01:24 - !J.O.O.E.! To be honest most of the difficulty in Dark Souls 1 can be circumvented by getting a good great shield and tanking behind it. Thankfully that tactic probably won't get you through Dark Souls 2 so easily.
01:23 - Zaphod Yeah, the swamp was rough, I'll give you that.
01:21 - !J.O.O.E.! It's Souls hard. So yeah, you'll die a ton, but it;s very doable if you approach it in the right way.
01:20 - Mattybu is Dark Souls hard I just bought that game the other day
01:19 - !J.O.O.E.! Some bits are pretty challenging. The swampy bit with the giants with clubs was a git, and a couple of the bosses are some of the hardest in the series.
01:19 - Redn1ght If you want to know about 'not a lot of checkpoints'. Beat Ninja Gaiden.
After giving us the first taste of their new album with "Idol", Anaal Nathrakh have more new music to share. Desideratum is being released in October and the extreme metal duo unleashed the repugnant sounds of "Monstrum In Animo", another new song. Did you enjoy that? Give us your impressions of this new tune available to stream on Soundcloud.
Hailing from Stockholm, gloomy doom metal outfit Avatarium has a new EP ready to be released. Following the success of their eponymous debut album, out in November 2013 and the first ever single Moonhorse, the band just announced the release of their new EP called All I Want. The vinyl/digital only EP will be out on November 14th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.
Archetapes Industries, a new underground label, specialized in cassette releases, announced the release of Negură Bunget's masterpiece OM, for first time in pro-tape format. It will be limited to only 100 hand-numbered copies, in green tinted pro-tape. It was mastered specifically for analogue format and also features a 3 panel booklet with the original artwork.
In what originally started as the main closing event with Týr two years ago, the epic Finnish Viking metal band Moonsorrow have been announced to headline the end of next year's York Viking festival. This will be Moonsorrow's first ever UK headlining show to date.
It's been a while since we heard from Swedish death/thrash metallers The Crown. But good things come to those who wait, they say. While last year they announced they were recording their new album, now they have revealed all about it. Century Media will release of The Crown's eighth studio album Death Is Not Dead on January 12th, 2015. As for sad news, drummer Janne Saarenpää decided to focus on other things and left the group.
With their new EP The Prologue out next week, heavy metallers Destrose have published 45-second samples of all five tracks from the new release. Now available for pre-order (handily for non-Japanese fans, Amazon Japan does overseas delivery), The Prologue comes out on September 24th via the band's own Flyingcat Records. You can listen to the samples below now.
Original Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley has announced the touring lineup for the first leg of his first U.S. shows in four years which will be announced next week. The 2014 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee has tapped Richie Scarlet, who performed rhythm guitar and vocal duties on his Trouble Walkin' album in 1989. Richie toured with Ace in 1984 and 1985 and periodically from 1989 through 1995 and was also known for touring with Sebastian Bach.
With a new single out as previously reported here, called "Drop Dead Cynical", the Swedish metallers Amaranthe now give us a video for the track. The video is described as "over the top in all the right ways. There's more than a dozen MMA fighters, cheerleaders and lots and lots of pyro." Watch it here now and tell us if you like the final product.
The mighty Devin Townsend are releasing their new album Z² this October. Their show at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall venue happening on the 13th of April next year is already sold out, and now they can reveal an extensive run of European shows for 2015 which will include support from Periphery and Shining (NOR). Not bad, right? Devin Townsend also shared a trailer for the Z² album, which can be viewed here. Enjoy!
Time to hear another new Godflesh track. The industrial metallers return with a new full-length album this year called A World Lit Only By Fire, their first album since 2001 Hymns. But what can you expect from it? Well, you can stream the new tune "Imperator" below to get an idea. Do you like this song?
After a 3D movie called Metallica Through The Never, a new Guinness World Record from last year for being the first band to play all seven continents in one year, it's maybe finally time for Metallica to finish that new record as well. Six years have passed since they released the latest full-length album Death Magnetic. At the beginning of this year, Metallica confirmed that they should to start working on new album this year. In a recent interview, bassist Robert Trujillo says work continues on the follow-up to Death Magnetic.
It's been a while since Finnish post-metal band Callisto released their last studio album Providence (2009). So here it is. The upcoming new effort, Secret Youth, will see the light on January, 2015 via Svart Records. The band is currently putting finishing touches to the mix with producer Jonas Olsson, with whom they also worked on the previous albums.
You might know The Flight Of Sleipnir. The American stoner/doom/folk metal outfit released their last album Saga in 2013. If you enjoyed that album, you will be pleased to know they are releasing a new one called V at the end of this year. Whet your appetite with the album cover artwork and tracklist below.
The Norwegian black metal tyrants of 1349 will set forth for a European tour this November. This will be the first tour of their new album Massive Cauldron Of Chaos, so don't miss this chance to watch the band live on the Chaos Raids Europe tour. See the dates here below; maybe you can catch them near you.
The long-awaited new Manes' album, called Be All End All, is finally coming out this year. In fact, you will only have to wait until October 10th to grab the Norwegians newest creation. However, as of now, you can hear the new track "Name The Serpent" because it just premiered online. Enjoy this new avantgarde piece at this location and then let us know your thoughts about it.