09:27 - Lokaeda Check the album "morbid fascination of death" by Carpathian Forest, there's a song with some sax on this one.
08:29 - Unhealer First use of sax in metal I can think of is on Pan.Thy.Monium albums. It had to be Swano.
08:10 - AngelofDeth you're right, a little weird to get used to but it works pretty dang well in that song. It needs to be stylized to metal rather than just sticking a weird 80s sax break down in the middle of a song
08:04 - AngelofDeth didnt know other bands were doing it too. Very strange. Ill check that out though
06:56 - hadriel Listen to Ihsahn's On the Shores and all of the doubts anyone would ever have about the sax being in metal will be squelched
05:28 - Unhealer It's because it's just awesome <3 It really fits metal.
05:13 - Zaphod Turisas, Whispered and Behemoth are just the ones that don't pull it off, there are plenty that do.
Posted on the official site of ProgPower Scandinavia:
"We're proud to announce that the first ProgPower Scandinavia festival will be held at The Rock in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 9th and 10th 2007.
Today we announce the first 4 out of a total of 10 bands for the festival - the first 4 are:
- Circus Maximus
With these 4 bands we have already determined that the festival is going to have a broad appeal; from the the very British sounding prog-rock/prog-metal of Threshold, the technical overflow from Sweden's Andromeda, the melodic progressive metal of Norway's Circus Maximus to the Danish melo-death band Mercenary, we will try to come up with a mixture of bands and styles within the power & progressive spectre that will please everyone.
Artwork for Norwegian Melodic Black metallers Dimmu Borgir's upcoming album, "In Sorte Diaboli" — which is scheduled for an April 24 release in North America — has been banned by retailers.
Slipcover artwork can be viewed at this location.
Dimmu Borgir will embark on a European headlining tour in October/November. Dubbed "The Invaluable Darkness Tour 2007", the trek will feature Sweden's Amon Amarth in the direct-support slot. Confirmed dates are as follows:
As previously reported (here), SPV records will release a strictly limited single CD of "Ghost Opera" cover] to be handed out to fans attending the European Tour in March, April and May 2007. The first batch of singles were given out for free at the Dutch show on March 29th.
You can listen to the song "Ghost Opera" at YouTube, here.
Singapore Death Metal act Rudra have posted the following message on their website:
"Kannan has decided to part ways with Rudra. He will be relocating to Australia and the band wishes him the best of luck in the future and a big thanks for his monumental contribution to Rudra. However, the band hopes that his departure is temporary.
The band is presently auditioning guitarists and will announce the replacement real soon"
A comment by Kathir goes as follows:
"Kannan leaving the band is a sad note in the career of Rudra. We are definitely going to miss him. Kannan was part of the most creative phase of Rudra. And we sincerely wish that he succeeds in all his endeavours in Australia.
Polish extreme metal titans Behemoth are proud to announce their addition to the Ozzfest 2007 lineup having landed the direct support, non-rotating slot right before second stage headliners Hatebreed. This is the first time a Polish act has ever participated in Ozzfest.
Nergal (vocals, guitars) states, "I couldn't be more proud about the fact that Behemoth will be joining this year's Ozzfest! I'm speechless and beyond excited. No doubt it's going to be the brightest point of our career thus far, and I hope that this will help to spread dangerous and extreme music among the masses.
"It's an honor to team up with our longtime brothers in Nile and to share the stage with Lamb of God and Hatebreed, not to mention the legend himself! With such a bill, you can expect nothing but pure metal carnage! What makes me even more excited is the little fact that we will be releasing our new album during the tour. So expect songs from "The Apostasy", as well as some older shit. We'll definitely make sure the set is going to be brutal as fuck. You've been warned!"
Acclaimed Death Metal act Hate Eternal has parted ways with bassist Randy Piro. "I am at a crossroads in my life and I feel the need to change direction," Randy writes in a statement. "I will be devoting my creativity to Gigan and my schooling.
"From the deepest pits of my heart I thank Erik Rutan, Derek Roddy, Jared Anderson (may he rest in peace), and everyone in the Hate Eternal family for believing in my abilities, and bestowing upon me the honor of playing in one of the most extreme bands the world has ever heard.
"Hate Eternal has played a massive role in my life, and I will always look upon my time spent jamming with Erik and Derek with warm emotions. I wish Erik Rutan and the band the world and its spoils, for the Hate truly is Eternal..."
A new song 'Once Upon A Lifetime ' by Israeli Death Metallers Salem, can be streamed at the official MySpace's page at this location. The song comes off the band's upcoming album, "Necessary Evil", due later in the year via France's Season of Mist.
A second song will be made available in the very near future.
According to the group, the new material is "modern, dark, highly unique" and "heavier" than their previous efforts. The follow-up to 2005's "Strings Attached", which may or may not be released as a double album, will include a 27-minute piece entitled "Once Upon a Lifetime Parts I - V".
A video clip of the song 'The Fading' at the Barbie club in Tel Aviv on March 28 has been posted online at YouTube.
A list of upcoming shows was posted on the Isis' official web page. The shows will take place in Ireland, Scotland and England during May and one in July.
5/20/2007 Minehead, UK All Tomorrows Parties
5/21/2007 Cardiff, UK Point
5/22/2007 Nottingham, UK Rock City
5/23/2007 Dublin, IRE Temple Bar Music Centre
5/24/2007 Glasgow, SCT Oran Mor
5/26/2007 Sheffield, UK Corporation
5/27/2007 Bristol, UK Bierkeller
5/28/2007 Birmingham, UK Barfly
5/29/2007 Brighton, UK Concorde 2
7/02/2007 London, UK Koko
Taken from The Underground Video Television Newsletter:
A live video of Goatwhore performing the track 'Blood Guilt Eucharist' at Magic City Music Hall in Binghamton, NY last November during the band's tour with Celtic Frost has been posted online at the Underground Video Television website, here.
The two previous UVTV Goatwhore live videos can be found here and here.
RCR is very glad to announce another great addition to their roster. Obsidian creates technical metal with an awesome sound and vibe, which can be heard on their debut album "Emerging" at the end of May. The vocals on this album, which was self-released in a very small number last year, will be recorded again by new singer Robbe K (also vocalist of the band Disavowed).
The final mixing will be done again by Jochem Jacobs, who you already know for his great job at Cypher's Darkday Carnival and soon on Magnacult's debut album Synore.
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A list of shows are so far confirmed for the Porcupine Tree European Tour to promote "Fear Of A Blank Planet".
Here the list of upcoming shows:
17th June - Switzerland, Interlaken - Greenfield Festival
22nd June - German, Cologne - E-Werk
23rd June - Germany, Neuhausen - Southside Festival
24th June - Germany, Scheebel - Hurricane Festival
26th June - Holland, Eindhoven - Effenaar
27th June - Belgium, Antwerp - Hof Ter Lo
28th June - Holland, Amsterdam - Melkweg
30th June - Germany, Offenbach - Capitol
5th July - Germany, Berlin - Columbia Club
6th July - Poland, Warsaw - Club Stodola
7th July - Poland, Krakow - Hala Wisla
8th July - Germany, Lepizig - Parkbehne
10th July - Denmark, Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
Scorpions have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Humanity - Hour 1", due at the end of May.
The "Humanity - Hour 1" artwork has been posted online at this location. The album was produced by James Michael and co-produced by songwriter/producer Desmond Child, who has worked with such high-profile pop/rock artists as Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, alice Cooper, KISS, Ricky Martin, Cher, Michael Bolton and Bonnie Tyler.
"Humanity - Hour 1" tracklisting:
01. Hour I
02. The Game Of Life
03. We Were Born To Fly
04. The Future Never Dies
05. You're Lovin' Me To Death
07. Love Will Keep Us Alive
08. Your Last Song
09. Love Is War
10. Rise Again