Saturday, 24 March 2007

Bullet For My Valentine + Arctic Monkeys

Just learnt that Bullet For My Valentine will be supporting Metallica for their show at the new Wembley stadium on 8th July. Thats pretty awesome news for the boyos from Wales, to not only be supporting Hetfield and Co. but to also be playing Wembley is pretty wicked and reward for their hard work in recent months putting the new album together, which I think is out this year so i am eagerly awaiting that.

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I have heard and now own a copy of the new Arctic Monkeys song - "Brianstorm" from the forthcoming album "Favourite Worst Nightmare" which is released on the 23rd of April. It's cool, pretty much as you'd expect from them, with the wicked guitar work and vocals. Its got a real punchy feel to it, especially near the end of the song where you think the song has ended but it cuts back in with a venom. Very good.

Thursday, 22 March 2007

Ozzfest and Rock AM ring festival news

It has been announced that Lamb of God, Hatebreed, and Lordi will headline this years Ozzfest in the USA. This years Ozzfest is free due to Sharon feeling that other festivals are overpricing. Something which is pretty cool for her to do. The festival will start on the 12th of July, going to 24 cities along the way. Click here to read the full article on NME .


The Full lineup for the Rock AM Ring festival in Germany has been annouced -

Die Ärzte, Arctic Monkeys, Beatsteaks, Billy Talent, Dave Matthews Band, Evanescence, The Hives, Jan Delay & Disko No. 1, Kaiser Chiefs, The Kooks, Korn, Linkin Park, Mando Diao, MIA., Muse, My Chemical Romance, Rafael Weber, Slayer, The Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Sour, 30 Seconds To Mars, Travis, The White Stripes, Wir Sind Helden, Velvet Revolver, Wolfmother, As I Lay Dying, Bloodsimple, Breed 77, Chimaira, Disco Ensemble, Enter Shikari, Funeral For A Friend, Ghosts, Gogol Bordello, Good Charlotte, The Higher, Hinder, Killswitch Engage, Lamb Of God, Machine Head, McQueen, Megadeth, Papa Roach, Silverstein, The Sounds, Type O Negative and The Used.

Pretty sweet if you ask me!

Metalheads = Dummies? NOT!

Found this interesting article by The Independant's Jonathan Brown who confirms what we all knew already, that people into metal are not stupid braindead idiots as is portrayed in mainstream media. Check this LINK to read the full article.

Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Chimaira


Just put on the new Chimaira album "Resurrection" which I bought a couple of weeks ago. ahhhh man its so brutal! big huge mental riffs and breakdowns, and lyrics that just scream metal. The title track ' Resurrection' is a monster, aswell as the epic eight minute odd "Six". Can't wait to take this beauty home with me at easter so that I can listen to it on my proper soundsystem as opposed to the crappy thing i have up here at uni. anyway use your usual sources and listen to some tracks off the album, you'll bloody love it.

Monday, 19 March 2007

Enter Shikari and Machine Head

Bought the new Enter Shikari album "Take To The Skies" today. and it is good.

Nice mix of hardcore metal and kind of rave type samples and beats.

Stand out tracks so far are Mothership, Return To Energiser, and Ok, Time for plan B.

The band have been announced as playing on the Radio 1/NME stage at this years Reading and Leeds festivals, which is pretty cool.






The new Machine Head album "The Blackening" has been
receiving rave reviews, so i think im gonna get that as soon as ive got enough money. Ive heard the track "Aesthetics of Hate" from the album which was brutal, so cant wait to hear it in full . Apparently out of the 8 songs on the album, only one is under 5 minutes which is pretty mental. Seems like Flynn and boys will be right up there with the likes of Chimaira and Lamb Of God, which is definatly where they belong.

Tracks that ive found lately or rediscovered that are making me move are -
The Virgins - Rich Girls
The Vines - Get Free
Switches - Drama Queen
The Resistors - Defaulter
Refused - New Noise