00:55 - mz nice avantgardiesh blackish metal from 2015 [link] missed it all
23:56 - psykometal Speaking of that, gotta figure out how we're going to reflect the obvious member change from a male to female bass player (of which the popular, and seemingly obvious, opinion is that said new female bassist is Sean Yseult... :/
Italian symphonic power metal rising stars Ancient Bards are ready to release their third album in 2014, the follow-up to 2011's Soulless Child, that will set the beginning of the second part of the Black Crystal Sword Saga. The guys seem to have not lost their passion for medieval times, as you can see by enjoying the crispy album trailer down here.
The band posted this brief message on their Facebook page: "There you go! Get ready to dive back into the Black Crystal Sword Saga in 2014! Crispy enough? Well, get used to it because this is just the beginning!"