07:20 - Apothecary In other news, this album is so addictive it should be a Schedule I drug [link]
07:12 - theFIST wormed are at willowtip, they toured with those 2
06:35 - Apothecary We'll just have to agree to disagree then, as much as I love both bands, I still consider Zeppelin and Deep Purple hard rock at the very most
06:34 - flightoficarus Big sale at Willowtip. Best band there besides Ulcerate and Gigan?
06:33 - Apothecary Doom/stoner/sludge has its roots in Sabbath, and power and speed/thrash in Priest. I'd say everything else was just bands taking those categories and then building upon them to create new ones
06:30 - deadone That doesn't preclude Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin being pioneers in heavy metal and as such considered part of the genre, even though they happily sit outside it sometimes.
Dutch symphonic black metallers Carach Angren have revealed via Facebook that they have entitled their upcoming album Where The Corpses Sink Forever. The official release date has been set for May 18th this year via Season Of Mist. The band has also recently uploaded their first studio report, which can be viewed below.
Swedish folk metallers King Of Asgard will hit Sonic Train Studios in early March to record the follower to their debut album Fi'mbulvintr, which was released back in 2010.
The band comments: "We're glad to get back there in early March and to get some new stuff on tape. This also being the first time recording with Lars on guitar. The material for this coming release is a natural step forward for King Of Asgard. It differs quite a lot though the foundation of our musical roots still are very present. A natural progression of the sounds on Fi'mbulvintr! Song titles include "Gap Of Ginnungs" and "Plague-ridden Rebirth".
"Moritat Des Leierkastenmanns", the new video from German metallers Eden Weint Im Grab, can be viewed at this location.
"Moritat Des Leierkastenmanns" ("Ballad Of The Organ Grinder" in English) comes off the band's fourth album, entitled Geysterstunde I ("Witching Hour" in English), which will be released on May 6th via Winter Solitude Productions. More details about Geysterstunde I were previously reported over here.
German gothic metal band Eden Weint Im Grab has revealed the tracklist for the upcoming Geysterstunde I (trans: Witching Hour I), to be released on May 6th through Winter Solitude Productions.
The track "Tango Mortis" features a guest appearance of singer Jan Lubitzki from now-defunct German thrash metal band Depressive Age. Geysterstunde I is said to contain elements of tango and waltz next to melodeath, doom and black.
Geysterstunde I tracklist:
02. Moritat Des Leierkastenmanns
03. Armee Der Wiedergänger
04. Die Knochenmühle
05. Ein Requiem In Sepia
06. Feuer-Inferno (Vision Swedenborgs 1759)
08. Der Galgenvogel
09. Gespenster-Revue Im Theater Obszön
Eden Weint Im Grab has unveiled the cover artwork and the first single off the upcoming new album.
As previously reported, the German gothic metal band will release their new album, Geysterstunde I (trans: Witching Hour I), on May 6th through Winter Solitude Productions.
Geysterstunde - Ein Poetisches Spektakel Zu Mitternacht (trans: Witching Hour - A Poetic Spectacle On Midnight), the album's opening track, has been made available for free download over at this location (click on the "Geysterstunde" logo).
German gothic metal band Eden Weint Im Grab will release their new album, Geysterstunde I (trans: Witching Hour I), on May 6th through Winter Solitude Productions.
According to a statement, the band's fourth studio album marks the beginning of a new chapter in their history, meaning there will be sequels to Geysterstunde I.
The album's title track will be available for free download any time soon on the official website of Eden Weint Im Grab. Four studio reports can already be found over there.
After the ambient album Der Herbst Des Einsamen, which consisted of poems by Austrian expressionist Georg Trakl, the new album will be a return to the harsh metal style with a mixture of Gothic and Black, creating an unique atmosphere the band is known for.
Dimmu Borgir have revealed the cover artwork and album title for their next effort, the follow-up to 2007's In Sorte Diaboli. The album will be called Abrahadabra. Its artwork was created by German artist Joachim Luetke (Kreator, Arch Enemy, Meshuggah) and was revealed step-by-step in 4 pieces during the last days. Abrahadabra will be released in Germany on September 24, in the rest of Europe on September 27, and in North America on October 12 via Nuclear Blast Records.
The word "abrahadabra" (which roughly translates into "I will create as I speak") first publicly appeared in Chapter III of Liber AL vel Legis (commonly referred to as "The Book of the Law") written by Aleister Crowley in Cairo, Egypt in 1904.
Cradle Of Filth will release their new album All Hallows Eve in North America on November 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD will be issued in Europe through Peaceville Records on the band's own AbraCadaver imprint.
Frederick Jude, managing director of Peaceville Records, comments on this upcoming cooperative effort: "Football aside, we're pleased to be teaming up with Nuclear Blast on this very important release. Given their resources, interest in the band, and track record in the U.S., we believe Cradle Of Filth will be best positioned to better the sales of their last album in North America."
The band recently entered Monkey Puzzle studios near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk this month to start work on the follow-up to 2008's Godspeed On The Devil's Thunder, with a full world tour in its support to follow.
Ex Deo - the Ancient Roman themed band lead by Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono - have uploaded the video clip for the song "The Final War (Battle of Actium)".
The song also features a guest solo appearance from Karl Sanders of Nile. The clip was released today on March 15 (Ides of March) in honour of the god of war, Mars. Iacono commented: "It has come, on the 15th day the birth of Mars has arrived. The god of war, the celebrations have begun! Let the sirens of war echo the might of Rome. This is the final war!"