03:49 - !J.O.O.E.! Overall I enjoyed it, despite glaring and numerous plot holes and being a too long. But I think it could have been better if it didn't want to be too many things and concentrated on just a few. Joon-ho Bong's The Host was a better
03:47 - Darth Satanious ...out of place on purpose. It is like everything, some may find that something works and some may not. Fucking traffic control in the Shoutbox,
03:45 - !J.O.O.E.! True, but Battle Royale felt clearly rooted in satire, so they got away with it.
03:43 - Darth Satanious I think they wanted to put an interesting character with her, and I believe they succeded. Her place in Snow reminds me of that chick in the instructional video of Battle Royale. A weird, kind of eccentric character that feels...
03:42 - !J.O.O.E.! Which is ironic because she was the best part of the film, but the one element which didn't belong.
03:40 - !J.O.O.E.! [SPOILERS] It's like on one hand, you have the serious and tragic tone of the film where babies were eaten etc, then on the other hand you have the caricatured, designed for humour character of Swinton. Not compatible imo.
It seems like the revival of !T.O.O.H.! was short lived. After a disastrous show in Ostrava, the band has decided to break up once again after they complete their new upcoming album Democratic Solution, planned to be released sometime later this year.
Verwüstung solo member Chris Broyles announced earlier in the week that he is working on a new album to be titled Tunnel Ghosts. A new post today states that he is finished recording the four tracks, and is just waiting for the cover art. This will be a follow up to his last EP Soft Hands, Pale Moon. More details should be revealed soon.
Czech metallers !T.O.O.H.! have released a short Facebook status announcing the title for their upcoming full-length along with some details about the album, which will feature nine songs. It seems like Josef "Humanoid" Vesely is doing better as well.
Pagan black metal band Winterfylleth has just released the song "Void Of Light", which is the seventh track off of their upcoming 2012 release titled The Threnody Of Triumph, due for release on September 17th via Candlelight Records. The song can be heard here.
German stoner/sludge metal outfit Wolves Carry My Name has announced via Facebook that they have commenced writing new material for their next release. The band released the EP Amongst Ruins And Ashes just last April.
A whole bunch of news from the Deafheaven house. The band announced via Tumblr that they are re-releasing their 2010 demo, entitled Demo on a limited 12" LP. The band also stated that they are working on a follow-up to their 2011 release, Roads To Judah.
Bad news from the !T.O.O.H.! camp. The band's vocalist and guitarist, Josef "Humanoid" Vesely, has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. The band informed us via their Facebook page. Despite that, the band has completed the writing process for their forthcoming album, which they expect to start recording around September/October.
Canadian stoner metal band Dopethrone has released a preview from their upcoming album Dopethrone III. The sample features the track "Hooked", which will be the second track on their new album expected to be released in the fall. You can listen to it below.
"Harakiri", a brand new song and title track from Serj Tankian (also known as the vocalist of System Of A Down) is now streaming online and can be heard here. This song will be featured on his upcoming solo release Harakiri, which is set to be released on July 10th through Reprise Records/Serjical Strike.
Canadian stoner metallers Dopethrone have announced on their Facebook page that they have finished recording/mastering the band's third album, which is being called Dopethrone III for now. According to their last update, the band is now working on the album artwork for the follow-up to last year's Dark Foil. New details about the release are expected to surface soon.
US technical thrashers Rumpelstiltskin Grinder have set the release date for their third studio album Ghostmaker for June 19th in North America via Candlelight Records. The album was produced by the band and reunites the band with noted gore artist Mike Hrubovcak (Sinister, Hate Eternal, Cattle Decapitation).
Lamb Of God's guitarist Mark Morton and Devildriver's frontman Dez Fafara have formed a side project called Born Of The Storm. Mark Morton has posted via twitter links for two demo songs from the project, "Nowhere Fast" and "Dust". The track "Dust" features Kevin Talley (Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Chimaira) on drums and "Nowhere Fast" features a guest appearance by Ryan Lake of Alabama Thunderpussy on the first guitar solo. No further details have been revealed on the project yet and it is not clear if they plan to release a full-length album in the future.
Canadian metallers Baptized In Blood have announced on their Facebook page that they have started writing for their new album, which will be the follow-up to 2010's self-titled Baptized In Blood. The band had this to say about the current activities: "Today we start demos for a new BIB record, superstoked to get into the studio and make some noise at the A Room! Boom! Game on."