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[August 24, 2005] United Forces Of Rock 2005 - New festival in Germany
Whereas most other festivals focus on the harder sides of rock & metal, a suitable event in Germany for Hard Rock and Melodic Rock fans has been missing so far. And this is the point where we’ll start and try to organize a regular event for exactly this group of fans!!! Rock It! Magazine presents: United Forces Of Rock 2005 at Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg, Germany 30.10.2005 featuring***: PRIDE OF LIONS (Jim Peterik ex-SURVIVOR & Toby Hitchcock), WETTON/DOWNES (ASIA founding members), SEVENTH KEY (feat. Billy Greer, Terry Brock & Mike Slamer), LEGS DIAMOND, JADED HEART, CASANOVA, BLANC FACES, PUMP.*** Tickets are on sale from August 15th, 2005 through CTS (German customers only), AOR Heaven (,, Rockfabrik venue and .United Forces Of Rock is powered by: Frontiers Records, AOR Heaven, Escape Music, Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg, Soundland, Hardbeat Media Service, GerMusica Promotion & Rock It! The promotional homepage with all the latest infos, venue details, press downloads plus accreditation infos is online now at the link below.
[August 24, 2005] TNT - All The Way To The Sun
The album is finished and has everything a TNT fan would want and more! It has the ability to bring new fans to the party and to give the long time TNT fans something new to get addicted to. With the resurgence of melodic metal, TNT is poised to reclaim their throne as the masters of a genre that they helped to create. "All The Way To The Sun” will be available in a ltd. edition with a nice bonus shape DVD. It features “She Needs Me” which was recorded at the Rockefeller Music Hall in Oslo (2004) and “Everyone’s A Star” which was recorded at the Sweden Rock Festival (2004). A MUST HAVE for collectors as it is strickly limited!

MTM ROCK BALLADS “Volume 6”, another fine collection of sensitive Rock-Ballads, taken from recent and upcoming releases of bands like STRYPER, SHY, SILVER, DARE or RETURN. Among others the compilation features a song of the forthcoming TNT album "All The Way To The Sun", an unreleased RADIOACTIVE song of the forthcoming album "Taken", and the unreleased track "I'll Find My Way" of the amazing Swedish Artist CHRIS ANTBLAD (SPIN GALLERY). The compilation is released in October 17, 2005.

[August 24, 2005] KALIDON: Songs For The Revenant, first 4.100 copies sold
The special limited edition of the new Kalidon's album "Songs for the Revenant", now on sale by all Italian MediaWorld stores together with the DVD "L'esorcista III, La Genesi" (Eagle Pictures), has reached in a few months the quote of 4'100 copies sold (out of 5'000 available). The commercial deal, greatfully managed by Eagle Pictures and MediaWorld, started officially lats 6th of April, but only in the last 2 months the boom of sales was reached. Source:
[August 24, 2005] SEDUCED BY SUICIDE - New song available
Seduced by Suicide, the gothic rock band formed by members from Blood Tears, have a new song available in their website, titled "My Sweetest Choice". Besides of this new track, there are other samples of the album which will be released in October, between the songs there is a cover of "I Was Made For Loving You", from KISS. Meanwhile the band is still finishing the recordings of the debut and launched a page on MySpace, where can be found pictures, biography, songs and other informations of the band. The address is
[August 24, 2005] THE GREAT KAT...
"The Great Kat can outplay just about every guitarist on the planet. She can zoom up and down a fretboard faster than a hungry cheetah on steroids. Her fretboard speed is awesome," states Guitar Player Editor Michael Molenda (Sept. 2005 issue). The World's Fastest Female Guitar Shredder, THE GREAT KAT,has now shredded her way into an historic interview in "GUITAR PLAYER" Magazine's September 2005 issue in the feature entitled "SHE WHO MUST BE OBEYED," written by Michael Molenda, Guitar Player's Editor. The article praises The Great Kat's revolutionary Shred/Classical guitar playing and music, "The Juilliard-trained violinist and guitar shredder transforms classical masterworks into speed-metal songs, rages like a demented dominatrix, spews blood, bears arms, exposes her goodies, and indulges in both mental and dramatic castrations," says Molenda. The Great Kat, also known as The High Priestess of Guitar Shred, can be seen blowing away audiences in the outrageously entertaining new highly-acclaimed hot-selling "Extreme Guitar Shred" DVD, available at most major retailers, including Target, Tower Records, NetFlix, CD Universe and more. For more information, see
[August 21, 2005] CANNATA - Watching The World
Arise Records will release a limited pressing of the classic AOR album: Cannata - Watching The World (originally was released in 1993 at Now & Then Records). This new edition will contain 2 bonus tracks taken from the Images Of Forever (1988) album and a new cover artwork. Release: October, MP3's available at the site below:
[August 21, 2005] SWEDISH EROTICA... the band
MTM Music are happy to announce the release of "Too Daze Gone..." by critical acclaimed band SWEDISH EROTICA! One thing that always haunted and annoyed the band was the material, the embryo for the second album that never got released due to their label. They always felt it contained some of their best work. Now in 2005 MTM MUSIC is releasing this album, the 7-track demo with Mats Levén on vocals, along with the earlier demo tracks which is now part of Erotica history. Times have changed, people have since then moved on, trends have come and gone and along with the latest metal and glam revival down memory lane and resurrection boulevard this just might fit right in. Originally titled SWEDISH BEAUTY, SWEDISH EROTICA date back to the mid 80s, but have been plagued by ever shifting line up problems. The debut album “Swedish Erotica” entered the Swedish charts in 1989 and the line up consisted of vocalist Mats Leven, Axx and Jensen on guitars, Jonas Tangström on bass and ex D.D. BAND drummer Bjarne Olsson. Leven was to leave in 1990 for TREAT and ABSTRAKT ALGEBRA. More recently Mats has been working with YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN and SOUTHPAW. However, upon the release of the second album 'Blind Man's Justice' SWEDISH EROTICA was put on ice. The line-up is: Mats Leven (vocals), Magnus Axx (guitar), Morgan Le Fay (guitar), B.C. Strike (bass), Johnny D'Fox (drums). The album is released in October 24th, 2005 a golden “MTM 10-Years Anniversary Edition”.
[August 19, 2005] DIMMU BORGIR:
Norwegian Black Metal masters DIMMU BORGIR and NUCLEAR BLAST have extended the record deal that spawned albums like »Enthrone Darkness Triumphant«, »Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia« and »Death Cult Armageddon«! The history of Black Metal continues... The next release will be a revamped version of »Stormblast«, which originally appeared in '96. It was recorded during this year, augmented with bonus tracks (e.g. bonus DVD) and produced by Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY). Expect a way better and sinister sounding album. »Stormblast« will available on Nov 7.
Dimmu Borgir @ NuclearBlast
[August 19, 2005] MAJESTIC ROCK News
Steeler's Metal Generation - The Steeler Anthology is a mixture of rare and unreleased material that neatly tells the full story of the Ron Keel fronted band. With sleeve notes by Ron himself, a selection of rare photos and even some live Malmsteen era material, there's a lot on offer. It should be pointed out here that the live material is not of the same high quality of the studio material but was, because of it's vintage and archive value, considered worthy of inclusion. Metal Generation is released in Europe on September 26th and Japan - with bonus track Metal Generation - on September 28th. Cry Havoc have their highly regarded Fuel That Feeds The Fire debut album reissued in expanded, repackaged and remastered form as Refuel next month. With a bonus second disc containing six live tracks, Cry Havoc are currently hard at work on their second album, due for release in the first quarter of 2006. Refuel is available in Europe from September 26th and in Japan - with the added bonus track All Too Much At Once - on September 28th. M.ill.ion have a special two disc version of their awesome Kingsize album available in Europe to coincide with the band's dates in the UK with label mates Waysted in the last week of September. The second disc of this set will contain rare and previously unreleased tracks
[August 15, 2005] THE HAUNTED European Headline tour confirmed
The mighty THE HAUNTED are currently touring the US on Ozzfest in support of their highly acclaimed album ”rEVOLVEr”. For all those who can´t wait to see the powerful Swedish quintett back on European stages again we have very good news: tons of headline dates just got confirmed. Support acts will be labelmates GOD FORBID, who will release their new album ”IV: Constitution Of Treason” on September 19th 2005, as well as MANNTIS who just recently got signed and will release their Century Media debut ”Sleep In Your Grave” on October 17th 2005. ”Tourturing Europe 2005” - It´s gonna be a hot winter". THE HAUNTED, GOD FORBID, MANNTIS. Booking: Ticket Info (Germany): Tel. 01805 - 570 000 oder Tel. 069 - 944 366 0 oder
[August 15, 2005] CLAWFINGER News:
NUCLEAR BLAST is proud to announce the signing of a band that has started a whole genre: crossover pioneers CLAWFINGER! As Frontman Zak Tell commented: "Dear Clawheads, Hangarounds and other Lowlifes! We are very happy that the No. 1 Metal label NUCLEAR BLAST had the good taste to sign the reigning champs of 'OldSchoolCrossoverNuMetal' CLAWFINGER! We know that this is the start of a longlasting and successful companionship that will bring us 'Money Power Glory'... We are keeping our clawfingers crossed! Peace, Zak" CLAWFINGER have been among the first bands that continuously mixed Metal with rap and grooves. Their debut »Deaf, Dumb, Blind« (1993) is legendary and set a new tone for heavy music. Since then, CLAWFINGER never really stopped and put out a total of five studio albums, the last being »Zeroes And Heroes« (2003). A new album by these hard rockin' and hard groovin' Swedes is scheduled for a November release.
Clawfinger @ NuclearBlast
[August 14, 2005] IN FLAMES - new album delayed
Since fans of IN FLAMES are still digesting the massive amount of live material delivered in the double-DVD/double-CD set »Used And Abused...In Live We Trust«, it might be good to know that new songs won't appear this year. The next studio album by IN FLAMES called »Come Clarity« will see the light of day on Feb 6th 2006. IN FLAMES are currently touring the U.S. as one of the main-stage acts at this year's Ozzfest. They have also been confirmed as the support act for MOTÖRHEAD on their U.K. tour this fall.
In Flames @ NB
[August 14, 2005] STRYPER talks about "Reborn"
There are two more weeks to wait for the long awaited STRYPER comeback. Michael Sweet with a comment: "We wanted to take a moment to explain the imagery that you hold in your hands. We have always been a band who makes extremely bold statements spiritually, vocally, musically, and last but certainly not least- visually. We have committed our lives and out band to serving God, and with this new record we feel "Reborn"-individually and collectively. As these portray- no matter how hard we strive to free ourselves from the sin that consumes us, only God can set us free, and through Him, we can be "Reborn" again!" The line-up is: Michael Sweet - vocals, Oz Fox - guitars, Robert Sweet - drums, and new face, Tracy Ferrie - bass. The album is released in August 29th. 2005.
[August 14, 2005] E.F. BAND - New release and soundclips
They have finally been able to add some sounds to the E.F.Band web site Just click on the SOUNDS button and listen. Also. some more good news. There will be a new CD on the market in a couple of weeks. It is a live concert which was recorded in Gothenburg in 1983. It can be purchased from TPL Records:
Message from the band: Hello to all our fans and friends, like anounced before we have a little extra present for you. Two songs out of our album "Reflected" that were recorded in Michas studio and put into accoustic versions. We had these thoughts during a jamsession and wanted to realize this idea. Two songs that were never released in such a version before, to give as a gift to all Wicked Sensation fans. It`s full length and high quality to download for free - only available at our website. Besides you can hear Bobans voice for the first time and we hope you`ll like it. We would be glad if you`d give us your feedback by using our guestbook. Now enjoy listening these two songs!!!!
[August 14, 2005] EDGUY Invite Michael Kiske for new EP
EDGUY's upcoming EP »Superheroes«, due on Sep 5, will feature a special guest appearance by former HELLOWEEN frontman Michael Kiske. Commented EDGUY singer Tobias Sammet: "One of the tracks is a bombastic uptempo epic that's reminiscent of a mixture of heavy QUEEN, RICHARD WAGNER and AVANTASIA. So it was a MUST to ask Michael Kiske to do some guest vocals. To me, music is about goose bumps, and I had a lot when listening to Michi! To make it fair, we have decided that the CD shall be out in stores for the price of a CD single only! "The »Superheroes« EP will feature five songs. Four of those are exclusive to this release! Also on Sep 5, EDGUY will release »Superheroes - The DVD«. It will contain the brand new video clip 'Superheroes', a couple of songs filmed live in Brazil, plenty of "behind-the-scenes" footage, a slide show, an extensive studio report with interviews and a chance to follow EDGUY backstage.
Edguy @Nuclear Blast
[August 12, 2005] CLOVEN HOOF... reunited again
Cloven Hoof are back together and their new album will be entitled Eye Of The Sun. This in from the band: "The band would like to thank the fans for being the most loyal and patient supporters anyone could wish for. The XZEC Records web site has already logged up over 49,000 hits. Because the expectations of the fans is so high, nothing less than the best ever Cloven Hoof album is required. The sound production and content had to be perfect, and it is true to say the band has been trying to get Tom Galley to take the production helm since 1984! Tom has always worked with musicians of the highest calabre such as Brian May, Cozy Powell, Neil Murray, John Thomas, Glenn Hughes, Ted McKenna, Mel Galley, Don Airey, Peter Green, John Wetton, Ray Gillan, Scott Gorham, the list goes on... Well in 2005 the HOOF finally got there man, so prepare for a masterwork of true epic metal! Absolute Power Cloven Hoof 2005 style. True metal at it's best! We have been meticulous in playing everything as tight as we possibly can to get the maximum attack and power. The new band members are as good as they come in the studio. Andy and Lynch are like a human metronomes, and everyone is meticulous about getting the best possible results onto tape. Tom Galley has really driven us on in the making of our best ever album, because he understands that Cloven hoof are about epic song concepts. He has helped refine and layer our sound to make everything slick and hard hitting. Now you get class melody with thrash like power and multi-time changes, something no other producer has understood. All the songs are equally as good because we wanted the fans to get total value for money, (We always try to do this), but this time we dug really deep. The fans can feel equally proud of the new album because they were inspirational throughout with words of encouragement. We are a band with a score to settle after being held back by legal red tape for so long. It has been like being released from hell, but life is good again now that we can play our music to true metal fans once more. It is frightening what a tight unit Cloven Hoof will be in a future live situation. Already there is an ESP like vibe throughout the players. We instinctively know how each other phrases the music. Staccato parts are so in time that they hurt! Rehearsals are a lot of fun, the old songs are sounding new and fresh again and the set list will be really impressive. It is hard to know which tracks to leave out."
[August 12, 2005] BLIND GUARDIAN: New Drummer
BLIND GUARDIAN have announced a replacement for drummer Thomen Stauch, who left the band in April after 20 years. The new man behind the kit is fellow German Frederik Ehmke, so far fairly unknown in the world of Metal. The band released the following statement: "A few weeks ago an unknown guy who introduced himself as Frederik Ehmke applied for the job as a drummer in a fairly firm manner. His vital, expressive and skillful performances of some B.G. classics ('Journey Through The Dark', 'Time Stands Still' and 'And Then There Was Silence') blew us away completely . Pretending not to be convinced we invited him to do a shoot out recording session under real production terms to check out if the creative chemistry would also work out fine. After finishing these recordings it was obvious to us: Frederik is going to be our new drummer!"The production of BLIND GUARDIAN's debut on NUCLEAR BLAST will start in late August with the help of Charlie Bauerfeind. No album title has been set yet, but it looks like there will be a total of ten songs. The release of the first single is planned for February 2006, the album will follow in April, before the band embarks on a world tour in June/August.
Blind Guardian
[August 12, 2005] EXODUS: Rick Hunolt out, Lee Altus in
EXODUS main man Gary Holt has confirmed that longtime guitarist Rick Hunolt has left the band in order to be there for his two sons. Hunolt wrote in a statement on the EXODUS website: "EXODUS deserves 110 percent from me and I just can't give them that anymore. My boys need me."His replacement is Lee Altus, who played with fellow Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN and DIE KRUPPS. As Holt commented, Altus "was not only the best guy for this job, he was the only one. No one else was ever considered." Altus already played on the new album »Shovel Headed Kill Machine«, which is scheduled for an Oct 4th release and described by Holt as "an achievment in heaviness". It is the band's first album to feature Altus, Ex-SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph and new singer Rob Dukes.
Exodus page @Nuclear Blast
[August 10, 2005] ECLECTIC Discs releases
"Door to the Future" an official Nektar bootleg from 1974 in Germany featuring 5 previously unreleased tracks. "Estella in Lux"- a new studio album from viola maestro Geoffrey Richardson of Caravan and Francis Kendall. Folk/roots in style. "Barclay James Harvest Live". Remastered and repackaged reissue of this classic 1974 BJH album which was their first UK chart entry. "Overdog" and the "Time is Near". Two classic Keef Hartley jazz rock reissues, repackaged and remastered with bonus tracks. Late August will see the release of the delayed Magic is a Child remaster from Nektar and a new double studio album from Shiva's Quintessence with Shiva Jones the original singer from old favourites "Quintessence"--this features new tracks and some contemporary remakes old old Quintessence faves. October will see the release of the final album in the Nektar catalogue, although ironically its one of their earlier releases "Sounds like this". A much loved favourite this will be a double digi pack with lots of bonus tracks. This will be followed by a 3 CD Nektar "best of" in a clam shell box, featuring all the remastered verisons entitled "Waves" and will include a previously unreleased album from the beginning of their career and an extensive book. There will also be a straight 2 CD version of this. November is scheduled for a "Barclay James Harvest" box set, cross label and from the very beginning to the late 90's, with an extensive book.
[August 10, 2005] ANGTORIA - in search for a record deal
ANGTORIA, the new Swedish/British orchestral/metal band formed by female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS) and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA), have signed a three-month management deal with Fortress Music and Artist Development. To further enhance this development, a completely new cover design for the demo has been made, along with new wallpaper and banner design. ANGTORIA are currently in the studio making a pre-production recording of the rest of the songs that will be included on the group's upcoming debut album. A full-length MP3 of the ANGTORIA demo track "Six Feet Under's Not Deep Enough" has been made available for download at ANGTORIA last summer completed a five-song "industry-only" demo at Virtual Symphony Studios in Sundsvall, Sweden and are currently seeking a record deal.
The festival will take the place between 12-14 August in Chelm - the Amphitheatre " the Kumowa the Valley", entrance 30 pln in advance sale, 35 pln in day of concert. One will could see over 40 bands death, black, HC, grind, heavy... not only from Poland!!! On place free camping field, Cd's, t-shirts, food, beer and drinks. DEVILYN will play 13 August about hour 17:30, CREMASTER will present the same day about hour 24:00 also.
[August 10, 2005] MAD MAX & Divinefire Update
MAD MAX are putting the final touches on their brand new album Night Of The White Rock feat. the original line-up incl. Michael Voss and drummer Axel Kruse (Jaded Heart). The album is set for release due January 2006. DIVINEFIRE has just delivered the master of their second album "Hero" which is a monster metal album with ultra heavy riffs, but very catchy hooklines. The release is scheduled for November 2005.
[August 9, 2005] SWINGIN'THING @ SunCity Records
Suncity Records are extremely proud to announce the signing of Swingin' Thing. Swingin' Thing ruled the strip back in the hey day but never had the chance to get a full-length album out until now. Suncity Records are putting together 2 full-length albums that 'are bound to kick your butt'. "These albums are the perfect glam CD's, written about fast cars, summertime girls, partying and just havin' a good time. This material is bound to lift your spirits." Signed to a Japanese label in the early 90's called Monster Productions, Swingin' Thing found themselves touring throughout Japan and ultimately, that's where they enjoyed most of their success. The tracks the label will be releasing will be straight from DAT tapes and will undergo the re-mastering process. These glamsters did most of their recordings at A&R studios is Hollywood, which is the reason the production is of excellent quality. Back in 1998, indie label Bombastic Plastic released a self-titled album by The Things, which were the same band only they had a more punkish influence to their music. Chris Penketh, the guitarist from Swingin' Thing was telling me that they always wanted to be a punk band but changed their sound to fit in with the whole hard rock boom. The label continues: "But not here, no punk influences! Everything you could want in a band from the Sunset Strip, gang backing vocals run supreme, guitar chops Satriani would be proud of, great attitude on the vocal ala Vince Neil. These guys had everything Motley Crue had and more but as we all know, justice wasn't served back in the late 80's, early 90's
[August 9, 2005] LEGS DIAMOND News
Legs Diamond has finished the recordings for their eagerly awaited comeback feat. new singer John Levesque (Wild Horses, Montrose). The album is titled "Diamonds Are Forever" and will get releases due November this year. The band will appear at the United Forces Of Rock festival. Pump are currently recording their second and yet untitled album with Tommy Hansen at the production helm. The album is scheduled for a release in early 2006.
[August 5, 2005] SILVER :"Gold" Album
September 26th is scheduled for the already announced SILVER follow up album "Gold": The main men behind SILVER are singer GARY BARDEN who already worked for MSG, STATETROOPER and PRAYING MANTIS and guitarist MICHAEL VOSS (DEMON DRIVE, CASANOVA, MAD MAX, ex-BONFIRE). Besides the fact that the SILVER debut album “Silver” (2001) had sensational sales figures in Europe, it even held the number 1 position in the Japanese import charts for about 5 weeks. Michael Voss talks about the new album „Gold“: "The album entitled ‘Gold’ reflects the 5th coming and of course Gary’s birthday at 27.08.05 which is his 50th. So it is a bit of a celebration. No one ever believed that we’d make it up to number 5....!” For fans of the European style of classic melodic hard rock, this album has a lot to offer: a strong feel for melodies combined with perfect musicality of top-notch artists. Outstanding songs to be mentioned are the rockin’ song „Creep“, „All That I Wanted“ as well as the David Bowie cover „China Girl“. On board again is guitar-wiz Tommy Denander of RADIOACTIVE. The album is released in a “golden ltd. edition MTM MUSIC 10-Years Anniversary Edition”
Century Media, one of the largest independent hard rock and metal labels in Europe has signed an exclusive licensing and distribution agreement with EMI Music. Seattle band Nevermore's eagerly awaited new album “This Godless Endeavor” is the first album to be distributed by EMI under the terms of the new deal. Century Media has a roster of more than 70 artists, including Arch Enemy, Lacuna Coil, Napalm Death, Shadows Fall and Dark Tranquillity. Century Media has been successfully distributed in the United States by EMI-owned Caroline since 1997. This new multi-territory agreement will see EMI distribute Century Media repertoire throughout the UK and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The arrangement marks the first time that Century Media’s European distribution has been consolidated under one company. Century Media was founded in 1989 by Robert Kampf, and has since grown into one of the biggest international rock and metal labels in the industry. The company operates out of London and Dortmund, Germany, and has further local operations in the USA and Brazil. Jean-Francois Cecillon, chairman and CEO of EMI Music Continental Europe, commented: "For over a decade, Century Media has been at the international forefront of hard rock and heavy metal, genres which continue to be hugely popular across Europe and indeed the world. This is a terrific opportunity to broaden EMI's relationship with one of the key players in the independent sector."

Oliver Withöft, managing director of Century Media, London, and CEO of Century Media US, said: “EMI understands the independent market, and it has a strong local market presence that will help us to build the success of our artists around the world. We are excited to have extended our ties with EMI beyond America, and we have found an equally committed team in Europe who appreciate the dynamics and potential of our repertoire.” The deal became effective in the majority of territories this month, and will take effect in the remainder over the coming year as Century's existing distribution arrangements expire. EMI is the world's largest independent music company, operating directly in 50 countries. Its EMI Music division represents more than 1,000 artists spanning all musical tastes and genres. Its record labels include Angel, Blue Note, Capitol, EMI Records, EMI Classics, Mute, Virgin and Parlophone.

[August 2, 2005] STATETROOPER - Download Their Songs!!
The Calling is currently in the top 10 in the weed download chart, so Statetrooper would like you to help us stay there! As you know, we have recently added the Weed downloads to the site, so you can download single tracks. Each track cost $1, but you can listen to it three times before you have to buy it. You can then share it amongst your friends, legally, because the same system applies when you send it on.... three listens before you have to buy it. The great thing is that Weed are giving away $5 vouchers to anyone that wants to download for the first time, which means that you can download any five tracks for free! We are hoping that what you will choose to do is use this voucher to download Statetrooper tracks to keep us in the chart! As far as we are aware, if you share these tracks with your friends, and they use the vouchers, you still get the commission on the download (We believe that it is 20c per sale) so the more people you send the tracks to the more we can get you some money as thanks! We will be adding new Weed downloads over the next few months, including 2002, and also the new live tracks from Sweden Rock Festival. Watch the site, we may even add some exclusive downloads!
[August 2, 2005] SALEM News:
Strings Attached" will be released in Mexico through Oz Productions ( ) who just signed a license deal and is planning to release a digipack edition of Salem's latest masterpiece. More info at the site below.
[August 2, 2005] GZR-Ohmwork in stores now.Possible tour with Tony Iommi this fall!
The band GZR, led by legendary Black Sabbath bass guitarist and lyricist Geezer Butler, new studio album Ohmwork is in stores now through Sanctuary Records. Ohmwork is Butler's first album in eight years. Butler is joined by vocalist Clark Brown and guitarist Pedro Howse, his longtime collaborators, and new drummer Chad Smith. A potent, tangible band dynamic is crucial for Butler. He does not ever want an album credited to "Geezer Butler" when it is a true band effort. Butler is proud of the fact that GZR's music appeals to both young metal fans as well as Black Sabbath fans. He attributes this fact about cross-generational appeal to heavy metal's very essence. Rumors are floating that GZR may tour with Tony Iommi in the Fall 2005.
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