18:08 - !J.O.O.E.! I'd say it's worth another shot now all the bugs have been... debugged. - I have a love hate relationship with Persona games. Great story and characters, terrible procedurally generated dungeon exploration and average battles.
17:42 - Zaphod I just remember not liking it. Might have been because of the bugs, I'll admit that. Maybe I should revisit it?
17:38 - moonflash Only reason I would want a ps4 is to play JRPGs like Kingdom Hearts and FFXV. Sony's first party releases are generally worth playing as well. But yeah, it's true that "next-gen" has been lopsided. Even Destiny is supposedly shit.
"Hi, I'm Jeff.. I'm releasing this update news on behalf of KEKAL, the band you either LOVE or HATE..
Kekal have gone through some very tough times since last year, mostly due to the geographical factors, and we also have our own personal struggles that needed to be taken care of as first priorities.. I am living in Canada now, make it really hard to communicate with rest of the band members in Indonesia, and if we have time to talk, we prefer to talk more on personal things as close friends, rather than talking about Kekal and all the crap and utter nonsense that happens in the music business and music scene in general..
But, however, after sooo many times considering for possible options whether we should quit the band or put the band under eternal hiatus, or maybe even worse than those two, I have decided to persevere and keep the passion alive by continue working on the new material for Kekal's next album, all by myself unfortunately, which I planned it to be released sometime in 2008.. Please note that Azhar Levi Sianturi and Leo Setiawan ARE STILL official members of Kekal up to this point, and we have decided to keep Kekal as a trio, even though they couldn't contribute to this new material due to a lot of reasons.. We understand that it is better to keep it that way..
"All fans of Norway's finest, Dimmu Borgir, should already be trembling with excitement: for last weekend marked the start of "The Invaluable Darkness Tour" over Europe! If seeing the guys live isn´t enough for you, you will be happy to note that Silenoz and his merry men have just announced a bunch of signing sessions - so don't miss out! More to come soon!"
Sep 25th, Cologne, Music Store Info]
Sep 26th, Brussels, A Pips Music Info]
Oct 22nd, Hamburg, Amptown / Just Music Info]
Oct 23rd, Wiesbaden, Musik Schmidt Frankfurt Info]
Oct 25th, Munich, Music Shop / Just Music Info]
Rob Cavestany, guitarist and vocalist of Bay Area Thrashers Death Angel has announced the following statement:
"Greetings Fellow Earthlings!
I am thrilled to announce that Death Angel will enter the studio to begin tracking our new album on September 16 with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Velvet Revolver, Shadows Fall, Stone Sour) in Los Angeles.
Nick came up and did pre-production with us at our studio in Oakland and we had a BLAST. The vibe is certainly ON and we are beyond excited to start tracking with him! Recording should be complete by the end of October and mixed by November. This will undoubtedly be our best sounding record ever!
This album is gonna be insane. The songs are so fuckin heavy and wicked! Musically brutal. Brutally musical. This shit will wake you up!
Dethklok, the virtual death metal band from the cartoon television show Metalocalypse are supporting And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead on a US tour of college campuses this fall, in promotion of the television programming network Adult Swim.
In his latest newsletter, former Zappa guitarist Mike Keneally announces the following:
" (...) and a thing which I can now officially reveal -- that myself, Bryan Beller and drummer Gene Hoglan (also of Strapping Young Lad) will be joining mastermind Brendon Small on the road as the real live Dethklok of Metalocalypse fame -- yep, we are bringing the metal from the TV screen to the stage. Beautiful madness. This is happening late October into November -- don't have an itinerary yet, but stay tuned. My voice can also be heard on several upcoming episodes of Season 2 of Metalocalypse, which airs Sunday night on the Cartoon Network -- don't know when the episodes I'm on are airing so you'll have to watch them all. (...)"
Montreal's pioneering metal band Voivod have posted new videos on YouTube.com for the songs "Polaroids" and "The X-Stream" from their 2006 album "Katorz" on The End Records.
Click on the below links for the video:
Voivod - Polaroids
Voivod - The X-Stream
"Katorz" was released in July of 2006, an album assembled, recorded and released by the band (drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, singer Denis "Snake" Belanger and bassist Jason "Jasonic" Newsted) and producer Glen Robinson using demos left by founding guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour who succumbed to colon cancer in August of 2005.
As indicate on Earache Records' official website, Polish metal titans Decapitated have confirmed a series of dates in Russia. The band will bring their distinctive brand of technical death metal to Russian fans for the first time, playing at the following shows in October:
The band issue a limited edition version of their classic debut "Winds Of Creation" on October 8 featuring a bonus DVD containing a full live show filmed in Nottingham on 20.12.04 with original vocalist Sauron.
Cradle Of Filth's new video for the song "The Foetus Of A New Day Kicking", comes off the British extreme metallers' seventh album, "Thornography", which was released in October 2006 through Roadrunner Records.
Italy's Doom Metal band Novembre will release its new album, "The Blue" cover artwork], on November 5 via Peaceville Records. The CD was recorded at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Mikko Karmila (Nightwish, Sentenced, Amorphis).
"The Blue" tracklisting:
03. Cobalt of March
08. Sound Odyssey
09. Cantus Christi
The following message was posted on Steel Attack's official website:
"A few changes has taken place in Steel Attack the past six months. Anden Andersson decided to leave the band in April, he has been replaced by Johan Löfgren (Lack of Faith). Tony Elfving and Johan Jalonen Penn also decided to move on and left the band in August. They were replaced by Peter Morén (Tad Morose) and Simon Johansson (Memory Garden, Abstrakt Algebra).
Steel Attack is currently writing new material and will enter the recording studio in the beginning of October."
Dutch Death Metalers Severe Torture have confirmed a series of dates in Mexico.
The band will play the following shows:
03.10.2007 - Laredo @ Escarabajo Bar
04.10.2007 - Tampico @ Club Golden Billar
05.10.2007 - Monterrey @ Factores Mutuos
06.10.2007 - San Luis Potosi @ Casino Stic
07.10.2007 - Queretaro @ Rush
12.10.2007 - Toluca @ Area Chica
13.10.2007 - Guadalajara @ El Oculto
14.10.2007 - Mexico City DF @ The Infernal Bar
The upcoming album "Sworn Vengeance" will be released on November 12, with a limited edition first pressing containing Cro Mags and Entombed cover versions as exclusive bonus songs. An advance song from the album, called 'Dismal Perception', has been posted at www.myspace.com/severetorture.
A new video for the song 'Exile' can be viewed on Soilwork MySpace Channel at this location.
The track comes off the Swedish metallers' new album, "Sworn To A Great Divide", due in Europe on October 19 and in North America on October 23 via Nuclear Blast Records.
"Sworn To A Great Divide" cover] tracklisting:
01. Sworn To A Great Divide
03. Breeding Thorns
04. Your Beloved Scapegoat
05. The Pittsburgh Syndrome
06. I, Vermin
07. Light Discovering Darkness
08. As The Sleeper Awakes
09. Silent Bullet
10. Sick Heart River
11. 20 More Miles
The following message was posted by frontman Ares on Aeternus' official MySpace page:
"A while ago it was decided to let S Winter go from his status as Aeternus' drummer. This due to the fact that he lives too far away from us others and it became a too big burden to have that type of slow flow in the band.
It was a shitty decision to make, but also an important one.
He's a great drummer and and truly among very few are so dedicated as he is and it made it hard to take this step. Never the less, it was done.
These days, a drummer in Bergen is under audition for a shot at the drumseat in Aeternus! He's working on some songs and will soon have a jam with the band.
Then we'll see and take it from there...
An e-card for the second full-length album from Vicious Art (Swedish death/thrash metal band featuring former Dark Funeral members Matias Mäkelä and Robert Lundin, along with Jörgen Sandström (The Project Hate, ex-Entombed, Grave) on bass) has been made available at this location.
Due in Scandinavia on November 5 (early 2008 elsewhere), "Pick Up This Sick Child" was recorded at Offbeat studios in Jakobsberg, Sweden and was mastered in Denmark by Jacob Hansen. The album artwork was created by Kristian Karlberg.
Here's the tracklisting again:
01. Tombstone Grind
02. The Paulina Paw Paintings
03. Our Family Flesh
05. We're Both Into Killing Me
Gothenburg-based melodic death metal/metalcore act Engel have been announced as support act for Dimmu Borgir and Amon Amarth on their Invaluable Darkness Tour. The band featuring former members of In Flames, The Crown and Evergrey thus replaces Hatesphere who had pulled out of the tour due to their split with frontman Jacob Bredahl.
In addition Engel also takes part in the European tour of Atreyu and Still Remains. A complete list of dates can be found here.
Threshold will release their first ever "Best Of" collection in November, featuring over 140 minutes of music from all their studio albums plus some previously unreleased radio edits. The album will be released by Threshold's previous label Inside Out Music. The tracklisting for the compilation, entitled "The Ravages Of Time (The Best of Threshold)", was selected by the band in conjunction with the label. "The decision to include the unreleased single edits was because we know there are a lot of fans who are frustrated when there are edits made but not available on CD", commented Richard West. "Of course there wasn't room for everything but between us we thought it was a good overall list."