08:09 - BlueMobius Just got my tickets for the Decibel Magazine tour! :D
07:14 - ScreamingSteelUS My top choice was Persefone's "Spiritual Migration." Next was In Vain's new album, and after that I couldn't decide between Amon Amarth and Children of Bodom. Omnium Gatherum's I liked.
06:31 - AngelofDeth also think it was the fact that not much else came out that was good. Beyond is Omnium's best yet so I gave my vote to them but damn it still not that great an album
05:52 - deadone My problem goes down to individual albums where songs blur into one tedious dirge
05:51 - Unhealer Wonder what would have happened if the staff hadn't nominated them. Would they still win as write-ins?
05:38 - ScreamingSteelUS I wouldn't go that far, but I agree they can be repetitive. For me, it's one of those cases of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." "Twilight of the Thunder God" may be my favorite, though.
Thomas Caser, Visions Of Atlantis drummer and the only remaining founding member, issued an update on the band's Facebook page today announcing two new singers in the band and the return of "old" band members. Furthermore, the band is working on their new album. It is a big turning point for the symphonic group.
The Dutch symphonic rockers Within Temptation have revealed that their sixth album will be called Hydra, and will be released on the 31st of January, 2014. The artwork was done by Romano Molenaar (X-men, Batman, The Unforgiving). You can view it below with the album trailer as well for suspense. Tell us what you think.
The symphonic metal band Leaves' Eyes has revealed today their new album's tracklist and official release dates. Symphonies Of The Night, as the new album is called, comes out on November 26th in North America, November 13th in Spain, Norway and Sweden, November 15th in Benelux, Finland and Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and November 18th in the UK and rest of Europe.
Dutch symphonic rockers Within Temptation have revealed today that Tarja Turunen will be the guest vocalist on their new single Paradise (What About Us?) and posted a trailer showcasing the video for the song. You can watch it below. The official release for the single and video will be on September 27th. You might know Tarja from a little band called Nightwish and now with her own solo career.
After revealing the new album's cover artwork a few days ago, Arjen Lucassen now revealed the tracklist for the new Ayreon double album The Theory Of Everything and why complain? The album will be divided into four main parts, 42 songs, and two discs. Now that the pieces are all coming together, we just need to hear the music. Stay tuned for that.
After revealing the guest list for the new album, Ayreon's mastermind Arjen Lucassen unveiled today the cover art for the new double release which will be titled The Theory Of Everything. The cover was painted again by Jef Bertels and you can take a look at it below.
Shortly after their latest announcement, another update about the new ReVamp album Wild Card has been posted on the band's Facebook page. This time it was revealed the full tracklist and guest musicians on the opus, which will be released on August 23rd via Nuclear Blast.
Dutch metallers ReVamp have revealed today that their new album will be titled Wild Card. It will be released via Nuclear Blast on August 23rd, 2013 (and not in September as announced) and you can already take a look at the album's cover below. Plus, you can watch the first album trailer, including video footage from the studio and a brand new song snippet as well.
Anathema has announced the release of Untouchable, a new double vinyl live release via their label Kscope. In May 2012, Anathema released the album Weather Systems and embarked on a lengthy world tour. The European part of the tour opened with a special one-off gig in Bulgaria at the ancient Roman theatre of Philippopolis where the band were joined by the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra. Untouchable captures the magic of that unique evening.
Austrian symphonic metallers Edenbridge have revealed the tracklist and artwork for their new album The Bonding, which was done by the American artist Anthony Clarkson. You can take a look at it below while you wait for a new song to be released.
In an update on their Facebook page, symphonic power metal masters Dark Moor announced the release of their new album Ars Musica, following the success of their previous Ancestral Romance (2010). You can see the new album's artwork below.
Gothic metallers Tristania have announced that their 7th album is entitled Darkest White. The record will be released via Napalm Records on May 31st and the artwork is already available for your viewing pleasure below.
British atmospheric rockers Anathema have announced on their official Facebook page that the new track "The Beginning And The End" is now available for download at their label Kscope's website, provided you give an email address. The track comes off their forthcoming new album, Weather Systems, which will be released in April. More album details were previously reported here.
UK atmospheric rockers Anathema have announced on their official website that their new album will be entitled Weather Systems and will be available on Kscope from April 16th. Weather Systems is the follow-up to 2010's We're Here Because We're Here.
Daniel Cavanagh comments: "It feels like we are at a creative peak right now, and this album reflects that. Everything from the production to the writing to the performances are a step up from our last album."
French atmospheric doom metallers Lethian Dreams have finished recording their second album, the follow-up to Bleak Silver Streams. The new album will be entitled Season Of Raven Words and will be released in 2012. There is also a new song online, "Dawn", and you can listen to it on the video below.
The band states: "We have finished recording our 2nd full length album. This new work is entitled Season Of Raven Words and will probably be released first quarter of 2012."