03:48 - M C Vice Wait, do some of the comments on that map think it'sa map of the mineral metal?
03:08 - Redn1ght And if people ask me why I'm so down all the time! :p @Karlabos.
02:39 - Karlabos Wow those are some dumb metalheads
01:34 - Redn1ght [link] people on comments "I do not understand what a map is..." WTF? Are these people from times before maps?
00:34 - Clint W. Not sure about the train scene from Joe Kidd. Unforgiven might be my favorite Eastwood western. The other Sergio Leone non-Eastwood westerns are great too.
00:18 - Erik M. I forgot about Bronco Billy, which I haven't seen. Paint Your Wagon is not really a western from the looks of it, so that one doesn't count. :P (okay, it seems I ended up talking to myself again)
00:13 - Erik M. Zaphod, I'm sure I already spammed it before but here's my Western list (IMDb): [link] All "real" Eastwood Westerns, as you can see.
Graveworm have confirmed on their myspace page their participation in the metal fest Casa Gateways in Casablanca-Morocco, the event is going to be one of the very biggest in Africa with th participation of 16 bands, among the bands that haven't confirmed their participation yet on their pages Behemoth, Nightmare, Emeth, Nervecell, Kimaera,Tchi Hi Dis(Tunisia)..
Florida death metallers Obituary have issued the following update:
"We leave today for South America for a couple of weeks. This is always a great time with insane fans!!! This trip will take us to places we have been and places we have not been too yet, so we are really getting excited! We have 4 shows in Brazil and 1 in Chile, Venezuela, Columbia and Ecuador! (all dates: Link]).
We have so much going on when we get back it is just crazy. We started to write new music for an EP that we plan on releasing in a few months and we need to get that recorded, so Redneck Studios will be getting fired back up for that! We have to get our new setlist ready for a really busy European Summer Festival Tour (full list here) and we finally have a show set up in Tampa!!!! We will be playing at The Crowbar in Tampa, FL (Ybor City) on Friday - May, 23 2008."
A trailer for the upcoming horror film "Wicked Lake" has been released. Al Jourgensen of Ministry composed the music to this film, and also acts as a music supervisor.
Jourgensen described the film as "Faster Pussycat Kill Kill gone very bad" and is also expected to play the small role of a perverted art professor. Wicked Lake's director Zach Passero also directed Ministry's last video clip "LiesLiesLies".
The trailer is available on the official website or here. Please be warned that there is some brief nudity and gore in the trailer and might therefore be not safe for work.
Italian metallers Elvenking have some news regarding their upcoming album on their website:
It's been a while since the release of our last album "The Scythe", which moved a whirlwind of different reactions on the metal crowd (thing that we love so much ) and is growing as a great success for this band.
Now we'd like to announce that Elvenking are working on a brand new exciting project. The next release from Elvenking will be another great challenge, something that once again will create curiosity: a totally acoustic album.
So no hard riffing and headbanging amount of metallic mayhem this time, but softer, romantic but still strong and emotional rhymes in music. We can consider this as an experiment, something that shows once again how much this band needs everytime new paths to follow and to express itself and its musical ideas.
According to the official website of the Swedish metallers, Darkane have now decided to name the album "Demonic Art" after one of the songs. The lyrics are based on the same theme as on "Organic Canvas" (from our previous album "Layers of Lies"), about an individual planning his next exhibition of flesh.
Here are a few more song titles:
Varitations Of An Eye Crush (Intro)
Still In Progress
The Killing Of I
"Right now Peter and Klas are mixing the new album. We are also rehearsing and preparing for our trip to Chicago and the Chicago Powerfest in a few weeks. You don´t wanna miss that if you live in the area! We are gonna play in direct support to Testament May 3rd. This will also be Jens debut on American soil!"
It's been more than a decade, but all four original members of Mötley Crüe are back together in full force. "Saints Of Los Angeles" is the title track and lead single off the notorious rock band's new album due this Summer. With its powerhouse hook, the track aims to prove that the gang is still on top of its game, rocking harder than ever.
Click here and check out "Saints of Los Angeles" on AOL Music, or via YouTube here.
Bassist Nikki Sixx has issued the following update: "The album's done, the video's done, the artwork is done, the photo sessions are all wrapped up and the single is ready to go to radio, rehearsals start tomorrow; wow……it's been so busy, it feels like I'm leaving a few things out….and I probably am. I know a lot of you have heard "Saints Of Los Angeles" on the web….if you like the single, just wait 'til you see the video. OK, my eyes are red, and its a rare night to not have to work, so im gonna sit back and feel good about all the hard work. I hope you all like it as much as we do."
Indiana's death thrashers Year Of Desolation have posted the beginnings of some new material at an alternative MySpace page available here. A brief statement about their new songs on their real MySpace page, reads as follows:
"5 songs... (count em: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5!) have been posted on an alternative myspace!
Disclaimer: These songs are very very rough. Guitars and a Drum machine is all they are. They are being put online because we're honestly unsure if you'll hear em otherwise. Hope you enjoy the tunes!"
Canadian Black metallers Eclipse Eternal have posted the following news on their Myspace page:
"We regret to announce that after 3 years of blood, sweat and black metal, bassist Rose Sodomy and Eclipse Eternal have parted ways. We wish her all the best in her future and are proud to have known her and called her comrade. Effective immediately we are on the hunt for a new bassist. Interested? Check out our ad in the "Musicians Forum" for more details.
Also, in more positive news: Eclipse Eternal has made a video. And not a shitty performance video or a live on stage video. The video will be for the song "The Dragon Has Come To Blot Out The Stars" (featured on our Myspace for those who haven't heard it). It features a full storyline and multiple shoot locations. With a cast and crew of over fifteen people and Adrian Kent and Rouzbeh (if you've ever been to a Noel show you will know who I'm talking about) as the driving forces behind, you can be sure that this video will fucking kill. It features shitloads of blood, prosthetics, creepy fucking locations and a deep story with lots of twists. It took 4 full days of shooting in freezing temp. to do but we all think it was totally worth it. It is currently in post production so look for it in the near (a month or so) future. Tonight I will upload some more shots from the shoot so you can get an idea of what I'm taking about. Please remember they are low-fi compared to the video which was shot in HD."
"Metallica is the little engine that roars. That's Motorbreath. This heavy metal locomotive fuels its fire with anger, rage, and uncertainty. Your conductors are Hetfield and Ulrich. By making stops all over the world, Metallica has become the most popular metal band of all time. Beginning with 1983's Kill 'Em All, each subsequent album has brought car loads of new fans. The ride hasn't always been smooth, but Metallica has never been derailed.
This Piano Tribute to Metallica pulls away the iron panels of speed and coal-blackened distortion to reveal the fundamental element of the band's success: grandiose melody. With these arena-sized anthems laid bare, the haunting melodies are heard in their pristine beauty. Fortunately, it is impossible to fully suppress the Wagnerian sturm und drang of the music. Enter Piano Man!"
On Thursday, April 10th, flak'n'rollers Loits presented their latest video, "Haavad uulitsal" at the Kinomaja in Tallinn. The audience also witnessed a short "Making Of" flick and another video for the song "Emaraud", recorded during the band's live performance at the Hard Rock Laager '07 festival.
The video can be found on the new Loits DVD, due this summer, which will also feature all the previous Loits videos. In addition, a longer version of the "Making Of" documentary will also be present on the DVD.
BW&BK has received the following Burzum press release:
"This one-man band retains a vital roll in the early development of Norway's famed black metal scene. His contributions to what was once merely a small circle of friends grew to immense popularity, the genre now having sold hundreds of thousands of records around the globe. Compared to his peers - Mayhem, Darkthrone, Gorgoroth, Immortal - Burzum possessed a very distinct sound. Using ancient mythology as his lyrical muse (the very name Burzum coming from J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings), he became known for fearless experimentation; each record expanding on previous efforts.
"Anthology" is a special first-time collection of material that spans the musician's ten-plus year recording legacy; most unfortunately still unavailable for US fans (other than pricey imports). Featuring selections from each of his six albums (and including one from his popular EP "Aske"), "Anthology" is anticipated to be a highly sought-after recording for long-time fans and those curious newcomers who up-til-now only knew of the name and not had opportunity to bear witness to the musician's blackened fruit."
"All the European tour dates for the '08 summer vacation have been announced. We've added shows in Turkey, Belgium, Ireland, and the UK. For our US fans, we've added a stop in Tucson, Arizona. Pre-order any of the shows on LiveMetallica.com and receive a 10% discount. For a full list of tour dates and ticket information, check out the Metallica.com Tour page. Keep checking Metallica.com for more tour date annoucements."
May 16 - Tucson, AZ - KFMA Day
May 28 - Chorzow, Poland - Slaski Stadium
May 30 - Landgraaf, Netherlands - Pinkpop Festival
May 31 - Getafe, Spain - Electric Weekend
June 03 - Prague, Czech Republic - Slavia Stadium
While hard at work on their new album, Iced Earth are announcing more dates for what is shaping up to be a very busy summer. On top of performing at festivals across Europe, the band has just accepted to be special guest to Judas Priest in Holland, Germany and Switzerland. The updated schedule as follows:
MAY.02.2008 : Chicago Powerfest, Mokena, Illinois - USA
MAY.09.2008 : Centre De Foire, Quebec City - Canada
MAY.11.2008 : Rock Hard, Germany
JUN.21.2008 : Hellfest, France
JUN.22.2008 : IJsselhal, NL-Zwolle (with Judas Priest)
JUN 23.2008 : Philipshalle, DE-Düsseldorf (with Judas Priest)
JUN.24.2008 : Zenith, DE-München (with Judas Priest)
JUN.25.2008 : National Sportzentrum, CH-Huttwil (with Judas Priest)
The debut album from Revolution Renaissance, the new band formed by Stratovarius guitarist and frontman Timo Tolkki, who officially put an end to Stratovarius last week, is entitled "New Era" and will be released on June 6th via Frontiers Records.
"New Era" tracklisting:
01. Heroes (Sammet) Sample]
02. I Did It My Way (Kiske) Sample]
03. We Are Magic (Rantanen)
04. Angel (Kiske)
05. Eden Is Burning (Rantanen) Sample]
06. Glorious And Divine (Sammet)
07. Born Upon The Cross (Rantanen)
08. Keep The Flame Alive (Kiske)
09. Last Night On Earth (Kiske)
10. Revolution Renaissance (Kiske) Sample]
As previosuly reported, Timo has formed a new band called Revolution Renaissance, and in the silence he has been devoting all his time and efforts preparing the first release of his new band. According to a press release, the album is "a masterpiece of melodic Power Metal", taking the listener straight back to the Visions-era Stratovarius. In fact, "New Era" is the album that was meant to be the next Stratovarius album.