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
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: