09:27 - Lokaeda Check the album "morbid fascination of death" by Carpathian Forest, there's a song with some sax on this one.
08:29 - Unhealer First use of sax in metal I can think of is on Pan.Thy.Monium albums. It had to be Swano.
08:10 - AngelofDeth you're right, a little weird to get used to but it works pretty dang well in that song. It needs to be stylized to metal rather than just sticking a weird 80s sax break down in the middle of a song
08:04 - AngelofDeth didnt know other bands were doing it too. Very strange. Ill check that out though
06:56 - hadriel Listen to Ihsahn's On the Shores and all of the doubts anyone would ever have about the sax being in metal will be squelched
05:28 - Unhealer It's because it's just awesome <3 It really fits metal.
05:13 - Zaphod Turisas, Whispered and Behemoth are just the ones that don't pull it off, there are plenty that do.
Dream Theater's video for the song "Constant Motion" has been posted on YouTube at this location. The track comes off the group's new album "Systematic Chaos" which was released in the United States on June 5, 2007.
This video is also available now for download in QuickTime format on Dream Theater official website (right-click on the links below and select "Save Target As").
Download "Constant Motion" - Large
Download "Constant Motion" - Small
The following message was posted on The Gathering's official website:
Hope you are all fine and well. I have some updates for you:
A Noise Severe DVD and live CD:
Yes, we are almost ready with our double DVD A Noise Severe as well as our double live CD. The end of this month we will master both.
A special package will be on presale on our webshop very soon, together with more info, such as running order, info about an in-depth documentary of the recording of our album Home and much more. Expect a webshop release somewhere end of July, and in 'normal' shops around October 2007.
It will be a release to be proud of!
Celebration the 10th anniversary of Nighttime Birds:
Nuclear Blast Records have issued the following brief statement:
"Swedish Gothic Metallers Tiamat are proud to have joined the Nuclear Blast family! The band, which became famous with masterpieces like "Wildhoney", "A Deeper Kind Of Slumber" and "Judas Christ" will release their upcoming album in February 2008."
Syrian Death Metal band Absentation signed up a contract with "A Dark Philosophy" record company on 11/07/2007. The record company promised to promote their last album "Mental Battle Resurrection".
The record company will be promoting the album world wide as soon as they finish manufacturing it.
Sandra Schleret, the new voice behind Elis, has just laid down the vocal tracks to the new version of Show Me the Way to be released on the upcoming MCD of the same title. The recording is scheduled to hit the streets in the fall and coincides with the band's tour with ASP. The MCD comprises unreleased material of the band with the former vocalist Sabine Dünser, who died tragically last year. The tracks are her final recordings--the final chapters of concept album Griefshire. Show Me the Way was originally scheduled for release prior to Griefshire, but was postponed due to Sabine´s death.
Metal Mind Productions proudly presents first ever DVD from the icon of Death Metal - Vital Remains. DVD entitled "Evil Death Live" includes nearly one hour of gloom and top-performance ultrafast massacre recorded on 24th April 2007 during Metalmania Festival in Katowice, Poland. The tracklist is comprised of songs from a very well received album "Dechristianized" as also from the band's latest outstanding release "Icons of Evil". The DVD is enhanced with the interview with Tony Lazaro (one of the band's founders) and Dave Suzuki, live bootleg footage and many other surprises. Also available in a limited swing case edition, including a bonus CD with songs recorded at the gig.
In 1985, San Francisco's Possessed released their now-legendary death metal debut "Seven Churches".
Not only did Seven Churches' blend of thrash riffs, grunting vocals and blistering leads send shockwaves of excitement throughout the underground tape-trading scene of the day, but the album's final track, "Death Metal"—and Possessed's 1984 demo of the same name—just may have given an official name to the genre that had already spawned such American bands as Death, Morbid Angel and Master.
Click the song names below to download each track:
'Burning In Hell'
Months before "Seven Churches" hit the stores, cassettes of "Death Metal" had been spreading throughout the extreme metal community. While the tape typically traded contained four tracks: 1) 'Death Metal', 2) 'Evil Warriors', 3) 'Burning in Hell' and 4) 'Fallen Angel', the original self-produced demo did not contain 'Fallen Angel'. 'Fallen Angel' was reportedly recorded during the "Death Metal" session, but did not make the official demo, because it was banged out quickly at the end of the recording session. But, through the tape-trading process, "Fallen Angel" became tacked on to the end of "Death Metal".
On Elvenking's Official Myspace, you can have the very first taste of the band's upcoming new album "The Scythe" with 60 seconds samples of the following 3 songs: 'Infection', 'The Divided Heart' and 'The Scythe'.
The link to the samples is the following: http://www.myspace.com/elvenking.
Elvenking will release its new CD "The Scythe" in Europe on September 14 via AFM Records. The album was mixed at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland. The mastering took place on April 10 at Finnvox Studios with Mika Jussila and Nino Laurenne.
Greek Power/Melodic metal sensation Firewind are proud to present you their video clip for the song 'Breaking The Silence' (feat. Tara Teresa on guest vocals), which marks the band's 2nd single outtake in Greece off their critically acclaimed album "Allegiance". The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Company Sweden (Dimmu Borgir, Within Temptation, etc.) and you can now watch it at this location on Century Media's website or at YouTube here.
Firewind's Gus G comments on the video as follows: "So here it is! I hope you all dig our brand new video…I can tell you we had a blast doing it! The song itself is a highlight of our latest record, as the duet between Apollo and Tara came out fantastic. Patric Ullaeus' videos are always a guarantee and it's an honour for us to work with the best of the best! Patric definitely made sure we had enough fire on this one and really brought things to a new level!"
Metaltix arranged a wait list on which you can enroll. We can not promise you anything at this point - but according to our experience quite a few returns could give you a chance of a treasured WOA Ticket. For technical reasons the Registration is just possible by telephone so please call our hot line 0049 4627 183838 or email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Also, the presale for the 19th W:O:A in 2008 has begun.
Therion mainman Christofer Johnsson has posted the following message on Therion's offcial website:
"I'm happy to announce that I've officially just prolonged the contract with Nuclear Blast Records for another 5 albums. Our souls now belongs to the innovative and dedicated little label from the village of Donzdorf , who through hard work and and honest dedication over the years have become the pearl of metal labels of all times. It's been 12 years since we signed with them and I look forwards to the upcoming 12 years. "
The following update has been issued on Tarot's official website:
"Tarot will return to club Rupla at Kuopio on Friday 17.08.2007 to play their second last gig in Finland before the break. The venue is the same where Tarot played for the first time in Kuopio 25 years ago.
To celebrate this event and the current power of the band's live performance the show will be filmed and recorded for a future DVD/CD release.
Special guest: legendary DJ Nite.
Doors open 1900.
Show time 2100.
No age limit
Limited drinking area (K-18)
Tickets EUR 12 from Tiketti - http://www.tiketti.fi (on sale 12.7.) and EUR 13 at door."
Vicious Art, the Swedish Death/Thrash metal band featuring former Dark Funeral members Matias Mäkelä and Robert Lundin, along with Jörgen Sandström (The Project Hate, ex-Entombed, Grave) on bass, has set "Pick Up This Sick Child" as the title of its second full-length album, tentatively due in October/November 2007 via Mighty Music. The CD was recorded at Offbeat studios in Jakobsberg, Sweden and was mastered in Denmark by Jacob Hansen. The album artwork is being created by Kristian Karlberg.
"Pick Up This Sick Child" tracklisting:
01. Tombstone Grind
02. The Paulina Paw Paintings
03. Our Family Flesh
05. We're Both Into Killing Me
06. Chewing Gunpowder