06:35 - Apothecary We'll just have to agree to disagree then, as much as I love both bands, I still consider Zeppelin and Deep Purple hard rock at the very most
06:34 - flightoficarus Big sale at Willowtip. Best band there besides Ulcerate and Gigan?
06:33 - Apothecary Doom/stoner/sludge has its roots in Sabbath, and power and speed/thrash in Priest. I'd say everything else was just bands taking those categories and then building upon them to create new ones
06:30 - deadone That doesn't preclude Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin being pioneers in heavy metal and as such considered part of the genre, even though they happily sit outside it sometimes.
06:28 - Apothecary You're probably right for NWOBHM, but I would say that was because they were mostly influenced by Priest, not Sabbath. I think those bands very much started two divergent roads in metal, but both were the unofficial "pioneers"
05:24 - deadone That's historical revisionism. Bare in mind most NWOBHM metal bands didn't do " dark, heavy." Most speed/thrash wasn't that heavy either. Indeed Sabbathian heaviness was kept alive by doom metal.
Falling Home, the acoustic album by Swedish progressive innovators Pain Of Salvation, was recently released via InsideOutMusic and now the band has debuted the new promotional video clip for the album's title track. Check out below the atmospheric clip for "Falling Home", which was shot in Iceland by director Hilmir Berg Ragnarsson and produced by Hilmir Berg Ragnarsson and Soley Astudottir. But there is more. In other news, Pain Of Salvation are currently also working on a new studio album effort, which will "see the band going back to its harder roots of the early albums again". Are you excited about that?
Pain Of Salvation have launched a new video. The atmospheric video clip was directed by Stefan Daniels for the brilliant song "1979". The track first appeared on the Swedish proggers' album Road Salt Two (2011) and is also taken from the upcoming acoustic album Falling Home. Don't forget to watch the new video here.
As you know, proggers Pain Of Salvation are about to release an acoustic album called Falling Home. The first track off this release is now being launched and you can check out the acoustic version of "Linoleum" right now right here. You might remember this track from their 2010 album Road Salt One. Enjoy!
While fans might be eager for the follow-up to Road Salt Two, prog innovators Pain Of Salvation just announced officially their much anticipated acoustic album, Falling Home, which will finally be released in Europe on November 10th, 2014 via the band's longtime label partner InsideOutMusic. This album is a very special album, which contains reimagined versions of favourite catalogue songs, two cover versions ("Holy Diver" by Dio and "Perfect Day" by Lou Reed) and a brand new song (the title track, "Falling Home").
Good news for Pain Of Salvation fans in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. The band just confirmed a North American tour for September with special guests and proggers Vangough. Daniel Gildenlöw now seems recovered from the flesh eating bacteria infection that bothered him earlier this year. He returned with a performance at Sweden Rock festival, the first since the illness. The North American tour sees the band playing two very special shows in Atlanta, during the ProgPower USA festival, including a once-in-a-lifetime performance of the band's masterpiece Remedy Lane in its entirety.
Tuomas Holopainen's debut solo album The Life And Times Of Scrooge is released today in Europe so it seems perfect to unveil a new lyric video. This time, you can hear the track "The Last Sled". Since the album has now been released, tell us your impressions of the album as well, in case you already listened to it. The opus, of course, is inspired by the graphic novel The Life And Times Of Scrooge McDuck, written and illustrated by Don Rosa. Was it what you were expecting from the Nightwish mastermind?
Here it is folks, the first taste taken off Nightwish mastermind Tuomas Holopainen's solo album. The video for the track and debut single "A Lifetime Of Adventure" has been released and you can enjoy it right here. It is taken from The Life And Times Of Scrooge, Tuomas first solo venture. The album will be out on April 11th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork on both the single and the album is by Don Rosa, the illustrator of Disney's Duck characters, who also appears on the video.
Having previously introduced his solo albumThe Life And Times Of Scrooge, Nightwish composer and keyboard player Tuomas Holopainen has now unveiled more about his first solo album due out on the 11th of April, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The single "A Lifetime Of Adventure" will be released worldwide on February 7th and is available for pre-order via the Nightwish Shop (exclusive signed version). The cover artwork on both the single and the album is by Don Rosa, the illustrator of Disney's Duck characters.
As many of you already know, Pain Of Salvation's singer Daniel Gildenlöw is going through some serious health problems. Luckily, it seems that the worst is over, as Daniel himelf posted a statement on the band's official Facebook page updating on what is going on.
This is worrying. Pain Of Salvation's mastermind Daniel Gildenlöw has recently contracted a streptococcal infection (some nasty flesh eating bacteria) and has been urgently hospitalized. Daniel will therefore not be participating on the upcoming Transatlantic US tour but that is the least of his worries right now. More importantly, the guitarist/singer is recovering well after surgery and antibiotics. Hopefully, he can leave the hospital in a few weeks and make a full recovery.
Nightwish mastermind Tuomas Holopainen has been working hard on his solo album. The Finnish keyboardist has spent most of the year 2013 writing and producing the solo album. The whole album will be based on a graphic novel called The Life And Times Of Scrooge McDuck, written and illustrated by Don Rosa. The author of the book, Don Rosa, has also done the artwork for the album called The Life And Times Of Scrooge, which is scheduled for a release in April of 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Curiously enough, the New York quartet Pro-Pain haven't released a video in nearly 10 years. Now that they have a new album called The Final Revolution prepared to be unleashed, the hardcore group decided to make a new one for the song "Deathwish". Kirk Farrington directed it and below you will be able to watch it. This is also a chance to hear the new material.
Hardcore/thrash outfit Pro-Pain will be bringing you more pain on their new studio album The Final Revolution which is coming out on November 25th, 2013 (Germany: November 22nd; US/Canada: December 3rd). The follow-up to Straight To The Dome was recorded, mixed, and mastered by V.O. Pulver (Gurd) at Little Creek Studio in Gelterkinden, Switzerland from August 18th to August 29th, 2013.
Now that ProgPower USA XIV has passed, the festival organizers have already revealed the line-up for next year. Next year's edition of the ProgPower USA festival is set to take place from September 12-13, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia and will boast some big names and exclusive sets in what could be a dream come true for lovers of prog/power metal.