||AFM Records - Newsletter October 2005 (News and Tour dates)
D.O. and SHAKRA celebrate the release of their new album!
Last weekend U.D.O.-legend Udo Dirkschneider and SHAKRA - frontman Mark Fox have been on the road through Germany to introduce their new albums "Mission No. X" and "Fall" all relevant radio stations and to celebrate them on several release parties in the evening. Around 3.000 people have been at these parties in Regensburg (QU), Nürnberg (Rockfabrik) and Bochum (Matrix). Next to the presentation of several new songs from the album the visitors also got to see the two brand new video clips of U.D.O. ("Mean Streets") and SHAKRA ("Chains Of Temptation"). A lot of sleep didn 't remain for Udo and Mark - therefore the interest of radio journalists and fans has been way too big.
So the release of the two albums may come now!
Destruction have their videoclip ready!
"The Alliance Of Hellhoundz", the current video of German Thrashers DESTRUCTION is ready now - and it came out hellish good. In the middle of the hellfire the band is giving everything. Around them you can see all of the song 's guest singers (e.g. DORO, Biff of SAXON, Shagrat of DIMMU BORGIR, Messiah of CANDLEMASS) burning on TV screens. All the special effects in the clip have been arranged by Schmier 's brother Marco. An excellent, outstanding clip!
AXXIS are speeding up - (not only) in the studio!
Step by step the new AXXIS-album "Paradise In Flames" (out on 20th January) is getting ready. Almost all of the songs are done so far and waiting for being mixed and mastered. Next to several AXXIS-typical hymns there will also be some songs, which Bernhard does together with the beautiful female singer Lakonia. They cause a greater variety on the new record, without changing the typical style of the band.
Anyway you need to take good care with "Paradise In Flames". The album will rock and promises to be an extremely heavy output.
The band itself is quite enthusiastic about it. So enthusiastic, that drummer Andre Hilgers couldn 't wait to get to the studio. Police got him while driving too fast, so he now has to pay an expensive ticket plus he will lose his driving licence for four weeks. If you get caught driving too fast on German motorways, unfortunately not even "Paradise In Flames" can help you anymore…
Destruction and Perzonal War soon on the road!
Only few weeks are left until the "Hellhoundz Of Doom And Thrash"-tour with Destruction and Perzonal War will take place. Here we go with the latest update:
METAL HAMMER and METAL HEART present:
"HELLHOUNDZ OF DOOM AND THRASH"
DESTRUCTION / CANDLEMASS (Double Headliner Tour)
Support: Deathchain (Finland) & After All (Belgium)
08.11.05 Pratteln (CH) - Z7 ---] CHANGED DATE!
09.11.05 Ludwigburg (D) - Rockfabrik ---] NEW DATE!
10.11.05 Bochum (D) - Zeche
11.11.05 Aschaffenburg (D) - Colos-Saal
12.11.05 Berlin (D) - Hof 23
14.11.05 Helsinki (FIN) - Nosturi
15.11.05 Oulu (FIN) - Teatria
17.11.05 Oslo (N) - Sentrum Scene
18.11.05 Trondheim (N) - Rosendal Scene
19.11.05 Göteborg (S) - Kren
20.11.05 Malmö (S) - KB
21.11.05 Osnabrück (D) - N8
23.11.05 Antwerp (B) - Hof Ter Lo
Support: Deathchain (Finland) & Perzonal War (Germany)
24.11.05 London (GB) - Electric Ballroom
25.11.05 Bradford (GB) - Rio's
26.11.05 Arnheim (NL) - Metal Meeting
27.11.05 Ingolstadt/Unsernherrn (D) - Tonspur
(*** without CANDLEMASS ***)
28.11.05 Milan (I) - Rainbow
29.11.05 Treviso (I) - New Age
30.11.05 Rome (I) - Alpheus
02.12.05 Athen (GR) - Sporting Hall
03.12.05 Thessaloniki (GR) - FIX Stage
04.12.05 Istanbul (TRK) - Yeni Melek Gosteri Merkezi
05.12.05 Bukarest (RUM) - Polivalent Hall
06.12.05 Belgrade (SRB) - SKC (Studentski Kulturni Centar)
07.12.05 Zagreb (KRO) - Mochvara
M3 - Monster Metal Madness
01.11.2005 Oslo, Norway Rockefeller
02.11.2005 Stockholm, Sweden - Arenan
04.11.2005 Köln (Cologne), Germany Palladium
05.11.2005 Borgerhout, Belgium Hof ter lo
06.11.2005 Tilburg, Holland 013
07.11.2005 London, England KOKO
09.11.2005 Lille, France Splendid
10.11.2005 Hamburg, Germany Docks
11.11.2005 Osnabrück, Germany Halle Gartlage
12.11.2005 Paris, France Elysée Montmartre
16.11.2005 Barcelona, Spain Razzmatazz
17.11.2005 Murcia, Spain Sala Gamma
18.11.2005 Madrid, Spain La Riviera
19.11.2005 Pamplona, Spain Pabellon Anaitasuna
21.11.2005 Lyon, France Transbordeur
23.11.2005 Pratteln, Switzerland Z7
24.11.2005 Fürth, Germany Stadthalle
25.11.2005 Pratteln, Switzerland Z7
26.11.2005 Kaufbeuren, Germany All-Karthalle
27.11.2005 Milano, Italy Alcatraz
29.11.2005 Ljubljana, Slovenia VPK Mediapark
30.11.2005 Vienna, Austria Planet Music
01.12.2005 Budapest, Hungary Petöfi Hall