06:35 - Apothecary We'll just have to agree to disagree then, as much as I love both bands, I still consider Zeppelin and Deep Purple hard rock at the very most
06:34 - flightoficarus Big sale at Willowtip. Best band there besides Ulcerate and Gigan?
06:33 - Apothecary Doom/stoner/sludge has its roots in Sabbath, and power and speed/thrash in Priest. I'd say everything else was just bands taking those categories and then building upon them to create new ones
06:30 - deadone That doesn't preclude Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin being pioneers in heavy metal and as such considered part of the genre, even though they happily sit outside it sometimes.
06:28 - Apothecary You're probably right for NWOBHM, but I would say that was because they were mostly influenced by Priest, not Sabbath. I think those bands very much started two divergent roads in metal, but both were the unofficial "pioneers"
05:24 - deadone That's historical revisionism. Bare in mind most NWOBHM metal bands didn't do " dark, heavy." Most speed/thrash wasn't that heavy either. Indeed Sabbathian heaviness was kept alive by doom metal.
Since their first album in 2002 Insomnium developed to one of the most promising and unique Melodic Death Metal bands. In 2010 they've been honored with the Finnish Metal Award for Best Band and Best Album (Across The Dark, 2009). Shortly before their 2010 tour with Dark Tranquillity they recorded the new track "Weather The Storm" with Mikael Stanne on guest vocals and performed the song together in London on September 28th. Director Janne Tamminen filmed the show and you can watch the video here.
Niilo Sevänen (vocals/bass): "Weather the Storm music video was shot at Underworld, London last autumn when we were touring with Dark Tranquillity. The house was sold out, we had a great show and people got really crazy - so it was really a night to remember! London, we salute you! Mikael Stanne joined us on stage for this special song so huge thanks to him!"
Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity, vocals): "The guys have always impressed me with their stuff so I was honored to be asked to join them on a song. This turned out to be an amazing song. Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do."
Weather The Storm is now available as a digital single with the previously unreleased instrumental "Beyond The Horizon" as b-side. You can buy it at nearly every digital distribution platform or follow the links to your local iTunes stores: