02:52 - Amatsu Mikaboshi Still need to check out Gehenna. I've always been curious ever since I last saw them live, what Justin ans Liz are like, whether if there completely introverted, private hermits or sociable?...
02:50 - Alex Fenger [link] added a few more albums (Lurk, Lynchgate, Lithotome, Infestus, and Suffer Yourself)
If you want to hear a new song from Equilibrium, rejoice because the folk metallers just debuted "Karawane" online. This is the first song to be unveiled from the forthcoming new opus Erdentempel. Waste no time and enjoy "Karawane" right here below. Is it what you were expecting from Equilibrium?
Shortly after unveiling their new album, folk metallers Equilibrium now announce two departures from the group. According to the band, this weekend they received an unexpected message from Sandra van Eldik and her brother Andreas Völkl, who told them that they will leave the band. Both have been in the band since the beginning. You can read their statements below.
With so many releases being announced lately, Equilibrium have also revealed all about what will be their fourth studio album. The German folk metallers have named it Erdentempel and guitarist, composer and lyricist René Berthiaume spent almost four years working on this new creation. The cover artwork was done, just like the one for the Waldschrein EP, by Skadi van Terror and yes, you can see it right here along with tracklist and other details.
After their Waldschrein EP last year, folk metallers Equilibrium will be returning to the studio to record their new album. The group is currently working on the follow up to their 2010 album, Rekreatur. In a few days, they will enter the Helion Studios in Munich to kick off the recordings with guitar player and producer René Berthiaume. The other good news is that you can expect the yet untitled album to be released this summer via Nuclear Blast.
After a dry spell of three years, German viking folk metallers Equilibrium fans can rejoice because they have announced today the release of their very first EP to date. Waldschrein, as it is called, will be released on August 16th via Nuclear Blast. The cover art as well as the tracklist can be seen below. A full-length studio album is to follow next year.
Equilibrium has uploaded the video clip for the song "Der Ewige Sieg". The video is available for your viewing pleasure over at this location.
Commented mainman, songwriter and guitarist René Berthiaume: "We're very proud of our new video! Compared to our video for "Blut im Auge" we decided not to use any kind of effects this time. Everything has been filmed like you can see in the video! Florian Puchert and his team did a great job and we had a bad ass time while shooting this clip in the beautiful Bavarian mountains - not only because that kind barman who provided us with lots of booze!"
The song comes off the band's brand-new effort Rekreatur which was released last Friday June 18th via Nuclear Blast.
Rekreatur, Equilibrium's new album is available for streaming in it's entirety from today until Friday 18th June - the official release date of the band's third studio album. Head over to this location to check it out.
Rekreatur is the first Equilibrium album to feature new vocalist Robse Dahn. The album will be unleashed on June 18, 2010 via Nuclear Blast. All album details can be found here.
Equilibrium just posted another brand new track called "Verbrannte Erde" off their upcoming album Rekreatur to the bands official MySpace profile.
Commented mainman, guitarist and songwriter René Berthiaume: "We decided to release "Verbrannte Erde" to show you guys how diverse Rekreatur turned out to be! Each song on the album has its own story and sounds totally different. "Verbrannte Erde" is about the deployment of an army before the first wave of attack, about the unbroken will to win and determination to be victorious despite several previous setbacks. It's one of my current favourite Equilibrium songs!"
Rekreatur will be released on June 18, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Equilibrium have uploaded a first trailer for the upcoming album ReKreatur as well as an acoustic version of the well known song "Heimwärts" which will appear on the ReKreatur bonus CD. You can listen to the acoustic track on MySpace, the album trailer can be found below.
Commented mainman René Berthiaume: "The compositions of Equilibrium just ask for being played in different constellation. A lof of fans already did it and showed it on YouTube! Since we wanna offer our fans a lot more with each release than just the album itself, we recorded a bonus cd with acoustic versions of old and new songs for the limited edition of ReKreatur."
Rekreatur is the first Equilibrium album to feature new vocalist Robse Dahn. The album will be unleashed on June 18, 2010 via Nuclear Blast.
Equilibrium have uploaded another new song "Der Ewige Sieg" from the upcoming album Rekreatur witch will be realased on June 18 via Nuclear Blast. Check it out here.
The band will also shoot a video for this song, commented mainman René Berthiaume: "Der ewige Sieg" is about the renewal of nature and mankind at the turn of the year which also is connected to the album title. The video clip for that song will be directed by Florian Puchert. He's an old friend of the band since I composed the music for some of his movies. Now we're turning tables and he does the flick for our music. Other than our last video we won't have that many digital effects in it rather than going for a more organic and realistic look. He and his team have tons of good ideas and we are looking forward to work with him!"
Equilibrium just launched the "Countdown To Recreation": "From now we will post a cool surprise every week until the day of release of Rekreatur on June 18. For a start the album cover art and the tracklist have been posted.
The cover has been designed by Alev who already did the design for Unbesiegt. Furthermore we also uploaded a brand new song. Since the songs on Rekreatur are way more diverse and varied than ever, it wasn't an easy decision which song to post first. We chose "Die Affeninsel" ("The Monkey Island") to begin with."
Andreas Völkl (who wrote the lyrics) shares a bit more info about the song: "Die Affeninsel" is about an adventure in a land far away where three tests must be passed to fullfil a fraternity pledging. It's been inspired by an old pirate tale that some gamers of you might know."
German pagan metallers Equilibrium have officially announced the addition of drummer Tuval "Hati" Refaeli from Israel to their ranks:
Stated Hati: "I feel extremely lucky and honoured to play with Equilibrium. It's a dream come true for me and a great opportunity. And I would like to thank Arafel's violinist] Nasha Nocturna for connecting us!"
Commented mainman René Berthiaume: "When we made officially announced being on the hunt for a drummer, we received lots of applications of really good drummers every day. We feel honoured also renowned artists were among them. Eventually we chose this guy from Israel. Hati has the ambition and the talent to kick major ass with us!"
Only two weeks after the departure of their previous singer Helge Stang and drummer Manuel di Camillo German pagan metallers Equilibrium have presented their new vocalist. His name is Robse, so far frontman of the pagan metal band Vrankenvorde:
On Myspace the band states:
"The new Equilibrium member goes by the name Robse! We have known him for several years and so it was a very logical decision for us that he will be the new singer of Equilibrium. The recordings are already in progress and with his awesome voice we have completely new possibilities for the new album! The mood in the band is fantastic and we can not wait to get him on the stage!"
Robse himself adds:
"I am proud and grateful to become a part of the Equilibrium family! René had asked me two years ago if I'd like to sing in another project of his. So we already had quite a good connection. But getting the opportunity to sing with his main band is just fantastic! The boys and the girl gave me such a warm welcome, I'm absolutely thrilled by whatever the future may bring!"
German pagan metallers Equilibrium have parted ways with vocalist Helge Stang and drummer Manuel Di Camillo. This has been reported by the organizers of Winterfire Festival at which Equilibrium were supposed to perfom next weekend (13th February 2010). So far the band itself has only published the following statement on its official Myspace site:
"We regret to inform you that we have to cancel our appearance at Winterfire Festival due to serious restructuring within the band. We regret this deeply and hope for your understanding. Of course we will inform you as soon as possible about the future of Equilibrium."
UPDATED on 13.02.2010:
By now the band has confirmed the split officially. The statement on the band's Myspace reads as follows: