09:27 - Lethrokai Eh, the rise in popularity of the internet explains that best. New albums are always judged more harshly upon their initial release, and as such with more people to judge those new albums due to the rise in internet popularity...
08:45 - Moose Interesting... Axioma Ethica Odini by Enslaved (2010) is the most recent album in the top 200. Meanwhile, 67 albums from the 00's feature in the list.
07:25 - Soulhole new soilwork, nile, and ahab today. im in valhala!
05:31 - no one kiwi, your names a bit false advertising isn't it?
04:53 - LeKiwi I believe Digipak needs to capitalised as it is a registered trademark, where as digipack simply refers to that style of packaging. Not entirely sure...digipack might just be a spelling mistake, however logical :P
04:40 - no one OMG! METAL ARCHIVES MADE A SPELLING MISTAKE!! : O
04:29 - Amatsu Mikaboshi why do I keep looking at scarlet witch Gifs every time I keep tuning into different tabs??...
Spanish folk metal act Mägo De Oz has released a new music video for the song "Xanandra". The song appears on the band's eleventh studio release Hechizos, Pócimas y Brujería, which is hitting stores on November 27th, 2012 through Warner Brothers Music. Check out "Xanandra", which was directed by Mario Ruiz, below.
Spanish folk heavy metal band Mägo De Oz have announced that their vocalist, José Andrea, has decided to leave the band after 15 years.
Here it is the official statement: "José Andrea and Mägo de Oz, by agreement, amicably, have decided to break up our relationship and terminate it in a stage where we could enjoy one of the most magical voices of Spanish Rock in the past 15 years."
The Spanish metal band Mägo De Oz posted a message on their official website letting people know that after ten consecutive tours through Europe and America, they will be taking a break for almost the whole 2012 in order to refresh their ideas before starting the preparation for a new album. Meanwhile, they will keep playing the last shows of the Epílogo-Naringólogo tour in Europe and South America. The band says a big "hasta luego" (see you later) to their fans worldwide.
On the 30th November Mägo De Oz will re-release their last album Gaia III - Atlantia in a special box set edition with lots of extra material. The special box set will contain their last work Gaia III - Atlantia, a DVD with the last video clips ant their making of, plus a third CD called Gaia Epílogo with some new songs composed during the 3 Gaia albums but not edited up to date.
Gaia III - Atlantia was originally released worldwide on 6 April 2010.
Mägo De Oz - who are still working on the forthcoming new album Gaia III - Atlantia - have announced they'll be playing a live show on February 27th in Madrid, where the band will be playing the entire new album. The band will also present the first videoclip of the album, entitled "Que El Viento Sople A Tu Favor".
Last Monday, December 20th, 2002, the Platinum Album ceremony has taken place at Hard Rock Cafe in Plaza de Colón (Madrid). It was given to the Heavy Folk Metal band Mägo De Oz for the massive and outrageous sales of their last album, Gaia II: La Voz Dormida.
Press, radio and television aside, some important people went to the act like Minister of Culture Mrs Carmen Calvo, who clearly spoke an open eulogy of Rock as a cultural expression and culture itself and showed Mägo De Oz as the most important Spanish Rock band in Spanish language in the last years. Furthermore, she did not only treat them as champions of our music but also as champions of freedom of speech and human values, which they show in their lyrics, congratulating them in the name of the Spanish Government. In addition, she claimed equality of opportunity and attention towards Rock, comparing this style with Classical, Pop and other music styles and calling it crystal clearly "The great Classical of the 20th century". We hope the spokesmen of the press and music labels who attended the act will take the hint about the Minister's words.
Good news for all the Mago De Oz fans! The recording of their new album has been resumed. As the stop has only lasted a few days, it seems that the date of release and promotion of Gaia II: La Voz Dormida remain as they were fixed.
This announcement comes with more news due to the fact that we have known new details. First of all, the song Diabulus In Musica will not be the first but the second single. We'll remind you of the fact that this song belongs to the Gothic Metal wave, it has anti-clerical lyrics and it features Patricia, vocalist of the band Nexx. Instead, the first single from Gaia II: La Voz Dormida to be played in radio tunes will be La Posada de los Muertos. As far as we know by now, it is a composition next to the Molinos de Viento style.
According to a message posted on the band's official website Mägo de Oz had signed a deal for five albums with Warner Music/Dro this 20 April 2005, after 9 months of negotiations. The albums will be edited by Dro in Spain and by Warner in the rest of the world.
In other news, the DVD "Madrid D.F." (filmed at Las Ventas and El Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico D.F.) had been delayed, and will be probably released in June.
The spanish band is recording some covers and some new versions of oldier songs, and the album also contain some cover that were recorded on the past but haven't come out. Jorge Salán will be the 3rd guitarrist since Carlitos haven't recovered totally. Carlitos recorded the covers made in the past. some of the tracks will be: Bellfast(bonney M), Guilty of Love(whitesnake) that will come out with the name "Dame tu Amor", Lady Black(Uriah Heep) that will be call "Dama Negra" and the metal version of La rosa de los tiempos.
The format of this release will be book-cd, that also includes a dvd with Mago de oz playing from the studio and an interview. The album will be called Belfast and it's an anticiaption to their Gaia II.