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Metal Discussion / New Cynic
« on: January 02, 2021, 10:57:12 PM »
Not sure about this, Reinert and Malone were absolutely crucial to the Cynic sound. This seems like its going to be pretty much a Masvidal solo album, unless it's being pieced together from dome leftover demos...


Thank you for the support and comfort I've received. I'm reminded through your messages, that we're all in this together and that the Cynic family has endured through a lifetime of kaleidoscopic change. A new record will see the light of day in the new year, along with a plan to organize a virtual musical memorial/celebration of Malone and Reinert.

Metal Discussion / Sean Reinert RIP
« on: January 25, 2020, 06:48:59 PM »
Kelly Schaefer just posted that Reinert died, apparently of heart failure. Absolutely astounding drummer, Cynic will be getting a few spins tonight

Edit: confirmed now

General Discussion / Ipod repair?
« on: June 03, 2019, 08:35:28 AM »
After nearly 10 years faithful service I dropped my ipod the other day and now it's fucked.  Is there any places around Dublin that are decent for repairs?

Failing that any recommendations for large capacity  mp3 players? Still don't want to go down the streaming roure

Metal Discussion / New Manowar EP
« on: March 27, 2019, 07:59:36 PM »
This has to be one of the most ridiculous press releases I've ever read, it's magnificent

The wait is over! MANOWAR have finally confirmed the imminent release of their EP
"The Final Battle I" , which consists of highly anticipated brand-new material. MANOWAR fans will have the chance to purchase this first of a trilogy of thundering EPs in an exclusive pre-sale at the merchandise stand of "The Final Battle World Tour 2019" , for the first time during the show on March 29, 2019 in Frankfurt am Main. The EP will also be available on iTunes from this day in an exclusive digital presale worldwide.

"The Final Battle I" will undoubtedly burst heads and speakers with its unique mix of untamed power, orchestral majesty and epic proportions.

The first of three parts, which together form the highly anticipated new MANOWAR album, will be one of the most incredible releases in the history of Heavy Metal. Four new tracks of molten Metal demonstrate impressively that MANOWAR master all facets of the genre masterfully; from skull-splintering metal hymns to unique bravura pieces of symphonic bombast. The new tracks were inspired by MANOWAR's "The Final Battle World Tour" and the support and energy of their fans. All of the music was conceived, recorded and blended in unique sound quality using MANOWAR's own VALHALLA STUDIOS, using their unparalleled 27,000-watt PMC monitors.

"The sheer power of these four songs is amazing! We just could not publish all at once.
It would just be too much! "Said Joe DeMaio. "We want to give our fans the opportunity to record every note, every word, to gain power from this experience and thus to strengthen themselves for the battles they face every day. And then we meet on tour, to the Final Battle! "

"The Final Battle I" covers a wide area to deliver the ultimate Heavy Metal experience. The opener, the epic, soundtrack-ready track "March Of The Heroes Into Valhalla" rediscovers MANOWAR's music in vivid, cinematographic, widescreen quality, taking the listener on a deeply moving journey through the warrior's life, from bloody battles to entry into Valhalla. The fighting mood continues with the fearsome power and anger of the new anthem "Blood And Steel" , followed by "Sword Of The Highlands"One of the most explosive and dramatic pieces that DeMaio has ever written: a deeply moving tribute to long-dead heroes. The song begins with exquisite elegance before erupting into a mighty crescendo of power and grandeur, carried by the timeless Eric Adams in one of the best performances of his career.
Finally, the biggest surprise, in the form of the dark, lurking, brutal and merciless "You Shall Die Before I die " ; a hypnotic and poignant stunner and irreconcilable declaration of intent with an inevitable outcome at the same time ... with lead vocals by Joey DeMaio!

For "The Final Battle I" legendary fantasy painter Ken Kelly created a new piece of art that visually masterfully reflects the emotional roller coaster that awaits the listener.

Splendid, untamed and monstrous, "The Final Battle I" will be unleashed for the first time during MANOWAR's "The Final Battle World Tour 2019" on 29th March 2019 in Frankfurt / Main and all other dates on this tour stage. The EP will also be available exclusively digitally on iTunes starting this day. The roll-out will then be on May 30, 2019 in stationary and online retail and digital on Amazon and Google Play.

Part II and III of the trilogy will follow, inspired by the adventures of MANOWAR during The Final Battle World Tour .

Gigs and Festivals / Devin Townsend Dublin & Belfast
« on: January 28, 2019, 09:06:57 AM »
Just announced he's playing on the 6th and 7th December in the Academy and Limelight

Metal Discussion / Music videos
« on: January 25, 2019, 09:25:13 AM »
Watching The Vision Bleak video (which is fantastic) posted in the other thread and was thinking how it seems so few bands put effort into releasing a good music video anymore. Seems the majority are happy to lash out a quick lyric/live video and that's it sorted.

I can understand why since it's cheap and easy, but it's a shame to see it dying off as an art form. Or is there a load of great ones out there I'm just missing?

Didn't see a thread about this and sure it's only a few weeks away so thought it might be worth throwing one up.
Anyone else heading?

Metal Discussion / Black Earth lineup reunion
« on: December 27, 2018, 03:46:32 PM »
The classic lineup from the first few Arch Enemy albums is doing a run of shows next year in Japan, only playing the early material. Hopefully it's just the start of a bigger tour, absolutely love to see that especially over the current shit they're peddling these days

Metal Discussion / In Flames hit a new low
« on: December 21, 2018, 08:12:43 PM »
I know they've been going for a more commercial and accessible sound since probably Clayman, but I still enjoyed most of their stuff up to Come Clarity and the odd song after. Never thought I'd hear them do anything as awful as this though...

Metal Discussion / Revocation
« on: December 13, 2018, 07:50:20 PM »
These have been a band I've been meaning to check out for years (time for another iceberg of metal thread?) and just got around to it recently when I picked up their latest album. Fucking great stuff! I was expecting a fairly decent thrash band but they're almost veering into techdeath in places. The guitar solos really stand out in particular, some absolutely lovely work

Anyone else give them a listen?

Musicians forum / Home recording
« on: November 28, 2018, 01:46:10 PM »
Ive always just played as a bit of a hobby, but want to start looking at put together a small set up, mostly just for recording basic demos(2 or 3 guitar/bass tracks and maybe programmed drums).

What would people recommend for something cheap enough and simple to use? I've literally zero experience at this stuff, so something that you can just plug and play would suit me to start off, and can add fancy extras once I get more used to it

Metal Warfare site-related / Sales section
« on: November 26, 2018, 10:24:01 AM »
Just wondering the type of stuff that's good to put up. I know MI had the rule on keeping it metal related, you going to go the same way or have it a bit more open?

Also, reselling gig tickets I'm assuming should be face value only?

Metal Discussion / 2019 releases
« on: November 25, 2018, 01:46:00 PM »
Suppose it's getting to look at what's coming out next year.

Devin Townsend - Empath - March/April:

I'm a Devin fanboy so been really looking forward to this. Clips that have been released all seem a bit all over the place so could be a bit like Infinity mixed with his more recent stuff?

Dream Theater - Distance Over Time - 22 February:

It has to be better than The Astonishing because there's no way it could be worse. Although other than Dramatic Turn of Events I haven't really liked any of the post Portnoy stuff

Soilwork - Verligheten - 11 January:

These just seem to be getting better as they go on, Living Infinite and Ride Majestic were superb so high hopes they keep the run going

Haven't really heard of a lot of others definitely confirmed, but Vektor seem to be working on new stuff, Sabaton said they'd have a new one next year, Demons & Wizards are on the festival circuit in the summer so might have something out in time for that...

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