16:10 - Netzach The only "Serpent" track I still listen to is the instrumental Plateau of the Ages
16:04 - Marcel Hubregtse Marrow isn't a bad album but it isn't underrated either. Just look at the score for it here on MS, for example.
16:00 - musclassia I'd probably rank them Mantle>Ashes>Marro w>Folklore>Serpent - I think Serpent is fine but it's not nearly as memorable as the other albums. I prefer Marrow to Folklore, mainly for Nidstang and Ghost.... Mantle beats all though
14:44 - Apothecary Marrow is definitely second-weakest, but that's only because the other three albums you're comparing it to are such higher quality, I don't think it means that it's necessarily a BAD album
13:27 - Akatash Updated my dissonant metal picks: [link]
The official lyric video for "Veilburner", a brand new song from Norwegian progressive extreme metallers Enslaved, can now be seen below. The track comes off the band's twelfth studio album, RIITIIR, which will be released in Europe on September 28th and in North America on October 9th via Nuclear Blast Records. More album details were previously reported here.
Finns Wintersun have just posted online the second studio trailer for their upcoming album Time I, which will be released on October 19th via Nuclear Blast. The second Time I trailer can be seen below.
"I Have A Right", the brand new video from Finnish power metal band Sonata Arctica has premiered and is now available for viewing below. It was directed by Tuukka Temonen. The song, also available for streaming and download at this location, is taken from their upcoming album Stones Grow Her Name, out on May 18th in Europe and May 22nd in North America through Nuclear Blast. More album details here.
Portuguese gothic metallers Moonspell have released previews from their upcoming new album Alpha Noir and bonus album Omega White, set for release on April 27th in Europe and May 8th in North America via Napalm Records. You can listen to them below. More album details were previously reported here and here.
Norwegian progressive/avant-garde metallers Leprous recently shot an official video for the song "Restless", off their third album and InsideOutMusic debut, Bilateral. The video was directed by David Solbjørg and Kjetil Kolbjørnsrud of Twitchy Films and can now be watched below.
Finnish melodic death metallers Insomnium have announced that the recording work for their new album is now complete. The CD will be called One For Sorrow and should be released somewhere in October.
One For Sorrow was recorded in Gothenburg, Sweden with sound engineer Daniel Antonsson (also known as the bassist from Dark Tranquillity). The album will be mixed by Samu Oittinen at Fantom Studio in Tampere, Finland in the next couple of weeks and should be completed by the end of the month.
Two clips from the studio can be found at this location.
"Dirty Woman", the new video from Swedish industrial metal band Pain, can now be watched below.
"Dirty Woman" comes off the band's upcoming new album You Only Live Twice, which will be released on June 3rd in Europe and June 21st in North America through Nuclear Blast Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
Finnish heavy metallers Amorphis have issued a first album teaser for their upcoming release, The Beginning Of Times. You can check out guitarist Esa Holopainen giving some insights in the making of the album below.
The Beginning Of Times will be released on May 27th in Europe and June 7th in North America through Nuclear Blast Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
As we have reached the month of the release of Septicflesh's new masterpiece The Great Mass, it is time for revelation.
You can now witness the Suicidal God statue in all its gruesome glory, the final part that completes the cover artwork of the CD+DVD digipak, the gatefold LP and the dust jacket of the artbook edition.
The Great Mass will be released on April 18th in Europe and April 19th in North America through Season Of Mist. More album details were previously reported over here and over here.
"Where It Hurts", the new video from Swedish progressive metal band Pain Of Salvation, can now be watched below.
Due to its explicit footage the original clip has already been banned from YouTube, hence the censored version. The clip was filmed by director Owe Lingvall of Village Road Film, who had previously worked with the band for the video "Linoleum" (watch again here).
"Where It Hurts" comes off the band's latest album Road Salt One, which was released in May last year through InsideOutMusic.
Between The Buried And Me will release its new mini-album The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues on April 12th through Metal Blade Records. A 30-second trailer for the upcoming effort can now be watched below.
Another six-and-a-half-minute preview of one of the new tracks, "Specular Reflection", is still available for streaming over at this location.
The three-song strong, 30 minute tour de force was recorded at Canada's Metalworks Studios and Rattlebox Studios and produced/engineered by Grammy award-winning David Bottrill (Tool, Muse, King Crimson, Dream Theater) with BTBAM.
The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues cover art] tracklist:
In conjunction with the release of Cannibal Corpse's fourth DVD, Global Evisceration, on March 15, Metal Blade Records has teamed up with BlankTV to debut the next teaser clip featuring part of a live performance of the track "Stripped, Raped, and Strangled". You can watch the clip below.
Global Evisceration was shot and edited by director Denise Korycki from Wild Wind Productions (who also shot and directed Centuries of Torment - The First 20 Years).
Global Evisceration contains one disc and is approximately 3 hours long with artwork by the infamous Vince Locke. The main program includes full live-song performances from two live shows: the Gothic Theater in Englewood, CO shot on March 5th 2010, and Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque, NM shot on August 5th 2010. Global Evisceration also includes bonus performances and extra segments including behind the scenes footage covering Evisceration Plague era tours.
40 Watt Sun - the new band featuring Warning mainman Patrick Walker and Warning drummer Christian Leitch - will release their debut album, The Inside Room, on March 4th through Cyclone Empire Records.
According to a press release, the music of 40 Watt Sun "is characterised by distorted guitars, down-tempo rhythms and strong melodies, and by Patrick Walker's introspective lyrical themes and poignant vocals."
The Inside Room was recorded over three days and nights at The Library Studio in London, produced entirely by the band and engineered and mixed by bassist William Spong. It features five new songs of highly original, melancholic, pained but yet sanguine material.