There is something to be said about the enduring legacy of Dream Theater. In a day and age when bands and scenes come and go and music is seen as being as disposable as fast food, it is somewhat commendable that have continued to forge on and create music that is both challenging and completely unfiltered.
Every now and then a band will almost completely change their style and quite often it’ll go down like a lead balloon. When Opeth cemented the change from their previous growling death metal style to this progressive, classic rock style on their previous album, Heritage, it got a mixed reception to say the least.
Sweden's finest Prog Masters Opeth have announced a UK tour this October in support of their upcoming eleventh studio album. 'Pale Communion' is due for release through Roadrunner Records on the 24th August 2014.
With just days to go until the hallowed Donington gates open for Download Festival 2014 – cue excited hyper-ness - us Metal Scribes have put together the acts that we think are ones to watch across the weekend.
The bands for the major festivals just keep on coming! Andy Copping and his team at Live Nation HQ are very pleased to announce the addition of another fifteen bands to the line up of The Download Festival 2014.
At the Scribes castle we thought we would wait to get a few of the facts before commenting on one of the huge stories that broke yesterday, but needless to say, there have some been some pieces of bad (and sad) news for rock & metal in 2012 and this is possibly the worst one yet.