Archive for November, 2009
Less rainbow and more dark for RJD. Here’s a statement from Wendy Dio (wife, daughter, sister,transvestite relative?):
Ronnie has been diagnosed with the early stages of stomach cancer. We are starting treatment immediately at the Mayo Clinic. After he kills this dragon, Ronnie will be back on stage, where he belongs, doing what he loves best, performing for his fans.
Thanks to all the friends and fans around the world that have sent well wishes. This has really helped to keep his spirit up.
Long Live Rock and Roll, Long Live Ronnie James Dio
According to fellow metal interwebs page MetalStorm, Angra are currently working on a new studio album for release in early 2010. Here’s a statement supposedly issued by the band’s Edu Falaschi (I can’t find anything on their official website):
I’m here to tell that Angra already has more than 10 songs in work. These songs promise our album to be phenomenal at the very least! I’m going to try to express how the new album is getting its shape. What became clearer day-by-day, is the Magic in these songs, the romanticism, the aura of the times of hope, the beauty and the finess in the melodies. The technique becomes a real ally of the passion, which permeates every harmony in its most sublime form! These melodies make the breast explode in this feeling of pride and joy. This is the new album of Angra!
If it’s anything like “Temple of Shadows” I’m fucking in. That album was awesome. If you’ve never heard of Angra, here’s a little taste you asshole:
And you definitely should. If you have an Xbox 360 and play on Live regularly, feel free to add Zach (Geirvaldr) and myself (skeksys) to your friends list. You have not lived Metalscape until you have bled alongside it.
Guess what? Nuclear Blast signed on yet another metal band. And it’s mother-dragon-fucking Rhapsody no less. Is there nothing sacred anymore? Also, they’re coming up with a new album, “The Frozen Tears of Angels”.
I had to go to a new paragraph here to give you some time to assimilate/stop laughing at Rhapsody’s new album title. Seems like production and mixing duties will still be performed by the Luca-Alex duo and “valorous” friend of the band Sascha Paeth. In their official site, they comment on the theme of the new album, which will continue the amazing “Dark Secret Saga” and further Luca Turilli’s use of retarded imagination for concept music album purposes.
Now you may just be reading this sitting comfortably in front of your computer and think nothing more of it. But I see what’s really going on…
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Earlier this year, Varg Vikernes, the infamous black metal murdering poster boy was released from prison claiming to be a new, reformed man. And I told you then I wasn’t buying his bullshit.
Satan Claus here just announced he’s got a new album in the works, with which he will bring tr00 Black Metal back. Meanwhile, he says:
The ‘black metallers’ will probably continue to ‘get loaded,’ ‘get high,’ and in all other manners too behave like the stereotypical Negro; they will probably continue to get foreign tribal tattoos, dress, walk, talk, look and act like homosexuals, and so forth.
Gaahl, you and your boyfriend better start running.
Given the fact that he is no longer “imprisoned by the criminal anti-Norwegian regime in Norway” for committing a crime, he will be releasing “The White God” (keyword: white) next Spring. It will more than likely suck.
You can read the original full story (in Norwegian) and view more artsy pics of this crazy person here or, if you prefer a shortened english version with some Metalscape forum users’ sass, click here.
I’m a fan of Mathias “IA” Eklundh’s solo guitar work, but I’d never really checked out his band, “Freak Kitchen”. Turns out they have a new album out, “Land of the Freaks”, and it’s pretty sweet.
Check out the video for Teargas Jazz below, but please pay special attention to the bass player and his wacky on-stage getup because he obviously needs it:
I hate the bass player and his stupid fucking “hey look how crazy I am” helmet/vest combo, but having Mathias’ mug up and close on 80% of the video isn’t appealing to me either. Cool song though.
We recently reported that today, the one and only devin townsend will run the metalsucks website. And as a part of this he will at midnight est/9pm pst open a live meebo chatroom that everyone can join, and it will stay open for a full hour, and you can ask Devin anything and everything you ever wanted to know.The chat can be found at the metalsucks website
Now if you are unable to attend this event for some reason, Devin will also do a similar chat via twitter.
We’ll keep this short and sweet.
Tomorrow, The Devin Townsend Project will release Addicted, the second part of a four album cycle.
To celebrate, Mr. Townsend is taking over MetalSucks for the day.
We’re not dicking around.
Devin Townsend is running MetalSucks tomorrow.
We know. We can’t fucking believe it, either.
Meanwhile Metalscape will have special guest poster… no wait. No one posts on here but me.
Check out an amazing Pro Tools video walkthrough from the Dev himself for the song Supercrush after the jump.
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Ihsahn – Scarab
Dalriada – Mégegyszer…
Ensiferum – One More Magic Potion
The Devin Townsend Band – Seventh Wave
Iron Maiden – Fear of the Dark
Brujeria – Matando Gueros
Electric Wizard – The Chosen Few
Dream Theater – The Shattered Fortress
Freedom Call – Tears are Falling
Meshuggah – Erroneous Manipulation
ROCKABYE BABY! – One