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Sunday, February 29, 2004
Acording to this article the german music industry has plans to cut down artist royalties from 9,009% to 5,6% of the price of a sold CD.
Saturday, February 28, 2004
Review by Mighty Salamander :)
Check it there
Friday, February 27, 2004
LA's the Blood Junkies have 3 new live video clips up for download at www.blood-junkies.com
Go check them out!
Thursday, February 26, 2004
haggard awaking the centuries
napalm death suffer the children
coalminer's beat land of green
Legendary guitarist Gary Moore is scheduled to release a new studio album in late May through Sanctuary Records. The as-yet-untitled 10-track set will feature some blues standards, together with plenty of blues rock originals, which have been recorded over the past three months. The complete track listing is still undecided at this time, but hopefully will be finalized in the next week or so. Joining Gary on the album is regular drummer Darrin Mooney and an ex-band member, Bob Daisley (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE) on bass, who was last heard on the "Still Got the Blues" CD in 1990.
In other news, BBC Radio 2 will be airing the program "Breaking the Barricades - The Story of Ulster Rock" on Saturday, February 28at 9:00 p.m. GMT. In the show Gary can be heard talking about his early playing days in Ireland and the various bands he was associated with during that time. The show is presented by former UNDERTONES frontman, Fergal Sharkey, who provides an insight into the rock and roll side of music from Northern Ireland. The show can be heard over the Internet at this location.
Also on the Moore-related front, the May edition of Guitar Player magazine will feature an article on the U.S. release of the "Monsters of Rock" live CD and DVD (featuring Moore), along with an interview with Gary.
Source : blabbermouth
Wednesday, February 25, 2004
Celtic Frost and Sanctuary Records might start working on a two-CD slipcase "Anthology", covering both Celtic Frost's and Hellhammer's career, soon.
For details check out the news section at http://www.celticfrost.com
A review from the year 2000 release of Haggard.
Check it here
"Two new tracks from APARTMENT 26's new album "Music For The Massive", have been posted online for listening. You can check out the tracks "Kick To Head" and "Book (Be My Friend)", along with the group's current single, "Give Me More", at this location.
"Music For The Massive" was produced by Tchad Blake and APARTMENT 26 at Real World Studios - Peter Gabriel's state-of-the-art recording studios in Wiltshire near Bath, England. It is the follow-up to 2000's "Hallucinating", which was issued through Hollywood Records.
APARTMENT 26 feature in their ranks singer Biff Butler - son of former BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler."
"Music For The Massive" was released yesterday trough Atlantic Records.
Tuesday, February 24, 2004
Two new tracks added :
Emerald the little elf in the forest
emerald The eyes of shadow
An outstanding medieval new act. Their first album is reviewed here
ZILLO FESTIVAL 2004
16./17./18. Juli 2004
LORELEY FREILICHTBÜHNE in St. Goarshausen
SKINNY PUPPY (excl. @Zillo)
ALIEN SEX FIEND (excl. @Zillo)
UMBRA ET IMAGO
BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have set an April 26 European release date through SPV Records for their third album, "Blood and Belief" (view cover here).
BLAZE utilized the services of former PITCHSHIFTER drummer Jason Bowld during the recording sessions for follow-up to 2002's "Tenth Dimension", which took place at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire with producer Andy Sneap. Also recording with the group was bassist Wayne Banks (SABBAT, MESSIAH'S KISS), who has fulfilled most of last year's touring commitments with the band following the departure of Rob Naylor last April.
Monday, February 23, 2004
Dong Open Air
Neukirchen-Vluyn near Krefeld, Germany
My Darkest Hate
Dynamo Open Air 2004
The Goffertpark, Nijmegen, Holland
Life of Agony
Children of Bodom
Sunday, February 22, 2004
Interview by blue horse. You can read it here
The following message was posted by JAG PANZER guitarist Mark Briody:
"It is with great sadness that I announce that Daniel Conca has passed away.
"Daniel sang for JAG PANZER during the 'Dissident Alliance' era. This included the album 'Dissident Alliance' and the subsequent tour with OVERKILL in Europe.
"Daniel and I remained close friends after he left the band. He was always a good friend and very supportive of my music.
"Daniel leaves behind his wife Becky and children Madonna and Tristen."
Daniel Conca was 39 years old at the time of his death.
Source : blabbermouth
Letzte Instanz' vocalist Robin has left the band to concentrate on his career as an actor, and guitarist Tin and bassist Fx are no longer with the Instanz, too. It seems like Fx needs more time for his booking agency and his kid(s) and Tin, being frustrated by Robin's departure, has not only quit the band but music business in general. Remaining members Holly D., Das O., Benni Cellini, Muttis Stolz and Specki T.D are looking for new musicians at the moment.
FINNTROLL's new full-length album, "Nattfödd", will be released in Europe (excluding Finland) on April 26 ? one week later than originally announced. A Finnish release is expected on April 13. The band will still be issuing a five-song EP, "Trollhammaren", on March 15 through Century Media Records. Both records were recorded and mixed at Sundicoop Studio in Savonlinna, Finland in November 2003 by Tuomo Valtonen and were produced by keyboardist Trollhorn. Mastering duties were handled by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki. As on their previous records, the band successfully combines black metal with very melodic folk elements and humppa, a kind of polka, in such a powerful and highly entertaining way that even the hardest of metalheads are pleased to join the dance.
"Nattfödd" track listing:
01. Vindfärd / Människopesten
03. Fiskarens Fiende
08. Det Iskalla Trollblod
09. Grottans Barn
10. Routas Vaggvisa
"Trollhammaren" track listing:
04. Försvinn Du Som Lyser
Upcoming FINNTROLL shows:
Feb. 28 - Piorno Rock - Granada, SPA
Mar. 27 - Axefeast in Kåren - Göteborg, SWE
Apr. 14 ? London - Underworld, UK
Apr. 15 ? Weert - Bosuil, NETH
Apr. 16 - Den Bosch - Willem II, NETH
Apr. 17 ? Vosselaar - Biebob, BEL
Apr. 18 ? Amsterdam - Melkweg, NETH
Apr. 19 ? Essen - Zeche Carl, GER
Apr. 20 ? Munster (Breitefeld) - Live Arena, GER
Apr. 21 ? Hamburg - Marx, GER
Apr. 22 ? Berlin - Halford, GER
Apr. 23 ? Glauchau - Alte Spinerei, GER
Apr. 24 ? Wien - Planete Music, AUT
Apr. 25 ? Salzburg - Rockhouse, A
Apr. 26 ? Innsbruck - Hafen, AUT
Apr. 27 ? Budapest - Megaclub, HUN
Apr. 28 ? Ljubljana - Orto Club, SLO
Apr. 29 ? Milano - Transilvania, ITA
Apr. 30 ? Zofingen - Ox, SWI
May 01 ? Aalen - Rock it, GER
Jun. 19 ? Waldrock - Burgum, NETH
Jul. 31 - Gates Of Metal ? Hultsfred, SWE
source : blabbermouth
Saturday, February 21, 2004
An mp3 clip from the upcoming Waltari album "Rare Species" is available for downloaded at this location.
07. - 15. April zusammen mit / together with Subway To Sally
Wed 07.04. D-Hameln - Sumpfblume
Thu 08.04. D-Kiel - Halle 101
Sat 10.04. D-Münster - Jovel Music Hall
Sun 11.04. D-Krefeld - Kulturfabrik
Mon 12.04. CH-Pratteln - Z7
Tue 13.04. D-Ingolstadt - Ohrakel
Wed 14.04. D-Stuttgart - LKA
Thu 15.04. D-Darmstadt - Centralstation
Support 17. - 29. April: Remember Twilight
Sat 17.04. CZ-Prague - Palac Akropolis
Sun 18.04. D-Berlin - Knaack
Mon 19.04. D-Aschaffenburg - Colossaal
Tue 20.04. D-Hannover - Faust
Wed 21.04. D-Giessen - Muk
Thu 22.04. D-Heidelberg - Schwimmbad
Fri 23.04. D-Duisburg - Pulp
Sat 24.04. D-Köln - Underground
Sun 25.04. D-Hamburg - Knust
Tue 27.04. D-Regensburg - Alte Mälzerei
Wed 28.04. D-Konstanz - Kulturladen
Thu 29.04. CH-Winterthur - Endstation
Read it there
Thursday, February 19, 2004
Dutch gothic/atmospheric doom metal group AFTER FOREVER have set a March 25 release date through Transmission Records for their new album, "Invisible Circles". The group's last full-length effort, "Decipher", was released in 2001.
AFTER FOREVER have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Pinkpop festival, set to be held May 29-31 in Landgraaf, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are PIXIES and STARSAILOR, with more acts to be announced soon.
Source : blabbermouth
"DYNAMO OPEN AIR IS ON!!!
Yes, there will be a Dynamo Open Air this year. The festival will be held for the seventeenth time on SATURDAY JUNE 5th. in the Goffertpark in Nijmegen. Main act at this year's Dynamo will be no other than the mighty
There will be a total of fourteen bands, appearing on two stages, pretty much in the same set-up as in the year 2000, when Dynamo was held at the same location. Four bands have been confirmed at this time. Besides Slayer we are proud to announce
LIFE OF AGONY, DIMMU BORGIR and CHILDREN OF BODOM.
More names will be added soon. This is just the beginning!. Tickets are 50 euros. The gates will open at 12.00 hours (noon) and the first band goes on at 13.00 hours (1 PM).
More news to follow shortly!!!"
Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Norway's EINHERJER have officially called it a day. The following is the group's statement on the matter:
"After 11 years, 4 albums and 2 mini-albums, we've decided to split up EINHERJER. We feel that we've made the album we wanted with 'Blot' and therefore a journey of 11 years has come to an end. We would like to thank everybody who has supported us through the years.
"For us, it is time to move on. We are definitively not retiring as musicians, so you haven't heard the last from us yet?
"Regards, Frode, Aksel & Gerhard"
Tuesday, February 17, 2004
The Jinxs have completed the recordings for their new album. "Infected" is scheduled for release on March 4th through NuTurn Music.
Monday, February 16, 2004
M´era Luna 2004
Hildesheim (Germany) - Flugplatz Drispenstedt
FAITH & THE MUSE
ICON OF COIL
Sunday, February 15, 2004
Added : Hans Zimmer "the battle" Gladiator O.S.T.
Thursday, February 12, 2004
Jerry [Gaskill]'s solo album "Come Somewhere" is to be released by Insideout records on April 27, 2004!! Here's what Doug had to say about the CD:
"Jerrys solo? its finished!!! Its like a good beatles album.. John and George should be proud. its so good it hurts... Ty and Jerry without me..hahah!!! Ty produced and played electric guitar and bass...."
Furthermore someone recently quoted Doug as saying "this is the best release from our camp since Ear Candy."
News from Doug [Pinnick] about Poundhound 3:
"I have gotten 7 songs mixed for PH and will get the rest done in a few weeks."
source: http://www.kingsxonline.com - http://www.kramerskorner.com/kingsx/
MOTÖRHEAD's Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, TWISTED SISTER's Dee Snider, [KING'S X Doug Pinnick,] and former HELMET leader Page Hamilton are among the hard rock musicians that have recorded KISS covers for the upcoming tribute album "Spin the Bottle", according to Billboard.com. Due April 27 via Koch, the 11-track set was executive produced by longtime KISS associate Bob Kulick and features appearances by one-time KISS members Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer.
The first pressing of the album will include a 40-minute DVD featuring behind-the-scenes footage, performances and interviews with many of the album's participants.
"Spin the Bottle" track listing:
01. DEE SNIDER - "Detroit Rock City"
02. TOMMY SHAW - "Love Gun"
03. MARK SLAUGHTER - "Cold Gin"
04. CHRIS JERICHO - "King of the Night Time World"
05. KIP WINGER - "I Want You"
06. BUZZ OSBORNE - "God of Thunder"
07. PAGE HAMILTON - "Calling Doctor Love"
08. LEMMY KILMISTER - "Shout It Out Loud"
09. DOUG PINNICK - "Parasite"
10. PHIL LEWIS - "Strutter"
11. ROBIN MCAULEY - "I Stole Your Love"
Tuesday, February 10, 2004
The new Haggard album "Eppur Si Muove" will be released on 22.03.04.
AC/DC have started writing material for their next album, tentatively due before the end of the year.
Fifa Riccobono, the chief executive of Albert Productions, AC/DC's Australian record label and international publisher, has confirmed to Undercover that songs have been written for the next record but the band are yet to start recording.
One thing that AC/DC have no plans to release anytime soon is a "best of" collection, according to Fifa. "They guys aren't interested in a best of. They never have been," she said, as reported by Undercover. "They have had a wonderful philosophy. They don't like compilation albums and have always turned them down."
The band have generally shied away from putting their music to advertising although they have agreed to certain products that fit with their audience. In Australia, Holden has used versions of AC/DC songs "Are You Ready", "Thunderstruck" and "Back In Black" as recorded by a cover band.
AC/DC have also allowed their music to be included in various movies, although they have never endorsed the films. Most recently, "It's A Long Way To The Top" was used in Jack Black's "School of Rock". YOU AM I and TEX PERKINS recorded a version of "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" for the Brian Brown/John Goodman film "Dirty Deeds", and the songs of AC/DC will also feature in the upcoming movie "Thunderstruck". The movie is about five friends who decide to visit the grave of Bon Scott after a near-death experience.
source : blabbermouth
Friday, February 6, 2004
Review by Duke Dubeau, check it here
Elane is about to release a new cd. 52 min and 13 tracks.
Penny Dreadful team will soon review it (soon means as soon as i get my copy hehe :) )
Edit Stephane : note to our readers : remember who told you first about them. They'll end famous. This is only a beginning.
Thursday, February 5, 2004
"Train of consequences - metal is not underground" can be read here!
WITHIN TEMPTATION's video for their cover version of KATE BUSH's "Running Up That Hill" has been posted online at this location. "Running Up That Hill" will be released as a single in Germany on February 16
As previously reported, WITHIN TEMPTATION have just been awarded the "Conamus Export Award" in the category "Best Dutch Band" (an award they also collected in 2002). This prize, which is awarded to Dutch artists who have been successful outside their native country, was made possible through two Top 20 singles and one gold-certified Top Ten album in Germany.
A one minute mp3 sample from the new Ensiferum single "Tale Of Revenge" is available for download at this location.
Finland's NIGHTWISH have set "Once" as the title of their forthcoming album, tentatively due in June through Spinefarm/Universal Records in Finland and Nuclear Blast in continental Europe. A release date for the U.S. has yet to be confirmed.
As previously reported, NIGHTWISH will be working with renowned director Antti Jokinen on the video clip for "Nemo", the first single off the upcoming CD. Jokinen has directed music videos for such international artists as CELINE DION, EMINEM and SHANIA TWAIN and is currently in Rome working as an assistant director on Renny Harlin's new film, "Exorcist: The Beginning". The album's second single, "I Wish I Had An Angel", is expected follow a later in the year.
NIGHTWISH will kick off a three-week North American tour on August 16 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
source : blabbermouth
Wednesday, February 4, 2004
This interview by blue horse can be read here!
Italian symphonic metal band RHAPSODY will have a "best of" CD released via their former label, Limb Music. Titled "Tales From The Emerald Sword Saga", the compilation comprises selected songs from all of their releases beginning with 1997's "Legendary Tales" and ending with 2002's "Power Of The Dragonflame".
"Tales From The Emerald Sword Saga" (view cover here) track listing:
01. Warrior of Ice
02. Rage of the Winter
03. Forest of Unicorns
04. Land of Immortals
05. Emerald Sword
06. Wisdom of the Kings
07. Wings of Destiny
08. Riding the Winds Of Eternity (edit)
09. Dawn of Victory
10. Holy Thunderforce
11. The Village of Dwarves
12. Rain of a Thousand Flames
13. Knightrider of Doom
14. March of the Swordmaster
15. Power of the Dragonflame
16. Lamento Eroico
A special-edition box, featuring a different cover, photo cards, video, poster and a sticker will also be available. This version comes with the "Holy Thunderforce" video clip as a bonus track.
RHAPSODY are currently in the studio recording their new album for a May release through Magic Circle Music/SPV Records.
Source : blabbermouth
CRADLE OF FILTH will enter the studio on Friday, February 13 to begin recording their Roadrunner Records debut, tentatively titled "Nymphetamine".
The follow-up to last year's "Damnation and a Day" will be produced by ANTHRAX guitarist Rob Caggiano, who has previously worked with the group during the mixing stage for "Damnation?".
"Nymphetamine" (roughly translated as the druggish beast-like addiction to beautiful, classical women) will tentatively feature the following tracks:
01. Medusa And Hemlock
04. Gilded Cunt
05. Absinthe With Faust
06. Painting Flowers White Never Suited My Palette
07. Coffin Fodder
08. Filthy Little Secret
10. Swansong For A Raven
CRADLE OF FILTH bassist David Pybus had previously described the new material as an "eclectic mix between the group's 'Damnation..' and 'Cruelty...' albums with a renewed vigor for melody, songmanship and plain fucking weirdness spat into the smelting bowl."
"Nymphetamine" is tentatively set for an early June release.
Source : Blabbermouth
Tuesday, February 3, 2004
According to this site, Skyclad will appear at the Celtic Warriors 11th Birthday Bash:
Celtic Warriors 11th Birthday Bash
Fri 16 - Sun 18 April 2004
Wood Green Animal Shelter, Godmanchester, nr. Huntingdon, Cambs
Dumpy's Rusty Nuts
Tygers of Pang Tang
Robin BB Band
A Surprise Headline Band
For more information check out the contact details at celticwarriors.org.
RockHarz Open Air
Osterode / Dorste, Germany
18. + 19. June '04
Four bands have been confirmed and four bands have cancelled their gigs at the RockHarz. Here's the current line-up:
SUBWAY TO SALLY
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
BURDEN OF GRIEF
EDGE OF THORNS
CIRCLE II CIRCLE
FEAR OF THE DAWN
Monday, February 2, 2004
Patrick Rondat has inked a new solo deal with the French label Nothing To Say (NTS) Records and is in the process of recording his fifth solo album, "Ephemeral World".
The self-produced album will contain 10 new songs, including an adaptation of a piece by Bach, and will feature as-yet-undisclosed "bonus" material. Drums for the CD were recorded in Germany at Bazement Studios with Dirk Bruinenburg. Bass duties were handled by Patrice Guers.
The album is scheduled for release in March/April and will be followed by promotional showcases, demos and "hopefully a tour," according to a posting on Rondat's web site.
Source : blabbermouth