IRC network Umbranet which focused primarily on music is shutting down, but instead of turning off their services completely, they've allowed Slacknet to take over where they left off. So in a way, Umbranet isn't really shutting down their IRC service, rather it's just changing hands.
Unfortunately we weren't able to transfer nickname and channel registrations, so please re-register if you've come from Umbranet; we sincerely apologise for this. If you need any help simply join #help and ask one of the operators.
Welcome to Slacknet!
Well it's been about 3 years since the web site has been touched at all, so I went ahead and recoded it all from scratch, it's much better now than it used to be. This means in the future it'll be easier to add more features.
Coming soon we're going to have the IRC Services fully integrated with the web site, so keep an eye out for that.