26-01-2005 - After Forever will record a new album!
At the end of February the recordings of the fourth album of After Forever will start! After Forever will record the drums, bass guitar and the guitars in the Excess Studio in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) again. The vocals, classical stuff and the mix will be done in the Gate Studio of Sascha Peath and Miro in Wolfsburg, Germany.
The writing proces has just finished and we are very happy about the results again! The songs are more compact, fresh, catchy and again; typically After Forever. In melodic aspect, the album will be more simular to Decipher.For more specific updates about the music: check our forum!!!!!!
It will not become a concept album just like Invisible Circles. The songs have several subjects, some about your imagined life when you dream, some about the reality of this world. The title will be REMAGINE.
The former Underoath vocalist Dallas Taylor had formed a band called "And The Sons Of Disaster" together with Josh Cornutt, Scott Collum, Josh Wilson, Lee Turner and Roman Havaland, you can check a couple of songs here
Tony is making great progress with his new album which, as we reported previously, features Glenn Hughes (www.glennhughes.com) on vocals and Kenny Aronoff (www.kennyaronoff.com) on drums. They've cut 13 tracks, all produced by Bob Marlette, who worked on Tony's first solo album in 2000 and the Black Sabbath 'Reunion' album in 1998, and whose recent productions with Seether and Shinedown are currently in the US Billboard charts.
The album is now at the mixing stage and discussions are taking place regarding the release date which will be later this year. Tony is also hoping to be able to take this album out live.
We'll keep you posted as things progress!
The band and the label made a mutual agreement and finally decided to continue working together. Here are the details:
"...during a long and indepth meeting with frontman Nattefrost we all came to the conclusion that we shall
from now on release the coming two NATTEFROST albums. For those unaware, NATTEFROST did participate in the ranks of late Selbstmord Services, yet because of the countless problems at that very time both parties reached an agreement to find another label for the very debut release "Blood And Vomit". But as for now, the perverted mastermind NATTEFROST and us have decided to once again work together."
According to bablemouth, Dino has decided leave the band due to his other projects, right now he's working in a new project with Nick Barker.
Also the guitarist announces that Nick Barker and Shane Embury(from napalm death) will not continue with the band.
Now it seems it depends on the singer Juan Brujo, if the band will continue.
Finland's Eternal Tears Of Sorrow have reformed and have signed a new record deal with Spinefarm Records. Compared to the line-up on the previous album, "A Virgin and a Whore", the group's new formation includes two brand new members.
The current lineup is as follows:
Altti Veteläinen - Bass, Vocals
Jarmo Puolakanaho - Guitar
Risto Ruuth - Lead Guitar
Janne Tolsa - Keyboards
Petri Sankala - Drums
"Both of the new members are already known from their work with other bands: Janne from the legendary Finnish heavy metal band Tarot and Risto from an Oulu-based heavy metal band Scyron," the band write in a press release.
"At the moment, Eternal Tears Of Sorrow are preparing new songs for their fifth album that will be recorded during this year. The title, song list and the release date of the album will be announced later."
Exoudus have founded a new vocalist, there is the statement take it from the band site:
"I'd like to take this moment to welcome to our ranks Rob Dukes as our new vocalist. He has been absolutely crushing in practice and only gets stronger every day. I know some of you will want details, i.e. what bands has he been in, ect., but I'll have to get back to you on that one. I've heard some of his old demo stuff, but he is a virtual unknown. But he is going to blow peoples minds. He does incredible justice to both Paul and Zetro's material but when you hear the new shit you won't believe your ears. Totally crushing! To all who sent in their demos and such I'd like to thank each and every one of you for taking the time. But now our search is over. Rob just happened to end up my guitar tech for the Megadeth tour after things didn't work out with my first tech. Rob was refered to me by a friend at the Hollwood show and the rest is history. Divine intervention if you will! We will be recording some demos of a few new songs next week and if everything stays on track we will be in the studio recording the next album in April.
A Happy New Year to everyone! Though you have not heard a lot from us during the last months we have not been lazy at all. There are a lot of things going on at the moment. Just to mention a few: the Demons and Wizards production is making good progress and the same can be said about the songwriting for the next Blind Guardian album which is at a very important point.
André and I have completed 5 songs for the new album and 10 songs for the orchestral project. Yesterday, we had a meeting with Charlie Bauerfeind (who is going to produce both albums) during which we have set up a rough schedule for the next months. We definitely will start the production within the year and it won't take as much time to accomplish it as it did with "A Night at the Opera".
"The new year will begin for Iced Earth with the delivery of the long-awaited Gettysburg DVD. This unique release will feature the epic work "Gettysburg (1863)" from 2004's The Glorious Burden stepping out of its stereo confines and expanding into a powerful 5.1-channel surround-sound mix. In fact, there will be two different surround-sound mixes (one "metal" and one "theatrical"), set to moving images. Additionally, the DVD will feature a historical commentary from the Gettysburg battlefield, and an in-depth interview with Jon Schaffer. More details will follow.
A brief trailer for the DVD can be seen at the Downloads page".
Writing and preliminary recording of the sixth BAL-SAGOTH album is proceeding concurrently, with the final completion date scheduled for the spring. The running time of the sixth album will be somewhere around 60 to 70 minutes. A detailed press release concerning the opus will be unveiled exclusively here at the Official Bal-Sagoth Website to coincide with the completion of recording, and will include the disclosure of the album title and the individual track titles. A release through Nuclear Blast is scheduled for July 2005.
Theatres des Vampires, decided not to replace Alexander, the male singer that left the band a few months ago. Scarlet, the female-singer of the band, will continue singing. In this way the band feels that the fans will not at all be betrayed. Scarlet was already beloved by the fans and leaving to her all the singing parts looks like the best way to continue playing without making a dramatic change from the past.
The next album will thus feature a lot more female singing than ever before. The male singing parts in the new album will be realized by special guests that will be announced soon.
Theatres des Vampires would like to thank all the fans and the people that sent tons of demos in this 2 months from all around Europe asking to take the place of the male singer. A lot of you are great singers, but now we feel that it is time to make a musical change for Theatres des Vampires.
The lawsuit filed by former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson against
singer-guitarist David Mustaine, disputing the legitimacy of a May 2004
settlement agreement and seeking at least $18.5 million in damages, was
dismissed by a federal judge in New York on January 13th, according to The
Hollywood Reporter.com. The article also states that Ellefson's attorney
has already filed a notice of appeal, and that a countersuit filed by
Mustaine against Ellefson remains pending.