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IRON FIRE: Recording Update

Guitarist J.J. of Danish metallers IRON FIRE has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "It's been months since you last heard from the IRON FIRE camp. 'No concerts, no news, no nothing. What's happening?' you might ask yourself. Well, we're in the process of creating the heaviest IRON FIRE record to ...

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TNT Singer: New Material 'Rocks Like You Wouldn't Believe'

Vocalist Tony Mills (ex-SHY) of the Norwegian/British hard rockers TNT has issued the following update on the songwriting process for the group's new album: "Just a note of reassurance. I'm sitting over here in the studio in Birmingham working on a track for the new TNT album. Without actually playing you the song (because it ...

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TNT Begins Writing New Material

Norwegian/British hard rockers TNT have commenced the songwriting process for their new album with new vocalist Tony Mills (ex-SHY). Commented Mills: "Some backing arrangements are already down on tape along with the original melody ideas. Ronni and myself are working both together in Oslo as well as seperately in our own countries. As we both ...

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MANTICORA Begins Recording New Album

Danish power metallers MANTICORA have entered the studio to begin recording the guitars for their upcoming sixth full-length album, "The Black Circus, Part 2". The companion CD to the recently released "The Black Circus, Part 1 – Letters" is tentatively due in 2007. The two-album "The Black Circus" concept project tells the story of the ...

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LIBERTY N' JUSTICE To Release 'Full-Production Acoustic Rock Record'

Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE, whose most recent release, "Soundtrack of a Soul", featured an all-star cast of guest musicians — including Mark Slaughter (SLAUGHTER), Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Stephen Pearcy (RATT) and Tony Harnell (TNT) — is back in the studio working on its follow-up effort. Described as a "full-production acoustic rock record," "Independence ...

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IRON FIRE To Record New Album In September

Vocalist Martin Steene of the Danish power metallers IRON FIRE (also in FORCE OF EVIL) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "The time has come for the recording of a new IRON FIRE album. We are starting on the first of September and will be mixing in late December. The ...

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SPREAD EAGLE: Touring Lineup Finalized

The touring lineup for SPREAD EAGLE's "Back On The Bitch Tour 2006" will consist of founding members Ray West on vocals and Rob De Luca on bass. Joining them will be John Macaluso on drums (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TNT), who played on the group's "Open to the Public" album. On guitar will be Chris Caffery, who ...

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DREAM THEATER Frontman To Guest On JOHN MACALUSO's Solo Album

DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie will record a guest appearance on one track on the upcoming solo album from drummer John Macaluso (TNT, ARK, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JAMES LABRIE, STARBREAKER), entitled "John Macaluso's Union Radio - The Radio Waves Goodbye". The CD, which is tentatively scheduled for release in November via Lion Music, is described in ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY Guests On DACIA & THE WMD Debut: Audio Available

MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister has recorded a duet with Dacia Bridges on a song called "Losing You", which appears on the upcoming self-titled debut album from DACIA & THE WMD. DACIA & THE WMD features Dacia Bridges (ex-TAPE) alongside former FARMER BOYS musicians Alex Scholpp and Ralf Botzenhart. The album was produced by ex-SKUNK ANANSIE ...

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IRON FIRE: 'Revenge' Concept/Story Explained

Vocalist Martin Steene of the Danish power metallers IRON FIRE (also in FORCE OF EVIL) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Here it is IRON heads. We now have a link up on our homepage with the story and concept behind [the latest IRON FIRE album] 'Revenge'. Due ...

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IRON FIRE: In Writing Mode

Vocalist Martin Steene of the Danish power metallers IRON FIRE (also in FORCE OF EVIL) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We have been laying pretty low on the live performance side since we came home from touring with DEMON and SEVEN WITCHES, and there is a reason for it. ...

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Vocalist TONY HARNELL To Perform Final Show With TNT

Vocalist Tony Harnell's official web site has been updated with the following message: "Tony Harnell will perform together with TNT in one last show! Tony's final show with the band will take place on the Polar Rock festival in Storsteinnes, Troms, Norway on June 30, 2006. A spectacular show is promised with 22 years of ...

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RANDY COVEN To Perform With TEDDY And BOBBY RONDINELLI

Bassist Randy Coven (ARK, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) will be playing at Grizzly's in Bayshore, New York on Saturday, June 3 at 10:00 p.m. Performing with Coven will be Teddy Rondinelli (guitar/vocals; VANILLA FUDGE) and Bobby Rondinelli (drums; BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT). Coven recently teamed up with drummer John Macaluso (TNT, ARK, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JAMES ...

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New TNT Singer Speaks

SHY vocalist Tony Mills has issued the following statement regaridng his decision to join TNT as the band's new lead singer: "Having been in discussions with the members of TNT in Norway over the last few weeks, I have decided to take the band up on an offer to front them throughout their forthcoming work ...

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ALLELE Music Featured In TNT's 'Nightmares & Dreamscapes'

Cable network TNT has tapped ALLELE's upcoming second single, "Stitches", for use in the promotion of their Stephen King short story adaptations "Nightmares & Dreamscapes", an eight-episode mini-series premiering Wednesday, July 12. Listen/watch for "Stitches" in upcoming national TV and radio spots running May-July. Check out "Stitches" at www.myspace.com/allele. More information on "Nightmares ...

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TNT Announce New Singer

TNT have announced the addition of singer Tony Mills from Birmingham, England. Tony is one of Europe's most respected hard rock singers, mostly known for his work with U.K. melodic rock act SHY and his solo releases of recent years. Tony has worked along side such names as CINDERELLA, DOKKEN, COZY POWELL, MEATLOAF, THE SWEET ...

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TNT: New Singer Found?

According to MelodicRock.com, TNT members Ronni LeTekro (guitar) and Morten "Diesel" Dahl (drums) were in Germany recently talking to a potential new vocalist to replace the recently departed Tony Harnell. Norwegian newspaper Adressa has confirmed that the guys were there on business, and if the reports are to be believed, the new TNT ...

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Vocalist TONY HARNELL Explains Decision To Leave TNT

Tony Harnell, the voice of TNT, has announced his departure from the band. Tony's final concert with the band took place in Madrid, Spain on April 1, 2006. The show was recorded and will be released on DVD this coming fall. Commented Harnell: "I was hoping to have a little good news for TNT fans ...

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Vocalist TONY HARNELL Quits TNT

Norway's Puls Music is reporting that TNT frontman Tony Harnell has officially left the band after a 22-year tenure as the group's lead vocalist. Harnell's statement on the matter read as follows: "It is with a clear mind and a sad heart that I announce my final departure from TNT but I look ...

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TNT To Film Live DVD In Madrid

Norwegian/American hard rockers TNT will be recording a live DVD at club Heineken in Madrid, Spain at on April 1. The DVD will be filmed by Bernhard Kellerer of the U.K. company iMagic Films Ltd. As previously reported, TNT played with the Oslo Symphony Orchestra and gospel choir in December 2005 in a performance that ...

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IRON FIRE Frontman Explains Delay Between Albums

Vocalist Martin Steene of the Danish power metallers IRON FIRE (also in FORCE OF EVIL) has issued a statement regarding the lengthy period between the release of the band's last album, 2001's "On the Edge", and their brand-new CD, "Revenge", due on March 24 via Napalm Records. Commented Steene: "The time has come for a ...

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MASTERPLAN Frontman Enters Norwegian Album Chart At No. 54

MASTERPLAN vocalist Jorn Lande (ex-ARK, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) has entered the Norwegian national album at position No. 54 with his fourth solo album, "The Duke" (AFM Records). The CD was produced by Lande and PAGAN'S MIND guitarist Jörn Viggo Lofstad, and was mixed at Jailhouse Studios in Denmark by Tommy Hansen. Recording musicians include: Jorn Lande ...

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RANDY COVEN, JOHN MACALUSO, MARCO SFOGLI Complete Work On 'Heroes Temporis' Metal Opera

Bassist Randy Coven (ARK, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) recently teamed up with drummer John Macaluso (TNT, ARK, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JAMES LABRIE, STARBREAKER) and guitarist Marco Sfogli (JAMES LABRIE) to record a new metal opera project entitled "Heroes Temporis". The recordings took place at Splash studios in Naples, Italy between February 14 and February 23 and saw the ...

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FATAL FORCE To Release Debut Album In April

FATAL FORCE, the new project featuring Danish guitarist Torben Enevoldsen, vocalist Mats Levén (TREAT, SWEDISH EROTICA, AT VANCE, THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and drummer Daniel Flores (XSAVIOR, MIND'S EYE, SPEEDY GONZALES, FARO, PHILIP BARDOWELL), will release their self-titled debut album in April via MTM Music. The CD was produced by Tommy Hansen, who has previously worked ...

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