10:26 - ScreamingSteelUS I got lucky and found three Opeth albums for $6 a piece when I saw them at the New England Metal & Hardcore Fest. Usually, CDs in America (where I am, at least) are between $10 and $20, though $15 is my limit usually.
10:06 - Zaphod 25€/$ is a common price, but you're still a moron for paying it because you can probably get it cheaper, and even if you can't, you're still getting ripped off, so download it instead and wait till you find a better bargain.
Gothic metal pioneers Paradise Lost and Century Media Records are proud to announce the band's worldwide signing to the record label. In a career that has spanned over 17 years, Paradise Lost have sold a staggering two million albums worldwide.
European Label Manager Antje Lange commented on the signing, "We feel very honored to welcome Paradise Lost to The Century Family. Paradise Lost are an extremely influential band with the creative potential for a very bright future. As their new record label, we look forward to working to expand their global fan base."
After reviewing several offers, Paradise Lost chose to sign to Century Media worldwide. Vocalist Nick Holmes states, "It's great to be on a label with so many metal bands and such a heritage. This worldwide deal will give us a chance to have a crack at the U.S."
The legendary pimps of gore, GUT have posted a new song 'The Nympho Is A G' from their upcoming "Girls On Acid" split with Rompeprop over at their official MySpace page. The limited split 7" is expected to be released on October 7th at the Grotescore Fest in Koblenz, Germany. When it's sold out, it will be pressed as a MCD.
Death Metallers, Hate Eternal announced they will release they first DVD in their career entitled "The Perilous Fight", on Oct. 16, 2006. The video features artwork from Paul Romano and also includes a blistering live set filmed at The Garage in London on June 4, 2006, with a live audio mix by Hate Eternal frontman Erik Rutan.
"The Perilous Fight" delves deep into the life of one of death metal's most influential bands, with Erik Rutan, Randy Pir and Reno Kiilerich sharing their thoughts on Hate Eternal so far in an exclusive 20-minute interview filmed immediately following the June 2006 London show.
Here is the tracklisting:
01. Two Demons
02. Servants Of The Gods
Swedish metallers Entombed have issued the following update:
"The 'When In Sodom' EP was extremely well received, more than any other Entombed record, boosting both interest and sales in Europe, so we thank each and every one who got their hands on a copy.
"'When In Sodom' is yet to be released in Scandinavia,(September 18) and USA, (November 14) to coincide with the west coast dates with Grave and Dismember, 1-16 December. We need to get those extra kicks in to pave the way before we unleash the highly anticipated full length studio album — 'Serpent Saints'. In the meantime, Entombed will tour Scandinavia and USA on the EP; in November the mighty Masters Of Death tour will pulverize Europe, and then we will launch the masterpiece in February/March 2007. It will be worth the wait!"
Folk Metallers Tyr will be releasing a new album next month. The album will be entitled 'Ragnarok' and will be released on 22nd September (10th October for the US). It was recorded at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark. The band has said the the album is a concept album.
Here is the track listing for the album:
01. The Beginning
02. The Hammer Of Thor
04. Brothers Bane
05. The Burning
06. The Ride To Hel
07. Torsteins Kvæði
08. Grímur Á Miðalnesi
09. Wings of Time
10. The Rage Of The Skullgaffer
11. The Hunt
13. Lord of Lies
16. The End
17. Valkyries Flight*
German Thrashers Sodom have announced more dates for their European tour. They'd already announced some with Folk Metal band Finntroll, but now they will be performing some shows without Finntroll, before those dates.
Here is a complete list of their upcoming shows:
Aug. 26 - Castel Volturno (CE), ITA @ S-Hammer Metal Fest 2006
Sep. 02 - Dublin, IRE @ Mysterious Wounds Festival
Nov. 04 - Perth, SCO @ Ragnarock Festival
Nov. 24 - TUR @ TBA
Dec. 26 - Amsterdam, NETH @ Melkweg
Dec. 27 - Osnabrück, GER @ Georgsmarienhütte - Eventcenter B 51
Dec. 28 - Bochum, GER @ Zeche
Dec. 29 - Antwerp, BEL @ Hof Ter Loo
Dec. 30 - Karlsruhe, GER @ Substage
Dec. 31 - Pratteln, SWI @ Z7
American Thrashers Metallica have announced that the "The Simpsons" chapter they appear as guests in will air as the Season Premiere on September 10th, 2006 on FOX TV. The band members encourage Metallica fans to check local listings for channel and showtime in their respective areas.
A small taste of how it will look can be seen here.
Between the 9th and the 19th August, Death Metallers Vader have been filming a new video for their new song 'Helleluyah (God Is Dead)'. The song comes from the bands soon to be released album 'Impressions In Blood'. The video was shot at AW Film Studio and was produced and directed by Andrzej Wyrozebski. Stawomir Panasewicz was the cameraman and Janusz Król was responsible for the special effects. The video was filmed in Wroctaw and Lozina (a town near Wroctaw).
The band has said that the location was a good one, and that it's "...dark, dangerous and very mysterious aura fitted perfectly into the band's formula and the feeling of their new album".
Beseech has hooked up with Rock The Nation Bookings/Management (a booking agency) wich handles such bands as Kataklysm and Graveworm.
As the group commented:"We hope and think this cooperation will take Beseech one step further when we talking about touring and to reach every possible country!"
In other News, Beseech are seeking a new record label to release a new demo following their split with Napalm Records. For a record contract, interested labels can contact the band at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former Tourniquet members Victor Macias (bass), Erik Mendez (guitar), and Gary Lenaire (guitar) are back together and working on new music with their brand new project 2050Bells. The group, which cites its influences as Black Sabbath, Slayer, Magma and Motörhead, has launched its MySpace page at this location.
Lenaire played on all of Tourniquet's releases between 1990 and 1995 while Mendez only appeared on 1992's "Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance" and 1993's "Live Vol. 2". Macias was a member of Tourniquet for the same two albums that Mendez performed on, plus 1994's "Vanishing Lessons" and the 1995 EP "Carry The Wounded".
Anathema show August 25 concert at Amman Al Ahleyeh Areana in Jordan has been officially concelled. The band has posted the following message on their homepage:
"Anathema are very sad to announce the cancellation of the concert in Jordan on 25th august. The band and promoter have received notification from the Jordanian security services (Mukhabarat) that there has been a security alert and they are not prepared to let the show go ahead on grounds of public safety". The band writes in the statement. "These circumstances are completely beyond the bands control and we have no option other than to cancel the show."
"We would like to express our own deep personal disappointment at this situation and to pass on our heartfelt thanks to all the people in the region who have shown us such fantastic support. If there was any possible way that this show could have gone ahead then rest assured we would now be on our way. We shall try to re-schedule the show for sometime in the future when the safety for all at the event can be guaranteed.
Revolution Music has just uploaded a new audio interview with Kelly Shaefer of the technical metallers Atheist. The interview talks about the band's European reunion tour, how the music scene has evolved and his upcoming projects. It's all about 13 minutes of chat that can be downloaded here.
Otherwise, a video clip of Atheist bassist Tony Choy falling through an unsecured part of the large outdoor stage at Italy's Evolution Festival on July 16, 2006 has been posted online at YouTube.com.
Atheist kicked off their summer European tour run July 14 at England's Bloodstock Festival. The band's first live appearances in over 13 years were greeted with rabid enthusiasm as the group blazed through classics like "Unquestionable Presence" and "Piece of Time".
Megadeth's mainman Dave Mustaine has told in an interview with Gary Graff that 'United Abominations' is soon at end but it has been pushed back to an early 2007 release via Roadrunner.
"We're putting the finishing touches on it," reports group leader Dave Mustaine, who's also preparing for the Sept. 6 start of the second Gigantour traveling heavy metal festival. "We've got a little more work before it's finished, but it should be out some time next year."
Mustaine says an initial Oct. 31 release date for the album, Megadeth's first as part of a new deal with Roadrunner Records, was "wishful thinking," and both the group and label felt a 2007 release was preferable to November or December of this year.
Primal Fear will release a best of collection entitled "Metal is Forever - The Very Best of Primal Fear". Set to be released on September 29 at Nuclear Blast Records (JVC in Japan). The artwork was created by Stephan Lohrmann, who was responsible for PFs artworks from album one to "Black Sun".
The song list is as follows:
01. Metal Is Forever
03. Seven Seals
04. Nuclear Fire
05. Final Embrace
06. The Healer
09. Angel In Black
10. Under Your Spell
11. Evil Spell
12. Running In The Dust
13. Suicide And Mania
14. Iron Fist In A Velvet Glove
16. Tears Of Rage
01. Out In The Fields (Gary Moore & Philip Lynott)