04:50 - The Maratha Also, black powerfully blending with genres of death, drone, psychedelic, doom, sludge and so on. More or less, this past 2 years there has been a trend of experimentation in metal altogether.
04:44 - The Maratha The problem is that Sludge creepingly blends into heavy, doom, black and death. Look at Roadburn for instance.
03:24 - Marcel Hubregtse SLudge is actually already dead since most bands in that genre are copying each other . Savannah SLudge is doing it and so are the others. If you hear mrore than 6 new sludge bands each months you will notice it.
02:29 - Apothecary Yeah you have a point, that "only old school is real, modern bands suck" mentality is still pretty strong among parts of the metal community though, unfortunately
02:23 - Karlabos but then again most death/thrash/sympho fans are more into older bands and don't follow the new stuff very closely... amongst the new metals arising i still feel sludge is pretty strong
02:17 - Apothecary I still think sludge is far from "the next big trend" lol, that's grossly over-exaggerating its appeal to the average metalhead. More people are into thrash, death, and symphonic type shit before sludge, at least in my area
02:14 - Karlabos yeah, sludge seems to be quite the thing nowadays. still beats the power metal trend from when i was a kid tho
"We are sad to inform you that the planned European Tour this September has been cancelled. The headliner, Tristania, couldn't make it and the promotor, Metallysee, couldn't find a replacement in time so the whole thing got cancelled. The show at Raismes-fest on September 9th is not a part of the tour and may still find place. This we will know in a week or so.
Since we are not going on tour, we will do our best to make sure that the Acoustic Verses DVD will be ready for release early December this year."
Work is proceeding well on the 'The Auricular Chronicles' DVD, which is set to be released by October through Listenable records. At the moment you can check a teaser for the dvd here: http://www.goremageddon.be/
Artwork for this release will be in the hands of SPINA studios, who also did the last Leng Tch'e record. As stated, the DVD will contain a liveshow of an hour shot in Paris with 13 cams, sound remixed by Tue Madsen, both videoclips, backstage shenanigans, other liveshows, interviews with all bandmembers & more.
Quoted from their official website :
"YSB is working on the new trax' demo recordings for the forthcoming new album. Titles already on tapes are "R.E.D.", "World Wide Weird", "Burn Baby, Burn!", "The Heretik Club (Far Away...), and "The Delicate Paranoïa of a Starving Spirit".
Some other new songs are being completed and should definitely surprise most of you! Rather different than "My Swan Song" the new LP will be a step further in YSB's musical exploration. Wait and see...
The Band is nowaday very busy but still prepares its coming live shows. We are open to every live gig proposal, feel free to contact us if needed."
Testament have parted ways with management company Thrill Entertainment Group. They would like to wish Phil Arnold all the best. For band bookings, contact Chuck Bernal at Artists Worldwide. For other inquiries e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visions of Atlantis confirmed a new keyboardist and appearance at Summer Breeze:
"Martin Harb is to substitute Miro on keys! Since Miro Holly did not feel like VoA fitted in his new life anymore, he quit the band with very short notice, we were quite disappointed in him, but with Martin Harb we have found the perfect keyboarder for VoA. He already played with us on our Mexican tour 2003!
A new era has begun for VoA, with this new "kick ass" line up we are hungry for more!"
The Summer Breeze Open Air location has been confirmed. Visions of Atlantis will play at Dinkelsbühl- Flugplatz Aeroclub. The tickets are now available.
Two main Japanese publications included Angra and its members in several recent polls.
Young Guitar presented the following results for the best guitar player of 2005:
1. Alexi Laiho
2. John Petrucci
3. KIKO LOUREIRO (of Angra)
4. Yngwie J. Malmsteen
5. Michael Amott
Two writers of the world famous Burrn! magazine put Angra in first place of their personal lists: Yasuhito Kitai considered Kiko Loureiro the best guitar player of 2005 and Naomi Ohno chose Felipe Andreoli the best bass player.
Burrn! magazine readers also elected Angra in six of the main categories:
Best band: 13th place (winner: Judas Priest)
Best singer: 14th place (winner: Rob Halford - Judas Priest)
Best guitar player: Kiko 11th place; Rafael 38 th place (winner: Alexi Laiho - Children Of Bodom)
Posted by Keith on May 18th 2006 on the official website :
"I received a phone call from Black Lotus today (18th May) saying they are ending and all bands are being released. As of now, Cruachan are without a label!!!!. We have a fantastic new album ready to be released, we just need a good label to get in touch. All artwork is ready so record labels, please email me at email@example.com"
Gojira has joined the already wonderful bill of the "Unholy Alliance" concert to take place in Paris at the "Palais Omnisport De Paris Bercy" on November 7th 2006. Doors open at 3:30 pm. The following bands will be performing in the following order :
Thine eyes bleed
Lamb Of God
Children Of Bodom
Brazilian thrashers Sepultura have been added to the second edition of Live N' Louder, the traveling festival that is scheduled to hit Mexico City, Mexico; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Sao Paulo, Brazil in October. The festival lineup is shaping up as follows:
Black Label Society
The dates and venues are as follows:
Oct. 07 - Palacio De Los Deportes - Mexico City, MEX
Oct. 12 - River Plate Stadium - Buenos Aires, ARG
Oct. 14 - Caninde - Sao Paulo, BRA
As previously reported, Sepultura's video for the track "Convicted in Life" has been posted online at YouTube.com, MTV Brasil. The clip was shot over a two-day period in February in São Paulo, Brazil.