07:12 - theFIST wormed are at willowtip, they toured with those 2
06:35 - Apothecary We'll just have to agree to disagree then, as much as I love both bands, I still consider Zeppelin and Deep Purple hard rock at the very most
06:34 - flightoficarus Big sale at Willowtip. Best band there besides Ulcerate and Gigan?
06:33 - Apothecary Doom/stoner/sludge has its roots in Sabbath, and power and speed/thrash in Priest. I'd say everything else was just bands taking those categories and then building upon them to create new ones
06:30 - deadone That doesn't preclude Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin being pioneers in heavy metal and as such considered part of the genre, even though they happily sit outside it sometimes.
06:28 - Apothecary You're probably right for NWOBHM, but I would say that was because they were mostly influenced by Priest, not Sabbath. I think those bands very much started two divergent roads in metal, but both were the unofficial "pioneers"
The Australian one-man black metal project Aquilus finally revealed some details about the second album. The album title, cover and release dates are unknown at this point but it will have 12 tracks and will be over 90 minutes. The successor to Griseus will be a double CD release, and probably a 3xLP release.
As previously reported, Iranian progressive band Kahtmayan ran an audition on the 19th of July to choose their new members. A few hours ago Saeed Piltan introduced the new members on his Facebook profile. Saeed Moghaddami on guitar and Mostafa Salehi on bass will be the new members.
Iranian progressive metallers Kahtmayan just announced that Ali Azhari and Bijan Majdzadeh are no longer in the band, so they are going to run an audition on the 19th of July to choose their new members among those who will attend the audition and perform with the band.
Iranian metallers Arsames have just introduced their new drummer to us. Soroush Kheradmand was the chosen one and you can check him out showing off his chops on the video below. He will already participate on the band's new album. Arsames' previous drummer Saeed Shariat left the band last year.
Iranian oriental death metal band Integral Rigor has released an update about the new album which the band is working on. Integral Rigor released their last album and also their debut in 2011 which was named No More Room In Hell.
Risen From The Ashes, the new Kahtmayan album is coming. In the meantime, you can listen to the new song "Dark Old Skies" here or on the player below. It is the first song ever featuring Homayoon Majdzadeh on vocals. Kahtmayan's previous albums were instrumental works, but it seems like the new effort won't be totally instrumental. More information on the new album, which includes 9 songs, should be released soon.
Metallica is gearing up for the release of Quebec Magnetic on DVD & Blu-ray. This new DVD includes 26 songs plus bonus material and over three hours of footage recorded live at Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec on October 31st and November 1st, 2009. You can now watch the DVD's trailer below. The DVD was shot by Wayne Isham.
Persian metal bands have gathered to release a tribute album on November 28th this year. It will be a tribute to Metallica in which every band will perform and record one of Metallica songs based on their own choice.
Swedish progressive rockers Opeth have posted the following message on their Facebook page about Mikael Åkerfeldt's injury which prevented the band from performing yesterday in St. Paul, Minnesota: "Many have already learned that yesterday's performances at The Myth in St. Paul had to be cancelled due to Mikael having an accident. Right before stage time Mike bumped his head on the tour bus which resulted in a pretty deep cut that required urgent medical attention."