16:32 - Karlabos But it's a second degree influence u.u If Oranssi has psychedelic on it then it makes first degree stoner influence. Plus the riff is memorable, atmosphere is trippy. All the stoner scenario is set =]
16:29 - Apothecary Yeah, now that I think of it, this actually is probably one of the closest things to "stoner black metal" you could find *waits for Marcel to tell me I'm wrong* [link]
16:26 - Apothecary Stoner metal is deeply rooted in psychedelia, but also remember that psychedelic rock is deeply rooted in the blues as well, so the influence is still there
16:24 - Karlabos The last album does. Well, I don't necessarily connect bluesy with stoner, for me stoner metal is somewhat consisting of slow to mid paced memorable riffing, with psychedelic vibe and retro production
16:20 - Apothecary Not to mention, you're really taking that track out of context imo, most Oranssi Pazuzu actually doesn't sound like that
British gothic metal act Paradise Lost will release their highly anticipated new album "Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us" on Century Media Records on September 28, 2009 in Europe and October 6, 2009 in the US.
Now, "The Rise Of Denial", a brand new track from this landmark gothic metal opus has been posted at the band's redesigned MySpace site.
Guitarist Greg Mackintosh comments: "A classic PL song. This was the first song written for this album and the reason I decided to switch to 7 string guitars. It's almost like melodic, well structured grindcore. Dropping to 'A' really took this song in a different direction. It gives the song a kind of crushing, seething anger."
US metallers Manowar have issued the following update on their official website:
"The long awaited sequel of the "Hell On Earth" series is finally coming out on November 27, 2009.
"Hell On Earth V" will cover Manowar's recent world tours including Germany, Norway, Spain, Finland, Russia, Romania, Turkey, USA and Canada. It will feature live performances of old and new classics such as "Gloves Of Metal", "The Crown And The Ring", "Hand Of Doom", "Hymn Of The Immortal Warrior", "Father", "God Or Man" and many others.
Director Neil Johnson adds: "Picking up where the Earthshaker left off... "Hell On Earth V" covers the amazing "Demons Dragons & Warriors Tour" complete with onstage Vikings and all the craziness that happens behind the scenes of a Manowar show. I have done my best to show new and classic songs never captured on camera before, including the much-requested "Mountains" and songs from the new EP, "Thunder In The Sky". It will be a step above "Hell On Earth IV" in quality and spectacle."
Norwegian metallers Skitliv will release their debut album, "Skandinavisk Misantropi", on October 19 in Europe (November 17 in the US) via the Season Of Mist. The album features guest vocal appearances by David Tibet (Current 93), Attila Csihar (Mayhem, Sunn O)))) and Gaahl (ex-God Seed, ex-Gorgoroth).
"Skandinavisk Misantropi" cover art] tracklist:
01. Luciferon (Intro)
02. Slow Pain Coming
03. Hollow Devotion
04. Skandinavisk Misantropi
05. Towards The Shores Of Loss (Vulture Face Kain)
06. A Valley Below
Internationally known rock group Karma To Burn stars William Mecum, Richard Mullins and Rob Oswald who have written and performed Karma To Burn's #1 Mega Hit "Twenty", and top Singles "30 And 34" are pleased to announce their rock band Karma To Burn have signed with Napalm Records.
Karma To Burn has sold many albums worldwide. Karma To Burn, the original rock band recently reunited to tour for the first time in 7 years. VH1 has ranked Karma To Burn's "Twenty" as one of the "100 Greatest Songs of the '90s". Kerrang Magazine named Karma To Burn one of the top 25 most influential hard rock acts of all time. "William, Robert and I are proud to announce our new partnership with Napalm Records", affirms Richard "Little Dickie" Mullins. "We're thrilled at the opportunity for a renewed vitality for our rock band, Karma To Burn. We eagerly anticipate an unstoppable connection between the songs we work so hard on and the fans of classic, directly in the eye of the storm riffage that we make our music for. While trends have come and gone, Napalm has stayed the course and supported a loyal fanbase all over the world. William, Robert and I have taken great pride in doing the same. It's this shared passion for great music... spearheaded by great songs... presented in a timeless fashion... that's assured William, Robert and I that Napalm Records will be where our future hits find the perfect home."
Finnish metallers Soulgrind will enter the studio on September 14 to begin recording their forthcoming album, "The Tuoni Pathway", for an early 2010 release via Femme Metal Records.
A pre-production version of the song "Farewell To Misery" was previously posted at the band's MySpace page.
"The Tuoni Pathway" tracklist:
01. The Call Of Dancing Waters
02. The Song Of Tomorrow
03. My Sweet Thought Of Death
04. Vuoret Ja Metsänmaa
06. Among The Graves
07. March Butterfly
08. Pilgrim Of The Shadows
09. Farewell To Misery
10. The Tuoni Pathway
"Vigilance", the new album of Threat Signal, has been made available for streaming online. The whole record can be streamed at this location. "Vigilance", the band's sophomore album, was produced by vocalist Jon Howard and mixed by Greg Reely (Fear Factory, Front Line Assembly). The record is set for release on September 8th (N. America) and 11th (Europe) through Nuclear Blast Records.
"Vigilance" cover art] and tracklisting:
02. Through My Eyes
03. The Beginning Of The End
04. United We Stand
05. Beyond Recognition
06. Another Source Of Light
07. Hate Machine
11. In Repair
12. Escape From Reality
13. To Remember
Battle Of Mice has called it quits. Here's the official statement:
"After two critically acclaimed releases, Battle Of Mice has been officially and amicably dissolved. Never before has the story of a violent, interpersonal flameout been so aurally documented. It was intense while it lasted, but we should all be thankful that the band has ended; not with a bang, but with a whimper.
What the future holds:
The full length vinyl may still make an appearance sometime next year. We are waiting for the final word on that one.
Julie Christmas (Made Out Of Babies) is currently working on a solo record, be on the lookout. The record features almost an entirely different lineup on each song, featuring many special guests.
Istanbul's nihilistic death metallers, Heretic Soul have inked a deal with Rotting Corpse Records in anticipation of their upcoming album, "Born Into This Plague". Final recording is finished and artwork is near completion, with the release tentatively scheduled for early 2010.
Track listing for "Born Into This Plague" is as follows:
01. The Truth Dwells in Your Head
02. Deadliest Enemy
03. Mental Decay
04. Suffering from Existence
06. Worship Me
07. Beyond Hatred
08. Life Becomes Our Grave
09. 21 Grams