04:02 - Apothecary @Jaeryd, you're referring to LaVeyan Satanism, which is essentially Nietzsche/Ayn Rand type philosophy plus some Crowley - influenced ritual magick. Most theistic Satanists do not consider it as "real" Satanism
03:30 - no one because calling yourself a satanist sounds more kvlt
03:23 - Kuroboshi If you're not into the whole anti-christianity thing, it seems kind of stupid to call it satanism. Why not just say liberal atheism?
03:14 - Jaeryd Most Satanists I know are either moderately liberal or at least libertarian in nature.
02:59 - Jaeryd Some forms of Satanism aren't what I'd call stupid. They're basically just atheism with an added philosophical system that uses the rebellion of Satan as a metaphor.
German black metallers Dark Fortress have revealed new video for a song ''Ylem'', from the bands same titled album. The clip was shot in the Dechenhoehle, a natural flowstone cave that offered the perfect set for the story of "Ylem".
Morean (vocals): "The title track of our last album is a spell summoning the death of the universe in an accelerated "big crunch". The end of all living matter in the universe is inevitable, and in this invocation the sorcerer is a witness to this inevitable cosmic disaster. The clip is set in an atmosphere of desertion, with no more signs of civilisation, after the exponentially growing sun has scorched away all traces of life. As a last refuge, going underground offers the only shelter that is left, where the protagonist willingly surrenders to destruction and embraces his own end in a vision evoking both the distant past and distant future of our planet."
Katatonia will be playing at an annual cultural festival in India. The band writes on their myspace blog:
"We´re very proud to announce that Katatonia will perform at the music portion of the annual cultural festival for students ´Mood Indigo´, held for the 39th time in Mumbai, India. We´ll be flying into India straight after our Australian run on the travelling ´No Sleep Till...´ festival and will headline the main stage on tuesday, December 21st where, hopefully, a big portion of the 72.000 students attending will come to check us out. More information on this cool festival can be found here"
The guys at Candlelight Records are proud to announce the signing of Japanese metallers Sigh. Mirai Kawashima had this to say about the bands new deal with Candlelight Records:
"After we released our debut album Scorn Defeat on Deathlike Silence Productions in 1993, we had to choose a new label to sign to between Candlelight Records and Cacophonous Records. And we, who knew nothing about music business, chose Cacophonous only because they got back to us faster, which obviously was a huge mistake! Now, 17 years since then, we've finally come to work with Candlelight Records. They have a great roster including our mates Meads Of Asphodel. We're truly looking forward to releasing our 9th album tentatively entitled In Somniphobia in 2011."
More sad news in the world of Rock. Gotthard singer Steve Lee died yesterday (5th October 2010) in a motorcycle accident in the United States.
He was 47 years old when he died in the accident in Nevada. Long-time Gotthard manager Jan Bayati commented "it is a tragedy." and that he would give more details soon. But the Nevada Highway Patrol have confirmed the death, confirming it happened about 50 miles north of the "Las Vegas Motor Speedway".
He died at the scene after being clipped by a lorry.
As you might have heard, cult progressive metal band Psychotic Waltz recently reunited. But now the band issued the news on their Facebook Page that also original guitarist Dan Rock has re-joined the fold, meaning Psychotic Waltz are back in their original setting.
Said the band: "Original guitar player Dan Rock returns. The circle is now complete. Huge thanks to Steve Cox for helping us get this thing back off the ground. We really appreciate everything you have done over the last year. Thank you Brother. We wouldn't be where we are now without your help."
Vocalist Devon Graves (also in Deadsoul Tribe) released the following statement in mid-September: "I am blown away by the response over Psychotic Waltz. I am really looking forward! In the meantime, please don't overlook my other band, The Shadow Theory. We have a new album out this November (October for the US) 2010. This album could be the highpoint of my career (so far). My intention is to be in both bands for the... future. Enjoy The Shadow Theory while Psychotic Waltz writes the new album. You have time."
Swedish metallers One Man Army And The Undead Quartet have issued the following update:
Marek here with an update from Black lounge / The abyss studio.
So the process have begun, we are recording a new album. The dark epic... And what a killer album it will be. I starded this morning off pretty early about 7 am. Changed all the heads and tuned and rigged my kit. Jonas showed up as planned about 9am and started putting micks on the drums and preparing all his stuff. By lunch the linecheck and basicsound was complete and we where ready to start tracking.
We grabbed a quick bite and then started.
First of was "The Dark Epic..." then "Devil's Harlot", followed by "Zombie Syndrome" and finishing up the day with "Inside The Head Of God". If felt really good to get such start from day one. I'm really happy with today, tired but happy.
Finnish death metal band Torture Killer have released the following statement:
"The tours and shows to support our third album, Sewers, are now complete. Doing a full list of dates here back home, European tour with Demonical, a Russian tour, homeland festivals and the Baltic dates with Cannibal Corpse behind us, we will now look into the future.
We have a bunch of songs at demo phase and will start working on them in the coming weeks. 2011 will not see a new full-length but we are doing something for sure, a mini-CD or a seven inch. More on that as things move forward."
Catamenia main-man Riku Hopeakoski has announced the following huge line-up changes:
"I'm sad to inform you all about huge and unfortunate line-up changes in the band. Ari Nissilä (vocals/guitar), Toni Kansanoja (bass), Kari Vähäkuopus (clean vocals) and Mikko Nevanlahti (drums) decided to part ways with Catamenia because of their project bands, businesses, lack of inspiration and time, personal issues and etc.
I had a great time with you and hope nothing but the best for you. We'll always be true friends, no question about it! You've been my family for years and you will always be part of it, now and in future! There are no words to describe, but only: Thousands of sincere thanks from the bottom of my heart, guys - it was a damn awesome journey with great unforgettable memories! THANK YOU!!!
In other news, the band will release their third full-length album Damnation Reigns on October 22 through Black Bards Entertainment. The album features guest appearances by Tim "The Ripper" Owens (Yngwie Malmsteen, Judas Priest, Iced Earth) and Victor Smolski (Rage).
Hail Of Bullets have launched a full album stream of the upcoming album On Divine Winds exclusively on MetalUnderground.com. Go check it out here.
In conjunction with the upcoming second full-length release from Hail Of Bullets, On Divine Winds, Metal Blade Records has teamed up with MetalUnderground.com to premier the "extreme modern metal" act's album On Divine Winds in its entirety. The stream ends Monday, October 11th (the official street date of the album in North America).
Finnish heavy metal monsters Lordi have released the following statement:
"It is our unfortunate task to inform that drummer Kita is no longer a member of Lordi. Kita has made a decision to pursue his own career publicly as himself, without his alter ego Kita. This is in direct conflict with one of the cornerstones of Lordi's image. Therefore it is not possible for him to continue as a member of the band anymore.
Lordi will continue as always, masked and costumed, consisting of monster personas. Also, the upcoming tour will happen as planned. We thank Kita for the years he has been an important part of the band and our successes and wish him all the best in his future."
This hard decision came after the announcement earlier today that Finnish melodic rock band Stala & So. - which features in its ranks Kita (real name: Sampsa Astala) on vocals and ex-Lordi bassist Kalma (real name: Niko Hurme; also known by his current stage name Nick Gore) - will be competing to represent Finland in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.
Canadian death metal outfit Thy Flesh Consumed has decided to call it quits. The band issued the following statement:
"October 30th, 2010 will be Thy Flesh Consumed's final show. Vocalist Peter Mestre is moving out of province for work. It should be noted that the collective interest in the band has been fading this past year and regardless, the end was near. Instead of fading away, we are going out with a bang, and on October 30th, we will be sharing the stage with Hellacaust and Terratomb for the last time. Expect blasting material from all 4 full-lengths as well as material from our upcoming "swan song" split with Tyrant's Blood. Hellacaust will be celebrating their 10th anniversary with an all out horror themed show so please come in costume!