19:37 - Jericho Rehling they played with Mastodon and Ghost so it was still a good night. its hard to listen to soft music standing up though so I lost interest.
19:26 - Zaphod Yikes, glad I never saw them around that time. Last time they had a good balance between old and new.
19:24 - Jericho Rehling I saw Opeth about a year after Heritage came out. they played two songs with harsh vocals in two hours
19:19 - Zaphod Yeah, last I saw them he joked about the new vs old as well. Shows he's at least aware of the fan reaction to recent releases.
19:17 - !J.O.O.E.! Mikael would probably make a joke about it before playing it so I guess that would ease the audience a bit. I recall he did the same years ago before playing something off Watershed.
19:15 - Zaphod Yeah, seems to be the way to go. I guess most people would stay though.
19:13 - !J.O.O.E.! I'd love to see the audience reaction to that. I'm guessing they'll play a few songs from those but space them out.
Canadian blackened folk metallers Thrawsunblat revealed today the cover art that will grace their new album Thrawsunblat III: Metachthonia. You can check it out below. They have locked themselves underground and have been working on the album non-stop. So now it's only a matter of time before the beast is unleashed and we might just get lucky if the band releases new music before the official album release. Are you excited for this new record?
Here is the statement fans have been asking for from Sólstafir in case you have been following what is going on in the band. Iceland's unique act Sólstafir have now announced that they have officially parted ways with their long time drummer Guðmundur "Gummi" Óli Pálmason as a result of conflict between the band members. A few days ago, the drummer claimed he was forced out of the band. Now here we have the other side of the story but they are mostly keeping it to themselves.
Sad and rather sudden news arrive from the Heidevolk camp. With less than 2 weeks to their new album's release show, the band announced the departure of their long time guitarist Reamon Bomenbreker and vocalist Mark Splintervuyscht. Despite their departures, the band promises to continue to perform live and work on new songs. All upcoming shows after May 2nd will be played with session members Kevin Storm (guitars) and Jacco (vocals).
This is a good day for Sigh fans! After teasing us with many posts on their official Facebook page, the Japanese metal masters have revealed their 10th studio album Graveward's cover art, guest artists and mastermind Mirai's vision of the album. The release date will be announced soon.
Italian black metal masters Opera IX have finally unveiled today a new lineup after the departure of their vocalist Marco "The Bard" De Rosa. Abigail Dianaria returns and is the new vocalist of the band. A new line-up usually means new material in the making but no confirmation has been made just yet. Are you excited about the new developments?
Polish death metal demons Hate, who have been working hard on their new album, have announced the arrival of their new opus which will be called Crusade:Zero. As of now, you can feast your eyes on the artwork and tracklist below. Let the anticipation begin...
2014 is the year when darkness descends. With the release of so many great albums, German metallers Bethlehem also decided to treat us with more dark music from their side. According to the band's label Prophecy Productions, a new album is on its way and they announced the release of new merchandise, a reissue of their debut album Dark Metal and a vinyl box as well. See the album cover and tracklist here and rejoice!
Being in a funeral doom metal band does not mean you can't have a sense of humor. Indeed, that's one of the messages the German horde Ahab showed through a comical set of photos via their Facebook page, and as the band has put it: "As music business is a dirty business find here an 'educational' comic how to better NOT sign a record deal." Not only that but they have also officially announced their contract renewal with Napalm Records.
Sweden's unique avantgarde metal act Diablo Swing Orchestra have posted a message via their Facebook regarding a sudden line up change with the departure of their long time main vocalist Annlouice Loegdlund and hints at new material. Annlouice Loegdlund leaves the band to pursue her opera career and will be replaced by Kristin Evegård. The band is already recording a new single with the new vocalist.
Italian progressive black metal band Hortus Animae has revealed more details regarding their new album Secular Music, which is considered to be their comeback album since their 2005 opus The Blow Of Furious Winds. The band released the cover art and a teaser video, available for your viewing pleasure here.