Navigating the Website

Using the 'Artist Description' Screen

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The artist description page is where the 'action' on Diskery happens. This is where you learn the history and news on a band or performer. The text follows the RRCA formatting standard where artists names are highlighted and albums are also bold highlighted and italicized, individual songs and events are italicized only, while record labels are single quoted. Abbreviations and initials such as 'D.O.A.' or 'U.K.' have had their 'dots' removed for ease and consistency of data entry and appear as 'DOA' and "UK", as two examples. The remainder of text follows standard English editing. Each description page follows the exact same pattern.

These pages are updated... (so few staff and so many artists to update...) when we get around to it but are accurate up to the last point of editing.

Selection List:
The Artist Selection List appears when you type 'ALL' or leave blank the search prompt, or you enter a selection that generates multiple hits such as: Founding Date, Ending Date, Genre, City or Nationality.

The list will display all artists currently in the Diskery database that match your search query, or all entries in the database if the prompt was left blank or 'ALL' (if you leave the prompt blank the system will automatically insert 'ALL').

Artist Dashboard:
The 'Artist Dashboard' table appears after the artist biographical description but before the 'See Also' feature. All artist articles will feature one, but not all fields will be filled in; only those which we know will be provided.

Each field is self explanatory:

  • Nation: Identifies the nationality of the artist. This is where the band FIRST performed/came from originally.
  • City: Denotes what town/city/village the band originated from. This field often will include state/province or even district information as well.
  • Promotional Address: Last known address for media or fans to contact them at (be aware this is not updated regularly, so use at your own risk).
  • Genre: The style of music they play. Clicking on this will launch a sub-set of the help files describing the genre.
  • Formations/Versions: The number of times the band has broken up and reformed under the same name (major reformations mentioned only).
  • Web: Their band website. Use this with caution as we updated it periodically when we find out. If you click on this, you will be taken to the band's website.
  • Active Years: The year(s) the band operated. If no closing year is listed (just a dash mark) it means they are still active. If only a year with no dash, it means only one year of activity is noted.
  • E-Mail: The band's last known e-mail contact address (if known). Use this with caution as we update it periodically.
  • Old RRCA File Code: The old file code. Note: This is being phased out and all new entries will not have one.
  • New Reference Code: The current file code that can be used for direct searches in the database. The new code has no relation to the old.

Nation Canada
City Toronto, Ontario
Promotional Address PO Box 4288. Station 'S', Toronto, Ontario, Canada. M8M 8M8
Genre Black Metal
Formations/Versions 3
Active Years 1993-2004, 2009, 2015-
Old RRCA File Code ERF08095
New Reference Code 999999

See Also:
The 'See Also' table is a feature that highlights artists mentioned in the current artist's article. It acts as a sort of 'dashboard', or 'at-a-glance', feature that allows you to quickly navigate to other artists you might find of interest related to this one in some way.

The 'See Also' acts as an express route through the database to the new article. When you click on one of the selections the new artist record will replace the old one on your screen.

You may select only ONE at any given time but are free to return to the original artist and pick another at any future time.

To select an artist on the 'See Also' table (displayed only at the bottom of artists where other bands are mentioned in their article) you click on the radio button beside the name of the new artist of interest and then click the 'GO' button. You may click ANY of the 'GO' buttons as they will only activate the one selected, they are placed beside each simply for your convenience as some artists have many 'See Also' features.

File record #: 36

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