A Rammstein record a mere three years after the last one and preceded by no rumbling stories of friction between bandmates or nebulous warnings of permanent disbandment? The last time the Neue Deutsche Härte/industrial act had such a swift turnaround was when Reise Reise was followed by fun leftovers album Rosenrot a year later, so could this quick release (by their standards anyway) mean Rammstein are actually happy or could it be hinting at something more ominous?
Marvel StudiosEternalshit the big screen this week in theaters around the world and it featured a Prog Rock all-time classic in the opening minutes. Pink Floyd’s single “Time” from 1973 album The Dark Side of The Moon (Harvest/EMI) can be heard in the film, and works perfectly with the cosmic themes of the film.
For the first time ever a previously unreleased version of the single ‘Time’, recorded in 1986 by late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury for the concept album of the hit musical of the same name, has finally emerged after two years of work by the globally successful musician, songwriter and producer Dave Clark. Clark, famous for The Dave Clark Five, was a longtime friend of Freddie’s, and has shared the track and its full title, ‘Time Waits For No One’. The track is set for release via UMe on June 20, along with a powerful and deeply moving new video. Watch it now!Continue reading →
German metal is going through something of a renaissance in recent times, with an inventive and all-embracing attitude exuding all manner of influences. Step forward the enigmatically named Time, The Valuator, adding a post-hardcore feel to the powerful prog metal of the likes of Karnivool and Periphery with debut album How Fleeting, How Fragile (Longbranch).Continue reading →
The Ghost Cult album round-up is back in town for your vulgar delectation, with our penultimate selection of 2017 taking you down amongst the silt, with a selection of Sludge, Doom and post-Metal antidotes to any festive cheeriness that may be unsettling your disgusted souls…Continue reading →
Certainly one of the most interesting spectacles of the 2017 release calendar; a new Wintersun album always comes with high expectation, if not just purely for the circus that seems to follow any recording/release cycle. If a long wait for previous album, the cult classic Time I (Nuclear Blast) wasn’t enough, another five-year wait also saw a highly ambitious and demanding (but ultimately successful) series of crowdfunding campaigns to release a follow-up. That the result is not the anticipated Time sequel, but a new unique piece may have been a blow to some fans, but Wintersun have never been ones to follow convention by any stretch; which is why it is surprising that The Forest Seasons (Nuclear Blast) sounds comparatively basic and safe.Continue reading →
To celebrate 50 years of Pink Floyd releasing music that changed the world, The Sword‘s guitarist, Kyle Shutt, recently announced that he recorded doom covers of every seminal track from The Dark Side of the Moon. The upcoming record, entitled Doom Side of the Moon, will be released on August 4th, and he has shared the first single online today. Continue reading →