18:39 - Marcel Hubregtse Those two were okay, but still incredibly generic. Like you I don't understand why they keep on going back to that sound from time to time.
18:37 - Apothecary I'd say the first two MV albums weren't all that bad, but it should've just stopped after that. And yes, I've been wondering why they continue to bother with that sound anymore as well
18:30 - Marcel Hubregtse Incredible that a band that can be totally out there when they want too (bordering on avantgarde) also records stuff which is incredibly generic (looking at all the MV albums)
18:28 - Apothecary "Both being very different on an Artistic plan." Well no shit lol, I probably won't even bother with another Memoria Vetusta album, but that other one sounds intriguing
While Communic haven't released a new album in a while, the progressive metallers will be celebrating their past this year. They are playing a 10th anniversary concert at Buen, Mandal, Norway on December 5th. It is now 10 years since the trio released their debut album Conspiracy In Mind. To celebrate this event with a special concert on December 5th 2015, the band will be accompanied by several guests who join them on stage and will make the concert something special. This will be a close to 2 hours long concert in their hometown of Mandal, Norway.
"Facing Tomorrow", a brand new video from Norwegian progressive metallers Communic has premiered and is now available for viewing below. The song is taken from the band's 2011 album entitled The Bottom Deep, which was released on July 22nd via Nuclear Blast.
The Norwegian metallers from Communic are back with their new album The Bottom Deep which is simply breath-taking! The music of the exceptional band from Norway includes many elements from various metal genres. Their grasp for variety of power, melody, and intelligent lyrics with a highly progressive musical approach made Communic one of the best newcomers for years! If you like progressiv metal, there is no way without Communic!
Now, the band announced the tracklist and the artwork of the upcoming album:
01. Facing Tomorrow
03. Flood River Blood
04. Voyage Of Discovery
05. In Silence With My Scars
06. My Fallen
07. Destroyer Of Bloodlines
08. Wayward Soul
Norwegian metallers Communic are currently preparing the final writing details for their follow-up to 2008's Payment Of Existence. The band is planning to start the recording process early 2011. The band is hoping for a June 2011 release.
Comments guitarist/vocalist Oddleif Stensland: "I am really excited about this new material that we have put together for this new album. There is still some work left, but we are getting closer. I think the heaviness of these songs will surprise many of you, and the overall feeling of it, is way darker this time. The songs are shorter, more in your face and may seem straight forward at first, but there are many twists and turns that will just creep under your skin. This album is DEEP!
Norwegian metallers Communic have posted on their MySpace page an edit version of the track 'On Ancient Ground'.
The song comes off the new Communic's album, entitled "Payment Of Existence", which will be release on May 30 via Nuclear Blast Records.
The band adds that you can also find this track on the latest RockHard magazine sampler.
Oddleif Stensland from Communic has issued the following update on the band's MySpace page:
"This time we believe that we have created our most diverse and heavy stuff ever, but it is still Communic all the way. It has been two years since the release of "Waves Of Visual Decay" and the energy from touring and live gigging has left a few marks on this new album. The production by Jacob Hansen is crisp and fresh, and takes our sound to a new level, while the artwork by Jan Yrlund just completes it all as it fits the theme and atmosphere of this album perfectly. Release date has been set to 30.05.08."
New album title will be "Payment Of Existence" cover] and has the following tracklisting:
Guitarist and vocalist Oddleif Stensland has written the following album update on the band's myspace page:
Finally, the mixing of the new album is done, and the master has been sent to our record company Nuclear Blast. Hopefully they will like what we have been working on, cause they have not a single clue on what this album contains, as they have not previewed any demos or anything prior to entering the studio, until the master drops on their office table. But we have tons of confident and this is some of the most insane work we have ever done. The guitar and drums sounds fantastic, and Tor-Atle is playing his best stuff ever, Erik's bass lines are more in your face than it has been before and my vocals has never been as varied as this before. We have no clue on what you guys out there will think of this new material, or what the magazines will have to say about it, but we know it will be hard to top the reviews and sound check positions from "Waves of Visual Decay", because they were so raving all over, so it will be exiting to follow the coming months of promotion.
Norwegian progressive/power metal band Communic replace Exodus on the billing of this year's Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24, 2006 in Balingen, Germany. Exodus previously dropped out of the billing due to a disagreement over the running order.