04:50 - The Maratha Also, black powerfully blending with genres of death, drone, psychedelic, doom, sludge and so on. More or less, this past 2 years there has been a trend of experimentation in metal altogether.
04:44 - The Maratha The problem is that Sludge creepingly blends into heavy, doom, black and death. Look at Roadburn for instance.
03:24 - Marcel Hubregtse SLudge is actually already dead since most bands in that genre are copying each other . Savannah SLudge is doing it and so are the others. If you hear mrore than 6 new sludge bands each months you will notice it.
02:29 - Apothecary Yeah you have a point, that "only old school is real, modern bands suck" mentality is still pretty strong among parts of the metal community though, unfortunately
02:23 - Karlabos but then again most death/thrash/sympho fans are more into older bands and don't follow the new stuff very closely... amongst the new metals arising i still feel sludge is pretty strong
02:17 - Apothecary I still think sludge is far from "the next big trend" lol, that's grossly over-exaggerating its appeal to the average metalhead. More people are into thrash, death, and symphonic type shit before sludge, at least in my area
02:14 - Karlabos yeah, sludge seems to be quite the thing nowadays. still beats the power metal trend from when i was a kid tho
Swedish Thrash metallers Witchery proudly present their first-ever promo video for the title track of their just released 5th album, Witchkrieg.
The clip was shot in early May in Stockholm, Sweden and was filmed, directed and produced by Daniel Larrson and At The Gates/The Haunted guitarist Anders Björler (At The Gates Productions). Additional scenes featuring Kerry King of Slayer were filmed in early June in London, England. A making-of can be watched here.
Witchkrieg was released on June 21 in Europe and June 29 in North America via Century Media Records, and was mixed and mastered Antfarm studios by Tue Madsen (Dark Tranquillity, The Haunted, Heaven Shall Burn).
Power metal geeks fans rejoice! After their extremely successful Hellish Rock World Tour 2007/08, leading Helloween through 40 countries on 4 continents, the German heavy metal legends soon will be touring the world again! Three weeks after the release of the new, yet untitled and highly anticipated studio album around Halloween (end of October) 2010, the band will hit the road again and start the tour in Europe.
While rumors promise the album to be the band´s heaviest and fastest effort in years, Helloween can announce nobody less than the Finland-based heavy metal supergroup Stratovarius for the slot of the very special guest.
Comments singer Andi Deris: "We had a great package with Gamma Ray last time, and we are very proud to have Stratovarius with us this time. We look forward to have another power metal party with our fans all over the planet - see you soon!"
Time to get stoked! Enslaved just announced Axioma Ethica Odini as the title of their new upcoming release, out in Europe on September 27 and in North America on September 28.
It's no secret that Enslaved recently recorded a new album for an expected late 2010 release. Finally, the countdown on Enslaved's MySpace has revealed the title and release date for the upcoming new album.
This eleventh studio album was recorded at three different studios in Bergen, Norway; in Duper, Earshot (owned by Enslaved members Herbrand Larsen and Ice Dale), and Peersonal Sound (property of Ivar Bjørnson). Axioma Ethica Odini is the follow-up to 2008's Vertebrae, which earned Enslaved their third consecutive Spellemannpris (the Norwegian equivalent of the Grammy Awards).
Immortal will release their first-ever concert DVD, The Seventh Date Of Blashyrkh, on August 6 via Nuclear Blast. The disc will include professionally filmed video footage of the band's headlining performance at the 2007 edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, which was held August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany.
In an April interview with About.com, Demonaz said the band is making progress on writing their next album. He said: "We already have three songs for the next album. We'll be working on the album this year. And we have material for a lot of other songs, so maybe in August we'll be finished with half the album. But we haven't come so far that I can see the end of the album. I think we'll try to work with the songs and make them classic Immortal songs. The next album will be different than All Shall Fall. I think the songs will come off as one package. Every album is different for us, but we won't try too many new things. We'll stick to the plan and make the music we like."