08:29 - Unhealer First use of sax in metal I can think of is on Pan.Thy.Monium albums. It had to be Swano.
08:10 - AngelofDeth you're right, a little weird to get used to but it works pretty dang well in that song. It needs to be stylized to metal rather than just sticking a weird 80s sax break down in the middle of a song
08:04 - AngelofDeth didnt know other bands were doing it too. Very strange. Ill check that out though
06:56 - hadriel Listen to Ihsahn's On the Shores and all of the doubts anyone would ever have about the sax being in metal will be squelched
05:28 - Unhealer It's because it's just awesome <3 It really fits metal.
05:13 - Zaphod Turisas, Whispered and Behemoth are just the ones that don't pull it off, there are plenty that do.
After a long silence, symphonic band Autumn has finally updated their fans. The Dutch band is waking up from its hiatus and will be doing some special shows in May. More importantly, the band is currently writing their brand new album. Overall, you can expect plenty of activity from them.
Polish heavy metal veterans Turbo are plannig to release their new studio album this Autumn. As the band members announced, we can expect solid heavy metal without any unnecessary intricacies. It will be the band's first album since their 2009 release Strażnik Światł. The release date of the as yet untitled album is scheduled for November. Turbo will enter the recording studio on September 15th at the latest.
"We are very pleased to announce that the German black/doom metal project Black Autumn has signed with Rain Without End Records. Black Autumn was originally reated as a black metal project in 1995 in the vein of Emperor, Satyricon and Ulver. Over the years the music has slowly evolved to include elements of doom, black, post-rock and ambient elecronica to create a unique blend of dark, atmospheric music. To date Black Autumn already has multiple releases including demos, splits, EP's and full lengths.
While Every Sun Is Fragile, the new album from Autumnblaze, will be released in spring of 2013 on Pulverised Records, the band has shared audio snippets of the upcoming opus which can be heard on the Soundcloud player below. Enjoy the new songs.
Symphonic metallers Within Temptation have been writing new material for the successor to 2011's The Unforgiving and have now announced a deal with BMG Rights which will release their new album in the autumn.
Cattle Decapitation has dropped off the Autumn Apocalypse Tour with Six Feet Under reportedly due to a physical altercation between vocalist Travis Ryan and Six Feet Under's Chris Barnes. Cattle Decapitation has now rebooked headlining dates leading up to their run with Dying Fetus and Cerebral Bore.
Germany's Autumnblaze recently tapped world-renowned artist Travis Smith (Death, Nevermore, Katatonia, Strapping Young Lad, etc.) to work on the band's upcoming album Every Sun Is Fragile cover artwork. Andrea Wolf-Schuler also participated. You can see the result below.
Dutch rockers Autumn have been forced to cancel their German dates in February due to irreconcilable work-related issues.
A statement from the band read: "Due to unexpected and unavoidable work commitments, Dutch heavy rock outfit Autumn have been forced to postpone all three German shows this February. The band did manage to salvage the show in Tilburg, Holland due to it being hosted on a Friday evening. Autumn are now collaborating with the venues and booking agency Creative Talent to either reschedule the cancelled shows or to incorporate them into a larger international tour later this year. Details will be released as soon as possible."
"The Scarecrow", a brand new video from Dutch symphonic/gothic rockers Autumn is now available for viewing below. The song comes off the band's latest output entitled Cold Comfort, released on November 8th via Metal Blade Records. More information about the album was previously reported here.
"Retrospect", a brand new song from Dutch symphonic rock/metal band Autumn is now streaming online at this location. The song comes off the band's latest album Cold Comfort, freshly released through Metal Blade Records. More album details were previously reported here.
"Black Stars In A Blue Sky", a new song from Dutch symphonic act Autumn has premiered exclusively at this location. The song is off the band's upcoming fifth album entitled Cold Comfort, to be released on November 8th via Metal Blade Records and 4th/7th in Europe. More album details were previously reported here.
Dutch symphonic metal/rock outfit Autumn have announced their upcoming fifth album titled Cold Comfort, to be released November 8th via Metal Blade Records and 4th/7th in Europe. Cold Comfort, their third album on Metal Blade Records, offers a collection of striking songs blended into a diverse and yet surprisingly compact album, one that Autumn considers to be their most personal and meaningful to date.
Before embarking on a massive European trek later this year, Finnish melodic metallers Amorphis will first tour their home-country. The run will start in late August and ends mid-October. Get the Finnish dates below and the rest of the European tour dates here.
The band will be touring in support of their latest album, The Beginning Of Times, released in May.