16:57 - Cynic Metalhead Done the dissertation part. It's very hard. But, when you get rewarded - it feels awesome.
16:23 - mz thanks Mary. I have not started yet :P. @ K7 I really don't think that it will be a good idea
16:15 - Bad English you can pay me I can write, I did write for others when I was studiing and get money. one time it was negative mark, because teacher hated that guy
16:13 - Mary No Thesis writing is really the hardest thing to do in life. I wish you luck.
16:06 - mz his first name was Yves maybe. I'm not sure, just guessing from his email. There is an institusion in Belgium that the guy works as researcher/ professor in it.
16:04 - Erik M. mz, I'm unaware of anyone in my family being a professor, hahaha. Would be funny if he actually would be family of mine, though. :P What's his first name? But my last name is not THAT uncommon in this country, for the record.
16:01 - mz nah. It was nice concident, considering that Mols is not a usual family name it seems.
Detonation will begin recording their 4th studio album this weekend. Vocalist Koen Romeijn states:
"This weekend, Michiel (a.k.a. "Plicht") will kick off the pre-production of our 4th studio album. He's got the weekend scheduled to record all the drum tracks for 9 new, brutal songs. In the producers' chair we have our good friend Harry van Breda (I-Chaos).
After this, Michiel will start touring across the world with God Dethroned until mid November. So in the meantime, we will work on the recordings, and get this thing rolling again. Can't wait to get into that whole recording process again, it's been almost 3 years since we recorded "Emission Phase", so it's about time goddamnit!
De Profundis guitarist Roman Subbotin has issued the following update concerning the band's sophomore album:
"My long-winded blogs return, at last, after a prolonged absence. If the Devil finds work for idle hands, I want to know which bastard has been finding work for me and why there's been so much of it?!?
Anyway, our second album is now well and truly finished. Produced by Fernando Pereira Lopes and ourselves it represents a significant moment for our musical evolution. We've all worked really hard and, in my humble opinion, achieved rather spectacular results.
The "record" button was first pressed on 5th June 2009, after which we've spent almost a whole month in various studios in and around London recording the album. Mixing then took place over two sessions at Russ Russell's Parlour Studios in July. The mixes where then mastered by Tim Turan. What seems like an eternal process has finally come to an end...?
Here's the cover art for the upcoming Diablo Swing Orchestra album "Sing-Along Songs For The Damned And Delirious", out in Europe on the 21st September. It was made by the acclaimed Swedish illustrator Peter Bergting, most notable for his work with the graphic novel Gängkrig which is a #1 bestseller in Sweden right now.
The album will come in two editions for the stores. The "normal" edition will be a 4-panel digipac containing the CD and a 12 page booklet and a "special" edition, limited to just 2000 copies, in a gorgeous 8 panel digipac containing the CD, a 12 page booklet and a Bonus DVD featuring all sorts of goodies like live footage, behind the scenes, photo albums and whatever else can be crammed in!
Check out the new track "1,320'" from Megadeth's upcoming album "Endgame" available exclusively at the MegaFanClub starting at midnight tonight (Sunday 16.08.2009) (Saturday pacific time). Not a member of the MegaFanClub yet? Join now (membership purchase required) and listen to some brand new rippin' Megadeth tonight!
Megadeth's twelfth studio album "Endgame" is scheduled for release via Roadrunner Records on September 15, 2009.
Who needs the MegaVultureFanClub, when there's YouTube.
According to a statement sent to the Blabbermouth website:
"It has been rumored that Gaahl and King have disbanded God Seed. However, this is not the case. Gaahl has chosen to retire from metal music. It should not be assumed that this decision has anything to do with Gaahl and King's working relationship. Gaahl has made this decision for his own personal artistic reasons."
King states: "There is no drama and there is no bad blood between us; Gaahl just wants a break from metal. God Seed will be frozen and I'm prepared to pick it up again when the time is right. Meanwhile, I will focus on other musical projects."
After almost 10 years, Maurizio "The Forger" Bugin has left DoomSword for personal reasons.
The band commented: "We are glad that our friendship and brotherhood is still intact and strong, although taking different paths. We in DoomSword thank The Forger from the bottom of our hearts for many years of friendship, fun, plundering and pillage, and we wish him the best of luck with his future."
There are no news about replacement, as the band continues to work for their fifth album.
Jodis, an entirely new outfit involving James Plotkin (Khanate, Khlyst, Phantomsmasher, O.L.D.) Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, Lotus Eaters, House Of Low Culture, GREYMACHINE) and Tim Wyskida (Khanate, Blind Idiot God), is a modern exploration of restrained sonic minimalism and tonal/textural density.
Jodis' "Secret House," as a whole, recalls a void, a shoreless pit, a slow nihilistic decent into absolute blankness... The vocals emote a deviating distress, one that the listener will walk away from also knowing. The guitars loom with an almost inconceivable image of stillness. The percussion possesses an irregular circularity facilitating the general disorientation encapsulating the mood of the record. In summation, a thorough listen would kick the living shit out of your aptitude for co-habituation with other humans.
"Under The Wizard's Sleeve", the new video of Brooklyn, NY-based Wizardry has been made available online. The video was directed by Paul Kermizian along with a crack team of alchemists, pyrotechnicians, astrologers, and soothsayers in the netherworlds of Algonquois.
Wizardry are about to release a new album. More info about the band on http://www.myspace.com/wizardrylives.
Polish Symphonic Power metal band Pathfinder have issued the following update:
"In the waiting for Pathfinder debut album, we decided to record for you a small "music surprise" - this song always enchanted us - since the 80's up to this day. "Moonlight Shadow" by Mike Oldfield - the great song of great composer! Its amazing melody and harmony forced us to move this masterpiece to our world of music: the world of speed, symphony, opera and magic dimensions!
That's only 3 minutes, but we believe, that the magic of power posses your mind and let you dream as far as we release the album!
Expect more surprises... and the moonlight motive is very suitable to the album concept, which you will discover very soon."
Legendary long-running death metal veterans Master have announced their upcoming tenth full-length album as "The Human Machine".
The band has also tapped in Israeli artist Eliran Kantor (Aghora, To-Mera, Gwar, Sickening Horror, etc) to work on the visual aspects of "The Human Machine", whom was also recently responsible for Testament's "Formation Of Damnation" album cover.
The album artwork for "The Human Machine" can be viewed here.
Master are scheduled to start working on "The Human Machine" after completing a series of upcoming Mexican and South American tours and the band will be expected to enter the studio in December 2009.
US metallers Echoes Of Eternity have posted online a new song, "Ten Of Swords", on their MySpace page.
"Ten Of Swords" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "As Shadows Burn", which is scheduled for release in North America on September 22 via Nuclear Blast Records (September 25 in Europe via Massacre Records).
"As Shadows Burn" cover art] tracklist:
01. Ten Of Swords
02. A Veiled Horizon
03. Memories Of Blood And Gold
04. The Scarlet Embrace
05. Descent Of A Blackened Soul
06. Twilight Fires
07. Buried Beneath A Thousand Dreams
08. Letalis Deus
09. Funeral In The Sky
A three-and-a-half minute video trailer with footage from Echoes Of Eternity's bonus DVD is now available.
"Crushed Beyond Dust," the lead track from Skeletonwitch's highly anticipated new album, "Breathing The Fire," due out October 13, is now available for streaming via the band's MySpace.
Vocalist, Chance Garnette, commented about the track: "This song is simply about killing someone with nothing but your bare hands! Plus I was stoked I could find a home for the word "quashed."
"Breathing The Fire," cover art] is the follow up to the band's critically acclaimed album, "Beyond The Permafrost." (Prosthetic Records, 2007). The Athens, OH based band traveled to Seattle, WA to record with producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, High On Fire). The album was mastered by Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer. The band will be on the road in the USA/Canada in September and October supporting Children Of Bodom and The Black Dahlia Murder.
Scar Symmetry have announced the tracklist of their upcoming masterpiece "Dark Matter Dimensions":
01. The Iconoclast
02. The Consciousness Eaters
03. Noumenon And Phenomenon
04. Ascension Chamber
05. Mechanical Soul Cybernetics
06. Non-Human Era
07. Dark Matter Dimensions
08. Sculptor Void
09. A Parenthesis In Eternity
11. Radiant Strain
Drummer Henrik Ohlsson also commented on the choice of the album title and its artwork: "The album title came from the scientific fact that you can't see at least 95% of the universe and despite that fact we behave like we know everything there is to know. We trust our eyes even though they give us a very limited range of perception and we dismiss things because they seem to defy our narrow and cynical sense of logic. The title "Dark Matter Dimensions" stands for an appreciation and acknowledgement of the unseen worlds and dimensions, because without the existence of these unseen forces our physical universe would never be able to exist. These so-called "Dark Matter Dimensions", a term I use for everything unseen, orchestrates everything our eyes are allowed to see. And you can bring this down to a personal level aswell, from the macrocosmic to the microcosmic, and realize that our appearance stands for a small percentage of who we are. At least 95% of what we are consists of consciousness, thoughts, feelings and other unseen activities. So the term "Dark Matter Dimensions" applies on both macrocosmic and microcosmic levels. As above, so below.
At the beginning of the week, Swedish metallers Assailant have posted the following statement about the departure of keyboardist Peder Sandström:
"Some sad but healthy news for all of ya. Our keyboard player Peder Sandström has decided to leave the band due to the lack of interest. And of course we feel that it's a damn shame and a bit sad but we are happy for his sake. It is never easy to leave something you've invested so much time in, but then again, one should never force oneself to stay just because. Be well man and we hope all the best for ya!"