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Sunday, September 30, 2001
Our beautiful fella Max has just added the new review on Sonata Arctica's "Silence" into the "Reviews" section.
Megadeth will record a live album and live dvd in buenos aires in november. Fans will choose the setlist through Megadeth's homepage.
Cool ain't it? :-D)
Good messages for all ANNIHILATOR fans. Jeff Waters surprisingly indicated that "carnival diabolous" 's successor will already reach the stores in spring. Furthermore he announced he wrote the fastest and hardest riffs in the entire ANNIHILATOR career and that Joe Comeau contributed some texts again.
Friday, September 28, 2001
Andy Ritson sent in the following:
"Swords of a thousand men, Skyclads new single featuring the legendary Eddie Tudor is due for release at the end of October. The new album is on its way and the band are in Germany next weekend for a festival with new drummer.
The single is an absolute blast and has a Skyclad mix as well as the Tudor version. A huge bonus is The Widdershins Jig 2001 mix, seriously brilliant. The Clad never went away really, they just bided their time and now they're really going to melt some ears!"
Thursday, September 27, 2001
Shane MacGowan, Jem Finer, Darryl Hunt, Philip Chevron, Terry Woods, Spider Stacey, Andrew Rankinand and James Fearnley - also known as The Pogues - are reuniting for a short tour of Ireland and England in late December.
The dates are:
16/12/2001 - Manchester Academy
17/12/2001 - Glasgow SECC
18/12/2001 - Birmingham Academy
20/12/2001 - Dublin's Point Depot
21/12/2001 - London's Brixton Academy
22/12/2001 - London's Brixton Academy
Well, guys, how about getting a killer support act for this tour, such as... Skyclad? :)
Wednesday, September 26, 2001
Because of the unstable political situation Flotsam And Jetsam decided not to go to Europe but stay home instead.
Right now I've got two questions:
1. Do you, guys, REALLY think that it's safer in United States now?
and 2. What's that smell?? Is it chicken???? :)
Edit Matze: Savatage, Vicious Rumors and Symphony X have canceld their tour for the same reason...
Tuesday, September 25, 2001
Arrrg! It seems like the "Tattoo the Planet" billing is changing at least twice a day! ...sigh... Ok, here are the latest facts:
Edit Matze: (09/28/01) Here's part six of the never ending story:
Monday, September 24, 2001
Sentenced is hard at work preparing to record their follow up to 2000's brilliant doom metal album Crimson. According to the official Sentenced "HomeGrave" recording will begin November 26th with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa at Finnvox studios for the drums and bass, then finished at Mastervox studios, and mixed back at Finnvox. Hopefully we'll see a release in February '02. The track list is as follows, not necessarily in order:
Guilt and Regret
As Hard As I Try
At Your Grave
You Are the One
Aika multaa muistot (Everything is nothing)
Excuse me while I kill myself
Losing my faith
Blood & Tears
Man in the bottle
Other intersting Sentenced news, the album cover is being designed by their drummer Vesa Ranta. Their website is going to be updated with all their videos online.
Penny Dreadful is having its first contest ever. The grand prize is a copy of Skyclad's first official live album "Another Fine Mess".
Instructions on how to enter the contest can be found here!
Comparing to Sonata Arctica, everything's clear with Kamelot. The recording of the new album is about to begin. Release date is scheduled for NEXT Autumn (means, 2002). Just a year away, what's the big deal?
OK, here's the thing: Finnish Power Metal sensation Sonata Arctica is putting out a couple of singles - Japanese and Finnish. The singles are: 'Black Sheep' (Jap) and 'Last Drop Falls' (Fin).
Both have a cover of IRON MAIDEN's 'Die With Your Boots On' and an acoustic version of 'Mary-Lou'. But the Japanese disc features a second cover, Bette Midler's 'The Wind Beneath My Wings', from the film Beaches.
Have to add that the band recorded both gigs in Tokyo, on September 3rd & 4th, and now is planning to put out a live album.
Hope you got it.
Because I didn't.
Sunday, September 23, 2001
The Misfits will release their new album "Cuts From The Crypt" in October.
Saturday, September 22, 2001
Metallica's four horsemen will be available as plastic toys.
Who will stop them from collapsing in Ridiculand?
Annihilator will re-release "king of the kill" and "refresh the demon" on the 15th october 2001 with bonus tracks and many extras.
I know that it's not modest to post news about myself, but there's a review for Slayer's "God Hates Us All" in Reviews section.
Thank you :)
Friday, September 21, 2001
No, not for Penny Dreadful... :)
The British Rock and Metal Magazine "Powerplay" (http://www.powerplaymagazine.co.uk/) is looking for a new Webmaster. If you are interested in the role, please email details of yourself and links to examples of your work to their Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPV has a bunch of new audio streams available:
Thursday, September 20, 2001
The U.D.O. CD "Live From Russia" will be released October 15, 2001.
Wednesday, September 19, 2001
Ronnie James Dio is in studio to prepare the new release due to march or april 2002.
Our dear Maggy has just modified things on our boards : so now you can rate each topic (so we can see what are your fave posts), plus now we can see how many people have viewed the topics.
Feel free to vote in our polls on the new board :
In Extremo had to postpone their September tour dates due to health problems of their bassist. In more positive news, the band's new Album "Sünder Ohne Zügel" just entered the german album charts at #10.
Tuesday, September 18, 2001
Return to the Sabbat are considering recording a live album at next years Bloodstock 02 Metalfest. For those of you unfamiliar with the group, they are a tribute band for thrash legends Sabbat, which consist of former Sabbat members Fraser Craske and Martin Walkyier. Frankly, I can't wait.
In addition, they are planning a warm up gig in England before they embark on their Greek tour.
Thanks to Vince for the news!
No, don't worry, Penny is still fine!
"The Dreadful Hours" is the name of the new album of My Dying Bride.
The track list features:
1. The Dreadful Hours
2. The Raven And The Rose
3. Le Figlie Della Tempesta
4. Black Heart Romance
5. The Cruel Taste Of Winter
6. My Hope The Destroyer
7. The Deepest Of All Hearts
8. Return To The Beautiful
With "The Dreadful Hours" the band is returning to its' old Doom Metal roots, so anyone who expect from My Dying Bride any Paradise Lost-like pop-rock can...
( ) Funk Off
( ) Kiss Their Asses
( ) Die
The new drummer for Helloween was announced just a couple of days ago. The person, who will replace Uli Kusch behind the drum kit is Mark Cross from Metalium. According to Michael Weikath, the new guitarist will be named within days. Stay tuned!
The Mission's first single from their new album "AurA" is entitled "Evangeline" and includes three non-album tracks: "Anyone But You", "Melt", and "Swoon (Reprise)".
"Evangeline" will be released in early October.
Metal Blade has released two mp3s from Brainstorm's upcoming album Metus Mortis ["Hollow Hideaway" and "Blind Suffering"].
Grab em here.
Monday, September 17, 2001
We've reshaped a bit our boards so it will be easier for you to seek the most interesting topics.
New item : the interpoll board. We'll put polls and you'll vote there to give us your opinion!
Sunday, September 16, 2001
Septic Flesh, after a long period of negotiations with various metal labels, has reached to an agreement with EMI records for the release of their next three albums. The material for the forthcoming release will be recorded once again in Fredman studios in Sweden with Fredrik Nordstrom on the chair of the producer, as the band was very pleased with the result of Revolution DNA. The new, untitled yet, album will be released between the end of December 2001 and the first months of 2002. The return of the dreamlords will be the most dark, atmospheric and violent moment of their carrier.
The new Brainstorm album called Metus Mortis will be released in October 30..
New submitted by Tiago "blue horse"
Terrible coincidence on the Dream Theater live album cover..it was released in the same terrible day..with the same terrible image of the World Trade Center burning!!..The album was removed from the stores just after the tragedy..and it´s only avalaible on some net cd stores now...
New submitted by Tiago "Blue Horse"
Edit Max: Here's a note from Mike Portnoy, the drummer of the band, that could be found on the official site of Dream Theater: "In regard to the live album's cover art, I can only say that it is a horrible coincidence that we obviously could have never foreseen. The timing of the release of the CD happening on the very same day as this tragedy is merely an incredible coincidence. We are currently in discussions with the label as to whether or not we will recall the CD's and replace them with a different cover. Obviously, the recovery of everybody's personal lives here in New York is the first priority."
The interview with the guitar-virtuoso Victor Smolski from German RAGE has been added into "INTER-active-VIEWS" section.
Thanx, Max :)
Edit Matze: Just noticed over at the official Rage homepage that the band has signed a new record deal with SPV Hannover.
Saturday, September 15, 2001
The new DVD "The Sting" from the kings of Shock-Rock W.A.S.P is about to be released. The DVD will appear in-store on Monday, 15th October and will contain the uncut and uncensored Key Club Show, photo gallery, full W.A.S.P discography, Web links and more.
The track list features:
2. Inside The Electric Circus
3. Chainsaw Charlie (Murders in the New Morgue)
4. Wild Child
5. L.O.V.E Machine
6. Animal (Fuck Like A Beast)
7. Sleeping (In The Fire)
8. Damnation Angels
9. Dirty Balls
10. The Real Me
11. I Wanna Be Somebody
12. Blind In Texas
Friday, September 14, 2001
In Flames are currently locked up in a house somewhere , doing pre-production for the follow up to Clayman.
They will spend the rest of the year writing songs and rehearsing, before entering the studio early next year.
Up and coming UK band BLAZE have confirmed 3 new live dates as part of the Silicon Messiah Tour 2001, the dates are as follows.
As special guests to SAXON on the Killing Ground Tour:
Tilburg (013 Venue) on October 18th and in Antwerp (HofTerLoo Venue) on October 19th.
The other date is the Motala Metal Festival, Sweden on November 17th.
All information kindly provided by Blazefans.com
Metal Merchant yesterday put the following infomation online:
Monday October 22nd sees DEMOLITION release the first single from the new shape SKYCLAD.
“Swords of a Thousand Men” (DEMCDS 001B), originally recorded by Tenpole Tudor in 1981, features new vocalist KEVIN RIDLEY, who takes over from the now departed Martin Walkyier.The song, also featured as a bonus track on their last studio album “Folkemon” (with Martin on vocals), gained more than favourable reactions during the band’s recent appearances (which included several shows with FISH). So much so that, having reached the approving ears of Tenpole Tudor mainman EDDIE TENPOLE,the obvious route was to take things a step further and invite Eddie to guest on the track.
“Swords…” is accompanied by a reworked version of “The Widdershins Jig”, a SKYCLAD standard that showcase’s the bands progression over the last few years. Both tracks are taken from the band’s new album “No Daylights... Nor Heeltaps” (due for release November 2001), which is a collection of reworked SKYCLAD favourites, inspired by their successful stints of “unplugged” shows across Europe.
SKYCLAD begin “The Same but Different” tour with the following dates in October:
Schloss Glauchau, Orkus Herbsnachte Festival (6th)
Hamburg, Headbangers Ballroom (19th)
Bad Salzungen, Kalle Werk (20th)
Essen Musikpalette (21st)
Nurnberg, Hirsch (23rd)
Stuttgart, Limelight (24th)
Karlsruhe, Substage (25th)
Offenbach, Hafenbahn (26th)
Pratteln, Z7 (27th) in Switzerland
Looks like a good few months for all the Cladheads out there, with a live album this month, single in October and the much anticipated album of re-worked tracks for November.
Thursday, September 13, 2001
The Seattle Progressive-Rockers Queensrÿche has announced the "Give Blood" campaign to help those injured in New York in kamikaze plane crash on Tuesday. The blood drive will take place at the Stadium Exhibition Centre in Seattle on Tuesday the 25th. The band members - Jeoff Tate, Micheal Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Kelly Gray and Scott Rockenfield - will attend the event and give blood donations themselves. Donations from the drive will be distributed both to Seattle area hospitals and rushed to New York City to help the survivors of the recent tragedy.
To complete the Manowar news: the band has re-released their classical albums "Hail To England", "Into Glory Ride" and "Hell On Wheels" in digipack, with lyrics and unpublished photos. All of these albums are instore now. The Metal is back!
Wednesday, September 12, 2001
This was taken from the Official Brazilian Manowar Website , part of the WWWW:
"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 their new album at this moment ! You can expect the new single already in January 2002, followed by the new album, which is now planned for February 2002. In March 2002 a long, long World Tour will start!"
A very special Hail and Kill go out to webmaster Manoel for this info. Support the Official Brazilian Manowar Website, possibly the best archive of Manowar tablature, info, pictures, and other info.
Taken from Cruachan official page.
"There will be a very special treat in store for Shane Mac Gowan fans when our new album FolkLore is released early next year. Shane sings the entire vocals for our version of Spancill Hill with Karen singing only a haunting backing. This is the first time he has ever recorded this song and we are very privilaged to have him sing it on our album. "
1. Bloody Sunday
2. Victory Reel
3. Death of a Gael
4. Rocky Road
5. Ossian's Return
6. Spancill Hill
7. Children of Lir
8. Ride On
9. Susie Moran
11. Horned God
The band (=ian anderson) will release a dvd with archival material. This release is scheduled for the next year.
news submitted by "cladman"
Monday, September 10, 2001
Andrea Nebel Haugen and Hagalaz Runedance are currently in the studio working on their third full length album, as yet untitled.
Andrea has also started another band called "Irrlicht." This was a title to one of the songs from Andrea's former project, Aghast, a quasi dark ambient group.
One things for sure. The Gods are smiling on Andrea Nebel Haugen and all her endeavours.
Sunday, September 9, 2001
The band Elusive has just signed to Pandaimonium Records. Elusive is the current project of Morten Veland (ex Tristania), Tommy Olsson (ex Theatre of Tragedy) and Jan K. Barkved (studio musician from Tristania). Their debut, Destination Zero, will be released in October, 2001.
But don't expect just another goth band. According to their press release:
"Elusive is all about genuine rock. Their musical platform was built on a hybrid of David Bowie and Billy Idol, along with everything else that knocks you off your feet. They have had concerts with bands like Apoptygma Berzerk, The Merry Thoughts, and Tristania, and are a great live band. "
More news from the Twilight Hall Studio: BLIND GUARDIAN has just finished up the first single for the forthcoming album! The single features two tracks: "And Then There Was Silence" and "Harvest Of Sorrow". The single will also provide fans with some presents, surprises, artworks and other goods. The album is on the way!
The new maxi-single from EDGUY, entitled "Painting on the Wall" is out now!
The track list features:
1. "Painting on the Wall" (Edit Version)
2. "Golden Dawn"
3. "Wings of a Dream 2001"
4. "Painting on the Wall" (Album Version)
The full-lenght album "Mandrake" will appear in-store on 24th September 2001 and will contain 10 tracks. The limited edition will also include a bonus track "The Devil And The Savant".
Second release from Tobias this year. It's like in that song: Oops, I did it again...
The Kings of Metal, Manowar, will be releasing the DVD of Hell of Earth Pt 1 on November 20th in the USA via Metal Blade, and on November 19th in Europe via Nuclear Blast. Featuring over 15 minutes of bonus footage, and the highest possible quality digital production, this is a must for all True Metal Lovers!
And even if you don't have a DVD player, like yours truly, you still need to pick this up when it comes out. It's going to rock like nothing else! If like me, you've practically worn out the VHS of Hell on Earth Pt 1, then you need this DVD.
RAGE has finally decided, where to record the new album. The band booked BLIND GUARDIAN's Twilight Hall Studio and starts the recording in January 2002. The production suppose to be epic, though the band will not work with orchestra anymore. As Victor Smolski said in the exclusive interview, the new album will be heavier than a few previous CDs.
The interview with the maestro is coming on Penny in a couple of days.
Wednesday, September 5, 2001
Just a few minutes ago FINNTROLL has officially announced that their European tour has been canceled! According to official sources, Katla has lost his voice and doctors has forbidden him to sing. The band didn't get a replacement in time and was forced to cancel the concerts. FINNTROLL are planning a new tour later this year, but nothing's sorted out yet. Hope that we could get some more news about it in a couple of days. Meanwhile, we all wish Katla to get better as soon as possible and bring the show back on the road!
Tuesday, September 4, 2001
From total Rock.com
It seems Dave Mustaine has been in touch with james Hetfield and Lars Ulrich to create a new band alongside Megadeth's bassist Dave Elleffson.
hope if they unite they will rather do a mix of rust in peace/countdown to extinction/master of puppets thing instead of a risk/load shit.
Once again about the comeback of Glam: SKID ROW together with the vocalist Johnny Solinger has almost completed their new album "Thick Is The Skin". The band is currently negotiating with the recording labels for the contract. The album is planned for release later this year. SKID ROW is another band who has risen from the ashes in the last couple of months. We already has witnesed the return of THE DOGS D'AMOUR (album "Happy Ever After"), THE QUIREBOYS ("This Is Rock'N'Roll"), FASTER PUSSYCAT ("Among The Valley Of Ultra Pussy") and a few more Glam-legends of the late '80s. Such a holiday!!! :)
Monday, September 3, 2001
Jay Graham, Skyclad's drummer since 1998 has left the band cause he can't play in both Return to the Sabbat and Skyclad. New drummers are being tried at the present time.
Concerning the 'remake' cd, there will be for sure new acoustic versions from 'spinning jenny' and 'the widdershins jig".