02:52 - Amatsu Mikaboshi Still need to check out Gehenna. I've always been curious ever since I last saw them live, what Justin ans Liz are like, whether if there completely introverted, private hermits or sociable?...
02:50 - Alex Fenger [link] added a few more albums (Lurk, Lynchgate, Lithotome, Infestus, and Suffer Yourself)
Megadeth's upcoming album scheduled for a release this Halloween, has been named 'United Abominations'.
"My decision was a combination of a few things," Mustaine said as he prepared to enter the studio to record vocals for the band's upcoming album, United Abominations, which is scheduled for a Halloween release. "I was finally associating with guys that really love to play — — and that make me feel really good to play. They respect me and are fans of the music that we play and of the music in our genre. Also, ticket sales were up and record sales were up — it was happening again."
United Abominations will mark the Megadeth recording debut of the Drover brothers. The album will contain 11 songs, including the title track, "Washington's Next" and "Gears of War"; an additional track will be included with the Japanese release. "It's a really diverse record," Shawn said. "There's some faster stuff that should appeal to the band's thrash fans and it's got a little more mainstream stuff as well. It's definitely not one-dimensional."
The release date of the forthcoming Draconian album, The Burning Halo, is set to the 29th of September (10th of October in USA).
Tracklist - "The Burning Halo" (playing time 54:09)
1. She Dies
2. Through Infectious Waters (A Sickness Elegy)
3. The Dying
4. Serenade of Sorrow
5. The Morningstar
6. The Gothic Embrace
7. On Sunday They Will Kill the World
8. Forever My Queen
As previously reported, Finntroll is scheduled to enter the studio in late September to begin recording the follow-up to 2004's "Nattfödd", tentatively due in early 2007. The upcoming CD will mark the band's first release with new singer Vreth, who replaced previous frontman Tapio Wilska this past spring.
Former Burzum leader and convicted murderer and arsonist Varg Vikernes, who has served 12 years out of a 21-year jail sentence, will not be released from prison just yet. The Norwegian prison authorities have denied Vikernes' parole application, according to the newspaper Dagbladet. Varg's attorney John Christian Elden says Vikernes' release is long overdue. "He is disappointed by the decision because he feels he is ready to come back into the general community," says Elden.
Vikernes was convicted for the murder of MAYHEM frontman Øystein Aarseth and three counts of church burnings. He has served 12 years out of the 21-year jail sentence, and in accordance with the previous legislation, he is due for parole. But during the years Vikernes spent behind bars, the government passed laws to increase the number of years required in time served before one can be considered for parole to 14 years for 21-year sentences, which is the most severe time-based punishment in Norway. Elden says it is unreasonable that these new regulations are retroactive. "We are baffled the Department of Justice chooses to use laws that came into effect nine years after he stared serving his sentence," says Elden.
Posted under the news section on the band's official website by Jax:
"Just spoke to MJR & got caught up on things. He reports that they will start recording in the beginning of July; they're currently finishing up one song and putting final touches on a couple of others. Mike said that since writing has taken this long, they've chosen to fine tune the songs before entering the studio; they've put a lot of time into pre-production on this one."
As posted on the official site by Jon Schaffer on 2006-06-30:
I just wanted to make a quick but significant announcement. After auditioning some very good guitar players I've made a decision. The man who will be handling the majority of the guitar solos on the next record as well as touring with us on "The Wicked World Tour" is an awesome player named Ernie Carletti. As has been the case in the past we may have a few guests do a solo or two on the epic that this way comes, but the majority will be handled by Ernie. He is a world class player and truly one of the best guitarists I've had the pleasure of meeting and hanging with. We're going to make a good team, I'm sure. We were introduced through Bernie at Bernie Rico, Jr. Guitars who is the son of the BC Rich founder/legend Bernie Rico. If you want to see some amazing top quality hand built guitars go to www.ricojrguitars.com and see what this master builder has been up to the last few years.
Cannibal Corpse - have lined up the following dates in Australia/New Zealand:
Oct. 03 - The Hifi Bar - Melbourne, AUS
Oct. 04 - The Gaelic Club - Sydney, AUS
Oct. 05 - The Arena - Brisbane, AUS
Oct. 06 - 420 - Auckland, NZ
Oct. 07 - Indigo Bar - Wellington, NZ
Oct. 09 - Fowlers Live - Adelaide, AUS
Oct. 10 - Club Capitol - Perth, AUS
Guitarist Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal) will be rejoining Morbid Angel for the band's upcoming European summer festival tour. "This will certainly be an exciting event with the 'Domination' lineup together for the first time in 10 years!" the band write in a statement. "We look forward to seeing you all on tour."
Upcoming Morbid Angel European tour dates:
Aug. 05 - Wacken Open Air - Wacken, GER
Aug. 07 - Monsters Of Rock Festival - Kavarna, BUL
Aug. 11 - Traun - Spinnerei, AUT
Aug. 12 - Brutal Assault Festival - Svojsice, CZR
Aug. 14 - Planet Music - Vienna, AUT
Aug. 15 - Sziget Festival - Budapest, HUN
Aug. 16 - Skc - Belgrade, SER
Aug. 18 - Summer Breeze Festival - Dinkelsbuehl-Sinbronn, GER
17-Sep UK Norwich-Waterfront
18-Sep UK Portsmouth-Wedgewood
19-Sep UK Oxford-Zodiac
20-Sep UK London-Mean Fiddler
21-Sep UK Nottingham-Rockcity
22-Sep UK Glasgow-Cathouse
23-Sep UK Leeds-Cockpit
24-Sep UK Manchester-Academy 3
25-Sep UK Leicester-Charlotte
26-Sep UK Birmingham-Ac 2
27-Sep UK Cardiff-Barfly
28-Sep UK Exeter-Lemongrove
30-Sep TU Ankara-Saklikent
01-Oct TU Istanbul-Studyio Live
Inhuman Rampage Tour Second Strike
Special Guest & Support to be announced.
Wednesday 29th November 2006 -- Leas Cliff Hall -- Folkestone, UK
Thursday 30th November 2006 -- Guildhall -- Southampton, UK
Friday 1st December 2006 -- University -- Leeds, UK
Saturday 2nd December 2006 -- Rock City -- Nottingham, UK
Monday 4th December 2006 -- University Students Union -- Cardiff, UK
Tuesday 5th December 2006 -- Academy -- Birmingham, UK
Thursday 7th December 2006 -- Octagon -- Sheffield, UK
Friday 8th December 2006 -- Academy -- Manchester, UK
Saturday 9th December 2006 -- Barrowlands -- Glasgow, UK
Monday 11th December 2006 -- UEA -- Norwich, UK
Tuesday 12th December 2006 -- Academy -- Bristol, UK
August 16 Wermelskirchen (D) AJZ Bahndamm ( w/ Skinless (US), Spawn Of Possession (SWE), Obscura (D))
August 17 Gent (B) Frontline ( w/ Obscura (D), Fleshmould (B) + more)
August 18 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg (w/ Obscura (D),Dawn Of Disease (D), + support)
August 19 Muotathal (CH) Mountains Of Death Open Air (w/Cephalic Carnage, Disavowed, Wasteform, Fleshless, Obscura and many)
August 20 Munich (D) Metropolis ( w/ Obscura (D), Wasteform (US))
August 21 Vienna (A) Planet Music ( w/ Obscura (D), Wasteform (US), Days Of Loss (A), Dark Deception (A))
August 22 Prague (CZ) Matrix (w/ Obscura (D) + more)
August 23 Hamburg (D) Marx (w/ Obscura (D), Wasteform (US))
August 24 Berlin (D) Knaack (w/ Obscura (D), Wasteform (US))
August 25 Gemuenden/Main, GERMANY Up From The Ground Open Air (w/Obituary, Morbid Angel, Sinister, Gorefest, Dismember, Obscura and many more)
August 26 Rijssel (NL) Els Rock Open Air (w/ Holy Moses (D) and more)
King Diamond have finished recording the drums, bass and rhythm guitars for their upcoming album, tentatively due in early 2007. The follow-up to 2003's "The Puppet Master" will contain 13 tracks (including an intro), five of which were written by the band's guitarist Andy La Rocque. Frontman King Diamond will soon begin writing the lyrics for the album, which is being recorded in Dallas, Texas and at Los Angered Recording (owned by La Rocque) in Gothenburg, Sweden.