18:41 - Hex_Omega Wacken last year: 132 bands, this year: 83 bands. What happened?
18:35 - Bad English Amon Amarth is not crap band and LOTR is better book as Harry poter
18:24 - Marcel Hubregtse crap bands taking names from a crap book. That does make sense, though.
17:14 - Belegûr I say so many, not all. There are a few that are great in my opinion.
17:10 - Belegûr Difference is, Amon Amarth don't even like Tolkiens work :P they said so themselves. They just liked the name. It's a shame that so many crap bands have taken all the cool names from Tolkiens world :P
17:02 - J. N. Amon Amarth took their name from LOTR, as well. Are they low nerds too?
16:43 - Nimlot It's hard to go any lower, but he sure took a stab at it.
The Finns Barren Earth have shared the second track off their impending new opus On Lonely Towers. After showcasing the long title track, now they have launched a lyric video for their brand new song "A Shapeless Derelict". You can enjoy the 7-minute track from the progressive death metallers right here now and share your impressions.
After joining Century Media Records, the Finns Barren Earth have now shared the first track from their new record. The progressive death metal outfit, now reinforced by Faroese native lead singer Jón Aldará, launched the title track of their upcoming third full-length. The album will be entitled On Lonely Towers and will be released on March 30th, 2015 in Europe and March 24th in North America. Enjoy the 11-minute song below and share your impressions of the music.
Good news for Barren Earth fans today. The progressive death metallers have a new label home: Century Media Records. More importantly, Barren Earth recently finished the recordings for their third studio album which is scheduled to be released in early 2015. More details on that will be released shortly. Do you have high hopes for the successor of The Devil's Resolve? According to the group, this will be by far their best album.
Beneath the burden of their fans' anticipation with regards to the new vocalist, Barren Earth plans to enter the studio in March to partially record the follow-up to their 2012 release, The Devil's Resolve. Due to keyboardist Kasper Mårtenson's schedule conflicts, they will return to the studio to finish off the album later in the year. Jón Aldará, who stepped in for renowned Swallow The Sun frontman Mikko Kotamäki, hails from Faroe Islands doom metal band Hamferð. You can read up on the subject over here and here.
Following the departure of Mikko Kotamäki due to conflicting schedules a few months ago, Barren Earth had been looking for a new singer while working on new material, which has been described as "mournful, winding, hopeful, ambitious and rugged". They've just announced that Jón Aldará, Hamferð's vocalist, will join them as the new lead vocalist. He will take part in Barren Earth's third full-length album which the group plans to start recording during the spring of 2014.
Finland's progressive melodic death metal outfit Barren Earth has parted ways with their vocalist Mikko Kotamäki due to conflicting schedules. As stated by the band, it was done by mutual agreement with "absolutely no drama involved" and the band will continue to work on new material while looking for someone to fill in his shoes.
Inferno.fi is streaming four new songs from Finnish progressive/melodic death metallers Barren Earth's upcoming new album The Devil's Resolve, namely the first four songs of the album, "Passing Of The Crimson Shadows", "The Rains Begin", "Vintage Warlords" and "As It Is Written". The band's new album will hit stores in North America on March 13th, Japan and Finland on March 7th and the rest of Europe on March 12th via Peaceville Records. More album details were previously reported here.
"The Rains Begin", a brand new video from Finnish progressive metallers Barren Earth has premiered exclusively at this location. Alternatively, you can watch it below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming second album The Devil's Resolve, to be released on March 7th through Peaceville Records. More album details were previously reported here.
Finnish progressive metallers Barren Earth have unveiled more details about their new album. The band posted the following on their official website: "Barren Earth will release their sophomore full-length album, The Devil's Resolve, in North America on March 13, Japan and Finland on March 7 and rest of EU on March 12 via Peaceville Records. The effort will be made available on CD and vinyl, with artwork provided by notable U.S.-based artist Paul Romano (Mastodon)."
Finland's progressive death/doom metal band Barren Earth have entered Helsinki's Sonic Pump Studios to record the follow-up to last year's highly acclaimed debut album, Curse of the Red River.
The band has written 12 new songs, and is currently laying them down with engineer/co-producer Jukka Varmo. Dan Swanö (Katatonia, Opeth) will once again be at the mixing helm. The tracks mainly continue in the vein of the previous record, having perhaps even more 70's prog influences, but maintaining the basic heaviness and brutality one has come to associate with Barren Earth.
The album is due for release in autumn 2011 on Peaceville Records,
Following a successful first run in 2010, The Finnish Metal Tour will once again unleash itself on North America in early 2011.
Dubbed The Finnish Metal Tour 2, the trek will feature co-headliners Finntroll (Century Media) and Ensiferum (Spinefarm). Support will come from Barren Earth (Peaceville), and Rotten Sound (Relapse). The tour will start on January 31, 2011 in Orlando, Florida and conclude on March 4 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Tickets for the tour will be available starting August 17, 2010 via an exclusive Internet presale on EnterTheVault.com. VIP tickets will also be available and include a pre-show meet-and-greet with Finntroll and Ensiferum. All shows will then go on sale through normal ticketing systems on September 7, 2010.
Barren Earth has completed filming their first music video for the track "The Leer", taken from the band's debut full-length record, Curse of the Red River. The globally acclaimed release hit stores in the US last month on Peaceville Records. The brand new video for "The Leer" was directed by Owe Lingvall, and can be viewed exclusively at Metal Hammer.
Another track off Curse of the Red River, "Forlorn Waves", can be heard on the band's MySpace page.
"Forlorn Waves", a new song from Finnish metallers Barren Earth, is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.
"Forlorn Waves" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Curse Of The Red River, which is scheduled for release on March 29 in Europe (April 6 in North America) via Peaceville Records.
Curse Of The Red River cover art] tracklist:
01. The Curse Of The Red River
02. Our Twilight
03. Forlorn Waves
05. The Leer
06. The Ritual Of Dawn
07. Ere All Perish
08. Cold Earth Chamber
09. Deserted Morrows
Barren Earth and MetalSucks.net have teamed up to premiere a brand new track, "The Leer", off the band's forthcoming debut full length record, Curse of the Red River. The song is available for streaming, exclusively at this location.