Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Tragic events of the last few days

The shocking news from Asia reached us during our Christmas holidays,
and suddenly all these little daily problems started to look really
irrelevant...Rockunited.com staff sends our deepest condolences to
everyone who lost friends or family, or hurt themselves in there. We
can only start to grasp the enormous devastation the Tsunami left
behind, now that we've read the news and seen the footage.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Magellan Finish Recording of New Album "SYMPHONY FOR A MISANTHROPE"

Magellan has finished the recording of the new Magellan Album entitled "SYMPHONY FOR A MISANTHROPE". Inside Out has not yet announced the release date.   Album title:  "SYMPHONY FOR A MISANTHROPE"
SONGS:
 
1. Symphonette
2. Why Water Weeds?
3. Wisdom
4. Cranium Reef Suite
part one: "Youthful Enthusiasm"
part two: "Psych 101"
part three: "Primal Defense"
5. Pianissimo Intermission
6. Doctor Concoctor
7. Every Bullet Needs Blood

Check the website (
http://www.magellanweb.com) in the next days for further details.

QUIET RIOT UK TOUR DATES AND MP3 SAMPLES

QUIET RIOT ANNOUNCES UK TOUR DATES  AND POSTS MP3 SAMPLES OF QUIET RIOT "LIVE & RARE" TRACKS  - QUIET RIOT will commence their 2005 world tour in England, where the group has not performed in twenty years, with the following dates:

2/11/05 BRADFORD, UK - RIO
2/12/05 LONDON, UK - THE UNDERWORLD
2/13/05 NOTTINGHAM, UK - ROCK CITY
2/14/05 DUDLEY, UK - JB'S

Additional tour dates for Europe will be announced shortly. Three MP3 music files have been made available from the "QUIET RIOT Live & Rare - Vol. 1" CD which will be released on Cleopatra/Deadline Records. MP3 downloads are now available at this location:
http://www.wtv-zone.com/DRUMA/live_and_rare_mp3.html
They include "Metal Health (Bang Your Head)" and "Condition Critical" both recorded live in 1984, as well as the studio demo of "Thunderbird" which was recorded by Kevin DuBrow and Frankie Banali along with Chuck Wright (Bass) and Bob Steffan (Guitar) in 1981.  "QUIET RIOT LIVE AND RARE VOLUME 1" RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 4, 2005

Monday, December 20, 2004

QUIET RIOT UK TOUR DATES AND MP3 SAMPLES

QUIET RIOT ANNOUNCES UK TOUR DATES  AND POSTS MP3 SAMPLES OF QUIET RIOT "LIVE & RARE" TRACKS  - QUIET RIOT will commence their 2005 world tour in England, where the group has not performed in twenty years, with the following dates:
 
2/11/05 BRADFORD, UK - RIO
2/12/05 LONDON, UK - THE UNDERWORLD
2/13/05 NOTTINGHAM, UK - ROCK CITY
2/14/05 DUDLEY, UK - JB'S
 
Additional tour dates for Europe will be announced shortly. Three MP3 music files have been made available from the "QUIET RIOT Live & Rare - Vol. 1" CD which will be released on Cleopatra/Deadline Records. MP3 downloads are now available at this location:
 
They include "Metal Health (Bang Your Head)" and "Condition Critical" both recorded live in 1984, as well as the studio demo of "Thunderbird" which was recorded by Kevin DuBrow and Frankie Banali along with Chuck Wright (Bass) and Bob Steffan (Guitar) in 1981.  "QUIET RIOT LIVE AND RARE VOLUME 1"
RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 4, 2005

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Chalfant in a festive mood!

The Storm/The VU/Two Fires vocalist Kevin Chalfant proudly presents his brand new Chrismas CD...

"Christmas With All My Friends will soon become your favorite Christmas CD as Kevin puts his fantastic vocal talents to work singing some of your all time favorite holiday music."

Silent Night
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Away In A Manger
O' Holy Night
What Child Is This
Silver Bells
Please Come Home For Christmas
Merry Christmas Baby
Have Yourself A Merry Little (Polynesian) Christmas
'Twas The Night Before Christmas With Paul Morgan

http://www.cliquerecords.com

Thursday, December 16, 2004

ESCAPE Music Release Schedule

More melodic releases coming your way in 2005!
 
24.01.2005 Various Artists - Millennium Vol.3
14.02.2005 milesAbove - Move Or Be Moved
07.03.2005 Liesegang/ White - Visual Surveillance Of Extremities
11.04.2005 Heartland - Move On
09.05.2005 Boysvoice - Serenity

http://www.escape-music.com

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Honeymoon Suite

 

HONEYMOON SUITE

 

Frontiers Records is pleased to finally announce the release of the HONEYMOON SUITE Gods 2002 Live CD and DVD simply entitled “HMS Live” for February 21st 2005!   Following the European release of their last studio album “Dreamland” in spring 2002, Canadian AOR masters Honeymoon Suite appeared for a special one-off show at the GODS Festival in Bradford, UK on June the 4th 2002.  With a lineup featuring founding members Johnnie Dee and Derry Grehan together with new members Peter Nunn (Alannah Myles, Gowan, Brighton Rock) on keyboards, Rob Laidlaw (Lee Aaron; Kim Mitchell, Rik Emmett) on bass and drummer Brett Carrigan, the band sounded tight and performed an amazing show which included such classic as “Stay In The Light”, “Burning In Love”, “New Girl Now” and brand new songs like “hat I Know” and “Touch The Sun” (only available on the Canadian release “Lemon Tongue”).  All in all an outstanding performance which adds the GODS 2002 DVD series another gem for the melodic rock collectors

 

 Tracklisting of the CD and the DVD include the following tracks:   Other Side Of Midnight; What I Know; Stay in the Light; Burning in Love; Wave Babies; Touch The Sun; Piano Solo; What Does it Take; Feel it Again; All Along You Knew; Lookin’ Out For No. 1; Guitar Solo; Bad Attitude; New Girl Now.   The DVD will be released in NTSC Region Free format - Stereo 2.0. 

Christmas News From Lemon

Seasons greetings to all! As you are probably aware, there are no new releases for December, but that doesn't mean we can't treat you for Christmas with some fantastic new offers and up to the minute news! EXCLUSIVE CHERRY RED, REV-OLA & RPM T-SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE!!!!: Cherry Red now offer you the chance to be the envy of your friends with 3 new smart and stylish T-Shirts.  Available exclusively through the website, there are 3 designs to choose from, each in a unique style and available in 2 sizes, Medium and Large.  Follow the link for more information: http://www.cherryred.co.uk/cherryred/tshirts.htm 
SPECIAL OFFERS (http://www.cherryred.co.uk/cherryred/offers.htm): To celebrate a year of fantastic releases we are offering a whole host of festive special offers to ensure you haven't missed out over the past 12 months:

* Any 3 CDs for £25, any 5 CDs for £35
* Any 2 DVDs for £25, 4 for £45
* Buy the Creation book, DVD and CD for £37 
* Get the Burning Britain book plus any one of our Punk Collectors Series CDs for £20
* Get the Joe Meek book and any related CD for £20 (I Hear A New World (Special Edition) RPM502 / Work in Progress RPM121)
* Any 2 books for £25, or 3 for £35 (ONLY in the UK)

CHRISTMAS DELIVERY TIMES:
 To ensure you receive your orders before Christmas, please make sure to place them before the following dates: 18th December UK  / 13th December EU / 10th December Rest of the World SAME DAY DESPATCH: Cherry Red are pleased to announce that we now operate a same day despatch policy on all orders taken before 3pm (GMT). Please see the how to order page for delivery times. (
http://www.cherryred.co.uk/cherryred/how_to_order.htm)

GET YOUR BRAND NEW 2005 CATALOGUE NOW!:
Hot off the presses, Cherry Red are pleased to present a brand new updated 180 page catalogue for 2005. Featuring our entire family of associate labels and sub-divisions, this truly is your definitive guide to everything Cherry Red!  Inside you will find detailed information on all of our releases across every format, as well as special contributions for our Chairman and Cherry Red founder Iain McNay, on the history of the label. To order your copy yo can either call 020 8740 4110, email toby@cherryred.co.uk quoting "2005 catalogue" as the subject, or write to:

2005 Catalogue
Cherry Red Records
Unit 3A
Long Island House
Warple Way
London
W3 0RG
UK

BREAKING NEWS!!  CHERRY RED RINGTONES AND CALLER TUNES!!!
Cherry Red Records, the UK's leading football music specialists, are proud to launch the first service dedicated to real music ringtones and caller tunes for football fans. Boasting a catalogue of over 50 CD titles, Cherry Red now offer more than 75 classic football anthems, such as "BLUE IS THE COLOUR", "YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE", "GLORY, GLORY MAN UNITED" and "THE GREAT ESCAPE", alongside contemporary music and chants that stretch the length and breadth of UK football, this service is set to become an essential find for any fan. Launched in conjunction with partners THIRD SPACE MEDIA (ringtones) and ADVIWEB (caller tunes), Cherry Red are offering exclusive and unrivalled content for all current ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE clubs along with several from the SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE, material for all the home international nations, and approximately two-thirds of ENGLISH FOOTBALL LEAGUE clubs. Cherry Red is working towards offering material for every English professional club, along with a selection of non-league clubs.

Cherry Red Chairman and life-long football fan IAIN MCNAY said, 'Since we started to release our football related CDs some 10 years ago we have accumulated a lot of knowledge on the songs that football supporters want to hear. We have put this to good use with these football ringtones and aim to keep this service as up to date as possible with the latest songs and chants.' The Real Ringtone (otherwise known as real or master tones) market is set to explode in the coming months as increasing numbers of handsets entering the market are able to offer consumers the option of selecting real music for their ringtones, as opposed to the current Mono and Polyphonic choices. Third Space Media have arranged for the Ringtones to be available via all mobile network operator portals plus AOL / MSN / Wannadoo / SKY / Tiscali (www.realfootballringtones.co.uk  & www.ringtones.com ) websites. Tones will also be available as part of ringtone advertisements in a number of lifestyle magazines and national newspapers.

Caller Tunes (otherwise known as Ringback Tones) are also a new innovation set to change the way we use mobile technology. Consumers simply select a tone, and, whenever someone calls their mobile phone and is waiting for them to answer, instead of hearing just an old-fashioned dialling tone they also hear the music / chant of the consumers choice.  The caller tune content is currently available via the T-Mobile network, with other networks due to launch the service in 2005. Both sets of tones are also available via the Cherry Red Records website - www.cherryred.co.uk
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at Cherry Red Towers!

http://www.cherryred.co.uk 
http://www.revola.co.uk
http://www.lemonrecordings.co.uk
http://www.rpmrecords.co.uk  

Crue releases Simple Plan song

The new Motley Crue single, "If I Die Tomorrow," is actually a leftover song from Simple Plan's recording sessions for its latest album, "Still Not Getting Any..." The common denominator is Bob Rock, who produced the Crue's new material after completing work with the Montreal rock band. "It's pretty dope to be thinking that such a influential huge band chose to work on a song that we wrote, for their comeback, their greatest hits package and their reunion tour. It's pretty amazing," says Simple Plan
drummer Chuck Comeau, who co-writes Simple Plan's songs with singer Pierre Bouvier. "They just shot a video. The song's going to radio. It's pretty mind-blowing." After Rock produced Simple Plan's follow-up to the 2002's 1.7 million selling debut, "No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls," he went to work with the reformed Motley Crue line-up (Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars).
Knowing the metal band was looking for new songs to add to its 2-CD anthology, "Red, White & Crue," Rock brought "If I Die Tomorrow" with him.

"It's fun that we wrote the song and we loved it when we wrote it but it didn't really sound like it belonged on the album," says Comeau. "After our project, (Bob) was going to work with Motley Crue on like four new songs and they were looking for people to the write with and looking for songs, so Bob played them the song and they really liked it. (Bassist) Nikki Sixx worked on some stuff on it, changed a few lines, then they recorded it. It's the original line-up that recorded it, and we're really stoked about it. "Even as we were making this record, when we decided to (use) Bob Rock, we totally went back to his catalogue and listened to Metallica records and Motley Crue records and Aerosmith records, all these great rock bands that had such an impact on the history of music. It was cool to see what Bob did before.

"There are some really rad catchy songs that (Motley Crue) made and it's pretty powerful. The production is great. They just had big hits. Every band that starts playing wants to be like a little bit like Motley Crue. The act is a legend and they have such a good time." Sometimes too good of a time. In fact, Comeau says Motley Crue's rendition of "If I Die Tomorrow" entirely changes its meaning. The song title is the same, but the lyric was originally about "finding somebody so cool he can touch them all," and now it's a bit more rock 'n' roll. "We all read (Crue biography) The Dirt and how they basically lived on the edge and they really put the envelope of life itself by their actions, and walking on the edge of dying and waking up with needles in their arms. (The song is) almost about life now -- I live my life to the fullest and to the extreme, and I did it all, so if I die tomorrow, it's okay," says Comeau.
Sixx didn't alter much, says Comeau, just a few lines in the verse and some other minor things, but it was enough to give the band a piece of the publishing. "Anytime you write a song with anybody, you have to figure out how you split it up, and it was really chill with them and cool. They could have been jerks and said, 'We're Motley Crue. We gotta take this.' But they're not like that at all. They were always gentlemanly. It was awesome."

Queen tour!!!

70's Rock legends QUEEN are to reform for a tour next year - with Seventies rocker PAUL RODGERS replacing deceased legend FREDDIE MERCURY on vocals. Queen guitarist Brian May confirmed the news in a posting on his official website brianmay.com. A UK tour will definitely go ahead, with the possibility of a European leg and a world tour under discussion. The tour will feature material by both Queen and Rodgers, one-time vocalist with both Free and Bad Company.´The statement on May's website reads: "It really all came about because of the Fender 50th Anniversary gig that I did with Paul Rodgers. We were both so amazed at the chemistry that was going on in 'All Right Now', that suddenly it seems blindingly obvious that there was something happening here." While Queen's drummer Roger Taylor is definitely taking part, there is no news on whether bass player John Deacon will get involved.

Extreme in Japan

EXTREME TO PERFORM IN JAPAN - JANUARY 2005
 
Gary Cherone, Nuno Bettencourt, and Paul Geary,   along with Laurent Duvall on bass, will perform together   in Japan for the first time in 10 years to play their favorite   Extreme songs.
 
January 12-13, 2005 :  Shibuya Ax
                                   Tokyo, Japan
 
January 14, 2005 :  Kinro Kaikan
                              Nagoya, Japan
 
January 16, 2005 :  Namba Hatch
                              Osaka, Japan
 
January 18-19, 2005 :  Shibuya Kokaido
                                    Tokyo, Japan

MTM music news

New MTM signing from the Harry Hess (HAREM SCAREM) camp:
BLACK STAR:


The desire to entertain and dazzle their fans with the sounds of Rock: Harry Hess (HAREM SCAREM) is the "father" of a new and promising band: BLACK STAR features Darren Smith, (former drummer of HAREM SCAREM) on guitar and vocals and Mike Hall from KILLER DWARFS and HELIX on lead guitar. Stan Miczek formerly of HONEYMOON SUITE and Sass Jordan on bass and Pat Carrano, an unseen gem up until this point and Darren's only choice as drummer pounding the tubs. Combined the band has over 80 years of experience playing everything from Rock 'n' Roll, Jazz, and blues. BLACK STAR swings back to simpler times in Rock 'n' Roll and has stepped outside the trappings of politics and religion. Life is about working hard and having fun and BLACK STAR has embodied these ideals and delivers, to those of us who still look to the easier points of life, a message that will help keep our heads in a world that seems to be crashing in all around us. Music is a lot of things and escape seems the finest of them all. The album was produced by the main man Harry Hess of HAREM SCAREM.The album is scheduled for March 7th.


BRUNOROCK promo single release on MTM MUSIC:

The forthcoming full length album release of BRUNOROCK "Interaction" is introduced by a promotion single release. The single features the song "Pray For Rain" as well three samples of "Take The Trophy", "Castaway" and "No More Promises". The album is scheduled for April 25th and each order at
http://www.musicbuymail.com> is getting the single for free. The style of BRUNOROCK could be described as Melodic Heavy Rock. The album feat. Paolo Morbini (ex EVA and EXILIA), Bobby Altvater (AFFAIR), Alex De Rosso (ex DOKKEN), Rachel Bolan (SKID ROW) as well as Fredrik Bergh (STREET TALK). The album is mixed by the mighty Michael Wagener!

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Battle Of The Tribute Bands

Battle of the Tribute Bands 
(Swedish information only!!!) 

Vilka blir Sveriges bästa Tribute Band.??

Nu är det dags! Radiostationen 106,7 Rockklassiker i Stockholm skall utse Sveriges bästa hyllningsband.
Det finns massor av hyllningsband modell Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, Ramones, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Ebba Grön mfl runt om i Sverige som bara väntar på att få visa upp sig.
Det blir ett antal riktigt roliga kvällar med skön rock.
Fem delfinaler anordnas under våren -05 på Mondo i Stockholm:

Onsdag 2 februari
Onsdag 2 mars
Onsdag 6 april
Onsdag 4 maj
Onsdag 25 maj

Stor final blir det i Rockklassikertältet på Sweden Rock Festival i Sölvesborg fredag den 10 juni 2005.
Du kommer att fÃ¥ vara med och mingla med Rockfolket pÃ¥ festivalen. 
  
Anmälan: Vi behöver en bild och namn på bandet, några låtar på CD/MD eller något annat som går att lyssna på. Finns det någon typ av video så vill vi ha det också. OBS: Minimum ålder - 18 år!

Skicka in allt material till:
106,7 Rockklassiker,
BOX 34108,
100 26 Stockholm


Eller lämna in det på Gjörwellsgatan 30 i Stockholm och märk kuvertet "Rockklassiker / Tribute Band".
Sista anmälningsdag är 21 januari 2005.

www.rockklassiker.se
www.mondostockholm.com
www.swedenrock.com

Friday, December 10, 2004

RIP Dimebag Darrell

As you all might know by now, ex-Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell
was killed on stage in a shooting. Check out BLABBERMOUTH.NET's
extensive coverage about this tragic event:

Blabbermouth news.

R.I.P.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

MOTLEY CRUE at Sweden Rock 2005!

Sweden Rock Festival
9 - 10 - 11 JUNE 2005 SOLVESBORG, SWEDEN

M O TLEY CR U E

has been confirmed at Sweden Rock Festival 2005. The original members of Crue, Vince Neil (vocals), Nikki Sixx (bass), Tommy Lee (drums) and Mick Mars (guitar), are the main attractions of Saturday the 11th at the festival. It's the band's only gig in Sweden this summer and you can find all the info about where, when, and how to get there at http://www.swedenrock.com       

MöTLEY CRüE at Sweden Rock 2005!

Sweden Rock Festival
9 - 10 - 11 JUNE 2005 SÖLVESBORG, SWEDEN

MÖTLEY CRÜE

has been confirmed at Sweden Rock Festival 2005. The original members of Crue, Vince Neil (vocals), Nikki Sixx (bass), Tommy Lee (drums) and Mick Mars (guitar), are the main attractions of Saturday the 11th at the festival. It's the band's only gig in Sweden this summer and you can find all the info about where, when, and how to get there at http://www.swedenrock.com       

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Frontiers News:

JOE LYNN TURNER

 

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce details on the highly anticipated new studio album from Joe Lynn Turner “The Usual Suspects”.   The tracklisting will feature the following songs (not final order):   All Alone, Devil's Door, Really Loved, Rest of My Life, Unfinished Business, Blood Money (exclusive bonus track for Europe); Into the Fire

Jacknife; Ball and Chain; Live and Love Again; Power of Love.

 

The album was produced by Bob Held and Joe Lynn Turner and will feature a host of well known faces (hence the album title “The Usual Suspects” because many of his favorite friends/musicians wrote songs for and play on it) such as: Al Pitrelli (Megadeth, Savatage) and Karl Cochran (Ace Frehley) on guitar, David Z on bass, John O’Reilly on drums, Paul Morris and Andy Burton on keyboards with Nancy Bender helping out with some background vocals.   Joe Lynn has recently stated in an interview with Canadian magazine BW & BK: “I hope you like the new CD, because I really put a lot of heart and soul into it”. “It's a return to sort of Rainbow melodic rock” continues Joe, “I took the time to dress up the choruses. So I have to say it's more hard rock but melodic, very melodic as I wanted a return to something that was part of me, part of my past. I have to say that it's shades of Rainbow in many areas. Because Rainbow really was a very hard melodic band”. 

 

 THUNDER

 

Thunder new single “I Love You More Than Rock 'N' Roll” has entered the UK single charts at no. 27, becoming the bands 17th top 40 hit!!!!!

 

Frontiers Records wishes to congratulate and send the best wishes to the band for the great achievement! At the same time the band has announced the tour dates which will also include the following ones in the mainland Europe:

 

DATE               CITY                            VENUE

March 18          Holland, Weert              Bosuil

March 19          Holland, Hardenberg      Podium

March 20          Belgium, Vosselaar       Biebob

March 22          Germany, Hamburg       Fabrik

March 23          Germany, Bochum        Zeche

March 24          Germany, Munich          Metropolis

 

More tour dates to be confirmed shortly.

 

Thunder’s brand new cd “The Magnificent Seventh” is planned for release in Europe on February the 21st 2005.

 

GLENN HUGHES

 

To coincide with the January 2005 release of his new album “Soul Mover”, Glenn Hughes will start a European tour. First leg of the tour will be a postponed UK one, while the remaining European dates will be announced as soon as they are confirmed. Teaming up with Glenn for this tour is his shredding buddy JJ Marsh on guitar, other member(s) of the band to be announced asap.

 

DATE               VENUE             CITY                TEL.

February 11      JB's                  Dudley 01384 253 597

February 12      Rio's                 Bradford            01274 735 549

February 13      Liquid Room      Edinburgh         0131 220 3234

February 15      Mean Fiddler     London             08701 500 044

February 16      Waterfront         Norwich            01603 508 050

February 17      Leadmill            Sheffield           0114 221 2828 

February 19      Roadmender     Northampton     01604 604 222

RIBSPREADER... the 2nd attack

- KARMAGEDDON MEDIA -
http://www.karmageddonmedia.com
< RIBSPREADER - CONGREGATING THE SICK >

Swedish Death Metal slaughterhouse RIBSPREADER (with Dan Swanö in their ranks) recently finished the recordings of their 2nd album. The new album is titled 'Congregating the Sick' and it's the follow up to their very successful debut 'Bolted to the Cross" (released in April 2004 on New Aeon Media), that received excellent reviews and a lot of coverage in the worldwide media.
Congregating the Sick was recorded and mixed at Soundlab Studio by Mieszko Talarczyk (a.o. Nasum, Rotten Sound & Insision). The album was mastered at The Room by Dan Swanö. In an official statement the band comments the following on the new album :

" We´ve put together a bunch of new yet oldschool sounding songs, and without talking shit they all blow our previous material to pieces. It´s at all times both faster, slower, heavier, sicker and more eager to rip your flesh than anything we've done and the brutality reeks from tracks like ' Not Dead but Buried', 'Maggots (fucking Maggots)' and 'Worms Inside your Coffin'. To keep the spirit of oldschool Death Metal alive, we decided this time to not only record an album very soon after the debut but also make it even harder and more kick ass. Everyone into 'Bolted to the Cross' will definitely enjoy this new piece of rancid Death Metal and everyone into even dirtier and uglier stuff will be also be satisfied ."
Complete tracklist of Congregating the Sick:

Autopsy Obsessed
Morbid Reflections
Bleeding You Dry  (MP3)
http://www.anotherlife.se/bleedingyoudryteaser.wma
Breeding Sickness
Dead to the World
Maggots (fucking Maggots)
Worms Inside your Coffin
Not Dead but Buried
The Crawling

- Congregating The Sick is scheduled for an April 2005 release through Karmageddon Media.
- Fore more info check the band's official website : 
http://listen.to/ribspreader

Friday, December 03, 2004

RIBSPREADER... the 2nd attack

- KARMAGEDDON MEDIA -
http://www.karmageddonmedia.com
< RIBSPREADER - CONGREGATING THE SICK >

Swedish Death Metal slaughterhouse RIBSPREADER (with Dan Swanö in their ranks) recently finished the recordings of their 2nd album. The new album is titled 'Congregating the Sick' and it's the follow up to their very successful debut 'Bolted to the Cross" (released in April 2004 on New Aeon Media), that received excellent reviews and a lot of coverage in the worldwide media.
Congregating the Sick was recorded and mixed at Soundlab Studio by Mieszko Talarczyk (a.o. Nasum, Rotten Sound & Insision). The album was mastered at The Room by Dan Swanö. In an official statement the band comments the following on the new album :

" We´ve put together a bunch of new yet oldschool sounding songs, and without talking shit they all blow our previous material to pieces. It´s at all times both faster, slower, heavier, sicker and more eager to rip your flesh than anything we've done and the brutality reeks from tracks like ' Not Dead but Buried', 'Maggots (fucking Maggots)' and 'Worms Inside your Coffin'. To keep the spirit of oldschool Death Metal alive, we decided this time to not only record an album very soon after the debut but also make it even harder and more kick ass. Everyone into 'Bolted to the Cross' will definitely enjoy this new piece of rancid Death Metal and everyone into even dirtier and uglier stuff will be also be satisfied ."
Complete tracklist of Congregating the Sick:

Autopsy Obsessed
Morbid Reflections
Bleeding You Dry  (MP3)
http://www.anotherlife.se/bleedingyoudryteaser.wma
Breeding Sickness
Dead to the World
Maggots (fucking Maggots)
Worms Inside your Coffin
Not Dead but Buried
The Crawling

- Congregating The Sick is scheduled for an April 2005 release through Karmageddon Media.
- Fore more info check the band's official website : 
http://listen.to/ribspreader

IOMMI/HUGHES TO WORK ON NEW ALBUM!

BLACK SABBATH guitarist TONY IOMMI and celebrated bassist/vocalist GLENN HUGHES (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Gary Moore, Trapeze, Phenomena, etc) are to work together on a new album with veteran drummer Kenny Aronoff completing the line-up. Recording is scheduled to start around Christmas. It's the third time Iommi and Hughes have collaborated on an album; in 1986 the pair teamed up for Black Sabbath's 'Seventh Star' and ten years later they worked on what has become the 'DEP Sessions', something only just released. http://www.iommi.com

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

GLENN HUGHES News:

January 24th 2005 will mark the European release on Frontiers Records of Glenn Hughes' new solo album called "Soul Mover". "Soul Mover" was recorded live at Sound Image Studios in Los Angeles in the Spring of 2004 and features Red Hot Chili Pepper's Chad Smith on drums, JJ Marsh on guitar and Ed Roth on keyboards. The album also features ex-Chili Peppers and Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro on the title track. Glenn says: "It is the most fulfilling album I have recorded in my whole career and will blow many of you away...", explaining furthermore: "Chad and I wanted an organic feel as it was necessary to capture the emotion that can only happen when all of us are playing live in the same room together. We were in a semi-circle with the amps bleeding a little into the drums just as I used to record when I first started playing".

 

Full tracklisting is as follows: Soul Mover (click to hear an mp3 sample), She Moves Ghostly (click to hear an mp3 sample), Change Yourself, High Road (click to hear an mp3 sample), Let It Go, Dark Star, Miss Little Insane, Land of the Living, Isolation, Last Mistake, Orion, Don't Let Me Bleed - Soul Mover (video). 

SWEDEN ROCK Festival

The following acts has been confirmed to play at SWEDEN ROCK in 2005.
Check out
http://www.swedenrock.com for more info

ACCEPT, KANSAS, DIO, SAXON, MAGNUM, BLACKFOOT, HAMMERFALL 
NAZARETH, STYX, ROBIN TROWER, HELIX, VIXEN, SONATA ARCTICA
SHAKRA, HELLFUELED, MORGANA LEFAY, SATANIC SLAUGHTER
SYMPHORCE, CRYSTAL EYES, A.C.T, THYRFING

Des Child News

DESMOND CHILD TO MAKE APPEARANCE

It was announced this week that songwriter/producer DESMOND CHILD will appear at the Hollywood Roosevelt's Cinegrill on Monday, December 13th as the featured guest in this month's ASCAP "Songwriter's Studio" series. Performing songs from his catalog of nearly 60 Top 40 hits, Desmond will also be interviewed in front of the audience, sharing his experiences as an
artist, songwriter and producer. One of the most successful and inventive hitmakers in pop history, Desmond Child has penned songs for artists as varied as Aerosmith and Cher, Bon Jovi and Joss Stone, Ricky Martin and Iggy Pop. He is also a successful song publisher, having formed his own publishing company, Deston Songs with partners David Simoné and Winston Simone in 2000.

This special event begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 for ASCAP members, $12.00 for non-members. The Cinegrill is located in the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (7000 Hollywood Blvd.). Desmond Child has also been working with 2003 Australian Idol runner up Shannon Noll for songs on his second album.

Square One press release

SQUARE ONE sign with Now & Then

Melbourne, Australian melodic rock outifit "Square One" have announced a multi album deal with UK label Now & Then Records. The bands debut album "Supersonic" will be released early 2005 through Now & Then who have released the likes of Mark Free, Harem Scarem, Jeff Paris, Ten, Stan Bush, etc in their time to establish themselves as one of the world's most exciting melodic rock labels. Square One have just come off the road supporting US band Hanson on their sold out Australian Acoustic tour. Artist link :
http://www.squareonemusic.com 

Label link : http://www.nowandthen.co.uk

MTM NEWS

IN THE ARMS OF A STRANGER

ERIKA "In The Arms Of A Stranger" re-issue on MTM CLASSIX in February 14th 2005: We are happy to announce the signing and re-issue of ERIKA's follow-up album from 1992 "In The Arms Of A Stranger" on MTM CLASSIX. ERIKA, still the undisputable queen of Swedish rock - and the headlines! Erika commenting on one of the many romantic rumours about her and various leading men of heavy metal. "Men are like chocolate: the richer the better!" Erika on the subject of her marriage to guitarlegend Yngwie Malmsteen. "Good shopping is better than mediocre sex." Erika describes her feeling about being twice divorced. Erika's first album "Cold Winter Night" was first released in 1990, got gold status and was voted as the best Swedish rock album of the nineties. MTM CLASSIX re-released and remastered the album in early 2004. "In The Arms Of A Stranger" was originally released in 1992 and is sold out long ago and is traded for enormous prices. The release is scheduled for February 15th. http://www.mtm-music.com





AUTUMN THIS WINTER

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of LAST AUTUMN’S DREAM new cd simply entitled “II” on January 24th 2005 !   This time the european AOR supergroup has a new line-up. On the debut album Ian Haugland, Mic Michaeli and John Levén from Europe participated. Due to the comeback of Europe, Ian, Mic and John had no possibility to join the recordings and coming tours of Last Autumn’s Dream and sadly left the band. But luckily enough there were more than competent alternatives available. This time, founding members, singer Mikael Erlandsson and guitarist Andy Malecek (ex Fair Warning) are joined by Marcel Jacob (Talisman) on bass, Jamie Borger (Talisman) on drums and Thomas Lassar (Crystal Blue) on keyboards. The resulting album synthesizes all of the principals' styles and is once again an unmissable affair for all lovers of classic Scandinavian Melodic Rock and AOR in the style of such bands as Europe, Bad Habit, DaVinci and early Treat.

 

Final tracklisting of “II” is:

Brand New Life (Click to hear an mp3 sample); Lost In You (Click to hear an mp3 sample);  Heat Of Emotion; So Much Love In The World; Helpless (Click to hear an mp3 sample); This Gotta Be Love; Up In Paradise; Over And Out; (Always Be) You And I; Running; Round And Round; Keep Falling; A Place to Hide In Town.

 

www.frontiers.it