Monday, 4 June 2012

New Releases - June 2012

A little late this month I am afraid! Trying to get my Foundation Degree work finished up ... finally graduating this year all being well.  Add into that the fact that I am currently sitting in a caravan in West Wales enjoying a family holiday in the good old British weather, it has been hard finding time to sit down and actually post something.  Saying that I had to write something about this month as soon as I had a chance.  Why is June so important you might ask?  Two of my favourite bands are releasing albums this month - that's why! :)

Delain - We Are The Others
Vocals - Charlotte Wessels

The release of We Are The Others has been held up considerably following the take over of Roadrunner records by Warner Music.  Fans were relieved to hear that tracks they had been tempted with during Delain's 2011 tour were finally going to make it to release when the band announced the 1st June release date.  I recently saw them touring in my own city and have had the album on pre-order from with apparently a limited signed edition on it's way to me.  Sadly it will probably be sitting on my doormat waiting for me to get back from the holiday.  Am looking forward to getting back just for that! :)

The Agonist - Prisoners
Vocals - Alissa White-Gluz

The Agonist are a Canadian metal band formed in 2004.  Prisoners is their 3rd studio album.  The band stands out from the others thanks to lead singer Alissa White-Gluz's impressive ability to switch between clean and growl vocals.  I would really like a chance to see the band perform live and have been looking forward to the new album release.  It is also on pre-order and will probably also be waiting for me on the doormat when I get back from the holiday.  Goddamnit!

Ephel Duath are also due to release an EP this month,  On Death and Cosmos features new band members including vocals from Karyn Crisis.  Ephel Duath are an Italian progressive metal band who have not only had a constantly changing line-up but also managed to fuse Jazz and metal effortlessly.  Really looking forward to hearing the new line up on this EP.