|June 30th, 2006
- WINTERSUN begin recording new album
WINTERSUN, the band led by former ENSIFERUM singer Jari Mäenpää,
have posted the following message on their official web site:
"We entered the studios [on May 2]. The day went setting up the
drums, changing the drumheads, miking the drums, making the basic drumsound
and Kai playing too fast all day long (and driving Nino crazy). Jiiiihhaaaaa!
[On May 3] we [started] the actual recordings.
"In this studio session we will be recording only the drums, rhythm
guitars and bass. I [Jari] will continue recording the vocals, solos
and synths/samples at my home 'studio'/rehearsal place during the summer.
The melody/acoustic guitars I will be recording with Teemu. The mixing
will take place in autumn and the release is scheduled for the end of
"The album will be called 'Time' and the track titles are:
01. Sons of Winter and Stars
02. Land of Snow and Sorrow
05. One with the Shadows
07. Silver Leaves
"Seven epic songs and quite long ones, over 65 minutes of material.
It's a theme album. The music has some new dimensions, but has also
the recognizable 'WINTERSUN style.' So hopefully you will stay patient,
the wait will be worth it!"
WINTERSUN's music has been described as a mix between early AMORPHIS,
CHILDREN OF BODOM, FINNTROLL and ENSIFERUM.
- HYPOCRISY will not be touring this fall
Despite Internet rumors to the contrary, HYPOCRISY will NOT be part
of the fall North American tour with FEAR FACTORY, SUFFOCATION and DECAPITATED,
according to a posting on the band's official web site.
HYPOCRISY recently completed a North American tour with NILE, SOILENT
GREEN, RAGING SPEEDHORN, DECAPITATED, and WITH PASSION in support of
their 2005 acclaimed release, "Virus".
Upcoming HYPOCRISY shows:
Jul. 22 - Metalcamp Festival - Tolmin, SLO
Aug. 11 – Party.San Open Air Festival - Bad Berka, GER
- SOILWORK new guitarist hasn't yet been confirmed
SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the
following message on the band's official web site:
"It's been ages… Anyways, had a good tour with HYPOCRISY,
SCAR SYMMETRY and ONE MAN ARMY in Europe. We also did our first festival
for this summer last weekend (yes, the summer has actually arrived in
Sweden...). We played among the fjords in Norway (unfortunately it was
a indoor festival), still a cool place though.
"Something unexpected happened that day: I got sick as a dog when
we arrived and performed on stage with 40 degrees of fever (which is
how much in Fahrenheit?... Hmm… no clue... it's hellish, though!!).
Back home from the festival I had to go straight to the hospital from
the airport and they made me stay the night. They found a virus value
of 130 in my blood (the value is normally below 8, in a normal condition...)
I really don't know what kind of virus that was, but I tell you it was
pure hell. I'm glad it wasn´t a normal tour (for example the one
we did with HYPOCRISY), then probably Peter Tägtgren would invite
me on the bus for some straight-whiskey-northern-Swedish-fever-cure
and I'm sure I wouldn't say no, since I enjoy drinking with that guy.
The only thing is that I would probably be dead by now.
"I'm on the heaviest possible medication right now and I'm starting
to feel good enough to pick up the guitar and write some shit.
"Let me also clarify some things about the [second] guitarist situation:
I know that some of you people have seen on some website (take a guess
where...) that we have confirmed Daniel Antonsson [DIMENSION ZERO, PATHOS]
as the new guitarist of SOILWORK. It's true that he's been touring with
us and we like him very much both as a human and as a player, but we
have NOT confirmed his spot in SOILWORK. We have decided to go slow
with this and really take our time before we make any decisions. We'll
keep you updated on that story, nobody else."
- SPELL FOREST Sign To B.T.O.D.
Brazilian black metal band SPELL FOREST have signed a deal with B.T.O.D.
for the release of CD titled Lucifer Rex. 9 tracks for about 40 minutes
of intense, fast, aggressive yet atmospheric black metal.
Track list: When only vengeance and hate prevails, Pride in Lucifer's
worshipping (Lucifer Rex), Throne of skulls, Ritual on the mountain's
forest, Marching over the weak disgusting one, Blessed by Satan dark
sword, Full moon over profane souls and Dominus Satanas - Ave Lucifer.
Lucifer Rex will be marketed and distributed worldwide by B.T.O.D. and
MASTERPIECE DISTRIBUTION, except in Brazil, distributed exclusively
by the band.
Lucifer Rex CD (catalogue number BTOD0623) will be out june 2006.
- DRAGONLORD ANNOUNCE NEW TOUR DATES
In support of their latest release Black Wings of Destiny (Escapi Music),
the San Francisco-based black metal band DRAGONLORD which features Eric
Peterson (guitar, vocals; TESTAMENT), Gian Pyres (guitar; ex-CRADLE
OF FILTH), Derrick Ramirez (bass), Lyle Livingston (keys) and Jon Allen
(drums; SADUS, ex-TESTAMENT) have confirmed a string of new tour dates
June 23 Bourbon Street - Concord, CA
June 24 Kennel Club - Sacramento, CA
June 27 Iliff Park Theater - Aurora, CO
June 29 Mr.Kelly's - Chicago, IL
June 30 I-Rock Nightclub - Detroit, MI
July 1 Topcats - Cincinnati, OH
July 2 Vamp's - Toledo, OH
July 3 Pirate's Cove - Cleveland, OH
July 6 Crazy Donkey - Long Island, NY
July 7 Jaxx - Springfield, VA
More U.S. shows to be added, check www.enterthedragonlord.com
for daily updates.
- KAMELOT TOUR DATES
9/15/06 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL (USA) - Culture Room - (only Kamelot)
9/16/06 - St. Petersburg, FL (USA) - State Theatre - (only Kamelot)
9/19/06 - Springfield, VA (USA) - Jaxx Nightclub
9/20/06 - New York, NY (USA) - B.B King
9/22/06 - Poughkeepsie, NY (USA) - The Chance Theater
9/23/06 - Rochester, NY (USA) - The Penny Arcade
9/24/06 - Montreal, QC (CA) - Le Medley
9/25/06 - Quebec, QC (CA) - L'Imperial
9/27/06 - Toronto, ON (CA) - The Opera House
9/28/06 - Cleveland, OH (USA) - Agora Ballroom
9/29/06 - Detroit, MI (USA) - Harpo's
9/30/06 - Chicago, IL (USA) - The Pearl Room
10/02/06 - Columbia Heights, MN (USA) - Star Central
10/04/06 - Denver, CO (USA) - BlueBird Theater
10/06/06 - Seattle, WA (USA) - Studio Seven
10/07/06 - Portland, OR (USA) - Rock N Roll Pizza
10/08/06 - San Francisco, CA (USA) - Pound SF
10/10/06 - Santa Ana, CA (USA) - Galaxy Theatre
10/11/06 - Los Angeles, CA (USA) - Key Club
- LEAVES' EYES WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT!
From 11:00 a.m. Tuesday morning onward, the members of LEAVES' EYES
attempted to set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD - and did! In connection with
the release of their upcoming Legend Land MCD - scheduled for North
American release on July 18th - in one day, the band members personally
signed 5,000 limited-edition booklets ( blue cover artwork) for a total
of 30,000 autographs!
The limited EP will be available in stores in Germany, Austria, and
Switzerland only. Die-hard fans worldwide may order a copy via
our online store: www.napalmrecords.com
- SPV USA Releases HATESPHERE's THE SICKNESS WITHIN Sept. 12th!
September 12th marks the official release date of THE SICKNESS WITHIN
from Danish assailants HATESPHERE! This is the band's full length
debut for SPV / Steamhammer and follows "The Killing EP" which
was released May 2005. Having been released in the band's native
country last year, "The Sickness Within" won both the award
for "Album of the Year" and "Best Production" at
the Danish Metal Awards.
- Project: Storm on July Guitar World CD-rom
Hear True Gemini Recording artist, Project: Storm on the July Guitar
World CD-Rom. Their song, 'Disturbance' from their latest release STRATAGEM
is included on the CD-rom that comes with the magazine each month. Red
Hot Chili Peppers guitarist, John Frusciante is on the cover.
Check out the tour photos taken by Chad Lee (www.rockconcertfotos.com)
posted here. The group just finished playing several dates in the Midwest.Visit
Project: Storm and the band's myspace. STRATAGEM is available online
now... order yours here!
- MARTIN LOPEZ LEAVES OPETH!!!
After several months away from his drumming duties in Opeth Martin Lopez
has permanently decided to leave the group. After being plagued by illness
and anxiety attacks Lopez decided he wanted to concentrate fully on
his own project, currently unnamed. His replacement will be Martin "Axe"
Axenrot who's been filling in for the last 5 tours and who also recorded
with the band during the recent BBC sessions.
Mikael Åkerfeldt: "However sad I and the rest of the band
feel in light of Lopez departure I want to thank him for his incredible
work with Opeth and immense dedication to the band. We recorded some
classic stuff together and he obviously had an enormous impact on our
sound. I now feel very excited to hear the material of his own band.
In the meantime Opeth fans can rest assured that we'll continue jamming
it out with Axe and we all have high expectations about our coming musical
Roadrunner will issue a special edition deluxe version of "Ghost
reveries" on the 25 th of July.
- STRAPPING YOUNG LAD mainman Devin Townsend Comments: "The recording
process went amazingly well, and STRAPPING as a whole is really excited
about this effort. We were very inspired with the idea of doing Ozzfest,
and the concept we are running with on this record is really based around
abhorring the current music scene, yet being a part of it in some weird
way. SYL is ready to be a subversive product for the unwitting 14-year-olds
to scream along with. We also intend to sprinkle a little ugly around
all the pretty bands this year. You can think of us as the proverbial
pubic hair in the cheesecake of this year's festival. We are ugly, large
and angry. We have also been around longer as a band than 90% the other
bands. Most of all, we're just really excited to be a part of Ozzfest
and this summer is going to be crazy."
- Open Grave & Red State Records to release Morbid Sacrifice's long
unreleased full length album on 5/30/06.
Morbid Sacrifice started in 1995 when Devilkill (Guitar) and Chris Auman
(Vocals/Bass) came together with the understanding that they wanted
to create a Death Metal band along the lines of their favorite bands
like Crimson Thorn, Vengeance Rising, Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel
amongst many others. Hailing for a little town in Central Pennsylvania
it wasn't exactly easy to come across like minded musicians. After having
played with many drummers and guitarist they finally found band mates
with Nate Davis (Guitar) and rounding everything out Tom Klinesmith
(Drums). In the 7 years Morbid Sacrifice was together they played their
fair share of shows with artist from Antithesis to Alethian and even
artist like Sam Black Church. Their claim to fame however comes on two
separate occasions, they where supposed to play with both Hatebreed
and Madball, and both shows the headliner ended up backing out for personal
By the time 2002 came around Morbid Sacrifice entered the studio to
record what is now being released, their debut album "Severed Death".
However it wasn't long after the album was recorded the band members
decided to go their own separate ways, which meant few copies of the
album ever got released to the public. So here we are today, the year
2006 and Morbid Sacrifice's debut album is just now finally getting
the release it has deserved for many years.
After the break up Tom and Chris went on to form progressive death metal
band Nightsbane (still together with an EP release), Tom is also the
current touring drummer for Royal Anguish. Devilkill went on to form
punk band Anti-Hell Society (self released one album - no longer together),
and nobody is to sure what happened to Nate Davis.
Sample tracks can be downloaded and listened to at http://www.myspace.com/officialmorbidsacrifice
- DeadStar Assembly’s “Unsaved” to be released by
PURE Records & The A Label
The violent industrial mayhem of DeadStar Assembly is about to set the
anti-mainstream ablaze for a second arson with the release of their
sophomore record, Unsaved. The troupe of musical avant-gardes has returned
with 15 new tracks of sonic mastery and electronic combustion to deliver
a testimonial of struggle, devotion and finally perseverance. Like demented
seraphim, DSA’s poisonous blend of death-pop/industrial rock is
inscribed with no apologies, and as heard on Unsaved, they don’t
intend to start.
Unsaved was written, recorded, and sweated over as an entirely collaborative
band effort. The album of chaotic synths and havoc-reeking melodies
features all live instrumentation with additional electronic percussion
and digital effects weaved amongst it. Produced by DSA themselves and
Jeremy Staska (Poison the Well, New Found Glory, Remembering Never),
Unsaved is a drastically personal album; ensuing the perfect combination
of therapeutic lyricism, razorblade vocals striving to end cultural
assimilation and surgically crafted melodies performed to bleed rather
than stitch. It’s a middle finger to the mundane and a red light
to ignite your inner deviance.
Tracks such as the commanding “Dejected” feature attention-demanding
guitars, swirling synths and authoritative vocals that are determined
to raise a de-generation of jaded and misguided to their spike-heeled
feet. It’s having sex on an induced high and its wandering home
alone through desolation as the sun is rising. The track “Pure
Blue” could easily serve as the theme song for Unsaved, as its
menacing guitars and powerful drum loops envelope into nightmarish choruses
and sonic twists, provoking chills from the fear of the unknown. The
song is entirely paralyzing in its fullness and angst-ridden lyrics,
providing the anthem for an album laced with crimson substance. “Bled,”
the smoky ballad of the album, masks the face of a monotonous society
and acts as a tourniquet for the fresh wounds cut as a result of it.
As singer Dearborn screams, “I am more than nothing.”
DeadStar Assembly sold over 10,000 units of their self-titled debut
album independently and gained the respect and loyalty of South Florida’s
underground music scene with such soul scorching hits as “Normal,”
“Breathe for Me” and the completely innovative cover of
“Send Me an Angel.” With the help of PURE Records in the
United States and Berlin’s The A Label, DSA are ready to further
infect the globe with Unsaved.
Unsaved is set for a July 11th release in the United States on PURE
Records (RED Distribution) and a late May/early June release in Europe
via The A Label, but DSA plan to spread their musical delirium to the
masses right now. The band just wrapped up a US tour in March and April
with Canadian industrial heavy hitters, The Birthday Massacre, followed
by more dates with the release of Unsaved.
DeadStar Assembly is:
Dearborn: vox & orchestrated mayhem
Mubo: synths & circuitry
The Dro: bass & subsonic tremors
Cygnus: percussion & bloodsucking
Dreggs: crunch guitar.
|June 19th, 2006
- In a press release sent today (June 12, 2006) to the press, Igor
Cavalera makes official his departure from SEPULTURA.
Iggor says he decided to leave the band because of "musical incompatibility"
with the other members of the band. Iggor will be working on other projects
from now on.
Brazilian drummer Jean Dolabella (ex-Udora) will take his place for
the upcoming tour dates.
Drummer and co- founder of the Brazilian biggest heavy metal band claims
outworn and incompatibility of thoughts with the remaining band members,
and signalizes new projects.
One of the founders of the Brazilian biggest heavy metal band, Igor
Cavalera, announces that he is leaving Sepultura. Cavalera, drummer
and musician claims outworn and incompatibility of thoughts with the
remaining band members, and signalizes new projects.
“A lot of reasons made me take this important decision in my life
and I would like to share it with everybody. I believe my mission in
Sepultura has come to an end. I am very proud of all we have done, but
nowadays I feel that the band formation no longer lives up to my expectations.
Since my last European tour in 2004, I have noticed that my ideas didn’t
match with the others.”, asserts Iggor.
Since 1985, Sepultura has putted out ten world wide releases (“Bestial
Devastation”, 1985; “Morbid Visions”, 1986; “Schizophrenia”,
1987; “Beneath the Remains”, 1989; “Arise”,
1991; “Roots”, 1996; “Against”, 1998; “Nation”,
2001 “Roorback”, 2003 e Dante XXI, 2006), that sold millions
of copies. The band reached it’s peak in 1996, with the release
of the album “Roots” which represented a musical swerve
in the heavy metal scene, introducing new experiences as tribal percussions
and the work with the Brazilian Indian tribe, Xavantes. However, after
the album release and the world tour of “Roots”, guitarist,
singer and Igor’s brother, Max Cavalera, left the band to continue
his solo career. Sepultura continued their works and success with a
new singer, Derrick Green.
Apart from touring since 2005, when he was substituted by Roy Mayorga,
Igor noticed that his personal ambitions where worlds apart from the
rest of the band and slightly detached from the creative process of
Sepultura. “Many years of work in group, made the relationship
get outworn and I feel that there isn’t compatibility of thoughts
and ideas between the rest of the band and me. I tried to make this
clear and suggested that we should take a break. However their priority
was to continue playing in despite of my permanence”, says Igor.
As a drummer and musician, Igor persists and look forward to new references
to produce something authentic and real, which may represent what Sepultura
was once in his life. Lately the musician researches a contemporary
view of the heavy metal scene, looking for different influences such
as hip hop, hardcore, tribal percussions and electronic music. According
to Iggor, the decision of leaving Sepultura was one of the most difficult
in his career, once that, as founder of the band, he dedicated most
of his life to it.
“I would like to immeasurably thank all of the fans which supported
me and continue encouraging our music. And also to everyone who had
worked to make Sepultura exist.”
Andreas, Derrick & Paulo will pronounce soon about the situation.
We just want to let everyone knows that Sepultura will continue! We
have the release of Dante XXI in South America next month (with 2 bonus
tracks) and dates coming in Brazil and the rest of the world! Thank
you for your understanding and support!
-Drummer Igor Cavalera has officially announced his departure from SEPULTURA
(as first reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET
on January 13, 2006 and subsequently denied by both the band and Igor).
In a statement released today (June 12) to the Brazilian media, Igor
attributed the split to "artistic incompatibility" with his
SEPULTURA bandmates — guitarist Andreas Kisser, bassist Paulo
Xisto Pinto Jr. and vocalist Derrick Green.
"I believe my time in SEPULTURA has come to an end," Igor
said in the statement. "I have a lot of pride in everything we
have done, but I feel that the group's current formation does not meet
my expectations as a musician and a person. Since my last tour with
SEPULTURA, which took place in Europe in December 2004, I have sensed
that my ideas were not compatible with those of the rest of the band.
"I would really like to thank all of the fans that supported me
and continue supporting our music. I would also like to thank everybody
that worked to make SEPULTURA the band that it had become."
Igor announced earlier in the year that he was taking a break from the
group's touring activities to spend time with his second wife and their
new son (who was born in January). Filling in on drums during the band's
European tour with IN FLAMES was Mayorga, who played with Igor's brother
Max in SOULFLY for several years in the late '90s and again in 2001-2003.
Igor is the second Cavalera to leave SEPULTURA. In 1996, Max Cavalera
exited the group after the rest of the band fired Max's wife Gloria
as SEPULTURA's manager.
SEPULTURA are rumored to have selected Jean Dolabella (ex-UDORA) as
their new permanent drummer following Roy Mayorga's decision to join
STONE SOUR as a full-time member.
- TUSKA OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL PRESS RELEASE 10.5.2006
Nine, Epica, Mendeed and Metsatöll added to the bill
Show dates for Artists announced
The ninth annual Tuska Open Air Metal Festival taking place in Kaisaniemi,
Helsinki, Finland, during 30.6.-2.7. has added four more international
artists to the 2006 roster. The festival is still looking for one more
act for Friday.
Sweden’s Nine will appear at Kaisaniemi Park on Saturday evening.
Hailing fron Linköping, Sweden, Nine has roots deep in the hardcore-scene
which are still very audible in their current material. Nine’s
latest, Death Is Glorious –ep was recently released by Helsinki-based
Combat Rock Industry.
The number of female artists at this year’s Tuska doubled as Simone
Simons of Epica will cast her spell on the second stage also on Saturday
evening. The Dutch group’s epic compositions are heard on the
Finnish soil for the first time.
A new addition for Sunday comes in the form of the up-and-coming Scottsmen
Mendeed. The Glasgow-based five-piece was just recently signed to Nuclear
Blast Records who expect great things of Mendeed’s on-point and
Folk-metal at Tuska 2006 is represented by Metsatöll from our southern
neighbours accross the bay, Estonia. Metsatöll is one of the most
popular acts in their native country and although they’re no strangers
to the Finnish metal scene, this is their debut at Tuska-Festival.
Tickets for Tuska 2006 went on sale on Monday April 3rd. Three-day ticket
costs 72 Euro, one-day ticket 36 Euro. Go to www.lippupalvelu.fi or
www.tiketti.fi to purchase tickets. Tuska 2006 is an all ages event.
NEW BLOOD TO TUSKA-ORGANIZATION
The Managing Director of the Tuska-Festival-organization has changed.
Stuba Nikula, who has steered this ship for eight eventful years, has
decided to move on to greener pastures in life. The new Managing Director,
Ms. Outi Alander, has vast experience in organizing cultural events
in Finland and will provide color and freshness to this male-dominated,
dark business. Other main people in the organization, Jouni Markkanen
and Niklas Nuppola will continue their duties as before.
CURRENT TUSKA 2006 LINE-UP READS AS FOLLOWS:
Arch Enemy (SWE) (note! Moved from Sunday to Friday)
Celtic Frost (CH)
Swallow the Sun
- JOEY VERA Audio Trailer Update
I’ve just posted an Audio Trailer of short samples from my new
Solo Record. The tracks you’ll hear are still in the “rough
mixing” stage but I thought I’d let you in on what I’ve
been doing for the past 11 months. You can go to the site and navigate
to The Music Room or just go here: http://joeyvera.com/pages/9/index.htm
I’m getting ready to go on tour with Fates Warning first later
this month and then Armored Saint in June. Until then, enjoy the Trailer!
- BLINDED COLONY Check In From The Studio, Photos and Video Available
Sweden based metal act BLINDED COLONY have recently updated their website
from the studio. Here is what vocalist Johan Schuster had to say about
the recording process:
“So, this is the first entry for this studio-diary. This is the
place where we'll write a little about what's going on in the studio
(minus the inappropriate dirty details hehe)! As you can see, we also
post studio-videos and try to translate our ugly Swedish as best as
we can into English, for all of you non-Swedes out there. We're pretty
much done with all drum tracks now, and so far it sounds fucking killer!
We've changed some kick drum rhythms in some old songs that sounded
pretty lame, slow, & boring to make it groove more and sound more
interesting. Such things can really make a song three times better!
Or perhaps four!
Some sad news is that Staffan pretty much fucked up his ear at the last
gig, so now he rests from noise as much as he can. Therefore, I will
play the drums for the remaining tracks. I'm actually a drummer so I
hope not to disappoint you haha! I've played the drums in other groups
with Staffan handling the bass some years ago. But that's another story!
Staffan will be back in action soon, so there is nothing to worry about!
I'll be in the studio all day pounding on drums. Take care, and be sure
to look out for more studio updates.”
Video and photos from the recording sessions can all be found at the
band’s OFFICIAL WEBSITE [http://www.blindedcolony.com]
and the band’s MYSPACE [http://www.myspace.com/blindedcolony].
BLINDED COLONY entered Soundpalace studios in April in their hometown
Karlshamn Sweden for the recording process of their forthcoming, yet-to-be-titled
record, which is due out in the fall through Pivotal Rockordings and
will be released worldwide. The album comes as the follow-up to 2003’s
DIVINE which was also recorded in SoundPalace and released through Italy’s
- SCOTCH GREENS JOIN WARPED TOUR
NEW ALBUM “PROFESSIONAL” OUT NOW
If there were a sequel to "Deliverance" in which the antagonists
were meth heads, Scotch Greens' "Professional" could be the
soundtrack.—Scripps Howard News service
May 10, 2006, New York, NY – Fresh off the road supporting the
Reverend Horton Heat in Europe, a tour that immediately followed the
Guinness Green 17 Tour, where they won over live audiences as main support
for Flogging Molly, the SCOTCH GREENS now bring their special band of
American roots punk to the Warped Tour. The band will play a month-long
stint, the first leg of the tour, beginning 6/15 in Columbia, MD and
ending on their home turf in Boise, ID. The SCOTCH GREENS’ Brass
Tacks/DRT debut, Professional, is out now.
Professional was produced by Ted Hutt (MXPX, Flogging Molly, The Bouncing
Souls), and features the eponymous first single “Professional,”
already a hit at college radio and on the CMJ charts. The band also
has three tracks in rotation, "Professional", "Great
Time to be Alive" and "River of Blood," on XM Satellite
Radio’s FUNGUS channel. “Professional” is also currently
13* on the Alternative Specialty singles chart and #20 on the Alternative
Specialty album chart.
Born and raised in the hills of Idaho, lead singer Zander Cox and guitarist
Wes Welsworth relocated to San Diego in 1998 with the hopes of finding
some like minded musicians in the more populous arena of Southern California.
Having accomplished their mission, the SCOTCH GREENS were formed, and
a sound emerged that blended punk rock, bluegrass, and American roots
music to form a distinctive resonance that challenges and captivates
its fans. Created in their fledgling days, the band’s self-produced
album, Draw!, was nominated for Best Rock Album and Album of the Year
at the San Diego Music Awards. Now with a few years under their belts,
the SCOTCH GREENS begin their touring career with their first internationally
released album, Professional, which in the span of 33 minute and 11
songs takes the listener from the mountain grit of Idaho to the punk
energy of SoCal with a little Appalachia thrown in for good measure.
Catch the SCOTCH GREENS on the Warped Tour:
6/15 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavillion
6/16 Columbus, OH Germain Amphitheater
6/17 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater
6/18 Minneapolis, MN Hub.H.Humphrey Metrodome
6/19 Bonner Springs, KS Verizon Wireless
6/21 Nashville, TN Starwood Amphitheater
6/22 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Fairgrounds
6/23 St. Petersburg, FL Vinoy Park
6/24 Miami, FL Bicentennial Park
6/25 Orlando, FL Tinker Field
6/26 Ladson , SC Exchange Park Fairgrounds
6/27 Raleigh, NC Alltel Pavillion at Walnut Creek
6/28 Atlanta, GA Hi Fi Buys Amphitheater
6/30 Houston, TX Reliant Center
7/1 Dallas, TX
7/2 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/3 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico State University
7/5 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
7/6 San Diego, CA Coors Amphitheater
7/7 Pomona, CA LA County Fairgrounds
7/8 San Francisco, CA Pier 30/32
7/9 Fresno, CA Selland Arena
7/11 Ventura, CA Seaside Park
7/12 Los Angeles, CA Dodger Stadium
7/13 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheater
7/14 Boise, ID Treasure Valley Speedway
- ZOMBIE’S "EDUCATED HORSES" TOUR STARTING JUNE 30TH
HOLLYWOOD, CA (May 10, 2006) – John 5 has made a permanent home
with Rob Zombie as his lead-guitar Speed Demon. It all started when
John 5 and Zombie came together last year at the Arrowhead Pond Arena
for a benefit. They played Thunder Kiss 65 and Zombie knew John 5 was
the right shredder to complete his merry band of monsters. "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 last year and it never sounded so fucking good.”
EDUCATED HORSES TOUR DATES – 2ND LEG
Fri 06/30/06 El Paso, TX El Paso County Coliseum
Sun 07/02/06 Wichita Falls, TX Kay Yeager Coliseum
Wed 07/05/06 McAllen, TX La Villa Real Special Events Center
Fri 07/07/06 North Little Rock, AR North Shore River Walk
Sun 07/09/06 Valley Center, KS Kansas Coliseum
Wed 07/12/06 Oklahoma City, OK
Sat 07/15/06 Cleveland, OH Tower City Amphitheater
Sun 07/16/06 Fort Wayne, IN Allen Co. Mem. Coliseum
Sat 07/22/06 Mankato, MN Midwest Wireless Civic Center
Mon 07/24/06 Sioux Falls, SD Ramkota
Fri 07/28/06 Billings, MT Shrine Auditorium
- METALCAMP NEWS
The weekend of Hell in Paradise is getting closer and closer. Everybody
is looking forward to 3 days of headbanging, enjoying, swiming and meeting
friends. 3 days of unforgetable party with some of the best metal bands
in the world!
21.-23. July in small city of Tolmin, Slovenia
SOILWORK, one of the biggest swedish Melodic Death Metal bands, will
perform for the first time in Slovenia at Metalcamp
-also from Sweden, the very promissing newcomer SCAR SYMMETRY will know
how to enthuse you with their highly melodic mix of Death and classical
-last but not least: the german Power Metal force MYSTIC PROPHECY, which
received rave reviews for their last couple of releases, ramp up the
sunday lineup of the Metal Stage.
Talent Forum Stage program will be completed by: - a promising Gothic-Black-Metal
band ASTERIUS from southern Germany.
3 DAYS- 2 STAGES- MORE THAN 60 BANDS- 2 RIVERS- HELL OVER PARADISE
- TRISTWOOD (Austria)
"The Delphic Doctrine" CD
Available on THE END RECORDS, U.S.
Label: Sound Riot Records
Cat. number: SRP.038
Running time: 42:14 minutes
Music style: Apocalyptic Metal from Austria
Recommended for fans of: Behemoth, Aborym, Nile, Zyklon
Extreme new act coming from Austria combining the brutality and speed
of the Black Metal and Death Metal with the abysmal atmosphere of the
Industrial. Apocalyptic Metal, a soundtrack for the end of the world!
- HOURCAST to Release State Of Disgrace On Alkamedia Records
Album In Stores June 20th, 2006
U.S. Tour In Support Of Sevendust
Heavy music is often the result of deep emotions. Sadness, frustration
and anger combined with a musician’s talent can result in music
which is awesomely powerful, uniquely deep, and thought-provoking. Such
is the case with HourCast.
Born out of Boston, Massachusetts, HourCast combines elements of hard
rock and metal with a distinct electronic influence. “We had no
preconceptions as to what the band would sound like,” says vocalist
Patrick McBride. The members of HourCast – Mcbride, drummer Jerry
Clews, guitarist David Henriquez and bassist David Sullivan - have combined
their varied influences to create a unique sound that incorporates the
heavy flavor of Deftones and Tool with the dark electronic atmosphere
of Nine Inch Nails and Depeche Mode.
The somber tones of State Of Disgrace are a result of these efforts.
From the introspective opening track “This Life”, to “Freeze”
(which McBride describes as an “epic, desperate song”) State
Of Disgrace has a cold, sharp intensity. The self-loathing “Smash
Up” eschews a bitter tone, while “Lunar” tells a tale
of longing and loneliness. “The music and lyrics are a reflection
of what was going on at the time,” explains McBride. “I
found myself in a new environment and was going through a big change
in my life and that comes out in the songs.” State Of Disgrace
will be available at iTunes on May 2nd and in stores on June 20th, 2006.
Not being signed to a label could serve as a liability to some bands,
but not HourCast. “We didn’t have a label telling us what
to do and that allowed us to add variety and flavor to the album,”
says McBride. HourCast is a band looking to gain ground in the current
music scene. “Myspace and live shows are definitely helping us
to build a fan base,” says McBride.
The track listing for State Of Disgrace comprises:
Almost Like Life
3rd Of July
Memories And Lies
HourCast will be on tour with Sevendust throughout the month of May:
DATE CITY VENUE
May 13 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street
May 14 Beaumont, TX Cactus Canyon
May 15 Baton Rouge, LA Texas Music Hall
May 17 Memphis, TN The New Daisy
May 18 Raleigh, NC Disco Rodeo
May 19 Columbus, GA Bradley Theatre
May 20 Greenville, SC Anderson County Fair
May 21 Evansville, IN Memorial Auditorium
May 24 Richmond, VA Innsbrook Pavilion
May 25 Charlotte, NC Coca Cola 600
- MASCTIC SCUM at MySpace
Mastic Scum is at MySpace online now! We are members since 04.04.2006.
There is new live track "Devil Inside" available for download
check it out. The track was recorded live at "Giants Of Grind"
on 13.09.2005. Also our homepage is new designed. There is new Online
Shop with more ordering options. Check it out! www.myspace.com/masticscum
New shirt available!
A new shirt with the design of our album "mind" is out now.
The shirt is available as t-shirt and longsleeve in sizes M, L &
XL. The shirt is printed 2-sided, to view the shirt visit our homepage.
The shirt can be ordered at our online shop now! There is also a lot
of other stuff available, check it out!
Shirt = EUR 12.- / Longsleeve = EUR 15.
- Seduced by Suicide News
Earth is chosen best musician of 2005 in Brazil
Earth, member of Blood Tears (doom metal) and the person who makes the
voices and plays all the instruments in Seduced by Suicide, was chosen
as "Best Musician of 2005" by the website HeavyRS. The "Best
of 2005" were announced in a known local festival called "Zeppelin
in Concert". Meanwhile, his two bands went to the finals of the
contest made by Revolver Magazine and the metal t-shirt store SickIdiots,
responsible by SickIdiots.com,
Earth thanks the fans for the incredible support: "Thanks to all
the fans and friends for the high number of votes for both bands (Blood
Tears and Seduced by Suicide), which shows how supportful you are, since
they were chosen in different months"
This contest is very important for Earth since both bands will be judged
by known musicians like Lemmy (Motörhead), Don Dokken (Dokken),
Snake Sabo (Skid Row), Katon W. (Hirax), and others. All of this is
part of the great response that Seduced by Suicide is receiving after
these first months after the release of the debut, Gothic Dream, that
received four highest scores in the first reviews. Gothic Dream is still
having a release negotiated with labels, but meanwhile the fans can
order it through the website www.seducedbysuicide.com
Actually Earth is recording the forthcoming full length of Blood Tears.
- Seduced by Suicide - www.seducedbysuicide.com
- SWORN ENEMY New album out now; announce new live dates!!!
The new album “Beginning Of The End” by New York’s
blistering hybrid of intense metal, devastating thrash and traditional
tough hardcore SWORN ENEMY is now available at your local record dealer!
Produced by Tim Lambesis (frontman for As I Lay Dying), and mixed by
Zeuss (Hatebreed, Madball, God Forbid, The Red Chord, Shadows Fall),
the second full-length by SWORN ENEMY takes the hostility and conviction
of the band to a new level of destruction, setting the stage for their
mission: “To set the tone for the new age of metal”, says
vocalist/frontman Sal LoCoco. “This record signifies a new chapter
for us as a band, a new style of music.”
Formed in 1997, the “Negative Outlook” EP, the astounding
first full-length “As Real As It Gets” pushed SWORN ENEMY
to the frontlines of the New York hardcore/metal scene and relentless
touring with bands such as God Forbid, Arch Enemy, Hatebreed, Unearth,
D.R.I., American Nightmare among others further established the band
as one of the most rousing acts in the genre.
Now, the band is more than ready to top its hard-earned laurels with
“The Beginning Of The End”, here some press results so far:
“Musically “The Beginning Of The End” impresses with
massive riffs and cool leads, offering crushing doublebass driven mid-tempo,
furious speed and heavy breakdowns to equal parts.” ROCK HARD
“... there´s no denying that SWORN ENEMY pack an impressive,
and weighty, punch.” KERRANG (UK)
“You are looking for a band sounding like a straight forward mixture
of Sick Of It All and mighty Slayer? …here you got the answer
with SWORN ENEMY’s newest full-length!” METAL HEART (D)
“They’re breaking ground in the land that Hetfield and Mustaine
built… this is metal. This is thrash.” DECIBEL (USA)
Click here to check out the great video clip of “Scared Of The
To witness SWORN ENEMY presenting their new material live on European
stages, note the updated live dates below and be sure that this will
only be the beginning of the end…
04.08.2006 Fredericia (DK) @ Fredericia Hardcore Festival
05.08.2006 Leisnig (D) @ Sucks'n Summer Festival
11.08.2006 Saarbrücken (D) @ Stoneage
12.08.2006 Han-Sur-Lesse (B) @ Sortie 23
20.08.2006 Weinheim (D) @ Café Central
25.08.2006 Guetersloh (D) @ Bauteil 5
26.08.2006 Ieper (B) @ Ieper Festival
30.08.2006 Schweinfurt (D) @ Alter Stadtbahnhof
31.08.2006 Augsburg (D) @ Kantine
07.09.2006 Warschau (PL) @ Nemo
09.09.2006 Dresden (D) @ BOOM Persistence Camp
10.09.2006 Linkoeping / Cupolen (S) @ Deadfest 2006
- LACUNA COIL Dates for release parties!
Please find the dates for the release parties (RP) for the upcoming
LACUNA COIL single "Enjoy The Silence" and the locations where
lotteries (V) will take place:
13.05.06 Höxter Germany Ballhaus Felsenkeller (RP)
13.05.06 Innsbruck Austria Abyss (V)
18.05.06 Hanau Germany Shooters (RP)
20.05.06 Ludwigsburg Germany Die Anstalt (RP)
24.05.06 Bremen Germany Alladin (V)
02.06.06 Bielefeld Germany Forum (RP)
02.06.06 Frankfurt/Main Germany Batschkapp (RP)
04.06.06 Hetten Leidelheim Germany Event Ruine (RP)
09.06.06 Essen Germany Zeche Carl (V)
09.06.06 Krefeld Germany Kulturfabrik (RP)
09.06.06 Bochum Germany Zeche Bochum (RP)
10.06.06 Ratingen Germany Lux (V)
10.06.06 Köln Germany Access All Areas (RP)
10.06.06 Salzgitter Germany Forellenhof (V)
10.06.06 Düsseldorf Germany Haus Spilles (RP)
12.06.06 Stuttgart Germany LKA Longhorn (RP)
15.06.06 Halle/Saale Germany PE 1 (RP)
16.06.06 Leverkusen Germany Shadow (RP)
16.06.06 Ratingen Germany Moonlight (RP)
16.06.06 Weiden Germany Chinese (RP)
16.06.06 Zwickau Germany BPM Club (RP)
16.06.06 Egelsee Germany Schwarzer Adler (RP)
16.06.06 Duisburg Germany Old Daddy (RP)
16.06.06 Braunschweig Germany Pities (RP)
16.06.06 Hannover Germany Odeon (RP)
16.06.06 Übach Palenberg Germany Rockfarbik (RP)
17.06.06 Hildesheim Germany Vier Linden (RP)
17.06.06 Bochum Germany Stargate (RP)
17.06.06 Ulm Germany Take Off (RP)
17.06.06 Wuppertal Germany Pavillon (RP)
17.06.06 Leipzig Germany Villa Keller (RP)
18.06.06 Leubnitz Germany Linde Club (RP)
24.06.06 Bochum Germany Zwischenfall (RP)
08.07.06 Düren Germany Endart (RP)
In the following locations promotion items will be available from May
until the end of June: Rasthaus B 9 (Bad Breisig), Universum (Stuttgart),
Strich 8 (Dingolfing), Rockclub U2 (Ingolstadt), Pinte (Bonn), Prag
(Stuttgart), Katakombe (Karlsruhe), Distel (Ortsweiler) - try to get
in contact with the staff.
More locations will be added soon...
- LACUNA COIL Announce release of second single & more!
“Epic is probably the only word that fully sums up LACUNA COIL
….They sound like a band who have come racing off the starting
line and fulfilled every ounce of potential they possessed.” –
The Sun Newspaper (UK)
Without any doubt LACUNA COIL is taking the music world by storm with
their newest opus “Karmacode”. The highly anticipated album’s
chart entries from all over the planet speak for themselves: #28 in
US Billboard Top 200, position #2 in UK’s rock album charts, chart
entries in Italy, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, UK, Greece, Finland,
The Netherlands and even the United Arab Emirates. UK’s Big Cheese
magazine sums up the current worldwide success of Italy’s hottest
rock export most fittingly: “…you won’t be able to
avoid LACUNA COIL in 2006”.
Check out http://specials.centurymedia.de/LC_Cover/
for an updated gallery of LACUNA COIL’s cover features world-wide.
Moreover "The Ghost Woman And The Hunter" is featured in the
TV spots for “X-Men 3: The Last Stand”, a low quality view
can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSPR7MtytA8.
LACUNA COIL have currently wrapped up their successful tour with Rob
Zombie and are already preparing to hit Europe to perform at several
festivals including prestigious German Rock Am Ring together with such
renowned acts as Tool, Alice In Chains, Metallica and many more. Here’s
the festival dates so far:
LACUNA COIL @ European Festivals 2006:
5/25/2006 Hellendoorn (NL) @ Dauwpop Festival (http://www.dauwpop.nl)
6/2/2006 Nuerburgring (D) @ Rock am Ring
6/3/2006 Nuernberg (D), Volkspark Dutzendteich @ Rock im Park
6/11/2006 Leicestershire (UK), Donington Park @ Download Festival
6/17/2006 Milano (I) @ Heineken Festival
6/23/2006 Dessel (B) @ Graspop Metal Meeting (http://www.graspop.be)
Despite being over-busy at the moment, LACUNA COIL found the time to
send a quick note right on the last night of the tour with Rob Zombie
to announce the band’s second single for “Karmacode”:
“The tour is over and it couldn’t have been better!!!! The
reaction from the Zombie crowd has been amazing and we have won over
a lot of new fans spreading the LACUNA COIL word wider. The reaction
to our cover of “Enjoy The Silence” has been so amazing
that it’s going to be the next single that will be released in
June. See you on the European festivals!”
Now, we would like to officially announce the release of the second
single taken off “Karmacode”, LACUNA COIL’s intense
and mesmerizing cover version of the Depeche Mode classic “Enjoy
The Silence” which will hit stores:
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / BENELUX / ITALY: Friday, June 16,
SPAIN / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, June 19, 2006.
FINLAND: Wednesday, June 21, 2006.
UK: Monday 26th June, 2006.
- GRAVE Complete their new album “As Rapture Comes”!
Death metal legions of the world rejoice! A new, massive masterpiece
by Sweden’s death metal cult-act GRAVE is coming your way. Entitled
“As Rapture Comes” the new recording shall enrapture anyone
who digs uncompromisingly extreme, heavy, groovy and gloomy death metal.
Vocalist/guitarist Ola Lindgren comments the completion of the recording
"The new album is finally completed. 9 tracks which can only be
described as the most aggressive, evil and brutal stuff we have ever
created both sound and song-wise. The album was recorded by ourselves
at Studio Soulless and the final mix was made in the Abyss Studio with
Peter Tägtgren. This one takes GRAVE into a new dimension while
still staying true to our legacy of brutal, heavy death metal."
“As Rapture Comes”, which was completed following GRAVE’s
successful European tour with label mates Cryptopsy and Aborted in February,
will hit stores in Europe on July 24th, 2006 and July 25, 2006 in the
US. Be ready for another GRAVE-styled Swedish death metal masterpiece,
showcasing the band’s dynamic groove, more aggressive feel than
ever before and it also contains a heavy remake of the Alice In Chains
classic “Them Bones”.
The displayed cover artwork for “As Rapture Comes” was designed
by the Polish artist Jacek Wisnieswki, who hasn’t only worked
with GRAVE on the previous “Back From The Grave” and “Fiendish
Regression” albums, but who also created great images for releases
by bands such as Krisiun, Vader, Decapitated and many more.
Here is the full track-listing information for the coming release:
GRAVE – “As Rapture Comes” CD
1. Intro - Day Of Reckoning (0:49)
2. Burn (6:24)
3. Through Eternity (3:45)
4. By Demons Bred (4:16)
5. Living The Dead Behind (6:26)
6. Unholy Terror (3:44)
7. Battle Of Eden (3:38)
8. Epic Obliteration (4:02)
9. Them Bones (2:32)
10. As Rapture Comes (5:34)
Furthermore GRAVE have confirmed a string of shows with partners in
crime Entombed in Scandinavia for June, as well as a North American
tour with Dismember and Vital Remains for Autumn. Here are all the upcoming,
already confirmed shows for GRAVE in Europe:
GRAVE live 2006:
27.05. Karlstad / Sweden – Arena + Entombed
02.06. Oslo / Norway – John Dee + Entombed
03.06. Arvika / Sweden – Vikholmsfestivalen + Entombed
05.06. Gävle / Sweden – Slick City + Entombed
08.06. Sölvesborg / Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
21.07. Geiselwind / Germany – Battle Of Metal Festival
- Century Media regrets to announce the passing of former Merauder
Century Media regrets to announce the passing of former Merauder guitarist
Sob (real name: Javier Carpio), who performed on all three of the influential
New York hardcore group's albums. The Century Family would like to offer
its condolences to Javier's friends, family and bandmates at this time.
- NEVERMORE Guitarist diagnosed with kidney disease!
Unfortunately we have to report that NEVERMORE guitarist Steve Smyth
has been recently diagnosed with end stage kidney failure, the result
of a congenital birth defect.
Smyth comments: “I have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease,
and have been advised to preserve my health as much as possible at this
time, as I am facing ‘complete renal failure’ within six
months, and ultimately, a transplant. Due to my recently diagnosed condition,
I have decided not to join the band on the In Flames US tour. I want
to be fair to the fans, and be able to give them a show I know I can
deliver night after night. I will, however, join Nevermore on all four
of the European festivals on our itinerary in early June: Gods of Metal,
Rock Hard, Rott Fest, and Sweden Rock, after which, the doctors should
have some news about the next step in my treatment. I will say this:
I will fight this, and I will be back!”
Jag Panzer guitarist Chris Broderick will fill in for Smyth on the upcoming
US tour, after which Smyth will rejoin the band for the aforementioned
European festival dates. For more from Smyth about his health situation
and future career plans, please visit www.stevesmyth.com
All at Century Media Records wish him a fast recovery!
As for some good news from the NEVERMORE camp we can present you the
band’s updated European touring activities throughout the upcoming
festival season as well as the dates for the tour together with US rock/metal
NEVERMORE @ European festivals
01.06.2006 – Milano, Italy @ Gods Of Metal Festival
03.06.2006 – Gelsenkirchen, Germany @ Rock Hard Festival
08.06.2006 – Soelvesborg, Sweden @ Sweden Rock Festival
21.07.2006 – Tolmin, Slovenia @ Metal Camp Festival
22.07.2006 – Kreuth, Germany @ Earthshaker Festival
04.08.2006 – Wacken, Germany @ Wacken Open Air
05.08.2006 – Kavarna, Bulgaria @ Monsters Of Rock
18.08.2006 – Oslo, Norway @ Ragnarock Festival
NEVERMORE supporting Disturbed
14.09.2006 – Muenchen, Germany @ Zenith
15.09.2006 – Fuerth, Germany @ Stadthalle
16.09.2006 – Leipzig, Germany @ Parkbuehne Open Air
17.09.2006 – Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys
18.09.2006 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Amager Bio
19.09.2006 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Musikenshus
20.09.2006 – Hamburg, Germany @ Grosse Freiheit
21.09.2006 – Bremen, Germany @ Aladin
22.09.2006 – Vosselaar, Belgium @ Biebob
23.09.2006 – Tilburg, Netherlands @ Club 013
24.09.2006 – Dortmund, Germany @ Westfalenhalle 2
25.09.2006 – Frankfurt. Germany @ Batschkapp
26.09.2006 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
27.09.2006 – Koeln, Germany @ Palladium
29.09.2006 – Newcastle, UK @ Academy
30.09.2006 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
02.10.2006 – Manchester, UK @ Academy
04.10.2006 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
06.10.2006 – Birmingham, UK @ Academy
07.10.2006 – Liverpool, UK @ Academy
09.10.2006 – London, UK @ Astoria
10.10.2006 – London, UK @ Astoria
- TIAMAT "The Church Of Tiamat" DVD E-Card online!
All dedicated fans of the legendary TIAMAT will be happy to hear that
a brand-new e-card for “The Church Of Tiamat“ DVD is now
online! It contains several features such as a stream-able sample video
of the DVD, the band’s most recent tour dates, photos as well
as detailed info on TIAMAT itself and the band’s first official
Simply follow this link: http://specials.centurymedia.de/ecards/tiamat/
The video teaser which you will find there, gives you the opportunity
to check out the following songs: “Vote For Love”, “Children
Of The Underworld“ and “Gaia“.
The European release date for “The Church Of Tiamat“ is
April 24, 2006!
“Must-buy.“ -ROCK HARD (D)
- FIREWIND New album details revealed!
After the release of their highly acclaimed Century Media debut album
and third album all-together, “Forged By Fire“, it’s
now time for FIREWIND to take a huge next step forwards: Their new album
entitled “Allegiance” is done and ready to be unleashed
upon the European metal world on July 24th, 2006. With the new vocalist
Apollo Papathanasio (ex-Majestic, Time Requiem) and drummer Mark Cross
(ex-Helloween, ex-Metalium) the band will be surely catapulted onto
the elite of the scene – the Greek five-piece is stronger than
FIREWIND - “Allegiance” CD (48:42):
1. Allegiance (4:41)
2. Insanity (4:29)
3. Falling To Pieces (4:03)
4. Ready To Strike (4:35)
5. Breaking The Silence [Feat. Tara] (4:03)
6. Deliverance (6:07)
7. Till The End of Time (4:36)
8. Dreamchaser (4:07)
9. Before The Storm (3:42)
10. The Essence (4:19)
11. Where Do We Go From Here? (3:57)
The album’s first single “Falling To Pieces” will
be released June 19th, 2006 in Greece. It will include the title track
as edit version, the non-album track "Demon Nights" and the
Blackfoot cover "Teenage Idol" (also unreleased). The band
actually also just finished shooting a great video clip for “Falling
To Pieces” with acclaimed Swedish producer Patric Ullaeus (Lacuna
Coil, Within Temptation, In Flames, Dimmu Borgir, etc.). Watch out!
Guitar wizard and band leader Gus G., who had earlier quit working with
his other bands Dream Evil, Mystic Prophecy and Nightrage to fully concentrate
on FIREWIND, is apparently more than just excited about this new album:
“Excited? Hell yeah!! I can't wait until people get to hear our
new album, we put so much work into it and I think it paid off in the
end. It's easily the best Firewind album so far and the most complete
effort in my career. Also, we're looking forward to going out and playing
the summer festivals. We're eager to present you some of our new stuff
and see the reaction!”
These are some of the coming live dates in 2006, more will be added
10.06. Sölvesborg / Sweden @ Sweden Rock Festival - www.swedenrock.com
17.06. Lorca / Spain @ Lorca Rock Festival - www.lorcarockfestival.com
Break The Silence!!!
- STRAPPING YOUNG LAD “The New Black” over Europe!
Canada’s first class Extreme Metal act STRAPPING YOUNG LAD are
confirming the final tourdates for this summer. First time in their
career they will play the huge German events Rock Im Park / Rock Am
Ring (Metallica, Tool, Lacuna Coil, etc.), UK’s high profile Donington’s
Download, Bologna’s Flame Fest, Sweden’s finest Hultsfred
Festival and Finland’s Provinssirock. Extreme in any way, they
will start the tour with two shows at the same day (!).
The exclusive support band for the club shows is MAROON who just released
their fantastic Century Media debut “When Worlds Collide”
on March 27th 2006.
03.06.2006 Germany Nuerburgring Rock Am Ring
03.06.2006 France Jarny Du Chateau De Moncel
04.06.2006 Germany Nuernberg Rock Im Park
05.06.2006 Italy Bologna Flame Fest *
06.06.2006 France Lyon Le Transbordeur *
07.06.2006 France Paris L'elysée Montmartre *
08:06:2066 England Portsmouth Wedge
09.06.2006 England Castle Donington Download Fest
10.06.2006 France St. Malo Omnibus *
11.06.2006 Belgium Vosselaar Biebob *
12.06.2006 Holland Amsterdam Melkweg *
13.06.2006 Holland Tilburg 013 *
14.06.2006 Denmark Copenhagen Lille Vega
15.06.2006 Sweden Hultsfred Festivalen
17.06.2006 Finland Seinajoki Provinssirock
* with MAROON (http://www.maroonhate.com)
Shortly after the tour STRAPPING YOUNG LAD will release their new studio
album “The New Black” in Europe on July 17th, 2006. More
details about the release very soon.
Do not miss the “Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing” re-issue
plus bonus tracks to be released on June 12th, 2006.
- Goodfellow Records inks THE HANDSHAKE MURDERS
Arkansas metallic hardcore unit THE HANDSHAKE MURDERS is the newest
addition to the Goodfellow Records roster. The band has just agreed
to a deal for three albums, the first of which will be recorded this
summer and is currently scheduled for release in January of 2007.
Over the past six years the band has toured incessantly throughout the
US and has become a fan favourite. Technically proficient and reminiscent
of band such as Meshuggah, Coalesce and The Red Chord, THE HANDSHAKE
MURDERS has proven itself as a formidable band on its way up. We are
thrilled to be able to welcome them to the fold.
For those unfamiliar, the band has two songs taken from their last studio
album, Essays On The Progression of Man (Southern Death Records), available
for download here: