11:50 - Bad English anyway going back to work soom, see you tommrow
11:30 - Bad English finaly I got 2.5h brake in a work ;D
11:13 - Shmyt well to be fair, how many people were told "oh, you want to listen to some good metal? try (insert classic here)." It's easy to recommend the old gold because its been around so long you've likely even heard it before you knew
10:02 - Risto Yeah, there are still albums being released that are easily as good as the top 200 of this site
09:31 - Lethrokai ...albums released from that point are more likely to have lower ratings. (+vote abusing has become more noticeable...) It's a pattern you'll find on most music rating sites.
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.
Mayan's second album Antagonise has been released just few days ago, and the band is now streaming the official lyric video for the track "Human Sacrifice", off the new release. You can listen to the previously released track "Faceless Spies" at this location and "Human Sacrifice" below.
Do you want to hear a new Mayan song? The band which features Epica's Mark Jansen has just premiered the first advance track of their second album to date, the upcoming Antagonise. The song is called "Faceless Spies" and it is available for your listening pleasure through the lyric video below.
Mayan have recently released the second studio trailer for their upcoming album Antagonise. Those of you itching to hear what the progressive melodic death metal band has in store for us can check out both trailers below which, luckily, contain snippets of music from the album.
The new album of Dutch melodic death metal formation Mayan is called Antagonise, featuring 11 tracks and will be released on January 31st, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The album was recorded at Sandlane Recording Facilities, along with producer Joost van den Broek (ReVamp, Stream Of Passion). Now the band has revealed the cover artwork of Antagonise, created by Stefan Heilemann, who was already responsible for the artwork of the debut album Quarterpast. The tracklist and cover artwork are available to be seen below.
Dutch band Mayan has recently entered the studio to record the successor to their debut Quarterpast (2011), which is yet untitled, along with producer Joost van der Broek (ReVamp, Stream Of Passion). The concept for the record concerns the current state of the world which is going totally insane. Is it now? For example, "the explosive situation in Syria, governments who constantly accuse each other of lying, spying and using tricks to revoke their own population". The album will feature 10 or 11 tracks and is set for release in January 2014 via Nuclear Blast. As a special guest, Floor Jansen, vocalist of both ReVamp and Nightwish, will contribute with her voice.
As previously reported, Iranian progressive band Kahtmayan ran an audition on the 19th of July to choose their new members. A few hours ago Saeed Piltan introduced the new members on his Facebook profile. Saeed Moghaddami on guitar and Mostafa Salehi on bass will be the new members.
Iranian progressive metallers Kahtmayan just announced that Ali Azhari and Bijan Majdzadeh are no longer in the band, so they are going to run an audition on the 19th of July to choose their new members among those who will attend the audition and perform with the band.
Progressive metallers Kahtmayan have recently posted online a new song titled "Amen" from their new album Risen From The Ashes which they're still working on. You can stream the new song here or you can also listen to it through the Soundcloud player below.
Risen From The Ashes, the new Kahtmayan album is coming. In the meantime, you can listen to the new song "Dark Old Skies" here or on the player below. It is the first song ever featuring Homayoon Majdzadeh on vocals. Kahtmayan's previous albums were instrumental works, but it seems like the new effort won't be totally instrumental. More information on the new album, which includes 9 songs, should be released soon.
Mayan - the new project led by Epica vocalist/guitarist Mark Jansen, and featuring Epica band mates Isaac Delahaye (guitar) and Ariën van Weesenbeek (drums), Delain bassist Rob van der Loo, ex-After Forever keyboardist Jack Driessen and guitarist/vocalist Frank Schiphorst - has announced a handful of Dutch/Belgian live dates in autumn.
Get the dates after the jump. The band also announced to tour South America in November. The first shows (all in Brazil) have already been confirmed, with more dates to be announced soon.
MaYaN - the new project led by Epica vocalist/guitarist Mark Jansen, and featuring Epica band mates Isaac Delahaye (guitar) and Ariën van Weesenbeek (drums), Delain bassist Rob van der Loo, ex-After Forever keyboardist Jack Driessen and guitarist/vocalist Frank Schiphorst - has posted another audio teaser online (.mp3).
Quarterpast will be released on May 20 through Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded and mixed by Sascha Paeth (Epica, Kamelot).
More info about the project and another audio teaser were previously reported over here.
Back in September, we introduced you to MaYaN the new project led by Epica vocalist/guitarist Mark Jansen.
The line-up is completed with guitarist/vocalist Frank Schiphorst and ex-After Forever keyboardist Jack Driessen, together with fellow Epica band mates Isaac Delahaye (guitar) and Ariën van Weesenbeek (drums). Due to his "very busy schedule," Obscura/Pestilence bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling recently left the band and got replaced by Delain bassist Rob van der Loo.
The band's debut album Quartertpast is scheduled for a May 20th release through Nuclear Blast Records. The album was recorded and mixed by Sascha Paeth (Epica, Kamelot). You can download an album teaser at this location (mp3).
Epica vocalist/guitarist Mark Jansen has started a new project called MaYaN. The following statement regarding the band has been posted on Epica's website:
"Although Epica has been touring around the world for months, Mark found the time to put another band together, which he takes very seriously: MaYaN. Mark founded MaYaN together with Jack Driessen (ex-After Forever) and Frank Schiphorst, named after the wise and rich mayan culture.
"There was only one record label we wanted to sign with: Nuclear Blast, so we didn't even look for other companies to work with and we're very happy that this appreciation is mutual", Mark says and announces: "The debut album will be recorded and mixed at the end of the year 2010 and the beginning of 2011 by Sascha Paeth (who produced the former Epica records as well). We're also stoked to announce that Jeroen Paul Thesseling (Pestilence, Obscura), known for his signature six-string fretless playing in progressive death metal, will join as permanent member on bass guitar. Isaac Delahaye (Epica, ex-God Dethroned) and Arien van Weesenbeek (Epica) will complete the line up!"