Mark your calendars… the new album, Death After Life, plagues the Old World on the twenty-first of February, and terrorizes the United States of Amerikkka on the eighth of March. Check out the album cover in the music section.
Recently, Impaled returned from a pair of shows in the North West, and managed to escape the protesters who ravaged the clubs just by the skin of their teeth. The band will be returning to the Hollyweird area for the Century Media Christmas Party. Check it out in the shows section.
A new shirt design for everyone's favorite split CD of all time, Dementia Rex is finally underway. Featuring a redrawn cover image by horror artist extraordinaire Chas Balun along with art by Luisma of Haemorrhage, this comes just in time for Christmas. Be sure to ask Satan Claws to pick up this shirt for you so you can be the envy of all the kids, courtesy of Hangar 19.
Spanish DreaMaker (Feature ex-Dark Moor members Elisa C. Martin, Albert Maroto & Jorge Saez) will release their second album, "Enclosed" through Arise Records in March 2004, the album was recorded in Studio M20 and mastered in Morrisound (Iced Earth, Death) Tampa, USA.
The tracklist for the new albums follows:
01. I Live My Own Life
02. Reverse Universe
03. Living in Fear
04. The End of Your Suicide
05. Innocent Blood
07. face to Face
09. Perfect Soul
10. Over the Edge
11. So far Away From Home
12. Promised Heaven
It's official: Labyrinth have signed for Arise Records!
Do you remember last time we said: 'They're goin' really MAD' ?
Click here to know why...
So, waiting the new album, Labs & S:O:T Staff want to wish you all a Merry Xmas and a REALLY Happy New Year !!!
Keep you in the Maze...
GREAT NEWS DIRECTLY FROM LABYRINTH 'S MANAGER !!!
The name of the new Labyrinth's album will be 'Freeman' and it is finally ready, after the recording & mixing sessions at the Elnor Studio (Milan) and the mastering sessions in The House Of Audio Studios in Germany. This one is a big step in the new frontier of Labyrinth's sound: you shall judge it in March 2005, when 'Freeman' will be out!!!
Black Lotus is really proud to announce the signing of the legendary CRIMSON GLORY singer, Midnight, who returns after 16 years in absolute silence!
Words are not enough to describe his truly unique voice, which has marked the history of recorded music and placed him among the most influential
singers of the 1980's.
The years have passed, but Midnight refused to get involved in any musical projects after the amazing CRIMSON GLORY albums. and the silence breaks so he returns to the frontline with his first stunning solo work titled "SAKADA" to be released around April 2005. In his comeback (always shall be referred as the comeback of the century!), he is surrounded by new musicians (Phil Anderson/Hammer Dulcimer, Drums, Washboard, other percussion, Scott Gibson/ Electric Guitar, Bass, Mandolin) as well as old friends, like Ben Jackson (the rhythm guitarist of CRIMSON GLORY) and other special guests.
It is with deep sorrow that we have to announce the passing of our bandmate Daryl Pediford. He was a magical talent and for those of you who had the opportunity to see him light up the stage, you know how much he will be missed.
It was a blessing to be able to spend time with such a spirited soul. We treasure the time we had with him both personally and professionally.
Daryl Pediford was more than a fellow band member, more than a friend.
Artemis Records is proud to announce the signing of Black Label Society, featuring legendary guitarist Zakk Wylde, to an exclusive worldwide licensing, multi-album contract. An album of all-new material, MAFIA, is slated for a March 8th, 2005 release. In 1987 at the tender age of 19, an unknown Zakk Wylde was hand-picked by Ozzy Osbourne to be his lead guitarist. In addition to his responsibilities as Ozzy's main axe slinger, Wylde was responsible for co-writing many of Osbourne's best-selling multi-platinum albums. In 1998, Wylde formed his own band, Black Label Society, while still maintaining his role as Osbourne's lead guitarist. In Black Label Society, Wylde serves as sole songwriter, lead vocalist and of course, lead guitar player. To date, Black Label Society has released six albums and has sold in excess of one million units worldwide.
A complete song and two clips have been added to downlaod. here you have, new songs:
The Valley ( complete, unmastered ))
The Tree Of Life ( clip, unmastered )
Northlander ( clip, unmastered)
"We have finished recordings and we have finished mixing the album. The Master has been sent to France for mastering. Roope Latvala ( Sinergy, Children Of Bodom ) came and laid down the leads,then we did some finishing touches for balance and voila, new bastard son has been born:) After eight weeks in the studio.
Soulgrind thanx D - studio and especially Jarno H. for patience and for doing such marvellous job on recording. He is the most up coming studio technician at the moment here in Finland, for sure. Cheers, well done The cover art is almost done also and it should be send to France within a week or so. The cover shall be a painting done by Filip Wärnström, Sweden. The "green one". Ok, see ya next time..."
We just came back from the Astia-studio! Unfortunately we didn´t manage to finish the recordings in time. We have still some guitars and vocals to do. And because we want to make the best fuckin´ album possible, we will continue in the beginning of the next year. At the moment there´s no studio time available, so we have to re-schedule rest of the shit, you know.. So, Good news is that the album definitely rocks like hell but we want to make it HOTTER THAN HELL!!! Bad news is that we are not able to release it in time. We WILL let you know about the new release dates as soon as it´s possible. THANX FOR PATIENCE GUYS AND GALS, I promise we won´t let you down!
The Tygers Of Pan Tang are pleased to announce their new vocalist: Jacopo Meille. Jack has previously sung in Itallian band Mantra of which he is still very much a part. "...We are over the moon to have found such a great vocalist. This is something we should have done 3 years ago, gone for a totally professional singer. He fits more into the Jon Deverill way of doing things and that suits me just fine.We already have 3 new tunes done with Jack which just came out of an end of rehearsal jam which we are really happy with.We will be going into the studio with John Mitchell (Arena) to record the new CD and I cannot wait...", said Robb.
Legendary Norwegian black metal band DARKTHRONE, nominated last Wednesday in the "Metal" category for the highly coveted Norwegian Alarm Awards, have now been removed from the list of nominees.
DARKTHRONE, one of five candidates in the metal category for their album "Sardonic Wrath", communicated their dissatisfaction at being nominated in an article published in Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten the day after the selected names were released to the public. "We play real and honest black metal," drummer Fenriz commented in the article. "And we have no interest in being part of the glitter and showbiz side of the music industry."
Alarm Awards chief, Svein Bjørge, was surprised by the band's reaction but hasted to find a solution that culminated in the band's elimination from the category altogether.
As promised, elesewhere on the site you will find the cover to our upcoming single "Blood Bound", to be released worldwide at the end of January. Now, onto the details about the album. Here's the complete and final tracklist:
Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken
2. Blood Bound
3. Fury Of The Wild
4. Hammer Of Justice
5. Never, Ever
6. Born To Rule
7. The Templar Flame
9. Take The Black
10. Knights Of The 21st Century
I'll try to describe its contents for you. The production is ten times more powerful than last time, and there's more energy in the performance than we've ever managed to get in a studio before. Playingwise, we have grown a lot; this is a much more coherent unit than on any other HF release. The songs, then, are as diverse as you have come to expect of us, and with a few twists and turns to keep your attention 100% throughout. Some, like "Hammer Of Justice" and "Born To Rule" are classic HammerFall songs, whereas others, like "Secrets" and the epic "Knights Of The 21st Century" contain stuff we've not really done before. There you have it, "Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken" in a nutshell. I feel very strongly for this release, a feeling only growing by time, it seems. I can't begin to tell you how pleased I am with the outcome of this session, and I know the others agree. It's like we're on the brink of something big.
When : Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June 2005
A decade of Graspop Metal Meeting : confirmed headliner IRON MAIDEN
British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN have been confirmed as headliners for the 2005 edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting. Talk about a wonderful Xmas present! It's hard to imagine a more fitting conclusion to the first 10 years of Graspop Metal Meeting.
Twenty-five years in the business and Iron Maiden still prove they are one of the best metal bands of all time. Their incredible success is partly due to hard work, a lot of attention to artwork and merchandising, etc. The key factor, however, is their unwavering loyalty to their fans. Throughout the years they have remained true to themselves and have never compromised.