Soundgarden - Back Together
Christopher Lee - To Release Metal AlbumHe has a very good voice and is classically trained. Good example here:Quote
Pure awesomeness from Christopher Lee.
New MOTM October 2009
My lifting videos
Soundgarden = metal?
She really looks like someone set her face on fire and put it out with a bike chain.
^^ Metal Storm seem to think so.
Sound Garden being back would be awesome. I actually liked Chris Cornell's song on the Bond soundtrack, was a bit non-plused about Audioslave.
Anyone else can feel free to post Metal News here.
Christopher Lee = Weird Al Yankovic?
"Yeah I grunt when I get my swole at the gym. So everyone can see how jacked and tan I am." -Brucie Kibbutz
Amon Amarth - N. American Tour With Eluveitie, Holy Grail
Swedish metallers Amon Amarth have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"We can finally announce that we'll be returning to North America this spring! And we're happy to bring Eluveitie and Holy Grail with us as support, plus a special co-headline show with Fear Factory in San Francisco."
Announced dates are as follows:
April 08 - Los Angeles, CA - House Of Blues
April 09 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom (with Fear Factory)
April 10 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
April 11 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
April 12 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw
April 14 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
April 15 - Edmonton, AB - EEC
April 16 - Saskatoon, SK - The Odeon
April 17 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick
April 18 - Minneapolis, MN - Station 4
April 19 - Chicago, IL - Logan Square
April 21 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
April 22 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
April 23 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial Theatre
April 24 - Worcester, MA - New England Metal Fest
April 25 - New York, NY - Fillmore at Irving Plaza
any more news broo
Rammstein - Banned In Belarus
Rammstein are in trouble... again. Authorities in Belarus have declared Germany's Rammstein a threat to the state. They questioned an upcoming concert in Minsk, saying letting it go on would be a "costly mistake" for the country.
Rammstein's music could "destroy the Belarusian state system," said the country's Council for Morality on Monday. The Council described the band's songs as propaganda for "violence, masochism, homosexuality and other abnormalities" and said "permitting a Rammstein concert would be a costly mistake."
The German group, which is known for the sexual and violent nature of its lyrics, was scheduled to perform at Minsk Arena on March 7. Writer Nikolai Tcherginez, head of the government's Council for Morality said he regretted that tickets had already been sold for the concert, but that if the event were to take place, the program would need to be revised in order to prevent "extremism."
Belarus is a former Soviet republic and has been ruled since 1994 by President Alexander Lukashenko, who has been referred to as Europe's "last dictator." The country's Council for Morality, a state-sponsored censorship agency, was founded in 2009 and has been accused of suppressing freedom of opinion.
The Rammstein concert organizers told the Interfax-West news agency on Monday that they had "no information that Rammstein will spread violent, perverse, cruel or Nazi ideology at their concert in Minsk."
Band profile: Rammstein
Event: Rammstein: European Tour
Hellfest 2010 - Complete Line-up Revealed
Behold, a thing of beauty. The Hellfest Open Air, set to take place in Clisson, France from the 18th to the 20th of June 2010, has now revealed it's completed line-up and new bands.
ALICE COOPER - DEFTONES - MOTORHEAD - SLAYER - FEAR FACTORY - SAXON - AIRBOURNE - FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM - INFECTIOUS GROOVES - STONESOUR - CARCASS - HYPOCRISY - ANNIHILATOR - EXODUS - DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT - MASS HYSTERIA - DOOM - DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN - AS I LAY DYING - UNEARTH - ELECTRIC MARY - VULCAIN - BLASPHEME - KALISIA - TAMTRUM
Once again the festival will be putting on four stages of top quality bands over the three days for your metal enjoyment. Everyone will be able to find something to suit them from this top class line-up.
And for more information, visit www.hellfest.fr
Event: Hellfest Open Air 2010
^^ I didn't know that Jello Bifra was still touring. I thought he had been trying his hand at politics.
I still remember the first time I heard the Dead Kennedys. Few months later a guy rocked up with a Dead Kennedys t-shirt on and I told him that I had them on tape (yeh I know, I'm old). Guy had no idea who they were, he just liked the t-shirt design.
June 20 is my birthday. Fuck I wish I was able to see some of those bands.
Metal Storm Awards 2009 - Staff Picks Revealed!
Well, it is one week after your winners of the 2009 Metal Storm Awards were unveiled… you know what that means. It's time that we, the Metal Storm Staff, post up our winners.
We'd like to thank all the nominated bands for their efforts last year. There was a lot of good metal that we were able to enjoy. We spent the month of February listening to the nominees again and conducting our own polls. Some were runaway favorites whereas other genres had such tight competition that we required run-offs to determine a winner.
So we cordially invite you to tell us just how little we know about metal, how much our picks suck (or don't, if your tastes are similarly aligned)… you can do so here.
- Alternative...................Mastodon - Crack The Skye
- Atmospheric/Symphonic..Madder Mortem - Eight Ways
- Black...........................Deströyer 666 - Defiance
- Death..........................Asphyx - Death... The Brutal Way
- Doom...........................Process Of Guilt - Erosion
- Extreme Doom...............Colosseum - Numquam
- Gothic.........................Paradise Lost - Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us
- Grindcore.....................Brutal Truth - Evolution Through Revolution
- Hard Rock....................Hardcore Superstar - Beg For It
- Heavy.........................3 Inches Of Blood - Here Waits Thy Doom
- Melodeath/Gothenburg....Insomnium - Across The Dark
- Metalcore.....................Converge - Axe To Fall
- Pagan/Viking/Folk..........Finsterforst - ...Zum Tode Hin
- Post-Metal/Avantgarde...Sólstafir - Köld
- Power..........................Sonata Arctica - The Days Of Grays
- Progressive...................Between The Buried And Me - The Great Misdirect
- Sludge..........................Ghost Brigade - Isolation Songs
- Thrash..........................Warbringer - Waking Into Nightmares
- Cover song....................Leaves' Eyes - Scarborough Fair (Traditional English song)
- Debut album...................Oranssi Pazuzu - Muukalainen Puhuu
The Metal Storm Awards for 2009 - voters choice
Best albums by genre
Mastodon - Crack The Skye
Epica - Design Your Universe
Immortal - All Shall Fall
Behemoth - Evangelion
Candlemass - Death Magic Doom
Extreme Doom Metal
Ahab - The Divinity Of Oceans
Katatonia - Night Is The New Day
Napalm Death - Time Waits For No Slave
Gotthard - Need To Believe
Amorphis - Skyforger
Be'lakor - Stone's Reach
Converge - Axe To Fall
Ensiferum - From Afar
Diablo Swing Orchestra - Sing-Along Songs For The Damned & Delirious
Sonata Arctica - The Days Of Grays
Dream Theater - Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Baroness - Blue Record
Megadeth - Endgame
The Best Cover Song
Vader - Fight Fire With Fire (Metallica)
The Best Debut Album
Kalisia - Cybion
The Best DVD
Iron Maiden - Flight 666
The Best Video
Behemoth - Ov Fire And The Void
The Biggest Letdown
Wintersun - Time (for not being released yet)
The Biggest Surprise
Megadeth - Endgame
The Best Drama
Dimmu Borgir - Bassless Keyboardless Garden
Behemoth won the Death metal? Seriously? Fuck the retarded voting metal crowd.
^^ Sonica Artica winning power metal was a joke too, and I'm not sure that Immortal released the best black metal album last year either.
When you look at the vote breakdowns there were clearly fandom votes. The Symphonic metal category had more votes for Epica than all other nominees combined! Bullshit. There were 3-4 great albums in that category (all of which I own) and just shows it to be a popularity contest.
This is worse than the Guitar World Guitarist of the Year award. Might as well be the Guitarist that has released a popular album award.