Pulmonary Fibrosis: PASCAL
BERTHON, runner of the METAL FURY Radioshow and vocalist of PULMONARY
FIBROSIS, decided to kill himself the 9th July at 6:30 P.M. He was one
of the last Die hard metallers I knew, a real maniac, voracious tape
trader and proud Death metal supporter who wasn't afraid of his opinions!
We won't forget him... R.I.P. BERTHON!
the Amenta: the
Aussies are searching for a new frontman. If you wanna change your life:
Jesse Pintado (died
27 August 2006) was an American guitar player. He started in the band
Terrorizer where he recorded the grindcore masterpiece "World Downfall".
After that he joined Napalm Death just in time for the recording of
their "Harmony Corruption" album. In 2004 he was relieved of
the Napalm Death duty and revived the Terrorizer project. In the meantime,
he had also played with Napalm Death bass-player Shane Embury in Lock
up. He lived in Ridderkerk in the Netherlands. With Terrorizer he released
in 2006 the album "Darker Days Ahead". He died from complications of
a diabetic coma.
friends of terrifying nekronoise Time has come to write something about
the condition our band is in. There hasn't been much news recently -
so few, that some people began to think that Nekropolis has finally
found it's last resting place in the dephts of Hades. This is not the
case! We're still alive, but we're rolling a lot slower than before.
During the last few years, our former hobby-band grew bigger and bigger.
To control this project, a whole lot of things must run smooth and every
member of the band must be able do give 100% of his energy to the band.
Both wasn't the case recently. First: when Thies was leaving, we had
some hard times finding a new drummer. With Merlin from "Eluveitie"
we would have found the missing man, but there is the other problem:
Not all the bandmembers are able to give as much energy and time to
Nekropolis as before. Beni is writing his master-thesis in biology at
the university of Bern and will have his final exams at the end of this
year. Lugi has passed his final exams in history but will stay at university
four more years to get a doctoral degree - which means a lot of work
to do. Reto is slowly becoming a live-bassist in demand, playing in
various bands. Also Marc got his old guitar out of his cupboard and
is now torturing the strings with "The Rash". All this has one
consequence: we can't go the pace of the last few years. We have been
sitting together many hours discussing about the future. Let Nekropolis
die was no taboo, but we all agree that Nekropolis MUST live, simply
not as big as until now. So: What are we going to do? At the time we
are finishing the DVD of our concert at the "Freezing Metal Nights"
in Spiez this year. Then we have written a bunch of songs that we are
currently recording at the Nekro-Records-Studios in Hondrich. When and
how we will publish these songs isn't decided yet, first goal is a good
pre-production. If possible, we will hit the stage once again, but at
the time studio comes first. That's how the future looks like. Hopefully
we have provided some clarification about the current situation and
can count on you bloody nekrofreaks out there as ever before! With lash
and barrage fire The Nekrocrew.
P.S.: This February, we have made a lot of "The Perversion of Humanity"
T-shirts and longsleeves - thinking to be on tour again. Now we are
sitting on four boxes of mearchandise without the opportunity to sell
it on concerts... L BUT: there's something good about that for you:
we are selling this stuff at cost price. Nekroshirts go for CHf 13.-/10
Euro and longsleeves for CHf 17.-/12,5 Euro (dispatch incl.). Visit
the Nekro-Shop, have a look and order.
Lords of Chaos: movie
company ZU33 is working on a flick based on events occurred within the
Norwegian Black metal scene in the early 90's. The production will start
in Europe this autumn and the script was written by Hans Fjellestad
(also director), Ryan Page and Adam Parfrey. Emperor' and Zyklon's Samoth,
who was in jail for 16 months because of his involvement in the burns
of a few Norwegian Christian churches: "I'm a bit skeptical, I
don't actually feel excited about it but I hope it will come out well.
I'm sick and tired of all those morbidly looking for every documentary,
book or article about the earlier Black metal scene; of course the crime
side fascinates lots of people, yet I believe many take this story too
seriously. At those times I was all into that, but by now 15 years have
passed, so I see things differently from those who approach this stuff
first. What's sure is that it was something unique!"
Ted Nugent: 57
y.o. legendary US axeman has announced his entry into politics together
with the radical cons and is trying to become Michigan's governor by
2010. In 204 he was the protagonist of a show at Fallujah, Iraq. "These
Islamic jihadists wanna snuff out us all" he said and - addressing
ridiculously-voiced Cat Stevens, who was converted to Moslimism many
years ago: "The next time I see you I'll shoot you up!". In
his ranch depot Nugent keeps at least 350 fireguns so as to symbolically
Gene Simmons has
opened a bikini car wash. His new activity will turn to the Gene Simmons
naked car wash at night and in a closed environment.
Eric Adams and
the adventurer-zoologist Chester Moore appear on the Magic Circle Music
DVD entitled "Wild life and wild times". Both lovers of nature
and outdoor life, they have been searching esotic animals like the emus,
the American bison, the royal salmon, the elk and the wild boar, also
investigating snakes' habitat. The corresponding soundtrack has been
cured by Adams himself. More updates at: www.wildlifeandwildtimes.com
are in the song writing process for our next CD. 5 songs are ready (Skin
To Skin, Unreal Pleasure, Seduction, Craving and Pulsating Lust). We
hope to have the new CD ready at the end of the year. With this next
CD, you can expect the heaviest and most brutal album of ABRASIVE. -
Our bass player Alex will do a german written zine called SEMEN DEMON
ZINE. The zine will feature a lot of interviews with bands like LIVIDITY,
TEARS OF DECAY, VOMIT REMNANTS, INFECTED MALIGNITY, … The first issue
will be out in a few weeks. For information contact Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The ABRASIVE cover shirts are still available. The shirts are 2 sided
and two colour printed. Available sizes are L, XL and XXL and also longsleeve
shirts in the sizes XL and L. Check out our site for more details. You
can order the shirts for 15 Euro/17 US$ (Europe) / 18 Euro/20 US$ (World)
and the longsleeve shirts for 20 Euro/22 US$ (Europe) / 23 Euro/25 US$
(World) at my address below. All prices incl. p & p. - Our CD “Devotion”
is selling good you can get your copy now for 12 Euro / 14 US $ (Europe)
or 13 Euro / 15 US $ (World) at: ABRASIVE, c/o Ralf Köhler, Neue Str.
54, 70186 Stuttgart, Germany. Or contact us through www.semendemon.de.
For promo and wholesales contact our label at www.ntey.wz.cz,
or email email@example.com.
Axel Rudi Pell: married
Christina in Bochum on May, 5th before 130 guests for a ceremony set
in an ancient castle.
Motley Crue: two
new books about Nikki's crew out: "Motley Crue down under: on
tour with the carnival of sins" and "What Motley Crue
means to me: Crueheads share their stories".More info at: www.cafepress.com/cruetime
2006 Germany World Football Championship: Masterplan's
Uli Kusch and Roland Grapow, Dionysus' Ronny Milianowicz, Hammerfall's
Joacim Cans and Oscar Dronjak recorded the song "Glorious"
for the event in Sweden last April. The other guests were singer Mikeyla,
Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Tobias Sammet (Edguy), Timo Kotipelto
(Stratovarius), Nils Kvale (Pagan's Mind), Victor Broden (Leann Rimes),
Mike Chlasciak (Painmuseum, Halford) and Hempo Hilden (John Norum, Glenn
Home Entertainment is about to release the double DVd "Heavy
Metal - Louder than Life: the definitive metal documentary",containing
interviews, live shows, and rare archives material accompanied by a
soundtrack of over 70 tracks. Prepared by movie director Dick Carruthers
(Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith) and producer Jim Parsons (MTV Headbanger's
Ball), the opera is dedicated to Darrell Dimebag Abbott, Pantera's guitarist
killed on stage on Dec. 18, 2004. It deals with subjects like Led Zeppelin,
Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Metallica, Pantera, Twisted Sister, the
best all-time albums, journalists, producers, Satanism, metal fans,
metal attitude and all in-between. Enormous is the list of guests (Rob
Halford, Geezer Butler, Klaus Meine, James Hetfield, John Sykes, Paul
DiAnno, Phil Lewis, Scott Ian, Stephen Pearcy and hundreds more!)
concept album "Operation Mindcrime" is to become a
movie. Geoff Tate has engaged scriptwriter Mark Shepherd to turn it
to a real flick and is dealing with some Hollywood studios. If the thing
has success, a sequel will be realized as well.
and Bob Kulick have just realized a clinic DVD, "Forever (30
years of Kiss classics!)", 150 minutes where they teach rhythmics
and solos of their most popular songs. Orders at: www.kulick.net
DE VERMIIS MYSTERIIS
- NB009 Split Album (CD) featuring BLODULV, THE TRUE ENDLESS, MALIGNANCE,
SIGMA DRACONIS; all tracks were not previously published. Split album
(CD) fra BLODULV, THE TRUE ENDLESS, MALIGNANCE, SIGMA DRACONIS; tutte
le tracce sono inedite.
ARMATA DI CARONA "MOTHER" - NB007 With Armata di Carona Fearbringer
leads the listener to an obscure and visionary atmosphere, freezing
and morbid black metal begotten by one of the masters of Italian black
metal before undertaking more epic sounds.
mascotte Vic Rattlehead has a new design thanks to www.deviantart.com,
a site hosting the largest number of artists in the world, which launched
a contest where Dave Mustaine himself chose the winner among over 2,500
proposals: it turned out to be Polish Michal Loranc who won glory and
an LTD Axxion guitar, the one that Mustaine signed for ESP.
George Lynch: KnuckleBonz
company has just released a limited edition figure of Dokken and Lynch
Mob's guitarist for Guitar Hero Sculpture, a series dedicated to the
80s most influential Metal axemen. Every little statue is hand-painted
and numbered. Only 3,000 copies will be sold. Soon also the ones of
Angus, Malcolm Young and Zakk Wylde. More info can be found at: www.guitarhero.net
a Swedish Grammy as 'Best Hard Rock band', beating Hammerfall, Hardcore
Superstar, Meshuggah, Opeth and others thanks to their homonymous CD
released in 2005 by Nuclear Blast. Evergrey instead were defeated by
Abba after getting a nomination in the category of 'Best music DVD'.
The ceremony was held at the Cirkus in Stockholm last 7 February.
Vince Neil never
stops enjoying himslef and themselves! The new DVD "Girls, girls,
girls" features 12 cute hot girls disputing 3 competitions (striptease,
interview and lap dance) to win a $25,000 prize! Along with the American
singer you'll find Playboy's playmates Tiffany Granath and Julie McCullough,
the billionaire George Maloof (owner of the Palms hotel) and other celebrities
in the Sin City, all looking for the world's sexiest stripteaser. You'll
see these cuties are not only beautiful but also show they can eminently
lap dance involving people of bith sexes from the audience, yet the
apex of the show are their answers, shocking and among the most outrageous
Bon Scott: the
city of Kirriemuir will honour this legend of Rock by placing a plate
on Cumberland Close's ground on 6 May, where he was born on 9 July 1946.
Last year Scott was remembered on the occasion of the 25th anniversary
of his death, occurred in London in 1980, with some local events, among
which a memorabilia exhibition at the Glens Museum entry and a tribute
band's concert at Kirriemuir's Town Hall.
Alice Cooper has
written a new song, "Mankind", as a soundtrack for
the flick "Bloodrayne".
song "Hearts on Fire" has been chosen as hymn for Swedish
Horus Music: Mantra's
guitarist Gianluca Galli's label is looking for guitar virtuosoes for
a compilation-CD. If interested, send a pro recorded instrumental track
to: Horus music, P.O. Box 98, 53100 Siena - Italy or write to:
Nocturnal Brights prod.: DE
VERMIIS MYSTERIIS - NB009 Split Album (CD) featuring BLODULV, THE TRUE
ENDLESS, MALIGNANCE, SIGMA DRACONIS all tracks are unpublished. Split
Album (CD) fra BLODULV, THE TRUE ENDLESS, MALIGNANCE, SIGMA DRACONIS
tutte le tracce sono inedite. ARMATA DI CARONA "MOTHER" - NB007 With
Armata di Carona Fearbringer leads the listener to an obscure and visionary
atmosphere, freezing and morbid black metal begotten by one of the masters
of Italian black metal before undertaking more epic sounds. Con Armata
di Carona Fearbringer accompagna l'ascoltatore in una atmosfera oscura
e visionaria, glaciale e morboso black metal partorito da uno dei maestri
del black metal italiano prima di intraprendere sonorità più epiche.
Randy Rhoads: US
publishing Co. Roxx productions released on 6 December 2005 (date of
birth of the legendary axe hero) a limited bio (300 copies!!!) written
by David A Bene, helped by the contributions of 80s historical names
such as Kevin Dubrow, Kelly Garni and Bob Daisley. www.roxxproductions.com
Iron Maiden Italian fan club: issue
n. 10 of 2005 of Eddie's, Italian fanzine dedicated to the British masters
contains a report about the last tour, one on Blaze Bayley, news and
curiosities. The membership fee for 2006 amounts to 23 for Italians
and 29 for foreigners. More info at: www.eddies.it/infofci.htm
guyz and girlz!! Back with some news from Stigma’s headquarter! It has
been a long time since our last update, basically we worked hard on
the songs for our first full length album (out in late 2006). We played
also a couple of festivals and some gigs around Italy to keep our engines
hot and ready to rumble! We had great times with our friends In Slowmotion
Apocalypse, Sentence, Gaia’s Vestige, Bleeding Eyes and got the chance
to share the stage with Fear My Thoughts and XDeadlockX. · We’re right
now estimating several options about who and where will produce our
first album and choosing the special guests will appear on it, so stay
tuned! · As many of you have noticed, guys from Eyed Suicide and Nerve
Design are currently working on the new version of our official website!
It will probably be online later in February and expect something very
dark and bloody, we love it! We have another good one for you all, cause
also Fredrik Kreem from Kreem Design (In Flames, Trivium, Hammerfall)
will cooperate with the guys and realize a brand new logo for the band!
· Morgan and Flavio our now endorsed by the Italian company Manne Guitars.
They have already used their own models during the first gigs of 2006
and they are very proud of them, be sure you’ll see very soon some pics
of that outstanding pieces of art! · Here we are with the upcoming and
confirmed gigs! We’re currently working for some gigs in Austria and
Germany during spring and for a couple of moshpit massacres in Verona
and Udine early in March, we’ll let you know them as soon as their will
be confirmed! Thursday 19th January 2006 – STIGMA + Screaming Eyes @
Heartland Hall, La Morra (CN) Friday 10th February 2006 – STIGMA + Septycal
Gorge @ Maltese Pub, Cassinasco (AT) Saturday 18th February 2006 – SLAIVER
+ Stigma @ Ratatoj, Saluzzo (CN) · “Epitaph Of Pain” has been a great
success! We received more than 50 reviews from all around the globe
with the outstanding average rate of 8\10! · Please visit the Eyed Suicide
website if you want to buy our new merchandise! We have girlies, t-shirts
(only M size left) and hoodies (S & M size)! The guys realized a fabulous
artwork inspired by Dante’s Alighieri “Divina Commedia”, go and check
it now! If you prefer the official merch and your copy of our latest
ep “Epitaph Of Pain” is also available from the band, write us now!