Friday September 26th 2003
Today there's news
from the Sacrificium camp. After
bassist Manuel Kerkow was thrown out of the band, Sacrificium has been looking for
replacement for quite some time. However, they've finally found a new bassist. His name is
Samuel Herbig. He's 21 years old and plays bass for just one year but is picking it up
announced the birth of a new sub-label: Strike First Records. This sub-label was created
as a way to help develop new and upcoming bands. The first release is the debut four song
EP from Sinai Beach called Wolves
In Sheep's Clothing. Other bands that are working with Strike First for releases in the
near future are: Bloody Sunday,
In Due Time, xHit The Deckx and Alove For Enemies.
Balance Of Power released their
fifth album through Massacre
Records. Title for this disc is Heathen Machine and it's album of the month in Rock
Hard Magazine (Germany).
Circadian Rhythms is
the title of Ted Kirkpatrick's new drumming DVD. Actually this project contains so much
footage that it appear on two DVD's. You may want to order them through the Tourniquet mail-order.
September 19th 2003
Antestor recorded a new EP and
a full length that Endtime Productions will release. The line-up also changed lately. The
drummer is replaced by a session drummer. His name is Jan Axel Blomberg, also known as
Hellhammer. You can find a recent interview with singer Ronny here.
MxPx released a new album. The record is
called Before Everything And After.
Crushead is back in the studio to
record a follow up to Explicit Content. The first six songs are tracked. The second part
of the album will be recorded in January.
Evanescence didn't win any of the
MTV Video Music Awards they were nominated for. However, they are now nominated for
Favorite Album in Pop or Rock 'n Roll Music for the 2003 American Music Awards. You can
check the show out on ABC on November 16th 2003.
Three bands were
added to the line-up of the Nordic
Fest. On November 21st & 22nd you can see Seventh Avenue, Benea Reach and Crimson
Moonlight along with the previously booked bands Extol, Grand Lux, Bloodwork, Bleedience
and Frosthardr. The Nordic Fest takes place in the Sub Scene, Oslo, Norway.
The line-up of the Winter Wonder Rock Festival in
The Netherlands includes band like The OC Supertones, Spoken, Blissed, Skillet, Delirious,
Bleach, FM Static, Thousand Foot Krutch and more. This festival is on November 28th &
29th. Location: Zwolle, Holland.
September 12th 2003
It's been quiet
around Jacobs Dream
for a long time. Perhaps you wonder if they are still together since they didn't succeed
in finding a new singer. Well, the band is still working on new material for their next
album. They recorded a few demo songs with guitarist John Berry handling vocals. There are
enough songs ready for a full album.
An upcoming band is Monsterus from Ohio. They present
their debut album Zealots In The Land Of Nod that B2 Entertainment is releasing.
Still Breathing is
looking for a new vocalist. Serious inquiries can send a demo CD or cassette along with a
recent photograph to Arthur Sunday, 111 N Moore Ave, Claremore, OK 74017 USA.
Anberlin added a new MP3 to their MP3.com page. The song is called
Glass To The Arson and it was taken from their debut album Blueprints For The Black
A new festival in
Germany is Jumprock. Location for
this fest is the Schönbeinhalle in Metzingen. Jumprock takes place on October 3rd.
Artists: Bride, Capewalk, Deep Insight, Crushead, Daytrip, DeeBeeGees. The entrance is 11
euro. Doors open 17:30. Starts 18:30.
September 5th 2003
A new band is System Breakdown featuring
Andreas Johansson and Carl Johan Grimmark from Narnia. Rivel
Records released their debut. In the meanwhile Narnia fans may look forward to the
upcoming live DVD that was recorded at the Owener Rock Nacht earlier this year.
Another Swedish band
is Veni Domine. It's still unclear
when their new album will see the light of day.
This Beautiful Mess
will release their new album on October 6th. Title for the record is Temper The Wind To
The Shorn Lamb.
The guys from Noiz have decided to call it quits. Reason
for this is that two of them live to far from the rest of the band to be able to do
rehearsals frequently. Noiz played their last shows at the Death Bowl festival and the
Freakstock Festival. However, they also released a CD called Unreleased Tracks through
On September 16th
the new POD single will come
out. The song is called Will You and it is one of the tracks on the new album Payable On
Death (out on November 4th).
Fire Fly is still working hard on
new songs. Before they went to the US for a concert at the Cornerstone Festival they
tracked four songs. Speaking of their first appearance in the US, their show was recorded
for an official bootleg live album. Interestingly, their might be some shows on the
mainland of Europe early next year.
August 29th 2003
...And We Drive is
the new album from Side Walk Slam.
Their third album on Tooth &
Nail Records will be out on September 16th. One of the songs can be downloaded from MP3.com. The track is called
Time Will Pass You By.
The debut album from
the Fighting Jacks will be out
on October 21st. The record is called The Dying Art Of Life and it was produced by Sylvia
Massy (Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers). The Fighting Jacks recently shot a video for the song
Commons And Robbers. You can download the song on the band's MP3.com page. The Dying Art Of
Life contains eleven songs.
Emo band Emery is a
new band on Tooth & Nail Records. Anxious to hear some material? Check out their song
Walls on MP3.com.
Metal band Silent
Shadows released a new song on their MP3.com page. The track is called Faded Cries. The band plans on
recording a CD this fall. Expect this release in spring 2004.
On November 21st and
22nd the Nordic Fest will be held
in Oslo, Norway. Location for this fest is the Sub Scene. Bands booked so far are: Extol,
Grand Lux, Bloodwork, Bleedience and Frosthardr.
If you want to help Dogwood, vote for them as the greatest
San Diego band ever. Give your vote here.
Last week your votes
were asked for the Dutch rockband Swirl.
Unfortunately they didn't pass the second round. The band Clueless won, and Swirl ended as
second. However, the band wants to express their gratitude to everyone who helped them in
August 22nd 2003
A new album from Alice Cooper will appear next
month. Title for this record is The Eyes of Alice Cooper and it was produced by Mudrock.
The Eyes Of Alice Cooper contains thirteen songs. Some of the tracks are: Novocaine, Bye
Bye Baby, I'm So Angry and This House Is Haunted.
Last week you were
asked to vote for the Dutch rock band Swirl
who were participating in a talent search. Well, they got through the first round! Now
they're in the month finale with F.R.E.U.D. and Clueless. The band that wins this finale
will be enabled to record two songs in the 3FM Studios. 3FM is the national pop station in
The Netherlands. Your votes are appreciated here.
Dead Poetic are going to release a
new record in 2004. They will be entering the Compound Studios in Seattle with producer
Aaron Sprinkle in October.
Oil found a new bass player in Jonathan
Thiemens. The band will soon release their Choice Cuts Off The Chopping Block live album.
Roxx Records will bring this one out.
August 15th 2003
Later this year a
new album from Joshua Perahia
will see the light. The new record label Planet Enigma Records will release it.
Minus SF from Finland has finally called
it quits. Reasons are lack of time and energy as the members are busy with other things in
their lives now.
Another Finnish band
is Jumpin China.
Unfortunately this band has decided to split up as well.
Better news from
Finland is that Deep Insight will
be touring Europe again. Expect this tour to take place in October.
The Deal, one of the
bands on the Facedown Records
roster, is preparing for a new album. CutThroat is the title of this record. They will be
in the studio in the first two weeks of October.
Tooth & Nail Records signed the
emo band Emery. To get a taste of
what to expect from Emery, check out their song Walls on MP3.com. The debut album will be in
stores in early 2004.
The Dutch rock band Swirl is participating in a talent search
on Radio 3FM, the national pop music station. In the radio show Buzz you can vote this week (from August
10th through August 17th 2003) for their song Once Again. Help them out by voting.
Kekal placed a new re-recorded version
of Source Of Existence on their MP3.com
page. This new version will appear on their best-of CD Introduce Us To Immortality.
Jeff from Kekal is
currently writing music together with former Paramaecium guitarist Jason De Ron. This will be for a new project.
More news will come forth soon.
The Christmas Rock Night
announced the artists that will play the fest this year. The Christmas Rock Night will be
held in Haus Ennepetal, Gasstrasse 10. Ennepetal (near Wuppertal), Germany. Artists on
main stage: The O.C. Supertones, Pillar, Disciple, Skillet, Extol, The Violet Burning,
Spoken, Thousand Foot Krutch, FM Static and more. Small stage: Morphia, Jacks Of All
Trades, Arson and more!
August 8th 2003
Project 86 has started the
pre-production of their next EP with producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Monster Magnet). They're
doing this in their home studio The Square in Orange County. However, since they have so
much material available, they've decided to record a full length rather than an EP. Title
for this upcoming album is Songs To Burn Bridges By. Interestingly, the guys from Project
86 launched their own record company called Team Black Recordings. Through this label they
hope to release the record through the internet in late September.
Crash Rickshaw will be the next
band on Team Black Recordings. They're currently writing new songs for a late fall
release. The new material is more energy, more rock 'n roll and more crash!
After selling over
four million copies of Satellite POD
are now mixing fourteen songs for the next album. Payable On Death is the title and this
disc should be out on November 4th.
Bride finished recording their new
album called This Is It! According to the band this album is going to sound like the
Snakes In The Playground album but will be much bigger. Some of the song titles are:
Universe, White Elephant, Looking For A Bullet and Barren River Blues.
Entertainment has announced the 2003 Stryper
Reunion Tour, Stryper's first US tour in more than 12 years. The first date is on October
3rd in Springfield, Virgina and the final date in Raleigh, North Carolina on November
15th. Stryper will be playing approximately 30 shows in total.
The guys from Dead Poetic are working on their next
album, the follow up to Four Wall Blackmail. They will be recording the whole month of
The Death Campaign lost their
singer. Corey, a former bass player of the band is now doing the vocal duties. The band's
looking for a new bass player. Plans for the release of their Solid State Records debut have
been placed on a hold until a decision is made regarding the vocals on the record.
Also Underoath lost their singer.
Currently they have a stand-in vocalist for their ongoing tour with Atreya and God Forbid.
When they've returned from the tour they will be looking for replacement.
industrial ambient act Verbum Mentis has released a new four track demo called
...Neither Any That Go Down Into The Silence. All four tracks can be downloaded free at Music Builder.
The Juliana Theory released
their live album through Tooth & Nail Records. If you like, you can download another
song from MP3.com. It's
the live version of Understand The Dream Is Over.
Tooth & Nail Records will
release the new Thousand Foot
Krutch album on September 30th. This record is entitled Phenomenon. The title-track
can be downloaded from MP3.com.
A few weeks ago you
were asked to vote for the British band Stairway on Aor Dreamzones. Well, they got the first place with 38% of
all votes. Thanks for voting!
August 1st 2003
Evanescence has scored two
nomination for the American MTV
Video Music Awards. The categories they're nominated for are Best New Artist and Best
Rock Video for Bring Me To Life. The Video Music Awards air on August 28th.
Evanescence will tour Europe again. This tour also has a re-scheduled date in the 013,
Tilburg, Holland. You can see the band there on October 18th. Check the concerts page for
On October 14th the
new album from One 21 will hit stores. Their album is called Grenade and a new MP3 can be
downloaded from the MP3.com section of Facedown Records later this weekend.
Symphony In Peril, another band
from Facedown Records, finished recording their album Lost Memoirs And Faded Pictures.
This album is yet to be mixed and mastered but it should come out on November 4th.
Symphony In Peril is currently looking for a new drummer. If you are interested, e-mail
them at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Are You Waiting
For is the title for the FM Static
debut album. This pop punk album came out through Tooth & Nail Records.
Out now as well, is
Transparent from Hangnail. You
can download an MP3 from their MP3.com
Also new is 99 And
Waiting, the new Headnoise which came out through Grrr Records. This EP features old