19:20 - Redn1ght The amount of time it would take to read to the point when Frodo decides to fuck the shire and gtfo from there is way too long. I could've read couple Conan short stories by that time and be more entertained.
18:56 - Belegûr lol crap book , I'll move on without biting :P
18:41 - Hex_Omega Wacken last year: 132 bands, this year: 83 bands. What happened?
18:35 - Bad English Amon Amarth is not crap band and LOTR is better book as Harry poter
Swedish metallers Månegarm have posted online a new song, "Mina Fäders Hall", on their MySpace page.
"Mina Fäders Hall" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Nattväsen, which is scheduled for release on November 19 via Regain Records.
Nattväsen cover art] tracklist:
01. Mina Fäders Hall (Hall Of My Father's)
02. Nattsjäl, Drömsjäl (Nightsoul, Dreamsoul)
03. Bergagasten (The Mountain Ghost)
04. I Den Svataste Jord (In The Blackest Soil)
06. Vetrarmegin (Winter Force)
08. Nattväsen (Night Creatures)
09. Delling (Dawn)
UPDATED, on 07.10.2009
Swedish metallers Månegarm have posted online another new song, "Vetrarmegin", on their MySpace page.
Finnish metallers Apocalyptica have confirmed dates for tour through their homeland in February/March 2010.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
Feb. 05 - Helsinki - Korjaamo
Feb. 20 - Helsinki - Kaapelitehdas
Mar. 11 - Savonlinna - Savonlinnasali
Mar. 12 - Lahti - Sibeliustalo
Mar. 13 - Kuopio - Musiikkikeskus
Mar. 19 - Levi - Hullu Poro Areena
Mar. 20 - Oulu - Teatria
Mar. 21 - Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo
Mar. 22 - Turku - Konserttitalo
Mar. 23 - Tampere - Tampere-Talo
Finnish Death metallers Sotajumala have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"On Monday January 11th 2010 we'll enter Studio Audio in Jyväskylä to start recording our third album! In the following four weeks we'll be working long days at both Studio Audio and Basement Alliance with Tuomas Kokko to finish the album. Mastering will be handled by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers in Helsinki on February 8th.
We're shooting for late spring release in Finland and hopefully a proper plan for other territories too. The name of the album hasn't been decided yet, but who knows what happens during the next couple of weeks."
The brand new Dark Funeral video for the new song "My Funeral" is finally available for your viewing pleasure. The video was shot in and outside an old and closed mental hospital by Standard Film Team. "My Funeral" is one of the three (out of nine) heavier, non-blast beat songs that were recorded for the band's highly anticipated full-length album Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus. Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus is scheduled for a release on November 18th via Regain Record.
UPDATE (thanks to Fastolphbolger)
A new Dark Funeral track entitled "Stigmata" is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.
"Stigmata" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus, which will be released on November 18 via Regain Records.
Swedish melodic metallers Hammerfall will return to North America for a full tour in March/April 2010. Support act will come from Powerglove (from March 5 to March 27) and Echoes Of Eternity (from March 27 to April 8).
Announced dates are as follows:
Mar. 05 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Mar. 06 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Mar. 07 - New York, NY @ Filmore at Irving Plaza
Mar. 09 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Mar. 10 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Mar. 11 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial De Quebec
Mar. 12 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Mar. 13 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
Mar. 15 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
Mar. 16 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Mar. 18 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4
Mar. 19 - Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Center
Danish modern metal heroes Mnemic just revealed the artwork for their highly anticipated new album Sons Of The System.
Mainman Mircea Gabriel Eftemie states: "Since late 2008 we started looking into artwork for the album, but it was not before we entered the studio in October, we actually found a solid idea. We wanted something simple, yet strong and something archetypal, for this release, and we wanted to do it the right way this time. On the last release we never had any artistic control over our artwork, we just hired a name, a company that worked for majors, where our visions never converged into what we really wanted. This time around we reached out to hundreds of designers only to find out that we could do it our selves and even better! The artwork portrays the Sons Of The System symbol. Its the symbol of the united, the symbol of the outcast, the symbol of the people in revolt of a greater evil. The real deal lies in the booklet artwork, which has been conceived by Rune Stigart and Me... more on that later."
Finnish metallers Stam1na have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Stam1na have entered Astia Studios in Lappeenranta Finland to start the recordings of their fourth full-length studio album, to be released during spring 2010. The working title for the new album is Viimeinen Atlantis.
The album will be produced by Miitri Aaltonen who've also produced the first two Stam1na albums.
The production plan states that the new album will have 25% more official band members, 54% more notes, 42% thicker sounds and 61,4% better song titles.
The studies also predict that the sexual life of the album listeners will increase by 38 percents during the first two weeks of listening the CD version of the upcoming album."
Two brand new songs of the French Heavy Metal squad Lonewolf, taken from the forthcoming new studio album The Dark Crusade, are available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. Except that, the band has published the official video clip for the song "Viktoria", which was filmed on the Hard Rocker Festival 2 in Poland.
"The Dark Crusade" will hit the streets on November 11, on both CD (Karthago Records) and vinyl (Killer Metal Records).
UPDATE (thanks to Bad English)
The next two new songs from French heavy metallers Lonewolf, "Legacy Of The Wild" and "Hail Victory", are available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.
Among The Lost, Apeiron's new full length album, will be officially released on Friday, November 6th by Last Scream Records.
The CD includes 10 tracks of technical Death metal with progressive flavor, crafted with Fear Studios and Alessandro Vanara's precious help; moreover, it features a very special guest, Gianluca Melino, singer from the Italian thrash legend Alligator, and also the appearance of Diego Cavallotti, label-mates Within Your Pain's guitarist.
The album will be distributed in Italy by Andromeda Distribuzioni, and worldwide through www.lastscream.com, www.apeironet.it and also for download on the net's major music stores.
"Astral Hand", the new video from German metallers Mob Rules, has been made available online.
"Astral Hand" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Radical Peace, which will be released on November 13 via AFM Records.
Radical Peace cover art] tracklist:
01. Children Of The Flames
02. Trial By Fire
04. Astral Hand
05. The Oswald File (Ethnolution II - A Matter Of Unnecessary Doubt)
1 - Chapter I: Prologue
2 - Chapter II: Desperate Son
3 - Chapter III: 11.30 a.m.
4 - Chapter IV: Unnecessary Doubt?
5 - Chapter V: A Dead Man´s Face
6 - Chapter VI: Did You Reach The Sun?
06. Waiting For The Sun
07. The Glance Of Fame
What better way to get into the holiday spirit than with Judas Priest lead singer Rob Halford belting out Yuletide carols.
Halford will release Halford III — Winter Songs on November 3 in North America. The album will also come with a 24-page color booklet and will be out in Britain and Europe on November 9. German fans will have to wait until November 13 for it.
A preview of the record (as well as a video clip) is available through the website for Halford's Metal God Shop webstore with two singles also available for purchase: "We Three Kings" and "Get Into The Spirit."
"Well, I've always said I wanted to produce a Christmas CD," Halford says. "The Halford band has assembled a fantastic release, and we're excited to have produced a collection of holiday tracks which all of us have enjoyed from a very early age."
Candlelight Records/Mnemosyne Productions today confirmed 25th of January as the European release date for After, and the 26th of January in America the new album from former Emperor vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn. Recorded during the first half of 2009, After completes the musician's planned trilogy of initial recordings. The album showcases the Norwegian icon with drummer Asgeir Mickelson (Spiral Architect), bassist Lars K. Norberg (Spiral Architect), & saxophonist Jorgen Munkeby (Shining).
"This is my first album written with 8-string guitars as basis which has been both challenging and inspiring," he comments when discussing the creative process. "I also decided early on that I wanted to mix this album with Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia) and recorded the album with that in mind. Asgeir and Lars have again delivered superb performances. I've always wanted to implement the saxophone in my music; Jorgen's contributions truly added a silver lining to the album."