Why we’d love to believe that a new Radiohead EP could be released on Monday, we do find it hard to believe that it’s going to be called “Wall of Ice.” Blogs all over the place are speculating that because these words were included in the mp3’s accompanying nfo file as well as file name, that it’s probably going to be the name of the EP. Hell, we even thought about that too, but the more you think about it and the more you talk to people that are familiar with online file sharing sites like what.cd (the site that “These are My Twisted Words” first appeared on), you’ll begin to see that most nfo files include a name of a scene group. What is a scene group you ask? It’s basically a group of individuals who hack, crack, upload, and download stuff that may not be legal or released and are very active in the warez scene. Think of them as a crew. They are also referred to as “release groups” as well. While nobody has heard of Wall of Ice as a scene group before, the nfo definitely makes it seem like that it is.
But wait! If you go to wallofice.com, it takes you to the w.a.s.t.e. digital store! Explain that!
Simple. If you look at the whois information, the site is registered to someone in the Netherlands. They are simply forwarding the domain to w.a.s.t.e. This is very easy to do. This is not a site Radiohead/w.a.s.t.e. has registered, it appears.
We’d love to be wrong about this.