Enchained Souls is a Gothic Metal band from Bahía blanca, Argentina, which started playing in the year 2004 with the next line-up: Carolina Villamayor (vocals), Pablo Costamagna (guitars), Luciano Pucci (drums), Luciano Bini (keyboards) and Ignacio Córdoba (bass). In augustof the same year, the band gave its first performance in a local pub with an excellent audience acceptation. Since then, the band has given over 20 concerts in Bahía Blanca, Sierra de la ventana, Coronel Suarez and also in Buenos Aires city.
In 2006, the band started recording their first full length album entitled “Tears of silence” which has had an incredible acceptation in Argentina and all over the world.
That same year, Enchained Souls gave a performance in Buenos Aires city along with the English band Anathema. This concert was one of the best experiences the band has had so far.
In 2007 the band released a demo called “Symphonic Poems” which has a new sound and sounds even more aggressive than its predecessor, “Tears of silence”. This demo has been listened to in many countries around the world, particularly in Russia and Mexico.
In november of the 2007 year the band realsed it´s new album, Silentium æternus and changed the drummer for Bruno Reggiani.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 | 0 Comments
"Ten Thousand Strong":
"Declaration Day" / "Vengeance is Mine":
"I Walk Alone":
"The Crucible of Man (Something Wicked Part II)" sold 6,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release.
"The Crucible of Man (Something Wicked Part II)" continues where ICED EARTH's 2007 release, "Framing Armageddon (Something Wicked Part I)" left off. "The Crucible of Man" features the return of frontman Matt Barlow who was mainman/guitarist Jon Schaffer's original voice of choice to introduce the "Something Wicked" saga back in 1998 as a trio of songs which concluded their album, "Something Wicked This Way Comes".
DYING FETUS is among the confirmed bands for the eighth edition of the Trois Rivières Metalfest, set to take place November 7-8, 2008 at the Bâtisse Industrielle in Trois-Rivières, Quebec.
DYING FETUS's video for the track "Homicidal Retribution" was lensed by director Frankie Nasso (MUDVAYNE, HATEBREED, ALL THAT REMAINS) and producer Kim Resteghini for Raging Nation Films (TRIVIUM, SHADOWS FALL, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, UNEARTH) at Philadelphia's historic Eastern State Penitentiary. The video's premise is that of an accused man spending a life-time in prison.
CARCASS recently completed its first North American tour since first reuniting early this year.
In a recent interview with Voices From The Darkside, guitarist Bill Steer was asked if there is a possibility of a "real" CARCASS tour taking place later on if the current reunion shows go well. "It's a possibility," he replied. "But to be honest, I have serious doubts that this will really happen. There are many reasons for that, especially on the practical side. We all have our own lives, our own bands, and all kinds of things which we have to take care of. This playing at festivals is already a very big step for me. We can still have a look at all that once we have done all these festivals. I think that after those gigs, everybody will probably like to have some time off anyway. In the beginning of our career, we played so many gigs. We're not going to plan such a hectic tour schedule like we had in the past, that would ruin everything. We're going to have a look at everything and then we'll see. Somebody already proposed a tour of two weeks through the States to us. Something like that is somehow realistic."
Asked if he thinks there is a chance that a new CARCASS album will be recorded at some point, Steer said, "I would be very surprised if that would really happen. But never say never, I'm always the last one who needs to be convinced. Michael [Amott, guitar] and Jeff [Walker, bass/vocals] are much more busy with those things than I am. I'm also not very much involved in the planning of all the festivals which are scheduled. At this moment, I barely know in which countries we're all going to play (laughs)."
For a complete list of upcoming CARCASS shows, go to this location.
CARCASS' reunion lineup:
Bill Steer (FIREBIRD) - Vocals, Guitar
Jeff Walker (BRUJERIA) - Vocals, Bass
Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY) - Guitar
Daniel Erlandsson (ARCH ENEMY) - Drums
AMON AMARTH will take part in a special signing session at Decibel magazine headquarters (located at 1032 Arch Street, across from the Trocadero Theater) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Sunday, October 19 at 4:00 p.m.
AMON AMARTH was interviewed for this week's "The Metal File" podcast from Montreal's CHOM-FM. Download the show as an MP3 file at this location.
AMON AMARTH's seventh full-length album, "Twilight of the Thunder God", sold more than 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 48 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was recorded at Fascination Street Studio in Örebro, Sweden and features several high-profile guest appearances including ENTOMBED singer L.G. Petrov (on "Guardians of Asgaard"), CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist Roope Latvala (who shreds a fierce solo on the track "Twilight of the Thunder God") and Finnish cello metal band APOCALYPTICA (a guest appearance on "Live For The Kill").
The video for the title track off "Twilight of the Thunder God" was filmed on the old Viking site, Jomsborg, home of the Jomsvikings in Wolin, Poland, with the Polish team Group 13 and director Dariusz Szermanowicz. The song features a guest appearance by CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist Roope Latvala.
This album is epic as fuck and doesn't relent in brutality. It is simply amazing. The song structures are varied but maintain a constant theme. I found this to be a lot better than Demigod in production quality of various aspects in that every single word of the album was not overlaid which adds to the effect. Overlaying is supposed to be used for emphasis which it was in this album. It also has a clearer sound than on Demigod.
This album contains music that spans metal from epic masterpieces such as "At the Left Hand ov God" and "Inner Sanctum" all the way to thrash-like songs such as "Prometherion" and "Kriegsphilosophie".
This album is about the rejection of beliefs which is an excellent theme. It draws the audience in by giving a sense of rebellion to them which is in human nature and then it pummels them with insane riffing and blast beats that leave them only wanting more.
The album opens up with a female vocalization and then slams head-on into a few epic chords that set you up to be pulverized by "Slaying the Prophets of Isa". It goes down through the tracks and slowly draws more and more toward and epic and less thrash-like mood and then cuts out with the same female vocalization as before to tie the entire masterpiece together into one epic album.
Behemoth has outdone themselves with "The Apostasy". I only hope they can keep this up for their next album.
Monday, October 13, 2008 | 0 Comments
Studio Update 1
Hey everybody, Alex from Cannibal here checking in from Mana Studios in St. Petersburg Florida. Paul has finished all the drums tracks for our new album, and we think he did an amazing job. Things really went smoothly with the drum tracking this time, and that gave us a little extra time for Paul to get creative with some of the drum parts. Everything is still fast and brutal as you'd expect, but there are a few different rhythmic ideas happening that we think our fans will appreciate.
The next step for us will be to start working on a guitar sound, and then begin guitar tracking. The sound of the rhythm guitar is one of the most important things on a metal album, so we will take our time and make sure that we get the heaviest sound possible. The recording of the rhythm guitars will be something we'll take our time with as well. Rob, Pat and producer Erik Rutan are truly perfectionists when it comes to guitar tracking, they'll settle for nothing less than a flawless performance. That kind of dedication can make for a challenging recording session, but when the end result is a crushingly heavy album it's more than worth the time and effort.
OK, that's all for now. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks, we'll have lots of cool info for you such as the new album's title, song titles, studio photos, and more.
Monday, October 13, 2008 | 0 Comments
Behemoth is a Polish blackened death metal band. They are considered to have played an important role in establishing the Polish extreme metal underground, alongside bands such as Vader, Decapitated, Vesania and Hate.
Until the late 1990s, the band played traditional black metal with heathen lyrical content, but soon changed to that of occult and thelemic themes written by their lead vocalist Nergal and Krzysztof Azarewicz. With the 1999 release of Satanica, the band showed their presence in the blackened death metal scene, while retaining their own signature style characterized by the drum work of Inferno, multi-layered vocals and Nile-style Middle-Eastern influences. Even though Behemoth has been labeled as death metal, black metal or thrash influenced, Nergal has mentioned that he doesn't like the band to be labeled
Sunday, October 12, 2008 | 0 Comments
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Immortal's early years go as far when they started as a black/death metal band Old Funeral in 1988, releasing two demos until 1990. The band's frontman Abbath also formed a band Amputation, in 1989, releasing two demos also, until deciding to form Immortal.  The band consisted of band members who departed from Amputation and Old Funeral, though remaining members of Old Funeral attempted to keep the band alive, though eventually dissolved before Immortal's first demo releases.
Immortal's early full-length releases were of a traditional black metal style, but their acclaimed album At the Heart of Winter saw the band begin to experiment with a complex fusion of black metal and German thrash metal. The resulting sound was a style which characterized Immortal's later works. Immortal has been influential to many modern metal artists. It has arguably maintained the most occult-mysticism image and way of life traditionally credited to black metal although the band is not Satanic, unlike several black metal bands who may leave it open to discussion or admit to being Satanic.
Krisiun is a Brazilian death metal band, founded by brothers Alex Camargo (bass, vocals), Moyses Kolesne (guitars), and Max Kolesne (drums). Since its formation, in 1990, the group recorded two demos, Evil Age in 1991, and Curse of the Evil One in 1992, and self-released an extended play (EP) titled Unmerciful Order in 1993. After sign with Dynamo Records (a Brazilian label), Krisiun released the debut full-length Black Force Domain in 1995, followed by Apocalyptic Revelation, issued in 1998. They signed with major label Century Media in 1999, and released Conquerors of Armageddon in 2000.
According to an Earache Records press release, U.K. music TV channel Scuzz TV has "banned" DEICIDE's video for the song "Homage for Satan", condemning it for being offensive and derogatory.
In a statement, a Scuzz representative allegedly declared that "the lyrical content is religiously offensive, derogatory, and can be read as improper exploitation of any susceptibilities of the audience."
They further commented, "With regards the imagery itself, the inclusion of a priest or religious figure in any belief system is always a very touchy subject, but the possession of one such person, and the disparaging respect for the Christian Bible is in direct conflict with Ofcom regulations."
Earache Records commented in a statement, "The video, featuring blood-splattered zombies on a rampaging mission to capture a priest forcibly underlies DEICIDE's explicit stance against religion, yet is a representation of death metal at its best. The banning of the video coincides with the eagerly anticipated release of DEICIDE's highly acclaimed album, 'The Stench of Redemption', and effectively removes the chance for extreme music to be represented to a mass audience [in the U.K.] The outright banning of the video marks a worrying trend, as the station declares that they 'generally don't play death/black metal on Scuzz anymore' yet boldly label themselves as a 'rock hard' channel."
Fan-filmed video footage of DRAGONFORCE's performance in Cardiff can be viewed below.
"Operation Ground And Pound":
"The Last Journey Home":
Lucem Fero has uploaded photos of DRAGONFORCE and TURISAS taken on September 30, 2008 at the University's Great Hall in Cardiff, Wales. Check them out at this location.
DRAGONFORCE's setlist for the Cardiff show was as follows:
01. Heroes Of Our Time
02. Operation Ground And Pound
03. Reasons To Live
04. Fury Of The Storm
05. Revolution Deathsquad (incl. keyboard solo)
06. Soldiers Of The Wasteland
07. The Last Journey Home
08. My Spirit Will Go On
09. Valley Of The Damned
10. Through The Fire And Flames
Two Weeks", the new video from Massachusetts metallers ALL THAT REMAINS, can be viewed below. (Note: Video stream may not be available to some non-U.S. residents.)
The "Two Weeks" video was directed by Brian Thompson and it intersperses haunting performance footage with shots of a girl who sees the band "Poltergeist"-style in a TV and paranormal investigators attempting to track ALL THAT REMAINS' ghostly presence.
"Overcome", the new album from ALL THAT REMAINS, sold just under 29,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 16.
Having recently wrapped up a stint on the Vans Warped Tour, ALL THAT REMAINS kicked off a co-headlining tour with TRIVIUM which will continue through mid-October before the band jumps aboard a full North American tour as direct support to IN FLAMES alongside GOJIRA and 36 CRAZYFISTS.
ALL THAT REMAINS' last album, "The Fall of Ideals", has sold more than 175,000 copies in the United States since its July 2006 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
"The Chosen Legacy", the new video from Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR, can be viewed below. Directed by Tod Junker, produced by Ramzi Abed, along with the visual image filtering of Joachim Luetke, the clip is the third video made in support of the band's latest album, "In Sorte Diaboli". It is also included on the band's upcoming 2DVD+CD release "The Invaluable Darkness", which is due on October 10 (Europe) and October 14 (North America) via Nuclear Blast.
Due to a recent addition to his family, DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Galder (real name: Thomas Rune Andersen) will not be able to join his bandmates on the Blackest Of The Black tour alongside headliners DANZIG.
States DIMMU guitarist Silenoz (real name: Sven Atle Kopperud): "We have some new, temporary personnel on this tour. We needed an experienced live guitarist and found him in an old friend of mine and Galder: Cyrus of SUSPERIA. We're happy he can step in and don't plan on giving him a hard time on the road."
Drumming duties on the Blackest Of The Black tour will be handled by drummer Dariusz "Daray" Brzozowski (ex-VADER). According to Silenoz, fans can perhaps expect a few surprises when it comes to the setlist.