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Tuesday, April 30, 2002
The Gathering feat. Cristina Scabbia - Shrink (live in Bonn 19/04/1998)
Monday, April 29, 2002
"Area 54 are scheduled to start recording their 2nd as yet untitled album at the end of July 2002. To raise money for the recording,they will be selling the copies they have left of the 'FEAR INSIDE' EP(this is the very 1st recording of Area 54) which was only available prior to the album, in the before time, in the long long ago.
The 'FEAR INSIDE' EP is no longer available anywhere and this will probably be the last time that they will be available again. As only 500 were made, only one copy will be sold per person. There are no plans to get any pressed in the future. You can purchase a copy for £15 on the night of the 2nd round of the Emergenza Festival competition on Friday May 31st at the West One Four in Kensington. Like the 1st round, this gig will be done on the audience votes so your support is more essential than ever!! Tickets cost £6 which you can buy from Mia on : 020 8599 2676 or email@example.com Please be sure to purchase tickets in advance as they will be £9 on the door. To raise more money for the album, new merchandise will also be available throughout their forthcoming tour."
Sunday, April 28, 2002
"Celtic Frost are currently writing and developing material for a new album in Zurich, Switzerland. This is the culmination of a process initially set in motion during the compilation of the official Celtic Frost re-issue CDs in late summer 1999. The re-issue project reflected the first time the various former members of the band worked together again after Celtic Frost's termination in early 1993, in spite of the fact that the band has had several major offers over the years to record or perform again. Some two years of behind-the-scene efforts have preceded the present activities, and work on the album started in earnest in late 2001.
The musicians involved in the current writing sessions are Martin Eric Ain (bass and vocals), Reed St.Mark (drums, percussion, and vocals), and Tom Gabriel Fischer (voice, guitars, and keyboard). This is the classic Celtic Frost line-up which was responsible for the albums "To Mega Therion" and "Into the Pandemonium". As already in 1987, the band will be completed by a second guitarist as a permanent fourth member.
There has been an abundance of interest in the project from the music industry, and the band has held extensive talks about a new recording agreement in Germany, England, and North America. An official announcement regarding record company and album is expected later this spring. The album will contain largely new material, and it will not be identical with the shelved "Under Apollyon's Sun" double CD of 1992/1993, although a small number of songs from that album are being considered for inclusion. The new album is also likely to feature Part III ("Winter") of the "Requiem". Part I ("Rex Irae") was originally released on "Into the Pandemonium" in 1987.
The band's official website, H2CF, is the prime official source for exclusive updates on the project."
source: Homage to Celtic Frost - www.celticfrost.com
Saturday, April 27, 2002
Legendary axeman GARY MOORE will release an as-yet-untitled new CD through Sanctuary Records in September (not July 1st, as previously reported). Featuring a return to the power-trio format, with Cass Lewis (bass, ex-SKUNK ANANSIE) and Darrin Mooney (drums, ex-PRIMAL SCREAM) completing the group's line-up, the upcoming album will be “a lot rawer and 'earthier' than my recent blues and I'm experimenting with some new guitar sounds,” according to Moore. “I'm back with the Strat and you'll hear the Hendrix influence in some of the riff based songs which I haven't been known for.”
GAMMA RAY guitarist Henjo Richter will not be accepting HELLOWEEN's offer to join the latter band as a replacement for the departed Roland Grapow, according to GAMMA RAY's record label Sanctuary/Metal-Is Records.
As you may recall, Richter had been holding discussions with HELLOWEEN mainman Michael Weikath about joining the latter act, but has now apparently decided to stay with Kai Hansen and co., much to the relief of GAMMA RAY fans everywhere.
Friday, April 26, 2002
The new Dark at Dawn album 'First Beams Of Light- The Demos' will contain 9 unreleased demo-tracks and a cover of Warlord's "Deliver Us From Evil". This CD is the last one to be released on Iron Glory as the band has signed a new contract with AFM-Records.
A 1:39 min MP3 sample from the Misfits' split single "Don't Open Til Doomsday / Day the Earth Caught Fire" is available here.
Thursday, April 25, 2002
Breaking news from our good friends SHAMAN! The band will go to Finnvox Studio on June 17 to record their next album with producer Mika Karmila (Stratovarius, Sonata Arctica, Amorphis, Children Of Bodom, Waltari, Sentenced).
The track list and the album title is still unclear, but the release date is set for November 2002.
Jonne Jarvela, the singer and the leader of the band, said in a short interview: "I’m not sure how many songs will make it on the album. There are a few long songs and I don’t know if all of them will be include on this album."
What can we expect from the new Shaman?
"You will be very surprised when you’ll hear the new Shaman," Jonne says. "The new musicians are so good that you can’t even imagine! I have new band now and this band will stay!"
As the Spinefarm Records now is a part of Universal Records, hopefully we can expect to see their CDs all around the world now!
Wednesday, April 24, 2002
I received this in my mailbox - i guess it will please our brazilian clan.
Visit BraveHeart on the web: http://www.braveheartband.hpg.com.br
We´ve got a brand new song called No Destiny. One can hear a little part of
it in our website: www.braveheartband.hpg.com.br , but if you want to get
the whole song as mp3, you´ve got to subscribe at the band´s official
fan-club, on the link: www.braveheartclub.hpg.com.br The club´s site is all
in portuguese, but as you enter, just click on "cadastro", and put your
name, directions, e-mail, etc. If you have internet connection by cable,
ADSL, optic fiber, we send you the song without any cost. If you got dial
connection, make the option to receive it, since it´s just 4,08 MB.
Thanks for the essays, and the strength you´ve been given us!
Visit BraveHeart on the web: http://www.braveheartband.hpg.com.br
Sentenced - Neverlasting (full song) from "The Cold White Light"
Sentenced - Cross my heart and hope to die (35 sec sample) from "The Cold White Light"
Sentenced - Excuse me while I kill myself (35 sec sample) from "The Cold White Light"
Skyclad - Spinning Jenny (1.27 min sample) from "No Daylights Nor Heeltaps"
Tuesday, April 23, 2002
I've just added a review of the new single from the Gods of Metal, MANOWAR. Warriors of the World United -go buy it now! Well, read the review first if you want;)
Hail and Kill,
Ed "Pax" Graham
Monday, April 22, 2002
Thanks to Cladman for sending in the following news:
A collection that will cover all the personal course of Roger Waters in music will be realesed on the 6th of May by Columbia. The collection is called "Flickering Flame-The Solo Years,Volume 1" and will contain recordings from the three personal studio albums and some live stuff as well as two rare demo recordings.
It will feature the songs:
Knockin On Heavens Door - (never before released).
Too Much Rope - (from Amused To Death).
The Tide Is Turning - ( from Radio Kaos).
Perfect Sense Part l & ll - (from In The Flesh - Live).
Three Wishes - (from Amused To Death).
Every Strangers Eyes - (from The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking).
Who Needs Information (Remix - from Radio Kaos).
Each Small Candle - (from In The Flesh - Live).
Flickering Flame (Demo) - (New Song).
Towers Of Faith - (from When The Wind Blows, OST, 1987).
Radio Waves - (from Radio Kaos).
Lost Boys Calling (Original Demo) - (from The Legend Of 1900, OST).
Sunday, April 21, 2002
Moonsorrow "Sankarihauta" video shoot is in view in Moon TV (Finland) on Friday night 19.4. Interview with Ville and Baron also included. The loop will last about one week. See details at www.moontv.fi
Moonsorrow deal with Spikefarm continues! We signed the deal for the next album which is to be recorded in November-December this year.
Schandmaul are recording their 3rd full length album "Narrenkönig" this month.
JOHN KAY & STEPPENWOLF
MANFRED MANNS EARTH BAND
THE SAVOY TRUFFLE
EDGUY are still on their "MANDRAKE WORLD TOUR", which leads them through 5 continents (also refer to tour dates). Right on time for their 10th band anniversary EDGUY will be playing another single German show to celebrate their anniversary in style. The party will take place on 31 May 2002 in the Stadthalle of Offenbach. Special Guests will be KREATOR from Essen. Furthermore, the entire EDGUY back program will be available as NICE PRICE for the time of 2 months on the occasion of the band's anniversary and AFM's distributor change to Sony Music, which will take place about the same time. If you still haven't got all EDGUY albums, buy them now.
The first cd from Sirenia (former tristania's Morten Veland's new band) which was scheduled to release on the 29th of April is delayed to the 20th of may due to the manufacturer's unability to deliver in time the 8000 special edition box copies.
To those of you who wants to check the band, go on napalm records site where it is 'band of the month'. A taste of Sirenia
Saturday, April 20, 2002
Sweden's MEMORY GARDEN have teamed up with producer Mike Wead (MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND) for the recording of their forthcoming studio CD following Dan Swanö's decision to withdraw from the project. According to the band, “Dan called us up in the middle of pre-production saying that he didn't have the time needed to do this thing and that he was leaving. There are no hard feelings between us it's just the way things go sometimes. [We] immediately talked to Mike Wead, who helped us out on our two last albums to see if he was interested one more time. [We are] now very happy to say that Mike will start were Dan left off and the first thing will be to get the pre-production stage cleared.
ANGRA will release a mini-CD called Hunters and Prey in July.
SONATA ARCTICA will release Songs of Silence - Live in Tokyo on July 1st in Finland. The tracklist is:
Kingdom for a Heart
Sing in Silence
False News Travel Fast
Last Drop Falls
Respect the Wilderness
The End of This Chapter
The Power of One (Japanese bonus)
Wolf & Raven
Friday, April 19, 2002
"New album 'Black Light District' out in June.
Just returned from an exhausting 2 weeks session at the 'E-sound' studio, Weesp, but it was worth the trip! I can officially announce we will release a new album (mid priced, clocking around half an hour) on Psychonaut records.
The first couple of months this release will only be available on internet!
This album will contain the epic titletrack 'Black Light District', a song which will last a mere 16 minutes. It's a highly emotional piece of music, containing a lot of freedom and some great heavy melodies. This song didn't fit on the oktober release, which is still on the role.
A propos the october album; This will be quite heavy. Defenitly the most dark, moody but also groovy album we ever made. - Hans"
Seen on The Gathering's official site.
Motörhead's new studio album "hammered" has been released! To celebrate this we've started a BIG Give Away.
One of the prices you can win is a Promotional Copy of the new album signed by Lemmy!!!
What are you waitin' for?
The new video clip of Motörhead's song "Brave New World" is already online! ...as well as 3 full length tracks from the new album!!!
Motörhead did not only produced a video clip for their upcoming single release "Brave New World" - in fact they did two clips in a row :-)
The second clip is an excellent video for Lemmy's outstanding spoken words title "Serial Killer".
...and the best thing is: it'll be available on www.spv.de this friday !!!
source: SPV newsletter
As promised there are some Real Audio files from the new album "UNITY" available at the "Media" section, more samples you'll find at Victors website.
The tour dates of the Co-Headlining European Tour with Primal Fear you'll find at the "Dates" section.
An MP3-sample of the new Nightwish song "Ever Dream" can be downloaded from here.
Thursday, April 18, 2002
Rumours are circulating over on the official forum to suggest that BLAZE may be supporting Overkill during their next tour, once again nothing is confirmed as yet over on PlanetBlaze so the usual rules apply ;). To read the thread over on the forum follow this link.
Vampster has a video from Eläkleläiset's album "Pahvische" available for download.
Follow this link to grab it.
Seems like a great reunion time: Amorphis announced that drummer Jan Rechberger, who played on the first three albums - "Privilege of Evil", "The Karelian Isthmus" and "Tales From the Thousand Lakes" is back. The band is currently working on new material. Wander what it will sound like…
Wednesday, April 17, 2002
I'm back to terrorize you, my friends!
There's a brand new review on the latest CD of Finnish Trollheim's Grott - "Bizarre Troll Technology".
Matze, please make the box! :)
Love ye all :)
Sorry, for not posting news about Elusive straight away, Stephane!! To tell you the truth, we're just pretty busy with "Penny's little brother": Justine and I have just done a few really great professional pictures of us, beautiful, and now are messing around, re-arranging the website of House Of Noizz - trying to fit all these pictures in there... :)
I guess, it's not a music news, but if you'd look at those shots, you'd understand why I'm so excited about it! :)
Tuesday, April 16, 2002
As i often do, i've just visited the excellent zine HOUSE OF NOIZZ (yes Penny's little brother site -we're 4 days older, hehe :P ) from our very own Max Thrasher and i spotted a new he did not post here -tsk tsk tsk he will be punished for that! :P
Sorry for not being in touch for a while, how are you?
We are allright and hard at work at the moment playing gigs and doing all sorts of promotion.
For approx six weeks now we have been getting airplay on the most important radio channel in Norway - Petre, not enough airplay but at least we're on! Kind of weird being stuck in between George Michael and Shakira. :-)
As for new stuff their might be a mini CD out in early autumn but nothing is confirmed yet. A new album is scheduled for late 2002/early 2003. So I'll be in touch if more exciting stuff happens
All the best
don't forget to check
HOUSE OF NOIZZ zine
Dark Tranquility 'damage done' (to be released this summer).
1. Final resistance
2. Hours passed in exile
3. Monochromatic stains
4. Single part of two
5. The treason wall
6. Format c: for cortex
7. Damage done
8. Cathode ray sunshine
9. The enemy
10. White noise/black silence
11. Ex nihilo
“We are STILL doing demos. We have a few more songs to demo. We did send Roadrunner [Records] the songs that were completed. From what I understand, they liked them. The release date that some of you have heard about from the Roadrunner site [October 29th] may be the truth, for all I know. Realistically speaking, that's only six months away. I, like the rest of you, would very much like to have the CD released before then, but I would be lying if I gave a date at this time."
Monday, April 15, 2002
Area 54 are looking for a pianist (male or female) for live work, so anyone seeking live experience who are capable of learning both the 'No Visible Scars' material and new material, please contact Mia (Manager) at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 020 8599 2676
Dedication is a must.
Sunday, April 14, 2002
"News are that Vibeke has been working with the up-and-coming young Norwegian film-editor Roar Ytre-Eide in two seperate movies during the last couple of months. The films are not yet finished. Exiting... "
seen on tristania's board.
Finally something is happening in 'the sins of thy beloved' camp... The band will play a gig at Jæren Musikkfestival on May the 23rd with Anita (their first singer who has left) as a guest vocalist. This means, as you might have guessed, that TSOTB are still looking for a new female vocalist...
A new Ensiferum Fanpage (sorry, Maggy! ;)) has been launched earlier this month:
Btw, the Matze who runs that site is NOT me! :)
Bands confirmed for...
Aaron Sutcliffe (Soloprojekt v. johan - S.P.O.C.K.- erstmalig live in Deutschland)
Alex Fergusson & Rose Mc Dowell
Armageddon Teen Idols
Asches you leave
Breath of Life
Cirrha Niva (Liason de la Morte - Das Romantik-Horror Musical)
Clan of Xymox
Daddy long legs
Dance or Die
DKAY.COM (neue Band von Jürgen Engler/Die Krupps)
Escape with Romeo
Eve of Destiny
Gardens of Gehenna
House of Usher
Impressions of Winter
Janus (Akkustik Konzert)
Kains Kinder (Endzeitlesung 2002 von Martin Sprissler)
Kiss the blade
Legendary Pink Dots
Noctulus & Grabeskälte feat. Blutnebelprinz
O. Quam. Tristis
Persephone (Soloprojekt von Sonja Kraushofer(LAI))
Seij minus aç
Siechtum (erstmalig live
Nebenprojekt Thomas Rainer/L´âme Imortelle)
Stalingrad (exklusives Konzert)
Steve Weeks (Slimelight - London/UK)
Sun of Sadness
The Cassandra Complex
The last days of Jesus
The Lords of the new Church
This vale of tears
Vomito Negro (exklusives Konzert in Deutschland 2002)
Whispers in the Shadow
The following dates have been confirmed as additional dates for AurA TourA:
19th: Recife, Brazil - Pro Rock Festival
20th: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - Monte Libano
21nd: Sao Paulo, Brazil - Olympia
23rd: Sao Paulo, Brazil - Broadway (by invite only)
25th: Cordova, Argentina - Teatro Real
26th: Buenos Aires, Argentina - Hangar
27th: Santiago, Chile - Blondie
28th: Lima, Peru - The Ambassador
Sun 19th Leipzig, Wave Gothic Festival Germany
Wed 22nd Newcastle, Trillions, UK
Thu 23rd Northampton, Soundhaus, UK
Sat 25th Dublin, Vicar Street, Rep. Ireland
Fri 14th Seattle, Catwalk
Sat 15th Portland, venue tbc
Mon 17th Salt Lake City, venue tbc
Wed 19th Santa Ana (Orange Co.), Galaxy Theatre
Thu 20th West Hollywood, Key Club
Bands confirmed for...
M'Era Luna Open Air :
- THE BLOODFLOWERZ
- CARE COMPANY
- DAS ICH
- FUNKER VOGT
- IN EXTREMO
- L'AME IMMORTELLE
- LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT
- PSYCHO BITCH
- SOFT CELL
- SUICIDE COMMANDO
- THE CASCADES
- THE GATHERING
- THE SISTERS OF MERCY
- VNV NATION
- WITHIN TEMPTATION
RockHarz Open Air:
- Overkill (USA)
- Blaze (GB)
- Tankard (D)
- Agathodaimon (D)
- Mila Mar (D)
- Letzte Instanz (D)
- Schandmaul (D)
- Merlons Lichter (D)
Dynamo Open Air:
- DEATH ANGEL
- WITHIN TEMPTATION
- CHILDREN OF BODOM
- PAIN OF SALVATION
- PETER PAN SPEEDROCK
Zillo Open Air:
- THE CURE
- THE MISSION
- ANNE CLARK
- DEINE LAKAIEN
- APOPTYGMA BERZERK
- SUBWAY TO SALLY
----BANG YOUR HEAD FESTIVAL ----
MÄGO DE OZ
Club Show (27. June 2002, WOM Balingen):
-----PARTY SAN OPEN AIR----
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter (D)
The Crown (S)
Disharmonic Orchestra (A)
Callenish Circle (NL)
Viu Drakh (D)
My Darkest Hate (D)
Maze Of Torment (S)
Veneral Disease (D)
----PROG POWER 2002----
SUN CAGED (The Netherlands).
(more bands to come)
AFTER FOREVER (HOLLAND)
AMON AMARTH (SCHWEDEN)
ASHES YOU LEAVE (KROATIEN)
BLAZING ETERNITY (DÄNEMARK)
BURDEN OF GRIEF
CRYSTAL BALL (SCHWEIZ)
DARK AT DAWN
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
DIMMU BORGIR (NORWEGEN)
END OF GREEN
ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW (FINNLAND)
LEFT HAND SOLUTION (SCHWEDEN)
MIRROR OF DECEPTION
MY DARKEST HATE
NIGHT IN GALES
NO RETURN (FRANKREICH)
PISSING RAZORS (USA)
PRO PAIN (USA)
STAMPIN' GROUND (ENGLAND)
THE BLUE SEASON
THE GATHERING (NIEDERLANDE)
WITHIN TEMPTATION (HOLLAND)
----WACKEN OPEN AIR 2002----
CHILDREN OF BODOM
MY DYING BRIDE
----WITH FULL FORCE----
CANDLEMASS FEAT. MESSIAH MARCOLIN
DOWN BY LAW
HEAVEN SHALL BURN
LOVED & HATED
MDC (MILLION OF DEAD COPS)
NO MEANS NO
ROGER MIRET & THE DESASTERS
SUBWAY TO SALLY
SUCH A SURGE
THE INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONSPIRACY
This one's for you, Max :D
The new Poison single "Squeeze Box" can be downloaded from this location.
Bathory will soon enter the studio to record their 11th album. Hopefully it will be released by the end of the Summer. Right now it seems like the CD version will contain 13 tracks and the CD version 10 tracks [edit Matze: ???]. Information on what kind of music we can expect will not be revealed until the album is released.
source: Twilight - the unofficial BATHORY page
The group recently completed a four-song demo - including a song co-written by Halford/Diesel Machine guitarist Pat Lachman - and expects to sign a new record deal in the coming weeks. Prong will also record a live album during its six-week tour, which wraps up in Victor's current hometown, Los Angeles, on May 18.
Click this link to download a full lenght mp3 from the above mentioned demo.
Saturday, April 13, 2002
The Levellers have today signed a new recording deal with Eagle Rock Records. They will release new material under the Hag Records imprint, which released their original material from 1988-90 before signing a deal with China Records, and some offshoot releases since.
We have completed 10 songs for the forthcoming album, and will return to the studio in June, after the Drunk In Public dates below, to complete the album and B-sides for the debut single due in August. And, in case you are asking, we haven't chosen which song will be the first single, we feel there are just too many contenders!
The Levellers will be playing live on the Dale Thrower Radio Show between 8.00pm and 9.00pm today (Thursday 11th May) on the following radio stations:
BBC 3 Counties Radio (Beds, Herts, Bucks)
The band are expected to showcase at least 3 songs from the new album as well as at least one golden oldie, and it will be the first broadcast interview about the new record. Catch it if you can!
Secondly the band announce a new series of Drunk In Public dates on the following days:
Thurs 16th Barnsley Student Union (01226 240740)
Fri 17th Cleator Moor, Cumbria Civic Hall (01946 812469)
Sat 18th Isle of Skye Cellar - Dunvegan Hotel (01470 521313)
Sun 19th Inverness Raigmore (01463 231219/ 01463 221546)
Mon 20th Day Off
Tues 21st Shetland British Legion (01595 693474)
Weds 22nd Shetland British Legion (01595 693474)
Thurs 23rd Day Off
Fri 24th Orkney Folk Festival (01856 851331)
Sat 25th Thurso Central Hotel (01854 612554/ 01854 613342)
Sun 26th Forres Loft (01343 543778/ 01343 850078)
Mon 27th Day Off
Tues 28th Ullapool Village Hall (01854 612554/ 01854 613342)
Weds 29th Perth Twa Tams (01738 629730/ 01738 634500)
Thurs 30th Berwick Upon Tweed The Wine Cellars (01289 308013)
Fri 31st Brighouse The Old Corn Mill (01484 400069)
Don't forget about the May tour. On the 2 message boards there are rumours that some of the shows have sold out, but as of yesterday there were still some tickets for all shows.
We expect to announce news of some summer festivals next week.
source: Levellers Newsletter
Four short mp3 samples from the new U.D.O. album "Man And Machine" are available at www.udo-online.de.
America's fledgling Internet radio industry could be effectively killed on May 21st if the U.S. Copyright Office accepts the recommendations of its recent Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel ("CARP") recommendation concerning Internet radio royalty rates and establishes its proposed record-keeping requirements for webcasters.
Background: Congress passed a law in October, 1998, called the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) which established that webcasters must pay "performance rights" fees to record labels for the music they play. That law instructed the Copyright Office to set the appropriate rate.
However, the CARP's recommended rates are currently more than 100% of most Webcasters' gross revenues!
The Copyright Office is required by Congress to decide whether to accept, reject or modify the CARP's recommended rates by May 21, 2002. If they accept the CARP panel's recommendation, most observers believe that the decision will effectively kill Internet radio as an industry, as the decision could bankrupt all but the three or four largest webcasters.
For more info check out http://saveinternetradio.org/
Friday, April 12, 2002
Hagalaz Runedance will be playing live at the following places/venues/dates:
- 20/05/02 - Leipzig Wave Gothic Treff, Germany;
- 20/07/02 - Medieval Festival, Lucerne;
- 31/08/02 - Electric Gathering Festival, Stockholm;
- September - Avalon Festival, Berlin (date still to be confirmed);
Andrea will be joined by Kristian Nordeide (the man who plays Bag-pipes, Strykelyre, Lyre, Harp, Recorders, Lute and more on Frigga's Web), and Remi Andersen (Hades' Almighty) on drums.
From the Hagalaz Runedance site
A live recording of the last-ever performance of the classic SEPULTURA line-up of Max Cavalera (guitar/vocals), Igor Cavalera (drums), Andreas Kisser (guitar) and Paulo Pinto Jr. (bass), which took place at Brixton Academy in London on December 16th, 1996, is tentatively scheduled to be released in CD form, under the title Live At Brixton, through Roadrunner Records in August.
Sweden's HAMMERFALL are scheduled to enter Holland's Wisseloord studios with producer Charlie Bauernfeind (i.e. BLIND GUARDIAN, GAMMA RAY, RAGE) in early May to begin recording their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length album for a late 2002 release through Nuclear Blast Records. According to guitarist Oscar Dronjak, “we will record the drums in Holland, bass in Germany and the rest in Spain. The reason for this is that we wanted to use a classic — and therefore vastly expensive — recording studio in Holland that has hosted such high profile acts as QUEENSRŸCHE, DEF LEPPARD, RAMMSTEIN, THE SCORPIONS, U2, IRON MAIDEN, SAXON, STING, METALLICA and JUDAS PRIEST, just to name a few.
DANIEL CAVANAGH To Rejoin ANATHEMA? - Apr. 9, 2002
Guitarist Daniel "Danny" Cavanagh has decided to rejoin Britain's ANATHEMA, and is hoping to bring his brother Jamie, the group's original bassist, back into the band's ranks with him.
“After careful consideration, based on the truth, my deepest feelings and the wishes of our mum Helen, I have decided to change my mind about leaving ANATHEMA,” Danny said in an official statement. “I feel the story is incomplete, and as I have been heavily involved since day one, I think I should rest within the band until it reaches its own natural conclusion.
“I have e-mailed all the other members of the band, though as yet I have only had a reply from [ANTIMATTER bandmate and former ANATHEMA bassist] Duncan Patterson, who, as usual, has been very understanding.
“I do not know for certain if Vincent [Cavanagh, vocals/guitar] or the lads will want me to return, and I know I would want/need my brother Jamie by my side to do this properly. I await their response not knowing what it's going to be!
“This band needs an injection of REALISM, HONESTY, TRUTH and SINCERITY. DEATH TO FALSE MUSIC, DEATH TO FALSE PEOPLE, NO P.”
In the same statement, Canavagh makes it perfectly clear that he feels no love for former ANATHEMA bassist Dave Pybus, who left the group last year and subsequently toured with CRADLE OF FILTH as a session musician."
"CANDLEMASS/MEMENTO MORI frontman Messiah Marcolin has launched a brand new Stockholm, Sweden-based “gothic synth rock” band called REQUIEM, which also features in its ranks Peter Moore (synthesizers, programming and speech), and Michael Samuelsson (guitars, bass and speech). A recent three-song demo is presently available for download from the group's official web site at this location http://www.requiem.nu/
The tracks featured are as follows:
01. Illusions Fall
02. Declare It Dead
03. I Stand Alone"
"We are proud to announce a new CD which will be released on Psychonaut records june this year! We're still thinking about tracklisting etc, as we have enough songs. Yes, we will also release an album in october (possibly november 2002)"
Guitarist Mark Jansen has just left the gothic/Doom Metal band AFTER FOREVER.
"Our guitarplayer/screamer and composer Mark Jansen will sadly be leaving After Forever. Mark and the band have grown apart on musical terms.
Mark was one of the founders and forces behind After Forever. We thank him for his important contribution to the success that the band has gained through the years. We count on it that we will be seeing him on stage with an other band. Therefore we wish him all the best with his music career.
The role of Mark will be taken over by Bas Maas. Bas has a lot of experience as a guitarplayer coming from different bands and he's now working very hard to be ready for his first show, which will be Leidsekade Live in Paradiso, Amsterdam on the 7th of April."
A problem cause the band was supposed to tour with nightwish soon.
Thursday, April 11, 2002
"We proudly announce the confirmed rock bands in
The Cure, Dandy Warhols, HIM, Mesh, Pulp
For more info about the rest of the rock bands, the final line-up per day and other details, stay tuned!
ROCKWAVE INFO (02/04/2002)
On April 4th we will announce the names for the Rock stage of Rockwave Festival 2002.
ROCKWAVE 2002 FIRST BANDS (27/03/2002)
ROCKWAVE FESTIVAL 2002 will be held July 1st, 2nd and 3rd, at the Athens Horse Training Park (KEIPP), Messinias 55, Street, Goudi, Athens.
For those of you that can't wait anymore, we would like to announce the confirmed metal bands, in alphabetical order:
Dream Theater, Halford, In Flames, Jag Panzer, Motorhead, Nevermore, Opeth, Paradise Lost, Running Wild, Slayer.
For more news on the rock bands, the final line-up per day and other details, stay tuned ! "
Thanks to Cladman for this information submitted on penny's main page and... -DOH! All my excuses for being so late in adding this.
There's a few thoughts on Helloween's new Best Of in Reviews section.
Wednesday, April 10, 2002
Hey i've just edited my skyclad review of 'no daylights nor heeltaps' adding a song by song detailed analysis of the bonus cd.
Monday, April 8, 2002
Vocalist Tarja Turunen will leave Finland's NIGHTWISH in the fall to focus on her classical singing studies in Germany, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET.
NIGHTWISH will reportedly promote the release of their forthcoming Century Child CD with a host of European mini- tours and festival appearances during the summer, but will go separate ways once Turunen's school resumes at the end of the year.
Although Tarja's departure from NIGHTWISH has been rumored for several months now, it has not yet been confirmed or denied by an official source.
When recently asked about having to choose between a career in classical music and playing with NIGHTWISH, Turunen responded simply that “of course I have only one career, and that's the opera career.”
NIGHTWISH have thus far issued three full-length studio efforts and are in the process of completing the aforementioned Century Child CD for a July 1st release.
Despite rumors to the contrary, NIGHTWISH vocalist Tarja Turunen will not leave the band in order to focus on her classical singing studies in Germany in the fall, according to band manager Ewo Rytkönen, who spoke to www.soneraplaza.fi earlier today. Instead, NIGHTWISH will take a long break following the completion of the band's upcoming Century Child three-month world tour, and will not reunite before the end of 2003 or the beginning of 2004, at the earliest. The break will allow Tarja to complete her studies before rejoining forces with the rest of the band for the recording of the group's follow-up to Century Child.
“A touring break is not that unusual nowadays, especially when you consider some of the bigger bands like STRATOVARIUS, so there's no fear of NIGHTWISH splitting up,” stated Rytkönen. “However, the news of this extended break from the touring front will hopefully give all of the band's fans the incentive to attend NIGHTWISH's summer dates, since it may be quite some time before they get a chance to see the group play out again.”
NIGHTWISH's fourth full-length studio album, the aforementioned Century Child, is due to be released on July 1st.
From an email I just recieved:
Hail to You !
THE TIME TO STRIKE IS NOW. KILL !!!
The waiting is almost over. All MANOWAR fans can prepare themselves for what will become a long period of total Heavy Metal madness and crazyness. MANOWAR is finishing the new album at this moment ! You can expect the new single " Warriors of the World ( United ) on April 15th 2002, followed by the new album, which is now planned for May 27th 2002. A lot of info about the Cd and single is to find on www.manowar.com and the WWWWzine : http://home.wxs.nl/~verdoore/index9.htm
After that a long, long World Tour will start ! Expect the most awesome show of you life. First tourdates are dropping in. Keep watching the NEWS page or FAQ section of our web site www.manowar.com for updates on this, or check our official fansites. Also the WWWWzine updates directly the new tourdates http://home.wxs.nl/~verdoore/index9.htm. Note that if a show is not listed there, it means it's NOT confirmed yet, as soon as a show is confirmed it's listed on www.manowar.com / the WWWWzine and the official fansites ! Check the " tourdates sections " there ! Also the info where to find info about ticket sale etc. is to find there, if it's not listed, it means we have no details available about it.
On www.manowar.com is info to find about how to order the single " Warriors of the World United " if you're not living in Europe !
A lot of fans ask to meet us during the tour. If meet & greets are arranged for the USA - shows, the details will be announced on www.manowar.com. For Europe we are trying to arrange special meet and greet events that will be coordinated through the webmasters of that country and announcements will be made on their sites + the WWWWzine at : http://home.wxs.nl/~verdoore/index9.htm
The DVD for Hell on Earth Part 1, 5.1 is for sale now ! The release - date for Europe through Nuclear Blast is October 29, 2001 and for the USA through Metal Blade on November 20, 2001.
The Silver Editions of Hail to England and Into Glory Ride are available now in Europe !!!!!
As a lot of fans are asking for it : Unfortunately the Silver Edition of Battle Hymns is not available directly in Europe as a standard release, but can be ordered as an Import. However, maybe for the European fans who wish to have this Silver Edition of Battle Hymns it's an idea to order it through the Kingdom Of Steel, if you were already planning to order other merchandise you only pay once the $20.00 shipping charge.
Our official Webring The Worldwide Web Warriors have there own Official Webzine now. You can find it at : http://home.wxs.nl/~verdoore/index9.htm
HAIL AND KILL!!!
Eric, Karl, Scott and Joey
I guess that means the May 8th show here in LA is not confirmed yet. Hmm, dammit, I want to see that band live. On the other hand, I really wanted to open for them next time they came to town. Ah well, someday...
Sunday, April 7, 2002
Bad news: Pekka Kasari, the drummer of Amorphis, has left the band. As it’s officially stated, he leaves the band on good terms to spend time with is family. However a replacement has been already found, but not announced yet.
In other Amorphis news check out lead singer Pasi Koskinen side project Shape Of Despair and their new album "Angles of Distress."
Thursday, April 4, 2002
Edguy’s Tobias Sammet and his side-project Avantasia prepare to release the second part of their "Metal Opera". Tobi promises some more surprises, like a new character, sung by Magnum's Bob Catley and Timo Tolkki (Stratovarius) playing guitars. Another Heavy Metal veteran - drummer Eric Singer (Kiss, Bryan May Band, Alice Cooper) - plays on one track. Track list is not given yet, but by now we’re promised ten real songs and some interludes, with the opener, 14 minutes long "Seven Angels".
Dave Mustaine - founder, vocalist and guitarist of Megadeth has just announced his departure from the band! Suffering from a serious injury that affected his ability to play a guitar, Dave disbanded Megadeth after nearly 20 years of successful career.
Here’s an extracts from Dave’s message, published on www.metal-rules.com [edit Matze: original source www.megadeth.com] that explains the current situation:
"During the first week of January 2002, while Megadeth was on hiatus, in Texas, I suffered an injury that caused severe nerve damage to my left arm and hand. It was diagnosed as Radial Neuropathy - specifically, a "compressed radial nerve." My doctors tell me it will take about a year to make as complete a recovery as I can, and even then, we don't know how complete that is going to be. I am working hard with a great team of doctors and physical therapists daily, and God willing, someday I hope to play guitar again.
In the meantime, while I work on rebuilding my arm, I will take this opportunity to reappraise my career and my future. For the time being I have decided to exit Megadeth, and explore other areas of the music business where I might make a contribution without being able to play my instrument."
Tuesday, April 2, 2002
"Hollywierd" - the brand new album of Los Angeles Glam Rock veterans POISON will appear in stores on May 14th 2002. Looking forward to it!! Well, at least I am!! :)
And another review. This time on "Walking On Phantom Ice" by Denmark's Withering Surface.
There's a review on the last CD of Wykked Wytch - a very promising band!
You know where to find it!
Monday, April 1, 2002
In conjunction with the BOSPOP festival we will organise a Dynamo Open Air on Sunday July 14th at sportpark Boshoven in the town of Weert, situated 20 km south of our hometown Eindhoven. It will be a one-off intimate version of Dynamo. Better this than no Dynamo at all.
Just like the Bospop festival we will have two stages on which a total of around 16 bands will perform. Do not expect any big names! We have decided to fall back on our old formula of
No Stars - Just Talent
What you can look forward to are, in our opinion, the best up- and coming bands that are around today. Maybe a cool surprise from the past too! Just like the old days.
Tickets will cost 30 euros and pre-sales in Holland start April 13th.
More details on how to obtain tickets elsewhere will follow shortly.
Confirmed bands so far:
CHILDREN OF BODOM
PAIN OF SALVATION
PETER PAN SPEEDROCK
The entire Dynamo team.
We have something special for all you Moonsorrow Warriors out there! Now you can obtain an imroved version of the first official demo of Moonsorrow, "Metsä", straight from this website. The songs (in mp3 format) and the covers (inlay and booklet) are available for you in the downloads section. Just download; burn the songs on a cd-r and print the covers and you have a brand new Moonsorrow release in your hands. More info about this special internet release can be found in the Milestones section (under "miscellaneous"). Download and enjoy!
The WatchTower release 'Demonstrations in Chaos', due out on Monster Records, will be available in April 2002!!!!!
Included are unreleased rehearsals & recordings from the WatchTower Conrol & Resistance era, plus unreleased LIVE tracks.....
Also included, the infamous "BOSS STUDIO" demos from 1983 & 84!!!!! These are songs from the debut release "Energetic Disassembly" that you've only read about!!! Now have them in your hands!!!
For press releases and information about "Demonstrations in Chaos", go to www.monsterrecords.com.
source: official Watchtower homepage
Dark At Dawn are recording their old demo tracks from '92-'94 for a "Rare & Vintage" - album. Furthermore, the guys are working on brand new songs which should be recorded this summer.
News regarding the new line-up, a label, etc. will follow soon!
At the moment we are in the middle of writing new material for our upcomming album, set to be recorded in August at Berno Studios, Malmoe, Sweden. As of yet the album has no title but here are some songtitles:
… and soon the world will cease to be
Vs. The World
We'll also be going on European tour and we're looking forward to seeing you all.