23:59 - Netzach Czerny, I get your point but I'd say the same about "Ashes"... It just gets too droney and gaze-ish in sections. Limbs and Not Unlike the Waves are awesome though... The Mantle has this "whiskey fueled regret"-feel I adore
23:55 - Netzach Btw, AMA on Reddit with A.A Nemtheanga if anyone's interested [link]
23:51 - Czerny Reiter Ashes Against the Grain & Marrow take the cake for me. The Mantle has some sections where it loses steam and gets all too mellow.
23:45 - Overrwatcher The Mantle is beautiful. It's not technical or experimental, it's just a well-crafted album made with simple instruments. I show it to non-metalhead friends and they love it.
23:12 - Netzach 3rd, compared to those albums, The Mantle contains a lot more post-rock and acoustic/folk.
American heavy metallers Metal Church have issued the following statement on their website:
"Due to personal reasons, Jay Reynolds has left Metal Church. We thank him for his contributions to the band, and wish him all the best in future endeavors.
Jay's replacement has not been decided upon yet, but it will be announced here when a decision has been reached."
Metal Church are currently working on a new release. The following was written in a blog on the band's MySpace: "We will keep you all posted on the progress of the new release. Metal Church is back with a vengeance and we want the world to know. It is time metal takes back its place in the world of music! Are you ready to bang your head?"
The following statement has been posted on the official Satyricon website: "It is with great pleasure we confirm that Satyricon will be back in Russia after the awesome trip in October 2006. This time a show in Kiev, Ukraine has been added as well and this will be our first visit there ever. Our Russian friends have a tendency of showing up in great numbers and we hope for just the same in Ukraine! Dates and venues here."
Upcoming Satyricon live dates:
08.3.2008 PL Katowice - Metalmania(Spodek)
21.3.2008 NO Oslo - Inferno Festival
16.5.2008 RUS St Petersburg - Club Port
17.5.2008 RUS Moscow - Club Tochka
18.5.2008 UA Kiev - TBA
21.6.2008 FR Nantes - HellFest 2008
19.7.2008 AUT Spital am Semmering - Kaltenbach Open Air