21:43 - !J.O.O.E.! This laptop has limited gaming capabilities but thought I'd throw a few games on for train journeys etc. I love Morrowind though. Much more so than Oblivion and Skyrim. Am downloading Oblivion right now for testing reasons
21:38 - 3rdWorld @Joe You tried Elder Scrolls III Morrowind on Win10? Wow, were you checking backward compatabilities or do you really love the game? I tried it once, it was pretty boring to me. I removed it and waiting to try Oblivion or Skyrim.
AFM Records presents a new high-class addition to its roster: Orden Ogan. The Melodic/Power/Folk Metal band from Arnsberg, Germany, is one of Europe´s hottest prospects of the last years. Orden Ogan have released their first own-pressed CD "Testimonium A.D." in 2004, to critical acclaim. Their label debut album "Vale" then followed in February 2008, with again critics praising the band´s undenieable qualities. Despite all their traditional Metal roots, the band never becomes stereotype, but sounds fresh and up-to-date. Symphonic keyboards melt into grinding guitar riffs, bombastic choirs and orchestral arrangements create an impressive wall of sound.
The new Orden Ogan album "Easton Hope" will be released in early 2010. It will be the band´s first world wide release. In August Orden Ogan already uploaded their new video clip „We Are Pirates", which can we viewed here. The song was used by Germany´s biggest TV station RTL for several trailers that aired during the station´s Formula 1 broadcast. More info on the new hopefuls of German Metal can be found here.
The new Nostradameus album "Illusion´s Parade" will be released on November, 13th, 2009. With their five studio albums, the band acuired a true fan base with their own kind of Power Metal which contains American as well as European influences.
The album was once again produced by Anders "Theo" Theander in the famous Roasting House Studios in Sweden. The result is a fresh mixture of speed, heavyness and thrilling intensity.
"Illusion's Parade" cover art] tracklist:
01. Art Of Deception Listen]
03. Walk Of Pain
05. Virgin Mary
06. Eclipse Of The Sun Cult
07. Illusion's Parade
08. Armageddon Forever
09. Time For Madness
10. The Voyager
Lion's Share members Lars Chriss and Sampo Axelsson have, in cooperation with Sidelake Media and Christian Rehn (Angtoria), written the official intro song for Swedish elite ice hockey team Timrå IK (Red Eagles). The clip is shown up on the Jumbotron when the players enter the ice.
"The main riff was based on the song "Shadows" from Lion's Share's "Two" (1997) album, with an AC/DC and Rammstein twist since this style works so well in hockey arenas."
"The Sea Of See Through Skins" is the title of the brand new album by Greek metallers Tardive Dyskinesia that has been released the 12th October via Coroner Records. Aggressive, math, psychotic and obsessive are the keywords that identify this new work, amazingly mixed and mastered by Jochem Jacob at Split Second Sound Studio in Holland (Textures, In-Quest, Chiraw). You can listen to a full preview of the new album here.
"The Sea Of See Through Skins" cover art] tracklist:
01. Triggering The Fear Reactor
05. The Sea Of See Through Skins
06. Brains Trust
07. Ask E Sea
09. Reverse Arms
09. Tinge Of Irony
Reactivated Swedish Atmospheric Black Metallers Algaion have set their third upcoming effort as "Exthros" (meaning "Enemy" in Greek). "Exthros" was recorded at Helltower Studio by Algaion live/studio drummer Robert Eng (also of Corporation 187 fame) and the mastering duties were handled by Simon Söderberg at Mayfire Studio.
"Exthros" cover art] tracklist:
02. That Time Is Nigh
03. Theos Tou Aimatos Listen]
04. We Are The Enemy
05. The Last Of Cursed Days
06. Nature Our Slave
07. Ruach Adversi
08. This Is Our Temple
09. Sign Of Evil Existence / The Era Of Satan Rising
10. House Of War
Finnish metal band Swallow The Sun has posted a new song, ''These Woods Breathe Evil'', at their MySpace page http://www.myspace.com/swallowthesundoom. This track comes off the bands upcoming album ''New Moon'', which will be released in early November via Spinefarm Records.
"Italy In Progress Tour 2009" YtseJam Kr + Twinspirits + guests
Twinspirits and OnStage Booking are pleased to announce the first leg of "Italy in Progress Tour 2009", which will kick off in December, bringing the band in some of the best rock live club around Italy:
"Italy In Progress Tour 2009"
YtseJam Kr + Twinspirits + guest
03/12/2009 "MILANO in progress 2009" Zoe Club - Milano
04/12/2009 "BOLOGNA in progress 2009" Ke Me Meo - Argelato (BO)
05/12/2009 "PADOVA in progress 2009" Country Star - Albignasego (PD)
10/12/2009 "PERUGIA in progress 2009" Urban Club - Perugia
11/12/2009 "CASERTA in progress 2009" Oddly Shed - Casagiove (CE)
Champions of the old school Swedish death metal style (Stockholm, not Gothenburg), Ventura, California's Fatalist pay tribute to the likes of Nihilist, Grave, Entombed, and Dismember on debut full-length The Depths Of Inhumanity. The follow up to 2007's impressive (and now sold out) Loss demo will be released on November 23, 2009 on Ibex Moon Records. While the influences are obvious, the band injects its own personality into these 11 songs, while staying true to the bruising 'n buzzing sounds of early 90s Stockholm.
Guitarist/vocalist Neil Burkdoll (Dirty Dead, Stump) Burkdoll had this to say about the recording: "Well, three years in the making; it has been a long ass time. Our album The Depths of Inhumanity is finally going to see the light of day on Nov 23, 2009. It is 11 songs of old school death metal that we hope you guys enjoy. We really tried to make each song stand alone from the others and have their own identity. We are happy as hell that the album is coming out on Ibex Moon as well. We really felt that we would fit nicely on the Ibex Moon roster and it was a great day when John agreed to talk to us about an album deal. Things went really smooth with the label and we hope to work with them again in the future."
Taiwanese extreme metallers Chthonic have been honored with the "Best International Artist" award for their participation in the Free Tibet concert in Taipei on July 11 of this year. The award was given out at this year's Tibetan Music Awards, which took place on October 10 in McLeod Ganj, India.
Says vocalist Freddy Lim: "This is an honor for all the performers, staff, volunteers, and audiences involved with the Free Tibet concert earlier this year in Taiwan. Let's keep fighting for justice and freedom, and I believe that all Tibetans will be winners and earn their rights eventually!"
Chthonic is currently on tour with Satyricon in support of its latest album, "Mirror of Retribution", which was issued in the U.S. on September 15 via Spinefarm Records.
An e-card for "Lightslaying Rituals", the forthcoming album from French black metallers Temple Of Baal, can be found at this location. The album was recorded at Paris' Hybreed Studios by Andrew Guillotin last April and will be released on November 27th via Agonia Records.
"Lightslaying Rituals" cover art] tracklisting:
01. Piercing The Veils Of Slumber
02. Triumph Of Heretic Fire
03. Black Sun Of The Damned
05. Dead Cult
06. Hate Is My Name
07. Poisoned Words
08. Vectors To The Void
09. Blessings Of Blackfire
Donald Decker, singer/songwriter for the infamous Minnesota-based brutal death/porngrind band Anal Blast, passed away Sunday morning (October 11th). According to his friends, the passing was "peaceful." He was 41 years old.
The cause of death has not been made public, but Decker reportedly received a liver transplant last year.
Next to writing violently obscene lyrics for Anal Blast - which he said was "the most stupid band in the world" - Don Decker was also a metal concert promoter and the owner of a death metal record store. He was the first one to get Cradle Of Filth to the USA.
Anal Blast was founded in 1994 and recorded two studio albums; "Vaginal Vempire" (1998) and "Battered Bleeding Bitch" (2004) with a live DVD issued last year, entitled "Spraying Blood Live."
Arch Enemy will embark on the "Tyrants Of Evil: North American Tour 2010", in January/February next year. Support will come from Exodus, Arsis and Mutiny Within.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
20-January-2010 - Towson, MD - Recher Theatre
21-January-2010 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre Of Living Arts
22-January-2010 - New York, NY - Nokia Theatre
23-January-2010 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
25-January-2010 - Montreal, QC - Le Medley
26-January-2010 - Quebec City, QC - Theatre Imperial
27-January-2010 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
29-January-2010 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
30-January-2010 - Minneapolis, MN - The Rock
31-January-2010 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Centre
Korpiklaani are proud to announce the Karkelo World Tour continues: "Behold, Americans and Canadians. In January we will set sail to the States and Canada again, together with our mateys from Swashbuckle, our Viking friends from Týr and the guys from White Wizzard."
Dates are as follows:
Jan 08 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Jan 09 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Jan 10 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Jan 11 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
Jan 12 - Chicago, IL @ Jaguar Club
Jan 13 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Jan 14 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
Jan 15 - Allentown, PA @ The Sterling Hotel
Jan 16 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Jan 17 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
Jan 18 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Finnish Power metallers Kiuas have issued the following update:
"So, it's been a while since we've informed you of our comings and goings on, and there have been some questions and speculations as to what Kiuas is up to, or are we up to anything...
Well, fear not my comrades! To make a long story short: We'll be entering the studio no later than in the end of November, and start recording our fourth full-length studio album. There are about 10 new masterpieces almost completely written, which we are polishing and finetuning as I write these words. The album is set to be released in March 2010 in Finland, other areas TBA. Naturally this is and has been the reason for not doing gigs for a while, since the writing, arranging and practing of the songs demands our full focus. After the release, we will start touring, the dates will be announced once confirmed (but hold your horses until next year, kids!).