September 30th 2005
The first official
CD from Illuminandi is finally
released by Bombwork Records.
The album The Beginning contains the first two demo's from the Polish gothic metal band.
The German band Brain:FAQ will release their new album
in November through Whirlwind
Records. A release show will take place in the same month. Also a name change of the
band is expected...
The release date for
the new Sacrificium album Escaping
The Stupor is set for the 28th of November. A release party will be on December 10th in
the Farbstrasse, Bietigheim, Germany.
And Underoath will release a special
edition CD & DVD of their successful album They're Only Chasing Safety. Expect this
one on October 4th.
September 23rd 2005
The German death
metal band Sacrificium has inked a
record deal with Black Lotus Records. This Greek label will release the band's second
album Escaping The Stupor in November. Escaping The Stupor was recorded in the Panic Room
Studio (Crimson Moonlight, Pantokrator) in Sweden. The album is the follow-up to Cold
Black Piece Of Flesh.
Kekal has recorded a cover of Juices
Like Wine from Celtic Frost. You can download this song from Audiostreet.
Inpop Records will
release the Petra Farewell CD/DVD.
This CD/DVD will be filmed on October 4th before a live audience. You can already find a
video from the Farewell Tour from John Schlitt's website. After 33 years Petra is disbanding.
On the 28th of
September Random Eyes will start
to record a new single. This will be done with their new line-up since Mikko Tuliniemi,
Timo Peltokangas and jorma Rantalainen left. They are replaced by Markus Niemispelto
(drums) and Voitto Rintala (bass). The single will be recorded at the Music Bros-studio in
Divinefire has released their second
album Hero in Japan yesterday. The band will be doing three live dates in Japan next
month. The European and USA release of Hero will be on November 21st.
Also Narnia has a new album that will be
out in February/March 2006. The title for this fifth studio album is Enter The Gate.
Neon Cross released a new
song that you may want to download. The track is called You're The One and it's one of the
tracks on the band's upcoming new CD.
Corrosive is the
title for the new Blissed album.
Saint and Random Eyes will be playing the Night Of Power in Germany
alongside bands as Falconer, Godess Of Desire, Majesty and Fleshcrawl. The Night Of Power
will be organised by Powermetal.de to celebrate their sixth anniversary. The event will
take place on October 15th in the Sporthalle at the Innovationspark Klingholz in
Giebelstadt (bei Würzburg), Germany.
Dead Poetic is working on a new
album. The band will spend the rest of the year writing material.
I Am God, the new
album from Rivera/Bomma, will be
out on Mausoleum Records on November 7th.
On December 2nd and
3rd the Christmas Rock Night
will be held in Haus Ennepetal, Gasstrasse 10. Ennepetal (near Wuppertal), Germany. The
bands that will be on stage are: Petra, Disciple, Kutless, Blindside, Spoken, Life In Your
Way, Seekers Planet, Make Up Your Mind, Crushead, Arson, Today Forever, and more.
September 16th 2005
My Silent Wake
released their first EP. This disc contains only two songs, comprising over 16 minutes of
music. The tracks were recorded at the Kewsound Studio in England. Both songs were
originally written for Ashen Mortality. My Silent Wake is the new doom metal band of Ian
Arkley (formerly of Seventh Angel and Ashen Mortality).
Antithesis is completing their
new album Dreaming Reality. They hope to have it released at the end of this year.
Demon Hunter's third album, The
Triptych, will be out on October 25th. Some of the tracks on the record are: The Light
That Guides Us Home, Relentless Intolerance and Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck, a Prong
7th Angel from the Ukrain has
finished recording the new album The Silver Sky.
There are plans to
re-release Step On It, the 1989 debut album from Jet Circus. The album is now re-mastered. The CD may contain one or
two unreleased songs recorded during the Step On It sessions. Also the video for Victory
Dance will be on it. Expect this album in December.
cancelled Beyond The Mountain
Festival is re-scheduled for November. The location is the Arcada Theater, in St.
Charles, Illinois, USA. Bands that will be playing this festival, are: Becoming The
Archetype, Holy Soldier, Barren Cross,Jacobs Dream, Deliverance, Whitecross, Once Dead,
Saint, Sacred Warrior and Neon Cross.
September 9th 2005
...And The Rest Will Follow, the
new Project 86, will be out on
September 27th. You can now listen to three songs on the band's Purevolume website,
including the track Sincerely, Ichabod.
The Juliana Theory have some
new songs available on their Purevolume page. They also shot a video for This Is A Lovesong...For
The Loveless, as well as an unreleased home demo for Leave Like A Ghost (Drive Away).
Headnoise have a new album out
called For Now We Know: In Part 1.
Virgin Black's new album will
probably be out in early next year.
September 2nd 2005
On the 30th of
August 2005, Virgin Black
recorded with The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. The band is still working on their new
album. Singer Rowan London describes the process as a mammoth, slowing being tamed...
The Juliana Theory will release
a limited edition CD/DVD package of Deadbeat Sweetheartbeat. The DVD contains four
previously unreleased tracks plus fifty minutes of video footage. The album will be out on
Blindside's latest album The
Great Depression is their 3rd record to debut inside Billboards Top 100 Chart. They sold
over 12,000 units in the first week of release.
August 26th 2005
This fall Zao will release
their first full-length DVD called The Lesser Lights Of Heaven. The band will also be
working on the follow-up to the Funeral Of God album. Expect this CD in 2006.
Ultimatum is mixing their new
CD. They also have the intention to release a DVD.
Narnia has parted ways with
keyboardplayer Linus Kåse. In the meanwhile the band has almost finished recording their
new album. A release date is not set yet. Narnia members Christian Rivel, Andreas Olsson
& Andreas Johansson will tour in Japan with Divinefire.
No Innocent Victim is
recording their new album To Burn Again in the Trax East Studio. The disc will have
fourteen tracks. Three of them are songs from the No Compromise album that will be
Pantokrator is spending time to write
material for their next album.
You can listen to a new song from Project
86 on Purevolume.com.
On September 13th the new album from Nodes Of Ranvier will see the light of day. The record is called The
Years To Come. You can listen to the song Glass Half Nothing on Purevolume.
And on November 8th the new Inked
In Blood album Lay Waste The Poets will be released. You can listen to the song These
Sonnets Of Our Lives on Purevolume.
The progressive rock band Trinity FSG plans to record the
follow-up to their debut The Valley Of The Dry Bones. The CD will be called A New Day.
August 19th 2005
Stryper has signed with MTM Music/SPV in Germany for the
release of Reborn. MTM Music will release the comeback album from Stryper on August 29th.
The first pressing will be a limited edition to celebrate MTM's tenth anniversary. Reborn
has eleven tracks. The song titles are: Open Your Eyes, Reborn, When Did I See You Cry, Make You Mine, Passion, Live Again, If I Die, Wait For You, Rain, 10,000 Years, I.G.W.T.. The final song I.G.W.T. is a remake
of the classic In God We Trust.
The Juliana Theory made a
video for This Is A Lovesong...For The Loveless. The band has just posted a message
about the video and several pics on their blog.
Here's news from Altera Enigma: The recording and
post production of the Alteration album has progressed well. Jason DeRon is busy
finalizing the track listing, and mixing the remaining songs and getting them prepared for
mastering at Vision Studio in Jakarta. Alteration is expected to come out late 2005 or
Staveacre has signed a multi-album
deal with Abacus Recordings. This is an imprint of the Century Media Group. The band is
busy recording their first album for Abacus, called How To Live With A Curse. This disc
should be out in early 2006.
The Dutch band Fort Knox Amsterdam have three songs
online of their first full length album. You can listen to the material at Myspace.com. The band recently
parted ways with drummer Karsten (formerly of Crestfall & My Evil Twin). Karsten is
replaced by former FKA drummer Paul Versteeg (also formerly of No Longer Music).
Silence The Foe's EP Sweet Sweet
Suicide will be released in the US on September 6th by Lujo Records.
Last weekend the sad
news reached the Art For The Ears forums that our member Peter Kompanje (nickname
Peter1979) passed away. Peter died on Thursday August 11th, shortly after visiting Eric
Clayton (Saviour Machine) in
the USA. He suffered from cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Andrea and
his family and friends.
August 12th 2005
Bachman and Joey Daub of Believer
fame, got together to finish their first new Believer song in years. They are also working
on two other tunes. As Joey Daub is also involved in Fountain Of Tears and his solo
project Years Of Plenty, it's difficult for him to get together a lot. Daub is also
looking for bootlegged Believer concerts or footage. He's collecting material for a
Monty Colvin is
working on material for the next Crunchy
CD. The new songs will have a harder edge and will be a going back to some of his Galactic
Demon Hunter will release their
third album this fall. The record is called The Triptych and it is produced by Aaron
Sprinkle. It is believed that The Triptych will be the band's heaviest, most technical and
traditionally metal oriented album so far. One of the tracks will be a cover of Snap Your
Fingers, Snap Your Neck, originally from Prong.
Balance Of Power are in the
process of working on their next album with the new singer Corey Brown. Corey Brown is
known for his vocals in bands as Magnitude 9 and Psycho Drama. The first live date Corey
will play with the band is November 26th at the Firefest 2, Notthingham Rock City, UK.
The bluescore band Cottonbomb from Germany will release
their new album on August 19th. The disc is called Don't Worry Little Baby and it will
have twelve songs.
started for the new Stavesacre
album How To Live With A Curse at Studio 606. Matt Hyde will produce the album. The album
should be released in February 2006.
The new King's X CD is titled Ogre Tones.
The new King's X CD will be released on September 27th 2005 through InsideOut Records.
The first official Illuminandi CD The Beginning
will be released this month through Bombwork Records. This album features remastered
versions of their two demo's and a live recording.
The long awaited new
album Once Upon A Time In The North from Immortal Souls, will be released at Flevo Festival this weekend. This
limited 2CD digipak includes two new songs, the sold-out EP's Divine Wintertime and The
Cleansing plus four old demo songs. Including on dics 2 is the debut album Under The
Immortal Souls is
also working on new material. They'll start recording in winter 2005. The album will be
entitled Wintereich. Eleven tracks were written.
MxPx is touring Europe in support of their
new album Panic.
August 5th 2005
Silence The Foe have started
recording their first full-length album. They entered the GrandSport Studio on Monday. The
band had only released EP's and vinyl singles so far. Their latest EP Sweet Sweet Suicide
will also be released in the USA in September. The US version has two bonus tracks and two
music videos in addition to the five original tracks from the Norwegian release.
Late fall the new P.O.D. album will be released by
Atlantic Records. The record is called Testify and it's the sixth studio album from the
band. Testify was produced by Glen Ballard.
The Beyond The Mountain Music
Festival has been cancelled! This is due to financial struggles and lack of ticket
sales. However, an alternate show will be organised by different promoters. This smaller
festival will take place on August 27th and will be called Up From The Ashes. Tickets for
the Beyond The Mountain Music Festival are not valid for the alternate festival though.
The Up From The Ashes event takes place in the New Life Christian Church in Anaheim,
California. Tentative line-up: Sacred Warrior, Holy Soldier, Neon Cross, Once Dead,
Ultimatum, Rivera Bomma, Tower of Hundred, Laudamus and Tykkus.
You can listen to a
new Spoken song. The band's new
album Last Chance To Breathe will be out on August 30th but you can already check out the
song Wind In My Sails on Purevolume.com.
Todd Pope of
Transfigural Form has decided to release his new material on the internet for free. You
can download the songs from Soundclick.com.