12:15 - LeKiwi Yea, because you're not the average festival goer, are you :P
12:14 - Marcel Hubregtse Frit, why I hate them? Too large a crowd, camping (which I totally despise) poor sanitation. Really annoying drunk people. Etc etc ;-) Btw I already hated those big fests when I was still in my teens and twenties
12:12 - Marcel Hubregtse LeKiwi I don't consider those festivals value for money at all.
12:12 - Marcel Hubregtse Three bands you get to see a couple of times a year. That's not interesting at all.
12:11 - Dizzeke I say that's 30 Euros a day : ) Graspop is 160 euros for 3 days,. I've done GMM, Wacken and SB. From next year on it will be SB all the way.
12:08 - Dizzeke Marcel, the glass is half full! Have you seen the line-up for last years SB? the first of 4! days had Vader, Exodus and Destruction.
12:07 - LeKiwi Like I said, you can't complain about organization. Students like myself will go for value for money festivals.
The first new song off Chrome Division's new album is here in the form of a video. The song is called "Endless Nights" and you can stream it as of now right here. Their new album Infernal Rock Eternal is coming via Nuclear Blast Records on January 17th, 2014 in Europe and January 21st in North America. Are you pleased with the new song?
The wait is over. "When Death Comes Knocking", the first single and video clip from the new Primal Fear album, has been revealed. Their new opus Delivering The Black will be released via Frontiers Records on January 24th in Europe and January 28th in North America. You can also take a look at the cover artwork and tracklist below. Enjoy the video!
Good news from the Freedom Call camp. We already knew that the German power metal band is scheduled to release their newest studio album Beyond on February 24th, 2014 (Germany: February 21st; USA: March 4th). Now the band has revealed more details about what's in store.
Three years after they released The Sun I Carried Alone, Norwegian black metal duo Iskald will return with their new album titled Nedom Og Nord, on January 14th in Norway and the rest of Europe, and January 17th in Germany/Austria via Indie Recordings. The album is a tribute to their artic, majestic and dark home, the northern part of Norway. For now, you can see the album tracklist below and be excited about the new opus.
Nightwish mastermind Tuomas Holopainen has been working hard on his solo album. The Finnish keyboardist has spent most of the year 2013 writing and producing the solo album. The whole album will be based on a graphic novel called The Life And Times Of Scrooge McDuck, written and illustrated by Don Rosa. The author of the book, Don Rosa, has also done the artwork for the album called The Life And Times Of Scrooge, which is scheduled for a release in April of 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records.
There is probably some nostalgia now looking back at Finnish metallers Demilich, who disbanded back in 2006 and released their first and last full-length album Nespithe in 1993. Now Svart Records is releasing a compilation of their recordings. The set comes with cover art by Turkka G. Rantanen, and a fold-out A2/B2 size poster with art by David Mikkelsen. The box set comes in 2CD and 3LP forms and is called The 20th Anniversary Of Emptiness, available through Svart Records on January 17th, 2014.
The Italian metallers Ecnephias are on a creative roll. After releasing a new album this year called Necrogod, a new opus is already in the works and will be released next year. The new album will be titled Ecnephias and will also feature the homonymous title track, which has the definitive seal of their new style.
If you didn't get a chance to get to the theater to see Metallica's 3D movie Through The Never, soon you will be able to watch it in the comfort of your own home. The home version of the film will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray, 3D Blu-Ray, digitally and V.O.D. (Video On Demand) on January 28th, 2014 through the band's very own label, Blackened Recordings.
Last month, black metallers Drudkh announced the release of a new split with Winterfylleth. The split EP drops on January 17th (January 21st in North America) via Season Of Mist, and it is entitled Thousands Of Moons Ago / The Gates. Today, however, you get to feast your eyes on the cover artwork and tracklist here. Enjoy!
Manowar have released a sneak peek into the mixing of "Kingdom Come MMXIV" from Kings Of Metal MMXIV, a newly recorded special version celebrating the 25th anniversary of Manowar classic album Kings Of Metal, first released in 1988. You can watch it and listen to it below.
The wait for a new Chrome Division album is finally over. The heavy metallers revealed that 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the band which will be celebrated with their brand new 4th album called Infernal Rock Eternal, released through Nuclear Blast Records on January 17th, 2014 in Europe and January 21st in North America. The first album details can be found below.
The Brazilians Angra celebrated the 20th anniversary of the release of their 1993 debut album Angels Cry this August with a show in São Paulo which was recorded and will be released on November 26th as the Angels Cry 20th Anniversary Tour DVD+CD. For now, you can watch below a performance clip of the song "Stand Away" featuring Tarja Turunen singing with Fabio Lione.
Nightwish have shared today the second video clip out of their upcoming DVD/Blu-ray Showtime, Storytime, which is due out via Nuclear Blast on November 29th and was filmed at Wacken Open Air 2013. This time you get to see them perform the song "Ghost Love Score" (from the album Once) right here.
UK doomsters Conan are stoned to announce the completion of the band's upcoming as-yet-untitled sophomore album and follow-up to 2012's Monnos. The date is not completely inhaled, but the trio expect a release for late February or March. Prepare the bongs and rip it hard!
Official Relapse Records statement: Brooklyn, NY's Tombs have announced that they will be entering the studio today to begin recording their follow-up to 2011's critically acclaimed Path Of Totality. The band will be working with famed producer Erik Rutan (Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal) over the next two weeks at his Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida. Stay tuned for updates from the studio!