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Wednesday, August 28, 2002
To modify Stephane's post, it's been confirmed, Rain Fell Within has split. www.rainfellwithin.com So far, Dawn, their amazing singer, has launched a solo career. Details and links are at www.rainfellwithin.com
Famerecordings.de announced that Schandmaul will contribute the song "Vogelfrei" (taken from the band's new album "Narrenkönig") to the soundtrack of Spellbound/Wanadoo's upcoming strategy game Robin Hood - The Legend of Sherwood.
Tuesday, August 27, 2002
SKYCLAD are continuing writing songs for their new CD release (currently scheduled for a March 2003 release). New titles include "Parliament Of Fools", Another drinking song", A Good Day To Bury Bad News", The Roman Wall Blues", and "Survival Campaign".. all in all the band have over 18 working titles with 12-14 set to appear on the CD.
As previously annonced, the band will be appearing at the Velo-Rock Festival in Ostend, Belgium on 7th September 2002, the good news for you all is......... it's a Free Festval!!
Source : demolition records
Sunday, August 25, 2002
I'm proud to announce that Wendy Goodall is to produce her debut album later this year. An album based on Tudor England and the English Elizabethan period. Courtly dances, medieval dances! Performed on instruments of the historical period and weaved with the sounds of Abbey's and castle's. This is going to be a rare treat and an original production style. No title as yet. As many of you will already be aware Wendy sang on Shoshone Dream and Anam Cara; wrote and performed on Christmas Tapestry and Spirit of Christmas; co-performed on the now deleted series Bach, Beethoven and Mozart with Ocean Sounds. More news will follow.........
Source : Medwyn goodall official site
Mixing, mastering and authoring is now complete, so it's off to the presses for the new DVD "Timeless, The National Parks". The soundtrack features 5.1 surround sound mixes of 10 O'Hearn compositions ranging from the Ancient Dreams period to last year's So Flows the Current. "The National Parks" DVD is scheduled for late fall release. The man behind the camera is master cinematographer, David Fortney. www.davidfortney.com.
Recording is underway for a new O'Hearn album which is developing nicely.
More details as they become available.
source : Patrick O'Hearn official site
The next Chris Spheeris solo recording will be something very different. All Chris is saying is that the primary instrument is one that he has rarely used on his recordings. With all going smoothly or at all predictably, as recordings rarely do, release could be late spring to early summer.
source : Chris Spheeris official page
Saturday, August 24, 2002
BLACKMORE'S NIGHT frontwoman Candice Night is completing her solo CD for a 2003 release. Currently available are two single tracks from the project titled "Alone With Fate" and "Call It Love".
Gamma Ray have announced that they will record a new live album on The Skeletons In the Closet Tour 2002 this fall. The album will have the same name as the tour motto, a provisional release for the new live output has been set for March 2003. With all the rare songs the band will play on the tour in October/November and that have never been available on a previous live release, chances are good that "The Skeletons In The Closet" will turn out as a Double CD!
If you haven't taken part in the setlist voting for the 'Skeletons' tour yet, make sure you choose your favourite 'forgotten' songs soon as the voting period ends on August 31st. Send us an email with the 15 songs you want to hear on the upcoming tour … and don't forget, this tour shall feature those songs Gamma Ray usually don't play live so don't vote the standard numbers this time.
Candlemass are just about to destroy some scandinavian cities as Helsinki, Oslo, Gothenburg and Stockholm. Cameras will follow every step the band makes to give some nice late additions to the truly marvellous DVD that is being put together featuring amazing shots from the entire carrere as well as the 1990 Stockholm gig. We can also tell you that the Stockholm show at Klubben will be recorded the band and by P3-Live for a later broadcast and hopefylly a live album. A full videocrew will also be there to capture the live magic this night of doom!
This link is to request videos on MTV2: www.mtv.com/onair/mtv2/requests.jhtml
Fill in all of your information and submit your video request. Might we recommend Arch Enemy's "Ravenous"?
Wednesday, August 21, 2002
I'm not exactly sure if I already told you that, but for about 3 months now the official site of HOUSE OF NOIZZ has moved. Our old website - www.geocities.com/houseofnoizz - is no longer operational and we haven't updated it since the end of July.
The address of the new page is www.houseofnoizz.com. Over there you will find all sorts of interesting information, forums and our bizarre sense of humour.
Please, please, please update your links, everybody!!!!
P.S. Oh, sorry, if I didn't tell you before. Must've forgot...
Tuesday, August 20, 2002
Just a quick reminder, todays show will be the last one for awhile. The Fall Semester at USC starts on Monday and with it comes rescheduling at KSCR. So I don't know if or when I'll have a show, and I won't find out for a few weeks. Brother Jeff will be doing a show for sure, and I'll keep y'all posted on that.
So tune in today, dammit!
Let Madness Reign,
Ed "DJ Pax Eternum" Graham
PARADISE LOST have posted five unmastered tracks from their forthcoming ninth studio album, tentatively entitled Symbol Of Life, at this location (if prompted for a user name and password, use "paradiselost" and "thesymbol", respectively). The songs featured are as follows:
02. I Can Hate You
04. No Celebration
05. Symbol Of Life
As previously reported, Symbol Of Life is tentatively due on October 14th through G.U.N./BMG Records in Europe and a short time later via Koch International in North America.
Monday, August 19, 2002
THE GATHERING have commenced the mixing process for their as-yet-untitled new full-length effort, tentatively due in January through the group's own Psychonaut Records.
According to drummer Hans Rutten, "we're all relieved and satisfied as it turned out excellent. Right now we've streamlined the album into a 10-track full length, a mere 50 minutes of music. Those 10 tracks work with each other, they are making all individual songs even stronger. The detailing and giving the songs the right balance/mix was sometimes a harsh and cruel process. Throwing away mixes of 3 days work, it's painful, spending so many times on details which in the end we didn't use at all. Kill your darlings. But it's the only way.
"We still have some work left, we need to master after the mixing process is done, but we are getting a more clear picture day by day."
Among the tracks set to appear on the forthcoming CD are the following:
01. A Life All Mine (feat. ULVER's Trickster G, a.k.a. Christophorus G Rygg)
02. Even The Spirits Are Afraid
03. Broken Glass
04. We Just Stopped Breathing
05. Golden Grounds
07. You Learn About It
source : blabbermouth.net
Germany's EVEREVE will enter Commusication Studios in Frankenthal in November to begin recording fifth full-length album for an early 2003 release through Massacre/Sony Records
source : blabbermouth.net
According to reports PARADISE LOST have changed the proposed title of their forthcoming studio album to Symbol Of Life from the previously reported Deus.
The CD is currently scheduled for an October 14th release through G.U.N./ BMG Records in Europe, the North American release will follow a short time after through Koch Entertainment.
Sunday, August 18, 2002
Our good friend Alexander D has turned into a penny journalist! Cheers mate for your Mägo de Oz live review! Feel free to do more :)
Mägo de Oz review
Saturday, August 17, 2002
Mr Brazzie has made a new review! This empty flow - magenta skycode
This empty flow review
Just trying to justify a month of my absence on Penny Dreadful by writing more and more reviews.
This time I capture and refresh Tobias Sammet (well, not personally, thanks God!) and his new release - Avantasia, "Metal Opera, Pt. II" which is about to come out on 26th of August.
Check it out!
Friday, August 16, 2002
Talented young British band AREA 54 are currently in the studio recording material for their 2nd album, which should hopefully see the light of day late in 2002.
The new album is being produced by Dave Chang and recorded at Philia Studios, Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire, England.
Wednesday, August 14, 2002
After six months of negotiations, Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM have officially inked a new deal with Spinefarm/Universal Records. The group's new single, "You're Better Off Dead", is currently set for a September 16th release. Also included on the CD will be the group's cover of THE RAMONES classic "Somebody Put Something In My Drink".
As previously reported, CHILDREN OF BODOM will shortly enter Astia studio to begin recording the follow-up to 2000's Follow The Reaper, due out early next year.
"We'll spend about five weeks [recording and mixing], and the new album should be out in January or February," said keyboardist Janne Warman. "We have about nine new songs ready to record [right now], and they're really heavy."
Source : blabbermouth.net
Tenhi will release their new album "Väre" at the end of the year.
source : vampster
Hammerheart Records has put up a 1:30 RealMedia clip from Thyrfing's great new album "Vansinnesvisor":
Thyrfing - Digerdöden
The Campbell Bros. strike again!! There are 2 great new videos in the "Video" section to make you bang your head and tickle your funny bone. Check them out HERE!!!
Tuesday, August 13, 2002
Magö De Oz will release their new double live album, entitled "Fölktergeist", in the first week of September.
Edit Matze: ferdipollo lets us know that the album is already released in Spain.
Monday, August 12, 2002
Penny Chatroom has moved. Update your bookmark and click here if you want to chat with us. :)
Flutist John O ' Fathaigh has left CRUACHAN.
The band is seeking a replacement, who can play flute, violin and keyboard. If you're interested, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source : vampster
Saturday, August 10, 2002
THE SCORPIONS are scheduled to release a DVD, entitled A Savage Crazy World, on August 27th. The DVD will contain the following footage:
(Live in Berlin, Crazy World Tour 1991)
01. Bad Boys Running Wild
02. Hit Between The Eyes
03. I Can't Explain
04. The Zoo
05. Rhythm of Love
06. Crazy World
07. Can't Live Without You
10. Lust or Love
11. Big City Nights
12. Rock You Like A Hurricane
01. Rhythm of Love (uncensored version)
02. Believe In Love (Russian version)
03. Walking On The Edge (Russian version)
04. Rock You Like A Hurricane (Russian version & original version)
05. Still Loving You
06. Passion Rules The Game (uncensored version)
07. Tease Me Please Me
08. Don't Believe Her
09. Send Me An Angel
10. Wind of Change
***Bonus Music Videos:
01. Alien Nation
03. No One Like You (original version)
04. I'm Leaving You
HELLOWEEN are completing work on new songs in Hamburg, Germany in preparation for the recording of their new album, which is scheduled to begin at the end of August in vocalist Andi Deris' Mi Sueono Studios in Tenerife, Spain. The as-yet-untitled disc will once again be produced by Charlie Bauerfeind, who also recorded the most recent BLIND GUARDIAN as well as the upcoming HAMMERFALL CD, entitled Crimson Thunder. The follow-up to HELLOWEEN's highly-acclaimed The Dark Ride will be released in early 2003.
Due to fuck-ups from the Wacken HQ alot of you - our loyal fans - missed Candlemass show last weekend. We are so sorry for this and can only blame a sloppy organization. Showtimes for bands do change, and it's up to the promotor to inform everybody about the changes in both the german and in the english language. This was not done properly according to several fans we spoke to. Not even our collegues in other bands knew about the time change. We can only hope the band will continue, and that there will be a time in the near future, perhaps next summer, when we can meet again. The gig was great, it's just sad all of you couldn't participate.
In all, I can say that the chaos started earlier on the day when the Wacken transportation service forgot to pick us up in Hamburg. We arrived 3 hours late to the festival site and missed several interviews, plus the signing at Rock Hards tent. It's very important to us to meet our fans and do interviews when we are out on the road. Without you and the great dedicated people that are doing the magazines and the fanzines we are nothing.
We were very prepared to give everything at Wacken. Unfortunately due to things beyond our control we were not allowed to do that.
We are so sorry!!
Leif Edling, for the band.
Skycsil sent in the following:
Hey! Look what I got at the I.E. mailing list:
If you are able to receive german televison, we´d like to draw your attention to some german tv dates on "Bayrischer Rundfunk", concerning In Extremo live @ Taubertal Festival.
The Gig will be broadcasted at:
14th of August "Rocknacht" 30mins liveshow In Extremo at 0.30am
10th of September 45mins liveshow In Extremo at 11.50pm
I don't even own a TV, but those who can... don't mis 'em.
Oh, and check Corvus Corax, another great band.
The "Rocknacht" TV-show on August 14 will include parts of the Schandmaul- and Fiddler's Green gigs, too:
Rocknacht - Taubertal Festival 2002
14.8., 0:05 bis 6:00 Uhr, BR
00:05 Heather Nova
00:35 In Extremo
01:05 Die Toten Hosen
01:35 The Busters
01:55 Sportfreunde Stiller
02:15 Travis (2001)
02:30 Reamonn (2000)
02:45 Fury in the Slaughterhouse (2000)
03:30 Fiddler's Green
03:45 Die Happy
04:00 Son Goku
04:45 Emil Bulls
05:25 Tell Your Mother
05:50 Suit Yourself
Friday, August 9, 2002
And another one. Matze, please do the boxes!! ;)
Here you go. Yes, I am back with loads of fresh stuff!
One more review is coming shortly.
Got a message from John at Delicious Agony. The interview with Angels of Venice has been postponed till next week, and will air Sunday the 19th at 9pm.
Thursday, August 8, 2002
Holland's THE GATHERING have incredibly seen three of their scheduled festival appearances cancelled for reasons that were entirely beyond the band's control. Here's the group's latest statement on the matter:
"First of all, the promoter of the festival in Crete has advised us that they cannot proceed with the booking of THE GATHERING for their festival on 17th August. The reason given is that the production and infrastructure costs have gone way over budget and will not be able to pay the artists, unless they make some cuts to the proposed bill.
Secondly, the festival in Moscow on the weekend of 24th & 25th August has been completely cancelled. The city authorities originally refused to grant a license for the proposed open air festival. The promoter then moved the event to an inside venue. However, his main sponsors then withdrew their financial support and he was not able to secure alternative sponsors.
"Finally, the proposed festival in Vicenza, Italy on 15th September has also been cancelled, due to lack of sponsorship."
Wednesday, August 7, 2002
First, I gotta say, view the web through a computer that has more than 16 colors is beyond righteous!
Second, I've posted 3 new reviews. Unleashed: Hell's Unleashed, Beyond the Embrace:Against the Elements, and the Death Across America Tour.
And for those of you who've been loving and requesting Voltaire on Penny Radio, check out www.mp3.com/ohmygoth -FREE DOWNLOADS OF SONGS AND RARE TRACKS! (Go Now!)
Your Friendly Neighborhood DJ Pax
Monday, August 5, 2002
Uncle Brazzie has really been busy today writing another review just for you all!
Tapping the vein review
Uncle Brazzie just added a new review for those like me who enjoys gothic stuff.
Shellyz Raven review
Max Thrasher is back and for good! After his in flames review he now tells us the secrets of the new Arcturus album "the sham mirrors". Another great review by him! (As always!)
Here's Max announcement (seems he didn't see my promo about it) :
"Just to let everybody know that there's another review in DISCussion. This time we're refreshing the new album of Arcturus - "The Sham Mirrors". "
Sunday, August 4, 2002
Skyclad had to refuse an offering to play the Metal Mania Festival (September 7th, Newcastle, with Blaze, Tygers Of Pan Tang,...) because they're co-headling the Velo-Rock Festival (Oostende, Belgium) on the same day.
Saturday, August 3, 2002
OK, my children. You know how Penny published a review on Dark Tranquillity's "Damage Done" TWO MONTHS before it hit the shelves? Well, the same thing with In Flames' "Reroute To Remain".
Yeah, I rock, I know! ;)
A new song is available for download at the band's official homepage:
Shaman "Wooden Pints (Live)" mp3
(beware: it's not studio quality ;) ...but a cool song!)
The WatchTower release 'Demonstrations in Chaos', will be on the streets on Aug 8 2002!!
1. Meltdown (84)
2. Asylum (84)
3. Argonne Forest (84)
4. Social Fears (84)
5. Tyrants in Distress (84)
6. Energetic Disassembly (84)
7. Cimmerian Shadows (84)
8. The Eldritch (87)
9. Instruments of Random Murder (87)
10. Hidden Instincts (87)
11. The Fall of Reason (87)
12. Control and Resistance (86)
13. Cathode Ray Window (86)
14. Ballad Assassin (85)
15. Meltdown (83)
Tracks 1-11 are demos
Tracks 12-14 are live recordings
Track 15 is taken from the Texas hardcore compilation : "Cottage Cheese from the Lips of Death", released in 1984 on Plan 9 Records.
For press releases and information about "Demonstrations in Chaos", go to www.monsterrecords.com.
source: official Watchtower homepage
Janne has decided to follow Roope´s road and is now fulltime member in Sinergy. He [had] no time to play the Waltari summer gigs in Czech so he [was] replaced by a young talented guy called Mika Järveläinen.
Future in the long run is still an open question.
Waltari line-up in Czech in July:
Kärtsy Hatakka - bass & lead-voc.
Jariot Lehtinen - guitar & voc.
Sami Yli-Sirniö - guitar & voc.
Mika Järveläinen - drums
Janne Immonen - keyboards
Janne "Wakeman" Immonen is, by the way, the leader of the experimental cult band All Human Substitutes, in which Sami and some members of Amorphis also play.
Friday, August 2, 2002
From the official Bluehorses homepage:
We are proud and excited to announce that our old pal, world-class electric fiddler, Mark Knight is joining Liz on the Bluehorses frontline!
Clarssically trained, Mark was a founder member of the excellent 'TUT' (His last album with them, Skeleton dance' is one of the fave discs on the box here at BH Towers).
Mark has been the Official Demonstrator of Bridge Violins for several years and has developed some fantastic ideas in digital effects for the violin.
We're sure that you'll all give Mark a big BH welcome and know you'll all be completely knocked out by his stunning fiddling!
While we're very much looking forward to working with Mark, we still have to keep looking out for a permenent member to take over at some point. So if anyone knows someone who might fit the bill, please put us in touch...
They should be...
Female, probably aged 25-35
Probably classically trained, but with abilty to play traditional styles and improvise Blues/Jazz/Rock etc etc.
We're also interested in finding a female flute/whistle/etc player.
Mihkel Raud, producer of the "Sabbatum" CD, sent in the following:
As you may have noticed, our website has been quite difficult to get access to during the past couple of days. This is a result of some serious publicity the CD has received lately. The traffic to Sabbatum.com has been enormous and the server we were hosting the site on just couldn't handle the job. I have spent a few very long nights trying to resolve our server issue and I'm happy to report that everything should work just fine again. We have removed the Sabbatum website to a much faster server with more traffic capabilities. It all began with LA Times doing a feature on Sabbatum about a week ago.
You can read it here:
Then, the Associated Press ran a news item inspired by the LA Times story. You can read it here:
The Sabbatum news spread likea wildfire all over the Internet. And the result was....wow, thousands of visitors trying to access our website at the same time. I'm really sorry for the inconvenience the server crackdown may have caused you. But it seems that everything is under control again. Happy surfing!
Schandmaul, german tour summer/fall 2002:
09.08.2002 - Kaiserslautern Feuertanz-Festival - www.kammgarn.de
10.08.2002 - Mainz KiR royal - www.sir.kujakk.de
11.08.2002 - Hildesheim M´era Luna Festival - www.meraluna.de
20.09.2002 - Meschede (PLZ: 59872) Kulurwoche/Marktplatz
04.10.2002 - Elserhalle München - CD-Präsentation
05.10.2002 - Ansbach Kammerspiele
25.10.2002 - Abensberg Club Center (PLZ:93326)
26.10.2002 - Cottbus - Gladhouse
27.10.2002 - Hamburg Schlachthof
28.10.2002 - Frankfurt/M - Nachtleben TBC
29.10.2002 - Hannover Musik Zentrum
30.10.2002 - Heidelberg Schwimmbad
31.10.2002 - Karlsruhe Substage
01.11.2002 - Glauchau Alte Spinnerei
02.11.2002 - Erfurt Gewerkschaftshaus
04.11.2002 - Fulda Kreuz
05.11.2002 - Bochum Matrix
06.11.2002 - Osnabrück Works großer Saal
07.11.2002 - Potsdam - Lindenpark TBA
08.11.2002 - Wilhelmshaven Pumpwerk
09.11.2002 - Bad Salzungen Pressenwerk
10.11.2002 - Andernach Live Club JUZ
12.12.2002 - Potsdam Lindenpark TBA
13.12.2002 - Leipzig Werk 2
14.12.2002 - Nürnberg Hirsch
German Folkrockers Schandmaul have put up five mp3 clips from their upcoming album "Narrenkönig".
Follow this link to grab em! :)
- B L A Z E
- Tygers Of Pan Tang
- Nu Future Cow Boys
- Alive Undead (a tribute to Slayer's Reign in Blood)
Metal mania, the Newcastle based music festival has the above bands confirmed (with more confirmations coming in every day). Metal Mania will be held at Newcastle University on Sat 7th of September and will host 2 stages. On the main stage you will find the headlining bands (Gods of Metal) and on a slightly smaller stage (in a different room) you'll find a showcase of local talent featuring top name bands and local DJ's from the region (New Breed). The second stage will cover all music styles from Rock, Metal, Punk, Ska, Dance etc... You name it!
Tickets will be priced at £10.50 each (Subject to booking fee's etc...), which we consider to be an absolute bargain looking at the bands that are playing. A percent of the proceeds will be going to the N.S.P.C.C Princes Trust for Mental Health. It will be possible to pay on the door, although we recommend booking in advance.
source: Metal Mania Festival Homepage
edit Matze: You can already suggest bands for next years gig at the Metal Mania Discussion Forum (ideal bands - thread)
Thursday, August 1, 2002
CATHEDRAL have completed work on their latest album, entitled ether Songs Of Praise (according to the band's official web site) or Seventh Coming (as reported by Terrorizer magazine), for an October release through Dreamcatcher Records.
"We've finished mixing and I think it's turned out really good," frontman Lee Dorrian told Terrorizer. "The songs are very strong and a bit more melodic than the last album. It's not as extreme. It's heavy, but in a different way."
The band recorded the album at Chapel Studios in Linolnshire with producer Kit Woolven, who had previously worked with the group on their Carnival Bizarre and Supernatural Birth Machine albums.
"Billy Anderson was perfect for the all-out sludge attack we wanted on Endtyme," explained Lee, "but this time the songs are a lot more layered and varied. Kit's got a good ear for melody."
One new track, "Congregation Of Sorcerers", was previewed at the Terrorizer 100th Birthday Bash, but is apparently not representative of the CD's overall direction.
"That's not really typical of the rest of the album," said Lee, "That's more a heavy, CELTIC FROST-influenced type of thing. That's one of two out-and-out heavy ones, the other being 'Halo Of Fire'. There are some ultra-doom parts but overall it's a lot more varied."
On not maintaining the direction set out on Endtyme, Lee commented, "[That album] was mainly to get that [sound] out of our system — we had to prove to ourselves that we could be brutally heavy and still mean it.
"When you've been around as long as we have," Lee concluded, "you see so many bands who when they've done six or seven albums they totally cop out and don't make the effort to push themselves any further. We didn't wanna become one of those bands who allow themselves to live on past glories. We've taken elements of the last album and progressed them a bit further. It's not like we've gone back to singing about Huggie Bear."
A video clip of the controversial Letzte Instanz folkmetal/rap track "Kopfkino - dkay.com remix" is available at the band's download area.
From the Faith & The Muse website:
The Ascension of Mother Dance CD!
Released in July from Dark Dimensions and Distributed via Nova Media, this Compilation will soon be exclusively availble from The Mercyground! Stay tuned!
Featuring an exclusive track from Monica Richards, her first recorded presentation of poetry.
Also features special and exclusive tracks from - In The Nursery - Anne Clark - Sol Invictus- Ataraxia - Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio - Hagalaz Runedance - Cinema Strange - Hybryds - Judith - This Ascension - Chants of Maldoror - Cybele - Aurum Nostrum, and Inkubus Sukkubus
Cover art and design by Monica Richards