Metal News for May 30, 2002
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Because Silent Edge is a band of perfection, they have not finished the recordings of the debut album yet. So far most instrumental parts are recorded, early June the band will start recording the vocals. In August the artwork will be done so the release date is now scheduled for October.
The new album from Canada's Heaven's Cry is delayed for a few months. The band is finishing the recordings now, then mixing has to be finished, and finally the complete artwork will also be finished by the band themselves. So they will not release the album until August or September.
Back in January we told you about plans for a Rorschach reunion tour. It turns out the reunion shows are definitely happening. These guys were (they broke up in 1993) way ahead of their time, and several members went on to form Kiss It Goodbye and Playing Enemy, so we suggest considering checking these shows out. Not all of the details for the tour haven't been finalized, but here's what's in the works: More...
Norway's Mortiis (currently residing in Sweden) is tentatively scheduled to embark on a US tour in October. "Although this is still in the early planning stages, everyone involved seems very eager to make this happen," reads a statement on the singer's official web site. "The original idea was to do it in June but we decided against it for various reasons (the main one being that there was scarcely any time do to any useful promotion) and so it has been rescheduled."
In other news, Mortiis is "working on some new material, which includes remixes/versions by myself, Rudy Ratzinger, Fredrik Darum, Brian Williams, Fredrik Bergstrøm/Jonas Johansson." It is hoped that some of this material will be released in conjunction with the US tour.
While the whole world watches Billy Milano try to resurrect lauded and hated thrash act S.O.D. after ousting members Scott Ian and Charlie Benante (both of Anthrax), it appears bassist Danny Lilker is completely fed up with the idea.
"I spoke with Bill, and he is no longer going to attempt to put together any version of [S.O.D.] without all the original members, and since he and Charlie have both decided never to play with each other again due to all the recent shit-slinging, the band is over," Lilker posted on the official Anthrax message board. "This is not an Ozzy-esque trick — we're not gonna do a 'final' tour ('This is the last time you'll get a chance to see us ever, so make sure and go!'—that Sharon is a crafty bitch), if you never saw S.O.D. you never will. Sgt. D will be going to Valhalla with the rest of the dead warriors. Adios amigos, and thanks for all the support, it was greatly appreciated." More...