kyle-thomas in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

BRAZEN ABBOT Set European Release Date For New Album

Frontiers Records has set a June 6 European release date for the new BRAZEN ABBOT album, entitled "My Resurrection". The CD features guest appearances by the folliowing singers: Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Göran Edman (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, GLORY), Tony Harnell (TNT, WESTWORLD) and Erik Mårtensson. "My Resurrection" final track listing: 01. My ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KAMELOT: 'The Haunting' Video Posted Online

KAMELOT's video for the track "The Haunting" has been posted online at this location. "The Haunting" clip was directed by Swedish director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES) of Revolver Films and and was shot in Sweden. Making guest appearances in the video are EPICA singer Simone Simons and Mari, who ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KAMELOT: 'March Of Mephisto' Video Posted Online

KAMELOT's video for the track "March of Mephisto", featuring a special appearance by DIMMU BORGIR frontman Shagrath, has been posted online at the group's official web site. The clip, the group's second off the group's upcoming album "The Black Halo", was shot by Swedish director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES) ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ROUGH SILK Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

German epic/melodic metallers ROUGH SILK have parted ways with drummer Thomas Becker. "Thomas has left the band because of his family," singer Ferdy Doernberg writes on the group's web site. "But we were ready to find Detlef 'Dizzy' Kroll. He's our new drummer since a few weeks. He was in a band called TRIBE 13 ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Former LEMMING PROJECT Guitarist Dies At Age 33

Michael Schmale, guitarist and main songwriter of the German death metal band LEMMING PROJECT, died on Thursday, February 17 at the age of 33. LEMMING PROJECT initially formed in 1986 and eventually signed to Noise Records for the release of the two albums "Extinction" and "Hate And Despise", the latter of which was licensed and ...

Read more

Posted in: News

The Black Halo - KAMELOT

KAMELOT have walked the line between the prog/power scene and a more pomp AOR sheen for some time now, never descending too far into galloping European cliché, and maintaining a sonic toughness that keeps them in the metal camp. The addition of ex-CONCEPTION singer Roy Khan and the release of 2000's "The Fourth Legacy" brought ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

BRAZEN ABBOT To Release New Album In June

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have posted the following message on their web site: "Nikolo has delievered the final mix of the new BRAZEN ABBOT album! The new BRAZEN ABBOT album, 'My Resurrection', is expected to be released in June! The album will be 62 minutes and 30 seconds. Currently Nikolo ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BLACK CROWES: Reunion Tour Announced

BLACK CROWES have announced plans for a full-blown reunion tour — the band's first gigs since October 2001, according to Billboard.com. Guitarist Marc Ford is back in the fold for the first time since 1997, while Bill Dobrow, who played with Rich Robinson in the short-lived band HOOKAH BROWN, will take over for Steve Gorman ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DISSECTION: Mexican Date Announced

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION will return to the North American continent on April 22, when they are scheduled to play at the Box Underground in Tijuana, Mexico. Support at the show will come from SADISTIC INTENT, RISE, INFINITUM OBSCURE and NINTH LEVEL. Box Underground is located at 1500 Revolucion Avenue in downtown Tijuana. Late ...

Read more

Posted in: News

STATIC-X Guitarist Is Believed To Have Met Teenage Victim Via Online Singles Community

STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen (real name Tod Rex Salvador) is believed to have met the 14-year-old Sayreville, New Jersey girl he is accused of sexually assaulting in January on the web site FetischMusic.com (via their "Find-a-Freek" online singles community), where he used the screen name "groverygodadat" under the heading "never married male looking for female." ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KAMELOT To Be Joined By German Keyboardist/Guitarist During Upcoming Tour

American/Norwegian power metallers KAMELOT have announced that German keyboardist/guitarist Oliver Palotai will be joining then for The Black Halo Tour 2005. As previously reported, several screenshots from KAMELOT's video for the track "March of Mephisto", featuring a special appearance by DIMMU BORGIR frontman Shagrath, have been posted online at the group's official web ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MUDVAYNE Frontman Launches BULLYGOAT RECORDS Web Site

Bullygoat Records, the Warner Bros. label imprint headed up by MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray, has launched its official web site at Bullygoat.com. Gray's first signing to Bullygoat is the New York-based BLOODSIMPLE, the new project featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle Sanders ...

Read more

Posted in: News

GLENN HUGHES: New Solo Album Is My Most Focused Recording

Blasting-Zone.com recently conducted an in-depth interview with legendary DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes. Several excerpts follow: Blasting-Zone.com: What can you tell us about your forthcoming solo album, "Soul Mover"? Glenn Hughes: "...It's coming out on Sanctuary Records... ...I think it's my most focused recording on many levels, really...” Blasting-Zone.com: Taking into consideration ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK Complete Work On Debut Album

JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK, the German thrash band featuring drummer Sven Vormann (ex-DESTRUCTION), vocalist Thomas Rosenmerkel (EPHEMERA'S PARTY, ex-DESTRUCTION), guitarist Michael Gerstlauer (DRYROT, ex-HATE SQUAD), guitarist Andreas "Lützel" Lützelschwab (ROCKWELL) and bassist Bernhard "Erna" Matt (NECRONOMICON, EPHEMERA'S PARTY), have completed work on their debut album, "... The Loudest No!" The group are still searching for a ...

Read more

Posted in: News

AUDIOSLAVE: U.K. Dates Announced

NME.com is reporting that AUDIOSLAVE have confirmed details of three U.K. shows for June. The group, featuring members of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, with Chris Cornell (ex-SOUNDGARDEN) on vocals, will play in Manchester and London. The dates are: Jun. 20-21 – London, UK @ Brixton Carling Academy Jun. 24 – Manchester, UK @ MEN Arena ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SIX FEET UNDER Frontman: New Album Is Our 'Reign In Blood'

SIX FEET UNDER frontman Chris Barnes has issued the following update: "Hey, just wanted to say 'What's up?' to everyone and let you all know what's comin' up... "We're currently rehearsing here in Tampa for the upcoming No Mercy fests, and really lookin' forward to that. We're psyched to play a few of the new ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SOULSKINNER Sign with Z RECORDS

Z Records have announced the signing of the Swedish act SOULSKINNER. Formed only twelve months ago by former STEEL ATTACK members Dennis Westman and Patrick Spath, SOULSKINNER combine metal with melody in a manner rarely heard during recent years. Drawing influences from past hard rock and metal legends, SOULSKINNER have recorded "a possible modern-day classic," ...

Read more

Posted in: News

EUROPE Record Japanese Shows For Live CD

Reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE recorded three of the gigs on their recent Japanese tour for a live CD, tentatively due before the end of the year. In addition, the band "are still dealing with different companies" regarding the release of their live DVD, which was filmed on November 15, 2004 at the Hammersmith Apollo ...

Read more

Posted in: News