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.
07:25 - Soulhole new soilwork, nile, and ahab today. im in valhala!
05:31 - no one kiwi, your names a bit false advertising isn't it?
04:53 - LeKiwi I believe Digipak needs to capitalised as it is a registered trademark, where as digipack simply refers to that style of packaging. Not entirely sure...digipack might just be a spelling mistake, however logical :P
04:40 - no one OMG! METAL ARCHIVES MADE A SPELLING MISTAKE!! : O
04:29 - Amatsu Mikaboshi why do I keep looking at scarlet witch Gifs every time I keep tuning into different tabs??...
Austrian based symphonic power metal act Serenity posted a brand new official video for the song "Wings Of Madness". The song is taken from the band's latest new album War Of Ages, which was just released in Europe last week and will drop soon in North America via Napalm Records.
War Of Ages, upcoming record of Serenity to be released March 22nd, will introduce a major change in the band's music and line-up. Since their second album, Serenity did add female voices to its songs, had different guests to perform them live and among them was Clementine Delauney.
After a year of composing, writing, producing, designing and recording, Austrian symphonic power metal band Serenity has revealed details of their upcoming new album entitled War Of Ages. The new album, their fourth overall, has been scheduled for release on March 22nd in Europe and March/April in North America and Asia.
Symphonic metallers Serenity and Visions Of Atlantis will be joining forces for an European tour in March 2013. Both bands also have new albums coming up and Napalm Records promises to reveal more details about them soon. For now, see below a full list of tour dates.
"When Canvas Starts To Burn", the new video from Austrian metallers Serenity is now available for viewing below. The song is off the band's latest output Death & Legacy, released back in February via Napalm Records.
Dutch metallers Edge Of Serenity have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Edge Of Serenity will soon reveal its new line-up, including a special guest who will appear on the new album which the band currently is working on.
Member and founder of the band, Wietze, stated: "We only release a new album, when it has the right feeling. And not because there has to be a new album because it has been some while since we released our debut."
Austrian symphonic power metal band Serenity have uploaded an album preview for their upcoming release, Death & Legacy. Check it out below. Death & Legacy is set to be released on February 25th via Napalm Records.
According to a press release, Serenity's third album embarks on a journey to discover the historic figures of ages past. Embellished in symphonic metal garb, Christopher Columbus, Giacomo Casanova, Sir Francis Drake, Queen Elizabeth I, and many more prominent figures take center stage on Death & Legacy. The band masterfully unites the emotions and thoughts of these famed characters with the fitting musical interludes that allow them to tell their tales. The emphasis of Serenity's sound remains guitar-oriented metal, although they also use orchestral arrangements to create a detailed and colorful symbiosis of symphonic and metallic elements.
Austrian metallers Serenity have issued the following update on their official website:
"In Serenity's history, this is the first truly sad message we have to publish. Simon Holzknecht - bass guitars - quits Serenity due to personal reasons.
Within the last couple of years Simon was a constant and important part within the band and his bass playing completed our releases (Words Untold & Dreams Unlived, Fallen Sanctuary) as well as our live performances. We have a lot of great memories to share from our weeks and weeks on tour, in studio, rehearsing or simply having fun with each other. We know hoch much effort and idealism is needed for a band such as Serenity and so we fully understand and back up his decision. Of course we wish him the best for his future career - no matter in which direction it may lead. Simon stated that he will not join another band immediately - what the future holds... we will see (or better hear).
Austrian metallers Serenity have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
I think it's time for a little update - we're working hard on the new CD and I can tell you some details now:
The title for the album will be Death & Legacy and we're working on a historical concept for the whole album. Nine songs are nearly finished now so there are only two more songs left to write for the limited editions (one for Europe/USA and one for Japan). The songs so far are really fantastic! Bombastic, speedy and there's a great ballad as well. There will be some interludes and we're just working on the concept for the video clip. There'll also be an online single in advance but I can't tell you exactly when!
Edge Of Serenity have welcomed bassist Mark Brekelmans to their ranks:
"We are proud to anounce that bassist Mark Brekelmans (ex-Xystus) joined Edge Of Serenity. With Mark aboard, Edge Of Serenity completes its line up, and will introduce its debut album "The Chaos Theory" on May 5th. Shows will follow, dates will be anounched in the following months."
German metal band Fall Of Serenity have called it quits. Here's the official statement:
"After 10 years, we have to close the chapter Fall Of Serenity. In the last weeks we thought, after almost splitting up in 2008, we could go on doing the next record - at least after a break from playing live. But something unexpected happened just this week. Our singer John will join the band Deadlock on the bass position. These circumstances, and the global warming, make it impossible to go on. So we felt that we, including John, should finally end it. We wish John good luck and thank him for everything. Also a big thanks to all our supporters and foremost to our great fans. Thank you! Three of us will continue with a new project, so there is a chance to see our ugly faces somewhere in the future again. Bye, bye!"