Not many albums can serve as revelation and entertainment, teacher and confidante, mystical portal and emotional rescue, yet Lunar Nocturnes and Esoteric Incantations manages all this and more. Massachusetts dwelling synthesizer magic-user Jenn Taiga charts course for one of the most highly memorable musical destinations of 2021, and by that I mean the album is a world unto itself. Light and dark, welcoming and inhospitable...sometimes in the same song. A deep meditation and major statement. Fave track: "Braziers are Burning" Tridroid has the cassette version HERE.
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Sweden’s extreme metallers Shining has released their first music video in the band’s 15 year history. The video is for the track “Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel,” taken from the new album “VII / Född Förlorare,” released May 11th on Spinefarm Records.
The band commented on the video:
“We know we are going to get heavily criticized for some of the scenes” commented front man and founder Niklas Kvarforth, “but it’s nothing more than you will see as soon as you switch on a television or watch a move, or walk down a city street come to that. But we’re Shining and it’s always open season on Shining when it comes to people who have neither understood, nor taken the time to try and understand, where the band is coming from.”
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Ever wonder where some bands come up with their band names? Well, we do, and we’re sick of sitting around scratching our heads about it and we bet a lot of you Metal Rioters are sick of doing the same damn thing. So, we’re pulling our sleuth gear out to bring these heavy metal mysteries into the light and every Wednesday we’ll be pulling the curtain back to bring you sweet revelation.Add to My Radar
Finnish power metallers Amoral announced that they will be releasing their first single “Same Difference” on May 17th, from their upcoming album “Beneath.” The hard rock/metal hybrid “Same Difference” gives a little taste of things to come on the upcoming album, due for release in October via Spinefarm Records.
Guitarist Ben Varon commented on the single:
“Same Difference is one of my favorite tracks off the new album. Ari (Koivunen, vocals) sounds better than ever on it, and the back-to-back leads with our new guitarist Masi Hukari is something new for us. Hard rockin’, lots of riffs and big choruses, just like we like it!”
Same Difference will be available as a digital single from the iTunes Store.Add to My Radar
This collectible comes in a stylish “Hard As Iron” cardboard box.
And don’t forget the warning: “NOTE! We don’t take any responsibilities of functionality of this product!”Add to My Radar
Hard partying (and harder rocking) Finnish band Children of Bodom (or COB) has announced a North American headlining tour in support of their just released new album “Relentless Reckless Forever” which landed at #41 on the Billboard Top 200 in its first week of release. Brought to you by Guitar World and Revolver, the month long summer tour will kick off in Los Angeles on June 24 and run through July 24 in Montreal where COB will perform alongside KISS, Motörhead and more as part of the “Heavy MTL” hard rock festival.
“We are psyched to see all of our friends in North America and to play our new songs live for all of the Bodom maniacs,” commented COB guitarist / vocalist Alexi “Wildchild” Laiho. “Get ready to throw it down!” Support on the Children of Bodom tour will come from Devin Townsend with openers Obscura and Septicflesh rotating positions each night.
Recorded in Finland with famed rock producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Monster Magnet), “Relentless Reckless Forever” is the seventh studio album of Children of Bodom’s illustrious career. COB’s high-energy hooks and electric energy forge stadium-sized heavy metal anthems that seethe with both marvelous musicianship and a phenomenal pop prowess. The first single and video from the album is the “party song” “Was It Worth It?”. The “Was It Worth It?” video was filmed on location at Pennsylvania’s Action Sports compound Camp Woodward and sees COB join forces with two-time X Games gold medalist and two-time Thrasher magazine “Skater of the Year” Chris Cole and noted pro skaters Jamie Thomas, Garrett Hill and Tom Asta to deliver a one-of-a-kind “audio and visual experience” that perfectly captures the band’s live intensity. Check out “Was It Worth It?” today at this location.
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Swedish/Danish melodic death metal amalgam Amaranthe has posted a music video online for the song “Hunger” off their upcoming self-titled debut album which is set to release in Europe on April 13th on Spinefarm Records.
Click here to check out the video.
The band had this to say about their first video: “Hey people! Our very first video has finally been released, go check it out now. Directed by Patric Ullaeus (In FLames, Dimmu Borgir, Kamelot). Cheers!”
Amaranthe released a 4-track demo EP “Leave Everything Behind” in 2008 and since had to change their name from Avalanche due to legal issues.
In advance of the March 8 release of its highly anticipated new album “Relentless Reckless Forever”, Finnish Heavy Metal group, Children Of Bodom, has announced a very special fan flyaway contest. COB and Microsoft have partnered to give U.S. fans the chance to be flown to the UK on April 9 to see the band perform live as part of the “Children Of Bodom Relentless London Sweepstakes”; full details have been announced at www.coblondon.com.
The “Children Of Bodom Relentless London Sweepstakes” will end on March 6th, 2011. Contest rules can be viewed at www.coblondon.com/rules. NOTE: You must be 21 years of age or over to enter.
CHILDREN OF BODOM’s new album “Relentless Reckless Forever” will be released on March 8 via Spinefarm Records/Universal Music. Recorded with famed rock producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Monster Magnet),
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Finnish extreme metallers Children of Bodom have premiered the music video for the first track off their upcoming album “Relentless Reckless Forever.” You can watch the video for the song “Was It Worth It?” here.
“Relentless Reckless Forever” is scheduled for release on March 8, 2011 through Universal Music.Add to My Radar
Total Guitar Magazine and MusicRadar.com want to know who you think the Greatest Metal Guitarist of all time is
MusicRadar.com and Total Guitar Magazine are hosting a poll for Greatest Metal Guitarist of All time. It will be featured in Total Guitar Magazine’s new layout. You have until Feb. 21 to cast your vote, results will be in the March Issue of Total Guitar.
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Finnish extreme metallers Children of Bodom have unveiled the cover art and tracklisting for their upcoming album “Relentless Reckless Forever.” “Relentless Reckless Forever” is scheduled for release on March 8, 2011 through Universal Music.
Recorded in Finland’s Petrax Studios with famed rock producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Monster Magnet), “Relentless Reckless Forever” is the seventh studio album of Children of Bodom’s career and the first new record from the band since 2008’s “Blooddrunk,” which debuted at #22 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart and scored the quintet its third consecutive #1 debut in Finland.
“We worked super hard on this album, at least for me it was pretty much no sleep or rest for six weeks,” stated Laiho. “But we were determined to make the best COB album ever, so we were willing to do whatever it took. Of course, having our producer Matt Hyde kicking our asses 24/7 definitely made the results even better, so obviously we’re more than anxious to get this album out there.”
To view the cover art and track listing click here.Add to My Radar
Finnish metallers Children of Bodom have announced the release date for their seventh studio album “Relentless Reckless Forever” which will hit shelves on March 8th 2011. Recorded in Finland’s Petrax Studios with rock producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Monster Magnet) “Relentless Reckless Forever” will be released on Universal Records.
“Relentless Reckless Forever” will be the first follow up to 2008’s “Blooddrunk” which debuted at #22 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart and the third consecutive #1 debut in Finland for COB.
Frontman Alexi Laiho states: “We worked super hard on this album, at least for me it was pretty much no sleep or rest for six weeks, but we were determined to make the best COB album ever, so we were willing to do whatever it took. Of course, having our producer Matt Hyde kicking our asses 24/7 definitely made the results even better, so obviously we’re more than anxious to get this album out there”
Thus far, Children of Bodom has filmed one, yet unreleased, video for the single “Was it Worth it?” to read about the music video click hereAdd to My Radar
Finland’s finest five-piece extreme metal band Children of Bodom start the new year off with a nice break from their U.S. tour and pack up again in March for the beginning of a massive tour across Europe. The schedule spans two months and crosses the borders of 23 countries. Children of Bodom released “Skeletons From the Closet” on Spinefarm Records in 2009.
Finland’s Ensiferum and Sweden’s Machinae Supremacy are the openers and tour mates for the duration of the dates. Amon Amarth will grace the stage for the British shows as well.
Click here for the two month schedule.Add to My Radar
Finnish Heavy Metal band Children of Bodom which features frontman and modern day guitar hero Alexi Laiho just wrapped shooting on a high energy music video for the brand new song “Was it Worth It?”. In the video, COB joined forces with two-time X Games gold medalist and two-time Thrasher Magazine “Skater of the Year” Chris Cole as well as noted pro skaters Jamie Thomas and Tom Asta (the current #1 Amateur skateboarder in the world). “Was it Worth It?” will appear on Children of Bodom’s as-yet-untitled seventh studio album, which is slated for a spring, 2011 release via Universal Music.
To read comments from Alexi Laiho and Chris Cole click here.Add to My Radar