22:11 - Apothecary Well again, I can see why. I've learned that sometimes it's the most emotionally sensitive people who make the most disturbing art, so it makes sense to me that Mories wanted a project that would express that side of himself too
22:05 - Erik M. Going from your description, it's indeed hard to believe it's done by him. :P But thanks for the link. I'm going to check it out for sure.
22:01 - Apothecary 90 minute album, so you might have to take it in steps :p
22:01 - Apothecary I think you'd like it, honestly. It's some really good ambient music, but more in a "I love you, be happy" kind of feeling. Kinda hard to believe it's the same guy doing it lol [link]
21:55 - Erik M. Ah I see. Well, I'm not familiar with Seirom, but maybe I need to check it out.
21:53 - Apothecary and he said he just needed a more positive release from the COA and GTT songwriting, which takes a toll on him. Understandably so
21:50 - Apothecary Seirom is comparatively a walk in the park compared to his other projects, really warm and uplifting, actually. So I asked him where that difference of styles comes into play
Technical metal pioneers Atheist have announced their last-ever U.S. performances. This weekend the band will hit the stage for the last time in their native Florida with headlining shows in Tampa and Miami (at Brass Mug and Club Flower respectively). Following, Atheist will perform at a handful of European festivals before a final show in New York City. A listing of Atheist live appearances can be found below with more info on the band's final show to be announced soon.
Last January, Atheist guitarist/vocalist Kelly Schaefer reassembled much of what was widely considered the band's classic recording line-up (Schaefer, bassist Tony Choy, and drummer Steven Flynn) to perform a select number of one-off shows to celebrate the re-issue of their wildly-influential catalog (1988's 'Piece of Time', 1993's 'Elements', and the 1991's legendary 'Unquestionable Presence'). Among those shows were performances at such legendary festivals such as Germany's Wacken Open Air, Norway's Hole In The Sky Fest, Italy's Evolution Fest, England's Bloodstock Open Air, and the Los Angeles' Murderfest.
Yesterday Porcupine Tree released their new "Fear Of A Blank Planet" through Atlantic Records, with a flurry of activity that includes a major U.S. and European tour and a new music video by director Lasse Hoile.
The compelling and cautionary video for the title track of the album has been posted on Fearofablankplanet.com (high resolution) and their MySpace page. The video is directed by acclaimed Danish artist and photographer Lasse Hoile, who also designed the multimedia backgrounds for the tour.
Swiss Extreme metallers Darkmoon have posted the following news on their homepage:
"Finally we will enter the Little Creek Studio at the end of May to produce our second album for CCP Records. It will be named "Apocalyptic Syndrome". It will containe 10 songs between the borders of Death/Thrash and Black metal. So be ready for the apocalypse!!!
And we have a new gig to announce: Saturday June 16th we will play at the Gallery in Pratteln. This will be a warm- up- show for the Battle of Metal Festival in Geiselwind, Germany. There some other bands will play too. So check the dates section in a few days for details...the event will be presented by the sounds2move.de webzine....be there!!"
Polish Extreme metal titans Behemoth have posted a new live video clip for the new track 'Christgrinding Avenue', taken from a recent performance at Club 13 in Tilburg, Holland. The track comes from their highly anticipated new album "The Apostasy", which is set for a July release. Click here to check it out.
The following update was posted on the website of Finnish Gothenburg Metal band Mors Principium Est:
"Ok, let's start with some good news. We have found our new guitar players! Karri Kuisma is now our official member and our new solo guitarist is a dude called Tomy Laisto. Both Karri and Tomy allready played with us at the show in Turku (11.4.2007). Jarkko will still be a member of MPE, but he will not play any live shows.
And then some not so good news. We decided with Joona , that it will be the best for everybody that Joona will not be a member of MPE anymore. And the reason why is that Joona just simply doesn't have any time for MPE. At the moment we are not looking for a new keyboard player."
Time has come again for another Negura Bunget European Tour. We had some last minute changes, a couple of new gigs in the UK added, and the schedule is now complete. We are looking forward too see you all there, as we are ready to give our best on stage!
Feel free to spread this message. We appreciate any kind of support!
The dates are the following:
04/04/2007 - Budapest (HUN) - Blue Hell + Adultery
05/04/2007 - Trencin (SVK) - Piano Club + Adultery
06/04/2007 - Ostrava (CZE) - Prostor + Adultery, Hyperborean Desire
07/04/2007 - Gmunden (AT) - Mc Wolverines + Adultery, Trimonium
08/04/2007 - Praga (CZE) - Bordo + Adultery, Tabor Radosti
10/04/2007 - Nice (FR) - Sezamo + Kathaarsys, Artefact
The following announcement was made on Epica's homepage:
"We are very happy to announce that we have signed a record deal with Nuclear Blast. Nuclear Blast is one of the biggest and most renowned record companies in metal and has already released albums of top bands like In Flames, Therion, Stratovarius, Children Of Bodom, Dimmu Borgir and Nightwish.
At the moment we are finishing up the recordings of the new album, which is scheduled for release around August/September this year. It was recorded again at the Gate Studio with renowned producer Sascha Paeth. This new album will feature the heaviest material of Epica so far.
For more info on Nuclear Blast please check: http://www.nuclearblast.de
"Imagine a time when warriors strode the earth. A time when battle-painted warrior-poets sang of battles and heady feats of heroism, myth intermingled with fact, and romantic notions of adventure on the high seas sparked the imagination. The time is now, because so-called battle metal maestros Turisas - named after their homeland's ancient god of war - are bringing back the old -school with the sophomore album "The Varangian Way". here for the artwork].
"We definitely have high expectations lined up after the success of our debut album "Battle Metal"", says vocalist and producer Warlord. "Quite often the second album is done in a rush and doesn't live up to the standards of the debut. We took three years to get it right, and there's no doubt about it: "The Varangian Way" tops "Battle Metal" with such ease I almost feel sorry for our debut."
Megadeth's video for the new version of the song 'A Tout Le Monde', now retitled 'A Tout Le Monde (Set Me Free)', is available for viewing at Megadeth.com.
An e-card for Megadeth's new album "United Abominations", has been made available at this location. According to Roadrunner Records, the e-card features "all the extra-fun Internet shit you know and love, including IM icons, wallpapers, tour dates, and more."
US Melodic Black Metallers Abigail Williams have disbanded. The group's official statement reads as follows:
"Abigail Williams has decided to disband. It's no secret that the band has had more than its fair share of lineup problems and the time has now come to close the doors. The MySpace page will remain active and we'll continue to sell merchandise until we run out of stock. Abigail Williams released their debut EP, "Legend," via Candlelight Records earlier this year and it is currently available in stores everywhere. Thanks to everyone at Candlelight who believed in this band and every fan who has supported our music.
Please don't bother asking for specific details surrounding the band's demise; just understand that this was for the better and we'll try to keep everyone posted as to the future endeavors of former band members, etc.
"Trinity Records proudly announces the signing of Singapore's Vedic metal band Rurdra, pioneers in experimenting Indian classical music melodies in Extreme Metal.
The band and label have negotiated a contract for six albums; the first release on Trinity Records from Rudra will be their 4th album: the first part of a triology "Brahmavidya: Primordial I", originally released in 2005, to be completed by 2007.
Currently the band is writing material for the next albums which shall be the 2nd and 3rd instalment of the Trilogy planned for release in early 2008. The band will be entering Blackisle Studios again with Joshua Nair and Sean Loo in the producer's chairs in Jul 2007.
Brazilian Death Metal band Sodamned posted their demo "On The Gallows" for download. The album was released in 2003 and has the following track list:
03. Dreams and Tears
04. Graveyard of Secrets
MP3 files of all the songs and also the artwork are available for download. The links of the files, hosted by Nitro Sound Solutions (http://www.nitross.com) are available in the band's MySpace page as the new song "Locked In The Garret", which will be part of their next release.