23:59 - Netzach Czerny, I get your point but I'd say the same about "Ashes"... It just gets too droney and gaze-ish in sections. Limbs and Not Unlike the Waves are awesome though... The Mantle has this "whiskey fueled regret"-feel I adore
23:55 - Netzach Btw, AMA on Reddit with A.A Nemtheanga if anyone's interested [link]
23:51 - Czerny Reiter Ashes Against the Grain & Marrow take the cake for me. The Mantle has some sections where it loses steam and gets all too mellow.
23:45 - Overrwatcher The Mantle is beautiful. It's not technical or experimental, it's just a well-crafted album made with simple instruments. I show it to non-metalhead friends and they love it.
23:12 - Netzach 3rd, compared to those albums, The Mantle contains a lot more post-rock and acoustic/folk.
23:10 - Netzach Agalloch are so damn uneven though. The Mantle is fantastic and I also really like Marrow... but as for the rest, meh.
German heavy/power metallers Axxis have revealed the final tracklist for their upcoming cover album ReDISCOver(ed), to be released on May 18th. The band issued the following update: "The mastering of the new Axxis cover song album ReDISCOver(ed) is done. Bernhard's great mix was finished by mastermind Juergen Lusky (HOFA studios). After some fans and music specialists took a listen to the whole production they're all loving the mix, the interpretation and the selection of songs enthusiastically! By the way: we want to say thanks to all voters. Axxis have been considered 95% of your votes. And apparently your choice was perfect."
German heavy/power metallers Axxis have revealed that the band will release a cover album in 2012 and a new studio album in 2013. The band issued the following update on their official website: "Axxis are going to release a cover song album in 2012 and they start working on a new 'regular' Axxis album for 2013."
A brand new Axxis track "Utopia" is available for streaming on the AFM Records' MySpace page.
"Utopia" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Utopia", which will be released on August 28 via AFM Records.
"Utopia" cover art] tracklist:
01. Journey To Utopia
03. Last Man On earth
04. Fass Mich An
05. Sarah Wanna Die
06. My Fathers' Eyes
07. The Monsters Crawl
08. Eyes Of A child
09. Heavy Rain
10. For You I Will Die
12. Taste My Blood
13. 20 Years Anniversary Song
Axxis are currently recording the material for their new studio album. This time, the band members will come up with a special surprise to celebrate their 20th band anniversary. Stay tuned for upcoming news regarding this matter.
At this moment, Axxis singer Bernhard is recording his vocal tracks before drummer Alex Landenburg will start with the drum recordings.
The upcoming Axxis album will be produced by Harry and Berny. The band is once again working with engineer Dennis Ward (never change a winning team!). Also a female vocalist will take part at the new production, but this time, she will only act in the background.
Axxis have announced Alex Landenburg as the new drummer in the group. Commented on the band's official site:
"It took a long time…but now the search for a new drummer is over. Alex Landenburg is the new Axxis drummer. Due to the high number of applications of some really great drummers, it was not an easy choice for the Axxis guys to be made.
Harry Oellers (keyboards): "We were really spoilt for choice this time, with the level of the drummers being top notch, and it wasn't easy for us to turn the others down. With some of them we will keep in touch for other projects though."
Bernhard Weiß (vocals): "The shows we got to play with Alex were a lot of fun for us! He's a great guy and he just fits us both musically and personality wise! I'm looking forward to the next production where his drumming will add a new twist to our songs!"
Drummer Andrè Hilgers has left the band, as an update on the official Axxis website states:
Andrè Hilgers (drums) and Axxis will go different ways by mutual agreement. Andrè will concentrate his full energy on Rage in the future. We wish him the greatest success out there and we want to say: thanxx for all! We're sure that we all will hear a lot of positive things in the future from Andrè.
Bernhard: "Andrè is a great person and a super drummer. He would earn to reach the top-ten list of the best drummers in Germany. We will miss him."
Harry: "We wish Andrè all the best for his future and we're looking back on wonderful 4 years in a successful time."
The year 2006 was a very successful year for AXXIS and now we got bad news :-(
Guido wanted to leave AXXIS.
The band did know his decision since september 2006 and wanted to say thanxx for the great time, the great productions and the wonderful gigs with him. For AXXIS it's not an easy situation but everybody accepted Guido's plan for his own future.
In Karlsruhe/Germany was the last gig with him and AXXIS presented a large cake for their long-time colleague during their private party. The goodbye was not easy...
Here you can read Guido's statement =>
"Hello my dear friends and fans!!
As you probably know by now I have left Axxis! The reasons for my decision are very personal and I would like you not to speculate too much about them. More imortant to me is that you respect my decision and hold on to Axxis. Please give a heartly and warm welcome to my follow up. Just like you welcomed me as i followed Walter in 1998. Hopefully I will show up on stage again soon and I would be very happy to see familiar faces. You'll soon be able to find and contact me on MySpace.