01:41 - Unhealer I checked out your track for the collaboration Reaper. The only thing that doesn't work quite well is the guitars, the rest is fine and it is quite a catchy tune :) Also, it would be better if you decorated the drumming a bit.
01:29 - Draven Edge AR, yah, there are some awesome VST's to be found. World instruments, ambient soundscapes, choirs. Midi gives me lots of options
01:15 - ANGEL REAPER boy i havent played on real keyboard like for 10 years now ....
01:12 - ANGEL REAPER for most stuff i use the basic sounds/mix effects and it turns out great ! however i do like some of VSTs you showed me ...great stuff ...
01:09 - Draven Edge [link] I actually found one of these about a month ago, someone was tossing it because the display is messed up, works fine. Damn cool find...
00:57 - ANGEL REAPER i have no midi keyboard but i am good in FL VST programming :D Thanks D E !
As promised, elesewhere on the site you will find the cover to our upcoming single "Blood Bound", to be released worldwide at the end of January. Now, onto the details about the album. Here's the complete and final tracklist:
Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken
2. Blood Bound
3. Fury Of The Wild
4. Hammer Of Justice
5. Never, Ever
6. Born To Rule
7. The Templar Flame
9. Take The Black
10. Knights Of The 21st Century
I'll try to describe its contents for you. The production is ten times more powerful than last time, and there's more energy in the performance than we've ever managed to get in a studio before. Playingwise, we have grown a lot; this is a much more coherent unit than on any other HF release. The songs, then, are as diverse as you have come to expect of us, and with a few twists and turns to keep your attention 100% throughout. Some, like "Hammer Of Justice" and "Born To Rule" are classic HammerFall songs, whereas others, like "Secrets" and the epic "Knights Of The 21st Century" contain stuff we've not really done before. There you have it, "Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken" in a nutshell. I feel very strongly for this release, a feeling only growing by time, it seems. I can't begin to tell you how pleased I am with the outcome of this session, and I know the others agree. It's like we're on the brink of something big.
When : Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June 2005
A decade of Graspop Metal Meeting : confirmed headliner IRON MAIDEN
British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN have been confirmed as headliners for the 2005 edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting. Talk about a wonderful Xmas present! It's hard to imagine a more fitting conclusion to the first 10 years of Graspop Metal Meeting.
Twenty-five years in the business and Iron Maiden still prove they are one of the best metal bands of all time. Their incredible success is partly due to hard work, a lot of attention to artwork and merchandising, etc. The key factor, however, is their unwavering loyalty to their fans. Throughout the years they have remained true to themselves and have never compromised.
What do you want for Christmas, do you want something (or someone) for yourself, for someone else, or are you one of those pansy tree-huggers looking for some unattainable, unreachable, and unrealistic higher ideal? What kinds of traditions do you and yours follow for the holidays?
I asked Century Media artists for their answers and here is what I got:
I have a few requests for you. Please listen carefully as I can't reach my stereo, and who would want to turn down Finntroll at Christmas time anyways:
Snowy Shaw (drums Dream Evil) asks for peace on earth and the death penalty, he says somehow they are linked. Tanja (vocals Lullacry) has asked for one bottle of perfume, she says she really doesn't need much and she won't ask for anything else. Mark Briody (guitar Jag Panzer) has asked for the new Iron Maiden DVD. He says he's waited years to see that classic Maiden footage, and that when he was a kid, he'd watch MTV for 8 hours just hoping to see the 'Run to Hills' video. Sakis (guitar/vocals Rotting Christ) asked for snow - then he remembered he lives in Greece. Shane Embury (bass Napalm Death) asks that you leave him one or two cookies for Christmas morning, and while we are talking about your behavior here, Timo Kotipelto requests that you "use the door this time", and Max (drums Krisiun) says " don't bother me, you drunk fat ass ." Adam Sagan (drums Into Eternity) has asked for the impossible a Minnesota Vikings Super Bowl Victory, but will settle for the extended version of Return of the King, or an Into Eternity/Opeth tour.
A live video from "Miron & Cole" was posted online on the band website.
The video was filmed live at Markens Cafè, Kristiansand in October 2004.
Also, Green Carnation celebrates their 15th anniversary in 2005.
Here is Kenneth's statement:
"In addition to touring and promoting the new full album "The Quiet Offspring", the band wants to something spesial for the fans. "We have already discussed different ideas and hopefully we will be able to go through with them in between touring and other activities. It's a nice opportunity to do something spesial and different, and it's going to be a nice surprice. But first we need to focuse on the release of the new album".
Two years ago a meeting took place in Norway. A group of people convened to discuss the possibility of making an album that would impact the world music scene like never before. Some rehearsals took place in 2002 and ideas and plans were thrown back and forth. However, due to prior commitments and time conflicts, the line up was forced to change. But the core of the group maintained the idea and finally, in the fall 2004, the decision was made to make it happen. SCUM was spawned! Scum is a unique project in many aspects; first and foremost its line up is probably the most interesting gathering of people to record an album in a long time...
Casey Chaos (Amen), Samoth (Zyklon, ex-Emperor), Faust (ex-Emperor), Cosmocrator (MindGrinder) and Happy Tom (Turbonegro)
FURIA will record its third album titled "Kheros" between january and march 2005. It will be released only in october 2005 but a mini-Cd will see the day of light in spring with 2 tracks from the forthcoming album and some bonus material and videos. The band will hit again the roads of France for a lot of gigs till the summer....
Theatres des Vampires will be back in the studio soon to produce the new album, which is scheduled to be released in late 2005 from Plastic Head Records.
This new album will be 100% vampiric and will be the most "evil" and "horror" in the band's history.
The band and the label are considering the option to make a double CD case, consisting of the new album and a DVD, featuring all the band's music videos as well as some other rare and incredible material never seen before.
The site will be on-line soon with a new graphics and all the details about the new upcoming album.
Theatres des Vampires are searching for a new male singer.
Sonya Scarlet is following the selection of demo material of singers.
Xmas News, seal three and four are broken - we are proud to announce the confirmation from one of the most respected producer and mixer in metal history Mike Fraser. Mike will mix our new album in Vancouver/Canada probably at The Warehouse. Mike Fraser's creditlist, is a "Who Is Who" of the metal scene: AC/DC, Metallica, Van Halen, Coverdale/Page, Aerosmith, The Cult, Slipknot, Hatebreed etc. ...... and now Primal Fear - wow! Even recording engineer and co-producer Charlie Bauerfeind is excited about our decision! The new album will be released in Europe and USA via Nuclear Blast and in Japan/Asia via JVC/Victor in October 2005.
Things are going great with the writing of the new album. I am really excited and can't wait to get into the studio. We are really happy to announce that we will be playing the Wacken Festival this year! They always put on such a great festival that is a real honor to be playing it this year. I will get more info on this as time goes on...
Guess what? I let November slip through the cold laces of work and focusing and walking on these entrancing suburban moods, inside thy head, on the lookout from a window, on the step by step of hopeful and darkened territories, the usual boring and fascinating lunar strains at least people strange enough to read through these updates, documents of a growing fast shadow of a mind.
Silence does not mean absence of disturb and that is exactly what might be said about Moonspell these winter days. Even though it is all too premature to utter a word about them, our new songs are our favourite subject, the thing and things that make us run in circles again and again to our heated inferno rehearsal place (where the heating bills are becoming gargantual) because they are enthusiastic for us and even though we all need time for them we can not wait to have them finished and communicated complete at last. Yet we will have to wait in the hope you wait for us. Pragmatically we do intend to document those forces driving us, that is, to record it during the approaching year and hopefully to bring it together on a record that will brand 2005 era vulgaris on the back of it.
Jack Frost have signed with Massacre Records. The recording sessions for "Wannadie Songs" will be finished in January 2005. Expect a release in May 2005. The band is currently shooting a video of the track "Me and Dark and You". All live activities have been cancelled for the next months.Expect new merchandise soon!!
INSOMNIUM raises Christmas spirit by making all songs from our first demo downloadable! To boot this best gift ever we even offer official tablature for the song Dying Chant (album version, powertab translation). Go and have fun with it!
Album We have been busy writing new material for our third release and that's main reason for lack of updates. We have finished few new songs already but there's still long way to go until we have whole new Insomnium album in our hands. If everything goes well we'll enter studio probably somewhere in the next year.