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November 2004


Monday, November 22, 2004

Gig Review : Nightwish in Paris
Posted by: Stéphane @ 13:20 CET

Review of a disappointing gig here

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Saturday, November 20, 2004

Elane confirmed for Burgfolk Festival 05
Posted by: Matze @ 11:11 CET

Burgfolk Festival 2005, 23.07.2005, Mülheim/Ruhr

44 Leningrad
Cromdale
Faun
Fiddler's Green
Potentia Anime
Elane
Corvus Corax


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Dong Open Air 05
Posted by: Matze @ 11:01 CET

Dong Open Air 2005 - "Fear of the Dong"
15.-16. July
Neukirchen-Vluyn near Krefeld

So far there's just one band confirmed: Delirious. Anyway it's rumored that the Dong crew is in negotiations with some *very interesting bands* so watch this space! :)

"Underground bands" who are interesting in playing at the D:O:A '05 see here for further informations.


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Friday, November 19, 2004

CD Review : Within Temptation "The silent force"
Posted by: Stéphane @ 13:16 CET

My review of the latest Within Temptation album is up so why don't you just head here?

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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Dark Tranquility "character" tracklist
Posted by: Stéphane @ 19:45 CET

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY have revealed the track listing and artwork for their new album, "Character", due in Europe on January 24 and North America on January 25 via Century Media Records. The band recently released an EP, entitled "Lost to Apathy", as a teaser for the upcoming full-length. It includes four songs, a video-clip (for the title track) and a screensaver.

"Character" track listing:

01. The New Build
02. Through Smudged Lenses
03. Out of Nothing
04. The Endless Feed
05. Lost to Apathy
06. Mind Matters
07. One Thought
08. Dry Run
09. Am I 1?
10. Senses Tied
11. My Negation

(source : blabbermouth)


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Fishbone News
Posted by: Matze @ 8:45 CET

Fishbone (line-up: Angelo Moore, Norwood Fisher, Rocky George (ex-Suicidal Tendencies), John Steward, Tory Ruffin, D'Andre Gipson and Andre Holmes) are currently in the studio recording their new album.
A new song, "Date Rape" will be included on an upcoming Sublime tribute album.

Furthermore, a DVD featuring Fishbone entitled "High Times Presents: Cannabis Cup, Live in Amsterdam" is due to be released in January.

Fishbone Tour Dates December '04:

02 @ Lee's Palace - Toronto (Ontario - Canada) -confirmed-
03 @ Barrymore's - Ottawa (Ontario - Canada) -confirmed-
07 @ The Middle East Club - Cambridge (Massachusetts - USA) -confirmed-
08 @ Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park (New Jersey - USA) -confirmed-
09 @ Lion's Den - New York (New York - USA)

source: http://www.fishbone.net http://www.fishbonelive.org


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Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Lacuna Coil to enter studio
Posted by: Stéphane @ 17:03 CET

According to a posting on the group's official web site, Italy's LACUNA COIL recently spent time in Milan in pre-production with producer Waldemar Sorychta (TIAMAT, GRIP INC., SAMAEL). The band will soon enter the studio to record the first three songs for their much-anticipated follow-up to 2002's "Comalies". A late 2005 release via Century Media Records is expected.

(source : blabbermouth)


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Gig Review : Therion+Tristania in Paris -15/11/04
Posted by: Stéphane @ 15:01 CET

Review here!

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Saturday, November 13, 2004

Equilibrium: new album delayed
Posted by: Matze @ 9:27 CET

Equilibrium's first full length album "Turis Fratyr" will be released on february 1st 2005.

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Friday, November 12, 2004

Einherjer former members in a new band
Posted by: Stéphane @ 12:15 CET

EINHERJER members Frode Glesnes (a.k.a. Grimar, vocals/guitar), Aksel Herløe (guitar) and Gerhard Storesund (a.k.a. Vivar, drums) have announced the formation of a new band entitled BATTERED. Joining them is bassist Ole Moldesæther.

Often cited as the leading "viking metal" act, Haugesund-based EINHERJER released several albums and EPs (1994's "Aurora Borealis" EP, 1995's "Leve Vikingånden", 1996's "Dragons of the North", 1997's "Far Far North" EP, 1998's "Odin Owns Ye All", 2000's "Norwegian Native Art" and 2003's "Blot") before folding in May of 2004.

(source : blabbermouth)


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Thursday, November 11, 2004

Candlemass Re-reunite
Posted by: Stéphane @ 14:03 CET

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have reconsidered their decision to split up and are headed into the studio to record a new album, tentatively due next summer. The band — vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh — are scheduled to begin recording the album at Stockholm's Polar studios on November 26 and mix the effort in January — just in time for their 20-year anniversary.

Commented Leif: "I had a bunch of pretty cool songs, talked to Mappe quite a lot during the summer and we both agreed it would be stupid not to do anything with it. At Mappe's wedding in August we all went up on a small stage and performed 'Samarithan' and 'Solitude' with pink guitars plus a really shitty sound. We were all absolutely drunk and we had suits and everything on us, but it was great fun!! I think it was that occasion that made us reconsider.

"Shortly after, I started to roughly demo some new tracks. I think I like did five tracks in a couple of weeks with a friend helping out. Then we had a meeting and decided to resurrect CANDLEMASS, book the studio, and send out a three-song demo to the record companies a.s.a.p. So we recorded 'Black Dwarf' and 'Spellbreaker' and put 'Witches' from the previous demo on it and I think the demo is on the way to the labels right now actually.

"Yes, we have two weeks in Polar booked without a deal, ha-ha!! But I'm not worried. I'm sure some smart label guy realize that a new CANDLEMASS album can outsell most of the usual crap that is released today. We are a unique band with a unique sound and next summer will belong to CANDLEMASS!!"

As previously reported, GMR Music has set a November 22 release date for CANDLEMASS' "Essential Doom" CD, a collection of the group's best material plus their newly recorded and previously unreleased song "Witches". The album will come with a bonus DVD featuring video footage of the band's performance at the Rock Hard Festival in Germany in 2003.

(source : blabbermouth)


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CD Review : Chris Caffery : "faces/god damn war"
Posted by: Stéphane @ 13:22 CET

New review by duke dubeau.
Read it here!


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Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Satan @ Keep-It-True Festival?
Posted by: Matze @ 18:04 CET

"Reunited British heavy metal legends SATAN, AGENT STEEL and TORCH are among the bands confirmed for Keep It True IV festival, set to be held April 2, 2005 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Koenigshofen, Germany. The compelte list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows:

AGENT STEEL (USA)
SATAN (UK)
DEADLY BLESSING (USA)
MAJESTY (GER)
OVERLORDE (USA)
TORCH (SWE)
THUNDER RIDER (CAN)
PARAGON (GER)
VORTEX (NL)

A warm-up show featuring the Ducth metal act MARTYR will take place on April 1.

Tickets for Keep It True IV can already be ordered at bestellung@keep-it-true.de for 15 euros plus postage. You can also get them at www.hellionrecords.de and www.elses-metal-mail-order.com. For the same price you can also get DVDs of Keep It True I and II, each containing four hours of "pure metal.""

source: blabbermouth.net


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Burgfolk Festival 2005
Posted by: Matze @ 8:43 CET

Burgfolk Festival 2005, 23.07.2005, Mülheim/Ruhr

44 Leningrad
Cromdale
Faun
Fiddler's Green
Potentia Anime


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Jon Oliva's Pain: Greece Tour
Posted by: Matze @ 7:35 CET

Jon Oliva's Pain will tour in Greece in December:

"Ticket and venue information for the Christmas Greek run, December 18-20, is detailed below. Wheelrunner (our greek legion friends) are scheduled to open the show. There is a possibility of a second support act. That will be confirmed soon.

It is important to note that the all-acoustic show (Dec 20) will a completely different performance from the (2) electric shows. Fans can expect to hear most of the new album, 'Tage Mahal, as well as feast of old-school Savatage. Expect lot's of surprises!

For those people that are traveling from the US and Europe, the promoter has been kind enough to allow you to reserve your tickets by emailing him at this address harry_katinakis@hotmail.com

We strongly suggest that you do not show up in Greece without a ticket...you may be left standing outside with the others!


Dates/Venues/Ticket prices

Saturday 18 December 2004 - Thessaloniki - venue: Hydrogios - Ticket price: 25 Euro (including taxes, etc).

Sunday 19 December 2004 - Athens - venue: Rodon Live! - Ticket price: 25 Euro (including taxes, etc).

Monday 20 December 2004 - Athens - venue: AN club (for the special acoustic show) - Ticket price: 18 Euro . THERE ARE ONLY 600 TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR THIS SHOW!

'Tage Mahal was released in Europe and the UK on October 25th. A US release date is scheduled for early 2005."

source: www.jonoliva.net Newsletter


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Flogging Molly News
Posted by: Matze @ 7:29 CET

...from the FM Newsletter:

"We're finishing up the SideOneDummy/Punk Voter tour right now and will be heading to Europe at the beginning of November for a month of shows there! If you're on that side of the pond, please check out the website (www.floggingmolly.com) for tour dates.

We wanted to let you know that the brand new video for "Seven Deadly Sins" (from our new album, "Within A Mile Of Home") is up and running at Launch. Check it out here: http://launch.yahoo.com/artist/default.asp?artistID=1043663

You can also download an MP3 of "Seven Deadly Sins" at MTV.com here: http://www.mtv.com/music/downloads/

We've also been confirmed for a special interview and performance with XM Radio's FUNGUS 53 as part of the "You're Not Invited" concert series! We'll be playing songs from the new album along with some of your old faves as well as chatting with Fungus 53's Lou Brutus. We're also going to be performing an FM styled take on the "You're Not Invited" theme song. The interview and performance will be broadcast Monday, October 25th at 8 PM EST, Wednesday, October 27th at 3 PM EST and Friday night, October 29th at 12 Midnight EST.

Thanks for the support and for coming out to see us the last couple of months on the road. If you haven't yet, don't forget to go out and pick up our new CD, "Within A Mile Of Home"!

Slainte!"


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Krabathor
Posted by: Matze @ 7:27 CET

The legendary Czech Death Metal stars KRABATHOR are celebrating 20 years of their existence this year. So the label Lava Productions will produce 2CD pack that will include all 5 demo tapes recorded in the past eighties and early nineties. KRABATHOR has a creative pause now and the leader of the band Christopher (guitar, vocals) lives in the USA and Czech Republic alternately and starts to prepare the songs for the new album...

Info: www.krabathor.tk, www.pure-death.wz.cz


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Saturday, November 6, 2004

RIP Robert Heaton
Posted by: Pax @ 5:41 CET

Rest in Peace, Robert Heaton, drummer and songwriter for New Model Army. One of the best musicians out there, gone to walk the long road...

From www.newmodelarmy.org

It is with great sadness that we report the sudden and unexpected death of Robert Heaton on Thursday November 4th. A multi-talented instrumentalist and song-writer, Robert joined the band in 1982 and for the next fifteen years co-wrote many of the band’s greatest songs, including being responsible for all the music to the anthem “Green & Grey”. A consummate professional when it came to recording and performing, in public Robert was the powerhouse behind the rhythm driven sound of New Model Army. In the media and in private, he was always the perfect gentleman.

Robert left NMA in 1998 having recovered from surgery to remove a brain tumour and since then has worked tirelessly to promote live music and original talent in his home town of Bradford in Yorkshire. His latest project, Fresh Milk, is such a scheme, encouraging young bands playing wholly original music, onto the live circuit by producing low cost, high quality, live recordings for them. He had also been working composing film scores for independent films as well as working on his own new material under the guise of Gardeners of Eden.

A post mortem has determined that Robert had been suffering with pancreatic cancer and it was almost certainly this that was the cause of his sudden and unexpected death.

Robert’s passing will be mourned by family, friends and fans around the world. He leaves a wife, Robin, and young son, Marlon.


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Friday, November 5, 2004

TCD audio sample
Posted by: Stéphane @ 23:43 CET

THE CLAN DESTINED, the new project featuring vocalist Martin Walkyier (ex-SKYCLAD, SABBAT) and bassist Iscariah (ex-IMMORTAL), have posted an audio sample of a new demo track, entitled "I Am Because We Are!", at their official web site. Download it at this location.

As previously reported, this very limited-edition release, which will be made available solely via the group's official homepage, will contain the following cuts:

01. Swinging Like Judas
02. More Than War
03. I Am Because We Are!
04. We’re Wolves
05. A Beautiful Start To The End Of The World
06. T.C. Lethbridge (JULIAN COPE cover)

With regards to the band's sound, Walkyier had previously said in a posting on the band's web site: "'Will it be folk or black metal?' I hear you cry. The answer at present is neither, and yet our sound will perhaps eventually incorporate some slight elements of both? Who knows as yet? The initial secret we believe is to first write you all some great songs, and to create something brand-new. How we should finally mix and produce them is something we'll leave open to discussion on the [THE CLAN DESTINED] forum."

Joining Walkyier and Iscariah in the new formation are Lee Cassidy (guitar), Kara Sutra (vocals), Emily Dolan Davies (drums), and Tony Wildwood (guitar). The band's upcoming demo "will eventually become the culmination of several years painstaking lyric-writing and musical composition," according to a press release. "THE CLAN DESTINED has at this moment neither management or record-company backing — preferring to rely entirely on the support of our many loyal fans and friends until an efficient and trustworthy (!) manager and label present themselves."

source: blabbermouth.net


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Dead Can Dance reunite for a tour!
Posted by: Stéphane @ 18:16 CET

Unbelievable but true.
check www.deadcandance.com for the details!


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Kari Rueslatten news
Posted by: Stéphane @ 18:15 CET

Former THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL "goddess of beauty" Kari Rueslåtten (presently known simply as Kari) will release her fourth solo album, "Other People's Stories", in January via GMR/Peach Music. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows:

01. Other People's Stories
02. Sorrow To My Door
03. Cry
04. Dogstar
05. When Lilies Bloom On Winter Days
06. Push
07. Ride
08. Fishing
09. Carved In Stone
10. Life
11. Orlando

As previously reported, the follow-up to 2002's "Pilot" is said to be "filled with [Kari's] best songs to date as well as wonderfully produced." A live video was recently shot for the album's title track.

With regards to the album's title, Kari had previously stated, "The idea behind this title is that all the songs tell somebody's story, but their story could also be my own. People make choices that sometimes is beyond our understanding. But if we were to be in their position we might have done exactly the same."

(source : blabbermouth)


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Tarja Turunen solo album news
Posted by: Stéphane @ 18:14 CET

NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen's upcoming solo single will be called "Yhden Enkelin Unelma" ("One Angel's Dream"). It will include two Christmas traditional Finnish songs with the production of Esa Nieminen at Finnvox studios:

01. En Etsi Valtaa, Loistoa (Melody: Jean Sibelius / Lyrics: Z. Topelius; translator unknown)
02. Kun Joulu On (Melody: Otto Kotilainen / Lyrics: Alpo Noponen)

As previously reported, Turunen recently completed a video shoot for her collaboration with German "Star Search" winner Martin Kesici on his song "Leaving You for Me", which is due to appear on Kesici's second album. The "Leaving You for Me" single is scheduled for release on January 31, 2005 and will include the promotional video for the song.

(source : blabbermouth)


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Wednesday, November 3, 2004

Elane's first video
Posted by: Stéphane @ 19:17 CET

Elane has just done their first video clip.
Enjoy!

Elane's first video


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