04:10 - no one proof that no sun damages the brain
02:23 - Bad English Madi - in Luleå we have no sun at all ;p wel it has between 10:00 and 13:00 but half sun not ful, you need nbe in high mountan to see it
01:24 - !J.O.O.E.! Aha yeah, that's true. I would also add lack of social inclination is probably going to be a part of it sooner if I don't get out and sort it.
01:21 - snake? snaaaake! @joe Low mood, anhedonia (no pleasure in things you usually enjoy) and low energy are the 3 major depressive symptoms, not that I'm diagnosing you over the shoutbox.
01:19 - no one feeling down as fuck is depressed isnt it?
01:19 - !J.O.O.E.! I don't really feel down as such. More like numb; I'm having trouble enjoying typical things, lack of motivation, low energy, also a fair amount of light nausea the past few days. It gets dark here around 4 / 4.30pm at the moment.
01:16 - mz I don't really think that lack of sun for just two hours can cause a physiological reaction, but it can feel me down as fuck.
The Swedish melodic power metal band Audiovision have released their video for the track "Invitation" online. The track comes off their upcoming album Focus, which will be released in Europe and North America on April 23rd through Ulterium Records.
The video is directed by Ronny Hemlin (Scar Symmetry, Steel Attack).
Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire have announced the title of their upcoming Prosthetic Records' debut. The album will be called, Songs of Ill Hope and Desperation, and is due this spring/early summer. The album was recorded by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Cobalt) and the band promises their most dynamic, bleakest, and dirtiest material to date.
Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire formed and released an EP Harmonies From Bleeding Mouths in 2006, and released their first full-length, Omega Drunk On The Blood Of Alpha in 2008 on Debello Recordings. Their sound has been referred to as "funeral grind," as it's "too slow for grindcore, too fast for doom," and have been compared to the likes of Brutal Truth, Pig Destroyer, Discordance Axis, Eyehategod and Napalm Death.
Lacuna Coil have announced a string of live dates across the USA and Latin America. Cristina Scabbia commented as follows: "Whohooo! My dearest friends, time has finally come. A lot of new places we've never been to, and we are simply STOKED about the new touring schedule. Can't wait to see you all, tell your friends and see you there."
05/04 - Knoxville, TN - Valarium
05/05 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
05/07 - Jackson, MS - Club Fire
05/08 - Little Rock, AR - Arkansas State Fairgrounds
05/09 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena
05/11 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum
05/12 - Mankato,MN - Alltel Center
Korn has signed a worldwide recording deal with Roadrunner Records.
The band's first release on the label will be its ninth studio set Korn III - Remember Who You Are, produced by Ross Robinson, who collaborated with the band on its first two albums. An exact street date is yet to be announced, although a spokesperson for the label says it's eyeing a June 2010 international release.
In 2005, Korn inked a widely reported two-album deal with EMI/Virgin, which netted the metal stalwart $25 million upfront from the major (Billboard.biz, June 9, 2007). As part of the deal, EMI acquired a 30% stake in Korn's overall business through to 2010. The new deal with Roadrunner Records is a worldwide recording agreement that doesn't include any other ancillary rights.
German power metallers Stormhammer have - yet again - added a new member to their ranks. Guitarist Marcelo Oehninger (ex- Iridium-X) is the latest member to join the band just a mere 2 months after Stormhammer recruited a new vocalist in the names of Ben Silver.
A 40-second video trailer for Hungarian Thrash Metallers Morbid Carnage's upcoming debut album Night Assasins is now available at this location.
Morbid Carnage recently completed their first full-length album Night Assassins, showcasing seven tracks of raw, intense and catchy Thrash Metal in the worship of the 80's golden years. The street release date for Night Assassins will be announce soon.
Night Assassins cover art] tracklist:
03. Funeral Pyre
04. Empty Graves
06. Castle In Pain
07. Night Assassin
In a short update on the band's website, Royal Hunt have announced they signed a record deal with Italian label Scarlet Records for the European release of the new upcoming album, entitled X. An estimated release date is set for early June 2010.
Keyboard player André Andersen said the following about the new album: "This album came out of our love for the 70´s music (tagged as Classic Rock nowadays) - from Kansas, Genesis and ELP to Uriah Heep and Deep Purple - music which was/is very adventurous while just a tad naïve at the same time (as some might say). We all are notoriously resistant to categorize it in any way, form or shape, but (if hard pressed) would go as far as saying that it's definitely much more hard rock than metal and if by "progressive" you might mean some odd time signatures here and there as well as random key changes - sure, there're tons of them here... as well as really basic, simple stuff - so go figure."
Swedish metallers Crystal Eyes have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"We've been getting a lot of questions lately about the status of Crystal Eyes so here it is: We're still alive and somewhere in the middle of the songwriting process for the 7th album. It's far too early to talk about release dates but since the speed and the Halford screams are back in the new songs it will be worth the wait.
If you want to see Crystal Eyes live don't miss the gig in Borås in Sweden on the 24th of April. We're hoping to announce some more dates soon."
The time has come for us to move on. Some of us have recently reached a new chapter in their lives, starting families, buying houses and pursuing other careers to make it all happen. Writing music, touring and leaving home for months at a time is slowly becoming impossible because of that. We all decided that it'd be best to pull the plug now and end things right.
It's hard to believe we started this band almost 10 years ago already. At first, Despised Icon was mostly just an excuse to hang out, write brutal slam riffs and play local shows once in a while. With your support, we got the opportunity to actually play music for a living, make friends around the world, be MVPs and travel to places we never even dreamed of visiting in our lifetime. Thank you all for some of the best times of our lives.
Finnish metallers Shade Empire have announced the following update:
"Shade Empire has ended co-operation with Dynamic Arts. Cooperation ran for the last two albums. Now it was time to denounce and to direct all eyes to the future. Terminating the contract took place at the end of last year but for technical reasons is informed only now. Shade Empire wishes Dynamic Arts and its bands a safe trip and all the best to meet future challenges.
Shade Empire is currently preparing for the fourth album. By whom and when is the publishing going to take place, we don't know yet. The band intends to look at all the cards safely and carefully through and be open to all potential offers (contact information can be seen at the official website). Interest, however, has already been showed also abroad..."