13:20 - RavenEffect I loved his debut, it's one of my all time fav's. Time 1 was enjoyable and a strong release, despite its production there were still good songs. But yeah, he seems to be finding excuses at all cost.
13:03 - Zaphod Jari is deluded. But in some way I feel sorry for him too.
12:57 - RavenEffect I kind of feel sorry for Jari. When I read his first recent rant I honestly thought he was right, but the more I read, the more I knew it was just pure bull
Canada's Infernal Majesty have posted the demo version of the title track for their forthcoming album "Systematical Extermination" online at the Van City Bands website. You can download the track from this link:
Infernal Majesty is best-known for their debut album "None Shall Defy," which gained them cult status throughout the world of thrash. They have been a major influence on both the thrash and black metal scenes, with Swedish black-metallers Dawn covering their seminal classic "Night of the Living Dead." "Systematical Extermination" marks the debut of new vocalist Brian Langley. Recording will continue in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. No release date has been set at this time.
The VH1 website currently has the new Judas Priest album "Angel of Retribution" available for streaming on their website for those of you who just can't wait until next week.
That's right - the ENTIRE new album is available for you to listen to at VH1.com
Just visit the VH1 website at the following link:
As previously noted, Angel of Retribution will be release on Monday, February 28th in Europe and Tuesday, March 1st in North America.
Rob Halford/Judas Priest fan site www.robhalford.de has posted the radio version of "Revolution" for download at this location: http://www.robhalford.de/Revolution.zip
Revolution is the 1st single off the forthcoming Judas Priest album "Angel of Retribution"
Release dates for the album are as follows:
28TH FEBRUARY 2005 - UK & EUROPE
1ST MARCH 2005 USA
Canada's Infernal Majesty, whose 1987 album "None Shall Defy" has gained cult status in the underground, have dropped off the North American tour in support of Norway's Satyricon citing personal reasons.
The following message was posted on the band's website (http://www.infernalmajesty.ca):
"Due to personal reasons Infernal Majesty have had to cancel the Satyricon US tour, 3 Inches of Blood will now be the direct support for the tour. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused."
Infernal Majesty is currently supporting their 2004 release "One Who Points to Death"
Satyricon is supporting their 2002 release "Volcano" which was released domestically in North America for the first time in 2004.
The following was posted on the band's official website:
"Gorgoroth made the headlines in the major papers in Latin America after performing a show which created big riots in San Salvador. The audience got so extatic over the presence of the first black metal act visiting their country that the situation got totally out of control. The secutity and the police could not handle the people outside the venue so they had to call in the special forces "del cuerpo de Proteccion a Personalides Importantes" (PPI). When the PPI reached the venue the masses of people not getting a ticket for the already sold out show kicked in the entrancedoor and lots of fighting between the audience began. The audience started to kick in doors and toilets, several injuries occured and major damages to the venue. The PPI decided in the end to use gas on the audience to get the situation under control. When Gorgoroth entered the stage 30 security people had to be on stage preventing the audience to enter it. The fighting maintained through Gorgoroths performance and the PPI and the police had to hold the audience inside the venue with firearms to get the band in safety. Gorgoroth came from the incident without any injuries."
John Peel, the legendary BBC Radio 1 broadcaster, died while on vacation in Peru at the age of 65 according to BBC news.
Peel was instrumental in promoting new and cutting-edge music throughout England and the rest of the world, putting (then) underground bands like the Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Pink Floyd & Carcass in the spotlight. Most recently, Peel penned the introduction to the book Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore by Albert Mudrian in which Peel writes with great enthusiasm of when he first discovered Napalm Death.
Peel was always one to challenge corporate music and promote the underground. He will be missed by many.
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New Label Signing and Release Date
In the dark Norwegian mountain range Aura Noir have have just signed a contract with Tyrant Syndicate (sub-label of Peaceville/Snapper). The new Aura Noir "Merciless" is the first release on this label. The label is run by Nocturno Culto of Darkthrone and administratively by Peaceville/Snapper.
Fenriz of Darkthrone and Nattefrost of Carpathian Forest will contribute with their hate and alcohol infested throats. Dirge Rep (Orcustus ex Gehenna/Enslaved) has offered us lyrical blasphemy with "Funeral thrash". Other confirmed songtitles are "Condor","Hell's Fire","Black Metal Jaw" and probably a title track called "The Merciless".
"Merciless" is due to be released sometime in August.
Agathodaimon will soon release their 4th album, and you may check out some of the songs in the exclusive pre-listening section of the Nuclear Blast website (http://www.nuclearblast.de) or directly follow this link: http://www.nuclearblast.de/events/agathodaimon
The new album received excellent reviews so far and again goes far beyond the borders of "ordinary" black metal and continues the tradition of "Chapter III". Looking for something different? Then have a listen!
The band also produced a video clip which is available at the same location (Real Player required).
The dynamic thrash metal quintet SHADOWS FALL's highly anticipated new album, The War Within, is now set for a September 21st release. The stunning new offering, produced again by Zeuss (Hatebreed) at Planet Z Studios in the band's home state of Massachusetts is the follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed disc, The Art of Balance, and features 10 tracks of sonic devastation. The War Within, their fourth full-length release, is the group's most unrelenting, yet dynamic offering that further proves why they are the undisputed leaders of their genre.
SHADOWS FALL will hit the road in Europe in early June on the New Wave of American Heavy Metal Tour featuring Killswitch Engage, Chimaira and labelmates God Forbid. This will be followed by the group's highly anticipated summer U.S. headlining tour, dubbed the Strhess Tour, which also features As I Lay Dying, Himsa and Remembering Never. The trek kicks off on July 16th and runs through August 19th. Be sure to check the tour's official website www.strhesstour.com for dates and all current news.
Swedish thrash metal titans THE HAUNTED have signed a worldwide multiple-album deal with Century Media Records. The band has already completed work on their highly anticipated, yet still untitled, fourth album, which will be released this fall. It will undoubtedly prove once again why Kerrang! labeled the band as "the single greatest exponents of balls-out metal in the world."
Commented guitarist Anders Björler, "We are happy to have chosen Century Media for the next couple of albums. CM is a legendary metal label, and we feel strongly they'll support us in the best way possible."
Phil Hinkle, director of A&R for Century Media America, added, "It's an honor to be working with THE HAUNTED, and they make our already outstanding roster that much more stellar." Leif Jensen, A&R manager for Century Media Europe, said, "Personally and professionally, we look forward to leading this great band to full worldwide success. Their time is now!"
Cult Canadian Thrash Titans Infernal Majesty have posted the following on their website http://infernalmajesty.ca/index1.html
Infernal Majesty signs with Galy Records, new album due out April 6th, 2004 Canadian act Infernal Majesty the band who released 1987's cult classic "None Shall Defy" have set "One Who Points to Death" as the title of their upcoming new album, due out April 6th, 2004 through Galy Records. The CD, which was recorded by Sho at Profile Sound Studios in Vancouver, Canada and mastered by Pierre Remillard at Wild Studios in St-Zenon, Quebec, Canada, contains the following track listing:
01. Death of Heaven
02. Pestilential Eternity
03. Angels and Acid
Lopez is feeling much better and will join the band in Seattle this Saturday!
Due to Lopez sickness Opeth were forced to cancel the gig in Edmonton. In Calgary and Vancouver Opeth played a reduced set.
The upcoming USA tour will feature support from American band Devil driver as well as Portuguese legends, Moonspell.
Martin Lopez is now in a much better state. As expected, the doctor's ordered a few weeks of relaxation due to overload of stress!