16:06 - !J.O.O.E.! Bollocks, they had this in for Black Friday and now there's only XL left [link]
14:48 - !J.O.O.E.! I'm so used to the original now though, that I'm not sure the vinyl version will be enough for some people. Definitely clearer and punchier though, particularly regarding little details.
14:25 - Dima ooo defs gonna check that out. The original was unbearable for me
13:38 - !J.O.O.E.! Having heard most of this version now, it's a contender to knock Unlock The Shrine of its pedestal [link]
13:00 - Timmeh Indeed, I cannot possibly read the word 'Mayhem' without hearing the voice of Necrobutcher.
11:46 - !J.O.O.E.! Funnily enough some of the best tracks from that BTC comp are from the new entities, that have nothing else to their name [link] Probably Ramirez fucking about.
Finnish metallers Medicated have issued the following update on the band's official website:
"So! It's summertime, and time for big news:
Medicated hasn't been lying around. Instead we've been recording a new 4-song EP, which is soon ready for final mixing and release. We're still pondering if we're to release it also as a CD. More news of this when things get confirmed.
And then the other big news: Medicated finally has a full line-up, newest member being the former vocalist Dani Nuutinen.
As heard before, Dani is able to work on the vocals, but on top of this he's a talented and tight guitarist with a touch and style which fit Medicated perfectly.
One of metal's most intriguing, ominous and immensely talented figures, the mighty Devin Townsend, is extremely excited to announce that for the first time in his solo career he will be embarking on a headlining tour flyer]. This will be a special evening exploring a 15 year musical journey with Townsend performing songs spanning his entire vast catalog. Supporting acts will be announced soon along with East Coast shows, but see below or visit www.myspace.com/devintownsenddtb to view the initial headlining tour itinerary.
Special VIP Packages and Presale Tickets will be available for the tour. Please visit: https://tixx1.artistarena.com/devintownsend for more information.
earMUSIC, the international rock label of the Hamburg-based entertainment group Edel, has announced the signing of American/Norwegian melodic metallers Kamelot. The band's new studio album, Poetry For The Poisoned, will be released in Europe on September 3, 2010. Poetry for the Poisoned was mostly written in the remote woods of Norway to the final songwriting sessions in a remote region of Germany. The compositions take the listener through many "emotions and dynamics that touch the soul and the mind".
Kamelot Guitarist Thomas Youngblood states: "I think this album is by far our most diverse, fusing new ideas and elements along with the traditional Kamelot sound and style that we have established over the years. Poetry for the Poisoned is a mix of progressive elements, modern rock, dark arts and also power metal. It comes at a time where many people around the world are searching for something to grab on to spiritually, including myself. I recently lost my mother and to be honest it was very hard on me. So there are some melancholy moods reflected on this album."
Dragonforce, the stellar musicians whose latest Ultra Beatdown album charted strongly all over the world, have announced the release of their first live album; titled Twilight Dementia and produced by longstanding DF collaborator Karl Groom along with band guitarists Herman Li & Sam Totman, this double live set is now confirmed for a September 13th 2010 release on Spinefarm Records and Roadrunner Records (US, Canada).
Featuring 13 tracks, including such pivotal numbers as "Fury Of The Storm", "Operation Ground And Pound", "My Spirit Will Go On", "Valley Of The Damned", "Heroes Of Our Time" & "Through The Fire And Flames", this exercise in soaring vocals & advanced guitar pyrotechnics was recorded across 19 UK shows, with the very best takes lovingly compiled and mixed by Groom, Totman & Li.
After two years of relentless touring Los Angeles based neo-classical death metal unit Exmortus is back on the war path and getting ready to head into the studio to record a follow up to their heralded debut album In Hatred's Flame released on Heavy Artillery Records in late 2008. Since the departure of former vocalist and guitarist Balmore earlier this year, Exmortus have recruited new guitarist Sean Redline while lead shredder/songwriter Conan has also taken over vocal duties giving Exmortus an even more brutal death-tinged edge than before. The band has recorded a two-track demo to give fans a taste of what to expect from the new line-up picture] and the yet-unnamed new album tentatively scheduled for release during spring 2011. Preview the first track entitled "Entombed With The Pharaohs" on the band's MySpace profile at: http://www.myspace.com/exmortus.
band]Darkseed vocalist Harald Winkler has issued a short update about the new album Poison Awaits:
"We are really proud to announce that we have finished recording, mixing and mastering our new album Poison Awaits which will be released July 16 on Massacre Records. We are really happy with the album and can't wait till you guys get to hear it. Stay tuned for more exciting news and song teasers on MySpace."
UPDATE (thanks to BudDa)
Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on Poison Awaits, the forthcoming album from German metallers Darkseed, are available for streaming at this location.
Poison Awaits is scheduled for release on July 23 via Massacre Records.
01. Track One
02. Gestalt Principles of Matter Perception
03. A Linear Passage
04. Tabula Rasa
05. Private School of Thought
06. The Regulars
07. Departure Gate 8
08. Heartache Memorial
09. Let Us Blend
10. Open World
11. End Unit of The Universe
Name of record label, release date, and additional details will be announced soon.
"8", the eight full-length album from Kekal is a collection of thoughts and emotions blended together into a unique yet bold statement. Each song displays its character as a balance between electronic and organic elements, rhythm and melody, aggression and atmosphere, simplicity and complexity, beauty and the beast. With "8", Kekal redefines the term 'experimental' in its true sense, but yet listeners will find the entire album accessible and digestible.
"Destroy What Destroys You", the new video from German metallers Kreator, can be viewed at this location. The performance footage for the clip was shot during the band's on October 17, 2009 show with Exodus at Espacio Broadway in Santiago, Chile. The video was directed by Chilean video artist Carlos Toro, who has previously worked with Vader, Mercenary and Lacrimosa.
"Destroy What Destroys You" comes off the band's latest album, Hordes Of Chaos, which was released on January 2009 via Nuclear Blast Records.
As was reported earlier and also due to the slow recovery of band frontman Sakis' broken leg Rotting Christ have been forced to cancel more tour dates. The band posted the following on their myspace blog:-
"Unfortunately it seems that the Gods have rolled the dice and decided that 2010 will be a year of cancellations for the Rotting Christ Horde. Due to the slow recovery of frontman Sakis' broken leg, he has been urged to follow medical advice to avoid any further complications, and the band has sadly no option but to cancel the first part of their summer festival tour". The following dates are affected:
02 July 2010-Metalshow Riga (LATVIA)
03 July 2010 Hard Rock Laager Festival-Vana Vigala (ESTONIA)