05:25 - scapeplan and when we were at Washington i wish i would have knocked his ass out
05:23 - BoxCar Willy Someone buy this so I can buy cassettes from better bands.
05:22 - scapeplan Boy my anger bottel is filling up oh by the way you can tell ryan hershinradier or however u spell it that he is the biggest screw up i have ever seen he is a hillbilly prick that i have ever seen
The eighth annual Tuska Open Air Metal Festival at Kaisaniemi Park in Helsinki, Finland during 15.-17.7. has confirmed more Finnish and international artists. The 2005 festival will once again present more than thirty bands from different styles of metal, several of which will be announced on a later date. Already at this point, it is once again evident that there will be something for each and every taste, from old school thrash to modern black metal and everything in between.
Saturday 16.7. will be headlined by the infamous Norwegian black metallers Dimmu Borgir. The band has pushed the boundaries of symphonic black metal with every record and are currently preaparing their next release. That is the reason why the group has toured very scarcely in recent times. Their Tuska-performance will be one of few selected festival shows the band will do next summer. Dimmu Borgir was originally scheduled to play at Tuska 2004 but after being offered one of the headlining slots at Ozzfest, they obviously had to cancel their appearance.
A message posted by Øystein G. Brun on Century Media Records Germany website reveals some interesting new facts:
"Dear fans and associates,
Having created epic metal for several years now, an idea and a vision has arisen within the Borknagar camp, and we hereby want to inform you about how it will affect our forthcoming release: The next BORKNAGAR album will be an acoustic effort based entirely on the epic and progressive aspect of the band. The recording will commence this very spring, most likely in late May, at Toproom Studio in Norway as we are planning an autumn release.
This is something we have wanted to do for many years now, and the idea has lingered within the band ever since the recording of Quintessence and a few private sessions with a grand piano and an acoustic guitar. The album will be acoustic based but largely arranged with a wide range of instruments and vocal styles. It will be recorded by the same line-up that did EPIC, and we will be working with different locations during the recording process in order to catch the sounds of different acoustic environments. Musically the album will be rather dissimilar from what we have done before, though the unique BORKNAGAR-sound will surly shine through.
"OHM:, the new band led by former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland, are curently laying down bass and drums for their new album with co-producer Petar Sardelich. Songs slated to be included on this Black Note Records release are as follows:
02. Compass Of The Heart
03. Da Vinci
05. William's Amino Acid Flashback
07. Juge In Da Boot
08. What If?
10. Icarus Falls
Mike Sherry has been working on the album cover and photography for the record.
There is a strong possibility that OHM: will be recording a vocal-fronted effort later in 2005 consisting of classic rock blues tunes done in OHM: style. Two tracks that may appear on the CD are CREAM's "Spoonful" and "Sittin' on Top of the World", both of which the band have been performing live. More information will be made available soon".
"Yes, Spiral Architect still exists. Not much happening with the band (surprise...), due to numerous side projects... Asgeir's studio is finished and we will finally start writing some new insane metal together.
- Steinar and Lars are back from the USA/Canada-tour with Satyricon (www.satyricon.no). Øyvind has quit Arcturus (www.arcturus.no) because of moving to Stockholm (the distance will make it unable to commit to the workflow that Arcturus has lined up). Asgeir will be on tour in February with Sturmgeist (www.sturmgeist.com) and is currently recording drums and bass for the new Scariot-album (www.scariot.com). Øyvind will also be handling bass as well as vocals and some guitar solos on that album."
It´s with great pride and joy, that we announce that Enslaved is honoured with a Grammy Award for their latest masterpiece, ISA. The Norwegian Grammy ceremony was held in Oslo Spectrum for the 33rd time on Saturday the 26th of February, and was broadcasted live on national TV. This is was the band´s third Grammy nomination. So it´s safe to say that is was well deserved. The other nominees in the metal genre was Mayhem and domestic phenomenon Black Debbath. Enslaved was not able to attend the actual ceremony as they are currently touring Europe, but we´re thrilled when the received the news. Ivar Bjørnson had the following comment: This Grammy Award means very much to the band and reflects the recognition of our efforts not only for this record alone, but for years of hard work. After two nominations, it felt extremely good to get the recognition from the mainstream music circus and to finally finish first for a change. Ivar Bjørnson´s father took the stage, and received the Award on the band´s behalf with the following statement: There is more to the picture, than meets the eye...Rock´n´Roll will never die!
The french celtic band is back with a new lineup, the last move was the departure of Fir Doirtche who was replace by Llyr. The band is currently in rehearsal mode and will be recording their new album "Sidh" soon.
This is the final lineup:
YOLTAR: lead vocals
NESH KELTORN: electric & acoustic guitar
LLYR: electric & acoustic guitar
HADES: bass guitar, backing vocals
AED MORBAN: drums and percussions
AMORGEN: flute, tin-whistles, bombarde
KRABAN: flute, tin-whistles, long-whistles, backing vocals
The following statement was posted on the Waylander website:
"Waylander have not rehearsed as a full band since before the recording of a 2 song promo in October. Dissatisfaction with the end result led to the decision to remove Gaz from the drum stool. We appreciate his efforts, considering he is really a bassist.
We needed a drummer who could play Waylander songs naturally so we asked original Waylander member, Den Ferran to resume his rightful place and he gleefully accepted.
It came as no surprise when disaster struck, with Fearghal Duffy resigning due to medical reasons. Fearghal had trouble with his hands, leading to tendonitis and arthritis, rendering guitar playing practically impossible. Waylander.s thoughts are with him.
Sorry for the late update,but here it is,some news about Infinited hate. The recordings are almost done,we've record everything in the excess studio in Rotterdam,also the mixing will be done in the excess studio,again we worked with Hans Pieters,like we did before also with Sinister. This time they don't have a drummachine. We asked Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork,Scarve,Aborted) to join the album and he did a hell of a job!!
Here are the titles of "Heaven termination"
-Citadel of Carnage
-The Purity Corrupted
-Pierced with Nails
Here's another update from the Severe Torture camp. We can't really call it a studio update because we still haven't recorded the vocals. Dennis was suffering from throat problems and after a couple of days trying, we
decided to push the recording a couple of weeks forward. We worked really hard to get the instrumental part as tight and brutal as possible and therefore we're not taking a risk with Dennis' voice. Anyway, more news
about that in the next weeks.
We're also working on the layout together with Sven / DirgeDesign. The coverartwork is finished and I can already reveil that we never saw any album cover with this many mutilated corpses on it! Joe Maloney did a great job again!
"Lots of new material are in progress. The last couple of months have been spent on creating new songs alongside our touring-activity. We have tons of ideas to pick from and will most likely spend the next few months on perfecting the best of this material. All the songs are meant for our next full-lenght album that most likely will be out in the beginning of next year".
We finished two tracks with basic ideas from the Leibing camp "Evil Spell" and "Rollercoaster" - "Evil Spell" is the No. 1 contender for the fastest PF track ever. "Rollercoaster" is pure classic Primal Fear double bassdrum & riff mayhem! For the rumour section: no more shows are confirmed aside of the two benefit shows in Germany. We will announce 2-4 summer festival appearances soon!
Some more new songs are ready for the pre-production Signs Of Our Time, Evil That Men Do, Higher Power and Sound Of Thunder. All of the guys participating in the songwriting and the new album is shaping up! Thanks to our fans & of course to our fanclub for showing up at the Metal Forever festival last weekend. Was great to be back on stage! Hope we can tell you more details about some very limited and special Open Air appearances 2005. For our german supporters - nicht vergessen, nächsten Freitag das ROW Festival mit vielen tollen Gästen in Esslingen und für einen guten Zweck (Mat und Ralf sind zusätzlich aktiv bei Shiva bzw Tyran Pace, dazu ein Wiedersehen mit Klaus Sperling) . Der letzte PF Gig für eine längere Zeit - wir zählen auf Euch!
Just a short message: We've just come back from our trip to Granada, Spain Edguy.netto play the Atarfe-Vega-Rock festival. It was a lot of fun, although it's been pretty cold in the venue. That was not what we expected from Spain but however, you people who were there were really great. Some technical
problems on stage and we couldn't bring the whole show, but what the fuck - we gave our best and you gave your best, that's what counts. We all had a great evening!
After the show we had a kind of pre-birthday party for Eggi, together with the Primal Fear guys. Great guys, great fun. We will not mention any details, I am not gonna reveal that Jens woke up in his bath tub full of water and that I had to be carried out of the venue by two of our crew guys later that night. Well, you see: We had fun!!! Felix had a food war with himeself which is not very funny. There's a lot of people who starve while two Kiwis accidently slipped out of Felix' hand and exploded on the wall. To his excuse we should mention that he wouldn't have managed to throw them to Namibia anyway. So I want to stress we can't speak about waste of food in this case.