04:56 - ScreamingSteelUS Yeah, it seems like Cracked has now overtaken "MAD." Moving online in 2005 was a very smart idea. I've had the chance to peruse some old "MAD"s myself, but I've been a loyal fan of Cracked for six or seven years now.
04:49 - Redn1ght No wonder then! @Screaming. (Only way I knew about MAD was because of seeing some OOLD issues in a second-hand book store and dad showed them there.)
04:43 - ScreamingSteelUS Actually, yes. Cracked began life as one of the many magazines competing for the market "MAD" created. It was the only competitor that managed to survive, and while they now have their own empire, they began as a "MAD" ripoff.
04:36 - Redn1ght Hmm.. I wonder if there's any connection between MAD magazine and Cracked.com.... Their humor is similar to each other in a way.
04:18 - Boxcar Willy Fuckin' purolator didn't notify me my package was here so now they shipped it back to the sender. Beyond pissed off.
While waiting for the sequel to Lascaille's Shroud's progressive space opera to arrive, entitled Interval 02: Parallel Infinities, here's something to enjoy; multi-instrumentalist and the true force behind the band, Brett Windnagle from the US, is now teasing all of us with a sample video, which you can watch below.
True to a life-long interest in underground extreme metal, Season Of Mist will release the full back catalogue of Norwegian cult act Ildjarn, as well as the Ildjarn-Nidhogg and Sort Vokter productions.
Finnish technical/progressive death metal band De Lirium's Order released an album called Veniversum in March this year, which was soon followed by a music video for the album opening track "Autistic Savant". After those days the band has gone through some line-up changes and touring, but now the time has come for another video; they visualized the ill-natured track "My Kingdom From Baekdu".
British death/doom metallers Eye Of Solitude have just released a new music video for the track "Awoken By Crows". This atmospheric piece was directed by Jordan Saunders and the track comes off the band's latest album Sui Caedere, which was released through Kaotoxin Records earlier this year.
Code For Silence's second album Eyes World Shut is going to be released only in digital format for now on October 5th with the help of Inverse Records. Fortunately, the little peeping souls inside of us can now stream the whole thing in advance by clicking into the depths of KaaosZine.
CVLT Nation is offering the new black metal NettleCarrier's self-titled debut album to you and why not to the whole universe by streaming it on their website. You might also know all the current NettleCarrier members from the band Djevel. The album was released on September 21st via Indie Recordings.
Hanging Garden is proceeding with their upcoming third album, which as we speak, has already undergone the processes of mixing and mastering. Baptized as At Every Door, and Lifeforce Records chosen as the caring godparent, the new album should be ready for distribution next January.
Finnish gang Amorphis, Swedish sound expert Peter Tägtgren and some local sheep are hanging out at the Petrax Studio in order to create something stereo worthy. Lost cables, beer hunt and other drama are to be expected. Act I, the first studio report, can be seen below. Amorphis have entered the studio and are creating their next album that will follow The Beginning Of Times and is expected to be released next year.
After the critically acclaimed Working Class Demon from 2010, Yurei returns with a work venturing even further into the weird. Building on the same expression as his first album, Night Vision takes it all so much further and travels into a landscape of his own; gone are the distorted guitars (removing the already faint previous traces of metal) and in comes a parade of Dali-like creatures of the night: twisted, progressive, Lynchian tracks with hectic Balkan-inspired outbursts going off inside the dissonant but still melancholic and driven rock.
Norwegian band Enslaved and German record label Nuclear Blast are promoting Enslaved's latest musical sculpture with a new lyric video for the song "Thoughts Like Hammers", which you can play below. The song will appear on the group's twelfth studio album RIITIIR, coming out on September 28th in Europe and October 9th in North America through Nuclear Blast.
French prog ensemble Klone, who with their last album managed to finish 5th at the MS awards 2010 in the progressive metal category, have now consciously leaked some information concerning their newest demonstration of entertaining art. The release will be known as The Dreamer's Hideaway, and the release date is October 5th via Klonosphere/Season Of Mist.