22:59 - !J.O.O.E.! Interesting. BTC draws a lot of influence from Mexican culture (might be some bands from there too). Will have to look into that movement / scene.
22:58 - 3rdWorld @Red Maybe the ones who can write a solid record I guess instead of writing a good opener and then stuffing the rest of the album with fillers.
22:57 - moonflash Apparently this underground black metal circle buisness is a thing, I discovered a similar label from Mexico, need to look into it further though. [link]
22:53 - Redn1ght How does anyone dare to release an album with shitty songs at the start staring at your face? :p
22:52 - !J.O.O.E.! Btw, I usually update this thread whenever something new from the group pops up [link]
22:49 - !J.O.O.E.! Yeah as comps go it's one of the best I've heard. The first 3 tracks aren't great but the rest are gold.
22:49 - 3rdWorld @Joe That seems to be a really interesting comp from Crepusculo negro. Of course I should've seen it coming, its the label that Arizmenda is on. Browsing music through labels is really fun.
As announced by their label EarMUSIC, Finnish power metal legends Stratovarius are going to reissue their 2003 albums Elements Part I and Elements Part II in a compilation, predictably named Elements Part I & II - Complete Edition, on December 5th, 2014.
After releasing their latest album Kaptein Kaos nearly six months ago, Trollfest are now unveiling the second video off the album. While the first was for the title track, now the chosen song is "Solskinnsmedisin". You can watch the video below and tell us what you think. Seems like the trolls haven't lost their funny attitude.
As you'll probably already know, the man behind Ayreon, Arjen Anthony Lucassen, is now busy with a new project involving singer Anneke Van Giersbergen, about which you can read more here. The most recent news about it is that the name for the band has now been revealed, and it is The Gentle Storm. Moreover, it seems like Anneke will play live with the band next year, while Arjen, judging by his replies to his fans' Facebook comments, won't, as he "stopped playing live a long time ago."
US power metallers Judicator recently successfully completed their Indiegogo campaign to fund their upcoming release, At The Expense Of Humanity. Included in the campaign was also the intention of using part of the money to pay an artist to replace the previously released album cover, and today the new artwork, realized by Austin Bentley, has been revealed. Do you like the new one better or the previous one?
The new HammerFall album, (r)Evolution, will be released on August 27th in Sweden, August 29th in Europe, September 1st in the UK and September 2nd in the US while its first single "Bushido" will be released on July 18th on a limited vinyl edition, as well as digitally. Today, the band is unveiling the single cover artwork. The cover was created by Samwise Didier, and represents Hector as a Samurai. Do you prefer this one or the album cover?
Following the success of their latest album Empire Of The Undead, Gamma Ray are releasing four new digital EPs via earMUSIC. Each of them will contain a song off the album and a live track, and every EP will feature a different band member on the cover. Two of them, Avalon and Time For Deliverance, have already been released on May 30th, while Pale Rider is released today, June 13th, and I Will Return will hit the digital stores on June 27th. Here below you have the EPs tracklists and cover artworks.
Pirate metallers Alestorm are premiering a new video today, the first off their upcoming album Sunset On The Golden Age, which will be released by Napalm Records on August 1st in Europe (August 4th in the UK, August 5th in North America). You can enjoy the video for the song "Drink" right here below, ladies and gentlemen. Let us know if you like it or not.
After releasing their EP For The Kingdom, Unisonic are now giving fans the details of their upcoming album, which will be entitled Light Of Dawn and will be released on August 1st via earMUSIC (August 4th in the UK and August 12th in the US) in multiple formats. You can listen to the previously released track "For The Kingdom" here, while below you can enjoy the album's cover artwork created by Martin Hausler and take a look at the tracklist.
Seems like we'll have to wait a little longer for the next Luca Turilli's Rhapsody album, since Prometheus - Symphonia Ignis Divinus has been postponed some months. The decision was made by the band and the label, Nuclear Blast, in order to showcase better what, according to Markus Wosgien, Nuclear Blast's head of promotion, is going to be "nothing else than a real masterpiece."
Arch Enemy are premiering a new video for the song "No More Regrets" to celebrate the release of their new album War Eternal, their first with Alissa White-Gluz on vocals and guitarist Nick Cordle. The video was once again directed by collaborator Patric Ulleaus. Enjoy it here now!
Symphonic metallers Teodasia are undergoing a big change in their line-up, as vocalist Giulia Rubino, who joined the band in 2013, guitarist Fabio Compagno and keyboardist Michele Munari are no longer in the group. They will soon be replaced.
Within Temptation just announced a new EP for another song off their newest album Hydra, "And We Run", featuring Xzibit. The And We Run EP has recently been released, and includes several alternative mixes of "And We Run" and a brand new unreleased demo song, "Living On Fire".
The previously announcedSkid Row EP is now being detailed, as the band just unveiled what will be its tracklist and cover artwork, which you can see below, together with the YouTube video of the release trailer. Moreover, at this location you will be able to stream the EP opener, "We Are The Damned".
The new HammerFall album has finally been announced. The follow-up to Infected will be named (r)Evolution, and will be released on August 27th in Sweden, August 29th in Europe, September 1st in the UK and September 2nd in the USA. The first single, "Bushido", will be released on July 18th. Take a look at the album cover and tracklist here. Seems like the band took a step back returning to its origins. What do you think?
The new Unisonic EP, For The Kingdom, has just been released on May 23rd and the band is currently streaming the lyric video for the title track, made by Justin Dahl of Rain City Productions, which you can enjoy below. The upcoming Unisonic full-length will follow and be released on August 1st. For now, you can enjoy this new song!