15:52 - Syk I'm sorry, those directions sucked. [link] this prob what I had in mind (found the link here [link] )
15:42 - Redn1ght Will check these recommendations out later. :) Got to run to get back my guitar and stuff.
15:24 - Syk might be thinking of Feeder or Bush or someone in Britain... but I guess you're more interested in less-established metal bands?
15:20 - Syk contract managed to make a Billboard mark in America at some point, can't remember who tho)
15:18 - Syk Redn1, heard of Jorzine? if you search MS (forums?) for Jordan (maybe just check Bilocate's band profile) you'll likely find some more exotic metal docos :) (and yes - 8 Foot here - actually I think some big name without a label
Swedish metallers Entombed will release their new album, "Serpent Saints - The Ten Amendments", later in the year through Threeman Recordings via a special arrangement with Candlelight Records. The 10-song effort will mark the group's first release with drummer Olle Dahlstedt (Alpha Safari, ex-Misery Loves Co.), who replaced Peter Stjärnvind in 2006.
Commented the band: "We're mixing right now and the devil is smiling. Yesterday we got final mixes on the songs 'In The Blood' and 'The Dead, The Dying And The Dying To Be Dead' with top man Soren Elofsson at the console. He's helping us tweak the mix and will most likely master the beast at Cosmos Mastering, Stockholm, Sweden, later this month.
Alex Skolnick Trio, the band led by Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick, has posted four songs from its newly released album, "Last Day In Paradise", on its MySpace Page. Check out the tracks 'Mercury Retrograde', 'Western Sabbath Stomp', 'Last Day In Paradise' and 'Tom Sawyer' (a live electronica-inspired version of the Rush classic) at this location.
"Last Day In Paradise" is available on Magnatude Records. The CD consists of seven original compositions along with three arrangements of hard rock "standards" (a concept upon which the trio has built a strong reputation as an instrumental group that appeals to straight ahead jazz fans and rock fans alike).
According to a recent press release directly from Paragon Records, Georgia-based cult Doom Metal band Eyes Of Ligeia have decided to call it a day. A statement from the band's leader, Dante, goes as follows:
"After nine years, the cycle is complete. Eyes of Ligeia has been laid to rest, having accomplished all that was meant to be. No further information will be forthcoming."
Two mp3's for your listening pleasure:
'The Shadow Out Of Time' from the album "A Fever Which Would Cling to Thee Forever"
'Polaris' from the album "What The Moon Brings"
British dark lords Akercocke have set "Antichrist" as the title of their new album, due on May 28 via Earache Records.
Commented the band: "The concept of "Antichrist" is wonderfully rich. It represents a supreme opposite. The epithet of the great antagonist provided a wonderful metaphoric framework within which to work. We have strived to make elements of the recording as evil as possible. Creating atmospheres that are deliberately uncomfortable. Spurred on by a rage enhanced by the complete disgust with our recent history, we didn't have to dig very deeply to find the malice and rancour sufficient to evoke the spirit of violent antithesis. "Antichrist" is the perfect banner for a collection of songs that are tales of opposition, sanguinary lust and the axiom of our raison d'etre."
Montreal based Neuraxis have announced that vocalist Alex Leblanc (Atheretic, Point Blank Rage) has joined as permanent member of the band.
The band comments: "After completing the European Domination tour, we knew Alex was the right man for the job. His vocals were rushing, and he displayed a very intense energy both onstage and offstage. We look forward to Alex contributing to the writing of our next album."
Neuraxis has confirmed they will be touring Canada in May with Martyr. The following dates have been confirmed:
Italian Gothic Black Metallers Graveworm have posted the following update on their website:
"The new album will be released in Europe on Massacre Records. The album was produced at the stage one studio with Andy Classen (Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Disbelief, Dew-Scented). The new masterpiece will be released as limited edition digipack."
Massacre Records has set May 25th as the release date for the album, entitled "Collateral Defect". A small picture of the cover art can be found at this location.
The follow-up to 2005's "(N)utopia" features guest appearances by Maurizio Iacono from Kataklysm and Matze from The Sorrow.
"Collateral Defect" contains the 10 following songs:
Fear Factory is currently working on another remix album, tentatively due later in the year.
A first taste of the upcoming CD - a remixed version of the song 'Supernova' (from the 2005 CD "Transgression") - can be heard on the band's MySpace Page.
Fast-rising young UK Thrashers Evile have announced that their forthcoming debut album, entitled "Enter The Grave", is to be recorded in May 2007 at Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark with legendary producer Flemming Rasmussen (Metallica, Morbid Angel, Artillery).
The album is scheduled to be released Worldwide in September 2007 via Earache Records.
The following message was posted on Arch Enemy's official website :
"Arch Enemy guitarist Michael Amott has scheduled a signing sessions at the Frankfurt Musik Messe in Germany, Europe's largest international trade fair for musical instruments, music software and computer hardware, sheet music and accessories.
Michael Amott comments: 'It's going to be a blast coming down to Germany for the weekend, check out gear, meet fans and hang out with my ESP family! The ESP signings are always a good time!
I am also going to be doing a signing at the Randall Amplifiers booth, I have recently hooked up with Randall and we are working on all kinds of cool stuff - one of those things being a 'Michael Amott NINJA V2' amp! Come and check out the prototype of this beast if you are at the event! See you there!"
Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth, has posted the following message concerning the band's new albums on the message boards of the bands official site:
"I just wanted to give you an update of what's happening in Iced Earth world."
"We just finished mixing and mastering the single which will be titled "Overture of the Wicked" and should be released in late May or early June. The 4 songs that will be featured on this are as follows:
1.) Ten Thousand Strong
3.) Birth of the Wicked
4.) The Coming Curse
"Ten Thousand Strong will be the song that we will be filming a video for in the following months, most likely in June right around the Sweden Rock festival."