01:40 - Karlabos I'd toally listen to it if there was beatboxing. Actually I always thought that drummer on Van canto was out of place
00:54 - Redn1ght Haha, beatboxing does not fit Metal. Plz.
00:50 - Netzach If Van Canto sacked their drummer for a beatboxer we'd have an all vocals one [link] (albeit not very good)
00:39 - Redn1ght Why not all drums band? Now that would be something. :^)
00:37 - flightoficarus lol for all the attempt to be this "whoa dewd...all bass band," this does not sound particularly innovative in any way. Not bad, but nothing we aren't already getting from Meshuggah, etc
Wuthering Heights finally announces the release dates for their new album "The Shadow Cabinet." The dates are:
In Japan the album will be released (including the bonus track "Shadow Of A Gipsy," which is a coversong by the band ACHE) on October 25th 2006.
In Europe the album (including the bonus song "Midnight Song") will be released October 27th through Locomotive Music.
In USA the album (including bonus live disc "Roaming Far From Home - Live At ProgPower 2004") will be released through Sensory Records on November 07th 2006.
They're still waiting for the release date for South America.
They have also done a serious layout change on their homepage to match the new cover art. It also features two soundclips from the new album.
Michael Håkansson has decided to part ways with Evergrey. The new bass player will be the band's long-time friend Fredrik Larsson (Hammerfall, Cans). Michael has left the following message for all the Evergrey fans:
"After a long time of consideration and many, many hours of thinking I now, with sadness, announce my departure from the band.
I have been a part of the band for seven years and during that time I have experienced so much and I have seen more than I ever thought I would. But now it is time for me to say goodbye.
My reason for doing this is that I feel a strong urge to do something different in music. This is the one and only reason and it's 100% my own decision.
When Deicide's upcoming album 'The Stench Of Redemption' is released it will be available as a boxset. There will be the "Super-Limited Edition Collector's Box Set" version which will contain the normal cd with a bonus track, four collectable band member art cards and a double sided colour poster. It will be limited to only 2000 copies and the Earache website says "First come first served." It will also be in an actual box. There will still be the normal cd version, but also an LP version and a special edition "picture disc" version. The Stench Of Redemption will be released on the 22nd August.
German death metallers Suidakra have completed the production of their new album "Caledonia" to be released November 17th with Armageddon Music. The follow-up to "Command to Charge" was recorded at Gernhart Records studio in Siegburg, Germany and features artwork by Kris Verwimp at http://www.armageddonmusic.de/php/news/uploaded_images/image40.jpg.
According to the band webpage, "Caledonia" adopts the lyrical concept of ancient Scottish history, and has such as "Highland Hills," "Forth-Clyde," and "The IXth Legion."
The artwork for the forthcoming Megadeth Album United Abominations has been revealed in the Gigantour 2006 e-card. See the small preview at http://www.rattleheadhq.com/wordpress/?p=423.
The e-card appears to use one of the Vic Rattlehead redesigns from the DeviantART contest. This entry appeared in the top 11 but did not win the contest. The Vic that appears to feature on the cover of United Abominations can be found here.
It was only a matter of time until Nuclear Blast released another Deluxe Edition of another Children Of Bodom album after the two very successful Deluxe Editions of Something Wild and Hatebreeder. Aside from the nine known songs there will be the W.A.S.P. cover "Hellion" and the Iron Maiden cover "Aces High", (which was never released on a Children Of Bodom CD before) as bonus on the disc. The 'Everytime I Die' video will be featured as well. There likely won't be any more Deluxe Editions since only the first three Children Of Bodom albums were licensed by Nuclear Blast.
1. Follow The Reaper
2. Bodom After Midnight
3. Children Of Decadence
4. Everytime I Die
Dan Swanö is no longer part of Bloodbath. The reason being restrictions on his behalf to devote more time and effort to the future of this project that it would require by taking things to the next level i.e. touring and playing live. Moreover, his future vision for Bloodbath's concept proved to head in the almost opposite direction as his desire for death metal was to be of a less brutal kind, something the remaining members regard as musical differences not interesting to pursue, so at these crossroads, they'd like to wish Dan Swanö good luck with his future endeavors and with the music that's closer to his heart.
Doom/Death Metallers Novembers Doom will be heading to Europe this November. They will be visiting six countries, and will have label mates Agalloch from the USA and Thurisaz who are from Belgium (The End Records) as support. As well as them, Saturnus who are from Denmark will also be joining the tour.
Here are the tour dates:
November 17th : Netherlands / Plato / Helmond (With Agalloch and Thurisaz)
November 18th : Belgium / Biebob / Vosselaar (With Saturnus, Agalloch & Thurisaz)
November 19th : Netherlands (TBC)
November 20th : Denmark / Copenhagen (With Saturnus, Agalloch & Thurisaz)
November 21st : Germany / K17 / Berlin (With Agalloch and Thurisaz)
November 22nd : Germany / Steinbruc Theater / Darmstadt (With Agalloch and Thurisaz)
Angtoria will be releasing a video for the song 'God Has A Plan For Us All' which is the title track from their album. The video will be released in September, and can be seen on most Metal or Rock television stations. Also, shortly after that it will be available for download from either www.angtoria.com or www.myspace.com/angtoriaofficial.
The video was filmed at an old church and also at old derelict building.
Here is a comment by Antogia vocallist Sarah Jezebel Deva: "The song covers two subjects but they are both linked. Written about a man who preaches God's word yet finds it acceptable to sexually abuse children. Also this song describes the pitiful chilché used by many religous people who can´t offer any other explanation as to why people suffer in their life. Rape, murder, poverty, whatever it may be, the only excuse that can be offered is: 'God Has A Plan For Us All'!"
When Dragonforce tour Europe this October/November, they will have the Greek Power Metal band Firewind with them. Firewind was just recently announced as support, and they will appear at all Dragonforce shows. The band is excited about this and look forward to presenting their "...versatile musicianship, inimitable rousing, with infectious hooks garnered new material to old and new fans onstage."
Here is a comment by guitarist Gus G: "This is gonna be a great tour I think! First of all, we can"t wait to come back and play in the countries we"ve been before but we"re also excited about playing lots of new countries for the first time with Firewind. Dragonforce have been friends of ours for a long time now and we"re very happy that we"ll finally have the chance to share the stage and tour bus with them!"
The tour will be the follow up of Opeth's UK tour, which will happen in November. The December tour will start on the second of December in Germany and conclude on the fourteenth in France. No supports have been announced yet.
Here are the dates for the tour:
02nd - Berlin Columbia Club - Germany
03rd - Cologne Live Music Hall - Germany
05th - Paris Elysee Montmartre - France
06th - Lyon Transbordeur - France
07th - Barcelona Sala Apolo - Spain
08th - Madrid Heineken hall - Spain
09th - Lisabon Paradise Garage - Portugal
10th - Porto Hard Club - Portugal
12th - Bilbao Sala Santana - Spain
13th - Montpellier Le Rockstore- France
14th - Strasbourg La Laiterie - France
Australian band Vanishing Point have been chosen as an opening act for Black Label Society when they come to Australia. Vanishing Point will play in Adelaide on the 23rd September at The Barton Theatre and in Melbourne on the 24th September at The Palace. Both shows will start at 8.00pm and will cost $62.35 and $69.90 repectively.