17:50 - BlackEssence Wherever I visit metal site, I see a bunch of people fapping about new sludge release. 3-4 years ago it was calm, now? "We are new sludge metal band" "OH YESS YOU MUST BE COOL"
17:25 - Apothecary I definitely would not say that sludge is the "hot new trend" within metal. If anything, that's deathcore and the recent ramp up of all the pseudo-intellectual "progressive" death metal
17:23 - BlackEssence But it's true. 5 years ago I just know couple of band playing that kind of music. Now - everyone is playing it. Because why? They have no money for good guitars and amps?
17:21 - Apothecary I don't often respond to comments with memes, but that last one calls for it [link]
17:16 - BlackEssence Sludge is some kind of nu metal now. Everyone want to play it and be "so sludge". It's stupid trend.
17:09 - Apothecary I think it works both ways, really
16:31 - Kuroboshi Well, isn't it so that the fans usually vote first, and then other people also start looking into the album and don't give it as high votes, thus bringing it down.
Enslaved just announced dates for their North American "Winter Rite 2013" Tour, which will also feature Pallbearer and Ancient VVisdom.
The three-week tour will start on Jan. 30th 2013 in Philadelphia, PA and the band made the following statement on their Facebook page:
North America has become like a second home-shore to us; the rising support we've been getting for the last albums and tours has been amazing! We're more than ready to come over again and play our new album Riitiir live to show that the new material is extremely well-fitted for a live setting, and to reflect the enthusiasm and dedication we've been getting from the fans over there! See you on the road!
Confirmed dates for "Winter Rite 2013" tour are:
Jan 30, 2013 - Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA
Jan 31, 2013 - Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
Feb 01, 2013 - Mr. Smalls Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 02, 2013 - Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
Feb 03, 2013 - Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
Feb 04, 2013 - Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN
Feb 06, 2013 - Marquis Theater - Denver, CO
Feb 08, 2013 - The Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA
Feb 09, 2013 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA
Feb 10, 2013 - Branx - Portland, OR
Feb 11, 2013 - The Highline - Seattle, WA
Feb 12, 2013 - Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, B.C. - CANADA
Feb 14, 2013 - The Pawn Shop - Edmonton, AB - CANADA
Feb 15, 2013 - Dickens Pub - Calgary, AB - CANADA
Feb 16, 2013 - The Exchange - Regina, SK - CANADA
Feb 17, 2013 - Osborne Village Inn - Winnipeg, MB - CANADA
Feb 19, 2013 - The Opera House - Toronto, ON - CANADA
Feb 20, 2013 - Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC - CANADA
Feb 21, 2013 - The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA
Feb 22, 2013 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY