Saturday, October 4, 2008

Doomvs-Dead_Words_Speak-2008-AMRC

I'm not that much into today's Doom Metal scene but I thought this could be good.
Deceide for yourself if you're not against Downtempo.
Lineup:

Johan Ericson (Draconian (Swe), Shadowgarden) - Everything
_______________________________________________
Genre: Doom Metal
Origin: Sweden (Säffle)
Label: Firedoom Music
Street: October 15th, 2008 (According to Firebox Finland this album will be a Oct 20th release.)
Release: 04.10.08
Length: 50:44 mins
Nfo: Doomvs-Dead_Words_Speak-2008-AMRC
Links: MySpace - MA - RYM

Cynic-Traced_In_Air-Promo-2008-QTXMp3

It has been a long wait for Cynic fans. 15 years after their first and only full-length record 'Focus', Cynic are back with their brand new studio-output! I don't think that they have completely lost their Jazz-influences, but still I except this to be a litte more progressive and less Tech Death than their last effort. As I mentioned in the 'Dagoba' post, QTX did indeed get their hands first on a copy, seems like Seasons of Mist still is their speciality. :D
Fans of Cynic might already know 2 tracks, 'Adams Murmur' and 'Integral Birth', because there was an early Promo with those 2 tracks on it released this year, but still those tracks have been edited and re-recorded for this release.
If you aren't sure what to expect, visit their MySpace to listen to 3 new songs. Be sure to get your hands on a copy of 'Focus' if you like 'Traced in Air'. :)
_______________________________________________
Genre: Thrash Metal (early), Technical Progressive Death/Fusion
Origin: USA (Miami, Florida)
Label: Season of Mist
Street: October 28th, 2008
Release: 04.10.08
Length: 34:18 mins
Nfo: Cynic-Traced_In_Air-Promo-2008-QTXMp3
Links: MySpace - MA - RYM

Friday, October 3, 2008

Ofermod-Tiamtu-2008-BERC


Long awaited debut of Sweden´s Black Metal hopefuls Ofermod has finally been released by -berc. The record has been on the shelves since September 29th and a LP version is comming in October.
Ofermod offers us some nice Black/Death Metal tracks on Tiamtü. People who dig this kind of sound make sure you get your hands on this underground jewel.
_______________________________________________
Genre: Black/Death
Origin: Norrköping/Stockholm, Sweden
Label: Norma Evangelium Diaboli
Street: it's out
Release: October 2nd, 2008
Length: 42:29 mins
Nfo: Ofermod-Tiamtu-2008-BERC
Links: MySpace - MA - RYM

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Hesperus_Dimension_-_The_Cyclothymic_Panopticon-Promo-2008-FKK

No Idea what's wrong with these lazy releasegroups, don't they even look on Metal Archives what they are going to pre? It's just an EP and the Promo tag is kind of useless, too, cause it's already out in stores half a yeaer ago and most lokely there isn't any difference between the retail, but they could have at least tagged this Promo_EP.. Anyway, thanks to FKK for this otherwise valid release of a, for me previously unknown, Black Metal Band. It's really not that bad, has some good influences from other Genres, so all you open-minded BM Heads should give their MySpace a try.
_______________________________________________
Genre: Black / Ambient / Jazz / Industrial
Origin: Poland (Gdañsk)
Label: Serpené Héli Music
Street: March 17, 2008
Release: 30.10.08
Length: 25:02 mins
Nfo: Hesperus_Dimension_-_The_Cyclothymic_Panopticon-Promo-2008-FKK
Links: MySpace - MA - RYM

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Agathodaimon-Blacken_the_Angel-Remastered-2008-GRAVEWISH

Genre(s): Symphonic Black Metal (early) Gothic Metal (now)
Lyrical theme(s): Darkness
Origin: Germany- (Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate)
Formed in: 1995
Current label: Nuclear Blast
Release: 10.01.08
Length: 60:57 mins
Nfo: Agathodaimon-Blacken_the_Angel-Remastered-2008-GRAVEWISH
Links: MySpace - MA - RYM

Agathodaimon-Higher_Art_of_Rebellion-Remastered-2008-GRAVEWISH


Higher art of Rebellion from Agathodaimon originally rleeased in 1999 now available in Remastered form. Fans should know what to do now.
_______________________________________________
Genre(s): Symphonic Black Metal (early) Gothic Metal (now)
Lyrical theme(s): Darkness
Origin: Germany- (Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate)
Formed in: 1995
Current label: Nuclear Blast
Release: 10.01.08
Length: 73:01 mins
Nfo: Agathodaimon-Higher_Art_of_Rebellion-Remastered-2008-GRAVEWISH
Links: MySpace - MA - RYM

Darkseed-Dividing_into_Darkness-Remastered-2008-GRAVEWISH

Genre: Gothic/Heavy Metal
Origin: Germany (Munich, Bavaria)
Label: Massacre Records / Nuclear Blast / Metal Mind (Remastered)
Street: March 1999
Release: 01.10.08
Length: 56:00 mins
Nfo: Darkseed-Dividing_into_Darkness-Remastered-2008-GRAVEWISH
Links: MySpace - MA - RYM

Darkseed-Give_Me_Light-Remastered-2008-GRAVEWISH

"For many fans of gothic metal, Darkseed remains one of the strongest names in the history of the genre. Hailing from Munich, Germany, the band recorded several astonishing albums, mixing death metal with elements of doom and progressive rock, as well as some 80s and 70s-inspired guitar work. The result was always different, but never far from amazing. Give Me Lightö, the groups third full-length LP, brings a truly memorable metal experience, joining a handful of various musical inspirations and turning them into one intense gothic manifestation. New digipak edition limited
to 2000 copies. Digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on golden disc."

_______________________________________________
Genre: Gothic/Heavy Metal
Origin: Germany (Munich, Bavaria)
Label: Massacre Records / Nuclear Blast / Metal Mind (Remastered)
Street: March 1999
Release: 01.10.08
Length: 43:28 mins
Nfo: Darkseed-Give_Me_Light-Remastered-2008-GRAVEWISH
Links: MySpace - MA - RYM

Meshuggah-Chaosphere_Reloaded-(Remastered)-2008-MTD

Forgot to post this one, sry, 5 Bonus Tracks, rest remastered.
Genre: Technical post-thrash
Origin: Sweden (Umeå)
Label: Nuclear Blast
Street: 30.09.2008
Release: 30.09.2008
Length: 77:37 mins
Nfo: Meshuggah-Chaosphere Reloaded-(Remastered)-2008-MTD
Links: MySpace - MA - RYM

Unearth-The_March-2008-FNT

Just some minutes ago FNT brought us a source of the high anticipated new 'Unearth' record. Don't know if their source really was the retail or if they just got bored on tagging their rips Advance, but I surely know that their release is valid. :P
From the NFO:
"Enjoy this new album from one of the biggest names in hardcore and metal 2 weeks in advance. I haven't listened to them in years but this record sounds pretty damn good."

Three new tracks on their MySpace!
_______________________________________________
Genre(s): Melodic Metalcore
Lyrical theme(s): Positive, Political, Rebellion, Internal Struggles
Origin: United States of America- (Boston, Massachusetts)
Formed in: 1998
Current label: Metal Blade Records
Street: October 14th, 2008
Release: 02.10.08
Length: 47:29 mins
Nfo: Unearth-The_March-2008-FNT
Links: MySpace - MA - RYM

Dimension_Zero-He_Who_Shall_Not_Bleed-Promo-2008-QTXMp3

QTXMp3 didn't mention any streetdate, Metal Archives lists this as 2007, released by Toy's Factory. This QTX release should be the european version, out since September 15th 2008, which is rather late for a promo ;). The Length is the same for both versions, only the japanese one has the bonus track "Stayin' Alive" (Bee Gees cover) on it. I don't know if this is a dupe or if all the groups slept on this one last year, so if you miss this, now's a good chance to get it. It's pretty good in my opinion ;). Three tracks from this record on their MySpace page.
_______________________________________________
Genre: Melodic Death/Thrash Metal
Origin: Sweden (Göteborg)
Label: VIC Records
Street: August 22nd, 2007
Release: 30.09.08
Length: 32:13 mins
Nfo: Dimension_Zero-He_Who_Shall_Not_Bleed-Promo-2008-QTXMp3
Links: MySpace - MA - RYM

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Meshuggah-Destroy_Erase_Improve_Reloaded-(Remastered)-2008-MTD

From the Nfo:
"Original Recordings Remastered. 5 bonus tracks. tracks 11-13 are bonus demos tracks and track 14 is bonus live track, all different from self caged ep. track 15 is also bonus track."
_______________________________________________
Genre: Technical post-thrash
Origin: Sweden (Umeå)
Label: Nuclear Blast
Street: 30.09.2008
Release: 30.09.2008
Length: 76:22 mins
Nfo: Meshuggah-Destroy_Erase_Improve_Reloaded-(Remastered)-2008-MTD
Links: MySpace - MA - RYM

Bring_Me_The_Horizon-Suicide_Season-(Proper)-2008-EXP

Proper release of the new Bring Me The Horizon record. The last release was a re-encode from a web source ( . . . ). About the album: Suicide Season is a deathcore record ( and that´s about all I can say). The U.K. based band isn´t able to create the rawness and the power that bands like Misery Index are abled to create on their albums. But if you are totally into these "modern" Deathcore bands you might wanna check this record out (if you haven´t already).

Oh yea and the cover is f**ckin gross!
_______________________________________________
Genre: Deathcore
Origin: Sheffield, UK
Label: Visible Noise Records
Street: October 6th, 2008
Release: September 30th, 2008
Length: 42:15 mins
Nfo: Bring_Me_The_Horizon-Suicide_Season-(Proper)-2008-EXP
Links: MySpace - MA - RYM

Beneath_The_Massacre-Dystopia-(Advance)-2008-FNT


The Canadian Death Metal band Beneath The Massacre has some very brutal and technical songs to offer on their new album called Dystopia. The band is closely linked to bands like Ion Dissonance or Despised Icon. In my opinion the even sound a little bit like their label-mates Neuraxis (but less melodical).
So fans of that genre go check out the advance and buy this album on october 28th, 2008.
_______________________________________________
Genre: Technical Death Metal
Origin: Montreal, Canada.
Label: Prosthetic Records
Street: October 28th, 2008.
Release: September 30th, 2008.
Length: 32:24 mins
Nfo: Beneath_The_Massacre-Dystopia-(Advance)-2008-FNT
Links: MySpace - MA - RYM