06:23 - Fearmeister Eh, there are 2 kinds of splits. 1 (the most common) is 'I make songs and you make songs and we slap them together'. The second kind is 'lets work together to make this album'. kinda like a collaboration but more separated.
05:49 - !J.O.O.E.! I only like them when they're bananas.
04:12 - Fearmeister splits are cool when they are done right
The following has been posted on the band's official website:
"For all of you who don't know what to do on the upcoming wekend: Go to the Plato in Helmond (Holland) on Saturday and the next day, Sunday, to the Rock Hard Festival in Gelsenkirchen and see Axel and band in Concert! The Festival show will be filmed for an upcoming LIVE - DVD, which will be out sometime at the beginning of next year with some other goodies included!"
The following statement has been posted on the band's offical website:
"Yes, after a long discussion about the future of Primal Fear, we've decided to bring Henny Wolter back to the band. After a four year break, Henny takes over the guitar duties together with Stefan Leibing, who played most of the guitars on the new album "New Religion".
We decided us against a brandnew face, because Henny is back ready & smoking. Henny's departure 4 years ago was in a very friendly way and the guys stayed in contact during his abscence. Henny did a fantastic job on the new Primal Fear recordings and the following Sinner tour. We are proud to have the riff master from Hannover back in our ranks! Henny will make his comeback with the band on the next show on June 30th in Germany. Welcome Back, Henny!"
Thin Lizzy have announced a major 17-date UK tour in November and December 2007. Special guests on all UK dates will be Queensrÿche. Tickets are on sale since Friday May 11th at 9am GMT at this location (All tickets at £24 (except London: at £28.50)).
The UK tour kicks off at Leicester De Monfort Hall on Thursday November 22nd and ends at the London Hammersmith Apollo on Thursday December 13th. The current line-up consists of original guitarist Scott Gorham (lead guitars), John Sykes (lead vocals, guitar), Marco Mendosa (bass) and Michael Lee (drums). The band will play all their greatest hits including 'Whiskey In The Jar' 'The Boys Are Back In Town', 'Don't Believe A Word', 'Dancing In The Moonlight', 'Rosalie', 'Sarah' and lots more.
According to Sweden's Close-Up magazine, long-running Swedish Death Metallers Dismember have tapped drummer Thomas Daun (ex-Repugnant, Insision, Subvision) for their upcoming European tour.
Dismember last month announced that it has parted ways with longtime drummer Fred Estby. "My decision to put my family in first hand makes it impossible to keep on touring and commit to the band full-time," Estby said in a statement. "I want to thank all the fans, friends, bands and all the other cool people I've met through the years and I wish Dismember all the best in the future."
Dismember is currently in the process of writing new material and "this sad loss will not interrupt any future plans in any way," the band wrote on its web site. "The commitment to keep on playing is stronger than ever!"
The following message was posted on Catamenia's official website:
"Sad news in Cata-camp. Veikko has decided to departure from Catamenia cos of his personal reasons. Now we're looking for a new drummer with skills to play blastbeats and double basses, but also to be crazy as our clips Cataventures show. If you think you're the one, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org".
The Netherland's award-winning band Within Temptation is set to embark on their first visit to North America this May in anticipation of their U.S. debut album "The Heart Of Everything", due out on Roadrunner Records on July 24.
Exposing their music to US audiences will prove to be a new chapter for Within Temptation, as they join the Hottest Chicks Of Metal tour as direct support to fellow female metallers Lacuna Coil, along with In This Moment, Stolen Babies and Kylesa.
The Revolver Magazine sponsored tour will span throughout the US and Canada, kicking off on May 5th and running through June 7th.
Hottest Chicks In Metal Tour:
5/07 Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
5/08 Knoxville, TN @ Blue Cats
Ozzfest alumni Static X - touring in support of their just-released album "Cannibal" - are the last band to join the Ozzfest revolution by signing on for this year's historic "Freefest." They, along with Ozzy Osbourne, Lamb Of God, Hatebreed, Lordi, Behemoth, Mondo Generator, Nile, Ankla, Circus Diablo, The Showdown, 3 Inches Of Blood, Daath, Chthonic and In This Moment, will give fans the rock experience of their lives at a price that's hard to beat. As previously announced, the ticket price for this summer's premiere touring concert festival is entirely free for fans.
The addition of Static X comes just in time for fans looking to log in for their free ticket codes to this year's "Freefest." Since Saturday, May 12 at 12 Noon (Eastern Time), ticket codes are distributed on ozzfest.com, livenation.com, monsterenergy.com, jagermusic.com and fye.com. These codes can be redeemed for tickets beginning June 12 - exactly one month before the first Ozzfest 2007 show in Seattle. Fans will return to the site where they registered or http://www.livenation.com/ozzfest, enter their code and download two tickets to the show of their choice. Note: To ensure that everyone gets the chance for free tickets, there is a limit of two tickets per customer.
The Tour Section of the official Týr website has been updated lately with a lot of upcoming shows:
In early June Týr has a few gigs in Denmark, Germany and Sweden. The Sweden gig is at the one and only Sweden Rock Festival.
Throughout July and early August Týr will play at festivals throughtout Europe, including Wacken, and ending at the Summarfestivalur in the Faeroes.
Then Týr will take a short break before venturing on a headlining "Viking Warrior Raid" this fall throughout Europe, strongly supported by Black Messiah and Odroerir. The "Viking Warrior Raid" will last from late September to early October and it is arranged by "Black Earth Promotion".
Video footage of Swedish Black Metallers Watain performing at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City on Monday, May 14th has been posted on YouTube.
Here are the links:
Underneath The Cenotaph
After their successful European tour with Celtic Frost and Kreator, Watain are now on the road in North America as part of the "Antichrist Vanguards East Coast Tour 2007", with Angelcorpse and Nachtmystium.
The webmaster of the official Rammstein website has posted the following small update:
"After more than a year break the band has returned in good spirits - the gentlemen have started writing new songs! Unfortunately, due to the current album production, Rammstein will not play any shows this year. We are excited to find out what news there are to tell in the near future!"
Syria's promising Progressive Metal upcoming talent Nu.Clear.Dawn have updated their official website with the following fresh news:
"We've been too late from the last update that we had so hope will be always on touch as we can, we are so sorry.
Here we come again telling too many points about the incoming album.
Nu.Clear.Dawn has still progressing and working on the second album just like before in their rehearsal studio and soon the band will make the deal with the label for recording the incoming album.
So as we know the band it's still playing classical progressive metal, but this time will be more classical from the first album and its will be more heaviest and more darkest composing and little oriental atmosphere talking about the Syrian civilizations.
Finland-based Extreme Power Metallers Norther have announced in a short message on their official website they will enter the Astia Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland in August/September to record their next full length album. The follow-up to 2006's "Till Death Unites Us" will be produced by Anssi Kippo.
More info to follow later.
According to Nightiwsh's news section, the first single from the band's forthcoming studio album "Eva", will be featured on the the Finnish radio station YLex on the day of release (May 30th) beginning at 7:00am local Finnish time (GMT + 2 hours).
UPDATED on May 23, thanks to Etaín:
You can now listen to a short sample of the new Nightwish song "Eva" by clicking here.
Birmingham is to have it's own Hollywood style Walk of Fame on Broad Street and local hero and global superstar Ozzy Osbourne will be the first star inducted on July 6th 2007.
The Birmingham Walk of Stars will honour those people who have made a significant contribution in the categories of music, television, film, radio, theatre, sport and literacy.
Ozzy's induction to the Walk of Stars will be on the same day as the rock legend's homecoming concert at Birmingham's National Indoor Arena.
A handmade brass paving star will be placed in Broad Street in Ozzy's honour and further stars are planned in the near future. Uniquely, the pavement stars will be placed throughout the area creating a Walk of Stars trail. The exact location of the 'Ozzy Osbourne star' will be revealed closer to the induction event, which the public will be welcome to attend.