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chylde_of_fire
Miserable git
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#1
Essentialy a cross between Saint Vitus and Manowar, with a whole load of Reverend Bizarre, Rainbow and Thin Lizzy thrown in for good measure.
Suffer No Guilt was without a doubt one of the finest albums of last year.
www.myspace.com/thegatesofslumber
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mr kipling
Look at the cow.
Join date: Feb 2007
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#2
Fecking amazing. Angel of Death is so good.
hoimhi0et0hm03oi
chylde_of_fire
Miserable git
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#3
Can you tell me what songs are on their player dude? Myspace isn't working on my computer, and I know that they've changed them.
La mayyitan ma qadirun yatabaqqa sarmadi
Fa idha yaji' al-shudhdhadh fa-l-maut qad yantahi

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mr kipling
Look at the cow.
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#4
Angel of death
The riddle master
Dweller in the deep
Broken on the wheel.
hoimhi0et0hm03oi
chylde_of_fire
Miserable git
Join date: Oct 2005
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#5
I'm surprised they took this song down. Total win.
La mayyitan ma qadirun yatabaqqa sarmadi
Fa idha yaji' al-shudhdhadh fa-l-maut qad yantahi

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mr kipling
Look at the cow.
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#6
My vid just cut to the funish, so I only heard the first 2-3 minuites. Epic.
hoimhi0et0hm03oi
dead-fish
Professor Miseria Supremu
Join date: Jun 2006
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#7
B-b-b-b-b-b-bump!

Listening to their new album, Conqueror. This is some really good stuff. Perfect way to describe them in your first post, Chylde.
I'm loving the drummer. Very Sabbathy.
Dyer's Eve is awesome, and has an abnormally large penis, which doesn't act as any hinderance to his everyday life despite its freakishly large size.
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Phill-Rock
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#8


Love it.

Especially the classic doomy, hard rock thing they have going on.
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Kepulix
The Witchfinder
Join date: May 2006
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#9
This band owns so much, good thing you bumped this deady

I still havn't got Conqueror though....
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I... I should return to Arkham.


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Monkey_Bassist
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#10
Get it Keppy! I'm in love with their latest - I think I'll get the others as well now .
chylde_of_fire
Miserable git
Join date: Oct 2005
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#11
MAJOR NEWSAGE

The Gates Of Slumber To Issue "The Ice Worm's Lair" Limited Collector's 12" EP

The Gates Of Slumber will issue a brand new 12" vinyl EP, The Ice Worm's Lair, on July 5, 2008. Limited to 500 copies (300 aqua, 150 purple and 50 white), the EP features the track "Ice Worm" from their new album, Conqueror (due this month on Profound Lore / I Hate Records), as well as three non-album tracks exclusive to this release.

The b-sides include a new original track, "Something You Can Never Know," along with covers of the Iron Maiden classic "Fight of Icarus" and Dio's "Egypt (The Chains Are On)."

The Ice Worm's Lair features brand new cover artwork by Dave Quiggle. The 12" will be released by the band's own Slumbering Souls imprint in association with Superhero Artist Management And Productions, LLC.
La mayyitan ma qadirun yatabaqqa sarmadi
Fa idha yaji' al-shudhdhadh fa-l-maut qad yantahi

Raptoral judgement upon all our sins
This placid island of ignorance
dead-fish
Professor Miseria Supremu
Join date: Jun 2006
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#12
Eh, not a vinyl guy, but that Maiden cover could be interesting.
Dyer's Eve is awesome, and has an abnormally large penis, which doesn't act as any hinderance to his everyday life despite its freakishly large size.
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Monkey_Bassist
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#13
If I had a record player and was into collecting Vinyls, I would so buy that .
Kepulix
The Witchfinder
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#14
Would love to heard the Flight Of Icarus cover, that happens to be one of my fav IM tracks
I’m not the man I used to be, I... I can’t go back to Arkham.

I... I should return to Arkham.


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I have come home to Arkham.

Penisaur
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#15
Rape them and slay them, in the name of Allah!!!!

Conqueror freaken owns, I need more of this band, stat!
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dead-fish
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#16
BASTARD SONS OF ABRAHAM, WE HEED THE FATHER'S CALL!!!

I love how out of place that song sounds.
Dyer's Eve is awesome, and has an abnormally large penis, which doesn't act as any hinderance to his everyday life despite its freakishly large size.
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Penisaur
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#18
Quote by masterofmuppets
Bump.

****ing amazing band, Conqueror is absolutely mindblowingly good


HELL YES. Conqueror is one of my favorite doom albums I own. Actually, it's probably one of my favorite albums period!

Also, their new album is supposed to come out later this year, but I haven't heard much more than that. Can't freaking wait.
Matthew 5:5 - "Blessed are the meek: for they shall Beherit the earth."
Stranglehold
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#19
Conqueror > Suffer No Guilt. Although I do love Suffer No Guilt. God Wills It is their very own Cirith Ungol 20 minute smasher! The new album will definitely slay...... having trouble finding The Awakening though
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I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


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masterofmuppets
Too Drunk
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#20
Can't wait for the new album myself, it's gonna rule.

I know it's old news, but in case people didn't know...
"Well, it's official: after several months of talking to various labels we have signed with Rise Above Records... yes you read that right. Rise Above's final deal ended up being the best of all the offers that were on the table for us following Conqueror's success. Without going into the details it was the obvious choice, the fact that the label took such a personal interest in getting us on board was what sealed the deal.

Now, I realize that some of you are currently ****ting kittens over this. I wouldn't look to put too fine a point on this: it comes down to a few basic things: access to **** like tour support, etc. It's that simple.

Our next record is expected out in September and it's going to be titled Hymns of Blood and Thunder. We're just about 50% done with the record right now, Sanford Parker's going to be manning the board for us again."
Stranglehold
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#21
Cant wait. Hopefully theyl come back for another tour!
Quote by Ultraussie
I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


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burzum IS nazi. well, varg is.
Kepulix
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#22
Hopefully they'll come to Finland (but not until next year when I'm 18)
I’m not the man I used to be, I... I can’t go back to Arkham.

I... I should return to Arkham.


Among the churchyard’s mouldering stones I recognise a name – my own.
I have come home to Arkham.

Stranglehold
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#24
Haha what a sickener......Limerick had about 60 payers only, great buzz and great gig. Played some stuff off The Awakening, which Im ashamed not to own.
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I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


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masterofmuppets
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#25
THE GATES OF SLUMBER have completed work on their new studio album Hymns Of Blood & Thunder. The album is slated for release in North America on September 13th via Rise Above Records.

The band’s hotly anticipated new album, Hymns Of Blood & Thunder, drops on the heels of the brightest and busiest year in the respected power trio’s history; one that saw The Gates Of Slumber pack clubs during its first US headlining tour and land atop many year-end media polls with Conqueror, an album that was hailed as “a breath of fresh air within the doom / true metal underground.”

Recorded in Chicago’s Semaphore Studios with producer Sanford Parker (NACHTMYSTIUM, Pelican), The Gates Of Slumber unleashes its holy grail in the formidable Hymns of Blood & Thunder. A mighty document of both powerful songwriting and instrumental skull-crushing, the album is heavy and chillingly bleak; in an almost unrelenting way that hasn't been heard since Judas Priest's heyday (Sad Wings of Destiny, Sin After Sin, etc.). Displaying a powerful focus and direction and demonstrating a very compelling emotional range, The Gates Of Slumber have upped its levels of both technique and melody, resulting in an album that is at once frighteningly dark in its effect, tight in its grooves and unrivaled in its sheer power.

"Just prior to the band’s 2008 U.S. headlining tour, I started working on songs for the new record with the goal in mind that it had to be a step forward for us compositionally as well as production wise,” The Gates Of Slumber frontman / guitarist Karl Simon remarks. “I knew that I personally wanted to work on more integrated and composed solos to allow for different sides of me to come out - sides that are more influenced by Judas Priest and The Scorpions, rather than the flurries of hammer-ons that I owe to Tony Iommi and Wino. The songs are more aggressive, more riff-y this time, but they also retain the musical elements that we've explored over the last couple of records. Lyrically it's a continuation of our obsession with war, and death and the fantasy worlds where those things are all so common and cool."

Hymns of Blood & Thunder is a sinister, muscular collection that ties the disparate strands of the band’s style together while jacking the adrenaline rush up to previously undreamed-of levels. The group is at the absolute peak of its powers in terms of technical execution and the result is a hard, driving sound that is faster and louder. From the moment the album’s battering-ram sound kicks in all the way through to its ominous title track closer, the group’s fourth full length rocks with a classic heavy-metal vengeance and a hooky, driving momentum that's usually absent in metal's doomy end. Like it or not, heavy metal is here, there and everywhere and The Gates Of Slumber scores a headbanger's bull's-eye with Hymns of Blood & Thunder.

"I started working on Hymns of Blood & Thunder almost immediately after the Conqueror sessions,” Simon continues. “From the first moment I began work on the music for this record, I knew that it was going to surpass everything on Conqueror; and it has. Each of the songs travels through its own movement. In place of "the epic song" or "the fast song" each of these tracks takes its turn being that: 'Chaos Calling' is fast, but in the bridging mid-section you will be surprised by the feel change. 'Beneath The Eye Of Mars' is a grinding death march, until we invoke the deep influence of classic '70's metal in the song’s “pause before the final fall”. The album has its lush surprises as well. We've grown, and being true to that are not forgetting all that we have learned."

The final track listing for Hymns of Blood & Thunder is as follows:

'Chaos Calling'
'Death Dealer'
'Beneath The Eyes Of Mars'
'The Doom Of Aceldama'
'Age Of Sorrow'
'The Bringer of War'
'Descent Into Madness'
'Iron Hammer'
'The Mist In The Mourning'
'Blood And Thunder'


**** yeah!
Penisaur
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#26
^ Awesome!

I must say this is probably my most anticipated album of '09. Though I must admit that I'm skeptical that they can outdo Conqueror which I feel is nearly a perfect doom album. Regardless, this album is going to kick ass and no doubt end up being one of the bests of the year imho.
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Stranglehold
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#27
^^ I was just about to copy and paste that off metalireland! This album is gonna slay.
Quote by Ultraussie
I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


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burzum IS nazi. well, varg is.
dead-fish
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#29
New albums that I am highly anticipating just keep on popping.

I predict awesome.
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Stranglehold
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#31
'On the way home I threw in Death Magnetic to stay awake'

Thats where he went wrong.
Quote by Ultraussie
I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


Quote by Ingested
burzum IS nazi. well, varg is.
Kepulix
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#32
Seems like these guys are kinda following Grand Magus (i.e. moving closer to good ol' heavy metal), should be awesome
I’m not the man I used to be, I... I can’t go back to Arkham.

I... I should return to Arkham.


Among the churchyard’s mouldering stones I recognise a name – my own.
I have come home to Arkham.

Stranglehold
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#33
Yeah, Conqueror wasnt really straight-up doom, it had lots of excellent heavy metal moments. Hope they continue in the heavy metal vein, some serious headbanging material there.
Quote by Ultraussie
I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


Quote by Ingested
burzum IS nazi. well, varg is.
Stranglehold
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#35
^ Love that song. Suffer No Guilt is one of those albums I come back to only when I have time on my hands, for some reason I always feel the need to listen to it the whole way through.
Quote by Ultraussie
I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


Quote by Ingested
burzum IS nazi. well, varg is.
SeveredSurvival
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#36
I just figured out their coming here in two days?
Should I go?
I drink your milkshake.
Stranglehold
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#37
Yes defintely!! Great live band.
Quote by Ultraussie
I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


Quote by Ingested
burzum IS nazi. well, varg is.
SeveredSurvival
Worship the riff
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#38
Strangle I can always trust your word.



What album should I listen to get me started?
I drink your milkshake.
Stranglehold
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#39
Start with Conqueror, their finest hour. Check out this song from it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOY8JvItYDA
Quote by Ultraussie
I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


Quote by Ingested
burzum IS nazi. well, varg is.
SeveredSurvival
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#40
Man that was so badass. I have to go see them.
I drink your milkshake.