18:18 - Zaphod Red, read the Dark Tower if you want an interesting main character. LeKiwi, I might one day, If I'm REALLY bored and wanna spend my time with an 800 page tome :P
18:14 - Redn1ght Why I usually avoid [insertpopularbookhere] is because of stereotypical main characters. I just want a character that isn't copy/paste Paladin archetype. (Generic Lawful Stupid teen. You know what I mean.)
18:12 - LeKiwi @Zaphod: you could always read the first book...you might like it - rehashes can be done well I suppose. @blood: what parts were rehashed?
18:06 - Zaphod Besides, there are many popular fantasy books that are just rehashes of Tolkien, even modern releases. Now Malazan is another long series that I haven't read yet, but that one I will at least check out because I heard it is fresh
18:04 - Zaphod Just because it received acclaim doesn't mean it's original or good. I'm not gonna judge it since I haven't read it, but I never will because I don't think it worth finding out since it's such a long series.
18:00 - bloodwrage I read the first of the Wheel of Time series for the first time a few months ago, and all I could think about was how much of a LOTR rehash it was.
Danish hard rockers Volbeat are pleased to announce that they will embark on their awaited European arena tour in support of their 5th studio album Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, released on April 9th, 2013. The quartet has also announced that they will be joined by a company of good friends and accomplices - US veterans Iced Earth, who will be performing as main support throughout the complete tour. Check out the full list of confirmed tour dates below.
Danish hard rockers Volbeat have revealed a brand new video for the track "Cape Of Our Hero", which is now available for streaming below. The song for this video, which was directed by Jakob Printzlau, is the new single from the band's new upcoming album Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, due to be released on April 8th, 2013 (GSA on April 5th and USA on April 9th) through Universal Music.
Volbeat's upcoming studio album Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies already has a release date and cover artwork. It will come out on April 8th, 2013 (GSA on April 5th and USA on April 9th) via Universal Music. The band has also shared that former Anthrax and The Damned Things guitarist Rob Caggiano, who planned to focus on producing, has officially joined the band as second guitarist.
Danish hard-rock/heavy metal band Volbeat are currently in the studio with a tentative album release scheduled for this spring. Producer Rob Caggiano will be joining producer and mixing veteran Jacob Hansen to helm the forthcoming Volbeat record, entitled Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies.
Danish hard-rock/heavy metal act Volbeat are pleased to announce a spring, 2013 headlining tour across North America, with main support from Canadian hard-rockers Danko Jones. The complete tour, that consists of 25 shows, will happen in March/April.
Danish rockers Volbeat have decided to part ways with guitarist Thomas Bredahl.
The band announced it on their official website: "Volbeat has decided to part ways with Thomas Bredahl. Being in a band is in many ways similar to a marriage with ups and downs. At times you can work it out and sometimes you need to go separate ways... We want to thank him for the work he has put in for Volbeat and we wish him all the best in the future. Volbeat will play all shows as announced, either as a trio or with a replacement guitarist. Right now we'll take a well deserved break and we will be back on the road in January, ready to rock the Gigantour and Wacken."
The first five dates of the UK tour scheduled to start tomorrow have been cancelled:
The band did personally not want to cancel this tour but unfortunately Michael Poulsen was ordered by doctors not to fly or travel until his medical condition is stabilized to their satisfaction. At this moment Michael Poulsen is currently under doctor's supervision and a full recovery is expected within time to be able to pursue engagements from Dec 1st and onwards.
"Heaven Nor Hell" is the brand-new video of Danish rockers Volbeat. You can watch the clip at Rocktube.
The song comes off the band's recently released Beyond Hell/Above Heaven. The album will be released digitally in the U.S. on November 9 and as a physical CD on December 15. Beyond Hell/Above Heaven was released in Germany on September 10 and in the rest of Europe on September 13 via Vertigo/Universal. Album samples of the new Volbeat album can be found at this location. More album details are available here.
Danish rock 'n' rollers Volbeat will be doing a string of US tour dates later this month without the company of guitarist Thomas Bredahl. The band issued the following update:
"To our U.S. fans: We'll be playing the first handful of our U.S. shows without Thomas on guitar. Immigration is giving him a real hard time because of an incident concerning theft of a barstool back in the day. He wasn't exactly a juvenile delinquent or anything, but to Homeland Security it's all the same. We hope to have him on board shortly. Our guitar tech will stand in for the time being and we'll, of course, keep you updated."
Quick reminder: the new Volbeat album Beyond Hell/Above Heaven, in slated for release in Germany on September 10 and in most parts of Europe on September 13 via Vertigo/Universal.
Volbeat have revealed their brand new video for the track "Fallen". This track comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled Beyond Hell/Above Heaven, which is scheduled for release on September 10th. All further album details are available here.
The video itself is now available on the band's official website.
Danish hard rockers Volbeat have issued the following update on their official website:
"It's been a long process, but damn well worth it. The artwork for Beyond Hell/Above Heaven is done and we're absolutely very proud of it.
Get a first taste as we present the front & back cover to you, along with the tracklist!
Next week you can view the artwork process in the making when we upload exclusive footage of this artistic process when illustrator Karsten Wrysand and Michael unfold the Graphic universe of Beyond Hell/Above Heaven."
Beyond Hell/Above Heaven will be released in Germany on September 10 and in most parts of Europe on September 13 via Vertigo/Universal. The album was once again recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen.
Napalm Death singer Mark "Barney" Greenway and Kreator's Mille Petrozza have reportedly recorded guest appearances on Beyond Hell/Above Heaven, the fourth studio album of Volbeat.
Volbeat vocalist/guitarist Michael Poulsen told Revolver magazine the following: "We were listening to those guys when we were 14, 15 years old, and we have definitely not forgotten them for inspiring us. They know Volbeat — they like our records. We had the opportunity to talk to those guys during the last three years touring around Europe. And to actually have them on the record is really a great compliment. What they did in the studio to the Volbeat sound is amazing."
Recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven will be released in Germany on September 10th and in most parts of Europe and UK on September 13th by Vertigo/Universal.
Danish metallers Volbeat have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"The writing process is well under way and a title is already set:
Front man Michael Poulsen explains: "The Album title is Beyond Hell / Above Heaven (no reference to religious beliefs). The title refers to the overall theme of the album, and it continues the storyline from where Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood left off...
The album will be released in September throughout Europe. The band are very excited about the writing process, carrying the songs into both extreme metallic territory, punk variations and some very catchy stuff at the same time. On top Volbeat is bringing in various guest appearances.