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
01:42 - Marcel Hubregtse BlackEssence is 100% right with his sludge comment. On average of every 20 albums I have to review each month at least 10 are sludge
"The Roads Leading North is the story of a woman gifted with the companionship and knowledge of an ancient alien sentience. Raised in the isolation of a research facility where the sentience -- naming itself Compass -- gently attempts to guide the world into a stable future, our protagonist uncovers a grander plot designed for herself in the shadows of her life.
Dallas, Texas-based extreme metal band The Brothers Highhorse have announced that founding guitarist Dan Sharp has moved from guitar to vocals. In the same update they have also revealed their new logo and that "general badassery is afoot".
You can check out their 2011 EP, Invasion, on their label's Bandcamp page here. And don't forget to stay tuned to their Facebook page for updates about new music!
American deathcore band As Blood Runs Black is in the studio hard at work on their new album, titled Ground Zero. They have indicated on their Facebook page that the album will be out this winter. The band is also giving fans a chance to win some free merch for sharing their latest in-studio trailer.
American progressive death metal artist Lascaille's Shroud have revealed the rear cover artwork and tracklist for their sophomore opus via Facebook, Interval 02: Parallel Infinities, The Abscinded Universe; apparently this news reporter missed out on the reveal for the cover art earlier this year so I'm going to include it here as well for anybody else who missed out. Mastermind Brett Windnagle has also indicated that he will be revealing the official release date for his next opus some time later this year.
Russian metallers Dominia have finally revealed the tracklist and cover art for their long-awaited third opus! Many of you who have been following the band for years may recall it was originally going to be titled "Theophany", however the band decided to alter the title just a little to Theophania.
Texas-based extreme metal band The Brothers Highhorse have informed me, via email, that they are currently working on new material for their debut album. They released their second EP, titled Invasion, back in 2011 via Swimming With Sharks Records, which is available for listening and acquisition (name your price) from the label's Bandcamp page over here.
Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison's new band, Scar The Martyr, have revealed the album artwork for their upcoming self-titled debut. You can follow this link here to check out the latest single, titled "Soul Disintegration", and get a nifty reveal of the same artwork below.