17:53 - Erik M. I guess the most logical thing to do is check out Mistur - Attende next, hahaha. Seems like a gem of an album too.
17:53 - Zaphod There's a Heavenly Sword film being made? Can't imagine that being good to be honest :P Also, did I say two or three years since A Crack In Time? Apparently it was released in 2009 :P
17:53 - !J.O.O.E.! It's like Ildjarn playing epic folk at points :P
17:51 - Darth Satanious Right, the movie, I forgot about it. The cut-scenes of Ratchet&Clank are so funny that lend themselves for a great animated film for Sony a la Pixar. There was that Heavenly Sword film being done too.
17:51 - Erik M. Yeah, about the sound... I'm not sure. For some reason it didn't click with me like I expected. Going to give it another spin for sure, but Cor Scorpii sounds pretty awesome. Like Windir. :P
17:51 - Zaphod Don't know Huldrafolk, but Hidria Spacefolk is awesome...
17:49 - !J.O.O.E.! I forgive you. I love the sound on it though. Have still never heard anything that mixes raw and epic in quite the same way.
Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has penned the new song "So Unfair" about his son's struggle with Type 1 diabetes. All proceeds will go to the non-profit organization JDRF, a leading global organization funding Type 1 diabetes research. Every dollar donated is an entry to win a trip to Bakersfield, California to create and record a song with Jonathan Davis at his private recording studio.
Aussies Psycroptic just released a new clip for the tune "Echoes To Come". This is the first video created for their upcoming new self-titled album, their first since 2012's The Inherited Repression. You can see the band in action on the video below and listen to a new song. The tech-death metallers will release the new opus in early 2015, with the exact release date still to be confirmed.
Post-metallers Russian Circles are currently touring in the U.S. on their 10th anniversary tour. They just announced good news for their European fans as a whole lot of European tour dates with Americans Helms Alee are set for the spring of 2015. See the dates below.
A new Code track entitled "Dialogue" has just been released and can now be enjoyed here. The band has a new album coming out called Mut which is set for an February 27th release via Agonia Records. Besides that, you can take a look at the album's cover art, created by Thomas Neulinger, and tracklist below. Do you like this stylistic change of pace? Share your opinion with us.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of one of Judas Priest's best albums: Defenders Of The Faith. On March 9th 2015, a newly expanded 3CD version of the heavy metallers 1984 album Defenders Of The Faith will be unleashed. This special 30th Anniversary Edition includes the original ten-track album, fully remastered and a complete live recording from the Defenders tour, recorded at the Long Beach Arena in California on 5th May, 1984.
With a recently signed contract with French/US independent label Season Of Mist, the German black metal force Der Weg Einer Freiheit are stoked to announce their upcoming album Stellar, which is due out March 23rd in Europe and a day later in the US. Though no further details are available at the moment, you can still hear some of the recording of drums and guitars below. Sounds promising, doesn't it?
Ouroboros are back and they bring Emanations with them. Emanations is their new album, which comes four years after the latest Glorification Of A Myth. And because you still have to wait a little bit more until March 2015, the album's release, the Australian death metal band has shared a new song called "The Sleep Of Reason" to whet your appetite. The track features The FilmHarmonic Orchestra of Prague. Enjoy!
German metallers Orden Ogan have just released a new video for the song "F.E.V.E.R." from their upcoming album Ravenhead, which will be released on January 16th in Europe and February 3rd in North America via AFM Records. You can watch the video below now. Don't forget to give us your impressions of the music and clip.
The project Countermove has released the video for the charity single they've worked on for the Red Cross. Several Dutch musicians have joined forces in support of the Red Cross, in occasion of 3FM Serious Request 2014, a Dutch charity event that is organised every year. You can now donate and download "The Power Of Love" at this location. Also, watch below the group of musicians that includes singers Floor Jansen, Simone Simons, Anneke Van Giersbergen, multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen and many more performing "The Power Of Love".
Good news for doom metal fans. Finnish doomsters 0 X í S T have recently announced that their second album will be titled One Eon. You can expect the album to be released in early 2015. A five-minute album teaser has been published on the band's YouTube channel and you can now enjoy it right here.
After a great year of intensive touring in support of their critically acclaimed album, War Eternal, and while still touring Europe for the rest of the year, Swedish metal machine Arch Enemy announces the next string of tour dates. The band confirmed a run of headlining dates throughout Japan and South East Asia in March, 2015.
Swedish black metal band Hypothermia, featuring ex-members of Lifelover and members of Kall, has signed a record deal with Agonia Records. The band's new album, the successor to Skogens Hjärta (2010), is finally set to be released in early 2015. You can start preparing for that!
The French post-black metallers in Decline Of The I, led by multi-instrumentalist Adrastis "A.K." Korgan (ex-Love Lies Bleeding, Merrimack, Vorkreist), will release their sophomore album Rebellion on February 27th through Agonia Records. See the artwork, together with the tracklist, and listen to "Hexenface" below.
The French brutality mongers in Benighted are proud to announce their first ever tour on Canadian soil, taking off by the end of February through March next year. Supporting the band will come from the Montreal-based death metal band Bookakee. See the dates below and get ready.