20:21 - God Buster 鬼 Just realized top male porn stars earn 10 times more than top male models. I overlooked this profession at my young age, I wish I could rewrite "My Ambition"
20:06 - Apothecary I agree, there's some good BM coming out at the moment too, but yeah, "Finland" and "quality doom" are pretty synonymous right now
20:01 - Zaphod The most interesting side of Finnish metal right now is probably the doomy side of things anyway.
19:59 - Apothecary In a way you are right, Fear, but the Finns just seem to have a particular inclination towards that more so than some others... I dunno, maybe it's just me, but I hope my list will illustrate that trend, mostly in BM and doom
AFM Records had hinted to a new Masterplan line-up reveal a few days ago and now Masterplan has officially announced that Rick Altzi (At Vance, Thunderstone, Epysode) will be the band's new vocalist, replacing Jørn Lande, and Jari Kainulainen (ex-Stratovarius) will take over bass duties. The band is currently recording their new album to be released next year.
The band left the following message, without explaining much, on their official website: "The new members in the band are Rick Altzi on vocals and Jari Kainulainen on bass guitar! (Of course the website will be updated very soon...)."
Jorn is one of my favourite vocalists, so I don't think I'd ever like this, but there you go, that's where I stand on the matter. Still, at least Mr. Lande is one of those guys who does things with everybody who'll let him into a studio with them, so I won't have to wait too long to hear him again.
Although I like Altzi's vocal duties, I have to say I would prefer Jorn Lande anytime of the day, but oh well, they have great musicians and their style isn't that one of "just another power metal band", so I hope the best for their new album.
Well, MK III was a decent album despite Jorn not being at the helm, but Mike DeMio was a very good singer even if he wasn't as distinctive as Jorn. I'm still interested in hearing the new album, but certainly much less so now that I know Jorn is no longer in the band.