18:41 - Hex_Omega Wacken last year: 132 bands, this year: 83 bands. What happened?
18:35 - Bad English Amon Amarth is not crap band and LOTR is better book as Harry poter
18:24 - Marcel Hubregtse crap bands taking names from a crap book. That does make sense, though.
17:14 - Belegûr I say so many, not all. There are a few that are great in my opinion.
17:10 - Belegûr Difference is, Amon Amarth don't even like Tolkiens work :P they said so themselves. They just liked the name. It's a shame that so many crap bands have taken all the cool names from Tolkiens world :P
17:02 - J. N. Amon Amarth took their name from LOTR, as well. Are they low nerds too?
16:43 - Nimlot It's hard to go any lower, but he sure took a stab at it.
Eternal Turn Of The Wheel, the new album from Ukrainian black metallers Drudkh is currently streaming entirely at this location and will be available during one week. The album will hit stores this Friday, February 24th (March 13th in North America), via Season Of Mist. More album details were previously reported here.
Swedish melodic black metallers Naglfar have released details about their forthcoming album, their first studio release since 2007. It will be entitled Téras and is due out March 26th in Europe and March 27th in North America via Century Media Records. The new album features artwork by Niklas Sundin (Dark Tranquillity), who has also designed artwork for bands such as In Flames, Arch Enemy, At The Gates, and many others.
French black metallers Aosoth have released a new trailer for their upcoming new EP entitled Our Crown Of Sins, due out mid-January 2012 via Inferna Profundus Records. The trailer can be viewed below. Our Crown Of Sins will be released on 50 grams black "7 EP, limited to 500 copies with 100 copies containing an A3 sized poster. Pre-orders for this release may be placed at Inferna Profundus Records online shop here. More information about this release was previously reported at this location.
Ukranian black metallers Drudkh have released further details about their upcoming release Eternal Turn Of The Wheel, due out February 24th, 2012 (28th in North America) via Season of Mist Records. Eternal Turn Of The Wheel will be available as a CD digipak, limited to first pressing, and a vinyl LP with download card. Both items can be pre-ordered on Season of Mist's e-shop at this location. Previous album details were reported here.
NPR is now streaming online Cormorant's new release Dwellings in its entirety at this location. The album will be independently released worldwide on December 6th. NPR has named Dwellings the best metal record of 2011 and goes on to say: "an emotionally and musically complex album which wrestles with our desperate and sometimes violent attempts to secure a place in history. And, while several year-end lists in the coming weeks will certainly offer some brief recognition (mine included), Cormorant's Dwellings deserves the long play."
Previous details about this album were reported here.
Outer Isolation, the new album from US thrash metallers Vektor is now streaming online in its entirety at this location. The album is released today via Heavy Artillery Records and it is the follow-up to the 2009's Black Future release, which can also be streamed here. More album details were previously reported at this location.
Pitchfork is now streaming French black metallers Blut Aus Nord's new album entitled 777 - The Desanctification in its entirety at this location. This album is the second part of the "777" trilogy and marks Blut Aus Nord's eleventh studio release.
A new track entitled "Somnarium" from US progressive instrumentalists Animals As Leaders is now streaming online at this location. The song comes off their upcoming release Weightless due out on November 8th via Prosthetic Records. More album details were previously reported here.
US ambient black metal one-man band Leviathan is now streaming online another new track entitled "Contrary Pulse" off of the upcoming new release True Traitor, True Whore at this location. True Traitor, True Whore is due out on November 8th through Profound Lore Records and it will mark the first Leviathan album to be completely executed in a studio environment. More album details were previously reported here.
German power metallers Blind Guardian have announced a new compilation album entitled Memories Of A Time To Come due out January 27th, 2012, via Nuclear Blast Records. The compilation album will feature re-recorded and remixed songs from the band's entire discography.
Blind Guardian is also working on a new concept orchestral album with fantasy author Markus Heitz also due out in 2012.
German industrial metallers Rammstein have announced the release date of their upcoming new compilation album Made In Germany 1995-2011. The album will be released in three formats on December 2nd in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland via Universal Germany and November 22nd in the US via Vagrant Records.
Greek death metallers Hedon Cries have decided to release their new full-length album, The End Of The Path Is Nigh, as a free digital download on their official website. The album is offered in either 192kbps or 320kbps MP3 format. Plans for a vinyl release will follow shortly.
American black metallers Woe have re-released last year's break out release Quietly, Undramactically on Candlelight Records. The remastered/remixed version is streaming in its entirety and is available to purchase in both lossy and lossless format via Bandcamp.