00:03 - Korah Yeah, MS ratings on new albums are totally f****ed! You just have to watch ratings from 2000 and ratings from 2016! Metal was'nt so much better than today releases.
23:53 - Czerny Reiter There's a dearth of reviewers on the site and most of what gets reviewed ends up getting a good grade (on the grounds that pro-bono reviewers mostly review what appeals to them).
23:48 - Overrwatcher I feel as if SSUS's review backlash is a perfect example of this. When he gave a 2/10 people didn't say much. When he gave a 9/10 people questioned his review integrity.
23:42 - Overrwatcher I will always bring up BMTH's "There Is A Hell" in this regard. Very well received literally everywhere but MS. Here it's one of the lowest rated albums in the database.
23:38 - Overrwatcher Bands can put out similar quality records to 10 years ago yet get over 1 point less. People have been much more negative recently. And MS also seems to shit on some albums at random.
"Facing Your Enemy", a brand new video clip from German heavy metallers At Vance is now available for viewing below. It was directed by Hilmar Liebsch. The song comes off the band's new album of the same name, Facing Your Enemy, which was released yesterday via AFM Records. More album details were previously reported here.
"Saviour", a new song from German power metallers At Vance is now streaming online at the following location. The song comes off the band's upcoming new effort entitled Facing Your Enemy, which is scheduled for release on April 27th through AFM Records.
German heavy/power metallers At Vance have announced that the band will release their new studio album, entitled Facing Your Enemy, on April 27th through AFM Records. The album will be the follow-up to 2009's Ride The Sky and the artwork created by Thomas Ewerhard can be seen below.
After 8 successful studio albums it's about time to release a "Best Of" album of At Vance. Titled Decade, it not only includes the highlights from all At Vance records but also rare songs, Japanese bonus tracks, cover versions and the popular adaptions of classical masterpieces (Vivaldi, Beethoven...). Decade will be made available as 2-CD set.
Decade cover art] tracklist:
01. Only Human
02. Take Me Away
03. Take My Pain
06. Broken Vow
07. The Evil In You
08. Fallen Angel
09. The Curtain Will Fall
12. Cold As Ice
13. Flying High (Remastered)
14. Princess Of The Night
15. Heart Of Steel
16. Ride The Sky
At Vance fans schould mark the 18th of September in their calendar. At this date the new studioalbum of At Vance will be released. The album was produced by At Vance mastermind Olaf Lenk. The name of the album will be "Ride The Sky" and will feature the following cover artwork.
At Vance is really happy to anounce that "Wolfman" from the german Band "Justice" is the new bass player in At Vance. The band comments: "He's such a cool guy as well as a great player and we're really lookin foreward to play, record & party with him!"
Check out Wolfman Black's MySpace at this location.
Janne Pennanen and Ville Skön from Finnish metal band Shiver have posted the following lengthy message on the band's MySpace page:
"Music and creating music are usually pleasant and joyful things, but unfortunately this is not always true. The joy was killed for us last spring, when a series of downhearting events occurred.
But let us start from the beginning, so you all will know exactly what happened.
In the beginning of the year 2006, we were searching for a vocalist for our band, and got numerous inquiries from many people. One of these people was Rick Altzi from Sweden. He was one of the noteworthy candidates, but was not chosen for the job.
We sent one of our songs to each of those who contacted us, so they could make their own interpretations of the lyrics and the vocal melody. Rick went through this procedure like everyone else. The song was called Shiver even before the search for a vocalist began.
As indicate on the official band website and MySpace page, with the engagement of bass player Manuel Walther (instructor: PR Music Factory; guitarist: Purple Haze) and drummer Alex Landenburg (Annihilator tour drummer; Philosophobia; Broken Grace etc.), Olaf Lenk has once again formed a powerful line-up, making 2007's At Vance more powerful than ever!
At Vance released its new album, "VII", on June 29 via AFM Records. The group's seventh effort marks the debut of new singer Rick Altzi (production and mixing of Olaf Lenk and the mastering of Mika Jussila, Finnvox studios, Helsinki)
German Power Metal band At Vance will release their upcoming new album "VII" on June 29th via AFM. "VII" was mastered at Finnvox by Miko Jussila and has the following tracklist:
01. Breaking The Night
03. Cold As Ice
05. Friendly Fire
06. Golden Leaves
07. Answer Me
10. Lost In Your Love
A picture of the cover art can be found here. An official press release reads as follows: "The new At Vance "VII" will be released on June, 29. As the name already says, the band built around fabulous guitarist Olaf Lenk, already releasing its seventh album. So what's different then? Well, in truth not much, but did you really expect that a band who had established its own sound so strongly on the last six releases would break the mould and do away with its very own interpretation on neo-classical Power Metal that crosses elegantly with the true spirit of 80's Hard Rock? No! All they've done is to step ahead again. Listen to the dramatic groove snaking through "Shiver" or the ultra catchy "Cold As Ice" where the new At Vance singer Rick Altzi shows his brilliant range."
Drummer Snowy Shaw (DREAM EVIL, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE) has released more information about his upcoming project with singer Mats Levén (AT VANCE, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TREAT). As previously reported, Shaw and Levén will begin demoing material at the end of May.
In an e-mail to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Shaw commented, "Mats and I really clicked and it turned out we very much shared the same musical preferences. After he turned down the offer to replace the singer in another band I'm in, the two of us decided to form something new on our own. We've been writing a lot of material and will start demoing some stuff shortly."
Shaw's video for the track "XXX - Le Masochiste" has been posted online in the "Downloads" section of his official web site, SnowyShaw.com.
German Heavy/Power Metal band At Vance, feature ex- Yngwie Malmsteen singer Mats Levén, has announced a new drummer.
Ex- Helloween, ex- Metalium drummer Mark Cross has joined the band.
Furthermore, the band is finishing their new album, "Chained", that will be out sometime wround spring.
A pre-production of the song "Chained" can be downloaded here!
The guys around guitar player Olaf Lenk and singer Mats Leven are currently searching for a new a drummer to sit behind the drums on the upcoming tour with Brainstorm. Those who think to be right for this position, please submit your applications (including demo material) to AFM Records.