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BRAZEN ABBOT Announce New Album Title

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have set "My Resurrection" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in June via Frontiers Records. As previously reported, the upcoming album will contain 12 tracks: Tracks with Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN): Resurrection More Than Money Dreams Rage Of Angels ...

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STARBREAKER: TNT Singer Launches New Project

STARBREAKER, the new project featuring TNT frontman Tony Harnell, has inked a deal with Frontiers Records. Joining Harnell in the group's lineup is Magnus Karlsson, the Swedish guitar master who revealed himself on three LAST TRIBE studio albums and most recently penning the songs and performing on the massive LANDE/ALLEN studio project to be released ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SHADOWSIDE Finish Recording Full-Length Debut

Brazilian heavy metallers SHADOWSIDE have finished recording their full-length debut, entitled "Theatre of Shadows". The follow-up to the "Shadowside" EP (2001) was produced and mixed by Fabio Haddad at LCM Studio in Sco Paulo. The CD will be mastered at Jailhouse studios in Denmark by Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS, JORN LANDE, TNT, BEYOND TWILIGHT). ...

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KISS ARMY NORWAY To Release 'Historic' KISS Tribute Album Next Year

KISS Army Norway and Voices Music Entertainment will release a tribute album next year featuring chart-topping and award-winning bands from Norway performing their favourite KISS songs. Ken Kelly, who did the legendary paintings for the "Destroyer" and "Love Gun" albums, has painted his third KISS cover for this tribute CD. KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick salutes ...

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TNT Singer Completes Video Shoot For New Project

TNT singer Tony Harnell has posted the following message on his official web site: "Back from California and not happy about it! It was great out there. Did a photo shoot and video for a new project that will be announced soon. Got some sun in San Diego and I hung out with my rockin' ...

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TONY HARNELL: TNT To 'Get Heavier' On Upcoming Album

TNT singer Tony Harnell has posted the following message on his web site: "I'm flying to California on Friday to do some business, hang out with some friends and see my family. It'll be nice to feel that good old California air again. It's been way too long! "I will be making an announcement soon ...

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TNT Frontman To Guest On New BRAZEN ABBOT CD

TNT frontman Tony Harnell has been confirmed to appear on the upcoming BRAZEN ABBOT studio album, tentatively due next spring via Frontiers Records. Drums, bass and guitars for the CD have already been recorded, and the singers will record their parts during November and December. The album, which will have 11 or 12 tracks, is ...

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Former TNT Bassist Joins Norwegian 'Fun' Project

Former TNT bassist Morty Black is currently working with a "fun" project called DET GURGLES. The group's lineup consists of musicians from different "famous" bands in Norway. The members are as follows: Ulf Risnes (TRE SMÅ KINESERE), Sola Johnsen (DUM DUM BOYS), Jostein Andsnes (DADAFON), Morty Black and Jonna (engineer from Krypten Studios). A record ...

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TNT Singer To Begin Work On Solo Album

TNT singer Tony Harnell has posted the following message on his web site: "Hey everyone. Hope you had a great summer. It's been a crazy couple of years. I thought I would start off with a recap and bring you all up to date. "In 2002 I released what will likely be the last of ...

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Sweden's MASQUERADE Release New Album

MelodicRock.com is reporting that Swedish melodic rock band MASQUERADE have just released their latest album, "In Disguise". Most of the material on "In Disguise" is said to be very much in the same vein and style as the band's debut self-titled release from 1992 which has been highly regarded in the melodic rock ...

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Former TNT Bassist Explains Departure

Former TNT bassist Morty Black recently spoke to Metal-Rules.com about his departure from the group and his current activities. Several exceprts from the interview follow: Metal-Rules.com: Why did you leave TNT? Morty Black: "There are many reasons really, but the main reasons are personal and that I disagree with the business philosophy! I ...

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TNT Part Ways With Bassist MORTY BLACK

TNT have amicably parted ways with bassist Morty Black due to "personal and professional" differences, according to published reports. Black's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "Dear fans and music lovers! I want to use this opportunity to thank all of you a lot for supporting TNT and me these 21 years I’ve ...

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TNT Singer's Father Profiled In Skateboard Magazine

Boyd Harnell, father of TNT singer Tony Harnell, is featured in the new issue of the Concrete Wave skateboard magazine. The 12-page article focuses on Boyd Harnell's 1970s skateboard-photography days. "My father, Boyd Harnell, was one of the top skate photographers of that era," says Tony. "He writes about how he got into it through ...

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Heavy Metal's Premier Guitarists Pick Their Dream G3 Lineups

Norway's Imhotep zine recently asked more than 100 guitarists to choose their own dream G3 lineups. "The respect that the guitar players have for Joe Satriani and Steve Vai is a proven fact," writes the magazine's Thiago Pinto Corrêa Sarkis (also of Brazil's Whiplash). "Anyway, talking with some musicians, I could realize that the G3 ...

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BESEECH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ...

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SWEDEN ROCK Festival: SKID ROW Out, Y&T In

SKID ROW have cancelled their previously announced appearance at this year's Sweden Rock festival and have been replaced on the bill by Y&T. SKID ROW's decision to pull out of the festival is being blamed on "the fact that [SKID ROW guitarist] Snake decided to bring his wife to be to the altar and other ...

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