fates-warning in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

SEVEN WITCHES Leader JACK FROST Joins MARSHALL LAW

Long-running Birmingham-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW, who at one time featured Lee Morris of PARADISE LOST, have announced the addition of SEVEN WITCHES guitarist Jack Frost to the group's ranks. "Jack is no newcomer to the metal scene, having played in SAVATAGE, METALIUM, THE BRONX CASKET COMPANY (with DD Verni and Tim Mallare of ...

Read more

Posted in: News

GAIA EPICUS Slam Former Record Label, Send Warning To Other Bands

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have gone public with their feud with their former record label, Portugal's Sound Riot Records, over the company's alleged unprofessional and dishonest treatment of their acts. A special section on the GAIA EPICUS web site features first-hand accounts from other band that are/were signed to the company regarding their dealings ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MARSHALL LAW Part Ways With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

Long-running Birmingham-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW, who at one time featured Lee Morris of PARADISE LOST, have announced the departure of guitarist Andy Southwell due to "personal reasons." "Andy has been a fantastic servant to the band for many years and everyone associated with MARSHALL LAW would like to thank Andy for his contribution ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TORCHBEARER To Release Sophomore Album In April

Swedish death/black metal band TORCHBEARER will release thier sophomore album, "Warnaments", on April 18 via Regain Records. "Warnaments" is the follow-up to 2004's "Yersinia Pestis", which was released through Metal Blade under license from Cold Records. "While the [lyrical content of the] debut dealt with the black plague and its way through medieval Europe, 'Warnaments' ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MARSHALL LAW Announce New Drummer

Long-running Birmingham-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW, who at one time featured Lee Morris of PARADISE LOST, have announced the addition of drummer Pete Hunt to the group's ranks. "Pete hails all the way from Australia and has worked with bands such as DRAGONFORCE and GEARED 4," the group write in a press release. "He ...

Read more

Posted in: News

NEVERMORE, EDGUY, GOJIRA Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

NEVERMORE, EDGUY and GOJIRA are the final three bands to be confirmed for this year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place June 2-4 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BEYOND FEAR BOLT THROWER BRAINSTORM CALIBAN CELTIC FROST CRUCIFIED BARBARA DIO EDGUY EVERGREY FATES ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FATES WARNING Schedule West Coast Dates

FATES WARNING have lined up two West Coast dates prior to their appearance at the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place June 2-4, 2006 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The details are as follows: May 31 - Santa Ana, CA – Galaxy Theater Jun. 01 - Hollywood, CA – The Knitting Factory Jun. 04 - Gelsenkirchen, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

OSI To Release Double-CD Version Of New Album

InsideOut Music has pushed back the projected release date of the new OSI (OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE) album, entitled "Free", to April 21 from the previously announced March 31. The CD will once again feature FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore and DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, with FATES WARNING/ARMORED SAINT ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Xasthur / Leviathan - XASTHUR / LEVIATHAN

First out as a vinyl-only release on Profound Lore Records (and long since sold out), this monumental split between two genre-leading U.S. black metal bands has now been released on compact disc with bonus tracks on Azentrius' (NACHMYSTIUM, TWILIGHT) Battle Kommand label. The CD may not surpass the quality standards set on the milestone efforts ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

DIO, BEYOND FEAR Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

DIO and BEYOND FEAR (the new band featuring former JUDAS PRIEST and current ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens) have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place June 2-4 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BEYOND FEAR BOLT THROWER ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MARK ZONDER's TEMPLEWITHIN Finish Mixing Debut Album

FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder has posted the following update on TEMPLEWITHIN, the new band featuring Zonder, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay and ex-TRIBE OF GYPSIES singer Gregg Analla: "We have finished mixing the album and are very happy with the outcome. Engineer Joe Marlett has really added his touch and brought the sound ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MARSHALL LAW To Embark On Summer Tour

Long-running Birmingham-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW, who at one time featured Lee Morris of PARADISE LOST on drums, have announced plans for a summer tour ahead of their appearance at this year's Bloodstock festival. Dates confirmed so far are as follows: Aug. 23 - The Soundhaus – Glasgow, UK Aug. 26 - Snooty Fox ...

Read more

Posted in: News

REDEMPTION: New Album Details Revealed

REDEMPTION's primary songwriter and guitarist/keyboardist Nicolas van Dyk has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "We have finished the writing for our new CD, 'The Origins of Ruin', and we have scheduled studio time in March and April to record the CD with a hopeful release in September. "We are once ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ARMORED SAINT Announce European Mini-Tour

"First off, in mid-January I was called to play some bass parts (from my buddy Jim Matheos of FATES WARNING) for the follow-up OSI record, tentatively titled 'Free'. For those of you who don't know who OSI is, shame on you! OSI is the project band from Jim Matheos (guitar, FATES WARNING), Kevin Moore (keys, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

OSI Featuring FATES WARNING, DREAM THEATER Members: New CD Title, Track Listing Revealed

OSI (OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE), the project featuring FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy and FATES WARNING/ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera, have set "Free" as the tentative title of their sophomore album, due in Germany on March 31 via InsideOut Music. The drums for "Free" were ...

Read more

Posted in: News

REDEMPTION Announce New Bassist

REDEMPTION's primary songwriter and guitarist/keyboardist Nicolas van Dyk has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "I am excited to introduce you to Sean Andrews, REDEMPTION's newest member. Sean is an exceptionally gifted bassist and he replaces the departing James Sherwood, who remains a friend of the REDEMPTION family as he explores ...

Read more

Posted in: News

VOLBEAT Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

Denmark's VOLBEAT have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place June 2-4 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BOLT THROWER BRAINSTORM CALIBAN CELTIC FROST CRUCIFIED BARBARA EVERGREY FATES WARNING FINNTROLL LEGION OF THE DAMNED PRIMORDIAL SOILWORK VOLBEAT As previously ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MARSHALL LAW Confirmed For U.K's BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

Long-running Birmingham-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW, who at one time featured Lee Morris of PARADISE LOST on drums, have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Bloodstock Festival, set to take place September 29-30 at the Assembly Rooms in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: PRIMAL FEAR AXEL RUDI ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MEGADETH Guitarist Interviewed On Toronto Radio: Audio Available

MEGADETH guitarist Glen Drover (also in EIDOLON) was a guest on "The Kim Mitchell Show" on Toronto's classic rock station Q107 on Friday, February 3. Glen was interviewed and he performed a snippet from one of Mitchell's classic solo tracks — "Rocklandwonderland" (from 1989's "Wonderland" album). Download the audio of the interview at

Read more

Posted in: News

JAG PANZER Frontman To Guest On BATTLE CRY EP

Colorado Springs-based power metallers BATTLE CRY report that Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin from the legendary JAG PANZER will lend his voice for some backing parts and possibly lead on a bonus track for their upcoming self-titled debut EP. Other notable guest musicians set to appear on the recording are Matt Aub, vocalist from Virginia-based TIMELORD ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MARK ZONDER's TEMPLEWITHIN Begin Mixing Debut Album

TEMPLEWITHIN, the new band featuring FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay and ex-TRIBE OF GYPSIES singer Gregg Analla, have started mixing their debut album with Joe Marlett at Frank and Smokey's Hideaway. Entitled "Slavior", the CD is scheduled for release this spring via Greece's Black Lotus Records "Slavior" projected track ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Degree Absolute - DEGREE ABSOLUTE

Frontman, multi-instrumentalist, and former music teacher Aaron Bell formed progressive metal band DEGREE ABSOLUTE in 1999, and will finally release this self-titled debut album on January 31, 2006. The disc's nearly one hour of music mixes standard riff-heavy and melodic progressive tunes, jazz-influenced pieces, and moody interludes. Mixed by Neil Kernon at the famed Sonic ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews