• top charts of 2013

    29 Dec 2013, 11:49 by Lord_Krichian

  • ZZ Top CD box w/ original mixes / Spotify playlist w/ Billy Gibbons collaborations

    3 Jun 2013, 04:47 by hjbardenhagen

    There will be a new ZZ Top 10 CD box with the original mixes from the vinyl album versions on June 10th, 2013 released by Warner Bros. Records - finally! Furthermore Billy Gibbons gave some insights into recording the albums back then on Musicradar.

    "They don't do that on stage anymore!" ;-)

    And I created a Spotify and Deezer playlist with available collaborations of Billy Gibbons with other musicians as well as some rare ZZ Top tracks and instrumentals. See also his profile for updated wiki, pictures and videos.

  • top charts of 2012

    31 Dec 2012, 11:07 by Lord_Krichian

    1. Death

    death metal, technical death metal, progressive death metal, progressive metal, metal

    2. Afghan Whigs

    alternative rock, rock, alternative, indie, indie rock

    3. James Taylor

    folk, singer-songwriter, acoustic, classic rock, rock

    4. Steeleye Span

    folk, folk rock, british folk, celtic, british

    5. Cog

    progressive rock, australian, alternative rock, rock, metal

    6. Weezer

    rock, alternative, alternative rock, indie, indie rock

    7. Uncle Tupelo

    alt-country, americana, country, indie, alt country

    8. Indigo Girls

    folk, female vocalists, singer-songwriter,acoustic, rock

    9. Ween

    alternative, experimental, rock, indie, indie rock

    10. Richard Thompson

    folk, singer-songwriter, folk rock, guitar, folk-rock

    11. Deeds of Flesh

    brutal death metal, death metal, technical death metal, technical brutal death metal, metal

    12. Deadsoul Tribe

    progressive metal, progressive rock, metal, progressive, rock

    13. Tina Turner

    pop, female vocalists, rock, soul, 80s

    14. Deep Purple

    hard rock, classic rock, rock, progressive rock, heavy metal

    15. Mike Oldfield

    progressive rock, new age, instrumental, electronic, ambient

    16. Badfinger

    classic rock, power pop, rock, 70s, pop

    17. Pete Townshend

    classic rock, rock, singer-songwriter, genius, 80s

    18. Decapitated

    death metal, technical death metal, brutal death metal, polish, metal

    19. Bushfire

    stoner rock, stoner, blues rock, heavy stoner blues, blues

    20. Dixie Dregs

    progressive rock, fusion, jazz, rock, instrumental rock

    21. Death Angel

    thrash metal, speed metal, metal, heavy metal, thrash

    22. Cold Chisel

    australian, rock, classic rock, aussie, 80s

    23. Kate Rusby

    folk, female vocalists, singer-songwriter, british folk, british

    24. Jamie T

    indie, british, singer-songwriter, alternative, indie rock

    25. Conway Twitty

    country, classic country, oldies, singer-songwriter, rockabilly

    26. Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell

    jhard rock, rock, psychedelic rock, proto-metal, heavy psych

    27. Blood Stain Child

    melodic death metal, japanese, j-metal, metal, death metal

    28. Rishloo

    progressive rock, alternative rock, progressive metal, progressive, alternative

    29. Avalon

    christian, contemporary christian, progressive metal, post-rock, rac

    30. Praxis

    experimental, avant-garde, funk, progressive rock, jazz

    31. John McLaughlin

    jazz, fusion, guitar, jazz fusion, jazz guitar

    32. Bobby Vee

    oldies, 60s, pop, rock, male vocalists

    33. Debauchery

    death metal, brutal death metal, groove death metal, german, metal

    34. The Waitresses

    new wave, 80s, female vocalists, post-punk, pop

    35. David Crosby

    singer-songwriter, folk rock, classic rock, folk, rock

    36. Conflict

    anarcho-punk, punk, hardcore punk, punk rock, anarcho punk

    37. Wilco

    alt-country, indie, indie rock, rock, alternative

    38. Dee Snider

    heavy metal, hard rock, hair metal, metal, rock

    39. Deathspell Omega

    black metal, progressive black metal, orthodox black metal, french, avant-garde metal

    40. The Pentangle

    folk, folk rock, british folk, female vocalists, british

    41. Chris Vrenna

    dark ambient, soundtrack, electronic, industrial, experimental

    42. Richard & Linda Thompson

    folk, singer-songwriter, folk rock, british folk, folk-rock

    43. Kate Voegele

    female vocalists, pop, singer-songwriter, pop rock, one tree hill

    44. Gossip

    indie, indie rock, female vocalists, rock, punk

    45. Passport

    jazz ,fusion, jazz fusion, jazz rock, progressive rock

    46. Iain Matthews

    folk ,singer-songwriter, country rock, singer songwriter ,folkie

    47. Thousand Foot Krutch

    christian rock, alternative rock, rock, alternative, christian

    48. Tuxedomoon

    experimental ,post-punk ,new wave ,avant-garde ,electronic

    49. Decrepit Birth

    technical death metal ,brutal death metal ,death metal ,technical brutal death metal, metal

    50. The Velvet Underground

    rock ,classic rock, psychedelic ,proto-punk ,alternative

    year tags

  • Jimmy Bower of Down Interviewed: ‘We Just Finished Down IV’

    28 Mar 2012, 22:09 by jovanmarinkovic

    Whole interview taken from:

    "Down Drummer Talks Down IV and Rock on the Range

    Interview by Jerel Johnson

    On February 10 at 1:00 p.m., I was fortunate to talk with legendary NOLA metal musician and current Down drummer, Jimmy Bower. Down finished mixing its fourth record the previous night, and Jimmy was happy to give me the skinny on how the record sounded and the concept of the record. The new record is scheduled for a May release, coinciding with the band’s performance at Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio. It was obvious from our chat that metal heads will not be disappointed with the record.

    Target Audience: When’s the new Down record coming out?
    Jim Bower: We finished last night (February 9 at time of interview) with the mixing and everything. So, all we have to do now is get it mastered and the artwork is all done. So I think maybe early May. It takes a while to get everything together; it took us a little longer with the recording process so it’s done. We finished it last night. It sounds killer.
    TA: What does it sound like compared to your previous albums?
    JB: We went for a really raw sound and went back to NOLA. The songs are really Sabbathed-out. I’m really happy the way it came out. It’s really aggressive and raw. All them rock n’ roll adjectives in there bro. It’s doomy!
    TA: Any songs similar to “Stone the Crow” or “Jail” or is it pretty much an all-out blitz?
    JB: No, the idea is we’re doing four EPs and the first one is pretty much cut-throat. The third one is supposed to be the acoustic one. But we’re releasing four EPs within the next year and a half. They all coincide with one theme. Like the artwork and everything. It’s like a big story.
    TA: Like a concept record?
    JB: Exactly. A concept with 4 EPs.
    TA: What’s the theme? Is there a back story?
    JB: No. Well, it’s kind of like end of the world kind of shit. Just the times we’re in. it reflects on how humanity is going apeshit. As far as concepts I don’t know.
    TA: What’s the name of the record?
    JB: Down IV, I think. I saw the artwork last night. There wasn’t an album title or anything. The artwork looks great.
    TA: What’s the picture of? What’s the cover?
    JB: I’m not gonna say anything man. Pepper usually does all the artwork; he does a really good job.
    TA: Pepper is a good artist?
    JB: Yeah, he does all the artwork for Down.
    TA: I didn’t know that and I’m a COC fan.
    JB: He did all the artwork for those records he was on as well.
    TA: From Blind on? That’s excellent. So how have the shows been?
    JB: They’ve been good. We haven’t been playing much. We’ve been pretty much busy with the recording process. But we have a festival in Ohio (Rock On The Range) and we’re going to do a couple of shows around that. We’re pretty much waiting for the release so we can get out and start working a little harder.
    TA: When the new record comes out, are you going to do a national or world tour?
    JB: Yeah. Probably start in the U.S. and work our way to Europe, and hopefully go to Japan and Australia, and hopefully back to South America.
    TA: You have fun in South America?
    JB: We went to South America in November and it was really cool. We’d never been down there before and we were received really well and it’s a great place to tour.
    TA: Now the band formed in ’91-’92?
    JB: Right.
    TA: Phil was in Pantera, you did some work with Eyehategod and Pepper was in COC. When you released NOLA, it was an underground sensation. I believe it went gold on word of mouth alone. How has the metal scene changed regarding popularity? How would you compare it now to then?
    JB: Then, it was really kind of fresh. We weren’t doing too much from what Soundgarden was doing. That was a big influence back then, and all the Witchfinder stuff. It seems like the people are a little more open to this genre music, but to me Down is a rock band. Rock music has been around for ever and kind of put off to the side into metal. I think Down; people accept it more as a rock band, not just a metal band. Back in ’91 it was really fresh to us.
    TA: Where was Down IV produced?
    JB: It was recorded at the Lair again (Phil Anselmo’s studio) the same place we did Down II and recorded it at a New Orleans studio. The last record, Over the Under, we recorded in L.A. because a lot of the studios weren’t up and running after Katrina. So it was really nice to stay home and have that New Orleans vibe in the record to as well. Makes a difference man.
    TA: As far as song titles which one sticks out from the new record?
    JB: “Witchtripper.”
    TA: What does it sound like?
    JB: It’s fire bro. It sounds like Down and I’m really excited about it. I’m more excited about it than Over the Under. Over the Under was a great record, but I think the production was a little too much, and this takes us back to the raw roots and the songs are good. But “Witchtripper” is my favorite one. We were in Spain for a festival, and walking around and we kept seeing rocks on peoples’ doors. We were like “dude it must be to trip a witch.” At first, it seemed kind of silly, but once we wrote the song and lyrics — Philip wrote the lyrics — it was really cool. Hopefully, we’ll make a video for it too.
    TA: In regards to the music industry how has it changed in the past 20 years? Has it been better to you or since Down is a metal band have you guys been able to find your own niche?
    JB: Well, the older you get, the wiser you grow about the industry. When you’re really young they try to take advantage of you. They did me, but now, being a lot more educated about how things are done, I think it’s gotten back to the whole DIY thing, at least for the underground. It’s just a lot easier for bands to put their stuff out which is a good thing or a bad thing. The opportunity for people to put anything out has definitely grown, and I think that’s really cool.
    TA: So how have social networking sites like Facebook have helped Down with connecting with your fans or getting the music out there?
    JB: It’s great. I can see in the future bands doing concerts; you pay online to see it and you can sit and jam. It’s just things we’ve been talking about in the future, but obviously nothing takes away from the vibe of a real live show. It’d be cool if while bands are recording you could log online and check out what they’re doing.
    TA: You mentioned underground. Are there any southern bands that you are vibing on at the moment?
    JB: From Arkansas you have Rwake. Weedeater is really good. The new Orange Goblin is really good; they’re from England. There’s a band from New Orleans called Mountain of Wizard. They sound like metal meets Boston. They’re really cool; they don’t have any vocals. We’re doing a show tonight with Eyehategod, and a new band called Black Witchgod playing. The drummer was from a New Orleans band called Graveyard Rodeo from the 80s. There’s Soilent Green, Outlaw Order. These are all with friends I know. It’s just I don’t get out of New Orleans unless I go play somewhere.
    TA: What are your top 5 metal records of all time?
    JB: Captain Beyond: Captian Beyond, Pentagram: Relentless, Black Sabbath: Black Sabbath and Volume 4. And Witchfinder General.
    TA: What advice would you give to younger bands trying to make it in this industry?
    JB: You gotta be pissed off and play fast. You gotta be pissed off and fuckin’ let it show. Don’t stop try and play as much as you can. That’s what we did. Write good songs don’t worry about gimmicks and shit.
    TA: It was a pleasure, thank you
    JB: Take care.

    Stay informed at, find them On FaceBook, and if you can get to the Ohio area, buy a ticket for Rock On The Range"

    Whole interview taken from:
  • Shinedown / Halestorm at Glasgow Academy 16/2/12

    26 Feb 2012, 19:58 by g675

    Shinedown and Halestorm rocked Glasgow two weeks ago. Read our review on
  • Rival Sons @ King Tuts Glasgow 5/11/11

    9 Nov 2011, 18:23 by g675

    Rival Sons blew the roof of the venue when they played at King Tuts in Glasgow.

    Read the review here.
  • Duff McKagan's Loaded - The Taking (2011)

    2 Jun 2011, 21:49 by g675

    A review of the brilliant Duff McKagan's Loaded album The Taking is now up on musicscramble.

    Read the review here.
  • Myspace playlists and photo albums are called "Mixes" now

    16 Aug 2010, 12:00 by hjbardenhagen

    Myspace users can import and edit their old playlists from the Classic site which are called "Mixes" now like your imported photo albums which can be combined with songs as well, so it's possible to watch an album slideshow with music.

    In the meantime there are several playlists on the Bluezz Bastardzz Myspace profile, my . New additions are Die ganz neue Fuddel-Rock IV packed with music by Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and the likes. On Blues I mainly added old music by Leadbelly, the early B.B. King, Elmore James etc. Southern Rock of course features Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, The Allman Brothers Band and others from that genre. Other new ones are Drummers, Bass Players and Slash & Friends.

    I searched through the songs of the Bluezz Bastardzz top friends on Myspace and also added bands from our setlist to the Bluezz Bastardzz' Favorites playlist which has about 450 songs now including ZZ Top, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Gov't Mule and the like.

    The Female Vocalists playlist got too large as well, so I created separate ones e.g. with Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks and Alannah Myles. Recently I added another long one with Canadian Girls including Alanis Morissette, Dalbello, Avril Lavigne, Céline Dion and others.

    My other band Indigo Rocks has a Favorites playlist with more than 280 songs as well with many artists like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan, Los Lobos, Doyle Bramhall II, The Derek Trucks Band, Stevie Salas or Alvin Youngblood Hart.

    You can click on the cross symbol in the player to turn random play on or off, so those sorted playlists don't get boring after a while.

    As a band you can upload 2 GB of songs now in formats like WAV, FLAC, AAC or MP3. So it's possible to save one encoding step and use uncompressed and/or lossless tracks. This should result in a better sound without transcoding artifacts, as Myspace encodes the new uploads to 320 kbps MP3 streams now instead of the old 96 kbps streams.

    For more info on the recent changes at Myspace see also their support forum with guides and FAQs. See also my comment below for easy scrobbling from the new site to with the browser add-on for Chrome and Opera.

    Have fun listening!
    ZZee ya, Hans-Jürgen
  • Halestorm - ReAniMate EP

    25 Mar 2011, 03:10 by g675

    Halestorm new EP ReAniMate is fantastic. Check out our review here:
  • Best Albums of 2011 / Upcoming Releases

    10 Jan 2011, 20:47 by hurricane_mario

    RIP this journal. Here's the upcoming releases I actually care about:
    Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn Of Events
    Devin Townsend - Ghost 2 (September)
    Nightwish - Storytime (Single September, Album December)
    Old Silver Key (Alcest) - Tales of Wanderings (Sept 16)
    We Came As Romans - Understanding What We've Grown To Be (9/13/11)
    Angels & Airwaves - LOVE PART 2 (11.11.11)
    Lunar Aurora - ? (December, hopefully!)

    2011 Releases:
    1) Format is "Artist - Album (Genre) (Best songs, if I so choose)"
    2) Note that these ratings are based on the album as a whole, not individual songs. This includes production quality, how cohesive all of the songs sound, etc. I definitely prefer concept albums, which progress through a story or similar type of thing.
    3) You will note I have a fairly eclectic taste in music. The fact is, if I listened to the album in it's entirety, it's going in here. If I couldn't finish, it's 2.5 or below, or not in here. Also (obviously) if it's bad it's 2.5 or below.
    4) I feel the need to add "...blew away expectations" or "...disappointment" to the end of some of these. Should be self-explanatory.
    5) Please comment/dispute these and recommend releases I missed!

    1. Woods of Desolation - Torn Beyond Reason (Atmospheric/Depressive Black Metal) (The Inevitable End, November) ...blew away expectations
    2. Emmure - Speaker of the Dead (Deathcore) (Dogs get put down, Last words to rose) ...blew away expectations
    3. Symfonia - In Paradisum (Neoclassical Power Metal) (Fields of Avalon, Forevermore, Don't Let Me Go)
    4. The Project Hate MCMXCIX - "Bleeding The New Apocalypse (Cum Victriciis In Manibus Armis)" (Melodic Death Metal) ("Iesus Nazarenus, Servus Mei", "Summoning Majestic War")

    ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - Tao Of The Dead (Alt/Indie rock) ...blew away expectations
    Dornenreich - Flammentriebe (Black Folk Metal) (Flammenmensch, Erst Deine Träne Löscht Den Brand)
    The Foetal Mind - The Grand Contraction (Atmospheric/Depressive/Instrumental Black Metal) (Silence, The Collapse)
    Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows (Melodeath) (Soul Journeys, Watcher Of The Skies)
    Twinspirits - Legacy (Progressive Metal)
    Winds Of Plague - (Deathcore)

    Burzum - Fallen (Traditional Black Metal) (Jeg Faller, Til Hel og tilbake igjen)
    Condenados - A Painful Journey Into Nihil (Traditional Doom Metal)
    Mercenary - Metamorphosis (Melodeath / Metalcore) (In A River Of Madness, Velvet Lies)
    Power Quest - Blood Alliance (Power Metal) (Better Days, City of Lies)
    Stratovarius - Elysium (Power Metal / Neoclassical) (The Game Never Ends, Move the Mountain)

    Adele - 21 (Singer Songwriter)
    Axenstar - Aftermath (Power Metal) (Agony, Signs of a Lie)
    Bloodbound - Unholy Cross (Heavy/Power Metal)
    Helrunar - Sól (Black / Pagan Metal) (Rattenkönig, Sól)
    Moonsorrow - Varjoina kuljemme kuolleiden maassa (Atmospheric/Folk Black Metal) ...disappointment

    Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising (Melodeath) (Töck's Taunt - Loke's Treachery Part II, Doom Over Dead Man)
    Before the Dawn - Deathstar Rising (Melodeath) ...disappointment
    Lifelover - Sjukdom (Depressive Black Metal) (Led By Misfortune, Nedvaknande)
    Scheepers - Scheepers (Heavy Metal) ...disappointment

    Dead Channel - Un-X-pressed (Nu-Metal / Industrial)
    Jennifer Lopez - Love? (pop)

    Holy Cross - Vaterland ("Epic Neo-Classical Metal"... good joke!)

    2010 Releases worth mentioning, that I missed:

    In This Moment - A Star Crossed Wasteland (Metalcore) (The Gun Show, Blazin, Bonus tracks)
    Jónsi - Go (Ambient Rock?)
    Spirit of the Forest - Kingdom Of Despair (Folk/Atmospheric Black Metal) (EVERYTHING, seriously this band could take on the "big" bands of the genre and win, go check them out!)

    Eisbrecher - Eiszeit (Industrial Nu-Metal)
    Ratt - Infestation (Glam/Heavy Metal)




    2011 releases I look forward to (Taken mostly from Metal Storm, format is day.month or ········ for unknown, so I went a little OCD with this but it will be hard for me to miss an album release I'm interested in now!!):

    ········ Helheim - Heiðindómr Ok Mótgang
    ········ Protest the Hero - TBA
    ········ Fen - Epoch
    11.01 Axenstar - Aftermath (Power Metal)
    12.01 MyGrain - Mygrain
    12.01 Stratovarius - Elysium
    14.01 Theatres Des Vampires - Moonlight Waltz
    19.01 Power Quest - Blood Alliance
    26.01 Hibria - Blind Ride
    28.01 Battlelore - Doombound

    Hypomanie – A City in Mono
    ········ Norther - Circle Regenerated
    ········ ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - Tao Of The Dead
    ········ Symphony X - TBA
    ········ Shining - VII - Född Förlorare ...yeah right, this album has been delayed about 12 months already!
    Sleeping Peonies
    01.02 Stryper - The Covering
    04.02 Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows
    04.02 Korpiklaani - Ukon Wacka
    10.02 The Eternal - Under A New Sun
    11.02 Emerald Sun - Regeneration
    14.02 Dornenreich - Flammentriebe
    14.02 Ava Inferi - Onyx
    14.02 Lifelover - Sjukdom
    Feb 15 - Dream Diary - You are the beat (
    15.02 Neuraxis - Asylon
    15.02 Ralf Scheepers - Scheepers ... 0_0 nice
    15.02 As Blood Runs Black - Instinct
    21.02 Moonsorrow - Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa ... THIS.
    22.02 Evergrey - Glorious Collision
    23.02 Turisas - Stand Up And Fight
    23.02 DeadLock - Bizarro World
    23.02 Before the Dawn - Deathstar Rising
    25.02 Voodoo Circle - Broken Heart Syndrome
    25.02 Woods of Desolation - Torn Beyond Reason ... so says metal archives
    25.02 Mercenary - Metamorphosis
    25.02 Shakra - Back On Track
    25.02 One Man Army and the Undead Quartet - The Dark Epic... ... no idea but sounds interesting by name
    25.02 Visions of Atlantis - Delta
    25.02 Imperia - TBA
    25.02 Jag Panzer - The Scourge Of The Light
    25.02 Stormwarrior - Heathen Warrior
    25.02 Coldspell - Out From The Cold
    28.02 Heavenwood - Abyss Masterpiece
    28.02 Ixion - To The Void

    Kladovest - Atmosphere
    ········ Within Temptation - The Unforgiving
    ········ Blackfield - Blackfield III ...omfg!!
    ········ Sonata Arctica - TBA [DVD]
    ········ Paragon - TBA
    ········ Whitesnake - Forevermore
    ········ Autopsy - Macabre Eternal
    ········ Avantasia - The Flying Opera [DVD]
    ········ Myrath - TBA
    ········ Iced Earth - Festivals Of The Wicked [DVD]
    ········ Saxon - TBA
    ········ Divinefire - Eye Of The Storm
    ········ Pagan's Mind - TBA
    ········ Draconian - TBA
    ········ Blood Stain Child - TBA
    04.03 Agnostic Front - TBA
    11.03 Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
    Soundgarden to Release Live on I-5 March 22
    25.03 Midnattsol - The Metamorphosis Melody
    25.03 Wizard - Of Wariwulfs And Bluotvarwes
    25.03 Symfonia ... confirmed release date last i saw
    Crimson Wind, the Italian metal band featuring Thy Majestie singer Alessio Taormina, will release its debut album, "The Wings Of Salvation", on March 25 via Germany's Rock It Up Records.
    Negura Bunget "Focul Viu
    Lantlôs "Lantlôs" re-release with bonus
    29.03 Blackguard - Firefight
    29.03 Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising
    29.03 dredg - TBA
    Mar 29 - The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – Belong

    Falconer - Armod
    Alcest - Le Secret re-record ... done as of 10/xx/2010, just waiting on the label
    ········ Samael - Lux Mundi
    ········ Saturnus - TBA
    ········ Iced Earth - TBA
    ········ Primordial - Redemption At The Puritans Hand
    ........ Dragonland - The Return ... confirmed album title
    ········ Leaves' Eyes - TBA
    ········ Fuck the Facts - Die Miserable ...ooooooh
    ········ Rhapsody of Fire - From Chaos To Eternity, already??
    15.04 The Poodles - Performocracy ... assuming it's live
    29.04 Lake of Tears - Illwill

    ········ Devin Townsend - Deconstruction
    ········ Arch Enemy - TBA
    ········ Wolf - Legions Of Bastards
    ········ Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - A Sense Of Decay ... sounds cool
    ········ Devin Townsend - Ghost
    ········ Enid - TBA
    ········ A Storm of Light - As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us, Our Silver Memories Fade
    Moby - Destroyed
    03.05 Prey For Nothing - Against All Good And Evil
    20.05 U.D.O. - Rev Raptor
    20.05 Hammerfall - TBA

    ········ Adagio - TBA
    ········ Venom - TBA
    ········ Wyrd - Death Of The Sun
    ········ Unearth - TBA
    ········ In Flames - TBA
    ········ Absu - Abzu
    ········ Virgin Black - Requiem - Pianissimo
    ········ Exumer - TBA
    ········ Exhumed - All Guts, No Glory such similar names
    ········ Summoning - TBA (Epic Black Metal) ... Yeah right, this will be pushed to 2012, at least
    ········ Kiss - TBA ... ??????????
    ········ Powerwolf - TBA

    ········ Gojira - TBA [EP]
    ········ Armory - Empyrean Realms
    ········ Der Weg einer Freiheit - TBA [EP]

    ········ Nightwish - TBA
    ········ Today Is The Day - TBA
    ········ Lacuna Coil - TBA

    ········ Vader - Return To The Morbid Reich (working title)
    ········ Steel Assassin - WWII: Metal Of Honor

    ········ Opeth - TBA

    ········ Serpentcult - Raised By Wolves .. sounds cool


    Unknown, but expected in 2010 (No dots - mine carried over from 2010, not from Metal Storm):
    Aesma Daeva ... album is written, needs to be recorded and produced as of 12/xx/2010
    •••••••• Agathodaimon - In Darkness (working Title)
    Albrah - Anjos Sem Asas (Power Prog Metal) ... apparently I made this artist up! No results on google. Perhaps a typo of Almah, or Albra (at least that one exists)???
    Alchemist (Power Progressive Metal) ... "Alchemist are hibernating indefinitely!" as of 01/10/2011 T_T
    •••••••• Alestorm - Back Through Time
    Alkemyst (Power Progressive Metal... not to be confused with Alchemist) ... "working on new album" but no updates on it since at least 2009. Way to alienate your few dedicated fans!
    Amesoeurs ?
    •••••••• Amorphis - TBA
    Amusement Parks On Fire (eh, who knows)
    Anderz Wrethov (Pop but amazing voice, sounds like Andre Matos somewhat) ... Has had solo material on myspace since 2007, announced album in late 2008 and still has not released the first single from it. I give up.
    Andre Matos - hey why not he's release albums about every two years.
    AnnaGrace (Ian Van Dahl) (Dance)
    •••••••• Ark - Aradiokaos
    •••••••• Arkona - TBA
    •••••••• As We Fight - Rockcore [Working Title]
    Atoma (ex-half of Slumber) - Resonance (Epic Atmospheric Doom Metal) ... "Skylight is already recorded and mastered (January 2, 2011), and will be released in the fall of 2011"
    - Unnamed band from second half of Slumber -
    Aquaria ... They released past two albums in 2007 and 2009
    Borealis (Symphonic Power Metal) ... two new songs as of January but no news
    •••••••• Charred Walls Of The Damned - TBA
    •••••••• Circus Maximus - TBA
    •••••••• Cloudscape - New Era
    Corpus Christii - Luciferian Frequencies ... done as of 12/29/2010 but again will probably take 2 friggin years to release it
    •••••••• Cult of Luna - TBA
    •••••••• Daylight Dies - TBA
    •••••••• Delain - TBA
    Desire (Symphonic/Melodic Black Metal) ... looking for a keyboard player
    •••••••• Devin Townsend - Z²
    •••••••• Diablo Swing Orchestra - TBA
    •••••••• DragonForce - TBA
    •••••••• Elysian Blaze - Blood Geometry
    •••••••• Falconer - Armod
    •••••••• Fates Warning - TBA
    •••••••• Forever Slave - TBA
    •••••••• Frostmoon Eclipse - The End Stands Silent
    Grey Waters - Full-Length
    •••••••• Haggard - TBA
    •••••••• Insomnium - TBA
    Kattah - Eyes Of Sand (Power Metal) ... sounds amazing, track list is set, touring with Angra in 2011, no word of a release date still.
    Kreuzweg Ost - Gott mit uns ... summoning side-project, also heavily delayed! Originally supposed to release mid 2009, still no sign of it. why not put mp3s and a paypal link on your site? That's what I'd do, fvck labels and CDs.

    Lost Horizon ... been looking for a singer for about 8 years now, please someone go help them out, even if you're terrible!
    •••••••• Lunatica - TBA
    •••••••• Megadeth - TBA
    Necrophagist - TBA (Technical Death Metal) ... was told in I think 2008 at a concert it was coming "soon"... 2008 passed, then 2009, then 2010, don't expect it in 2011 either.
    •••••••• Persuader - The Fiction Maze
    •••••••• Queens of the Stone Age - TBA
    •••••••• Ram-Zet - TBA
    Rapture (Epic Atmospheric Doom Metal) ... Just no. No updates in at least two years. Vaporware. But it doesnt hurt to hope? They are still actively touring though.
    •••••••• Rush - Clockwork Angels
    •••••••• Satyricon - TBA
    •••••••• Secrets of the Moon - Seven Bells
    Serj Tankian - Music Without Borders (Alternative) ... not sure if this is even coming? System of a Down Reunion in 2011 though!!
    Sigur Rós
    Soulspell - The Labyrinth of Truths (Power Metal Opera including Edu Falashi among others)
    Seth MacFarlane (creator of Family Guy)
    •••••••• Stormwarrior - If It's Not In Your Bloode... You Will Never Understande! [DVD]
    •••••••• SuidAkrA - Book Of Dowth
    •••••••• Tesla - TBA
    •••••••• The Devil Wears Prada - TBA
    •••••••• The Fall of Every Season - Amends
    •••••••• The Kovenant - Aria Galactica
    •••••••• To/Die/For - TBA (Gothic/Doom Metal)
    Unisonic (Michael Kiske, Dennis Ward, Mandy Meyer and Kosta Zafiriou) .. demos done, aim for release spring 2011
    •••••••• Uriah Heep - TBA
    Virus From Hell ...really want ... I think november 2009 it was announced there was a new album, nothing since. Sigh...
    WhoCares "Out of My Mind" - In October 2010 it was announced that Jason Newsted would be joining a supergroup with singer Ian Gillan from Deep Purple, guitarist Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath, keyboardist Jon Lord from Deep Purple and drummer Nicko McBrain from Iron Maiden.
    •••••••• Winds Of Plague - TBA
    •••••••• Wintersun - Time (Melodic Speed/Black Metal)
    •••••••• Wolves in the Throne Room - TBA
    •••••••• Woods of Ypres - Woods V: You Were The Light
    Xandria ... new singer found, no word of release date still
    •••••••• Xerath - TBA (Symphonic Epic "Film Score" Metal)

    2012, probably (believe me my section for releases that didnt make it out in 2010 was massive, I'll need this):
    ········ Eternal Tears of Sorrow - TBA
    Far Beyond (Epic Black Metal) ... confirmed from artist it will not release in 2011
    ········ Riverside - TBA