On Sabaton’s album ‘The Art Of War’ the binding theme is the Chinese strategist Sun Tzu. So now on this weeks Sabaton Saturday we discuss the various short tracks about the war strategies of Sun Tzu.
Month: February 2015
GMM Friday Metal Dome: Blues Pills
This is a band that was present in my top 10 of last year. Blues Pills are an amazing rock-band that cannot stop to amaze you with their amazing sound! They grace the Metal Dome on Graspop in 2015. It could just be the resort for people who want to get away from the heavy stuff for half an hour.
Kamelot announce new album details
The Symphonic metallers of Kamelot have announced the artwork and tracklist of their upcoming album.
‘Haven’ as it is called, will be released on the 5th of May in the USA and the 8th of May in Europe (and the rest of the world). It will be released through Napalm Records in a standard edition and a deluxe edition, containing instrumental and orchestral versions of the songs.
After ‘Silverthorn’ this will be the first album completely written with the new vocalist Tommy Karevik in mind. Also Aliza White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Troy Donockley (Nightwish) and Charlotte Wessels (Delain) will be present as guest musicians.
Click here for the Kamelot website.
HAVEN Track Listing:
- Fallen Star
- Citizen Zero
- Veil of Elysium
- Under Grey Skies
- My Therapy
- End of Innocence
- Beautiful Apocalypse
- Liar Liar (Wasteland Monarchy)
- Here’s To The Fall
Ostrogoth release music video for ‘Clouds’
The Belgian old-school rockers of Ostrogoth have released their first ever music video!
‘Clouds’ is the track we’re talking about, taken from their latest album ‘Last Tribe Standing’. The video is produced by Jeroen Mylle.
You seriously want to click here for the review of ‘Last Tribe Standing’.
And maybe you want to visit Ostrogoth’s website: www.ostrogothofficial.com
Or even their Facebook: www.facebook.com/ostrogothofficial
The Midnight Ghost Train – ‘Cold Was The Ground’
One of my favorites is the kind of dark, grooving and sometimes almost sludgy riffs that some bands manage to create so well. Not really the death and doom metal kind of sludgy and dark, but more like the stoner-rock kind of music.
Bands like Graveyard, Witchcraft and The Midnight Ghost Train manage to take this sound and do amazing things with it. That’s exactly what happens on ‘Cold Was The Ground’, the new record of the American band The Midnight Ghost Train.
Sabaton Saturday: ’40:1′
Another one of Sabaton’s timeless classics and an absolute fan favorite, I guess. It’s one of those songs that fans want to hear them play, and Sabaton approves of that.
This week on Sabaton Saturday, the start of World War II in 1939. The year that the Germans invaded Poland and sparked the flame of war in Europe.
GMM Friday Mainstage 2: Body Count
Sabaton Saturday: ‘The Price Of A Mile’
We, the Dutch people, have never really experienced the horrors that the World War I brought along. With the excuse of being “neutral”, we were ignored by the German forces that cut straight through Belgium, without harming Holland.
Sabaton have written a song about the horrors of the First World War, ‘The Price Of A Mile’. It’s about all the young men being stuck in a trench, knee-deep in the muddy water. It was cold, it was filthy, everyone was afraid. People were dying out there. And if you didn’t die, you were going insane.
Review: Smash Into Pieces – ‘The Apocalypse DJ’
Sometimes there are these bands that do nothing new at all. They just seem to thrive on the success of a pretty much well-known sound of one, or more, bands. That’s the kind of band Smash Into Pieces is, but they have their stuff figured out alright.
“Anything standing between us and our dreams, we Smash Into Pieces”, the band states. A clear message you could say, especially when the “tough guy”pictures attract your attention. A Swedish band, with a mission, a mission to take over the world.
GMM Friday Jupiler Stage: King 810
Traditionally, the Jupiler stage hosts the metalcore and related bands. It looks like Graspop hasn’t changed that idea for the 2015 edition, but we do find a slightly out-of-place band. King 810, but they will move crowds like the metalcore bands, maybe that’s why they play the Jupiler stage.