Archive for June, 2009
According to a blog on their Myspace,To-Mera have reached a mutual agreement with their label Candlelight Records to end their relationship:
After releasing two albums on Candlelight Records, we have reached a mutual decision that it is time for this band to move on to pastures new in order to progress. We would like to thank all the staff at Candlelight for all their help during our 4 year relationship.
The post also mentions the band focusing on recording a demo of new material to showcase their “evolution” since their last album, “Delusions”. Hopefully a new label will give them a fresh new start in terms of musical mindset, because these guys had a lot of potential and it all went to shit on “Delusions”.
First there was the “how to brew mead” with amon amarth, now the swiss metallers Samael begun to sell their own wine
“Some of you could feel it coming… today we’re proud to present you the first SAMAEL wine. ‘Alliance’ is a fine assemblage made from grapes of Gamay, Diolinoir and Sangiovese. It should surprise the connoisseurs by its mixtures of dark and deep aromas. Only a very limited edition of this 2009 vintage is branded SAMAEL, so if wine is ‘your cup of tea,’ don’t lose time. You can order your bottle right now from the SAMAEL online shop, www.samael.info/shop.”
I personally dont drink that much so i cant say if its good or not but if its as bad as their music, I wouldnt even look at it
Who the fuck is Elias Viljanen? Sonata Arctica’s guitarist that’s who. Did you know that? Because I sure as hell didn’t. What happened to our beloved red-haired shemale with the eternal Jack Daniels shirt? Did he finally die of alcohol poisoning? Was he killed by an angry swedish mob? Is he pregnant?
Anyway, this dude’s releasing a solo album and is said to be influenced by the likes of Steve Vai and Satch, so you know it’s gonna be absolutely amazing. Fellow SA mates Henrik and Tony are featured in the album, as well as ex-retired bass player Jari Kainaurikleenex from old/new Stratovarius.
Check it out. Or don’t.
For some reason I went to Paul Gilbert’s website to see what good ol’ PG is up to these days, and looking around the place I was having the most fun I’ve had browsing a site in ages.
There’s no flashy flash menus, or vivid videos, or any other trace of modern web design; just great content. From the Photoshop section, the Judas Prius joke and the “Musicians whose names are also Sentences” page, Mr. Gilbert’s website is probably the greatest site on the internet ever. Check it out.