21:23 - Apothecary Briefly, after his Seirom performance. He's really nice, you would not expect someone who makes that kind of music to look that normal. We discussed the various inspirations behind his projects
21:20 - Erik M. So did you speak to Mories, Che? I saw your FB photo with him, haha.
The relentless Finnish band Hevein have finished recording the guitars for their new album Gentle Anarchy. The vocals are next. Cello and violin will follow. All of the recording has been paid by the band and their fans.
Just one day after the Finnish melodic thrash band Heveinannounced they would disband, an anonymous fan gave them a generous pledge to donate 500 Euros. Hevein will try to raise the sum up to 1000 euros. The money will go straight to the recording of new material for the band's upcoming album Gentle Anarchy.
Finnish melodic thrashers Hevein are disbanding for a while. The band has posted the following sad news for fans on their official website: "Hevein have decided to disband indefinitely. The decision comes after many months of consideration but under the current circumstances it has become impossible to continue as a band."
Vocalist Tony Kakko and Keyboarist Henrik Klingenberg from Finnish Power Metal band Sonata Arctica will do a short promotion tour in Japan for their 5th Album "Unia" in May.
The detail information was announced at the Japanese record label Marquee/Avalon's website.
In-store event at CD shops in Tokyo and a fan meeting in Osaka.
May 22 Tokyo HMV Shibuya
May 23 Tokyo Towerrecords Shinjyuku
May 25 Tokyo Disc Union Ocyanomizu
May 26 Osaka Fan Meeting (Details will be revealed soon).
After many years of hard work the Finnish metal band Agonizer has finally got a record deal with Spinefarm Records. Their début album "Birth/The End" is due to be released on the 1st of August, 2007 through Spikefarm.
Here is it's tracklist:
02. Harmless Hero
03. Everyone Of Us
07. Black Sun
08. The Birth And The End
The following message was taken from the ofiicial Iron Maiden website:
Always keen to take Metal to new places, Maiden will for the first time ever play in India, on the spectacular grounds of Bangalore's Palace on Saturday 17th March, marking the first time a major metal band has ever played in the subcontinent.
Iron Maiden's new album, 'A Matter Of Life And Death' reached No 2 in the Indian album charts after debuting at No 4, which is believed to be the highest chart position in India ever for any rock act. Maiden will be the first to bring in a full massive western style stage production - air freighting in almost 20 tons of backline equipment and their huge stage Production for this one show.
Tickets will go on sale at Thursday 8th February and they can be ordered from eventim.de or via telephone on the ticket hotline +49 (0)1805 - 57 0000.
Support for the shows will be announced soon. You can check the promoters site: wizard-promotions.de.
Czech Republic Special Show:
06.06 Ostrava Banik Football Stadium, Ostrava
Tickets will be go on sale at Wednesday February 7th and they can be ordered from ticketpro.cz.
At the time of Iron Maiden's "A Matter Of Life And Death World Tour 2006" it wasn't possible to schedule a date for the Czech Republic, but the band have said that they like playing there, so they've included this date in their short run of European stadium and festival appearances.
On the 15th of November 2006, Sonata Arctica will release their second compilation "The Collection 1999-2006". This one has nothing to do with the compilation released in Japan earlier this year.
The compilation (cover art here) will include two re-makes and the limited version will include two live videos and one promotional video.
01. The Ruins Of My Life
02. 8th Commandment
03. Don't Say A Word
04. Victoria's Secret
06. Wolf & Raven
07. Black Sheep
09. Kingdom For A Heart
11. My Land
12. The Cage
13. Last Drop Falls
15. San Sebastian
16. Ain't Your Fairytale
Jani Liimatainen (Sonata Arctica) will replace J-P Alanen (ex-Celesty) for a while. Alanen has been given strict orders by his doctor not to do gigs for a week because of some health issues. Liimatainen, (who was a member of Altaria during the first five years), will replace J-P on the gigs until Alanen is fully recovered.
Altaria's gig list for this week:
14.09.2006 Rock's Bar & Club, Savonlinna
15.09.2006 Night Life, Lahti
16.09.2006 Ravintola Karhu, Kitee
The soon to be released next full length Tarot album is called 'Crows Fly Black'. Excluding the group backing vocals the whole album has now been recorded and the album will be mixed and mastered at Finnvox studios in the beginning of next month.
The official album release date in Finland has been set to October 27th.
Crows Fly Black tracklist:
01. Crows fly black
03. Ashes to the stars
04. Messenger of gods
05. Before the skies come down
07. Bleeding dust
After many years of waiting, finnish melodic metal band Agonizer will finally step into the Astia-Studio in Lappeenranta, Finland, to record their debut album on September the 18th. The album will be recorded in a period of two weeks and it should be ready by the beginning of November. The name of the album and the song order are still in consideration but the songs are the following ones:
Everyone Of Us
The album length will be about 40 minutes and it will be a self-release.