Alot of things has been going on in the Naglfar camp for these past couple of months. We are hereby pleased to inform you that Naglfar has signed a deal with Century Media Records, and has entered the studio on January 2nd of 2005 to record our fourth fullenght album. The title of this release has been tentatively set to be "PARIAH", and some of the confirmed titles so far are:
A Swarm Of Plagues
Revelations Carved In Flesh
And The World Shall Be Your Grave
Suffering To The Conquered
Carnal Scorn & Spiritual Malice
The Perpetual Horrors
More information regarding this matter will follow shortly.
Furthermore there has been a lineupchange in the ranks. Jens Rydén has decided that he needs to focus on his studies these next couple of years, and will not be able to fulfill his duties in Naglfar. Therefore it has been mutually decided that he will step down for the moment. The vocals will from now on be handled by Kristoffer Olivius, and a session bassplayer by the name of Morgan Lie has been recruited to help out during all further live activites. We wish Jens all the best in the future. Thanks for 11 years of wreaking havoc, heavy drinking, and all in all for having a great fucking time!
A strong hurricane totally demolished the Freak Mobile last Saturday (pic here: http://www.frenchkitchen.org/images/organic/DSC01032.jpg ) and IA is still without electricty, preventing the band from laying down the last couple of takes before the mix of "Organic". Hopefully this won't delay the release too much. The album will be mixed when Eklundh is back from the US (more details below) at the end of this month together with Roberto Laghi.
The new release date of the album will be the 11 of April 2005.
And btw, The Freak Guitar Camp 2005 dates and registration will begin in February. Stay tuned on www.freakkitchen.com
This is the statement on doom-metal.com that talk about the new band:
Keen of the Crow is the name of a new band featuring Rhett Davis and Justin Christain of Morgion fame and Ex Nepenthean founder Ron Slater. Songs have been crafted and recording and touring are planned for the relatively near future.
Musically speaking the sonic output from Keen of the Crow will not be similar to that of Morgion or Nepenthean as they are striving to cultivate their own sound and identity.
As of this writing, key players and additions to the band are still being made and they hope to have a solid line up locked in within the next few weeks.
An official Keen of the Crow website is in development and more news regarding Keen of the Crow will be available at the website shortly.
Nick have announce the new album on the Terror 2000 website, here is what he said:
"We are gonna release a third full album in 2004, the recording session ais gonna be sometime in April/May probably, if everything goes alright. Also a new Japan tour is going to be prepared along with the release hopefully! Be sure to check out my band EL MAGO, new website is under construction. New fat songs have been recorded! www.elmago.nu
InsideOut Music will release EVERGREY's new live CD, A Night To Remember, on March 15th.
The band's forthcoming double DVD, which features their 19 song live performance in their hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden, was filmed with 15 hi-def cameras by video producer Patrick Ullaeus (Lacuna Coil, In Flames, Dimmu Borgir, etc.) and will include all six of the group's videos to date. Also, a whole DVD of backstage material, in-depth interviews with each of the members, gear-talk, live material from the beginning of their career, festivals, old demo songs and tons of pictures!
Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie's solo CD is slated for release on March 15th. Musicians inlcude Matt Guillory (Dali's Dilemma) on keyboards, Mike Mangini (Extreme) on drums, Bryan Beller (Steve Vai) on bass, and a new guitar prodigy from Italy named Marco Sfogli. The CD will also feature a special guest appearance by fellow Canadian Kim Mitchell (Max Webster). Engineering chores are being handled by James' old Winter Rose bandmate, Richard Chycki who has done work for the likes of Aerosmith, Rush, and the Jeff Healey Band. Look for James to perform live with his band to support the release. Stay tuned for more details.
Italian Black-Thrash Metal kings will deliver a Best of Album titled '20 Years Of Noise (1985 - 2005) celebrating 20 years of carrer! The CD, released also in a digipack limited version, will feature as bonus material a BLACK SABBATH cover and the legendary demo 'The Shining Pentagram', a real cult-tape in the 80's underground, a must for maniac tape traders around the world! All the songs will be re-mastered, including the songs featured into 'The Shining Pentagram'. '20 Years Of Noise' will be released in late March 2005. The band is also working on new material for the next studio album! The cult is still alive and will be bloody as hell!
Scarlet will release world-wide the official Vision Divine DVD! It will include a live performance of the last highly acclaimed album 'Stream Of Consciousness' and some studio unreleased stuff, plus some secret stories... A special gift for all the fans! The release is planned for April 2005. The band is also writing new material for the next album and VERY big surprises are announced! We'll keep you informed!
The well-known drummer Moritz Neuner was announced as the new member of Atrocity and Leaves Eyes, He already started to work with Leaves Eyes who just started the recording of their new album, and will be working with Atrocity that has something new coming too.
Lorenzo Milani oficially parted ways with U.D.O. due to personal reasons, to replace him the band brings Francesco Jovino for the recording of the new album, that have already started, the album will have 13 songs and is expecto to be release in October 2005 and then a tour in January 2006.