Saturday, January 23, 2010

Vektor-Black_Future-2009-NOiR

Hell, what a day for a metal head this was, with some great BERC rels. But this one might be the best of what has been released today. These Vektor guys really hail those oldschool thrash metal bands like Voivod or Watchtower, without ripping them off. They play some really good technical thrash, you should definitely give 'em a try. Haven't heard more then their myspace tracks, but they seriously kicked some ass. It's already #7 on rateyourmusic for 2009, which is quite impressive. Listen to them now, if you haven't had the pleasure yet!
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Genre(s): Thrash Metal/Progressive Metal
Origin: United States of America- (Tempe, Arizona)
Formed in: 2002
Current label: Heavy Artillery Records
Street: November 17th, 2009
Release: 23.01.2010
Length: 01:08:03h
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Vektor-Black_Future-2009-NOiR
Links: MySpace - MA - RYM

Ihsahn-After-2010-BERC

Maybe the biggest hit from BERC today, and the release most of you are waiting for. It's Ihsahns lates effort. Listened to a couple of tracks so far, it seems pretty good on a first listen, provided you like this guy at all.
Frequent use of wind section instruments. I'm not that much in common with his former stuff, so I don't know if he did that before. Some days pre-store, so get it when it's out next week!
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Genre(s): Extreme Progressive Metal
Origin: Norway- (Notodden)
Formed in:- 2005
Current label:- Mnemosyne / Candlelight
Street: January 26th, 2010
Release: 23.01.2010
Length: 53:01 mins
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Ihsahn-After-2010-BERC
Links: MySpace - MA - RYM - WiKi

Shining-Blackjazz-2010-BERC



No, not the Shining from sweden, I thought so, too. MA doesn't even list those Shinings from Norway, so i'm gonna make this short. RYM lists this as Progressive Rock/Progressive Metal, Jazz Fusion, Experimental Rock. Use google if you need more infos. I didn't really find this band fascinating, so see this just as a small notice that it isn't the Black Metal band.
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Shining-Blackjazz-2010-BERC
Links: MySpace - RYM

In_Vain-Mantra-2010-BERC

BERC released a couple of stuff today, the first one should please fans of opeth and other progressive death metal bands, though it's much more experimental. Sound quality isn't the best (concerning the studio sound, not the rip), but the music is quite good.

Genre(s): Death/Thrash Metal (early), Progressive Death/Black Metal (later)
Origin: Norway- (Kristiansand)
Formed in:- 2003
Current label:- Indie Recordings
Street: January 18th, 2010
Release: 23.01.2010
Length: 01:03:06 mins

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In_Vain-Mantra-2010-BERC
Links: MySpace - MA - RYM

Friday, January 22, 2010

Dark_Fortress_-_Ylem-Limited_Edition-2010-CMG



New record by German Black Metal hopefuls Dark Fortress, their newest opus (running 70 minutes!) is called Ylem. If you're a black metal fan, go and get this album - it's out today! They've also thrown in a bonus track for the ltd. edition.

Genre: Melodic Black Metal
Origin: Germany- (Landshut, Bavaria)
Label: Century Media
Street: January 22nd, 2010
Release: January 22nd, 2010
Length: 01:10:16 mins

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Dark_Fortress_-_Ylem-Limited_Edition-2010-CMG
Links: MySpace - MA - RYM - WiKi

Orphaned_Land-The_Never_Ending_Way_of_Orwarrior-2010-NOiR

Here it is folks. One of the most anticipated releases of early 2010, three days in advance!
After Orphaned Land's great 'Mabool' comes their second concept album. It's a must-have, so get your hands on this one and buy it as soon as it hits the stores ;)
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Genre(s): Doom / Death / Middle Eastern Folk Metal (early), Middle Eastern Folk Metal (later)
Origin: Israel- (Petah Tikva)
Formed in:- 1991
Current label:- Century Media
Street: January 25th, 2010
Release: 22.01.2010
Length: 01:18:18h
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Orphaned_Land-The_Never_Ending_Way_of_Orwarrior-2010-NOiR
Links: MySpace - MA - RYM - WiKi

Dawn_Of_Demise-A_Force_Unstoppable-2010-MTD


Second full lenght release by Danish Death Metal band "Dawn of Demise", called A Force Unstoppable

Genre: Death Metal
Origin: Denmark- (Silkeborg)
Label: Deep Send
Street: January 2010
Release: January 22nd, 2010
Length: 35:26 mins
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Dawn_Of_Demise-A_Force_Unstoppable-2010-MTD
Links: MySpace - MA - RYM - WiKi