15:23 - Redn1ght But since it's a vote-biased awards well, it will turn into a popularity contest by definition since the bands with highest votes win. :^)
15:21 - !J.O.O.E.! That's just my opinion of course, but the less of a popularity contest the awards is the better it is.
15:17 - !J.O.O.E.! Lol, I don't. Why pander to a profoundly weak album that already has more popularity than most other albums in then awards will ever have. Give the spotlight to some lesser known albums instead.
15:00 - Redn1ght Hmm... I don't remember bands that use breakdowns well in recent memory that aren't Theocracy.. Seems like they either overuse them or can't make them fit the other parts of the songs melodically...
14:54 - Cynic Metalhead I've gone transexual last year. Fed up with my weiner. :nono:
Polish symphonic black metal band Vesania, featuring Orion, Behemoth's bassist, have announced the title for their new album. It will be called Deus Ex Machina, and will be released this year. Below, you can hear and watch a rehearsal of a new track at Sound Division Studio from the upcoming release. Does it sound promising?
Japanese alternative metallers Dir En Grey just released a short teaser of their upcoming single "Sustain The Untruth". The video for this single will be added to the special two-disc limited edition single with a bonus DVD. The group's new single drops on January 22nd, 2014, just nine months after their mini-album The Unraveling. You can hear a snippet of the song here.
Joey Jordison, mastermind behind his band Scar The Martyr and longtime Slipknot drummer, has finally said something since his departure from Slipknot was announced. Joey writes on his official Facebook page that he didn't quit Slipknot, implying that he might have been kicked out. However, the situation isn't very clear at the moment as the statements are very cryptic.
Kristof Bathory, the man behind Dawn Of Ashes, the American industrial black metal act, announced that the Enter The Vortex Tour in 2014 will be the last tour of Dawn Of Ashes and some kind of farewell from this band. The band will come to an end after 12 years.
Looks like Jason Richardson is very busy this year. After releasing his solo single "Thought", now Chelsea Grin, the prog deathcore outfit, just released their newest single called "Letters" which you can hear down below. This is one of the new songs that will be featured on the band's upcoming new album and follow-up to My Damnation, due out in 2014 on Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie.
The mighty progger Jason Richardson - past member of Born Of Osiris and All Shall Perish - and current lead guitarist in deathcore outfit Chelsea Grin has released a new single. The single is titled "Thought". You can hear the 9-minute instrumental track down below.
Sybreed's vocalist for many years, Benjamin Nominet, has announced that he is leaving the band "because of reasons beyond his control". Sybreed will have to cancel all shows in the near future due to this, which include their participation on the SoilworkEuropean tour. The band will also take some time off and reflect about their future.
Looks like the American deathcore scene is not idle this year. Chelsea Grin have released a teaser of their upcoming new single. It can be 'tried out' just down below. No word on the single's street date at the moment but it should be out soon. The band's latest release was the EP Evolve from 2012.
Great news for black metal fans because legendary band Emperor will reform and headline Wacken Open Air 2014 for the 25th anniversary of the fest. The news was announced earlier today at Wacken's press conference which was attended by Ihsahn (Vegard Sverre Tveitan) and Samoth (Tomas Haugen).
Looks like after two years progressive deathcore band Born Of Osiris finally gave us some information about their new album. It's about time. There's no title yet, but the album will be released on the 20th of August through Sumerian Records. But the best part is that you can already listen to the new track "M∆CHINE" below right now on their new promo video showcasing the new album's artwork.
Industrial metal band Dawn Of Ashes from the US has recently announced on their Facebook page that their new full-length album will be titled Anathema and will contain guest vocals by Psyclon Nine's frontman Nero Bellum.
The big mystery surrounding the new singer of Kamelot has been revealed. The band has just announced that Tommy Karevik is their new vocalist. The following press release was issued: "The American/German symphonic metal band Kamelot is proud to announce another key piece leading to the release of their new studio album. A question foremost in every Kamelot fan's mind has been: Who is the group's new lead singer? Band mastermind and guitarist Thomas Youngblood has now revealed: 'The new man is Scandinavian Tommy Karevik!'