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September 2002


Saturday, September 28, 2002

You can help Einsturzende Neubauten!
Posted by: Stéphane @ 10:35 CET

Become an official EN supporter
We need your support! We want to make our next album for and with you, our listeners, without any involvement from record labels, distributors, or other middlemen.

For just a one-time donation of US$35, you will get:


an exclusive Internet Supporter-only version of the next CD we produce. Yes, this means an actual CD.
the satisfaction of knowing that you've made a direct contribution to keeping the band going,
exclusive access to the Supporter area of the website
live multi-camera streaming audio and video sessions of Einstürzende Neubauten in the studio (at least four to six sessions per month) - Studio Preview (new; about 34 minutes, taken from September 6th)
message and chat boards for you to talk with each other and send feedback directly to the band
direct participation of band members in scheduled live chats and in the message boards
previously unreleased audio and video in streaming on demand and downloadable formats
email address at yourname@neubauten.org*
Supporters-only contests, news, and opportunities to win cool stuff!!!


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Children of bodom news
Posted by: Stéphane @ 10:33 CET

The next Children of Bodom album will be released in Finland on the 1st of January 2003. Most likely it will be released worldwide in March 2003.

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Annihilator to release a double live
Posted by: Stéphane @ 10:31 CET

Look for the new double live in europe cd from the band; should be released in europe around january 2003. Other territories will follow. This is the first official live release since the 89/90 recordings for "live and in command".

Recorded in Europe, June 2002, tracks are:

Murder
Ultra Motion
The Box
Denied
The Blackest Day
King of the Kill
Torn
Lunatic Asylum
Set the World on Fire
I am in Command
Refresh the Demon
Syn. Kill 1
Never, Neverland
Striker
Bliss
Phantasmagoria
Crystal Ann
Alison Hell
Shallow Grave



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Evereve new line up
Posted by: Stéphane @ 10:27 CET

".enetics - 11 orgys for massenjoyment on the dark side of the planet" is the official full length titel of the new EverEve album. The songmaterial in conjunction with the titel promises to be a real binder of all sorts of fans. New bassplayer O-IQ will lay down the basstracks.
Further has the band decided to work once again with producer Gerhard Magin.
Studiodate will be November 12th and the release is set to be in March '03!

edit stephane : if only they could stop composing their new kind of shit... Bah, at last check their two first albums, they are really good.


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New Bill on Internet Radio
Posted by: Pax @ 3:38 CET

From Saveinternetradio.org:

Yesterday, Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), chairman of the House
Judiciary Committee, introduced a bill in the U.S. House of
Representatives (HR 5469) that would help keep Internet radio alive by
postponing an October 20th royalty payment deadline. (Without this bill,
hundreds of webcasters will be bankrupted on October 20th, and thousands
of musicians will thus be deprived of Internet radio exposure.)

It would be extremely helpful if you would CALL your representative in the
U.S. House of Representatives TODAY to express your support for this bill.
It should only take five minutes. We've got easy instructions on how to do
this available at http://www.SaveInternetRadio.org.

We've also got a link that will allow you to send a quick, free fax to
your Congressman as well.

Thanks very much for your help!

Yours,
Kurt Hanson
SaveInternetRadio.org
E-mail: hanson@kurthanson.com


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Friday, September 27, 2002

Skyclad news
Posted by: Stéphane @ 17:40 CET

SKYCLAD have now entered the studio and are well on their way to having their new CD finished before the end of the year. Release is'nt scheduled until March 2003, but we expect a single (probably "A Good Day To Bury Bad News") to be ready for January. We're unsure if this will be a full release, or available only via the DEMOLITION and SKYCLAD Websites, but don't worry, we'll keep you informed on the outcome. Either way, a full promotion campaign will be backed with a promo video shoot of the track .

No dates are planned by the band until March 2003, but you all know SKYCLAD by now, so an unexpected appearance is always a possibility!!

Source : demolition records


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CD Review: Bon Jovi - "Bounce"
Posted by: Max @ 9:56 CET

Here you go. The album is out on 8th October in States, but it's already out here, in New Zealand. Oh, hell, I got the copy earlier anyway... :)

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Thursday, September 26, 2002

CD Review: Nile - "In Their Darkened Shrines"
Posted by: Max @ 6:35 CET

OK, about a week ago I posted a review on the new opus of Nile - "In Their Darkened Shrines". Read it!

:)


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Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Audioslave Single Posted Online
Posted by: Matze @ 9:04 CET

Starting today, Wednesday, September 25th, the new AUDIOSLAVE single, "Cochise", will be available for listening in streaming audio via Launch at this location.

"Cochise" comes off AUDIOSLAVE's self-titled debut album, due on November 19th through Epic Records.

AUDIOSLAVE features in its ranks ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell and former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar).

source: blabbermouth.net


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Monday, September 23, 2002

Moonsorrow: debut album re-release
Posted by: Matze @ 9:28 CET

From www.moonsorrow.net :

Our debut album "Suden Uni" has finally been repressed, and you can order it again through the memorial section of this website. There is a difference in the layout comparing to the first edition, yet the music is the same altogether - bombastic as ever and an epic heathen metal masterpiece! So if you missed the first print, why are you not browsing the memorial section already!? Osta, hjuva, hjalpa!


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Friday, September 20, 2002

New Levellers album
Posted by: Matze @ 17:53 CET

"Green Blade Rising" is the brand new Levellers
album released on September 23 on Hag Records
through Eagle Rock Entertainment. "Green Blade Rising"
is available as a standard CD (EHAGCD002) and as a
numbered limited edition digipack (EHAGLT002).

The Tracklisting is:
Four Winds Falling From The Tree
Pretty Target
Come On
Pour
Aspects Of Spirit
Wild As Angels
Believers
A Chorus Line
Not What We Wanted
Wake The World

In addition the limited edition digipack contains a CD-ROM
track of the video for the single "Come On" The Levellers
will be touring the UK in November and December.

For more information visit:
http://www.greenbladerising.co.uk

To view the Flash e-card, clich here:
http://www.ophidia.co.uk/levellers/levellers_album.html

Full details from the Levellers website:
http://www.levellers.co.uk


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Thursday, September 19, 2002

Paradise Lost - New Album Release Schedule
Posted by: Nomad @ 16:53 CET

Paradise Lost have confirmed on the official site that their new album 'Symbol Of Life' will be released within the following territories on October 21st 2002:

Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Great Britain / France / Belgium / Netherlands / Sweden / Finland / Denmark / Norway / Greece / Poland / Hungary / Russia

The other territories listed below have all agreed to a release but no date has yet been confirmed:

Spain / Portugal / Italy / Japan / Korea / USA

The track list for the album has also been confirmed and will be as follows:

01 isolate
02 erased
03 two worlds
04 pray nightfall
05 primal
06 perfect mask
07 Mystify
08 No Celebration
09 Self Obsessed
10 Symbol of Life
11 channel for the pain

Finally with regard to Paradise Lost news, the band have also confirmed that they will appear as Special Guests to Soil on October 24th 2002 in London.


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Hubsi leaves Schanmaul
Posted by: Matze @ 14:58 CET

Bassist & producer Hubsi Widmann has left Schandmaul. His last gig with the band will be the CD release party in Munich on October 4. Schandmaul are looking for a new bassist, and so far it seems the tour this fall is not in danger.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2002

Entombed news
Posted by: Matze @ 11:17 CET

from www.entombed.net:

Sons of Satan Praise The Lord!!!

The upcoming release featuring all the studio covers Entombed have done has now been mastered and the tracklist is as follows:

CD 1
1. BLACK BREATH (Repulsion)
2. ALBINO FLOGGED IN BLACK (Stillborn)
3. MARCH OF THE S.O.D. (S.O.D)
4. SERGEANT D AND THE S.O.D. (S.O.D)
5. SOME VELVET MORNING (Lee Hazlewood)
6. ONE TRACK MIND (Motorhead)
7. HOLLYWOOD BABYLON (Misfits)
8. NIGHT OF THE VAMPIRE (Roky Eriksson)
9. GOD OF THUNDER (Kiss)
10. SOMETHING I LEARNT TODAY (Husker Du)
11. 21ST CENTURY SCHIZOID MAN (King Crimson)
12. BLACK JUJU (Alice Cooper)
13. AMAZING GRACE (punk version)

CD 2
1. SATAN (The Dwarves)
2. HELLRAISER (Christoher Young)
3. KICK OUT THE JAMS (MC 5)
4. YOUT' JUICE (Bad Brains)
5. BURSTING OUT (Venom)
6. STATE OF EMERGENCY (Stiff Little Fingers)
7. UNDER THE SUN (Black Sabbath)
8. VANDAL X (Unsane)
9. TEAR IT LOOSE (Twisted Sister)
10. SCOTTISH HELL (Dead Horse)
11. THE BALLAD OF HOLLIS BROWN (Bob Dylan)
12. MESMERIZATION ECLIPSE (Captain Beyond)
13. LOST (Jerry´s Kids)
14. AMAZING GRACE (Mellow Drunk version)

We will also make a promo video for the song, Albino Flogged In Black.
There is still no definate release date for the album or the video!

Unreal Estate DVD!!

We are working on releasing a DVD from the Unreal Estate ballet that we have performed at the Royal Opera House here in Stockholm. The DVD will also incl. promo videos and other cool stuff that we have lying around!

On top of all that!!

We have started to work on new songs!! 3-4 of them are almost done. Look forward for a release early next year!!


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Dark at Dawn album release date
Posted by: Matze @ 11:12 CET

The "new" Dark at Dawn album 'First Beams Of Light - rediscovered tracks' will be released on November 04 2002.

Tracklist:
Fallen Angel... Eternal Sleep
Illusions
Black Dream
Perish For Beauty
The Awakening
Deliver Us From Evil
As Daylight Fades
In Fire's Light
Last Embrace
Dragon Tears - Part II


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Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Cathedral: new album
Posted by: Matze @ 9:47 CET

The new Cathedral album is entitled VIIth Coming and is scheduled for an October release.

source: Cathedral Coven


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Bluehorses: Line-Up change
Posted by: Matze @ 9:44 CET

Rob takes a break and Nics nephew Nathan takes over on bass...

We're very sad to announce that after seven years with the band - pretty much from the beginning - that our Rob has decided to take a break from touring. Rob wants to spend more time doing family stuff and developing his not inconsiderable skills in the professional kitchen. We wish him, Julie and Amy all the best and will miss his stonking bass playing, creative input and fab sense of humour very much.

But... Onward and Upward!

Robs little nest, over on stage left, has been occupied by Nic's nephew, Nathan Waulker (wow - he's got a funny name too!). Nathan is based in Herne Bay in Kent and has been playing in bands for 12 years, taking him across Europe to play many festivals, including several in Poland.

Nathan played his first Bluehorses shows at the weekend, in the Brook, Southampton and Ryde Theatre on the Isle of Wight and was immediately a great success with the fans. Despite only having had two rehearsals with the band (and never having even met Mark!) Nathan fitted in seamlessly and we're really looking forward to working with him as we begin developing new projects and music.

source: www.nativespirit.demon.co.uk


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Led Zeppelin tribute CD
Posted by: Matze @ 9:41 CET

from www.blazefans.com:

The Led Zeppelin tribute CD featuring "Dazed And Confused" by BLAZE will be released through Locomotive Music on October 28th.

The full track list for this tribute album is as follows:

01. GRAVE DIGGER – "No Quarter"
02. MÄGO DE OZ - "Whole Lotta Love"
03. ANGRA - "Kashmir"
04. ELEGY - "Rock And Roll"
05. MASTERPLAN - "Black Dog"
06. TIERRA SANTA - "Communication Breakdown"
07. AXXIS - "Good Times, Bad Times"
08. DORO - "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You"
09. CONSORTIUM PROJECT - "Immigrant Song"
10. BLAZE - "Dazed And Confused"
11. PRIMAL FEAR - "The Rover"
12. WHITE SKULL - "Stairway to Heaven"

The full title for the album will be The Metal Zeppelin — The Music Remains The Same.


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Pro Secrets Of Heavy Rock Singing
Posted by: Matze @ 9:37 CET

from www.archenemy.net

Angela is featured in the new book "Pro Secrets Of Heavy Rock Singing" The first instructional singing book to address exclusively rock singing in the singers' own words. Learn to sing like a pro, maximise your vocal range, increase power and avoid burnout. Learn what to do on the road before and after a show to maintain your voice. International stars share their insider knowledge, this book features exclusive interviews with:

Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) Geoff Tate (Queensryche) Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple) James Labrie (Dream Theater) Chuck Billy (Testament) Tim Ripper Owens (Judas Priest) David Draiman (Disturbed) John Bush (Anthrax) Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy) and many more..

"I almost devoured this book the first day I got it. It's thrilling to read about Bruce or Chucks' survival techniques. It's so releasing to learn they also have problems from time to time, and nearly everybody blew his voice out at least once - and everybody got it back with proper vocal coaching. Including myself, haha... Vocalists, growlers, screamers: GO GET IT! It should be published very soon." Angela

Pro Secrets Of Heavy Rock Singing, by Bill Martin
Published by: Sanctuary Publishing Limited, 45-53 Sinclair Road, London W14 ONS, UK

http://www.sanctuarypublishing.com


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Amon Amarth: Release date for "Versus the World"
Posted by: Matze @ 9:34 CET

The new album is recorded and at the moment we're putting the finishing touch to the mixing and mastering of the album. The album will contain nine new tracks, plus there will be a limited bonus edition.
The release date is set to November 4th.

source: www.amonamarth.com


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Sunday, September 15, 2002

New Carol Tatum album named
Posted by: Pax @ 10:22 CET

The forth coming Carol Tatum album has been named: Sanctus. This new album will feature renditions of seasonal holiday music done in that classic Angels of Venice /Carol Tatum style.

And oddly enough, the album clocks in at Sixty Six Minutes, and Sixty Six seconds. Oh the irony!


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CD Review : Stan Rogers 'between the breaks"
Posted by: Pax @ 10:19 CET

My girlfriend Erin just mailed me a copy of Stan Rogers: Between the Breaks...Live! Yup, it's Music with Soul! And yup, it's reviewed
here for your viewing (and hopefully later, purchasing) pleasure!

Go Now!


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Friday, September 13, 2002

CD Review : Sirenia "at sixes and sevens"
Posted by: Stéphane @ 17:28 CET

Max has reviewed the Sirenia album.
check it here


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Thursday, September 12, 2002

Next Katatonia guitar centered?
Posted by: Stéphane @ 21:14 CET

Sweden's KATATONIA are hard at work on material for their sixth full-length album, which is scheduled to be recorded this fall for an early 2003 release through Peaceville Records.

"Our process of writing/pre-producing the new album has started to take off well now," guitarist Anders Nyström stated via the group's official web site. "This nocturnal obedience has left us with about 12 tracks so far, of which some are already complete and some are still being purged and thrown around. We hope to be able to record around 15 songs of which about 10-11 should land on the album."

Anders continued: "As for speculations on what the new album will sound like, we can confirm that the people who guessed it would be HARDER & DARKER were correct, yes that's right! KATATONIA are NOT taking a softer turn, as this is by far the most hard material we've ever written, but make no mistake, it does NOT link to a 'back to the roots' retrospect. Getting into details, I could mention that an overall upbeat pace has been applied to the main songs, we've dropped tuning from D# to C, more arrangements go beyond the repeated verse/chorus chain and even a few double bass drums parts appear!!! As for the synth/electronic part, there's been some strings, piano and mellotron used as well as a few incorporated loops, but its not dominating, what's dominating are the crushing guitars, the real deal drums and the vocal patterns. Stay tuned..."

source : blabbermouth


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Firebird: new album
Posted by: Matze @ 11:12 CET

The new album of Bill Steer's Firebird is already recorded at Berno Studios in Malmo, Sweden. The band has done 12 tracks in total, and the titles are as follows:

End Of The Day
Hard Hearted
Tumbling Down
Off The Leash
Dream Ride
Cross The Line
Stoned Believer
Station
Long Gone
Friend
I Come Creepin
Mistaken Again

The mix is done as well, but album hasn't mastered yet. More likely that European release will have 10 tracks, Japanese release that is due to be out by the end of the year through JVC will have one bonus track, and the last one maybe will appear exclusively at the website for download.

source: www.firebirdhome.com


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Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Ian Astbury, Stewart Copeland Named 'Permanent' Members Of The Doors
Posted by: Matze @ 8:45 CET

THE CULT frontman Ian Astbury and former POLICE drummer Stewart Copeland have "permanently" joined THE DOORS and will record new music with the group during 2003, keyboardist Ray Manzarek told Billboard.com. "Stewart is drumming from here on out. Ian is singing from here on out. We're not doing a TV show. We're playing live music. This is the new DOORS lineup for the 21st century," Manzarek said.

A North American/European tour is also in the works for next year, and while Manzarek says it is too early to predict how extensive the jaunt may be, he promises it "will definitely not be 60 cities." THE DOORS will perform at Molson Park in Barrie, Ontario, just outside of Toronto, on September 29th.

source: blabbermouth.net


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Tuesday, September 10, 2002

Overkill To Issue First-Ever DVD
Posted by: Matze @ 16:57 CET

OVERKILL will issue their first-ever DVD, entitled Wrecking Everything – Live, on November 19th via the Spitfire label. Recorded in March 2002 in Asbury Park, New Jersey, the DVD will contain the following track listing:

01. Necroshine
02. Thunderhead
03. Evil Never Dies
04. Deny The Cross
05. Wrecking Crew / Powersurge
06. Gasoline Dream
07. I Hate
08. Coma
09. Shred
10. Hello From The Gutter
11. Bleed Me
12. Long Time Dyin'
13. It Lives
14. Battle
15. Spiritual Void
16. The Years Of Decay
17. In Union We Stand
18. Overkill
19. Horrorscope
20. Rotten To The Core / Elimination
21. Fuck You

source: blabbermouth.net


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Chris Cornell / RATM Select New Name, Launch Web Site
Posted by: Matze @ 9:16 CET

After months of rumors, it appears that AUDIOSLAVE has been officially selected as the name of the new project featuring ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell and former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar). A web site residing on the Sonymusic.com servers has been launched at www.audioslavemusic.com, containing four small, blurry photos of the group's members, as well as a form which you can use to sign up for an official online newsletter.

As previously reported, AUDIOSLAVE recently signed a management deal with The Firm (i.e. KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, etc.) and are readying the release of their much-anticipated debut album, which is now not expected to surface before early 2003.

The band once rumored to be called CIVILIAN had originally started work on their debut album early last year and were due to perform at this year's US Ozzfest dates. Shortly after announcing the tour, Cornell left the group, due in part to the differences stemming from the two parties having separate management deals. However, the band recently reunited and was seeking a neutral third party for management of the project. Previously, the RATM members were with Peter Mensch and Cliff Burnstein's management company Q- Prime, while Cornell was managed by Jim Guerinot's Rebel Waltz.

source: Blabbermouth.net


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Friday, September 6, 2002

Levellers News 4th September
Posted by: Matze @ 11:03 CET

From the Levellers newletter:

Hello

Just a few bit of news as we head towards the release of the single and album.

Firstly, go and have a look at our new microsite at www.greenbladerising.co.uk (or click on the link to the microsite from the Levellers website) - you can see the new video, hear audio clips from the new album and enter a competition to win some original artwork by Jeremy, signed by the band.

The animated video for "Come On" is now Number 10 in the QTV chart.

[...]

There will hopefully be a forthcoming session and interview on Total Rock Radio available on Sky/ digital/cable - exact date still to be confirmed but we'll let you know soon.

Here are the single release details again:-

"Come On" - Out Monday 9th September:-

CD1: EHAGXS001 - b/w Hooligan & Tranquil Blue
CD2: EHAGXA001 - b/w Welcome To Tomorrow & Vanished
7" : EHAG700A - b/w Welcome To Tomorrow - Green Vinyl

The single will be available in HMV, Virgin, Andy's, V-Shop, Tower and all good independent stores.

The playbacks around the country in the stores that we told you about in the last mailout will all be from Monday 9th - Friday 13th Sept at lunchtime

And finally, click on the 2 links here to see a very interesting crop circle

http://tinymind2.users.btopenworld.com/rollingA.htm

http://www.otf.org.uk/yabbse/index.php?board=14;action=display;threadid=2635

That's everything for now - more news as we get it

Phil, Fi & Matt


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Metal Mania festival (Newcastle) cancelled
Posted by: Matze @ 10:50 CET

September 2002/ Just in! METAL MANIA CANCELLED!

The Metal mania gig @ Newcastle University September 7th featuring Blaze, The Tygers of Pan Tang, Earthrod, Unleash, Nufuture cowboys and live undead has been cancelled. This is due to a problem with the ticket distribution. Primal Music Promotions, the organizers of this event would like to take this opportunity to apologize to all concerned. They would also like to point out that once these problems have been resolved the Metal Mania will be rescheduled for a new date. All tickets will be fully refunded.

source: www.rockcomeshome.cjb.net


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PR: CAGE and CINDERELLA live at the HARD ROCK HOTEL in Las Vegas
Posted by: Matze @ 7:59 CET

House of Blues Concerts has invited San Diego, California internationally acclaimed heavy metal band "CAGE" to open up for "CINDERELLA" at THE JOINT, the state of the art concert venue inside the HARD ROCK HOTEL in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, September 6, 2002.

CAGE was offered this excellent opportunity without prior notice after having supported CINDERELLA on Tuesday, September 3 at the 4th and B in San Diego, California, to great crowd response. In addition, CAGE recorded the San Diego show utilizing a 4 camera shoot for a future DVD release .

CAGE will be previewing tracks from their upcoming 3rd cd "DARKER THAN BLACK", which was recorded at world famous SILVER CLOUD studios under the guidance of engineer Rick "THE GURU" Carr (former Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden vocalist) solo band touring guitarist) and producer Joe Floyd (Warrior, Wayne, Steel Prophet).

All fans of high caliber hard rock and heavy metal are invited to come down and see one of the best shows to make it to Las Vegas this year.


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Thursday, September 5, 2002

CD Review : Van Morrison "down the road"
Posted by: Stéphane @ 19:03 CET

Tiago (or is it George), well anyway one of the blue horse's brothers has made a review of Van Morrison "down the road".

You can read it here


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CD Review : Medwyn Goodall "All good things"
Posted by: Stéphane @ 12:59 CET

HI
Just reviewed Medwyn Goodall's new compilation.

Check it !
Medwyn Goodall's 'all good things' review


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Wednesday, September 4, 2002

Switchblade symphony 's new site
Posted by: Stéphane @ 21:19 CET

The official Switchblade symphony site has moved here (it also featured the solo projects from the former members of Swicth...). Update your bookmarks.

Switchblade Symphony official site


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Inkubus Sukkubus re-release
Posted by: Stéphane @ 21:13 CET

Goth rockers Inkubus Sukkubus re-release "Wytches" in a Digipak version on resurrection records.

For those of you living in England, a nice goth party :

Saturday 14th September
Kent, England

"The Vampyre ConneXion"
VAMPYRE RENAISSANCE BALL
& BANQUET
St George's Hotel
Chatham (Rochester) Kent
£40.00 Ball and Dinner £14.00 Ball only (£12 members)
Hotel rooms available book through Committee
Bands playing:
INKUBUS SUKKUBUS (headliner)
FACES of SARAH
SCARY BITCHES

check Inkubus Sukkubus official site


(and matze, add it as well as the three wuba bands + time curve symmetry in links section or I'll summon other floods in your country).



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Sonata Arctica without keyboarder
Posted by: Stéphane @ 17:25 CET

Keyboarder Mikko Harkin has just left Sonata Arctica for personal reasons.

Source : vampster


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Killing Joke Reunite, Commence Work On 'Most Violent' Opus To Date
Posted by: Matze @ 10:32 CET

The reunited KILLING JOKE — featuring vocalist Jaz Coleman, guitarist Geordie, bassist Paul Raven (ex- PRONG), and drummer Ted Parsons (ex-GODFLESH/PRONG) — are reportedly tracking their new album in London and Los Angeles with producer Andy Gill for an early 2003 release. According to sources, the forthcoming CD will be the group's "most violent" opus to date. More information will be made available shortly.

source: blabbermouth.net


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Carol Tatum and AOV News
Posted by: Pax @ 0:50 CET

Carol Tatum of the Angels of Venice is currently in the studio working on a solo harp Holiday Album, a follow up to her latest CD, Music for Harp.

When I last saw Carol, she played me a rough cut of most of the songs, just harp, no percussion or keyboards. It's very dark, with a quasi Middle Eastern/Dead Can Dance vibe. Good stuff. No finished track list yet, but when we do, you'll have it here first!


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Monday, September 2, 2002

Greek Law Bans Basic Personal Freedom.
Posted by: Margarita @ 23:04 CET

The Law 3037/2002 starts as follows:

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LAW NUMBER 3037 - 30 July 2002

GAMING PROHIBITION

The President of Greek Republic
We issue the following law which was voted by the Greek Parliament

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Article 1
Game categories
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According to notion of the commands of the current law:
a. Mechanical games are those, that depend on one's muscle force.
b. Electrical games are those, that depend on electrical mechanisms.
c. Electromechanical games are those that depend on electrical mechanisms and the use of one's muscle force.
d. Electronic games are those, that depend on both electrical-electronic mechanisms and software.
e. Entertainment technical games are those, whose result depends exclusively on the ability and skill of the
player, and are used solely for entertainment.

The category (e) also includes all card games which had been characterised as
"technical" games, according to the statement of law F.E.K A21.


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Article 2
Game prohibition
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1. Operation and installation of any game of type (b), (c) and (d) of Article 1, including computer games,
placed in public places such as hotels, cafeterias, organization halls and in any other public or private
place, is prohibited.
2. Operation of games of type (e) is allowed in devices of type (a). Regarding these games, it is prohibited to place bets.
Such bets will attract penalties described in Articles 4 and 5.


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Article 3
Internet cafes
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The prohibition of using computers described in Article 2 does not affect internet cafes, as long as the computers
are not used for any gaming activities.

To be able to run an Internet cafe, a special permit is required from the municipal or the state where the
company is based) and from its starting point (port) if it is a boat based company. According to the first
application of this measure, the company should be equipped with this permit in three months
from the issue date of this law.

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A Dreaditorial, containing the law text as posted above has been submitted.
I, as a Greek, would ask all your help and support for the restoration of my rights.


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Goreitorium a newcomer on penny has made an interview with grindcore up and coming band Letters from the dead.
That's a nice beginning... :)

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CD Review : Agathodaimon "chapter III"
Posted by: Stéphane @ 11:18 CET

Duke Dubeau has made a very interesting review of the latest Agathodaimon. (Personally i don't like black metal but after reading the review i'll maybe try that one).

Check it there

Cd Review


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