The final track listing for the Woods of Ypres tribute album "A Heart of Gold: A Tribute to Woods of Ypres" has been revealed! It was posted onto the project's Facebook page & group on October 5th, and confirms that it will be a two disc set, though not in chronological release order so the songs flow better. The set will feature 19 Woods of Ypres covers from 19 talented acts, though four songs have been removed from the previous track listing that was available, including "Your Ontario Town Is A Burial Ground" by Unbowed, "The Northern Cold" by Deathmarch, and "You Were The Light" by Svarte Krake. Disappointing that those songs won't be on the album, especially "Your Ontario Town...", but hopefully we'll hear them in some form in the future, even if not on the tribute! The other removed track is local death metal quintet The Bear Hunters' cover of the second half of "Kiss My Ashes (Goodbye)", and while I have not heard anything on why their cover won't be on the album, I'll note that they've offered no real band updates since August. If I hear anything on what they're up to, I'll let you guys know!
Now, here's the final track listing in order (according to official Facebook postings), and I hope I have the bands correctly labelled and ordered from older postings (the newest track listing didn't include the bands), but if I'm wrong on anything, please let me know!
Catuvolcus - Thrill Of The Struggle
Raphael Weinroth-Browne (Musk Ox) - Adora Vivos
Earthen - Lightning & Snow
Canopy - Falling Apart
Panzerfaust - A Meeting Place & Time
Kuhrzarth - Finality
Anemic - The Sun Was In My Eyes (Part Doom)
Albieron - Retrosleep In The Morning Calm
Gypsy Chief Goliath - Suicide Cargoload (Drag That Weight)
Reliquis - Career Suicide (Is Not Real Suicide)
Novembers Doom - Wet Leather
Eclipse Eternal - Crossing The 45th Parallel
Amaranth - Allure Of The Earth
Pagan Ritual - Intro: The Shams Of Optimism
Joel Violette & Rae Amitay - Silver
Begotten - The Sea Of Immeasurable Loss
Empyrean Plague - Shedding The Deadwood
Justin Bender (Into Eternity) - Trillium: The Third Of Three Winters, 2004-2007
The Governor & Friends - Intro: The Looming Of Dust In The Dark
Finally for today, Haggith drummer (and local solo musician) Mike Haggith uploaded two more of his studio albums onto his YouTube channel a few days ago for fans to stream for free! Similarly to his recent free posting of his newest solo album "Neighbourhood Watch", he's posted two other albums (2009's "Hotel For Transients" & 2011's "Suspended Animation") in their entirety, with both featured in full as their own dedicated audio file. The former is one of his many releases before relocating to Sault Ontario in 2010 (so it's not overly familiar locally compared to his newer output), while the latter was Mike's most recent solo work before his latest album came out last week. It's great to see Mike post some more archive albums for free on YouTube, but of course, if you like what you hear, please buy these (and maybe other) albums through his Reverbnation store! I wonder if we'll see any more of Mike's prolific back catalog get a similar treatment? As it's less familiar, I've embedded "Hotel For Transients" below, so give it and the rest of his diverse (and often heavy) solo work a look below & at the above links!
That's probably all for today, but keep your eyes peeled for a new news post either tomorrow or Monday! Thanks everyone!