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VINTERSORG: New Album Title Revealed

VINTERSORG, the Swedish band led by BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg), have set "Solens Rötter" (Swedish for "The Sun's Roots") as the title of their new album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Napalm Records.

The follow-up to 2004's "The Focusing Blur" will not feature contributions from Steve DiGiorgio (SADUS, SEBASTIAN BACH, TESTAMENT, DEATH) and drummer Asgeir Mickelson (SPIRAL ARCHITECT, BORKNAGAR), both of whom performed on the band's last two releases.


McAllen (14-4-2006)

PERSUADER: 'When Eden Burns' Track Listing, Artwork Revealed

PERSUADER, the Swedish winners of the 2003 "Young Metal Gods" award, will release their third full-length effort, entitled "When Eden Burns", on May 15 via Dockyard 1, the new company formed by Dirk Putzke, Christine Stephan (both ex-Sanctuary/Noise Records) and Sielck. The follow-up to 2004's "Evolution Purgatory" (Sanctuary/Noise) was recorded at Powerhouse studio in Hamburg, Germany with producer (and SAVAGE CIRCUS bandmate) Piet Sielck (IRON SAVIOR).

"When Eden Burns" track listing:
01. Twisted Eyes
02. Slaves Of Labour
03. Sending You Back
04. R.S Knights
05. The Return
06. When Eden Burns
07. Judas Immortal
08. Doomsday News
09. Zion
10. Enter Reality
11. Alight The Heavens (Japanese bonus)

PERSUADER members Jens Karlsson (vocals, guitar) and Emil Norberg (lead guitar) have teamed up with Sielck and former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch in a new band called SAVAGE CIRCUS. The group's debut album, "Dreamland Manor", was released last August via Dockyard 1.


ANOTHER LIFE Announce Touring Lineup

ANOTHER LIFE, the Swedish project featuring Andreas Karlsson (ex-PAGANIZER, RIBSPREADER) and Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH, PAN THY MONIUM), have secured a touring lineup to promote their upcoming debut album, "Memories from Nothing", due on April 20 via VIC Records. It is as follows:

Andreas Karlsson - Vocals
Fredrik Pettersson - Lead Guitar
Andreas Ottosson - Bass
Christian Ahlsen - Guitar
Niklas Ottosson - Keyboards
August Lengquist - Drums

Commented Karlsson: "We entered the rehearsal room today and rehearsed two songs from 'Memories From Nothing'. Everything went well and the plan is to be ready for live shows at the end of the summer."

A teaser MP3 containing selections from "Memories from Nothing" can be downloaded at this location.'

"Memories from Nothing" track listing:
01. Firstborn Unicorn
02. Falling Apart
03. The End Of Days
04. I Am Nothing
05. Cotton Pines
06. Everlasting
07. The Last Goodbye
08. The Everflow
09. Poltava (Part I, Part II, Part III)


FALCONER: New Album Title Announced

Swedish epic/power metallers FALCONER have set "Northwind" as the title of their new album — their first since the departure of singer Kristoffer Göbel and return of Mathias Blad. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Catch the Shadows", "Northwind", "Legend and the Lore", "Waltz with the Dead", "Long Gone By" and "Tower of the Queen".



Israeli metal band ORPHANED LAND have announced that Steven Wilson of PORCUPINE TREE will produce their next album, entitled "The Never Ending Way of ORwarriOR".

Commented ORPHANED LAND vocalist Kobi Farhi: "We are a big fans of Steven's works, we are very much exited that we will work together and we are sure we will make an unforgettable album!"

Added Wilson: "I'm very happy to have the opportunity to work with ORPHANED LAND, one of the most unique and ambitious metal bands on the scene. I know we are going to make an extraordinary album together."

ORPHANED LAND is a band which combines progressive heavy/death-metal rock with ethnic Middle Eastern/Arabic/Israeli elements, a unique hybrid of styles that contributed to Steven's decision to work with them. The group have recorded three albums to date, the most recent of which, "Mabool", was their Century Media debut.


Mikael Akerfeldt, Mike Portnoy and Steven Wilson is teaming up in project

Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt is teaming up with Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy and Porcupine Tree leader Steven Wilson in an as yet unnamed band.


CATTLE DECAPITATION: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have set "Karma.Bloody.Karma." as the title of their new album, tentatively due in June/July via Metal Blade Records. The CD was produced by Billy Anderson (SWANS, MR. BUNGLE, SLEEP) and features guest appearances by Joey Karam (THE LOCUST) and John Wiese (SUNN0))), BASTARD NOISE).

"Karma.Bloody.Karma." track listing:
01. Intro
02. Unintelligent Design
03. Success Is…(Hanging By the Neck)
04. One Thousand Times Decapitation
05. The Carcass Derrick
06. Total Gore
07. Bereavement
08. Suspended In Coprolite
09. Alone At The Landfill
10. Karma.Bloody.Karma.
11. The New Dawn
12. Of Human Pride & Flatulence



Belgium's AXAMENTA, the former band of current EPICA bassist Yves Huts, have inked a deal with Shiver Records for the release of their new album, "Ever-Arch-I-Tech-Ture". The CD was recorded at Hansen studio in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (MERCENARY, RAUNCHY, ABORTED) and was mixed and mastered will at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden under the supervision of producer Fredrik Nordström (IN FLAMES, SOILWORK, DIMMU BORGIR, THE HAUNTED, OLD MAN'S CHILD). PAIN OF SALVATION singer Daniel Gildenlöw is featured as a guest vocalist on one entire song ("Threnody For An Endling"), for which he has written the melody and vocal pattern himself. A May release is expected.

"Ever-Arch-I-Tech-Ture" track listing:

Chapter 1: The Chainreaction is Initiated:
01. Incognation
02. Demons Shelter Within
03. Ashes To Flesh (mp3)'
04. A Nation In Atrophy
05. The Midnight Grotesque

Chapter 2: The Chainreaction is Terminated
06. Prophet Set To Witness
07. Ever-Arch-I-Tech-Ture
08. Threnody For An Endling (feat. Daniel Gildenlöw)

Chapter 3: The Chainreaction is Saturated
09. Ravager
10. Of Genesis And Apocalypse
11. Foreboding
12. Shackles Cross
13. The Omniscient


Ozzy Osbourne decided to leave BLACK SABBATH

Ozzy Osbourne decided to leave the ranks of legendary band BLACK SABBATH due to personal reasons. His wife and group manager, Sharon, found the replacement in person of her daughter Kelly. Young girl has already started to learn the huge number of BLACK SABBATH songs for the tour along Amazon river.

Also the variant of Tonny Aiomi replacing by Victor Zinchuk.


Former HELLOWEEN Singer To Release New Solo Album In May

Frontiers Records will release former HELLOWEEN singer Michael Kiske's new solo album, simply entitled "Kiske", on May 19.

"Kiske" track listing:
01. Fed By Stones
02. All-Solutions
03. Knew I Would
04. Kings Fall
05. Hearts Are Free
06. The King Of It All
07. Sing My Song
08. Silently Craving
09. Truly
10. Painted
11. Sad As The World

Check out audio samples at this location' .


CARPATHIAN FOREST: New Song, Album Artwork Posted Online

Norwegian black metallers CARPATHIAN FOREST will release their new album, "Fuck You All!!!!", on May 22 via Season of Mist. The CD will be available in a limited "metalpak" edition and regular jewel case. Songtitles set to appear on the album include "The Frostbitten Woodlands of Norway", "Submit to Satan!!!", "Start Up the Incinerator (Here Comes Another Useless Fool)" (download mp3' ) and "Shut Up, There Is No Excuse To Live..." Check out the cover artwork by CARPATHIAN FOREST mainman Nattefrost at this location.

As previously reported, CARPATHIAN FOREST and KEEP OF KALESSIN will be teaming up for a European tour beginning on April 22 in Aarhus, Denmark.


Childermas - out the shadow

Russian band Childermas will perform on stage again after almost 8-year break. The group will take part in close metal party "Trubaza.Zhest.Zhest.Zhest.", organized by Assault Team Inc., Murmansk (Russia). the party will also feature No Hope, young nu-metal act from Murmansk. In such original way decided the musicians of Childermas remark their "out from shadow". Band will present mostly new stuff, planned to be recorded for group's 4th studio album. Some old songs with former-vocalist R. Possessed (MOR) are to be played too.

GOTTHARD: 'Made In Switzerland' Track Listing Revealed

Swiss hard rockers GOTTHARD will release a live album, entitled "Made in Switzerland", on April 28. The CD will include 17 songs that were recorded during a concert at the Hallenstadion in Zürich in December 2005. As a special bonus, the CD will also contain a DVD featuring the complete concert as well as "making-of" footage and many new photos. The complete track listing is as follows:

01. All We Are
02. Dream On
03. Hush
04. Mountain Mama
05. Let It Be
06. Top Of The World
07. I Wonder
08. Said And Done
09. One Life One Soul
10. Nothing Left At All
11. Sister Moon
12. Mighty Quinn
13. In The Name
14. Heaven
15. Lift U Up
16. Anytime, Anywhere
17. Immigrant Song

01. All We Are
02. Dream On
03. Hush
04. Mountain Mama
05. Let It Be
06. Top Of The World
07. I Wonder
08. Said And Done
09. One Life One Soul
10. Nothing Left At All
11. Sister Moon
12. The Other Side Of Me
13. Firedance
14. Battle Of Titans
15. Homerun
16. Mighty Quinn
17. In The Name
18. Heaven
19. Lift U Up
20. Anytime, Anywhere
21. Immigrant Song

Bonus DVD Features:
* Making Of Hallenstadion Show
* Making Of Video "Anytime, Anywhere" with Jenny
* Photogallery
* Videos:
- Anytime, Anywhere
- Lift U Up
- Dream On


SPV acquire new labels

Major German independent record company, SPV, has entered into a joint venture with London based record executive, Del Taylor.

SPV has acquired Del Taylor's Blue and Yellow labels in a deal whereby Del will A&R the labels as well as sign blues, jazz, R&B acts and catalogue to the Blue label and rock acts and catalogue to the Yellow label. In turn the labels will be marketed and distributed worldwide by SPV.

Del Taylor has managed and produced many artists, including the legendary blues musician and broadcaster, Alexis Korner. Del also set up and ran the successful British blues label, Indigo Records for the Trojan Records Group until its sale to Sanctuary Records.

Of SPV, Del Taylor said: "Manfred Schuetz and his team are real music people and SPV is a powerful independent music company that will be able to bring specialist blues and rock music to a wide audience around the world."

Manfred Schuetz, Managing Director of SPV said: "I am very pleased to be working with Del, as after successfully building our Revisited label, specialising in national back catalogue product, with Del and our new Blue and Yellow labels we will be able to further expand our international back catalogue."

The first releases to appear under the new deal are scheduled for May 2006.

ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW: New Album Artwork Posted Online

Reactivated Finnish melodic extreme metal band ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW have uploaded the cover artwork for their fifth album, "Before the Bleeding Sun", due in Finland on April 26 via Spinefarm Records. Check it out at this location.

"Before the Bleeding Sun" was recorded at Tico-Tico Studios in Kemi and at Note-On Studios in Kuopio and marks the group's first release to feature lead guitarist Risto Ruuth (also in SCYRON) and keyboardist Janne Tolsa (also in TAROT).

Commented the band: "The album is damn heavy but still more diverse and more melodic than any of our previous albums. The whole process has rarely been so easy and rewarding for us before, all the pieces really clicked together this time."

"Before the Bleeding Sun" track listing:
01. Sweet Lilith of My Dreams
02. Another Me
03. Red Dawn Rising
04. Upon the Moors
05. Sakura No Rei
06. Sinister Rain
07. Lost Rune of Thunder
08. Tar Still Flows
09. Angelheart, Ravenheart (Act I: Before the Bleeding Sun)

Guest vocalists: Lead vocals by Jarmo Kylmänen (SCYRON) and Miriam "Sfinx" Renvåg (RAM-ZET). Backing vocals by Jarmo Kylmänen, Miriam Renvåg, Tony Kakko (SONATA ARCTICA) and Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH, TAROT).

Altti Veteläinen (vocals, bass)
Jarmo Puolakanaho (guitar)
Risto Ruuth (lead guitar)
Janne Tolsa (keyboards)
Petri Sankala (drums)


SPAWN OF POSSESSION:'Noctambulant' Track Listing Revealed

Swedish technical death metal outfit SPAWN OF POSSESSION have finalized the track listing for their sophomore album, "Noctambulant", due this spring via Neurotic Records. The CD was recorded at Pama Studios in Kristianopel, Sweden with producer Magnus Sedenberg and contains 10 tracks, one being an instrumental intro, as well as several guest contributions, to be revealed later on.

"Noctambulant" track listing:
01. Inception
02. Lash by Lash
03. Solemn they Await
04. Render my Prey
05. Eve of Contempt
06. Sour Flow
07. By a Thousand Deaths Fulfilled
08. Dead & Grotesque
09. In My Own Greed
10. Scorched


Earache Records report - Teenage Goth-Metal girl designs extreme metal racing video game based in Hell

EARACHE RECORDS are proud to announce a joint partnership with Metro 3D, a leading Value Price video games publisher, in conjunction with the games developer Data Design Interactive in the creation of EARACHE EXTREME METAL RACING for PlayStation2, PC and PSP all formats which will be due for shipping on 7th July 2006.

EARACHE EXTREME METAL RACING will feature ten evil Earache racing teams burning a lot more than rubber through hell and other wastelands. Along with themed tracks from the combatants on the starting grid there’ll also be a plethora of extreme Earache classics making up the soundtrack of the game from such luminaries as Napalm Death, At The Gates, Cathedral, The Haunted, Hate Eternal, Cult Of Luna, Beecher, Urkraft, Anata, Mistress, Severe Torture and many others.

EARACHE ARTISTS CONFIRMED AS RACING 'TEAMS' : Mortiis, Deicide, Morbid Angel, Akercocke, Decapitated, Biomechanical, Municipal Waste, The Berzerker, Linea 77, Society 1

Ashley Mortimer, Marketing Manager, Earache Records says:
"Earache prides itself on innovation. As an independent label we've been on the cutting edge of unique and groundbreaking music for 15 years and we relish every opportunity, particularly a new or unusual one. We don't know of any other labels who have released their own game and the cross-marketing possibilities are really exciting. Culturally we don't think music and gaming are so far apart, many music fans play computer games, and nearly all gamers listen to music so we have teamed up with DDI and Metro3D to produce Earache Extreme Metal Racing. Your car shreds the opposition, the soundtrack shreds your ears - what a great combination!"

EARACHE EXTREME METAL RACING uniquely was conceived and created by 17 year old Gothic metaller Sky Nash and all started as a possible way to not only keep her amused but potentially to dissuade her from following her overworked father into a gaming career.

Frazer Nash of Frazer Nash Communications describes how his daughter created the game during work experience at developer, DDI: “Sky, then just 15, was given a huge responsibility to design her own (tongue in cheek) game. By the end of the first week, she had created a Gothic-looking game, complete with drafted levels and an awesome soundtrack. 12 months on and with professional development courtesy of Sam King and Mike Rooker (art), Mark Gemmell (production), Karl White and Julian Salter (Programming) at DDI. Aimed to appeal to Goth / Rock music fans the world over, Metro 3D have created EARACHE EXTREME METAL RACING - a monster of a game.”

Stewart Green MD of Metro 3D says:
“In a very male dominated industry you tend to think in stereotypes so when I heard that Sky, our latest girl on work experience had some design ideas to improve an off road racing game. I initially thought I was going to hear ‘make it pink with rainbows’ but I was very pleasantly surprised to hear she thought we needed the ability to mow down zombies, more carnage with chainsaws and metal spikes, and it just had to have an extreme thumping heavy metal sound track… and so Earache Extreme Metal Racing was born”

“The game is frantic, mad as hell fun, oh and in the end there was some pink … on the headless corpse bride! We have been working with Sky for the past year and the school has already booked her back for next year - to work on the sequel.”

CONQUEST - parted ways with the drummer

TheMetalList Portal has been informed that the drummer Aleksandr "Can" Kasiarum parted ways with the famous ukranian power metal band CONQUEST due to various private and musical disaccordances. Further Can's plans will be known in the nearest future. CONQUEST are now searching for a new drummer.

MASTERPLAN frontman's solo album

MASTERPLAN vocalist Jorn Lande (ex-ARK, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) has entered the Norwegian national album at position No. 54 with his fourth solo album, "The Duke" (AFM Records). The CD was produced by Lande and PAGAN'S MIND guitarist Jörn Viggo Lofstad, and was mixed at Jailhouse Studios in Denmark by Tommy Hansen. Recording musicians include:

Jorn Lande (vocals)
Jörn Viggo Lofstad (PAGAN'S MIND) - Guitar
Tore Moren (CARNIVORA) - Guitar
Morty Black (TNT) - Bass
Willy Bendiksen (COMPANY OF SNAKES) -Drums

Also featured on drums is Stian Kristoffersen of PAGAN'S MIND and FIREWIND, who appears on a newly recorded version of "Starfire", from Lande's debut, and the tracks "Stormcrow" and "After the Dying".

"The Duke" includes a cover version of THIN LIZZY's "Are You Ready". Japanese versions of "The Duke" add an extra track, entitled "Noose".


ENTOMBED - EP in June, album in September

Swedish metallers ENTOMBED have pushed back the projected release date of their new full-length album, "Serpent Saints", to September 18. An EP, entitled "When in Sodom", will precede the album on June 6 via Threeman Recordings.

Commented the band: "There were so many great songs to chose from and this is a great way give the fans what they want — more ENTOMBED!"

ENTOMBED's new album is being recorded at Soundland studio in Upplands Väsby, Sweden. The upcoming CD will be the group's first without the contributions of guitarist Uffe Cederlund, who left the band in September.


AMORPHIS - 'Eclipse' chart positions

AMORPHIS's latest album, "Eclipse", has entered the German national chart at position No. 56, Austrian chart at No. 69 and Hungarian chart at No. 29. The CD, which debuted at the top of the Finnish chart, has since moved down to position No. 3.

The follow-up to last year's "Far from the Sun", "Eclipse" was recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki with engineer Nino Laurenne (THUNDERSTONE). The production duties were handled by the band and Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH) for vocals. The mixing was taken care of by Mikko Karmila (who previously worked with the group on their "Am Universum" CD) at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki.

AMORPHIS have lined up several festival appearances following their Neckbreaker's Ball European tour (also featuring HYPOCRISY, SOILWORK, ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET and SCAR SYMMETRY), which is scheduled to take place in April.


DISIPLIN have revealed the details of their new lineup

Norwegian extreme metal act DISIPLIN have revealed the details of their new lineup, which will make its live debut at the Inferno Festival on Saturday, April 15 in Oslo, Norway. Joining mainman Haakon Forwald (a.k.a. General K; ex-MYRKSKOG, DISSECTION; guitar) are returning vocalist Jonas Raskolnikov Christiansen, drummer Massimo Altomare (BLACK FLAME, DAEMUSINEM, MORTUARY DRAPE) and session bassist Adolf Ramirez.

DISIPLIN released their sophomore album, "Anti-Life", in early 2005 via Moonfog Productions. The follow-up to the group's 2003 self-titled debut was recorded at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio and features a guest appearance by CARPATHIAN FOREST's Nattefrost.


EDENBRIDGE will release their their fifth album

Austrian "angelic bombast metal" act EDENBRIDGE will release their their fifth album, "The Grand Design", on May 19 via Massacre Records. A single, featuring the band's cover version of the James Bond classic "For Your Eyes Only" (originally sung by Sheena Easton), will precede the album on April 21.

The follow-up to 2004's "Shine", "The Grand Design" was recorded at The Farpoint Station studio in Austria and the Thin Ice facility in England with THRESHOLD mastermind Karl Groom. Guest musicians on the album include Dennis Ward and Robby Valentine, both of whom were responsible for backing vocals and choirs on the new CD.

"The Grand Design" track listing:

01. Terra Nova
02. Flame Of Passion
03. Evermore
04. The Most Beautiful Place
05. See You Fading Afar
06. On Top Of The World
07. Taken Away
08. The Grand Design
09. Empire Of The Sun (bonus track)

"For Your Eyes Only" track listing:

01. For Your Eyes Only
02. Evermore
03. The Grand Design (edit)
04. For Your Eyes Only (acoustic version)


ZYKLON have completed work on their third album

According to a posting on ZYKLON's official web site, the band have completed work on their much-anticipated third album, entitled "Disintegrate". The CD was recorded at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio in Norway and was mixed at b>Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. A May 15 release via Candlelight Records is expected.

So far, the following ten track titles are confirmed to appear on the CD: "Wrenched", "Cold Grave", "Disintegrate", "In Hindsight", "Skinned and Endangered", "Vulture", "Subversive Faith", "Underdog", "Ways of the World", and "Vile Ritual".


KORPIKLAANI - samples out of a new album are available online

A medley of audio clips from Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI's upcoming third album, entitled "Tales along this Road", has been made available at this location' .

As previously reported, Napalm Records has set an April 21 European release date for "Tales along this Road" (view cover at this location' ). A new-album listening session and a "meet-and-greet party" will be held before every gig on the band's upcoming "Tales along This Tour", which is set to kick off March 23 in Tampere, Finland. A complete list of currently confirmed tour dates can be found at this location' .

KORPIKLAANI's second album under their current moniker (the group released two albums as SHAMAN), "Voice of Wilderness", was released in January 2005 via Napalm Records.


DEICIDE have revealed the street date for a new album

Satan's favourite band Deicide have declared 6.6.06 the release date for their upcoming album on Earache records. The album, titled The Stench Of Redemption , is tentatively set for release on the date that coincides with the mark of the beast.

The album is currently in the preliminary stages as the band are gearing up to enter the studios with Jim Morris of Morris Sound. The band have demoed 10 songs which Glen Benton is locked away preparing his signature twisted lyrics to coincide with the brutally heavy tracks.

This album marks the bands first recorded album with an all-new line-up who has been igniting audiences so far. The two-guitar attack of DEICIDE now comprises of Jack Owen of CANNIBAL CORPSE fame and Ralph Santolla of ICED EARTH and DEATH fame.

The band are very excited to release this album, as Glen Benton has reported that this is one of the best death metal albums in years. Initially, Benton reported that the album had Earache head Digby Pearson banging his head and jumping up and down like a young metalhead. Get those metalhorns ready kiddies!

The band are currently preparing for a South American stint that will send the band through 6 countries at a light-speed rate. Deicide is excited to reach their South American fans that have always gone crazy for the bands performances in the past. Speaking of that South American tour, some slight adjustments to the tour dates have been made which can be seen on the Earache tour dates page.

Following the release of "The Stench Of Redemption" a full European tour is planned, continue to check Earache.com for details as they become available.

Check out the band's all new Myspace site for their new upcoming album at -

TWELFTH GATE:'Threshold Of Revelation' Artwork, New Release Date Revealed

The cover art for the new TWELFTH GATE album, "Threshold of Revelation", has been posted online at this location' . "Also, as much as we tried to keep our original February release date, it just didn't work out," the band write in a statement. "Our label, Season of Mist, decided that it would be best to wait until March 21st to help insure more of a priority focus on their part...and how could we argue with that...hehe."

The follow-up to 2003's "Summoning", "Threshold of Revelation" was co-produced by Chris Djuricic (NOVEMBERS DOOM, MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO, ENFORSAKEN) at Studio One in Racine, WI.

"Threshold of Revelation" track listing:
01. Loyal
02. Critical Elements
03. Inner Core
04. Delving Too Deep
05. Human Swine
06. Black Robe
07. Branded
08. Together Divided
09. Face Within A Face
10. Come Alive


VENOM: North American Release Date Set For 'Metal Black'

Sanctuary Records has set an April 4 North American release date for the new VENOM album, entitled "Metal Black".

"Metal Black" was mixed at the Townhouse Studios in London and contains 14 new songs, including "Antechrist", the demo for which can be heard at this location' .

"Metal Black" track listing:
01. Antechrist
02. Burn In Hell
03. House of Pain
04. Death & Dying
05. Rege Satanas
06. Darkest Realm
07. A Good Day to Die
08. Assassin
09. Lucifer Rising
10. Blessed Dead
11. Hours of Darkness
12. Sleep When I'm Dead
13. Maleficarvm
14. Metal Black


SHERINIAN Produces His 5th Solo Album.

Famed keyboardist, Derek Sherinian, is in the studio producing yet another masterpiece. The new untitled work is currently underway in Sherinian’s own Beachwood Manor Studios in Burbank, CA. This new album is slated to be released June 2006 worldwide on InsideOut Music in the US & Europe, and Marquee/Avalon in Japan.

After a nine month World Tour with Billy Idol, Sherinian went immediately into the studio. With the immense reception to last year’s album Mythology, he decided to bring back several of the available players that made it happen. "This is the 4th solo record of mine that Zakk has played on,” explains Sherinian. Zakk is the real deal and I am very fortunate to be able to work with him."

The 2006 all-star line-up is comprised of Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society/Ozzy), John Petrucci (ex-Dream Theater band-mate), Steve Lukather (Toto), Simon Phillips (Toto, The Who, Judas Priest), Tony Franklin (The Firm/Blue Murder), and Brian Tichy (Billy Idol, Ozzy) and other surprise special guests.

Sherinian gained worldwide recognition as a member of Dream Theater from 1994-1999. He has also toured and recorded with Alice Cooper, KISS, and BILLY IDOL among many others.

SODOM are back with a brand new album!

It’s been a long wait for the fans, but now Sodom are ready to present their latest recording at last: the German thrash metal legends are scheduled to release their new album with the plain but unequivocal title "Sodom" in Germany on April 21st 2006, in Europe April 24th 2006 and in the USA May 9th 2006 . “Every band needs a self-titled album at least once in their career,” band mastermind Tom Angelripper points out, adding that the twelve new tracks will contain pure thrash metal in its most dynamic incarnation. “We have to apologize to our fans that the album didn’t come out sooner, but the work on our DVD, Lords Of Depravity Part I, was so time-consuming that things took a little longer than expected.”

However, the band featuring singer/bass player Tom Angelripper, guitarist Bernemann and drummer Bobby Schottkowski will make the long wait worthwhile for their fan community with an offering that could hardly be more straightforward or determined. “We wanted to prove to the world what we can do, that’s why we decided to roll up our sleeves and pool our strengths.”

The current Sodom line-up has proved to be the most consistent in the band’s history. “The team Angelripper/Bernemann/Schottkowski will celebrate its anniversary this year: We’ve been together for ten years,” explains Tom, who is determined to continue to sail into the wind with his band in an increasingly short-lived world, not deviating from his present course when it comes to Sodom’s lyrics. “I’ve always written about things that go on in the world, the injustice and mistakes that happen everywhere. I know that you can’t change anything politically, but I would at least like to make clear where I stand and raise people’s awareness of those deplorable states of affair.” Sodom was recorded and mixed at the premises of an old friend: Andy Brings. The former Sodom guitarist produced the new album at his Midas Twins studios in Hagen, Germany, together with sound engineer Haan Hartmann, bringing out the best in the musicians. “Andy did a great job and really lured the optimum performance out of me. Our new album proves that you don’t necessarily have to go to an American studio to get a good sound.” Sodom" was mastered by Eroc, drummer with German rock cult band, Grobschnitt.


1. Blood On Your Lips
2. Wanted Dead
3. Buried In The Justice Ground
4. City Of God
5. Bibles And Guns
6. Axis Of Evil
7. Lords Of Depravity
8. No Captures
9. Lay Down The Law
10. Nothing To Regret
11. The Enemy Inside
Bonus Track for Japan:
12. Kamikaze Terrorizer

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