22:28 - Apothecary Of course you can't really expect everyone who goes to shows to know the background about EVERY band they're going to be seeing. But still, a general idea would be nice. It's black metal, (most of) it is quite extreme live
22:24 - ScreamingSteelUS Shit happens. Shining happens. Don't go calling out Abigail Williams and Origin for touring with them or the venue or the fans or everybody else. That's just pointless and stupid.
22:23 - ScreamingSteelUS The fact that "it's black metal" doesn't necessarily excuse what are some objectively rude or unsettling practices, because as Che said, sometimes it's a bit much, but, you know, do some research. It still IS black metal.
22:22 - ScreamingSteelUS I guess I'm sympathetic towards her because she did have an uncomfortable experience for perfectly understandable reasons, but she loses me by making it everybody else's problem and blaming everyone else for humoring Kvarforth.
22:19 - ScreamingSteelUS I'm genuinely torn between "she's overreacting hilariously" and "actually, that seems pretty fair." Either way, I was so ready for her to punch Kvarforth.
22:14 - Apothecary Real shit, upon first reading this article I thought it was satirization of overly sensitive PC types. Maybe it actually is
22:13 - Maco The fact that she didn't leave makes me think deep inside she was having a great time. Lol
In case you have been distracted, there is a new band around called Ashes Of Ares with Matt Barlow (ex-Iced Earth), Van Williams (ex-Nevermore) and Freddie Vidales (ex-Iced Earth). In theory, this could be interesting. And slowly we learn more about the project. Today the band revealed details of their upcoming debut album which will be self-titled and released via Nuclear Blast Records on September 6th as a limited CD in digipak including a bonus track as well as in two different 2LP versions. The cover artwork unveiled is also available below.
In terms of the music, the band has only released teasers so far. You can watch the last one below.
Regarding the album title and the cover artwork that was designed by drummer Van Williams, he states: "We discussed a few ideas but once we had developed the band logo it felt right to use it as the introduction to the band along with the name as the focal point for our first album. The artwork for me reflects where each of us has been and how we are coming together from our pasts in this new endeavour."
The tracklist will be the following:
01. The Messenger
02. Move The Chains
03. On Warrior's Wings
05. This Is My Hell
06. Dead Man's Plight
07. Chalice Of Man
08. The Answer
09. What I Am
10. The One-Eyed King
11. The Answer [acoustic version] [bonus track]
Ashes Of Ares:
Matt Barlow - vocals
Freddie Vidales - guitar & bass
Van Williams - drums