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Grimmthurs [19 Jun 2012|11:03pm]

Hey everybody!

One of my friends are in this band called Grimmthurs and I just wanted to do a little promotion here. They are from Odense, Denmark and play darkened black trash metal.
You can check them out at MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/grimmthursinc ) and at Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Grimmthurs/47243124976 )

The stuff on these sites is old and the sound could be better BUT! they'll record some new stuff soon and it'll be with better sound :)

So please, give them a listen and if you like them, please let your friends give them a listen as well :)
Thank you all! \m/
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Psychonautic Odyssey - Aenaon [29 Jun 2011|10:18pm]

Here's an animated music video I made for the song 'Psychonautic Odyssey' by the band Aenaon:

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The synthetic dream foundation "the one eyed maiden" [31 Oct 2010|07:20pm]

The Synthetic Dream Foundation making some killer Steampunk music

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My intro...: [30 Sep 2010|01:47am]

Hi everyone! I am new here, so I figure I might as well do a survey thing for an easy intro.

-I'm Chris, and I'm from Grand Junction, CO. I'm currently a senior at the Savannah College of Art and Design, studying illustration.

-Some bands/artists that I'm listening to currently are: Meshuggah, Cloudkicker, Animals As Leaders, Woe of Tyrants, Serj Tankian, Hacride, Chimp Spanner, Howl, Opeth, Orphaned Land

-So many musicians inspire me, from a grand scale to just small things, but some that come to mind are Buckethead, the guys from Nightwish (my first album that I've ever purchased was "Once"), Meshuggah, and King Crimson (I could thank them for making me feel proggy).

-I don't particularly like naming favorite albums because my tastes change with time, but my current five faves are: Chaosphere (Meshuggah), The Power To Believe (King Crimson), Opeth (Blackwater Park), Master of Puppets (Metallica), and Lazerus (Hacride)

-I've seen Slayer, Trivium, Buckethead, All That Remains, Killswitch Engage, Behemoth, Manson, Chimaira, White Chapel, God Forbid, Cannibal Corpse, Bullet For My Valentine live.

-I play the viola and the bass guitar.

-I would love to meet Cloudkicker, James Hetfield, Robert Fripp or Akerfeldt. Meeting Buckethead would ruin the mystique.

-Finally, I'd like to join this community because I've been searching high and low on LJ for a community that likes to discuss metal. I also had this crazy idea in my head that I might start reviewing albums and perhaps making album art, and have been searching for a place to maybe post them!

So message me! Let me know what's good.
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Ozzfest Flyaway Sweepstakes [22 Jul 2010|12:18pm]

Metal Injection and the people behind FYE's Extremely Extreme Metal Sale are teaming up to give one lucky winner a pair of tickets to Ozzfest 2010! Along with the tickets, the winner will also receive roundtrip tickets for two to get to Tinley Park, IL and hotel accommodations as well! Metal Injection and FYE are hooking you up and taking good care of you. Contest ends July 23 so enter now at the link below before it's too late!


Also make sure to check out FYE's Extremely Extreme Metal Sale, happening this month, and get a great deal on Metal albums starting at only $9.99! For more infor check out this link:

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Ruthless Order: "Shadowrain" [12 Jan 2010|03:56pm]

Demo track from the oncoming 2nd album!!!

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Rare LP's on ebay now. [15 May 2009|06:27pm]

We have just listed a whole heap of rare records on our ebay store including Morbid Angel, Profanatica, The Black:
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[07 May 2009|08:33am]

KILLER Festival in CHICAGO, June 5-6 - spread the word!

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Lahannya Tour - B'ham 21 May - NEW VENUE [07 May 2009|12:08pm]

Due to an unfortunate double-booking at The Flapper we had to move the Lahannya / Dyonisis / Tin Omen show to Eddie's Rock Club @ Busk, Gough Street, Birmingham B1 1HN. Entry to the gig now includes free entry to the club night afterwards as long as you're 18 or over. It's a request night, so you should hear plenty of music you like!

Please spread the word, I wouldn't want anyone turning up at the wrong venue!

The updated list of shows now looks like this:

UK Tour Dates

21 May 09: Birmingham, Eddie's [UK] – plus Dyonisis & Tin Omen
22 May 09: Stockton-on-Tees, Midian [UK] – Persecution Club Night
23 May 09: Newport, TJ's [UK] – tel: 01642 606046 – Fab’n’Kinky Club Night
24 May 09: London, Water Rats [UK] – plus Silent Descent & Empirical Resolve
28 May 09: Manchester, Satan's Hollow [UK] – plus Dyonisis & Screams of Cold Winter

Festival Performances:

01 Jun 09: Wave-Gotik-Treffen, Leipzig / Parkbuehne [D]
31 Jul 09:  mROCKfest, Ostroda [PL]
18 Oct 09: Metal Female Voices Fest, Wieze / Oktoberhallen [B]
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Lahannya on UK tour this May! [01 May 2009|12:03pm]


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sites that make recommendations [28 Dec 2008|03:42pm]

Just as Netflix can give recommendations based on your evaluations, I know that similar sites exist for recommending music.  But the one I just used, TheFilter.com, obviously had no understanding of metal, classifying it all as alternative and punk.  Can anyone recommend a better site?
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URN (U.S.) Enters Studio to Begin Work on New Album [10 Nov 2008|02:15pm]

The Chicago-based gothic-metal band URN entered the world renowned studios of the Chicago Recording Company this past weekend beginning work on their new upcoming full-length “Scribings of a Forgotten Soul”, scheduled for an early 2009 release with Rotting Corpse Records.

The band once again has joined forces with the producer/engineering team of Dan Precision (Rise Against, Naked Raygun) and Connie Bergmann whom they also collaborated with on their successful and critically-acclaimed 2006 release “Dancing with the Demigods”.

Singer/Guitarist Dominic St. Charles gave insight on the band’s new album which will be a concept album based on a true story of several individuals that were in his life that were directly involved in a prison riot at state correctional facility in a nearby town from where he attended high school.

“Think of it as a “Law & Order” approach to the story we are telling here. Of course, all of the characters are completely fictitious and do not represent any person living or dead. It was a major event that shook my community at the time and my best friend’s father was the night shift supervisor. So a couple of months before it happened he took a group of me and my friends on tour of the prison at 2:30 a.m. (we thought it would be interesting to do). The experience of seeing all that was going on from the inside from many perspectives, the prisoners, the guards, etc., ended up being highly enlightening for me. So when the riot broke out it was hitting very close to home and I had been doing a good bit of writing at the time and decided to chronicle these events. So in essence, that is what this album is about a fictional depiction of this event.”

URN also announced that their good friend Jape Peratalo, lead singer for To/Die/For, will be doing a guest vocal for this new album and the band is also in talks with a couple of their other musical friends to possibly lend the talents for guest appearances as well. More on these details will be released upon their confirmation.

For more information you can visit the band’s flagship website at http://www.urncentral.com or these other websites as well:

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EMBRACE DAMNATION signs with Rotting Corpse Records [24 Oct 2008|04:59pm]


Dateline: October 24th, 2008

EMBRACE DAMNATION signs with Rotting Corpse Records

Central Illinois Thrash-inspired Death metal duo EMBRACE DAMNATION has inked a deal with Chicago-based label Rotting Corpse Records. The band, featuring Dave Kibler of LIVIDITY, are preparing to enter the studio to record their full-length debut release, "The Glory of a New Darkness" (artist: Ozan Yildirim from Turkey). A live drummer will be added, with the release scheduled for the summer of 2009. Show dates in support of the album are also pending at this time.

Message from EMBRACE DAMNATION is as follows:
We are proud to announce the new signing deal to ROTTING CORPSE RECORDS from Chicago!! This is a grand opportunity to plague this battlefield we call Earth, with mass destruction and violent bloodshed the only way Embrace Damnation can deliver it!! Squashing the thoughts and actions of our holy enemies who are twisting the truth and avoiding the issues our children and brainwashed peers are being taught!! The ultimate power is yourself!!! Be free!!!!!!!!!

We are anticipating a street date for "The Glory Of A New Darkness" Summer 2009

Dave Kibler - all vocals and lyrics
Joe Hoctor - all music and arrangements

Pertinent Sites:
EMBRACE DAMNATION - http://www.myspace.com/embracedamnation69
LIVIDITY - http://www.myspace.com/lividity
ROTTING CORPSE RECORDS - http://www.rottingcorpserecords.com
Ozan Yildirim - http://www.myspace.com/ozanyildirim

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growling [08 Oct 2008|11:16am]

i know that this question might have been asked before (as it usually has in metal forums...) but i'll still ask... how do i learn to growl?

I know that i have to make the sound come from my stumach and not the throat but i don't really know how to do this. all my life i've been able to laugh from my stumach but i just can't do anything but that. so i guess i have an idea about how it should feel.

what i'm asking for is mainly links to sites and online videos (and the like) that can help me. Or should i just turn up the volume on my stereo and just try and try and try?

I read other forums about this but i didn't really get anything out of it except that the sound should come from the stumach and that i cannot learn to growl silently. and then the forums usually ends up with "who's the best growler".... and i don't need to know who other ppl think is the best growler.... i'd like to know if there are any techniques or something that i can learn/get to know about by reading/listening to something on the internet...

I don't know if it's totally clear what i want? but in short:
-i want to learn to growl
-i would like it if i could get some links to good sites about this
-other forums i read are not focused enough for me (so i hope this one will be)
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Industrial rock band LAHANNYA on UK tour this October! [01 Oct 2008|08:07pm]

We're going on our biggest UK tour to date this October, playing 8 dates from Brighton to Glasgow and many places in between. Maybe one of the concerts is not too far away from you and you fancy coming along? Here is the full list of tour dates:

16 Oct 08: Dudley - JB's
17 Oct 08: Blackpool - West Coast Rock Cafe
18 Oct 08: Glasgow - Soundhaus
22 Oct 08: Newcastle - Hoko 10
23 Oct 08: Weston-super-Mare - Hobbits
24 Oct 08: Sheffield - Corporation
25 Oct 08: London - Electrowerkz [late show @ 23:00]
26 Oct 08: Brighton - The Engine Room

If you don't know our music, have a listen on our Web site or Myspace page! It's been praised as industrial rock, gothic metal and electro by some of the press and slated by others for being none of the above; some compared us to bands like Lacuna Coil, Garbage, The Birthday Massacre and Evanescence and others said we sounded nothing like them.

Confused? Yes, so are we, but even though we can't describe it, we can promise you great music and a fun time out!

Hope to see you at one of the shows - til then take care!


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A new way for Metal bands to reach a wider audience [02 Sep 2008|01:27pm]

Hey everyone! I found out about this nifty new Music Biz made by Virtual Venues Network (VVN). It seems that now all corners of the globe can now enjoy live music concerts without the artists being there. How is this done you ask, well the live shows are recorded and they are streamed for live audiences in the far reaches of the world that normally would never have a chance to see artist on tour, can finally do so. Yet this does not only help fans, but it will help independent musicians reach wider audiences.
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seventh wonder! [20 Aug 2008|02:33pm]

[ mood | excited ]


Mercy Falls Out Sept 12 Pre order now.

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The 25 Best Heavy Metal Bands [08 Aug 2008|10:48am]

[ mood | awake ]

Posted Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:35pm PDT by Rob O'Connor in List Of The Day
Judas Priest are clearly one of heavy metal's most notable bands if only because in true metal spirit they never die. But the most enjoyable aspect of heavy metal isn't the power or the loudness, it's the endless, fruitless discussion over what actually constitutes "heavy metal."
First, there was the dubious distinction between "hard rock" and "heavy metal," then, of course, "punk" vs. "metal," then we had "crossover" bands who polluted the waters still. Now, with grindcore, screamo and other sub-varieties that make you wonder where are the "Log Cabin Metallists," it's to the point where you could argue that Cher and Ween should qualify somehow.
Well, I didn't have quite as cynical a take. But I did notice that I was favoring the old vs. the new. Maybe because everything is fresher the first time around. And while every single bio I receive on a new metal band tells me how UNLIKE ALL THE OTHER BANDS this one is, somehow, it isn't true. I'm not accusing anyone of lying, I just think that most bands and their supporters have what could be called "Parental Vision." That's where the only person who really believes you're beautiful is your mom or dad. These people want to believe their band doesn't sound like all the others and to highly trained ears--senior metallists, that is--the distinctions are obvious and concrete. To normal folks who are just looking to turn the radio up when they hear something they like, well, let's just say it's become pretty obvious why most metal has become part of a hardcore subgenre and not the mainstream phenomenon it once was.

Now for 25 performing outfits who have made Heavy Metal what it isCollapse )
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