23:41 - 3rdWorld Tasty stuff. Dwelves even further away from any grindcore at all. [link]
23:33 - !J.O.O.E.! Still don't hear it at all. The debut had a lot of punk and heavy metal influence for me. That Chinese band sound like straight up black metal with some melodic elements.
23:30 - Apothecary And yeah, I guess it isn't all that far off from their earlier material, when I think of the Meads in my head now though I typically think of their more recent stuff, i.e. TMOJTJ and on
23:28 - Apothecary This is still probably the closest thing to the Meads I've heard (other than Sigh) [link]
23:27 - 3rdWorld Well, Meads themselves are hard to pinpoint. They don't have much of a predominant folk instrumentation/viking element. So I did find the Holyarrow album kinda similar to Meads' debut.
23:27 - Apothecary I'm about midway through the second track, don't hear much Meads on it tbh. Then again, their sound isn't all that easy to replicate. Certainly not bad music though
23:23 - Marcel Hubregtse ...acoustic set. That's the direction you have to think in.
Swedish black metal titans Naglfar have finished recording their new album, "Harvest", tentatively due in early 2007 via Century Media Records. The band has issued the following update:
"Of course there were plenty of problems, including a broken guitar amp. But finally the guitars and vocals are done, thus making us ready for the mixing of the album. We'll start with this on Monday the 26th of November. Some changes and additions have been made in the songs so the final and offical tracklist will be posted soon."
"Harvest" will tentatively include the following "attacks of audial terror" (in no particular order):
Norwegian black metallers Satyricon have posted the following message on their official web site:
"The booking of the Scandinavian tour in November is coming to an end and will be announced shortly. For now there are three shows already on sale: Oslo, Trondheim and Bergen, Norway. We are looking at approximately 10 shows in Norway, 6 in Sweden and 2 in Denmark.
"As a part of this tour we will realise our ambition to make the appearance of the brass section on the 'Now, Diabolical' album become reality, live in concert. We have already done this in a scaled down version as a part of the P3 sessions show that was a concert broadcast on radio shortly before the release of the album.
Floridian death metallers Deicide have unveiled their "new" logo design at this location.
As previously reported, the video for Deicide's track "Homage for Satan", which was allegedly "banned" in the U.K. by music station Scuzz TV, looks set to air on MTV2 this weekend. The track, taken from the critically acclaimed album "The Stench of Redemption", released earlier this month, will make its "Headbanger's Ball" debut tonight (Saturday, September 2). The show, hosted by Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta, airs at 10:00 p.m. EST.
To watch the "Homage for Satan" video, click here.
The follow-up to 2004's "Scars of the Crucifix", "The Stench of Redemption" was recorded at Morrisound in Tampa, Florida and marks the first recording with the new Deicide lineup following the departure of the Hoffman brothers. Joining frontman Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim in the new formation are guitarists Jack Owen (ex-Cannibal Corpse) and Ralph Santolla (ex-Iced Earth, Death).
The cover artwork for Aborted's upcoming "The Auricular Chronicles" DVD has been posted online at this location. Due in October via Listenable, the set will contain an hour-long live show shot in Paris with 13 cameras, with the sound remixed by Tue Madsen (Halford, Kataklysm), plus video clips, backstage shenanigans, other live shows, interviews with the Belgian death metallers and more. A teaser for the DVD can be viewed here.
Aborted has set "Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture" as the title of its follow-up to "The Archaic Abattoir", tentatively due in early 2007 via Listenable. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "The Chondrin Enigma", "Prolific Murder Contrivance", "Archetype: Malice And Scorn", "Avenious" and "The Spaying Séance". The album will feature guest appearances by Jeff Walker (Carcass) and Barney Greenway (Napalm Death).
According to Oikotimes.com, Lordi mastermind Mr. Lordi has earned his first million euros (approximately $1.28 million), reports the Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat. The group's "Hard Rock Hallelujah" single has been sold over 300,000 copies all across Europe. Meanwhile, Lordi's latest album, "The Arockalypse", spent 11 weeks at the top of the Finnish album chart and has shifted more than 70,000 units in Finland alone. In the rest of Europe, "The Arockalypse" is believed to have sold around 250,000 copies. On September 20, a new version of "The Arockalypse" will be released, including a special DVD featuring footage from the Eurovision Song Contest, which Lordi won in May.