Σάββατο, 17 Δεκεμβρίου 2011

Merry Metal Christmas

Ωραίος ο παίχτης......



Παρασκευή, 9 Δεκεμβρίου 2011

Bang Your Head In Heavy Metal-Inspired Video Puzzle Game

From independent developer Byteberry, in collaboration with Nuclear Blast, comes a highly unique jigsaw puzzle game, Action Puzzle, in which players are challenged with solving video clip puzzles in a highly unique heavy metal inspired environment.

In Action Puzzle (Metal), compatible with the Apple iPhone, Apple iPod touch, and the Apple iPad, players have fun solving video puzzles by putting the individual jigsaw video-pieces together. By playing the game, watching the videos, and listening to legendary metal tracks, Action Puzzle offers players a fun and unique experience including no less than 13 insane video puzzles by 11 classic heavy metal bands of all time.

Action Puzzle has three epic modes of play — Classic, Squares and Challenge — and features a built-in audio player supporting multitasking, enabling players to listen to metal tracks as the game runs in the background. The game also supports the headset’s remote control functions. Additionally, Action Puzzle has a built-in video player making it possible to watch any and all video-clips at convenience, and with intuitive controls, a slick interface, not to mention stunning visuals; this game has plenty to offer. And last but not least, Action Puzzle has 8 unique puzzle shapes, 5 levels of difficulty, and an astonishing 24 awesome and stunning wallpapers to collect (with codes gathered online).

Action Puzzle (Metal) is available from the App Store at this location.

Κυριακή, 20 Νοεμβρίου 2011

ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN To Release 'Everything Is Changing' In January

Dutch singer Anneke Van Giersbergen (AGUA DE ANNIQUE, ex-THE GATHERING) will release her new solo album, "Everything Is Changing", on January 20, 2012 via PIAS Holland. The CD was recorded at Ultrasound Studios in Braga, Portugal with producer Daniel Cardoso.

"Everything Is Changing" track listing:

01. Feel Alive (3:37)
02. You Want To Be Free (3:23)
03. Everything Is Changing (3:18)
04. Take Me Home (3:23)
05. I Wake Up (3:30)
06. Circles (4:00)
07. My Boy (4:15)
08. Stay (4:08)
09. Hope, Pray, Dance, Play (3:19)
10. Slow Me Down (2:57)
11. Too Late (4:11)
12. 1000 Miles Away From You (4:59)

Check out audio samples at Amazon.com.

ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN & AGUA DE ANNIQUE's third album, "In Your Room", was released on October 30, 2009. The 12-song effort was written entirely by Anneke except for two tracks: "Just Fine" was co-written with Devin Townsend and "Adore" was composed by AGUA DE ANNIQUE bassist Jacques de Haard and Cyril Crutz.

AGUA DE ANNIQUE has released three albums so far: "Air" (2007), "Pure Air" (2009) and "In Your Room" (2009).



 

 

LACUNA COIL 'Dark Adrenaline'

LACUNA COIL's new album, "Dark Adrenaline", will be released on January 24 via Century Media Records.

"Dark Adrenaline" track listing:

01. Trip The Darkness
02. Against You
03. Kill The Light
04. Give Me Something More
05. Upsidedown
06. End Of Time
07. I Don't Believe In Tomorrow
08. Intoxicated
09. The Army Inside
10. Losing My Religion
11. Fire
12. My Spirit

In a new interview with Revolver magazine, Cristina Scabbia stated about "Dark Adrenaline", "I really feel that it is really, really a good album with good songs. I think that it totally captures the essence of LACUNA COIL because it's definitely a mixture of our roots and something completely new. We never repeated ourself with any album, but this one, it's a perfect balance between the old stuff and the new. And the new stuff, it's more obscure than the usual. It's definitely heavier — the sound is way heavier than we did before. A lot of people will be surprised. I think so. . . I believe that, you know, it's something that they don't really expect from us. They probably expect us to go, I don't know, more melodic and mellow and actually this is not the direction we are taking. [Laughs] We're kind of getting heavier while everybody else is getting mellower. [Laughs]"

When asked if she and her bandmates specific aims when they went into the studio, Cristina said, "No, not really, because I think that when you are writing songs, it's not about what you want to achieve. You just go with the flow and you just like what you hear. And if you like something, you just, like, work on it. I don't think it would make sense for us just to think about a song or like, Oh, the album is going to sound like that. That wouldn't be honest and that wouldn't be hard, you know? Of course, you kind of know what you want to do, just because you know that's your taste, but you don't really know what's gonna be the final result. You just, you know, put down layers and layers and layers and layers, and then you just hear the result at the very end. Actually, after the mixing you're just like, Oh, wow! [Laughs] It's hard to see things, you know. You just kind of draw the image of what you think it's gonna be, but you don't really know what's gonna be in the end."




Παρασκευή, 18 Νοεμβρίου 2011

NIGHTWISH's 'Storytime' Single Tops Finnish Chart

"Storytime", the new single from Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, has topped the official chart in Finland.

"Storytime" was released as a single on Friday, November 11 via Nuclear Blast Records. The song comes off NIGHTWISH's new album, "Imaginaerum", which is due in North America on January 10, 2012 via Roadrunner Records. The CD is the band's first since 2007's "Dark Passion Play", which was then-new singer Anette Olzon's debut.

The band examined its catalog when sitting down to write what would become "Imaginaerum". The songs for the album were written between 2008 and 2010, after the "Dark Passion Play" tour cycle ended.

At that point, NIGHTWISH knew they wanted to do something different, new and unique, which is exceptional for a band whose career has been defined by words like different, new and unique!

The band consciously wanted to do something so big, crossover, detailed, innovative and, well, "nuts," that it would leave the band, and hopefully the people experiencing it, completely awestruck. It would be a situation where fans and/or critics would either love it or hate it, but they'd be left awestruck nonetheless. That's when the band realized another dimension, namely video, was necessary for the project.

Instead of a concept album, the band set the album to a film.

"The original idea I had was to film 13 short stories related to the songs with a connected storyline, shot by Stobe Harju," keyboardist/songwriter Tuomas Holopainen said. It was Harju's idea to turn the 13 stories and visions into more of a connected cinematic piece — essentially, a film. It would have a clear plot, script, dialogue and real actors in an ambitious effort to create something wholly unique.The film was shot in September of this year.

The movie is based on the album and its 13 tracks, honoring the original ideas, but having evolved radically from the initial plan. Holopainen said, "Still, it was important from the very beginning that the album would work as its own individual piece of art, as well. It is a thematic album about life itself, about imagination, love, goodness and beauty, with a touch of darkness and melancholy, which are strongly included in all of those things mentioned."

The band will have but a small part in the film. A 2012 premiere date is being eyed.

"Imaginaerum" release dates:

Finland: November 30
Europe: December 2
Australia: January 6
North America: January 10
Japan: January 11
New Zealand: January 16

NIGHTWISH will kick off the "Imaginaerum" world tour in Los Angeles. The very first show of the trek will take place at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California on Saturday, January 21. This will be the biggest NIGHTWISH show production ever on North American soil and strictly a one-off — there will be no U.S. tour until later in 2012.

Πέμπτη, 17 Νοεμβρίου 2011

Eπερχόμενες συναυλίες


GRIM REAPER Frontman Doesn't 'See Much Of A Resemblance' To Greek Finance Minister


Vocalist Steve Grimmett of '80s British metal band GRIM REAPER recently made headlines in Greece due to what many say is an uncanny resemblance between the singer and Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos.

Videos of Grimmett, with comments about his dead-on similarity to Venizelos, began circulating on Greek web sites and satirical shows after GRIM REAPER played a series of gigs in Athens, Thessaloniki, Komotini and Ioannina last week.

"From the moment I set foot in your country, everybody says I look like your minister," Grimmett, 52, told the Greek newspaper Ta Nea. "To tell you the truth, I don't see much of a resemblance. Perhaps a few years ago, when I had a few extra kilos. This gentleman is quite fat, despite the fact that he probably has quite a lot to do." He added, "I'm not sure, but I think there's something evil hiding behind his gaze."

According to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Venizelos, 54, has made few friends in recession-plagued Greece for spearheading an austerity drive of wage cuts and tax hikes to secure bailout loans from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.

A new GRIM REAPER live CD is in the final mixing stages and a U.S. tour is currently being scheduled for March/April 2012 with the help of Artists Worldwide. The trek, which will tentatively consist of 18 shows, will mark the first time Steve Grimmett has played a full GRIM REAPER set on U.S. soil in 25 years. Steve says, "I'm looking forward to getting out there, as are my bandmembers. It's been 25 years since I toured out there last. Maybe I'll get to see a few familiar faces!" He adds, "The live album is sounding great. Can't wait to get it released".

Παρασκευή, 8 Ιουλίου 2011

2310 Festival Thessaloniki


Εκπληκτικό live παρακολουθήσαμε την Τετάρτη το βράδυ στην πόλη μας (Θεσσαλονίκη),απο τους γερόλυκους Whitesnake και τους απόλυτους metal gods "Judas Priest"(ο λόγος που παρεβρέθηκα στο Καυταντζόγλειο). Να με συγχωρέσουν τα υπόλοιπα συγκροτήματα, τα οποία δέν πρόλαβα να παρακολουθήσω.
Παρά το γεγονός οτι ο κόσμος δέν ήταν αρκετός για ένα τέτοιο event, όσοι τυχεροί παρεβρέθησαν πέρασαν -απο ότι είδα και εγώ- υπέροχα.
Ένα μόνο σχόλιο έχω να κάνω, έζησα για λίγο ξανά τα νιάτα μου, πίσω στη δεκαετία του '80.
Παραθέτω μερικά videos απο οπαδούς, που αλίευσα απο το youtube. Εγώ δεν τράβηξα τίποτε αυτή την φορά, ήθελα μόνο να απολαύσω.







Τρίτη, 21 Ιουνίου 2011

IN FLAMES: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

"Sounds Of A Playground Fading", the tenth album from Swedish metallers IN FLAMES, is available for streaming in its entirety at AOL Music. The CD is being released via Century Media Records on the following dates:

Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway: Friday, June 17
Finland, Hungary: Wednesday, June 22
Spain, Italy: Tuesday, June 21
Rest Of Europe: Monday, June 20
North America: Tuesday, June 21
Australia, New Zealand: Friday, June 24

The album is being made available in the following formats in Europe:

* CD Jewelcase
* Special-edition CD+DVD (eight-panel digipak with pop-up feature + recording "Sounds Of A Playground Fading" DVD)
* Limited deluxe box set CD+DVD (eight-panel pop-up digipak and 32-page deluxe booklet + recording "Sounds Of A Playground Fading" DVD, black textile belt with white print and silver buckle with black IN FLAMES logo, set of 3 buttons, 1 jigsaw puzzle, 6 postcards) * 2-LP gatefold, 180gr vinyl
* Digital download

13 songs were laid down for the CD, which was recorded at the band's IF Studios in Gothenburg with engineer Roberto Laghi (HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, LOK, SONIC SYNDICATE).

"Sounds Of A Playground Fading" track listing:

01. Sounds Of A Playground Fading
02. Deliver Us
03. All For Me
04. The Puzzle
05. Fear Is The Weakness
06. Where The Dead Ships Dwell
07. The Attic
08. Darker Times
09. Ropes
10. Enter Tragedy
11. Jester's Door
12. A New Dawn
13. Liberation

The cover artwork was created by Dave Correia and can be viewed below.

The new issue of Germany's Rock Hard magazine — which came out on Wednesday, June 15 — includes a special IN FLAMES compilation featuring two brand new songs, "Deliver Us" and "Enter Tragedy", as well as six additional tracks (including two rare live songs) from the band's back catalogue.

IN FLAMES recently recruited Niclas Engelin from fellow Swedes ENGEL as the band's new second guitarist. 

source: blabbermouth.net

Τετάρτη, 15 Ιουνίου 2011

To setlist της περιοδείας των JUDAS PRIEST

H περιοδεία “Epitaph” των Judas Priest ξεκίνησε με το show στο Tilburg της Ολλανδίας . Το setlist είχε ως εξής:
01. Rapid Fire
02. Metal Gods
03. Heading Out To The Highway
04. Judas Rising
05. Starbreaker
06. Victim Of Changes
07. Never Satisfied
08. Diamonds And Rust
09. Prophecy
10. Night Crawler
11. Turbo Lover
12. Beyond The Realms of Death
13. The Sentinel
14. Blood Red Skies
15. The Green Manalishi
16. Breaking The Law
17. Painkiller
18. The Hellion (taped intro) / Electric Eye
19. Hell Bent For Leather
20. You've Got Another Thing Comin'
Αναδημοσίευση απο το ελληνικό metal hammer

Τρίτη, 14 Ιουνίου 2011

MACHINE HEAD: Entire 'Locust' Song Available For Streaming

MACHINE HEAD's brand new track "Locust" can be streamed in the YouTube clip below (courtesy of Roadrunner Records).

[Note: This version of the song was mixed by Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, SADUS, TESTAMENT, NIGHT RANGER, VICIOUS RUMORS, HEATHEN, VILE, CATTLE DECAPITATION). The final mix will be handled by longtime MACHINE HEAD producer Colin Richardson (BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, SLIPKNOT, FEAR FACTORY, TRIVIUM).]

"Locust" lyrics:

Sweet caress
Grazes my skin
It's loveless
These hooks sink in
Behind an angel's disguise
An insect preys
Mandibles cut like a knife
A reckoning

Forming clouds
Their shadow shrouds
Louder the tattered wings they sound
Descending down

Down they come
The swarm of locusts
Skies above
Converge to choke us
Feast of souls
Consume the harvest
Young and old
Suffer unto the locust

Surrender
These veins are bled
Devoured
Nothing sacred
Strings pull the marionettes
See how they dance
Upon the winds that beget
Our pestilence

Forming clouds
Their shadow shrouds
Louder the tattered wings they sound
Descending down

Down they come
The swarm of locusts
Skies above
Converge to choke us
Feast of souls
Consume the harvest
Young and old
Suffer unto the locust

Bleeding from my eyes
This plague is sent to erase us
Bleeding from inside
These vermin can't infiltrate us

Faith appears and holds a candle
Hark the angels sing

Forming clouds
Their shadow shrouds
Louder the tattered wings they sound

Tear the veil
The lies derail
Purity ever will prevail

Trumpets sound
The shattered crown
Halos of truth now they surround
The charade comes down

Down they come
The swarm of locusts
Skies above
Converge to choke us
Feast of souls
Consume the harvest
Young and old
Suffer unto the locust [End of lyrics]

The band, which released the back-to-back, modern classics, 2004's "Through the Ashes Of Empires" and 2007's "The Blackening", is aiming to unleash its third masterwork in a row on September 27 via longtime label Roadrunner Records. The as-yet untitled new album is being recorded at JingleTown Studios in Oakland, with frontman Robb Flynn producing, and it is sure to level anything and everything that happens upon its path.

MACHINE HEAD will prepare for the release of their new album by appearing on the main stage of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival for key dates, while headlining the Extreme Stage for others, this summer, which kicks off this July. This is the band's second tour of duty on Mayhem, as they appeared on the festival during its inaugural run in 2008.

An advance mix of "Locust" will be on sale at iTunes on June 14 and will be included on an iTunes Mayhem digital sampler. Download cards for the digital sampler will be distributed at every date of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival so fans can redeem the song after being summarily kicked in the face by MACHINE HEAD's always devastating live show.

"We've been working on the record for a few weeks now, and when the opportunity to be a part of the free Mayhem sampler came up, we did not want to pass up the chance," said MACHINE HEAD vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn. "We're so pumped for our fans to hear the new music that we're so proud of."

Flynn went a little deeper about the meaning of the song, saying, "'Locust' is a metaphor. Locusts fly in a swarm, but they can't control which direction they fly; they float on the wind, they land, cause massive destruction, and then float away on the wind to leave you in the aftermath. The song is a metaphor for a type of person that sometimes comes into your life and has a similar effect."

Musically, the song is the essence of what MACHINE HEAD have been doing for nearly two decades. "It feels like the culmination of what we've been doing for the last 17 years: power grooves, patented MACHINE HEAD harmonics, crushing guitars and dark melodies, but taken to a new level," Flynn said. "It's a natural progression from 'The Blackening', but different than anything on that record. In the past, when we debuted a new song, it was usually the fastest, thrashiest tune. This time we wanted to go with something just straight-up heavy."

The song is eight minutes in length, which is not unfamiliar territory for the band. Flynn even joked, "We still can't seem to write a damn song under six minutes. But MACHINE HEAD aren't writing music for the radio or MTV. This is for us. This is for the metalhead who let's music take him on a journey. This for the metalhead for whom music is the only thing that matters, to whom music is a savior. The music fan who's going to study every detail of the artwork, go online and find the lyrics and memorize every word, and let it take them away from their fucked up life for a while. It's for the music freak, who maybe just wants to get hammered, air-guitar and sing at the top of his lungs, and act like an friggin' idiot while starting a moshpit in their living room with reckless abandon. Because that's who wrote this song, and that is the only people we care about connecting with."

Flynn finished, "We know you'll be as excited about it as we are, so Head Cases, on June 14, check out 'Locust'."

"Locust" is a true metal anthem from these metal torchbearers, and it's erected upon the band's signature, crunchy guitar tone, pummeling riffage, a thunderstorm of percussion and Flynn's militaristic barks. "Locust" is one of those cathartic, "gets the red out" songs that will incite moshpits across the globe and cause the listener to be purged of all their anger (and exhausted from rocking the hell out) once the last note fades out.
source: blabbermouth.net

Παρασκευή, 10 Ιουνίου 2011

The Answer -"Rock n Roll Outlaw" motherf**kers.(rose tatoo cover)

Κόντρα στην στήλη, πάρτε μία γεύση απο pure rock 'n'roll, the oldschool way!



The Answer

Δευτέρα, 6 Ιουνίου 2011

SEPTICFLESH: New Video Interview With FOTIS GIANNAKOPOULOS

LoudTV.net conducted an interview with drummer Fotis "Benardo" Giannakopoulos of Greek demons SEPTICFLESH when the band played in Paris, France on May 19, 2011. You can now watch the chat in two parts below.

SEPTICFLESH released its new album, "The Great Mass", on April 18 in Europe (April 19 in North America) via Season Of Mist. The new opus was made available in the following formats:

* CD + Blu-ray digipak
* Collector's book, including 2 CDs + Blu-ray
* 12" gatefold LP
* CD jewel case
* Digital download

The cover artwork of the album's jewel case edition was designed by Seth Siro Anton himself.

The main artwork for "The Great Mass" appears on the limited digipak edition, the gatefold LP and the dust jacket of the collector's book.
Part1

Part2


source: blabbermouth.net

Κυριακή, 5 Ιουνίου 2011

ARCH ENEMY: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

"Khaos Legions", the ninth studio album from Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY, is available for streaming in its entirety on the band's MySpace page.

"Khaos Legions" was released in Europe on May 30 and will be made available in the U.S. on June 7 via Century Media Records. The CD marks the band's return to new, original material, after the release of the "Tyrants Of The Rising Sun - Live In Japan" live DVD/CD (2008) and the re-recordings album, "The Root Of All Evil" (2009). The effort was tracked at Sweet Spot Studio in the south of Sweden with engineer Rickard Bengtsson (who produced 2005's "Doomsday Machine").

The "Khaos Legions" artwork, which comes courtesy of renowned artist Brent Elliott White (MEGADETH, DEATH ANGEL), can be viewed below.

"Khaos Legions" is available in the following formats:

* Limited-edition kingsize mediabook 2CD (including "Kovered In Khaos" bonus songs) - Europe and Australia
* Deluxe version digipak 2CD (including "Kovered In Khaos" bonus songs) – North America
* CD - worldwide
* 2LP gatefold including a dropcard (all album and "Kovered In Khaos" tracks on both vinyl and dropcard):
- 300 copies in red/black marbled color vinyl (exclusive for Nuclear Blast Europe mail-order)
- 400 copies in transparent/black marbled vinyl (exclusive for CM Distro worldwide)
- 100 copies in gold color vinyl (CM Distro Europe mail-order)
- 2200 copies in black vinyl (worldwide)
* Digital download

"Khaos Legions" track listing:

01. Khaos Overture (instrumental)
02. Yesterday Is Dead And Gone
03. Bloodstained Cross
04. Under Black Flags We March
05. No Gods, No Masters
06. City Of The Dead
07. Through The Eyes Of A Raven
08. Cruelty Without Beauty
09. We Are A Godless Entity (instrumental)
10. Cult Of Chaos
11. Thorns In My Flesh
12. Turn To Dust (instrumental)
13. Vengeance Is Mine
14. Secrets
15. The Zoo
16. Snow Bound (acoustic)
source: blabbermouth.net

Τετάρτη, 1 Ιουνίου 2011

PROFANE PRAYER-" Eye of Sin" (Orkestral Promenade)

Μαυρίλα και ακρότητα παλαιάς κοπής στο “Eye of Sin” των Profane Prayer, που θα γραπώσει από το λαιμό όλους τους οπαδούς της old-school black metal σκηνής. Μέλη των Hordes of Decay (που έχουν φιλοξενηθεί παλιότερα στη στήλη) φαίνεται ότι έχουν πολλά ακόμη πράγματα να πουν, γι’ άλλη μία φορά μέσα από το black metal, αλλά από άλλη υποκατηγορία του. Το “Eye of Sin” περιέχει 9 tracks «τετρακαναλάτου» black, αλλά κάθε άλλο από retro, νοσταλγικό ή χαοτικό (όσο αφορά στον ήχο) μπορεί να χαρακτηριστεί. Η σκοτεινιά των παλιών Darkthrone, το σαδομαζοχιστικό rock ‘n’ black ‘n’ roll (χμμμ…) των Carpathian Forest και η μηδενιστική προσέγγιση των Impaled Nazarene μοιάζουν να είναι οι βασικές επιρροές του συγκροτήματος, επιρροές που οι Profane Prayer χρησιμοποιούν ως αφετηρία για να δημιουργήσουν τη διεστραμμένη ατμόσφαιρά τους. Πρέπει να ομολογήσω ότι είμαι εντυπωσιασμένος από τον ήχο του CD καθώς, ενώ καταφέρνει να διατηρήσει απολύτως το old-school συναίσθημα, ταυτόχρονα ακούγεται ιδιαίτερα μοντέρνος και καθαρός, αποκτώντας έτσι «χαρακτήρα». Το CD κλείνει με το “Redemption”, κομμάτι αργόσυρτο και «διαφορετικό», με κάποια (ας πούμε) ακουστικά περάσματα κι ένα από τα καλύτερα και πιο ταιριαστά solo κιθάρας που έχετε ακούσει τον τελευταίο καιρό. Μετά από αυτό το άκουσμα, δύσκολα αποφεύγεις το “repeat” στο CD-player. (9)

ΕΠΙΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΑ: profaneprayer@gmail.com, www.myspace.com/profaneprayer

DOWNLOAD LINK: http://profane-prayer.misantrof.net

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Learn To Play SAXON's 'Hammer Of The Gods' (Video)


A four-minute video podcast in which SAXON guitarists Doug Scarratt and Paul Quinn teach you how to play the band's new song "Hammer Of The Gods" can be seen below.

Packing an armory of steel-coated riffs and songwriting swagger, British hard rock legends SAXON will release their 19th studio album titled "Call To Arms" via Militia Guard Music, UDR and EMI on the following dates:

* Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway: June 3
* U.K., Finland, Denmark: June 6
* Greece, Poland: June 8
* France: June 10

Recorded at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire, U.K. and Brighton Electric Studios in Brighton, U.K., the 11-track album was co-produced by singer/songwriter Biff Byford and Toby Jepson (LITTLE ANGELS). Featuring Byford on lead vocals, Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt on guitars, Nibs Carter on bass and Nigel Glockler on drums, "Call To Arms" is bang on-the-money brilliant SAXON music, a confident embrace of the aura and writing values from their early years married perfectly to a modern SAXON crunch.

"This is probably the best album we've written and recorded in the last 20 years," states Biff Byford unapologetically. "I know a lot of bands say that, but 'Call To Arms' really does feel like that to me. It's the perfect embrace of our past with a great modern edge."

Between the furious riffage of "Hammer Of The Gods" all the way through to "Ballad Of The Working Man", SAXON also found time to invite fans to sing on the nostalgic stomp of "Back In '79" thanks to a Byford brainwave the night before recording.

"We put something up on our website 24 hours before recording the track in Brighton, and funnily enough we had exactly 79 people show up on time to sing on the song. It was a fantastic result which is a direct tribute to 'Denim & Leather' where we did the same exact thing."

There is also a guest appearance from keyboard legend Don Airey (RAINBOW, ELO, OZZY OSBOURNE, DEEP PURPLE) on "When Doomsday Comes".

"We were at the American embassy in different lines queuing for our visas and by the time we'd got them, Don had agreed to come and play on the song," chuckles Byford.

It will also feature alongside the track "No Rest For The Wicked" in the forthcoming movie "Hybrid Theory", a sci-fi thriller which follows a group of British soldiers who find themselves in a life or death battle with an enemy far beyond their wildest nightmares. The film is directed by James Erskin, who made "One Night In Turin" about England at the World Cup in 1990.

"We've done our darker albums, our full-on metal albums, we've been to those spaces and experimented with them and people came on the journey with us," says Byford, "and with 'Call To Arms' you have the culmination of those 10 years and the 20 years before it. I love this album. I love the songs. I love the sounds. It's right on the money."

"Call To Arms" track listing:

01. Hammer Of The Gods
02. Back In '79
03. Surviving Against The Odds
04. Mists Of Avalon
05. Call To Arms
06. Chasing The Bullet
07. Afterburner
08. When Doomsday Comes (Hybrid Theory)
09. No Rest For The Wicked
10. Ballad Of The Working Man
11. Call To Arms (orchestral version)

source: blabbermouth.net

Δευτέρα, 30 Μαΐου 2011

AMON AMARTH Guitarists Show You How To Play 'War Of The Gods' Intro (Video)

In the video below, Johan Söderberg and Olavi Mikkonen of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH talk to Guitar World magazine about their gear set-up and show you how to play the intro to "War Of The Gods", the opening track to their new album, "Sulfur Rising".

This video is bonus content related to the July 2011 issue of Guitar World.

For full print reviews, lesson tabs and more, look for the July 2011 issue of Guitar World on newsstands now.

"Surtur Rising", the eighth studio album from AMON AMARTH, sold around 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 34 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, "Twilight of the Thunder God", opened with more than 11,000 copies back in 2008 to land at No. 48.

Named in tribute to Surtur, leader of the fire giants of Muspelheim ("flame land") and the oldest being in the nine worlds of Norse mythology, "Surtur Rising", which came out in North America on March 29 via Metal Blade Records, features 10 tracks of sword-wielding, fist-pumping, hyper climactic battle anthems. The album was once again recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren and features strikingly brutal cover art by Tom Thiel.

source: blabbermouth

Τετάρτη, 18 Μαΐου 2011

RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'Mightier Than The Sword' Compilation Due Next Month


A new Ronnie James Dio compilation album, entitled "Mightier Than The Sword: The Ronnie James Dio Story", will be released in the U.K. on June 6 via Sanctuary. The two-disc collection will feature tracks from ELF, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH, DIO and HEAVEN & HELL, as well as Dio's solo material.

The track listing is as follows:

Disc 1:

01. Carolina County Ball (ELF)
02. Love Is All (RONNIE JAMES DIO)
03. The Temple Of The King (RAINBOW)
04. Catch The Rainbow (RAINBOW)
05. Stargazer (RAINBOW)
06. Run With The Wolf (RAINBOW)
07. Kill The King (RAINBOW)
08. Long Live Rock 'N' Roll (RAINBOW)
09. Lady Of The Lake (RAINBOW)
10. Gates Of Babylon (RAINBOW)
11. Die Young (BLACK SABBATH)
12. Heaven And Hell (BLACK SABBATH)
13. Children Of The Sea (BLACK SABBATH)

Disc 2:

01. The Mob Rules (BLACK SABBATH)
02. Voodoo (BLACK SABBATH)
03. Country Girl (BLACK SABBATH)
04. Holy Diver (DIO)
05. Rainbow In The Dark (DIO)
06. We Rock (DIO)
07. Rock 'N' Roll Children (DIO)
08. All The Fools Sailed Away (DIO)
09. I (BLACK SABBATH)
10. Push (DIO)
11. One More For The Road (DIO)
12. Shadow Of The Wind (BLACK SABBATH)
13. Neon Knights (HEAVEN & HELL)
14. Bible Black (HEAVEN & HELL)
source: blabbermouth

Τρίτη, 17 Μαΐου 2011

THE GATHERING: New Song Available For Free Download


"Heroes For Ghosts", a brand new song from Dutch/Norwegian rockers THE GATHERING, is available for free download at the group's Bandcamp page. You can choose between various formats, such as mp3 320k or VBR, FLAC, ACC, ALAC and Ogg Vobis.
Comments the band:
"'Heroes For Ghost' is a song which will appear on our new album, title and release date [to be announced].
"We will play this song live in the Netherlands (May/June) and during our South American 'Ghost Ride Tour'. We thought it would be nice if you people already know the song a bit so you can sing with us. "We hope you will like it as much as we do. We think we made something really special. On top of this, our friend Marcus Moonen is also busy with a video clip (or short movie). We will let you know when it's finished. In the meantime, enjoy! (and yes, it's totally for free!"
THE GATHERING's latest album, "The West Pole", was released in North America on June 2, 2009 via Season of Mist. The CD was issued in most of Europe on May 4, 2009 via the group's own label, Psychonaut Records.
"The West Pole" marks the recording debut of new THE GATHERING singer Silje Wergeland, who was previously in the Norwegian band OCTAVIA SPERATI. It also includes two very talented guest vocalists, Anne van den Hoogen and Marcela Bovio (STREAM OF PASSION), along with other guest musicians.
Singer Anneke van Giersbergen announced her departure from THE GATHERING in 2007. She has since launched a project called AGUA DE ANNIQUE, which has released three albums so far: "Air" (2007), "Pure Air" (2009) and "In Your Room" (2009).
source: Blabbermouth.net

Σάββατο, 14 Μαΐου 2011

ARCH ENEMY: Third 'Khaos Legions' Trailer Released


The third trailer for "Khaos Legions", the ninth studio album from Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY, can be viewed below. Due on May 30 in Europe and June 7 in the U.S. via Century Media Records, the CD will mark the band's return to new, original material, after the release of the "Tyrants Of The Rising Sun - Live In Japan" live DVD/CD (2008) and the re-recordings album, "The Root Of All Evil" (2009). The effort was tracked at Sweet Spot Studio in the south of Sweden with engineer Rickard Bengtsson (who produced 2005's "Doomsday Machine").

The "Khaos Legions" artwork, which comes courtesy of renowned artist Brent Elliott White (MEGADETH, DEATH ANGEL), can be viewed below.

"Khaos Legions" track listing:

01. Khaos Overture (instrumental)
02. Yesterday Is Dead And Gone
03. Bloodstained Cross
04. Under Black Flags We March
05. No Gods, No Masters
06. City Of The Dead
07. Through The Eyes Of A Raven
08. Cruelty Without Beauty
09. We Are A Godless Entity (instrumental)
10. Cult Of Chaos
11. Thorns In My Flesh
12. Turn To Dust (instrumental)
13. Vengeance Is Mine
14. Secrets
15. The Zoo
16. Snow Bound (acoustic)

ARCH ENEMY has launched an online pre-order for "Khaos Legions". In addition to ensuring a prompt delivery of the highly anticipated album on release day, all North American pre-orders will receive an autographed ARCH ENEMY photo, a code for a free bonus download of the live song "Dark Insanity" (recorded at the Metal Female Voices Fest 2010) via email when the album drops, and be entered to win weekly prizes from Altec Lansing's line of award-winning audio products. Head over to this location for full details on the pre-order contest, exclusive download, and all the available "Khaos Legions" pre-order packages.

"Khaos Legions" third trailer:




source: Blabbermouth.net

Πέμπτη, 12 Μαΐου 2011

TARJA TURUNEN Performs With THE 69 EYES Singer On Finnish TV (Video)

Former NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen performed a duet with Jyrki 69 from THE 69 EYES during the "Idols Tekee Hyvää" live TV broadcast on the Finnish channel MTV3 on Easter Sunday, April 24. The proceeds of the event, which brought the popular American format "Idol Gives Back" to Finland for the first time, were being directed to education projects for children and teenagers in poverty-stricken countries such as Haiti and Cambodia.

You can watch video footage of the performance below.

Turunen released a new digital-only single, "Underneath", on April 22. The three-song single was made available Austria, Switzerland, Russia, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Ukraine, France and U.K. It includes two unreleased versions of the beautiful ballad "Underneath" plus a non-album track in Spanish language.

"Underneath" track listing:

01. Underneath (radio mix)
02. Underneath (orchestral mix)
03. Montañas De Silencio

In North America, the single will be released on May 24 as an exclusive limited edition seven-inch vinyl with two tracks: "Underneath" (radio mix) and "Underneath" (orchestral mix).

Tarja's sophomore solo album, "What Lies Beneath", sold around 1,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 24 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
source: Blabbermouth

Κυριακή, 17 Απριλίου 2011

2310 Festival στην Θεσσαλονίκη


ΤΕΤΑΡΤΗ 6 ΙΟΥΛΙΟΥ 2011 - Καυτανζόγλειο Στάδιο Θεσσαλονίκη (presented by Detox Events and powered by Spicy Entertainment)


Και ενώ η προπώληση για την εμφάνιση των JUDAS PRIEST – WHITESNAKE στην συναυλία τους στην Αθήνα, στις 5 Ιουλίου στην Πλατεία Νερού συνεχίζεται δυναμικά, μια νέα ανακοίνωση έρχεται και η πυξίδα δείχνει Βόρεια !!!! Στις 6 Ιουλίου , οι Judas Priest, οι Whitesnake και οι Firewind μαζί με άλλα ονόματα που θα ανακοινωθούν σύντομα, θα εμφανισθούν στη Θεσσαλονίκη στο 2310 FESTIVAL στο Καυτανζόγλειο Στάδιο!!!!

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Η πρώτη ημέρα (6 Ιουλίου) του 2310 FESTIVAL ανήκει στον σκληρό ήχο. Οι "Θεοί του Μέταλ" Judas Priest, οι Whitesnake του David Coverdale και οι δικοί μας Firewind συνθέτουν το καλύτερο metal line-up που έχει παρουσιαστεί ποτέ στην Θεσσαλονίκη. Και όμως, θα πλαισιωθούν από περισσότερα ονόματα που θα ανακοινωθούν σύντομα.


Η δεύτερη ημέρα (7 Ιουλίου) του 2310 FESTIVAL ανήκει στον ποπ και ροκ ήχο. Το μεγάλο όνομα είναι οι λατρεμένοι του ελληνικού κοινού James, στην πρώτη εμφάνισή τους στην Θεσσαλονίκη μετά από τον θρίαμβο στο Θέατρο Γης προ διετίας. Μαζί τους θα εμφανιστούν οι δυναμικοί My Excuse, ενώ σύντομα θα ανακοινωθούν και άλλα εντυπωσιακά ονόματα και για αυτή την ημέρα.


Τα εισιτήρια πωλούνται ήδη στο www.ticketarena.gr και από τις 29 Μαρτίου θα βρίσκονται και στα καταστήματα Public και Tickethouse.Περισσότερες πληροφορίες για το 2310 FESTIVAL, αλλά και τα νέα ονόματα του line-up θα ανακοινωθούν τις προσεχείς ημέρες.ΕΙΣΙΤΗΡΙΑΜΟΝΟΗΜΕΡΑ - 45 Ευρώ πωλούνται ήδη στο www.ticketarena.gr. Από 29 Μαρτίου και στα καταστήματα Public και Tickethouse. Την ημέρα της συναυλίας, θα πωλούνται προς 50 Ευρώ μόνο από τα ταμεία του γηπέδου.ΔΙΗΜΕΡΑ - 80 Ευρώ πωλούνται ήδη στο www.ticketarena.gr. Από 29 Μαρτίου και στα καταστήματα Public και Tickethouse. Οι πόρτες ανοίγουν στις 17.00Πληροφορίες: 210 9611118 και www.detoxevents.grΕπικοινωνία με media: Σταύρος Στριλιγκάς, www.myspace.com/ pragency
ΒΙΟΓΡΑΦΙΚΑ ΤΩΝ ΣΥΓΚΡΟΤΗΜΑΤΩΝJUDAS PRIESTΑπό τον περασμένο Δεκέμβριο, όταν οι Judas Priest ανακοίνωσαν ότι η Epitaph Tour θα είναι η τελευταία παγκόσμια περιοδεία της τεράστιας καριέρας τους, σύσσωμο το metal κοινό ανέμενε με κομμένη την ανάσα την ανακοίνωση κάποιας ημερομηνίας και για την Ελλάδα. Στις 6 Ιουλίου, λοιπόν, θα έχουμε την χαρά να απολαύσουμε, για τελευταία φορά live στην Θεσσαλονίκη, τους “Metal Gods”.Για να γιορτάσουν το γεγονός, οι Priest έχουν ανακοινώσει ότι σκέφτονται να περιλάβουν στο setlist της περιοδείας τουλάχιστον ένα τραγούδι από κάθε δίσκο της καριέρας τους, ώστε να μην αφήσουν ούτε έναν οπαδό απογοητευμένο! Και φυσικά, υπόσχονται ότι θα δείξουν σε όλο τον πλανήτη πως πρέπει να είναι μια πραγματική metal συναυλία, αντάξια της κληρονομιάς που αφήνουν πίσω τους: με τους ενισχυτές στο 11 και “all guns blazing”! Πιστοί, ετοιμαστείτε να αποτίσετε τον τελευταίο φόρο τιμής στους “Θεούς του Metal”! WHITESNAKEΜετά τις εμφανίσεις τους με τους Scorpions και τους Def Leppard, οι Whitesnake μας επισκέπτονται για 3η φορά τα τελευταία χρόνια. Αυτή είναι η καλύτερη απόδειξη για το πόσα σημαίνουν ο David Coverdale και η παρέα του για το ελληνικό κοινό: άλλωστε, τόσο η θρυλική φωνή του Coverdale, όσο και η απίστευτη ενέργεια που βγάζουν οι Whitesnake επί σκηνής εγγυώνται μια αξέχαστη συναυλιακή εμπειρία.Στις 6 Ιουλίου, οι Whitesnake θα μας παρουσιάσουν ένα show–ανασκόπηση της υπερ-επιτυχημένης καριέρας τους, με όλες τις μεγάλες επιτυχίες τους (“Here I Go Again”, “Is This Love”, “Fool For Your Loving”, “Still Of The Night”, “Now You're Gone”, κλπ), αλλά και κομμάτια από τον καινούργιο δίσκο τους με τίτλο “Forevermore”, ο οποίος κυκλοφορεί στις 25 Μαρτίου.FIREWINDΗ κορυφαία ελληνική metal μπάντα θα εμφανιστεί στο 2310 Festival, για να μας δείξει γιατί είναι περιζήτητη από τόσα μεγάλα φεστιβάλ της Ευρώπης (Γαλλία, Βέλγιο, Τσεχία, Μεγ.Βρετανία, κλπ). Η απαράμιλλη τεχνική του Gus G (για την οποία, άλλωστε τον διάλεξε και ο Ozzy για το δικό του συγκρότημα), τα καταιγιστικά riffs αλλά και η πρωτοτυπία των συνθέσεών τους, τους έφερε δικαίως στο στερέωμα της διεθνούς metal μουσικής. Μετά από 6 εξαιρετικούς δίσκους, οι Firewind βρίσκονται στην καλύτερη στιγμή τους και δικαίως απολαμβάνουν την διεθνή καταξίωση.

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Πέμπτη, 14 Απριλίου 2011

In Flames:“Sounds Of A Playground Fading” new album


Swedish metallers In Flames will release their tenth album, “Sounds Of A Playground Fading” , via Century Media Records on the following dates:

Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway: Friday, June 17
Finland, Hungary: Wednesday, June 22
Spain, Italy: Tuesday, June 21
Rest Of Europe: Monday, June 20
North America: Tuesday, June 21
Australia, New Zealand: Friday, June 24

13 songs were laid down for the CD, which was recorded at the band’s If Studios in Gothenburg with engineer Roberto Laghi ( Hardcore Superstar , Lok , Sonic Syndicate ).

'Sounds Of A Playground Fading' tracklisting:


1. 'Sounds Of A Playground Fading'

2. 'Deliver Us'

3. 'All For Me'

4. 'The Puzzle'

5. 'Fear Is The Weakness'

6. 'Where The Dead Ships Dwell'

7. 'The Attic'

8. 'Darker Times'

9. 'Ropes'

10. 'Enter Tragedy'

11. 'Jester’s Door'

12. 'A New Dawn'

13. 'Liberation'

Δευτέρα, 4 Απριλίου 2011

PAOK F.C. theme for iphone


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Παρασκευή, 1 Απριλίου 2011

THE HAUNTED: 'Unseen' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed


"Unseen", the seventh studio album from Swedish metallers THE HAUNTED, has registered the following first-week chart positions:

Sweden: #5
Finland: #26

The Swedish chart position marks the highest chart entry ever in THE HAUNTED's home territory.

"Unseen" was released on March 22 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media Records. The CD was once again recorded with longtime producer Tue Madsen (MOONSPELL, DARK TRANQUILLITY, GOREFEST, SICK OF IT ALL) at his Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark.

In addition to the regular CD as well as a limited LP version (180-gram black vinyl with the full album on CD as bonus!) and the digital download format of the record, a very special limited edition (pictured on top!) of "Unseen" was released in Europe as a silver-foil-wrapped digipak, including not only classy packaging and extended artwork but also three bonus audio tracks: The brand new song "Attention" as well as radio-session live versions of the tracks "The Reflection" and "The Fallout".

Regarding the "Unseen" cover artwork, which can be seen below, THE HAUNTED said, "The artwork design was made by our friend Frode, who also did the art for [2004's] 'rEVOLVEr'. We really like his design aesthetic, and he seems to come up with something unique every single time."

"Unseen" track listing:

01. Never Better
02. No Ghost
03. Catch 22
04. Disappear
05. Motionless
06. Unseen
07. The Skull
08. Ocean Park
09. The City
10. Them
11. All Ends Well
12. Done

source: blabbermouth.net

Τετάρτη, 30 Μαρτίου 2011

Eddie Trunk's Essential Hard Rock And Heavy Metal' Book


Abrams has set an April 1, 2011 release date for "Eddie Trunk's Essential Hard Rock And Heavy Metal", a new 240-page book from Eddie Trunk, the host of VH1 Classic's hit television program "That Metal Show". Featuring a foreword by JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford, the book covers Trunk's favorite bands with a brief overview of their career highlights, the albums and songs that Eddie considers important and why, and many personal recollections of his experiences with these bands over the course of his career.

Included in the book are Trunk's accounts of the following:

* The night GUNS N' ROSES frontman, Axl Rose, walked onto Eddie's radio show for his first public interview in 13 years
* What happened when JUDAS PRIEST played a private show for Eddie at his 25th anniversary in radio at the Hard Rock Café in Times Square
* How Eddie convinced TWISTED SISTER to get back together in 2001
* What it was like to get on stage with Ozzy Osbourne during his infamous tour with MÖTLEY CRÜE in 1984
* Eddie's longtime relationship with his close friend the late, great Ronnie James Dio
* Sharing cucumber sandwiches with Robert Plant in England
* Being one of the very first to play METALLICA on the radio in 1983 and being flown by the band to their induction ceremony at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
* Drunken nights and Mongolian barbeque with CHEAP TRICK
* Interviewing famous recluse drummer Neil Peart from RUSH
* Mediating a fight between Bret Michaels and his band POISON on air for VH1 Classic
* Joyriding in New Jersey with the guys from SKID ROW and helping to choose the band's first single, "Youth Gone Wild"

The book also includes more of Eddie's audience-favorite "Stump the Trunk" anecdotes and trivia, as well as his favorite playlists.

Whether you're a classic METALLICA or MEGADETH metalhead or prefer the hair metal of old-school BON JOVI or POISON, "Eddie Trunk's Essential Hard Rock And Heavy Metal" salutes all who are ready to rock!

Known as a "leading expert" on all things hard rock and heavy metal, Eddie Trunk continues to entertain fans on the radio and as the host of "That Metal Show" with his passion for music. Trunk is also heard on two weekly radio shows: "Eddie Trunk Live" on XM satellite radio, and "Friday Night Rocks", live in New York City. He lives in New Jersey.

Said Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES): "Eddie Trunk is one of the greatest true rock and roll fans I've ever met. He hears it, sees it from all angles, with an unusually unbiased point of view. It's great that he has his own radio and TV shows and is able to engage rock fans from all over the world who appreciate rock and roll as much as he does!

Eddie Trunk book-signing appearances:

April 01 - Hard Rock Cafe - New York, NY (VIP cocktail/media launch with public signing after)
April 05 - Mendham Books - Mendham, NJ
April 06 - Book Ends - Ridgewood, NJ
April 07 - Book Revue - Huntington, NY
April 09 - Vintage Vinyl - Fords, NJ
April 16 - Books-A-Million - Sunrise, FL
April 23 - Big 4 Festival - Indio, CA

source: blabbermouth.net

Σάββατο, 26 Μαρτίου 2011

SATYRICON's Music Keeps Norwegian Baby From Crying (Video)


The parents of a Norwegian girl suffering from colic — a condition in which an otherwise healthy baby cries or screams frequently and, for extended periods, without any discernible reason — have found a way to keep her from crying: by subjecting her to the sounds of the Norwegian black metal band SATYRICON.

According to the couple,
Bianca was crying from morning to night for 14 weeks straight— except when she heard SATYRICON's music. "We tried other [types of bands], something not as hard as SATYRICON. But even RAMMSTEIN was rejected," Bianca's mother, 37-year-old Jeanette Orme, tells the Fredriksstad Blad newspaper.

A video of the baby listening to SATYRICON can be viewed at this location.

The medical definition of colic is a condition of a healthy baby in which it shows periods of intense, unexplained fussing/crying lasting more than three hours a day, more than three days a week for more than three weeks. However, many doctors consider that definition, first described by Morris Wessel, to be overly narrow and would consider babies with sudden, severe, unexplained crying lasting less than three hours/day as having "colic" (so-called "non-Wessel's" colic).
source: blabbermouth.net

Τρίτη, 8 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

R.I.P Garry.... Respect!


According to Mirror.co.uk, legendary guitarist Gary Moore died of a suspected heart attack, a postmortem revealed earlier today (Monday, February 7).

Moore died in his sleep yesterday morning, hours after checking into the five-star Kempinski Hotel in Estepona on the Costa del Sol, Spain with an unnamed female friend. He was 58 years old.

While forensic experts are satisfied Moore died from natural causes, they requested further tests on tissue samples taken from his body ahead of a final report.

A Spanish police spokesman said today, "Mr. Moore died of natural causes and his death is not in any way suspicious. An investigating magistrate has opened a standard inquiry to determine the exact cause of death."

British tabloid The Sun reported earlier today — apparently erroneously — that Moore choked on his vomit after knocking back champagne and brandy before being discovered around 4 a.m.

source: blabbermouth.net

SIRENIA's 'The Enigma Of Life' Lands On German, Swiss Charts


"The Enigma Of Life", the new album from Norwegian/Spanish female-fronted gothic metallers SIRENIA, has registered the following first-week chart positions:

Germany: #73
Switzerland: #53

Commented mainman Morten Veland: "We would like to thank our fans for all your support. Knowing that you appreciate our work is a big inspiration and motivating factor for us. We are looking forward to seeing you all on tour soon, and to perform the songs from 'The Enigma Of Life' for you live in concert. A very special thanks to our ever loyal fans in Germany and Switzerland; you guys rock!"

"The Enigma Of Life" was released on January 21 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for the CD is as follows:

01. The End Of It All
02. Fallen Angel
03. All My Dreams
04. This Darkness
05. The Twilight In Your Eyes
06. Winter Land
07. A Seaside Serenade
08. Darkened Days To Come
09. Coming Down
10. This Lonely Lake
11. Fading Star
12. The Enigma Of Life
13. Oscura Realidad (bonus track)
14. The Enigma Of Life (acoustic version; bonus track)

SIRENIA's "The End Of It All" video can be viewed below. The clip was once again directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among many others.

SIRENIA's last album, "The 13th Floor", debuted at No. 149 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

SIRENIA recruited singer Ailyn (born: Pilar Giménez García) as the replacement for Monika Pedersen, who left the group in 2007 after only one album due to "musical differences."

Ailyn is best known as a member of the young team in the Spanish version of "The X Factor", the biggest television talent competition in Europe.


The End Of It All

Sirenia | Myspace Music Videos
source: blabbermouth.net