An EP, called "The Mold" taken from the first personal album featuring Chris Caffery (main guitarist of SAVATAGE, master of ceremonies & guitarist of TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) as the singer besides his guitars duties is released in Europe through Black Lotus Records on September the 1th.
Includes two exclusive non album tracks.
Featuring Paul Morris (RAINBOW, DORO), Dave Z (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, ZO2 (which band is an opening act for the current KISS tour in the States), Jeff Plate (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA)
World-wide tour will follow and appearance in Wacken Festival 2005
1. The mold
2. Fade into the X
3. God damn war
4. Fright knights (exclusive)
5. Forever we'll be (exclusive)
Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN have made their
entire "Breaking the Silence"
(1987) and "Victims of Deception" (1989) albums available for free
download in the media section
via their new official web site www.heathenmetal.com
HEATHEN new CD, "Recovered" OUT NOW!
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Divercia will release their second album, entitled "Cycle of Zero", through Karmageddon Media on September the 20th. The new album features 9 tracks as follows:
01. Of Steel & Man
02. Iron Hearted Cross
04. Cycle of Zero
07. 2nd Ghost
08. Start at the End
09. God for Gold
"Hi everyone, This morning I got a phone call from Marcus who told me that he is in hospital for quite a few days. Pretending to be a skateboarder he finally stumbled and fell right in front of his house and broke his leg, last Saturday. Since a regular fracture is not enough, Marcus took the severe way and made it a little more complicated. The leg got broken 4 times. He is going to undertake some surgeries and some serious therapies before he will be able to use his leg normally. First surgery will take place somewhere during the week. I will keep you informed.
The band is recording an album that will be called "Beyond The Sea", and has also recorded the song "MR. Crowley" that will be in an Ozzy Osbourne tribute album.
In the choirs of the album will be partipating Kiko (ex Bethoven R, members of Arwen, Metropolis VI and also some friends of the band. Currently the band is in the New Sin Estudios(Italy), the recording will take place by the end of september and the album will be out at february 2005.
DRACONIAN will enter Studio Underground in September to record the follow-up to last year's Where Lovers Mourn. The new album, Arcane Rain Fell, comprises 9 tracks of dark, atmospheric metal, and is to be a luciferian concept album that relates the tale of the fallen angels.
Also, DRACONIAN will perform at the Doom Metal event "South of Heaven in Olso on 12 November, sharing the stage with Doom/Death Metal legends Esoteric, among others.
Dutch melodic Death/Thrash metal band DETONATION is currently working on the pre-production of their highly anticipated 2nd full length album. The follow up to last years' "An Epic Defiance" is due to be recorded in December this year at studio Excess, Rotterdam. 11 new songs have been created, to which singer/guitarplayer Koen Romeijn made the following statement; "expect nothing less than pure melodic Death/Thrash, in the vein of our debut album...but this time the songs are more intense, more technical and better structured than before! There's also more variation to be found among the songs, it's going to be a killer!"
No official album title has been revealed yet, but the following songs will appear on the new album:
-Beyond the Margin
-End of Sight-End of Fears
-The Source to Delve
-Lost Euphoria Part III
-The Loss of Motion Control
-Into Sulfur I Descend
-The Discharge of Isolation
Here are some interesting details concerning the new album of Devon Graves band, Dead Soul Tribe, entitled "The January Tree". To be mentioned that these were taken from InsideOut website (www.insideout.de).
"A tree in winter - naked, the leaves have fallen, it almost desparately stretches it's thin branches to the cloudy sky. A good many people associate dreariness with such an image, others think of loneliness, hopelessness, emptiness or even romanticism. But at any rate, Devon Graves of Dead Soul Tribe was fascinated so much by this spectacle of nature that he used it as a basic idea for his new album "The January Tree".
With the predecessor "A Murder of Crows", a dead crow - on a pylon with electric cables, it's wings stretched as if it were crucified - served as starting point for a fascinating concept, a unique symbiosis between poetic lyrics and suspenseful and dramatic music. This time it's similar: "A tree in winter is a mirror image of today's world. A leaf is only a leaf but it is a small wonder that a tree lives with the help of his leaves. It is just the small things which decide over life and death and the level inbetween", philosophizes the father of a family. Graves, who was born in San Diego and who moved to Vienna because of the love he found, can easily be counted as one of the authentic artists of the current music scene. The album's title, "The January Tree", was established even before a tone of music was composed or a line of song lyrics was written. Graves had the inspiration which forced him to continue and to intensively search for the meaning of his idea. Almost for a year the pensive musician experimented with riffs and melodies. "I had a kind of basis in my mind but for a long time I didn't find the appropriate and expressive words, so I initially arranged the music without song lyrics."
This Enchant show, which was recorded on the 13th of March of this year, will be released as a double live CD and double DVD at end of October. The DVD will feature the complete 2 1/2 hour set, plus a second disc with bonus material. More information will follow soon.
The Tangent new album will be entitled as "The World That We Drive Through".
01 . The Winning Game 11.09
02. Skipping The Distance 08:55
03. Photosynthesis 07:39
04. The World We Drive Through 12:57
05. A Gap In The Night 18:22
"For the first time you will hear symphonic elements in The Tangent's work, most often added by Tillison with a newer version of a mellotron, but in the overture of the opener "The Winning Game" this is generated just by multi-layered flute and saxophone lines, as Tillison reveals. Unusual rock can be heard on "Skipping the Distance" and the album's title song when Reingold and Csorsz can really shine while "Photosynthesis" produces an almost romantic flair reminding one of nature. And what the title song indicates, finds fulfilment with dark and deeply searching chords in the album's longest song, the 18 minute track "A Gap In The Night": a clear reminiscence of Van der Graaf, which will much please Peter Hammill, combined with psychedelic additions brought in by Theo Travis from his work with Gong.
After several auditions we can announce the new keyboard player for Sun Caged.
The new man is Rene Kroon, better known to some people as "Pingel".
Rene is a very good player with a lot of technical abilities, and he managed to figure out the audition songs with no errors. Also his sounds came very close to the original sounds Joost used on the CD.
We welcome Rene in the Sun Caged camp !!
A new singer has not been found yet, but auditions are still going on, so we hope to announce the new singer also soon.
July 26th 2004 (http://www.suncaged.com/news_band.php)
"Lots of great, possitive things happening here. So, lets get right to it!!!!
I will be leaving for Gothenburg, Sweden on September 30, to commence drum tracks for the next Eidolon record. I actually, just returned from Toronto, Canada - where myself and Glen programmed click tracks/scratch guitars for my Sweden trip - All went well. The drums will be recorded at "Los Angered Recording" owned by Andy Larocque ( King Diamond ) I am quite looking forword to this trip - I havent seen Andy in a while, so I'm looking forword to that as well.
Nils K. Rue ( vocalist ) will be stopping by the studio from Norway for a few days, which I am looking forword to as well - between Nils and Andy, I should have no problems finding the good coffee shops around town ( man, I hope they have Starbucks - wishfull thinking, perhaps :-)
Steve Souze is out of Exodus, here is a message post by Gary Holt on Exodus official forum:
"Okay people, the word has leaked, so I'm here to give you a brief rundown.
Let me give you an idea of what we've had to deal with as far as that fat motherfuckin' shit brick is concerned. He pulled out of going to Mexico city only about twenty four hours before were ready to leave, saying " I'm not getting on the plane, you'll see me on Thursday to go to South America." He lied to our manager, saying that he had talked to me already about this, which was a totall lie. He then ducked every fuckin' phone call and just hid out. The promoter had already paid a non-refundable 8 thousand dollars for the room and it would have been a disaster to have canceled. None of this mattered to that miserable piece of shit. The only thing he cares about is himself and money. If only you could have heard some of the shit that has come out of his fat pie hole over the last couple of years. Things like " Why does Jack get the same money as me, who the hell is he anyway?" "We should hire a body guard for South America", " If the fans want more than 12 songs out of me they should pay more money, they are getting their moneys worth already!", "Why is Gary in the front of this promo picture,I should be in the front, that's copyright infringement!", (true! he said that!). There is soooo much more shit you wouldn't believe it. This motherfucker sat backstage and cried at Provinsi rock fest in Finland like a pussy. Waaaaaah! Now you can keep your fat fuckin' ass at home and go off your Atkins diet ( like it's working lard ass!) and blow up as much as you'd like! If he had been a man and finished his commitments and said that it's too hard and he can't do it anymore I'd have shaken his hand and wished him well, but not now. He is the enemy. I hate him more than I've ever hated anyone on this planet. He is human crap. Fuck him. Some people wonder what will happen now. Well this band will continue. As for tight nit unity! The show in Mexico was the most liberating moment in my career, not have to listen to him bitch and complain once! And you know what? The crowd did not care. But I am not quitting. This is MY band ( the thing that he hated most), I write the songs and I've got some crushing new shit written already. So fuck that pussy. Zetro is dead, love live Exodus"