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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.
The cover artwork for the new album from Danish modern metallers RAUNCHY, entitled "Wasteland Discotheque", can be viewed at this location. Due in Europe on June 30 (July 8 in North America) via Lifeforce Records, the CD will feature the following track listing:
01. This Blackout is Your Apocalypse (intro)
02. Somewhere Along the Road
03. The Bash
05. Straight to Hell
06. Welcome the Storm
07. Wasteland Discotheque
08. Somebody's Watching Me
09. A Heavy Burden
10. To the Lighthouse
11. Showdown Recovery
12. The Comfort in Leaving More...
Danish metallers RAUNCHY have set "Wasteland Discotheque" as the title of their fourth album, due on June 30 via Lifeforce Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Straight to Hell", "Recovery", "Heavy Burden", "To the Lighthouse", "Destroyer", "Somewhere Along the Road", "Thieves", "Western Gutter", "A Dead Epic", "Black House, Glass City", "To Shatter Bliss" and "Get Fighted".
Commented singer Kasper Thomsen: "Lars' [Christensen, guitar] artwork is stunning as hell, very original and not the usual metal artwork you'll see these days, but still in the tradition of what we're all about and known for, hence the album title too."
Kasper Thomsen previously described the new material as "dirty, melodic, thrashy, epic, melancholic and... drum roll... heavy. We are experimenting a lot this time around, with vocals, arrangements and musical expression, but we're not gonna change radically — don't worry! But as a wise man once said: there's no point in writing the same record twice, right?"
Danish metallers RAUNCHY check in with the following update:
"We will enter Jacob Hansen Studios on February 11, 2008 and will be there for three weeks to record the next album. So far 11 songs have taken their final form and we'll spend the coming months to finalize details, and generally just do some 'layering' to give each song the right atmosphere. Furthermore we have a release date for the forthcoming and yet untitled new album which is: June 30, 2008 (via Lifeforce)."
Vocalist Kasper Thomsen of the criminally underrated Danish metallers RAUNCHY has issued the following update:
"Since we've been getting loads of mails lately regarding the next album, on how it is progressing, who's gonna produce or mix it etc. we think it's time for us to give you an update.
"First of all, everything is going smoothly. We have basic ideas for 11 songs, and we have started to record them as demo versions in our home studio in Copenhagen. There's still a long way to go, but the new stuff sounds absolutely promising. It's dirty, melodic, thrashy, epic, melancholic and... drum roll... heavy. We are experimenting a lot this time around, with vocals, arrangements and musical expression, but we're not gonna change radically — don't worry! But as a wise man once said: there's no point in writing the same record twice, right? More...
Denmark’s biggest metal label, Mighty Music, has resurfaced. Founding members Bjarke Ahlstrand and Michael H. Andersen comment: ”We have spend the last couple of years building up Target Distribution, which today is Denmark’s leading music distribution company within alternative music. Having now established Target, we felt it was time to breathe some fresh life (death, actually) into our precious "child", Mighty Music. 1997 was the year we started up, and 2007 will be the year the empire strikes back! This time around we're ready with much bigger facilities and man power, namely that of Target, and we have no doubt Mighty Music will a serious player in the future metal world”
So far five releases are planned for the first half year of 2007:
February: SPECTRAL MORTUARY - From Hate Incarnated ("Brutal, tight and in your face death metal. Debut album recorded at The Berno Studio - THE HAUNTED, AMON AMARTH").
PANZERCHRIST - Bello ("The two sold out Panzerchrist albums on 1 CD – Soul Collector and Room Service. Including two exclusive bonus songs, liner notes etc.").
March/April: COMPOS MENTIS - Gehennesis ("Best melodic death metal band out of Denmark. This second album is recorded and mixed by Ziggy - ILLDISPOSED, MERCENARY, HATESPHERE - mixed by Tue Madsen").
RAUNCHY – Velvet Noise ("Re-release of the succesful debutalbum. New edition with exclusive bonus tracks, new cover artwork by Lars Christensen/Raunchy, liner notes etc.").
May/June: SLUDGE - tba ("Followup to killer album Yellow Acid Rain. Sludge includes Makro from SAMAEL and is the heaviest band from Switzerland alongside CELTIC FROST!")
Danish metalheads Raunchy have reportedly pulled out of the Bloodstock Open Air Festival, which happens on July 14/15 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire. Liverpool band Nineteenth Century has been announced as their replacement.
Five more bands have been confirmed for BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR, which takes place on 14th-15th July 2006. The festival, in its second year, will offer the UK an equivalent show to the major European Metal Festivals, albeit on a smaller scale for a 5000 capacity. However all the things you would expect from such a festival will be present. Food, Stalls, Camping, Beer tent (housing the second stage) with Metal Karaoke up to 2am each night for those of you who can stand 14 hours of metal per day.
The following bands were just confirmed for Bloodstock Open Air 2006:
Metal Church (Friday)
Callenish Circle (Saturday)
and The UK's own THRASH TILL DEATH TOUR appearing on STAGE 2 on Friday 14th July.
The full BOA lineup currently consists of: More...
British Doom Metallers MY DYING BRIDE have been confirmed as the headliners of the 6th annual Bloodstock Festival to be held at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, UK on 29th-30th September 2006. MY DYING BRIDE are only the second UK band to have headlined the event, previously SAXON headlined in 2001 and 2003.
The current Bloodstock line-up is shaping up as follows:
AXEL RUDI PELL
MY DYING BRIDE
Another 6 bands are to be announced over the forthcoming weeks, including 2 special slots given over to bands that have entered a raffle to play the show. Any band interested in entering the raffle should contact the organisers at the BLOODSTOCK festivals new website.
In related news, the second BLOODSTOCK OPEN-AIR festival is taking place on July 14th-15th 2006 at Catton Hall, South Derbyshire, UK. Currently confirmed bands are:
More bands will be announced over the forthcoming weeks. Tickets (which will be sent out during April) for both shows are available from bloodstock.uk.com.
Lifeforce Records has announced the signing of a multi-album deal with "futuristic hybrid metal" band, Raunchy. The group has previously released two albums with Nuclear Blast Records. Raunchy's new album, "...Death Pop Romance," was recorded this past summer by Jacob Hanson (Fear My Thoughts) and mixed by Tue Madsen (The Haunted). The effort will be released on February 20th in Europe and March 21st in the United States. In the meantime, an MP3 can be downloaded here.
The demo track, titled "The Sanity Insane", by Denmark's The Arcane Order, featuring vocalist Kasper Thomsen (Raunchy) and guitarist Flemming C. Lund (Invocator, ex-Autumn Leaves), has been posted online at myspace.com/thearcaneorder.
The Arcane Order recently signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. The band is scheduled to record their debut album in the spring of 2006 with producer Jacob Hansen at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark. The CD will feature 8-9 tracks of blistering, intense and melodic thrash metal.
A demo version of the track "Breathe the Poison" can also be downloaded at this location.
The following update was taken from the official Raunchy website:
Hello all good people out there. It´s been long time since we´ve been updating our website, but we just wanted to let you know that we´re still alive and very well. ;-) There has been a lot of questions concerning our next album and who will release our future material. Right now we cannot reveal anything but we are in contact with different people so stay tuned and don´t worry....
We have bought ourselves a nice MAC and so far we have recorded guitar and drums for two songs. It´s a slow process but within a month we expect to have several more songs recorded for a demo.
We also want to thank the great audience at Studenterhuset, Aalborg for a great and powerful evening this past weekend. Also a big FUCK YEAH to:
- VOLBEAT (....always nice to play with you lads RESPECT !!)
- Jacob Bredahl/HateSphere (...for screaming his lungs out on "Drive")
- Mike, Kral and Martin/Mercenary (... for singing backing vocals on "Confusion Bay".
- Kenneth (...our handsome driver)
- Jesper "BIKER" Pingel (... roadie number 1 YEAH "fee kagemand")
- Lars Mayland (... our dedicated soundengineer)
Soon we will launch a new site and by that time we will also have our forum fixed. Next up will be gigs in Odense (DK) and Lyngby (DK) this coming weekend so we hope to see some carzy mutha´fuckers around. Stay tuned as we are going to give you updates on our situation.
Armageddon Music have announced a March 21 release date for the "Armageddon Over Wacken Live 2004" 3-CD set. The package will feature more than 220 minutes and 38 bands, along with liner notes, photos and information about the annual German metal festival. Here is the complete track listing:
01. ANTHRAX - "Indians"
02. ANTHRAX - "Only"
03. DESTRUCTION - "Nailed To The Cross"
04. CHILDREN OF BODOM - "Sixpounder"
05. CANNIBAL CORPSE - "Dormant Bodies Bursting"
06. MAYHEM - "Pargans Fears"
07. DEATH ANGEL - "Thicker Than Blood"
08. UNLEASHED - "To Asgaard We Fly"
09. ORPHANAGE - "Five Crystals"
10. EKTOMORF - "I Know Them"
11. EKTOMORF - "Destroy"
12. BAL-SAGOTH - "The Emperial Lexicon"
13. MNEMIC - "Ghost"
14. CATHEDRAL - "Stained Glass Horizon"
15. NEVERMORE - "Enemies Of Reality"
Disc 2: More...
Danish outfit Raunchy have now announced the termination of their relationship with Nuclear Blast Records, stating nothing more than "We would like to thank Nuclear Blast Records for their work regarding our two albums." Regarding their next move, the band states that "We are now looking forward to be working with another record company, who believes in Raunchy, and who has the right capacity, understanding, and musical dedication to take care of our music. If everything falls into place within the coming months, our third "baby" will see the light of day before Christmas or early spring next year."
Raunchy, modern metallers from Denmark, started working on new material. So far, the basic structure of eight songs is finished; vocals, electronics, keyboards etc. will be added over the next few months. As far as the general musical direction, the band states: “All we can say is that it sounds like … Raunchy! Expect some new things and a lot of melody. In other words, it's going to be: brutal, melodic, fresh, and a fucking heavy monster.”
The album is still untitled, producing will be Jacob Hansen, mixing will be Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic)
Regarding the lyrics, new singer Kasper Thomsen says:
As I read a lot of poetry, I have an interest in writing lyrics that deal with other things than pussy and whiskey. The lyrics on the next album are going to be more dark, existentialistic and related to classic themes such as life/death/love/hate. Some will be pure fiction, some will be related to my own life.
Upcoming Raunchy tour dates:
Jan. 22 Copenhagen, DK - The Rock
Jan. 28 Helsinki, FI - Finnish Metal Expo
Jan. 29 Tallin, EE - Club Hollywood
Mar. 13 Allborg, DK - Studenterhuset
Mar. 18 Odense, DK - Rytmeposten
Mar. 19 Lyngby, DK - Templet
May 07 Copenhagen, DK - Stengade 30
Danish modern thrashers Mnemic and Raunchy have been confirmed to play at the Rock Café in Tallinn, Estonia, on January 29th 2005. The third act to share the stage with the guys that night will be Recycle Bin.
Tickets shall be sold in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Finland.
Danish Modern Thrash metallers Raunchy will enter the studio next summer to record their third album. Raunchy also updated their homepage www.raunchy.dk – you can find some pictures of their gig at the PopKomm in Berlin, Germany, there now as well as a funny Berlin diary of rummer Morten.
Upcoming gigs of Raunchy:
Oct. 16 Badeanstalten, Slagelse DK (support: Mevadio)
Oct. 23 Fermaten, Herning DK (support: Mevadio)
Nov. 11 Månen, Haderslav DK (with: Mercenary & Blindfault)
Nov. 13 Pitstop, Kolding DK (with: Mercenary & Blindfault)
Dec. 18 Pumpehuset, Copenhagen DK (with: Volbeat + more)
Jan. 22 The Rock, Copenhagen DK (support: Volbeat & Urkraft)
The Haunted, Mercenary, Mnemic, Hatesphere, Raunchy, Melted, Blindfault and Stomped will be teaming up for a special "Nordic Threat" show during the Popkomm 2004 music convetion. The gig, which will take place on September 29 at Silver Wings in Berlin, Germany, will be presented by Music Export Denmark, Rock Hard and 3rd Tsunami Agency. Tickets will be priced 10 euros at the door.
At the moment, Nuclear Blast recording artists RAUNCHY are working on a new video for the track 'Watch Out' (taken from the upcoming album "Confusion Bay", due out on March 9th) together with Danish director Anders Morgenthaler. The clip will be 100% animated. The band talks about it as follows: "Expect something different BUT yet brutal."