Here is the news: The mighty SCORPIONS are breaking up!!! (news here http://www.the-scorpions.com/english/) "Important Message to our Fans It was always our pleasure, our purpose in life, our passion and we were fortunate enough to make music for you - whether it was live on stage or in the studio, creating new songs. While we were working on our album these past few months, we could literally feel how powerful and creative our work was – and how much fun we were still having, in the process. But there was also something else: We want to end the Scorpion’s extraordinary career on a high note. We are extremely grateful for the fact that we still have the same passion for music we’ve always had since the beginning. This is why, especially now, we agree we have reached the end of the road. We finish our career with an album we consider to be one of the best we have ever recorded and with a tour that will start in our home country Germany and take us to five different continents over the next few years. We want you, our fans, to be the first to know about this. Thank you for your never-ending support throughout the years! We uploaded the very first snippets from our new album for you. And now… let’s get the party started and get ready for a “Sting in the Tail”! See you on the world tour, Yours Scorpions "
Although i disliked all materials they made after Pure Instinct, but I never thought for a second that they can split up. I wanted them to break up for the sake of their history, but deep inside i did not want to, i always thought that they would be back, with new better material. I am eager to listen to the new album "Sting In The Tail" Release: March 19th 2010. But is it just a rumor to sell new album? or is it true. If it is just a rumor, then they did succeed to "touch my feelings".
However, I will miss the passion of waiting their new albums.
It is just like the sky above us, it is one for everyone
After his brilliant first documentary movie “Metal: A headbanger Journey”, the anthropologist Sam Dunn made a second one “Global Metal”, I had the opportunity to see both movies in the previous months.
For sure, this talented headbanger made a fantastic work in both movies, I don’t know how he managed to interview all those Rock/Metal legends in person (Dickinson, Iommi, Dee Snider, Ronnie James Dio, Alice Cooper, Necrobutcher...) (too many die hard Heavy Metal fans would never have the chance to see them all playing live, not mentioning speaking to them in a private conversation), how the movie was financed in order to visit all those countries, attend all those metal gigs around the world.
The First movie, speaks about the origin of rock and consequently metal, and he traced the origin in African tribes music, classic music, jazz music… etc.
he interviewed a lot of bands and fans all from Europe and USA, he did not cross the frontiers of the 1st world.
For the second movie, he is going beyond the 1st world border except Japan and Israel ( I did not know where to sort Israel; but I will not like any problems from them, I have enough of my own:)); he went to Brazil, India, China, Indonesia, and U.A.E.
He searched for the local underground bands in those countries, he showed all the problems they faced and still facing till today, their ideas, their passion for heavy music.
This time he concentrates on the metal fans and local bands more than the well known bands.
He interviewed fans from Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., China, and Indonesia.
He introduced how the local bands merged their music legacy with the Heavy Metal and that a new wave of headbanger is rising.
Of course globalization affects Heavy metal as same as it affects Trance music, Rap, Hip-Hop, R&B, all kind of music, you will find Hip-Hop with Indian flavor, a lot of Egyptian Rap bands are playing their music now.
But still the rock got this taste of rebel, passion, and eagerness for something you may not even know what it is, but you know deep inside that you are eager to do it.
Dunn showed that religion will not affect you passion for rock, and I witnessed this point when i went to Maiden concert, he spoke to Muslims, Jewish and christian people and all were sharing the same music.
I liked "Global Metal" because he spoke to fans just like me, sharing same ideology, and same passion as mine.
Finally, Global Metal is just as good as the Headbanger Journey.
It is a must see for everyone from our tribe. \m/
For the record, I am too much excited... For the first time I will see Iron Maiden performing live on stage, for the first time I will see any band of those I like performing live. They will play the good old songs of the 80ies, of course i will miss a lot of the stuff of the 90ies and 2000.... but still they are Iron Maiden, and I will see them in flesh and bone... It will be a night to remember, Friday Feb 13, 2009, the eve of the Valentine day, So, in this occasion, and from my position here, I wish a fuckin Valentine to everyone.
After the depression I had after listening to the new albums of Iron maiden " A matter of life and death" and Blind Guardian " A twist in the myth" I did not find any thing to write. But Mr. Shebak found that new feature to be added on blogs "box.net" what an amazing feature. I decided to share some tracks that I think they worth the hearing with rock fans. They are: 1- Voltaire - Ex-lover's lover 2- Voltaire - Brains 3- Remain of the day - The Corpse bride sound track 4- Guns and roses - A theme from the Godfather 5- Jethro Tull - God bless ye merry gentlemen And others to come. Thank You Shebak :) _____________________________________________ 6- Queen - Freddie Mercury - The Great Pretender 7- Queen - Was It All Worth It
Iron Maiden Finaly released their 14th studio album "A Matter of Life and Death" on the 28th August I'm totaly eager to hear their new release today I will get the single "The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg". Specialy that, this is the first album after 3 years from "Dance of death" were they reached the optimum melodies compositions and the lowest lyrics they ever wrote :( ( except in few tracks anyway) another post will be uploaded in few weeks concerning the single and the album. and i wish that i find the time to write a post in honor of this exeptional english, heavy metal band