Thursday, September 23, 2010
The concept is kinda cool, I think, though I was a little taken aback at first by the whole death thing at the beginning.
I still have not received my Tarja CD from the States yet...Hopefully this week!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Here is the original:
And here is Twilightning's cover:
And holy shit - a mesh T-shirt? Are you kidding me? Hideous!
Thursday, September 9, 2010
"After 25 years, I have decided to leave Dream Theater," says Portnoy. "After
having had such amazing experiences playing with Hail, Transatlantic and Avenged
Sevenfold this past year, I have sadly come to the conclusion that I have
recently had more fun and better personal relations with these other projects
than I have for a while now in Dream Theater." -His Facebook page
The decision came just before the band started to record their new album in Jan. 2011 and before kicking off another world tour. You can read more about it in this article here.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
The three tracks from Lost Forest are "Lost Forest", "Running Away" (the song I initially heard on Last.fm), and "Forgotten Hero." For such a young band, the songs are mature, beautiful, and heavy. Singer Tanya Bell's vocals are so lovely to listen to, and the symphonic elements to the music add complexity and edginess to their sound.
Here is "Forgotten Hero."
Apparently, the band is working on new material. I am looking forward to hearing it!
Tanya Bell - Vocals, Keys
Morten Harboe - Guitars
Daniel Nielsen - Bass
Facebook Fan Page
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
I like it WAY more than "The Catalyst" I have to say. I am all of a sudden looking forward to this album more!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
The members of Frantic Amber hail from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Japan, and apparently they are gaining popularity.
Here is a video for you to sample:
OK. Not bad music, but as I was just discussing with Eric a couple of days ago, I am not a fan of death metal growling and am getting a little sick of hearing it almost everywhere these days. I will say, though, that this vocalist, Elizabeth, actually has growls which I can actually understand what she is "singing," and I do see from their MySpace page that there are clean vocals involved in the album, too - which sounds promising to me.
Still, this band has way more personality, from what I can see in one video, than say...oh, I don't know...Indica. I mean, check out their headbanging! Despite my issues with the vocal style, I am curious to see where these young women are headed and wish them the best of luck. We need more all-girl bands in metal!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I really like these videos that show the band behind the scenes and just acting natural, hanging out, and having a good time.
Leaves' Eyes is apparently opening for Kamelot on their upcoming North American tour. I might have to see if they're coming to Vancouver or Calgary, because I'd pay the money just to see Leaves' Eyes!
Edit @ 6:28pm: Well, no Leaves' Eyes for me. I just checked out Kamelot's tour schedule & the only Canadian shows they're playing are in Toronto & Montreal. How typical!