Friday May 28th 2004
Kekal has finished their documentary
video CD based on handycam recordings during their European tour. It's two discs in VCD
format. This video is underground quality with very minimum video-editing and it will be a
limited release of 150 copies.
Kekal has also
started writing new material for an upcoming album. They have eight months to finish the
album. Expect many surprises...
Jeff from Kekal also
started a project with Jason DeRon, formerly of ParamŠcium. This project is called Altera
Enigma. Jason and Jeff are working on songs.
Royal Anguish are returning to the
studio this weekend. They will record the follow up to Mysterion. This next recording will
be a 25-30 minutes CD entitled Tales Of Sullen Eyes.The engineering will be done by Erik
Rutan (Hate Eternal, Morbid Angel). The release is expected to be this fall.
Sacrificium has decided to cancel
their upcoming EP due to financial issues from Whirlwind Records, their label. As the band
will start recording a new album at the end of this year, they are going to spend their
money on that album.
There's an MP3 of
the new album from The O.C. Supertones.
The song is called We Shall Overcome, and you can download it from PureVolume.com. The
album Revenge Of The Supertones will be in stores on June 15th.
gathered by Flßvio de Souza and Rosemari de Melo Souza of Metal Mission magazine:
Joe's Rhapsody, the
new album from Destra, will
be released next month. Destra also has a new vocalist called Rodrigo Grecco. You can
listen to some samples on the official Destra homepage.
Spirit's Breeze will
have their next album released through Rowe Productions in Australia. The band will start
recordings next month. It will be the follow up to Eternal Suffering.
drummer of Clemency, is the new
drummer of Ashen
Mortality. Marcelo who moved to England last year, was introduced to the band by
Michael of Bloodwork. Ashen Mortality will play the Destruction Festival in London.
Avantage Records released Motus
Perpetuus from Dynasty. The CD
contains 11 songs and was produced by Ricardo Parronchi (Destra).
The band JoŃo is releasing As The Shadows
Death. The music is described as grind noise.
Seven Angels is working on new
material for their next album. The recordings might start in July. Seven Angels was also
nominated as one of the main new bands in the Brazilian scene by Rock Brigade and Roadie
Crew. The band was also invited to join the Primal Fear tribute CD, organized by the
official Brazilian Primal Fear
website. Seven Angels chose to do Sacred Illusions from the Devil's Ground album.
Death metal band Sabbatariam donated some tracks in
MP3 format for their split CD with Demoniciduth from Switzerland.
Soul Hunter has started
recording their new album. They might put nine songs on CD, including the songs from their
demo CD Still Believe. Singer on the album is Nahor Andrade from Dynasty, but he's not a
permanent member of the band. Expect melodic power metal.
There are three new
Poems Of Shadows is
a black metal band from Edmilson Giglio, former bassist and vocalist for Promessa Divina.
He works on the moniker Lord Shavout now. The guitarist is Lady Damnaris and the drummer
Argoroth. The band will release their first album Nocturnal Blasphemous through MCK
Records. The CD has 12 songs.
Blazing Harp is a
power metal band. The line-up consists of Mike (vocals/guitar), ClÚber (guitar), Clayton
(drums), Reginaldo (bass) and Gabriel (keyboards).
extreme doom metal. However, the line-up only consists of women... Carla plays guitar and
sings, Mßrcia plays guitar and sings too, Matasja plays bass and Renata plays the drums.
Extol announced a line-up change.
Both guitarists, Christer Espevoll and Ole B°rud have decided to leave the band. Singer
Peter Espevoll: 'At first it came as a shock, although we understand their reasons for
leaving, but still it was sad to lose two great band members, one just after the other.
After 10 years of playing we reached a point where we could try to bring the band to the
next level, but neither Christer nor Ole felt they could make the commitment it required.'
According to drummer David Husvik the band has already sought out new members to replace
Ole and Christer: 'We will make an official statement of who they are later in July. I am
confident that this new unit of ours will deliver, and we are rehearsing material for our
next album as we speak.'
The plans are for
the band to enter the studio in late summer, and release the album later this year. They
are also planning some extensive touring through Europe and the United States to support
the next release.
The last two chances
to see the line-up with Ole and Christer will be on the Most°y Festival on May 29th in
Norway, and the Seaside Festival on July 3rd, also in Norway.
Evanescence has just released their
new video for their fourth single Everybody's Fool. You can watch
the video now from their website.
There's another MP3
available for download from the new Project
86 album. The song is called Spy Hunter. You can download this track from the Songs To
Burn Your Bridges album from Purevolume.com.
Roxx Productions is hosting the
Summer Madness festival on August 29th. This festival will take place in the Chain
Reaction, in Anaheim, California, USA. Bands scheduled to play are: Vengeance Rising,
Carbon 9, Torn Apart (featuring Ron Rinehart of Dark Angel and Blake Nelson of Oil),
Ultimatum, Inruin, Demize, Bloodshed On Earth, Ithimar.
On June 1st the new
album from Project 86 will be out.
The album is called Songs To Burn Your Bridges By. This record was previously released as
an independent album. Now Tooth
& Nail Records will put it on the market. However, the new release contains
remixed tracks plus four new songs that were recorded at The Compound studio in Seattle
with Aaron Sprinkle. You can download the song A Shadow On Me from PureVolume.com.
Dead Poetic's new album New Medicines
will be released in the United Kingdom on June 28th. The record company taking care of
this, is Golf Records.
This Summer a new
album from 12 Stones will come out.
This record is entitled Potter's Field. From the 12 Stones website you can preview the
There's an MP3
available of the ballad Honestly from Stryper.
This is a live track from the upcoming live album. Stryper is also scheduled to perform
live at DisneyWorld in Orlando, Florida, on September 10th.
Saviour Machine is working hard
on the final part of the Legend Trilogy, called Legend Part III:II. The pre-production
started last October in a Californian studio. This first phase of the recording was
finished recently. Since May 1st Saviour Machine is working on the second phase in Sweden
and Germany. This phase will be ended at the end of this month. And then the final phase
will be mixing all material. If all goes as scheduled, all recording of Legend Part III:II
will be complete in July!
Eric Clayton, singer
for Saviour Machine, also will be the 'voice of Reason' on a concept album by Ayreon
called The Human Equation. This record will also feature James Labrie (Dream Theater) and
Devin Townsend (Strapping Young Lad).
Spoken has completed the video for
Falling Further. This is a track from their most recent album A Moment Of Imperfect
Stryper will release their DVD this
Summer/Fall. An exact date will be confirmed. The DVD was shot in Puerto Rico in March
The OC Supertones have a new album
coming out on June 15th. Get ready for the Revenge Of The Supertones!
April 30th 2004
Last weekend Sacrificium recorded three new songs
and a cover song. The plans are to release a 7" vinyl record with the new material
through Whirlwind Records. Guitarist Oliver: 'Two songs have a more Swedish death metal
character. Maybe something
like Zustand Tod from the last CD, but more compact. The other song has more of a mid
tempo groove thing going on. I don't know, that one is hard to describe.'
The release-date for
the Sacrificium 7" is not set. The band will play the Seaside Festival in Norway, on the first of July.
DOT Music has signed
The Rise. This Swedish band features
members from XT and Jerusalem.
The song Switchback
from Celldweller has been
licensed for use in the Spiderman 2 trailer. You will need Quicktime to view the trailer.
Tooth & Nail Records released a
best of from Dogwood called Reverse
Then Forward Again. This album contains the band's favorite tracks plus two previously
unreleased tracks. This compilation also has songs from the first two albums from Dogwood.
Calligraphy is putting the finishing touches to their EP The Beginning Of The End. This is
their first record for Strike First Records. A full length is scheduled for an early 2005
release. You can download a pre-production MP3.
The Hanover Saints released a
new EP containing seven songs. This EP is out on Strike First Records. You can download
one of the songs.
Sinai Beach is going to record the
follow-up to When Breath Escapes. The new album is called Immersed and it will be recorded
in the Trax East Studios. The artwork is being done by Travis Smith (who also worked for
Nevermore, Soilwork, Suffocation and more).
April 23rd 2004
The Spirit That Guides Us
is postponing the recording of their DVD. More information about this will be released
later on. The band has finished the recording of their next album, North And South. This
record will be out in August.
There's a new band
on Solid State Records.
They are called He Is Legend
(formerly known as The Uriah Omen).
New Medicines, the
new album from Dead Poetic,
debuted at #15 on the Billboard Heatseeker's Chart.
From the end of this
month Nomen will start recording demos
for an upcoming album. The official recording will begin in June.
In case you didn't know, JP Koivisto is the new drummer of Immortal Souls. He is also part of the band Silent Voices.
Coming up on June 15th is the new album from Underoath called They're Only
Chasing Safety. There's a new MP3 available for download on purevolume.com. The song is
called Reinventing Your Exit.
There's also a new
MP3 available from Demon Hunter.
You can download the song The Latest And The Last from purevolume.com. This is
one of the songs on the upcoming Summer Of Darkness album, that should be out in early
Another band on purevolume.com is Blameless
from Guatamala. It's a band that mixes hardcore with metal.
April 16th 2004
Virgin Black is progressing with
the composition of their next album release. They have also produced a video clip to the
Our Wings Are Burning radio-edit. It should be available for download from the Virgin
Black website and from The End
Records. A full quality DVD version will be released on a compilation put together by
The End Records.
Stavesacre has almost finished their
DVD. They are announcing a release date soon. Previews are up on their website, in the
media section. Recording for the next record continues. Working titles for the four jams
are Bull Takes Fighter, Cloud of Dust, Time Honored Tradition and Handful of Words.
Jani Stefanovic from
the Finnish Melodic Death Metal band Renascent has announced his involvement in a new
project call Divinefire. This is an all-star project featuring members from Crimson
Moonlight, Narnia, Veni Domine, Renascent and Saviour Machine. Musicians who are said to
be involved, are: Jani Stefanovic ( Renascent), Christian Rivel (Narnia), Torbj÷rn
Weinsj÷ (Veni Domine), Fredric Sj÷holm (Veni Domine), Eric Clayton (Saviour Machine),
Hubertus Liljegren (Crimson Moonlight), Andreas Olsson (Narnia), Ronny Hemlin ( Lack Of
Faith), Carl Johan Grimmark (Narnia).
There's a new song
from Dead Poetic available for
download. You can get the song Glass In The Trees from Purevolume.com
Two other places on
the internet to download heavy rock music are:
Anguish Death Metal, USA
Hard Rock/Classic Metal, United Kingdom
April 9th 2004
On April 26th the
live DVD from Narnia called At
Short Notice - Live In Germany will be released. The songs on the album are: Inner
Sanctum, The Mission, War Preludium, The Countdown Has Begun, Back From Hell, No Time To
Lose, Long Live The King, Living Water, Shelter Through The Pain, Dangerous Game,
Awakening, Break The Chains, The Witch And The Lion. You can view a Quicktime video sample
on the Narnia
Crimson Moonlight is planning
to release a new album at the end of this year...
Seven Angels is invited to
record a song to the Primal Fear Tribute organized by the Primal Fear Brazilian Official
web site. The song is Sacred Illusions from Devil's Ground album.
Project 86 signed with Tooth & Nail Records again. The
fourth studio album Songs To Burn Your Bridges By will be released on June 1st.
The tickets for the Petra concert (June 5th) in The
Netherlands are selling like hot cakes. That's why the organization added an extra show on
Friday June 4th in Gouda. However, this is a very exclusive show. Things considered for
that particular evening, are a set with different songs, an acoustic set, a meet and greet
or even a meal with the band. If you want to be part of this VIP event, get your tickets.
April 2nd 2004
Last month Kekal did their mini tour through
Europe. Interestingly, they are making a video CD from their shows in Sweden, Holland and
Germany. This video has an 'underground' quality only, and entirely taken only by a
Handycam. It will be a strictly limited release. This video CD will be released later this
month. Kekal is also back in the studio to re-record four songs from their Contra
Spiritualia Nequitiae demo from 1996. Former member Newbabe is assisting in this special
recording session. Kekal will release these songs later this year for a special limited
edition album project.
There is a new Dutch
alternative rockband called Collide.
Members are Berry (vocals, guitar), Jona (guitar, vocals), Hielke (bass) and Ruben
(drums). They also have a demo CD out, containing three songs. Samples can be heard on the
Collide website. The CD was recorded at the Woodencup Studios and was produced by Theo Nap
The third album from
Ace Troubleshooter, It's
Never Enough, is in stores now! The album was produced by Tim Patalan, and delivers 12
fiery tracks of pure rock mayhem. You can download a track from Purevolume.com.
Threshold are back at Thin Ice Studios in
Surrey (England) recording their new album Subsurface. Some of the titles of upcoming
songs are: Mission Profile, The Art of Reason, Flags And Footprints and The Destruction of
Words. An extra song by drummer Johanne James called What About Me is also slated as a
bonus track for the limited edition version of the album. Inside Out Music plan to release
the album in July prior to Threshold's 2004 European tour.
You can help vote
for Blindside on the
Scandinavian MTV show called Up North. It's a show where you vote for your favorite video
anywhere in the world! Vote
for the band's All Of Us video.
there'll be an Underground Fest in Central America. More information can be found at: Tormentodespestes.com. Check
out their flyer. Bands playing are: Feedback, Try5t, Nativa, Att Livitunn,
Blameless, Codigo Penal, Tiesnesis, Tsidkenu, Dam Shoah, Arvegas, Dias De Agonia,
Conviccion, Mephiboseth, As Life Fades Away, Selah, Youth Challenge, Skadosh. There will
be recordings for a DVD...