09:23 - Daggon Hey, it only rains everyday only on the middle of the year, the rest of the time it's quite sunny if you ask (I'm talking about Mexico City)
08:22 - scapeplan Weather is pretty freaking arbitrary in my region. The sky has been overcast today, yesterday it was about 85F without a single cloud.
07:23 - Egigantea @Jaeryd17 I stayed in Mexico City for a month, rained there every day. It really sucks trust me
05:47 - Jaeryd17 @Boxcar - I live in the middle of the Arizona desert... I would also be happy if it rained every day. All I have is searing heat and blinding sunshine for the vast majority of the year.
After a teaser, Masterplan have released the first brand new song with new vocalist Rick Altzi which is available now for your listening pleasure below. Check out the lyric video for the new song "The Game" for a taste of Novum Initium and let us know what you think.
Melodic metallers Masterplan will release their new album, Novum Initium, on May 17th in Europe and May 21st in the US via AFM Records even though it was originally planned for April. The group has released an official album teaser video which can now be viewed here. This album will be the first with new singer Rick Altzi.
German power metallers Masterplan have unveiled the artwork that will grace their upcoming new album which will be called Novum Initium (new beginning) and successor to Time To Be King. You can take a look at it below and see what you think about it.
AFM Records had hinted to a new Masterplan line-up reveal a few days ago and now Masterplan has officially announced that Rick Altzi (At Vance, Thunderstone, Epysode) will be the band's new vocalist, replacing Jørn Lande, and Jari Kainulainen (ex-Stratovarius) will take over bass duties. The band is currently recording their new album to be released next year.
A remastered version of the title track from Death's landmark album Spiritual Healing (1990) is currently being streamed online. You can go back to good old times and check out the song exclusively at this location.
Roland Grapow, guitarist of German progressive/power metallers Masterplan, has revealed the following details about their new album release and progress: "Hi! I just came back from Hamburg 2 days ago, from our final arrangement session with Axel in his studio for our new songs. That means we finished our songwriting finally. This week we just do some preparing for the big recording session, on Sunday Martin is coming to my studio in Slovakia and we will start recording drums from monday on."
The first extract off Décade(nt), the collector reissue of the first Wormfood album Eponym is now streaming online. A remastered version of the song "The Dead Bury The Dead" is listenable here. Décade(nt) will be released on September 24th through Apathia Records and was remastered by Axel Wursthorn (ex-Carnival In Coal) at Walnut Groove Studio.
German progressive/power metallers Masterplan have recently announced that Martin "Marthus" Škaroupka (Cradle Of Filth's drummer) will record the drum parts on the new Masterplan album. However, nothing was said about what that can mean for Mike Terrana.
George Marino, the legendary mastering engineer, has passed away yesterday after losing his battle with lung cancer. You might not recognize his name, but he worked on legendary albums which include Metallica's Black Album and Guns N' Roses' Appetite For Destruction. Marino also worked on albums for Saxon, W.A.S.P., Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, Dio, Anthrax, Danzig, Death Angel and many more in the metal realm and recently won a Grammy for his work on Arcade Fire's album Suburbs.
Jordanian doom/death metal band Chalice Of Doom has released a remastered version of the song "Serenade For The Lost", taken from their debut album Immemorial Nightfall, before finishing the second full-length album. You can listen to the single below.
The record label Audio Fidelity will release a newly remastered edition of Dio's classic debut album Holy Diver this month as part of its 24K Gold Compact Disc series. Although many remastered editions have been released, this edition promises to be a significant sonic upgrade over past releases of this timeless debut due to the use of the original 1983 Sound City studio analog 30 ips AES half-inch non-Dolby original stereo mix tapes along with the mastering expertise of renowned audiophile music restoration specialist Steve Hoffman. Most previous releases relied on post-EQ'ed cutting tapes.
German progressive power metallers Masterplan are writing new material for the follow-up to 2010's Time To Be King.
The band issued the following update about their upcoming new album on their official website: "Great news, Roland and Axel are writing songs for a new Masterplan album right now! The recordings will start in autumn!"
"Did It Pay The Rent", a remastered track from US metallers Coalesce is now streaming online at this location. The song comes off the band's remastered debut album Give Them Rope, to be released today via Relapse Records.
American black metallers Woe have re-released last year's break out release Quietly, Undramactically on Candlelight Records. The remastered/remixed version is streaming in its entirety and is available to purchase in both lossy and lossless format via Bandcamp.