11:54 - Overrwatcher I had to leave Knotfest after Trivium due to dehydration issues ($5 water when I'm broke), Carnifex was so fucking good. Got autographs and a busted nose. 100% worth.
11:52 - !J.O.O.E.! Everyone should stop arguing and listen to Crimson [link]
11:50 - Overrwatcher I oversimplified it quite a bit, my bad on that. Marcel is right, Opeth has growls but no other DM characteristics. DM-influenced? Definitely. Actually DM? Definitely not.
11:47 - Overrwatcher My god, people are STILL arguing about my late night Opeth post? To clarify, I meant that the average person will go "wow, death metal can be good", regardless of whether or not Opeth is DM.
10:24 - Joe Zombie Let's play a game. I'll post a track and you have to tell me if its Opeth, or Mumford & Sons.
10:08 - Mr. Strawberry Judas Priest's "Better By You, Better Than Me" is really a weird song (lyrically)
09:42 - Mr. Strawberry I'm not really sure..., but I hope no one will steal my name "Mr. Strawberry" as their band name. My name sounds really cool and smart anyway.
"Narfi", a new track from viking folk metallers Skálmöld is now streaming online. You can listen to it below. This is the first song released from the band's upcoming album Börn Loka, which is due out on October 26th, 2012 through Napalm Records. More album details were previously reported here and here.
French metallers ETHS's first full-length album Soma, originally released in 2004, will be re-released on May 14th through Season Of Mist. This new version will include 4 previously unreleased exclusive bonus tracks from the 2003 demo sessions.
On February 2012, Brian "Head" Welch, the former Korn guitarist, announced the formation of his new band named Love And Death. "Chemicals", a brand new song from the band, is now streaming online at this location. The song comes off their first EP with the same name, due out on April 24th.
After eight years of pagan folk metal and three albums, Kromlek have announced the split up of the band.
Here it is the official statement posted on their Facebook page: "Greetings Followers, we have some bad news for all KromleK fans and maniacs. KromleK has decided to dissolve the band forever. Different opinions within the band and the desire for different music styles force us to take this step for our further musical development. But if you are a real fan and you believe in us you need not be disappointed. Follow us and stay tuned. In the near future you will see..."
Without any explanation, French metallers ETHS have announced via Facebook that their upcoming album titled III is delayed to April 6th. The album was originally planned to be released on March 2nd via Season Of Mist. More details about this album were previously reported here.
Italian folk metallers Folkstone have decided to part ways with their label Fuel Records. The band made the following statement on their website: "We Folkstone and our sound engineer/producer Yonatan Rukhman chose to have no label and no intermediary for printing and production of the next album. This is why we want to be free from any obligation... and basically to make 'what we like'. Our real producers are our fans!"
Arch Enemy have announced the release of a new DVD. Their December 13th show in Cologne will be filmed. The band will be supported by Century Media labelmates and thrash metallers Warbringer and Taiwan's melodic black metallers Chthonic.
Angela Gossow commented: "2011 is my 10-year anniversary with Arch Enemy. I want to celebrate this with a very special event — we will film my hometown show in Cologne, Essigfabrik, Germany 13 December 2011 for our upcoming World Khaos Tour DVD release!"
The singer has announced her participation in a new project named Harus.
Here is the official statement from her official website:
"There is an old Finnish tradition when it comes to newborns - the baby is not to be named until the baptism ceremony, when he or she is presented to the family with the chosen name.
A few years ago, in 2006, a new project from Tarja was born and, following the same tradition, the time has come to baptize it, to make the presentations to the family and to give it a name - Harus.
As it was reported here, Peaceville Records is releasing new editions of classic Darkthrone albums.
After Panzerfaust, it is now the time of Ravishing Grimness to be re-released as a double-disc set on September 5th. This new edition includes a bonus disc featuring commentary from Fenriz and Nocturno Culto describing their inspirations, as well as memories from the time of recording.