04:50 - The Maratha Also, black powerfully blending with genres of death, drone, psychedelic, doom, sludge and so on. More or less, this past 2 years there has been a trend of experimentation in metal altogether.
04:44 - The Maratha The problem is that Sludge creepingly blends into heavy, doom, black and death. Look at Roadburn for instance.
03:24 - Marcel Hubregtse SLudge is actually already dead since most bands in that genre are copying each other . Savannah SLudge is doing it and so are the others. If you hear mrore than 6 new sludge bands each months you will notice it.
02:29 - Apothecary Yeah you have a point, that "only old school is real, modern bands suck" mentality is still pretty strong among parts of the metal community though, unfortunately
02:23 - Karlabos but then again most death/thrash/sympho fans are more into older bands and don't follow the new stuff very closely... amongst the new metals arising i still feel sludge is pretty strong
02:17 - Apothecary I still think sludge is far from "the next big trend" lol, that's grossly over-exaggerating its appeal to the average metalhead. More people are into thrash, death, and symphonic type shit before sludge, at least in my area
02:14 - Karlabos yeah, sludge seems to be quite the thing nowadays. still beats the power metal trend from when i was a kid tho
After "The Lion's Roar" and "Kindly Bent To Free Us", the US prog act Cynic premiered today another new song from the upcoming album Kindly Bent To Free Us, the opening track "True Hallucination Speak". This means you can enjoy more new material. Just click play on the lyric video here.
Anders Eek, the drummer of Norwegian doomsters Funeral, has suffered a heart attack. The following update can be found in the band's official Facebook page: "We're sorry to inform you that Anders suffered from a heart attack today. Luckily, he's still alive and kicking, and from the circumstances, he's doing well. Playing in Funeral is apparently a dangerous thing to do! More info to come."
Portuguese metallers The Spektrum are working on a new album. A couple of days ago the band issued the following update:
"We are very proud to announce that the pre-production of the successor of Daemonicus Awakening is almost complete. The album doesn't have a name yet but this opus will be bigger, with more variety and darker. This time, to help us in our search to find and gather all obscurity on Earth, we are very pleased to announce that we will be working with the producer Magnus "Devo" Andersson (Marduk). The recordings will start on the 23rd of November at Endarker Studios, in Sweden."
Moonspell will enter studio first weeks of July in order to record a very special project. The recording sessions will be held at the Denmark's finest Antfarm Studios. Behind the wheel of death will be Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Dark Tranquillity, Rob Halford), co-producing with the band. This release will consist of re-recordings of the band's legendary Under the Moonspell (1994) but also going back as far as their first demo Anno SatanÆ and their sole track as Morbid God, Serpent Angel. All the songs will be re-arranged and revamped in order to underline their revered distinction as Underground classics but now with a mature dark energy and class. The full-length record (8 songs and around 5 instrumental compositions) will be released in early October (2007) via SPV worldwide.
Mortal Love, a Gothic Metal band from Norway, will release a new album called "Forever Will Be Gone". This will be their third studio album and it'll be on stores on 22nd September 2006. The following hasbeen posted on their official "My Space" page:
"Our new album, the third and final chapter in our trilogy, will be released on September 22nd!!! A new web site will co-incide with the release of the album."
A teaser of one of the song can be found at there official web site http://www.mortallove.com. More info will be announced soon!
Atrox are currently working on their fifth studio album. This was posted by Edwald on their official website:
"During the last months we've been working hard with our next full length album. And currently we're looking for the right label to release it.
So what can we tell you about this album?
Well, Atrox has always been considered visionaries in the metal genre. This will in no way change with this album, however this time it is a quite different Atrox than on the previous releases. Mainly because of the latest roster change, and primarily in the new all-male-vocal department. But the new material is likely to reach out to a much broader and diverse audience, because of the vast musical diversity of the six musicians. With this album, the Atrox sound is presented in a new wrapping - a metal based fundament spiced up with elements of elektronika, pop, jazz and funky balooba!