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REDEMPTION: 'The Origins Of Ruin' Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

REDEMPTION, the Los Angeles-based progressive metal band led by guitarist / keyboardist / songwriter Nicolas van Dyk and featuring vocal legend Ray Alder of FATES WARNING, has revealed the artwork and track listing for its third CD, "The Origins of Ruin", tentatively due in March/April 2007 via Inside Out Music. Injecting traditional progressive metal with ...

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REDEMPTION Signs Worldwide Deal With INSIDE OUT MUSIC

REDEMPTION, the Los Angeles-based progressive metal band led by guitarist / keyboardist / songwriter Nicolas van Dyk and featuring vocal legend Ray Alder of FATES WARNING, has signed a worldwide multi-album deal with Inside Out Music. The first title released under this agreement will be the band's third release, "The Origins of Ruin", tentatively slated ...

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Ex-WHITESNAKE Guitarist To Perform In Hell

British guitar legend Bernie Marsden (WHITESNAKE, M3) will appear at the Hell Blues Club's Christmas party on December 27 at the Rica Hell Hotel in Hell, Norway. He will play songs ranging from his WHITESNAKE days to his recent blues-rock work. Backing him is a band called FORANLEDNINGEN, a four-piece outfit that's worked out of ...

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LUNARMILE To Support M3 In Wolverhampton

LUNARMILE, the British band featuring frontwoman Toni-Marie Iommi (daughter of BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi) and bassist Alex Hill (son of JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill), will support M3 — the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, ...

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Guitarist BERNIE TORME Discusses GMT Project

DioMessageBoard.com recently conducted an interview with Irish guitarist Bernie Torme (GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE) about his new band GUY-MCCOY-TORME (GMT), also featuring his old compadre from GILLAN, bassist John McCoy — who has worked with Joey Belladonna, SAMSON, and the UK SUB, among others — and drummer Robin Guy (whose credentials include FAITH NO ...

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REDEMPTION Confirmed For PROGPOWER VIII Festival

REDEMPTION is the latest band confirmed for the ProgPower USA VIII festival, set to take place next fall. REDEMPTION is the brainchild of Nicolas van Dyk (guitarist/keyboardist/songwriter) and features the legendary Ray Alder (FATES WARNING) on vocals and Bernie Versailles (AGENT STEEL) on guitars, along with drummer Chris Quirarte and bassist Sean Andrews. "We're extremely ...

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REDEMPTION: New Album Mastered

REDEMPTION's primary songwriter and guitarist/keyboardist Nicolas van Dyk has issued the following update on the progress of the recording/mixing sessions for the band's new album, entitled "The Origins of Ruin": "Well, after an exciting six-week adventure with the German and U.S. postal services, I can at long last confirm that I have the master recordings ...

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BERNIE TORME Confirmed For Ireland's CLIVEAID Benefit Concert

GUY-MCCOY-TORME (GMT), featuring Irish guitarist Bernie Torme (GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE), has been confirmed for Cliveaid Eire, set to take place December 19 at Radio City in Dulbin, Ireland. Also scheduled to appear are GLYDER, NINETEENTH CENTURY, KRAKÓW, SPEEDKING and STEEL TORMENTOR. Handling both guitar and vocals, Torme has partnered with his old compadre from GILLAN, ...

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Former WHITESNAKE Guitarist MICKY MOODY Plays With Trumpets

M3 guitarist Micky Moody (ex-WHITESNAKE) has just had his book, "Playing with Trumpets - A Rock and Roll Apprenticeship", released by SAF Publishing. The book's description reads as follows: "In 1981, whilst onstage with hard rockers WHITESNAKE at the Monsters of Rock Festival at Donington Park, in a rare moment of self-analysis as he raised ...

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REDEMPTION Signs With INTROMENTAL MANAGEMENT

California-based progressive metal band REDEMPTION, featuring vocalist Ray Alder of FATES WARNING, has signed with Intromental Management. Intromental has worked closely with REDEMPTION for the past four years, promoting the band's 2003 self-titled debut and 2005's critically acclaimed "The Fullness of Time" (released by Sensory Records in the U.S. and Massacre Records in Europe). "Intromental ...

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M3: U.K. Tour Dates Announced

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) and Stefan Berggren (vocals, SNAKES IN PARADISE, COMPANY OF SNAKES, RAZORBACK), has lined up the following U.K. dates: Dec. 13 - The Brook - ...

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ROBERT PLANT And Current And Former DEEP PURPLE Members Sign On For Charity Event

Launch Radio Networks reports: Robert Plant has signed on for a benefit concert in London that will also feature DEEP PURPLE drummer Ian Paice and former PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord. They'll perform with a house band that includes ex-WHITESNAKE guitarist Bernie Marsden, ROXY MUSIC guitarist Phil Manzanera, and former PAUL MCCARTNEY keyboardist Paul "Wix" Wickens. ...

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REDEMPTION Finish Recording New Album

REDEMPTION's primary songwriter and guitarist/keyboardist Nicolas van Dyk has issued the following update on the progress of the recording/mixing sessions for the band's new album, entitled "The Origins of Ruin": "Spurred on by an email asking me what we'd been up to, I thought I'd let people know that we were still working away at ...

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ERNIE CARLETTI Is 'Honored' To Be New Guitarist In ICED EARTH

Elkton, MD resident Ernie Carletti has garnered the position of lead guitarist for ICED EARTH, an established American heavy metal band that is preparing for a forthcoming full-length album and subsequent world tour. Mastering his craft beyond 19 years and teaching guitar lessons to 100 students weekly in excess of 16 years, Carletti is equally ...

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ICED EARTH Mainman SCHAFFER Comments On New Guitarist

As first reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET early this morning, ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer has now confirmed the addition of guitarist Ernie Carletti, (formerly of SLIKHELVETIKA) to the group's ranks. Schaffer's statement on the matter reads as follows: "I just wanted to make a quick but significant announcement. After auditioning some very good guitar ...

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ICED EARTH: New Guitarist Found?

Allentown, Pennsylvania's 91.7 FM WMUH radio station has announced that Ernie Carletti, formerly of SLIKHELVETIKA, has been added as the second guitarist for ICED EARTH. He was allegedly auditioned just over a week ago by ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and was accepted as a member. At press time, there has been no official confirmation ...

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REDEMPTION: New Album Update

REDEMPTION's primary songwriter and guitarist/keyboardist Nicolas van Dyk has issued the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's new album, entitled "The Origins of Ruin": "We can see the light at the end of the tunnel and we're just about finished tracking, with only a few vocal parts, a couple ...

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BLACK SABBATH: Previously Unheard Track Posted Online

Rockdetector.com is hosting an entire chapter from Garry Sharpe-Young's new "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" book at this location. The chapter in question deals with the mystery surrounding David Donato's term of duty with BLACK SABBATH in 1985. Speaking exclusively to Garry Sharpe-Young, Donato (together with comments from other band members) details exactly how long ...

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BLACK SABBATH Book Details 18-Year Period Before Reunion With OZZY

Zonda Books has just published Garry Sharpe-Young's "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath: The Battle for Black Sabbath", a 442-page "definitive account" of BLACK SABBATH's 1979-1997 period before the band's reunion with singer Ozzy Osbourne. "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath: The Battle for Black Sabbath" reforges the author's two previous landmark tomes "Ozzy Osbourne: The Story of the Ozzy Osbourne ...

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Ex-GILLAN Guitarist BERNIE TORME To Tour U.S. This Fall

GUY-MCCOY-TORME (GMT), featuring Irish guitarist Bernie Torme (GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE), will be embaking on a U.S. tour this fall. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. Handling both guitar and vocals, Torme has partnered with his old compadre from GILLAN, bassist John McCoy — who has worked with Joey Belladonna, SAMSON, and the UK ...

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