Wow this thread seems like just the right place, but it doesn't seem to have been very active lately. That's a real shame - I'm always on the prowl for new discoveries.
Canamarth, have you sold your soul to Spotify yet? I did last year, it sure makes life easier (especially with a quality pair of headphones; my ancient computer don't really have speakers to speak of, but with a headset music sounds loads better)
Dir En Grey was completely new to me, had to check it out just to see what it's about. Quite interesting - judging by the two songs I've listened so far.
and Amon Amarth, I'd love to see them live! Guardians of Asgaard is my favourite [ <-- I wish I knew how to make that moshing emoticon, but eh...]