9/20/2013

Short Round Up: Iron Maiden Livestream plus new songs from Metal Church and Scanner

Shortly before this week passes I'd like you to introduce you to three news I've recently been running across by surfing through the web.

First of, Iron Maiden announced that their show from Rock In Rio will be streamed for free through youtube. The band wrote on facebook: "Maiden headline ROCK IN RIO on Sunday... and everyone can watch online! Maiden hit the stage at about midnight Rio time and the YouTube link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEEcvj6X_h4
So make sure to check back for the proper time that fits your country and don't forget to set the alert of your clocks if needed so you won't miss out this one.

The next topic covers thrash legends Metal Church who recently came back for a reunion. The big surprise is that they have already put together a brand new record entitled "Generation nothing", that is set for release on October 22, 2013. The album will be available in a wide variety of formats, one of them also including a personal thank you call by Kurdt Vanderhoof himself! Check out the cover and all the available formats on the bands website. The tracklist of the album will be:

1. BULLET PROOF
2. DEAD CITY
3. GENERATION NOTHING
4. NOISES IN THE WALL
5. JUMP THE GUN
6. SUICIETY
7. SCREAM
8. HITS KEEP COMIN’
9. CLOSE TO THE BONE
10. THE MEDIA HORSE  


Kindly the band already released one full song of the new album to be heard through soundcloud and it's a total killer song in my eyes. Never thought they would go back to that direct heavy and brutal style. But check it out for yourselfs here is "Scream":
 

Update 2013/09/25: The band has released the title track for the upcoming CD via Soundcloud. It's a midtempo song with a melodic refrain but check it out for yourselves:

Let's close this little round-up with the Scanner, one of my very personal faves. A very melodic speedmetal band set in the same style that Helloween has been in in their very early stages. After some years of silence the band finally is going to put out a new record called "The Judgement" and have set one rough mix up on their facebook site as a pre-listening item. Go on and enjoy the track "The race" below in it's direct and early sound format:

9/10/2013

Wacken 2013 - see nine hours of stuff from this years WOA.

Starting on Friday the 13th at 20h (CEST) TV station NDR will stream shows and interviews on their website ndr.de The stream won't have a region lock, so everybody should be able to watch this!

Later on at midnight a five hour documentation about the festival will be broadcasted through their TV channel. (You should also be able to see this through the webstream of the TV station at http://www.ndr.de/fernsehen/livestream217.html).

For more details on this event like the exact timetable for the mentioned interviews and live-recordings go to www.ndr.de/unterhaltung/events/wacken/wackennacht101.html (sorry, only in german available).

Update 2013/09/16: If you missed the documentation "Alles auf schwarz - Wacken!!!: Sarnau & Hübner bei den Metalheads" then you've got a second chance to see this by checking out this site.
It holds the documentation divided into three parts plus several interviews with well known musicians.

Update 2013/09/13: Some more details in german language about the documentation entitled "Alles auf schwarz -Wacken!!!: Sarnau & Hübner bei den Metalheads" that will be broadcasted tonight plus a trailer can be viewed on this site of the TV station NDR.

9/09/2013

MONSTER released first EP for free download

Some friends of mine have just put out their first EP, it's fine Thrash Metal. Check it out at soundcloud widget below, it's even downloadable for free or even better order the EP for only 3 Euro at the bands mailadress. 
If you want to follow the further bands activities (they'll do some local shows over here in germany this year), just give their facebook site a like or head over to the bands soundcloud page.