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June 2005


Wednesday, June 29, 2005

New Model Army: new album in September
Posted by: Matze @ 16:07 CET

"The long awaited new album, titled "Carnival" has now been completed and plans are being finalised. UK and European release date will be September 5th. North America one day later on Sept 6th. Why? because Europe release on a Monday, US on a Tuesday. We will try to keep you up to date with arrangements around the world, but don't forget - if you can't get it locally you will be able to get it from The Shop from the day of release. We will be taking orders from one week before and will ship on Monday 5th.

It will be released (as all recent albums) through the band's own label - Attack Attack Records, and will be distributed by independent companies in each territory. Catalogue number is ATK2311 and it will be on store release schedules (meaning you will be able to pre-order it) from mid July. Precise details of distribution partners will appear soon.

Cover is another fabulous piece from Joolz - previewed on tour postcards earlier in the year and will feature on all tour promotion in the autumn

Mostly written in their studio in Bradford and then arranged by the band in the recording studio, Carnival really conveys the power of the band - pounding rhythms, soaring bass, driving guitars and biting vocals combine in the passionate and dynamic way that only NMA can produce. Justin's lyrics are as poignant as always. Subject matter swings from Britain and Bradford to Africa via religion and relationships, and the poetry is as beautiful as ever. Of course, the CD will be presented with a full lyric booklet.


NEW MODEL ARMY - Summer dates confirmed:

Friday 1st July - Amsterdam. Melkweg-Oude Zaal
Saturday 2nd July - Fusion Festival, Germany - www.fusion-festival.de
Friday 15th July - Forestglade, Austria - www.forestglade.at"

source: http://www.newmodelarmy.org


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Thursday, June 23, 2005

New Dreaditorial
Posted by: Stéphane @ 0:44 CET

How faust sold his soul to be the "best"...

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Demo Review : Kurixis
Posted by: Stéphane @ 0:41 CET

Check the demo review of Kurixis by Shadarlogoth.

Read it all


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Sunday, June 19, 2005

New Letzte Instanz album
Posted by: Matze @ 14:50 CET

Letzte Instanz will release their as-yet-untitled 5th studio album early next year, probably in February.

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Friday, June 17, 2005

Yearning news
Posted by: Stéphane @ 0:46 CET

Yearning is still searching for a new label deal.
Anyway Tony, the drummer of the band told me this :
"Hi! Nothing heard so far! Anyway we've booked to Tico-Tico studio on January 2006, so before that we really have to find something...
-T.Kristian"


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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Cruachan ink deal with Black Lotus Records
Posted by: Stéphane @ 10:11 CET

It's official.
The band has posted an announcement on blabbermouth. They join the independant greek label Black Lotus.


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Sunday, June 12, 2005

Skyclad live at Beja festival (portugal)
Posted by: Stéphane @ 15:18 CET

Gig review by Ferdipollo.
read it here!


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Tuesday, June 7, 2005

Cruachan news
Posted by: Stéphane @ 23:19 CET

Keith Fay (vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards) of the Irish folk metal band CRUACHAN has posted the following message on the group's official web site:

"I am delighted to announce that the Father of Folk Metal, Martin Walkyier, will be doing guest vocals for one track on our next album. I am a huge fan of Martin's since early SABBAT and SKYCLAD so for me this is a huge honour."

CRUACHAN recently parted ways with Karmageddon Media. The group's final release for the label will be a reissue of their 1994 "Celtica" demo, featuring unreleased tracks, including "Timmy", which has been performed live at quite a few CRUACHAN shows.

CRUACHAN will embark on the European "Pagan Invasion Tour 2005" beginning in mid-September. A list of the confirmed tour dates can be found at this location.

CRUACHAN are continuing to tour in support of their fourth full-length album, "Pagan", which was released through Karmageddon Media. "Pagan" was recorded and mixed at Radio Na Life Studios in Dublin, Ireland with producer Al Cowen and is the follow-up to 2002's "Folk-Lore". The cover artwork for "Pagan" was created by John Howe, the leading JRR Tolkien illustrator and the conceptual artist from the "Lord of the Rings" movies.

(source blabbermouth) thanks to Shadar Logoth for info.


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Saturday, June 4, 2005

Radio Playlist updated
Posted by: Stéphane @ 11:15 CET

Our "music with a soul" radio has just been updated.
Enjoy.


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Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Tristania adds a new guitarist to line up
Posted by: Stéphane @ 12:27 CET

Norwegian metal band TRISTANIA have announced the addition of guitarist Svein Terje Solvang to the group's ranks. Solvang, who has played with the band as a session live guitarist on all TRISTANIA tours this year, is "welcomed as a permanent band member," according to a posting on the group's web site
(source blabbermouth).


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