19:59 - Jaeryd But yeah, there's nothing I'd change about the sound/production on The Desanctification or Cosmosophy.
19:57 - Jaeryd I also prefer the sound of TWWTG and MoRT, but the 777s had a distinctive sound that I think worked for the trilogy, and did exactly what it was supposed to do. I might've preferred Sect(s) to have a different sound, though...
19:53 - !J.O.O.E.! I feel like both sides are let down by sound and production issues. A recurring motif ever since the 777s (The Libers aside; they sound awesome)
19:46 - 3rdWorld What? Its no way that good but quite decent. But the Aevangelist side just sucks. I can't stand it at all.
18:55 - Apothecary Will investigate more. And damn, the BAN side of their new split is really turning about to be the pleasant surprise of the year for me. Might be just me, but I really think it's their best since Liber III, at least
18:49 - !J.O.O.E.! Their first 3 albums are all a little different, and the EP more or less like that album. All nice in their own right, though many people were put off by the story narrative of Urfe.
In February and March 2011 Finnish power metallers Sonata Arctica will be touring Europe again. There will be a special show among these on February 27th as the band will record their second live DVD at Alcatraz, Milan. Here's the list of confirmed dates:
Feb. 25 - Petöfi Csarnok - Budapest, Hungary
Feb. 26 - Cvetlicarna - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Feb. 27 - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy
Mar. 01 - Masters of Rock Café - Zlín, Czech Republic
Mar. 02 - Szene - Vienna, Austria
Mar. 04 - Kaminwerk - Memmingen, Germany
Mar. 05 - HsD - Erfurt, Germany
Mar. 06 - Hof ter Lo - Antwerp, Belgium
Mar. 07 - Garage - Saarbrücken, Germany
Mar. 08 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
Mar. 10 - Theatre Barbey - Bordeaux, France
Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani have posted a lengthy band update and year recap on their website. You can read the whole message here. In what appears to be the band's New Year's resolution, Korpiklaani have announced the shocking news they will enter the studio again somewhere this year to record - surprise surprise - yet another album.
"We are looking forward to 2010... Our second USA/Canada Paganfest Tour will start soon, just a couple of days before we take the plane again, and move to the USA and Canada for a couple of weeks, and play daily gigs. And... we can pack our suitcases again soon after this for the South America Tour, which is rescheduled for March. In the meantime we will play some gigs in our beloved homeland. As always, a lot of expectations, a lot of questions, and a lot of (hopefully good) surprises ahead. Also in 2010 we plan to go to the studio again to record a new album, which title is still a secret... also to us. And of course we hope, and guess, that we will meet many of our old and new fans. That really keeps us going! A happy new year to you all, and see you in 2010!"
Hungarian folk metallers, Dalriada have announced the cover artwork and song titles of their upcoming album "Arany-Album". The album contains poems of János Arany (one of the greatest Hungarian poets) and will be released at the end of September via Hammer Records.
"Arany-Album" cover art] tracklist:
01. Ágnes Asszony (Part 1-2)
02. Bor Vitéz
03. János Pap Országa
04. Szent László (Part 1-2)
05. Zách Klára
06. A Rab Gólya
07. A Walesi Bárdok (Part 1-3)
08. Szondi Két Apródja (Part 1-2)
Tűzmadár's new EP "Volt egy álmom..." was released online! You can download the tracks free in good quality on the band's official website. The band would like to ask everybody to spread the album so it gets to as many people as possible. The album will also be released in CD format soon, so you will be able to order it in the shop menu.
Hungarian Folk metal band Dalriada have announced their line up is complete again. According to a posting on the band's official website, Imre Cserdi was already replacing György Varga (former bassist) as a tour musician in Autumn. Now the band has found a permanent bassist in Istvan Molnar, a friend of the band from the village Sopron. From now on he's a full-time member and new bass player of Dalriada.
More info about the band on http://www.myspace.com/dalriadahu.
The Japanese bonus track from the latest album "Korven Kuningas" called "Kipakka" is now available for streaming online over at the official Korpiklaani MySpace.
A comment from the band reads as follows: "We got several requests to put our instrumental "Kipakka" on our MySpace, since this bonustrack only appears on our Japanese albums. Finally the message came through the misty haze caused by all beers, and here it is! And in the process we got the right mood and also replaced "Northern Fall" by "Metsämies". There we stopped to take another beer, and well, the mood was so cool that we forgot about replacing the rest."
Edguy have just revealed the track list of their new album "Tinnitus Sanctus" which will be released on November 14th.
The song titles read as follows:
01. Ministry Of Saints
02. Sex Fire Religion
03. The Pride Of Creation
04. Nine Lives
05. Wake Up Dreaming Black
07. Thorn Without A Rose
10. Dead Or Rock
11. Aren't You A Little Pervert, Too?
Check out an e-card for "Tinnitus Sanctus" at this location.