16:59 - flightoficarus86 @mz they are one of my all time favs and I love all of them, but Damage Done, Character, and Fiction are amazing. @Pocket, that blows.
16:58 - mz I like immolation, but not as much as including them on the list. Might finally go for CtaWB. @ flightoficarus86 yeah DT is actually pretty good. Should revisit their disco to see which album of their is better.
16:53 - PocketMetal @flight I can't pay online where I live.
16:52 - flightoficarus86 Nah man. The album last year and Kill I actually enjoyed even though I am not much for that style. They helped build up the 90's scene, so respect is due. Even if you don't like melodeath, you have to try Dark Tranquillity
16:51 - MetalDoomMaster Maybe Immolation is more your style? As far as classic death metal bands go anyway.
Another new song of the forever-in-the-works Guns N' Roses album "Chinese Democracy" has been put online. "Better" is now streaming online at Q104.3 FM radio station. You can check it out at this location. Also the title song of the too-long-awaited album, which should be hitting the shelves in the coming week, is available for streaming there.
In other news, Dutch retailer Van Leest has posted 30-second samples of every track from "Chinese Democracy" over at this location.
German melodic black metallers Sycronomica have posted their first official video clip online, for the song called "To The Rivers End". The video was shot on Ragnarok festival 2007. The song of this video comes from the band's last album, entilted "Gate", which was released in 2006.
The band commented: "We are glad to finally present our video clip that was shot on the Ragnarök festival in 2007 from the song "To The Rivers End"! At the moment we are occupied with the first recordings for our third album, so watch out for the first samples that we will put online in the next weeks."
Blabberemouth reports the following news: former Rainbow musicians Joe Lynn Turner, Tony Carey, Bobby Rondinelli and Greg Smith have united with a second-generation Blackmore to form Over The Rainbow.
Over The Rainbow is:
Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow 1980-1984) - Vocals
Tony Carey (Rainbow 1975-1978) - Keyboards
Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow 1980-1983) - Drums
Greg Smith (Rainbow 1994-1997) - Bass
Jürgen "J.R." Blackmore - Guitar
Carey, who has produced several artists (including Joe Cocker and David Knopfler) since his Rainbow days, says, "Having done everything from country to opera, I thought it would be fun to play some rock again without the burden of singing everything."
According to a recent update on their official website, Dark Moor's upcoming album will be entitled "Autumnal" and the cover artwork was created by Canadian artist Yaga Kielb.
01. Swan Lake
02. On The Hill Of Dreams
03. Phantom Queen
04. And End So Cold
06. Don't Look Back
07. When The Sun Is Gone
08. For Her
09. The Enchanted Forest
10. The Sphinx
11. Fallen Leaves Waltz
Sirenia will release an exclusive download-only single, in advance of the release of their new album "The 13th Floor", due January 23rd 2009. The brand new single "The Path To Decay" will be released on December 26th and will available through all established download shops.
Tracklist "The Path To Decay" cover art]:
01. The Path To Decay (radio mix) - 3:33
02. The Path To Decay (album version) - 4:18
03. Winterborn 77 (instrumental) - 5:33
Vader frontman Peter Wiwczarek has posted a detailed band update on the official Vader website. You can read the whole message here.
"We open a new chapter in Vader's history in December: "Necropolis"! In Hertz Studios we're gonna record a 4-5 song demo for the upcoming new full length. This is nothing but checking out new sounds and different way of work in studio. It's not gonna be official, thou' we'll put a song on our site for you to listen to. The ultimate recordings are booked for March 2009 and "Necropolis" will be produced by Tue Madsen (who previously worked with such bands as Moonspell, Hatesphere, The Haunted, Gorefest, Heaven Shall Burn and many more) in Anfarm Studio in Denmark. The title of the album - which is the very first Vader song ever - is chosen not by chance. It will be connected with recordings like "De Profundis" or "Litany" with themes of Forgotten Worlds, Mythos or Ancient Powers still living in humans sub consciousness. Just mentioned few titles: "Devour", "Dark Heart" or "Forgotten" (all written by Harry Maat). Pawel Frelik - the Voice of Truth in the band - is also gonna put some lines on the album. We'd like to change "Necropolis" designs as well making the "overall view" in old style of Metal. Of course, I'll keep informing you about the progress. As I promised..."
Update from the band on the new upcoming album, "Milorg":
"We are approaching the release of "Milorg" (January 5th), and now we have got the artwork for the album ready. Once again the design is done by PC Groove, and we tremendously satisfied with his work. Check it out at this location.
Songtitles for "Milorg":
03. Speak Goddamnitt
05. Blucher Part II
06. Heroes and Villains
07. Argumentum Ex Silentio
News on the European Tour: "We have hooked up wit legendary Norse metal band Kampfar for a co-headlining European tour in February. Support will come from our label mates Iskald. This will be a killer package, and Vreid are ready as hell to get out on the road with our new album. Check out the tourposter for more info."
The new Tankard album "Thirst" will be released on December, 19, 2008 via AFM Records. The new album was produced again by Andy Classen at his Stage One Studio. The band also completed the recordings for their new video clip "Stay Thirsty" which will appear on the limited edition of "Thirst".
Here is the cover art and tracklist of the new Tankard album:
01. Ocatane Warriors
02. Deposite Pirates
03. Stay Thirsty!
05. Echoes Of Fear
06. When Daddy Comes To Play
07. Zodiac Man
10. Sexy Feet Under
Fall Of Empyrean have announced via a MySpace message that they've posted another preview online of the upcoming album "A Life Spent Dying", which is due out in early 09. The song is called "Vast But Desolate".
The band added: "More info to come on "A Life Spent Dying" and soon the news of the label set to release it will be revealed in due time. Lots of big news soon to come from the FoE camp."
"For Lies I Sire" is the title of the forthcoming opus of My Dying Bride, their tenth studio album. No official release date has yet been given, but we have been given a glimpse of what is to come in the album title and the track list, which reads as follows:
01. Fall With Me
02. My Body, A Funeral
03. The Lies I Sire
04. Bring Me Victory
05. Echoes From A Hollow Soul
07. Santuario Di Sangue
08. A Chapter in Loathing
09. Death Triumphant
Green Christmas Festival is looking for helping hands:
are at least 16 years old
think that rock music is the best
can deal with unexpected
are a team player
understand and speak English (and of course Estonian)
are not afraid of dirty work
don't whine over small things
then you are awaited to join Green Christmas voluntary force who will find themselves occupied on the festival grounds - counters, coatroom, cleaning up, etc.
If you want to join, fill up the application before November 24th.
The annual Danish Metal Awards were held tonight, November 15th. The winners of those Danish Metal Awards 2008 were officially announced at a spectacular event in the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Metal Album of the Year: Volbeat: Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
Metal Debut of the Year: Scamp: Mirror Faced Mentality
International Metal Album of the Year: Metallica: Death Magnetic
Metal Production of the Year: Volbeat/Jacob Hansen: Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
Metal Cover of the Year: Last Mile/Christof Kather: Last Mile
Metal Video of the Year: Pilgrimz/Andreas Krohn: "Shake-a-Feather"
Metal Talent of the Year: Crocell: Promo 2008
Live Band of the Year: The Burning
The Arcane Order, Svartsot, A Kid Hereafter In The Grinding Light and Dawn Of Demise played abbreviated sets at the event.
Nightwish were forced to cut Monday night's (November 10) concert in Belo Horizone, Brazil short after the group's lead singer Anette Olzon suddenly started "crying" at the end of the song "The Poet And The Pendulum" (about six tracks into the group's set) and walked off stage, leaving the rest of the band to finish the song with bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala attempting to handle some of the lead-vocal parts. The group reportedly played two more cover songs and ended the show, explaining that Anette is going through a difficult phase in her life, and that she was really sad.
Fan-filmed video footage of Olzon walking off can be viewed here and here.
Two new Afgrund tracks, "Klinisk Digital Kyla" and "A Burning Cross On Your Perfect Lawn", are available for streaming at the band's official MySpace. The tracks come off the band's forthcoming new album, "Vid Helvetes Grindar", which will be released in 2009 via Willowtip Records.
Instrumental metal band Pelican have premiered their new video on MTV Headbanger's Blog today (November 15). The band said in a bulletin posted on their MySpace:
"The "Lost In The Headlights" video is now up for your viewing pleasure on the MTV Headbangers Blog. The on-air premiere is Saturday 11/15 on MTV2's Headbangers Ball. It will air between 2am-3am EST and 11pm-12am PST. If you do the DirectTV thing, it airs live from the East Coast feed. We are fairly certain it is the first video to air that night, so tune in early!"
The video can be seen at this location or on YouTube here.
"Lost In The Headlights", which was directed by Kenneth Thomas will be the second and final video from the "City Of Echoes" album, released last year. Pelican guitarist Laurent Schroeder-Lebec commented the following about the video shoot: