07:20 - Apothecary In other news, this album is so addictive it should be a Schedule I drug [link]
07:12 - theFIST wormed are at willowtip, they toured with those 2
06:35 - Apothecary We'll just have to agree to disagree then, as much as I love both bands, I still consider Zeppelin and Deep Purple hard rock at the very most
06:34 - flightoficarus Big sale at Willowtip. Best band there besides Ulcerate and Gigan?
06:33 - Apothecary Doom/stoner/sludge has its roots in Sabbath, and power and speed/thrash in Priest. I'd say everything else was just bands taking those categories and then building upon them to create new ones
06:30 - deadone That doesn't preclude Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin being pioneers in heavy metal and as such considered part of the genre, even though they happily sit outside it sometimes.
"Noir Desire," the second video from the Italian alternative metal group Ravenscry's latest album has finally been revealed after a successful crowdfunding campaign. Watch it exclusively at this location or below. The video features an appropriately dark "Film Noir" motif, and was directed by Matteo Terzoli. The song is featured on the band's album The Attraction Of Opposites, self-released this past May. Was it worth the wait?
We are glad to announce that The Murder Of My Sweet is starting a new collaboration for the upcoming album with the German label AFM Records. The members of the band and the representatives from AFM joined up at the Wacken Open Air festival where TMOMS played to sign the contract.
Posted June.23.2011 on the band's official MySpace and Facebook sites:
We are sorry to inform you all that Gunnhild is leaving To Cast A Shadow after our concert in Gjerdrum, Norway on the 24th of September. It is, however, very important for us to stress the fact that To Cast A Shadow will continue, and future shows have already been booked.
NeraNature: Audio Samples of Four Tracks Posted Online
The singer of the Polish metal band Darzamat - Nera - is working on her debut album, which will be released under the name NeraNature. Audio samples of four tracks ("Shattered", "Precious Now", "Oblivion" and "Disappointed") from the album "Foresting Wounds" can be streamed on her myspace.
NeraNature was founded in 2009 by Nera, a singer so far associated with the Polish metal band Darzamat. The project appeared as a space where the air is filled with matters lingering in her head, a bit more intimate, private and sometimes bizarre and freakish. - I've been waiting for a long time for the right place and time to find an outlet for my personal thoughts and beliefs. This is the time and place - explains Nera. The idea appealed to Chris, the guitarist of Darzamat, who created the base for the melodies and completed the project with his music.
Madder Mortem guitarist Odd Eivind Ebbesen writes: "We've now gotten an update from Peaceville on the planned release dates for our new album, "Eight Ways":
Europe: the 18th of May 2009
USA: the 16th of June 2009
We're also working on two music videos for the new album. The release dates and details for these will be published later. Hold on, stay strong, and the waves will break for you!"
02: The Little Things
05: A Different Kind Of Hell
06: Riddle Wants To Be
07: Where Dream And Day Collide
08: The Flesh, The Blood And The Man
09: Get That Monster Out Of Here
10: Life, Lust & Liberty
The long waiting is finally coming to an end! Our first studio album in seven years - "Songs Of The Lost" will be released on Monday, 23.03.2009. through Sleaszy Rider records. You can check the artwork (done by Andreas Soderlund www.mtgrave.com) here.
The complete set list is: Apathy Overdose, The Feast, Stranded, The Song Of The Lost, Every You Every Me, Taints, Losing Fate, Where The Pain Is and Soul Of Ice. We truly believe this is the album worth waiting for and can't wait to hear your reactions and thoughts. We also plan to play live as much as possible in support of this album so you can expect us (hopefully) in your city in the near future. More promotional activities are currently being planned so keep checking out this site for the latest news.
Today (Tuesday, January 06, 2009) Helstar presents the first ever Helstar music video: "Pain Will Be Thy Name"!!!
The band recorded the live video footage on December 6, 2008, in Baytown, TX. The official video release date for "Pain Will Be Thy Name" is January 6, 2009.
The full music video will debut on Robb's Metal Works January 2009 episode, which also features an interview with Helstar guitarists Larry Barragan and Rob Trevino. The program airs on Sunday, January 18th at 10:00 PM on San Antonio, TX, Time Warner Cable channel 50.
We just finished our European tour with Arch Enemy, Mercenary and Sister Sin, which we played with our new line-up for the first time. We're really feeling like a unity, having a great time on the road although we had to go through some technical problems here and there. It was very nice to meet our fans and friends again!
One of the finest moments on this tour was playing with Doro, celebrating her 25th anniversary together with 8.000 fans and other bands and musicians (see picture with Liv, Tarja, Floor, Sabina, Ji-In and Girlschool). We also played at the 25th anniversary of Germany's first Metal temple, the Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg, situated in our hometown. This was a very special night for everybody.
We have finished the recordings for our new album 'Altitude'! The album was recorded at Arno Krabman's Graveland Studio and mixing & mastering was done by Jochem Jacobs (Textures) at SplitSecondSound.
An album preview is available in our myspace player.
This was the first time we did a lot of the recording (most of the vocals and the DI-tracks for guitars and bass) at home so the precious studio time could be spent to lift everything to an even higher level in terms of sound and production. It was hard work, but definitely worth it! Needless to say, we are very proud of the end result!
'Altitude' will be released on February 27th (D/A/CH/I) and March 2nd (rest of Europe). The limited first edition will be released as a Digipak including an exclusive bonustrack!
The release date is set to the 23rd of January 2009. Expect a melodic and powerful album in the typical Sirenia vein. The album features guest appearances by Jan Kenneth Barkved (who also did some guest appearances on our debut "At Sixes and Sevens"), French violin player Stephanie Valentin adds to the sound, along with the Sirenian choir that has been an important part of our sound since the very beginning.
We will keep you updated all the way up to the release date.
"The 13th Floor" tracklisting:
01. The Path To Decay
02. Lost In Life
03. The Mind Maelstrom
04. The Seventh Summer
we are terribly sorry to tell you that our record label has decided to cancel our upcoming North-American tour. This is due to the fact that the release of our first DVD has been postponed. We really regret this. Moreover, we've tried everything possible to save the tour, however, we now have to face the fact that we cannot change the situation. We wish Amorphis, Samael and Virgin Black all the best for the tour, and we hope to be back in the States and Canada in 2009.