5/30/2013

Full album streams from Evile, Megadeth and Tesseract available

Wow, these days many bands offer there albums on the internet for free streaming mostly even prior to the official release date. Today I'll give you a package of three bands, that have all set up their entire brand new albums for listening via the World Wide Web.

So let's start out with Tesseract and their album Altered State. The band has put quite a interessting concept behind their album, something that often run's across my mind - the changes in life we all go through and how we deal with them.

The band describes the concept in their own words: "The concept behind the presentation of 'Altered State' is very simple. It is about change, and how life is change. We have been through a very difficult period of time over the last few years. It is a miracle that the band has survived. I feel it is the ability to step back and see everything for what it is (hence the 'Perspective' EP) that has allowed us to get on with life and try to enjoy it. Reality is change."

Here is how the music turned out after this process:

It's been a sad day recently when I read about the sudden death of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. Rest in peace! You'll be always remembered for this unique playing style and some of the most intensive thrash songs ever.

If we focus on things there's often a feeling like it's black clouds and silver linings. Meaning most stuff doesn't look too good for some or other reason but there's sometimes a glimpse of hope hanging in the air.
As for this moment for me it's the young fresh bands that give these glimpse I'm talking about.

One of them is currently Evile, a young band digging also in this thrash direction. They got my attention some time ago when I first saw the video to the song "Cult" and now they are back with a fresh record entitled "Skull". Their record company has set up the whole album as a stream on youtube so without any further words enjoy it. :-)

Let's close these round-up with the full proven thrash music from US veteran's Megadeth that have just put out the new album called "Super Collider". Actually my very first impressions on this album are quite mixed but I'm looking forward to check out the full album later. First of all here is the link to the german Rock Hard magazine for you, so you can quickly check the record out for yourselfs. While you do so, why not leave a little comment here? I'd like to know what you think about these three albums.  

5/23/2013

ANVIL is back with new album Hope In Hell

After struggling again with problems (the bass guitar player Glenn Five left them after first success with the documentary movie and the new album "Juggernaut of Justice") the band refused to give up and recruited new band member Sal Italiano the band currently is about to release a new studi album entitled "Hope in hell".

Shortly before the album will be up for purchase the band has decided to hand the full album to the public as a stream for a pre-listening at the website of the Bravewords magazine.

ANVIL's long-awaited new album, Hope In Hell, is due out on May 24th in Germany via SPV / Steamhammer, the rest of Europe on the 27th and the following day (May 28th) in North America via The End. The 13-song effort will be available in four different formats: as a limited-edition digipak including two bonus tracks, jewel case CD, double gatefold orange colored vinyl LP, and as a download.

The tracklist reads:

01 Hope In Hell
02 Eat Your Words
03 Through With You
04 The Fight Is Never Won
05 Pay The Toll
06 Flying
07 Call Of Duty
08 Badass Rock N Roll
09 Time Shows No Mercy
10 Mankind Machine
11 Shut The Fuck Up
12 Hard Wired
13 Fire At Will

5/16/2013

Free Live Stream from Rock Hard Festival next weekend

GREAT! The TV station WDR will stream on the upcoming saturday and sunday (18th & 19th May 2013) a lot of shows from the Rock Hard festival directly on their website rockpalast.de! Check out this link to get detailed info on this (sorry only german available-but music doesn't need any language imho ;-)

At the moment I'm typing these lines (Thursday 16th May 2013) the following bands have been confirmed to be streamed along with the german times they will be on stage. Please check the link I mentioned above to make sure your band will be stremed (sometimes bands are added or even taken off so there might be changes possible):

Samstag, 18. Mai 2013
21.30 - 23.00   Queensryche
19.45 - 21.00   D-A-D
18.15 - 19.15   Ensiferum
17.00 - 17.45   Naglfar
15.50 - 16.35   Desaster
14.45 - 15.30   Mustasch

Sonntag, 19. Mai 2013
21.30 - 23.00   King Diamond
19.15 - 20.30   Sepultura
17.45 - 18.45   Threshold
16.15 - 17.15   Tank
15.10 - 15.55   Orchid
14.05 - 14.50   Orden Ogan

Update 2013/5/21: The website that streamed the event has set up some nice stuff already at this adress including videos of backstage unplugged song performances, Interviews, live recordings of single songs, statements of well known people that organised the event or were there to enjoy the shows and a lot of pictures. Use the navigation tab on the right to find the stuff you're looking for.