VISION OF DISORDER recorded 15 new songs in total during the recording sessions for their upcoming new album From Bliss To Devastation. Of all the songs that were recorded, only a dozen are expected to show up on the release, which is due out through TVT Records on June 26th. The band is currently mixing the effort with producer Machine at the Machine Shop studio in Hoboken, NJ.
THERAPY? have completed work on a new studio album with producer Jack Endino in Seattle. 12 songs will be featured on the as-yet-untitled final release.
Here is the full list of the bands performing at this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place August 3rd and August 4th near the town of Wacken in Germany:
HOLY MOSES (reunion)
MÄGO DE OZ
PAUL DIANNO & KILLERS
SINS OF THY BELOVED
SUBWAY TO SALLY
THE DESTRÖYER 666
PAUL DIANNO & KILLERS are going to be performing a set that will be culled primarily from Paul's years with IRON MAIDEN, along with a couple of selections from his solo material. The group's full set list will reportedly include the following tracks:
03. The Beast Arises
04. Murders in the Rue Morgue
05. Marshal Lockjaw
08. Phantom of the Opera
09. Remember Tomorrow
10. Strange World
11. Running Free
The Bay Area's TECHNOCRACY, featuring former VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel, will be performing at the Paradise Lounge in San Francisco on April 5th on a bill that will also include UNJUST and WYTEBREAD.
Artist Travis Smith has been enlisted to create the artwork for the upcoming DRAGONLORD debut CD, featuring most of members of the current TESTAMENT line-up, along with a few guests.
JACOB'S DREAM have recruited Derek Eddleblute to replace the recently-departed guitarist duo of Gary Holtzman and Jon Noble. The group's sophomore effort, Theater Of War, is due out shortly.
According to Metal Edge Online, DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson, who fronted his own band called WAR & PEACE in the late '80s, is revisiting that band name again via a new album called Light at the End of the Tunnel, due out in late April in Japan on Pony Canyon and in May in the States through Shrapnel Records. The material—some of it DOKKEN-like and some more experimental—consists of some songs intended for but not used by DOKKEN, songs Pilson had never finished, and others he did that appeared elsewhere: 'Stay Out of My Mind' was originally included on DIO's Angry Machines album and 'What Cost War' was recorded by then-ex-LOUDNESS singer Munetaka Higuchi on his Dream Castle CD. Pilson, who sings and plays all the basic tracks on it, gets assistance from SCORPIONS drummer James Kottak on all but two of the ten songs, while a host of solo-contributing guitarists offer a helping hand, among them DOKKEN bandmate Reb Beach, one-time DOKKEN touring member John Norum (ex-EUROPE), Paul Gilbert (ex-MR. BIG), Richie Kotzen (MR. BIG/ex-POISON) and Jon Levin (ex-WARLOCK).