21:37 - Redn1ght Yep. But I've heard many English speakers just butcher Finnish words... It's just... Ugh, torture to my ears.
21:20 - Netzach And regarding pronunciation Finnish is one of the few languages in the world that spells their words exactly as they are pronounced. If you know how each letter sounds you should have no troubles. /end rant
21:18 - Netzach So in that aspect it is at least a lot more "analytical" than i.e. my native language Swedish where many words come from Latin, German, English, Romani etc and dont follow any particular pattern
21:16 - Netzach I gotta disagree Red, Finnish is very straight forward since you can form any word from the root and it still makes sense, like kirja=book, kirjasto=library, kirjain=letter, most roots follow the same principle :)
20:08 - Redn1ght For example just one word "Maa" (earth) you could basically end up with something completely different depending on the suffix.
20:02 - ScreamingSteelUS He's got a point, though, Finnish being a non-Indo-European language. Most European languages will at least have some similarities to each other that you can reason through. I'd imagine any of the Finno-Ugrics would present its
A four minute preview of the upcoming Ayreon album called 01011001 has been posted on Arjen A. Lucassen's MySpace and features a glimpse into the studio and previews of the songs.
The preview, created by D'iMages, also features all singers (like Jonas Renkse - Katatonia, Hansi Kursch - Blind Guardian, Floor Jansen - After Forever, Jorn Lande, Anneke van Giersbergen, Tom Englund - Evergrey, Daniel Gildenlow - Pain Of Salvation) and instrumentalists and album art.
"The Roundhouse Tapes" DVD (Live at the Camden Roundhouse 2006, HD filmed) release is now set to September 2008. The dvd will feature fan interviews, band interviews, soundcheck footage and live photos.
Here is the official teaser trailer for the upcoming Ayreon release "01011001". Featuring vocalists from Katatonia, Evergrey, Pain Of Salvation, Magnum, Blind Guardian, Gotthard, Dial, Gathering, Epica, King's X, After Forever, Jorn Lande and more.
"01011001" release dates:
- January 23rd: Asia
- January 25th: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
- January 28th: Europe
- January 29th: U.S and Canada
UPDATED on 2 Dec. (thanks to White Winter Sun):
A new song from the upcoming album has been put online. Click here to check it out. The song is called "The Fifth Extinction" and is the same track that was put online as a demo last July (then without the vocals). Check the blog about the demo here.
Italy's Doom Metal band Novembre will release its new album, "The Blue" cover artwork], on November 5 via Peaceville Records. The CD was recorded at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Mikko Karmila (Nightwish, Sentenced, Amorphis).
"The Blue" tracklisting:
03. Cobalt of March
08. Sound Odyssey
09. Cantus Christi