05:24 - deadone That's historical revisionism. Bare in mind most NWOBHM metal bands didn't do " dark, heavy." Most speed/thrash wasn't that heavy either. Indeed Sabbathian heaviness was kept alive by doom metal.
05:16 - Apothecary Also, I wouldn't call Zeppelin JUST hard rock/proto metal either, they were also quite bluesy and very folk-influenced, so there's also that to consider as well
05:13 - Apothecary I would consider Deep Purple and Zeppelin as PROTO metal at most. It was really Sabbath that developed the dark, heavy, riff-driven style that is now essentially the core staple of the entire genre
05:05 - deadone In other news, nothing gets one out of the sadness from attending a funeral like thrash fucking metal. It's that ugly kick in the face that one needs to get out feeling sadness.
05:03 - deadone Even Sabbath didn't play "pure heavy metal" - lots of heavy blues and rock n roll here even on early stuff. In any case Zeppelin are far more metal than half the shit that gets labelled metal these days.
05:00 - deadone Led Zeppelin have always been regarded as one of the first heavy metal bands - indeed the Holy Trinity is Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. What they played did differ from modern metal.
04:34 - Apothecary I saw Led Zeppelin labeled as metal and that was my queue to stop taking whoever wrote that article seriously
German heavy metal band Macbeth (GER) recently announced the departure of the band's drummer Simon Mengs, who has been part of the band for the last 13 years. Macbeth (GER) also expressed their gratitude and thanked him for the fantastic years they spent together. Not taking too long, the band already introduced Steffen Adolf (ex-Narziss) as their new drummer.
"Scent Of Winter", the new official music video from Italians Macbeth, is now available for viewing below. The song for this video is taken from the group's latest effort, Neo-Gothic Propaganda, released on February 24th via Dragonheart Records.
Italian goths Macbeth have updated on their new album and revealed the cover art for Neo-Gothic Propaganda and the complete tracklist. The album will be released on February 24th, 2014, via Dragonheart Records but for now you can take a look at the artwork below. Recently, the band shot the video for the track "Scent Of Winter" as well.
Italian gothic metallers Macbeth have set Neo-Gothic Propaganda as the title of their fifth full-length studio album, tentatively due on early 2013 via Dragonheart Records, following their 2007 release Superangelic Hate Bringers.
German heavy metallers Macbeth (GER) have recently premiered online their brand new video "Kamikaze". The song for this video, which can be seen below, is the album opener taken from the band's recently released record Wiedergänger, out through Massacre Records.
Italian gothic metallers Macbeth spent last months writing and rehearsing the new material for their upcoming fifth album.
The band stated: "Actually we're working on new material and we're pleased to inform you that ten brand-new songs are about to be finished! Things are shaping up really well and we're pretty excited about the new material. We are planning to enter the studio as soon as possible this year. We'll keep you updated..."
In other news, the group's female vocalist Morena is also hosting together with Masha (Exilia) a new radio show named LadyKillers. The show will air from 2:00/5:00 p.m. (CET) each week on Linea Rock (on Radio Lombardia). More info (in Italian) here.
Macbeth will embark on a tour through the UK the next spring. British band KatBGini (Myspace) will be the supporting act. The currently confirmed tour dates are as following:
April 23 - Middlesborough - The Empire
April 24 - Edinburgh - The Liquid Rooms
April 25 - Preston - The Venue
April 26 - Newscastle Upon Tyne - Carling Academy
April 27 - Liverpool - Barfly Club
April 29 - Ashton Under Lyne - The Witchwood
April 30 - Mansfield Nottingham - The Mill
May 1 - Sheffield - The Boardwalk Live
May 2 - Leeds - Rios
May 3 - Manchester - Manchester Club Academy
The album cover and the tracklist for the new album by the Italian band Macbeth is finally revealed! "Superangelic Hate Bringers" will be released by Dragonheart records/SPV GmbH on November 16th. The cover can be watched at Macbeth's news page.
The tracklisting goes as following:
01. Don't Pretend
02. To My Falling Star
03. Without You
04. Watch Us Die
05. Don't Include Me In Your Dreams
08. Grey Skies
09. Break The Circle (The World) In My Mind
+ Withou You
Italian Gothic Metallers Macbeth have set "Superangelic Hate Bringers" as the title of the forthcoming album. The album was recorded in two different studios including a private studio in Reykjavik, Iceland and New Sins studios in Italy, where the band also mixed and mastered the CD.
The fourth studio album will feature 10 brand new tracks and will be released this autumn via Dragonheart records. The digipack version of "Superangelic Hate Bringers" should include the videoclip for the song "Without You".
More news and details coming very soon.
According to a post on Macbeth's official website, the band is currently writing their new album. The songs are 90% done and the band will enter the studio next month in order to start recording. Macbeth's 4th album is scheduled for release in spring 2007.