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- More May 2005 News
- DARK FUNERAL to enter Dug Out Studios between May 23 - July 1th to
record a new full-length album!!!
LIVE ALBUM FINDS LONG-AWAITED NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE!!!
Dark Funeral "De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine [Live in South
IN STORES MAY 31, 2005!!! [www.candlelightrecordsusa.com]
Dark Funeral "De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine [Live in South
Available right now through REGAIN RECORDS on:
Ltd CD packed in slipcase, Ltd double gatefold LP, Ltd double picture
- TUSKA OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL PRESS RELEASE
- Mnemic and Paska complete the 2005 line-up
- Tuska Warm-up party on June 15th at Tavastia in Helsinki - exclusive
Tuska Open Air Metal Festival taking place in Kaisaniemi, Helsinki,
during 15.-17.7. has completed the 2005 line-up.
The sole vacant slot on Saturday has now been occupied by Danish future
metallers Mnemic. The Danes just recently played their first show in
Finland at the Finnish Metal Expo and will now return to perform to
Not many people outside of Finland have heard about the performance
artist known as Paska. His eccentric and certainly very original performances
can be seen on all stages throughout the weekend. Be warned.
The only missing act at this stage is the winner of the band contest
at Rotonde-Festival at the end of May.
According to the tradition established in prior years, a Tuska warm-up
party will take place at the infamous Tavastia Club in Helsinki on Wednesday,
15th of June. The crowd will be treated with the only live-performance
of the summer by the legendary Amorphis. These true veterans of Finnish
metal will be warmed up by the groovy Rust and up and coming melodic
emocore act April. Amorphis have just recently returned from a successfull
North - American tour with their newly recruited singer Tomi Joutsen.
In other Amorphis-related news, the band signed a fresh recording contract
with German Nuclear Blast Records and will soon enter the studio to
record a follow up to their 2003 album Far From The Sun.
Tuska 2005 evening clubs offer more variety than ever in terms of venues
and acts. Tavastia and Manala will carry on from last year, and as for
new locations, Tuska will pay homage to its original festival site,
VR-Makasiinit by hosting evening clubs on Friday and Saturday. Gloria
will be the location of first ever all-ages -Tuska-clubs. Also a new
addition is the recently opened, widely popular NiteLife Rock, a.k.a.
Talevala. The programme for all Tuska 2005 evening clubs will be released
Tickets for Tuska 2005 are currently on sale. Three day ticket costs
67 euro and one day tickets 32 euro each. Tickets are available through
and Tiketti (www.tiketti.fi).
Tickets for Tuska Warm-up are available only at www.tiketti.fi
for 10 euro. Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday April 26th.
Current Tuska 2005 artist roster reads as follows. Please note that
showdays concerning some acts are subject to change.
Monster Magnet (USA)
Primal Fear (GER)
Dimmu Borgir (NOR)
Gamma Ray (GER)
Lake Of Tears (SWE)
Children Of Bodom
Hieronymus Bosch (RUS)
- IOMMI, Featuring Legendary Heavy Metal Guitarist Tony Iommi, To Release
Fused on July 12, 2005 on Sanctuary Records
Black Sabbath Axe-Slinger Joined By Vocalist/Bassist Glenn Hughes and
Drummer Kenny Aronoff
Tour Planned After This Summer’s OZZFEST
Tony Iommi, the legendary Black Sabbath guitarist, will release his
new album Fused on July 12, 2005, via Sanctuary Records. This will be
Iommi's third solo album.
Joining Iommi on Fused is former Deep Purple vocalist/bass guitarist
Glenn Hughes and former John Mellencamp drummer Kenny Aronoff, who has
also played sessions with the likes of the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan,
Rod Stewart, Alice Cooper, Bob Seger, Lynyrd Skynyrd and countless others.
The trio will hit the road to promote Fused later this year after Black
Sabbath finishes headlining the 10th anniversary Ozzfest tour.
The 10 songs on Fused are: "Dopamine," “Wasted Again,”
“Saviour Of The Real,” “Resolution Song,” “Grace,”
“Deep Inside A Shell,” “What You’re Living For,”
“Face Your Fear,” “The Spell” and “I Go
Iommi has worked with both Hughes and Aronoff in the past. Hughes is
a longtime friend who sang on the 1986 Black Sabbath Featuring Tony
Iommi album Seventh Star. In 2004, previously unreleased songs they
had collaborated on eight years earlier were completed and released
by Sanctuary as The 1996 DEP Sessions. Aronoff played drums on the song
"Black Oblivion" on Iommi's self-titled 2000 solo album, which
was loaded with all-star guest appearances. Fused was produced by Bob
Marlette, who also manned the studio boards for Iommi.
"I put some ideas for four or five tracks down about three years
ago, but I hadn't written them specifically with Glenn in mind,"
Iommi says. "After The 1996 DEP Sessions was finished last year,
I said to my manager that I should try Glenn on my solo album. Glenn
came over to England and we did a trial run writing more material and
it was unbelievable. His enthusiasm is amazing. He is so full of energy
and great song ideas.”
"The ideal thing for me is to work with collaborators. I can come
in with riffs until the cows come home, and I do that all the time.
I like to do it that way and then build the song with somebody else."
Iommi and Hughes tend to write quickly when they settle in. Once the
basic song ideas were written for this new album, Hughes worked on overall
melodies and lyrics. The songs were in place, but a drummer was needed
to tie it all together. Iommi was eager to work with Aronoff again and
had him in mind from the beginning. The highly respected skins-basher
was thrilled about the invitation, especially when Iommi said he wanted
to tour to promote Fused.
"I definitely knew that for my next album I wasn't going to use
a lot special guests again. I wanted to use just one singer, and I also
wanted it to be more like a band this time. The idea was to go into
the studio with Glenn and Kenny play everything live. It was great.
I really enjoyed doing it that way," says Iommi. "That was
the original way you used to record, and that was the only way I knew
how to record for a long time. Only a few years ago did I start recording
the other way, by building up and layering tracks. By playing live in
the studio, you can hear exactly how the songs are going to sound and
whether they work."
These new songs most definitely work, and they rage with the same fire
and intensity that mark Iommi's best. There is nothing quite like the
sound of a power trio, because there can be no weak links -- each musician's
efforts stand out. There is no place to hide. Iommi, Hughes and Aronoff
feed off each other, whether it's the concise punch of "Dopamine"
and "What You're Living For" or the fluid twists and turns
in the nine-minute epic "I Go Insane."
Iommi's lethal guitar crunch leads the charge. Hughes truly pushes himself
to the edge and adjusts his voice to fit the overall direction of each
song while simultaneously propelling the rhythm with his pounding bass
guitar. The volcanic thunder Aronoff unleashes from his drums sounds
like nothing he has done before. Marlette's sparkling, crisp production
results in a hard-hitting, modern, in-your-face sound.
"Bob is a fantastic producer. He also played a few keyboard parts
on this album because he wanted to get his hands in there!" laughs
Marlette's major role as the producer was to provide that extra, objective
pair of ears and determine when a song was finished. He also judged
Iommi's solos and usually found what he looking for after four or five
takes. However, Iommi often wanted to lay down more solos with the purpose
of topping himself with each pass.
"I tend to keep trying solos until I get to where I say, 'Oh yeah,
I really like that one.' It's not often I say that, but you're always
trying to get that one you're happy with," he says. "Sometimes
it is difficult working with a producer when you have been a producer
yourself, but it's good to compare ideas. To get the best end result
you do whatever it takes."
Iommi's excitement about Fused is at a fever pitch and he cannot wait
to tour with Hughes and Aronoff.
"In addition to playing material from this album, we'll probably
do a couple of tracks from The 1996 DEP Sessions and a few Sabbath songs
too," he says.
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- DEREK SHERINIAN Teams Up With ZAKK WYLDE
ZAKK WYLDE EXCLUSIVE SONG – THE RIVER SONG – ONLY ON
DEREK SHERINIANS NEW ALBUM “MYTHOLOGY” IN STORES NOW
YOU WON’T FIND THIS SONG ON ANY
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY ALBUM
BUY IT @ WWW.DEREKSHERINIAN.COM
Billy Idol’s famed keyboardist, Derek Sherinian, releases yet
another masterpiece on InsideOut Music. Mythology, Sherinian’s
fourth solo album is a true brilliant work of art. Playing with a cast
of virtuoso’s, Mythology is a combination of styles - rock, prog
and metal with splashes of jazz. As the composer, Sherinian left a lot
of room for the guest artists to feel natural in playing. So much so
that Zakk Wylde was inspired by the flow of the music that he wrote
lyrics for the track The River Song and also performed the vocals.
The cast o’ characters are comprised of Steve Stevens (Billy Idol),
Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society/Ozzy), Allan Holdsworth, Steve Lukather
(Toto), Simon Phillips (Toto), John Sykes (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake, Blue
Murder), Tony Franklin (The Firm/Blue Murder), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Blue
Murder/Whitesnake/Ted Nugent/Ozzy), Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra/Dixie
Dregs) and Brian Tichy (Billy Idol, Ozzy, Slashes Snakepit). With a
line-up like that you can only expect the best.
Much of the album was recorded at Sherinian’s own Beachwood Manor
Studios in Burbank, CA. Considering that he has released seven full-length
recordings in the last five years – four solo albums, and three
with Planet X, the studio is always busy. That’s just the way
Sherinian likes it. “All I’m trying to do is create music
that moves me first,” he says. “I hope other people dig
- CROWBAR TO TOUR WITH CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
ALBUM BUZZ CONTINUES TO BUILD
Philadelphia: Crowbar have been confirmed as direct support on Corrosion
of Conformity's upcoming summer headline tour. Set to kick off June
2 at The Vogue in Indianapolis it is planned to run into early July.
The tour is Crowbar's second US run in support of their latest album,
Lifesblood for the Downtrodden.
"The granddaddy of New Orleans sludge has returned," stated
Metal Maniacs in a recent cover story. "It is truly the band's
best output," the magazine continues as it reported on-location
during the final days of mastering Lifesblood, released by Candlelight
USA on February 8 and Candlelight Records for the rest of the world
March 7. "The sound of Crowbar in 2005 is considerably more fascinating
than ever before," says Brave Words Bloody Knuckles while Revolver
adds, "Crowbar's new and eighth release makes the heavy even heavier."
Lifesblood for the Downtrodden is a sonic testimonial to the determination,
spirit and sheer creativity of a band very much at a continuing upswing
of musical output. Produced by Rex Brown (Pantera) and Warren Riker
(Corrosion of Conformity, Down), it finds guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein,
guitarist Steve Gibb, bassist Pat Bruders, and drummer Tommy Buckley
(with album performances from Rex Brown, Craig Nunenmacher, and Sid
Montz) in top form. It concludes a three-year silence for the long respected
band. Debuting in 1992 with the formidable Obedience Through Suffering,
Crowbar immediately found audience for their slow, bellowing sounds.
Originally noted as a cross-mix of Pantera and The Melvins, later dubbed
sludge metal/core, Crowbar would pioneer the sound with Time Heals Nothing
and Broken Glass. 1998’s Odd Fellows Rest saw the band’s
line up change with former Acid Bath/Goatwhore guitarist Sammy le Duet
and Eyehategod drummer Jimmy Bower stepping in (he also contributing
to Down with Windstein, Corrossion of Conformity’s Pepper Keenan
and Pantera’s Phillip Anselmo). The band signed to Candlelight
Records worldwide in 2004.
Confirmed dates as of press time include:
06/02 The Vogue, Indianapolis IN
06/03 Harpo's Concert Theatre, Detroit MI
06/04 Newport Music Hall, Columbus OH
06/05 Recher Theatre, Towson MD
06/06 Irving Plaza, New York NY
More dates to follow. Previously announced headline dates for Crowbar
will be rescheduled or reworked in conjunction with the Corrosion of
Conformity tour. Further details will follow.
- GWAR RELEASE FIRST EVER LIVE ALBUM, LIVE FROM MT. FUJI
**Album In-stores May 31**
**Sounds Of The Underground Tour Begins June 24**
New York, NY – DRT is set to release the first ever live recording
from the most dangerous band in the universe, Gwar. Titled Live From
Mt. Fuji, the album is set to hit stores May 31.
Gwar played over 100 live shows on their latest nationwide tour, the
highly successful “Mock The Vote” tour, following on the
heels of their latest studio effort, War Party , released in October
2004. Live From Mt. Fuji was not recorded anywhere near Mt. Fuji, but
the enhanced CD does contain 12 blistering live versions of Gwar classics
including “Bring Back The Bomb,” “Horror of Yg,”
“Krosstika,” “Sick of You,” “Womb With
A View,” and “Immortal Corruptor,” as well as special
bonus tracks and the video for “Bring Back The Bomb.”
The band will also be featured on the upcoming Sounds Of The Underground
tour this summer,along with Lamb of God, Opeth, Poison The Well and
Clutch, among others.
Live From Mt. Fuji track listing: “Bring Back The Bomb,”
“Salaminizer,” “Ham On The Bone,” “Immortal
Corruptor,” “Womb With A View,” “Have You Seen
Me?,” “Krosstika,” “Horror Of Yg,” “Crush,
Kill, Destroy,” “Crack In the Egg,” “Biledriver,”
“Sick Of You.”
- SWEDEN’S BLINDSIDE SIGNS WITH DRT
**New Album In-stores This Summer**
**Blindside and A Thought Crushed My Mind Re-issued With Bonus Tracks**
**Ten Years Running Blind DVD Also Planned**
New York, NY – DRT, in cooperation with Wasa Recordings, has signed
Sweden’s Blindside. The band is currently in the studio working
on their new album, as yet untitled, expected out this summer. Lasse
“Lars” Marten, who produced the band’s debut, is back
on board and working with the band at Decibel Studios in Stockholm.
Blindside’s first two albums, their self-titled debut and A Thought
Crushed My Mind , will be re-issued in late May, along with a new DVD,
Ten Years Running Blind. Both albums have been digitally remastered
and contain four additional bonus tracks. In addition, lead singer Christian
Lindskog has designed special new artwork for the packaging of both
the albums and the DVD.
Blindside (1997), will feature original demos of “Superman,”
“Liberty,” “Forgiven” and “Stolen,”
previously only available as a limited edition released only in Stockholm
in 1996. A Thought Crushed My Mind , originally released in 2000, will
include two songs only available on 7” vinyl, “Knocking
On Another Door,” and “All You Need Is,” as well as
the never before released tracks “Desert Flower” and “Sunrise.”
Ten Years Running Blind, the band’s premier DVD, is over 2 1⁄2
hours long and chronicles the band’s 10-year run. It features
a 40 minute documentary with exclusive band interviews, five live performance
videos, six music videos and extensive behind-the-scenes footage.
“We were supposed to go all the way with our own label and release
the new record ourselves when DRT showed up,” says Blindside’s
Tomas Naslund. “They were genuinely interested in the band and
had the knowledge that we did not. It seemed like the perfect match
and we are excited to work with them.” Adds Simon Grenehed, “(DRT
co-principal) Derek Shulman kept coming back to us, and even flew out
to Oklahoma to meet with our management. I had a chance to speak with
him over the phone and he wasn't the typical record executive that we
were tired of.”
“We are absolutely ecstatic to have a band of Blindside's caliber
on DRT,” commented DRT’s Milo Pacheco. “They are truly
one of the most inspiring rock bands working in music today, and we
are committed to expanding their base as they continue to make albums
that are both powerful and compelling.”
Blindside formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 1994 and have done extensive
headline tours of both Europe and the U.S. with such acts as Linkin
Park, Hoobastank and P.O.D. They have sold over 250,000 units in the
U.S., with their latest release, 2004’s About A Burning Fire,
debuted in the Top 40 on the Billboard Album Chart. The band will embark
on an extensive tour beginning in June 2005 and will be re-launching
their official website, www.blindsideonline.com,
- Yet again FEARSOME RECORDS comes with an new release. Blown To Pieces
3 contains an aggressive brew of styles as they are are spawned from
today's underground metalscene. Like part two twenty bands are featured.
The songs delivered on this round are even better! Packed in a decent,
profi cover this one's meant for the die hard undergrounders!
01. EMETH - 'Catatonic Entanglement'
02. DEVIOUS - 'Inanimate'
03. VESPERS DESCENT - 'All That Remains'
04. TOILETATION - 'Die Prick'
05. NIGHTMARE VISIONS - 'I am the Sadness'
06. DARK REIGN - 'Why This Life'
07. JACK SLATER - 'Metzgore'
08. AGABUS - 'The Hive of Damage'
08. SOLARISIS - 'Towards Extinction'
10. PERSISTENSE - 'Negative Soul'
11. FALLEN SAINTS - 'Wedding Night'
12. VERMIN - 'Eyes Wide Shut'
13. LAST BREATH DENIED - 'Disordered'
14. SHADOWLORD - 'Storming the Western Gates'
15. DISCONSOLATE - 'Promised Land'
16. TEMPLE OF ETERNITY - 'Soulsearcher'
17. BLACK ALTAR - 'The Accuser'
18. IMBOLC - 'Compulsive Dissection'
19. BLOODWRITTEN - 'Darkness Pt. 1'
20. DESSACRATOR - 'Hate Attack'
If you play in a band and you are interested to appear on Blown to Pieces
4, check the website for information and send us your music!
We are still looking for distributors in a great number of countries
all over the globe! If you want to distribute stuff from our list or
our own releases, let us know! We can offer a very decent deal! Low
wholesale prices here!
Check the new website at www.fearsomerecs.nl.nu
and contact us!!
- THE DUSKFALL & DISBELIEF to support SLAYER & ANTHRAX!
After having been confirmed as supporting acts for SLAYER in Austria
on June 28th and 29th, THE DUSKFALL and DISBELIEF will also open a show
for legendary US metallers ANTHRAX!
This concert will take place on June 30th in Linz, Austria.
THE DUSKFALL are currently working on their latest release to be put
out on Nuclear Blast Records!
- SPEARFISH - Area 605
New release from the Swedish band, following their Scandinavian tour
with Uriah Heep and previous CD, "Back For The Future", including
such talents as Paul Dianno, Mick Box, Manny Charlton and others. Spearfish
is classic hard rock at its best.www.lionmusic.com
- HEADLINERS FOR PROGPOWER EUROPE CONFIRMED!
We are proud to confirm the headliners for this year's edition of ProgPower
Europe. On Saturday October one, the talented Dutch band EPICA will
headline the event, and on Sunday our friends of PAIN OF SALVATION will
finish the whole festival. This means that the line-up is complete now:
Saturday October 1:
THROES OF DAWN (fin)
ORPHANED LAND (isr)
NOVEMBERS DOOM (usa)
GREEN CARNATION (nor)
Sunday October 2:
THE AURORA PROJECT (nl)
DYNAMIC LIGHTS (it)
PAGAN'S MIND (nor)
PAIN OF SALVATION (swe)
Package deals including a stay in Baarlo (The Netherlands, where the
festival is held) will go on sale on May 1, as long as they are available.
As soon as the package deals are sold out, weekend tickets go on sale
and if available, day tickets will go on sale early August.
We are working on a pre-party now with free entrance, more info about
this as soon as available. Check out the website for all details, www.progpower.com!!
- METAL MANIACS
NORTH AMERICAN CONFRONTATION 2005
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS:
A PERFECT MURDER
INTO THE MOAT
WATCH THEM DIE
07/15/05 - FLETCHERS - BALTIMORE, MD
07/16/05 - LIGHTERSBERG GRANGE HALL - HAGERSTOWN, MD
07/17/05 - THE TROCADERO - PHILADELPHIA, PA
07/20/05 - AS220 - PROVIDENCE, RI
07/21/05 - THE UNDERGROUND - HARTFORD, CT
07/22/05 - CLUB CRANNEL - POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
07/23/05 - PENNY ARCADE - ROCHESTER, NY
07/24/05 - PEABODY’S DOWN UNDER - CLEVELAND, OH
07/25/05 - ALVINS - DETROIT, MI
07/26/05 - KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS - ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL
07/27/05 - ASCOT ROOM - MINNEAPOLIS, MN
07/28/05 - RANCH BOWL - OMAHA, NE
07/29/05 - ROCK ISLAND - DENVER, CO
07/30/05 - NAVAJO HOGAN = COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
07/31/05 - LO FI CAFÉ - SALT LAKE CITY, UT
08/02/05 - STUDIO SEVEN - SEATTLE, WA
08/03/05 - SOLID STATE - PORTLAND, OR
08/04/05 - THE BOARDWALK - ORANGEVALE, CA
08/05/05 - THE POUND - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
08/07/05 - KEY CLUB - LOS ANGELES, CA
08/08/05 - THE CLUBHOUSE - TEMPE, AZ
08/09/05 - LAUNCHPAD - ALBUQUERQUE, NM
08/11/05 - GYPSY TEA ROOM - DALLAS, TX
08/12/05 - CAIN’S BALLROOM - TULSA, OK
08/13/05 - SANCTUARY - SAN ANTONIO, TX
08/14/05 - EMO’S ALTERNATIVE LOUNGING - AUSTIN, TX
08/15/05 - MARY JANE’S - HOUSTON, TX
08/16/05 - HOWLIN’ WOLF - NEW ORLEANS, LA
08/17/05 - THEE IMPERIAL - JACKSONVILLE, FL
08/18/05 - CULTURE ROOM - FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
08/19/05 - BRASS MUG - TAMPA, FL
08/20/05 - SECTOR 7G - AUGUSTA, GA
08/21/05 - HI TONE - MEMPHIS, TN
08/23/05 - BILLIARDS ON BROADWAY - FARGO, ND
08/24/05 - HAIRY MARY - DES MOINES, IA
08/25/05 - EL TORREON - KANSAS CITY, MO
08/26/05 - CREEPY CRAWL - ST.LOUIS, MO
08/27/05 - TEN BELLS - GRAND RAPIDS, MI
08/28/05 - QC LIVE - DAVENPORT, IA
08/29/05 - THE ROCKWELL - SPRINGFIELD, MO
08/30/05 - WAREHOUSE NIGHTCLUB - LA CROSSE, WI
09/01/05 - ELBO’S - DAYTON, OH
AS OF 04/13/05
MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED!
- CUDASIGH SIGN TO ROKKER RECORDS
Cudasigh, a band featuring Buddo of Last Crack on guitar and vocals,
Bear (Mind Ox, Stockard Jettison) on Drums and Todd Winger (Last Crack,
Magic 7) on Bass, has released their debut album on Rokker Records.
The full CD is available for download purchase by the song or full album
A show to celebrate the release (albeit last minute) will take place
tonight, April 15 at the Slipper Club. Cudasigh goes on at midnight.
A limited number of cds will be available at the show.
- NEIL TURBIN TO PLAY METAL SLUDGE EXTRAVAGANZA
Original Anthrax vocalist Neil Turbin and his recently unveiled re-charged
solo band named Deathriders, have been confirmed to play at the Metal
Extravaganza XI to be held on the weekend of 4-28, 4-29 and 4-30, 2005
at Paladinos Lounge in Tarzana, California.
Neilt Turbin's Deathriders will play on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at
9:00pm for a blistering set of classic Anthrax speed metal tunes and
power metal tunes from his debut solo cd ThreatCon Delta and a couple
of new songs that will be showcased from his upcoming sophomore cd Diary
of a Metal
Thrashing Madman to be released in 2006.
Deathriders features lead guitarist Kurt James (formerly of Dr. Mastermind,
Steeler & Driver); Lead guitarist Beau Simpson (formerly of Fail
For Fun) and the thunderous rhythm section of bassist Mike Giordano
and drummer Mikey Neil currently with the San Diego, California based
power metal band Cage.
Neil Turbin's Deathriders will be playing at the official 2005 Monterrey
Metal Fest pre-party to be held on Friday, May 27, 2005 at Cafe Iguanas,
in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico alongside Azraels Bane; Cristal y Acero,
Anton, Dagger and other musical surprises.
This will be followed by their performance as Co-Headliner on the 2nd
stage of the Monterrey Metal Fest on Saturday, May 28, 2005 alongside
Jag Panzer, Shadowkeep, Azraels Bane, Lupara and Ignitor.
- AMORPHIS Come Home!
Having worked with Nuclear Blast in the early- and mid-90s during the
release of classic albums such as The Karellian Isthumus, Tales From
The Thousand Lakes and Elegy, this is what guitar player Esa Holopainen
states about the band's homecoming to Nuclear Blast:
"Last year was quite difficult for AMORPHIS. We went through (another)
lineup change after we decided that it's better if Mr. Koskinen leaves
the band. Finding a new vocalist was tough. It was more difficult than
we actually would have imagined. We received about 150 demos from people
all around - some of them were really good, some not. At that time we
noticed that it's an impossible mission to find a singer whose sound
would match AMORPHIS and who would give 100% to the band. We actually
thought about doing an instrumental album when one of Mr. Koivusaari's
friends told us about their singer Tomi, who is really talented. We
listened to his demo and his sound was exactly what we were looking
for. Koivusaari called him up and he was really interested trying to
rehearse with AMORPHIS. The day he came over, we went through 'Against
Widows,' 'Alone' and few other songs including 'Sign From The North
Side,' which is from our debut album, and it was proven that Tomi Joutsen
is the next AMORPHIS singer.
Besides changing vocalists, we changed management and sat down think
about how to continue from here. We already composed songs for the forthcoming
album and started to work with vocals. We thought about different options
and all agreed that it's better if we stuck with basics and go back
to where we once started. We have been really good friends with Nuclear
Blast dudes for over ten years. I remember talking with Markus at the
Summer Breeze Festival over a year ago, and he told us we should come
back to Nuke Blast. During the past years, we have become really cynical
with labels because 95% of all talk is bullshit and they give you promises
that they can't keep. We knew that we could always call up the Nuke
guys with whatever matter and we knew how they work. This is the most
important thing - that these guys are true fans of the music they put
out. So, we are now officially signed back to Nuclear Blast and I have
to say that it feels really good."
For the people who wonder how AMORPHIS sounds today, it's EPIC, HEAVY
and MELODIC with a mixture of GROWLING VOCALS!!!
The latest release from AMORPHIS, Far From The Sun, was released on
Nuclear Blast on September 4th, 2004. Metal
- DARK SYMPHONIES SIGN ELEGEION
DARK SYMPHONIES is proud to announce the signing of Australian Doom
artist, ELEGEION! The tentative, world wide release date for their Dark
Symphonies debut, The Last Moment, will be the summer of 2005.
Former Candlelight Records recording artist ELEGION transcend all existing
boundaries of aestheticism, capture the darkest of all emotions and
delve through the forgotten recesses of the mind. This music is for
those seeking to surpass the musical ambit and redefine its boundaries.
Although this quest may never be ultimately achieved, it will never
be abandoned. Hopefully, it can only inspire and temporarily satisfy
the ears of those searching for the ultimate emotive experience...but
until then, listen...
Their new release, The Last Moment, takes the listener deeper into the
bands unrelenting descent into the boundless pit of despair. And, although
like the Loch ness Monster, this band rarely raise their heads above
the black murky depths to bring an offering to the surface, you will
see that this new chapter in the Elegeion journey is well worth the
wait. It features supreme artwork by Travis Smith (Katatonia, Opeth),
Justin Hartwig from Chalice on lead guitar, members of the Adelaide
Symphony Orchestra, and the angelic voice of Dieudonnee.
Commenting on their signing to Dark Symphonies, ELEGEION's founder and
main composer Anthony Kawn shares, "I am extremely happy to be
releasing this album through Dark Symphonies. I look forward to getting
the band wider exposure both in America and the rest of the world, and
working with blokes who are passionate about music and committed to
promoting quality doom metal.
With The Last Moment, I hope to bring together all the best elements
of previous releases, with the addition of some new influences from
Dee and James, to create a true solid fusion of melancholic metal with
strings, piano and female vocals. We spent a lot of time writing, refining
and recording the songs and, by comparison, I feel this release is Elegeion's
best to date, and I really hope the fans will agree!"
Now here is the complete recording details and tracklisting for The
The Last Moment
- IT DIES TODAY: VAN AND EQUIPMENT STOLEN ON THE ROAD!
Band Will Finish Out Tour With God Forbid no matter what!
Rising metalcore stars It Dies Today were robbed of their van and equipment
while on the road in California. The Buffalo natives were on the west
coast leg of their tour with God Forbid, Full Blown Chaos and Caliban
and were spending the night at the house of good friends Cold War when
their van -- loaded with their equipment and merchandise -- was stolen
in the middle of the night. The van was later recovered missing all
of its contents and with the fuel line cut. Consequently, the band has
had to cancel shows in San Francisco and Denver, but are determined
to finish the tour. As a testament to their personal and musical popularity,
an outpouring of support has come from fans and fellow bands alike.
Full Blown Chaos and Caliban have offered to let It Dies Today borrow
gear for the shows. Fans have donated to a PayPal account that the band
has set up which can be found at: [email protected].
And Cold War even turned an existing show in Pomona, CA into a benefit
show where It Dies Today played and all profits from that show went
towards helping the band recover from their loss. The band extends their
sincerest thanks to everyone involved in helping them get back on their
The band has been riding a wave of momentum that started with the release
of their full-length debut on Trustkill Records, The Caitiff Choir.
Following this current tour, the band will play a coveted slot on this
summer's Ozzfest tour alongside metal legends like Black Sabbath and
Iron Maiden. The band was also chosen by metal veterans Machine Head
to support them on a full US tour along with DevilDriver. It Dies Today's
brand of melodic metalcore doesn't just play well to metal audiences,
however. The band just finished up a full US tour supporting hardcore
heavyweights Throwdown. If all that wasn't enough, the band also headlined
two tours earlier this year with Twelve Tribes and Trivium playing support.
With this amount of touring under their belts, it is hard to believe
that quintet only just released their debut in fall 2004 with over 25,000
copies sold already. The quintet is not only young as a band; the average
age of the members is only about 21, making their accumulated accolades
all the more impressive.
Comprised of vocalist Nick Brooks, guitarists Mike Hatalak and Chris
Capelli, bassist Steve Lemke and drummer Nick Mirusso, It Dies Today
have been around for three years and have been building a name for themselves
out of the same upstate NY scene that is home to Every Time I Die and
Snapcase. Anyone with information regarding the van theft has been asked
to contact the band's manager Steve Koenig at [email protected].
- IRON MAIDEN: Piece Of Mind And Somewhere In Time Action Figures To
Arrive In May
NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) will be releasing
the IRON MAIDEN Somewhere in Time and Piece of Mind Eddie action figures
late May. "Boasting a very large put-together three-piece diorama
base, the Piece of Mind Eddie will feature a ball jointed neck and torso
With regards to the Somewhere in Time Eddie action figure, a posting
on the NECA web site states: "Heavy Metal fans everywhere got excited
when we announced our line of IRON MAIDEN collectibles, and here is
our first 7" scale action figure to start off the line. Equipped
with an arsenal of futuristic weaponry, this cyborg Eddie is based on
the album artwork for IRON MAIDEN's 1986 release Somewhere In Time.
Sculpted by Kyle Windrix and painted by Ed Repka, this action figure
comes with a collapsible diorama base, three removable guns, alternate
left hand, and is fully posable, featuring ball jointed hips and neck."
- UNEARTH to shoot video for Endless!
For all of you die hard Unearth fans, on Saturday April 23rd at the
Showcase in Corona, CA, Unearth will be shooting a video for the track
"Endless" from their 2004 release The Oncoming Storm. The
video for Endless, to be shot and directed by Jerry Clubb (Six Feet
Under, Into The Moat) of Mental Suplex Productions and co-directed by
Jon Biddle, will be the fourth video from Unearth since the release
of The Oncoming Storm.
To check out Unearth's other videos go to Yahoo! Launch or Video on
Demand on the Music Choice metal channel.
Unearth with be sharing the stage on Saturday with label mates Cattle
Decapitation, along with Scars of Tomorrow and Mikoto. For show info
go to ShowcaseTheatre.com
- DARK FUNERAL LIVE ALBUM FINDS
Philadelphia: Candlelight USA with Regain Records confirms May 31 as
the stateside release of De Profundis Clamavi ad te Domine, the long-awaited
live album from Sweden's Dark Funeral.
Recorded during the band’s successful 2003 tour of South American
(including stops in Brazil, Chile and Colombia), De Profundis Clamavi
ad te Domine features a selection of material that spans the band’s
decade-long career. Raw, fierce, evil - it captures the dark essence
that is and always will be Dark Funeral. Released in Europe some time,
the delayed release is sure to please the band's extensive US fanbase.
"We are very excited to finally see the official release date of
De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine in the US," says guitarist Lord
Ahriman. "Due to label problems it has been a long time since we've
been active for the US market, however things are finally changing for
the better. We want our fans to know that we are gearing up for a killer
year that will not only include this release but a new record, video,
dvd and worldwide touring."
Dark Funeral is a band in need of no formal introductions. Their albums,
tours, and personnae are without doubt one of the most notorious and
highly regarded of the genre; De Profundis Clamavi ad te Domine capturing
what fans have long held as one of the best live extreme metal bands
of recent history. Dating to 1993, Dark Funeral recorded their self-titled
Ep and quickly established themselves as a band to watch. Their full-length
debut, the impressive The Secrets of the Black Arts was an immediate
success and would see through the band’s first headlining European
tour. The band's commanding stage presence was witnessed by fans across
the continent; blood, corpse paint and ancient weaponry as a dominating
backdrop to the band’s fast and intricate music. From the get-go
their shows would become legend. Dark Funeral would visit the US for
the first time; a trip fans still recall vividly. Vobiscum Satanas,
In the Sign and the monumental Diabolis Interium would follow, further
expanding the band’s worldwide fanbase, securing them a top spot
on extreme metal’s worldwide hierarchy.
Currently working on material for their next opus, De Profundis Clamavi
ad te Domine is a rest stop on a recording legacy that continues to
impress. Dark Funeral currently features vocalist/bassist Emperor Magnus
Caligula, guitarist Lord Ahriman, guitarist Chaq Mol, and drummer Matte
Modin.Track listing for De Profundis Clamavi ad te Domine is confirmed
as: Intro, The Arrival of Satan’s Empire, An Apprentice of Satan,
The Dawn of No More Rises, Thy Legions Come, Hail Murder, Goddess of
Sodomy, The Secrets of the Black Arts, Vobiscum Satanas, Shadows Over
Transylvania, Open the Gates, Ineffable Kings of Darkness, Thus I have
Spoken, My Dark Desires, Armageddon Finally Comes.
- RELEASE PARTIES: SENTENCED & BRAND NEW SIN Dates
Brand New Sin
21.05.05 Hamburg B.A.R.
21.05.05 Olbernhau JUZ
27.05.05 Ingolstadt Ohrakel
27.05.05 Coburg GAG
27.05.05 Castrop Rauxel Spektrum
03.06.05 Hohenwart Midlife
11.06.05 Flensburg Understation
16.06.05 Karlsruhe Katakombe
22.06.05 Kiel Pumpe e.V.
more Dates coming soon!
13.05.05 Regensburg Valhalla
14.05.05 Ranstadt Black Inn
20.05.05 Bischberg Typhoon
20.05.05 Nürnberg Nachtpalais
20.05.05 Hohenwart Midlife
21.05.05 Lübeck Alternative
25.05.05 Bad Godesberg Klangstation
27.05.05 Saarlouis Insel
27.05.05 Coburg GAG
28.05.05 Castrop Rauxel Spektrum
28.05.05 Saarbrücken Rockhouse
28.05.05 Tübingen Pflug
28.05.05 Flensburg Understation
01.06.05 Mühltal /Darmstadt Steinbruchtheater
03.06.05 Leverkusen Shadow
03.06.05 Hamburg Kaiserkeller
04.06.05 Hannover Labor
09.06.05 Karlsruhe Katakombe
10.06.05 Kiel Pumpe e.V.
11.06.05 Ingolstadt Ohrakel
more Dates coming soon!
- MORTIIS NEW SINGLE DECADENT & DESPERATE OUT THIS MONDAY APRIL
The brand new single from Mortiis, 'Decadent and Desperate', is released
in the UK on 25th April, in a variety of formats at ultra low prices.
The single, taken from last years critically acclaimed album The Grudge
will be released in two 7" Vinyl and one CD Digipack formats, which
will contain various exclusive bonus tracks and remixes including the
brand new recording Underdog, details as follows:
7 Vinyl Single - retail price 0.99
Numbered Poster bag
1. Decadent and Desperate
2. Parasite God (live)*
7 Vinyl Single - retail price 0.99
Numbered Posterbag - alternate artwork
1. Decadent and Desperate
2. Way Too Wicked (Absinthium Mix)*
CD Digipack - retail price 1.99
1. Decadent and Desperate
3. Gibber (Gibbering Idiot Mix)*
* exclusive track
** brand new recording
The single will be available for one week only from HMV, Virgin and
all good independent stores.
- HATE ETERNAL COMPLETE "I, MONARCH"
Hate Eternal have completed the next benchmark in the history of extreme
music. With dizzying musicality and creativity, Hate Eternal's third
album, I, Monarch, propels metal into the next dimension.
The fearsomely talented and broad-minded musical trinity of guitarist/vocalist
Erik Rutan, drummer Derek Roddy, and bassist Randy Piro unites in new
and transcendent ways on I, Monarch. Torrential blastbeats (perhaps
truly the fastest yet recorded) meld with inhuman polyrhythms whilst
lyrical firestorms rain down with unmatched rage - yet the groove underlying
the chaos is of collosal proportions. Amidst shredding guitar leads
and warp-speed drums, strange and unexpected sounds lie lurking - Tibetan
drums, tabla, didjeridoo. With I, Monarch Hate Eternal have struck a
groundbreaking balance between groove and chaos, soul and precision,
focused aggression and open-minded musical vision.
I, Monarch was recorded and mixed by Hate Eternal frontman Erik Rutan
(Soilent Green, Into The Moat) at his own Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida.
Artist Paul Romano (Mastodon, Trivium) is handling the cover art. The
confirmed I, Monarch tracklisting is as follows:
(1) Two Demons
(2) Behold Judas
(3) The Victorious Reign
(4) To Know Our Enemies
(5) I, Monarch
(6) Path To The Eternal Gods
(7) The Plague Of Humanity
(8) It Is Our Will
(9) Sons Of Darkness
(10) Faceless One
I, Monarch will see a June 28 release in the US and June 27 in the UK
- SOCIETY 1 TO SUPPORT TO PARADISE LOST ON EUROPEAN TOUR MAY/JUNE
After the monumental touring precedent SOCIETY 1 set following the release
of their Earache debut last year, the band are all set to more than
surpass that as they follow up 3 weeks of US touring with a 7 week tour
supporting Goth metal legends PARADISE LOST right across Europe. This
will be the first chance for European fans to hear material from the
brand new SOCIETY 1 album 'The Sound That Ends Creation', Matt "The
Lord" Zane forewarns people what to expect "People always
think we can never top ourselves because of the extremeity of this band
but it's never an issue pushing the ideas of what we are capable of
and redfining the conceptions of what a Society 1 show can be. This
tour will be no different. Many will have fun, many will be horrified,
and many will cry home to their mothers. Those who don't go home to
their mothers will be coming on the bus with us." 'The Sound That
Ends Creation' is in stores now, Grab a Society 1 track here and catch
the hedonistic freak show that is SOCIETY 1 at the following shows:
02 DE BERLIN Columbia Club
03 DK COPENHAGEN The Rock
04 SE GOTHENBURG Karen
05 NO OSLO Rockefeller
06 SE STOCKHOLM Klubben
08 DE HAMBURG Markthalle
09 DE COLOGNE Live Music Halle
10 DE BOCHUM Zeche
11 DE NUREMBURG Hirsch
13 PL LODZ Dekompresja
14 PL WARSAW Stodola
16 DE WIESBADEN Schlachtof
17 DE STUTTGART Longhorn
18 DE MUNICH New Backstage
20 CH VEVEY Rocking Chair
21 CH WINTERTHUR Salzhaus
22 CZ PRAGUE Abaton
24 SERBIA BELGRADE SKC
25CROATIA ZAGREB Boogaloo Club
29 FR MONTPELIER Rockstore
31.05.2005 SP MADRID Sala Arena
01 PT LISBON Paradise Garage
02 PT PORTO Hard Club
03 SP BERGARA Sala Jam
04 SP BARCELONA Razzmatazz
06 FR TOULOUSE Havana Caf
07 FR CLERMONT-FERRAND La Cooperative De Mai
08 FR PARIS Elysee-Montmatre
|May 9th, 2005
- A SORROWFUL DREAM is back with new line-up
The brazilian dark metal band, A Sorrowful Dream, is back with a new
line-up, now with: Éder (male vocals), Josie (female vocals),
Tuko (bass), Jô (guitars), Mano (drums), Mary (keyboards) and
Lucas (guitars, violin). They played at True Metal Fest in April 2nd
with Bestial, Vector and Southern and received a great response from
their fans. The band is now working in new songs. Visit the band's website
for more news soon, at www.asorrowfuldream.com
- MUDVAYNE DEBUTS ON BILLBOARD'S TOP 200 AT #2
WITH SALES OF 152,000 UNITS, NEW RELEASE LOST AND FOUND IS THE BAND'S
HIGHEST CHARTING ALBUM TO DATE
LEAD SINGLE "HAPPY?" HITS #1 AT ROCK RADIO
Talk about detonating on impact. LOST AND FOUND, the new album from
Epic recording artists MUDVAYNE, rocketed onto Billboard's Top 200 this
week at No. 2, making it both the highest debut and highest charting
album of the band's career. With sales of 152,000 units, the rock juggernaut
almost doubled the first-week numbers of its previous release, 2002's
The End of All Things To Come.
News of the album's explosive arrival follows a flurry of headline-making
moves for Mudvayne, who recently scored the much-coveted third slot
on the main stage of this summer's Ozzfest (going on just before headliners
Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden) and garnered their first-ever #1 hit
at rock radio with lead single "Happy?"
Mudvayne (lead singer Chad Gray, guitarist Greg Tribbett, bassist Ryan
Martinie and drummer Matt McDonough) are currently on a seven-week headlining
tour that began March 29th. They'll follow with a tour of Europe before
the launch of Ozzfest, which begins July 15th at the Tweeter Center
- HEADLINING ANOTHER VOICE TOUR
Presented by decibel magazine
"This is a record for all the fuck-ups, the disenchanted; this
is a hardcore pride record."
– Roger Miret of Agnostic Front
Since 1983, AGNOSTIC FRONT, one of the most venerable and notorious
outcasts of the hardcore movement, have helped get messages across to
the populace through their socially driven music. As one of the original
hardcore bands that lived and breathed the problems that controlled
their everyday New York City lifestyle, Another Voice, which hit streets
on January 25th, 2005, gave power and strength to these ignored voices.
Their most intense album yet, Another Voice, offers a violent attack
on today's civility, exposing some of society's worst problems with
a genuine street-bred angst and fire that only few bands possess.
Don't miss AGNOSTIC FRONT headlining the U.S. ANOTHER VOICE TOUR
ALL SHALL PERISH
"The blunt force and unrepentant banging and hugging of New York
– Stuff Magazine
"Does the world really need another Agnostic Front record?
Technically, fuck yes"
– decibel Magazine
"I'm in awe if the brutal reality of Agnostic Front – for
not only releasing an outstanding album like Another Voice in 2004,
but doing so on heavyweight Nuclear Blast."
– Chord Magazine
4/13 Saratoga Winners – Cohoes, NY
W/ Martyr AD, All Shall Perish, Death Before Dishonor
4/14 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
4/15 Captain Tee's – Harrisonburg, VA
4/16 Cat's Cradle – Carrboro, NC
4/17 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
W/ All Shall Perish, Seventh Star, Death Before Dishonor
4/18 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
4/19 Thee Imperial – Jacksonville, FL
4/20 Backbooth – Orlando, FL
4/21 The Factory – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
4/22 State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
4/23 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
4/24 Beta Bar – Tallahassee, FL
W/ All Shall Perish, Jacknife, Death Before Dishonor
4/25 Engine Room – Houston, TX
4/26 Emo's – Austin, TX
4/27 Equal Eyes Live – Corpus Christi, TX
4/28 Sanctuary – San Antonio, TX
4/29 Tree's – Dallas, TX
4/30 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM
5/01 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
5/02 Showcase Theatre – Corona, CA
5/03 El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
5/04 The Pound – San Francisco, CA
5/05 Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
5/06 Meow Meow – Portland, OR
5/07 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
5/08 Mesa Luna – Vancouver, BC - CANADA
5/10 Warehouse Night Club – Calgary, AB - CANADA
5/11 Starlite – Edmonton, AB - CANADA
5/12 Riddell Center – Regina, SK - CANADA
5/13 Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB - CANADA
w/ Champion, Full Blown Chaos
5/14 Triple Rock Club – Minneapolis, MN
5/15 Ranch Bowl – Omaha, NE
5/16 Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
5/17 Aggie Theater – Ft. Collins, CO
5/18 Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
5/19 Pop's – Sauget, IL
5/20 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
5/21 Headliners – Louisville, KY
5/22 Metro – Chicago, IL
5/23 Alvin's – Detroit, MI
5/24 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
5/25 Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
5/26 Buffalo Icon – Buffalo, NY
5/27 Underground – Hamilton, ON - CANADA
5/28 Call The Office – London, ON - CAN
5/29 Fun Haus – Toronto, ON - CANADA
5/30 Salle Sallaberry – Montreal, QC - CAN
5/31 Anti Hall – Quebec City, QC - CANADA
6/01 The Kave - Bucksport, ME
6/02 Bomb Shelter – Manchester, NH
6/03 The Living Room – Providence, RI
6/04 Crocodile Rock – Allentown, PA
6/05 Toad's Place – New Haven, CT
6/07 Forward Hall – Erie, PA
6/08 Otto Bar - Baltimore, MD
6/09 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
6/10 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
6/12 CBGB's – New York, NY
- PANDEMIC SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR 2005
We are just about to leave the Czech Republic for another large South
American tour. This time we get to hit most of the countries of the
continent including two we haven't been to before. We are extremely
excited about this event and look forward to spreading our death metal
message all over the continent. Thaks mighty Death Row Productions for
setting this tour up! Here is the list of the cities the tour will reach:
Fri. 04/22 - Caracas
Sat. 04/23 - Bucaramanga
Sun. 04/24 - Bogota
Wed. 04/27 - Pereira
Fri. 04/29 - Pasto
Sat. 04/30 - Quito
Wed. 05/04 - Chiclayo
Thu. 05/05 - Trujillo
Sat. 05/07 - Arequipa
Tue. 05/10 - Calama
Wed. 05/11 - Antofagasta
Fri. 05/13 - Santiago
Sat. 05/14 - Valparaiso
Sun. 05/15 - Concepcion
Tue. 05/17 - Temuco
Wed.05/18 - Valdivia
Fri. 05/20 - Puerto Montt
Sat. 05/21 - Bariloche
Sun. 05/22 - Gral. Roca
Tue. 05/24 - Mendoza
Wed. 05/25 - Cordoba
Thu. 05/26 - Buenos Aires
Fri. 05/27 - Montevideo
Sat. 05/28 - Porto Alegre (RS)
Sun. 05/29 - Caxias do Sul (RS)
Tue. 05/31 - Londrina (PR)
Wed. 06/01 - Maringa (PR)
Fri. 06/03 - Brasilia (DF)
Sat. 06/04 - Uberlandia (MG)
Sun. 06/05 - Goiania (GO)
Fri. 06/10 - Belo Horizonte (MG)
Sat. 06/11 - Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
Sun. 06/12 - Sao Paolo (SP)
The official European / North American release date for Riven is set
to 12.5.2005 through METAL AGE PRODUCTIONS. Expect an album with much
more variety than on our older releases including more original, weird,
type of riffing and composing. Still it's a very extreme death metal
release that is PANDEMIA at its best.
Check out www.pandemia-deathmetal.com
for dozens of new pictures (also from our recent show supporting Morbid
Angel), sound samples from the new album and more. Keep the flame burning!
- LEGACY - New Album Artwork Posted
The Los Angeles based hard rock outfit Legacy (featuring members from
Lizzy Borden, George Lynch Group, Silver Mountain, Starwood, MSG) have
posted the new cover art for their critically acclaimed album at this
location. This disc will be re-issued this summer via Valhalla Records
UK and includes bonus tracks and cover art by German artist Christian
Marten Andersson, Bassplayer/Founder of Legacy commented, "Christian
did an awesome job on the cover, it looks great!! I am excited to have
the opportunity to get this CD's out in places it never came out before."
This album has received great reviews and is described as "addictive,
in-your-face hard rock." Metalvault calls it "Possibly one
of the best Metal records I will hear this year". WCRC 104 FM says
"This CD rocks. Its like Malmsteen meets Krokus meets nothing you
ever heard before, a high octane metal fest", Hardradio calls it
"Very cool stuff! Check it out", KNAC.com says "Legacy
delivers straight-forward, honest, melodic rock with some great guitar
4. Autumn Rising
5. Mission of Mercy
6. Leave it Alone
8. Can't Remember Love
9. My Last Sunrise
10. Astral Sundown
11. Thank You (Extended Version)
12. So Long
13. Reverse Rotation
For more information, news and song samples, visit www.legacylive.com
- DEMIRICOUS signs to Metal Blade Records Inc.!
Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the official signing of Indianapolis
based death metal band Demiricous. The band will enter Planet Z Studios
with Zeuss to record their new full length starting in June 2005. The
title of the bands debut Metal Blade Records release will be announced
"We are so excited to welcome Demiricous to the Metal Blade family.
We have been searching for a new, young real Heavy Metal band from the
USA for quite some time. Demiricous fits that bill perfectly. "
-Brian Slagel owner/CEO Metal Blade Records Inc.
"It's amazing to be part of a family who has stayed true to metal
from day one. It's beyond a dream to be given the opportunity to work
with such a living, legendary, reputable label. We feel Metal Blade
is the only label that can match how raw we want to come across as true
metal musicians. Hopefully what we're about to create with Metal Blade
crüe will be something millions of people can enjoy and go down
in history as one of the rawest, most badass records."
-Nate of Demiricous
"I am very excited to be working side by side with the Metal Blade
family. They are very passionate about what they do and very aggressive
in their approach to breaking new talent. The next few months will be
very exciting as we gear up for Demiricous' debut release on the label
that brought the world Slayer."
-Mark LaFay Demiricous Manager
- GRAVE DIGGER UPDATE TOUR 2005
22.04.05 - GER - Greding/Obermessing - SÄG Festival / Industriehalle
with Freedom Call
05.05.05 - ARG - Buenos Aires - tba
06.05.05 - BRA - Curitiba - Moinho Sao Roque
07.05.05 - BRA - Sao Paulo - TV Direct Music Hall - 25 years birthday
Grave Digger Party with DVD recordings
08.05.05 - BRA - San Jose - tba
12.06.05 - GER - Straubing - Hard Summer Festival
18.06.05 - HUN - Debrecen - Rock Nights Festival
19.06.05 - POL - Warschau - Proschina Hall
24.06.05 - BEL - Dessel -Graspop Festival
08.07.05 - GER - Osterode - Rock Harz Festival
15.07.05 - ITA - Festival - tba
22.07.05 - GER - Geiselwind - Earthshaker Fest
06.08.05 - SWE - Hultsfred - Gates of Metal Festival
03.09.05 - CZE - Pardubice - Fantasy Metal Fest
- "DIO, DOMINE and ONKEL TOM at TIF 2005!"
Finally, from long time he's coming back in Italy:
The band is confirmed as headliner of 05th June 2005 at Tradate Iron
Fest. The single most important vocal technician in the history of heavy
metal will play will the following fantastic line-up:
Ronnie James Dio - Vocals Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath
Simon Wright - Drums AC/DC, UFO
Scott Warren - Keyboards Warrant
Rudy Sarzo - Bass Ozzy, Whitesnake, Quite Riot
Craig Goldy - Guitars Rough Cutt, Giuffria, Project Driver
Also ONKEL TO ANGELRIPPER is confirmed at Tradate Iron Fest 2005, 05th
June: first time in Italy for "Uncle Tom" project, with the
most exciting, most folklorisitc, most thrashing and most...acoholic
band of the world!
Headliner of Thursday 02nd June 2005, will be
Furthermore, TIF 2005 organizators inform that there is change for italian
bands: FIRE TRAILS will play Friday 03rd June instead of Thursday; SKY
LARK are introduced in the slot for Thursday 02nd June as opening act.
Resuming all completed program, TIF 2005 is a no lucrative festival
will take place near Milan (Italy) since 01st June until 05th June;
5 exciting days as follow:
Wednesday 01st June:
1. MERQURY BAND (QUEEN TRIBUTE)
2. EUROSMITH (AEROSMITH TRIBUTE)
Shows start at 09.00pm
Gates opening at 07.00pm
Thursday 02nd June:
2. NECRODEATH (20th Anniversary)
3. WHITE SKULL
8. RAISING FEAR
9. SKY LARK
Advanced sale: 9euro + 1euro (prev.)
Shows start at: 01.30pm
Gates opening at 12.30pm
Friday 03rd June:
2. AXEL RUDI PELL
3. PINK CREAM 69
4. FIRE TRAILS
5. WILD SIDE
Advanced sale: 22euro + 2euro (prev.)
Shows start at: 05.15pm
Gates opening at 04.30pm
Saturday 04th June:
2. JON OLIVA'S PAIN
7. VICIOUS RUMORS
8. BATTLE RAM
Advanced sale: 28euro + 3euro (prev.)
Shows start at: 01.00pm
Gates opening at 12.00pm
Sunday 05th June:
5. ONKEL TOM ANGELRIPPER
Advanced sale: 28euro + 3euro (prev.)
Shows start at: 01.30pm
Gates opening at 12.30pm
**!! Very Special price for advanced sale offer: 5 days tickets 55euro
+ 7euro(prev.) !!**
Camping and car parking: completely free!!
Every info regarding Ticket sales, camping, hotels, travels, routes,
running order, and son on, will be available on official website www.ironfest.it
as soon as possible.
- 'MANNTIS' SIGNS WITH THE CENTURY MEDIA FAMILY
CURRENTLY ON THE ‘BATTLE FOR OZZFEST’ TOUR
‘A DOZEN FURIES,’ ‘MANNTIS’ AND ‘CURSE
HOLLYWOOD (April , 2005) – Southern California quintet MANNTIS
have officially signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records.
The group’s debut album, Sleep In Your Grave, is set for a June
28th release. The disc was produced by Cameron Webb and features 11
blistering tracks of unrelenting metal intensity. The group have been
influenced by a diverse number of bands ranging from Meshuggah and Pantera
to Killswitch Engage and Zao, to name just a few, and their pummeling
sound reflects the combination of these influences.
Jake Sirokman (vocals) further conveys his excitement over the recent
signing: “We're extremely happy to be with Century Media Records.
We love the other bands on the roster and are proud to be alongside
them for years to come. One thing is for sure: some people may have
heard about us because of the 'Battle for Ozzfest' show, but we're a
dedicated band with over 5 years in the scene, not just some reality
show poseurs looking to extend our 15 minutes of fame. No doubt that
"Battle for Ozzfest' was a great opportunity, but we're grateful
that CM saw through smoke and mirrors of TV and saw us for the band
we are. Bottom line, we're here to bring the fucking metal. See ya on
You can see Manntis live on the Battle For Ozzfest tour. “Battle
For Ozzfest” aired on MTV from Oct. 25th – Jan. 10th on
Monday nights. At the open-call auditions held in Los Angeles and New
York City, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne got a first-hand look at some of
the most talented bands from all over America. After many long weeks,
the battle had finally come to an end. And now we present you the Top-3
on tour - ‘A Dozen Furies,’ ‘Manntis.’ And ‘Curse
Your Name.’ These 3 bands beat out over 600 bands to compete on
MTV’s “Battle For Ozzfest.”
A Dozen Furies, the Dallas-based metal outfit has landed side-by-side
with some of metal’s most popular contemporary acts (including
Chimaira, Sworn Enemy, 18Visions, As I Lay Dying, and The Bled). The
future looks just as busy and productive for the band, as they plan
on writing and releasing their first full length record and touring
all summer long on Ozzfest 2005. www.adozenfuries.com
Manntis is a five piece band From the Riverside county area of Southern
California. Their sound of music cannot really be labeled into a certain
category of style due to the fact it reaches so many different types.
The best way you could describe would be Hardcore with a lot of metal
influences. Many bands have influenced the members through the years
including Deftones, Pantera, Killswitch Engage, Boy sets Fire, Zao,
Machine Head, Sepultura, Meshuggah, Hatebreed and Lamb of God. www.manntis.com
Curse Your Name, from bucolic North Carolina is a 6-piece unit that
knows no boundaries when it comes to climbing to the top. This is not
a band that relies solely on one type of sound; it’s all over
the radar, ranging from slow and psychotically peaceful melodies to
fast-paced and aggressive chaos. www.curseyourname.com
BATTLE FOR OZZFEST 2005 TOUR DATES
Sat Mar 26 - Los Angeles, CA - Avalon
Mon Mar 28 - Phoenix, AZ - Martini Ranch
Fri Apr 01 - El Paso, TX - Xcape
Sun Apr 03 - Lubbock, TX - Jake's Backroom
Mon Apr 04 - Dallas, TX - Trees
Tue Apr 05 - Houston, TX - Meridian
Wed Apr 06 - New Orleans, LA - Howlin' Wolf
Sat Apr 09 - Oklahoma City, OK - Bricktown Live
Sun Apr 10 - Kansas City, KS - El Torreon
Tue Apr 12 - Minneapolis, MN - Ascot Room (at The Quest)
Wed Apr 13 - Chicago, IL - Durty Nellies
Thu Apr 14 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
Fri Apr 15 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall
Sat Apr 16 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
Sun Apr 17 - Cleveland, OH - Odeon
Tue Apr 19 - New York, NY - Sin-E
Wed Apr 20 - Philadelphia, PA - TLA
Thu Apr 21 - Boston, MA - Axis
Fri Apr 22 - Washington, DC - Nation
Sat Apr 23 - Richmond, VA - Alley Katz
For More information - http://www.ozzfest.com/battletour.html
- After having recruited a new bassist, Giulio Caputi, from a well known
Motley Crue cover band, KINGCROW are now fully involved with the composition
of their brandnew album, tentatively titled "Timetropia".
It comes after the big success of "Insider", and will be a
concept album, once again. The story is still top secret, but the music
is more complex, from both the structural and arrangements points of
view. There will be many theatrical and progressive elements, near to
a real Musical in the typical Kingcrow style.
Recording sessions will start about April, for a summer release, under
a top secret well known progressive label.
In the meantime, it was finally released the "Never Say Die"
videoclip, that can be downloaded in low and high quality from the address
and will be included in the new album as a limited edition.
"The Killing Hand", the progressive-suite from "Insider"
is also downloadable for free at the address http://www.kingcrow.it/audio.htm.
Kingcrow would like to thank all the fan, because "Eyes Of A Betrayer"
has reached 11.000 downloads!!! Thank you, really!
- The KOROVAKILL-Shores are opened
After some Years in the Hidden Korova kill the Net again. Web-Admiral
Lucio Basadonne has created a mezmerizing new Island for our Waves of
Word and Sound. Here you can explore all our acoustic Journeys (including
the lost Album “Echowelt”) and dive into the sparkling Oceans
of the Korovakill. Welcome to the Realms of Untime!
- VOMIT THE SOUL SIGNS TO COMATOSE MUSIC!
Vomit The Soul has signed with the US label COMATOSE MUSIC www.comatosemusic.com
(Lividity, Lust Of Decay, Dyscrasia, Necrotic Disgorgement, etc.), that
will release at the and of summer 2005 the first full lenght of the
band titled "PORTRAITS OF INHUMAN ABOMINATION", together with
t-shirts, longsleeves, hoodies and other merchandise.
The Italian brutal trio will be in Zianigo di Mirano (Venice) at Heart
Beat Studio ex No Brain Studio (Wargore, Insane Assholes, Ensoph, Bleed
In Vain, ecc.) from April, 16th to April, 23rd. Joel/Pyaemia is taking
care of the artwork, this guy also made some sick works for Visceal
Bleeding, Prostitute Disfigurement, Enmity, Godless Truth, Degrade,
etc. Soon online at www.vomitthesoul.com
the new site created by Permeated Websolutions www.permeatedwebsolutions.net,
together with a new mp3 of the coming album!
- SLIPKNOT - Vol. 3: (The Special Edition)
Ready for more from the Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) recording sessions?
Lucky day, Lucky day...the special double-disc release of Slipknot's
Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) has been released (in stores physically,
online stores digitally), and disc two features unreleased tracks from
the Vol. 3 sessions such as "Don't Get Close," "Scream,"
and the full-length version of "Danger - Keep Away."
- MAGELLAN New Album Download and Board
It's now possible to download and buy online in wma format, the brand
new Magellan album "SYMPHONY FOR A MISANTHROPE", to be released
under Inside Out from 18 of april in Europe.
At this link http://www.magellanweb.com/sfam_shop.htm
it is possible to hear a preview and buy the album at only 99c a song.
The official Message Board has been also closed. A new one runed by
the fans is now online at http://www.magellanforum.com
- ESTUARY will be on tour in the US this June and July with INCANTATION,
CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN and ARSIS. A list of tour dates will be announced
soon, so keep posted.
- THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER COMPLETE MIXING; HEAD OUT FOR KING DIAMOND
The Black Dahlia Murder just finished up mixing with Eric Rachel (Nora,
Atreyu, Dillinger Escape Plan, Burnt By The Sun, Every Time I Die, and
God Forbid ) and Andreas Magnusson (formerly of Scarlet) at Trax East
in New Jersey and kick off the first day of the Metal Maniacs sponsored
King Diamond/Nile tour today in Ft Lauderdale, FL. After the tour finishes
up the end of May the band will be home for about a month before heading
out on Ozzfest to play the infamous second stage along side As I Lay
Dying, Mastodon, Rob Zombie, Killswitch Engage, It Dies Today and many
Their new album Miasma will hit streets on July 12th, 2005 just days
before the start of Ozzfest in Boston, MA. Stay tuned for more information
and tour updates from the band!
Here's track listing for Miasma:
Built for Sin
A Vulgar Picture
- NAGLFAR SET TO RELEASE PARIAH JULY 12
Swedish black metal titans NAGLFAR's new beast Pariah will be unleashed
in the US July 12th. Abysmally wicked Pariah is a flawless work of iniquitous
hell-spawned art filled with raging guitar riffs, bludgeoning drums,
demonic vocals, that combine with haunting melodies to capture hell's
eternal depravity. Battle axemen guitarists Andreas Nilsson and Marcus
Norman return with their triumphantly vicious six-stringed assault,
while drummer Mattias Grahn relentlessly drives the band's frenetic
attack. Assuming vocal duties is founding member and bassist Kristoffer
Olivius replacing Jens Ryden, who left for job-related reasons. Returning
to Ballerina Studios in hometown Umea, Sweden, where their two previous
releases, Sheol and Diabolical, were recorded, NAGLFAR have again imprisoned
a monstrous leviathan. Ralph Manfreda (Pungent Stench, Belphegor) provides
impious artwork that turns the aural assault into visual onslaught.
Currently touring Europe with Finntroll and Amoral NAGLFAR will also
be appearing this summer at Germany's eminent Wacken Open-Air and Finland's
Tuska Fest. Metal
- FORMER FEAR FACTORY MEMBERS ASKED TO REPLACE FORMER S.O.D. MEMBERS
Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and drummer Raymond Herrera
have been contacted by S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano about the possibility
of replacing Scott Ian and Charlie Benante (both of ANTHRAX), respectively,
in the current S.O.D. line-up, Herrera has revealed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET.
Although initial discussions between Milano and the ex-FEAR FACTORY
pair had taken place, Billy's requirement that the duo commit to the
group on a full-time basis was met with resistance from Cazares and
Herrera, both of whom are in the process of launching new projects that
will take up the bulk of their time during the coming months.
Although there has been no official word from either side, it is believed
that Milano's efforts to replace Ian and Benante in S.O.D. stem from
the highly-publicized disagreements between the parties over Billy and
former ANTHRAX/current S.O.D. bassist Danny Lilker's exclusion from
the recently-aired VH1 Behind The Music special on ANTHRAX, which Ian
had publicly admitted minimized Lilker's contributions to the group.
- BLIND GUARDIAN sign with NUCLEAR BLAST
The worldwide staff of NUCLEAR BLAST is immensely proud to announce
the addition of a new member to the family - BLIND GUARDIAN. One of
the most significant and successful international power metal bands
who "reinvented classic metal for a younger audience" according
to Metal Edge, the trademarked BLIND GUARDIAN experience is described
as a "larger-than-life sound which incorporates the harmonies and
drama of Queen with an aggressive, modern sensibility" by Billboard
Regarding the long-term signing, BLIND GUARDIAN singer Hansi Kursch
happily shares, "Our long search for the perfect record company
has ended. We finally were lucky to find the ultimate home - NUCLEAR
BLAST! Some things you decide with your head, other things you deal
with on a gut level. The decision for NUCLEAR BLAST was both! We placed
great emphasis on finding a partner that knows the world of Heavy Metal
and does business in an unconventional manner, if necessary. NUCLEAR
BLAST can offer both of these key qualities, and proved so time and
time again in the past.
But this alone would not be enough, if the chemistry wasn't there, but
our first meetings could only be described as: 'We came, ate, and laughed&'
Our views on music in general and BLIND GUARDIAN in particular are almost
identical! The whole NUCLEAR BLAST team impressed us a lot with their
unity and the huge identification with their mission and the expansion
of the Metal world. Now we have the unique chance to follow our musical
vision in the perfect environment. We expect a lot, and so do NUCLEAR
BLAST. Let's roll! The Guardian comes home!"
NUCLEAR BLAST Label Manager and A&R Head Andy Siry is equally thrilled.
"We are all very happy about the amount of trust BLIND GUARDIAN
has put in us. The beginning of this cooperation will surely prove to
be very productive and fruitful. Our distribution partners and the whole
of NUCLEAR BLAST are ready to kick ass!" Metal
- RELEASE DATE SET FOR NEW FLOTSAM AND JETSAM ALBUM
Crash Music, Inc. today announces a release date of July 26, 2005 for
the new Flotsam And Jetsam album entitled Dreams Of Death. The album
was engineered by Tom Giatron and produced by Flotsam And Jetsam and
Tom Giatron at Genesis Studios in Phoenix. Travis Smith did the cover
Track listing for the album is as follows;
Requiescat in Pace
Straight to Hell
Bathing in Red
The Look in his Eyes
Out of Mind
Flotsam And Jetsam was formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1984 by bassist
Jason Newsted, who eventually left the band to join Metallica. The band
currently consists of Eric A.K. (vocals), Craig Nielsen (drums), Jason
Ward (Bass), Mark Simpson (Guitar) and Ed Carlson (Guitar).
Crash Music is distributed in the U.S. by Caroline Distribution and
has offices in Germany and France that handle the European territories
through Crash Music Europe. Metal
- NEVERMORE Complete Recording Process For This Godless Endeavor;
Remixed Enemies of Reality Now Available
The Seattle-based quintet NEVERMORE recently completed the recording
process for their highly anticipated new album, This Godless Endeavor,
at Backstage Studios in England with legendary producer Andy Sneap (Arch
Enemy, Killswitch Engage, Opeth). The highly anticipated new offering
is currently set for a summer release. This will mark the group's first
recording with guitarist Steve Smyth (ex-Testament).
NEVERMORE will embark on massive six-week summer festival tour, dubbed
the Gigantour, alongside Megadeth, Dream Theater, Fear Factory and The
Dillinger Escape Plan in late July. Warrel Dane (vocals) further describes
his thoughts on the new album and upcoming tour: "We have completed
the recording process for This Godless Endeavor and Andy Sneap will
finish mixing and mastering the record this week. It was a great experience
working with Sneap again and he has really outdone himself on this record.
We are also really psyched up for Gigantour. It's great to part of a
tour that is focused on musicianship instead of current trends. This
summer is going to be great."
In other news, the new version of the group's critically acclaimed 2003
album Enemies of Reality, remixed by Sneap, is now available. It was
repackaged with altered cover artwork, two promotional video clips (the
title track and "I, Voyager") and a live video of the title
track performed at Germany's Wacken Open Air festival this past summer.
The remixed Enemies of Reality will replace the existing version of
the album in stores. Fans who have already purchased the record and
want to hear the new edition can special order it from the CenturyMedia.com
web shop, where the CD itself will be sold individually (i.e., without
jewel case and artwork) for $5, including shipping. The disc will be
mailed in a CD sleeve; a link to a special website containing the downloadable
revised artwork will be included in order confirmation e-mails.
- CANDIRIA Awarded $29 Million For 2002 Van Crash
The New York Post is reporting that the five members of the Brooklyn-based
CANDIRIA won a $29 million verdict Tuesday (April 12) for injuries they
suffered when a truck hit their tour van.
CANDIRIA were hurt as they traveled to a gig in Cleveland on Sept. 9,
2002, when a tractor trailer owned by Paige Transportation Inc. hit
them near Buffalo, said attorney Daniel O'Toole.
The crash sent their van rolling over five to seven times, and all the
members received injuries, attorneys for the band members said. The
band still performs, but two injured members left.
The aftermath of the crash is documented on the cover of the band's
latest album, What Doesn't Kill You.., with photos of the band's demolished
What Doesn't Kill You... was released last July through Type A Records.
- Police Confirm DIMEBAG's Murderer Was Dragged Off DAMAGEPLAN Stage
John Futty of The Columbus Dispatch has issued the following report:
Nathan Gale was dragged off the stage at a DAMAGEPLAN concert in Cincinnati
eight months before killing the band's lead guitarist and three others
at a concert in Columbus.
Yesterday (April 12), Columbus police confirmed that Gale caused a disturbance
on stage at Bogart's nightclub on April 5, 2004.
According to reports filed by Cincinnati police, Gale damaged lighting
equipment during a struggle with security while DAMAGEPLAN performed
about 12:30 a.m.
Officers who responded to a 911 call filed a report labeling the offense
as criminal damaging/endangering, but no charges were filed. The band
didn't seek charges, police said.
The incident seemed of little significance until Dec. 8, when Gale stormed
the stage at Alrosa Villa in Columbus and fatally shot DAMAGEPLAN guitarist
"Dimebag" Darrell Abbott before turning his 9 mm semiautomatic
handgun on those who tried to intervene. A fan, a club employee and
the band's security chief were killed and three others wounded before
a Columbus police officer ended the rampage by killing Gale with a shotgun
The manager of Alrosa Villa said yesterday that he is upset that no
one alerted him to the Cincinnati incident.
"It makes me furious that that happened in Cincinnati and continued
on at Alrosa," Rick Cautela said.
Sgt. Jeff Sacksteder, of the Columbus police homicide squad, said investigators
might never know whether the incident in Cincinnati was linked to the
shootings in Columbus.
"That's been theorized," he said. "There may have been
a bridge, but the other part of this is what (Gale) was going through
Gale, a 25-year-old Marysville resident, told his mother and a former
employer that he was diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenic before being
discharged from the Marines in 2003.
Shortly after the shootings in Columbus, rumors began circulating among
fans and on heavy-metal-music Web sites about a man who had caused a
disturbance during DAMAGEPLAN's performance at Bogart's. Metal
- SCULPTURED is continuing to write music for their third as of yet
untitled full-length album. The new material is a large step ahead from
Apollo Ends and will continue to push the boundaries of Metal harmony.
The music is being written using four-tone matrix systems that provide
the foundational guitar riffs and harmonies. This is death metal for
brave new ears. Due to Anderson's continued work with Agalloch, there
is no estimation for when this album will be recorded or released. Metal
- LEAVES EYES US RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED
LEAVES EYES, featuring ex-Theatre of Tragedy's Liv Kristine (and also
newly-signed solo artist for Roadrunner Records), will release their
new album, Vinland Saga, on July 19th in the United States. This second
+ latest album will be preceded by a MCD entitled Elegy, which will
be released as a teaser on June 28th in the US (please note: domestic
release dates differ from those in European territories). Metal
- Former BELIEVER drummer Joey Daub has launched his official web site
at JoeyDaub.com. Joey's
introductory message on the web site reads as follows:
"Currently, I am working on the new FOUNTAIN OF TEARS CD. I can't
wait to get it out and hear your feedback. I am very pleased with the
progress this band has made over the years and look forward to seeing
you out on the road.
"Also in the works is a side project I am doing with FOUNTAIN OF
TEARS keyboardist, Jeff King. The project is called YEAR OF PLENTY and
is along the lines of jazz/fusion/prog. We are having a fun time writing
the songs (when FOUNTAIN OF TEARS duties are light), and look forward
to start recording soon.
"Last of all, after 11 years, Kurt Bachman [ex-BELIEVER guitarist/vocalist]
and I have crossed paths again and have been getting together to jam
(again, when FOUNTAIN OF TEARS duties are light) and throw around some
musical ideas. Could this be the start of a long awaited BELIEVER album?
Keep posted for progress on that story. We will see what happens."
- KLIMT 1918 - Dopoguerra (out 25.04.2005)
free mp3 at http://promedia.semperatus.de/mp3/klimt1918_snow-of-85.mp3
Nine pieces of comforting, emotional music. Nine songs informed by the
intensity of laughter born of tears"
"Our model for 'Dopoguerra' are the poor people living in Italy
in 1945, having survived the war and now being confronted by the future,"
the band explains the album's concept.
"We were inspired by the poetry of neo-realistic cinema, directors
such as De Sica, Rossellini, Visconti. We translated all that into our
music to convey a feeling of ambiguity to the listeners: salvation and
despair at the same time." The musical influences combined by KLIMT
1918 are determined by the fact that they describe their artistic agenda
as something beyond mere pastiche of others' works. Their songs are
deeply ingrained with originality and boundless musicality even though
they might remind you of such diverse artists as the Beatles, Cure,
Interpol, Tears For Fears, U2, The Police, Katatonia, or Anathema.
"It is our aim," the band says, "to move the listeners
of our music." A simple agenda, one could argue. With KLIMT 1918,
however, it succeeded so brilliantly and charming as rarely is the case.
"Dopoguerra" will be released as normal jewel case edition
for a special price and as luxuary edition in digipak with bonus CD.
- Norway's GREEN CARNATION will be making their North American debut
as headliner at the Day Of The Equinox festival on Friday, October 14
at The Opera House in Toronto, Canada. Other groups expected to appear
at the festival incude Oregon's moody/atmospheric act AGALLOCH and Montreal's
ambitious UNEXPECT. A co-headliner and other special guests will be
announced in mid-May.
GREEN CARNATION's founder/guitarist Tchort commented: "GREEN CARNATION
is overwhelmingly excited about this inter-continental show in Toronto
and are preparing a unique live set for such a special occasion. We
it's fair to say that those who attend will see GREEN CARNATION give
its most progressive and atmospheric show EVER! Since it's our first
show over there, we
find it to be vital that we cover the material from all our three latest
albums. That means we have three hours of music to choose from. We don't
want to reveal
the whole live show, but we can tease you a bit and say that we decided
to do an extended live set to include a major part of 'Light of Day,
Day of Darkness', as well as material from 'Blessing in Disguise' and
'The Quiet Offspring'. This will be a
special event from us to you."