03:24 - Marcel Hubregtse SLudge is actually already dead since most bands in that genre are copying each other . Savannah SLudge is doing it and so are the others. If you hear mrore than 6 new sludge bands each months you will notice it.
02:29 - Apothecary Yeah you have a point, that "only old school is real, modern bands suck" mentality is still pretty strong among parts of the metal community though, unfortunately
02:23 - Karlabos but then again most death/thrash/sympho fans are more into older bands and don't follow the new stuff very closely... amongst the new metals arising i still feel sludge is pretty strong
02:17 - Apothecary I still think sludge is far from "the next big trend" lol, that's grossly over-exaggerating its appeal to the average metalhead. More people are into thrash, death, and symphonic type shit before sludge, at least in my area
02:14 - Karlabos yeah, sludge seems to be quite the thing nowadays. still beats the power metal trend from when i was a kid tho
01:42 - Marcel Hubregtse BlackEssence is 100% right with his sludge comment. On average of every 20 albums I have to review each month at least 10 are sludge
The mighty symphonic metallers Therion are touring again in Europe in January 2016! On this run, the Swedish band will be playing a very special, best of set list. Support will come from occult rockers Luciferian Light Orchestra, Mongolian nomadic metallers Ego Fall and Russian symphonic metal force Imperial Age. These rare shows will focus on songs from the albums Secret Of The Runes, Vovin and Theli, and are not to be missed!
Therion's upcoming DVD Adulruna Rediviva And Beyond is about to be released on February 28th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. So far, two clips from the release have been unveiled and today you get to watch the band perform "Kali Yuga Part I", which you might recognize from the album Sirius B. Enjoy it below!
Swedish symphonic metal masters Therion have shared a sneak peek of their upcoming new DVD Adulruna Rediviva And Beyond. The trailer is available to watch right here now. Adulruna Rediviva And Beyond, a double live DVD plus bonus DVD, limited edition digipak, will be released on February 28th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. This package will include two shows that were recorded live in Atlanta in 2011 and in Budapest in 2007 and additional bonus material. Check out the trailer and cover.
Apart from the rock opera they are working on, Therion have now announced more releases for February 21st. More specifically, the deluxe edition CD + DVD of their classic album Theli as well as a 3-DVD package (limited edition including bonus DVD) called Adulruna Redivia And Beyond. Their new studio album is scheduled for late 2014. You have a lot to look forward to this year.
Therion recently started off their European tour with Arkona, Sound Storm and The Devil where the band will test ideas for their rock opera. The band's mastermind Christofer Johnsson has now revealed more about this upcoming rock opera which will be partly based on Vladimir Soloviev's A Short Story of the Anti-Christ. The group will be performing live beta versions of the overture and four excerpts from the opera.
New York City-based production company After Hours Films is working on a documentary about the Syrian death metal act Netherion. The band released their debut album Sphere Of Terror last year and has an upcoming new album titled IX. In a small step in making the Syrian metal scene known intentionally, Netherion members will reunite and move to the US in order to shoot the documentary about the band and play live.
"Mon Amour Mon Ami", the new official music video by Swedes Therion, is now exclusively available for viewing below. The song is taken from their latest album Les Fleurs Du Mal, released back in September, 2012. This album consists of a collection of covers of old French chansons and pop songs.
While Therion's mastermind Christofer Johnsson said last year that the band's 25th anniversary tour would be the last for a while, things appear to have changed and the symphonic metallers have just announced an European tour with Arkona, Sound Storm and The Devil for December this year where the band will test ideas for their rock opera. Check out the dates below.
After releasing their debut last year and a video three months ago, Syrian brutal death metallers Netherion started working on the second album which will be titled IX. The group is looking for someone to design the new cover, but the tracklist has already been revealed.
"Catastrophic Reality", the brand new video from Syrian death metal band Netherion, is now available for viewing below. Check it out and let us know what you think. The song comes off the band's debut effort Sphere Of Terror released last year.
Les Fleurs Du Mal, the new album from Therion is currently streaming online in its entirety. In case you are curious about it, you can listen to it at this location. Les Fleurs Du Mal will finally see its physical release tomorrow, November 27th, in North America via End Of The Light Records.
Many people must be curious about the new Therion album. Well, now you get to listen to a new song from the album, namely "Polichinelle", which is streaming here. End Of The Light will release Les Fleurs Du Mal on CD on November 27th in North America.
Syrian death metal band Netherion is currently streaming their debut album entitled Sphere Of Terror in its entirety on their ReverbNation page. The album was self-released yesterday on June 28th and will also be offered up as a free download soon. The artwork for the album was designed by the band's bassist Mohammad Alesseh and the effort was recorded and mixed at Old Hearth Studios in Damascus, Syria.