08:09 - BlueMobius Just got my tickets for the Decibel Magazine tour! :D
07:14 - ScreamingSteelUS My top choice was Persefone's "Spiritual Migration." Next was In Vain's new album, and after that I couldn't decide between Amon Amarth and Children of Bodom. Omnium Gatherum's I liked.
06:31 - AngelofDeth also think it was the fact that not much else came out that was good. Beyond is Omnium's best yet so I gave my vote to them but damn it still not that great an album
05:52 - deadone My problem goes down to individual albums where songs blur into one tedious dirge
05:51 - Unhealer Wonder what would have happened if the staff hadn't nominated them. Would they still win as write-ins?
05:38 - ScreamingSteelUS I wouldn't go that far, but I agree they can be repetitive. For me, it's one of those cases of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." "Twilight of the Thunder God" may be my favorite, though.
Finns Shade Empire have shared a few songs from their upcoming new album Omega Arcane but now is your chance to listen to the entire piece. You can stream the whole Omega Arcane album in advance and read Harju's comments about the songs here. Enjoy!
Finnish symphonic black metallers Shade Empire have announced that they have parted ways with guitarist Janne Niiranen, who has been part of the group for the last 14 years. The band has already announced Aapeli Kivimäki as the replacement on the guitarist spot.
Finland's melodic black metallers Shade Empire have just released a brand new song from their highly anticipated new album Omega Arcane, due to be released on the third of May via Candlelight Records. You can now listen to the new song "Slumbering Giant" on the YouTube video located below.
After revealing the cover artwork and tracklist of their new opus Omega Arcane, Shade Empire have released the first official video for public consumption for the brand new song "Ruins" (video edit version). You can watch the video below and listen to the album opener at full blast.
Shade Empire have revealed a bunch of new details for their upcoming full length album Omega Arcane. The album will be released on May 3rd, 2013 via Candlelight Records, with whom the band has signed a new record deal last month. Also check out the complete tracklist and the artwork of the album below.
Candlelight Records has announced the signing of Finnish symphonic black metallers Shade Empire. Candlelight will release the band's forthcoming fourth album, Omega Arcane, which consists of 11 songs and totals over 74 minutes in length. The album is described in a press release as "massive, a heavily orchestrated concept album, which takes the band's sound to a whole new level." More album details will follow soon.
Finnish metallers Shade Empire have announced the following update:
"Shade Empire has ended co-operation with Dynamic Arts. Cooperation ran for the last two albums. Now it was time to denounce and to direct all eyes to the future. Terminating the contract took place at the end of last year but for technical reasons is informed only now. Shade Empire wishes Dynamic Arts and its bands a safe trip and all the best to meet future challenges.
Shade Empire is currently preparing for the fourth album. By whom and when is the publishing going to take place, we don't know yet. The band intends to look at all the cards safely and carefully through and be open to all potential offers (contact information can be seen at the official website). Interest, however, has already been showed also abroad..."
Finnish metallers Shade Empire have posted online a new video Link] for the song "9 In 1". (you can also download it in high-quality link] on Dynamic Arts Records' website. The video was directed by Ari Reinikainen.
The track comes off the band's new album, entitled "Zero Nexus", which will be release on March 12, 2008 via Dynamic Arts Records.
Finnish metallers Shade Empire will release their third album, entitled "Zero Nexus", on March 12 via Dynamic Arts Records. Most of the recording sessions took place at Studio 33 in Kuopio, Finland. The vocal recordings at Perkele Studios were overseen by producer and Ajattara mastermind Pasi "Ruoja" Koskinen. "Zero Nexus" was mixed by Sami Niittykoski.
"Zero Nexus" tracklisting:
01. 9 In 1
02. Adam & Eve
03. Blood Colours The White
04. Flesh Relinquished
05. Harvesters Of Death
07. Whisper From The Depths
08. Ecstasy Of Black Light
Lots of information coming up later. But you can find videos from recording sessions and from video shootings at this location.
Highly acclaimed Finnish band Shade Empire starts recording a new album. Band's newest member Mr. Rasane will start banging drums on the 1st of October. Main parts of the album will be recorded at Studio 33, Kuopio, Finland and this time band uses a real choir to boost up the sound. Vocal sessions will take place at Perkele Studios. If group's preceding album sounded sick this time it won't make a difference. Ajattara's mastermind Ruoja will produce vocals for the album and Sami Niittykoski gives the final touch by mixing the whole grandeur together.
Shade Empire has created a sound which is hardly categorised. They flavour their music using industrial and symphonic elements still being death-, black-, dark metal, you name it. So far Shade Empire has released two totally praising reviews gotten albums, Sinthetic(2004) and Intoxicate O.S.(2006). Intoxicate O.S. went 25th on its releasing week on Finnish official album charts. Single, from Intoxicate O.S.-album, "Slitwrist Ecstasy" went 3rd on official Finnish single charts and stayed there for weeks. Shade Empire were also headlining last years Popkomm's metal night at Berlin, Germany.