Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Metal Music Releases - : February 22, 2011

 I like to keep up to date this blog as much as possible providing the best metal music around. This is your must-have list to buy some new heavy metal albums.
 The list is very reliable from here.

February 22, 2011
  • Astrosoniq - Quadrant (Exile On Mainstream)
  • Ava Inferi - Onyx (Season Of Mist)
  • Betzefer - Freedom To The Slave Makers (AFM)
  • The Browning - Time Will Tell (Earache)
  • Cauldron - Burning Fortune (Earache)
  • Crystal Viper - Legends (AFM)
  • Darkest Hour - The Human Romance (E1)
  • The Defaced - Anomaly (Scarlet)
  • DevilDriver - Beast (Roadrunner)
  • Drugs Of Faith - Corroded (Selfmadegod)
  • Earth - Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light (Southern Lord)
  • Ektomorf - Redemption (AFM)
  • Elvenking - Red Silent Tides (AFM)
  • Evergrey - The Glorious Collision (SPV)
  • Folge Dem Wind - Inhale The Sacred Poison (Code666)
  • I See Stars - The End Of The World Party (Sumerian)
  • Necronoclast - Ashes (Moribund)
  • The Project Hate MCMXCIX - "Bleeding The New Apocalypse (Cum Victriciis In Manibus Armis (Season Of Mist)
  • The Swan King - Eyes Like Knives (Seventh Rule)
  • Tankard - Vol(l)ume 14 (AFM)
  • Timo Tolkki - Saana Warrior of Light Pt. 1 (Scarlet)
  • Twisted Sister - Come Out And Play Re-Release (Eagle Rock)
  • Twisted Sister - Love Is For Suckers Re-Release (Eagle Rock)

My favorite albums from the list:
Evergrey - The Glorious Collision (SPV)
Based in Sweden, Evergrey are specialists in dark progressive metal.

I See Stars - The End Of The World Party (Sumerian)
I See Stars are a hardcore band from Michigan who made their album debut in 2009 with a hybrid style drawing from both screamo and electronica.

Best Album of The Atomic Bitchwax - Atomic Bitchwax (1999)

This self-titled debut is very impressive, offering adventurous extended jams ("The Formula") as well as frenetic blasts of energy ("Hey Alright"). Guitarist Ed Mundell might be a team player at his day job with Monster Magnet but he takes over here, displaying great versatility and chops - especially on a manic rendition of his idol Tommy Bolin's "Crazed Fandango".

Highly recommended if you are truly a big fan of nice rock music, and it is therefore a good reason to have this album in your metal music archive.

4metal favourite song picks:
Stork Theme
Crazed Fandango
Hope You Die

link to stream songs
MYspace
Crazed Fandango Youtube (Don't miss this out)

Irate - New york Métal

In 1995, five young aspiring musicians gathered together in the Bronx, NY. They were drawn to each other for two reasons: a love of heavy music and the disillusionment created by urban adolescence. Nick (guitar), UV (drums), Nando (guitar), Phil (vocals) and Jayson (bass) became known the band as Irate and established themselves as one of New York City's most brutal metal bands.

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Irate's first two releases, the EP "Burden of a Crumbling Society" and the full length "11:34" (recorded with current bassist Curtis Reis), quickly solidified them as a powerful metal act. The first chance for the band to prove their ability in a live setting came at Castle Heights in Queens, NY. The shows at this venue established a loyal fan base and garnered the attention of other

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mercenary – Metamorphosis (2011)

Metamorphosis is the sixth studio album by the Danish melodic death metal band Mercenary. This is the first album, except for their debut, First Breath, not to include the Sandager brothers, Mikkel on clean vocals and Morten on keyboards and Mike Park on drums since 11 Dreams. This is also the first album to feature Morten Løwe on drums. It will be released on February 25, 2011, under the label Napalm Records. The US version will be released on March 29 under the label Prosthetic Records, and will include one bonus track. The song "The Follower" was released on the band's YouTube channel on December 23rd, 2010, and the song "In a River of Madness" was released for streaming on the band's Facebook page on February 8th, 2011.

Listen "The Follower" from the album
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Tracklist:
01. Through The Eyes Of The Devil
02. The Follower
03. In A River Of Madness
04. Memoria
05. Velvet Lies
06. In Bloodred Shades
07. Shades Of Grey
08. On The Edge Of Sanity
09. The Black Brigade

Converge - Jane Doe

Reviews:
On June 11, 2010, Sputnikmusic deemed Jane Doe the best album of the decade, earning the #1 spot on its top 100 albums of the decade list.

Jane Doe was highly successful and has been considered as being Converge's best album. Terrorizer Magazine awarded the record Album of the Year status in 2001.

mp3: Distance and Meaning
mp3: Hell to Pay

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bullet - Highway

The new Bullet album is titled “Highway Pirates” and will be released 4th February 2011.Click the picture to pre-order the album.

Tracklist:
Highway Pirates
Back on the Road
Stay Wild
Blood Run Hot
Fire and Dynamite
Down and Out
Knuckleduster
Heavy Metal Dynamite
Citylights
Into the Night

Highway Pirates:
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Interview:
On July 31 2009, Bullets drummer Gustav Hjortsjo was hanging around backstage at the Savsjo Festival. Suddenly he noticed a familiar face in the crowd: Saxons legendary singer Peter Biff Byford. Gustav was determined not to let this chance go missed. He approached Mr. Byford and explained that the singer

Slipknot - {sic}nesses (2010)

sic)nesses is the fourth video album released by American heavy metal band Slipknot. The double-disc release features a recording of their headlining performance at the 2009 Download Festival along with a 45-minute behind the scenes documentary created by percussionist Shawn Crahan, and the four music videos from All Hope Is Gone. It is the band's first release since the death of bassist Paul Gray and is dedicated in his memory. On September 22, 2010, (sic)nesses premiered in selected theaters across the United States. Entrance to the screenings were free and it included free giveaways. Reception was generally positive, with Artistdirect rewarding the album a perfect five out of five stars, and Blabbermouth.net giving the album eight and a half out of ten stars.

Reviews:
The album's reception was generally positive. The album's description on Roadrunnerrecords.com stated: "The performance was absolutely electric, in typical Slipknot fashion, especially since it came hot on the heels of one of the strongest years in Slipknot’s illustrious career." Rick Florino from Artistdirect gave the album five out of five stars. Florino introduced the DVD by writing: "it's an eerie, engaging and utterly entrancing collection of violently vibrant vignettes showing the greatest metal band of the 21st century at the top of their game—and the genre." Scott Alisoglu from Blabbermouth.net gave the album eight and a half out of ten stars. He called it the "ultimate tribute" to bassist Paul Gray. He also noted that things like display of controlled echos, the 80,000 person audience, their energetic performances of songs from their first album, and the "unforgettable anthems" like "Before I Forget" and "Psychosocial" came together to "remind naysayers and fans alike that Slipknot has a dearth of rivals when it comes to live performance." The DVD was released on September 28, 2010 sold 9,300 copies in the United States in its first week. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Top Music Videos chart.

I think "Wait And Bleed" is a masterpiece and very uplifting song of Slipknot, you should definitely have in your metal music archive.

Slipknot - Wait And Bleed :
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Kyuss - Demon Cleaner #2 (single) (1994)

Welcome to Sky Valley is the third studio album by American stoner rock/metal band Kyuss, originally released on June 28, 1994. In concert, the band Tool has covered "Demon Cleaner" twice, with bassist Reeder often joining them onstage during the performances.

mp3: Kyuss - Demon cleaner

Dalriada – Igeret

Dalriada is a folk metal band from Hungary that was formed in 2003. They were formerly known as Echo of Dalriada until 2007. Their fourth studio album Szelek in 2008 was a chart success in their country, peaking at the second position on the official Mahasz music charts.

The new album looks like very pleasant in the cover, however I expect something very dark and dirty when you talk about metal music !

Product Description For Dalriada - Igeret
The roots of the hungarian folk metal band Dalriada reach back to the year of 1998, when forming member and band leader Andras Ficzek starteda heavy metal band in the West-Hungarian town of Sopron. In the following years he gathered several young and talented musicians to follow hisvision of heavy metal combined with death, thrash and most important folk elements combined. After the first years of experimenting, DALRIADAwas formed in Sopron in February 2003 with the intention of combining metal and Hungarian folklore, thus fostering the incredibly rich heritage ofHungarian folk art. Due to the broad range of influences some elements of death and gothic metal found their way into the bands unique style.The word Dalriada is the historical name of the first kingdom of the Scots, but based on some linguistic studies it may have an ancient Hungarianorigin with the meaning of battle-song. In the first years the band called itself Echo Of Dalriada in order emphasize the Hungarian meaning, butat the beginning of 2007 the name was simplified to Dalriada. All the lyrics are in Hungarian and sometimes use the works of the famousHungarian poet Janos Arany. Here again authenticity and their Hungarian heritage is most important to the band. Lyrics and music form an artisticunity.

Listen to the track Hajdutanc:
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Heavy Metal Album Releases: February 1, 2011

Here are the new heavy metal CD releases for this week.

February 1, 2011

Abysmal Dawn - Leveling The Plane Of Existence (Relapse)


Full Blown Chaos - Full Blown Chaos (Metal Blade)


Lazarus A.D. - Black Rivers Flow (Metal Blade)


Most Precious Blood - Do Not Resuscitate (Bullet Tooth)


Noisear - Subvert The Dominant Paradigm (Relapse)


Six Feet Under - Wake The Night: Live In Germany DVD (Metal Blade)



Spellbound Dazzle - Unreal Fairy Tales (Limited Access)


Thomas Giles (BTBAM's Tommy Rogers) - Pulse (Metal Blade)

Gillan - Future Shock

Future Shock is the fourth album by the British rock band Gillan. Released by Virgin in 1981, it reached number 2 in the UK album chart; this would remain the band's highest placing.
Gillan was a hard rock band formed in 1978 by Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan.

The title is taken from Alvin Toffler's book Future Shock.

The original vinyl LP had a gatefold sleeve, with centre pages.

Download:
Gillan - Future Shock mp3

Fan Review: Great Album 4 out of 5
Warning: I am a fan of this man (and the band which, incidentally, in those days also was called "Gillan"), so do not expect me to be objective. Maybe not a "masterpiece" (by Gillan standards only) but still the album rocked like nothing did at the time (which is 1981) and it still rocks! Also, Gillan's lyrics is the wittiest and funniest of all Purple and Purple-derived line-ups. OK, the "classic"

Motörhead - The World Is Yours

The Wörld is Yours is the twentieth studio album by the British heavy metal band Motörhead, first released on 25 january 2011 by Future PLC's Classic Rock magazine. The standard CD release of The Wörld is Yours was released on 17 January 2011, through Motörhead's own label, Motörhead Music, distributed by EMI Label Services. Motörhead's new album is very uplifting rock record as well as all the other Motörhead albums.

Track list:
01. Born To Lose 4:01
02. I Know How To Die 3:19
03. Get Back In Line 3:35
04. Devils In My Hand 4:21
05. Rock N Roll Music 4:25
06. Waiting For The Snake 3:41
07. Brotherhood Of Man 5:15
08. Outlaw 3:30
09. I Know What You Need 2:58
10. Bye Bye Bye Bye 4:04

The album has received generally good reviews, with most reviewers citing the album as very similar to most of Motörhead's previous albums due to the band essentially following the same style of music.

Rob Sleigh of Stereoboard.com gave the album a score of 8 out of 10

Dangerdog writer Craig Hartranft gave the album a 3.5 out of 5

Ozzy Osbourne also included The Wörld is Yours in his list of favourite albums of 2010.

Listen and Lyrics: Motorhead - Get Back In Line
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