "Falcon 3.0" from them some day?
...Anco and Rainbow Arts have released a new budget label called
...some forthcoming releases on that label are "Kick Off with
Extra Time", "Spherical" and "Strip Poker II"?
...Electronic Arts has bought Millenium and Brøderbund as
...Millenium will soon do the third game in the James Pond
...it will be called "Splash Gordon: Pond on the Moon", and it is
scheduled for a November release?
...U.S. Gold got the license to the 1992 Olympics?
...the people who did "Sim City" now have "Sim Ant" in the
...the ad slogan is "Ants. You've shared your food, your home and
your planet with them. You've stepped on them, sprayed them,
cursed them and bombed them. Now you can be them."
...I guess this game is worth checking out?
...Psygnosis is planning to do "Shadow of the Beast III"?
...they promise it will be enjoyable to play, something they
reckon the two other versions lacked?
...I seem to recall having read the same of "Beast II"?
...in the mean time they have released some budget stuff,
presumably at £9.99?
...titles released so far are "Anarchy" and "Spellbound"?
...the budget label on which they have appeared is called
...Domark will do "Race Drivin'", the more spectacular sequel to
...it will be better programmed (they say) and it will also allow
two ST's to be connected together for play?
...rumours have been spreading that GfA Systemtechnik in Germany
...these rumours are all totally untrue?
..., as a matter of fact, they will release "GfA Basic" version
...German PD Pool library IDL Software has recently launched a
...this initiative consists of paying PD/shareware authors 2
German marks per sold disk (maximum)?
...smaller utilities will be payed in proportion to the disk
space they take up?
...if you are interested in submitted Public Domain to them you
should contact Klaus Schultheis at IDl Software, Lagerstr. 11,
D-6100 Darmstadt 13, Germany?
...their phone number is ++(0)6151-58912?
...Creative Computer Design (CCD) in Germany has released "Tempus
Word 2.0" (or they will soon) and "Tempus" version 2.12?
...the latter involves TT compatibility, as well as use of other
...it is now also completely controllable by key shortcuts?
...Software Storm, a UK label, will soon be releasing a "Super
Sprint" clone called "Indy Heat"?
...this should be an OK game if they stick to "Super Sprint"
...the European Computer Leisure Awards 1992 have been given away
at the recent European Computer Trade Show?
...the awards that are of interest to the ST user were the
following: Lotus Turbo Challenge II (best action game), Jimmy
White's Whirlwind Snooker (best sports game), 3D Construction
Kit (best packaging), Civilisation (most original game),
Microprose (software house of the year), Lemmings (computer
game of the year for the second year running?!) and Sega
(hardware manufacturer of the year)?
...1992 is the year of the 500th anniversary of Columbus
...the software house Impressions will release a game celebrating
it, called "Discovery - In the Steps of Columbus"?
...ST software sales in England have dropped to one third of that
of the Amiga?
...this is a discouraging event?
...I would like to squeeze in a line about piracy here?
...piracy is killing your machine, really?
...that was the heavily loaded line on piracy?
...Renegade will soon be launching their first non-Bitmap game?
...it will be Andrew Braybrook's Craftgold's "Fire and Ice"?
...it should be available already?
...there is yet more news from the harddisk front?
...a company called CSA developed an 88 Mb SyQuest (exchangable
...it's called "Caddy"?
...it's cartridges are a bit bigger than the 44 Mb ones, though?
...the German company Wittich Computer has developed 32768 colour
card for the TT/MEGA STE?
...it's called "Imagine 32k" and sets you back a mere 1298 German
...that's quite OK for a card with these capabilities?
...another German company now also manufactures 80 Mb 2.5" hard
disks (for use in 1040 and such)?
...the company GE Soft has released a TT Fastram card that can
carry up to 32 Mb of RAM?
...you should expect to pay about 3700 Dutch guilders (about
£1100) for the 32 Mb version?
..."Way Station", the novel-oriented disk magazine I mentioned in
the previous ST NEWS issue, has been put on hold?
...its editor is still searching for more people who want to
...he can be reached at 25 Glenacre Road, North Carbrain,
Cumbernauld, Scotland G67 2NS, and his name is Bryan Joyce?
...I heard of several other disk magazines recently?
...they are "ST Age" (done by people that used to do "STUNN"),
"Disk Space" and "Untouchables Disk Mag"?
...there must be at least five new disk magazines that have
recently appeared from the demo scene in Germany, Sweden and
...I have heard that most of them are crap, but I haven't seen
many of them so far?
...editors of meant disk magazines are invited to send their
stuff to us (provided it's not in French or Swedish?)?
...a penultimate disk magazine roundup annex encyclopaedia may be
found elsewhere in this issue of ST NEWS?
...some of the newly discovered ones got actual reviews as well?
...Ronny Hatlemark, our dear friend and ex-Norwegian distributor,
should soon have a healthy little child (in June or
...we all wish to congratulate him already?
...we have gained two new foreign distributors?
...the first one is in Sweden?
...his name of Lars Johansson, member of Flexichron?
...the second one is Richard Clarkson of Macleod in Victoria,
...their addresses and other details may be obtained by reading
the "Colophon" article?
...we now have twelve foreign distributors?
...the Austrian national drink is called "Almdudler"?
...that was just a small remark I wanted to write down that
doesn't have anything to do with anything else in here?
...Stefan and me have recently been to a concert of synth
...he performed at Tivoli in my home town Utrecht on February
...we utterly spaced out?
...that could also have been due to this dude burning incense
right behind us?
...the other musicians that played with him were very good, too?
...some Gandalf CD's were bought after the concert?
..., for all I know, the Delta Force now consists of at least 15
people, what with Karl-Anders and Lord HackBear (both Nutty
Norwegian beings) joining them?
...you have just now been reading the most highly valued column
in ST NEWS?
...the many replies to the previous issue's 'poll' made a
conclusion to that effect possible?
...I'd like to thank all people that bothered to send their
...I would like to emphasise that the 'poll' has been featured a
second time in this issue, and that I'd like many more people
to send it in before December 31st 1992?
...the ST NEWS International Christmas Coding Convention 1991
merchandise is no longer available?
...people who order from now on will get their money sent back?
...the Bundy house number is 9764?
...the Ibanez "JEM" guitar that Steve Vai plays has 7 strings?
...Stefan is actually written like "Stefan" and not like
"Stephan" (God knows why so many people write it wrong)?
...the dude now has a girl-friend?
...she's lives in London but is of Swedish origin?
...she's 23 years old and called Ulrica?
...you should not forget to fill in and send us the "Big ST NEWS
...we need to know more about what our readers like and stuff
...it is important to us?
...you should also not forget reading the IMPORTANT MESSAGE in
the FEATURES menu?
...some UK Public Domain libraries have been raided by official
...all of it was based on the assumption that demo versions of
programs (e.g. a word processor with the 'save' function
disabled) are illegally spread?
...this is total bullshit, of course?
...it seems that even the people at FAST (who seem to have
instigated all this) don't know anything about computers?
...I used to respect these people for what they did but now they
have lost face quite drastically?
..., speaking of PD libraries, the first ones are folding already
in the UK?
...I think this is a good thing, as there simply were too many
after everybody seemed to set up one a couple of years ago?
...I have succeeded in setting a new hiscore for "Llamatron"?
...I'd like to challenge the world of ST games players to break
...it's 3.7 million?
...there has been an earthquake in Holland at 03:23 AM on April
...the earthquake had a force of 5.5 on the Richter scale, which
made it the most powerful earthquake in Holland in over 100
...our adventure solutions person, Math Claessens, lives at but a
few kilometres from the epicentre?
...books fell from his shelves, his bed moved, and lamps in the
flat building opposite his could be seen swinging to and fro?
...people tried to get outside, drove off in their cars, and
...no casualties were observed in Holland, though there was a
dramatic rise in the amount of cardiac arrests?
...this is probably the most exciting bit of news to be read in
this column (perhaps maybe for the bit about the Falcon)?
...the UK magazine "Public Domain" has started a regular disk
magazine covering the disk magazine phenomenon?
...you may read something about ST NEWS in there eventually?
...this "Did you know that..." column was a bit shorter than the
...this occurred because we had a bit less time to compile it?
I hope, nonetheless, to see you next time 'round?
The text of the articles is identical to the originals like they appeared in old ST NEWS issues. Please take into consideration that the author(s) was (were) a lot younger and less responsible back then. So bad jokes, bad English, youthful arrogance, insults, bravura, over-crediting and tastelessness should be taken with at least a grain of salt. Any contact and/or payment information, as well as deadlines/release dates of any kind should be regarded as outdated. Due to the fact that these pages are not actually contained in an Atari executable here, references to scroll texts, featured demo screens and hidden articles may also be irrelevant.