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Frontiers Records will release the debut album from Markus Grosskopf's (HELLOWEEN) BASSINVADERS, entitled "Hellbassbeaters", on January 25, 2008.
BASSINVADERS was a creation of Markus' while sitting in a bar and enjoying a few drinks. It was there that he got inspired to produce a heavy rock record without any guitars at all. He presented this concept in early 2007 to Frontiers Records, which was intrigued by the idea and gave it a go.
According to a press release, "Hellbassbeaters" contains all the basic elements of a heavy rock record "and so much more. You got the strong vocals, rhythmic bass, intoxicating drums and even bass and twin bass solo parts. What you hear is what you get: 100% genuine heavy rock record with absolutely no discordant guitar note on it at all." To guarantee a great variety of different influences, Markus invited some well-known singing bass players from the German metal scene to join the band, including DESTRUCTION's Schmier, SODOM's frontman Tom Angelripper and RAGE's Peavy. He also managed to get a few of his bass heroes to lay down solos on some of the tracks, including Billy Sheehan, Rudy Sarzo and DD Verni.
Guest musicians include:
Billy Sheehan (STEVE VAI, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH)
Rudy Sarzo (DIO, OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, QUIET RIOT)
Lee Rocker (STRAY CATS)
Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT)
DD Verni (OVERKILL)
Wyzard (MOTHER'S FINEST)
Dirk Schlächter (GAMMA RAY)
Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING, ANTHRAX)
Stig Pedersen (D.A.D)
Tobias Exxel (EDGUY)
Jens Becker (GRAVE DIGGER, RUNNING WILD)
Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69)
Peter Baltes (ACCEPT)
Jan S. Eckert (MASTERPLAN)
Michael Müller (JADED HEART)
Apollo Papathanasio (FIREWIND, TIME REQUIEM, EVIL MASQUERADE, MAJESTIC)
Jesper Binzer (D-A-D)
André Hilgers (RAGE, AXXIS, SILENT FORCE)
Stefan Arnold (GRAVE DIGGER)
01. Awakening the Bass Machine
02. We Live
04. Romance In Black
05. Godless Gods
06. Empty Memories (Breaking Free)
07. Boiling Blood
08. Far Too Late
09. The Asshole Song
10. Dead From the Eyes Down
11. Razorblade Romance
13. Eagles Fly Free (HELLOWEEN cover)
14. To Hell And Back (bonus track for Europe)
A three-minute trailer for the forthcoming "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" two-DVD set can be viewed below. Due on November 30 via Nuclear Blast, the collection — as the title implies — celebrates the 20th anniversary of the German metal label, featuring two DVDs with almost six hours' worth of footage, including 70 promotional clips and a four-part history of the label hosted by DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer.
The following clips can be found on the "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" two-DVD set:
01. DIMMU BORGIR - Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse
02. IMMORTAL - One By One
03. HYPOCRISY - Scrutinized
04. GOREFEST - The Glorious Dead
05. KATAKLYSM - Manipulator Of Souls
06. BENEDICTION - I Bow To None
07. PUNGENT STENCH - Shrunken And Mumified Bitch
08. BELPHEGOR - Sanctus Perversum
09. NILE - The Language Of The Shadows
10. DEATH - Scavenger Of Human Sorrow
11. MALEVOLENT CREATION - Assasin Squad
12. DESTRUCTION - The Butcher Strikes Back
13. DEW SCENTED - Cities Of The Dead
14. ANTHRAX - What Doesn’t Die
15. EXODUS - Riot Act
16. DEATH ANGEL - The Devil Incarnate
17. I - Warriors
18. SONIC SYNDICATE - Psychic Suicide
19. CLAWFINGER - The Price We Pay
20. CHIMAIRA - Worthless
21. IN FLAMES - Only For The Weak
22. MESHUGGAH - Future Breed Machine
23. SOILWORK - Exile
24. THE DESTINY PROGRAM - Project Hoax
25. SCAR SYMMETRY - The Illusionist
26. THREAT SIGNAL - Counterbalance
27. MNEMIC - Ghost
28. EKTOMORF - Destroy
29. AGNOSTIC FRONT - Warriors
30. ALL SHALL PERISH - Eradication
31. BLEED THE SKY - God In The Frame
32. DARKANE - Solitary Confinement
33. THE DUSKFALL - Trust Is Overrated
34. ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET - So Grim, So True, So Real
35. WINTERSUN - Winter Madness
36. HAMMERFALL - Hammerfall
37. RIDE THE SKY - New Protection
38. EDGUY - King Of Fools
39. BLIND GUARDIAN - The New Order
40. SONATA ARCTICA - Caleb
41. GOTTHARD - Master Of Illusion
42. RAGE - Full Moon
43. GRAVE DIGGER - Valhalla
44. HELLOWEEN - Immortal
45. STRATOVARIUS - Why Are We Here
46. TAROT - Before The Skies Comes Down
47. THUNDERSTONE - Face In The Mirror
48. COMMUNIC - Conspiracy In Mind
49. THRESHOLD - Slipstream
50. CANDLEMASS - Of Stars And Smoke
51. CATHEDRAL - Corpsecycle
52. NIGHTWISH - Eva
53. AFTER FOREVER - Transitory
54. EPICA - Never Enough
55. ECHOES OF ETERNITY - Voices In A Dream
56. SIRENIA - The Other Side
57. DEATHSTARS - Greatest Fight On Earth
58. SAMAEL - Valkyrie’s New Ride
59. THE KOVENANT - In The Name Of The Future
60. AMORPHIS - The White Swan
61. THERION - Der Mitternachtslöwe
62. CREMATORY - Revolution
63. FARMER BOYS - For The World To Sing
64. PYOGENESIS - Addiction Pole
65. LIQUIDO - Ordinary Life
66. CHROME DIVISION - Serial Killer
67. DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER - Riders On The Storm
68. SUBWAY TO SALLY - Meine Seele Brennt
69. KNORKATOR - Wir werden alle sterben
70. SUCH A SURGE - Mission Erfüllt More...
EDGUY check in with the following update:
"The Rocket Ride world tour is going on.
On September 12th Edguy will start their North American coast-to-coast tour in W. Springfield, Virginia. Check the tour dates to make sure you you won't miss the guys during their 20 shows in the USA and Canada.
Furthermore Edguy will return to Brazil for one show, the Greenpeace Manifesto Festival at Via Funchal on November 11th. In Europe, Edguy have just been confirmed to co-headline the Bulgarian issue of the Nuclear Blast festival at the Winter Palace Of Sports on November 3rd.
Last but not least Edguy will be special guest to play a 45 minute mini-set during the Nuclear Blast festival in Stuttgart on October 27th at the Schleyerhalle."
10.06.2007 Butzbach-Hessentag-Arena (with Aerosmith) GERMANY
12.06.2007 Karlsruhe | DM Arena (with Aerosmith) GERMANY
14.06.2007 Munich | Olympiahalle (with Aerosmith) GERMANY
16.06.2007 Bratislava | Artmedia-Stadium (with The Scorpions) SLOVAKIA
23.06.2007 Balingen | Bang Your Head Festival GERMANY
24.06.2007 Clisson | French Hellfest FRANCE
28.06.2007 Köln | Kölnarena (with Aerosmith) GERMANY
27.07.2007 Near Prague | Benatska Noc Festival CZECH REPUBLIC
11.09.2007 - CANCELLED Hartford, Conneticut | Webster Theatre USA - CANCELLED
12.09.2007 W. Springfield, Virginia | Jaxx USA
14.09.2007 Bedford, New Hampshire | Mark's Place USA
15.09.2007 Poughkeepsie, NY | Chance Theatre USA
16.09.2007 New York, NY | B.B. Kings USA
18.09.2007 Montreal, Quebec | Medley CANADA
19.09.2007 Quebec City, Quebec | Imperial De Quebec CANADA
20.09.2007 Toronto, Ontario | The Opera House CANADA
21.09.2007 Cleveland, Ohio | Peabody's Down Under USA
23.09.2007 Mokena, Illinois | The Pearl Room USA
24.09.2007 St. Paul, Minnesota | Station 4 USA
27.09.2007 Seattle, Washington | Studio Seven USA
28.09.2007 Portland, Oregon | Roseland Grill USA
29.09.2007 San Francisco, California | Slim's USA
30.09.2007 Anaheim, California | House of Blues USA
02.10.2007 Hollywood, California | House of Blues USA
03.10.2007 Mexicali | The Metro MEXICO
04.10.2007 Tempe, Arizona | The Clubhouse USA
06.10.2007 Denver, Colorado | Bluebird Theatre USA
08.10.2007 Detroit, Michigan | I-Rock USA
27.10.2007 Stuttgart | Schleyerhalle | Nuclear Blast Festival GERMANY
03.11.2007 Winter Palace of Sports | Nuclear Blast Festival BULGARIA
11.11.2007 Via Funchal | Greenpeace Manifesto Festival BRAZIL
After spending the summer months touring arenas alongside Dream Theater, the Canadian quintet Into Eternity heads back to the clubs tonight for a month-long run as direct support to Edguy, with Echoes of Eternity and Light This City rounding out the bill. This trek marks the group's fifth and likely final Stateside run in support of their critically acclaimed album, "The Scattering Of Ashes."
Due to popular demand, Tim Roth (guitars, vocals) recently posted several new guitar lessons on his YouTube page.
Roth states: "The Dream Theater tour was a dream come true for us. All of our interludes and progressive parts come from DT, so it was amazing to get to know them. It's a great feeling to meet people that you look up to and they end up being really nice people. I have never seen players that good in my life! The whole tour was a lot of fun and we ended up getting to play in some huge venues.
"We are just about to start the last tour for "The Scattering Of Ashes" campaign with Edguy, Echoes Of Eternity and Light This City. We are direct support to Edguy and toured with them in 2005, so I know the shows will be killer. Now, we have a much bigger fan base and we can't wait to see everybody on the road."
Into Eternity recently shot a stunning conceptual video for the track, "Timeless Winter", with up-and-coming director Don Thompson, and its stunning imagery is sure to help it stand apart from the pack. The video is featured in the group's new E-Card, which also has all of Roth's YouTube guitar lessons, in addition to a new photo gallery.
EDGUY's Tobias "Eggi" Exxel will play bass for one evening with BLIND GUARDIAN on October 13 in Pretoria, South Africa.
EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet recently underwent appendix surgery.
The group's North American tour, which is set to kick off on September 11 in Hartford, Connecticut, will go ahead as scheduled.
EDGUY filmed a live DVD on November 3, 2006 at the Credicard Hall in São Paulo, Brazil.
The band's latest album, "Rocket Ride", entered the German national album chart at position No. 8 upon its release in late January 2006. The CD also came in at No. 8 in Sweden, No. 25 in Finland, No. 32 in Hungary, No. 48 in Japan, No. 50 in Switzerland, No. 50 in Austria, No. 79 in Norway and No. 81 in Italy.
EDGUY/AVANTASIA frontman Tobias Sammet recently underwent appendix surgery and is currently recovering in a German hospital.
Sammet has confirmed via his official web site that SCORPIONS guitarist Rudolf Schenker and rock legend Alice Cooper will appear on the third installment of his AVANTASIA project, entitled "Lost in Space Part 1 and Part 2" (the "Scarecrow" working title has now apparently been scrapped). Other guests confirmed to appear on AVANTASIA's new CD include Sascha Paeth, Henjo Richter, Eric Singer (KISS, ALICE COOPER), Miro, Michael Kiske (ex-HELLOWEEN), Jorn Lande (ex-MASTERPLAN), Bob Catley and Amanda Somerville.
AVANTASIA will perform at next year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. Also scheduled to appear are IRON MAIDEN (headliners), CHILDREN OF BODOM and KREATOR.
In a recent interview, Sammet described the music on the new AVANTASIA CD as "diversified, pomp metal with some classic rock elements, Classic orchestrated moments and Celtic stuff, a big timeless production and so on and so forth. It's going to consist of many different elements. Bombastic kick-ass music with a lot of heart and depth."
Check out photos from the recording sessions at this location.
The new AVANTASIA album will be a concept album featuring different singers singing different characters in a story. But the concept itself won't be a sequel to the first two AVANTASIA albums.
"Lost in Space Part 1 and Part 2" is scheduled for release on October 19.
AVANTASIA's last release was the two-part epic called "The Metal Opera" (issued in 2001 and 2002), which featured an impressive array of guest vocalists playing the various characters of the opera, including Michael Kiske (ex-HELLOWEEN), David DeFeis (VIRGIN STEELE), Sharon Den Adel (WITHIN TEMPTATION), Kai Hansen (GAMMA RAY), André Matos (ANGRA, SHAAMAN), Timo Tolkki (STRATOVARIUS), Rob Rock (WARRIOR), and others.
German melodic metallera EDGUY have been confirmed as the headliners of More Than Fest, a two-day festival set to take place August 25-26 in Ruziná, Slovakia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
ART OF CREATION
ATTACK OF RAGE
Greek melodic metallers FIREWIND have issued the following update:
"The promoter of the venue Night Owl in Cheltenham, UK has cancelled the Firewind show that was scheduled for August 17th. The reasons are not clear to us at this moment. We're sorry to the fans that were planning on catching that show, but it wasn"t our fault. We hope to see you all at JB"s Dudley the very next day (August 18) which is not very far from Cheltenham."
Upcoming Firewind live dates include:
22 - Thessaloniki, Greece at Metal Healing Festival
11 - Rades, Tunisia at Rock A Rades Festival (with Adagio, After Forever, etc.)
16 - Derby, England at Bloodstock Open Air
18 - Dudley, England at JB’s (with Man Of The Hour)
September (North American Tour)
19 - Minneapolis, MN at Station 4 (with Epica)
20 - Mokena, IL at The Pearl Room Mokena
21 - Cleveland, OH at Peabodys (with Edguy)
22 - Toronto, ON at The Funhaus
23 - Detroit, MI at I-Rock
24 - Reading, PA at The Silo
26 - Quebec City, QC at Salle Albert Rousseau (with Sonata Arctica)
27 - Montreal, QC at Medley (with Sonata Arctica)
28 - Poughkeepsie, NY at Chance Theater (with Sonata Arctica)
29 - Bedford, NH at Marks Showplace
30 - New York City, NY at B.B. Kings Blues Club (with Sonata Arctica)
October (North American Tour)
2 - Philadelphia, PA at The Trocadero (with Sonata Arctica)
3 - Springfield, VA at Jaxx (with Sonata Arctica)
4 - Covington, KY at The Mad Hatter
5 - Fayetteville, NC at Jesters Pub
6 - Atlanta, GA at Prog Power USA (SOLD OUT)
October (Japan Tour with KAMELOT)
10 - Tokyo, Japan at Shibuya O-East
11 - Osaka, Japan at Club Quattro
12 - Nagoya, Japan at Bottom Line
14 - Yokohama, Japan at Blitz
10 - Copenhagen, Denmark at Prog Power Scandinavia
Bay Area thrashers LIGHT THIS CITY and Los Angeles' THE FUNERAL PYRE will team up with fellow Californians Antagonist and Cerberus for a tour later this month. Dubbed the Thrash and Burn tour, THE FUNERAL PYRE will meet up after completing the band's current tour alongside As Eden Burns.
Here are The Funeral Pyre and Light This City's latest tour dates: More...
On being selected by AEROSMITH as the direct support band for three German shows in June, EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet shares:
"Anybody who can hold a guitar must be influenced by AEROSMITH and everybody who thinks he's a good frontman has to have seen Steven Tyler on stage at least once. I was 18 when I saw them live and I remember I was impressed. And Jesus, now we're gonna be on the road with those guys! It's a real honor for us to be invited by a band of this scope and dimension. They are living legends, and to me, they have ten times bigger balls than most bands I've seen live. These nights will be elephant testicle-heavy rocking entertainment!"
EDGUY will be opening for AEROSMITH at the following shows:
June 10 - Butzbach, Germany - Hessentag Arena
June 12 - Karlsruhe, Germany - DM Arena
June 14 - Munich, Germany - Olympia Hall
EDGUY's second-ever tour of North America will launch on September 11th in Hartford, Connecticut in support of 2006's Rocket Ride. The touring line-up will include Canada's Into Eternity, Light This City from California's Bay Area, and labelmates ECHOES OF ETERNITY from Los Angeles.
Due to logistical problems, Norway's SUSPERIA will no longer be part of the EDGUY North American tour, which will launch on Tuesday, September 11 in Hartford, Connecticut. Replacing SUSPERIA on the bill will be Bay Area thrashers LIGHT THIS CITY. The trek will also include Canada's INTO ETERNITY.
EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet has set "The Scarecrow" as the title of the third installment of his AVANTASIA solo project. The album is being produced by Sascha Paeth, who also played the rhythm guitar on the CD. The drums were laid down by KISS/ALICE COOPER drummer Eric Singer and the bass is being handled by Tobias himself.
Commented Sammet: "I am right now in the studio doing some vocal sessions. In about two weeks I am going to fly to England to work with a friend of mine on some vocals.
"Fans and record companies who are interested always ask me for the names of my guest musicians. I want you all to know that I am blessed to work with the best musicians, but I don't believe in making names more important than the music itself. I am working with some childhood heroes of mine and most important, with great personalities, true friends, and the greatest musicians you can think of. More...
EDGUY appear to be returning to North America later this year for a tour with INTO ETERNITY. Initial dates to be released are as follows:
September 11 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
September 12 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
September 14 - Bedford, NH @ Mark’s Showplace
September 15 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance 6 Crannell St.
September 16 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
September 19 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
September 20 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
September 21 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
September 23 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
September 24 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
September 27 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
September 28 - Portland, OR @ Roseland
October 6 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
October 8 - Detroit, MI @ I-Rock
The Bang Your Head festival has confirmed the following bands:
The Bang Your Head festival is a 2 day music festival that takes place in Balingen, Germany. The festival has been in exisistance since 1996.
Good news everyone! Our famous funfluffers EDGUY will play a tour in South America!
11/01/06 SANTIAGO DE CHILE - Estadio Chile November (RCH)
11/03/06 SAO PAULO - Credidard Hall (BR)
11/04/06 RIO DE JANEIRO - Claro Hall (BR)
11/05/06 CURITIBA - Master Hall (BR)
11/07/06 PORTO ALEGRE - Opinião (BR)
11/18/06 MONTERREY - Monterrey Metal Fest (MEX)
11/19/06 MEXICO CITY - tba (MEX)
EDGUY frontman has issued the following update at his official website:
How's it?! We have just returned from Barcelona, where over 4,000 of our closest friends made the show an unforgettable night for us. Thanx heaps to our Spanish fans! Now I am back at the keyboards, writing some songs, trying to relax and capture some creativity. By the way, Norbert the cat says, 'Hi, and the new songs kick ass!'. Norbert has never been wrong! Anyway - I've answered some more of your questions (thanx for some real good ones) you can find my posts at the Ask Tobias section.
Okeydoke - have a good week and see you soon, somewhere on tour.
Dark Vission Entertainment, the promoters of the 2006 Monterrey Metal Fest and Mexico's Rock Metal magazine, have announced the second-stage lineup for the third edition of the Monterrey Metal Fest, set to take place Saturday, September 23, 2006 at the Coca Cola Auditorium in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
SLAYER will headline and STRYPER will co-headline the event, which is being billed as "Hell and Heaven United". The concert, which promises to be the "biggest and baddest version yet," will feature eight of the biggest names in heavy metal music from all over the world on the main stage and 12 up-and-coming international and Mexican bands on the second stage. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
DREAMS OF DAMNATION
SOULS ON FIRE
The final two bands (one main-stage act and the headliner of the second stage) will be announced in the coming days.
The official festival pre-party will be held on Friday, September 22, 2006 at the Cafe Iguana with mini-sets from bands that will be performing on the festival's main stage and second stage.
German power metal band EDGUY and the legendary American death metal band DEICIDE have been confirmed to perform on the main stage of the third edition of the Monterrey Metal Fest, set to take place Saturday, September 23, 2006 at the Coca Cola Auditorium in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
SLAYER will headline and STRYPER will co-headline the event, which is being billed as "Hell and Heaven United". The concert promises to be the "biggest and baddest version yet," featuring eight of the biggest names in heavy metal music from all over the world on the main stage and 12 up-and-coming international and Mexican bands on the second stage.
The official festival pre-party will be held on Friday, September 22, 2006 at the Cafe Iguana with mini-sets from bands that will be performing on the festival's main stage and second stage.
The main-stage lineup is shaping up as follows, with more bands to be confirmed:
Edguy frontman Tobias Sammet has posted the following message on the group’s official web site:
"We’ve just come back from the Czech Republic and I am still speechless. It was unbelievable, well over 25,000 crazy people from Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Austria, Germany, Scotland and even Sweden made this a crazy night for us".
"So, you wanna know what’s up in Edguy land!? We are playing concerts and relaxing in between. Our agency is working on a tour of South America but don’t ask me where exactly and when it will happen. The answer to the question ’When will you play our country?’ is: If there is a possibility, we will come. And if it’s going to be confirmed you’ll read it here! Our management is working hard to make it happen".
"If you got anymore questions, our webmaster is going to relaunch my website and there is going to be a section where we can talk to each other. It’s going to be launched one of these days, we’ll let you know".
"See you all at the Earthshaker Fest".
BLIND GUARDIAN, GOREFEST, MENDEED and JUSTICE have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
JON OLIVA'S PAIN
ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET