I was quite longing for this album cuz’ Amorphis used to be a very beloved band to me even from the mid-90s time. I can easily remember how I got the blue vinyl of “Tales…” back in the day and how impressed I was by this band. With “Elegy” their “evolution” took over and that meant the end of the brutal vocals and the heavier parts of the band. Not to be unfair, both “Elegy” & “Am Universum” were very good albums... even though the band changed after them.
Possibly the most anticipated prog release of 2013 will be released on May 15 – the sophomore album by celebrated LA prog duo Days Between Stations titled “In Extremis”. Boasting an incredible guest line-up of music legends featuring Colin Moulding (XTC), Rick Wakeman (YES), Peter Banks (YES/Flash) Tony Levin (King Crimson/Peter Gabriel) and Billy Sherwood (YES/CIRCA:), Days Between Stations reach a new level of creative artistry on their new album. With a title like “In Extremis” (Latin, In extremity – A term used in reference to the last illness prior to death) one can begin to understand the intensity and sepulchral mood of the musical direction.
It ain’t of minor importance to be around for less than a decade and tour, play, record & release albums and have “created” your own music path. That’s more or less what Belladonna have achieved in almost 8 years of existence. “Shooting Dice with God” is the band’s fourth full-length release… and as they like to call it their “rock noir” keeps evolving and maturing with years.
The setlist for the new LEBOWSKI’s album selected! It was a difficult task to extract 8 compositions out of 16. This means only one thing, the 3rd album will come sooner than expected!
Now we will spend a couple of weeks refining the tone and arrangements, then the entire summer in the studio. Those who have had a chance to listen to us live, already are familiar with a huge part of the new material and know what they can expect.
Germany's dark metal quintet AGATHODAIMON is currently working hard on the successor of their 2009 release "Phoenix".
They've entered the Kohlekeller Studios in February and hope to finish the recordings with producer Kristian "Kohle" Kohlmannslehner in late April.
The band's new album is entitled “In Darkness” and will be released this summer!
Here's what guitarist and vocalist Sathonys has to say about it:
Tristâme is a music project that was created by Rami in 2006. After three years they released their debut album under the title “Unraveling Horizons”. Rami, who is a Syrian born singer-songwriter, came up with the idea for this EP in November 2012, as he was working on some new music in South America.
Today, Norwegian symphonic gothic metallers SIRENIA are happy to reveal first details on their upcoming new album that will be released via Nuclear Blast on June 28, 2013!
The band’s sixth studio record was baptised “Perils Of The Deep Blue” and the tracklist of the ltd. digipak edition - including two bonus tracks - reads as follows.
01. Ducere Me In Lucem
02. Seven Widows Weep