08:10 - AngelofDeth you're right, a little weird to get used to but it works pretty dang well in that song. It needs to be stylized to metal rather than just sticking a weird 80s sax break down in the middle of a song
08:04 - AngelofDeth didnt know other bands were doing it too. Very strange. Ill check that out though
06:56 - hadriel Listen to Ihsahn's On the Shores and all of the doubts anyone would ever have about the sax being in metal will be squelched
05:28 - Unhealer It's because it's just awesome <3 It really fits metal.
05:13 - Zaphod Turisas, Whispered and Behemoth are just the ones that don't pull it off, there are plenty that do.
Swedish metal horde Månegarm have shared the full details for their forthcoming album, to be titled Legions Of The North which shall be released at the end of June through Napalm Records. Featured below are the artwork and tracklist. Make sure you check it out.
This is bound to be a good day for Hypocrisy fans as the band decided to share not only the cover and tracklist from their upcoming new album End Of Disclosure, but a brand new song too. Why complain, right? You can listen to the title track "End Of Disclosure" on the official Hypocrisy Facebook page and also on the player below, and get the track as free download here.
Swedish death metallers Hypocrisy have just confirmed the cancellation of their appearance at the upcoming Barge To Hell 2012, which sets sail tomorrow. However, the band promises to come back with a new album and tours next year as planned.
Violinist Janne Liljekvist has left Swedish viking metallers Månegarm on permanent basis due to lack of motivation. The band commented on his departure via their Facebook page: "It's of course unfortunate after almost 15 years together, but it's also an unsustainable situation if 1 out of 5 can't find the motivation and put the effort into the band that is needed to move forward."
Finnish metallers Ensiferum have announced the Bearer Of The Sword Tour 2012 that will take them across Europe during the months of September and October. Support acts will include Profane Omen and another band yet to be confirmed.
Norwegian industrial black metallers Mysticum have announced via Facebook that they have signed a deal with Peaceville Records.
The band issued the following statement: "Mysticum is back! Today Mysticum has signed to Peaceville Records. Peaceville will handle the entire Mysticum catalogue, which means re-releases of Lost Masters Of The Universe and In The Streams Of Inferno (both with new artwork, upgraded and remastered sound). The deal also includes the brand new and loooooong awaited album Planet Satan. Mysticum will start the making of this album very soon, and you will be informed about the progress."
UK death metal act Bolt Thrower have revealed more information concerning the extra tickets for their 25th anniversary show in London on April 7th.
Here is a statement from the band: "We've had a lot of questions about extra tickets for Boltfest or adding a second show, as the show sold out so fast. As we can only afford a show like this every 26 years (!), there'll sadly be no second show. But we did look into the possibility of adding extra tickets."
Swedish viking black metallers Månegarm have signed a deal with Napalm Records. Their 7th studio album should be released in late 2012.
The band posted the following on their official Facebook page: "We are very proud to announce that Månegarm from now on will sail under the flag of Napalm Records. We are very exited and encouraged as we enter this new collaboration and we're certain that this will mean a big improvement for Månegarm as a band. We expect to release a new killer album in late 2012 - Keep your eyes open!"
Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani will enter Petrax Studios next month to prepare their new album. The band posted the following on their official Facebook: "We are happy to announce that on November 7th we will invade the Petrax-studios in Hollola again to record our next album. The title is still subject of discussion, so we cannot reveal it. The amount of songs is unsure yet; we keep on writing… inspiration flows!"
Norwegian black metal duo Darkthrone will be re-releasing on November 14th four demos on vinyl format under the name Sempiternal Past.
Sempiternal Past contains all four of Darkthrone's cult demo releases recorded in 1988-1989 (Land Of Frost, A New Dimension, Thulcandra, and Cromlech); now fully restored and remastered from the best tape sources available. Also included on this release are the tracks recorded at Oslo TV in 1989, along with a restored version of the rare song "God Of Disturbance And Friction". It will be available on limited double vinyl with gatefold sleeve, with the sleeve including band notes, plus rare images and photos.
Norwegian metallers Susperia will be releasing a new album on November 11th, titled We Are The Ones, celebrating their 10th anniversary as a band.
According to a press release: "This album marks 10 years of releases, and at the same time a nice end of a circle where Mustis (ex-Dimmu Borgir), who participated on Susperia's first demo in 1999, now returns after 12 years to once again put his magical touch on new, as well as old songs. A very fruitful cooperation which now has led to some fantastic re-recordings of some very popular, classic songs, now in complete symphonic versions. A brand new song has been recorded, with a massive orchestral theme."