In Flames, who recently signed to Century Media Records (awesome decision, in my opinion), have announced the upcoming single ‘Deliver Us‘, which comes off of their soon to be released album, ‘Sounds Of A Playground Fading‘. Check out the single artwork below and keep your ears peeled for ‘Deliver Us‘, which will be released digitally on May 10th.
With the recent release of Nola sludge legends Crowbar’s much anticipated new album, Sever The Wicked Hand, I started to think about what other huge albums 2011 has to offer the metalheads among us. With new albums from genre heavyweights like Atheist, Fear Factory, and Agalloch turning last year into a seriously stellar year for metal, 2010 is going to be hard to top, but here are 10 (+2) albums that I think will give 2011 more than just a fighting chance. READ MORE
Rockstar Energy Drink has announced the tour dates as well as this year’s line up for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. All the info is past the break and you all should be pretty excited with the line up this year. Who are you excited to see?
Sweden has, in my eyes, some of the best music acts these days. You’ve got Opeth, In Flames, At The Gates, Dark Tranquillity, Meshuggah, Pain Of Salvation; the list goes on and on. These bands, and more from the Scandinavian region, are often credited with shaping today’s metal scene. Most of the time, these bands are focused on moving forward, creating the next iconic sound. Ghost has taken the opposite approach and went back in time, forging a Satanic heavy metal album that hearkens back to the 70’s and 80’s NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal). Does it work or is it too pretentious for it’s own good? Check after the jump for answer.
The anticipation for NEVERMORE’s headlining North American fall trek is now at an all-time high as the massive tour prepares to kick off in the band’s hometown of Seattle this weekend. This is the band’s first headlining Stateside tour in almost three years and features Warbringer, Hatesphere and Blackguard in the support slots. The MetalSucks sponsored tour is not to be missed and to celebrate, they’re giving away five pairs of VIP tickets to the tour! All the details are HERE
NEVERMORE are back and truly better than ever with the much anticipated new full-length release, The Obsidian Conspiracy, which could be their most impressive offering of their illustrious decade plus, heralded career. Either see below or visit www.myspace.com/nevermorefans
to view their complete tour itinerary.
This quintessential metal band was formed out of the ashes of Seattle, Washington, based thrash act Sanctuary in 1991 by Dane and Jim Sheppard (bass), with the addition of Jeff Loomis (guitar, who had played in the final line-up of Sanctuary) and Mark Arrington on drums. A few years later, Van Williams joined the band (drums). The band has since released six full-length albums, toured the world a number of times and captivated the hearts of metalheads touring with such diverse and major acts ranging from Megadeth, In Flames, Disturbed, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir and Children of Bodom, among countless others.
GOOD FIGHT MUSIC has just released a free sampler, available at Amazon.com
! No strings attached, so head on over to Amazon and download nine free tracks by your favorite GOOD FIGHT MUSIC artists! But hurry, this is a limited time offer! The download link is above, and you can view the tracklisting below:
1) Conditions – When it Won’t Save You
2) The Contortionist – Primal Directive
3) Cancer Bats – Drive This Stake
4) This or the Apocalypse – Backlit
5) Son of Aurelius – Facing the Gorgon
6) Rosaline – The Messenger, The Infinite
7) I Am Abomination – Rock N’ No Soul
Son of Aurelius – A Good Death
9) I Am Abomination – Greeting From Easter Island
“Amazon’s ability to provide suggestions and cater specifically to the needs of an individual’s taste is what makes them the best at what they do,” states GOOD FIGHT MUSIC label manager Mike Conroy. “When an opportunity was presented to us to put together a free sampler of our label bands with the backing and clout of Amazon, it was a no brainer.”
Okay, so it’s been quite a bit since I’ve done a Retro Review but I’ve been thinking of how I wanted to approach this. So I decided, I’ll do one at the end of each month but I’ll leave it to YOU, the readers, to decide what album to do next. To suggest an album, simply leave a comment below with what you’d like me to review. The only guideline is that the album has to be at least 10 years old. I know that my first Retro Review (Porcupine Tree’s In Absentia) doesn’t fit that guideline, but hey, I’m starting this anew. So from here on out, with each Retro Review, leave a comment, I’ll pick an album at random and that will be the next month’s review. But for now, on to ‘Slaughter of the Soul’.
NEVERMORE are back and truly better than ever with the much anticipated new full-length release, The Obsidian Conspiracy, which is what could be their most impressive offering of their illustrious decade plus, heralded career. North American fans can now rejoice as the band are excited to announce their first headlining Stateside tour in almost three years, which kicks off on Sept. 23rd and runs through Nov. 5th. This stellar bill also features Warbringer, Mutiny Within and Hatesphere in the support slots.
All tickets go on-sale June 1st exclusively through www.Enterthevault.com
and will be available there until June 19th when they go on-sale through all normal ticketing systems. There will be a limited number of VIP tickets available which gets fans early entry before doors for a preshow NEVERMORE meet and greet. Either see below or visit www.myspace.com/nevermorefans
to view their complete tour itinerary.
NEVERMORE are back and truly better than ever with the much anticipated new full-length release, The Obsidian Conspiracy, which is what could be their most impressive offering of their illustrious decade plus, heralded career. The enthralling new track, “Without Morals,” can now be streamed exclusively at www.myspace.com/nevermorefans
and this song is exactly what diehard fans come to expect from these metal titans.
The Obsidian Conspiracy is set for June 8th North American release and you can now access a slew of specially priced album and exclusive t-shirt pre-order bundles at the link below.
One always says that you can’t rush greatness or perfection, and this couldn’t be more true in the case of metal titans Nevermore, who last released the highly acclaimed This Godless Endeavor in 2005. The Seattle quartet have triumphantly returned with the much anticipated new full-length release, The Obsidian Conspiracy, which is what could be their most impressive offering of their illustrious decade plus, heralded career. The album’s scathing title track can be heard now exclusively at MetalSucks
MetalSucks and Nevermore also teamed up on the “Create Your Own Conspiracy” contest to give one lucky fan the opportunity to perform on stage with NEVERMORE. Click the link below to see all of the video submissions. The band will choose the winner soon.
One always says that you can’t rush greatness or perfection, and this couldn’t be more true in the case of metal titans Nevermore, who last released the highly acclaimed ‘This Godless Endeavor’ in 2005. The Seattle quartet have triumphantly returned with the much anticipated new full-length release, ‘The Obsidian Conspiracy’, which is what could be their most impressive offering of their illustrious decade plus, heralded career.
The Obsidian Conspiracy was recorded with renowned producer Peter Wichers (who previously worked with Nevermore vocalist Warrel Dane on his solo debut ‘Praises to the War Machine’). Longtime friend and collaborator Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Opeth) once again handled mixing duties. The album is set for June 8th North American release and May 31st European release.