20:56 - !J.O.O.E.! I find the tags on Bandcamp near useless, because of how bands will spam random non-related tags for exposure. The quality bothers me too, and how now a lot of artists give you limited plays. Still my discovery tool, or one of.
20:51 - !J.O.O.E.! Decent quality too.160 OGG Vorbis, which is something like 192 / 214 mp3 bitrate. I can't remember the last time I had a buffering issue in all honesty, and my connection isn't great. Newer clients might have issues though.
20:50 - Zaphod I'm mostly talking about the streaming aspect. I don't know if the 2011 version was good, but every version I've used was painful to use and the buffer has always been terrible compared to every other single streaming platform.
20:49 - Apothecary I've always been more about Bandcamp than any of those other sites. Not only is it a wonderful "try before buy" model, but the tag feature helps you find SOOOO much more good shit
20:48 - !J.O.O.E.! Never understood the issue some people had with older versions of Spotify (the one I'm using is from 2011 apparently). Quick, ergonomic, well organised, easy to use. Has 95% of the music I want to listen to that's not on my HDD
20:46 - Zaphod Spotify has always been shite in my experience.
20:45 - !J.O.O.E.! I don't know . It's a constant pain. The new Last.fm means I can no longer see gigs via a specifically selected location, which means it's now way harder to track local stuff. Last.fm is now useless to me.
It seems that following original Electric Wizard drummer Mark Greening's abrupt booting out of the Electric Wizard camp last year at the time of Time To Die's release date (in which he recorded) and the reemergence of former bassist Tim Bagshaw with their previous label owner Lee Dorrian's (ex-Cathedral) new band With The Dead happening, it turns out that the Wizard drama is far from finished. According to Greening, main members Jus Oborn and Liz Buckingham still owe him money for the drumming work he did on the record before abruptly kicking him out.
Power metallers Wizard will reissue four studio albums in 2015, via Limb Music. You can get your hands on new editions of Bound By Metal (1999), Head Of The Deceiver (2001), Odin (2003) and Magic Circle (2005), which have been remastered by Markus Teske (Vanden Plas, Mob Rules, Symphony X), and will include bonus tracks. Moreover, the Odin and Magic Circle reissues will also include bonus video clips.
Good news for fans of Electric Wizard in North America. The English doom/stoner haulers will embark on a North American tour in 2015. It is the first time that the band will touch down on U.S. soil to tour in 12 years. The band will of course tour in support of Time To Die, their 2014-released opus, which came out via Spinefarm Records. The tour launches on March 31st in Philadelphia and runs through April 19th in Los Angeles and support will come from Satan's Satyrs, featuring Wizard bassist Clayton Burgess. Don't miss this opportunity to see them live.
The British masters of stoner/doom metal Electric Wizard have unleashed their new video. It is for the second single off their upcoming new album Time To Die and NSFW. The creepy video was directed by Shazzula Vultura. If you dare, check out the video for "SadioWitch" below.
New music from Electric Wizard? Alright, then! The stoner/doom metallers are offering you another new song and you can stream "SadioWitch" right now. It's off Time To Die, which is also the band's first new album in four years. This is the second track the band reveals from the forthcoming record. Not bad. What do you think?
The first song revealed off Electric Wizard's new album is here. You don't have to wait any longer to enjoy the first new material from the doom/stoner metallers. Immerse yourself in the heavy riffage of "I Am Nothing" available in the Soundcloud player below (courtesy of Noisey). Their new album will be released on Spinefarm Records on September 30th. The new song is over 11 minutes.
More exciting new album news today this time from Electric Wizard. The doom/stoner metal masters have announced Time To Die as the title of their forthcoming studio album. Time To Die is their eighth full-length and will be the band's first album release since signing a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records. Another piece of the album's puzzle, the cover artwork, is now revealed and you can feast your eyes on it right now!
Stoner/doom metal heavyweights Electric Wizard have finally completed work on its new studio album, whose title is yet to be confirmed. The effort will be the band's first release through Spinefarm Records and follows 2010's Black Masses. Let the anticipation begin...
The release of Trail Of Death, Wizard's new album is upon us. While the album will only be released on September 27th, 2013 via Massacre Records, you can already stream a new song from the power metallers, more precisely "Angel Of Death" (not to be confused with the Slayer classic). Enjoy the new song below.
German power metal force Wizard has today unveiled a complete tracklist of their new upcoming album Trail Of Death, which will see the light on September 27th, 2013 via Massacre Records. This will be the band's 10th jubilee full length studio album and will be available as CD, limited edition LP and digital download.
German power metal wizards Wizard have just unveiled the cover artwork that will grace their new album. In case you didn't know, the follow-up to ...Of Wariwulfs And Bluotvarwes is coming and their already 10th studio album will be titled Trail Of Death. Take a look at the cover below.
Just two years after their latest release ...Of Wariwulfs And Bluotvarwes, power metallers Wizard are hard at work on a new album and have currently finished four new songs. For now, the tentative release date is September 2013.
Canadian stoner metal trio Wizards Of Kaos have teamed up with their record label, Diminished Fifth Records, to bring you the band's new video entitled "White Face". The song is off the band's new debut self-titled album released in May. The clip was shot and directed by Paddy Moore.
With a pedigree that boasts all three members of New York's cult doom act Unearthly Trance, plus founding Electric Wizard and Ramesses bassist/guitarist Tim Bagshaw, Serpentine Path should immediately top any doom metal fan's want-list. The self-titled debut is an absolutely crushing album which both references and reinterprets its members previous bands but with a decidedly more punishing death metal approach.
UK stoner/doom outfit Electric Wizard have announced that they have begun writing new material for what will become the band's next album.
The band wrote on their Facebook page: "Electric Wizard have begun work on the follow-up to last year's evil opus Black Masses. Material has been demoed at a secret location and was so 'malevolent and foreboding' that 2 tracks will see the light of day as a 7" EP scheduled for release at the forthcoming London Forum show on March 31st. The show will also feature previews of the new songs and (at last!) specially filmed sequences for the video show and more to be announced."