19:20 - Redn1ght The amount of time it would take to read to the point when Frodo decides to fuck the shire and gtfo from there is way too long. I could've read couple Conan short stories by that time and be more entertained.
18:56 - Belegûr lol crap book , I'll move on without biting :P
18:41 - Hex_Omega Wacken last year: 132 bands, this year: 83 bands. What happened?
18:35 - Bad English Amon Amarth is not crap band and LOTR is better book as Harry poter
18:24 - Marcel Hubregtse crap bands taking names from a crap book. That does make sense, though.
17:14 - Belegûr I say so many, not all. There are a few that are great in my opinion.
17:10 - Belegûr Difference is, Amon Amarth don't even like Tolkiens work :P they said so themselves. They just liked the name. It's a shame that so many crap bands have taken all the cool names from Tolkiens world :P
Nothing says tribute to your favourite punk and metal like getting 20 buddies from the metal spectrum and recording an album! Teenage Time Killers is a new punk/metal project brought to you by Corrosion Of Conformity founder and drummer Reed Mullin. Their debut album Greatest Hits Vol. 1 is 20 punk/metal tunes featuring some of the genre's favourite sons. It is set to be released on 31st July 2015 on Rise Records. If you are curious about it, don't miss two songs from the album below.
Ex-Cryptopsy vocalist Mike DiSalvo has teamed up with former and current Neuraxis members, guitarist Rob Milley, bassist Oli Pinard and drummer Tommy McKinnon for a new project called Akurion. The band has just released their first song "Yet Ye See Them Not" and you can listen to it here along with a teaser.
On the band's latest album Super Collider, we had fiddles, horns, cellos and bagpipes. And now on the new as yet to be named Megadeth album, we're going to have some country style steel guitar, courtesy of Grammy-winning country singer/guitarist Steve Wariner.
Waking up in a dirty filthy bed surrounded by booze bottles after a wild night of passion with Phil Anselmo... That's exactly the kind of metal shenanigans Aussie thrashers King Parrot get up to on their most recent video clip "Like A Rat" off their new album Dead Set, which is due on the 15th of May 2015.
Things aren't going well for AC/DC lately. Recently, their founding guitarist Malcolm Young left the band after his family announced he was suffering from dementia. Now drummer Phil Rudd has been charged with attempting to procure murder of two men in New Zealand. He has appeared in New Zealand's Tauranga District Court where he was charged with the attempted murder as well as drug charges and was subsequently released on bail. The identities of the intended victims and potential hitman have been suppressed by the judge.
Originally Jesper Strömblad cited recovery from alcoholism as the main reason for leaving popular Swedish band In Flamesback in 2010. But the guitarist has now announced on his Facebook page while answering questions from fans that the main reason was that he and the rest of the band saw the band heading in different directions. Indeed it would appear that Jesper would've preferred the band to stay a melodic death metal band as opposed to the more alternative metal/rock approach they have adopted over the last decade or so.
Entombed A.D. which is a slightly renamed version of Swedish death metallers Entombed (detailed here) have released a new track called "Vulture And The Traitor" from their forthcoming album Back To The Front. One does wonder if the song title has anything to do with the split between the original band into two. Enjoy the new tune right here now!
North Carolina metallers Corrosion Of Conformity have a new album due out on the 23rd of June in Europe and June 24th in North America. The band came up with the incredibly imaginative title of IX. They have previously released "The Nectar" from this album. Recently, the band premiered the new track "On Your Way," available here, and "Trucker" is currently streaming over here.
The very kind gentlemen that are Hellyeah are currently streaming their entire new album Blood For Blood on YouTube. This means you can already listen to the full release right here below. The album is due out on the 10th of June via Eleven Seven Music. So dig in and crank it to eleven.
The new Mastodon track is here. It is called "Chimes At Midnight" from their new album Once More 'Round The Sun, which the band had already teased before. Well, now you can listen to the whole new 5-minute song right here through the YouTube clip below.
Remember Morgoth? Well, they're a German death metal band. They released a couple of albums in the 1990s including Odium. They reformed in 2010, did some shows, released a live album and took a break in 2012. Now they're working on material for a new studio album.
Down's new EP Down IV - Part Two has been made available for streaming via Soundcloud with the physical CD release scheduled for the 13th of May, 2014. Their new EP clocks at over 35 minutes and is available for streaming here or also here, in case the first link isn't available in your region.
After sharing the first taste of new material, Machine Head's main man Robb Flynn has released a lengthy update on the band's the new album. Currently in recording mode, Robb Flynn discusses specific new songs and lyrics for the new album and says it will not be like The Blackening. You can read all about it here below.
The boys from Prong are back at it with a new rifftastic tune called "Turnover." This song will be featured on the new album Ruining Lives, released through Steamhammer/SPV in Scandinavia on April 23rd, in Germany on April 25th, in the rest of Europe on April 28th and will be made available in North America on May 13th. Check out the song below.
And the name of the new Overkill album is.... White Devil Armory! The band revealed it on their official Twitter account and also promised more details soon. For now, it is known that some song titles include "Pig," "Where There's Smoke" and "Amorist." Also, the album is tentatively due out in July in North America via eOne Music and in Europe through Nuclear Blast Records.