01:41 - Unhealer I checked out your track for the collaboration Reaper. The only thing that doesn't work quite well is the guitars, the rest is fine and it is quite a catchy tune :) Also, it would be better if you decorated the drumming a bit.
01:29 - Draven Edge AR, yah, there are some awesome VST's to be found. World instruments, ambient soundscapes, choirs. Midi gives me lots of options
01:15 - ANGEL REAPER boy i havent played on real keyboard like for 10 years now ....
01:12 - ANGEL REAPER for most stuff i use the basic sounds/mix effects and it turns out great ! however i do like some of VSTs you showed me ...great stuff ...
01:09 - Draven Edge [link] I actually found one of these about a month ago, someone was tossing it because the display is messed up, works fine. Damn cool find...
The song 'Dis-Organ-Ized' from underground death metal legends Impetigo's classic 1990 album "Ultimo Mondo Cannibale" has been put online on this location.
The album will be re-issued on Halloween through Razorback Records. For more information on the release, click here.
Reunited Austrian black metallers Abigor have posted the following update at their MySpace page:
"Finally we decided to upload an exclusive studio outtake from the upcoming album "Fractal Possession". Note: it's a studio outtake of 2 songs, not mixed, nor mastered, but you'll haven an approximate view, what could await you..."
Check out the preview at this location.
Since March, the new Abigor line-up goes as follows:
Peter Kubik - guitars, bass
Thomas Tannenberger - drums
A.Sethnacht - vocals
Lucia-M. Fàroutan-Kubik - live synth
Texas Black Metal act Averse Sefira have officially inked a deal with Candlelight Records.
The band was formed in 1996 and has released three albums so far. They already toured in support of bands such as Cradle Of Filth, Dark Funeral and Candlemass.
Averse Sefira is currently working on their Candlelight debut and they'll be headlining the Halloween Metal Ball on October 28th in Austin, Texas at the Redrum Club.
You can check out a video for 'Plagabraha' here, or listen to a few songs at the band's MySpace page here.
Swedish brutal death metallers, Vomitory will enter Leon Music Studios outside Karlstad, Sweden on December 3 to begin recording their sixth album. The band's statement goes as follows:
"This time we'll work with producer Rikard Löfgren, who is the founder/owner of Leon Music," the band said in a statement. "Rikard Löfgren is still a pretty unfamiliar name within the death metal scene. He mostly works with more commercial music but he is a great producer and has his roots in metal. We know the guy since ages and we have great confidence in him."
It's going to feel strange to do a new Vomitory album not working with our sidekick Henrik Larsson, but we feel it's time to try something new. Since Vomitory isn't exactly an experimental band, we feel that working in a new studio with a new producer is a good way of renewing the band. We have two weeks for the recording and one week of mix and mastering."
According to Therion's official website, (and directly quoting it) the band will play at the Palace Hall/Bucharest/Romania, on December 9th with nearly 70 musicians of the Academic Radio Choir, 100 instrumentists of the Romanian Radio Orchestra and guest classical singers from Vienna, awarded as best opera-voices world-wide.
The repertoire includes famous classical pieces in Therion's version, as well as Therion songs with symphonic orchestra, some of them never played live before.
Tickets are on sale starting October 25, on 3 price ranges
I - Eur 70 (rows A:11-33; B,C: 11-33; D, E)
II - Eur 55 (rows F&G: 1-27)
III - Eur 25 (rows J, K, L, M)
This is an official statement from Beseech (as can be read on the official website):
All of us in the band have come to the sad conclusion to put Beseech to rest for good. The decision has not been easy because this has been a really big part of our personal lives for many years. We have met so many great people through the music and really loved what we have done. We are proud of the work that we have achieved.
However we cannot hide from the fact that we have grown apart from each other as persons and we have different views of how we want Beseech to work as a band. This has taken away all the inspiration to continue and we see this as the only solution in the end. This way we can all part as friends and wish each other good luck with new endeavors that will follow.
Earache Records is happy to announce the signing of fast-rising young UK thrashers Evile, fresh from their triumphant performance at last weekend's Damnation Festival, where they slayed the crowd on the Jagermeister stage, as openers for The Haunted, Skindred & Biomechanical.
Evile formed 2 years ago in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, UK by brothers Matt Drake (vocals/guitar) and Ol Drake (lead guitar), along with Ben Carter (drums) and Mike Alexander (bass) and have since rapidly picked up a rabid following, eager to enjoy a night of heads-down, no-nonsense Thrash.
Though unsigned, Evile were hand-picked to play 2 prestigious UK festivals in the summer of 2006 - Bloodstock Open Air and most recently, Damnation Festival - both to great acclaim from fans. Now the band will spend the rest of the year gigging far and wide, and expect to record and release their debut album on Earache early in 2007.
Melodic death metal act Nightrage have finally found a new permanent drummer. Alex Svenningson will fill the spot, which has been vacant since July. Olof Mörck of Dragonland will also pull double duty as both bands' guitarist on their upcoming tour with Vader
Here's a video of Svenningson practicing for the tour.
Folk/Black Metallers Ensiferum have made a posting on their official website about the rumour of their performing at next year's 'No Mercy Fest 2007'. The band have confirmed that this is merely a rumour and that the promotional advertising going around at the moment is false, they won't in fact be playing at the festival.
In other Ensiferum news, the release date of a single from the band's upcoming album has been announced. The album will be released in early 2007, and on the 7th February an as yet unamed single will be released.
Gothic Metal band Leaves' Eyes have announced that they will be releasing their first ever DVD next year. After the band tours with Blind Guardian, the production for the DVD will start. This will be around the end of December. The DVD will include a complete movie with some background information. Leaves' Eyes are also planning an indoor and an outdoor show with a special stage soon, and show will be recorded exclusively for the DVD. More information about the DVD will be announced soon.
Swedish Black Metallers Dark Funeral have posted the follwing on their official site: "There's now over a week since all of our gear (guitars, bass, wireless systems, cymbals etc) was confiscated by the police in Peru. And we still have not received any news if or when it will be returned to us. At this point of time one can only speculate, but things doesn't look good though.
There's not easy for us to say this, believe me, but due to the current situation we are unfortunately forced to 'postpone' our up-coming shows in Latvia and Lithuania. We can, as anyone might understand, not afford to buy a whole new backline just like that, and/or in time for these 2 shows, which are scheduled this coming weekend already.
Underground grind/metal band The County Medical Examiners has completed work on their Relapse Records debut, "Olidous Operettas." "Olidous Operettas," the band's first recorded discharge in three years, was recorded and mixed at Tillinghast Workshop and is scheduled for a January 2007 release.
The complete track listing is as follows:
01. Casper's Dictum
02. Morgagnic Anatomics
03. Necrotic Apologues
04. Blunt Force Flight
05. The Virchow Postmortem Procedure
06. Expeditious Evisceratory Mishap
07. Maturating Decompositional Gas
08. Kaleidoscopic Malacia
A sample of the "Olidous Operettas" artwork can be previewed here and a three minute audio teaser can be heard via the band's official MySpace page here.
Rammstein are gearing up for the release of a new live DVD, entitled "Völkerball". The release date has now been confirmed for November 17th. The following update on the release, which will be issued as a regular and limited edition, appears at the band's official website:
"Völkerball as a high quality photo book with 190 pages in format 27cm x 31 cm will additionally - to the standard and special edition - include an audio CD with further live recordings, which contains the entire concert. The pictures were taken by the French photographer Frederic Batier and address for a big part those areas, which one seldom gets to see. The band, highly concentrated during the last minutes before the concert, the band on stage but also during off-days. A big share of the book portraits the audience and presents wonderful images of the emotional world of the fans. Expectations, enthusiasm, delight, exhaustion. A booklet of this quality is a must for the Rammstein fan! Since it is only available as a limited edition in this form, you should keep your eyes open for that."
Because some of the members of the band and the crew caught cold and became ill, Lordi had to cancel the Spanish leg of the "Bringing Back The Balls To Europe" Tour. The tour will continue at Antwerp, Belgium, October 22nd.
"We are really sorry and disappointed of the fact that we had to cancel dates", says Mr.Lordi. "but there has been a furious flu going around the band and the crew for few weeks, that has´nt left almost anyone unaffected. Our support band, The Dogma, already had to cancel one date as a result of the same flu, and now, unfortunately, we had to do the same... Kita was really sick but is already getting better, Amen is just now coming down with it, Ox even had the ear infection, and now, Awa and myself became seriously sick. I went to the hospital once already almost two weeks ago during our German dates and we were able to continue, but now the disease stroke back even stronger. We deeply apologise to our fans in Spain, and we´ll definately try and make it up to them!"