09:27 - Lokaeda Check the album "morbid fascination of death" by Carpathian Forest, there's a song with some sax on this one.
08:29 - Unhealer First use of sax in metal I can think of is on Pan.Thy.Monium albums. It had to be Swano.
08:10 - AngelofDeth you're right, a little weird to get used to but it works pretty dang well in that song. It needs to be stylized to metal rather than just sticking a weird 80s sax break down in the middle of a song
08:04 - AngelofDeth didnt know other bands were doing it too. Very strange. Ill check that out though
06:56 - hadriel Listen to Ihsahn's On the Shores and all of the doubts anyone would ever have about the sax being in metal will be squelched
05:28 - Unhealer It's because it's just awesome <3 It really fits metal.
05:13 - Zaphod Turisas, Whispered and Behemoth are just the ones that don't pull it off, there are plenty that do.
UPDATE on 19.11.2013 [Thanks to Bad English]: Apart from their European tour next year, Majesty have now also revealed a brand new song off the new album called Banners High. It is the title track and you can enjoy it right here.
Black Majesty have announced that they will begin recording their new and sixth album in July 2013 at Grapow Studios in Slovakia with Masterplan's Roland Grapow. The power metallers will also release a compilation album in mid/late 2013 titled The Royal Collection through Limb Music that will include bonus rare material. Their latest offering Stargazer came out last year.
After the fun of this year, Round 4 of the original Heavy Metal Cruise will take place from January 27th-31st, 2014, where 40 heavy metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the world will travel once again to the Caribbean for a 5 day and 4 night trip of a lifetime. However, this will be the last time 70000 Tons Of Metal will be sailing with luxury cruise ship Majesty Of The Seas.
German heavy/power metallers Majesty, who have recently signed a long-term record deal with NoiseArt Records, are presenting a brand new, also debut video "Thunder Rider", which can now be seen below. The song for this video will appear on the group's new same titled album, which will hit stores on January 4th, 2013 (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and on January 25th (rest of Europe).
After more than six years of waiting, German heavy/power metal band Majesty will release their new comeback album Thunder Rider. The album will be released on January 4th In Germany, Austria and Switzerland and then on January 25th in the rest of Europe just in time before the German Metal Attack Tour, where the band will perform in support of Grave Digger. Further information regarding the album tracklist, artwork etc. will be announced next week.
Australian power metallers Black Majesty have announced Stargazer as the title of their new upcoming album, which is due in May 2012, through Limb Music Germany.
The band posted the following on their Facebook page: "Black Majesty began recording drums back in October 2011 with Roland Grapow (Masterplan) at Grapow Studios in Slovakia and have since been busy in their homeland Australia laying down guitars and vocals. Roland Grapow will mix the CD in the coming months. Look out for Black Majesty's new album Stargazer in May 2012."
Original Majesty rhythm guitarist Björn Daigger (also in the now defunct Civilization One) has made his return to the band and will play on all forthcoming Majest shows.
Commented vocalist Tarek Maghary: "It is great, that Björn and the band are untited again and I can't wait to enter the stage and seriously kick some ass!"
Majesty will play at the Agglutination Metal festival in Chiaromonte, Italy on August 20th and on the official comeback show on September 3rd in Dittigheim, Germany. More shows will be announced very shortly.
Majesty vocalist Tarek "Metal Son" Maghary just released the following statement announcing the return of the band:
"With this statement I want to tell all fans, friends and partners that we decided that it is time for Majesty to officially come back to the glorious heavy metal world.
It might sound strange to some of you that after only three years when we said that the band is not existent anymore we return but I really want to try to explain to you all the thoughts, feelings and economic reasons which led to that decision.
I know that many of you were shocked when we put Majesty to sleep in 2008 and I can never properly explain you the exact reasons why we did that step and honestly, I don't even know them myself. The only thing I know is that it was a decision which hurt the feelings of many dedicated and loyal fans standing together with us side by side through the years.
Australian power metal act Black Majesty have posted some song samples coming from the new album, In Your Honour. The album's European release date is set for May 14th through Limb Music with other territories soon to follow. In Your Honour was produced by Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween) and cover artwork was handled by Dirk Illing (Scorpions, Wizard).
Ex-Stormwitch, Mystic Prophecy, Majesty, and current Crystal Viper members have joined forces in Born Again.
The brand new female fronted international power metal act named Born Again, has just recorded its début single titled Neverending Fire which will be released in early 2010. Songs were produced by Bart Babriel (Crystal Viper, Lonewolf), and recorded at the MP studio with Mariusz Pietka (Crystal Viper, Pathfinder). The same team is already working on the début full length album of born again, scheduled for 2010.
Born Again are:
Marta Gabriel - Lead And Backing Vocals, Keyboards (Crystal Viper)
Martin Albrecht - Bass Guitar And Backing Vocals (Ex-Stormwitch/Mystic Prophecy/Valley's Eve)
Swedish metallers Supreme Majesty have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Finally the hunt for the right force behind the keyboard is over. The band would like to welcome Tommy Fälth (Isildurs Bane, Money Joe) to the tight nest, with his fresh and cool westcoast mind. Tommy has played together with artists like Janne Schaffer, Ebbot, Peter LeMarc, Johan Johansson, Stefan Sundström, Mr Soul, Lars Demian among others...
Immediate during the first rehearsal Supreme Majesty was stunned and impressed by his talent, that obviously is so god damn hard to find around this globe. His skills of perfomance, looking cool, writing songs, and being a good friend, make him one of us!
Black Majesty have set In Your Honour as the title of the forthcoming new album. Roland Grapow (Masterplan) will mix the new album at Grapow studios in Slovakia. New songs set to appear on the album include: "Far Beyond", "Millenium", "Further Than Insane", "End Of Time" and "Break These Chains".
In Your Honour is scheduled to be released in early 2010 through the band's German label, Limb Music.
Australian melodic power metal band Black Majesty have began work on their fourth cd with writing well under way. This will be Black Majesty's fourth release for their Limb Music Products label following up their most recent "Tomorrowland" release. In other news, Black Majesty will support Paul DiAnno of Iron Maiden fame on two of his forthcoming Australian tour shows:
Saturday 30th May 2009 - Hifi Bar & Ballroom, Melbourne,
Saturday 6th June, 2009 - Manning Bar, Sydney.
Here is an official statement from Tarek "MS" Maghary: "First of all I want to tell all fans, partners and friends, that Majesty no longer exists. There was no basis anymore for me and the previous nembers of Majesty to continue our creative work.
I had a feeling for quite a while now that the time has come to restart with a new band to point out that Heavy Metal can never be stopped and that a new force will bring the whole world that mighty message. In a dream I recently had, only one name for that power came to my mind: Metalforce
This new band will exactly do what also was the essence of Majesty, but even bigger and more powerful. The first gig on the MCF 08 already filled me up with pride as I looked into the eyes of tenthousands of fans who encouraged us in our decision.