Week In Retrospect - Sunday 17. August 2008

Posted by PP on 18/08/08

Time for our weekly Sunday summary, which like last week is technically being posted on a Monday, considering it's already past midnight here in Denmark. Pretty eventful week though with loads of album reviews, a few gig reviews and of course our Wacken 2008 main article.


Newsticker:

British hardcore punkers Gallows announced they were going to release their sophomore record in February to the delight of all who've ever seen these guys live. Question remains if they can pull it off, though, which is roughly the same atmosphere when waiting for the new Metallica release to land on September 12th - anxious, but hopeful at the same time. Their new song seems ok without being anything special. Moving a bit further away, Sonic Syndicate, Senses Fail and I Am Ghost all announced new albums for October, while oldschoolers Sepultura and Mudvayne are both set for a November release date.


In the new song/stream department, Lagwagon, The Haunted, Trivium, Dance Gavin Dance, and All That Remains all posted new songs to their Myspace pages, while The Academy Is... posted a full album stream on Muchmusic.com.


To everyone's delight, The Dillinger Escape Plan has already commenced writing a follow up to "Ire Works", and not so much delight in Circa Survive dropping from Equal Vision Records. They're rumoured to join a major label, and we all know how that story ends. Lets counter that with some happy news, Less Than Jake and My Morning Jacket namely announced dates in DK later this year, while Death Cab For Cutie and The Warriors announced European runs as well. All dates can of course be found in our tour dates section.


Don't forget that we are now open for applications!


Features:

Wacken Open Air 2008


Gig Reviews:

Cavalera Conspiracy @ San Francisco

Converge @ Copenhagen

Intohimo @ Copenhagen


Album Reviews: (in order of date added)

Disturbed - Indestructible [6]

Wrong Side Of Vegas - Catching The Vibe EP [6½]

Amberian Dawn - River Of Tuoni [8½]

Akphaezya - Anthology II [5]

Trigger The Bloodshed - Purgation [7½]

Early Grave - Tomorrow I Am You [5½]

Trusted Few - Futatsu EP [7½]

A Placed Called Here - A Placed Called Here (demo) [8]

Lagwagon - I Think My Older Brother Used To Listen To Lagwagon EP [8]

Hit The Lights - Skip School, Start Fights [8]

Circus Circus - Brooklyn Nightlife [9]

Knights Of The Abyss - Shades [7]

Kessler - I Know Your Voice [5]

Backyard Babies - Backyard Babies [7]

Fuck The Facts - Disgorge, Mexico [7]

Less Than Jake - GNV FLA [8½]

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