23:28 - ScreamingSteelUS it's not as readily pronounceable to me as a non-speaker as, say, German, French, Italian, or Serbian might be. But have a go at Irish. What I've learned of its structure is confusing as hell, to say nothing of pronunciation.
23:27 - ScreamingSteelUS In regards to the Finnish conversation, Tolkien considered it to be the most beautiful language of all and modeled Quenya (the high Elvish tongue) on it. Don't have much contact with Finnish myself, so I wouldn't know, but
Persefone has announced the cancellation of their show at ProgPower USA 2015 in September. The band posted the news on their official site and is very disappointed with the whole situation but delays in the visa process were the root of the problem and forced this cancellation.
Draconian is back with a new record and the band from Sweden has now shared a teaser for their new album, Sovran. The sextet released the first sample of the album with a 4-minute teaser which you can discover in the video below. If you like what you hear, grab the album on October 30th via Napalm Records. Is it what you were expecting from Draconian?
Shaun Sykes, the guitarist of the Australian band Be'lakor, will be sitting out their next upcoming European tour for medical reasons. He will be replaced by Matt Dodds from Arbrynth. As you may know, the band has been working on a new album.
The progressive/death metallers from Andorra, Persefone, have recently posted in their Facebook page that the band is currently working on a new album. This will be their fifth studio album, the follow-up to the excellent Spiritual Migration (nominated in Metal Storm Awards 2013) and the first with the new drummer Sergi "Bobby" Verdeguer.
Australian melodic death metallers Be'lakor have been hard at work recording their new album and now posted an important update on their Facebook page. Their upcoming fourth album, and follow-up to Of Breath And Bone, will be their first concept album and feature 8 songs. Slowly, we begin to know more about what's coming.
After eight years, Persefone will re-release their first album Truth Inside The Shades in early April. As an addition, they have included "The Haunting Of Human's Denial" bonus track added on the Japanese edition released back in 2004, and also the first song that the singer Marc Martins sang with Persefone. The artwork has been revisited by Alberto Sánchez Ballesteros.
The Swedes Draconian have recently presented the third video from the studio sessions of their new album. This time around, the band shows a little snippet from Heike Langhans' vocal parts. If you are curious about it, check it out below. More updates about the album are expected soon. Stay tuned!
Draconian have presented two videos from the pre-production studio sessions in The Dead Dog Farm Studios (Säffle, Sweden), of their forthcoming 6th studio album. The first details have not been revealed yet but at least you can hear something. Heike Langhans has been recording vocals as well after some permit delays. Remember, these are just demo recordings for the upcoming album. Enjoy!
The Andorra band Persefone announced that their drummer Marc Mas is no longer in the group. He decided to leave but on good terms. At this point, the melodic death metal band hasn't announced a replacement yet.
Singer Marcela Bovio and Jeffrey Revet from Stream Of Passion will perform a few acoustic songs at Sounds in Tilburg, on Wednesday, April 30th. They promise some beautiful and intimate moments; so if you happen to be around feel free to join the fun. They will also have the time to chat and sign some CDs afterwards. Their last album, A War Of Our Own, was released the last April 18th. Have you already listened to it?
Yet another tour coming to Europe. To promote and support the upcoming album The Quantum Enigma, symphonic metallers Epica will embark on the first leg of The European Enigma Tour this November and December with Dagoba as special guest on these dates, except for London and Paris. To conclude this first leg, Epica will play their biggest show to date in Paris, at the legendary L'Olympia venue on the 29th of January 2015.
Epica has shared a new video online but this time it is something a little different, an acoustic version of the new song "Canvas Of Life" from The Quantum Enigma performed by guitarist Isaac Delahaye and singer Simone Simons. You can watch the stripped down performance below and also have a taste of another new song from the impending release.
The second single from the upcoming Epica album, The Quantum Enigma, is called Unchain Utopia and it is being released today as a digital download from iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer and other digital platforms. You can see the single cover art below as well as an audio sample here. Enjoy it!
The first single from the upcoming Epica album The Quantum Enigma is called The Essence Of Silence and it is being released today as a digital download from iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer and other platforms. However, it appears that the single is still not available on all territories as of now, with the release pointing to March 18th. You can enjoy the single cover art below and an audio sample here.
Epica have presented the second part of the studio documentary of The Quantum Enigma, which gives you another opportunity to hear bits of new music from the album. The Dutch band warns that this video contains a lot of new music. If you are curious, just watch the video below and tell us what you think.