The Great Cold Doom Band's Turkish Fan Site www.katatonia-tr.com is now online.
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"We are sad to inform you that the planned European Tour this September has been cancelled. The headliner, Tristania, couldn't make it and the promotor, Metallysee, couldn't find a replacement in time so the whole thing got cancelled. The show at Raismes-fest on September 9th is not a part of the tour and may still find place. This we will know in a week or so.
Since we are not going on tour, we will do our best to make sure that the Acoustic Verses DVD will be ready for release early December this year."
Treasure Land, one of Swedens leading progressive metal acts who released two highly acclaimed CDs in 1997, and 1998 has returned with a vengeance.
After some years of writing new songs, producing other bands, writing guitar books,and doing clinics... Guitarist Jonas Hörnqvist reformed Treasure Land with a new lineup.
The two new members of the band are Rick Altzi on vocals, and Mathias Scheffler on keyboards. Rick, whose voice resambles singers like Ronnie James Dio and Jeff Scott Soto, has a vocal presence and vocal capabilities far beyond anything you've ever heard previously from the band. Keyboard player Mathias Scheffler studied music at the renowned K.I.T. (Keyboard Institute Of Technology) in Hollywood in the early 90's. His musical knowledge is absolutely amazing. Not only can he play as fast as the best out there, but his melodic sense and timing are also top notch.
Celebrating their 20th Anniversary, Alice In Chains are set to release The Essential Alice In Chains CD collection on Sept 5th. I am proud to offer limited copies of the CDs for review and giveaways plus assets (album cover, press release and video player). Please let me know if you are interested in attending the press day.
Ten years after their last concert, Alice In Chains has decided to reclaim their heritage and embark on a surprise U.S. club tour as a warm up for their 5-month tour of the UK and Europe. They returned for several U.S. festival dates and will pick up again in the fall (dates to be announced soon). The band looks forward to its 20th anniversary next year with the release of The Essential Alice In Chains, which will arrive in stores Sept 5th on Columbia/Legacy, a division of Sony BMG Music Entertain-ment.
HOT TOPIC PRESENTS UNEARTH'S "SANCTITY OF BROTHERS" FALL HEADLINE TOUR!!!
UNEARTH raised the bar all summer long performing as non rotating main support on Ozzfest's infamous Second Stage. UNEARTH just released their highly anticipated follow up to 2004's The Oncoming Storm titled "III In The Eyes Of Fire" (Metal Blade 8/8/06)
"A stunning accomplishment,one that repeatedly pushes the boundaries of heaviness; yet contains enough sonic and lyrical layers to give the songs depth and staying power. If this is Unearth at their angriest and darkest lets hope they don't cheer up anytime soon."
- Revolver Magazine September 2006
Now, UNEARTH add as main support, Bleeding Through; one of the hottest performing bands who shared the same stage with them on Ozzfest are now on UNEARTH's upcoming "Sanctity of Brothers" tour for the continuation of the back to back one two punch.
Founding members, Helmuth and Sigurd, are currently looking for a talented replacement. Everybody who is interested and fits the requirements may contact the
band's management: firstname.lastname@example.org. Requirements:
* You don't need to be Austrian but be able to rehearse in Austria
* You are a professional musician - stage / tour experience preferred
* You are absolutely tight and you can play with click
* You are 100% into touring, festivals, shows, studio recording sessions
* You are generally interested in Death / Black Metal music
Brand new music from Amon Amarth titled 'Cry of the Black Birds', from their forthcoming Metal Blade Records release, has been posted online. You can snag or stream the tune at this location. The band's next effort is expected sometime in October along with new God Dethroned.
Widely known as BigSimon, his real name was Simón Echeverría Romero. He was 34, and moved with his parents from Santiago de Chile to London at the age of 1, to flee from Pinochet's dictatorship. There, he studied music before moving to Madrid at 12, where he started a great career as a producer. His last works include the new albums of Mägo De Oz, Saratoga and Stravaganzza.
He also played the guitar with the band Not For Us. His carrer as a producer began by working as an assistant in the Sintonía studios in Madrid where he worked with the best national and international producers. Those last years, he worked as a free-lance producer for many hard rock and progressive bands. His death was a shock to all the people of the Madrid music scene, who went to see him before he was incinerated on Wednesday morning, 2nd of July at Almudena's crematory.
Another new song from Suffocation entitled "Abomination Reborn" has been posted online here. The track comes off the legendary band's upcoming self titled new album which will be released on September 19th through Relapse Records.
In October and November, Grind/Death Metallers Napalm Death will be touring Europe. It will be the follow up to their 'Monsters Of Mayhem' tour and will cover a dozen countries. Napalm Death's new album 'Smear Campaign' will be released by then, so some songs from the album are to be expected.
Roadrunner Records UK issued the following statement today:
Roadrunner Records is delighted to welcome epic rockers PORCUPINE TREE to our family.
Porcupine Tree is unquestionably one of the most difficult-to-categorise and innovative bands out there. The music is breathtaking, ranging from psychedelic trip-hop to progressive metal, and a compendium of other sounds in between.
"Porcupine Tree are extremely happy about our new partnership with Roadrunner Records for our forthcoming album," comments Steven Wilson. "Roadrunner has established itself as one of the world's premier independent labels for rock music, and we couldn't be more enthusiastic about working with them to expand our audience and elevate Porcupine Tree to the next level."
Gamma Ray will be releasing their new DVD quite soon. They've also released some more details about it. It will have the humerous title of "Hell Yeah! The Awesome Foursome (and the Finnish keyboarder who didn't want to wear his Donald Duck costume) Live in Montreal." The DVD will feature footage from Gamma Ray's concert in Montreal, Canada. It will also contain some bonus features, a documentary, some video clips and more.
Here is a comment by Gamma Ray frontman Kai Hansen regarding the documentay part of the DVD: "The current lineup has been together for eight years, it was about time we filmed documentary of who the band is."
The DVD will be released in September, but an exact date hasn't been decided on yet. All the worldwide release dates will be announced soon.
Blind Guardian, Saxon, Stratovarius, Grave Digger, Therion, Samael and Schandmaul have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. Also scheduled to perform at the festival is the reunited Norwegian black metal band Immortal, who will make its only German appearance at Wacken.
The organizers of the festival also extended their thanks to "the fans for making Wacken 2006 the success that it was that caused Wacken to sell out for the first time ever!"