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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Melbourne's Vanishing Point has issued the following brief update about recruiting a new bassist: "VP find new bass player. VP are proud to announce 'Simon Best' as their new bass player. A statement will be released shortly." You can also check out Vanishing Point's music via the band's official MySpace profile.
Melbourne's Vanishing Point has checked in with the following statement about parting ways with the band's guitarist, bassist, and keyboardist:
"This is kind of a hard letter to type because we like to focus on the positives and not get into negative thinking so we aren’t going to leave you guys guessing anymore with what’s happening with Vanishing Point. Straight up after much thought and telling it like it is, we wish to let you all know that Tommy, Adrian, and Jake are no longer members of Vanishing Point.
"Sometimes musical directions and visions pull people in different directions and sometimes it brings people closer together musically, with Tommy and Adrian there was a growing gap in which they wanted to explore different avenues of music yet the rest of us wanted to keep writing melodic metal music, so after a while and much time passing it was evident that things weren’t going well in regards to writing the new album and where the rest of us felt that Vanishing Point should go.
"The end result was that Tommy and Adrian chose to leave the band, on good terms, we wish to point there is no bad blood or harsh words, put simply when it doesn’t work then why continue struggling and pushing friendships into the ground. We sincerely wish the guys well in their creative pursuits, we know that whatever they come up with in the future will be great, we sincerely hope that you guys out there will support them in the future as you have for many years.
"Now, what brings us forward, we want to let you guys know that we are not disbanding or shelving VP by any means, although things have slowed up and some of the new songs had to have some small parts rearranged, we are still going strong and we have just under an albums worth of songs, many close to completion, many still with much to do and many already completed musically. More...
Vanishing Point has issued the following update about working on a new album:
"Hey guys.... Ok so things have been a bit quite in the land of Vanishing Point at the moment, and that's because we're firmly locked away writing album no.5 So far there's about 8 pre production songs and they're sounding very very cool. Soon we will discuss who will produce the album and different studios to record in. At the moment there is no album title or artwork.
"In OTHER news: VP's guitarists Chris Porcianko, Tommy Vucur and Adrian Alimic are on the "artists" page of Ibanez' 2010 catalog. Grab a copy of the catalog at your local music store. The boys are loving their new guitars and can't wait to hit the studio with them.
"ALSO... VP's drummer Christian Nativo has signed up with Vic Firth drumsticks and Remo drumskins. So there you have it guys.....In the mean time there's a live track uploaded on our myspace and facebook music players recorded live from Sydney a while back."
Australian metallers Vanishing Point have announced they are currently in the recording studio working on their upcoming 5th album. The as-yet-untitled album will be released some time in 2010.
Aussie metallers LORD have revealed the guest musician list of their forthcoming album 'Set In Stone' features members of DIO, ANGRA, HAREM SCAREM, DRAGONLAND, ex-members of MEGADETH and KING DIAMOND and a host of other Australian and international guests.
Commented mainman Lord Tim, "We're absolutely thrilled to finally reveal the special guests we have on our new album. Of the international guests, we have Craig Goldy (DIO), Glen Drover (ex-MEGADETH/ex-KING DIAMOND), Pete Lesperance (HAREM SCAREM/FAIRGROUND), Felipe Andreoli (ANGRA), Olof Morck (DRAGONLAND/AMARANTHE/NIGHTRAGE) and Yoshiyasu Maruyama (ARGUMENT SOUL). From Australia, we have Chris Brooks (solo artist who did guest guitars on our last album ‘Ascendence’), Stu Marshall (PAIN DIVISION/ex-DUNGEON), Chris Porcianko (VANISHING POINT), Juz (ex-DUNGEON), Richie Hausberger (ex-ENTER TWILIGHT), Tania Moran (solo pop artist), and Mark Furze (FALCON ROAD/well-known star of Australian television). Yep, that's a hell of a list! Don't worry, we still left some room on there for actual members of LORD too! The cover art once again was handled by Felipe Machado Franco who was behind the artwork for ICED EARTH, BLAZE BAYLEY, AXEL RUDI PELL, and many more." More...
Japanese thrash metal band, Argument Soul, will be embarking on an Australian tour during May. Argument Soul will be in Australia promoting their latest CD LP, "Conflict of Crisis."
Argument Soul will be playing with Australian metal/rock heavy weights, Dreadnaught on the Melbourne show. Dreadnaught are on the verge of a releasing their latest self-titled CD LP, which will be available in stores during May.
The Sydney show will be with progressive metallers Vanishing Point, Pain Division, Dred, Inslain and Sedition.
Catch Argument Soul on the following dates in Australia:
May 1st – Northcote Social Club, High Street Northcote, Melbourne with Dreadnaught, The Ocularis Infernum
May 2nd – The Gaelic Club, Devonshire St Surry Hills, Sydney with Vanishing Point, Paindivision, Dred, Inslain and Sedition
You can check out some of the band's material on their MySpace page.
Victorian progressive power metal band Vanishing Point has uploaded “Veil of Deceit” to their Myspace player (they say it's up for free download, but if you can figure out how to download it, please let us know). The track was originally a bonus song on the Japanese release of "The Fourth Season," the band's latest album.
IRON MAIDEN's official website has been updated with the following:
On the eve of the highly anticipated Australian leg of the Iron Maiden world tour, which will see the band play sold out arena shows in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in February, the support acts have been announced.
Legendary local metal band VANISHING POINT is confirmed as support on the Perth and Melbourne Iron Maiden shows. The band has produced four critically acclaimed releases and accolades too numerous to mention in a career spanning more than a decade. Consisting of five like-minded, yet distinct individuals, the members of Vanishing Point are among the elite who push boundaries, erase labels and dismantle the preconceptions of what a heavy metal band should be.
BEHIND CRIMSON EYES is support on the Sydney and Brisbane Iron Maiden shows. Sine 2005 the band has released two EPs and late last year they released their debut album A Revelation For Despair. The band has a massive following in Australia are primed to showcase their new album which is definitely the heaviest the band has ever sounded.
New UK artist LAUREN HARRIS and her band have been announced as the opening act on all Australian Iron Maiden dates. Twenty one year old Lauren Harris is the oldest daughter of Iron Maiden founder and bassist Steve Harris. Laura literally grew up on music and Maiden tours so it was only natural that she wanted make her own mark as an artist. She had just started singing in London's pubs when legendary British producer writer-artist Russ Ballard noticed her one night and hired her as the female voice for the new material he was writing. With the confidence this gave her she put a band together and over the last couple of years she has been touring extensively with Maiden and with other bands including WITHIN TEMPTATION and THUNDER, working on material and then recording between tours. It is expected that her debut album, full details of which will be announced soon, will be available online and at the shows for the start of the tour. More info is available at www.myspace.com/laurenharrisuk
Somewhere Back In Time, Australia 2008 dates include:
4 - Burswood Dome - Perth, Australia
6 - Rod Laver Arena - Melbourne, Australia
7 - Rod Laver Arena - Melbourne, Australia
9 - Acer Arena - Sydney, Australia
10 - Acer Arena - Sydney, Australia
12 - Entertainment Centre - Brisbane, Australia
Australian prog-metallers VANISHING POINT will support HELLOWEEN on their first Australian tour in February 2008.
Vanishing Point earlier this year released their new album The Fourth Season on Dockyard 1.
Australian prog-metallers VANISHING POINT recently released their newest album The Fourth Season on Dockyard 1. The band have issued the following update: "Vanishing Point are having an album launch for the new album (The Fourth Season). Saturday, December 1st, 2007. The HiFi Bar and Ballroom. Over 18's only. $15.50 +BF. Support bands are: IN MALICE'S WAKE and ENTER TWILIGHT.
The Fourth Season tracklisting includes: 'Embodiment', 'Tyranny Of Distance', 'Surrender', 'Hope Among The Heartless','Gaia', 'I Within I', 'Behind The Open Door', 'Ashen Sky', 'One Foot In Both Worlds', 'Veil Of Deceit', 'Wake Me', 'A Day Of Difference'.
Australian progressive metal band VANISHING POINT has announced the addition of drummer Christian Nativo to the group's ranks. "Previous to VANISHING POINT I have been playing in Melbourne metal band PTB (POWERS THAT BE) and doing freelance/session work for bands all around Melbourne and Interstate," Nativo writes on VANISHING POINT's web site. "I feel extremely honored to be playing music with such a talented group of musicians and I look forward to meeting you all on the road and at the shows."
VANISHING POINT's latest opus, "Embrace the Silence", was released in Europe in May 2005 through Dockyard 1.
Australian progressive metal band VANISHING POINT has issued the following update:
"Dear friends and fans... we regret to announce our brother Jack [Lukic] retiring from his role as our drummer. We are so proud of Jack and his newfound priorities in life and we can't wish him any more luck than we have already. This Saturday night 9th December will be Jack's last gig with VANISHING POINT and GAMMA RAY in Melbourne, Australia at the HI FI Ballroom.
"Thanks, Jack, for everything you have done, mate. All of us will miss you very much but we will be glad to see the end of all the little rippers you so kindly let us smell..but most of all we will miss your amazing sense of humour which has cracked us up many times, your kind heart, and your endless support that you have given us throught the years. You have been our foundation from where the band has been built on. Thank you for being there time after time you will be difficult to replace not just as a drummer but as someone who we consider to be all our best friend." More...
Australian power metallers BLACK MAJESTY will take part in ProgPower Australia XXVI, set to take place February 11, 2006 at the Gaelic Club in Sydney. Other acts already confirmed for the event include VANISHING POINT, EYEFEAR, LORD, ALARUM, VOYAGER, TRANSCENDING MORTALITY, WITHOUT ENDING, TEMPLATE, FRIAR RUSH, TALISEN and FEEDING THE ADDICTION. This show will be an all-ages event.
In other BLACK MAJESTY-related news, be sure to checkout Australian Guitar magazine's 50th Issue, which features an interview with BLACK MAJESTY guitarist Stevie, plus the track "Dragon Reborn" (from BLACK MAJESTY's "Silent Company" album), which is included on the magazine's cover-mounted CD. The issue has just hit newsagents throughout Australia and will be available throughout November and December.
Vanishing Point's new album, "Embrace the Silence," will be released worldwide 25 April through Dockyard 1 - the new German company/record label formed by Dirk Putzke (ex-Sanctuary/Noise Records), Christine Stephan (ex-Sanctuary/Noise Records) and Piet Sielck (Iron Savior).
"Embrace the Silence" will be available in Australia and New Zealand through Modern Invasion Music.
"We are happy to release this news to you thank everyone for their patience. It's been a trying time nevertheless we now see the light at the end of the tunnel and can't wait to get the new album out there.
"All the best."
Vanishing Point has announced on their website the new album's tracklist:
02. My Virtue
03. If Only I
04. Live 2 Live
06. Season of Sundays
07. Once A Believer
10. Somebody Save Me
11. Inside Yourself
12. A Life Less
13. As I Reflect
Total Album Length 1:19:26.
Vanishing Point have officially changed the title of our new album to "Embrace The Silence." Vanishing Point are currently speaking to labels about the release of the new album and hoping that it will be out early in 2005.
Silvio has been ill once again and he has been in and out of hospital over three times in the last week and a half, but he is slowly doing ok.
Vanishing Point's official website is going to be re-vamped in hopefully not too long. Vanishing Point will have existing merchandise (shirts and CDs) available soon.
A statement and a little interview in Vanishing Point site have been posted, explaining the situation of the singer and some info on the upcoming album:
On the morning of August 16th, only hours from celebrating his 30th birthday, Silvio Massaro was admitted to St. Vincent Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, for surgery on his sinus. We asked him for the reason why this surgery was done. We sent in our little reporter Linda Fiorentino to ask the important questions.More...