Wacken 2012 documentary and all bands from Wacken metal battle online

Meanwhile the german documentary "Heavy Metal trifft Karniggels" has been uploaded to this location. Having taken a look at the stuff it seems to me that the documentary stuff has been left in but the videos from the band performances have been cut out. Guess that's because of legal rights missing to stream this stuff. Anyway, nice they did put this one up at least as (optional HD) flash videos and additionally also as Windows Media Stream in three qualities.If you want to know more about the director Detlev Buck, there is another german sub-website from NDR station describing his life and work quite in detail.

In addition to this they also did set up a subpage with all the performances of the bands that played at the "Wacken metal battle" Contest. So if you saw a band there that you liked a lot or just wanna checkt out some fresh new bands, this is the place for you to go. I counted 17 videos on that page. Great so see they support young bands that much.

If you like to see some interview footage (in german language) there's pretty much online from Wacken 2012. You can see bands like Overkill, Paradise Lost, Hammerfall, In Flames and more talking about their performances right here.


Metal Hammer unfolds upcoming Mob Rules album

The german section of Metal Hammer megazine presents each day one song from upcoming Mob Rules album, that is set for release on 2012/10/19. You can find the main-site here. Just click on one of the headlines under the main article and it will lead you to one of the new songs. The title of each track is included in the headline.

But there is already more stuff up there for you to check out, so I decided to seize the possibility and give you a round-up here on what has been released so far. First of the record company gives away the title-track of the album "Cannibal Nation" as free download!  Just follow this link ,register and enter the code "MG52K2V". It's well worth it - a typicall Mob Rules awaits you.

Following the fine tradition of putting out a single the band has picked the song "Ice & Fire" this time and also filmed a video to promote the song. Watch it below.

The song has been cut for the video, but the band was so kind to put up the full song on soundcloud for streaming, so here you go.

The digital single does contain the following stuff and can be ordered here. 
1. Ice & Fire (Radio Edit) 2. Ice & Fire 

Update 2012/10/20: This weekend Amazon is giving away the full album as mp3 download for only 5 Euro. Here's the direct link for purchasing "Canninbal Nation" as digital download.


Metal Church to reunite at 70.000 tons of metal festival

The legendary U.S. thrash metal band Metal Church will reunite at two shows of the upcoming 70.000 tons of metal festival (Jan. 28th - Feb. 1th 2013 at Miami, Florida)! This sensation has recently been announced at the official festival website and the announcement can also be found by now at the official site of the band.. The line-up will be: Ronny Munroe on vocals, Kurdt Vanderhoof and Jay Reynolds on guitars, Steve Unger on bass, and Jeff Plate on drums.

For one of their two shows on board, they will play their debut album, "Metal Church", in its entirety. The other show will be a "greatest-hits" set. The band will give the fans the opportunity to vote for this greatest-hits setlist. Details on how to vote will be announced soon.

I recall having them first seen on a VHS magazine called "Metal XS Vol. 1". It was a old-school VHS tape that you could buy back in the 90's when youtube and the like weren't around yet. It was besides magazines the only way to stay updated on news of the metal-scene as well as to see interview footage and even moreover to see videoclips the bands produced to promote their albums. There were also TV shows like Headbangers Ball, Hard 'n Heavy but they were shown at silly times you could never watch. 

So I saw that interview with the band and the videoclip for "Badlands" which totally rocked. The song is sort of a bit more melodic songs but has a quite raw and powerfull ending plus it has the lyrics refereing to a person in quite a problematic situation which raised my attention. The song got me that much that I watched it again and again and a while afterwards bought the "Hanging in the balance" album for a cheap price, followed up by the "Blessings in disguise" album on which you can find the song "Badlands" as a import CD for a fairly high price. Anyway, both CD's were quite worth the price I paid.

If you want to check them out, do so with the song "Fake Healer" I found on their official myspace page It's from the same album that "Badlands" can be found but has a bit more of the usuallly more rawer side the band mostly sticks to.

Fake Healer