13:25 - LeKiwi What're your favourite songs from each?
13:12 - Fritillaria Maybe the only progs that I loved were Opeth and Devin Townsend
12:06 - LeKiwi Yea...I'm prog obsessed...so I couldn't help but eventually succumb to every acclaimed prog band out there :P
12:01 - ScreamingSteelUS Yeah, I'm not hugely into prog. I love Devin Townsend, Dream Theater and Opeth are great, some other things here and there... but as you can see I'm not very deep into the genre.
11:58 - LeKiwi Which I see that you don't, Steel :P Although they should be right up your alley Gelati, it seems you're a fan of prog :)
11:51 - LeKiwi If you guys like progressive music at all, you will get it one day :) They are a brilliant band.
09:46 - Gelati Yea I never really understood the whole hype with them they do exactly nothing special for me, I mean Loomis was a beast i guess.
This is such an intense period for James LaBrie. Following the success of his latest album Impermanent Resonance, the Dream Theater singer is now announcing a new solo EP called I Will Not Break. The digital EP will be released on January 6th, 2014 in Europe and January 14th in North America via InsideOut.
Manowar have announced that the upcoming Kings Of Metal MMXIV album will be released on February 28th, 2014. Kings Of Metal MMXIV is a completely new recording with many surprises, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of the opus Kings Of Metal and Manowar's following world tour.
These are really months of hard work at the Gamma Ray camp. After finishing the tour with Helloween, during which they received the news of the Hamburg fire that destroyed their studio and equipment, they are now back in another studio, working on Empire Of The Undead, that will be released in March 2014 via earMUSIC.
After all their hard work on the follow-up to the debut release Hell Frost, melodic death metallers The Unguided have finally shared a new song. Their new single is called "Inception" and the band unveiled the video for it which was produced by 11 Frames Productions. You can check out the song and video to go with it right here.
Uriah Heep will play a one-off show in London's Koko on March 4th. This show will be filmed and released as a live DVD on Frontiers Records in late 2014/early 2015. Mick Box and company will deliver a set including classic tracks and brand new material written for their upcoming 2014 studio album, the follow-up to 2011's Into The Wild.
Canadian heavy metal up-and-comers Skull Fist have shared a fresh new song entitled "Mean Street Rider". Of course it is from the upcoming album Chasing The Dream which will be released on January 10th, 2014 under NoiseArt Records. It should give you an indication of what's to come on the band's second album. Press play on the Soundcloud player below and enjoy!
Get ready for another new album from Cattle Decapitation because the American goregrinders have begun the writing process for the follow-up to 2012 album Monolith Of Inhumanity (nominated for Best Grindcore Album on Metal Storm Awards 2012). Cattle Decapitation's next album is tentatively due out in early 2015. It might seem far away but at least it is coming.
Following the success of their last release Nemesis, Finnish power metallers Stratovarius decided to shoot the second video off the album. While the song chosen before was "Halcyon Days" (watch here), here we have the video for "Unbreakable", directed by Mariano Biasin.
Nightwish's new DVD Showtime, Storytime has recently been released. The DVD/Bly-ray included the tour documentary Please Learn The Setlist In 48 Hours and the band's show at Wacken. Today the band is sharing yet another live video from this release, this time for the track "Romanticide" from their 2004 album Once. You can watch the clip here.
Today you can hear Within Temptation's new single taken from the upcoming opus Hydra. It is called "Dangerous" and it features Howard Jones, the former Killswitch Engage vocalist. The official video just premiered and you can hear the song and watch the video right here. Patric Ullaeus directed the video.
Apart from working on their new album, Polish band Hate have announced that they are taking part in the Spreading The Plague MMXIV Tour that will hit Europe in March/April 2014. The band will team up with Norway's pagan black metal horde Kampfar to bring supreme blasphemy to 16 cites of Euroland. On the tour that will start on the 28th of March in Munich, Germany, you will also see US avantgarde black metallers Velnias and Norwegian melodic black metal act Iskald as part of this tour package.
As previously reported here, German power metallers Iron Savior have been preparing a new album which they now revealed will be entitled Rise Of The Hero and will be out on February 28th, 2014 through AFM Records. The album is now complete and the band promises to release some previews soon.
The returning Norwegians Nocturnal Breed recently announced a new album which is called romantically Napalm Nights. The release date has been set for March 11th in Europe and March 18th in North America via Agonia Records. "The Devil Swept The Ruins" is the title of the first song to be revealed off the release which is now available for your listening pleasure here. Want to know how the band sounds seven years later? Waste no time.
Slash and his solo band are back in the studio to record the third album under the solo Slash banner. The legendary guitarist has offered some updates as the band gets to work on the follow-up to 2012's Apocalyptic Love. Slash has also said before that the new album will be heavy.
Aurora Borealis started blending death metal and black metal 20 years ago and now with their 6th full-length album already recorded, Xtreem Music has announced the addition of the band to its roster, signing them for the release of Worldshapers in spring 2014. The exact release date is set for March 1st, 2014 but you can already listen to an exclusive advance track called "God Like Redemption" right here.