12:43 - Zaphod Well, any other country than my own would be an amazing opportunity if I ever decide to start a band, I was just giving it as an example because that's where Jari's from.
12:39 - Redn1ght Zap, Finland isn't that great apparently for touring bands.. (They seem to avoid it like a plague tormented country...)
12:31 - Zaphod Yeah, the comments on that guy's long post are also pretty entertaining.
12:30 - MelancholiaC Just curious, if he indeed turns his fanbase into a charity service, how is that any more ethically honest than "those greedy bloodsucking record companies"? (and I doubt Nuclear Blast can really be called one...)
12:26 - MelancholiaC I see that in the fb comments one guy in particular has called him out on it in a long response. Most people just want to throw their money at him through paypal...
12:20 - Zaphod The fact that I saw him live in my own country (Belgium) says enough. If I ever get a chance to tour Europe and play in Finland with my non-existent band I'll already have achieved more than I could ever hope for.
Dutch atmospheric rockers The Gathering have announced on their official website that they are still working on their new album but have now set September as its release date.
The band posted this short update: "We are still working on the new record. We will release a new single in May, the album will be released in September. More info as soon as possible! In the meantime you still can listen to "Heroes For Ghosts", our 11 minute opus magnus which will be on the new album as well! And it is still possible to download it for free at http://thegathering.bandcamp.com."
Wonderful... Just wonderful! I love this band and I hope this next release is going to be an even better showcase of their songwriting and Silje's vocals. I'm not expecting any miracles but a guest appearance by Anneke would make my day.