09:40 - deadone Bah no fun. Also is plowing vagina an agricultural activity and as such is someone who plows vaginas entitled to agricultural subsidies ala those provided by the EU's Common Agricultural Policy?
09:37 - Ekz1t Sorry, I didn't mean to change the direction of conversation in that way.
09:31 - Ekz1t words do not create a ring so you have no transitivity for '=' D:
08:56 - deadone If "gay=happy" and "happy = plowing vagina" then does "plowing vagina = gay?" Fuckin' algebra confusing everyone.
08:52 - Cynic Metalhead Woo-hoo i reached 100u(pdates) that i never cared for
"As a taster we have put up a few samples of the near final mix of the Killing Music sessions. Let us know what you think so far. We like it!! In all there will be 14 original songs along with 2 cover versions. We are just finishing off all the bollocks that goes with an album release. New photos, album sleeve, videos etc., so hopefully all will be in your grubby little hands at the beginning of September - which will mark the beginning of a full European tour starting September 18th, 2008."
Check out the samples at Benediction official MySpace.
The final "Killing Music" tracklisting is as follows:
Northern Metal webzine is reporting that, reactivated Norwegian cult act Khold is back after a short break. Since their debut release in 2001, the excellent album "Masterpiss Of Pain", Khold has established themselves as a leading force within the Black Metal genre. By fronting a raw, primitive and obscure playing style, they have earned excellent feedback on all continents, and due to excessive touring the band have build up a solid fanbase.
Khold hits tight as clenched fists, and you are bound to enjoy their crunchy mid-paced black/doom compositions. Khold's fifth opus is entitled "Hundre År Gammal" and will be released on June 9th via Norwegian Tabu Records. Check artwork here.
Metal Hammer writer Joel McIver reports that the new guitarist in Florida Death Metal legends Morbid Angel is none other than Zyklon's longtime axemeister Destructhor (Thor Anders Myhren).
Frontman David Vincent told Metal Hammer in a recent interview, "The hunt for another guitarist to play alongside Trey (Azagthoth, the band's primary songwriter) was long and difficult. Man, I tell you, we had tapes sent to us from all over the world from guys who wanted to play in our band, and many of them were extremely talented - but Thor was the right choice for us. He's a fantastic guitarist and fits right in with the band. Also, Zyklon have supported Morbid Angel in the past, so the guys knew each other already.
Sonata Arctica have issued the following statement:
"Despite rumours and announcements to the contrary, Sonata Arctica are NOT going to play at Adria Rock Festival in Niš/Serbia on May 29th 2008.
Note: All officially announced gigs can be found at http://www.sonataarctica.info as soon as they are confirmed. If the band is announced to play anywhere and you cannot find the information on the official website, don't believe it."
The festival flyer looks as follows, Link]. But also second headliner Hanoi Rocks are NOT confirmed to play the festival, as the Adria Rock Fest is not mentioned on the band's tour agenda on their official website.
According to some Serbian inside sources, it's possible that this whole festival is a scam, or at least they're trying to misguide people by putting well-known bands on the bill. DISCLAIMER: this last paragraph does not necessarily represent the point of view of the Metal Storm Staff]
Italian band Stormlord has posted two other new songs, entitled 'The Castaway' and 'Legacy Of The Snake', on its MySpace page.
Two other new songs, entitled 'Mare Nostrum' and 'Neon Karma', were previously added by the band on its MySpace page.
The band adds:
"Here we go!
As promised, even the fourth and last new song taken from the upcoming album is online on our Myspace page.
It's a different song, the acoustic epic ballad 'The Castaway', that moved the curiosity of many of you, it's something really new, and we are really proud of it. We are really impatient to hear your impressions!
Well, with these 4 songs we think we gave you a complete idea of how the new album sounds like. The album will be released on 23 of may and will be avaliable in all Europe week by week.
"For the past 21 years Darkthrone have been leaders of the black metal scene. To coincide with this anniversary, Peaceville Records are releasing the 3CD set, "Frostland Tapes" Small Cover] on June 9th 2008. This is a fascinating trip into the earliest years of the band and the first official release ever to contain all 4 of Darkthrone's demos in one place.
"Frostland Tapes" also includes a rare live recording from Denmark in 1990 (one of only a handful of live appearances that Darkthrone has ever made) and, perhaps most significantly, the previously unreleased version of the infamous 1991 Goatlord rehearsal session.
These songs were intended to feature on the proposed second album, before the band changed direction and the tapes were confined to the vaults. Vocals were subsequently added in the mid-nineties, but they are presented here as the recording sounded in 1991 - instrumental genius, showing the complexity and intricacy of a band with a great future ahead of them.
As posted on the Deathstars website: "It's time to feel the explosion once again, because Nuclear Blast recently released the ultimate edition of Deathstars breath-taking 2nd album "Termination Bliss" - simply a must have for every fan of the Swedish death-glam-heroes. The "Termination Bliss Extended" version contains 2 bonus tracks and an extremely hot Special-DVD including all video-clips and special "making of" features of Deathstars. In addition there is also a single DVD - simply titled "Termination Bliss EXTENSION" - available. Check it out! But that's not enough: Deathstars will release a fat 7 inch picture single of "Blitzkrieg/Cyanide" via Nuclear Blast pretty soon! So be prepared for another upcoming boom!"
The following statement was posted on Sirenia's myspace page:
After almost 4 years of co-operation guitarplayer Bjørnar Landa has decided to part ways with Sirenia, in order to have more time for his family and studies. We end the co-operation as great friends, just as we started it. The band would like to wish Bjørnar all the best for the future, and thank him for all the great experiences we shared over the years.
Sirenia's new guitarplayer is Michael S. Krumins. Michael played together with Jonathan in 'Trail Of Tears' in the very beginning of his musical career. After leaving this band at an early stage, he explored different styles of music in the years to come. In 2003 he joined 'Green Carnation' as a lead guitarist, after the recent split up of this band he decided to join Sirenia. Michael is educated at the Conservatory of Music in Kristiansand.
Thy Majestie have posted the following update on their MySpace:
"Doesn't good come with bad? At least in case of Thy Majestie, it does… Bad news is that the release date of our new album is postponed until the 1st of September 2008.
Good news is that you can now listen to one song that will appear on "Dawn" on our page, or our label Dark Balance's MySpace page. "Day Of The Changes' will be premiering on these screens on Sunday 18th, at noon!
"Dawn" consists of seven full tracks divided into 3 chapters, plus "The Legacy Suite", a 16-minutes ride through Thy Majestie's style divided into five tracks, a small story worth noticing! The complete track list is:
Keep Of Kalessin have posted the following update:
"The Keep Of Kalessin MySpace-page has been updated with the artwork from our upcoming album "Kolossus", which will hit the stores worldwide in June!
We have also uploaded one of the tracks from the album so you all can hear it.
It's the track called "Ascendant" and we just finished the videoshoot for this song in Gothenburg. The video will be directed by Patrick Ullaeus who has worked with Dimmu Borgir, Within Temptation, In Flames and many more. So you can expect nothing else than an epic video!
"Kolossus" Release Dates:
Europe: June 6th
America: June 10th
Check out the new MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/keepofkalessin"
Metal Mind Productions will release the first-ever DVD from Polish extreme metallers Decapitated, entitled "Human's Dust", on June 9 in Europe and June 10 in the US.
The DVD will be available in two versions: as a standard DVD and as a very unique star metalpack DVD edition limited to 3,000 copies (more information about the DVD content is available here).
Also you can see an exclusive preview track entitled "Spheres Of Madness" on MetalMindPoland's official site on YouTube at this location (or by clicking here for a direct link to the video).
(Thanks to White Winter Sun for this piece of news!)
In other Decapitated news, Polish metal band Masachist have issued the following update:
Latvian metallers Heaven Grey have made a new song, recorded in 2008, available for streaming online at the band's official MySpace page. The song is called "Regret" and is part of the new material the band has recorded after their debut album "Northwind", which was released ten years ago. A live video of the song can be watched at this location. The video is shot at club "Melnā Piektdiena" on 25 April.
UK's very own The Rotted (previously known as Gorerotted) have created a short video sting for their upcoming album "Get Dead Or Die Trying". It can be viewed on the band's MySpace page (or by clicking here for a direct link to the video on YouTube). Full length tracks will be added in the coming weeks on the band's MySpace site!
"Get Dead Or Die Trying" tracklisting:
01. Nothin' But A Nosebleed
02. The Howling
03. A Return To Insolence
04. Kissing You With My Fists
05. Angel Of Meth
06. A Brief Moment Of Regret
07. The Body Tree
08. Get Dead Or Die Trying
09. It's Like There's A Party In My Mouth (And Everyone's Being Sick)
10. Fear And Loathing In Old London Town