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- SCENES TO RELEASE CALL US AT THE NUMBER YOU PROVIDE ON ESCAPI MUSIC
APRIL 19, 2005
Formed in 1995 in Ludwigsburg, Germany by guitarist Chris Lorey, Scenes
has been a constantly evolving project. The newest and strongest incarnation
of the band is made up of Lorey, vocalist Alex Koch (ex-Powergod, Spiral
Tower), drummer Hendirk Edelthalhammer, bassist Jan Ebert and keyboardist
Florian Wenzel. Having signed a deal with Escapi Music, the band is
looking forward to making new fans and followers as they prepare to
unleash their music on the world.
The band’s latest foray into powerful progressive metal, Call
Us At The Number You Provide presents an intense philosophical and emotional
journey. Lorey says, “The whole album is about dead end connections
or misunderstandings. It’s about problems which could have been
avoided with the right communication.” Songs like “So (Father)”
which communicates a relationship between a father and son, show heartfelt
emotion behind a musical maelstrom and Koch’s powerful vocal delivery
helps to bolster the already jaw-dropping musicianship displayed by
the whole band. The mixing and mastering was done by Tommy Newton (Victory,
Halloween, Conception). Lorey says, “Even though we are a prog
band we wanted to sound really heavy and fat and I think Tommy achieved
this goal better than we all expected.” Due for an April 19th
release, Call Us At The Number You Provide promises to fill a void long
vacant in the world of experimental metal.
- Vyagra Music And Crocodile Rock Café Present
LOUDER HARDER FASTER
Music Festival June 3rd, 4th & 5th
Mind-Blowing Package To Include Classic TESTAMENT Lineup As Well As
Performances By OBITUARY, TROUBLE, FLOTSAM & JETSAM, NUCLEAR ASSAULT,
GOD FORBID, MUSHROOMHEAD, AGNOSTIC FRONT, MACABRE, TURMOIL And Many
On June 3rd – 5th of 2005 the Earth will shake, the speakers will
rumble and the heads will bang. Vyagra Music and Crocodile Rock Cafe
are set to bring Allentown, PA to its knees with an impressive hard
music festival like no other. The Louder Harder Faster festival promises
to be a memorable one, with an amazing lineup and an affordable price
that won’t keep metal and hardcore fans away.
Such notable acts as Obituary, God Forbid, Agnostic Front, Macabre,
Incantation, Turmoil, Full Blown Chaos, Mushroomhead and Trouble are
scheduled to appear. The highlight of the festival will be an extremely
rare performance by the classic Testament lineup of Chuck Billy, Eric
Peterson, Alex Skolnick, Greg Christian and Louie Clemente. Furthermore,
Flotsam & Jetsam will perform with original vocalist Erik Knutson.
The weekend of metal mayhem will also include a performance by the full
original lineup of New York thrash titans Nuclear Assault and a performance
by Speed\Kill/Hate, featuring members of Overkill. Such a lineup cannot
be missed by any true extreme music fan.
Tickets for the three-day festival go on sale Tuesday, March 29th at
12PM EST. Tickets are $60 in advance and can be purchased at the Crocodile
Rock Café Box Office or at Vyagra Music. This is an all-ages
event. If the weekend does not sell out, tickets will be available on
individual days. Friday tickets will be $15, Saturday $35 and Sunday
The Full Festival Lineup Includes:
Friday June 3rd
Doors @ 6:00pm
First band @ 7:00pm
Flotsam & Jetsam
Saturday June 4th
Doors @ 11:00am
First band @ 12PM
Full Blown Chaos
Sunday June 5th
Doors @ 11:00am
First band @ 12PM
Belt Fed Weapon
The Kiss Of Death
Beyond The Flesh
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit:
Vyagra Music: 610-433-7884 & 610-266-6552
Crocodile Rock Box Office: 610-434-4600
- DEREK SHERINIAN Teams Up With ZAKK WYLDE, STEVE STEVENS AND OTHER
SHERINIAN Releases His 4th Instrumental Metal Masterpiece
“MYTHOLOGY” IN STORES NOW
HOLLYWOOD (March 29, 2005) – Famed keyboardist, Derek Sherinian,
releases yet another masterpiece on InsideOut Music. Mythology, Sherinian’s
fourth solo album is a true brilliant work of art. Playing with a cast
of virtuoso’s, Mythology is a combination of styles - rock, prog
and metal with splashes of jazz. As the composer, Sherinian left a lot
of room for the guest artists to feel natural in playing. So much so
that Zakk Wylde was inspired by the flow of the music that he wrote
lyrics for the track The River Run and also performed the vocals.
The cast o’ characters are comprised of Steve Stevens (Billy Idol),
Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society/Ozzy), Allan Holdsworth, Steve Lukather
(Toto), Simon Phillips (Toto), John Sykes (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake, Blue
Murder), Tony Franklin (The Firm/Blue Murder), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Blue
Murder/Whitesnake/Ted Nugent/Ozzy), Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra/Dixie
Dregs) and Brian Tichy (Billy Idol, Ozzy, Slashes Snakepit). With a
line-up like that you can only expect the best.
Much of the album was recorded at Sherinian’s own Beachwood Manor
Studios in Burbank, CA. Considering that he has released eight full-length
recordings in the last five years – three solo albums, two with
Planet X, two with all-star quartet Platypus and one with Platypus offshoot
Jughead – the studio is always busy. That’s just the way
Sherinian likes it. “All I’m trying to do is create music
that moves me first,” he says. “I hope other people dig
- 3rd newsletter DVS Records & ProgPower Europe.
Welcome at the 3rd newsletter for the PROGPOWER EUROPE festival and
DVS RECORDS, feel free to spread this news on your website, magazine,
mailing lists, forums and so on, all kind of publication is more than
welcome. This time we have one more band confirmed for ProgPower, announce
a new band for DVS Records and promote a gig we organize in coorporation
with Sjiwa in Baarlo, The Netherlands. Enjoy our newsletter and if you
have any suggestions or questions, feel free to contact us, in that
case send an email to [email protected].
GREEN CARNATION confirmed for ProgPower Europe 2005.
After their fantastic performace at ProgPower in 2003, we have decided
to invite GREEN CARNATION once more. The band is more than happy to
come back again, they will play ProgPower this year on Saturday October
1 as co-headliner. Next week we will announce the opening band for Sunday
October 2, the 2 headliners will be announce in about 3 weeks. Check
out the website for a full update and be sure to stay on the mailinglist
to be informed about all the news at first, www.progpower.com.
NIGHTINGALE + TOMORROW'S EVE + DYNAMIC LIGHTS + local support.
In coorporation with Sjiwa, the venue where ProgPower will take place
later on in October, we present you NIGHTINGALE on Saturday April 23,
Sjiwa, Baarlo, The Netherlands. This will be the last gig of the upcoming
tour by the Swedish band of Dan Swano, a tour to cellebrate the 10th
anniversary of the band. NIGHTINGALE will be supported by the German
band TOMORROW'S EVE and the Italian band DYNAMIC LIGHTS. Both NIGHTINGALE
and TOMORROW'S EVE already played the ProgPower festival and DYNAMIC
LIGHTS will perform this year. A local band will open this evening on
Saturday April 23, for more information about advance tickets or press
passes, check out www.dvsrecords.com/gigs/nightingale.htm.
DVS Records signs CHAOSWAVE
The Italian band CHAOSWAVE has signed a contract with DVS Records for
the release of the debut album, to be recorded this summer, scheduled
to be released in November this year. CHAOSWAVE was formed by Henrik
Rangstrup, who is also the guitarist of the Danish band Sinphonia. The
band has just released an EP that receives and overwhelming response
from the press, the music can be described as a mix between Nevermore
and Lacuna Coil. Check out the homepage of CHAOSWAVE for more information
and some music, we are convinced that most of you will be pleasently
DVS Records / ProgPower Europe
Vergelt 5a, 5991 PJ BAARLO, The Netherlands
- Former GLENN HUGHES Bass Player Joins LION’S SHARE
Former GLENN HUGHES/CRAWLEY bassist Sampo Axelsson has officially joined
Swedish melodic heavy metal masters LION'S SHARE. Sampo co-wrote several
songs with Hughes for his "Addiction" and "The Way It
Is" CDs, besides being a touring member with Hughes during the
late '90s. Axelsson and LION'S SHARE mainman Lars Chriss are currently
writing material with an as-yet-undisclosed singer for a fifth album
to be released some time during 2006. The songs written so far are being
described as "heavier and more straight-ahead with tons of energy
and attitude." More information on Sampo will soon be available
at the official LION’S SHARE homepage, www.lionsshare.org
- LEGACY Sign with Valhalla Records
The Los Angeles based hardrock group Legacy founded by bass ace Marten
Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN/GEORGE LYNCH) has inked a deal with UK's Valhalla
Records. The label will re-master and release Legacy's debut CD with
new art work, bonus tracks as well as future releases through this agreement.
Marten Andersson will be starting to work on new material for a follow
up CD, slated for a 2006 release.
LEGACY's debut CD features bass player Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN/GEORGE
LYNCH), guitarist Jonas Hansson (SILVER MOUNTAIN/JONAS HANSSON BAND),
vocalist Chris Roseberry and drummer Stephan Emig with special appearances
from drummer Sammy J. Watson (Apex Theory, Ricky Lee Jones) and guitarist
Joy Basu (Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Coco Lee).
The self-titled debut album has received wonderful reviews so far and
is described as "addictive, in-your-face hard rock." Metalvault
calls it "Possibly one of the best Metal records I will hear this
year". WCRC 104 FM says "This CD rocks. Its like Malmsteen
meets Krokus meets nothing you ever heard before, a high octane metal
fest", Hardradio calls it "Very cool stuff! Check it out",
KNAC.com says "Legacy delivers straight-forward, honest, melodic
rock with some great guitar playing".
Legacy's CD was mixed and produced by Marten Andersson and Jonas Hansson
at Mastergroove Studio's in Granada Hills, California, with the assistance
of Mastergroove studio owner Dave Morse (Aerosmith, Guns 'N Roses, Van
Halen and Warrant).
Eddie Marsh, Valhalla Records UK, Label Manager commented, "Legacy"
is one of the best hardrock bands we have heard in a very long time.
We are very excited to release this killer album and we hope to welcome
the band live in the UK and mainland Europe very soon!
A summer release is expected. The final track listing is as follows:
4. Autumn Rising
5. Mission of Mercy
6. Leave it Alone
8. Can't Remember Love
9. My Last Sunrise
10. Astral Sundown
11. Thank You (Extended Version)
12. Bonus 1 TBA
13. Bonus 2 TBA
For more information and song samples, visit www.legacylive.com
- CANNIBAL CORPSE, SADUS, AND INCANTATION TO ATTEND PRE-DEATH FEST PARTY
FOR MEET AND GREET
SEATTLE - The pre-party for the Northwest Death Fest will be held on
April 2 at Jimmy Zs in Everett, Wash.
The evening will feature performances from nine bands, as well as a
meet and greets and autograph session with headliners Cannibal Corpse,
Sadus, and Incantation. Jasmin St. Claire will also attend the party
to sign autographs.
"The pre-show party is a good opportunity for people to meet some
of their favorite bands and gear up for a full day of punishing brutality,"
said Robert Day, vocalist/guitarist for Blackgoat. "Just make sure
to save enough energy for the main event. A long day of headbanging
There are five bands on the bill that are also playing the following
day on the Northwest Death Fest - Funeral Age, Kuru, Full Throttle,
Mummification, and Embryonic Devourment.
Pathos, Times Of Desperation, Zuckuss, and Evangilist will also perform
at the pre-fest party.
"It is awesome that the local true metal scene in Seattle has shaped
up to become what it is," said Kevin Bedra, vocalist/guitarist
from the Seattle band Funeral Age. "As for the headliners, it will
be a distinct honor to have shared the stage with such legends."
"This party will get everyone psyched for the festival," said
promoter Frank Hetzel. "The bands will be tearing it up extra hard,
especially since Cannibal Corpse, Sadus, and Incantation will be in
the house watching and hanging with the fans."
Tickets for the Northwest Death Fest 2005 will be available at the pre-party,
as well as through Ticketmaster, Northwestdeathfest.com, and the Fenix
Underground box office.
The all-day metal event will be held at the Fenix Underground in Seattle
on April 3, featuring one-off performances by Cannibal Corpse, Sadus,
and Incantation, as well as 24 underground metal acts from the Pacific
Guitarist Rob Barrett, who was a member of Cannibal Corpse from 1993
to 1997, will rejoin the band for their Northwest Death Fest performance.
"It's been a while since we played in the Northwest, so we can't
wait to play this festival," said Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex
Webster. "Rob Barrett is joining back up with us on guitar for
this show, so expect a lot of old classics as well as some more recent
Jimmy Zs is located at 1712 Hewitt Ave. in Everett, Wash. Doors open
at 5 p.m. and the first band takes the stage at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5
at the door with a Death Fest ticket or $10 without. This is an all
ages event, 21 and over with ID to drink.
- NEW BLOOD FOR LILITU
Lilitu is proud to announce new Bassist, Noah Martin as a permanent
fixture in the band. Hailing from Virginia Beach the 20 year old plays
like a pro! In other news, the band is making plans to tour this spring
as well as shooting a video for the title track," The Delores Lesion."
- Sharon And OZZY Osbourne Flee House Fire
BBC News is reporting that Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne had to flee their
mansion when a blaze broke out as they slept.
The fire started in the living room of the Buckinghamshire home late
BLACK SABBATH star Ozzy and "X-Factor" judge Sharon were roused
by a fire alarm and ran to safety in the garden, rescuing their pets
as they escaped.
The couple were not injured in the fire, which happened on Good Friday
(March 25), but were treated for the effects of smoke inhalation.
Two fire engines turned up at the home and four firefighters wearing
breathing apparatus went inside to douse the flames.
Fire chiefs believe the cause may have been electrical.
On Wednesday (March 30) fire officers visited the couple to give them
The blaze is the latest in a series of blows for the MTV reality show
Last November the couple were burgled at the Chalfont St Peter mansion,
with an estimated ?2m-worth (approximately $3.8 million) of jewelry
Eleven months before the burglary Ozzy had suffered a near-fatal crash
on a quad bike. [Source: Blabbermouth.net]
- JUDAS PRIEST HEAD OUT TO THE HIGHWAY
CLASSIC LINEUP LAUNCHES FIRST FULL HEADLINING U.S. TOUR IN 15 YEARS
Reunited metal legends Judas Priest have announced their first full
headlining tour in over 15 years. The long-awaited road jaunt begins
Wednesday, June 1st at the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Also appearing on the bill will be special guests Queensryche.
The seminal hard music band (vocalist Rob Halford, lead guitarists
Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing, bassist Ian Hill and drummer Scott
Travis) is touring in support of its critically acclaimed new album
ANGEL OF RETRIBUTION, which entered Billboard's Top 200 at #13, making
it both the highest debut and highest charting album in their illustrious
The album is drawing rave reviews from fans and critics alike, including
Playboy, who gave the disc four stars and described it as " ...One
of the best headbanging albums in years and one of the best Priest
records of all time." Rolling Stone called it " ... An album
that holds up well to Priest's strongest, most sustained recordings"
and Associated Press wrote " ... Judas Priest seems primed to
reclaim their perch as the most dominant band in heavy metal."
The band is currently wrapping up an overseas tour that covered Denmark,
Sweden, Finland, Norway, Germany and the United Kingdom, with upcoming
dates hitting Holland, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Spain,
Portugal and Japan.
Dates for the beginning of the U.S. tour are:
DATE CITY VENUE
6/1 St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
6/3 Chicago, IL @ Tweeter Center
6/4 Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
6/7 Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Perf. Arts Center
6/8 Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena
6/10 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
6/11 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
6/12 Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center
6/14 Scranton, PA @ Montage Mountain
6/15 Hershey, PA @ Giant Center
6/18 Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center
6/19 Washington, DC @ Nissan Pavilion
6/22 Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheatre
6/23 W. Palm Beach, [email protected] Sound Advice Amphitheatre
6/25 San Antonio, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
6/26 Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Centre
(additional dates to follow)
- NOCTURNE TO RELEASE 'GUIDE TO EXTINCTION' ON APRIL 19, 2005,
THROUGH TRIPLE X RECORDS
BAND'S FOURTH OVERALL ALBUM GOES IN METAL-ORIENTED DIRECTION
'THE FREE FOR ALL TOUR' WITH PIGFACE SCHEDULED THIS SPRING
The industrial band Nocturne will release 'Guide To Extinction' on April
19, 2005, through Triple X Records.
It's the third full-length album and fourth album overall from Nocturne.
The band's two core members are vocalist/founder Lacey Conner -- a striking
woman with an otherworldly voice -- and guitarist/programmer Chris Telkes.
The 13 songs on 'Guide To Extinction' include "Shallow," "I
Lie," "Alibi," "Passion," "Walk Away,"
"Indulge," "Class War," "Nothing," "Dirty
Sanchez," "No Way Out," "Dead Man," "Cocaine
Sex" and "They'll Never Find Your Body."
"Our roots are in industrial music, but 'Guide To Extinction' finds
us going in a metal-oriented direction. It feels very natural,"
Conner and Telkes were a couple for 8 1/2 years but broke up about a
year ago. They remain close friends, but Conner admits some songs on
'Guide To Extinction' are the split's aftermath.
"We have spent so much time and blood, sweat and tears on Nocturne
that it's not worth it to throw it all away," says Conner.
The band puts on a mesmerizing, hypnotic and wildly entertaining live
"We focus on our heavier material when it comes to our live set,"
Nocturne, with touring bass guitarist Rotten Rotny and special guest
touring drummer Ben Graves of Murderdolls (the side project of Joey
Jordison of Slipknot), will embark on an extensive tour, 'The Free For
All Tour' with headliners Pigface, in 2005.
'The Free For All Tour' dates with Pigface include:
DATE CITY VENUE
Thursday, April 14th Palatines, IL Durty Nellies
Friday, April 15th Cleveland, OH Odeon
Saturday, April 16th Detroit, MI Majic Stick
Sunday, April 17th Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small's Fun House
Monday, April 18th Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
Tuesday, April 19th Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
Wednesday, April 20th Richmond, VA Alley Katz
Thursday, April 21st Washington, DC Nation
Friday, April 22nd Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Saturday, April 23rd Tampa, FL Masquerade
Monday, April 25th Tallahassee, FL Beta Bar
Tuesday, April 26th New Orleans, LA Howlin' Wolf
Thursday, April 28th Austin, TX Elysium
Saturday, April 30th Denver, CO Ogden Theater
Sunday, May 1st Salt Lake City, UT The Velvet Room
Tuesday, May 3rd Seattle, WA Fenix
Wednesday, May 4th Portland, OR Dante's
Thursday, May 5th San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
Saturday, May 7th San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
Sunday, May 8th Hollywood, CA Key Club
Monday, May 9th Phoenix, AZ Marquee
Tuesday, May 10th Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
Wednesday, May 11th San Antonio, TX Sanctuary
Thursday, May 12th Dallas, TX Curtain Club
Saturday, May 14th Springfield, MO The Rockwell
Monday, May 16th Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy's
Tuesday, May 17th New York, NY B.B. King Blues Club
Saturday, May 21st Columbus, OH Promowest Pavilion
- BRUCE DICKINSON
New Solo album Tyranny of Souls
Released May 24th 2005 on Sanctuary Records
Bruce Dickinson is an artist who has influenced thousands of singers,
musicians and fans alike in his outstanding role as the front man of
legendary band Iron Maiden. He has achieved great success as a solo
artist, and is also acclaimed as a Radio DJ, TV presenter, pilot, author
and voice of modern music.
It has been seven years since Dickinson released his last solo album,
The Chemical Wedding, which received massive critical acclaim while
exploring intriguing and dark themes. The intervening years have seen
him make a highly successful return to Iron Maiden, with two huge albums
and record breaking live shows and tours.
Tyranny Of Souls, Bruce’s new solo venture, sees him return once
again to collaborate with guitarist/producer/writer Roy Z. The album’s
cover is adorned with a 15th century depiction of Hell by Hans Hemling
and the music continues along this path to explore dark, apocalyptic
themes. Delving into science, theology and of course, his love of flight,
with thought provoking, intelligent and menacing lyrics that are sure
to leave the listener’s mind unsettled, Tyranny Of Souls is pure
Dickinson. Heavy riff-laden songs and explosive virtuoso guitar work
from Roy joined with the definitive Dickinson soaring vocals, makes
this ground breaking album a tour de force of modern Metal.
It was following on from the end of the last Maiden tour that Bruce
saw an opportunity to work alongside Roy again.
“With Maiden, once the band has finished up on the tours, we all
tend to go our separate ways and do our own thing for a while until
it’s time to saddle up again for the next album. I knew I could
seize the chance to work with Roy in between his work on the new Judas
Priest album. We both work quickly together which I like and the recording
is very organic so it came together quite easily. I’m very proud
Tracklisting – Tyranny Of Souls
1 Mars Within (Intro)
3 Soul Intruders
4 Kill Devil Hill
5 Navigate The Seas Of The Sun
6 River Of No Return
7 Power Of The Sun
8 Devil On A Hog
10 A Tyranny Of Souls
- SLUMBER - Fallout
The haunting music of six-piece, Swedish-based SLUMBER is a fresh and
unique mixture of early doom and melodic death that is sure to intrique
first-time audiences and see to the start of the band’s eventual
US fanbase. Chocked full of elaborate and impressive arrangements, the
compositions contained on Fallout are nothing short of breathtaking.
Ontario Metal Pages says, "You will be doing yourself a huge disservice
if you pass this awesome platter up." Extreme Music News adds,
"the album sounds absolutely incredible! Check this masterpiece
out and let the music do the talking."
Official band website: http://www.slumber.nu/
Release date: March 22, 2005
- SEVERE TORTURE - Bloodletting
"Appearing in 2001 with the brutally heavy Feasting on Blood, Severe
Torture took the metal world by storm with its thunderous approach and
razor-sharp riffs," says All Music Guide regarding dutch metaller’s
Severe Torture. Since release of their debut, the five-piece have consistently
worked to expand their worldwide fanbase. With Bloodletting, the band’s
first live album, the band once again is put front-stage proving they
are a formidable contender in current-day death metal circles.
Bloodletting features 15 band and fan favorites, including live renditions
of early demo (and popular underground favorites) material. A popular
performer, it showcases their strength and passion for the live stage.
An Amazon.com buyer notes of Severe Torture, "from the get go,
the death metal chaos starts and goes full blast until the very last
brutal note." Popular website Metal Review adds, "Quality
no-holds-barred death metal."
Severe Torture are expected to release their third studio album later
in 2005 on a new, undecided label.
Official band website: http://www.severetorture.com/
Release date: March 22, 2005
- BATTLE AT HELM'S DEEP "LIVE"
In Celebration of the 20th anniversary of the release of "Battle
At Helm's Deep", ATTACKER will perform this classic album, in its
entirety, at an exclusive engagement to be held at the HEADBANGER'S
BALLROOM on Sunday July 10th in Hamburg, Germany.
Vocalist Bob Mitchell recently stated "This is our way of saying
thank you to all of our fans, here in Europe, for their years of support
and for making our debut at last years Keep It True Festival in Germany
an experience we will never, ever forget"
In addition to this special show, The Lords of Thunder will also appear
at these great events:
HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR FESTIVAL on Saturday July 9th Brande-Hoernerkirchen,
THRASH 'TIL DEATH FESTIVAL on Friday July 15th Wendessen, Germany
Two more dates to be announced! Visit the Official ATTACKER Website
for more details!
- BORKNAGAR - Acoustic Album!
"Dear fans and associates,
Having created epic metal for several years now, an idea and a vision
has arisen within the Borknagar camp, and we hereby want to inform you
about how it will affect our forthcoming release: The next BORKNAGAR
album will be an acoustic effort based entirely on the epic and progressive
aspect of the band. The recording will commence this very spring, most
likely in late May, at Toproom Studio in Norway as we are planning an
This is something we have wanted to do for many years now, and the idea
has lingered within the band ever since the recording of Quintessence
and a few private sessions with a grand piano and an acoustic guitar.
The album will be acoustic based but largely arranged with a wide range
of instruments and vocal styles. It will be recorded by the same line-up
that did EPIC, and we will be working with different locations during
the recording process in order to catch the sounds of different acoustic
environments. Musically the album will be rather dissimilar from what
we have done before, though the unique BORKNAGAR-sound will surly shine
This is not a permanent change of the bands musical style, but rather
a musical quest and a challenge for us as well as for our audience!
The title of the album will be released soon.
Øystein G. Brun
- MICHALE SCHMALE – R.I.P.
It is with much sadness we must report the loss of another young musician.
Michael Schmale, guitarist and main songwriter of the German death metal
band LEMMING PROJECT, died on Thursday, February 17th at the age of
33. Lemming Project initially formed in 1986 and eventually signed to
Noise Records for the release of the two albums "Extinction"
and "Hate And Despise", the latter of which was licensed and
released by Century Media in the USA. We extend our heartfelt condolences
to Michael’s longterm girlfriend as well as his family and bandmates.
For messages to the ex band members, you can contact former Lemming
Project bassist Thomas Jäschke at: [email protected]
- R.I.P., Michael Schmale. Century
- ARCH ENEMY - Studio Update
Arch Enemy is in the studio recording their follow up to 2003's "Anthems
Of Rebellion"! Check out the reports and pics from the studio on
- KOTIPELTO - On tour!
KOTIPELTO is touring in support of his sophomore solo album "Coldness",
released in Europe April 2004 through Century Media Records. The successor
to 2002's "Waiting for the Dawn" was engineered by Janne Wirman
at Beyond Abilities studios and by Tero Kostermaa at High and Loud’s
ELK-Studios as well as famous Finnvox studios in Helsinki, Finland,
while the latter also served as the household location for the mix (by
Mikko Karmila) and mastering (by Mika Jussila). The atmospherically
suitable artwork was designed by Mattias Norden, who also created art
for Lost Horizon, Evergrey, Into Eternity, etc.
You can check the single "Reasons" at this location: http://www.www.centurymedia.de
Line Up for the tour:
Lauri Porra (Tunnelvision) - Bass
Tuomas Wäinölä (Heartplay, Nylon Beat) - Guitar
Mikko Kaakkuriniemi (Quintessence) - Drums
Robert Engstrand (The Flower Kings) - Keyboards
Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius) - Vocals
Once more the overview of the dates:
18. March 05 (E) Madrid Sala Macuba
19. March 05 (E) Bergara Sala Jam
20. March 05 (E) Zaragoza Sala Oasis
21. March 05 (E) Barcelona Sala Razzmatazz 2
23. March 05 (F) Paris Elysee Montmartre
24. March 05 (NL) Zaandam De Kade
25. March 05 (D) Speyer Halle 101
26. March 05 (CH) Pratteln Z7
28. March 05 (D) Aschaffenburg Colos Saal
29. March 05 (D) Nürnberg Hirsch
30. March 05 (I) Milan Rainbow Club
01. April 05 (D) Andernach Juz Live Club
02. April 05 (B) Brussels Ten Weyngaert
03. April 05 (NL) Helmond Plato
04. April 05 (D) Bochum Zeche
05. April 05 (NL) Zoetermeer De Boerderij
08. April 05 (GR) Thessaloniki Hydrogeios**
09. April 05 (GR) Athens Gagarin 205**
- DIVINE EMPIRE - New album & tour
Florida´s death metal outfit DIVINE EMPIRE is ready to unleash
their brand new, hate fueled bullets upon all of us with their new album
“Method Of Execution” ! Opening with the crushing atmospheric
track “Vowed Revenge,” it becomes immediately clear that
the new album “Method of Execution” is a giant leap forward
for the band. “Prelude to the Storm,” for example, provides
some beautiful classical guitar melodies accompanied by violin and cello
lines before blasting into “Storm of Hatred".
Produced once again by Jeremy Staska (Malevolent Creation, Hateplow,
Remembering Never, Nonpoint, Poison The Well), DIVINE EMPIRE have achieved
their most stellar production to date. The guitars are clear yet dirty;
the drums sound big yet sharp; and the bass cuts through beautifully,
making Blachowicz’s impressive techniques on the four-string apparent.
He also gives the vocal performance of his career, displaying a range
that could very well give Glen Benton a run for his money.
DIVINE EMPIRE have always released strong death metal records, but with
“Method of Execution”, the band has reached a creative zenith.
They’ve grown from their straight ahead death metal origins to
include a variety of influences, helping distance them from their Malevolent
Creation brethren. Stronger melodies, catchier song structures and hints
of classical, doom, black, and even classic rock all rear their ugly
heads. Without a doubt the EMPIRE has solidified its reign and shall
continue to rule for years to come.
DIVINE EMPIRE - "Method Of Execution" (58:08)
1. Vowed Revenge (4:07)
2. The Mauler (3:55)
3. Surgical Strike (2:13)
4. Dungeon Mask (4:01)
5. Shadow Of Violence (3:44)
6. Prelude To The Storm (2:02)
7. Storm Of Hatred (4:04)
8. Random Beheadings (3:14)
9. Incarcerated (3:53)
10.Judge, Jury & Executioner (3:59)
11.Terror Zone (3:57)
12.Sanctionized Homicide (2:26)
13.Impervious Deception (3:42)
14.Kill The King (4:34)
16.Reduced to Ashes (4:22)
“Method Of Execution” will be released in Europe on April
DIVINE EMPIRE will promote their new album directly after its release
by touring Europe alongside Bay Area thrash legends Testament! So watch
out for a serious punch in the guts! Here are the dates:
04. May 05 (D) Luckau MZA / Fuck the Commerce Festival
08. May 05 (UK) London Koko
09. May 05 (F) Paris La Locomotive
10. May 05 (LUX) Esch Alsette
11. May 05 (I) Milan Rolling Stone
12. May 05 (A) Innsbruck Hafen
13. May 05 (D) Lichtenfels Stadthalle
14. May 05 (D) Münster / Dieburg Live Arena
15. May 05 (B) Gavere Racing
Official homepage: http://www.metalasylum.com/divine/
- MERENDINE ATOMICHE
News about New Album!
To all magazines World wide
It's a pleausure for Merendine Atomiche to announce that they'll hit
the studio in august 2005 at the New Sin Studios in Treviso, Italy for
the new album . This will be the second full lenght album and the fifth
disc in these ten years of heavy metal. The name will be:
It will contains from 9 to 11 tracks. The band didn't decided, this,
yet so, the name of the songs and the right numbers will be announced
before to hit the studio.
This new album follow the good results of first full lenght "Walk
across fire" and it will be support by a great metal star. It's
a pleausure for us to announce, as guest and, as co-producer of the
disc, the partecipation of guitarist who already played with bands such
us Savatage and Overkill and now member of Seven Witches:
In this tenth year since the band has been started to play metal this
will be another great way to spread their music with joy and strenght!
All magazines and fans interested to know more, write to the contact
below, or simple, take a look to the Merendine Atomiche Official web
site at this address: http://www.merendineatomiche.com
"Raw!" is coming and we hope to give the best fresh shit ever
to our fans. The preliminares seems good! don'tya?
Merendine Atomiche staff
- GOD FORBID Embark On Headlining U.S. Tour;
Commence Pre-Production For New Album
Early next month GOD FORBID will begin their final round of touring
in support of their critically acclaimed and highly successful Gone
Forever album. This will be the group-s first national headlining US
tour supporting their latest offering and it will feature Caliban, It
Dies Today and Full Blown Chaos in the support slots. This trek marks
their first US tour since last years Ozzfest. The upcoming four-week
run, which kicks off on April 1st, also includes a stop at the esteemed
New England Metal And Hardcore Fest.
Doc Coyle (guitars) further conveys his excitement over their upcoming
tour: "The headlining tour this April is going to be amazing. This
is a sick lineup with our good friends Full Blown Chaos, German metalcore
giants Caliban (who we just toured Europe with and are doing their first
US tour in almost a year) and Trustkill records breakout band of 2005,
It Dies Today. We're so excited to play a long set that covers both
the old and new material that everyone's been asking for. So bring your
dancing shoes and get your tickets before these shows start selling
Straight on the heels of a highly successful east-coast run with Soulfly,
the group proceeded to enter the studio to begin pre-production on their
highly anticipated new album, IV:Constitution Of Treason, with Jason
Suecof (Trivium) at Audiohammer Studios. In May, GOD FORBID will join
back up with Suecof and Eric Rachel (Atreyu, Dillinger Escape Plan)
at Trax East to begin tracking the new effort. The album is tentatively
set for an October release.
GOD FORBID w/ Caliban, It Dies Today, Full Blown Chaos
4/01 FOUFOUNES ELECTRIQUES MONTREAL, QC
4/02 EL MOCAMBO TORONTO, ON
4/03 I-ROCK DETROIT, MI
4/04 CLEARWATER THEATRE WEST DUNDEE, IL
4/05 STATION 4 MINNEAPOLIS, MN
4/06 THE EAGLES CLUB MILWAUKEE, WI
4/07 POPS SAUGET, IL
4/08 BRICKTOWN LIVE OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
4/09 RIDGLEA THEATRE FT. WORTH, TX
4/10 SANCTUARY SAN ANTONIO, TX
4/12 THE ROCK TUCSON, AZ
4/13 KEY CLUB WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
4/14 SOMA-SIDESTAGE SAN DIEGO,CA
4/15 SHOWCASE THEATRE CORONA, CA
4/16 THE POUND @PIER 96 SAN FRANCISCO, CA
4/18 ROCK ISLAND DENVER, CO
4/19 GRANADA THEATRE LAWRENCE, KS
4/20 EMERSON THEATRE INDIANAPOLIS, IN
4/22 CLUB TUNDRA SYRACUSE, NY
4/23 THE PALLADIUM WORCESTER, MA* (NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL)
4/24 THE CHANCE POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
4/25 AGORA THEATRE CLEVELAND, OH
4/26 CBGB'S NEW YORK, NY
4/27 THE DOWNTOWN FARMINGDALE, NY
4/29 THE TROCADERO PHILADELPHIA, PA
- NORWAY'S EXTOL PREPARE TO DIVE ACROSS THE US
Few could argue the technical and artistic vision EXTOL have maintained
in their near 10-year history. Never comfortable maintaining the status
quo the band continues to break new musical ground, and on their May
3rd Century Media release, The Blueprint Dives, the prolific and influential
Norwegian band have launched themselves into a remarkable new era. As
with prior releases, Extol continue to explore their ambitious groundbreaking
musical vision in a straightforward but formative way. Intertwining
style and creativity The Blueprint Dives contains EXTOL's heaviest and
most diverse material to date.
In support of the albums release, EXTOL will be touring the US throughout
the summer. Dates include appearances at the Ichthus Festival, New England
Metal And Hardcore Festival, Cornerstone Festival dates, Sonshine Festival
and shows with Haste The Day, Embrace Today, Dead To Fall and Twelve
4/20 Coray Alumni Gym Wheaton, IL
4/22 Ichthus Festival Wilmore, KY
4/24 The Palladium Worcester, MA (New England Metal and Hardcore Festival)
4/26 The Icon Buffalo, NY w/ Haste the Day, Embrace Today
5/03 Hyamp Huntington, WV w/ Haste the Day, Embrace Today
5/04 The Toneyard Knoxville, TN w/ Haste the Day, Embrace Today
5/06 The Complex Memphis, TN w/ Haste the Day, Embrace Today
5/11 Thee Imperial Jacksonville, FL w/ Haste the Day, Dead to Fall,
5/13 Cornerstone Festival Orlando, FL
6/30 Cornerstone Festival Bushnell, IL (Tooth and Nail Day)
7/01 Cornerstone Festival Bushnell, IL
7/15 Sonshine Festival Willmar, MN
More dates to be announced
- NOVEMBERS DOOM And SAURON Confirmed For MINNEAPOLIS MAYHEM 2 Festival
NOVEMBERS DOOM (Illinois) and SAURON (Michigan) have been confirmed
for this year's Minneapolis Mayhem 2 festival, set to take place on
May 6-7 at Star Central in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. The billing
for the festival is shaping up as follows:
AVENGER OF BLOOD
For more information, visit http://www.minneapolismayhem.com
Tickets Now on sale!
- GUITAR SHREDDER “JOHN 5” WILL JOIN ROB ZOMBIE
HEADLINING THE 2ND STAGE @ OZZFEST 2005
HOLLYWOOD (March 24, 2005) – John 5 is ‘shredder of choice’
for Horror Rocker Rob Zombie for this years Ozzfest 2005 tour. “I'm
totally stoked about this because this guy is a fucking shredder,”
explains Zombie. “I played Thunder Kiss 65 with him at The Arrowhead
Pond Arena for a benefit a couple weeks back and it never sounded so
fucking good." John 5 is elated that he will be playing guitar
for Rob Zombie on the Hot Topic Second stage at this year's Ozzfest.
"I'm totally ecstatic about having the opportunity to play with
Rob on Ozzfest,” exclaims John 5. “He has been one of my
favorite artists for the longest time. I had the opportunity to play
with him a few weeks back, and never thought that I would have the chance
to share the stage with him playing the Zombie songs we all know and
John5 is best known for his tour-of-duty with the controversial Marylin
Manson. "I had a great run with Marilyn Manson. “It was a
lot of fun and it was a really great experience, but I've got a lot
of other stuff going on. I'm busier now than I was on tour," explains
John5. A lot of stuff going on indeed. While playing with famed guitar
guru Les Paul in New York, Paul gave John5 some good old-fashioned advice.
He told the player to venture out with his monster playing ability and
go solo. Influenced by Les Paul’s advice, John5 is unleashing
solo project aptly named Vertigo.
Since that release, John5 has gone on to put together another band project
named LOSER. John5 launched his new band LOSER to the public live in
Hollywood, bringing much attention to the major labels. You will be
hearing more about LOSER this summer - Introducing to you the players
are Joe (vocals, yes, just Joe), John5 (guitar), Charles Lee (bass)
and Glenn Crain (drums).
John 5 has yet one more project up his sleeve for 2005. He will be recording
his second instrumental on Shrapnel Records. This album will have guitar
Shred-King Steve Vai and chicken pickin’ Maestro Albert Lee. This
untitled album is in the works and will release fall 2005 –
"John 5 is an underrated guitar Giant.
It's rare to hear a musician fuse various styles and
create a unique blend and a brand all his own. It takes balls
but that's what's needed to be truly original."
- THE ‘BATTLE FOR OZZFEST’ TOUR COMING YOUR WAY
‘A DOZEN FURIES,’ ‘MANNTIS’ AND ‘CURSE
HOLLYWOOD (March 24, 2005) – Saturday March 26th launches the
Battle For Ozzfest Tour in Hollywood, Ca at the Avalon. The top 3 winners
from the show will brutalize the stage with their raw-metal music.
“Battle For Ozzfest” aired on MTV from Oct. 25th –
Jan. 10th on Monday nights. At the open-call auditions held in Los Angeles
and New York City, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne got a first-hand look at
some of the most talented bands from all over America. After many long
weeks, the battle had finally come to an end. And now we present you
the Top-3 on tour - ‘A Dozen Furies,’ ‘Manntis.’
And ‘Curse Your Name.’ These 3 bands beat out over 600 bands
to compete on MTV’s “Battle For Ozzfest.”
A Dozen Furies, the Dallas-based metal outfit has landed side-by-side
with some of metal’s most popular contemporary acts (including
Chimaira, Sworn Enemy, 18Visions, As I Lay Dying, and The Bled). The
future looks just as busy and productive for the band, as they plan
on writing and releasing their first full length record and touring
all summer long on Ozzfest 2005. www.adozenfuries.com
Manntis is a five piece band From the Riverside county area of Southern
California. Their sound of music cannot really be labeled into a certain
category of style due to the fact it reaches so many different types.
The best way you could describe would be Hardcore with a lot of metal
influences. Many bands have influenced the members through the years
including Deftones, Pantera, Killswitch Engage, Boy sets Fire, Zao,
Machine Head, Sepultura, Meshuggah, Hatebreed and Lamb of God. www.manntis.com
Curse Your Name, from bucolic North Carolina is a 6-piece unit that
knows no boundaries when it comes to climbing to the top. This is not
a band that relies solely on one type of sound; it’s all over
the radar, ranging from slow and psychotically peaceful melodies to
fast-paced and aggressive chaos. www.curseyourname.com
BATTLE FOR OZZFEST 2005 TOUR DATES
Sat Mar 26 Los Angeles, CA Avalon
Mon Mar 28 Phoenix, AZ Martini Ranch
Fri Apr 01 El Paso, TX Xcape
Sun Apr 03 Lubbock, TX Jake's Backroom
Mon Apr 04 Dallas, TX Trees
Tue Apr 05 Houston, TX Meridian
Wed Apr 06 New Orleans, LA Howlin' Wolf
Sat Apr 09 Oklahoma City, OK Bricktown Live
Sun Apr 10 Kansas City, KS El Torreon
Tue Apr 12 Minneapolis, MN Ascot Room (at The Quest)
Wed Apr 13 Chicago, IL Durty Nellies
Thu Apr 14 Milwaukee, WI Shank Hall
Fri Apr 15 Detroit, MI St. Andrew's Hall
Sat Apr 16 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
Sun Apr 17 Cleveland, OH Odeon
Tue Apr 19 New York, NY Sin-E
Wed Apr 20 Philadelphia, PA TLA
Thu Apr 21 Boston, MA Axis
Fri Apr 22 Washington, DC Nation
Sat Apr 23 Richmond, VA Alley Katz
For More information - http://www.ozzfest.com/battletour.html
- Polish horde IPERYT has just finished its first assault called "Particular
This EP consists of four massive nihilist hymns which can be only described
as dehumanized terror metal where raw oldschool meets speedcore beats
and cadaverous venom of lyrics in its particular way.
"Particular Hatred" was recorded and mixed during january/february
of 2005 in the pits of hell.
IPERYT is now looking for suitable label to cooperate with.
The Band will also appear on two live warfares in Poland this April.
You can find more (mp3, photos, frontline news) on IPERYT's official
- OCTAVIA SPERATI US RELEASE DATE SET
Philadelphia: Candlelight Records today confirms June 14 as the US release
date of Winter Enclosure, the debut album from Norway's 6-piece, all-female
band Octavia Sperati. Recorded in their hometown of Bergen, Norway,
the album was produced by Herbrand Larsen and Arve Isdal, both members
of US labelmates Enslaved.
Kerrang calls Octavia Sperati “extravagant, dramatic doom with
a rock and roll heart.” This, however, merely taps the surface
of what is contained on this, their full-length debut. Breathtaking,
provocative and yet metallic, the band's style is dynamic, commanding
and uniquely sensual. Expected to immediately appeal to fans of The
Gathering, My Dying Bride, Lacuna Coil, Third & the Mortal, Nightwish
and others, Octavia Sperati's dark romanticism is brought to impressive
heights amongst a backdrop of heavy doom and metallic edge resulting
in a unique musical experience. Already they are being hailed throughout
the European press community as word on the band initially starts to
circulate amongst American outlets.
Formed in 2000, Octavia Sperati is singer Silje Wergeland, bassist Trine
C. Johansen, drummer Hege S. Larsen, guitarists Gyri S. Losnegaard and
Bodil Myklebust, and keyboardist Tone Midtgaard. Already having graced
the stages at numerous European festivals, the band already enjoys an
extensive support throughout their native country. Winter Enclosure
has already found initial international acclaim from Kerrang, Terrorizer,
and Metal Hammer and all very early on in the label’s marketing/promotional
set up. With a video for “Lifelines of Depths” in the working
stages, it is expected to be an eventful and exceptionally busy year
for Octavia Sperati.
Track listing for Winter Enclosure is: Intro, Lifelines of Depths, Soundless,
Hymn, Hunting Eye, Future Is, Below Zero, Wasted on the Living, Without
Air (Before), Without Air (After).
- HIRAX LIVE NORTH AMERICAN DATES
SATURDAY, APRIL 9TH - PHOENIX, ARIZONA
ARIZONA METAL DEVASTATION FESTIVAL APRIL 8TH & 9TH
ALL AGES “Old Brickhouse” • 1 E. Jackson -- Phoenix,
AZ - U.S.A
HIRAX in studio RADIO INTERVIEW Friday, April 29th TIJUANA, MEXICO
102.5 "Instintos" 7pm - 8pm
PHONE: 011 - 52 - 6646 - 81- 33 - 93 OR 011 - 52 - 6646 - 81- 33 - 94
SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH TIJUANA, MEXICO
ALL AGES "Box Underground" next to the old Jai Ali building
1500 Ave Revolucion
FRIDAY, MAY 13th THRASH OF THE QUINTANA SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
HIRAX to play KUSF 23rd Anniversary of Rampage Radio
ALL AGES “The Pound” 357 N Pier 96 • San Francisco,
CA 94102 (415) 826-9202
SATURDAY, JUNE 18th LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA
21 AND over “The Prospector” 2400 7th Street (562) 439-3839
MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED…
April 4TH 2005
"LOUDER THAN HELL" CD/7" vinyl featuring: HIRAX, The
Accused, Toxic Narcotic, Municipal Waste, and Voetsek
COMING SOON… The long awaited, 'Raging Violence' 1985 and 'Hate,
Fear and Power' 1986 on one CD,
"NOT DEAD YET" including never before seen photos, lyrics,
FINALLY!! THE AMERICAN RELEASE of "The Age of Terror" including
Release date: To be announced.
Also check out www.HIRAX.org
Hope to hear from you soon.
NEW T-SHIRTS and HIRAX merchandise available now www.BlackDevilRecords.com
- 16. WACKEN : OPEN : AIR 2005
04.08. - 06.08.2005
Here the latest list of confirmed bands for W:O:A 2005:+ ACCEPT + APOCALYPTICA
+ AXEL RUDI PELL + BLOODBATH + CANDLEMASS + CORVUS CORAX + COUNT RAVEN
+ DISSECTION + EDGUY + EISREGEN + ENDHAMMER + ENDSTILLE + ENSIFERUM
+ EQUILIBRIUM + FINNTROLL + GOREFEST + HAMMERFALL + HANOI ROCKS + ILLDISPOSED
+ KREATOR + MACHINE MEN + MAMBO KURT + MARDUK + MARKY RAMONE + MERCENARY
+ METAL CHURCH + MORGANA LEFAY + NAGLFAR + NIGHTWISH + OBITUARY + OOMPH!
+ OVERKILL + POTENTIA ANIMI + SAMAEL + SENTENCED + SONATA ARCTICA +
SUFFOCATION + TORFROCK + TRISTANIA + TURISAS + W:O:A FIREFIGHTERS +
After the great success of the X-MAS Packages ( thanx to all Metalheads
for your support! ) there is now the 3-day ticket available. The ticket
will be available as orignal hardticket!
The 3-Day Ticket includes:
• free camping starting from 03.08.05
• free entrance for the Wacken Swimming Pool starting from 01.08.05
• camp directly at your car
• no limitations of drinks and food on the campingground
• reservations of campingground for groups with more than 50 peopple
• only grass surfaces, short ways to the festivalground and village
• mind. 60 Bands on 4 Open Air Stages and a Tentstage (Headbangersballroom)
• Videoscreen, LED-Info-Systems
• park-fee 20,- EUR per car (doesn't matter how many people inside)
... and much more
The tickets price is 79,00 EUR incl. presale charge + p&p
or hotline +49 (0) 4627 - 18 38 38
To get the latest News about the W:O:A just go to http://www.wacken.com
- PRO-PAIN NEW ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE
TOUR KICKS OFF APRIL 3
Philadelphia: Candlelight Records today confirms June 14 as the stateside
release date for Prophets of Doom, the new album from long-running metal/hardcore
pioneers PRO-PAIN. In addition, the band prepares to kick off their
next US tour, following their recent run with labelmates Entombed, Crowbar
and The Mighty Nimbus. The tour, set to begin on April 3 in New York
City, will wrap in Rochester on May 12. The band will then perform two
headline shows before returning to Florida, their current base, to prepare
for already confirmed European summer-time festivals.
With Prophets of Doom, PRO-PAIN (as always) deliver a punishing record
that expands upon the diversity and musical acrimony that was found
on Fistful of Hate - their successful 2004 release. In fact, Prophets
can and is expected to be noted as the band's best album in their 15-year
career. Aggressive, meticulous, passionate, righteous - all distinguishing
traits that have come to symbolize the fundamentals the four-piece -
Prophets of Doom adds to the quartet's successful and enviable career
and confirms that they still manage to find room to improve. And more
Formed in 1990 by vocalist/bassist Gary Meskil (ex-Crumbsuckers), then
New York-based PRO-PAIN benefited early from substantial support via
MTV's Headbanger’s Ball. In 2004, the band returned to the program,
clocking in regular and repeated rotation with “Can You Feel It.”
The band, currently featuring guitarists Tom Klimchuck, Eric Klinger
(ex-Spudmonsters) and drummer JC Dwyer (ex-Paingod) with Meskil, again
plan a new video for Prophets of Doom; track not confirmed as of press
time. PRO-PAIN's worldwide catalog sales currently nears one million
Track listing for Prophets of Doom: Neocon, UnAmerican, Hate Marches
On, One World Ain’t Enough, Getting Over, Operation Blood for
Oil, Torn, Death Toll Rises, The Prisoner, Days of Shame. The album
was produced by the band.
PRO-PAIN discography: Foul Taste of Freedom (1992), The Truth Hurts
(1994), Contents Under Pressure (1996), Pro-Pain (1997), Act of God
(1999), Round Six (2000), Road Rage Live (2001), Shreds of Dignity (2002),
Run for Cover (2003), Fistful of Hate (2004), Prophets of Doom (2005).
- Alkemist Fanatix is a press relations agency who specializes in multi-platform
promotional campaigns.Alkemist Fanatix Agency works with european press
(operating with partners in every country), radio (national, regional
and specialist) and TV.The services Alkemist Fanatix offers respond
to all the needs an artist,band or music business professional may possibly
will be supporting
on their reunion tour throughout Europe
MAY 08, SUN - LONDON (UK) KOKO (FORMERLY CAMDEN PALACE)
MAY 09, MON - PARIS (FR) LA LOCOMOTIVE
MAY 10, TUE - ESCH SUR ALZETTE (LUX) KULTURFABRIK
MAY 11, WED - MILAN (IT) ROLLING STONE
MAY 12, THU - INNSBRUCK (A) HAFEN
MAY 13, FRI - LICHTENFELS (GER) STADTHALLE
MAY 14, SAT - MÜNSTER - DIEBURG (GER) LIVE ARENA
MAY 15, SUN - GAVERE ( BEL) RACING
- DANZIG AND DOYLE TO HEADLINE SECOND NIGHT OF NEW ENGLAND METAL AND
WORCESTER, Mass. – Danzig and special guest Doyle have been confirmed
as the Saturday headliner for the seventh annual New England Metal and
Hardcore Festival, to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24 at the Palladium
in Worcester, Mass.
In addition to the regular Danzig set, Doyle with join the band for
a blistering 30-minute set of classic Misfits material. Danzig and Doyle
have performed together just three times during Danzig’s recent
tour – their first performances together in over 21 years.
Hatebreed, Unearth and Obituary will headline Friday night. Saturday’s
other headliners will include Chimaira and Cryptopsy. Sunday’s
headliners are King Diamond, Nile and Soilwork. Also appearing are A
Life Once Lost, All Shall Perish, All That Remains, As I Lay Dying,
Behemoth, Black Dahlia Murder, Blood Has Been Shed, Bury Your Dead,
Dark Tranquility, Darkest Hour, Evergreen Terrace, Full Blown Chaos,
Glass Casket, Hypocrisy, If Hope Dies, Internal Bleeding, Ion Dissonance,
It Dies Today, Kylesa, Maroon, Misery Signals, Nimic (Mnemic), Premonitions
Of War, Pro-Pain, Red Chord, Reflux, Remembering Never, Scurvy, Sonata
Arctica, Stemm, Strapping Young Lad, The Acacia Strain, The Agony Scene,
The Esoteric, The Killing, The Minor Times, Throwdown, Trivium, Winter
Solstice, and many more to be added. Talent is subject to change.
Single day tickets are $35 per day. Three-day passes are $99. Tickets
are on sale NOW at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com,
or by calling tickets.com
at (800) 477-6849.
The show will once again take place on the two stages in the Palladium.
This year there will once again be a film crew recording every second
of action on the stage and behind the scenes for another LIVE DVD. Record
labels, vendors, and record distributors will set up shop in the balcony
of the upstairs room. Sponsors this year include Decibel Magazine who
is presenting this fest, Prosthetic Records who is sponsoring the 2nd
Stage upstairs, Metal Blade Records, Trustkill Records, Ibanez Guitars,
Fuse / Uranium, Metal Maniacs Magazine, Revolver Magazine, Relapse Records,
Mazur PR, The Syndicate, defyunlearn.com, jeremysaffer.com, returntothepit.com,
and theundergroundscene.net. Vendors this year include Acrux Clothing
/ Deep Send Records, Austin Enterprise, Century Media / Nuclear Blast,
Decibel Magazine, The End Records, Eulogy Recordings, Ferret Records,
Lifeforce Records, Lost Disciple Records, Metal Blade Records, Metal
Maniacs Magazine, Prosthetic Records, Red Rocket Records, Relapse Records,
Revolver Magazine, Tooth And Nail Records, Trustkill Records and Victory
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- TUSKA OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL ANNOUNCMENT
- Line-up almost complete, one more artist to be added
- Ticket sales start on Friday April 1st
Tuska Open Air Metal Festival has added more international and Finnish
acts to the 2005 roster. The line-up is almost complete with only 1
more artist to be added for Saturday afternoon as well as the winner
from the band contest at Rotonde-Festival, France, which is to be held
later this spring. This year's Tuska-Festival is more international
than ever, with nearly half of the artists coming from abroad. The evening
clubs will most likely see some international action as well.
New additions in Finnish professionalism will be represented by Apocalyptica,
whose cello metal is witnessed way too rarely on their native soil.
Apocalytica just recently supported Rammstein on their European tour
and appeared stateside on a few selected dates.
German precision and universal greatness is brought to you by the mighty
Gamma Ray. The band last appeared on the bill at Tuska 2000 and have
since built their fanbase by selling out club shows on a regular basis.
Other additions include up-and-coming death metallers Amoral, Finnish-
singing Stam1na and Viikate, as well as Callisto who are about to embark
on a European tour in a few weeks.
The search continues for one more, either domestic or foreign artist.
Ticket sales for Tuska 2005 start on Friday April 1st. Three-day ticket
costs 67 euro, one-day ticket 32 euro. Go to www.lippupalvelu.fi
to purchase tickets.
Current Tuska 2005 line-up reads as follows:
Monster Magnet (USA)
Primal Fear (GER)
Dimmu Borgir (NOR)
Gamma Ray (GER)
Lake Of Tears (SWE)
Children Of Bodom
Hieronymus Bosch (RUS)