01:33 - psykometal Sorry, I'm all digital. I don't waste my time or money on such outdated tech. :P
01:31 - huascaman On the subject of bad black metal bands... (V) [link] (V)
00:38 - BoxCar Willy Anyone know any good cassette labels in the US or Canada?
00:06 - Jaeryd17 Oh, and responding to some of the posts after mine 10 pages back, Opeth played 5 songs with death growls in the concert. And they sounded pretty good, better than Royal Albert Hall, but he didn't (or couldn't) do long growls.
The long awaited North American tour from Pain Of Salvation is finally happening. The band has already confirmed the first dates of the tour which will take place this May. Check them out below (additional dates will be announced later). The tour will feature Italian progressive metallers Kingcrow and Americans Imminent Sonic Destruction as special guests.
Proggers Pain Of Salvation have a couple of exciting things in store this year. First, the band will embark on a European tour in April which will be exclusively acoustic based. During the three weeks of dates, Pain Of Salvation will be joined by Dutch singer/songwriter Anneke Van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering) and Árstíðir from Iceland. Furthermore, the band will be heading out to tour in North America in May but the details are still under wraps for now.
Musicians from several prog groups are joining forces in the new band called Alpha Flood. This new band features past and present members of Frost*, Pain Of Salvation, Threshold, Darkwater and Neal Morse. Sounds promising? Alpha Flood is currently in the studio letting their creative juices flow and recording their debut album to be released in 2013.
Earlier this year, the Swedes Painannounced good news for those who didn't have the chance to see them live during the You Only Live Twice Tour that started in October 2011. The band recorded the whole final show of the first leg at Debaser Medis in Stockholm last November and parts of the show at the Masters Of Rock Festival in July 2012, which will be released on DVD together with backstage and behind the scenes footage.
Peter Tägtgren's project Pain has announced that the band recorded the final show of the first leg at Debaser Medis in Stockholm last November and parts of the show at the Masters Of Rock festival this July, which will be released on a DVD later this year together with backstage and behind the scenes material. The release date is expected to be announced soon.
As some of you may or may not know, Swedish progressive metallers Pain Of Salvation have recently started recording an acoustic album. It is being called Clean for the time being. The band might have been inspired by the acoustic show they played on June 8th at the Parkbühne Geyserhaus in Leipzig, Germany.
Pain Of Salvation is now complete, with the addition of their new guitarist Ragnar Zolberg. The band had this to say about the new addition: "We are certain that Ragnar will have everything that's needed to kick your asses on the upcoming tour, and our first four days of rehearsals only strengthened that feeling. He is an excellent guitar player and an outstanding vocalist, and he knows how to make use of those abilities while rocking out on stage. On top of that he is an awesome person. What's not to like?"
Dutch death metal band Supreme Pain has revealed that guitarist Bas Brussaard has left the band. The band released the following short statement on the guitarist departure: "Today guitarist Bas Brussaard decided to quit Supreme Pain because he is no longer motivated. Because of this we are also forced to cancel our gig on the 7th of January at Cafe Asgard, Beverwijk."
Swedish progressive metallers Pain Of Salvation have announced their headlining tour of Central Europe for February and March 2012. See the list of the dates announced so far below. Vocalist and guitarist Daniel Gildenlöw comments: "This trip has been odd since we all know that Johan and Fredrik are leaving the band. We are enjoying ourselves on stage in the same way a typical Swede enjoys those late fall days of bonus summer, haha. That said, we have a very interesting line-up for February."
After 13 years in the band, Johan Hallgren has decided to leave Pain Of Salvation to focus on his daughter and wife. He will not leave music altogether, but plans to work with music in a way that allows him to stay at home with his family in Sweden. That means that the band's upcoming Nov/Dec tour together with Opeth will be his last. He will of course be sadly missed, both musically and personally, and very difficult to replace. So, if you know someone who sings and plays the crap out of basically anyone, send him or her our way - we might just have a thing or two to discuss.