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.
After teasing with audio samples, power metallers Silent Force have unveiled the first full song off their new album. The song is called "Circle Of Trust" and the group made a video for it. Check out how their new vocalist Michael Bormann blends in as well as the other new members.
The return of Silent Force is near. After unveiling their new album artwork and release date for December 13th through AFM Records, the power metallers have released samples from new songs today. The band's new vocalist is no other than Michael Bormann. Mat Sinner (bass), Alessandro Del Vecchio (keyboards) and drummer André Hilgers complete the new lineup. Listen to the result of their work below.
After announcing their return, Silent Force have now unveiled the cover artwork that will grace their first new album in six years, Rising From Ashes. The album is set to hit stores on December 13th through AFM Records. At this point, very little is know about the band's current line-up and direction of the new album, but at least you can see the cover right here.
Silent Force are returning with a vengeance. Guitarist Alex Beyrodt and his band have been working very hard on new material in the last few months. Their new album which will be called Rising From Ashes is set for release on December 13th. This will be their first release in almost seven years since Walk The Earth. So, mark your calendars and get ready for some more progressive power metal.
German metallers Silent Force have issued the short following update:
"Hey everybody, just a short update from the Silent Force camp. Alexander Beyrodt is having a very creative run and wrote 11 songs during the last 2 weeks for the next album. The material is very promising and will show once more how much potential Silent Force has."
Silent Force's new record label, AFM Records, announced that their new album, "Walk The Earth", will be available February 16th. Cover art can be found at this location.
"This record is exactly how melodic Power Metal should sound in 2007! Honest, down to earth, powerful, cleverly arranged but not completely melodic. Silent Force once again utilised the services of producer Dennis Ward, so prepare for February. The Gods of Power Metal will Walk The Earth; once again!"
"Walk The Earth" will be available on December 21st via Nexus Japan, along with an as-yet-untitled bonus track.
The following message was posted in Silent Force's official website:
"Dear All, we proudly announce new record deals. We just signed a new deal with two of the leading Rock'n Roll Companies in the world: AFM Records from Germany and KING Records from Japan. We are happy to be a part of the family and looking foreward to release the new album next year."
Holland's Within Temptation will release their new album, "The Silent Force", on November 15 via BMG. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows:
01. Intro / See Who I Am
03. Stand My Ground
09. It's The Fear
11. A Dangerous Mind (bonus track)
12. The Silence (bonus track)
Audio clips of all the album cuts can be heard online at www.Bol.com and www.MusicBay.se.
As previously reported, "The Silent Force" will be released in three formats: a limited digibook version with a DVD bonus, a regular jewel case version, and a version without the booklet, at a special price.