20:41 - Redn1ght That's comedy in general J.O.O.E. Incidious was pretty cool. The third part was really awesome, threw my horror cliché checklist away for a while. (I was trying to count from 1 to 3 whenever there was going to be a scare.)
20:33 - Fearmeister Its all about entertaining the least common denominator
20:32 - !J.O.O.E.! It's a shame English comedy has gone to the dogs in recent years. A few good things here and there but not a lot.
Brazilian metallers Krisiun's latest album, "Southern Storm", can now be streamed in its entirety at the band's MySpace Page.
Due in the US on August 5th via Century Media Records, "Southern Storm" was once again recorded at Stage One Studios in Borgentreich, Germany with producer Andy Classen (Tankard, Rotting Christ, Dew-Scented), who previously worked with the group on 1999's "Conquerors Of Armageddon" and 2006's "AssassiNation".
Death Metallers Asphyx have issued the following update:
"Good news, within a year after the first reunion show at the Party San festival Asphyx already has written 8 new songs, maybe 1 song more to go. The tracks include all typical Asphyx elements. Next week we'll record some kind of instrumental pre-production/demo for ourselves. We expect the unexpected release of a new album in 2009 at Century Media records! According to drummer and founding member Bob this new album could be one of the best Asphyx ever has released. So prepare for the new upcoming Brutality!!!!"
Gamma Ray's long awaited DVD "Hell Yeah! The Awesome Foursome" will be finally out this September. The exact date will be announced soon. The tracklist for it has been revealed though:
Montreal, Canada '06:
02. Gardens Of The Sinner
03. No World Order
04. Man On A Mission
06. Blood Religion
08. Dream Healer
09. Heart Of The Unicorn
10. Fairytale (Acoustic)
11. The Silence
12. Beyond The Black Hole
13. Valley Of The Kings
14. Somewhere Out In Space
15. Land Of The Free
16. Rebellion In Dreamland
17. I Want Out
18. Send Me A Sign
02. Road Movie USA '06
03. Kai & Henjo Unplugged In Japan
German metallers Leaves' Eyes have posted online a trailer for their forthcoming double DVD, entitled "En Saga I Belgia". You can watch this trailer on YouTube at this location (or you can download it here).
"En Saga I Belgia" was filmed on October 20, 2007 at the Metal Female Voices Fest in Wieze, Belgium and included a special stage set — the Viking ship designed by the group's tech Leebee.
The band adds: "Leaves' Eyes are entering Wacken with their Viking ship and are playing as Main Act on the Party Stage on the 31st of July (Alex' birthday) at 8pm! Besides, Alex Holzwarth, who currently plays in Rhapsody Of Fire and Sieges Even, is the machine behind the drumkit. Miss this show by no means!"
Therapy? are pleased to name Andy Gill as the producer/mixer for their forthcoming album. Andy has worked on a host of diverse projects as a musician, producer, mixer and songwriter (Gang Of Four, Killing Joke, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Futureheads, Young Knives, The Jesus Lizard) etc…
Versions of new songs like "The Head That Tried To Strangle Itself", "Low Winter Sun"," I Told You I Was Ill" and "Mingusisyphus" illustrate the classic mix of intense instrumentation and dark pop that has made Therapy? internationally renowned. Whilst most of their 90's peers have been content to follow the options of rehash/reform/rollover, the UK trio have always carved their own unique musical furrow bolstered by a formidable live reputation and a stream of chart hits.
Amon Amarth have revealed the cover artwork for their new album "Twilight Of The Thunder God" and details regarding the album's several special editions.
The artwork can be seen here.
The CD will be available in the following versions:
1. Jewelcase CD including full album and 24-page booklet.
2. Limited Deluxe Collector's edition three-disc-set in a special DVD-sized book including full album, a bonus CD and a bonus DVD. The "Summer Breeze 2007" CD and DVD have a playing time of 72 minutes each. The DVD features Dolby Surround 5.1 sound and 16:9 format. 40-page book on special offset paper with parchment pages.
3. Gatefold-2-LP on 180g with one side being etched vinyl including full album and a huge poster! Limited to 1,500 copies!
The following was posted on Watain's official site regarding a North American tour:
"Hark in woe, infidels! One and a half year after their triumphant display of magic and death upon North America, Watain shall now return to those lands on a headliner tour. Due to the strict prohibitions of anything Satanic and Criminal passing over the border to USA, a lot of compromises had to be made on the last US tour regarding both members and stage-show. This time however, the full artillery shall be brought across the sea, in all it's terrible glory."
This Canadian/USA leg will constitute the final part of Watain's Fuck The World tour. Below is a complete list of dates in North American date format:
On the 23rd of July Metallica announced the tracklist of the upcoming album Death Magnetic on their official website. Pretty much all of the information about this album is now known so only the music itself is a mystery.
Here are the song titles:
01. That Was Just Your Life
02. The End Of The Line
03. Broken, Beat & Scarred
04. The Day That Never Comes
05. All Nightmare Long
07. The Unforgiven III
08. The Judas Kiss
09. Suicide & Redemption
10. My Apocalypse
The title "Audible Minority" is based to the fact that the music on the album has mapped itself into the extreme minority status; something beyond recognition of the musical norms. "Audible Minority" is a stateless, nameless, and label-less manifesto made from all the bitterness and pain. The album that is entirely bleak, gloom and dark.
Almost 2 years in the making, "Audible Minority" has been constructed during various personal events in life. It all began in September 2006, before the release of "The Habit of Fire", and continued to shape itself up until May 2008.
1. The Vampire Song download the song at Last.fm]
2. Conditional Destiny
Ville Friman of the Finnish metal band Insomnium has issued the following update on the Candlelight Records website:
"We are currently rehearsing new material, which will become fourth Insomnium album at some point. At the moment, we have four songs ready and lots of semi-ready material in store just waiting to be trained and arranged properly. We have also booked Fantom studio (where 2006's 'Above the Weeping World' was made) for March 2009 and the new Insomnium album is scheduled for autumn 2009 release. We know that it is long wait but at the moment we do not have any choices if we want to guarantee the quality over quantity.
Reason for such long interval in releasing albums is mainly due to touring and difficulties in getting a proper rehearsing place."
"We are happy to announce that the recording of our first album is underway. We are now in the studio, recording 11 tracks. Some songs are quite long (up to 9 minutes!) and will probably be divided in several sections.
Here are the titles of the songs:
01. Daughter Of The Night
02. The Witness
03. The Train
04. On The Wings Of Time
05. Escaping The Ghosts Of Reality
07. The Power And The Glory
08. Everlasting Child
09. The Old Man In The Park
We are finished with Nico's parts and working on the bass guitar now with Tristan . We will record the guitars, the keyboard and the vocals in August. Then the choir and the orchestra parts in September/October. The album will be mixed and mastered in November/December. Our artist friends will normally work on the booklet artwork in September/October with new photos. We're very impatient to have everything ready!!!"
Psycroptic have officially announced the title of their follow-up to 2006's Symbols of Failure. Ob(Servant), the band's first album for Nuclear Blast Records and fourth overall, will be released sometime in late 2008. Ob(Servant) was mixed and mastered by former Machine Head and Soulfly guitarist Logan Mader and recorded once again by guitarist Joe Haley.
Drummer Dave Haley commented on their upcoming release: "'Ob(Servant)' is definitely our finest hour (well, finest 49 minutes and 49 seconds anyway). It's of course a cliché of every band to say that their newest album is their best and so on, but we are very proud of what we have done on this album. The writing process was a little different for this album, with Joe (guitarist) writing pretty much all the material. This gives the album a very cohesive and flowing feel, and this album is definately our most diverse material thus far. The artwork is also amazing, having been completed by Raymand Swanland (Deeds Of Flesh). Those not familiar with his work should check it out - you will be amazed!"
Solefald have posted the following update at their official MySpace:
"Solefald are planning the release of an eight-LP vinyl box including our entire discography and a book about the band's history. This object - if we do it - will probably be the most exclusive item in your collection - and maybe also the most expensive.The price would lie somewhere between 60 and 80 euros including freight, depending on the actual pressing cost - we will press 100 to maximum 300 signed and numbered copies. We need to know if anybody out there is interested? Raise your hands and say ah! Both Laz and me are dying for this project to see the light of day, but, unfortunately, we cannot do it all alone!"
Misery Index has posted a new track entitled "Occupation", from their upcoming album, "Traitors" cover], which is scheduled for a September 30th release in North America and October 6th internationally via Relapse Records. The track is streaming at this location.
01. We Never Come In Peace
03. Partisans Of Grief
05. Ghosts Of Catalonia
07. Ruling Class Cancelled
08. The Arbiter
09. American Idolatry
10. Thrown Into The Sun
11. Black Sites
French metallers Gojira have revealed the cover and the tracklisting for their new album, entitled "The Way Of All Flesh", which is scheduled for release on October 13th in Europe via Listenable Records and on October 14th in the US through Prosthetic Records.
The cover features artwork created by vocalist Joe Duplantier. Joe also drew the artwork for Gojira's previous album "From Mars To Sirius". The new album was tracked in Los Angeles with producer Logan Mader (Cavalera Conspiracy, Soulfly) and at the band's home studio in Bayonne in the south west of France.
As Joseph Duplantier told Total Guitar magazine, the album deals with their vision about life and death.