Thursday, December 18, 2008

Bands that'll be playing in the upcoming Legacy Fest in Germany!!!!

This is gonna be an awesome metal fest!!

, BELPHEGOR, MISERATION and ANIMA have been confirmed for next year's Legacy Fest, set to take place May 21-23 in Dessau, Germany.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:


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Ablaze in Hatred's New Album - The Quietude Plains

Finnish atmospheric and melodic death/doom metal band ABLAZE IN HATRED has completed work on its second album, "The Quietude Plains", at Noisecamp Studios with producer Kari Nieminen. The follow-up to 2006's "Deceptive Awareness" will be released in February 2009 throughFiredoom Music.

"The Quietude Plains" track listing:

01. A Walk Through The Silence
02. Perfection Of Waves
03. The Wandering Path
04. Beyond The Trails Of Torment
05. The Quietude Plains
06. My Dearest End
07. Therefore I Suffer

The song "The Wandering Path" is available for streaming on the band'sMySpace page.

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Facedown Records signs Hands

Facedown Records has announced the signing of Fargo, North Dakota's HANDS.

Since forming in 2007, the members of HANDS have desired to present a passionate and intense live show. Now, a year later, they offer a performance that is characterized by what drummer Josh Silbernagel calls "beautiful chaos."

HANDS unfurls hugely anthemic prog-rock ballads bearing the influence ofISIS while at the same time laying out solidly progressive hardcore tracks inspired by bands such as LIFE IN YOUR WAY and MISERY SIGNALS.

HANDS will be working with Mike Dresch at Cathouse Studios (NODES OF RANVIER, THE SPILL CANVAS, WAR OF AGES) for its Facedown debut, which will see a July 2009 release.


Shane Ochsner - Guitar/Vocals
Josh Silbernagel - Drums
Chris Schwartz - Bass
Jerik Hendrickson - Guitar

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Rudra's Upcoming Video and New Album

Singaporean metallers RUDRA have issued the following update:

"We are currently preparing for the shooting of our first professional music video for the upcoming 'yet-to-be-titled' album. This epic video will be for a track titled 'Hymns From The Blazing Chariot', directed by Jacen Tan.

"We are working with Hosaywood & Apsara Asia Pte Ltd. It will be filmed over a period of two months, using some cool 'green-screen' effects. The concept is based on the ancient battle of Kurukshetra, focusing on the dialogue between two warriors, Arjuna and Krishna. The first shoot will take place this weekend and all of us are looking forward to it."

RUDRA's forthcoming album is the second instalment to the 'Brahmavidya'trilogy. Joshua and Sean of Black Isle Studios mixed the CD, which was mastered by Alan Douches (who has worked on NILEMASTODON andSEPULTURA albums). An early 2009 release via Trinity Records is expected. 

RUDRA last year inked a six-album deal with Hong Kong's Trinity Records. The group's first release for the label was a reissue of their fourth album,"Brahmavidya: Primordial I" (the first part of a triology), which originally came out in 2005.

RUDRA in 2006 severed ties with Demonzend Records (a.k.a. Demonzend Enterprise), the label that originally issued the group's last album,"Brahmavidya: Primordial I", and re-released their debut CD.

Darkest Hour new album updates..

Washington D.C. metallers DARKEST HOUR are about to enter Baltimore, Maryland's Salad Days Studio with producer Brian McTernan to begin recording their new album for a spring 2009 release via Victory Records. Things have come full circle for the band, which recorded its 2000 seminal debut "Mark Of The Judas" with McTernan.

Commented guitarist Mike Schleibaum: "DARKEST HOUR is hard at work now writing and recording demos that will soon birth our follow up to'Deliver Us'. The DARKEST HOUR sound is evolving once again — it will have all the melody, guitar wizardry, and overall epicness that one has come to expect form a great DARKEST HOUR record but this time that sound will be married with something much darker and sinister.

"We are taking extra time to craft every song and make sure each one is a balls the walls jammer! McTernan is pushing us extra hard to ensure that when these songs make it to you ears they start bleeding!

"We live in dark times and the world needs a soundtrack for them."

DARKEST HOUR will take a break from working on the next album to play a few select dates later this month. Joining the band on the outing will be THE RED CHORDTHROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEADSKELETONWITCH andROSE FUNERAL.

The details are as follows:

Dec. 18 - Wilmington, NC - The Soapbox (no THE RED CHORD)
Dec. 19 - Philadelphia, PA - The Church
Dec. 20 - Pompton Lakes, NJ - Mainstage
Dec. 21 - Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club

Regarding the band's collaboration with producer Brian McTernanMike Schleibaum previously said, "We are excited to work with Brian again. He has been a longtime friend and supporter of the band ever since its very first shows in 1995. When we recorded 'Mark of the Judas' with him in 2000, it helped solidify our sound and define us as a band. Eight years later, it's time to do it again. With all the scars of our past to guide us, we look towards a new future." 

Look for a DARKEST HOUR European headlining tour in January.

DARKEST HOUR recently parted ways with guitarist Kris Norris and replaced him with Houston's Mike "Lonestar" Carrigan, who filled in forKris during the Thrash and Burn tour. 

DARKEST HOUR's latest album, "Deliver Us", was released in July 2007 viaVictory Records. The follow-up to 2005's "Undoing Ruin" was recorded at the Warehouse in Vancouver, Canada.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Shout - Tears for Fears (Transient Vortex Remix Unofficial)

This is a remix version of Tears for Fear's Shout by Transient Vortex . Why i posted this up?? that's because Transient Vortex is from Malaysia . And I know they've been in the industry for a long long time.. i first heard about them when i was in secondary school.. and that's like at least 10 years back.. ahaha.. anyway , enjoy !!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Queen's 'We Are The Champions and We Will Rock You" is Finally in The Grammy Hall of Fame

Queen's 1977 single We are the Champions/We Will Rock You is among 28 classic recordings that have been newly inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Others include the Police's 1983 album Synchronicity, Stevie Wonder's For Once in My Life and the soundtrack for the film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

The Hall Of Fame will form part of the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles which opens on 6 December.

Created in 1973, the collection now includes 826 titles.

New submissions are chosen annually by a special member committee of experts and historians drawn from all branches of the recording arts.