15:24 - Syk might be thinking of Feeder or Bush or someone in Britain... but I guess you're more interested in less-established metal bands?
15:20 - Syk contract managed to make a Billboard mark in America at some point, can't remember who tho)
15:18 - Syk Redn1, heard of Jorzine? if you search MS (forums?) for Jordan (maybe just check Bilocate's band profile) you'll likely find some more exotic metal docos :) (and yes - 8 Foot here - actually I think some big name without a label
15:15 - Redn1ght You guys know any independent bands that reached Top 10s/40s of some country's list?
14:53 - !J.O.O.E.! Sci-fi + found footage? I'm in.
14:52 - Gawain just saw europa report, great movie :D
14:34 - Dima Hmm I guess all I can hope for is a blend of both. Well, I got 2 sleeps to go until its mine so i'ma go and halve that right now ^.^ Night
Finland's Nightwish have posted the following message on their official web site:
"The hassle with the media seems to have died. We've been off tour for some months and we've had a nice and long vacation. It's time to get back to business."
"Nightwish is currently and actively looking for a new singer/frontwoman for the band. We need the obvious things: Looks, charisma, courage, and, of course, a big voice. Good grasp of the English language is also very helpful. We don't necessarily need a classically trained vocalist like Tarja Turunen (the former vocalist). We welcome all kinds of styles and voices, natural and trained, from rock and pop to classical, and all that you can find in between. You should however be prepared to sing with a lot of dynamics and versatility. From loud and high to very sensitive stuff."
Joe Comeau, ex-vocalist of Annihilator, Liege Lord and Overkill, has joined Swedish prog power metallers Tad Morose, after former singer Urban Breed has left after 10 years in the band in December 2005. Joe Comeau posted the following statement on the band's official website:
"What can I say? Obviously I am very honored to be the new vocalist for the great Tad Morose! I would first like to thank all the Tad guys for bringing me on board. Work has already begun on awesome new Tad Morose material and I am psyched as hell to move ahead on creating a killer new CD with these guys. I am also looking forward to our upcoming shows so I can meet all the Tad faithful and friends alike! Make sure you come and have a drink with us. See ya soon! Cheers, Joe Comeau."
OM have recorded and mixed their new album "Conference of the Birds" which is slated for release in March 2006 on Holy Mountain. The album will be released on both LP and CD formats. The record was engineered by Billy Anderson (Melvins, Neurosis, Fantomas). A split 7" with Six Organs of Admittance has also been completed and will be released by Holy Mountain. Finally, OM have completed material for a forthcoming split 10" with Current 93. This will be released on vinyl by Neurot Recordings and on CD by Durtro Jnana in early spring 2006.
Ipeca Recordings reveal the release date of Peeping Tom self title album due to 30 May 2006.
Peeping Tom is a projet by Mike Patton (Ex-Faith No More, Ex-Mr. Bungle, Fantomas) in which he has been working the last 6 years. The album will count with many guests.
The tracklist and the guests are the following:
1) Five Seconds (featuring Odd Nosdam)
2) Mojo (featuring Rahzel and Dan the Automator)
3) Don't Even Trip (featuring Amon Tobin)
4) Getaway (featuring Kool Keith)
5) Your Neighborhood Spaceman (featuring Jel and Odd Nosdam)
6) Kill The DJ (featuring Massive Attack)
7) Caipirinha (featuring Bebel Gilberto)
8) Celebrity Death Match (featuring Kid Koala)
9) How U Feelin? (featuring Doseone)
Finland's Nightwish have announced the final tracklisting for their forthcoming much-anticipated live CD/DVD package "End of an Era", due out June, 2nd.
NIGHTWISH - End Of an Era - Live at Hartwall Arena 21.10.2005
1. Dark Chest Of Wonders
2. Planet Hell
3. Ever Dream
5. Phantom Of The Opera
6. The Siren
7. Sleeping Sun
8. High Hopes
9. Bless The Child
11. Slaying The Dreamer
12. Kuolema tekee taiteilijan
14. Ghost Love Score
15. Stone People
16. Creek Mary´s Blood
17. Over The Hills and Far Away
18. Wish I Had an Angel
Christian Pohlmann will be in charge of playing the the bass for Angel Dust from now on, Pohlman is a friend of former Angel Dust singer Dirk Thurisch. The band is currently working on the pre-production of a new album.
The band Satanic Slaughter decided to "start up again" and announced a new drummer, Fredrik Nilsson who plays in Misericordia. The band is currently looking for a singer, people interested on the position should send "bio, picture and soundsample" to the following address:
An update from the band was posted on Dying Fetus' Website:
"Apologies for the lack of updates, we know everyone is concerned about the drummer spot, our new album, touring, etc. First off we want to say we are anxious to record and tour after nearly a year off. The demos are going well, and we are spending extra time finalizing the music and composing the lyrics. Our tentative date to enter the studio to record the new album is mid-summer. Secondly, we encourage anyone who is interested in auditioning for the drummer spot to get in touch with us as soon as possible - although we have been holding out to find a permanent member, the show must go on and we have a contingent plan to hire a session drummer if necessary. As far as touring, for now we can only say that we have accepted some very interesting options for later in the year. We will announce names and dates once the details are confirmed!"
Marshall Law posted the following message on their website:
"Marshall Law regret to announce that guitarist Andy Southwell has left the band for personal reasons. Andy has been a fantastic servant to the band for many years & everyone associated with Marshall Law would like to thank Andy for his contribution & wish him well in his future endeavours. As a result, Marshall Law are now seeking a replacement so anybody interested who feels they what it takes should e-mail email@example.com, typing the word Guitarist in the subject field, and attaching a cv/MP3s/photo if possible."
Emperor frontman Ihsahn has uploaded audio samples of four songs that will appear on his forthcoming solo album, "The Adversary". Check out the tracks "Called by the Fire", "Citizen", "Astera ton Proinon" and "Panem et Circenses" in the "Media" section of Ihsahn's official web site, www.ihsahn.com.
INFERNUM "The Curse" CD - SRP037 - out in March 17
One of Poland's most highly-respected Black Metal hordes returns! Since the guitarist/vocalist Anextiomarus' reported suicide in 2004, this 2nd full-length album which was completed before their death, has remained unreleased — until now!
TRISTWOOD "The Delphic Doctrine" CD - SRP038 - out in April 21
Extreme new act coming from Austria combining the brutality and speed of the Black and Death Metal with the abysmal atmosphere of the Industrial. Apocalyptic Metal, a soundtrack for the end of the world!
New Orleans Goatwhore, have released the complete track listing from their Metal Blade debut A Haunting Curse. After finishing up in Mana Studios with Erik Rutan, Goatwhore will hit the road with High on Fire and Watch Them Die starting March 30th and running till May 6th. Goatwhore has also landed the coveted opening spots for Emperor's Los Angeles gigs in July.
A Haunting Curse
Wear These Scars of Testimony
Bloodletting Upon the Cloven Hoof
Alchemy of the Black Sun Cult
My Eyes are the Spears of Chaos
In the Narrow Confines of Defilement
Forever Consumed Oblivion
A Haunting Curse...
Silenced Marked by the Breaking of Bone
Diabolical Submergence of Rebirth
...Of Ashen Slumber
I Avenge Myself
Brutal Bands Records will be releasing the following albums:
Brutal Bands Releases - Coming Soon!
BB009 Incinerate - "Anatomize" CD (Available - July 31, 2006)
BB008 Element - "Aeons Past" CD (Available Spring 2006)
BB007 Emeth - "Reticulated" CD (Available - April 30, 2006)
We will be waiting for those albums, hopes are really high on "Emeth", so soon we'll see what this band has to offer this year.