21:47 - Risto It's their own tongue-in-cheek description. The vocals tip it over to the avantgarde side I think.
19:55 - Moose Many thanks to whoever introduced me to Astronoid via the shoutbox the other day. Their new album, Air, is magnificent. I can even understand why some refer to their genre as "Dream Thrash".
19:12 - Opethian @Apothecary, I got to meet him when I saw them play at Denver this past January. Dude is down to earth and was a privilege to get to meet him and Dallas \M/
18:18 - Apothecary Yeah, you wouldn't want to get in a fight with him though. Just check out this vid lol, apparently at this show some dumbass was throwing beer on his pedals [link]
18:01 - Marcel Hubregtse Karl is a small,. albeit quite fattish mf. He is smaller than I am. And I am only 5'11"
17:56 - 3rdWorld He definitely isn't massive as he once was.
17:26 - Apothecary I think I am slightly taller, I'm about 6 feet. But he is definitely a bigger guy than I am, overall
After sharing a couple of new songs previously, Harakiri For The Sky have just announced the streaming of their entire new album Trauma: III online. The opus is due out on Friday (July 22nd) through Art Of Propaganda but luckily, you can already stream the entire piece through the SoundCloud player available below. Was it enjoyable?
German sludge/doom metallers Phantom Winter, featuring members of Omega Massif, are releasing a new album just one year after Cvlt. Titled Sundown Pleasures, the band's 2nd studio album album features artwork created by Hummelgrafik and it will be released on September 16th via Golden Antenna Records. Feast your eyes on the cover below and check out the tracklist as well.
Epica have presented the first part of the in-studio documentary of The Holographic Principle. The documentary gives a behind the scenes look at the recording process of the band's seventh studio album that will be released on the 30th of September through Nuclear Blast. It also previews the first music from the upcoming album. Don't miss out on the chance to listen to the first new material below.
New Asphyx album incoming! The Dutch death metal pioneers are ready to announce their new studio album release, following up on 2012's acclaimed Deathhammer record. The new album is now finished and will be entitled Incoming Death, and will be released worldwide on September 30th, 2016 via Century Media Records. You can start anticipating it!
Progressive metallers Seventh Wonder are finally releasing a live album! Welcome To Atlanta Live 2014 is hitting stores on September 23rd via Frontiers Music Srl. Now, you can see the CD/DVD tracklist and cover. This album aptly closes the first chapter of the band's history and works as a tasty appetizer for the new studio album planned for release in early 2017.
Atmospheric black metallers Hjel, led by Max (Windrider), have set the release date for their upcoming debut album, Kalte Asche, to July 22nd. The album will be released as limited digipack (100 pc.) by their label Abstrakte Wunden Tonträgerproduktion and digitally via the band's Bandcamp page. Additionally, you can now listen to the title track of the upcoming album here.
After they've announced their new album, Our Voices Shall Remain, the Finns Throes Of Dawn now give us a chance to listen to the album's first single. It's the atmospheric song "Lifelines" and you can give it a spin over here. The band will release their highly anticipated sixth record through Argonauta Records on the 20th of August. Was it worth the wait?
Arachnophobia Records has just revealed some details regarding the next Moanaa album, as well as the album's cover! The new album will be called Passage and will hit the stores on the 15th of September, 2016. This will be the post-metal band's second album and a follow-up to 2014's excellent Descent. Are you excited about it?
Amon Amarth have two new updates regarding upcoming shows. This September/October, the Swedish metal kings will return to the USA as direct support to the mighty Megadeth. Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, and Havok are also on the bill. As far as Europe goes, they also announced the final shows and support. They will do a trek with Testament and Grand Magus on select dates, and finish it all off with Behemoth in Scandinavia! Support for all dates in Germany, France and Italy to be announced soon. All shows happen in support of their newest 10th studio album, Jomsviking.
Opeth have recently revealed the first details of their new album and today fans can discover the cover art, tracklist and much more about Sorceress. This is their first release via the band's imprint label Moderbolaget Records/Nuclear Blast and drops this September 30th. The band will return to Europe this November for a headline tour. The intriguing front cover artwork was once again designed by Travis Smith. Feast your eyes on it below and share your expectations.
Guns N' Roses was detained at the Canadian border for having a gun on board, frontman Axl Rose revealed to a sold-out crowd of 50,000 at Toronto's Rogers Centre Saturday night (July 16th). The singer waited until the evening's 18th song, "Out Ta Get Me," before telling the story. At least they are being true to their band name. Guns N' Roses are currently on the road on their Not In This Lifetime tour, with Rose joined in the lineup by guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan. Original drummer Steven Adler also joined the band onstage recently, appearing at shows in Nashville and Cincinnati.
A 29-year-old North Side man died tragically this Friday night after falling two stories from a railing to the pavement below on opening night of the three-day Chicago Open Air Festival at Toyota Park in Bridgeview. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that just after 10 p.m., Robert Smucz was sitting on a railing watching the concert on the mezzanine level of Toyota Park at 7000 Harlem Avenue when he fell two stories to the cement pavement below, according to city spokesman Ray Hanania.
Some of you might remember We Are The Catalyst, the alternative metal band who released the excellent debut album, Monuments, two years ago, nominated for Metal Storm Awards 2014. Well, the good news is that they are releasing their second album now. It's called Elevation and the Swedes have already shared a new song from it. Discover "Delusion" below and the video created for it.
Hailing from the Swedish town of Boden, the progressive death metal trio An Abstract Illusion will release a new album, Illuminate The Path, this 27th of July 2016. This is the debut album from band. Following up the 2014 release Atonement Is Nigh, the band has recorded 7 original songs, as well as a cover of Norwegian black metal band Windir. Check out their rendition here.
On July 15th, Megadeth were slated to perform at the Rockmaraton Festival in Dunaujvaros, Hungary, but had to cancel the show when bassist David Ellefson broke his foot backstage before the band went on. After planning to save the show, mainman Dave Mustaine informed the crowd that Megadeth would not be playing. The thrash band has canceled the remaining two shows on their European tour, including the Harley Days festival in Slovakia Saturday night and the Masters Of Rock festival in the Czech Republic on Sunday, July 17th.