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.
Austrian metallers Hollenthon have issued the following update:
"We have to announce that Gregor "El Gore" Marboe is no longer a part of Hollenthon. It was his decision 'cuz of time problems. We wish him good luck and the best for the future.
Our new man on the bass is Max and we played the first show with him at the Ragnaröck Festival last weekend, it was a great show and he did it very well! So stay tuned for further information, new band pics coming soon!"
God Dethroned has announced the following upcoming European tour dates alongside Endstille and Hollenthon:
23.10.09 Fri NL Enschede @ Atak
24.10.09 Sat DE Essen @ Turock
25.10.09 Sun NL Breda @ Mezz
27.10.09 Tue CH Pratteln @ Z7
28.10.09 Wed IT Milano @ Club 71 (Special Guest: KULT)
30.10.09 Fri ES Barcelona @ Sala Mephisto
31.10.09 Sat ES Madrid @ Sala Ritmo y Compas
01.11.09 Sun ES Vitoria-Gasteiz @ Jimmy Jazz club
02.11.09 Mon FR Paris @ Glaz'Art
04.11.09 Wed DE Neukirchen @ Sägewerk
05.11.09 Thu DE Braunschweig @ JUZ B58
06.11.09 Fri DK Aalborg @ Aalborg Metal Fest
07.11.09 Sat DE Flensburg @ Roxys
08.11.09 Sun DE Mühltal bei Darmstadt @ Steinbruch Theater
10.11.09 Tue BE Vosselaar @ Biebob
Napalm Records is offering an exclusive preview of the new albums by Faroe Islands pagan metal band Týr and Austrian symphonic black metallers Hollenthon at this location (free MySpace registration may be required to view).
Týr's new album "Land" will be released on May 28th (Finland), May 30th (Germany, Sweden, France, Italy), June 6th (rest of Europe) and June 10th (US, Canada) via Napalm Records. Hollenthon's album "Opus Magnum" is scheduled for release on May 30th (Europe) and June 7th (North America).
Extreme metallers Hollenthon have posted online a new video clip Link] for the song 'Son Of Perdition'.
This song comes off the band's new full-length album, entitled "Opus Magnum", which will be release on May 30th in Europe via Napalm Records (June 10th in USA). Also the CD will feature eight songs and a cover version, plus this video.
Hollenthon's first two albums "Domus Mundi" (1999) and "With Vilest Of Worms To Dwell" (2001) are going to be available for a free 24h live streaming at Heavylaw.com. The date for each particular album is listed below:
Thursday, March 20th for "Domus Mundi"
Saturday, March 29th for "With Vilest Of Worms To Dwell"
Following a six-year hiatus, Martin Schirenc plans Hollenthon's triumphant return in the spring of 2008 with the long overdue follow-up to the highly acclaimed With Vilest of Worms to Dwell. Currently, the band is busy recording the new tracks in Schirenc's very own studio. The new material is much heavier, but still remains true to the bombastic orchestral and ethnic elements for which Hollenthon is known. A cover version of "The Tea Party" and artwork by Ralph Manfreda (Belphegor) complete this exciting package.