GRAND MAGUS' US distributor, Candlelight Records, has put up an mp3 of the first track from the band's forthcoming album, Wolf's Return.
Check out the new track, 'Kingslayer', at this location .
In related news, Candlelight have set June 14th as the release date for Wolf's Return. The album will include the following tracklisting: 'Kingslayer', 'Nine', 'Blodörn', 'Wolf's Return', 'Blood Oath', 'Järnbörd', 'Repay In Kind', 'Hämnd', 'Ashes', 'Light Hate' and 'Wolf's Return Part II'.
Opeth has posted the following message on their website:
Per Wiberg has now officially joined Opeth as a permanent member of the band. As most of you know he's been touring with Opeth since their "Damnation" record. Spiritual beggars fans should not despair as he will continue playing and recording with them.
The band is currently hard at work in Fascination street studios. 9 titles have been recorded and at this moment Hammond organs and Mellotrons are being put down to tape. The recording is being supervised and engineered by Jens Bogren and produced by the band. Some song titles have been confirmed and will be posted here soon.
Several North American journalists will visit the studio in mid May for interviews and exclusive listening sessions.
The videos of "The Hunting" and "March of Mephisto" (both from the latest "The Black Halo") have been added to the Real Music Guide. Go here to check the videos:
Polterchrist inform that Dan Loughry is no longer a part of the band. Dan left on amicable terms. There are no hard feelings.
Dan's replacement on guitar is Ed Drozdowski. He is also currently the bassist for MORTAL DECAY (Unique Leader Records). Ed is a former member of INSATANITY, BODY PART TROPHY CASE and PYREXIA. He is an outstanding guitarist, and will fit POLTERCHRIST's mold perfectly.
Joost Van Den Broek, After Forever´s keyboardist, has already started recording his special guest on the debut album of Sagitta, named "Ohm". Former member of Sun Caged, Joost has already worked with Arjen Lucassen on the projects Ayreon and Star One. Influenced by Derek Sherinian, Steve Vai, Ayreon/Star One, Muse, Jamiroquai and Devin Townsend Sagitta fans can wait for a surprising work of this 22 year-old keyboardist , who has been playing since he was 11.
Philip Colodetti, "Ohm"´s producer, is in Germany to keep up the recordings of Joost, who will also take part in the CD´s orchestration, expected to be released next semester with very special guests. Despite the delay on the recordings - "Ohm" was expected to be released this semester - but the band musicians aren´t worried about it, they just wanna it the way they´ve planned. According to Alex Neves, the bassist, the delay on the recordings were also due to the scheduling of the special guests on this debut album of Sagitta.
Argentinean band Skiltron will be releasing there debut album ''The Clans Have United''. It will be released through Underground Symphony late this summer. It will be released in a limited Digi-Pack version with special features and bonus songs.
Here is the Track List:
01. Tartan's March
02. By Sword and Shield
03. Sixteen Years After
04. This Crusade
05. Rising Soul
06. Pagan Pride
07. Stirling Bridge
08. Gathering the Clans
09. Coming from the West
10. Across the Centuries
The official NIGHTWISH "beer," which was sold last year at Kitee's (NIGHTWISH's hometown in Eastern Finland) K-Market Kupiainen shop and from Kitee's Kievari restaurant, has now been made available in Germany, according to a posting on the group's web site. The lager-type beer, which is brewed by Pirkanmaan Uusi Panimo (PUP), features a label that says "A Megabueno Cerveza" and includes a NIGHTWISH photo. You can now purchase the beer from the following "cult" store in St. Pauli, Hamburg:
- Mnemic and Paska complete the 2005 line-up
- Tuska Warm-up party on June 15th at Tavastia in Helsinki - exclusive
Tuska Open Air Metal Festival taking place in Kaisaniemi, Helsinki,
during 15.-17.7. has completed the 2005 line-up.
The sole vacant slot on Saturday has now been occupied by Danish future
metallers Mnemic. The Danes just recently played their first show in
Finland at the Finnish Metal Expo and will now return to perform to
Not many people outside of Finland have heard about the performance
artist known as Paska. His eccentric and certainly very original
performances can be seen on all stages throughout the weekend. Be warned.
Paul Gilbert will return to the front of the guitar-battlefield with his new studio album "Space Ship One". 14 Brand new vintage Gilbert-style hard rock songs laden with tons of scary guitars.
The album is expected to be released in June.
The album will be followed by his new concert DVD "Space Ship Live" Next to the 16 main concert songs there are lots of extra guitar solos, rare acoustic versions, and killer alternate takes. 12 extra songs altogether for a total of 28 songs! The DVD features Linus of Hollywood on bass, and Marco Minnemann on drums.
Paul will appear on the Bath Festival in the UK on the 23rd of August and a short European tour will follow; dates to be announced soon.
On the official site a message is posted concerning the release of Tiamat's DVD.
Century Media has scheduled a release of the Tiamat's DVD entitled "Church Of Tiamat" for September. It WILL be mixed in 5.1 surround sound by their favourite mixing engineer Siggi Bemm in Woodhouse Studios. The band are very pleased by that. They also say that "Still it's not too late to mail us your perverted dreams of bonus material!" So go ahead people and mail your suggestions, your wish might be granted.
Tiamat also state that they will start working on new songs.
The band launch the new site http://www.ivorytower.de on 18.04.2005
The new album from the band is ready, and it's entitled "It", the band is currently looking for labels "for a possible release". There is a sample of the song "Piece of Mind", click here to listen to the song.