Belgian death/thrash band EDGECRUSHER is finishing
their second CDemo >'Impressions of Mankind', featuring God Dethroned's
drummer Ariën Van >Weesenbeek. The album will be released in June and
only 300 copies will be >made. For more info/bookins/interviews, please
contact us through >www.edgecrusher.be." >BIOGRAPHY >EDGECRUSHER was
created early 1999. The line up consisted of JO (guitar), >Sientje (drums)
and Freddy (bass). To make it >more interesting and to get a bigger
sound by doubling some guitar riffs, >ISAAC (guitar) joined the band
in the summer of that >year. A couple of months before the recording
of their first CDemo “Damnatio >Memoriae” back in 2000, EDGECRUSHER
>finally found a singer. Not only did DAVY (vocals) a good & hard job
on the >demo, but he also released it on his own label SOLAR >RECORDS.
Meanwhile Freddy decided to leave the band, as he was more into >oldschool
hardcore. A couple of weeks later Thijs >(bass) joined us and was ready
to rock. >EDGECRUSHER started to make new songs, which sounded more
death/thrash and >less hardcore/thrash. It seemed JO and >ISAAC suddenly
found the right track. This led to more powerful songs and >better structures,
of which Impressions Of Mankind >is the result. Due to personal problems,
Sientje left in the winter of 2001 >and the search for a new drummer
began. In the meantime >Michael (who was their sound engineer for the
first CDemo and for the gigs) >helped them out. But since they already
had the plan >to record the new stuff, ISAAC contacted GOD DETHRONED’s
drummer ARIËN to >play drums on this demo. Drums were >recorded on juin
8th 2002 in the Trax Audio Recording Studio in Ghent, >Belgium. And
because of a lack of dedication, >Thijs was fired a couple of weeks
later. >The intention was to record the bass, guitars and vocals on
the computer at >home, but as the guy who’d do the job had lots of other
>things on his mind, EDGECRUSHER still decided to go to MICHAEL’s studio.
>After a lot of months, problems and frustrations, >we started the recordings
in february and finished them at the end of april >2003. The songs still
need to be mastered. >Right now EDGECRUSHER is already writing new songs
in the manner of >Impressions Of Mankind and they are looking for an
>acceptable record and distribution deal & gig offers in the European
>underground scene. They still havn't found a drummer with >ARIEN's
skills, but if the God Dethroned scedule allows it, EDGECRUSHER >would
do a couple of shows with ARIEN. > > >SALESPOINTS >* all bandmembers
used to play in other underground bands before and >consequently have
a lot of experience >* though we all listen to different music, EDGECRUSHER
is coherent in their >musical style. This explains why the line up has
>changed so many times; the sense of belonging and the music itself
take >priority >* ISAAC and ARIËN are students at the Pop Department
of the Rotterdam >Conservatory; they know where to pay attention to
>* Since the booklet of the first CDemo ruined us financially and wasn’t
what >we expected, JO and ISAAC spent hours on the >artwork of IOM;
also the official website adapted for the new album. > > > >Let me know
if you've add this to your zine and if you want a demo to >review. >Thanks
in advance for the support and take care! > >Sincerely, >fingercrusher
Isaac >(by the way, www.edgecrusher.be will only be available from next
week on... >we forgot to pay the bill. Hehehe...) > >-- >Isaac Delahaye
>Maarschalk Haiglaan 72 >B-8900 Ieper >Belgium >0032(0)474/329864 >email@example.com
OBSCENE extreme 2003 - 10.-11.-12. July 2003 in TRUTNOV
- Czech rep. MACABRE (Usa), DEAD INFECTION (Pol), CRIPPLE BASTARDS (Ita),
OBSCENITY (D), INHUMATE (F), CENTINEX (Swe), DENAK (Spa), PERVERSE (Pol),
INTERNAL SUFFERING (Col), SANATORIUM (Slo), KATAFALK (Hol), BOWEL STEW
(Ita), COREY (Ita), FUBAR (Hol), CROPMENT (Swi), RZEZNIA (Pol), SPACE
TO BEING (Cz), MASTIC SCUM (A), WHO IS MY SAVIOUR (D/Bra), RESURRECTED
(D), DESECRATION (Wales), ABADDON INCARNATE (Ire), PIGNATION (Pol),
GRIMNESS (Ita), FLESHLESS (Cz), PUTREFY (Ire), NEURAL BOOSTER (Hun),
DIABOLICAL (Swe), PORTAL (Swe), ISACAARUM (Cz), INGROWING (Cz), LYCANTROPHY
(Cz), NEUROPATHIA (Pol), INCARNATED (Pol), MEATKNIFE (D), MALIGNANT
TUMOUR (Cz/Hol), WELKIN (B), KRUSH (Hol), DESTROYING DIVINITY (Cz),
INHUME (Hol), BILE (Hol), PURULENT (Col), AHUMADO GRANUJO (Cz), CEREBRAL
TURBULENCY (Cz), LANIENA MENTIS (Cz), PROTEST (Sk), & more... info >>>
Cruachan... will be attending a Metal Convention
in Belgium on the 25th of May. Keith, Karen and John o' Fathaigh will
be there to sign autographs and to answer questions on the new album
and an important change in the line-up. For more information on the
Metal Convention check: www.metalorganisation.be. For more info and
tourdates on Cruachan check: www.cruachan.cjb.net Divercia... are currently
building their own recording studio and the band is working on demo-versions
of their new songs. Furthermore Divercia recruited a new drummer in
the person of Petri Eklund (former member of Violent Solution). For
more info and tourdates on Divercia check: www.divercia.com Dimension
F3h... the debut-album "Reaping the World Winds" just being released,
mastermind Morfeus already started the pre-production for the next album.
Besides the band will play the Elements of Metal Festival in Sandefjord
(Norway) on the 23rd of August. For more info and tourdates on Dimension
F3h check: www.dimensionf3h.com Hearse... latest news from the Hearse-camp
is that the band started working on new material. Furthermore the band
is planning a Benelux mini-tour, probably in September. For info & booking
on this mini-tour contact Tjerk at Loud Noise Productions : firstname.lastname@example.org.
For info and tourdates on Hearse check: www.medlem.spray.se/hearse Mercenary...
will head to the States in September where they are invited to play
this years Prog Power Festival in Atlanta (with a.o. Nightwish, Evergrey,
Symphony X). Besides the band will play the Elements of Metal Festival
in Sandefjord (Norway) on the 23rd of August. On top of that Mercenary
is about to record the vocals for their new, yet untitled album. For
a studio diary and more info/toudates on Mercenary check: www.mercenary.dk
Necrophobic... the Swedish satanic Death Metal horde plays the Fuck
The Commerce Festival on the 29th of May in Germany. For more info and
tourdates on Necrophobic check: www.necrophobic.net Primordial... will
be playing a lot of festivals this summer. The band is already confirmed
for Party San Open Air, Summer Breeze and Wave Gothic Treffen in Germany.
Besides the band is preparing the re-release of their demo 1993 (and
bonusmaterial). Last but not least Primordial will support Paradise
Lost on their Dublin-show. For more info and tourdates on Primordial:
www.primordialweb.tk Satariel... the band is busy writing new material
for their upcoming album "Hydra". For more info and tourdates on Satariel
check: www.satariel.com Thyrfing... will replace Amon Amarth at the
2000 Decibels Festival in Bengtsfors, Sweden. The festival will take
place on the 17th of May and other acts on the billing are Candlemass,
Pain, Vintersorg, Clawfinger and many more. For more info and tourdates
on Thyrfing: www.thyrfing.com
Cd's soon out: Grave Digger, Empire, Sinister, Secret
Sphere, ZZ Top, Passenger, , Brazen Abbot, DSG, Skinless, Vital Remains
(W G.Benton on voc.), Entombed, Zyklon, Usurper, Goatwhore, Sepultura,
Callenish Circle, Dysrhythmia, Force of Evil, Josh Todd, Kreator, Willow
Wisp, Al Atkins, Tragik, Razamanaz, Klimt 1918, Rain Paint, Forgotten
Sunrise, Circle II Circle, Forest Stream, Led Zeppelin (live), Bloodflowerz,
Stryper, Quireboys, Emerald Rain, Royal Hunt, lamb of God, Lynch/Pilson
project, Vanishing Point, Mörk Gryning, Bon Jovi, Joe Lynn Turner,
Star 1, Mystic Prophecy, Type O Negative, Goldbrick, Liquid Sunday,
Hate Eternal: had a car accident back from a gig in Wisconsin. Only
Rutan got some vertebra damages.
Mayhem: during a gig in Bergen they were ripping a sheep on stage, the
head detached from the vocalist's knife and hit a 25-yr-old boy; Mayhem
are risking a 6-month-arrest, and promised to give the boy free tickets
for future shows...
Impaled Nazarene/Finntroll: Teemu "Somnium" Ralmoranta (born
on 19.5.1977), guitarist of both bands and ex-Thy Serpent, Barathrum
and Utuk Xul died in Helsinki on 16.3.2003 in an alcohol-related falling
DISSIMULATION Maras LP March 13th 2003 debut album
of blasphemous Lithuanians is finally out on LP. Maras is pressed on
golden vinyl and comes with exclusive cover art, once again masterly
executed by Roswa as well as lyric sheet with translations. Maras LP
is limited to 333 hand-numbered copies only, so - be quick or be dead.
Maras T-Shirt First ever T-Shirt of Dissimulation meanwhile is under
designing stages. Ledo Takas hopes to present the clothes to the public
in late spring. There are some details we would not like to speak much
right now, but it might be that shirts will be pressed in two versions
[maybe with different design], one of which will be quite a revolution
[sic!] for a shirt printing market in Metal circles. Dissimulation live
March 11, the band has presented Maras live in a yearly traditional
show to hail the restoration of Lithuanian independence. the band played
together with Obtest, Eudine Seythe, Loits and Diktatura. April 11 Dissimulation
will present Maras live in Riga, Latvia, sharing the stage with Count
De Nocte [Finland] and Preternatural Flaying [Latvia]. Dissimulation
European tour is in works for September/October 2003. All interested
parties should get in touch for details or keep checking the Ledo Takas
website. Dissimulation talk Read the Vampire webzine interview with
OBTEST Tukstantmetis LP March 21st is the date when the first album
of perhaps the most acclaimed Lithuanian heathen war metal band is out
on vinyl, for the first time ever. Earlier released on tape and CD,
Tukstantmetis is too classic heathen/black metal record to remain "vinylless".
Ledo Takas puts it out on exclusive picture disk with redesigned artwork
and remastered sound! 12"record is limited to 333 copies only, so move
your ass in order to get it in time! Auka Seniems Dievams tape version
At last, Fatal Ecstasy Productions from Belarus have issued the tape
version of latest full-length studio album by Obtest! This edition is
totally pro-manufactured with coloured inserts, including English translations
of lyrics and great sound quality. Ledo Takas has licensed this deal
for worldwide distribution of tapes, so all those interested in carrying
the thing should get in touch directly with Fatal Ecstasy. Dvylika Juodvarniu
pic. 7"EP Finally, official news about first ever Obtest material after
Auka Seniems Dievams album. Ledo Takas is proud to announce the renewed
deal with the band, the result of which is upcoming picture 7"EP Dvylika
Juodvarniu. It is a special release with exclusive material dedicated
to the memory of Martynas Meskauskas [RIP], close friend of Obtest and
eternal brother in arms through out all these years. It is Martynas'
hand that painted Obtest logo, it is his spirit that was, is and always
will be behind Obtest. The band has dedicated one track to Martynas,
and will record Anubi cover song in addition which will be featured
on this 7"EP. No release date has been settled yet. New album prospect
Obtest are still writing material for their third yet untitled record
that is scheduled for autumn release via Ledo Takas. From the rough
material that is circling around the rehearsal room it is evident that
it will be the best Obtest album to date, and Ledo Takas will put all
the efforts available to make it the best produced label's album so
far. Obtest talk Read the Vibrations of Doom webzine interview with
the band here
LOITS New signing on Ledo Takas Records Estonian Black Metal crew with
a patriotic WarShiping attitude, namely Loits! They have been around
for quite some time already, putting out tapes and self-released CD-R's
with excellent music that has been gaining much of praise in Baltic
States as well as outside. Loits have been participating in most of
the Metal festivals and tours in Baltic States through years. Ei Kaheste
Midagi demo has sounded good enough to propose the band a 7"EP deal.
Four new tracks go under the name of Legion Estland, which Ledo Takas
will release in limited edition of 658 copies later this year.
THOU ART LORD DV8 vinyl to be out on Ledo Takas Records We are very
proud once again to announce a new release under our evergrowing "Hellenic
branch" of the label: the cult of Thou Art Lord has bound their Satanic
majesties with Ledo Takas! Active participants and co-founders of the
Greek Black/Death Metal sound are back with a new album after many wasteful
years! It is called DV8 and released on CD under the banner of Black
Lotus Records. Ledo Takas has licensed the DV8 album for exclusive vinyl
edition, later in the year. For those unfamiliar, Thou Art Lord have
always been the demon-offspring of The Magus [Necromantia] and Sakis
[Rotting Christ]. They have done two albums in early/mid nineties in
order to burn out straight after, yet the Lord was re-awaken again in
2002! This time with superb addition of Set on vocals and Akis on
drums [both - Septic Flesh]! Needless to say, the new album has turned
out simply a masterpiece of Hellenic Black/Death Metal, easily the best
they have ever done. No wonder having in mind those incredible deliveries
by Rotting Christ, Necromantia and Septic Flesh in form of their latest
albums. HORNA Risti Ja Ruoska 7"EP has got an incredible response in
the Black Metal underground and has been literally sold out in few weeks.
Still few copies are left for direct sales from Ledo Takas.
NECROMANTIA New shirt It has been in production for months, and seems
like another curse has taken over this item! People behind the production
of Cults Of The Shadow shirt claim it was sent our way weeks ago, but
we still wait it to appear over here. Brand new exclusive Necromantia
shirts were designed with fragments of IV: mAlicE CD design, and come
now in limited edition of 100 copies, including all sizes from S to
XXL. We'll keep you posted when shirts are here and available to order.
Ledo Takas Records release schedule: LETA 008 LP/TS DISSIMULATION [LTU]
Maras LP/TS out now!! LETA 010 LP OBTEST [LTU] Tukstantmetis LP out
now!! LETA 011 EP LOITS [EST] Legion Estland 7"EP spring/summer 2003
LETA 012 EP OBTEST [LTU] Dvylika Juodvarniu 7"EP spring/summer 2003
LETA 013 LP THOU ART LORD [GRE] DV8 LP spring/summer 2003 LETA ??? LP/CD/TS
OBTEST [LTU] tba 3rd LP/CD/TS autumn 2003.
Gospel of the Horns + In Aeternum + Razor of Occam:
09th May - Holland / Bladel / Pazzop * 10th
May - France / Paris / Locomotive 11th May - Italy / Voghera / Thunder
Road ** 12th May - Serbia / Belgrad / Dom Omladine 13th May - Hungary
/ Budapest / Trafó club 14th May - TBA 15th May - TBA 16th May - TBA
17th May - Germany / Kobelnz / Headbnagers Festival *** 18th May - Belgium
/ Ghent / The Frontline 19th May - traveling day 20th May - Finland
/ Helsinki / Semifinal 21st May - Finland / Kuopio / Laituri 22nd May
- traveling day 23rd May - Germany / Berlin / K17 24th May - Germany
/ Bitterfeld / Festung club **** 25th May - Poland / Warsaw / Przestrzen
Grafenberga * with MARTYR ** with DISMEMBER & HANDFUL OF HATE ** ***
with NIFELHEIM, PENTACLE, URN, ANGELWITCH & MORTUARY DRAPE **** with
DESTROYER 666 -----------Another news I want to announce is Razor Cross
Europe Tour planned for September 2003 with: SHINING BLOODLINE URGEHAL
Shining will be performing on the tour with Hellhamer on drums. Bloodline
is a new band of Mr Nattefrost of Carpathian Forest featuring Aborym
and Diabolicum members. The band will be promoting their debut album
for Selbstmord Services. There's also officially confirmed that Bloodline
will be playing live tracks from both: Carpathian Forest and Aborym...!!!
Severe Torture + Deeds of Flesh + Hate Eternal
+ Dying Fetus:
04.09. London - Underworld (UK) 05.09. Bradford - Rio (UK) 06.09. Dublin
- Music Club (IRE) 07.09. Milton Keynes - Pitz (UK) 08.09. Colcester
- Soundhouse (UK) 09.09. Paris - La Locomotive (FRA) 10.09. Essen -
Zeche Carl (GER) 11.09. Munster (Breitefeld) - Live Arena (GER) 12.09.
Eindhoven - Effenaar (NL) 13.09. Vosselaar - Biebob (BEL) 14.09. Groningen
- Vera (NL) 16.09. Hamburg - Markthalle (GER) 17.09. Berlin - K17 (GER)
18.09. Warszawa - Proxima (POL) 19.09. Praha - Black Pes (CZE) 20.09.
Engelsdorf - Hellraiser (GER) 21.09. Vienna - Arena (AUS) 22.09. Budapest
- Kultiplex (HUN) 23.09. Ljubljana - Metalkova (SLO) 24.09. Milano -
Transilvania (ITA) 25.09. Cesena -
Vidia (ITA) 27.09. Athene - Ann Club (GRE) 28.09. Thessaloniki
- Hydrogios (GRE) 30.09. Pratteln - Z7 (CH) 02.10. Irun - Tunk (SPA)
03.10. Madrid - Caracol (SPA) 04.10. Barcelona - La Capsa (SPA) 05.10.
Murcia - Moloko (SPA) 06.10. Porto - Hard Club (PT) 08.10. Perpignan
- Crock More (FRA) 09.10. Villeurbanne - CCO (FRA) 10.10. Amneville
- After Club (FRA) 11.10. Rotterdam - Baroeg (NL) 12.10. Rijsen - Lucky
Metallica: Robert Truilljo is the new bassist player.
Bon Jovi: visit www.davidbryan.com,
their keyboardist's site, containing new pics, press clips, home videos,
updates and an exclusive merchandising line.
Kiss: Gene Simmons is looking for talents for his exhumed Simmons rec.
(which was distributed by major RCA/BMG in the 80's). Teenage pop bands
and original rock bands can send a package to:
Simmons rec. - Po Box 15097 - Beverly Hills, CA 90210 - USA.
Iron Maiden: working on their 13th CD at Brave New World's same studios,
i.e. Kevin Shirley's 'Cave' since January; the CD is to be out around
June and will feature the following pecularities: 2 songs are over 9
minutes, and the album will also include Nicko McBrian's 1st song; an
epic song by Gers will show lyrics about a France's special religious
period, confirming Bruce's love for history; on this album we'll also
listen to Steve Harris playing acoustical bass. The album will also
be released as a DVD with a 5.1 mixing!!!
Dimmu Borgir: in studio for the follower of 'Puritanical',
they've hired Prague's orchestra (as fashion demands nowadays).
Mötley Crüe: reprinted all of their 11 albums with bonus tx
+ 2 DVD's are out these days + Nikki Sixx's book, "The Heroin Diaries",
is about his life between X-mas 86 and 87's, including the underhand
intrigues during the recording of 'Girls, Girls, Girls', the tours,
the front page on Rolling Stone, the O.D's and arrests.
Ex-Morbid Angel/Acheron/Nocturnus Mike Browning has ended the recording
of a demo with After Death.
Exodus: Steve Sousa is back in and will record with'em the new CD out
for CCC rec.
Arcturus: Garm (aka Tricky G) has announced the band's split by assessing
it not serious enough, so as to dedicate himself to his own Jester rec.
Speed Kill Hate: this is the name of a new old-school thrash project
feat. Dave Linsk, Derek Tailer, Tim Mallare (ex-Overkill), and singer
Mario (ex-Anger on Anger)
Ufo/Schenker: the history between MS and UFO is more and more similar
to the old one between Liz Taylor and Richard Burton! The axeman is
again out of the band and Paul Chapman is back; we'll wait & see
what'll happen after the good 'Sharks'...
Guns 'n' Roses/Steelheart: singer Michael Matijevic is preparing a soloCD
and working on a side-project along with Slash, Izzy, Duff and Matt
Threshold: have just recorded an acoustic CD for the fanclub only, including
2 very early tracks dating back to when they still had never been signed!
Crimson Glory/7 Witches: their ex-voc. Wade Black is working on a band
called Tiwanaku together with ex-Nocturnus's bassist-voc. Emo Moweri
and Iced Earth's drummer Richard Christy.
Cd's soon out: Manes, Kickhunter (Ex-Helloween), Circle II Circle
(Ex-RATM), Cradle of Filth (Black Metal with raspy/growling vocals meets
Slayer), Agent Steel, Soilwork, Entombed, Gorgoroth, Sinister, Deeds
of Flesh, Stromrider, Enthral (with Martin Skywalker as a guest), Sodom
(live), End of Green, Alchemist, Ballistic (Ex Jag Panzer, Wardog),
Byfist, Fear Factory, Cryptopsy (live), Paradise Lost (live), Aeternus,
Steel Attack, Fairyland, Gamma Ray (2 live CD's), Chinchilla, Dark Moor,
Cydonia, Edguy (100-minute-long-and-40-page-enriched live CD), Bob Catley,
Mystic Prophecy, Stryper (best of + 2 new songs), Skid Row (DVD with
unreleased stuff), Black Label Society, Magellan, Powergod, King's X,
Guardians of the Flame.
Strana Officina: Guitarist Marcello Masi (also in
Bud Tribe Band) died last month.
T-Rex: drummer Mick Finn died last 11/01 for unknown reasons.
CD's soon out: Battlelore, Ahrcana, John Arch, Runemagick, Mental Home
(new sensation from Russia, also including a cover of Depeche Mode),
Black Label Society, Backdraft, Saigon Kick, Manegarm, Tenet, Circle
of Dead Children, Infliction, Gotthard, TNT, , Ken Tamplin, Lamb of
God, M.O.D., Susperia, Destruction, Lullacry, Tourniquet, Fire Trails,
Rosae Crucis, Tree of the Sun, Enslaved, Concerto Moon, Rikki Rockett,
Sonata Arctica, Ephel Duath, Dismal, Edenbridge, Voivod, Sinister.
in New Jersey! 2. Blood Fire Death label news 3. Bethlehem CD rom 4.
Dark Fortress release party/gig! 5. Baphomet 6. Look into the Mirrorthone
1. Krieg live KRIEG took care of Northern New Jersey on a past Saturday
eve alongside BLACK WITCHERY, ALGOL & WOMB. The new KRIEG album is recorded
and will again be issued by Red Stream in early 2003. > 2. Blood, Fire,
Death will vomit forth (in order of release): > > Lugrubrumâ€™s â€śDe
Totemâ€ť CD. This is a Belgian alcoholics dream! â€śDe Totemâ€ť is a
long out of print homage to evil, midgets and Darkthrone! Lugrubrum
creates music for sick minds, out of their own mental illness! > > Finlandâ€™s
Pest and their one and only CD â€śHail The Black Metal Wolves of Belialâ€ť
will be released on BFD in early 2003. These guys really are Black Metal
Wolves (and members of Satanic Warmaster). > > DEBAUCHERYâ€™s debut,
â€śDead Silent Screamâ€ť which is a sadistic Black Metal assault-glorifying
the total worship of death. 3. Bethlehem CD-rom The apocalypse-sons
Bethlehem issue shortly their "Suicide Radio" interactive CD-rom with
video clips, remixed songs, photo gallery flash animation, discography
and more. The band is also writing an entirely new album that will be
released on Red Stream. It is said to be a combination of all known
Bethlehem styles. 4. Dark Fortress release party/gig! Dark Fortress
prepares to release Profane Genocidal Creations with Sear Bliss and
Cirith Gorgor at their release show/party! This show will take place
on February 15th, in Landshut, Germany. 5. Baphomet Baphomet prepare
to release the following batch of blackness: Eternal Silence's CD. This
band composes majestic and atmospheric Black Metal from the snow filled
landscapes of Norway! Svartpest's debut CD. Svartpest is sexcellent
Norway Viking Metal debut by two NECROPHAGIA members (Fug & Frediablo).
Soul Forsaken's "Tales of the Macabre" which is aggresive and brutal
melodic metal by Fug and Frediablo! 6. Look into the Mirrorthone Red
Stream will release the debut CD of Mirrorthrone from Switzerland. The
aim of Mirrorthrone is to create a music that is bearer of feelings
allowing dream and imaginary but also reflection and introspection,
without being prevented by any limit. All tempos are used, from a kind
of ambient music that might remind Arcana to a never equalled violence
and speed of Extreme Metal. One can sometimes feel some Heavy Metal
influences but the dominant point is the symphonic aspect. The work
was mostly based on melodies for the programming of classical instruments
but also for the guitars and the voices. Thus, the music has an aura
of magical and mystical strength that freezes, makes shiver and travel
through icy landscapes.
soon out: Darkthrone, Ken Tamplin, God Dethroned, Runemagick, Stigmhate,
Thunder, Dream Evil, Narnia, To/Die/For, Fu Manchu, Racer X, John Sykes,
Entombed, Apocalyptica, Lullacry, Blazing Eternity, Gorgoroth, Mark
Ferrari, Usurper, Stryper, Firehouse, Crush40/Sons of Angels, Finntroll,
Queensryche, Osy, Firefly, Omen, Haunted, Diamond Head, Blaze Bayley,
Drive, she said, Johnny Lima, Dragonspoon, Anthrax, Apocalyptica, Great
Deceiver, Gathering, Tyrant Eyes, Seraphim, Talisman, Dream Evil, Zodiac
Mindwarp & the love reaction, Darkthrone, Leadfoot, Arena, Nostradameus,
7 Witches, Sea of Green, Antropofagus, Ancient Rites, Beyond dawn, Katafalk,
Crustacean, Circle II Circle, Lord Belial, Kamelot.
Steve MacDonald, killed himself after fighting for years against manic
band's reformed and is about to record new material. Meanwhile, earache's
assembling a CD with old live (Gods of Grind tour) & studio songs.
masters of melancholic & epic Dark Metal... - PRIMORDIAL - finally on
singer Csihar Attila Gabor arrested in Italy because found with 158
ecstasy pastils hidden in sandwiches to push.
Dissection: out on 17th Feb. with "Live Legacy", CD containing
their 96 show in Wacken. They're also working on new stuff with Faust
behind the skins.
Marduk: their next CD has been titled "World Funeral"
and was recorded with P.Tätgren at the Abyss. On Jan. also a single
out feat. Possessed's cover "Phantasm".
Amorphis: their new song "Kuusamo" will be used in the
soundtrack of the film "Menolippu Mombasaan".
Michael Kiske: out on Jan. with his project Supared.
Mike Tramp: has started the recording of his next solo-CD at Copenhagen's
legendary Sweets Silence Studios together with as legendary Flemming
Raw Power: the old Italian HC/Metal band lost Giuseppe Codeluppi
because of a heart attack last 6th Oct.
Suidakra: are looking for a new guitarist; if interested mail to:
RATM/NIN: vocalist Zack de la Rocha has recorded some trax with
T. Reznor for his solo album.
Buckcherry: their ex-singer, Josh Todd, has started a band named
Bal Sagoth: their new CD will be recorded by the end of 2002 and
the cover will be by Martin hanford, one of the UK's most popular fantasy
Altaria: is the name of Sonata Arctica's guitarist Jani Liitmatainen's
solo-project, out in the early 2003 and temporarily titled "Invitation".
Agathodaimon: the songwriting of their new CD is going on, but Romanian
singer Vlad is out, because of his decision to move to the USA and devote
himself to other music styles.
Jon Olive: is working on a solo CD between Beatles and Black Sabbath.
Without face: have moved from their Hungarian hometown Veszprem
For My Pain: is composed by members of Nightwish and Eternal Tears
of Sorrow and will release their 1st single next Dec.
Chris Poland: Ohm Underground is the name of his LA-based prog-fusion
Candlemass: are writing an album darker than "Epicus..."
Strapping Young Lad: have entered Vancouver's Armoury Studios for
their next CD out on Feb. 2003. Feat. monolithic Gene Hoglan!
DGM: are preparing a new CD; meanwhile their singer Titta Tani,
already drummer in Daemonia's Claudio Simonetti's horror project, is
playing the drums on Necrophagia's new CD, "The Divine Art of Torture".
Cd's soon out: Kult ov Azazel, Internal Bleeding, Apocalyptica,
Biohazard, Abominator, Sublime Cadaveric Decomposition, Marty Friedman,
Cheap Trick, Spike (Quireboys), American Head Charge, SUFFOCATION, Suicidal
Tendencies, Dying Fetus, Masterplan (Helloween/B.Guardian members),
Helloween tribute, Cockstar (Nikki Sixx +Traci Guns), Skinless, Loudness,
Annihilator (live), Darkthrone, Carnal Forge, Unruly Child.
FUCKED PROD. presents SFP 001 GERBE OF LIFE / REPUDIATE Split CD
Both bands on this Split CD are French bands. GERBE OF LIFE will crush
you face with 11 tracks of fast and furious grinding death, REPUDIATE
will make your ears bleed with 6 tracks of pure death blasting fucking
metal. Get this album for 12 $ or 12 € (world - post paid) at SKULL
FUCKED PROD. c/o Fred ANTON 19 rue des paturages 67310 ZEINHEIM FRANCE
email@example.com http://www.skullfucked.ht.st or SKULL
FUCKED PROD. c/o Phil CATT 3 rue Catherine de Bourgogne 67000 STRASBOURG
FRANCE firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.skullfucked.ht.st BE SKULLFUCKED
!!! VOMIT ON MUSIC BUSINESS !!!
URSHURARK "Architecture Of Perfect Damnation" CD
URSHURARK Title: Architechure of Perfect Damnation Format: CD Style:
Perfect Black/Death Metal Cat.N: BM 004 Songs: 1. Triumpant in Pandemonium
2. Hallucinated Messiah 3. Excellent Art of Cruelty 4. Decade of the
Tyrant 5. A Puzzle of Flesh (download mp3) 6. Solar - Execution - Eclipse
7. At the Palace of Moloch 8. AntiChrist Maniac --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Rating from reviews: Stargazer Mag. (10/10) Vincentius Webzine (87/100)
Xtreem Music (7/10) Necromance Mag. (7/10) Holymetal Mag. (9/10) Trashworx
Mag. (9/10) Fleshrites Mag. (9,75/10) Review: URSHURARK is the new italian
metal sensation. This band plays killing Black/Death Metal. Luca and
Co. present us one perfect conception of their music and their Black/Death
is not only traditional style (mix between two styles). In their music
every extreme fan will listen more ideas, typical for this band. This
is good, that they are not standart band (they are like......)!!! Maybe
only one band is their antipode - DIMMU BORGIR, but URSHURARK's music
include more Death Metal, Symphonic parts, Ambient, etc.
Finally we can announce the long awaited debut-album "DOMINION REPTILIAN"
from one of our latest signings... HEARSE. The album was recorded during
4 weeks in the summer of 2002 in the Stockholm-situated studio DOG POUND
AUDIO (a.o. Entombed, Terra Firma) together with studio technician JONAS
EDLER. Some of the titles on the album are COSMIC DAUGHTER, RAPTURE
IN TWILIGHT, END OF DAYS and title-track DOMINION REPTILIAN. HEARSE
consist of the following bandmembers:
JOHAN LIIVA (ex - ARCH ENEMY / FURBOWL) --- VOCALS AND STRINGS
MAX THORNELL (ex - FURBOWL) --- DRUMS AND STRINGS
MATTIAS LJUNG --- STRINGS
According to the band the sound on Dominion Reptilian
has the old Furbowl vibe with a touch of Merciful Fate in it. Not a
big surprise ofcourse since Johan and Max used to be in Furbowl together
between 1990-1994. Mattias brought that Merciful Fate influence into
the music. We at Hammerheart Records just say... " HEARSE is melody!
HEARSE is that remarkable voice! HEARSE is tight drums! Hearse is great
riffs with killer solos! What more do we want from a Metal band !?!?
" As an appetizer Hammerheart Records recently released a strictly limited
edition (500 copies) 7" EP with two exclusive songs, Torch and Avalon.
are rehearsing very hard for their upcoming Benelux mini-tour early
December with labelmates Thyrfing. This is the first time ever that
the band will play live in Europe so don't miss this unique opportunity.
DEMONS OF DIRT... bassplayer Pontus Jonsson recently left the band.
Anyone interested in the job contact Magnus Olsson at email@example.com.
Furthermore the band will enter the studio in November again to record
the follow-up to their debut album "Killer Engine". www.demonsofdirt.net
DIMENSION F3H... have recently finished the recordings of their debut
album "Reaping The World Winds". Mastermind Morfeus is now working very
hard on the album cover. The band is also rehearsing to sharpen the
edge further regarding live shows. www.dimensionf3h.com
IMPIOUS... will release a limited edition mini-CD titled "The Deathsquad"
for their European tour. Tracklist: The Deathsquad, Extreme Pestilence,
Trapped Under Ice (Metallica-cover), Soldiers of Hell (Running Wild-cover),
Live Wire (Mötley Crüe-cover). Besides, the band will do a few gigs
in Sweden with Blood Red Throne and The Forsaken as a warming up for
the full European tour with Necrophobic and Impious in January 2003.
MACABRE... hit the road on November 7th and will not return home until
after Christmas for their 5th annual Holiday Of Horror show. Macabre
will tour North America with Cannibal Corpse and Hate Eternal before
flying to Europe for the No Mercy - Xmass festival tour with a.o. Six
Feet Under, Marduk, Impaled Nazerene, Hate Eternal and Immolation. The
band will play a varied set featuring new and classic songs. www.mindmelt.com
MORIFADE... will start the recordings for their new album in January
2003. The new, yet untitled, album will be recorded in Los Angered Recording
Studio again with producer Andy La Roque. The mix is scheduled for April
so a release is only expected in the 2nd half of 2003. www.morifade.com
NECROPHOBIC... will finally hit the road!!! In January 2003 they will
do a full European headline-tour with Satariel and Impious as supports.
Check the complete tourschedule below in the newsletter. Furthermore
Hammerheart Records will re-release the first 3 Necrophobic-albums in
2003. On top of that the band is planning to record a limited edition
7" EP. www.necrophobic.net
PRIMORDIAL... just returned from a successful Benelux-mini-tour with
Callenish Circle and Danish labelmates Mercenary. The band are now checking
out the possibilities to go on a full European tour to promote their
latest album "Storm Before Calm". More news soon! www.primordialweb.tk
SATARIEL... are preparing themselves for their upcoming European tour
with Necrophobic and Impious in January 2003. The next album "Hydra"
will be recorded in March 2003 in Dug Out Studio, again with producer
Daniel Bergstrand. www.come.to/satariel THYRFING... will finally tour
the Benelux again!!! The band will do 4 exclusive club shows early December
together with Irish labelmates Cruachan and Dutch support Shadowbreed.
Since the band will not do a big European tour, this will be the only
chance to see the Svea Vikings live on stage for a while. So don't complain
afterwards we didn't warn you about it! www.thyrfing.com
HAMMERHEART BANDS ON TOUR: MERCENARY (DK) 02.11 – Studenterhuset in
Aalborg (DK) 09.11 – Paraplyen in Vejle (DK) 14.11 – Tobakken in Esbjerg
(DK) DISMEMBER (SWE) – THYRFING (SWE) + 2 supports! 29.11 – The Shrine
in Stockholm (SWE) THYRFING (SWE) – CRUACHAN (IRE) – Shadowbreed (NL)
06.12 – Patronaat in Haarlem (NL) 07.12 – Effenaar in Eindhoven (NL)
08.12 – Biebob in Vosselaar (B) 09.12 – Goudvishal in Arnhem (NL) Info
@ HAMMERHEART RECORDS : firstname.lastname@example.org / www.hammerheart.com
MACABRE (USA) on the upcoming NO MERCY – XMASS FESTIVALS 11.12 – Zeche
Carl in Essen (GER) 12.12 – Columbia Fritz in Berlin (GER) 13.12 – Alarm
in Zwickau (GER) 14.12 – Planet Music in Vienna (A) 15.12 – Schlachthof
in Wels (A) 16.12 – Konzertfabrik Z 7 in Pratteln (CH) 17.12 – Babylon
in Munchen (GER) 18.12 – Markthalle in Hamburg (GER) 19.12 – Rockfabrik
in Ludwigsburg (GER) 20.12 – La Laiterie in Strasbourg (FRA) 21.12 –
Hof Ter Loo in Antwerpen (B) 22.12 – 013 in Tilburg (NL) Info @ METALLYSEE
AGENCY : email@example.com / www.metallysee.com NECROPHOBIC (SWE)
– SATARIEL (SWE) – IMPIOUS (SWE) 03.01.2003 – Eastclub in Bischofswerda
(GER) 04.01.2003 – K 17 in Berlin (GER) 05.01.2003 – t.b.a. 06.01.2003
– Easy Schorre in Halle (GER) 07.01.2003 – Guru Club in Zilina (SK)
08.01.2003 – Plastic Club in Presov (SK) 09.01.2003 – Planet Music in
Vienna (A) 10.01.2003 – Hafen in Innsbruck (A) 11.01.2003 – Siddartha
in Florence / Prato (ITA) 12.01.2003 – Konzertfabrik Z 7 in Pratteln
(CH) 13.01.2003 – Zeche Carl in Essen (GER) 14.01.2003 – Röhre in Stuttgart
(GER) 15.01.2003 – Schwimmbad Musikclub in Heidelberg (GER) 16.01.2003
– Markthalle in Hamburg (GER) 17.01.2003 – Vera in Groningen (NL) 18.01.2003
– Baroeg in Rotterdam (NL) 19.01.2003 – 013 in Tilburg (NL) --- t.b.c.
Info @ CRUSH CONCERTS : Crush_Concerts@t-online.de / www.crushconcerts.com
Necrophobic + Satariel + Impious - European tour 2002
03.01.2003 - Eastclub in Bischofswerda (GER) 04.01.2003 - K17 in Berlin
(GER) 05.01.2003 - t.b.a. 06.01.2003 Easy Schorre in Halle (GER) 07.01.2003
- Guru Club in Zilina (SLO) 08.01.2003 - Plastic Club in Presov (SLO)
09.01.2003 - Planet Music in Vienna (A) 10.01.2003 - Hafen in Innsbruck
(A) 11.01.2003 - Siddartha in Florence/Prato (ITA) 12.01.2003 - Konzertfabrik
Z7 in Pratteln (CH) 13.01.2003 - Zeche Carl in Essen (GER) 14.01.2003
- Röhre in Stuttgart (GER) 15.01.2003 - Schwimmbad Musikclub in Heidelberg
(GER) 16.01.2003 - Markthalle in Hamburg (GER) 17.01.2003 - Vera in
Groningen (NL) 18.01.2003 - Baroeg in Rotterdam (NL) 19.01.2003 - 013
in Tilburg (NL) --- t.b.c. - BOOKING & ORGANISATION BY CRUSH CONCERTS
- EMAIL: Crush_Concerts@t-online.de
GERBE OF LIFE Brutal Grind/Death:
NEXT RELEASE: it won't be a split CD with SUDDEN DEATH (Ger) as they
had to cancel their studio sessions. This split will be with REPUDIATE,
a french Death/ Grind band. Released around sept 2002 on SKULL FUCKED
Prod. NEXT GIGS: - 10/02: Skull Fucked Fest/ Strasbourg w/ INHUMATE,
BLOCKHEADS, C.B.T, REPUDIATE, ABRASIVE - 12/02: Festival - tribute to
Chuck Shuldiner/ Evry.
Bruce Dickinson: has become an air pilot; as a matter of fact the
charter company Astraeus has confirmed he performs the duties of 1st
official on a Boeing 737 that usually flies from/to the UK from/to the
rest of Europe, North Africa and Middle East. Well, the next time you
take one of these flights don't forget to ask the hostess if there's
a Bruce Dickinson driving!
OSI: the prog-metal superband including Dream Theater's Mike Portnoy,
Fates Warning's guitarist Jim Matheos, Chroma Key's and ex-D.Theater's
keyboardist Kevin Moore and Gordian Knot's and ex-Aghora's bassist Sean
Malone have ended their debut "Office of Strategic Influence",
out in early 2003 on Inside-out.
Exciter: founder, sniger and drummer Dan Beehler's started a
band called The Beehler Project, where some songs are old Exciter's
classics re-played with 2 guitars this time; the new stuff also includes
what already appeared on T.B.P.'s demo "We Are at War".
More info at: www.beehler.net
Turbonegro: are back together and will release a new CD in spring
2003 on Burning Heart.
Danzig: Joey Castillo's out and's joined Queens of the Stone Age.
Entombed: will soon record a show in Stockholm that will become
their next live-CD.
Sentenced: have conquered their 1st golden record with "The
Cold White Light" in Finland, where they've already sold 20,000
Fear Factory: Guitarist Dino Cazares is looking for a singer and
drummer for his project band.
Skid Row: Sebastian Bach's father, David Bierk, has died at the
age of 58. He had the idea for the "Slave to the Grind"
Aerosmith: Joe Perry's own label, Roman rec., has signed the 1st
deal with Porch Ghouls, act from Memphis.
Soundgarden/Kyuss: Guitarist Kim Thayil has started a band with
drummer Alfredo Hernandes.
Dark Angel: have reunited with the following line-up: Jim Durkin(g.),
Eric Meyer(g.), Ron Reinehart(v.) and Gene "skin monster"
Guns 'n' Roses: Slash, Duff and Matt are looking for a singer; send
demos to: Slash, c/o 13636 Ventura Blvd. #434, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Angel Witch: have reformed and will partake 2003's Bang Your Head
- Rubén Barreto original drummer of the band has been reinstated
to MASTIFAL at the end of September after Leonardo Fernandez
left the band for health problems. .- In January of 2003 we will record
the next study work, this maetrial will contain 14 tracks. .- The album
"Holocausto mental" has been published in Peru by Infected Voice and
in Ecuador by Brutalidad total. Visit the official page of MASTIFAL
. MP3, Videos, info, tabs, pictures, comments, etc.
BLOOD RED THRONE recently finished
the recordings for their upcoming (2nd) full-length album entitled AFFILIATED
WITH THE SUFFERING. TCHORT and his partners in crime recorded their
new opus at DUB STUDIOS in Kristiansand, Norway. The album was produced
by ENDRE KIRKESOLA and Tchort himself. Mastered at STRYPE AUDIO by TOM
KVALSVOLL. Some songtitles on the new album are UNLEASHING HELL, A DREAM
OF DEATH, RAZOR JACK and title track AFFILIATED WITH THE SUFFERING.
The album first comes in a limited edition digipack, featuring two exclusive
bonus tracks (MERCY KILLINGS and DEADLY INTENTIONS (OBITUARY-cover).
The vinyl version (strictly limited to 500 copies!) contains the MASSACRE
cover CRYPTIC REALMS. BLOOD RED THRONE PERFORMS AGGRESSIVE, GROOVY,
OLDSCHOOL DEATH METAL EXCLUSIVELY !
BLOOD RED THRONE recording and live line-up:
Tchort - Guitars
Dřd - Guitars
Mr Hustler - Vocals
Espen "Beist" Antonsen - Drums
Erlend Caspersen - Bass
For more info on BLOOD RED THRONE visit www.get.to.bloodredthrone
- Release: 20th of January 2003
Hereby we proudly announce the new SEPTIC FLESH masterpiece, to be released
on HAMMERHEART RECORDS on the 27th of January 2003. The new album is
titled SUMERIAN DAEMONS and some of the songtitles are UNBELIEVER, RED
CODE CULT, DARK RIVER, FAUST and MECHANICAL BABYLON. Sumerian Daemons
was recorded in the Sweden based FREDMAN STUDIO with producer FREDRIK
NORDSTRÖM, known for his work with bands like Arch Enemy, In Flames
and Dark Tranquillity just to mention a few. Without exaggerating we
can say that the sound on this album is absolutely top notch. The musical
direction on the album is the apotheosis of extremity in all forms and
a praise to the dark ancient ways that still live on, disguised with
the skin of the new age... the new sound is a huge wall made from brutal
guitars, with nightmarish, mesmerizing melodies while the deep low vocals
of SET<'H> are combined with the cinematic style of a full choir directed
from CHRIS A. and the returning dramatic voice of NATALIE RASOULIS.
The photo-shoot/artwork is done in coöperation with the famous FX MASTERS
(THE AZAHOULOS BROTHERS) in Greece, also known for cinema and TV-productions.
Here you already get a sneak preview of what to expect:
SEPTIC FLESH line-up:
SET<'H> - Bass & Vocals
SOTIRIS - Guitars
CHRIS A. - Guitars & Samples
AKIS K. - Drums
GEORGE Z. - Keyboards
FOR MORE INFO ON SEPTIC FLESH : www.go.to/septicflesh
- RELEASE DATE : 27.01.2003.
NECROPHOBIC "Swedens leading cult Death Metal-band... finally touring
Europe!!!" SATARIEL "3rd millenium X-TREME metal" + IMPIOUS "this explosive
Death/Thrash-machine takes no prisoners... there is a killer on the
loose" - ROCK HARD PRESENTS - 03.01.2003 - Eastclub in Bischofswerda
(GER) 04.01.2003 - K17 in Berlin (GER) 05.01.2003 - t.b.a. 06.01.2003
- Easy Schorre in Halle (GER) 07.01.2003 - Guru Club in Zilina (SLO)
08.01.2003 - t.b.a. 09.01.2003 - Planet Music in Wien (A) 10.01.2003
- Hafen in Innsbruck (A) 11.01.2003 - t.b.a. 12.01.2003 - Konzertfabrik
Z7 in Pratteln (CH) 13.01.2003 - Zeche Carl in Essen (GER) 14.01.2003
- Röhre in Stuttgart (GER) 15.01.2003 - Schwimmbad Musikclub in Heidelberg
(GER) 16.01.2003 - Markthalle in Hamburg (GER) 17.01.2003 - Vera in
Groningen (NL) 18.01.2003 - Baroeg in Rotterdam (NL) Tickets for GERMAN
shows only: * METALTIX * Tel : + 49 (0)4627 18380 www.metaltix.de
* TICKETCENTER NEU ISENBURG * Tel : + 49 (0)1805 237241
Red Stream news:
2. The imminent
RAVENOUS mini CD is now called THREE ON A MEETHOOK. This piece of death
is on the threshold of release, in a morose looking digipack. RAVENOUS
is back with four brand new tracks of gruesome, bloody digital shock!
RAVENOUS consits of members of NECROPHAGIA, S.O.D., NUCLEAR ASSAULT,
HEMLOCK, ABCESS, and AUTOPSY, in case you didn't know. This is a must
have for those that miss or even overlooked the ill sound of AUTOPSY,
who disbanded some years ago.
3. NECROPHAGIA has recorded two select tracks for their upcoming DVD.
These tracks, titled "To Sleep With The Dead" and "The Fog", will not
appear anywhere else. RED STREAM and NECROPHAGIA have already solidified
a strategy to start filming, which is actualy already in progress.
4. THANATOS will discharge their "Beyond Terror" CD on BAPHOMET. THANATOS
covers the past and present sound of Deathrash Metal, devoid of repetition.
5. BLOOD FIRE DEATH is in heavy negotiaions with NARGAROTH for a possible
live 7" EP. Speaking of live tours, KRIEG just completed a German stint
that was a total victory with masses of people attending the shows,
which typicaly finished in total fucking bedlam, of course!
6. BETHLEHEM is finnishing up on "Suicide Radio" - an interactive CD-rom,
which features the band's music, short movies/videos, pictures, links,
hidden secrets and more. This is a first-rate, up to date presentation
from this utterly distinctive band.
7. HIDDEN have started work on their next record, which will be released
under the BAPHOMET label.
8. NOKTURNE put out their second CD through BAPHOMET. Sick and immoral
Black Metal, including a Destruction cover. A number of you might recall
this act from their World War III release a year or two ago.
Swedish masters of melody SKYFIRE just returned from the studio
where they recorded the follow-up to their very successful debut-album
"Timeless Departure". The new album is again recorded at the legendary
ABYSS RECORDING STUDIO in Sweden, together with producer TOMMY TÄGTREN.
Title of the new album is "MIND REVOLUTION" and some of the song-titles
are SHAPES OF INSANITY, DAWN WILL BREAK, THE CLOUDS LIE SILENT and EUPHORIA.
Artwork will be done by GRAAL (www.g-r-a-a-l.com).
According to bassplayer Jonas Sjögren we can expect a more diverse,
better structured and even better sounding album. Already presenting
us a very high acclaimed debut album, we expect SKYFIRE to gain worlwide
recognition and set new standards with their upcoming masterpiece in
melodic metal. You have been warned...
Expected release: early April 2003. For more information
on SKYFIRE surf to: www.listen.to/skyfire
SOULREAPER signed a multiple album-deal with HAMMERHEART RECORDS.
The band, featuring ex-Dissection members Johan Norman (guitar) and
Tobias R. Kellgren (drums), recently finished the recordings of their
2nd full-length album entitled LIFE ERAZER. The new album is recorded
& mixed at LOS ANGERED RECORDING STUDIO with producer ANDY LA ROCQUE
(Evergrey, Witchery, Morifade). Musically we can expect killer Swedish
Death Metal... with LIFE ERAZER the band will show the world how they
want Death Metal to sound. Some of the songtitles are GODLESS REAPER
OF SOULS, SON OF THE DEAD, SLOW FALL OF DEATH and the title-track LIFE
ERAZER. According to guitarist Stefan Karlsson the new album is way
more mature in arrangement... "the fast parts are faster, the heavy
parts more heavy and the brutal parts are crushing everything that has
been done. A killer album for sure".
Line up from left to right on attached photo:
Stefan Karlsson : guitars
Mikael Lang : bass
Tobias R. Kellgren : drums
Christoffer Hjertén : vocals
Johan Norman : guitars
Expected release: March 2003. For more information on SOULREAPER check:
CD's soon out: Seven Witches, Red King, Amon Amarth, Exmortem, Hanoi
Rocks, Journey, Pissing Razors, Jeff Scott Soto, Overkill (DVD), Kreator
(DVD/CD), Six Feet Under (DVD/CD), Rick Renstrom, Tribe of Judah, Symphorce,
Circle II Circle, Nasty Savage, Dionysus, Lynch/Pilson Project, Fates
Warning (DVD+re-issues of all old albums with bonus tx), Kaledon, Heraldry.
JAMES MURPHY just played two solos on the new Malevolent Creation album
which will be out later this year, good to see him back again!
Machine Head: Split with Roadrunner and guitarist Luster (too close
to Incubus and Cold Play stuff).
New Cd's soon out: Sugarcreek, Hughes/Turner, Blood Red Throne,
Opeth, Entombed (cover-CD), Mob Rules, Power Symphony, Psychopunch,
Axel Rudi Pell, Lunaris, Asgaroth, Chris Robinson (Black Crowes), Unmoored,
Negura Bunget, Blackmore's Night (live), Paradise Lost, Grave, Akron,
Chalice, Bobby Rondinelli, Affair, Anthrax (at last!!!), Raging Speedhorn,
Doro: is in a spot with female boxe-championess Regina Halmich,
for whom the German singer's written a song, "Fight", that
accompanies her during her every ring entry. The 1st time happened in
Berlin last August before the match Vs. the other woman champion Yvonne
Caples, and was braodcast by German TV ZDF.
Probot: Dave Grohl's project on RCA. Guests: Lemmy, Cronos, Tom
G.Warrior, Lee Dorrian...
John Corabi: the ex-Motley Crue has formed a new band called 'Zen
Lunatics' with drummer Jimmy d'Anda (ex-Bulletboys) and bassist Steve
King Diamond: is working on a new CD, "The Puppet Master"
in his Dallas' home studio and the same is doing guitarist Andy la Rocque
in Sweden's Los Angered Studios. All of the musical parts will be finished
by the end of October, while the concept will be ended by the end of
the year. In February a part of the equipment will be moved to Dallas
and re-mounted at King Diamond's house. Only then the parts of rhythm
guitar, bass and keyboards will be recorded, while all the rest will
be finished next summer. So the CD is gonna come out on 2003's Halloween.
Usurper: are at work with producer Neil Kernon. Cd will be out for
Earache and some...Manowar members will play on that too!
SEVERE TORTURE... BANNED in Switzerland and CENSORED in Germany
!!! Dutch Death Metal maniacs SEVERE TORTURE are banned from the stages
in Switzerland. The band was scheduled to play in the Z7 venue in Switzerland
on their upcoming European tour as support for Cannibal Corpse. Official
reason for this ban is the (according to the local promoter) perverse,
disgusting and very offensive cover artwork of their new album MISANTHROPIC
CARNAGE, which (also according to the local promoter) shows a total
lack of respect for other human beings. Severe Torture hereby appologizes
to their Swiss fans and they hope to play in Switzerland soon! On top
of that the normal album-version got censored for the official shop
distribution in Germany. So for Germany the album is available in a
limited edition with censored cover artwork.
Cudgel new releases:
Depression/Gonorrhoeaction split ep
Rotten Sound/Mastic Scum - split ep
Mastic Scum - Scar (Nov. 02) (grrroovin grindrock blast attack).
Deep Purple: Entity Rec. is looking for bands from all over the
world interested in being present in a tribute album dedicated to the
English band. For more info: Ian Artford at firstname.lastname@example.org
Magnum: We wish Tony Clarkin a quick recovery after the heart attck
he suffered from at the Sweden Rock Festival.
Megadeth: Ellefson, Degrasso, Pitrelli and Friedman are looking
for a vocalist for a new band they've created.
Ritchie Blackmore: Young Scottish actor Iain Robertson will play
Ritchie in a film titled "Telstar", set in the '60s when the
ex-Deep Purple was in a band called The Tornados.
Death: Chuck's mother, Jane Schuldiner, said he got a book written
by an Iranian fan, containing lyrics in English written by Chuck. The
US unlucky musician liked it so much that she thought it good to make
it available. It's 134 pages long and costs $ 15/20 + 4 for dispatching
per copy. Requirable at: Jane Schuldiner, 613 E Citrus Street, Altamonte
Springs, FL 32701 USA. Or at: www.emptywords.org
Cd's soon out: Blitzkrieg, Dave Meniketti, Symphony X, Disharmonic
Orchestra, Deep Purple, Anvil, Aemerald, Steel Prophet, Therion, Lacuna
Coil, Limbonic Art, Biloxi, Wildherats, 40 FT. Ringo, Bret Michaels,
Jack Russel, Wuthering Heights, Sinphonia, Judas Priest Tribute Album,
Aftermath, Lake of Tears, Deranged, Eternal Gray, Threshold, Hughes
Turner Project, Konkhra, Eternal Flame, Hardline, Highlord, Insania,
Magellan, Spiritual Beggars, Hate Eternal.
RUNEMAGICK - moon of the chaos
eclipse - LIMITED CD & ULTRA LIMITED PICTURE 10" LP OUT 26 / 8 - 2002!!!!
Just a few months after the massive release of their 4th strike "Requiem
of the Apocalypse", they are back with a new work, but this time ONLY
for the fans and followers! "Moon of the Chaos Eclipse" is limited to
1,000 copies on CD and 300 copies on a great picture vinyl 10", and
the preorders are already storming in! Be fast to obtain YOUR copy!
RUNEMAGICK is the Darkest Death Metal you can find! For you who still
haven't got their "Requiem of the Apocalypse" CD, have a look on what
the media said so far: 6 / 6 Scream Magazine, Norway "Great All the
Way Through" AMPUTATION MAGAZINE #8, Sweden 8 / 10 points APHELIUM WEBZINE,
Holland "High-caliber Swedish death metal!", BLACK BEYONDS MUSIC, USA
7,5 / 10 DARKWAVE NEWSLETTER, France 8,25 / 10 FLESHRITES ZINE, Spain
8 / 10 points GOTHCORE ZINE, Holland 89 / 100 points HM PORTAL WEBZINE,
Italy "This is the good stuff. It has soul." - Lotfp, USA 75 / 100 points
- LORDS OF METAL E-ZINE, Holland "A must have!" - Cheryl/METAL GOSPEL
WEBZINE (www.metalgospel.com) "Very Good Doomy Death Metal" - Spencer
Murphy / METALWAR, USA 4 / 6 Martin Kvam of MONSTER MAGAZINE, Norway
"Really a finest jewel" - Bart Donarski/MASTERFUL MAGAZINE, Poland "Svensk
Death Metal af hřy klasse" - Past and Present Webzine, Denmark 8 / 10
points PRO-ROCK MAGAZINE #5, Bulgaria "A very good and varied release"
- Vincent Eldfors/TARTAREAN D. WEBZINE 8 / 10 points TENSER MAGAZINE
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http://www.aftermath-music.com Out now: RUNEMAGICK "Requiem of the Apocalypse"CD
and Limited CD AZAGHAL "Helwettilainen" 7" EP POEMA ARCANVS "Iconoclast"
CD Out Next: RUNEMAGICK "Moon of the Chaos Eclipse" CD / PIC 10" VINYL
(lim. 1000 copies CD / 300 copies VINYL) (out late August 2002 - preorders
taken now!) COMING: RUNEMAGICK "On Chariots to Hades" TSHIRTS RUNEMAGICK
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Cruachan: John O' Fathaigh, the flute, tin-whistle player and brother
of band main-man Keith, is no longer a part of Cruachan. The move came
after a meeting between John and Keith about the bands future, the prospect
of more and more shows abroad was something that John could not commit
to for personal reasons so both brothers agreed that leaving the band
was the best thing to do. John was not "kicked out" of the band, leaving
Cruachan was a hard decision for him to make after the years that he
has been a member. Although nothing has been clarified, Keith is confident
that John will still be involved with the band in the future, maybe
as a guest on recordings etc. As of now, Cruachan are looking for a
replacement member who can play either flute, violin or keyboard, anyone
interested should contact: email@example.com
Absu: announce departure of
co-founder/guitarist/bassist/songwriter Equitant Infernain who's gonna
pursue other musical enterprises and solo projects.
Replacement must have appearance, intellect power, drug-addiction, and
or send demonstration efforts to: PO Box 743307 &endash; Dallas,
Texas 75374-3307 &endash; USA.
Exciter: After Jacques's leaving last Sep, they regrouped 2 months
ago and are looking for a new vocalist throughout all the world.
Cudgel agency: have now released the debut CD of the german
death/grind hordeTEARS Of DECAY. Expect a fast and intense US-styled
brutal death metal masterpiece, this CD also contains a hiddentrack
and two live videoclips from the Fuck The Commerce 3 The just released
CD "live-reincarnation-ground zero" of THE SIXTH INCUBATOR (with Chris
Mummelthey /ex-INCUBATOR) will from now on be distributed from cudgel
agency, since this CD is strictly limited to 500 copies only you must
be fast to get one. German deathers PROFANITY splitted with their label
cudgel agency. This was done with the agreement of both sides in a friendly
way. MALEDICTIVE PIGS will play in October two mini-tours, at first
the will crush the stages together with ILLDIPOSED and SOUL DEMISE,
and later on they will appear for some dates on the running tour of
PUNGENT STENCH, DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA und DISASTROUS MURMUR The german
grinders of DEPRESSION have just finished the recording session for
the upcoming vinyl 7" e.p. with the goregrinders of GONORRHOEACTION.
Also in Sptember will be released on cudgel agency a split vinyl 7''
e.p. of ROTTEN SOUND and MASTIC SCUM, which have recorded four tracks
for this piece, ROTTEN SOUND will appear with 4 excellent recorded live
songs. Releases: 29.07.02 TEARS OF DECAY - saprophyt CD THE SIXTH INCUBATOR
-live-reincarnation-ground zero CD September 02 ROTTEN SOUND (Fin)/
MASTIC SCUM (A) -split 7'' e.p. DEPRESSION (Ger)/ GONORRHOEACTION (Ger)
-split 7" e.p. live: MALEDICTIVE PIGS, ILLDISPOSED, SOUL DEMISE
cudgel agency Collegienstr.21 06886 Luth. Wittenberg Germany Fon: ++49
(0)3491 400227 Fax: ++49 (0)3491 400228 Home: www.cudgel.de
Morbid Angel: After
losing bassist and singer Jared anderson, Trey Azagtoth and Pete Sandoval
are preparing new stuff in view of the next album in Louisiana.
Machine Head: have enroled guitarist Phil Demmel (ex-Violence/Technocracy)
as a substitute for the resigning Ahrue Luster.
Napalm Death: soon out with a new live DVD, called "Punishment
in Capitals", containing material recorded live in London and Chile,
inties, and more.
As to the new CD, the old UK grind-deathsters have finished recording
the drum parts at Hastings' Parkgate Studios, and it should be out between
Sep and Oct.
Ratt's guitarist Robin Crosby (4/8/60) died on 6/6/02 in his
Hollywood's flat. Coroner said he couldn't state if because of a heart
attck or AIDS.
Whiplash/Into Another's ex-bassist Tony Bono died on 28/05/02
owing to a heart attack.
Mike Stone: At age 51 the famous producer of Asia, Journey, Kiss,
New Cd's out soon: Paradise Lost, Grave, Celebratum, Moon of
Steel, Neil Turbin (first ex-Anthrax's singer), Arena, Spocks Beard,
Aurora Borealis (with ex-Hate Eternal's drummer Tim Yeung), Carpathian
Forest, In Flames, Alastor, God Forbid, Heir Apparent, Lunaris (with
members from Borknagar, Satyricon, 1349, Spiral Architect), Limbonic
Art (lunatic guest appearance by Attila Csihar), Katklysm, Eric Martin
(with 2 different bonus in Europe and other 2 in Japan), Motley Crue
(Jap box edition only with their 8 CD's + bonus tks + 14 live songs!!!),
Loud N Nasty, Lillian Axe, Morning Wood (Europe reprint), Heavenblast
(released by Underground Symphony), Lost Weekend, Ralph Santolla (Millenium's
guitarist), Vital Remains, Running Wild (live CD/DVD), Yngwie Malmsteen,
Derek Sherinian, Fallen, L.A. Guns, Megiddo, Ronnie Le Tekro (TNT's
guitarist), Babylon Whores, Maze of Torment, Boston (tribute album in
October with tons of sharers and mix+mastering by Pete Coleman).
Exodus: Steve Sousa has engaged guitarist Glen Alvelais, already
with Forbidden and Testament, for his brand-new band, F Bomb.
Biohazard: Guitarist Carmine Vincent, already in the band in
'86-87, has come back to replace Leo Curly, allegedly gone out of Brooklyn's
band in a friendly way.
Enslaved: R.Kronheim hasn't been in the band anymore since the
end of their last UK tour. Curious that Kronheim himself voted for his
exit! Meanwhile the band's recruited 2 session-men in consideration
of the scheduled shows: lead guitarist Arve and keyboard-player Oyvind.
Also note that the Norwegian band has also changed their management
from Hard Rock Entertainment to IRIS Artistery and is to begin the recording
Twisted Sister/Skid Row: T.S.'s Eddie Ojeda has founded a fun-band
with Rob Affuso, called...Skid Sister!
Fleshgore: Ukrainian brutal death masters' debut 7-track CD "Interuterine
Dreams" is out (in Italy distributed
by Subordinate, please check details in the labels section).
Immortal: guitarist Saroth
(also bassist in Pain) has become an effective member in place of Iscariah.
Queensryche: guitarist Kelly Gray is out. Unknown his successor.
Tankard: the German thrashers will feast their 20-year career
with the release of the new LP "B-Day" on AFM.
Kiss: will keep their activity with Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer
in the place of the old P.Criss and A. Frehley.
Exciter: are searching for a substitute of the resigning singer
Rob Zombie: is in studio with producer Scott Humphrey to write the
soundtrack of the flick "The House of 1000 Corpses".
Metallica: are in northern California since the beginning of May
to assembly the material for the new album.
Ozzy Osbourne: it's about to come out "The Story of the Ozzy
Osbourne Band", a book of 350 pages written by Garry Sharpe-Young,
documenting the true story of Blizzard of Oz, since the first line-up
of '77 with Randy Rhoads. Lotsa inties with the band, friends...We also
inform you about a post-office box for his fans: Ozzy Osbourne, PO Box
5249, Beverly Hills, CA 90209 - USA.
Ozzy's daughter's recorded a cover of Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach"
for the reality sit-com "The Osbournes", featuring ex-B.Sabbath's
curious family, seen on MTV by more than 6.000.000 people a week.
Alice in Chains/Mad Season: in the night of last 20th April Seattle's
police found the rotted corpse of the 34-year-old singer, prob'ly died
because of a heroin overdose.
Jimi Hendrix: his father, James Al Hendrix, died at 82 owing to
heart disease. He was the honorary president of the Experience Hendrix,
association run by his daughter Janie L. Two years ago old James wrote
the book "My Son, Jimi"; authentic icon of '60's rock, died
with overdose in '70 at 27, Jimi began playing a ukulele given by his
father and was the youngest of 4 children born from a theater actors'
married couple gron up in Canada. James Al left school for job in the
mid-30's, roght after his father's demise and in '40 he moved to Seattle,
winnning many boxing matches. He also worked as a plumber, electrician
and gardener before retiring in '79 because of health problems.
Krux: the band including bassist Leif Edling, guitarists Jörgen
Sandstrom and michael Amott, drummer Peter Stjärnvind and vocalist
Tomas Parson has signed for Mascot Rec.
Nocturnus: have split up before entering studio to record their
new CD. Emo and Mike seem to be planning to build a new band.
Nevermore: their drummer Van Williams is working on the side-project
Pure Sweet Evil with multi-instrumentist Chris Eichorn. On the promos
also played axemen Jeff Loomis and Curran Murphy.
Voivod: guitarist Piggy is playing on Gathering' s new full-length
as a guest musician.
Megadeth: ex-guitarist Marty Friedman is working on a fully instrumental
solo CD with drummer Dean Castronovo. Bassist Dave Ellefson is helping
Dry Kill Logic in the songwriting and will co-produce Canadian Warmachine's
Ceremony: the band featuring M.Angel's bassist/singer Steve Tucker
and C.Corpse's guitarist Pat O'Brien has recruited ex-Emperor's skinbeater
Trym for their 2nd CD.
Vital Remains: vocalist Jake Raymond and guitar player Ron Green
have left the band to form a new project called Cast of Vengeance.
Joe Satriani: out with new CD "Strange, Beautiful Music"
on Epic. Featuring contributions from Robert Fripp, Matt Bissonette
and Jeff Campitelli.
Ac/Dc: Brian Johnson is working on a musical with UK actor Brendan
Healy called Helen of Troy.
ZZ Top: are on a US tour touching a lota casinos.
Yes: Rick Wakeman is officially in the band again on tour.
Guns 'n' Roses: should play next 23 August at Carling Leeds Festival,
going back to the UK after a 9 years' absence.
New CD's out soon: Ken Tamplin, Filter, Saviour Machine, Soulfly,
Anthrax, Anvil, Masterplan, Riot, Jack Russell, George Lynch, Annihilator,
Satyricon, Destroyer 666, Sinner, Steel Prophet, Sixty Watt Shaman,
Dirty Deed, Thy Majestie, Darkane, ...and Oceans, Novembers Doom, Thy
Infernal, No Fear, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Bongzilla, Limbonic Art, Chastain,
Firewind, Axel Rudi Pell, Dark Tranquillity, The Meats of Asphodel/Mayhem,
Agalloch, Michael Monroe, Sinister (cover death metal classics CD),
Shadows Fall, Oratory, Trash Brats, Enuff Z Nuff, Kristy Krash Majors,
Roxx, , Nasty Idols, Roxx Gang, Hard Knox, Lost Weekend.
Systematic: For a month in
studio so far Paul Bostaph's new act to record an album to be released
Immortal: After 3 years Iscariah's left because of the too many
dues but will still play with various bands.
Blue Murder: Soon back with a new CD and a new drummer, Aaron Rossi.
Tuff: Back in old guitarist Jorge DeSaint who's supposedly made
peace with boss Stevie Rachelle.
Queensryche: Out on June Geoff Tate's solo-CD and new Q. CD for
Sepultura: After long negotiations haven't signed for Sanctuary
and decided to look to elsewhere. In the meantime I.Cavalera's working
at a side-project with Billy Graziadei.
Soulfly: "III" is the simple title for their next CD for
Roadrunner, released next 24 June and mixed by Terry Date.
Randy Castillo: Last 26th March died at 51 after long cancer disease.
Confessor: Condolences to the band after guitarist Ivan Colon's
Voivod: Will start to record the new CD in summer with Jason Newsted
CD's SOON OUT: Inrage, Majesty, Symphony X, Grave, Dark Tranquillity,
Holy Moses, UFO, Quiet Riot, Skinless, Adam Bomb, Forlorn, Shy, Push,
Michael Kiske, Avantasia, Tracy White, Soundisciples, Machine Head (live),
Divercia, Doro Pesch, Disarray, Deformity, Autumn Tears, Novembers Doom,
Robert Plant, Arachnes, Ted Nugent, Shadowman, Hardline, Robert Fleishmann,
Darzamat, Gathering, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Honeymoon Suite, Mr. Big, Great
Deceiver, Ablaze My Sorrow, Dragonlord, Sepultura (live), Burnt by the
Sun (cover-CD), Star Queen, Merauder, Freedom Call, Myrkskog, 7 Months,
Saga (re-prints of the 1st 3 CD's with bonus tx), Rose Tattoo (with
Hanoi Rocks: After 1984's tragic Razzle's death during their
1st US tour, Michael Monroe and Andy McCoy are working together again
for the 1st time in a studio!
Every Mother's Nightmare: Old drummer Jim Phipps is back after Kris
Scanner: Seasoned Germans out with new CD for Massacre.
Hate Eternal: Ended recordings of new "King of All Kings"
at E.Rutan's Dimensional Sound Studios.
Suicide Shift: New project of Steve DiGiorgio, Darren Travis (Sadus)
and Chuck Billy, along with contributors like Jon Allen (Sadus) and
Per Jensen (Haunted).
Prong: back with new line-up: T.Victor (g./v.), Dan Laudo (d.),
Rich Gonzalez (Diesel Machine, g.), Brian Perry (ex-Lizzy Borden, Dirty
James Murphy: On 19th May in Indianapolis a benefit show with Deceased,
Fleshgrind, Skullview, Corpse Vomit, etc. to collect funds that will
afford the unlucky guitar lord to afford better treatments.
Anathema: Vocalist Daniel Cavanagh's left the band headed for Duncan
Patterson's and Michael Moss's Antimatter.
Celtic Frost: Confirmed their reunion CD with the original members
along with Apollyon Sun's guitar player Erol Unala.
Konkhra: Started a month ago the recordings of the new CD; pix and
trax already downloadable at their website www.konkhra.com;
unknown release date, but confirmed a show at a big festival in Turkey
at the end of June.
Dying Fetus: Guitarist Bruce Greig's left the band.
Malevolent Creation: Signed a deal with N.Blast but lost drummer
Dave Culross's help meanwhile.
Criminal: With ex-Pentagram Anton Reisenegger are now COF's ex bassist
Rob Eaglestone, ex-ENT Zac O'Neil and Entwined's keyboarder Mark Royce.
Winds: Prog atmospherical monster Norwegian band out with "Reflections
of the I", featuring Hellhammer, Carl August, and a section
of Oslo's philarmonic orchestra.
Guns 'n' Roses: maybe it's the right time! Long-awaited "Chinese
Democracy" could be out at the end of 2002. Line-up: Axl Rose,
Dizzy Reed, Tommy Stinson, Robin Finck, Paul Huge, Buckethead and Brian
Mantia, more guests like Brian May, Steve Salas, Dave Navarro, Gary
Sunshine, Shaquille O' Neal, Dave Abruzzese, Zack Wylde, Josh Freese
and Chris Pittman. Choice will be among a list of 70 songs!
Fleshcrawl: Axeman Stefan Hanus's left the band to have more time
for himself and long travelling, thou he'll keep on loving death metal.
Savatage: Guitarist Jack Frost out to make way the re-entering
Al Pitrelli, after Megadeth's downfall. Jack's quite angry and said
Savatage are traitors and not true friends, because they fired him through
a simple phone call after touring long with him. He also added not to
be an etilist nor a drug addict. Jack will now have time for his own
band, Seven Witches, currently on tour in Europe.
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"Worship" (Headfucker, 1999, HF05) RETALIATION: "The Execution" (Headfucker,
1999, HF06) CATHETER: "s/t" (Headfucker, 2000, HF11)
Absu/Slayer: in spite of the good start, Proscriptor has been turned
down by Slayer on account of his paranormal contour.
Burzum: Vikernes has just released a 16-page book called "Irminsul".
More details at his editor's website: http://www.cymophane.com
Absu/Slayer: Proscriptor, Absu's drummer, has been chosen among
tens of US skinbeaters. In just 3 days he was aksed to play 11 songs
and he videoed all playing his parts simultaneously with Slayer's; the
tape was sent to Araya and Co.'s management and later to Kerry King,
who invited Absu's drummer for an official auditioning, during which
"Postmortem", Raining Blood", "Disciple" and
"Hell Awaits" were played. The test went well and Proscriptor's
waiting for an answer.
Otto's Daughter: Femme fatale Jacqueline van Bierk's NJ's goth/industrial/punk/rockers'
impending come-back, titled "Renew", will be released in May
2002, but it'll be available on Amazon and Cdstreet.com already next
May. The guys ain't jokin' cuz their full-length will be released by
Metropolis and has been mixed by nonetheless than the respected Neil
Kernon (Queensryche, Death SS, Queen...). www.ottosdaughter.com
Sweet: Uk glam-rockers' drummer Mick Tucker died at 54 with leukemia
after a 5-year-battle.
Megadeth: DAVE MUSTAINE -- FOUNDER, VOCALIST, AND LEAD GUITARIST OF
METAL PIONEERS MEGADETH -- SUFFERS SERIOUS INJURY, ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE
FROM MEGADETH; GROUP DISBANDING AFTER NEARLY 20 YEARS TOGETHER During
the first week of January 2002, while Megadeth was on hiatus, in Texas,
I suffered an injury that caused severe nerve damage to my left arm
and hand. It was diagnosed as Radial Neuropathy - specifically, a "compressed
radial nerve." My doctors tell me it will take about a year to make
as complete a recovery as I can, and even then, we don't know how complete
that is going to be. I am working hard with a great team of doctors
and physical therapists daily, and God willing, someday I hope to play
guitar again. In the meantime, while I work on rebuilding my arm, I
will take this opportunity to reappraise my career and my future. For
the time being I have decided to exit Megadeth, and explore other areas
of the music business where I might make a contribution without being
able to play my instrument. I have had a terrific time singing and playing
for you while I was in Megadeth. I am truly grateful for all of the
numerous Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum Records I have been awarded,
as well as the many International Record Awards. And I can never thank
you, our fans past and present, enough for your loyalty and affection
over the years. My immediate goals now are to do what I can to make
something good come out of this terrible situation. First and foremost,
I want to use this opportunity to devote more time, energy and attention
to my wife Pam and my two children, Justis and Electra. Pam has done
a wonderful job carrying the load while I was a long-distance husband
and father in the studio or criss-crossing the world on tour, but in
terms of being a Gold or Platinum parent, I have a long way to go, and
I'm eager to get started. In closing I would like to depart with the
beautiful French words I wrote on the record Youthanasia: "A tout le
monde, a tous mes amis, Je vous aime, Je dois partir." (To all the world,
to all my friends. I love you, I have to leave) Dave Mustaine April
Fuck the Commerce V: don't absolutely miss this fest from 9th to 11th
of May 2002 in Neiden bei Torgau, Germany, feat. Deeds of Flesh, Benediction,
Grave, Disgorge(US), Illdisposed, Brodequin(cancelled), Disinter, Godless
Truth, Jack Slater, Kadath, Malignancy, Retaliation, E.N.T., Beheaded,
Centurian, Wolfbrigade, Necrophagist, Severe Torture, Retaliation, Disastrous
Murmur, Seirim, Disavowed, Pyaemia, Forsaken, Isacaarum, Gurkkhas, Sanity's
Dawn, Blockheads, Impure, Uppercut, Driller Killer and some more.
Nuclear Assault: are back with the original line-up! Confirmed at the
next Wacken Open Air.
Cult: have broken the contract with Lava, a division of the major Atlantic
Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue: some songs of theirs will be included in
the flick "Spun" soundtrack with Mickey Rourke.
Exodus: Paul Balhoff, historical singer of the US thrashers in their
'85's debut "Bonded by Blood" and live "Another Lesson
in Violence" died last 31 Jan at Oakland's Highland Hospital, CA,
at the age of 41. The doctors, after consulting his friends and his
only traceable relative, decided to detach the machines that still kept
him alive, struck by a 2nd heart attack which had provoked him irreversible
damages. My comment and tribute to this undervalued and unlucky boy
is: "Goodbye Paul, I'll miss U cos I lived the thrash golden era
and I know how U were into that and what a positive person U were. Life
was not as generous to U as U were with others".
Iron Maiden: All the band is helping ex-drummer and friend Clive Burr,
afflicted with multiple sclerosis; there's no cure to heal it, but he's
trying new substances to help his body the best way. We remind the youngest
he joined the band in '79, playing on I.Maiden's 3 first albums. Maiden
have opened a foundation at his name through which they'll try to get
as much money as possible, and are playing two benefit shows at London's
Brixton Academy on 20th and 21stMarch.
Megadeth: Out on Loud Rec. a remixed and
remastered version of their classic debut-CD, "Killing is my Business,
and Business is Good", also feat. the "Last Rites/Love you
to Death", "Skull Beneath the Skin", "Mechanix"
and title-track demo-versions. Victor Entertainment has just released
a double-CD live Megadeth recorded at Tucson, Arizona, on Nov. 2001.
Kiss: Their recent 5-CD box has already
been certified as golden album in the US for selling more than 100 copies.
Overkill/Judas Priest: Both soon out with
a live DVD.
Pantera: Vinnie Paul has recently stated that their new CD will be out
not before the start of 2003. In summer, however, a DVD called "Pantera
4" will be available.
Slayer: Dave Lombardo goes back home! Yes,
he's come back to enterprise the "God Hates us all" US tour,
which started last 24th Jan from New Haven, Connecticut. Paul Bostaph
had to surrender due to his chronic elbow problems, convinced not be
able to give his best potential.
Nasum: Besides their new CD, which is being
recorded at Soundlab Studios, the band is gonna release a double CD/box
called "Blueprints for Extinction", containing 129 songs!!!!!!!
Cradle of Filth: Next May they're recording
their first album for a major; some demos are already ready, and they
were recorded at Peldon's New Rising Studios, the same of "Bitter
Suites", and the temporary title chosen for the CD is "Damnation
and a Day".
Uriah Heep: The historic British band is
about to release the follower of the very good "Sonic Origami",
which is gifted with Pip Williams's production. Their tour started from
Finland in May and will end in London at 20th April.
Diamond Head: The 4 original members are
playing together anew and a reunion seems possible. Meanwhile, boss
Brian Tatler keeps on working on a mysterious project with Mr. Dave
"I am Megadeth" Mustaine.
Internal Bleeding: They got a new singer,
ex-Bodyfarm's Jerry Lowe, whom we'll listen to on their next full-CD
Stratovarious: Timo Kotipelto seems ready
to release his new solo-album, recorded at Finnvox with Mika Jussila.
Cover by the legendary Derek Riggs.
Guns 'n' Roses: Steven Adler is writing
a memory book titled "No Bed of Roses", where he'll tell his
story without censures, compromises, nor falsehoods.
Ten: After many auditions the band has
announced Vinny Burns's replacement, i.e. 25-y.o. Chris Francis from
Kent; Chris got a degree at London's Guitar Institute in '99, then won
some competitions from the well-known "Guitarist" mag., and
finally released a solo homonymous album containing 9 instrumental tks.
Stylistically, he's said to be a mix between Eddie Van Halen, Nuno Bettencourt
Savatage: Zachary Stevens is working on
the debut of his new act, CircleIICircle; on the CD will also be songs
written at 4 hands with Jon Oliva.