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

ROUGH SILK Singer Produces Solo Album From RAGE Drummer

Singer Ferdy Doernberg of the German epic/melodic metallers ROUGH SILK has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "I produced and play dobro, trumpet (!!) and keyboards on Mike Terrana's [RAGE] new solo album, 'Man of the World'. It's an instrumental/fusion-album with great musicians like Kevin Chown (TONY MACALPINE, ARTENSION, TED NUGENT, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KAMELOT: 'The Haunting' Video To Feature EPICA Singer

American/Norwegian power metallers KAMELOT recently travelled to Sweden to begin work on their new video for the track "The Haunting" with director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES). The clip also includes an appearance by EPICA singer Simone Simons. "The Haunting" come off the group's new album, "The Black Halo", due on March ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BRAZEN ABBOT Complete Recordings With 31-Piece String Orchestra

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have posted the following message on their web site: "The new BRAZEN ABBOT album just got a new line-up. The musicians involved will be 39! This is because of the fact that Nikolo recorded and added a 31-piece string orchestra, which will be used throughout the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KAMELOT: Bonus Tracks Galore

KAMELOT's new album, "The Black Halo", will be released in Japan on February 16 and will include two bonus tracks ("Epilogue" and "Soul Society" radio edit), according to the group's management. The European version, which is scheduled to it stores on March 14, will be a limited-edition digipak with two additional bonus cuts ("The Haunting" ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DOMAIN: Korean Edition Of New Album To Feature Bonus Track

The Korean version of DOMAIN's upcoming CD, "Last Days Of Utopia", will feature the bonus track "Only You Can", guitarist Axel Ritt's very own interpretation of the main theme of famous Korean TV series "Winter Sonata". The group's Korean label, Melodic Heaven, will also re-release "One Million Lightyears From Home" (2001), "New Horizons" (EP, 2001), ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KAMELOT: 'The Black Halo' Release Dates Confirmed

SPV Records has set a March 15 North American release date (one day earlier internationally except Japan, where it's due on Feb. 16) for the new KAMELOT album, "The Black Halo". The first release for Europe will be a limited-edition digipak with bonus material. As previously reported, KAMELOT were recently scheduled to head to Sweden ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BRAZEN ABBOT: New Album To Feature 31-Piece Orchestra

BRAZEN ABBOT mastermind Nikolo Kotzev is very busy putting the finishing touches on the group's new studio album. He is currently recording a 31-piece string orchestra which will be used almost entirely throughout the album, enriching the arrangements and making the CD the band's most ambitious ever. The recordings are taking place in Sofia, Bulgaria ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CEREMONIUM To Reunite For NEW YEAR'S MALICE FEST Appearance

New York dark metallers CEREMONIUM will be reuniting for an appearance at the New Year's Malice Fest on Saturday, February 5 at Connections in Passaic, New Jersey. The group's current lineup is the one featured on their "No Longer Silent" album — Thomas Pioli, Brandon Diaz, Chris Tredici and Brian Yost — minus Pasquale Reca, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SODOM: South American/Mexican Tour Dates Announced

Legendary German thrashers SODOM will be embarking on a South American/Mexican tour in February/March. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 18 - TBA (Brasil) @ TBA * Feb. 19 - Belo Horizonte/MG (Brasil) @ Lapa Multishow * Feb. 20 - São Paulo/SP (Brasil) @ Direct TV Music Hall * Feb. 22 - Novo Hamburgo/RS (Brasil) ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ROUGH SILK: Lineup Revamped, Writing 'Heavy' Songs Again

Singer Ferdy Doernberg of the German epic/melodic metallers ROUGH SILK has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Hello friends. Well, I'm thinkin' 'bout how to begin this? I guess the best way is to just go for it!!! "Alright. As I'm writing this now I am the only 'surviving' member of ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MUSHROOMHEAD Fan Assaulted In Cleveland

The following message has been posted at MUSHROOMHEAD's official web site: "On Monday night [Dec. 20] in Cleveland, Ohio, a fan by the name of Cloyce Wolfe was assaulted after the MUSHROOMHEAD show at the House of Blues. He was robbed, had his ankles, wrists and ribs broken, and was left unconscious in the parking ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MORTICIAN, INCANTATION, THE CHASM: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

MORTICIAN, INCANTATION, THE CHASM,ARSIS and FUNERUS (featuring current members of INCANTATION John McEntee, Kyle Severn and John's wife, Jill McEntee) will be teaming up for the "Winter Migration Broootality '05" U.S. tour beginning in early January 2005. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jan. 11 - South Paw - Park Slope, Brooklyn NY Jan. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SODOM Confirmed For MINNEAPOLIS MAYHEM 2 Festival

Legendary German thrashers SODOM have been confirmed to perform at next year's Minneapolis Mayhem 2 festival, set to take place on May 7, 2005. This will be SODOM's only North American performance. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are Las Vegas, NV thrashers AVENGER OF BLOOD. More bands will be announced soon. For more ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DARRELL ABBOTT Memorial Fund Details

A memorial fund has been created to aid help cover bereavement and medical expenses for DAMAGEPLAN's head of security, Jeffrey "Mayhem" Thompson, and two other band employees injured in last week's shooting that resulted in the death of the group's guitarist, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Checks can be sent to The Dimebag Darrell Memorial Fund at ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SODOM: DVD To Surface In March, Studio Album To Follow In August

Veteran German thrashers SODOM are tentatively scheduled to release their first DVD in March 2005. According to SODOM frontman Thomas "Angelripper" Such, the DVD's concert footage will will contain 23 songs. An overview of the band's career thus far and additional bonus features will also appear on the disc. "Such a giant DVD we make ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KAMELOT To Film Two New Videos

KAMELOT will head to Sweden to shoot the videos for "March of Mephisto" and "The Haunting" with director Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Films (LACUNA COIL, DIMMU BORGIR, IN FLAMES). "March of Mephisto" and "The Haunting" come off the group's new album, "The Black Halo", due on February 28, 2005 through SPV Records. The follow-up to ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BRAZEN ABBOT Finish Recording New Album

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have finished recording everything but the guitar leads for their new album, tentatively due next spring via Frontiers Records. Mixing is scheduled to begin January 9, 2005 and will probably be completed by January 25. The album will contain 12 tracks: Tracks with Joe Lynn Turner ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Former EXHORDER Frontman: We 'Lost An Innovator, A Warrior, And A Metal God'

Vocalist Kyle Thomas of the much-missed New Orleans metallers EXHORDER, cited by many as the originators of the riff-heavy power-groove approach popularized by PANTERA, has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "I was awakened at about 7:30 a.m. the morning after Darrell Abbott was murdered by a phone call ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Police: We May Never Know Motive For DIMEBAG DARRELL's Murder

Police said an officer's quick thinking helped prevent more fatalities from occurring as a deadly shooting took place inside a Columbus nightclub Wednesday night. Officer James D. Niggemeyer entered the nightclub, and then shot and killed the alleged gunman, Nathan Gale, during an apparent hostage situation, police said. In the moments before, police said Gale, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Police Identify Alleged Gunman In DIMEBAG DARRELL's Murder

Police released the name of the gunman who allegedly went on a shooting rampage at a Columbus nightclub Wednesday night, killing four people — including DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Dimebag Darrel — before a police officer shot him dead. Nathan Gale, 25, of Marysville, reportedly jumped onto a concert stage and opened fire, NBC 4 reported. The ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BLOODSIMPLE To Film Video In New York City

BLOODSIMPLE, the new project featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle Sanders and drummer Chris Hamilton, plus guitarist Nick Rowe (guitar), will be shooting a video for an as-yet-undisclosed track off their upcoming album at Manitobas, located at 99 Ave. B (between 6th and 7th) ...

Read more

Posted in: News

WOLF: Release Date Set For Early Album Reissues

Massacre Records has set a February 28, 2005 release date for the reissues of the first two albums from Sweden's WOLF: 2000's self-titled effort and 2002's "Black Wings". Both CDs, which were originally released through the No Fashion label, have been remastered and will feature new cover artwork and bonus material. WOLF's third full-length album, ...

Read more

Posted in: News