22:19 - Apothecary The album title comes from an Arthur C Clarke short story called The Nine Billion Names Of God. In it, Buddhist monks have a legend that the universe will end when all the names of God are compiled together in one place. So they..
22:12 - Zaphod That description alone should have made me check it out a lot sooner. The name and album cover are very familiar so I don't know why I haven't listened to it before. Probably got drowned in other to-listen stuff.
22:09 - Apothecary The "Sunn O))) + Esoteric" description he gave of that album really is quite accurate. I'm eagerly anticipating their next one
According to Rolling Stone, the four original members of Black Sabbath will be holding a press conference at Los Angeles' famed Whiskey a Go-Go club on November 11th at 11:11 AM (hence the 11.11.11 posted on their official website). It is widely expected that the group will announce a reunion, but a press release merely says it will be a "special announcement at the same location where the influential band made their Los Angeles debut on November 11, 41 years ago." Henry Rollins will be hosting the event.
Marking the release of Carbon-Based Anatomy, progressive metallers Cynic have confirmed a very special release party for this Wednesday, November 2nd, at Idle Hands Bar in New York. The band will be signing copies of the new EP and take part in a special intimate acoustic performance.
Danish metallers Mnemic have announced a new line-up. Tomas "Obeast" Koefoed, Brian "Brylle" Rasmussen and Rune Stigart will be replaced by the three new members Simone Bertozzi, Victor-Ray Salomonsen and Brian Larsen. Also, the band has commenced writing a new album, to be released in 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records.
Vocalist Kyle Thomas and guitarist Jay Ceravolo of New Orleans groove thrash metallers Exhorder will be leaving the band, according to this statement from Kyle Thomas released recently: "On behalf of Jay Ceravolo (Exhorder guitarist) and myself, it is with much regret and disappointment that we are both leaving Exhorder. There is much darkness surrounding Exhorder at this time due to business and personal differences. We extend deep apologies to those that this has both inconvenienced and disappointed."
Belgian death metallers Aborted have released a trailer for their upcoming new album Global Flatline, set for release on January next year via Century Media Records. You can now watch it below. The band posted the following on their Facebook page: "Here it is people! The official trailer for the upcoming album Global Flatline, check it out and keep in mind, in less than a week we release the single!" More album details were previously reported over here.
ETHS are back! Three years after the critically acclaimed Tératologie, the French modern metal act just entered the studio and is hard at work on a new album.
Here is a note from the band: "Hey! We are currently in the studio, recording our third album. We are having a lot of fun playing those new songs, which we can't wait to share with you, especially on stage! On other news, we are happy to announce that our original drummer Guillaume is back in the fold. More news soon!"
Hate and Vesania have cancelled a few shows on the French part of their European tour due to utter incompetence of the organizer - Die Ecke Productions (namely Nico and Dan of band Livarkahil) who are responsible for bad organization in the venues, and finally disappeared with the money they owe the headliner. The fact that the organizers are no longer present on the tour makes it impossible to execute the deals with local promoters and venues. In this situation, the concert in Paris (29.09) in Glaz'art must be the last show of this tour.
We are proud to announce that yesterday Nergal hit the stage for the first time after transplant! Nergal performed the "Penetration" song together with Carl McCoy and Fields Of The Nephilim, who played a show in Katowice, Poland on May 6th, Mega Club.
This is what we got from Nergal:
"I just came off stage...Katowice, Poland. It was my first performance after the transplant. I don't remember when the last time I was THAT nervous. First of all, I had to join one of my favorite bands ever, true legends, Fields Of The Nephilim... secondly, I'm still not 100% in shape so I didn't know how my body would react. I would risk saying I'm maybe 60% of what I used to be…but still progressing! Anyway, We did a song "Penetration" together with Carl McCoy and Co. What a blast I have to tell you. I had a serious adrenaline rush and it was such a boost of energy I can't even describe. My mouth dried out after 30 seconds so I could hardly breathe but the energy wouldn't let me stop. I was carried away. The moment I saw the crowd, I felt this double bass pounding underneath my feet... I was in trance. I'm counting days 'til we come back with Behemoth full time. 5 months to go...huh."