04:49 - Redn1ght Closest thing to death I've felt was when I had to do some badass-level ab workouts in TKD class. xD (I wasn't as fit back then.)
04:44 - Dima We did it for an 1hr straight. Team ran a square route in a 2 line formation. The 2 people at the front would sprind around the square to reach the back of the line. It was closest thing to death i've felt but worth it big time
04:42 - Dima That's what we did for football training. We got fit abnormally quickly. Though, you likelywon't last as long as you could because you don't have a coach getting ready to let his lungs off at you if you quit.
04:36 - Redn1ght Something like what I was implying, short laps equivalent of that length. It's only good for endurance once you got basics down. :P
04:35 - Dima jogging on its own is pretty gheeyyy imo. Based on my expereience, sprint jog interval training is much more beneficial.
04:28 - Redn1ght What I've found is that doing it in short sets gets better result than long ones, like not 1 hour runs but rather shorter runs that equal to the same distance.
04:16 - !J.O.O.E.! My diet was terrible, though under 2500 calories. And I've never been overweight. Well within my BMI.
Malefice have announced their new drummer is Chris Allan-Whyte who will make his debut appearance in Dundee on May 19, 2010 at the start of the Reading outfit's two-week UK headlining tour.
Chris replaces Craig Thomas who bowed out amicably at the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
Frontman Dale Butler comments on the seamless switchover: "Malefice and Craig have been growing apart musically for some time, and therefore we all decided it was a good time for everyone to move on. We all want to thank him for his years of dedication, we'll never forget the good times we had and we wish him luck in his new chosen direction!
Louisiana-based hard rockers Lilian Axe have issued the following update on their official website:
"Lillian Axe has begun recording their tenth album for Love & War Records at Sound Landing Studios in Covington, LA. Go to www.loveandwarrecords.com and check out the new CD artwork. Ash Sivils who created the artwork for Sdope has now created her second CD cover for Lillian Axe's Deep Red Shadows.
New tour dates added to the tour page. Many more to come."
US Power metallers Imagika have issued the following update:
"Original drummer Henry Moreno has left Imagika and has effectively been replaced by San Francisco Bay Area Metal veteran Wayne De Vecchi. A current member of Hellhound, Wayne's past bands include Purgatory SF and Doom Society who toured both the US and Europe. Bringing in his influences of everything from Slayer to Dream Theater to Pantera, Wayne is looking forward to taking another step in his music career by joining Imagika. He will make his live debut on June 25th at the Warriors Of Metal Fest III in Chillicothe, Ohio.
Imagika is also announcing their "A Portrait In Metal" US tour that begins July 23 and runs through August 8th. The tour will be in support of the North American release of the bands Portrait Of A Hanged Man CD. Cities and venues TBA."
After concluding a successful Australian Tour with Behemoth, Job For A Cowboy and Goatwhore, Australian metallers The Amenta have begun working on an EP which will function as an introduction to the new line-up and as a teaser for the upcoming third full length. Tentatively titled V01D, the EP will feature re-recorded songs from both full length albums, an unreleased Occasus era track, various instrumentals and experiments, a cover and multiple video clips, live shots and extraneous media.
Norwegian doom metal band Funeral has issued the following update:
"Funeral have parted ways with singer Frode Forsmo (ex-Old Man's Child). We wish Frode the best of luck in the future. We are very pleased to welcome our new vocalist, Sindre Nedland in our ranks. He is known for composing some truly amazing harmonies in both Myrkgrav and In Vain, and inhibits a unique variety in his voice and singing-style.
Funeral have also ended the cooperation with Indie Recordings, and we are currently in negotiations with other labels. The new album is about 90% recorded, and will hopefully see a worldwide autumn release."
Mastic Scum have posted the following update on their MySpace blog:
"We are happy to welcome Alex Schmid aka "Riffmaster X" as new bass-player in Mastic Scum. Alex is also active as guitar-player in "Days Of Loss" (Death metal) from Vienna. Due to time issues Boris Balogh had to leave the band. We wanna thank him for the great time we spent together in the last years and wish him all the best for the future. Mastic Scum will present the new line-up with new setlist at "Battle Of Metal" in Saalfelden on 30.04.2010."
Artillery will enter the recording studio on the 29th of November to record a follow up to their very successful album When Death Comes (2009). New material will be recorded again at Medley Studios in Denmark with Søren Andersen as producer.
Guitarist Michael Stützer says: "Artillery is very excited to start working on the follow up to When Death Comes, which received such a great response from both fans and media. It´s great to go back to the studio only 1 1/2 year after our last effort, to show the fans that Artillery is working very hard to make new recordings and to tour again. And this time it won't take us 10 years to make a new album! We feel that the new songs will continue the style and production of our last efforts and we are looking forward to play new songs live for the best and most dedicated fans of metal."
German metallers Emergency Gate have posted online three new songs, "Alternative Dead End", "Nothing To Lose" and "Point Zero", on their MySpace page.
Also a video for the song "Point Zero" can be viewed at this location.
The three new songs come off the band's forthcoming album, The Nemesis Construct, which is scheduled for release on April 30 via Twilight Zone Records.
The Nemesis Construct cover art] tracklist:
01. Alternative Dead End
02. Nothing To Lose
03. Dark Side Of The Sun
04. Story Of A Psychopath
05. An End To The Age Of Man
06. Point Zero
08. As My Bride Cries Blood
09. This Time
10. The Green Mile
11. Diary Of Nightmares...
Veteran thrashers Overkill have announced their first ever appearances on Australian soil. The band will be touring along the East coast for three dates in September. The tour is part of their Killfest 2010 25th Anniversary World Tour which has been through Europe and the USA. Supporting Overkill will be the experienced Australian Thrash Metallers Mortal Sin. Tour dates are below:
23/09/10 - The Hi Fi, Brisbane
24/09/10 - The Hi Fi, Melbourne
25/09/10 - The Metro, Sydney
"Haifisch" (Eng: "Shark") is the third single from the Rammstein album Liebe Ist Für Alle Da.
According to a press release: "We learn from it that the shark not only has teeth - he's got tears as well. But since it lives in the briny deep, no one sees them. A shame. After all, this cartilaginous fish is one of the oldest of the world's many misunderstood creatures. A bit more sympathy couldn't hurt!"
For the video to "Haifisch", Rammstein worked once again with Jörn Heitmann. To watch the clip at this location.
Decrepit Birth have completed work on their new album Polarity to be released on July 27th in North America. Drums were recorded at Sharkbite Studios (Exodus) with producer Zack Ohren (All Shall Perish, Suffocation, Immolation) while all other tracking was handled by Matt Sotelo before being mixed by Ohren at Castle Ultimate Studios.
Guitarist Matt Sotelo commented on the new material as well as their being added to this years Summer Slaughter tour: "Polarity is a musical odyssey into the mind and soul, covering many different emotions. This album really fuses together where we are as musicians, by combining melody and brutality on a new level. We are also very proud to be part of the Summer Slaughter tour for the second time in a row! Get ready to be pummeled by some of the best bands in extreme music!"
Polish power metal outfit Hexfire are working on their debut album. Last week they were joined in the studio by renowned metal drummer Alex Holzwarth.
Alex Holzwarth, has been in the studio to record drums for some of the tracks on the new Hexfire album. The recording session took place at Nocker Productions in Munich with engineer Dr. Burns."
The band says: "We are so proud that Alex agreed to record for us. At this moment, we can say that Alex has recorded drums for one of the songs and... WOW! He's not just a drummer - he's a real metal machine! What he has done in the studio is incredible. The drums sound so powerful that its even hard to describe. So... Metalheads, be prepare for a real Metal Attack."
The Funeral Orchestra have teamed up with Ocean Chief for the release of The Northern Lights II. The album will be released somewhere in summer. Each band performs one lengthy number on this split release, Ocean Chief with the track "Born", while The Funeral Orchestra do their first track all in Swedish, called "Den Morka Shamanens Glod". The cover artwork for The Northern Lights II can be found here.
German Prog Thrashers Mekong Delta have revealed the tracklisting for their upcoming album, titled Wanderer On The Edge Of Time. Artwork will follow as soon as the details of the album have been finalized. Also a release date is yet to be announced.
Wanderer On The Edge Of Time cover art] tracklist:
01. Intro - Concert Guitar
03. A Certain Fool (Le Fou) - Movement 1
04. Interlude 1 - Group
05. The 5th Element (Le Bateleur) - Movement 2
06. Interlude 2 - Group
07. The Apocalypt - World In Shards (La Maison Dieu) - Movement 3
08. Interlude 3 - Concert Guitar
09. King With Broken Crown (Le Diable) - Movement 4
10. Intermezzo (Instrumental) - Movement 5