21:34 - Bad English untill 16 I did not listen music much it was hard, I did watch TV , but I just calculate I am not shore, (BTW I includet porno as well)
21:33 - Zaphod Come on, I believe you've seen a lot of movies, but let's be realistic, 20.000 movies is a fuck ton, I don't buy it unless watching movies is somehow related to your work in which case it's still a fuck ton and not very believable
21:29 - Zaphod Lol. I'm not gonna calculate that but I'm pretty sure it'd come out something like 10 hours a day watching movies/listening to music for 20 years on the condition that he never listens to the same album/watches the same movie twic
21:29 - Bad English Zap - I dunno number but I did do it in teenage days holydays like 5 per day so on, I have seen 10-20k IMO
21:21 - Fearmeister @Zaph Don't forget the 50,000 albums he has apparently listened to as well
A one-and-a-half-minute trailer for the forthcoming DVD from Tarot can be viewed on YouTube at this location. Also this trailer can now be downloaded in High-Quality from the Videos-section on Tarot's official website here (Xvid required).
The DVD was filmed on August 17, 2007 at club Rupla in Kuopio (Finland) with director Harri Mielonen and is scheduled for release later in the year.
A brand new Illdiposed song, entitled "Like Cancer", is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.
The song comes off the Danish metallers' new album, entitled "The Prestige", due on March 28 via AFM Records (April in the US via Locomotive Records).
"The Prestige" was mixed at Studio Fredman (Gothenburg, Sweden) with Fredrik Nordström and features cover artwork by Mattias Norén.
The video for the single "Blooddrunk" off Children Of Bodom's upcoming album has been posted online. The video can be viewed at this location.
The clip, which was produced by Katapult Filmproduktion, was shot in the former Nazi barracks in Krampnitz in the vicinity of Berlin, Germany, where the Russian army was stationed before the German reunion.
Another Children Of Bodom song entitled "Banned From Heaven" was already made available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.
The following was written in a promotional publication by Roadrunner Records:
"The wait is over. The time is now. Many said it would never happen, that Max and Iggor Cavalera, the Brazilian brothers and visionaries that formed the groundbreaking Sepultura would reunite to make music together again. Despite having spent 12 years apart, the inescapable fact remains: Max and Iggor share blood and an unparalleled sonic kinesis. Hence, the Cavalera Conspiracy was born. While the Cavalera Conspiracy and their debut "Inflikted" may seem like the closest we'll get to a Sepultura reunion, make no mistake. The Cavalera Conspiracy is its own maniacal, untameable beast with its own set of rules.
"Solitude Aeturnus - one of the most respected names in the doom metal field with a style that borrows from classic doom as well as progressive metal. Formed in the spring of 1987, Solitude Aeturnus are still pummeling souls into doom metal submission! Robert Lowe's haunting vocals, unbelievably heavy and slow riffs, strange melodies and sublime compositions - all this complemented by the band's desperate, insane, theatrical yet profoundly personal appeal.
This legendary doom metal band from US returns today with two albums re-released by Metal Mind Productions - "Through The Darkest Hour" and "Downfall".
"Through The Darkest Hour" - Solitude Aeternus' third full-length release from 1994. Recorded in March in England at Rhythm Studios, the album showed a simpler and heavier direction, proving to be the band's best achievement yet, mainly because of an excellent production and top notch composing. New digipak edition includes 2 bonus tracks recorded during band's show in Warsaw in February 2007.
Some sound samples from the new Edenbridge album "MyEarthDream" have been put online at the band's MySpace. You can listen to them at this location.
Edenbridge sixth studio album will be out on April 25th, 2008 via Napalm Records.
"MyEarthDream" cover] will have the following tracklist:
01. The Force Within
03. Remember Me
06. Whale Rider
07. Undying Devotion
08. Fallen From Grace
09. Place Of Higher Power
10. MyEarthDream Suite (For Guitar And Orchestra)
Nightwish were awarded an "ECHO" as band of the year in the category "rock/alternative (international)". The other nominees in that category were Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs, Marilyn Manson and Within Temptation. The ECHO Music Awards were held Friday night (February 15) in Berlin, Germany. ECHO is a German music award granted every year by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie (an association of recording companies). Nightwish performed the song "Amaranth".
All info about the ECHO 2008 at http://www.echopop.de (website in German).
UPDATED on 9 March:
At the annual Emma Awards (Finnish Grammy), Nightwish won awards in four of the six nominated categories. The jury awarded Nightwish Emma awards in the following categories: "Album Of The Year", "Metal Album Of The Year", "Band Of The Year" and "Best Selling Album 2007".
Saxon's Australian tour, which was originally to take place in October last year but got postponed due to visa problems, has finally been reannounced and will be taking place in May. The tour dates are as follows:
05.05.2008 Brisbane - The Arena
06.05.2008 Melbourne - Billboard
07.05.2008 Sydney - The Forum
As stated when the tour was first postponed, tickets that were purchased for the original dates will remain valid for the rescheduled dates.
In related news, Saxon will be touring Japan once more before heading to Australia. Those dates are as follows:
30.04.2008 Tokyo - O East
01.05.2008 Nagoya - Club Quattro
02.05.2008 Osaka - Club Quattro
Canada's Voivod have posted the following update on their website:
"There remain 13 songs that Denis D'Amour (Piggy) had written with the band that have yet to be recorded. Michel Langevin (Away) and Denis Belanger (Snake) will track the last songs this spring bringing all the past and present members together to participate in a homage to the guitar legend of Piggy and the legacy of 25 years of a brotherhood forged by exploring metal, rock and punk ethics with an other worldly premise. Jean-Yves Theriault (Blacky) and Eric Forrest (E Force) have eagerly agreed to contribute bass tracks along with Jason Newsted (Jasonic). The End records and Nuclear Blast will release this final record once completed. Voivod may play select shows after the release as a thank you to the fans and to bring closure to a great career."
UK Metallers Venom have announced their album "Hell" is set for release in May 2008 through Universal.
Packed with 13 brand new malevolent tracks from the masters of Black Metal, Venom are now preparing to unleash this thunderous sequel to their 2006 "Metal Black" album. With song titles such as "Armageddon", "Straight To Hell", "Hand Of God", "USA For Satan", "The Power & The Glory", "Evil Perfection", "Kill The Music", and the title track "Hell".
The new album truly shows the power and intensity that is Venom, the trio of Cronos, Antton and Rage deliver the metal album of 2008.
The ProgPower UK team has posted the following announcement on the event's website:
This is the hardest decision we have ever had to make, but it is with great regret that we have had to cancel ProgPower UK III.
We have made no secret of the financial difficulties that have dogged our first two years, which is why we made a significant number of changes for year three. However, ticket sales have been extremely poor and, as a result, there is no way we can stage the festival without losing a substantial amount of money - again.
This decision has not been taken lightly and we are fully aware of both the disappointment and inconvenience it will cause. However, we simply cannot afford to keep pumping money into ProgPower UK and we can assure you that we are as disappointed about this as you no doubt are.
Stream Of Passion have posted the following blog on their MySpace:
"Rumours had been going on for a little while and finally we can say that they were true! We've been working on our new material for quite a while now and before releasing our new cd this year, we want to give you the chance to listen to a combination of old and new material and also to see our new members rock with SoP!
4 gigs are confirmed so far, more will follow soon!
The following blog has been posted at the official Pantheist MySpace page:
"As you may have not noticed, since the font is completely unreadable (one could argue that this is done deliberately as it would grant us a certain aura of kvltness, but I have to admit that it's probably the actual myspace skin that needs changing) there is a new gig date displayed on our profile: Friday 21st of March (bank holiday) we are playing at The Unicorn in Camden. That's right, after having been based in London for about 4 years now, it is about time -in true funeral doom terms- for our first ever London gig. We seek to perform mainly new tracks with a small dose of 'oldies' in between.
The label Armageddon Music will be renamed to Wacken Records and distributed within the SPV system. The press release is as follows:
A joint venture of a very special kind promises to bring a fresh breeze to the German metal scene: SPV, the record imprint from Hanover, and Wacken Records have announced their cooperation in the marketing, promotion and worldwide distribution sectors. At the same time, Wacken Records (formerly trading under the name of Armageddon Music) will be incorporated into the SPV system, while remaining an independent company which will benefit from the international contacts and longstanding experience of its new partner. With the support of Wacken Records, SPV will in turn gain access to a wider forum and increase its focus on discovering, supporting and promoting newcomer acts.