06:39 - deadone I don't even buy all 9s. Some of it I just don't see as something I'd listen to regularly often enough and other stuff I just can't get (*sniff* Skyclad)
06:36 - deadone I meant literal buy which in turn means I'm going to listen to it repeatedly at home where I only listen to CDs.
06:34 - Fearmeister No, I'm poor. by 'buy-threshold' ;, I mean that you have the album take up a more or less permanent place in your music collection
06:31 - deadone As for 10s, give me an album that keeps me enthralled from start to finish and I'll give it a 10.
06:24 - deadone Oh and do you buy CDs/LPs? I notice your collection is only 43 albums. Obviously it might not be up to date.
06:21 - deadone And sometimes I buy a song based on a casual listen or even a single song (e.g. Arsis A Celebration Of Guilt when it came out).
06:19 - deadone Fearmeister, I don't necessarily have a buy threshold. Occassionally I buy random CDs without ever having listened to the band (e.g. Warbringer or Switchblade). Doesn't happen as much these days due to lack of decent CD shop
Extreme metallers Schammasch have good news for their fans. The band, which released the acclaimed Contradiction album in 2014 that eventually made it to Metal Storm Awards 2014, is now going to reissue a remastered version of their first opus Sic Luceat Lux. The remastering will be done by V. Santura (Dark Fortress, Triptykon) who also produced Contradiction. Everyone will know who did the artwork by the look of it and yes, it is Metastazis (who also did Contradiction's artwork). You can hear the remastered version of "Black But Shining" below now.
Van Halen will release what the band is calling its "definitive live album" on March 31st, the same date they're scheduled to begin a six-album remaster series with reissues of Van Halen and 1984. It's the first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Confirming days of rumors, sources at the Van Halen News Desk have shared the first official details of the live LP, titled Tokyo Dome Live in Concert, as well as information regarding the upcoming remasters.
Italian heavy metallers Mastercastle revealed details about their upcoming work entitled Enfer (De La Bibliotèque Nationale). The new album is set for an October 14th release via Scarlet Records. This is their fifth album, following the release of On Fire in 2013. To promote their upcoming album, the band released a music video for the track "Enfer" which can be viewed below. Enjoy!
US death metal pioneers Master are set to make their return to the United States next month for the 2014 North American Witchhunt Tour. Kicking off on April 17th in Philadelphia, Master will spend three weeks demolishing stages across the States in support of their latest release, The Witchhunt, out since September 2013. The complete list of tour dates can be found below.
Legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has confirmed that the upcoming Led Zeppelin album remasters will be released next year and include previously unreleased material. Page attended the Classic Rock Awards to pick up the "Film Of The Year" award for Celebration Day and shared the news.
Yob have been relatively quiet since they released their last album Atma. Now they share something that isn't exactly new. Instead, the doom metal band is streaming a re-mastered track, "Aeons", taken from their forthcoming Catharsis re-issue. Catharsis is the band's second album and was originally released ten years ago. So, it is the perfect opportunity to repackage, remaster, and reissue the out-of-print and hard to obtain album for its tenth anniversary. Don't be intimidated by the 18 minutes of the track. Enjoy it through the Soundcloud player below. The song "Ether" is also available.
On September 27th, FDA Rekotz will release death metallers Master's new album The Witchhunt. The trio has been around for a while since this is already the Chicago veterans' 12th full-length. Take the opportunity to listen to The Witchhunt on your Sunday rest through the player at this location. Let the witch hunt begin!
Swedish legendary guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen recently confirmed officially a string of dates for the exclusive Australian Masterclass Clinic Tour. The tour, consisting of four dates, will go through this December. The venue for each single date will be announced in near future.
Power metallers Masterplan have announced European dates for their upcoming Novum Initium Tour 2013 which is set to start in October in support of their recently released new album. Other than the headliners Masterplan, you will be able to see Mystic Prophecy, Jaded Heart, Siren's Cry and Sebastien depending on the dates. Check out a message from Roland Grapow on the video below.
As the release of Masterplan's new beginning Novum Initium approaches, you can now listen to snippets of all the new songs from the CD on the video below. Maybe showing some other new songs will convince the fans to pick up the new album. Novum Initium will be released in Europe on June 14th and in North America on June 18th via AFM Records.
Considering Masterplan's history, it is only natural that there is curiosity about their new album Novum Initium, especially now that the band features the new vocalist Rick Altzi. Today you have another opportunity to see how he fits the band because their new video clip for the song "Keep Your Dream Alive" is now available below.
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.