23:30 - Zaphod For example, I recently bought Nevermore's debut because it was only 5€.
23:30 - Erik M. Zaphod, yeah comparing prices is exactly what I do as well. And therefore I can conclude bol.com to be way too expensive most of the time. Granted, sometimes they have some very nice deals... sometimes. :P
23:29 - Zaphod Usually when I buy a CD now (which has been a while since I'm trying to save some money for a while) I only buy it because it was on sale/really cheap/etc. to begin with.
23:27 - Zaphod Well, I don't really use a lot of webshops anymore. And when I do it's for something specific (a specific book/album) and I compare prices from lots of shops, so I can't really comment on Bol.
23:25 - Erik M. What do you think of bol.com, Zaphod? I complain about their ridiculous prices every now and then. The most annoying thing is that they're acting like they're cheap, but it's quite the opposite, generally.
23:22 - Zaphod Erik, bit late, but yeah those webshops are popular in Belgium too.
Some disappointing news for Shadows Fall fans, but probably not entirely unexpected. They have announced that they have decided to take a hiatus from "future extensive touring." The band has given many reasons for their decision for taking a break from the road, but before their hiatus, Shadows Fall will embark on a European string of dates along with their "final" North American tour.
Washington D.C. melodic death metal act Darkest Hour have released a new music video for the song "The Misery We Make". Check it out below. Darkest Hour will officially release their new self-titled album on August 5th, that is today, via Sumerian Records but you can stream it in its entirety on YouTube as well. So, you can enjoy the band's full new album and their brand new video. Dive in!
Washington D.C. metallers Darkest Hour have announced that their upcoming new album will be self-titled after all and not Fuck Waiting Around To Die as hinted before. Pre-orders of the new album are available at this location, and also a lyric video for the first track from the album, called "Wasteland," has been unveiled. Get your first taste of new material from Darkest Hour right now!
Washington D.C. metallers Darkest Hour have announced that they will release their new album on August 5th via Sumerian Records. The album was recorded at Oceanic Recording with producer Taylor Larson. This is the band's eighth studio album and their first with new bassist Aaron Deal (ex-Salome) and new drummer Travis Orbin, and it will be their first album for Sumerian Records. The teaser released by the band is available below.
British extreme metallers Carcass have announced that they are returning to Australia in June to promote their new album, Surgical Steel, out since last year via Nuclear Blast Records. The band last toured Australia in 2008. Australian fans in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane will have the pleasure to see Carcass in their home town. See the dates here.
In a surprising announcement, death metal legends Morbid Angel have announced that they are bringing their Covenant tour to Australia. Yes, that's exactly what you think it means. They are playing the whole Covenant album from start to finish, and a few classic goodies after that, of course.
Soundwave Touring have confirmed that at the request of Megadeth, Newsted will not be performing at the Melbourne and Sydney sidewaves. Every year, bands are recruited to tour throughout Australia for the Soundwave Festival. Many bands take the opportunity to play extra 'Sidewave' shows while they're traveling around the country, but Jason Newsted's solo band has been booted from two Megadeth side shows "at the request" of the band.
American heavy metal band Iced Earth will be returning to Australia next March with one show in New Zealand as well as part of their Plagues Of Babylon world tour. The band's brand new album Plagues Of Babylon will be available in January next year. Joining Iced Earth on tour will be Melbourne thrash metallers Elm Street, who will play songs from their debut album Barbed Wire Metal.
Dark Tranquillity will be returning to Australia next March for a tour, it will be their first time back since 2006. The Swedes are currently promoting their latest release Construct which is now available through Century Media Records. Dark Tranquillity will be supported nationally by Orpheus Omega and will also be joined by Be'lakor for the Sydney and Brisbane shows.
Darkest Hour have confirmed via their official website that they are in the studio recording their eighth album and follow-up to The Human Romance. After recently completing a North American tour supporting Killswitch Engage, the band immediately headed to Oceanic Studios to record new material with producer Taylor Larson. The band is currently tracking guitars.
Americans Trivium are preparing the release of their upcoming new album Vengeance Falls for October 15th on Roadrunner. Now the group is streaming the first video for the song "Strife". You can watch it below. This is the first video released by the band since In Waves.
Alice In Chains have premiered not one but two new videos simultaneously from their new album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. Go big or go home, they say. The first video, for the song "Voices", shows a series of neon signs lighting up various locations around their home-town of Seattle while the second video for the title track "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" shows what happens when a lesson about the devil and dinosaurs goes horribly wrong on the classic TV show, Uncle Sal and Pals. You can watch both of the videos here.