Sunday, October 17, 2010

TJ's First Playlist Post

Welcome to the new Metal Oxide blog. Each week I will post the playlist from the show, along with a quick rundown of how the show went. I will also post a copy of it on our Myspace page. Also, if you are listening to the show live, you can follow us on our Twitter page.

This week, we chose to play a lot of iconic songs by some major bands, such as "Progenies of the Great Apocalypse" by Dimmu Borgir and "The Cage" by Sonata Arctica, because one of our friends was listening for the first time and we wanted to introduce her to all the kinds of the metal we play on the show. Also, this week's show was really heavy on Folk Metal for the same reason and because it's just awesome.

There wasn't much to talk about this week for news. Leaves' Eye's bassist regrettably had to leave the band due to personal reasons. Also, Nightwish (sans Tarja Turunen, of course) is officially in the studio working on a new album. Although it's "new Nightwish, we figured we would say this anyway. Finally, Norther (sans Petri Lindroos) is working on their 6th full length album, which is called "Circle Regenerated" and is scheduled for an early 2011 release.

Tonight's Playlist:
"Wish I had an Angel" - Nightwish
"Theater of Pain" - Blind Guardian
"The Cage" - Sonata Arctica
"Frozen Angel" - Norther
"Dreaming Neon Black" - Nevermore
"Sangreal" - Septic Flesh
"Progenies of the Great Apocalypse" - Dimmu Borgir
"Hero's Return" - Hammerfall
"Dethharmonic" - Dethklok
"Force the Shore" - Epica
"Last Fortress" - Suidakra
"To Holmgard and Beyond" - Turisas
"Nattfodd" - Finntroll
"Paljon on Koskessa Kivia" - Korpiklaani
"Primordial Bearth" - Eluveitie
"Horns of Gondor" - Battlelore
"Twilight Tavern" - Ensiferum
"Keelhauled" - Alestorm
"Seawitch and the Sorceror" - Kivimetsan Druidi
"Koning Radboud" - Heidevolk
"The Edge" - Tyr
"Lady in Black" - Ensiferum


Until The Light Takes Us

Until The Light Takes Us, the frequently-referenced Black Metal documentary is now available for your purchasing pleasure!

Catch Fenriz's charming banter, Varg's prison luxuries, a hearty dose of Black Metal history and facts, and find out just what some of Black Metal's founding fathers really think about corn flakes.

Fenriz of Darkthrone, Until The Light Takes Us: from Variance Films

(<"legal" disclaimer >We're not "endorsing" nor "advertising" this movie... Just pointing out that if you like Black Metal or are curious to find out what Black Metal is really about according to its founding members, this film may be of interest to you and your musical education needs </"legal" disclaimer">

Melanie's Album of the Week

This is my first post here on the new Metal Oxide blog and I figured that the perfect way to start it off was to tell you about my album of the week.  Most weeks I listen to a playlist of mine on random but some weeks I find myself listening to one album over and over without getting sick of it.  This week's album is "Communion" by the greek death metallers Septic Flesh.  

This is currently their latest release but they are in the studio recording a new album with a release sometime in 2011.  I actually purchased this album at a concert of theirs, however, I didn't get to see them perform for more than 15 minutes because House of Blues was being idiotic and not letting us inside till the end of Septic Flesh's set.  Although, the one song that I did manage to here completely was "Persepolis" which is off of this album.  That prompted my to go to their merch stand and buy it and to my delight, the album was even better than I thought.  

The mix of clean vocals and deep growling is perfection, and with a dark sound to their music and a mythological theme to their lyrics it quickly becomes addicting.  Some of my favorite songs off of "Communion" are: "Sunlight/Moonlight"; "Sangreal"; and "Persepolis" but when it comes to "Communion" I think every song is my favorite.  This is the only album I own in a hard copy of theirs, but I have the rest of their discography and everything that I have heard so far is fantastic.  

We don't play Septic Flesh too often here on Metal Oxide, but they are definitely a band that will be played more in the future.  Hopefully their new album will come out sooner than later and we can get that on the show!  Now I just have to figure out a way to see them live.