11:41 - Cynic Metalhead Screaming is right. i remember how rad it to see TBA infront of bands to know new album come out soon.
10:25 - PocketMetal I don't even remember it being on the right side, that must have been weird. :p
09:32 - ScreamingSteelUS The only change that ever really bothered me was moving the ShoutBox from the right side to the left side, and now I'm used to it. Now I'd be bothered if it were a different way.
09:15 - Cynic Metalhead i was part of old format of MS(usually be online as guest) and this new format os hell lot of better what MS was before.
09:11 - AngelofDeth personally I love this version of the site, also the news articles have gotten alot better
08:46 - Cynic Metalhead Too late MetalManiac. Too late...! Lot of people whine about it.
The following messages were posted by the band on their official website:
Carpathian Forest announce that the work on the new studio album is in progress. Bearing the working title "Universal Evil", the band aim at recording the new album sometime in 2007.
5 songs have been written already and the band starts rehearsing in the coming weeks.
"Fuck You all!!!!" Has proven to be a massive success and outsold "Defending the Throne of Evil" in just a few months. The limited edition (10 000 ex) FYA!!!! metal box is sold out, so if you find it available somewhere - get it before its too late. The album is also out in Brazil and other license territories so make sure you grab a copy!
A Memorial Day in honor of late METALLICA bassist Cliff Burton was held on September 30th at The Gyllene Rasten venue, located in Ljungby, Dörarp, Sweden. A memorial stone was unveiled at the event, but was recently moved so it would not suffer from the snow and the harsh weather during the winter in Sweden. Click here to view the final resting place of the Cliff Burton Memorial stone.
Burton died on September 27th, 1986 when Metallica's tour bus hit black ice and flipped over in rural Sweden (Kronobergs län).
On May 25th, 2007 Edenbridge will release "The Chronicles of Eden," a rarities/best of compilation. The album will feature Japanese and European bonus tracks, 3 new unreleased tracks, songs from out-of-print singles as well as their best work from the past 5 studio albums. "The Chronicles of Eden" will be presented as a double-CD and as a limited edition double-digipack.
As a special bonus, fans can vote on which songs will be featured in the "best of" section. Vote at www.edenbridge.org
Iron Maiden have confirmed that they will be playing a headline show in Athens on Sunday March 11th 2007 as part of a short run of dates in mid March which include Dubai Desert Rock Festival and two more shows soon to be announced on ironmaiden.com.
The venue is the 10,000 capacity Faliro Pavilion Indoor Arena in Athens and tickets for the show will be going on sale on Tuesday 16th January.
Says Bruce Dickinson 'Greece has always given us such great support and we understand that 'A Matter Of Life And Death' was the number one album for 4 weeks and we will of course be playing some songs from that album . We were sadly unable to arrange a date in the first part of the tour so we are all very pleased to be now able to play in Athens and we expect to bring with us the full staging we have been using so far on this tour . The Greek audiences are amongst the craziest anywhere and we look forward very much to playing the show. And so of course does Eddie'
As previously reported Tobias is working on another Avantasia album. Kiss' drummer Eric Singer is the drummer of Avantasia this time.
"We've recorded the drums in Hamburg at Vox-Klangstudio, where we recorded the drums of Edguy's Hellfire Club too. Great room, great equipment! Eric is a killer drummer and a cool guy to work with. It is really exciting to hear his interpretation of European style Metal. It definitely adds something fresh and unique to the sound, mainly because he's got a different approach to that kind of music. And although he doesn't do it with Alice Cooper, Kiss and SpongeBob Squarepants' solo band: There IS fast doublebass shit on Avantasia, and Eric did a great job!!! You'll hear it, it's fantastic. Go visit his website www.eric-singer.com and leave him a nice message!
After just completing a North American tour, which the band found to be quite successful, Leaves' Eyes will be heading the same way in August/September this year. Joining Leaves' Eyes for the tour will be Power Metal band Kamelot.
Here are the dates for the tour:
17.08.2007 - USA - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
18.08.2007 - USA - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theatre
19.08.2007 - USA - New York, NY @ B.B. Kings Blues Club
20.08.2007 - USA - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre*
21.08.2007 - USA - Bedford, NH @ Mark's Place*
22.08.2007 - Canada - Montreal, QU @ Medley
23.08.2007 - Canada - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
24.08.2007 - Canada - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
25.08.2007 - USA - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Veteran Australian thrashers Mortal Sin have posted a live video online at YouTube. The video is of the band playing at Wacken, Germany in 2006. The video goes for nine minutes and can be seen at this location.
Nevermore guitarist Steve Smyth has posted the following update at his official website, after having a successful kidney transplant operation:
"The time has finally come to share a very important piece of news, directly related to my health. On December 12th, 2006, I had a successful kidney transplant! After 6 straight months on dialysis, changes to my lifestyle and diet, and a very thorough search for a suitable donor, by early August 2006, we had a preliminary match. Several rounds of blood and tissue typing tests had to be subsequently performed to ensure we were a perfect match for transplant; the main reason for my hesitance in saying anything publicly during those months.
The donor shall remain nameless, but my gratitude to him for his selfless act of kindness and friendship will endure forever! Thank you so much, you have no idea how much this means to me!
Death Metallers Bolt Thrower have been confirmed for Summer Breeze Festival '07. The show will be the only time the band will visit Germany for 2007. The Summer Breeze Open Air Festival will take place in Dinkelsbühl, Germany on the 16-18th of August this year and Bolt Thrower will be performing on the 17th. You can visit the Summer Breeze website here.
Celtic Frost and Kreator have just announced the supporting bands for their co-headliner tour of Europe. Personally picked by both bands, Dutch Death/Thrashers Legion Of The Damned will be taking over the special guest slot on March 29th, and Swedish Black Metal act Watain will be opening the tour until then. Afterwards Watain will climb to the special guest position.
This is the last statement of the Dutch band about their upcoming new album to be released in April 2007 through the French label Osmose.
Finally some breaking news about the upcoming 3rd full-length Detonation album! We're very proud to announce that our new album will be titled "Emission Phase". It's a conceptual story, and I'm not yet going to spoil everything, but check out the artwork and titles and you might get an idea!
So far Thomas has finished the drumtracks in Excess studios, and next week Mike and I will start recording the guitars together with producers Jochem Jacobs (Textures) and Bouke Visser at Split Second Sound studios in Tilburg.
VICE Films (Peter Beste) are now in Norway making a documentary about Gaahl and Gorgoroth. It will appear on a Vice DVD with several other related segments. The first pressing of this DVD is 100,000 units, and will be distributed in all major music retailers in the US, and most in Europe.
Gorgoroth has been nominated in the "Metal" category at the 35th annual Spellemann awards (the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy Awards). The largest and oldest Norwegian music awards show will be held Saturday, January 27 at the Thalia Theater, Chateau Neuf in Oslo, Norway and will be broadcast live on the Norwegian channel TV2.
Gorgoroth have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Party.San Open Air festival, set to take place August 9-11, 2007 in Bad Berka, Germany.
The following message was posted by the band on their official website:
"The last two months have been hectic, but we've had a blast. The headlining tour in Europe went over expactations and we'd like to thank Wintersun and Tyr, as well as our European crew and of course everyone who came to the shows. Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
After the last show in Hamburg we flew straight to Detroit to join Children of Bodom, Gojira and Sanctity on the North American leg of the tour and although it was taxing and with some off stage problems, the tour was nothing but awesome and successful for us! It was great to see the support we got every night and we want to thank you fans for that."
A message posted on the band official website says that Don't Fall Asleep -CDS was released. The single features two versions of Don't Fall Asleep (Horror pt. 2), the video version and the album version, and These Low Lands, a cover of Trio Niskalaukaus song Alavilla Mailla. "These Low Lands features a lead vocal appearance by Tomi Joutsen of Amorphis" they say. You can see the video of Don't Fall Asleep here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPLHGlE8oek ! Get your copy of the single from your local shop or order it from Levykauppa X: http://www.levykauppax.fi/artist/Swallow_the_Sun/Don't_Fall_Asleep/17577/ .
In addition, they are going to play a record release gig at Lutakko on 10.2.2007! "We are going to make it something special, so be there!"