Archive News Mar 11, 2001 - update 1

CONTROL DENIED are presently recording a double-album at Morrisound Studios in Tampa with producer Jim Morris. The as-yet-untitled effort will be released later in the year.


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ENTOMBED have entered Polar Studios in Stockholm, Sweden to record their seventh studio album, tentatively titled Morning Star. 12 songs are being recorded with producers Nico Elgstrand and Stefan Boman, and according to reports, the new material is sounding 'big, fat and awesome'. As a result of the group's current recording commitments, ENTOMBED have had to cancel their US tour plans for March, but they are still hoping to make it to these shores later in the year.


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Congratulations are in order for Cleveland's MUSHROOMHEAD, who won the 'Best Metal Band' award at the 2001 Cleveland Free Times Awards.


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The reunited HIRAX have begun writing material for their forthcoming studio album, tentatively entitled Borage Of Noise (sic). Due to be recorded during the summer, Borage Of Noise will include such brand new tracks as: 'Mad World', 'Hung by a Rope', 'Fifteen Years', and 'What Made You Hate God?' In addition to the album cuts, extra tracks will be recorded for inclusion on various compilations, including one for a possible appearance on the upcoming THE ACCUSED tribute album (to which HIRAX will contribute with their cover of 'Mechanized Death'). Also, look out for a HIRAX / ANAL CUNT split 7' in the very near future.


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Glenn Hughes has completed work on his upcoming solo album, one that he calls his 'finest hour as a solo artist' and 'the most well-rounded album that I have done. It is a rock album that is influenced with the rock funk style that is Glenn Hughes. This CD is very melodic and features also a couple of acoustic tracks. My vocals on the album are heartfelt with raw emotion and intensity.' No release date or title has yet been announced for the CD. In related news, Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW / DEEP PURPLE vocalist Joe Lynn Turner recently spent a couple of days in Los Angeles composing material for their much-anticipated collaboration effort, which is scheduled to be recorded during the summer and issued before the end of the year.


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KAMELOT will be playing at the Rock Machina Festival in Moncofa, Spain (in the Castellón province) on July 28th. KAMELOT's new studio album, Karma, is scheduled to be released in Europe on April 30th.


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Due to guitarist Mike Wead's recording commitments with KING DIAMOND, MEMENTO MORI have cancelled their planned appearance at the Decibel Festival in Bengtsfors, Sweden on May 19th.


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JANUS STARK, featuring PRODIGY guitarist Gizz, will be playing a showcase gig on Saturday, March 17th, at the Nottingham Rock City (on a bill that also includes PLAN A) for an unspecified label that is supposedly 'very interested' in signing the band. JANUS STARK will be marking the occasion by performing plenty of new songs, four of which are currently being demoed with the help of producer Andy Hawkins of the band MIDGET. The working titles of the cuts in question are:

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01. Chez Wrong

02. Gimme Everything (which may or may not have its title changed to 'Global Eyes' or 'Advance to Mayfair')

03. Dansette

04. Ascend Again (which may be called 'Dis'honour')


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MOTHER'S ARMY, featuring vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW / YNGWIE MALMSTEEN / DEEP PURPLE), guitarist Jeff Watson (ex-NIGHT RANGER), bassist Bob Daisley (ex-OZZY) and drummer Aynsley Dunbar (who replaced original drummer Carmine Appice), will have all three of their full-length CDs released in America for the first time ever. The recordings in question will be issued during the summer, with the group's latest effort, 1998's Fire On The Moon, coming out first, to be followed by 1997's Planet Earth and 1993's self-titled debut a short time later.


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MALEVOLENT CREATION press statement regarding the cancellation of their North American tour:

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MALEVOLENT CREATION's North American tour is cancelled/postponed!! Upon returning from their European Tour on March 1st, vocalist Brett Hoffman was arrested at US customs for a warrant for his arrest dating back to 1995. Apparently Hoffman had a violation of probation warrant for his arrest for quite awhile now and the law unfortunately has caught up with him. This completely sucks and will leave the vocalist incarcerated for a little more than 60 days. The tour was to begin March 31st with openers MONSTROSITY. I believe MONSTROSITY will continue to do the tour as the headliners now. On behalf of myself and the rest of the band, MALEVOLENT CREATION would like to apologize to all the promoters, venues, the bands and to our booking agency and fans involved in making this tour happen, we cannot do this tour without vocalist Brett Hoffman, and we will reschedule a new tour for the end of summer (July, August). We are all upset about this set back, but I'm sure when we hit the road later in the summer it will be crushing!!!! Malevolently, Phil Fasciana (guitars)


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MARDUK's latest album, La Grande Danse Macabre, was released in Europe with the first 10,000 copies featuring a bonus track not found on the regular release. The album is also available on picture disc and ordinary vinyl (1,000 copies, strictly limited). On the 21st of March, MARDUK will begin their European tour, which will last until the 23rd of April. Following that, the band will embark on their first-ever full US trek of about 30 shows. No dates have been confirmed as yet, but the tour is scheduled to start in the beginning of May and last through early June.


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Former KING DIAMOND / MERCYFUL FATE / MEMENTO MORI drummer Snowy Shaw is said to have done some recordings with a band called DRAGON SLAYER. No further information is available at this time.


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YNGWIE / MILLENIUM / ARK vocalist Jorn Lande's next solo album will be entitled Worldchanger.

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