19:55 - Moose Many thanks to whoever introduced me to Astronoid via the shoutbox the other day. Their new album, Air, is magnificent. I can even understand why some refer to their genre as "Dream Thrash".
19:12 - Opethian @Apothecary, I got to meet him when I saw them play at Denver this past January. Dude is down to earth and was a privilege to get to meet him and Dallas \M/
18:18 - Apothecary Yeah, you wouldn't want to get in a fight with him though. Just check out this vid lol, apparently at this show some dumbass was throwing beer on his pedals [link]
18:01 - Marcel Hubregtse Karl is a small,. albeit quite fattish mf. He is smaller than I am. And I am only 5'11"
17:56 - 3rdWorld He definitely isn't massive as he once was.
17:26 - Apothecary I think I am slightly taller, I'm about 6 feet. But he is definitely a bigger guy than I am, overall
Polish power metal band Pathfinder has announced that they have finished writing the follow-up to 2010's Beyond The Space, Beyond The Time, to be released next year. The band also announced Kacper Stachowiak as their new drummer.
They posted the following on their official website: "All compositions for 2nd album, the next chapter of Beyond The Space, Beyond The Time are finished! Last full of work 4 days we spent in studio recording the drums..."
The following news has been taken from The Gathering's official newsletter.
"You can download a brand new The Gathering track called "Heroes For Ghosts" right now at our Bandcamp page. For free! Go click here. You can choose various formats, such as mp3 320k or VBR, FLAC, ACC, ALAC and Ogg Vobis.
"Heroes For Ghost" is a song which will appear on our new album, title and release date t.b.a.
We will play this song live in the Netherlands (May/June) and during our South American Ghost Ride Tour. We thought it would be nice if you people already know the song a bit so you can sing with us. We hope you will like it as much as we do. We think we made something really special. On top of this, our friend Marcus Moonen is also busy with a videoclip (or short movie). We let you know when it's finished. In the mean time, enjoy! (and yes, it's totally for free! )"
Ukrainian Metal band Holy Blood have posted the following message on their MySpace:
"The new Holy Blood CD "The Patriot", will be available on Tuesday the 30th of June. The group will release it at Cornerstone exclusively that first week. Watch for it at your favorite online site. All pre-orders will ship as soon as the band gets back from the festival."
"The Patriot" tracklisting:
01. In The Night Gloom
02. War For The Human Soul
03. The Patriot
04. Wind Of Death
05. Thirst To Live In Freedom
06. Well Tried Faith
07. Blood Of Christ
08. Meeting The Sunrise
09. Wind Of Death
+ The Patriot
Teräsbetoni won the Finnish Eurovision Pre-Selection Final with their song "Missä Miehet Ratsastaa" by getting almost 40% of all the given votes. Eurovision Song Contest was held in Finland 2007 because Lordi won the Contest on 2006. Last year the winner came from Serbia and therefore this year the Contest will be held in Serbia.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2008 is the 53rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, which will be hosted by Serbia. The semi-finals will be held on 20 and 22 May respectively and the final on 24 May 2008 in the capital, Belgrade.
Teräsbetoni (Finnish for "Steel-reinforced concrete") is a Finnish heavy metal band. Their first album "Metallitotuus" (Finnish for "Metal truth"), was published in 2005 and has so far sold more than 32,000 copies. Teräsbetoni has been strongly influenced by bands such as Manowar. So far they have done only one concert outside Finland, which was at Wacken Open Air 2005.
Visions Of Atlantis has stated on their official website that they are in need of a talented female singer who is ready to have the necessary commitment and dedication for joining the crew. The band asks the potential candidates to send a demo of one's vocals' abilities to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org a long with some of the candidates' pictures.
The group is looking forward to the submissions from all talented volunteers.
Macbeth will embark on a tour through the UK the next spring. British band KatBGini (Myspace) will be the supporting act. The currently confirmed tour dates are as following:
April 23 - Middlesborough - The Empire
April 24 - Edinburgh - The Liquid Rooms
April 25 - Preston - The Venue
April 26 - Newscastle Upon Tyne - Carling Academy
April 27 - Liverpool - Barfly Club
April 29 - Ashton Under Lyne - The Witchwood
April 30 - Mansfield Nottingham - The Mill
May 1 - Sheffield - The Boardwalk Live
May 2 - Leeds - Rios
May 3 - Manchester - Manchester Club Academy
The album cover and the tracklist for the new album by the Italian band Macbeth is finally revealed! "Superangelic Hate Bringers" will be released by Dragonheart records/SPV GmbH on November 16th. The cover can be watched at Macbeth's news page.
The tracklisting goes as following:
01. Don't Pretend
02. To My Falling Star
03. Without You
04. Watch Us Die
05. Don't Include Me In Your Dreams
08. Grey Skies
09. Break The Circle (The World) In My Mind
+ Withou You
"Rise Of The Tyrant" has been receiving huge acclaim from the media throughout the world and upon release date on September 24th in Europe, the album will be available in the following formats with alternate cover artwork coloring: CD; Limited Edition CD including O-Card packaging, uncoated booklet paper and a bonus 3" Mini-DVD; and LP format with the bare CD as special bonus. The Mini-DVD of the limited edition release includes the following impressive live footage filmed in South America on Arch Enemy's headlining tour early 2007:
- I Am Legend/Out For Blood (Live)
- Diva Satanica (Live)
- On The Road Movie
Italian Gothic Metallers Macbeth have set "Superangelic Hate Bringers" as the title of the forthcoming album. The album was recorded in two different studios including a private studio in Reykjavik, Iceland and New Sins studios in Italy, where the band also mixed and mastered the CD.
The fourth studio album will feature 10 brand new tracks and will be released this autumn via Dragonheart records. The digipack version of "Superangelic Hate Bringers" should include the videoclip for the song "Without You".
More news and details coming very soon.
On Elvenking's Official Myspace, you can have the very first taste of the band's upcoming new album "The Scythe" with 60 seconds samples of the following 3 songs: 'Infection', 'The Divided Heart' and 'The Scythe'.
The link to the samples is the following: http://www.myspace.com/elvenking.
Elvenking will release its new CD "The Scythe" in Europe on September 14 via AFM Records. The album was mixed at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland. The mastering took place on April 10 at Finnvox Studios with Mika Jussila and Nino Laurenne.
"Dark Floors" - the Lordi Motion Picture will be premiered in Finland on on February 8, 2008. The film is already in production and the shooting takes place in Oulu, Finland. The first Finnish long horror film will be made for international audience. The language is English and all the lead actors come from the UK.
The original idea of the story comes from Mr. Lordi and Pete Riski, who is also the director of the film. The film features all of the Lordi members and Mr. Lordi has also designed the logo of the movie. A brand new song by Lordi will be heard during the end credits.
The new Nightwish-CD "Dark Passion Play" is on pre-sale now! There are CD-, 2CD Digipak and 2LP-picture vinyl versions available. In addition to these, there's also a special, exclusive webshop version that includes Dark Passion Play 2CD (Digipak)-album and Dark Passion Play -TS or -girlieshirt. These shirts are exclusive and available only in Nightwish-Shop and MoreMusic.fi, you can't buy them anywhere else!
Estonian folk band Metsatöll has re-mastered their two albums "Hiiekoda" and "Terast mis hangund me hinge 10218" which are now available as vinyl records. As the band announces, both albums bear excellent natural sound, high-quality print and postcards and a poster are included as bonuses.
There are 500 pressed copies of "Hiiekoda" available. Record sleeve includes lyrics both in Estonian and English languages.
"Terast mis hangund me hinge 10218" is also released as 500 pressed copies. The record sleeve of this album includes a poster and a wolf-postcard(suitable for sending to grandmother on her birthday as the band suggests) as well as lyrics both in Estonian and English.