05:32 - Guib @Fear: Actually I will have to agree with Deadone on this... Production is important especially when it comes to making sure everything doesn't sound like an obnoxious wall of unwanted distortion.
05:30 - Alex Fenger I am in 100% agreement with deadone. Good production does not equate complete polishing. Production is the defining element of an albums "character", and uniqueness in many cases as well.
05:29 - deadone Production is as much a part of an albums appear as song writing or performance or vocal style or guitar tone or whatever. Often it's what separates a great album from a merely good one. And it can make a decent album bad.
05:28 - Alex Fenger THIS IS AN AMAZING EXAMPLE OF MY POINT FUCKER. That album has incredibly unique production, with a PURPOSEFUL cutting edge to achieve a level of brutality that isn't present in other BM. fucker <3
German melodic metallers Mob Rules have released their new video clip, filmed for their new single "Ice & Fire" and you can now watch it here. The song will appear on the band's new album Cannibal Nation, which is scheduled for an October 19th release via AFM Records.
After revealing that their new album would be titled Cannibal Nation, German metallers Mob Rules have now unveiled the artwork that will grace the album as well as the tracklist. You can check them out below. The album comes out on October 19th under AFM Records.
Three years after the release of Radical Peace, power metal veterans Mob Rules return with a seventh album this year titled Cannibal Nation. The recording of the new album is almost finished and we can expect more details about it soon.
"Astral Hand", the new video from German metallers Mob Rules, has been made available online.
"Astral Hand" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Radical Peace, which will be released on November 13 via AFM Records.
Radical Peace cover art] tracklist:
01. Children Of The Flames
02. Trial By Fire
04. Astral Hand
05. The Oswald File (Ethnolution II - A Matter Of Unnecessary Doubt)
1 - Chapter I: Prologue
2 - Chapter II: Desperate Son
3 - Chapter III: 11.30 a.m.
4 - Chapter IV: Unnecessary Doubt?
5 - Chapter V: A Dead Man´s Face
6 - Chapter VI: Did You Reach The Sun?
06. Waiting For The Sun
07. The Glance Of Fame
The Northern German Melodic Metal force Mob Rules signed a contract with AFM in late July. The new, sixth album "Radical Peace" will be released in November, prior to this the single "Astral Hand" will be unleashed in October.
"We are happy that we signed with the label of our first choice", states the band. "The well-known professional work of the company and their high-class artist-roster go well with us and our musical direction."
AFM are happy with the signing, too: "With Mob Rules we welcome one of the best and most consistent German Melodic/Power Metal bands. We are convinced that we can support the band on their further way up. Furthermore we can announce one of the Metal highlight of 2009 in "Radical Peace", the band´s heaviest and most diverse album so far. Expect some spectacular surprises!"
Just like last year, Mob Rules are wishing their fans a Happy New Year with promises for a new album. The band revealed the following:
"Meanwhile the band continues to work on the new (already 6th) album. No album title is confirmed yet, but a "hint" to the previous album "Ethnolution A.D." is likely. The main part of songs is already composed, also the band has started to record the first songs in the studio. This time Mob Rules' members work in legs to secure the best result possible. Beside the known Mob Rules qualities the new album will hold some surprises and unexpected things in store. One secret can be revealed here now: the six Northern Germans have written the longest song of their career so far and will amaze you with a real Melodic Metal pamphlet that lyrically deals with a very exciting up-to-date subject.
German power metallers Mob Rules have been working on writing songs for the upcoming album since November. The band reports that almost half of the material has already been finished and the current work concentrates on three to four songs at the same time. Next May, the band will be back in the studio to record the next album. The album, with no title yet, will be released in late summer, after that the band heads for a brand new tour.
Another new song from Power Metal band Mob Rules has been posted online. The song is a further preview to the band's upcoming new album "Ethnolution A.D.", which will be released on the 23rd of this month. The song that's available for listening to is called 'With Sparrows'.
Here is a comment by Mob Rules regarding the song: "...an awesome number with an addictive chorus and amazing instrumental performances - an instant classic!".
German melodic metallers Mob Rules shot a video for the song 'The Last Farewell' late last month in Wilhemshaven, Germany with director Ronald Mattes of Berlin's Team ROAX. The video is the first official forerunner from the band's forthcoming album "Ethnolution A.D.". The video can be seen at the band's MySpace site.
Power Metal band Mob Rules have posted two new 'Making Of' diary entries on their official website. Mob Rules are in the process of creating a new album which is entitled 'Ethnolution A.D.'. Each making of entry tells about the process of recording the album, etc. Each one contains about four or five paragraphs worth. There are now four in total.
German Power Metallers Mob Rules have announced a tour of Germany (and one Switzerland show). The tour will be in support of their upcoming album 'Ethnolution A.D.' and will even include a 'release party' show on the 20th October (the date in which the album is released in Germany).
Here are all the confirmed dates:
Oct. 20 - Wilhelmshaven, GER @ Pumpwerk (release party show)
Oct. 30 - Bonn, GER @ Klangstation
Nov. 01 - Stuttgart, GER @ LKA Longhorn
Nov. 02 - Pratteln, SWI @ Z7
Nov. 03 - Aschaffenburg, GER @ Colos-Saal
Nov. 05 - Regensburg, GER @ Alte Mäalzerei
Nov. 11 - Nordenham, GER @ Jahnhalle
Nov. 25 - Spaden, GER @ Tribute To Rock Festival
Dec. 08 - Hamburg, GER @ Headbangers Ballroom
Power Metallers Mob Rules have completed the work on their newest album. The album will be entitled Ethnolution A.D. and will be produced by Markus Teske. It will be released on the 20th October for people in Germany, and the 23rd October for everyone else.
Here is the track listing for the album:
01. Ethnolution A.D.
b. Unholy War
c. Ashes to Ashes
d. Fuel to the Fire
02. Veil of Death
03. The Last Farewell
04. Day and a Lifetime
05. River of Pain
06. Ain't the One
07. New Horizon
08. With Sparrows
09. Better Morning
The artwork for the album can be seen here
Here is a comment by the band: "It´s done, the latest album. 'Ethnolution A.D.' will surprise all of our fans. Get ready for the 20th October, drop anything from phone to work and join both: The party and the release of Ethnolution A.D."
Four regular albums in five years, tours with Savatage, Helloween, Rage, Company of Snakes, Ivory Tower, the Wacken Road Show 2003 plus countless gigs with Rhapsody, Doro, Scorpions, Symphony X and Silent Force in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Austria and Switzerland: Mob Rules are currently one of Europe's most industrious metal acts.
Their current release, Among The Gods, proves once more that their greatest strengths lie in their constancy and determination - after all the band still operate in their original line-up. A rare exception, not only in our fast-moving times in general, but particularly in the metal genre, which has frequently been referred to as a "travelling circus with an ever-changing line-up".