The News Review:
- FEJD Putting Finishing Touches n New Album – Dec. 27 2008
- 2008: Five new albums from the masters of metal
- Researcher: Brace yourselves when headbanging
- The Knux rebellion
- Jack Black on riding pterodactyls heavy metal and his new video game
- Firewind: The Premonition – Music Review
- The Gauntlet: Leaves Eyes Metal News
FEJD Putting Finishing Touches n New Album – Dec. 27 2008
Rimmerfors played folk music with medieval undertones performing on contemporary instruments and together with their childhood friends of PATHS the transformed into a refined band with the best of both worlds ? the weight of heavy metal in symbiosis with the typical melodic language and sadness of the nordic folk music. The brothers’ interest in Swedish medieval folk music started back in 1995 commenced by music studying and the feeling of wanting to explore new musical ground and try something new. The brothers’ musical background as well as their bandmates has its roots in heavy metal music. Inspiration is also drawn from like-minded bands such as GARMARNA and HEDNINGARNA.
2008: Five new albums from the masters of metal
Disturbed’s debut album The Sickness introduced a group and frontman angry enough for even the most rebellious of teenagers with violent threats and paranoid rants over crushing guitar riffs and blasting beats. As the band matured guitar solos started appearing in songs and singer David Draiman’s distinctive rasping gave way to more traditional singing. 2008 saw the release of the band’s fourth album a formulaic yet formidable offering of Disturbed’s traditional aggressive pummeling music.
Researcher: Brace yourselves when headbanging
Fiji Times Fiji
But a Sydney-based researcher is suggesting the unimaginable to heavy metal fans wear a neck brace or ditch your love of hard music. Dr Andrew McIntosh biomedical and injury expert at the University of NSW has found that headbanging in time to heavy metal music could cause head and neck injuries. The self-confessed lover of milder music has found that songs such as Spinal Tap’s Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight and glam-metal band Motley Crue’s Kickstart My Heart top the list of injury-inducing songs. “We would suggest a proper public health warning as for smoking. “The study revealed that an average headbanging song with a tempo of 146 beats a minute is likely to cause mild injury if the head’s range of motion is greater than 75 degrees.
The Knux rebellion
Los Angeles Times CA
” which earned a four-star review in Rolling Stone is a churning mélange of disparate musical styles. The songs percolate with heavy metal guitars (played by Al) reggae bass lines Big Beat electronica à la the Chemical Brothers and Gary Numan-style synths. Krispy and Al’s lyrical interplay can bring to mind certain rap forebears — the machine gun flow of utKast De La Soul’s well-considered randomness and the rollicking party heartiness of the early Beastie Boys — while avoiding sounding self-consciously “alterna. With their gunslinger swagger and habit of partying like rock stars (but also rapping about those experiences) the Knux has done more to organically conjoin the Sunset Strip and the Dirty South the Pixies and the Pharcyde than any number of self-proclaimed mash-up artists like Girl Talk or 2 Many DJs. “Not since Guns N’ Roses has a local group rendered the fast-lane lifestyles of the young and debauched so vividly” critic Jeff Weiss wrote of the Knux in LA Weekly last month. Moreover at a time when L.
Jack Black on riding pterodactyls heavy metal and his new video game
Los Angeles Times CA
You couldn’t do that back then. You could only imagine that. What this game allows you to do is physicalize heavy metal music. You can do battle with this dramatic dangerous music as your score. It’s a real wish-fulfillment game for me. How is working in games different from in movies? Black: It’s exciting to me because it’s still relatively new. It’s an art form that hasn’t really reached its potential yet.
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Firewind: The Premonition – Music Review
While my sister was listening to Menudo and my mom listening to Sonny and Cher I was listening to Iron Maiden Motorhead and DI. Yea I had my head on straight! I missed those days of gut wrenching melodic metal. Sure bands have come along since and have attempted the style but tend to fail miserably. Nothing can beat the style grace and musicianship of that metal genre and no band has really captured that true essence of what metal REALLY is.
The Gauntlet: Leaves Eyes Metal News
The Gauntlet CA
Leaves’ Eyes has produced a wonderful package that will take fans’ hearts by storm. This special release could not be a better precursor to the forthcoming album Njord already in the making. Last but not least Leaves’ Eyes performed the Viking ship show as main act on the Party Stage of the famous Wacken pen Air 2008 the biggest Metal party on planet earth! Follow Leaves’ Eyes into the land of myths and allow the music to enchant you! Available on February 27th 2009 as a deluxe 8-panel DVD digipack + slipcase and also in CD format as a deluxe 8-panel digipack + slipcase. Date: Dec 27 2008 As Reported by: jason Tags:.