21:56 - moonflash Castlevania should not be forgotten in this conversation. The guy playing in this video can't possibly be human. [link]
21:54 - !J.O.O.E.! I haven't played Dragon's Crown yet, but everything of his I've heard is great. He has a very distinctive sound.
21:51 - moonflash Not familiar with much of Hitoshi san's work apart from Vagrant story (which was stellar) but the games he's worked on looks like a list of stuff I've been meaning to check out for ages! (like Tactics ogre and Dragon's Crown)
21:50 - !J.O.O.E.! Speaking of soundtracks, Alien Isolation's is exceptional. I had to turn down the actual music as it was making me too tense but that combined with the amazingly rendered ambient effects and sounds is something else.
21:41 - moonflash Yeah, Colossus and Silent Hill are brilliant. Also Assassin's Creed Brotherhood had a pretty good OST. Apart from that, literally anything by Nobuo Uematsu, Yasunori Mitsudia and Yoko Shimomura is masterclass.
Dutch thrash/death metal band MagnaCult have been added to the DevilDriver tour line-up this coming April.
The dates are:
27.04 TOURCOING (FR), Grand-Mix
28.04 KÖLN (D), Die Werkstatt
29.04 PARIS (FR), Le Trabendo
30.04 LUXEMBOURG (LUX), Rockhal Club
The band released their successful debut album 'Synoré' through Rusty Cage Records last year. The record was produced and mixed by Jochem Jacobs (Textures) and Bouke Visser at the famous Dutch Split Second Sound Studios.
MagnaCult recently posted a third track, 'Identity 676', on their Myspace (www.myspace.com/magnacult) from their album 'Synoré'.
Devildriver will start a North American Tour entitled "Bound By The Road 2008" on February, 27th. Napalm Death, Walls Of Jericho, 36 Crazyfists and In Vitro are announced as special guests.
The "Bound By The Road 2008" dates are as follows:
Feb. 27 - The Fat Cat - Modesto, CA
Feb. 28 - The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
Feb. 29 - House Of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
Mar. 02 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ
Mar. 04 - Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
Mar. 06 - Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa, OK
Mar. 07 - Ridglea Theater - Fort Worth, TX
Mar. 08 - Scout Bar - San Antonio, TX
Mar. 09 - House Of Rock - Corpus Christi, TX
Mar. 14 - Boomerz - Seminole, FL
Mar. 15 - Mojo Room - Port St. Lucie, FL
Devildriver have been added to this summer's Ozzfest 2007 following the departure of Mondo Generator. Starting in Dallas, TX on August 2, Devildriver will be playing the second stage at 3:30pm.
Coupled with this announcement, the band have also been forced to cancel their upcoming headlining tour of the US. It's expected they will be back out on the road in North America in early'08 to support their new record The Last Kind Words, out July 31 through Roadrunner Records.
August 2 - Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Center,
August 4 - San Antonio, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 6 - St. Louis, MO @ UMB Bank Pavilion
August 8 - Columbus, OH @ Germain Amphitheatre
August 10 - Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
A new song entitled 'Not All That Wander Are Lost', has been made available for download at this location on Roadrunner Records (free registration required). The track comes Devildriver's third album, "The Last Kind Words", due on June 18 via Roadrunner Records as indicate the discount of time on their official website here.
Here "The Last Kind Words" tracklist:
01. Not All Who Wander Are Lost
02. Clouds Over California
03. Bound By The Moon
04. Horn Of Betrayal
05. These Fighting Words
06. Head On To Heartache (Let Them Rot)
07. Monsters Of The Deep
08. Tirades Of Truth
09. Burning Sermon
10. When Summoned
11. The Axe Shall Fall
You can also find two live videos for the tracks 'Not All Who Wander Are Lost' here and 'Clouds Over California' here. Videos come from New England Metal Fest / 4.27.2007.