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
One of the most well liked doom/death bands, Morgion, has decided to part ways for new projects. While this is indeed sad news for many fans of modern doom metal, we wish them success in their new projects.
The bands biography can be found at their official website:
The kings of doom are back!!
Just when you thought it was over the corpse lives again and is resurrected
healthier, better and gloomier than ever.
Messiah, Leif, Jan, Lars and Mappe. The classic line-up refuse to die!!
We understand this is very confusing for you, since the band disbanded just 6 months ago. But hey - why bother about stupid details when you will have a brand new Candlemass album in your hand before next summer. The boys will enter the famous Stockholm Polar Studios nov 26, mix in january and bless us with an album in may sometime. Perfect for Candlemass 20 year anniversary!
According to what Leif said before, the band couldn't agree on how to proceed after the reunion, so they decided it was best to put the beast of doom to sleep. It is always the best thing when five people want the same thing. And indeed, it looks like they've overcome the individual problems for a united effort to do something great.
"UPDATE OF SEPTEMBER, THE 7th: Just popped up around some website a rumour about
a delay in the release of "Love's Burial Ground" album, due to a misprinting in
the cover. That's NOT true, the album is already available since a few days and
you can order it from Adipocere Rec.! If you can't find it yet in your
metal-shop, it will be there before the end of September I guess, 'cause as I
already said it has been just released since a few days. Cheers-"
The French doom-metal band Despond has made some new changes, they have once again changed to a one-man band and also signed with Century Media America. The following is taken from their official website :
*DESPOND has become a one-man band once again. Thanks to JuanJo, Fred, Jo and Viriyah for their help during the 2002-2003 period... Good luck to all with your own bands.
*DESPOND has signed with Century Media America for an exclusive distribution in US, Canada, Mexico and South America.
I am just about to write one of the most heartbreaking news for all Candlemass and doom-metal fans. Yes it´s true, Candlemass have decided to disband and this came just as a shock for everybody. The following part is taken from their official website :
We are truly sorry to inform you that Candlemass have disbanded!
This is sad news for us and everybody else that love this fantastic band.
There will be no more gigs, no new album, no more doom!
This is it... ..finished..........zero...........nada........out!!!
Despite the tremendous success of the reunion, everything hasn't been perfect.
Tiny cracks in the façade could be seen during the first round in the summer of 2002 because members of the band do not share the same vision of C-mass, the gigs, an eventual new album, democracy etc, and last year it became clear that the indifferences were too large to overcome.
The Swedish viking inspired death metal band, Amon Amarth, have now entitled their new full-lenght album, which is planned to be released late this year in a contract with Metal Blade. The title will be "Fate of Norns", referring to the three Norns or Godesses of fate : Urd, Skuld and Verdandi.
Some of the song titles that they have revealed in their site are :
· An Ancient Sign of Coming Storm
· The Fate of Norns
· Sealed in blood
· The Valkyries Ride
They will be entering the Berno Studio in Malmö next monday to start the recording.
Polish death metallers Vader, are now back in their studio Radio Gdansk to start the recording of their next full lenght album entitled "The Beast" . The recording of this album is expected to take 1 month. And also, the limited edition of "The Beast" will feature bonus DVD with special studio report, two brand new videoclips, an interview with Peter,and other bonus stuff.