16:37 - Apothecary I guess it's tough to say with BaN. I personally consider MoRT their peak period, and I haven't been too impressed with their post-777 material, but that could easily change, because Vindsval is full of surprises
16:04 - mz btw, Che, check this band if you are falling in love with Virus [link]
16:02 - mz cant say that about BaN, especially given the fact that the guy has started a band which supposedly sets MoRT as its starting point.
15:58 - Apothecary But I think we're also going to be seeing the rise of a second wave of French BM soon (it's kind of already happening), because imo the giants of BAN and DSO are already past their prime
15:57 - Apothecary French BM at the moment is definitely more stylistically diverse. But, as you said, that could be the case with Icelandic BM too in coming years
Thrash metallers Overkill have issued the following update:
"Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain) has been slated to mix the new Overkill record in August. D.D. Verni has been locked in the studio putting together what will be the bands 25th Anniversary release. The band is currently still talking with different labels, but plans are for a new CD at the end of the year. As you know 2010 will be the 25th Anniversary since the release of the debut Overkill album "Feel The Fire" and consequently there are lots of plans for 2010. US and European Tours are currently in the works for early 2010 with some pretty cool shit being talked about... Keep checking for further announcements."