21:59 - Redn1ght Don't get me wrong, I do take guitar classes and that stuff. But yeah, I'm more relaxed about it and whenever I'm bored I start practicing. For example I'm pretty good at learnin simple melodies quite fast with a little help.
21:55 - E.Mols86 Then again, you can call something melodic gothic metal if it's very melodic, but often it feels unnecessary in my opinion. Oliver, sounds good, will check it out tomorrow. Will now be leaving to the beer pub. See ya.
21:53 - Cynic Metalhead I really feel like playing Igorrr loud on big speakers and disturbing your neighbours.
21:52 - E.Mols86 LeKiwi, yeah it isn't very dark gothic doom, this stuff. But gothic metal is often about the theme and atmosphere, as well as melodic elements. Most GM is melodic, hence why it's never called "melodic gothic metal".
21:48 - Dark†SymphonY Erik, I have just downloaded their full album, and yes a few songs do have some harsh male vocals.
21:46 - E.Mols86 Describing what exactly gothic is is actually not that easy as describing other genres. Often it's the atmosphere combined with piano/keyboard/violin. Not necessarily with female vocals, just look at PL, Moonspell, Heavenwood.
21:45 - LeKiwi Nevermind, it does sound really Gothic, but it gets a bit happy and upbeat for Gothic at times, no?
"Pink Beatles In A Purple Zeppelin", the brand new video from Dutch progressive genius Arjen Anthony Lucassen has been released and is now available for viewing below. The song comes off Arjen's new solo album Lost In The New Real, which was released earlier this year in April via InsideOut.
The Weight Of Oceans, the upcoming new album from Swedish progressive melodic death metallers In Mourning is currently streaming online in its entirety at this location. The album will be streaming until its release on April 18th through Spinefarm Records. More album details were previously reported here.
Dutch multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen (and the mastermind behind Ayreon) has revealed recently the title of his upcoming solo album as well as a poster created from the cover artwork designed by the artist Claudio Bergamin. The album will be entitled Lost In The New Real and it will be released on April 23rd in Europe and May 8th in the US via InsideOut.
UK progressive metallers Threshold have announced on their official Facebook page the cancellation of all their pre-release shows planned for April 2012. The reason for the cancellation is due to vocalist Damian Wilson's illness, delaying the band's plans but the band will still continue the recording process of their upcoming studio album March Of Progress.
Swedish metallers In Mourning have revealed the title of their upcoming new album: The Weight Of Oceans will be the follow-up to 2010's Monolith. It was also announced that the album will be issued next year by Spinefarm Records.
The band posted on their Facebook page: "We are proud to announce that our new record will be entitled The Weight Of Oceans and that it will be released in 2012 by Spinefarm Records."
"The End of It All", the new video from Sirenia has been posted online and can now be watched below. "The End of It All" comes off the band's upcoming album, The Enigma of Life, which will be released on January 21st, 2011. More details on The Enigma of Life are available over here.
Kamelot have revealed the cover artwork for the upcoming Poetry For The Poisoned album. The album will be released next month. Everything you need to know about this album was previously reported over here and over here.
Poetry For The Poisoned will be available in three versions:
Regular CD edition
Digipak CD with bonus DVD
Two-LP gatefold vinyl edition
UPDATED on 25.08.2010 (thanks to Ellrohir)
A short video trailer for for Kamelot's forthcoming album, Poetry For The Poisoned, was posted online and can be viewed at this location.
UPDATE (thanks to *!*)
US metallers Kamelot have posted a medley of songs from their upcoming Poetry For The Poisoned album. Check it out at the band's MySpace page.
The new Blind Guardian video for the song "A Voice In The Dark" in now available online. The track is taken from the band's highly anticipated new album At The Edge Of Time, released in Europe last week (July 30), and is still to be released in the United States (August 24) via Nuclear Blast.
The first single "On The Hill Of Dreams" of the new Dark Moor album "Autumnal" is now available at the band's MySpace page. The track was recorded at the New Sin Studios and it's a preview for the band's seventh forthcoming album "Autumnal", which is scheduled to be released in January 2009.
New posts on the official website of the band Threshold tells us that Nick Midson (guitarist) is taking a break from the band. Member Karl Groom commented: "Nick has been thinking about this for a while. It's largely driven by wanting a break from touring and promotional activities. I'm still in contact with him regularly and we live 5 minutes from each other. The way is open for Nick to return for future albums and he is considering it."
Nick Midson is one of the founding members of Threshold. He is not featured on the band's forthcoming album, Dead Reckoning, and a replacement guitarist for the band's live shows will be announced later.
Meanwhile, the artwork for Threshold's forthcoming album "Dead Reckoning" has been revealed. Davide Nadalin of Nerve Design is the artist, who's previous covers include Extrema and Blinded Colony. http://www.thinicestudios.com/threshold/deadreckoning.jpg
The following message was posted by the band on their official website:
"The last two months have been hectic, but we've had a blast. The headlining tour in Europe went over expactations and we'd like to thank Wintersun and Tyr, as well as our European crew and of course everyone who came to the shows. Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
After the last show in Hamburg we flew straight to Detroit to join Children of Bodom, Gojira and Sanctity on the North American leg of the tour and although it was taxing and with some off stage problems, the tour was nothing but awesome and successful for us! It was great to see the support we got every night and we want to thank you fans for that."
A message posted on the band official website says that Don't Fall Asleep -CDS was released. The single features two versions of Don't Fall Asleep (Horror pt. 2), the video version and the album version, and These Low Lands, a cover of Trio Niskalaukaus song Alavilla Mailla. "These Low Lands features a lead vocal appearance by Tomi Joutsen of Amorphis" they say. You can see the video of Don't Fall Asleep here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPLHGlE8oek ! Get your copy of the single from your local shop or order it from Levykauppa X: http://www.levykauppax.fi/artist/Swallow_the_Sun/Don't_Fall_Asleep/17577/ .
In addition, they are going to play a record release gig at Lutakko on 10.2.2007! "We are going to make it something special, so be there!"