21:48 - 3rdWorld Unearthly good stuff. Vocals and songwriting couldn't be any better. Reminds me of Protest The Hero/Mastodon but much more fun than either of those. [link]
21:13 - !J.O.O.E.! Totally forgot what that album even sounds like lel. I think I recall it being good though.
21:12 - 3rdWorld I know this is something Joe shared in last year recs thread. But seriously, this is one of the best fucking album titles I've come across. Artwork isn't shabby either. Very epic-y. [link]
21:09 - Netzach Duck me sideways, Bölzer's new shared track is awesome: [link] (submitted it as news too)
21:07 - 3rdWorld Very nice. But sounds a bit dry to me could've used some cymbals. Or Maybe thats the desolate sound they were going for.
21:06 - !J.O.O.E.! Actually a release from last year but oh well.
21:00 - !J.O.O.E.! Immense funeral / death-doom [link] feels like this year was sorely in need of something like this.
Swedish singer Nils Patrik Johansson, of Astral Doors and Civil War fame, has revealed that he is working on two new albums at the moment, one for each band, Astral Doors and Civil War. So, you can expect new albums from both bands. Good news for heavy metal fans!
Swedish heavy metallers Astral Doors will return this year with a new album. Titled Notes From The Shadows, the new opus has a release date set for August 29th. For now, you can take a look at the album cover artwork and check out a studio report from the band. Jonas Kjellgren will do the mix and mastering of the new album.
As was previously reported over here, Swedish heavy metal band Astral Doors have got a new album entitled Jerusalem hitting stores sometime this month. The band has released a video today for the track "Child Of Rock 'N' Roll", a song which will be featured on the new album. You can watch it below.
Swedish traditional heavy metal band Astral Doors are busy working on a new album, tentatively penciled in for an October release.
The band revealed the following about the upcoming album: "The work with the upcoming album continues. Even though we're not even half way through the process we can already feel that this release will be something special. This time around we deal with religion, and all the shit it has brought to the world, once and for all and the working title of the album is Jerusalem. Our intention is that the album will be released in October in connection with a European tour.
The first DVD from the band is also in the making. Some additional material will be filmed this summer and we're talking about a winter release."
Swedish metallers Astral Doors will release their forthcoming "Best Of" compilation, entitled Testament Of Rock - The Best Of Astral Doors, on November 19 via Metalville.
According to the band, in the booklet of Testament Of Rock - The Best Of Astral Doors Mr.Erik Thompson of Sweden Rock magazine gives you a two page history-lesson about Astral Doors; a summary of the first decade with Astral Doors.
Testament Of Rock - The Best Of Astral Doors cover art] tracklist:
02. Time To Rock
03. Of The Son And The Father
04. Black Rain
05. Power And The Glory
06. Bride Of Christ
07. New Revelation
08. Slay The Dragon
09. London Caves
10. Evil Is Forever
Only a few months after Swedish traditional heavy metal band Astral Doors released their sixth longplayer Requiem Of Time, the band now announced their plans to release more material. The band is in the middle of setting up a compilation album, aptly titled The Best Of Astral Doors. This best of album will see a release somewhere in November. Furthermore, also a live DVD is on its way. More news to follow.
Guitarist Martin Haglund has decided to leave Astral Doors. Martin explains:
"This decision has not been easy to make, but its needed. I have reached a point where I feel I have to focus more on my kids and support them in their hobbies and interests, by doing that I'm not able to give Astral Doors 100%. I don´t want to be the one that´s holding the band back so I let go. I will continue playing, writing and record music but on a more suitable level. I´ll keep the metal flowing that´s for sure.
Being a member of Astral Doors has given me experiences and memories that I'll bring to the grave. I am truly proud of my time in Astral Doors and what we have accomplished and brought to the hard-rock scene. Thanks and hugs to all of you! Now Astral Doors will reload and hit you harder then ever."
Astral Doors have released a new song, entitled "Call Of The Wild". The song comes off of the band's upcoming effort Requiem Of Time, which will be released in mid-January next year. "Call Of The Wild" can be streamed here. Also an album teaser can be heard at the same location.
Requiem Of Time cover art] tracklist:
01. Testament Of Rock
02. Power And The Glory
03. Rainbow Warrior
04. Call Of The Wild
05. St. Peter's Cross
06. So Many Day So Many Nights
07. Blood River
08. Anthem Of The Dark
09. Metal DJ
10. Fire And Flame
11. Greenfield Of Life
12. The Healer
13. Evil Spirits Fly
14. When Darkness Comes
Swedish metallers Astral Doors have issued the following update:
"It's about time that we give you all a real update of what's happening in the Astral Kingdom at the moment.
We've received many mails from worried fans asking us where we are and why it's so quiet from us right now. Well, the answer is: we're working harder than ever before, but not public.
We have actually moved into the studio, writing and recording songs for the upcoming album. We have written 20 songs ot something at the moment and more will come. The creativity has never been at this level before, so we will continue the work a few more months before we go to mixing.
What more to say? Well, our new management Flying Dolphin, with Mr.Chris Boltendahl in the lead, does a great job for us and we feel that the future looks very, very promising. In August we'll come up with a big surprise for you and then a new album and a great tour all across Europe.
Swedish metallers Astral Doors have issued the following studio report:
"We have started writing songs for the upcoming album which will be released mid-September 2009 on Locomotive Records. The sessions so far have been just great; it's business as usual. Our goal with all our albums has always been to create world-class hard rock and the same goes for this one: when the album is recorded, pressed and released we wanna say: Fuck, we created a monster! Stay in touch for updates and gossip from the recordings. "
The following message was posted on Astral Doors's official website:
"As you can see here, the new cover for our upcoming album "New Revelation" is done. It was created by the Germany company Killustrations (cover here).
We've uploaded one full song and 2 samples for you to check out of "New Revelation". The full song is the title-track. We're very curious to hear your opinion on it, so feel free to leave us a comment in the guestbook or on our new forum (which should be online within the next few days)." (You can find these samples on a jukebox by clicking here).
"New Revelation" tracklisting:
01. New Revelation
02. Freedom War
03. Pentecostal Bound
"The mixing process of the new album is almost finished and it sounds killer.
The Astral Doors were at a photo session the other night and it could have ended up in a disaster. Som technical equipment caught fire right in front of us. Fortunately we discovered the fire at an early stage and took care of it but the equipment got destroyed. Scary shit !"