23:02 - yvesson Hej, okej, just checked my collection and there are three 2001 albums, but most of them dissapointment which probably made me stop buying albums.
21:56 - yvesson Hej, can't believe it, you're talking about rap in here ? I'm still stuck with my old metal CDs, the most recent must be from 1999 or something. :p
21:38 - Apothecary Like this. The beginning is fantastic, but then he just busts into the TELL ME WHO THE BITCH NIGGA HATING ON MEEEE shit afterwards and it just ruins it. Not for me [link]
21:36 - Apothecary I'm not too big a fan of Kendrick either. He is not a BAD rapper, but I feel as though when he tries to come along with the social commentary, it just kind of falls flat by him turning around and then going gangsta gangsta
21:19 - Nimlot I still don't get the hype around Kendrick, but I can't pretend any type of expertise to judge.
21:09 - 3rdWorld The Hot head track has been out for a few months now I guess. And it just as razor sharp as DG has ever been in their career. Also Kendrick Lamar is the recent rapper who blew me away & his last 2 albums were mindblowingly epic.
20:00 - Apothecary This is the track that basically convinced me that Aesop is a lyrical genius. Just look at that second verse [link]
Danish power metallers Iron Fire have unveiled the cover art for their tenth anniversary album, Metalmorphosized.
According to a press release, Metalmorphosized marks the 10-year anniversary of Iron Fire's crusade in the name of true metal. The Danish formation has not strayed from their steel-forging tradition, while delivering their latest collection of power metal hymns that will undoubtedly detonate like highly explosive dynamite in the ears of both avid headbangers and fans of the metallic art. Heavy guitar riffs, majestic melodies, and forward pressing drums build the foundation for mastermind and frontman Martin Steene's charismatic vocals. Steene even recruited former band members to celebrate this significant milestone with him. Each note, each riff, and each chorus echoes Iron Fire's resolve and convincingly shows that this band is armed and ready to fight for their metal ideals. A power metal opus par excellence!
TheRaveLive.com presents a free live webcast from Soilwork tonight, Friday July 23th. The free live broadcast will begin at 8:00pm ET / 7:00pm CT / 5:00pm PT / 12:00am GMT, and is scheduled to also include sets from Death Angel, Augury, Swashbuckle, and The Crinn as part of the Panic Over North America Tour.
There will be a re-broadcast next Saturday on July 31 at 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT / 6:00pm GMT.
TheRaveLive.com is a service of TheRave.com, the official website of The Rave/Eagles Club in Milwaukee, WI USA. The Rave/Eagles Club is a 180,000 square foot entertainment complex with six concert halls in one building, four of which are wired for simultanteous live broadcasts with anywhere from three to eight camera angles. Over 2000 bands performed at The Rave/Eagles Club in 2009.
As review copies are being handed out to music journalists, the tracklist for Dimmu Borgir's upcoming effort Abrahadabra has leaked. Abrahadabra will be released in Germany on September 24, in the rest of Europe on September 27, and in North America on October 12 via Nuclear Blast Records. More info and comments about that album can be found here.
Abrahadabra cover art] tracklist:
02. Born Treacherous
04. Chess With The Abyss
05. Dimmu Borgir
07. The Demiurge Molecule
08. A Jewel Traced Through Coal
10. Endings And Continuations
Therion bassist Nalle Påhlsson has announced he'll be sitting the upcoming South American and European headlining tours. In a message on the band's website he writes:
"I'm writing here to announce that I am not gonna be part of the tour that will start in October 2010, and the reasons are:
I´m alone with my two children and it´s not possible for me to be away for over two months.
I´m right now studying and I have to complete my education this autumn.
I have lately had a drinking-problem, and to be on tour is not the best thing for me right now.
I´m doing well at home, feeling good and everything is under control and that´s the way I´m gonna stay and keep it! If everything goes as planned I´m gonna stay member of Therion playing on the forthcoming albums and hopefully I will also be able to show up and play live in the future."
Amnesty International Germany is premiering the new Heaven Shall Burn video-clip for "Combat". People watching some of their latest festival-appearances might have gotten a glimpse to excerpts of the fully animated clip that was done by Animaatiokopla from Finland. You can view the video below.
Guitarist Maik Weichert comments on the song: "Whoever informed him/herself a little better about child soldiers will understand why the song sounds as furious."
"Combat" is taken off their latest album Invictus that got Heaven Shall Burn chart positions in several European countries such as Austria (#15), Switzerland (#38), Greece (#14) and above all an amazing #9 in their native German Mediacontrol charts.
Some weeks ago, Swedish death metal band Evocation finished recording their new album. Their long awaited third album Apocalyptic will hit the streets somewhere this autumn.
Guitarist Marko talked about the recording process - shortly before Thomas Josefsson recorded the vocals - as follows: "Everything was progressing just as we planned! For the drums we had some amazing help this time - Roberto Laghi (Producer for In Flames etc.). And the result - well to be honest I haven't ever heard such an amazing drum sound... Prepare to be blown away... Same goes for the guitars and the bass as well - the sound has progressed and is more evil than ever! Next up to get to work is Thomas (vocals). After having heard his ideas for the vocal patterns together with the songs we all feel very confident that this album will become by far our strongest achievement up to date. It might sound like a cliché but trust me and wait until the album is released."
It seems that original Vermin drummer Pascal Payens has left the band after eight years of service. The Dutch death metal band announced on their MySpace they are looking for a new drummer who knows his blastbeats, doublebass paterns and heavy grooves.
The person should also preferably live in the west of Brabant area in The Netherlands. Applicants should also own a descent drumkit for gigs/recordings. Rehearsals are near Breda on Saturday afternoon.
The band latest album Define : Divine was released in October last year.
Fap away gentlemen, Opeth have revealed that their new live album In Live Concert At The Royal Albert Hall will be released through Roadrunner on September 20th. When you're done, you can read the entire press release below.
As part of the ongoing celebration of their 20th anniversary, Sweden's Opeth is releasing live footage and audio from the band's recent performance at London's famed Royal Albert Hall. In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, due out 9/21/10, is a fierce testament to Opeth's continued success in the progressive metal community.
Twenty years and nine records into their legendary career, Opeth's "progressively creative spirit" (ARTISTdirect) remains unwavering, propelling the band through the "Evolution XX: An Opeth Anthology" tour, which brought the Swedish titans to six of the world's most unique venues, and now, with the release of In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, into the homes of their fans.
Italian metallers Elvenking have set Red Silent Tides as the title of their new album. The release date (as well as different edition details of the album) will be announced soon.
The CD was recorded at Piranha studios in Karsdolf, Germany with producer Dennis Ward (Angra, Pink Cream 69, Primal Fear). The album's cover artwork was created by Samuel Araya, who has previously worked on Cradle Of Filth's Thornography CD.
Red Silent Tides cover art] tracklist:
02. The Last Hour
03. Silence De Mort
04. The Cabal
07. Your Heroes Are Dead
08. Those Days
09. This Nightmare Will Never End
10. What's Left Of Me
11. The Play Of The Leaves
Swiss doom/sludge band Rorcal will release its second studio album Heliogabalus in September. The cover art will approximately look like this.
According to a press release: "Going right out of inferno, Heliogabalus is a 70 minutes song which illustrate the decadence of a roman emperor. This time Rorcal is going ways further than before, with crushing doom parts, including long hellish droning fields.
This album is scary, really aggressive, completely gloomy. Be sure, you never heard something like that, and you never will. Rorcal is doom at its best, it's like Hell on Earth. If you're looking for something really extreme, this is exactly what you need.
Released by Cal of Ror Records (Lilium Sova), in partnership with Division Records (Kehlvin, Unfold, Vancouver), this monolith will be presented in a A6 digifile, including 6 pages booklet, limited to 500 copies, hand numbered.
Only a few days after their latest tour announcement, Helloween have updated their website again with the following message:
"As many of you thought while reading the last news, the band named it´s new studio effort: 7 Sinners. It is not 100% clear who the remaining two sinners are, be sure that you´ll find out the day of the release!
At the moment, the guys are busy laying down the last tracks for the album, before long time producer Charlie Bauerfeind goes on with the mix. The guys are very enthusiastic about their "new baby", stating there is a great Helloween album to come!"
Along with the album title, here's an updated list of European tour dates, with support of Stratovarius.
You can now listen to "Star Born", the first single off Spiritual Beggars's upcoming album Return To Zero at this location.
In other news, Spiritual Beggars are also working on more live dates and recently confirmed new shows in Greece. The band's songwriter and guitarist, Michael Amott, is happy to announce the shows as follows: "Greece has always been a special place for Spiritual Beggars over the years. Some of the best fans in the world of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal without a doubt. The shows we've played in the past in Athens are memories we hold close to our hearts. Therefore it is with great excitement we can now announce two shows in Greece to kick off our Return To Zero album campaign in style!"
Knife Fight Media is proud to announce that Kamelot have formed the recording label Kamelot Media Group (KMG Recordings). Teaming up with DisManic Distribution via E1 and the brand marketing and promotions company Knife Fight Media, the premier KMG label release will be the North American debut of Kamelot's highly anticipated 9th studio album, Poetry For The Poisoned, on September 14, 2010.
The formation of KMG Recordings seems a natural progression for the group. Guitarist Thomas Youngblood states: "We are in a very unique and fast changing era for the music world; I am very excited about the new venture of KMG in North America. We have a team of experienced and passionate people working with us on this new release, which will be another step for Kamelot and our fans."