Red's Innocence And Instinct ARG

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    2xPutt

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    alright, with the news that RED is releasing their new CD in February, they have started up an ARG, similar to the Nine Inch Nails Year Zero ARG, although not quite as detailed. Has anyone "started the journey" yet?

    It all begins here:
    http://www.466623623-263-46784628.com/

    1. If you wait, and click on the "N" that is flashing with the "6" in the 3rd "word"(as I presume it is), it takes you to a login where it asks if you are Dante and willing to begin your journey. If you enter incorrectly and close out, it will take you to a myspace for a man presumed as "Dante" (http://www.myspace.com/dante_466). You search through the comments and find the code "IIXMMIX". Enter it on the main page when it asks if you are Dante and it takes you back to the main page with the welcome message "Welcome Dante, your journey begins"

    2. After completing that, the "2" in the first "word" now flashes "C" and the "6" in the last word still flashes "N". Now once you click on the "N", it takes you to http://www.466623623-263-46784628.com/ticktock/ which pulls up a Countdown clock presumably to February 10th which is the release date . If you click on the C, it takes you to: http://www.466623623-263-46784628.com/abandonallhope/ where it gives you a passage/quote, but if you highlight the entire page, it gives you a much more detailed story.

    And thus leaves me where I'm at right now. Has anyone began Dante's journey? Has anyone COMPLETED Dante's Journey?

    This is so exciting.


    Also, I believe the "intro" and maybe part of their first single "Death Of Me" is in a freaky youtube video posted by "Dante's friend" "Charon" [YOUTUBE]AyUbNTKcJr4[/YOUTUBE]
     
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    2xPutt

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    If you goto http://www.466623623-263-46784628.com/abandonallhope/ and highlight all, you will find a website http://www.abandonallhope.net that when taken there, it says something along the lines of "abandon all hope, ye who enter". With another sound clip playing which sounds like another part of their song, you can hear the clip at: http://www.abandonallhope.net/bg.mp3. You are then taken to an image of a printable picture, which assumingly is part of a much bigger picture you will be able to piece together when you print them all out.

    also within the highlighted areas, two things stood out
    GOLD KEY: SuperbiaAvaritiaLuxuriaInvidiaGulaIraAcedia

    and:
    INFERNO CODE: 71825


    Not sure if it has something to do with the band, but there are two samples on saligia.com which is the capitilized letters in the "Gold Key" word.
     
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    2xPutt

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    not sure if this is where all this is leading to or if this was discovered somewhere else, but apparently, their new song "Fight Inside" can be heard here:

    [YOUTUBE]n4OCLIJEVhc[/YOUTUBE]

    absolutely amazing



    EDIT:

    just unearthing more clues here. if you goto http://www.virgilsusedbooks.com/ through Dante's myspace profile, you are taken to a fake book store website. if you enter anything into the search and hit enter, you are taken to a custom "RED" google. "Search" and "I'm Feeling Red" takes you to Red's myspace, the links below take you to siligia.com and up top if you click on "Maps" it takes you to http://www.virgilsusedbooks.com/maps.html . The other top links send you to the myspace profiles of Charon and Beatrice.

    I tried to call the 1-931-398-0933 number on Virgil's Book store's website, but no one picked up, it rang and took me to a voicemail that said "the xxxxx customer is not responding because the phone is off or they are outside of their area"


    EDIT2:

    AHHHHHH! if you goto Virgil's book store and click on "Classics" and scroll down, click on the image under the text "Book Of The Month", then click the image again, you are now taken to The Inferno, but the youtube video on the page, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOZhpIIy69w , has been removed by the user... hmmmm

    If you goto Rare Items and then scroll down to "Really Rare items", it takes you to http://www.virgilsusedbooks.com/reallyrare.html .


    EDIT3:
    I just e-mailed the e-mail on the book website with a kind of corny message in theme with the whole "journey" :

    "I am prepared to take the journey's progress further in hopes this e-mail will help me on my travels. I have tried the telephone number on http://www.virgilsusedbooks.com/ to no avail, so I must try the e-mail in hopes that Red has left a clue within the e-mail.

    If this e-mail leads elsewhere, then my apologies for this confusing letter.

    Sincerely,
    -Dante"

    I got an automated message back saying:
    "Dante -

    I cannot help you at this time. Please email [email protected] for what you seek...

    - Virg"

    I e-mailed the same e-mail to the new address and got another automated message back titled 'I Have What You Seek"

    "The fight inside is between who you are and who you want to be...

    http://www.TheFightInside.com/enigma" which takes you to another picture for the bigger picture.


    EDIT 3/4:
    And now, after over an hour of sluething, I am stumped and have run out of clues to continue the journey. I have 2 images of the 19 (as labeled) and I am hungry for more of this
     
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    Haha, all seems really awesome. Nice to give RED fans something to do before the new album comes out, which I'm really looking forward to. Let us know if you find anything else.
     
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    I bet Dante's Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso would offer more clues, but those books are so deep that I doubt anyone but a college English professor would be able to help out.
     
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    Red will release both a standard and deluxe edition of their new album ‘Innocence & Instinct‘ on February 10th. The deluxe edition features four bonus tracks, music video for the track “Death of Me” and a “making of” documentary.

    Track listing is as follows:

    1. “Fight Inside”
    2. “Death of Me”
    3. “Mystery of You”
    4. “Start Again”
    5. “Never Be The Same”
    6. “Confession (What’s Inside My Head)”
    7. “Shadows”
    8. “Ordinary World” (Duran Duran cover)
    9. “Out From Under”
    10. “Take It All Away”

    Also the song "Never Be The Same" has been posted on YouTube you can find that here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so6IQ4GYm2o
     
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    "Fight Inside" sounds good, It's no "Breathe Into Me" but it sounds promising.
     
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    What the hell is that coin you're supposed to enter on the first site? :sleep:
     
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    edit1--- (other post didnt show up)
    http://www.myspace.com/giovanni_boccaccio more infor there. look at the comments and read teh about me sections. ive add the two IM names on my aim but noone is online .


    well since my post must be approved and i cant edit my pot yet. ill have to add this in here .Giovanni Boccaccio has 8 friends, + virgil + donte = 10 ..( 10 peices to teh puzzle) we aready have two picutured the rest havnt been release yet not that i can find anyways. 1 @ http://www.abandonallhope.net/yewhohavehope/ and the second @ http://www.thefightinside.com/enigma/ ... the other 8 are not out yet ....hum the serach begains. i also added the two IM names on Giovanni Boccaccio myspace page but noone is on them


    Edit 2---
    after looking around a bit more i found this http://www.myspace.com/alighieridante notice the top quote as well as his heros

    this also tells us what the whole cd is about

    edit edit ..
    looking around some on the "red" google page i found this link http://www.gustavedoreart.com/ ... all it says is keep searching but i have no idea wehre
     
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    I have actually read all three in both English and Italian. I am going to give this a try. =)
     
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    The image found here


    was drawn by a man named Gustave Dore, his art work is the most famous known in relation to the Divine Comedy.

    His myspace page is www.myspace.com/gustavedore

    Edit:

    Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here. This is the inscription written on the gate into Hell in the Inferno section of the Divine Comedy. In Italian it is Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate.

    I will edit this post as I find other little tid bits that might help.

    Edit 2: Charon is the ferryman that took the dead across the River Styx. I can't remember if he is mentioned in the book or not, I will research that.

    From Wikipedia: Styx was primarily a feature in the afterworld of Greek mythology, but has been described as a feature present in the hell of Christianity as well, notably in The Divine Comedy and also "Paradise Lost". The ferryman Charon is in modern times commonly believed to have transported the souls of the newly dead across this river into the underworld, though in the original Greek and Roman sources, as well as in Dante, it was the river Acheron that Charon plied. Dante put Phlegyas over the Styx and made it the fifth circle of Hell, where the wrathful and sullen are punished by being drowned in the muddy waters for eternity.

     
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    Virgil's bookstore is in Blevins, Arkansas, the zip code is 71825
     
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    but yet, is it a REAL store? or is it one that has been created for the ARG? NIN's Year Zero had quite a FEW things like that created; as i have tryed the number, it says it is cancelled..


    anyone have proof of the store? (besides the site, finding the Poster and having the search go to a google that ALWAYS leads to REDs myspace!!)
     
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    Well, the phone number is a Tennessee one, its private though, according to whitepages.com

    Belvins is on the other side of the state from the Tennessee/Arkansas border.

    And the mystery deepens....
     
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    (931) 398-0933
    Type: Cell Phone
    Provider: Cricket Communications
    Location: Columbia, TN

    that definately gives leads to where it is.. maybe someone could find out who the number belongs to?
     
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    hum?! SuperbiaAvaritiaLuxuriaInvidiaGulaIraAcedia these are the seven deadly sins
    3.1 Lust (Latin, luxuria)
    3.2 Gluttony (Latin, gula)
    3.3 Greed (Latin, avaritia)
    3.4 Sloth (Latin, acedia)
    3.5 Wrath (Latin, ira)
    3.6 Envy (Latin, invidia)
    3.7 Pride (Latin, superbia)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_deadly_sins
     
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    Folks, please don't double post. ;)
     
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