04:29 - Karlabos I didn't really care for all the characters except Walter so when it ended bad for him that's what I meant :p It's funny how Skyler investigate upon him over the smallest things. are women always like that?
04:14 - mz I mean, I was expecting skyler to be dissolved in the acid. Disapointed :(
04:12 - mz well the ending was too "happy" IMO for what you have seen in 5 seasons. I mean, no suicide, no death for his family members, and also Jessy got rescued.
04:07 - Karlabos pretty good indeed. too bad the ending is like that. but then again it couldn't have ended well
Cage will once again return to the East Coast for a string of dates between October 14th-24th. Cage will debut 3 new songs from their as of yet untitled upcoming CD slated for the second quarter of 2011.
"We have had such a killer time on the East Coast where some serious metal heads dwell, we had to return and expand our search for more Vikings!" says singer Sean Peck. Upon their return Cage will announce the details of the 2 disc DVD release.
October 15th - Marrieta GA @ The Local (with Eternal Hour, Brazen Angel, Paradigm)
October 16th - Springfield VA @ Jaxx (with 5th Avenue Vampires)
October 17th - Richmond VA @ The Triple (with Hateful Bones, Goracide)
October 19th - Baltimore MD @ The Sonar (with Tolerance For Tragedy, Sky Came Burning, Balor's eye)
French metallers Lonewolf have parted ways with long time guitarist Damien Capolongo.
The band's vocalist, Jens Volker Mathias Bömer, states: "Damien, our long time lead guitarist and Lonewolf go separate ways now. Other priorities, family, the will of playing something a bit different made this choice as an evidence for Damien, and it is the best decision for both sides to avoid any future misunderstandings which could be bad for our true friendship that of course still remains. We wish Damien all the best for the future.
Nevertheless, he'll play the two upcoming gigs with us: Luynes and Toreille, to close this chapter in a cool way.
Alex, our bass player, (but former Nightmare guitarist) will take the lead guitar, and we will search a new bass player. We don't give a fuck about a monster of technicality, we want to find a true metal child for whom the names Manilla Road, Stormwitch or Running Wild don't sound foreign and strange."
"Greed Is Blind" and "Secret Of The Black Water", two new tracks from the Polish female-fronted traditional heavy metal act Crystal Viper are available for streaming on band's official MySpace profile.
Both tracks come off the band's new album, Legends, which is scheduled for release on October 22 via AFM Records in Europe and United States, and on November 17 via Spiritual Beast Records in Japan. As the title suggests, all the lyrics on the CD are based on the original Polish legends from the Middle Ages.
Battle Metal warriors Turisas have released their digital-only single Supernaut this week. The single is now available through all digital platforms.
Since the feedback to Turisas' version of Supernaut on Metal Hammer UK's Black Sabbath tribute covermount CD was so positive, the band and Century Media Records decided to release an extended version of the track, featuring an additional one minute that wasn't available on the previously released version of the song.
The band is still busy mixing the upcoming, yet-untitled album with Jens Bogren (Opeth, Paradise Lost, Amon Amarth, Katatonia) at Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden. The album was recorded at the Sound Supreme studio in Hämeenlinna, Finland and will be released in early 2011.
Abysmal Dawn recently wrapped up the recording and mixing process to their new album and follow up to 2008's Programmed to Consume.
Guitarist/vocalist Charles Elliott checked in as follows: "We've been working on and off in the studio on this album since May and now we're finally done. After a series of set backs, illness, and going through a world of shit in our personal lives, we had no choice but to make this record our revenge and the defining moment for Abysmal Dawn. We've had the finished mixes for about a week now and everyone that has heard it has been just blown away. We can already tell that this will be the record that the band will become known for. It's a very varied, extreme, technical, and melodic record and I can promise you that no one will be disappointed."
Atheist's fourth album Jupiter will be out on November 8th (one day later in the US). This magnum opus will be available as limited Digipak edition, vinyl LP with download card and poster, and jewel case CD. You can now download the album's opening track, "Second to Sun", for free by clicking here (.mp3)
US metalcore band All That Remains has revealed their brand new video, available for viewing below. The clip is for "Hold On" from the upcoming album For We Are Many set to release on October 12 via Prosthetic Records / Razor & Tie. The video was directed by Ramon Boutviseth (Trivium, Dream Theater, Incubus).
For We Are Many is now available for streaming in its entirety on the band's MySpace page. Go check it out and feel free to report your thoughts!
Operatika is pleased to announce the official release of their new single: Ronnie James Dio's "We Rock". It is their tribute to Dio and his contribution to the world of heavy metal. The song is available for streaming at the band's MySpace.
The band states: "In light of Dio's recent passing we will be donating all of the proceeds from this song to Dio's Stand Up & Shout Cancer Fund".
At the moment, the band is in full pre-production mode for their next album. Adds Operatika: "Our new songs are heavier and more technical while incorporating our unique Operatika elements. Stay tuned for more news and the new record (to be released in 2011)."
On the heels of the release of his latest opus, Static Impulse, James LaBrie has finally announced his return to the stage as a solo artist and will embark on a North American tour this winter! The Dream Theater vocalist has released two releases in a side project dubbed Mullmuzzler and two solo releases including 2005's Elements of Persuasion and the latest masterpiece Static Impulse which was released last week via InsideOut Music.
LaBrie comments: "Matt, Marco, Peter, Ray and I are extremely psyched to announce a tour in support of the new album Static Impulse. Everyone that played on the disc will be on stage. This is going to be a very powerful and memorable evening. Just us and the fans doing what we both love doing. You will hear songs from MullMuzzler 2, Elements of Persuasion and of course the latest, Static Impulse. Come out and support this US/ Canada tour and let's have a blast. We will hit you like a sledgehammer, but I promise it won't hurt... See you out there. Goooooooooo!"
Canada's metallers Divinity have just released the video for "Lay In The Bed You've Made," from the band's Candlelight Records debut The Singularity. You can watch it below or at this location
The vibrant, explosive video was directed and filmed by fellow Calgarian and cinematographer Doug Cook, who also created Divinity's Plasma video, from the band's 2007 release, Allegory.
"The song is about taking responsibility at both a personal level and as a civilization; how the decisions we make have trapped us in certain ways and a limited number of people have controlled our fate almost arbitrarily in some aspects," says guitarist Sacha Laskow. "We went with director Doug Cook once again as he is intensely creative and professional. Working with Doug is always an awesome experience and he matched the visuals to the music perfectly. We wanted more of a performance-based video this time to showcase the playing aspect but still maintain some concept as well."
German black metallers Dark Fortress have revealed new video for a song ''Ylem'', from the bands same titled album. The clip was shot in the Dechenhoehle, a natural flowstone cave that offered the perfect set for the story of "Ylem".
Morean (vocals): "The title track of our last album is a spell summoning the death of the universe in an accelerated "big crunch". The end of all living matter in the universe is inevitable, and in this invocation the sorcerer is a witness to this inevitable cosmic disaster. The clip is set in an atmosphere of desertion, with no more signs of civilisation, after the exponentially growing sun has scorched away all traces of life. As a last refuge, going underground offers the only shelter that is left, where the protagonist willingly surrenders to destruction and embraces his own end in a vision evoking both the distant past and distant future of our planet."
Katatonia will be playing at an annual cultural festival in India. The band writes on their myspace blog:
"We´re very proud to announce that Katatonia will perform at the music portion of the annual cultural festival for students ´Mood Indigo´, held for the 39th time in Mumbai, India. We´ll be flying into India straight after our Australian run on the travelling ´No Sleep Till...´ festival and will headline the main stage on tuesday, December 21st where, hopefully, a big portion of the 72.000 students attending will come to check us out. More information on this cool festival can be found here"
The guys at Candlelight Records are proud to announce the signing of Japanese metallers Sigh. Mirai Kawashima had this to say about the bands new deal with Candlelight Records:
"After we released our debut album Scorn Defeat on Deathlike Silence Productions in 1993, we had to choose a new label to sign to between Candlelight Records and Cacophonous Records. And we, who knew nothing about music business, chose Cacophonous only because they got back to us faster, which obviously was a huge mistake! Now, 17 years since then, we've finally come to work with Candlelight Records. They have a great roster including our mates Meads Of Asphodel. We're truly looking forward to releasing our 9th album tentatively entitled In Somniphobia in 2011."
More sad news in the world of Rock. Gotthard singer Steve Lee died yesterday (5th October 2010) in a motorcycle accident in the United States.
He was 47 years old when he died in the accident in Nevada. Long-time Gotthard manager Jan Bayati commented "it is a tragedy." and that he would give more details soon. But the Nevada Highway Patrol have confirmed the death, confirming it happened about 50 miles north of the "Las Vegas Motor Speedway".
He died at the scene after being clipped by a lorry.