20:40 - Karlabos Well yeah, that kinda works. It gets a little hard to type though, but it's ok
20:28 - !J.O.O.E.! Maybe find a big hardcover book or something like that to put it on.
20:27 - Karlabos Sounds nice. Yeah because of the heat I can't use laptop on my lap like it was supposed to.. Unfortunately it's the only position where yo don't get a sore arm/neck/whatever when using
20:24 - !J.O.O.E.! Lel maybe. I don't like regular laptops personally as they're heavy and get hot easily. I own a little one that weighs less than a kilo and doesn't emit heat. Great for long journeys as the battery lasts for ages.
20:22 - Karlabos Wait, this means I'm gonna have to buy a new one?
20:22 - Maratha Not yet a review of new Bölzer in the upper section?
20:15 - !J.O.O.E.! Don't use a laptop covered in snakes and glass?
"The Carnival Of Miscreation" and "No Regrets" (featuring a guest appearance by Novembers Doom vocalist Paul Kuhr), two brand-new track from Belgian atmospheric black metal band Thurisaz have been uploaded by the band on YouTube and can be streamed below.
Two other new tracks, called "My Precious Unknown" and "Second Mirror", are still available for streaming over at MySpace.
All tracks come off the band's latest album, entitled The Cimmerian Years, which was released last month through Sleaszy Rider Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
Cynic are still busy working on writing new material. Guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal issued the following update on the forthcoming release:
"I've been working away in the home studio writing lots of new songs and keeping off the grid to stay creatively focused. Apologies for having been a bit reclusive in our digital age of informational abundance! It's safe to say that Cynic already has plenty of material for a new record, but something keeps the inspiration going to write more. I feel like I'm on for the ride and just seeing what manifests as a result of sitting on the train and looking out the window. As we move further along and closer to 'destination recording', the album will start to shape itself and the appropriate songs will be chosen.
Khaos Legions, the new upcoming album from Swedish Gothenburg metal band Arch Enemy, is now available for streaming in its entirety at MySpace.
Khaos Legions will be released in North America on June 7th through Century Media Records. The album was already released in Europe earlier this week (May 30th). More album details were previously reported over here.
A new teaser for the upcoming Konami video game NeverDead has surfaced online and can be found below. The trailer features a sample of a brand-new Megadeth track, also called "Never Dead".
Megadeth are currently in the studio recording the follow-up to 2009's Endgame with producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Sevendust, Machine Head). The as-yet-untitled effort is scheduled for a release in late 2011 through Roadrunner Records.
Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine said recently that the fans can expect the new album to be "more like Endgame, maybe sticking in that vein and going a little forward toward what I like." Dave Ellefson, speaking with UGO, told fans they could expect it to "be heavy, hooky, and have the trademarks you'd come to expect from us."
Last night (Friday June 3rd), Slayer played at Viña del Mar, Chile for the first time - the place where 50 years ago (on June 6th), Slayer frontman Tom Araya was born.
During an official ceremony, Tom Araya received the key to the city of Viña del Mar from mayor Virginia Reginato. This event marks Chile's first official recognition of the musician, who left the country when he was five years old and moved to the US with his family. Araya also reportedly celebrated his 50th birthday at Friday's concert with a birthday cake which he shared with the fans at the show. Read the complete story here (in Spanish).
In other news, Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo revealed in an interview with Geeks of Doom there are plans for a new studio album, although no material has yet been written. Tom Araya recently told Billboard that the group will not consider any recording projects without guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who is still recovering from his injury. Exodus guitarist Gary Holt is once again replacing Hanneman on the currently ongoing South American leg of the World Painted Blood tour.
Finnish suomi metal band Charon are calling it a day after this summer's performances. The band, founded in 1992 in Raahe, Finland, will be playing their final gigs as a favour to their loyal fans and finally wrap up nearly two decades of music career.
A statement from the band explaining their long considered decision, reads as follows: "This shouldn't be a really big surprise for anyone. We are forced to admit that we have no longer anything new to give to the genre in which Charon has operated. Doing things forced or not straight from the heart has never been a band practice for us. And a 100 % satisfactory outcome would no longer be possible.
"Around The World", a brand new song from Seattle metallers Queensrÿche, is available for free download from the band's Facebook page (You must "like" the page in order to gain access to the track).
"Around The World" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled Dedicated To Chaos, which will be released on June 28 in North America via Loud & Proud Records, a Roadrunner Records imprint focusing on established artists.
According to the French edition of Rock Hard magazine, keyboard player Joakim Svalberg (Yngwie Malmsteen, Glenn Hughes) has been rehearsing with Swedish progressive metallers Opeth for the past few weeks - but has not yet been made an official member of the band. You can expect an official announcement imminently.
Keyboardist Per Wiberg, who joined Opeth back in 2005, was relieved of his duties in April as part of a mutual decision with the remaining members of the band.
In other news, Opeth will embark on a seven-week North American headlining tour in support of the forthcoming album, Heritage.Taking place in September/October, the tour will also feature Katatonia. A complete list of confirmed dates looks as follows: (thanks to Vykintas)
As reported back in February, the reunited Animosity line-up of Corrosion Of Conformity has entered the studio with long-time producer John Custer (Blind, Deliverance, Wiseblood, America's Volume Dealer, Arms Of God) to begin recording the band's new album tentatively due for a late 2011 release.
In a recent interview with UGO, bassist/vocalist Mike Dean told the following about the forthcoming album: "The title is yet to be determined. A self-titled release crossed our minds but the album title is a game-time decision. October is a good time but if we miss that, early 2012 would be a fine time for release. "The Moneychangers", "River Of Stone" and "Rat City" are some of the [song]titles."
Austrian grindcore act Mastic Scum are working on a new full-length album, tentatively due later this year.
The band issued the following update: "We are currently working on the new album! We are fucking excited about the new record which follows our last album, Dust, our strongest release up to date, of which we are very proud!! However, the new release will be for sure a progression from the songwriting and sound production points of view.
Some of the songwriting is already done, but we still have work to do! The new material so far is fucking brutal, combining shredding rhythms, mosh grooves and grindcore blast attacks! We sure give 100% in the songwriting process and we cannot wait to enjoy with everyone the new overdose of brutal distorted structures! Be prepared!!
Big news in the "never thought I'd see the day" department, Worship Music, the long-overdue new album from Anthrax, is tentatively scheduled for a September 12 release in Europe through Nuclear Blast Records, and a September 13 release date in the US through Megaforce Records.
Songtitles set to appear on Worship Music include "Fight 'Em 'Til You Can't", "I'm Alive", "Crawl", "The Giant", "Earth On Hell" and "Down Goes The Sun".
Worship Music was originally supposed to be released in 2009 as the debut of singer Dan Nelson. Instead, the album now marks the first new Anthrax record to feature vocalist Joey Belladonna in 20 years.
Lizzy Borden have confirmed they will be touring the USA this summer on the Lizzy Borden Summer of Blood Tour 2011.
The summer tour will feature songs from the latest release Appointment with Death, and with the back catalogue well represented with songs like "Me Against the World", "American Metal", "Master of Disguise", "There will be Blood Tonight" and many more, this will be pure American metal summer fun in the USA!