21:00 - Redn1ght I would rather trust NSA build software to not track me than use Google. :p
21:00 - !J.O.O.E.! That's weird, I've never had that. For a while I had issues with it only playing one song at a time off my hard drive and not playing another after it. They spend too much time messing around with new clients / designs / features.
20:59 - Zaphod Using spotify is basically the equivalent of the nutbeating James Bond received in Casino Royale. I agree about Bandcamp tags being somewhat useless though. Still prefer Bandcamp by miles.
20:58 - Netzach I use Google Play Music, it's a lot better than Spotify imo. The upload to cloud function is especially great.
20:57 - Zaphod Not just the buffer, the player as whole. Sometimes it randomly restarts a song in the middle of. And I have a decent connection, any other streaming site hasn't ever given me trouble.
20:56 - !J.O.O.E.! I find the tags on Bandcamp near useless, because of how bands will spam random non-related tags for exposure. The quality bothers me too, and how now a lot of artists give you limited plays. Still my discovery tool, or one of.
20:51 - !J.O.O.E.! Decent quality too.160 OGG Vorbis, which is something like 192 / 214 mp3 bitrate. I can't remember the last time I had a buffering issue in all honesty, and my connection isn't great. Newer clients might have issues though.
The Metal Opera is coming to town! Tobias Sammet's Avantasia will hit the road at the end of this year in support of the latest releases Angel Of Babylon/The Wicked Symphony. According to a press release, a huge all-star ensemble will bring Avantasia on stage once more. Due to the fact that this is not a regular or annual tour but an extensive Avantasia-event and experience, the show start for Avantasia will begin promptly at 8:00PM
The first six shows are now confirmed, and more dates will follow.
30 Nov 2010 - Switzerland - Pratteln, Z7
01 Dec 2010 - Switzerland - Pratteln, Z7
03 Dec 2010 - Germany - Lichtenfels, Stadthalle
04 Dec 2010 - Germany - Kaufbeuren, All Karthalle
18 Dec 2010 - Germany - Fulda, Esperantohalle
Soilwork just uploaded a brand new track called "Two Lives Worth Of Reckoning" to the band's official MySpace. The track comes off the bands highly anticipated new album The Panic Broadcast which is due on July 2, 2010 via Nuclear Blast!
Commented vocalist Björn Strid: ""Two Lives Worth Of Reckoning" is definitely a great teaser for the new album. We feel it has everything, a verse made for mosh, an atmopheric chorus and a jawdropping solopart, but wait, there's way more than that, check it out, enjoy guys and gals!"
The song can also be downloaded for free from this location (free e-mail sign-up required).
Accept is proud to announce the world premiere of their new music video "Teutonic Terror" from their forthcoming album Blood Of The Nations.
The video shot in March, directed by Dave Blass of Grid41.com promises to be the "Most Metal" Accept video ever. Asked about the "story, or theme" behind the video, the director said: "We had all of these cool ideas for stories about a post apocalyptic world, hot girls in Mad Max gear and cool visuals and the more we worked it the more we kept coming back to the basics... this is Accept, not Mötley Crüe, there are people all over the world that have waited years to see this band again, and every second that we cut away to some story that is really just filler anyway, we are missing what is really important. People want to see Wolf Hoffmann shredding his flying V, they want to see new singer Mark Tornillo singing a new Accept song, and they want to see the band ripping into the new track. So I said screw the story, get me some fire, get me some tanks and lets rock it."
Saxon have updated their tour section, and are now confirmed to play the following festival dates this summer:
22.05.2010 - DE - Alsfed - Hessen Bike Week
13.06.2010 - UK - Donington - Download Festival
20.06.2010 - FR - France - Hellfest Open Air
25.06.2010 - BE - Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting
07.07.2010 - NO - Storekvina - Norway Rock Festival
09.07.2010 - ES - Madrid - Sonisphere Festival
10.07.2010 - SE - Sweden - Rockweekend Festival
15.07.2010 - DE - Balingen - Bang Your Head!!! Warm-Up Show
17.07.2010 - DE - Jüterbog - Motorcycle Jamboree
24.07.2010 - UK - London - High Voltage Festival
14.08.2010 - FR - Colmar - Foire Aux Vins
Equilibrium have uploaded a first trailer for the upcoming album ReKreatur as well as an acoustic version of the well known song "Heimwärts" which will appear on the ReKreatur bonus CD. You can listen to the acoustic track on MySpace, the album trailer can be found below.
Commented mainman René Berthiaume: "The compositions of Equilibrium just ask for being played in different constellation. A lof of fans already did it and showed it on YouTube! Since we wanna offer our fans a lot more with each release than just the album itself, we recorded a bonus cd with acoustic versions of old and new songs for the limited edition of ReKreatur."
Rekreatur is the first Equilibrium album to feature new vocalist Robse Dahn. The album will be unleashed on June 18, 2010 via Nuclear Blast.
Mnemic just released their video for the song "Diesel Uterus", which comes off the bands latest effort Sons Of The System. The clip was directed and produced by renowned Swedish director Patric Ullaeus.
Commented mainman Mircea Gabriel Eftemie: "We brought our robots to Sweden, and Patric produced again a video that goes beyond any expectation. We are definitely and extremely happy with the outcome, and we hope that you will enjoy our ugly mugs as much as we did, when we first saw the video." Drummer Brian Rasmussen added: "Nice to see we are having fun, instead of looking serious and evil all the time... Cool video!"
Iron Maiden are delighted to confirm they will perform at this year's Québec City Summer Festival.
This is the 43rd year for the Festival, which began in 1968 by showcasing local artists, and has since evolved into an annual major attraction featuring the cream of International talent across all genres of music. The Festival runs July 8 - 18 with an amazing 300 shows spanning 11 days, making it Canada's biggest outdoor artistic event. Maiden, who last week won a Juno award for their documentary DVD Flight 666, will be headlining the Festival's Bell Stage - Plains Of Abraham on Friday July 9, their first appearance in Quebec City in four years. The show forms part of the first leg of Maiden's Final Frontier World Tour which kicks off in America in Dallas June 9th and moves into Canada late June for a series of dates there before heading back into the US, then on into Europe.
"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.