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
The band have posted on their webiste that they are looking for a new Guitar player as well as a Drummer. This Implies that they have parted ways with their former drummer - Fotis Benardo. Marios' post, taken from the website:
"Nightrage is officially looking for a drummer and a lead/rhythm guitarist that they would be able to play the NR songs in no time and they will manage to rehearse very often with the band. We want guys that they are dedicated musicians and focus to be in the band for real. We want musicians from Sweden so that makes things easier for everybody.
I hope you guys understand that we don´t have any problems with drummers and guitarists from abroad it´s just that we want to be a rehearsing band again. If you think that you have what it takes send a presentation, photo and a taste mp3/video of your drum/guitar playing at: firstname.lastname@example.org."
The following was posted on the band's official website
3rd Insomnium album finally mixed!
We finally finished the mixing of forthcoming Insomnium album today! This time we really feel that we succeeded in the studio and the songs sound just amazing to our ears. Album will be mastered in the famous Finnvox studios in the beginning of the June and released later in the fall (9th of October) by Candlelight Records. We will also shoot new video from the song "Mortal Share" on next Tuesday. Stay tuned for more updates. Here's the complete tracklist:
Insomnium - Above the Weeping World
1. The Gale
2. Mortal Share
3. Drawn to Black
4. Change of Heart
5. At the Gates of Sleep