~GOREFEST - New video posted!~
Reunited Dutch metallers GOREFEST have posted a report from the video shoot for their new track "For the Masses" at their official web site. Also available are several photos taken during the shoot. Check them out at Gorefest.nl .
As previously reported, several audio samples from GOREFEST's upcoming album, "La Muerte", are available for download at this location . The CD is scheduled for release in Europe on October 28.
Nuclear Blast Records reissued the entire GOREFEST back catalog in July, complete with unreleased tracks, demos and other rarities. Everything was remastered, and booklets contain liner notes by renowned Dutch journalist and writer Robert Haagsma, along with many pics from the band's own private stash. In addition, Nuclear Blast has thrown in a cool box in which to store all the CDs from the collection.
~SUBWAY TO SALLY - The tour has started!~
German medieval metallers SUBWAY TO SALLY just started their loooong tour supported the brandnew album "Nord Nord Ost", which entered the charts in their home country at an impressive #5.
Here's the list of dates:
SUBWAY TO SALLY - live
28.09.05 Hannover - Capitol
29.09.05 Düsseldorf - Stahlwerk
30.09.05 Osnabrück - Hyde Park
01.10.05 Wilhelmshaven - Pumpwerk
02.10.05 Berlin Huxleys Neue Welt
04.10.05 Fulda - Kreuz
05.10.05 Stuttgart - LKA
06.10.05 Nürnberg - Löwensaal
Support: LEAVES' EYES
28.10.05 Erfurt - Stadtgarten
29.10.05 Andernach - JUZ Live Club
30.10.05 Kelheim - Sporthalle
31.10.05 Lindau - Club Vaudeville
15.12.05 Karlsruhe - Festhalle Durlach
16.12.05 München - Elser Halle
17.12.05 A-Wien - Arena
18.12.05 Dresden - Alter Schlachthof
19.12.05 Frankfurt - Batschkapp
20.12.05 Köln - Live Music Hall
21.12.05 Dortmund - Soundgarden
26.12.05 Losheim/Saar - Alte Eisenbahnhalle
27.12.05 Bremen - Aladin
28.12.05 Braunschweig - Jolly Joker
29.12.05 Bad Salzungen - Pressenwerk
30.12.05 Potsdam - Lindenpark!
04. or 05.08.2006 Wacken - Wacken Open Air
As usual, the band is reporting from the road on a regular basis in their tour diary .
In other news, frontman Eric Fish was invited by fellow
Germans LETZTE INSTANZ to sing guest vocals on their new album. Fish also contributed some bagpipe to the next LACUNA COIL epos, which is currently being produced by Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC.).
~DIMMU BORGIR - New clips in the works~
According to an online posting by DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Silenoz, the group will shortly be filming a video for the track "Sorgens Kammer – Del II" with director Patric Ullaeus of Sweden's Revolver Film Company.
"Sorgens Kammer – Del II" is one of the new tracks included on the updated, re-recorded version of DIMMU BORGIR's 1996 album, "Stormblåst" due on November 7. The album was completely re-recorded with producer Peter Tägtgren ( HYPOCRISY , PAIN) and MAYHEM's Hellhammer on drums. Check out the album's new artwork at Rockdetector.com .
The new version of "Stormblåst" adds two brand-new audio tracks: the aforementioned "Sorgens Kammer – Del II" and "Abmaktslave", plus a live DVD of an entire set filmed from last year's Ozzfest.
DIMMU BORGIR are scheduled to begin writing material for their next studio album this fall for a tentative late 2006 release. The CD, which will feature a guest appearance by MAYHEM's Hellhammer on drums, will be "a full story/concept album," according to a posting on the group's web site.
~NEAERA News update~
It’s about time for another one of them steamin’ hot news updates! After having to spend the last week recovering from some more or less serious cases of sudden disease, and even being forced to cancel two concerts, we are finally back and able to frequently check our site and answer your people’s questions, should you have any.
As you all know, we have spent the better part of the last month travelling and moshing through Europe with the HELL ON EARTH tour.
We want to thank all the people who made this tour such a great and overwhelming experience for us, meaning especially our tour and stage managers Schlumpf and Danny of M.A.D tourbooking, all the great people and our brothers in End of Days and Agents of Man and our friends in Evergreen Terrace, Heaven Shall Burn and As I Lay Dying, all the promoters who organised the shows, but most of all YOU, the fans, all you people who have embraced our music in such a positive and awesome way. What a great first tour to be on, what a great tour for EVERYBODY involved!
We want to ask you people to please SEND US PICTURES of all the shows if you happen to have any. We would be very grateful for some nice photos, and we will also post the ones we like most on this site! So please, keep ‘em coming, the mail address is
Unfortunately the show in Cottbus was cancelled, we hope to see you people in Leipzig :)!!!
We will spend the next couple of weeks writing more new material and hopefully – yet probably – wrapping up our second full-length, which – as you all know – will be recorded in January 2006 at Danish Hansen Studios with Jacob Hansen at the helm. We are anxious to record our second album. From where we are at this point in the songwriting process, we can say that it will be a very diverse album, both melodic and brutal. The title of the record will be that of one of the songs off of it, namely LET THE TEMPEST COME
The artwork for the album will be done by our friend Adam Hunt, drummer in US grindcore sensation GRAF ORLOCK and former member of AS HOPE DIES (rip). We will of course keep you people updated on the whole developing process of the album in the days ahead.
The online shop will remain closed for some time due to us being short of merch (oops…). As soon as we have new stuff available, the shop will be opened again.
One last thing: Due to the loss of his Music Man Stingray bass on the HELL ON EARTH tour, our bass player was forced to sell his backup bass in order to be able to afford a new Stingray bass. In case you want to check out the auction, here’s a
Thanks for looking!
Well, that should be about it for now, hope to see you people at one of our next shows! Stay brutal!
~BRANDNEW tourdates & festival appearances~
ROCK HARD FESTIVAL:
Metal Blade artists BOLT THROWER, BRAINSTORM and PRIMORDIAL are confirmed to play the Rock Hard festival 2006 on the first weekend of June! For more details check: http://www.rockhardfestival.de/
Another show has been added to the VOMITORY U.K./Ireland tour!
VOMITORY + DESECRATION + SCREAMIN DAEMON
UK and Ireland tour 2005
Thursday November 3rd - Birmingham / Edwards Number 8
Friday November 4th - Bradford / The Market Tavern – NEW!
Saturday November 5th - Dublin / Voodoo Lounge
Sunday November 6th - Belfast / Auntie Annies
Monday November 7th - Glasgow / 13th Note
Tuesday November 8th - Manchester / Jillys Rock World
Wednesday November 9th - London / Underworld
GOD DETHRONED TO SUPPORT THE HAUNTED & GOD FORBID:
“It's never good to sit home too long, so we're going out on the road again”, comments Henri Sattler. ”We will support The Haunted and God Forbid on their upcoming European tour, starting November 17th.
The show in Mannheim (Germany - November 19th) will still happen as planned, but unfortunately we have to cancel the Anrochte (Germany) show because of this tour.”
THE HAUNTED + GOD FORBID + GOD DETHRONED:
November 17 - Baroeg, Rotterdam, NL
November 18 - Partonaat, Harlem, NL
November 19 - Das Haus, Mannheim/Ludwigshafen, GER (WITHOUT THE HAUNTED+GOD FORBID – but with PRIMORDIAL!)
November 20 - Biebob, Vosselaar, B
November 21 - Wedgewood rooms, Portsmouth, UK
November 22 - Lemon Grove, Exeter, UK
November 23 - Mean Fiddler, London, UK
November 24 - Rock City, Nottingham, UK
November 25 - Carling Academy 2, Birmingham, UK
November 26 - Cockpit, Leeds, UK
November 27 - Corpotation, Sheffield, UK
November 28 - Spirit of 66, Verviers, B
November 29 - Nouveau Casino, Paris, FR
December 01 - Bilbo Rock, Bilbao, SP
December 02 - Arena, Madrid, SP
December 03 - Apolo, Barcelona, SP
December 04 - Jas Rod, Marseille, FR
December 05 - Le Marche'Gare, Lyon, FR
December 06 - Estragon, Bologna, IT
December 07 - Newage, Treviso, IT
December 08 - Abart, Zürich, CH
December 09 - New Backstage, Munich, GER
December 10 - Szene, Vienna, AU
December 11 - Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, GER
December 12 - Underground, Köln, GER
December 13 - Zeche Carl, Essen, GER
December 14 - Loqo, Hamburg, GER
December 15 - Stengate, Copenhagen, DEN
December 16 - Klubben, Stockholm, SWE
December 17 - Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, SWE
~VEHEMENCE calls it a day~
VEHEMENCE CALLS IT QUITS
“8 years after it all started, we decided that now is the time to throw in the towel. It was fun, and we would like to thank all the people who have supported us along the way. Vehemence was and is a huge part of our lives, but at this point its time to start fresh. The death of Vehemence has since spawned 3 new bands from its ex members. Abigail Williams featuring Mark, Andy and Bjorn of Vehemence(www.myspace.com/abigailwilliams), He Who Binds Himself featuring Nathan (www.myspace.com/hewhobindshimself), and as John stated “I'm looking for members for a new band and I am also available for touring. Currently I'm also affiliated with several other side projects which I will release soon.”
We still have a batch of new shirts coming this year, as well as a new remixed version of our first self released disc entitled The Thoughts From Which I Hide, that will be available exclusively at
Vehemence may do shows every now and then, but will not be a full time band. Just keep checking our website as that will still be up and running.”
~BOLT THROWER honour John Peel!~
John Peel Day Downloads
To mark the occasion
of John Peel Day we have made available two tracks from the Bolt Thrower Peel Sessions for
The two tracks are 'Forgotten Existence', taken from the very first Peel Session, recorded 03/01/88 with first vocalist Alan West and 'Destructive Infinity', taken from the third and final Session, recorded 22/07/90, with Karl Willetts on vocals.
RIP John Peel. You are solely missed.
~THE ARCANE ORDER - another demo track online!~
Another demo track, entitled "The Sanity Insane", by Denmark's THE ARCANE ORDER, featuring vocalist Kasper Thomsen (RAUNCHY) and guitarist Flemming C. Lund (INVOCATOR, ex-AUTUMN LEAVES), has been posted online at www.myspace.com/thearcaneorder.
THE ARCANE ORDER recently signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. The band are scheduled to record their debut album in the spring of 2006 with producer Jacob Hansen at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark. The CD will feature 8-9 tracks of blistering, intense and melodic thrash metal.
A demo version of the track "Breathe the Poison" can still be downloaded at this location.
THE ARCANE ORDER lineup:
Kasper Thomsen (RAUNCHY) - Vocals
Flemming C. Lund (INVOCATOR, ex-AUTUMN LEAVES) - Rhythm and Lead guitar
Boris Tandrup (SUBMISSION, SLUGS, ex-AUTUMN LEAVES) - Bass
Morten Løwe Sørensen (SUBMISSION, SLUGS) - Drums
For more information, visit www.thearcaneorder.net.
~Line-up change in VOMITORY~
Ulf Dalegren leaves VOMITORY:
“We are very sorry to break the news that guitarist Ulf Dalegren has decided to leave Vomitory after fifteen years in the band. Life changes quite a lot during fifteen years and the priorities we need to make change as well along with it. We hate to see Ulf go, but we understand and respect his decision to 100%. We part our musical ways as the best of friends and continue as drinking companions just as usual. We wish him the best of luck with everything in the future!
Uffe - we salute you!” – VOMITORY
Here are Ulf's own words:
“It’s with great sadness in my worm infested death metal heart that I have to announce my departure from Vomitory. I feel that there’s no need for details. It’s on a personal level, that’s it. All I can say is that there are no hard feelings between me and the other guys. I wish them all the luck and hope that the band will be out there spreading high quality death metal for many years to come. I’ll return, don’t know where - don’t know when.
Death is meant to last forever
VOMITORY will be playing the scheduled shows in the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands and Sweden in November just as planned. The bands good friend Lord K Philipsson (The Project Hate/God Among Insects) will be helping out on the November shows. Kudos to K!
After the November shows VOMITORY will begin searching for a new permanent guitarist. More updates on this later.
~CALLENISH CIRCLE album release~
A brand new CALLENISH CIRCLE track titled ‘ IGNORANT ‘ has been posted online on the band's myspace domain:
This track will be featured on Callenish Circle’s upcoming (and meanwhile 5th) full-length album titled [PITCH.BLACK.EFFECTS].
Official release dates [Pitch.Black.Effects]:
- Germany : 11.11.2005 (label : Metal Blade Europe)
- Rest of Europe : 14.11.2005 (label : Metal Blade Europe)
- North America : 10.01.2006 (label : Metal Blade USA)
- Japan: January / February 2006 (label : Metal Blade Japan)
[Pitch.Black.Effects] was recorded at aRe U Recordings in Holland under supervision of producer Gail Liebling. The final mix was done at the Antfarm Studio in Denmark with Tue Madsen (a.o. The Haunted, Illdisposed & Mnemic). Mastering duties were handled again by Peter Neuber at Mega Wimp Sound in Germany and last but not least the complete artwork was created by Danish art talent Mircea Gabriel Eftemie at Cadaverman Media.
The European release will be available in a luxury limited edition digi-pack CD / DVD set.
Complete tracklist [Pitch.Black.Effects] CD:
1. This Day You Regret
3. Behind Lines
4. Schwarzes Licht
5. Sweet Cyanide
7. Guess Again
9. As You Speak
10. Pitch Black
Additional track list [Pitch.Black.Effects] CD/ DVD set:
· professionally recorded live show (7 songs – 40 minutes) at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
· studio report featuring the recordings in Holland, the mix in Denmark & an exclusive interview with producer Gail Liebling.
· festival report of the band’s trip to the Brutal Assault Festival in Czech Republic (2005).
· festival report of the band’s trip to the Piorno Rock Festival in Spain (2004).
· motion photo gallery.
Confirmed Callenish Circle tourdates 2005/2006:
- Saturday 29.10 : Ed & Rocco’s in Geleen (NL)
- Friday 04.11 : Aalborg Metal Fest in Aalborg (DK)
- Saturday 12.11 : Metal Day Festival @ J.C. Elektra in Sliedrecht (NL)
- Friday 18.11 : Schlachtfest Festival @ Die Schweinehalle in Hanau (GER)
- Saturday 26.11 : Arnhem Metal Meeting @ Music Sacrum in Arnhem (NL)
- Sunday 04.12 : Official Release Party @ O.J.C. Fenix in Sittard (NL)
- Friday 03.03.06 : Metal Inferno Festival in Paderborn (GER)
For info & bookings contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
Official website : www.callenish-circle.com
Official myspace domain: www.myspace.com/callenishcircle
~THE OCEAN - Fall 2005 tour cancelled!~
“Sorry to be the messenger of bad news, but all shows of our October tour are cancelled for the reason of a nearing death in one of our band member's family. Most of these gigs will probably be deferred to another date in January. Sorry again for the short-time notice, but this is beyond our control.”
THE OCEAN COLLECTIVE
01.10.2005 | OBERHAUSEN - Zentrum Altenberg | CANCELLED
02.10.2005 | B -AARSCHOT - JC De Klinker | CANCELLED
07.10.2005 | JENA - Rosenkeller | CANCELLED
08.10.2005 | HAMBURG - Fundbüro | CANCELLED
09.10.2005 | BOCHUM - Bastion | CANCELLED
12.10.2005 | FREIBURG - KTS | CANCELLED
13.10.2005 | CH - BASEL - Hirscheneck | CANCELLED
14.10.2005 | B - LIEGE - La Zone | CANCELLED
15.10.2005 | L -STEINSEL | CANCELLED
~BOLT THROWER – Photos~
~KATAKLYSM - Singer Maurizio to write autobiography book~
"Well I've been thinking about it for a long time during the last few years, especially when I'm on tour and all the band members of other bands are like "Dude we had no idea about the sh*t you guys been through"... We would talk about fun things and sad things all night long over beers and hard liquor, they would always tell me "Dude you should write a book" and I always said maybe one day.
So what better time then now? Next year will mark the band's 15th anniversary and I'm damn proud of what we've achieved. For some it ain't much but for me it's everything, so I decided to set the record straight on EVERYTHING , we've kept many things to ourselves over the years ,and i think it will be cool read . I really got convinced last week when mags from Europe were in town listening to my new album and then we had a BBQ at my house.
The day before they left and again, the same thing: "Bro, put that sh*t in a book! Do it!"... So ok fu*k it, let's do it. I talked to Nuclear Blast about it, they said let's go for it. So next year sometime... "Kataklysm / The Northern Hyperblast: uncut " book will be released. I've been writing for the past few days and this is really exciting... So stay tuned for more details.
In other news, Kataklysm have secured the co-headliner position for the No Mercy Festivals tour in Europe held next March. Some shows in the Quebec area are also planned for December.
Kataklysm's new album "In the Arms of Devastation" is currently being mixed in Denmark by acclaimed producer Tue Madsen.
~CATHEDRAL - Play 27 min song live!~
On Friday, October 14 at the Camden Underworld in London, CATHEDRAL played for the first time the 27-minute-long track "The Garden" from their new album, "The Garden of Unearthly Delights". The band were joined by guest musicians from CIRCULUS for the performance. GRAND MAGUS and BURNING SAVIOURS were also on the bill. Pictures of the event, and a review can befound at RockersDigest.com.
"The Garden of Unearthly Delights" is scheduled for release in Europe on October 26. The CD will be issued in North America in January.
~EKTOMORF - Bochum show cancelled!~
The MONSTER MOSH DOWN Tour show in Bochum at the Matrix club has been cancelled due to technical and structural problems caused by water damage. If there was any way to make this show happen, it would have been done, but unfortunately there is no other alternative other than to cancel the show.
All advance tickets can be returned to where you bought them. Please remember that you can come to the Cologne show on October 30th!
THE MONSTER MOSH DOWN TOUR:
featuring EKTOMORF, DISBELIEF, BETZEFER and more
Presented by Metal Hammer & Powermetal.de
13.10. D München - Backstage
14.10. CH Islikon - Club4 Tonbombe
15.10. D Bad Wuennenberg - Wuennstock Festival
16.10. UK London - Underworld
17.10. UK Bedford - Esquires
18.10. UK Wrexham - Central Station
19.10. D Bochum - Matrix CANCELLED!
20.10. D Saarbrücken - Stoneage
21.10. D Pforzheim - HDJ-Rockstüble
22.10. D Gaildorf - Sundown Festival w/ Rage, Primordial, ...
23.10. D Darmstadt - Steinbruch Theater
24.10. D Bremen - Tower w/ President Evil
25.10. D Cottbus - Gladhaus
26.10. D Hamburg - Logo
27.10. D Berlin - Kato*
28.10. D Glauchau - Alte Spinnerei
29.10. D Lichtenfels - Stadthalle w/ Six Feet Under, Born
From Pain, Mantas
30.10. D Köln - Underground
31.10. B Zomergem - 't Oud Liefken
01.11. NL Hardenberg - Ojeesee
02.11. NL Utrecht - Tivoli de Helling
03.11. A Wien - Arena
04.11. A Traun - Alter Spinnerei
05.11. A Unterbuch bei Hartberg – Halle
~THUNDERSTONE - ~Tour with Crystal Ball~
Melodic metallers THUNDERSTONE will tour Europe with labelmates CRYSTAL BALL in December!
Rock Hard, Powermetal.de & Rock It present:
THUNDERSTONE, CRYSTAL BALL & TEMPESTA
01.12.2005 D-München, Backstage
02.12.2005 D-Ulm, Take Off
04.12.2005 D-Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik
05.12.2005 D-Dortmund, Live Station new
06.12.2005 D-Köln, MTC
07.12.2005 D-Frankfurt, Nachtleben
08.12.2005 D-Heidelberg, Schwimmbad Musikclub
09.12.2005 NL-Weert, Bosuil new
10.12.2005 NL-Hellendorn, Lantaarn
11.12.2005 B-Vosselaar, Biebob
~CREMATORY - Concerts in Germany~
German Gothic metallers CREMATORY have announced a handful of show in their native Germany. Here are the confirmed dates:
25.11.2005 Germany – Dresden – Titty Twister
26.11.2005 Germany – Glauchau – Alte Spinnerei
27.11.2005 Germany – Fulda – Alte Piesel
04.12.2005Germany – Nürnberg – Löwensaal
13.01.2006Germany – Ulm – Take Off
~OMNIUM GATHERUM - New synth player~
Omnium Gatherum have a new synth player on board; Aapo Koivisto played this summer’s gigs as a new session keyboardist of OG and things went so well and we had so great time that we decided to make him a permanent member. It´s important to be also a great dude as also great player when you´re in a band and Aapo is both of them. He´s also an overactive-animal on stage, so he´s perfect spice to OG-crew! Behind this link you´ll find a new band picture!
OG have confirmed two in-door festival shows for Finland to this year:
Nov.04 - Rocklinna Metalfest, Hämeenlinna @ Kulttuuritukku
Nov.12 - Räntämetalli Festival, Kouvola @ Icehall
~BLIND GUARDIAN - Update from Hansi Kursch~
BLIND GUARDIAN frontman Hansi Kürsch has posted the following message at the band's web site:
"Although time keeps on ticking quickly, things go very well in the GUARDIAN camp. To be more precise: We are still on schedule, and even though everyone is totally busy and concentrated, the atmosphere is very lifely and still relaxed to a certain extent. The material for the single will be accomplished at the end of November.
To make that happen, this particular stuff will get most of our attention for the next four weeks. Everyone is already involved in the recording process and we are really excited about the album's progression. It is too early to say when we will be finished exactly, but I would say a worldwide release in the first half of 2006 is very realistic.
Things look (and sound, as well) very promising. At the moment we are also getting deeper into details such as album title, cover, etc. So, we are about to scratch the most important phase of the recording session and we do not intend to leave you out. Please, let us work on it a little longer, so we can fix things technically. You will be provided with footage, that is for sure."
BLIND GUARDIAN recently replaced drummer Thomen Stauch, who left the band in April after 20 years. The new man behind the kit is fellow German Frederik Ehmke, who is said to be "fairly unknown in the world of metal." Ehmke has played with medieval rockers SCHATTENTANTZ before.
The production of BLIND GUARDIAN's debut album for Nuclear Blast Records is being handled by producer Charlie Bauerfeind. Working songtitles include "Carry the Blessed Home", "The Edge", "In Search for the Lionheart", "Market Square", "Another Stranger Me", and "Otherland".
~THERION - Pics from L.A show~
Sweden's epic metallers THERION are currently touring through the US. One stop happened in L.A.'s key club, were THERION played to a packed house.
For some pictures and a quick interview, click here.
The show did go very well, the venue was packed!
I took some photos and Loana had a quick interview with Christofer Johnsson after the show.
Which can be seen here: Nuclear Blast Myspace - Therion Interview
~WINTERSUN - Working title set~
WINTERSUN, the band led by former ENSIFERUM singer Jari Mäenpää, have set "Time" as the working title of their new album, tentatively due late 2006. The follow-up to the group's self-titled debut album (released last September) will be recorded in May 2006 at Sonic Pump Studios with producer Nino Laurenne. "The mixing will happen in the beginning of July," Jari writes on the group's web site. "There´s still work that needs to be done with the songs, but I'm sure we'll get there. I believe that this will be a very strong album and I'm very excited about it!"
Jari Mäenpää (ex-ENSIFERUM) - Vocals, Guitar
Teemu Mäntysaari (IMPERANON) - Guitar
Jukka Koskinen (NORTHER) - Bass
Kai Hahto (ROTTEN SOUND) - Drums
WINTERSUN's music has been described as a mix between early AMORPHIS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, FINNTROLL and ENSIFERUM.
~CATHEDRAL - Album hits Top 50 in the UK~
Congratulations this week to NUCLEAR BLAST for the CATHEDRAL album- GARDEN OF UNEARTHLY DELIGHTS - entering the official UK Independent Albums chart at #45, and the official Rock & Metal chart at #40!
~Line-up change in SYMPHORCE~
Right after an amazing tour, Sascha suddenly decided to leave after more than 4 years in the band. His decision was based on personal reasons.
But since we have to take things as they come, we´re proud to announce two guest drummers for the shows that are already booked and confirmed!
We will be helped out by Andy Flache (who is well known as one of our chief roadies from hell) and Steffen Theurer (ex-Chinchilla/Woodpeckers).
We hope to get everything fixed in time and hope Sascha will find his way.
We´re looking forward to even more amazing shows and are ready to rock da house!”
~Metal Blade Records signs 3~
Metal Blade Records is very proud to welcome the Woodstock, NY based band 3 to the MB family!
3 is a band apart: Dark yet uplifting, spiritual without any connection to religion - theirs is a sound that transcends the genre conformity of modern pop culture. Rapid-fire acoustic guitar infused with dynamic percussion, animated drumming and thunderous bass culminate in a listening experience that is at once accessible and unique. Poly-rhythms pulse within a symphony of driving metal guitars and melodic vocal acrobatics. 3 offers musicality without pretension. We double dare any music writer to describe the sound.
3 came together in the mid -1990's and very quickly developed a strong local following. In the year 2000, 3 landed a recording contract with Planet Noise Records, and released their debut CD, Paint By Number, an exquisite collection of 14 tracks.
In 2003, 3 released their follow up CD, Summer Camp Nightmare, an album that marked an evolutionary leap in the bands already highly developed sound. When fellow NY-based rockers Coheed and Cambria got their hands on this record they insisted that 3 hit the road with them, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Enter 2005, the band singed to Metal Blade Records and prepared the re-release of Wake Pig, which was previously released by Planet Noise Records in 2004, with new art and lyrics which were not in the earlier version, two new songs, a couple of remixes, and Max’s vocals added to the song “Where’s Max”.
Wake Pig will be released in Europe through Metal Blade Records in January of 2006!
Here´s some additional info where you can check out the music of 3!
· 3 featured on AOL Music CD Listening Party! AOL Music is giving you the chance to hear the complete new record, Wake Pig from Metal Blade’s newest signing, 3, before it hits stores! Starting Sunday October 30th through Saturday November 5th, go HERE to stream the entire 3 album Wake Pig.
· Check out the official home page of 3 and their myspace-site for
"One of the few modern bands I truly consider to be great, an inspiration to me and all the members of Co&Ca. This is important."
Claudio Sanchez of Coheed and Cambria