Metal News for May 21, 2006
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Germany's leading extreme metal outfit EISREGEN and Massacre Records have extended their partnership for another four albums - finally putting an end to the rumors of a band split. Singer Michael Roth and his bandmates have lots of plans before they put out the "Menschenmaterial" album, which is still due to be the band's final release, according to Michael's masterplan.
EISREGEN's most recent album, "Wundwasser", was released in September 2004.
A legal representative for Canadian thrashers SACRIFICE and Brazil's Marquee Records - which recently re-released SACRIFICE's "Torment In Fire" and "Forward To Termination" as double CDs in limited-edition hand-numbered slipcases that contain massive booklets with liner notes, live pictures and personal comments from the band - has issued the following statement regarding the announcement by Displeased Records that they were going to re-releasing the group's catalog beginning sometime this fall:
"Regarding the recent events involving Displeased Records and their interest in releasing albums in which performances of the band SACRIFICE are featured, I would like to state that the band SACRIFICE did not authorize the release of any albums by the aforementioned record label.
"The band SACRIFICE has signed a licensing agreement with Marquee Records, and all proper legal measures in order to safeguard the rights granted on this contract will be taken."
As previously reported, SACRIFICE will reunite for the first time in 15 years for one night only as headliner of Day Of The Equinox II festival taking place on Saturday, September 23, 2006 in Toronto, Ontario at the Opera House.
The Canadian band's original lineup of guitarist/singer Rob Urbinati, guitarist Joe Rico, bassist Scott Watts and drummer Gus Pynn will be performing tracks from their classic metal releases: "Torment In Fire" (1986), "Forward To Termination" (1987) and "Soldiers of Misfortune" (1990).
GUNS N' ROSES will headline KROQ's Inland Invasion 2006 on September 23 at the Hyundai Pavillion at Glen Helen in Devore, California, the group's frontman Axl Rose told the Los Angeles radio station KROQ in an interview conducted this morning (May 19). During the chat, Axl also stated that he thought the surprise acoustic show GUNS N' ROSES played Thursday night (May 19) at The Plumm in New York City was "the smartest thing" he's done in ten years. He also mentioned how it was similar to when GN'R performed at the legendary NYC club CBGB in 1987.
According to Axl, he was attacked by fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger at The Plumm last night because he moved Tommy's girlfriend's drink — which Axl said was "the most surreal thing" that has happened in his life. Tommy was thrown out by security.
When asked if GUNS N' ROSES' long-awaited "Chinese Democracy" CD was coming out this year, Rose reportedly responded, "Yes, absolutely."
GUNS N' ROSES played the last of their four New York shows on Wednesday, May 17, before heading to Europe to headline major festivals as well as open for THE ROLLING STONES.
STAIND, NONPOINT and DOPE are among the confirmed artists for the JJO Band Camp 2006, set to take place August 6 at Willow Island in Madison, Wisconsin. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
Seven more acts will be announced soon. For more information, visit jjobandcamp.com.
King's X hit the stage of the Winston-Salem night club Ziggy's on Thursday the 18Th, to a very anxious and receptive crowd. the set was electrifying and the band was amazing as usual, pulling off complex three part harmonies at will, while never missing a beat, and at the same time finding time to fit unscheduled jam sessions which included not just them but also the opening act Mardo.
Swedish cult act NIFELHEIM have finished writing the two songs that will be released exclusively on the NIFELHEIM / VULCANO split EP, due later in the year via I Hate Records. The songs "Sepulcral Fornication" and "Raging Flames" will be recorded at a Swedish studio beginning on May 27 and are being described by NIFELHEIM guitarist Vengeance From Beyond (a.k.a. Sebastian Ramstedt; also in NECROPHOBIC) as "a total attack of satanic black metal." He added that "this split will be the true synergy of evil."
Drummer Peter Stjornvind reecntly left the long-running Swedish metallers ENTOMBED in order to concentrate on his membership in NIFELHEIM, according to Ramstedt. "No bad breakup or anything personal between him/us and the guys in ENTOMBED, but heavy touring didn't fit his situation right now," according to Ramstedt. ENTOMBED are currently utilizing the services of session drummer Olle Dahlstedt (ALPHA SAFARI, ex-MISERY LOVES CO.) for all of their upcoming European gigs.