Posts Tagged “Anthem”

Singer Charlotte Wessels of Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN was interviewed by The Age Of Metal prior to the band’s September 22 performance at Club Red in Tempe, Arizona as the support act for KAMELOT. You can now watch the chat below.

DELAIN recently released a special album, “Interlude”, via Napalm Records. The effort is described in in a press release as “a fantastic blend of brand-new songs, special versions and mixes of popular DELAIN tracks, covers, and the beautiful single ‘Are You Done With Me’. Thanks to the new mix, the well-known anthem shines with a new-found splendor. The album includes a special DVD featuring exclusive live footage and clips from the band’s career. ‘Interlude’ is not only a must for loyal DELAIN fans, but also for those who have not experienced the music by DELAIN so far. It is the perfect introduction to the world of DELAIN and the starting point to an emotional and bombastic journey!”

DELAIN‘s third full-length studio album, “We Are The Others”, was released in North America via the New Jersey-based top-tier progressive metal label Sensory Records. CNR Entertainment handled the release in The Netherlands and Roadrunner Records issued the CD in the rest of Europe.

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Fan-filmed video footage of DELAIN‘s September 20 performance at Slim’s in San Francisco, California as the support act for KAMELOT can be seen below.

DELAIN recently released a special album, “Interlude”, via Napalm Records. The effort is described in in a press release as “a fantastic blend of brand-new songs, special versions and mixes of popular DELAIN tracks, covers, and the beautiful single ‘Are You Done With Me’. Thanks to the new mix, the well-known anthem shines with a new-found splendor. The album includes a special DVD featuring exclusive live footage and clips from the band’s career. ‘Interlude’ is not only a must for loyal DELAIN fans, but also for those who have not experienced the music by DELAIN so far. It is the perfect introduction to the world of DELAIN and the starting point to an emotional and bombastic journey!”

DELAIN‘s third full-length studio album, “We Are The Others”, was released in North America via the New Jersey-based top-tier progressive metal label Sensory Records. CNR Entertainment handled the release in The Netherlands and Roadrunner Records issued the CD in the rest of Europe.

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Greek progressive metal act Until Rain released a lyric video for the track “Think Again.” The song appears on the band’s second album “Anthem to Creation,” which was issued at the end of August via Escape Music.

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Mind melting NYC pillagers Thinning the Herd have just completed their newest official video for the ripping anthem “Rabbits.” The track hails from the act’s sophomore full-length album, “Freedom From The Known.” The self-produced new video is a more than five-minute movie starring the band – including Rick Cimato, the band’s previous bassist who tragically passed away last year – with integrating visuals from across the universe depicting ancient wizard monks migrating to Earth by command of a flying disc. Thinning the Herd today proudly unleash the new video, which also serves as another homage to fallen brother Rick. Check it out below.

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Slayer Mark 2013

So, for this year’s Bloodstock, this is what it comes down to. Of all the bands of all the years since this festivals inception does anyone stand for the spirit and ideology of what this weekend represents more than Slayer?

That, of course, is a rhetorical question. This is fucking Slayer! This year, of all the years, we should cherish them, and people clearly do. As soon as Anthrax step off stage that chant begins and as soon as Slayer step on up it’s hero worship, plain and simple.

Shame, then, that they don’t begin to fire straight away. It’s still frustratingly quiet and Disciple lacks a little focus and propulsion compared to how vicious it can be. It’s left to old faithful War Ensemble to really kick things off, and frankly you’d have to be a pretty shoddy outfit to fuck up a song this good. Slayer are not a shoddy outfit. They’re Slayer. Duh!

Then away they go, anthem after anthem, heavy metal hymn after heavy metal hymn. It should be easy for them but there’s a niggling doubt in your head that it isn’t quite how you imagined this moment. It’s not in the crowd, quite the opposite. Insane, obsessive love is pouring toward the stage from beginning to end, but up there something is missing. Is it Dave Lombardo? Possibly; as good a drummer as Paul Bostaph is, and he is a very fine one indeed, the hyperactive insanity of Lombardo is what often gave Slayer the nudge ahead of their peers. That isn’t really why, though. It’s not Gary Holt either; the Exodus man is settled and accepted in this line up now and plays with the same beastly fervour as he did with his own band earlier in the day. Lack of production? It’s pretty stripped down, but Slayer have always just been about the music.

It seems to lie within Slayer’s refusal to treat this as anything but just another show. There is no concession made for the fact that they are headlining an outdoorUKfestival for the first time and, with the exception of a banner bearing his name, no mention of Jeff Hanneman. No one expected an outpouring of ‘feelings’, nor did we want one from this of all bands, but Tom and Kerry just go about their business with the minimum of fuss. An emotional disconnect between them and their audience – it’s not something you can quite put your finger on, but it definitely exists.

Of course, ending with Raining Blood, South Of Heaven and Angel Of Death reminds you of Jeff’s genius and is possibly the best tribute you can pay all and any of the members of Slayer and, at the end of the day, this is one of the all-time greats of metal music and that’s why so much is expected of them. Tonight it was there only fleetingly, but when it was, it’s obvious why they are so special, so loved and so… well, Slayer.

Setlist

World Painted Blood
Disciple
War Ensemble
Hallowed Point
At Dawn They Sleep
Mandatory Suicide
Altar of Sacrifice
Jesus Saves
Spirit in Black
Postmortem
Snuff
Hate Worldwide
Seasons in the Abyss
Hell Awaits
Dead Skin Mask
Raining Blood
Encore:
South of Heaven
Angel of Death

Review by Stephen Hill

Bloodstock 2014 takes place August 7-10. For more info, head to Bloodstock.uk.com

 

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“I wish to speak to you today about the tragedy of Europe.” So begins the speech sample from English PM Sir Winston Churchill that starts “Twelve Stars And An Azure Gown (An Anthem For Europa),” the fifth track off the new Atlantean Kodex LP, “The White Goddess (A Grammar Of Poetic Myth).” The entire concept of Germany’s Atlantean Kodex is expressly European in nature from the classically influenced melodies, to the lyrics and concepts that inspire the towering, grandiose heaviness of the songs, on through the band’s use of German Romantic Caspar David Friedrich’s “Monk by the Sea” as cover art. The following press release was issued about the coming album: “Continuing on from the band’s previous album, 2010’s ‘The Golden Bough,’ Atlantean Kodex has built upon its sound to achieve an album like no other released in 2013

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Greek progressive metal band Until Rain announced that the band will release its sophomore full length LP “Anthem to Creation” on August 23, 2013 via Escape Music. “Anthem to Creation’ was mixed and mastered at Fascination street studios by Jens Bogren (Symphony X/Opeth/Paradise Lost).

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Anthrax – Anthems (2013, Megaforce Records) Anthem (Rush cover) T.N.T. (AC/DC cover) Smokin’ (Boston cover) Keep On Runnin’ (Journey cover) Big Eyes (Cheap Trick cover) Jailbreak (Thin Lizzy cover) Crawl Crawl (remix) Band Lineup: Scott Ian – Guitars Charlie Benante – Drums & Guitars Joey Belladonna – Vocals Frank Bello – Bass Rob Caggiano – […]

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Anthrax – Anthems (2013, Megaforce Records) Anthem (Rush cover) T.N.T. (AC/DC cover) Smokin’ (Boston cover) Keep On Runnin’ (Journey cover) Big Eyes (Cheap Trick cover) Jailbreak (Thin Lizzy cover) Crawl Crawl (remix) Band Lineup: Scott Ian – Guitars Charlie Benante – Drums & Guitars Joey Belladonna – Vocals Frank Bello – Bass Rob Caggiano – […]

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Iced Earth

Iced Earth have launched a clip of their upcoming DVD Live In Ancient Kourion. View their performance of Stormrider below.

The band recorded their set in Limassol, Cyprus, last August, and they’ve packaged the 29-track performance into a bundle that’s available in a number of formats. The top end limited-edition deluxe book includes DVD, Blu-ray and four CDs.

Live In Ancient Kourion is released on April 15.

Tracklist

01. Dystopia
02. Burning Times
03. Angel Holocaust
04. Slave To The Dark
05. V
06. When The Night Falls
07. I Died For You
08. Invasion
09. Motivation Of Man
10. Setian Massacre
11. Stormrider
12. Pure Evil
13. Wolf
14. Dark City
15. End Of Innocence
16. Dracula
17. Ten Thousand Strong
18. End Of Innocence
19. Anthem
20. Decleration Day
21. Days Of Rage
22. Melancholy (Holy Martyr)

Encore 1:
23. In Sacred Flames
24. Boiling Point
25. Damien
26. Watching Over Me
27. Dantes Inferno
28. Iced Earth

Encore 2:
29. The Hunter

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