03:49 - !J.O.O.E.! Overall I enjoyed it, despite glaring and numerous plot holes and being a too long. But I think it could have been better if it didn't want to be too many things and concentrated on just a few. Joon-ho Bong's The Host was a better
03:47 - Darth Satanious ...out of place on purpose. It is like everything, some may find that something works and some may not. Fucking traffic control in the Shoutbox,
03:45 - !J.O.O.E.! True, but Battle Royale felt clearly rooted in satire, so they got away with it.
03:43 - Darth Satanious I think they wanted to put an interesting character with her, and I believe they succeded. Her place in Snow reminds me of that chick in the instructional video of Battle Royale. A weird, kind of eccentric character that feels...
03:42 - !J.O.O.E.! Which is ironic because she was the best part of the film, but the one element which didn't belong.
03:40 - !J.O.O.E.! [SPOILERS] It's like on one hand, you have the serious and tragic tone of the film where babies were eaten etc, then on the other hand you have the caricatured, designed for humour character of Swinton. Not compatible imo.
As announced, Lamb Of God are supporting Metallica on some N. American dates. However, a few days ago, Metallica have posted the following report about their tour: "As you may have heard, the owners of the Los Angeles Forum have a little issue with our friends from Lamb Of God, so unfortunately they will not be joining us for the two shows at The Forum on December 17 and 18. That's the bad news... the good news is that our bros in Machine Head are rushing back to the States from Europe to step in on those two nights. And of course no show would be complete without The Sword kicking things off, so they'll be there too."
In 2005, Lamb Of God were famously banned from playing The Forum venue, owned by The Faithful Central Bible Church, because church leaders were offended by the group's previous name "Burn The Priest"... and it seems they still are!
Kaledon have announced they'll be filming their 10th-anniversary concert on October 30 at Stazione Birra in Morena, Italy. The concert will be entirely filmed with 5 professional television cameras and will become Kaledon's first live DVD. The band will be joined at the event by its original singer Anthony Drago, who will sing four songs with the group.
Kaledon's cover version of the Queen classic "We Will Rock You" is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The song comes off the Japanese edition of the Italian power metallers' new album, "Legend Of The Forgotten Reign Chapter 5: A New Era Begins", which was released this June.
French metallers Glorior Belli have issued the following update:
"Father, glory thou shall see!
The French purveyors of Luciferian illumination will soon enter the studio to record their new full-length called "Meet Us At The Southern Sign". As for now, the album is made of 11 tracks... To be released in 2009 via Candlelight Records worldwide.
Swedish metaller Zonaria have uploaded a new track, entitled "Contra Mundum", on their MySpace page. The song comes off the band's second full-length album "The Cancer Empire", to be released later this month. All info about the album here.
Norwegian "trollish" metallers Trollfest has revealed the artwork and tracklisting for the upcoming third album, "Villanden", due before the end of the year via Omvina Records.
01. Wo Bin Ich Jetz Aufgewacht?
02. Der JegerMeister
03. Uraltes Elemente
05. Per, Pål Og Brakebeins Abenteuer
06. Der Uhr Ist Skandaløst Schändlich
07. God Fart
09. En Ny Erfaring
11. Die Kirche Undt Der Mache
Finnish symphonic folk metaller Kivimetsän Druidi have uploaded all the songs from the band's soon-to-be-released debut album "Shadowheart" so that all of you can pre-listen it now. "Shadowheart" can now be streamed for one week at the band's MySpace page.
Kruger have issued the following update on band's MySpace page:
"As we're faithful in love and sex, we're cheating with bass players! The October tour will finally be done along with Tvo, aka Thierry Van Osselt. He was Knut's former bass player (yep, we barely change...). We're still looking for the right guy to help us out on the few other slots, until the only one and original Kruger bassist Blaise comes back from Canada next January. We're looking forward to this 5000 km 'one beer per hundred miles tour', starting next Friday flyer]. Hope to catch you on the road!"
"Integral Birth", a new track from the reunited progressive metallers Cynic, is available for download at this location. The song comes off the group's new album, "Traced In Air" will be released on October 28 via Season of Mist Records (one day earlier internationally).
Dutch death metal band God Dethroned has issued the following update:
"We're ready! We finished eight songs for our new album "Passiondale". Those of you who are fans of our "Bloody Blasphemy" and "The Lair Of The White Worm" albums can take a deep breath now and wait out the time until the album comes out. 'Cause this motherfucker brings back all the good things you liked so much. Bringing back Roel to the band after all these years was a good idea. His drumming gave us the right vibe to come up with the stuff we needed for so long. We're really happy about the results and we can't wait to start tracking down those songs. We start recording on October 13th in the Soundlodge Studios in Germany.
Extreme metallers Brujeria - whose current touring lineup includes Carcass frontman Jeff Walker (a.k.a. El Cynico) on bass, ex-Cradle Of Filth drummer Adrian Erdlandsson (a.k.a. El Podrido), and Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury (a.k.a. Hongo) on guitar - will embark on the No Acceptan Imitaciones North American Tour in November and December.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
Nov. 28 - 3 Kings - Denver, CO
Nov. 29 - House Of Blues - Los Angeles, CA
Dec. 02 - Sunshine Theater - Albuqerque, NM
Dec. 03 - Club 101 - El Paso, TX
Dec. 04 - El Rey - McAllen, TX
Dec. 05 - Riverside Multiplex - Victoria, TX
Dec. 06 - Red 7 - Austin, TX
Dec. 07 - Ridglea Theater - Dallas, TX
Deicide, Samael, Vader, Devian, Zonaria and guests will appear on our new festival called "Winterfest 2009". Long awaited Deicide's tour in Europe with their charismatic leader Glen Benton handling bass/vocals duties soon will become a reality! That will be also the first opportunity to watch the band on live, performing songs from their latest album "Till Death Do Us Part" (Earache Records) as well as band's classics. Deicide's special guests on that tour will be two well known acts: Samael and Vader! For Vader that will be the first tour in their new line-up- expect death metal hell! The package features also two newcomers from Century Media roster - Devian and Zonaria, both bands will hit the road to promote their newest offerings: "God To The Illfated" and "The Cancer Empire". The tour consisted of 15 shows starts on January 8 and will last until January 22.
Season of Mist is proud to announce the freshly inked deal the label signed with play Slavonic heathen metal band Drudkh. Their cinematic, folk-influenced music focuses on a strong atmosphere with a lot of feeling, and the lyrical contents are about nature mysticism, seasons, philosophy, Ukrainian mythology, legends and history. Many of the band's lyrics are derived from the works of nineteenth and twentieth centuries Ukrainian poets.
Drudkh decided to issue this one public statement only. They will also in future stick to their general rule, which means that Drudkh will not be giving interviews nor make use of any internet platform:
"During all its history, the band followed a 'no photos, no interviews, no website, no gigs' policy, which was nobly accepted by Drudkh's new label Season of Mist. The absence of any comments or information from Drudkh's side gave an opening to a few ignorant internet warrior-fans to spread rumors, that the band embraces some extreme political views. This is absolutely misleading and a total profanation, since there is nothing in Drudkh's music or lyrics that would suggest any political outlook. Drudkh praise individualism, self-improvement and estrangement from modern values."
Moonspell will release their long-awaited new DVD, "Lusitanian Metal" cover], in Europe on November 21. The complete tracklisting for the double DVD effort will contain:
- Live At The City Of Ravens (Metalmania, Poland 2004)
- Touch Me In The Eyes (video compilation from "Opium" to "I Will See You In My Dreams", including the never seen making of from "Everything Invaded")
- Century Media Years (Discography)
- Knoweldge (Graveyard impressions, exclusive and extensive interview with the band members shot in a Lisbon graveyard)
Small Hours - The Early Days (1992-1994):
01. Serpent Angel
02. Wolves from the Fog
03. Ancient Winter Goddess
Waylander have posted the following message on their Myspace page:
"First of all, we are pleased to announce the return of Gareth Murdock on Guitars. We are back to a 6-piece once again and his first show back with us will be in Swansea in October.
We will be embarking on a 3-night UK Tour in a few weeks time with Annwn, Siluria and Ravenage. The venues and dates are as follows:
23rd October - The Milkwood Jam, Swansea (Wales)
24th October - The Porter Butt, Bath (England)
25th October - The Unicorn, London (England) FREE GIG
Also before the end of the year we will be appearing in France for the first time on the 20th December at the Cernunnos Pagan Fest 3 flyer] in the La Loco Club in Paris. Other bands to appear on the bill will be Obtest, Melechesh and many more.