Five years after Das
Leben Wird Zu Glas, Saphena
released their next album. Das Ende Einer Wahrheit was released world wide on September
20th. On myspace you can listen to two new songs: Das Ende Deiner Allmacht and Ich Sehe
Intense Millennium Records
will re-issue classic metal albums. In November you can expect Vengeance - Human
Sacrifice, Vengeance Rising - Once Dead, Sacred Warrior - Rebellion, Bloodgood -
Bloodgood, Bloodgood - Detonation. In January these are followed by: Sacred Warrior -
Masters Command and Altar Boys - Gut Level Music.
The brand new video
from For Today for
Devastator is now online. The song comes from their new album Breaker. For Today is
currently on tour in the USA with Bleeding Through and they will be heading overseas for
their first European tour in November.
cancelled their gig in Barneveld due to drummer Grimbold fallen ill. The show would have
taken place in Stedsj tomorrow. The show will be rescheduled.
John Coffey is finishing
up the Vanity Tour, before they start writing new songs.
We Are The Fallen have a
new single coming out. They've chosen the song Tear The World Down and it will be added at
radio stations in October.
Underoath went to Alaska.
Watch this video will footage of mountains, wildlife, a sound check and a trip above the
clouds. This was filmed entirely with the iPhone 4G.
released the fourth Holy
Blood album Shining Sun this month.
The sponsor of this
site released the second printing of his latest crime novel. If you can read the Dutch
language and like a good crime mystery, check out this book. The second edition also
has a different cover.
September 17th 2010
the vocalist and founder of Divinefire, Narnia and Audiovision, is back with a new band.
The group is called Golden
Resurrection. Musically they offer Swedish melodic neoclassical metal in the vein of
ReinXeed. Golden Resurrection was formed in 2008 by Christian Liljegren and twenty year
old guitarist Tommy Johansson (ReinXeed). The line-up was completed by Stefan Käck
(bass), Rickard Gustafsson from Pantokrator (drums) and Olov Andersson from Audiovision on
Resurrection debut album is now finished. This album is called Glory To My King and it was
produced by Erik Måtensson (W.E.T., Eclipse) and mastered by Micke Lind (Dio, Candlemass,
Talisman). The band signed with King Records for the release in Japan, which will take
place on October 27th. Liljegren Records (formerly known as Rivel Records) will release
the album outside Japan on November 12th.
Check out this
promotional video for one of the songs:
Focus, the second
album from Audiovision,
will also be released in Japan by King Records. This happens on October 27th. The Japanese
release will have a bonus song called Are You Ready, and three bonus videos.
ReinXeed's third album
Majestic will finally come out in Europe. The album was released in Japan on March 27th by
King Records. It scored 88 points out of 100 in Burrn! Magazine in Japan.
release coming out, is Into Forever from 7 Days. This epic metal project is led by Darkwater and Harmony
guitarist Markus Sigfridsson. It comes out on October 15th through Liljegren Records. The
CD features contributions from Markus Sigfridsson on guitar, keyboards and programming,
from Daniel Flores (The Murder Of My Sweet, Mind's Eye) on drums, Andreas Passmark (Royal
Hunt) on bass, Kaspar Dahlqvist (Dionysos) on keyboards, Thomas Vikström (Therion)
on vocals, Caroline Sigfridsson on vocals, Christian Liljegren (Audiovision &
Golden Resurrection) on vocals, and Erik Tordsson on vocals. On myspace you can hear
The new Anberlin album Dark Is The Way,
Light Is A Place entered the Billboard 200 album chart in the USA at #9. They never had a
top 10 debut before.
Last week The Devil Wears Prada had similar
success, entering the chart at #10 with the Zombie EP, selling nearly 25,000 copies in the
first week.. Now they're at #88.
As I Lay Dying will release a Super
Deluxe Fan Box including: The Powerless Rise CD, a 12" vinyl picture disc, The
Powerless Rise DVD Documentary with in studio footage and interviews, a hard cover book
with lyrics and photos, a 12" X 12" Lithograph, three guitar picks, a mini
drumstick keychain, an As I Lay Dying patch, a window cling and a metal As I Lay Dying
logo pin. This box comes out on November 9th and is a limited edition.
August Burns Red put the
trailer for their upcoming live CD/DVD Home on Youtube. The live CD/DVD comes out on
Becoming The Archetype
will be in the studio from October 10th through November 10th with producer Matt Goldman.
The Australian label Soundmass
signed Biogenesis for the
release of their second album The Rise, The Fall, The Rebirth. Biogenesis was originally
formed in 1996 by Chaz Bond (Jacobs Dream). In 2001 the band debuted through Rowe
Productions with The Mark Bleeds Through. Four years ago the band reformed with the
original line-up. Now they return with the follow-up album. It comes out before the end of
the year. On myspace you can hear a rough mix of the new song Hatred Seed.
Ted Kirkpatrick opened a Youtube channel with Tourniquet videos and more. It also includes a
new video of his solo effort Ode To A Roadkill with extremely slow stoner music. The
vocals were supplied by a monkey and the song is called Monkeys:
Also on the Tourniquet Youtube
channel is this cool appearance on the Cornerstone Festival in 2002. The band played
The extreme metal
band Coram Deo from the
Ukraine released their EP Death Is Dead throug Soundmass. The EP is the follow-up to
Evangelion. This is the song Daylight from Evangelion:
The Dutch band
Duister Maanlicht is in the studio to record a new CD entitled Hoerenzonen en
Heksendochters.. They aim for a nineties black metal sound. Below you can listen to the
song De Dood Gloort Aan De Zwarte Horizon:
September 10th 2010
The Juliana Theory released a
collection of rare b-sides, out of print releases and never before heard recordings. This
album is called 28 B-Sides And Rarities. It spans the band's entire
career with tracks going back to the earliest days and continuing all the way up to the
offers a couple of free live tracks recorded at the Eastwood Fest. Go here
to download them. And as another favor, the band decided to get 20% off of the new
Interregnum CD if you purchase it directly from them. Nice folks, those British!
In The Midst Of Lions
released a video for The Machine, a song from their recent album The Heart Of Man.
The CD was released by Facedown Records. The band: 'The song The Machine is about money
and greed and how these things can take our focus away from God and consume us. Drew came
up with the concept of the mud being a symbol of that greed and sin.'
Another band on
Facedown Records is Impending
Doom. They also have a new video. This video was made for the song There Will Be
Violence, the title track from their new album:
The Famine finished
recording their new album The Architects Of Guilt with D. Braxton Henry (formerly of
Devourment). The album was mixed by Jason Suecof (The Black Dahlia Murder, Trivium). The
Architects Of Guilt is set for a Fall 2010 release through Solid State Records. It's the
follow-up to The Raven And The Reaping (2008).
From October 28
through 31st, the annual Nordic Fest
will be held in Oslo, Norway. And this year's line-up is promising: Demon Hunter,
Antestor, Deliverance, Vardogr, In Vain, Diamondog, In Process, Magteslos, Feel The
Aftermath, Nephesh and I Shot Alice. Another band is yet to be announced.
In case you forgot
to look at the concerts page... On Saturday September 25th, Slechtvalk will play in
Barneveld (The Netherlands) in Stédsj, Nieuwemarkt 8. They're playing with Hymir and Rhovanion.
And don't forget
this one: September 18th 2010: Legends
Of Rock festival. Location: Haus Ennepetal, Gasstrasse 10. Ennepetal (near Wuppertal),
Germany. Bands: Whitecross, Guardian, Shout, X-Sinner, Seventh Angel, Rex Carroll, Seventh
September 3rd 2010
The Swedish progressive metal band Darkwater will release
their new album Where Stories End through Ulterium Records on November 12th and on
November 23rd through Nightmare Records in North America. Where Stories End is the
follow-up album to the debut record Calling The Earth To Witness (2007). The tracks on the
album are: Breathe, Why I Bleed, Into The Cold, A Fools Utopia, Queen Of The Night, In The
Blink Of An Eye, Fields Of Sorrow, Without A Sound and Walls Of Deception. The album was
mixed by Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman. On myspace.com you can hear
samples from the album.
The new Underoath
album will be titled Ø (Disambiguation). It comes out through Solid State Records/Tooth
& Nail Records on November 9th.
Wonrowe Vision, the new band from Mortification singer/bassist Steve Rowe,
is now on myspace and facebook.
The Dutch extreme metal band Borgazûr is expanding
their line-up. Being a duo for years, now the band has a bassist called Limcdarg.
Hayley, Josh and Taylor from Paramore did an acoustic show for the 25th Anniversary of
AlternativePress. Check out this live video of Feeling Sorry:
August 27th 2010
is recording the follow-up to the album Gabriel. The drums are about finished. According
to guitarist Kurt Bachman the new songs are quite different. Believer hopes to complete
the album in the next couple of months, while they discuss possible release dates with
Metal Blade Records.
Das Ende Einer Wahrheit is the title of the new Saphena album. On myspace you
can hear two new songs.
released their new album Blood In The Gears. Another new song was put on their myspace.com
profile: No Escape. And on purevolume.com they put the new song The Man Named Hell.
Want the summer sampler from Facedown Records? This compilation album contains the following
tracks: Devastator from For Today, Lower Still from My Epic, Collapse from War Of Ages,
The Machine from In The Midst Of Lions, The Overman from A Hope For Home, Orphans from
Impending Doom, Empty from Call To Preserve, Shiver from A Plea For Purging, Demons Never
Sleep from The Burial, Sink Or Swim from Onward To Olympas, Dear God from As Hell Retreats
and Project AK-47 from Wrench In The Works. You can get this sampler for free here.
The Dutch metal band Veritas Infinita released their first CD. It contains five
melodic/symphonic gothic metal songs.
X-Sinner will start
recording the next album Going Out With A Bang over the fall and winter months. This album
may end up not being released digitally due to all the illegal free downloads the last
will reissue two Mass records. They
will release the self-titled EP (1984) with the original artwork. However, this four song
EP comes out for the first time on CD. The other record to be released is the Fighter
album (1982), the debut album they recorded for A&M Records but was never released.
Both CD's will come out in late October.
Mass is also working on their first live DVD. The release date will be in late fall
On October 26th King's X
will release a double CD/DVD set entitled Live Love In London. InsideOut Music will bring
out this first official live DVD from the band along with a double CD. Live Love In London
was shot in January 2009 in the Electric Ballroom in London, UK.
August 13th 2010
A new band on the Tooth & Nail Records' roster is Icon For Hire. They combine
heavy rock with modern pop elements. Icon For Hire will be hitting the studios with
producer Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, The Almost) this fall.
has another new song on myspace. The track is called Take Me Home and it comes from the
Blood In The Gears album (out on August 24th). Here's the album trailer:
reports how hard rock band X-Sinner
have a hard time with illegal downloads of their album World Covered In Blood. Their label
Image Records detected several illegal dowloading sites. One site alone has had World
Covered In Blood downloaded over 169,000 times. This is frustrating to some of the band
members who have had their share of financial difficulties trying to make a living doing
At the moment X-Sinner is working on several new songs and ideas for a
follow-up to World Covered In Blood. They're deciding what direction to go with releasing
or not releasing their newest material and considering all their options. If you
downloaded the album illegally but want a next album to come out, buy World Covered In
Blood to give the band the indication that a follow-up is wanted.
We Are The
Fallen has a New Single Contest. Though the band has already chosen which song from
their album will be their next single, the fans are invited to guess which one and create
artwork that represents that work. The artwork must be in square format, much like a CD
cover. Only one submission per person, and don't use any band photos in your creation. The
winner that guesses the correct song and has the best artwork will receive a copy of the
sheet music used by the string players while recording the single. The entire band will
autograph this sheet. Once a winner is chosen, your cover-artwork will be featured in an
upcoming band newsletter announcing the winner, along with the band's official artwork for
the new single. You can enter the contest by signing up at WeAreTheFallen.com and then
sending your submission to WATFcontest@gmail.com.
Email submissions by next Friday, August 20th.
Weakening released a demo called Chaos Harmony a while ago. It contains five songs:
Awaken To Existence, Corridors Of Perception, Systematic World Disorder, Serpents Hissing
and Web Of Lies. You can get it for 3 euro plus shipping through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nick Aveling of Canada's National Post spoke to Dave Mustaine of Megadeth last week about
Mustaine's new book, Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir. Watch the chat below:
August 6th 2010
signed with Wounded Records. This label will release the third album Death Is Not The End.
The album comes with a full live DVD. This DVD was shot in the band's hometown near
Niagara Falls, USA. On myspace you can listen to two new songs: Come And Take It and
the Best Album award at the 2010 Kerrang Awards for their album Brand New Eyes. Their
video for Ignorance is also nominated as Best Rock Video at the 2010 MTV Music Video
Facedown Records released a new album from In The Midst Of Lions.
The CD is called The Heart Of Man. On myspace you can hear some songs from the album.
Fans of the late eighties and early nineties band Whitecross may want to
know, that the band will play in Europe in September. They're not only playing the Legends
Of Rock Festival in Germany, but they're also coming to Tivoli, Utrecht, Holland, on Friday September 17th. Here's the video
of No Second Chances (1991):
On August 28th & 29th the third Up From The Ashes festival will take
place in The Vault, Temecula, California, USA. Bands playing are Bloodgood, Deliverance,
Ultimatum, Klank, Once Dead, Grave Robber, Fasedown, Stevie & The Saints, Altar
Billies (with Mike Stand from the Altar Boys), Silent Rise, SoulJourners, Troglodyte Dawn
and Fellguard. A weekend pass is 50 dollars. The festival is organized by Roxx Records.
On November 5th & 6th the third Brainstorm Fest will take
place in the Gigant, Apeldoorn, Holland. The line-up is now nearly complete, including In
Vain, My Silent Wake, In Grief, Demon Hunter, The Spirit That Guides Us and Slechtvalk.
Coriolis - The Endless Funeral (Youngside Records)
To call this new album industrial metal would make it sound too metal,
though there are frequent heavy guitars sustaining the Coriolis sound. Musically this is
rather a melting pot of gothic, industrial, rock, metal and even dance music.
the full review)
Sáwol - Through Soil And Skin (Bullroser Records)
This atmosphere is created by the guitars, not by keyboards. It's dark
music, sometimes with a melancholic or even depressive feel to it. The pictures of trees
in the fog printed in the booklet fit perfectly the feel of Through Soil And Skin. One... (read
the full review)
Mehida - The Emiment Storm (Bullroser Records)
The Emiment Storm is not all mellow, not at all.
Just when you start thinking so, the fourth and possibly most attractive tune starts. Land
Of Oblivion starts uptempo, has raw vocals, choir arrangements, some real fast parts, and
even some high pitched vocals. Now... (read the
D.O.M. (Destruction Of Mankind) -
Necktie For A Noose!!!
Amongst his sources of inspiration are Hatebreed, Sick Of It All and
Biohazard. Musically Necktie For A Noose offers metallic hardcore with lyrics criticizing
the world, politics and people living a semiconscious life, following the crowd. People
wearing... (read the full review)
Illuminandi - In Via (Ars Mundi/ Independent)
The songs are constructed much better than before with lots of
interesting arrangements, sounds and ideas. And to make it even better, the production is
great! The guitar sound, the violin, the cello, the flute... (read the full
Stairway - Interregnum (Independent)
The musicianship of the artists is beyond doubt. Just listen to the
guitar solos in I'm Calling or the bass work in Enter The Light. If you appreciated
previous Stairway albums, you should certainly check out this... (read the
Audiovision - Focus (Ulterium Records)
Top songs on the album are the heavy opener Invitation, Keep The Fire
Burning with its catchy chorus, the uptempo We Are Not Alone with a nice keyboard solo,
and the arena rocker We Will Go. I hope... (read the full
Exhale - Blind (Dark Balance)
Personally I can appreciate the quality of the music, the thightness of
the drumming, though this is absolutely not my favorite kind of music. This is a band that
reminds me what extreme is... (read the full
Krig - Narcissistic Mechanism (Independent)
Krig has an ear for finding the right sound. The heavy, fat sound of the
music is a delight to listen to through a head phone. The mix is well done, making me hear
all the instruments. At first... (read
the full review)
Sinbreed - When Worlds Collide (Ulterium Records)
Though this might sound like Sinbreed is just another band, make sure
you check out the album because When Worlds Collide is of excellent quality. Great songs,
the full review)
Mastedon - 3 (Frontiers Records)
The metal element however is less prominent. But if that's not a problem
to you, you can get professional song writing and high quality melodic rock that could
fill arenas. Kerry Livgren fans... (read the full review)
Morphia - One Last Embrace DVD/CD (Dark Balance)
The song list represents the band well: From the heavier doom/death
songs to the lighter atmospheric stuff. And Morphia was a well-oiled machine at
Brainstorm, playing convincingly. The highlight of the concert... (read the
Templar - Dark Circus (Black Pope Music/ Youngside
Dark Circus proves this group can stand on their own feet. Though
there are guest vocals, Templar singer Toad does lead vocals in all songs. Musically a lot
has changed as well. Gone are the Saint... (read the
Stryper - Murder By Pride (Big 3 Records/ Frontiers
The trademark Stryper elements returned: harmonic vocals, interesting
guitar sounds and solos. One of the songs that stick out is... (read the