04:10 - no one proof that no sun damages the brain
02:23 - Bad English Madi - in Luleå we have no sun at all ;p wel it has between 10:00 and 13:00 but half sun not ful, you need nbe in high mountan to see it
01:24 - !J.O.O.E.! Aha yeah, that's true. I would also add lack of social inclination is probably going to be a part of it sooner if I don't get out and sort it.
01:21 - snake? snaaaake! @joe Low mood, anhedonia (no pleasure in things you usually enjoy) and low energy are the 3 major depressive symptoms, not that I'm diagnosing you over the shoutbox.
01:19 - no one feeling down as fuck is depressed isnt it?
01:19 - !J.O.O.E.! I don't really feel down as such. More like numb; I'm having trouble enjoying typical things, lack of motivation, low energy, also a fair amount of light nausea the past few days. It gets dark here around 4 / 4.30pm at the moment.
01:16 - mz I don't really think that lack of sun for just two hours can cause a physiological reaction, but it can feel me down as fuck.
After Oblivion, the technical death metal band from Bosnia & Herzegovina, is finalizing its second release with working title Stamina. Mixing and mastering will be done by Stephan Fimmers (Necrophagist) in his Aexxys-Art Studio and first free streaming tracks should be ready first week of July. Check MySpace for further updates.
The band states: "What you can except from Stamina is eight old school driven tech death metal songs, where not much place is left for experimenting and innovations, since death metal is perfect already." According to their site, the band can be described as early nineties influenced technical death metal, pierced by some Balkan's traditional melodies. More info here.
Polish symphonic folk metallers Illuminandi recently released their new album In Via. Two songs - "W Drodze" and "The Promise" - are now streaming on the band's MySpace, so go check them out. More album details below.
Official press release: "Having gained some recognition with their well-received EP Illumina Tenebras Meas, the seven-piece Polish metal act Illuminandi strikes back with their LP titled In Via . The album comprises 10 songs in which heavy guitar riffs are as prominent as haunting cello and violin melodies.
Although frequently labelled as "folk metal" or "gothic metal", the band's sound does not easily yield to boundaries. Even though Illuminandi appeals to most listeners of melodic metal, their music also contains elements of extreme metal, classical music, European folk music, progressive rock, early music and even hardcore.
Leaves' Eyes recently announced an August release for the "Special Fan Edition" of the band's latest album Njord. The new release is called At Heaven's End cover art] and it contains the title track, as well as "Angus and the Swan" and the acoustic version of "Irish Rain" - three so far unreleased songs. The special fan edition with a noble matt and glossy foil printed slipcase, which is strictly limited, contains all songs from the Njord era, the Njord Digipak, including two bonus tracks, as well as the brand new bonus CD At Heaven's End, which contains seven non-album tracks, and last but least the video clip "My Destiny". The acoustic version of "Irish Rain" features Liv Kristine's sister Carmen Elise Espenæs (Midnattsol) on vocals.
Malevolent Creation have once again been rejoined by original bassist Jason Blachowicz. Blachowicz initially left on good terms to further his tattoo career, but the death metal sickness still runs deep in his veins.
"Been in hiding, working in tattoo shops for quite some time now but my gut has been aching to do one of the things that I do best... spreading malevolence across the globe with my brothers in metal," commented Blachowicz. "The evil in my blood has motivated me to dust the cobwebs off of my bass and commit to performing blasphemy and anger upon mine and everyone else's ears once again. This is also for one of my inspirations, Peter Steele, and for all of the loyal Malevolent Creation fans who have been supporting us for 23 fucking years! Our 11th album, Invidious Dominion, is going to rip the weak and feeble to shreds."
Chilean Power metallers Six Magics has uploaded a new song "All My Dreams" at this location. The track can be found on the band's latest release Behind The Sorrow, released in February through Coroner Records.
Anyone who is interested in checking out "The Great Fear", the new track by Christian deathcore act Impending Doom, should visit the band's MySpace page. The song comes off the band's upcoming There Will Be Violence, available in July.
Détente are now streaming "Degradation Machine" from their new release Decline online. The video clip for another new track "In God We Trust" can be watched here. Decline was released in N. America just yesterday. Here are the details again:
Decline cover art] tracklist:
01. In God We Trust
03. Kill Rush
04. Degradation Machine
08. This Is Not Freedom
Last Friday lead guitarist Sami Vauhkonen issued the following update on the whereabouts of Finnish metal band Lullacry:
"It's been a while since the last update from the Lullacry camp. After a hard and complicated fourth album we took some time off. In 2008 we were ready to record some new material, with a new interesting record deal with quite a big german label. Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Moonspell, Apocalyptica etc.) was going to be the producer for that album.
But then suddenly just before the studio, without any warning we lost the connection to the label. After a couple of months I read from the newspapers that they went bankrupt. Fuck that.
Now when I look back, I can say that it was a blessing in disguise. Compared to the new songs, the older material was not as good. It wasn't the right time I guess...
The Rotted has announced the details for their new EP Anarchogram, which is currently in the final mixing stages.
The band states: "This is an entirely self-funded, self-released EP, and we wanted to keep it as low-price as possible as a thanks to all the good people that have supported us over the years! This is why we're also offering a special offer package deal when you buy the EP and new shirt featuring the artwork, as well as signed copies and free postcards to any orders received prior to the release date!
Anarchogram features 2 blistering new tracks of Hate-Filled, Punk Infused UK Death Metal, as well as 4 cover songs. Each band member has chosen a song that made them personally want to play this kind of music in the first place, and is our way of paying tribute to the Metal Gods that have inspired us!"
"End Of Me", the first new Apocalyptica single off the upcoming 7th Symphony, is now available for streaming on MySpace. The song was recorded with Gavin Rossdale who the band says is not only "an amazing performer and singer" but also "a wonderful person".
A video for the aforementioned track was shot with Gavin in Los Angeles and will be ready soon. Stay tuned.
The show of Israeli metal band Orphaned Land at Sonisphere Istanbul had to be cancelled due to the ongoing crisis between Turkey and Israel after the Gaza flotilla raid. The band has posted the following statement on the official website:
"Merhaba, shalom & salam to all our beloved fans & friends.
2 weeks ago, we were the happiest band on earth when we were announced to Sonisphere Istanbul, we all waited for this moment for so long.
Then, a political fucked up crisis started between our countries and a whole chaos started to go on and unfortunately still goes on till that moments.
After a few days of rumors we were sadly announced today that the security company who is responsible of the festival cannot guarantee our safety during the fest and therefore our show had to be delayed from this year…
After 16 years of delivering punishing, extreme heavy metal, California's Abscess has decided to call it quits. The band's sixth and final studio album, Dawn of Inhumanity, was released in March on Peaceville Records.
Abscess drummer/vocalist, Chris Reifert (ex-Death, Autopsy), issued the following statement: "We need to inform you that Abscess has officially broken up. The reason for this is that Clint Bower (session Autopsy bassist) has left the band for personal reasons, and out of respect to him and to all who have supported us for these 16 years, we have decided to call it a day. Without Clint Bower, there can be no Abscess, so we won't even try to cheat anyone with something that is not the real thing. Dawn of Inhumanity has become our final statement, and we feel that it is the perfect way to close the Abscess chapter, since we must do so. Thanks to all of you who were and still are proud to call yourselves Abscess Freaks!"
The release date for Iron Maiden's new studio album The Final Frontier is now confirmed for Monday 16th August. The new album features artwork illustrated by Melvyn Grant and, to mark the occasion, the band have made special arrangements for one new album track "El Dorado" to be made available Worldwide as a FREE digital download MP3 with immediate effect. Click here for your free download (US fans, go here).
Singer Bruce Dickinson explains: "El Dorado" is a preview of the forthcoming studio album. As we will be including it in the set of our Final Frontier World Tour (all dates here) we thought it would be great to thank all our fans and get them into The Final Frontier mood by giving them this song up front of the tour and album release."
I Scream Records have posted the song "River Runs Red" from Life Of Agony's upcoming live release 20 Years Strong: River Runs Red | Live In Brussels on their MySpace player. The live CD/DVD will be in stores on I Scream Records July 19th in Europe & July 27th in the USA.
20 Years Strong: River Runs Red | Live In Brussels cover art] tracklist:
01. This Time
03. River Runs Red
04. Through And Through
05. Bad Seed
06. My Eyes
08. Method Of Groove
09. The Stain Remains
10. Other Side Of The River
11. Love To Let You Down
13. Lost At 22