16:27 - !J.O.O.E.! I recall that Bismuth now, mostly due to the nice artwork. Would be so much better with some proper guitars or additional effects to give it some depth. I think bass-only bands will only ever be a novelty, bar the odd exception.
16:23 - LuciferOfGayness Yeah its underwhelming that most of the new music isnt added. Bismuth was probably on of the best doom releases last year and still isnt here [link]
The band FOREVER SLAVE has started to film their upcoming video clip: Ophelia´s Eyes.
You can find this song in their new cd Resurrection where you will find dark ambients, violins, chorus, a main female voice by the gothic model LADY ANGELLYCA and powerful guitars by Servalath and Oswalth in this cd. Besides Kristian Gundersen (guitar and singer in bands like SIRENIA) collaborates in lyrics.
You can find more info in http://www.foreverslave.com
Canadian hyper blasters KATAKLYSM are going to shoot a new video for their "Serenity In Fire" track 'The Resurrected'. The filming is supposed to take place in Los Angeles on November 6th together with director Joe Lynch.
In other news, the guys continue working on their upcoming DVD "The Test Of Time" which shall be released in ate 2005: The DVD will include live and behind the scenes footage of the "No More Serenity" tour as well as all of the band's video clips, interviews and a "making of" of their next studio album.
On October 1st, the "No More Serenity" European tour will start in the Netherlands, followed by an US tour.
" Attention! Attention! Attention! All friends in the Multiverse.
The Voivod is alive and well in the land of ice. Currently, there are approximately 25 songs in progress for the next recordings. Mssr. Piggy is churning up evil with some very metal riffage and leading the way as we are charting our course of execution for the months ahead.
As of now, we plan to return to the same rooms with the same helmsman of the Nothingface era. (Translation: Away, Snake, Piggy, and Jasonic make some serious new Voivodian noise in Montreal with Glen Robinson producing.) This is our dream, this is our quest.
So, as the world spins faster everyday, we will make our music, our way, when everything aligns. In time, the Voivod again will rise! Listen closely for the cries...in 2005...
Ensiferum's second album "Iron" is in stores now. However, there is no album releasing in some countries so if you cannot find the album, ask it from the distributor or your local record dealer.
Ensiferum hasn't yet found a new singer-guitarist, but Petri Lindroos (Norther) has been negotiating with the band if he'd stay as a regular member in the band. It is certain though that Petri is doing the Ensiferum concerts this year.
After 8 month of songwriting Masterplan is ready to record the second album.
"We are really happy and proud of the new material!"
The new CD will contain about 11 songs. This time all bandmembers appeared as songwriters. Songwriting took place in Hamburg, Aachen, Los Angeles, Slovakia and Norway.
Roy Z. was helping as a good friend and for a couple of songs he was an "inspirator / arranger". Once again Andy Sneap and Masterplan are producing the new Album together in the "Crazy Cat" Studio in Hamburg. The mixing will be done at "Finnvox Studios" in Helsinki by Mikko Karmila. Mastering by Mika Jussila.
The album is scheduled to be released in the end of January 2005 through AFM Records and Marquee (for Japan and South East Asia).
Swedish thrashers DARKANE have posted the following message on their web site:
"DARKANE has been rehearsing with Peter and so far it doesn't hurt in his wrist anymore but they can't be totally sure yet. DARKANE will play next Saturday the 24th of July at Tullakroksfestivalen in Ängelholm, Sweden. If Peter still doesn't feel any pain after the show DARKANE will immediately start rehearsing and later on record the new album. Let's hope!"
DARKANE's last studio album, "Expanding Senses", was released in 2002 through Nuclear Blast Records.
We're glad to inform you that the ONLY official MASSEMORD website is online and available
Moreover new MASSEMORD cd will be out on June 14th from THE OATH productions
and will be titled "new millennium holocaust" (split cd with SVARTSKOGG).
Mp3 samplers can be heard at www.massemord.cjb.net
We have just received confirmation on the release date being set to July 12th, 2004 for the European version of The Imaginary Direction of Time. As previously announced it will be released on our American label The End Records in collaboration with UK label/distribution company Plastic Head Records.
This will be one of The End Records' first international releases so it marks a historic event as well, and we are very excited to collaborate with a company like Plastic Head that has been a pioneer in the music industry for years. We hope to achieve great things with them and also we hope for your continued interest and support as our third CD hits the stores in Europe very soon.
Once again Falconer is up for a line-up change.
Second guitarist Anders Johansson and
bass player Peder Johansson are out.
A big discussion took place after the gig in Motala (Swe)
as we started to talk about the future of Falconer.
Two camps quickly formed about the issue.
The talk started to get more and more aggressive
until it took an ugly turn as Peder started
to let his hands do the talking, but luckily Kristoffer
stepped in and stopped it from getting really bad.
Although our intoxicated state of mind probably made
the argument worse, it has left deep scars.
After this incident the contacts has been very chilly
with especially Peder but also Anders.
Karsten, Kristoffer and I believe that the tension will undermine
"The Imaginary Direction of Time" has been out in the US for almost a month. It is doing really well and it has hosted some spectacular reviews.
In true tradition, at the time of this release we are already far into the writing process of our next album. We are about half way done with the basic compositions so far, and the material we're working on is without doubt the most different from anything we've ever done.
Lastly, we would like to offer to our European fans our sincere apologies for the fact that the album is still not available in Europe. We do have in place a distribution agreement with Plastic Head Records and they are working dilligently on getting the album ready for a European release very soon. We appreciate your patience and promise that it will be worth the wait.
Soooo...Trym has just completed a month long US tour with Satyricon as a replacement for Frost. Zyklon actually performed one show in north of Norway with Frost while he was away. During this time Samoth has actively been working on pre-production for some new material and now that Trym is back home the band can get started on rehearsing new ideas.
Zyklon will be playing at the Party San Open Air festival in Germany on the 13th of August, and as of now this is the only confirmed show this summer. The band will focus on the new material in the next months, so there will be less activity on the live front for a while. It is, of course, very unfortunate that the band was never able to secure a US tour in connection with "Aeon", but hopefully next time! However, the "Psyklon Aeon" video should be hitting the US airways anytime now!
Hello friends....I know this LONG overdue....I thank you for your patience!
So, here's an attempt to update you on the progress of Legend Part III:II....
After 3 years of a grueling "pre-production" process and a 6 month sabbatical to produce "LID2002," the principal recording of Legend Part III:II finally began last October here in California! The past 6 months have been "interesting" to say the least! ; ) Joshua and I began the process of recording all midi based material on October 15th....our production schedule was based on a 60 day recording plan....ALL orchestral-percussion programming/FX/samples/segues would be recorded over a 60 day production
schedule ("phase 1" of recording). 60 days = 2 months....right? Well, not