The techno-thrash gods of yore have decided to reissue their debut Energetic Disassembly.
The following update has been issued via the official WATCHTOWER website www.marathoncd.com/watchtower
Monster Underground (formerly Monster Records) will be releasing the first (and very hard to find) CD, Energetic Disassembly, and it will be available on October 5, 2004.
It will contain a 10 page booklet, featuring lyrics, photos, liner notes from Doug and Jason and a collage of 80s magazine quotes/articles!!!!
The song order is as on the original vinyl release.
RUSH fan site "Power Windows" is reporting that the new photography book focusing on RUSH drummer Neil Peart, entitled "Rhythm & Light", is now scheduled for release in January 2005 via the newly launched Rounder Books.
"Rhythm & Light" features intimate portraits of legendary Peart at work in a Toronto recording studio, as captured by photographer Carrie Nuttall.
(view cover here: http://www.rounder.com/feature/rush/rhythmlight.jpg )
Carrie Nuttall is a professional photographer who has worked extensively in both the music and fashion industries. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Norwegian extreme metal band MINDGRINDER, featuring ex-SOURCE OF TIDE drummer/keyboardist Cosmocrator, will enter Akkerhaugen Lydstudio (EMPEROR, ZYKLON, WINDIR) in Norway in November to record their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2005 via Nocturnal Art Productions.
MINDGRINDER issued their debut album, "MindTech", in April through Nocturnal Art Productions. The CD was recorded in December 2002 at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio and was originally slated for release through Sound Riot Records — a plan that was eventually abandoned due to the label's "financial problems," according to the group.
A Perfect Circle has just released the new single of 'Imagine' from their new album "eMOTIVe".
Listen at the following address:
Preview artwork of the new CD "eMOTIVe" and the new DVD "aMOTION" that are soon to be released:
Drakkar Records has set an October 18 European release date for a NIGHTWISH "best of" collection, entitled "Tales From the Elvenpath". The complete track listing for the album is as follows:
02. Sacrament Of Wilderness
03. End Of All Hope
04. Bless The Child
05. Sleeping Sun
06. She Is My Sin
07. Walking In The Air
09. Over The Hills...
10. The Kinslayer
11. Dead Boy's Poem
15. The Wayfarer
TARJATURUNEN.COM IS OPEN!
The official website of Tarja Turunen is now open. Welcome! The address is www.tarjaturunen.com.
Polish black metallers BEHEMOTH have finished filming a video for the track "Conquer All" off their upcoming CD, "Demigod". "We worked with Joanna Rechnio, one of the most talented Polish video producers," BEHEMOTH frontman Nergal said in a statement. "The whole filming session took us about 11 hours and I believe we did a great job. It's for sure the best thing we have done so far."
"Demigod" was mixed by BEHEMOTH frontman Nergal and producer Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES) at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden. Mastering duties were handled at the Cutting Room studios in Stockholm. A guest appearance by NILE's Karl Sanders is included in the track "Xul".
"Demigod" is tentatively scheduled for release this fall on Regain Records in Europe, Mystic Records in Poland, Raven Music in Israel and Irond in Russia. A U.S. release is planned for early 2005.
MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has spoken to Canada's Chart Attack about the inclusion of a scene in METALLICA's "Some Kind of Monster" documentary in which METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich sits down with Mustaine for a one-on-one therapy session.
"Everyone says how the part with me is the most intense. Yeah, because I'm the only one who thinks Lars is a punk," Mustaine said. "Everyone else is afraid of him. He looks like a fuckin' Eminem wannabe right now. Anyone who watches that movie and doesn't realize that whoever comes into contact with Lars hates him… If you watch the movie closely, you see that Lars treats everyone so badly. They all end up in therapy! Even the counselor ended up in therapy!
Florida-based death metallers SIX FEET UNDER have postponed their European tour to early 2005 in order to allow drummer Greg Gall to be home for the impending birth of his child (Greg's wife is reportedly due in November). No further information is currently available.
As previously reported, SIX FEET UNDER have covered AC/DC's entire "Back In Black" album for their forthcoming release, "Graveyard Classics II".
"Graveyard Classics II", due on October 19 through Metal Blade Records (one day earlier internationally), was recorded at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida with Chris Carroll mixing and Chris Barnes producing.
ARENA: "Live & Life", release: October 4th
Verglas will be releasing a double live album, "Live & Life", made up of recordings from the Contagion tour. It seemed a waste not to do something with the various footage they had left over from so many excellent dates! The pressing will be strictly limited, and will also include a special 'collectors DVD' featuring an 'on stage and off stage' documentary about Arena on tour.
SHAMRAIN (formerly TEARS), the Finnish quartet who feature in their ranks ENTWINE frontman Mika Tauriainen, have released more information about their brand-new seven-inch vinyl EP, which is currently available from the group's web site. The EP, which has a running time of 14 minutes and is limited to 200 copies, includes material recorded during the sessions for the band's debut album, "Empty World Excursion" (2003), as well as earlier studio sessions, and was recorded during last autumn and winter. The complete track listing for the EP is as follows:
01. Siren Song
A "medley MP3" containing audio clips of the tracks making up the EP can be downloaded at this location:
Dutch thrashers OCCULT will enter Stage One studios in Bühne, Germany next week with producer Andy Classen (DEW-SCENTED, CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD) to begin recording their sixth album, tentatively titled "Malevolent Rapture". The follow-up to this year's "Elegy for the Weak" is scheduled for release in early 2005 through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "The Eye of the Storm", "Demonfist", "Taste of the Whip", "Werewolf Corpse", "Scourging the Crowned King", "Legion of the Damned" and "Lycanthrope".
"Last weekend, finally the choir parts for our upcoming album Camera Obscura were recorded in the Plug Unit studio in Gouda; and what an amazing job the choir has done! Never before have metal and choir music been blended together so splendidly nor so divers - it has to be heard to be believed!
We'd like to thank all the guys and girls from the choir as well as our mobile magician of the mixing desk Patrick for their amazing job - it was a pleasure working together!
The last remaining hurdles to be taken before Camera Obscura will see the light are the recording of the vocals and the mixing of the album. Hopefully by the end of the year we will be able to share our newborn with you all."
"Since the success of the acoustic dates in 2000, events have moved on rapidly-for Diamond Head at least! With the recording of a new album during 2002 things would have appeared on the surface going well. Its therefore somewhat ironic that the band has had to confront arguably the most fundamental upheaval since its very formation - A Diamond Head without Sean Harris.
Times and people move on, personal and professional objectives change and as we have got older (and hopefully wiser!) we all invariably move towards differing agendas.
As musicians we recently reached that regrettable but sometimes inevitable point where our respective business and creative visions for the band were rapidly and irreconcilably diverging. To compromise in such a situation would have meant all parties concerned feeling dissatisfied with the end result.The band would have surely stagnated and imploded.
It's time for an update once again. Things have been pretty crazy between the awesome news of being a future father for the first time, the back problems and the numerous doctor visits; MRI's, EMG's and a load of other tests, a new business that has taken off and grown much quicker than expected (Spirit of 76 Collectibles), the Gettysburg DVD, Iced Earth's day to day, Demons & Wizards, a 4 figure miniature series called "The Great Americans" and another line-up change.
Unfortunately for me, the guys in the band, the crew, the label, and more importantly the fans, we will not be touring Europe or anywhere else until summer 2005 due to my serious lower back problems and the fact that I'll be a father in early March. We plan on playing many of the big European festivals next summer and they are being booked at present.