09:01 - Apothecary Everything in Enslaved's discog is pretty engaging and high quality if you ask me, they're remarkably consistent. Only one of their full lengths has below an 8 on here, and even then it's a 7.9. That says a lot
08:56 - Stereolab42 The lower-rated Enslaved albums are lower-rated for a reason. Blech. They have crazy-good highs and boring-ass, sleep-inducing lows.
07:27 - Apothecary I might prefer only AOE to Monumension, but I've been listening to the latter a lot over this past weekend, and I'm thinking that may change pretty soon
The seventh Trail Of Tears album, Oscillation, is set to be released on April 26th through Massacre Records despite the tribulations in the band. The title track off the album is now available for streaming online below and you can finally get a taste of the successor to Bloodstained Endurance.
Gothic metallers Trail Of Tears find themselves facing a turmoil. Vocalist Ronny Thorsen and Cathrine Paulsen have entered a war of words after Cathrine Paulsen announced through the band's official Facebook page that Ronny has decided to leave the band after various problems during the making of their upcoming new album Oscillation. Ronny Thorsen refuted her version of the story and gave his own. It seems like the band is falling apart.
Trail Of Tears has revealed yet another piece of the puzzle of their new album. This time, it was the tracklist. The band has recently signed with Massacre Records for the release of the forthcoming opus Oscillation on March 22nd, 2013.
Gothic metallers Trail Of Tears have signed to Germany's Massacre Records for the release of their new album Oscillation. We now know that it will be released worldwide on March 22nd, 2013. So mark your calendars.
Trail Of Tears released their last album Bloodstained Endurance in 2009. Now the time has come to reveal more about their upcoming record. The Norwegian gothic metallers announced that their seventh full-length album will be called Oscillation and also unveiled its cover artwork which was created by Jan Yrlund. Expect the album to be released early next year.
As Norwegian gothic metallers Trail Of Tears continue to put together their new album, the band has, in the meantime, announced their first ever South American shows. The band will play two shows in São Paulo, Brazil, this coming November. The dates are below. The band is currently finalizing the song titles and new album title.
Norwegian gothic metallers Trail Of Tears have announced Bjørn as the new drummer in the band, replacing Cato Jensen who left the band recently, with the following short post on their Facebook page: "Trail Of Tears is very happy to welcome our new drummer Bjørn to the family!"
The band also posted a video introducing Bjørn, which can be viewed below.
Norwegian gothic metallers Trail Of Tears have announced via Facebook that they have split with drummer Cato Jensen and are now seeking a replacement. Here's the statement from the band: "Today we have to announce that our long-time drummer Cato Jensen has parted ways with the band."
Norwegian gothic metal quintet, Trail Of Tears, have finished the recordings for their upcoming new album.
The band posted the following on their MySpace page: "The recordings for the still untitled 7th Trail Of Tears album has been completed in Sound Suite Studio in Marseille, France, with producer Terje Refsnes! Cathrine came through the extreme schedule with flying colours, putting the finishing vocals on the end result and delivered a performance for the history books!"
Norwegian metallers Trail Of Tears are in the pre-production phase of a new studio album. A clip from the studio can be watched below. Here's an update from the band:
"Ok, so it's been a while since the last update from the Trail camp. The reason for this silence is simple: we have been keeping ourselves busy writing some new tunes and trying out a few ideas in the studio. We have to say that it has been a good experience and some of the ideas which have surfaced so far sound pretty damn exciting to our ears! We are continuing to write material for the next album and will spend a few more months creating something that will live up to our own expectations and goals and hopefully raise a few eyebrows as well!"
Trail Of Tears guitarist Pål Olsen has parted ways with the band after three years of service. The band issued the following statement:
"Our guitarist, party-hat chief and beer drinker extraordinaire, Paul, has informed the rest of us that he is leaving the band. His decision is based on lack of time and a general wish to concentrate on the band that he co-founded, Guardians Of Time. We think it sucks to lose a talented guitarist as well as a genuinely great guy but this decision is probably for the best both for Paul, as well as for the band and we absolutely respect it and wish Paul much luck and happiness in the times to come. Trail of Tears will not bring a new member into the family as we are very much content with how the situation is at the moment and so the band will continue as a 5-piece.
Norwegian metallers Trail Of Tears have posted online a new song, "The Feverish Alliance", on their MySpace page.
The song comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Bloodstained Endurance", which will be released on May/June in Europe via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded and mixed over a six-week period at Sound Suite Studio in Marseille, France with producer Terje Refsnes. Mastering duties were handled by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios in Finland.
The release dates for individual countries are as follows:
May 27 - Finland, Spain
May 29 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, France, Italy, Sweden
Jun. 01 - Rest of Europe
Norwegian metallers Trail Of Tears have issued the following update:
"We would like to tell you all that Trail Of Tears' sixth studio album, "Bloodstained Endurance", is now recorded, mixed, mastered and thus completed! The band as well as producer Terje Refsnes have worked our asses off for the past few months and while sitting here listening to the end result we can't help but feel that we have outdone ourselves and managed to create something quite special. That's right, we said it! "Bloodstained Endurance", ladies and gentlemen, will be released through Napalm Records in the near future. Exact date will be revealed shortly. In the meantime, here is the tracklisting for you:
"It is with great pleasure that we announce that Trail of Tears will enter Soundsuite Studio in Marseille, France with acclaimed producer Terje Refsnes on November 3rd 2008 to start recording our sixth studio album! The band expects to spend six weeks tracking the yet untitled effort which will be released worldwide on Napalm Records in early 2009.
Comments vocalist Ronny Thorsen:
"We are beyond stoked to enter the studio again at Soundsuite with our fellow Norwegian Terje Refsnes. This will be our third album recording in beautiful Marseille and we are boiling over with creativity and excitement! So far we have about 14 songs ready, with an additional four or five on the drawing board. It will be a difficult challenge to figure out which ones will end up on the final product but definitely something we look forward to."