Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Time to up the support for Nevermore.

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Blabbermouth is reporting a release date for the new Nevermore cd "The Obsidian Conspiracy" to be June 8th. Finally after 5 years a new album is coming out and not a moment to soon.More on this after the jump.

This band above most others really needs to be supported.Most of their career has been slogging through tepid metal sales through the 90's and it wasn't until the millenium did they finally start developing a following.The last 5 years has been filled with solo albums and rotating rythmn guitar players but hopefully all of that time away will produce a great album even by Nevermore's standards.

For those not familiar with them they are a hard band to peg down if you care about genre labels. They mix thrash with progressive and sometimes a touch of power metal of the dark kind all with clean vocals. I'm not talking Blind Guardian stuff with wizards and Middle Earth but of a socio political nature and some metaphysical and supernatural elements. Basically one of the most interesting and truly "heavy" metal bands I've ever run across. I can't really describe them so here is some vids of my favorite tracks to give an idea.







I swear if this new album does not sell at least 10k in it's opening week there is no hope for the U.S. market for metal bands. They're heavy, they're technical,follow no trends,and they're intelligent. If these elements are not enough to finally get them to the next level it's time to move to Sweden I guess.

Go to Nevermore's Myspace page to hear more tunes.

3 comments:

Martin said...

YES!!! It's about time guys! Nevermore is one of the best metal bands of all time. They are huge in Europe, but can't seem to gather enough support at home in the States. I hope this new one puts them over the top here, cuz they deserve it. NEVEMORE!!!

Draeden Wren said...

Oops.. So, anyways.. I kinda like Blind Guardian.. :)

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