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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #350 on: January 26, 2017, 02:08:51 PM »
New Mastodon. Their next album will be called "Emperor of Sand", and should be out by March 31st. Here's the album art and tracklist



01 – “Sultan’s Curse”
02 – “Show Yourself”
03 – “Precious Stones”
04 – “Steambreather”
05 – “Roots Remain”
06 – “Word To The Wise”
07 – “Ancient Kingdom”
08 – “Clandestiny”
09 – “Andromeda”
10 – “Scorpion Breath”
11 – “Jaguar God”

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #351 on: February 18, 2017, 06:19:49 AM »
So the singer from As I Lay Dying allegedly tried to hire an undercover cop to murder his wife:

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As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis was arrested Tuesday (May 7) after allegedly soliciting an undercover police officer to have his estranged wife killed.

According to Reuters, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department learned that Lambesis sought an accomplice to kill his wife, and he was taken into custody in Oceanside, California, after reaching out to the detective.

"The information came to us late last week," San Diego County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Jan Caldwell told Reuters. "We acted quickly on it. I believe that we averted a great tragedy."

Lambesis has said he considers himself to be a Christian and acknowledges that he finds inspiration for lyrical content from biblical texts. He is incredibly prolific, having released eight albums with As I Lay Dying between 2001 and 2012, as well as five releases via his solo side project Austrian Death Machine, where he sings and performs on all instruments. He also produced 11 albums for other artists and is part owner of Lambesis Studios.

Representatives from Metal Blade, the record label for As I Lay Dying, were not available for comment. There is no word on whether Lambesis already has an attorney.

In 2008, As I Lay Dying were nominated for the Best Metal Performance Grammy for their song "Nothing Left." As I Lay Dying's 2012 album Awakened peaked at #11 on the Billboard albums chart, while 2010's The Powerless Rise hit #10, and 2007's An Ocean Between Us debuted at #8.

Back in '07, Lambesis talked to MTV News about Ocean and how, lyrically, it deals with the idea that "we no longer have the same dreams as the rest of the world, that all of the qualities of life that it seems we're taught we should focus on, whether it be money or a certain type of education or a certain type of job — the dreams that are handed down to us — it's about how we have nothing in common with those dreams anymore. It's about the whole idea of fulfillment — if you do these things and take these steps, you will be happy — and how really, wealth, the prestige of being in a band, all that stuff is ultimately meaningless."

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1706977/as-i-lay-dying-tim-lambesis-murder-plot-arrest.jhtml

http://lambgoat.com/news/20444/Tim-Lambesis-bail-lowered;-steroids-blamed

"Roid Rage" is being blamed for the whole incident.

So this piece of shit is out of prison after only serving two years out of his six year sentence. He's also set to be married again. Who the fuck would wanna marry this lunatic?

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #352 on: February 19, 2017, 02:53:53 AM »
Money can cure/make people ignore a lot of things.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #353 on: April 26, 2017, 07:37:10 AM »
So, the new Artificial Brain album



THIS IS SO GOOD YOU GUYS! HOLY FUCKING SHIT!

Also really digging the new Power Trip.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #354 on: May 27, 2017, 04:36:42 AM »


turned 15 yesterday

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #355 on: May 27, 2017, 05:18:36 AM »


turned 15 yesterday

My friend just saw them live, he's a huge fan. I've seen them twice and they're pretty good.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #356 on: July 14, 2017, 09:16:40 AM »
For fucks sake. Adrenaline Mob's RV was struck by an 18 wheeler today. There are 3 people in good condition, 3 critical, 2 who declined medical attention, and 1 fatality. No names have been released.

http://www.gainesville.com/news/20170714/truck-slams-into-adrenaline-mobs-rv-on-i-75

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #357 on: July 14, 2017, 12:00:03 PM »
For fucks sake. Adrenaline Mob's RV was struck by an 18 wheeler today. There are 3 people in good condition, 3 critical, 2 who declined medical attention, and 1 fatality. No names have been released.

http://www.gainesville.com/news/20170714/truck-slams-into-adrenaline-mobs-rv-on-i-75

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #358 on: November 03, 2017, 08:04:40 AM »
Cannibal Corpse dropped Red Before Black today.


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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #359 on: November 08, 2017, 10:49:18 AM »
Symphonic Metal band Epica is releasing a concept EP about Attack on Titan.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #360 on: November 09, 2017, 03:03:05 AM »
The new Converge is great, which comes to no surprise IMO. Other stuff I've enjoyed from this year:

-I discovered Artificial Brain, and posted about them before. Their new album is exactly the kind I'm looking for when it comes to Tech Death

-Speaking of Tech Death, Archspire's new album is pretty great. I didn't care for their prior albums (which I felt focused too much on Technical riffs and not enough on writing interesting songs) but they finally seem to have found out how to make interesting music.

-The new Enslaved is their best in years. Full on Progressive Metal that actually knows how to mix harsh and clean vocals. It's what I've wanted Opeth to be since "Harvest"

-Also among their best work-Ruins of Beverast and Fen. Hell, the new RoB album might be their best yet-and exactly what I want a more atmospheric Black Metal album to sound like in 2017, while Fen are embracing elements of prog without sacrificing their core sound and what makes them so special (see: Opeth and Cynic)

-If you don't mind the idea of an album that's one song that's over 80 minutes of Funeral Doom, then you might love the new Bell Witch. I dug it, but I'm not sure if it's their absolute best yet ("Four Phantoms" was incredible) so it might take another listen to fully embrace it

-Slam Death Metal normally isn't my kind of thing...at all. That being said, the new Analepsy album is really damn good, and it's nice to hear a band in this sub genre that isn't afraid to sometimes embrace things such as guitar solos. It's nothing mind blowing, but it's better than it has any right to be.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #361 on: December 13, 2017, 05:00:04 AM »
The lead singer of Nevermore, Warrel Dane died at 48. Huge shock as I thought Nevermore were a pretty great band and his vocals were fantastic.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #362 on: December 13, 2017, 06:45:21 AM »
Came here to say that. Nevermore was a hugely important band to me when I was growing up and was one of nearly favorites beyond the biggies of Metallica/Maiden/etc. Saw them live a few times and fucking loved each show.
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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #363 on: December 13, 2017, 11:02:28 AM »
"Dreaming Neon Black" is one of those albums that, whenever I listen to it, I get something new out of it. RIP to a great vocalist.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #364 on: December 13, 2017, 11:26:47 AM »
Huge Nevermore fan. I got to meet him and them on the first Gigantor tour. Sanctuary was great, and his solo album was fantastic. He was working on his new solo album when he died. I'm so heartbroken over this one.
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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #365 on: December 13, 2017, 03:45:29 PM »
Nevermore was one of my fav metal bands (obligatory link to my gush article about them way back when Agent and I did the metal alphabet) with DHIADW and TGE high on my favorite metal albums list.  I had been hoping that Nevermore would release a bounce-back album after the very underwhelming Obsidian Conspiracy, but alas.  The Sanctuary revival album from a couple years ago was alright but not quite the same.

Also today is the 16th anniversary of Chuck Schuldiner's passing, which I still remember where I was when I read about that.  Two of my favorites on the same day, how bout that

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #366 on: January 23, 2018, 02:35:45 AM »
Slayer is calling it quits this year, kicking off one last world tour in May. North American dates are...

May 10 - Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA
May 11 - FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA
May 13 - Papa Murphy's Park at Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
May 16 - PNE forum, Vancouver, BC
May 17 - South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC
May 19 - Big Four, Calgary, AL
May 20 - Shaw Centre, Edmonton, AB
May 22 - Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB
May 24 - The Armory, Minneapolis, MN
May 25 - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
May 27 - Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre @ Freedom Hill, Detroit, MI
May 29 - Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON
May 30 - Place Bell, Montreal, PQ
Jun. 01 - Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT
Jun. 02 - PNC Banks Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
Jun. 04 - Santander Arena, Reading, PA
Jun. 06 - Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
Jun. 07 - Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH
Jun. 09 - KeyBank Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
Jun. 10 - Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
Jun. 12 - VUHL Amphitheatre, Virginia Beach, VA
Jun. 14 - PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
Jun. 15 - Orlando Amphitheatre, Orlando, FL
Jun. 17 - Smart Financial Center, Houston, TX
Jun. 19 - The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX
Jun. 20 - Austin 360 Amphitheatre, Austin, TX

...which are fucking lousy. The support lineup is okay, but having to sit through garbage like Lamb of God to see Slayer one more time is annoying. I'll still do it (FUCKING SLAYER), but LOG is getting mercilessly booed by anybody over 30.
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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #367 on: January 23, 2018, 06:03:51 AM »
Good to see there's Ohio shows. I just might see 'em.

Anyways, Tomb Mold and Contaminated are right up my alley







We need more Death Metal like this nowadays.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #368 on: April 19, 2018, 09:29:19 AM »
Kamelot released their newest album a few weeks back called The Shadow Theory and its fucking great.  They didn't try anything new, but they found a formula long ago that works and they stuck to it.



I'll be seeing them with Delain and Battle Beast in Atlanta next month.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #369 on: April 19, 2018, 10:39:32 AM »
Yeah, the new Kamelot album is really good.
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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #370 on: April 29, 2018, 01:25:05 AM »
Random purchases last night have yielded killer results!

DEFLORATION is a new favorite, blending European death metal riff construction with American brutal death songwriting. I nabbed Dripping With Blood and Necrotic Nightmare, both a solid 7.5/10 for me.

(Not from the discs I picked up, but there isn't much of them on YouTube)

BENIGHTED is a favorite anyway, but I always pick up physical copies for bands whose work I mostly have downloaded on a hard drive somewhere. Necrobreed is just as killer as Carnivore Sublime, 8.5/10, you'll love them if you're into Aborted or similar deathgrind bands.


BROKEN HOPE...why the hell have I waited so long?! Mutilated and Assimilated is how tech death should be. Fuck being pretty, this is DEATH METAL.
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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #371 on: August 16, 2018, 01:28:52 PM »
BLIND GUARDIAN IS INCREDIBLE AND I FORGOT THAT FOR 16 YEARS
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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #372 on: August 20, 2018, 06:28:54 AM »
Blind Guardian is really good.  I've only been able to see them once though, and that one time, you could tell they were sleep walking through the set.  It was incredibly disappointing.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #373 on: September 09, 2018, 04:29:52 AM »
Master of Puppets > Peace Sells.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #374 on: September 09, 2018, 06:07:36 AM »
Megadeth is the weakest of the Big Four. Dave may be the best musician of all of them, but that doesn't mean shit when his albums were the least enjoyable.
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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #375 on: September 09, 2018, 06:26:04 AM »
I agree that they were the weakest but Peace Sells is still a good record and probably the strongest of Megadeth's 80s input (with a fist fight between Rust and Countdown for best of their 90s) but the one-two punch of Puppets and Lightning can't be touched. A lot of people still tend to forget how high Metallica's highs really were.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #376 on: September 09, 2018, 07:20:03 AM »
Megadeth is the weakest of the Big Four.
I agree that they were the weakest

Anthrax would like a word with you two.

Granted, I base this almost entirely on my extreme dislike of Belladonna, both as a person and vocalist.  The rest of the band is cool and I loved the Bush-era material, plus Bush singing the older stuff too, but srsly fuck Belladonna.

Also I may have mellowed through the years but I will stand by MOP being an all-time overrated AF album, and will take the opposite stance of what Reine said earlier

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #377 on: September 09, 2018, 07:27:35 AM »
Making separate post for this, but something I've always wondered is how Anthrax got lumped in with Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer as the "Big Four" anyways as they are so different from the other three it's such a stark contrast.  The other three bands were from California, took a lot of influence from English rock/metal, and otherwise developed similar sounds (Metallica/Megadeth intertwined history notwithstanding), while Anthrax was from NYC and took their influence from the NYC punk/hardcore scene, making them more a contemporary with Overkill, another NYC punk-influenced metal band.  Then there's Testament, a Bay Area band that sounded far closer to the other CA bands than Anthrax, although they came along a few years after the California Big Three established themselves.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #378 on: September 09, 2018, 07:47:57 AM »
I think it has to do with them hitting it "big" (for lack of a better word) and releasing their major label debut around the same time as the other three. Megadeth's first album was released the same year as Exodus' but there was Dave's connection to Metallica a few years before. Fistful of Metal (with original vocalist, Neil Turban, who has seemingly fallen off the face of the planet) is stylistically different than Anthrax's later work.

I love Anthrax (and not because of the hometown bias). I do love the Belladonna era stuff and Bush was a good vocalist too although I only really care for Sound of White Noise and a few tracks from We've Come For You All.

It's cool if you think MOP is overrated. I prefer Lightning myself.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #379 on: September 09, 2018, 08:04:13 AM »
I know they're not part of the Big 4, but I'll take Overkill over any of them.
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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #380 on: September 09, 2018, 08:10:14 AM »
It's cool if you think MOP is overrated. I prefer Lighning myself.

Oh absolutely, within Metallica's discography I'll take RTL over MOP 9.5 times out of 10.

I know they're not part of the Big 4, but I'll take Overkill over any of them.

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To quote myself from those Agent metal threads however long ago (don't think about it...): "If Testament is the lesser-appreciated-but-ultimately-better-musicwise version of Metallica, then Overkill fits the same bill for Anthrax."

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #381 on: September 09, 2018, 08:13:49 AM »
There's also the unofficial, fan-made "2nd Tier" of the Big Four which included Exodus, Overkill, Testament, and Suicidal Tendencies (may be wrong about the last one as they're way different from the other three).

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #382 on: September 09, 2018, 11:10:04 AM »
It's cool if you think MOP is overrated. I prefer Lighning myself.

Oh absolutely, within Metallica's discography I'll take RTL over MOP 9.5 times out of 10.

I know they're not part of the Big 4, but I'll take Overkill over any of them.

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To quote myself from those Agent metal threads however long ago (don't think about it...): "If Testament is the lesser-appreciated-but-ultimately-better-musicwise version of Metallica, then Overkill fits the same bill for Anthrax."

I have a friend who's been a big Overkill fan for at least a decade and a half. Any time we'd hang out, he'd play some for me. Learned to love them from that. They're still pumping out awesome work.
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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #383 on: September 09, 2018, 11:49:11 AM »
There's also the unofficial, fan-made "2nd Tier" of the Big Four which included Exodus, Overkill, Testament, and Suicidal Tendencies (may be wrong about the last one as they're way different from the other three).

I'd throw Kreator in there over Suicidal Tendencies. And, I'd personally have Sodom or Coroner over Overkill.  Rust in Piece is my favorite album of any of the big four, but Megadeth might be my least favorite band of the four if that makes sense. They never sounded as good to me as on RiP and Mustaine's vocals can be annoying.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #384 on: September 09, 2018, 12:06:04 PM »
I'd put the three big German thrash bands (Kreator, Sodom and Destruction) plus Coroner in their own separate category as they had very different and distinct sounds/themes compared to the American bands we've been discussing.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #385 on: September 09, 2018, 12:15:48 PM »
Okay, gotcha. But, I'd throw in Dark Angel/Annihilator/Voivod/Vio-lence as a sweet uncategorized thrash foursome.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #386 on: September 09, 2018, 02:22:38 PM »
Overkill has grown on me, but Testament always rode the popularity wave. They were riding Metallica and Megadeth's coattails in the 80s, released a pair of poor pseudo-death albums in the 90s, and their reunion produced material considerably weaker than those by bands they clearly influenced.

This is all for naught anyway. Demolition Hammer smokes practically every other thrash band besides Metallica and Slayer.
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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #387 on: September 21, 2018, 01:58:59 PM »
Just listened to some Testament. Sorry, Laz, but "The Legacy" and "The New Order" are pretty badass.


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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #388 on: September 21, 2018, 02:10:27 PM »
Seperate post for this but for those who have actually seen the Big Four live, who would you say put on the best show overall?

I know a lot of factors come into play here, most notably the year they performed as well as the type of venue. I saw Metallica and Slayer in large arenas while I watched Anthrax and Megadeth at smaller, standing-room only, general admission venues. I appreciated Megadeth's interaction with the crowd as well as Robert Trujillo's onstage antics. Anthrax didn't seem to do anything different given they were in their hometown, and Slayer were to the point, rocking the fuck out while Tom told a few jokes. It terms of pure energy, I feel Slayer may win in that category.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #389 on: September 22, 2018, 04:53:49 AM »
Slayer is the only one I've cared to see more than once, but that's entirely due to ticket costs. Metallica shows usually cost $100 or more whereas most Slayer tickets I've bought have been in the $25-50 range. I've seen all but Anthrax (skipped them for Slayer's farewell gig I went to because I wanted to avoid Lamb of God at all costs), but I'm not big on Anthrax anyway.

Of them, Metallica probably puts on the best show, but I'd still choose Slayer over them for pure intensity. Even the newer Slayer material sounds perfect when they play it live, but I couldn't say that about when I saw Metallica and they sandwiched "St. Anger" between AJFA/Black Album songs.
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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #390 on: September 27, 2018, 01:48:14 PM »
Insomnium's Winter's Gate is breathtaking. That is all.
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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #391 on: October 09, 2018, 11:33:19 AM »


Who knew that Lamb of God released a cover of the SOD classic, Kill Yourself? Holy hell, is this bad.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #392 on: October 10, 2018, 02:26:38 AM »
Sounds like a generic modern thrash take on it, right down to the lousy production.
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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #393 on: October 13, 2018, 04:38:59 AM »
Hey, you know what I think is the best metal album of the year? "Manor of Infinite Forms" by Tomb Mold


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Offline Nymyzys

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #394 on: November 08, 2018, 11:06:10 AM »
Roy Khan, formerly of Kamelot, has reunited with his old band, Conception, for the first time in over 20 years.  They have released the first track from their upcoming EP, titled "Grand Again".  I like the sound, but the vocal effects are way too overly done here.