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The Analysis of Sentiment Suggests that PMs Are Likely to Shine Once Again

October 22, 2009

This essay is based on the Premium Update posted on June 20th, 2009

In my previous Premium Update I have emphasized the meaning of sentiment and how one can analyze it to gain advantage over other market participants. I have received very positive feedback after posting it, so I decided to include a part of this week’s update dedicated to sentiment also into the publicly available free commentary.

Last wee I mentioned two common indicators that can help gauge sentiment: the S&P Energy Sector Bullish Percent Index and Gold Miners Bullish Percent Index. From our point of view, as precious metals investors, it is the Gold Miners Bullish Percent Index that is particularly interesting. Charts are courtesy of stockcharts.com.

Gold Miners Bullish Percent Index

The Gold Miners Bullish Percent Index is a market breadth/momentum indicator and is calculated by dividing two numbers: the amount of gold stocks on the buy signal (according to the point and figure chart which emphasizes strong moves while ignoring small ones) and the amount of all the gold stocks in the sector. If every gold stock is rising, then the value of the index will be at 100%, which raises a red flag, as everyone interested in the market is already in, and the top will soon emerge. If we’re looking at sentiment, substantial momentum usually corresponds to investors eager to jump in at quickly rising prices because they believe prices will continue much higher and are afraid of being left behind.

If we said that at 100% the indicator shows overbought conditions, then you can see on the above chart that at the current 70% level the indicator is not extremely overbought, nor is it oversold. The Gold Miners Bullish Percent Index is no longer signaling that lower prices are to be expected, which was the case several weeks ago. Since the value of the index does not need to be at the oversold levels for a local bottom to form (still it is helpful in timing the major bottoms), we might need to look for additional tools to help us.

If you look closely you will notice two such additional tools in the above chart. The RSI (Relative Strength Index) is a technical momentum indicator that compares the magnitude of recent gains to recent losses in an attempt to determine overbought and oversold conditions.

The RSI also ranges from 0 to 100 with an asset deemed to be overbought once the RSI approaches the 70 level, meaning that it may be getting overvalued and is a good candidate for a pullback. Likewise, if the RSI approaches 30, it is an indication that the asset may be getting oversold and likely to become undervalued. If you look at the RSI indicator in the above chart, you can clearly see that it in fact just touched the 30 mark.

Another indicator on this chart is the Williams %R, also a momentum indicator that is especially popular for measuring overbought and oversold levels. Named for its developer, Larry Williams, the scale ranges from 0 to -100 with readings from 0 to -20 considered overbought, and readings from -80 to -100 considered oversold. What I find particularly interesting here, is that the %R indicator has signaled a “temporary oversold” territory only once in 2009 – and that corresponded to the long-term buying point (also signaled by the SP Gold Bottom Indicator), and a powerful rally. The last time the %R indicator for Gold miners Bullish Percent index hit the 100 level was on April 17th when gold closed at $869. A powerful rally followed which took gold to $989 in about six weeks. The same signal has just appeared in the recent days with the Williams %R at 80, which suggests that we will see PMs higher in the not too distant future.

Please keep in mind that none of this is a “sure bet” that we will immediately go higher – there are no certainties in any market. However, in my opinion this scenario is likely and it seems that it will be profitable to bet on higher precious metals and mining stocks prices and to position yourself accordingly.

Moving on to the technical analysis of the precious metals sector, I will begin with the gold chart.

Gold

Gold Chart

The above chart suggests that the bottom might be already in place, as the support levels have been reached. The 50% Fibonacci retracement level is particularly important here, as gold often corrects 38.2%, 50%, or 61.8% of the preceding rally, before moving higher. The bottom materialized precisely in middle of the predicted area, and it has been confirmed by the “buy” signal from the stochastic indicator.

The latter is a momentum indicator that shows the location of the current close relative to the high/low range over a set number of periods. Closing levels that are consistently near the top of the range indicate buying pressure and those near the bottom of the range show selling pressure. It has crossed its moving average (red slope) and is now moving higher. This meant higher gold prices in the past, so it is likely to be the case also now. Please note that during the previous several months, each time such a signal corresponded to a local bottom in gold.

One more test of this week’s low is not out of the question, but I don’t view such a drop as highly probable.

Silver

Silver Chart

Silver has also moved to the levels mentioned last week. The Fibonacci levels are similar to what happened in March. The action in the stochastic indicator suggests that we may in fact see a double bottom here. However, please remember that technical signals on the silver market are less meaningful than in other markets.

Additionally, please note that the March bottom took place on very high volume. The Monday low when the SLV ETF closed at 13.83 also was characterized by very high volume, which suggests that this bottom was a significant one. While it’s true that history does not always repeat itself, it does so frequently enough to use this principle in one’s trading.

Summary

Precious metals have declined this week, as indicated in the previous Premium Update. The sector has been falling for 3 consecutive weeks, since the beginning of June, and that alone suggests that at least a breather is to be expected. Still, there are many factors that suggest that a bottom has already been put this week. While this may turn out to be the first bottom, of the double-bottom formation, this is not very likely. Obviously, it can happen, but if it does, it likely will be a temporary phenomenon. I will be monitoring markets closely and report to my Subscribers.

To make sure that you get immediate access to my thoughts on the market, including information not available publicly, I urge you to sign up for my free e-mail list. Sign up today and you’ll also get free, 7-day access to the Premium Sections on my website, including valuable tools and charts dedicated to serious PM Investors and Speculators. It’s free and you may unsubscribe at any time.

P. Radomski
Editor
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Interested in increasing your profits in the PM sector? Want to know which stocks to buy? Would you like to improve your risk/reward ratio?

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Apart from weekly Premium Updates and quick Market Alerts, members of the Sunshine Profits? Premium Service gain access to Charts, Tools and Key Principles sections. Click the following link to find out how many benefits this means to you. Naturally, you may browse the sample version and easily sing-up for a free trial to see if the Premium Service meets your expectations.

All essays, research and information found above represent analyses and opinions of Mr. Radomski and Sunshine Profits’ associates only. As such, it may prove wrong and be a subject to change without notice. Opinions and analyses were based on data available to authors of respective essays at the time of writing. Although the information provided above is based on careful research and sources that are believed to be accurate, Mr. Radomski and his associates do not guarantee the accuracy or thoroughness of the data or information reported. The opinions published above belong to Mr. Radomski or respective associates and are neither an offer nor a recommendation to purchase or sell securities. Mr. Radomski is not a Registered Securities Advisor. Mr. Radomski does not recommend services, products, business or investment in any company mentioned in any of his essays or reports. Materials published above have been prepared for your private use and their sole purpose is to educate readers about various investments.

By reading Mr. Radomski’s essays or reports you fully agree that he will not be held responsible or liable for any decisions you make regarding any information provided in these essays or reports. Investing, trading and speculation in any financial markets may involve high risk of loss. We strongly advise that you consult a certified investment advisor and we encourage you to do your own research before making any investment decision. Mr. Radomski, Sunshine Profits’ employees and affiliates as well as members of their families may have a short or long position in any securities, including those mentioned in any of the reports or essays, and may make additional purchases and/or sales of those securities without notice.

Przemyslaw Radomski is the founder, owner and the main editor of www.SunshineProfits.com. Being passionately curious about the market?s behavior he uses his statistical and financial background to question the common views and profit on the misconceptions. ?Don?t fight the emotionality on the market ? take advantage of it!? is one of his favorite mottos. His time is divided mainly to analyzing various markets with emphasis on the precious metals, managing his own portfolio, writing commentaries, essays and developing financial software. Most of the time he?s got left is spent on reading everything he can about the markets, psychology, philosophy and statistics.

Mr. Radomski has started investigating the markets for his private use well before starting his professional career. He used to work as an informatics consultant, but this time-consuming profession left him little time for his true passion ? the interdisciplinary market analysis. Establishing www.sunshineprofits.com gave him the opportunity to put his thoughts, ideas, and experience into form available to other investors.

Wedding Bands – For Perfect Harmony

October 22, 2009

So do you want to wrap it up with a proper wedding? All the proposing is over and the accepting too. It’s high time we got down to business and make things official.

Apart from the vows, there’s hardly anything which stands for the act of making it official other than the grandiose from the wedding bands. The rings out this wedding would be worn by the bride and the groom for the rest of their life. Hence it is very important that the to-be husband and wife both purchase themselves a band which both of them personally like.

Both the bride as well as the groom liking the band is very important. Wedding is an institution involving two parties and hence it is very important that both parties agree similar to how essential it is for the husband and wife to be to like their rings which they would be wearing for the rest of their lives.

Wedding bands have a lot of varieties in them , from what material they are made of. However the most popular amongst them still being the 14 Karat white and Yello Gold. It is interesting to note that a 14 karat gold wedding band is not made of pure gold but mixed along with an alloy of gold and elements such as silver and copper.

The bands also are made from platinum and silver. Platinum is obviously heavier than gold and also is the most valuable of all metals. It would make a very beautiful wedding ring with stunning white metal which shines after it has been polished.

However silver is not as superior in quality and the metal is very soft too. Hencesilver bands are prone to damage as well as discoloration. Since they are not very expensive they would suit a budget wedding.

Other features that go into deciding the wedding band are the thickness, what kind of design or plain, etc.

Generally the woman’s band is smaller. It is better if couple visited a number of stores before buying so that they would get an idea of pricing also after which they could compare prices.

If the couple chose to have engravings on their ring, they should take extra care in chosing and getting it engraved because these last forever on the rings and bands.

Most of the couples today as usual chose to have their initials or the starting letters of their names to be engraved on their rings while others want symbols and star signs or pictures depicting their devotion and love to each other. Engravings are very aesthetic and artistic things, because they give more meaning and speciality to the rings.

As an alternative to couples going shop by shop searching for rings at viable costs, they can ask already married couples to suggest a few names of shops where wedding bands of one’s dream can be acquired.

If a ready-made ring cannot be found suitable for the couple, people can always have them made to order. That way it is much more personal and the bride and the groom can actually suggest very intricate designs to be engraved as well as designs which are not mass made can be obtained in the rings which would make it even more special. The rings are also less expensive than the ones which are bought from show-rooms.

But at the end of the day marriage is not all about the rings, and hence couples should not make a fuss about the whole process of selecting the rings. Rather things should be taken in lighter spirit and should enjoy all these times before the marriage.

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Unsigned Bands Reviews And Unsigned Bands Are Now Finding Across The Internet To Promote Market

October 21, 2009

An unsigned band is a band that has not been signed to a record label. Bands that release their own material on self-published CDs can also be considered unsigned bands. Often unsigned bands primarily exist to perform at concerts. In more recent years, the internet has helped promote the music of unsigned bands.

Myspacedotcom is an entirely new promotional platform for coming forth artists, offering the most complete online musical experience available anywhere. Myspacedotcom provides its member artists with a personal home page, streaming audio and video, tour calendar, photo gallery, email list management, a custom online storefront from which to sell physical and digital merchandise, and more. For fans and industry professionals, the Myspacedotcom provides an open forum in which to discover new music and network with other supporters of independent artists.

Myspacedotcom is dedicated to providing independent Artists from solo, trio to bands, the best outlet possible to be heard globally on the Internet. Just as important is our goal to provide you, the Artists, with a new revenue and distribution model for your music. Unsigned.com is dedicated to providing independent Artists from solo, trio to bands, the best outlet possible to be heard globally on the Internet. Just as important is our goal to provide you, the Artists, with a new revenue and distribution model for your music.

Myspacedotcom is an online entertainment media company that is committed to being the best source of information to discover unsigned artists. Our dynamic team of independent music junkies, from around the world, have an ear for the underground and new exciting sounds. We are always listening for fresh sounds, bands or artists that really have the potential to become something big. We have developed this website with you in mind.

We want to provide a platform for coming forth artists and give them the tools and opportunities to help them on their musical journey. It doesn’t matter if they’re a serious career-musician looking for a record deal, or if they’re taking their first steps into music. We’re here to bridge the gap between the wider world and the band in the garage. Or the singer-songwriter in the shed with a guitar. It’s all good. Myspacedotcom is here to help all artists from all genres.

Unsigned Bands are now finding many resources across the Internet to promote market and sell their music almost free of charge. Unsigned charts are now being promoted on almost all the underground music site’s and this year has seen many of the domain owners spending large amounts of money on developing these charts to bring bands to them. A number of these are now additionally registered with the official charts.

Myspacedotcom became a leading online destination for music industry experts and casual fans alike, featuring thousands of free music videos and downloads. Myspacedotcom.com is a king of all unsigned music websites. Myspacedotcom has been responsible for promoting hundreds of musicians all around the world, and making many of them famous. The website Author & Owner provides full reviews on all musicians who join the website. The resources and passion is here, providing you with a fully automated website store, no contract music promotions agency, inclusions into the download chart and massive exposure to all who view Myspacedotcom.com, from leading A & R executives to thousands of record labels.

If you are an independent record label, musician or music oriented website, contact us direct for our media kit if you are interested in advertising on The Myspacedotcom. We offer both advertising on the site as well as sponsorship on the podcast and packages that combine both for a cost effective way for you to reach enthusiastic music fans but we never let our advertising debase the site or dictate what we do so let?s talk and see what we can work out.

Myspacedotcom have launched its online charts of unsigned bands. Myspacedotcom provides unsigned band reviews and information to many publications throughout the UK and to online sites throughout the World. Unsigned Bands are now finding many resources across the Internet to promote market.

Is the Correction in Gold and Silver Over Is This Just a Beginning?

October 21, 2009

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This essay is based on the Premium Update posted on June 6th, 2009

This week we have seen precious metals and mining stocks peak, just as I’ve indicated in the previous Premium Update. In the summary of last week’s update I wrote that “Although prices of gold, silver and mining stocks are reaching their own resistance levels, such a correction will most likely be caused by some kind of catalyst, probably a strong move in the U.S. Dollar, or in the general stock market”. It turned out that the catalyst was in fact the U.S. Dollar, however I will get back to this issue later in this update.

I will start explaining my opinion on the current situation on the precious metals market, by covering one of our indicators (from the Charts section). It has been particularly useful in determining bottoms during the big comeback of the precious metals sector (approximately since October 2008). The SP Short Term Gold Stock Bottom Indicator has signaled virtually every important local bottom in the previous 8 months, and thus it is definitely worth including in this update. Please take a look at the chart below for details.

SP Short Term Gold Stock Bottom Indicator

For those of you, who are not yet familiar with our Charts section – the buy signal is given, when indicator is below the dashed line and starts to rise (when value of the indicator has been falling for 3 consecutive days and then the next day is higher). It is based on data from more than one market (it’s much more complex than ratios), so it really is available on our website on an exclusive basis.

It was at the end of March 2009 when this indicator flashed the last “buy” signal. The reason that I mention this indicator today is not because of what it has just signaled, but because of the fact that it did NOT signal anything so far, and this situation is likely to change in the near future. Naturally, just as this indicator’s name suggests, I have designed it to help us determine particularly favorable moments to add to our long- and/or close/limit short positions in PM stocks. Since this indicator’s performance has been so impressive in the recent months, it makes sense to take a closer look at the way it works.

As I mentioned above, the first condition that needs to be met in order for this indicator to signal a speculative buying opportunity is that it needs to be below the dashed line. This line corresponds to the 0% level in the right vertical axis. Once the indicator goes below the dashed line, it will flash “buy” as soon as it turns up. Right now we have just seen this indicator break below the 0% level, so the “buy signal” is rather near. Of course, it may continue to fall for an additional week or two, but the history shows that it turns up rather quickly after going below the dashed line.

The implication of the above analysis for anyone interested in PM stocks is that we may soon have a favorable buying opportunity, as this indicator turns up. Naturally, many factors need to be considered (definitely more than one indicator), but given the extraordinary performance of this particular technique, one should not ignore it.

Similar thing can be said about physical metals, as they usually move together with the mining stocks (usually lagging behind them, but there are many exceptions from this general rule). In other words – gold and silver are positively correlated with mining stocks.

USD Index

Last week I mentioned that USD Index is in the oversold territory and bound for a quick bounce. This week that pullback materialized.

USD Index - Weekly Perspective

USD Index briefly touched the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level and bounced. The question here is whether this was the ultimate bottom (unlikely in my view), a correction that is already completed (more likely), or the beginning of a several-week correction (even more likely).

For more detailed signals we need to consider a short term chart.

USD Index - Daily Perspective

The short-term chart gives us additional resistance levels that might stop this rally, but none of them provides one decisive resistance level. Rallies that begin with a fake breakout or fake breakout tend to be stronger than those, who begin in a different way, so I expect this rally to continue in the following days. It’s too early to say where exactly this rally will end, but nonetheless I’ve marked the most probable topping area with a red ellipse. This corresponds to approximately 82-83 level.

In sum, the USD Index appears to have put a local bottom. It is too early to say where and when this rally may end, but short-term factors suggest that it will go above the 82 level. Analysis of USD Index from a long-term perspective provides us with additional details, but that part of my commentary is reserved for Premium Service Members.

Gold

Gold

This week gold has moved lower along with rise in the value of USD Index. As I mentioned above, U.S. Dollar is likely to move higher in the following days/weeks, we may see gold move even lower on a short-term basis. This is confirmed by the high, negative correlation between USD and gold, and the way volume shaped during the previous week.

If you looked at the volume from a broad perspective, you would not see anything extraordinary – the average value of volume has been neither exceptionally high, nor low. However, once you consider details, the outlook becomes rather bearish in the short term. The point here is that volume has been declining while gold has been rising and it rose along with declining gold price. Volume usually confirms the direction in which the market is headed, and this time it points to lower prices in coming days. Naturally, a day or two of pause are possible (and also quite likely), as gold is currently just at its support level, but still – it is likely that gold will move lower in the short term.

Silver

Similar analysis can be applied also to the silver market

Silver

As mentioned above, from the short term point of view, the situation on the silver market is currently similar to the one on the gold market. Moreover, the volume gives much clearer signals, as the difference between days when price of silver rose and days when it fell, is even more evident. Therefore, the silver market may also experience a correction from here.

Summary

The USD Index has just bounced after having declined for a month, which lead to lower values throughout the whole PM sector. Taking into account dollar’s previous correction and the technical situation in gold, silver, and mining stocks, we may expect this correction to continue for the next few days/weeks. Once this “breather” is complete, we will probably have a favorable buying opportunity, which will most likely be confirmed by indicators from our Charts section.

Naturally, long-term situation still remains bullish for the whole PM sector, as the fundamentals are favorable.

To make sure that you get immediate access to my thoughts on the market, including information not available publicly, I urge you to sign up for my free e mail list. Sign up today and you’ll also get free, 7-day access to the Premium Sections on my website, including valuable tools and charts dedicated to serious PM investors and speculators. It’s free and you may unsubscribe at any time.

P. Radomski
Editor
Sunshine Profits

Interested in increasing your profits in the PM sector? Want to know which stocks to buy? Would you like to improve your risk/reward ratio?

Sunshine Profits provides professional support for precious metals Investors and Traders.

Apart from weekly Premium Updates and quick Market Alerts, members of the Sunshine Profits? Premium Service gain access to Charts, Tools and Key Principles sections. Click the following link to find out how many benefits this means to you. Naturally, you may browse the sample version and easily sing-up for a free trial to see if the Premium Service meets your expectations.

All essays, research and information found above represent analyses and opinions of Mr. Radomski and Sunshine Profits’ associates only. As such, it may prove wrong and be a subject to change without notice. Opinions and analyses were based on data available to authors of respective essays at the time of writing. Although the information provided above is based on careful research and sources that are believed to be accurate, Mr. Radomski and his associates do not guarantee the accuracy or thoroughness of the data or information reported. The opinions published above belong to Mr. Radomski or respective associates and are neither an offer nor a recommendation to purchase or sell securities. Mr. Radomski is not a Registered Securities Advisor. Mr. Radomski does not recommend services, products, business or investment in any company mentioned in any of his essays or reports. Materials published above have been prepared for your private use and their sole purpose is to educate readers about various investments.

By reading Mr. Radomski’s essays or reports you fully agree that he will not be held responsible or liable for any decisions you make regarding any information provided in these essays or reports. Investing, trading and speculation in any financial markets may involve high risk of loss. We strongly advise that you consult a certified investment advisor and we encourage you to do your own research before making any investment decision. Mr. Radomski, Sunshine Profits’ employees and affiliates as well as members of their families may have a short or long position in any securities, including those mentioned in any of the reports or essays, and may make additional purchases and/or sales of those securities without notice.

Przemyslaw Radomski is the founder, owner and the main editor of www.SunshineProfits.com. Being passionately curious about the market?s behavior he uses his statistical and financial background to question the common views and profit on the misconceptions. ?Don?t fight the emotionality on the market ? take advantage of it!? is one of his favorite mottos. His time is divided mainly to analyzing various markets with emphasis on the precious metals, managing his own portfolio, writing commentaries, essays and developing financial software. Most of the time he?s got left is spent on reading everything he can about the markets, psychology, philosophy and statistics.

Mr. Radomski has started investigating the markets for his private use well before starting his professional career. He used to work as an informatics consultant, but this time-consuming profession left him little time for his true passion ? the interdisciplinary market analysis. Establishing www.SunshineProfits.com gave him the opportunity to put his thoughts, ideas, and experience into form available to other investors.

Slipknot – the Ultimate in Heavy Metal

October 20, 2009

Slipknot, the ubiquitous heavy metal band based in Iowa, United States, is often referred to as the ultimate in Heavy Metal. The themes of its songs also carry the signature of the unique band. It is usually anger and negative emotions that are depicted in the songs. These songs let its fans give vent to their negative emotions in a harmless manner.

The band consists of nine heavy metal pieces played by masters of the art. The live concerts of the band are known to be intoxicating as well as enthralling at the same time. The music suits mostly the young hearts of our times. The first album released under the name Mate.Feed.Kill.Repeat sounded the bugle for the band in 1996. It became an instant success due to its varied themes and music style. People had not heard of such a combination before.

However, it was the second album titled Slipknot that gave the present visibility to this band. The album, recorded in 1999, was marketed through Roadrunner Records which helped a great deal in increasing sales volumes. It is pertinent to mention here that the album reached two-time platinum status in no time. The third album, Iowa, released in 2001 wass also a big hit. This was followed in 2004 by a platinum record named Vol 3 (The Sublimal Verses) which set the sales chart on fire. The next and the last recording of the band was the Slipknot album 9.0 Live released in 2005 which has songs which reached the top charts of rock music at that time.

The band has not brought out any albums since the year 2005, but they are in the workshop to produce another one in 2008. The huge gaps between different releases are ample testimonies to the hard work and planning that goes into the production of Slipknot albums. We live in an age where companies churn out records two for a dime, but Slipknot definitely does not belong to that group.

Slipknot songs are thorough entertainers. Some people may say that the themes are too dark and the music, too heavy. The album, which is to be released in 2008, promises to be a chart topper.

The second album of the band, Iowa, catapulted the band into unknown heights and was a Grammy nominee in 2002. The band is not afraid to experiment with music styles and song structure. The solo, ‘Before I Forget it’ won a Grammy for best Metal Performance in 2006.

Considering the prowess of the band in bringing out unique music and its association with Roadrunner Records, the next offering from the band is expected to be a big hit and fans are waiting with bated breath for the big moment.

If you want to know more about slipknot or if you are looking for slipknot albums then you must visit RoadRunnerRecords.com.

How Do I Sing Hard Rock/metal (distorted) Vocals Without Hurting My Voice?

October 19, 2009

What Are The Best Metal Bands Or Hard Rock Bands That Don’t Scream Very Much?

October 18, 2009

Bands like Avenged sevenfold, Bullet for my valentine, or desturbed

Du Hast, By Rammstein – Song Review

October 18, 2009

In 1997, Rammstein released “Du Hast” from the album “Sehnsucht”. And it was the moment that most people became Rammstein fans discovering the militant sound of German Tanz-metal. Being one of Rammstein’s smash hits, “Du Hast” was included in the soundtrack of “The Matrix” and enjoyed heavy airplay on MTV.

Trivium – the King of Heavy Metal

October 17, 2009

This is the age of heavy metal with more and more people getting hooked to this kind of music. Several premier bands have played their roles in making heavy metal a resounding success. The role of Trivium, an Orlando based band in this evolution is no less than others. The band, conceived in the year 2000, is often called as the king of heavy metal, and has released four albums, ten solos and eleven music videos so far. The marketing of all the records and videos is done by Roadrunner Records. The band, to its credit, has performed at all best known music festivals like the Ozzfest.

The last few years saw Trivium band gaining increased acceptance. The band so often plays in school fests and live concerts. This speaks volumes about the band’s acceptance among the youthful. Trivium music captivates the listeners instantly and sends them into ecstasy as the show goes on. The music tracks and videos brought out by the band in conjunction with Roadrunner Records are nothing less than exhilarating and awe inspiring.

The first recording of the band was a demo record in 2003. However, it was the second record titled Ascendancy which set the real course of the band. Ascendancy was recorded in 2004 and released the next year. Wonderfully, the album got into the Billboard 200 and the Top Heatseekers chart, which prompted a well known music reviewer, Johny Loftus say, “Trivium are a ridiculously tight quartet, unleashing thrilling dual guitar passages and pummeling kick drum gallops as surely as they do melodic breaks and vicious throat screeds”. Music magazines started praising the perfectly planned beats, the thunderous bass and the enlivening lead guitars of the band.

The band toured extensively with this album and played at many important stages like Download Festival. The album was re-released in 2006 with the addition of four more tracks. The next album, the fourth one, is the Shogun, which was produced in October 2008. New ideas and styles have been incorporated in this album. With the addition of more thrash elements, screaming and raprots, the album promises to be a pathbreaker. The album has so far reached the top twenty position in UK Albums chart and the number one position in UK Rock charts. It has entered the Billboard 200 too.

The ten solos produced by Trivia band also reached great heights. They include, Dying in your Arms, Throes of Perdition, Into the Mouth of Hell we March, Kirisute Gomen, Down from the Sky, Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr, The Rising, Anthe and, Blinding Tears will Break the skies. With more to come, the band is set to sent heartbeats soaring and breathing heavier in the days to come.

To know more about trivium the band and to hear all the trivium music you may visit RoadRunnerRecords.com.

40 More Bands You’ve Never Heard Of But Should

October 15, 2009

Flyleaf

American heavy rock band with female lead

Jumpers Knee

Indie-electro-rock band from Glasgow. Clever electric beat-mixes coupled with danceable tunes

5ive

From Boston, USA, experimental rock band with heavy use of instrumentals

Miss The Occupier

Glasgow indie-punk band, honest-sounding female lead

Rosalita

English fast-paced indie band, uses synthesisers and good multi-vocals

The Anomalies

Hereford-based ‘new rap’ rock group. Very original and catchy

Rumspringa

Steady pop-like band from LA. Like Cold War Kids but slower.

The Bloodsugars

Quirky NY band, does clever covers with good dancy backbeat

The Fazed

“in a daze”-sounding band from Leicester, repetitive guitaring with effortless vocals

Little Boots

One-to-watch for 2009, disco-pop mixed with dance

Porcelain and the Tramps

Hard rock swirled with industrial electronica from Detriot, USA. Female lead with full-powered vocals

Soho Dolls

Simple electric pop with funky pauses and changes in tune.

Sufjan Stevens

Happy go lucky male from USA, easy and slow with piano accompaniment

Uh Huh Her

Actress Leisha Harvey makes up one half of this rocking electric-pop duo.

The Weakerthans

Indie band from USA, their track “Aside”  featured in film Wedding Crashers

Young Love

Rocking-beat band from NY, alike to, and supported, Academy Is

Marnie Stern

Obscurely progressive indie-pop artist with influential drumming and quirky beats

Beat Union

Punk-rock male band from Birmingham. Debut album out in Japan

Cocteau Twins

From Grangemouth, Scotland. Sometimes-Christmassy trio with easy-listening vocals and and epic-sound.

Collective Soul

Featured on the ‘Twilight’ soundtrack. Pure-of-heart classic-rock/pop band from Atlanta, Georgia.

Giant Drag

Female artist from LA. Uses weird lyrics and usually-constant musical backing

Camera Obscura

Upbeat classic indie band  with ingenious lyrics and warming female vocals

Hollywood Undead

Band made of a third rock, third hip hop, and third metal. Slightly distorted vocals, easily make a crowd rowdy. From LA, USA.

Voluntary Butler Scheme

Lounge/house music-makers from Stourbridge. Simplistic and seemingly-meaningless vocals

My Dying Bride

UK version of Rammstein. Gothic death metal, medium speed

Johnny Foreigner

Small, quirky, random three-some from Birmingham. Jamming sound with very original and easily recogniseable vocals.

Fastlane

Typical emo-pop-indie band, sounds like the younger brother of New Found Glory

Midget and Giant

Acoustic duo from the UK. Low vocals with plucky guitaring and a slow pace.

Surfact

Metal band from Denmark. Starts slow but gets faster. Think Nickelback mixed with Switchfoot.

Ejectorseat

Electric indie band from Derby. Conjures images of manga and retro computer games. Had radio play from Steve Lamacq and Jonathan Ross.

Linchpin

Hotly tipped by Kerrang, kid emo band from London. Despite being in the emo category, can be generically liked.

Your New Escape Plan

Mix of Placebo and Angels and Airwaves with a slower pace. From England.

Janet and the Boowalks

Melodramatic acousticy pop by a group of upbeat females.

We Were Promised Jetpacks

Set for stardom Glasgow foursome. Arctic-Monkeys x Futureheads indie band signed to FatCat Records

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