Netherlands-based metallers EDGE OF ANGER have announced that they have partnered with Romulus X Records for the release of their next album.
Says the band, “Soon we will announce the release date for the digital and hard copy release. Stay tuned!!”
Earlier this year, the band announced: “Lets start the new year with the announcement that two great guitar players have joined our team; we welcome Noud Smeets and Jacco Dekker, both lead guitar players and both bring the band to a higher level, Wietze is now fully focusing on his duty as vocalist. More news soon!”
Edge Of Anger’s last album, The Chaos Theory, is out now via Sleaszy Rider Records and features the following tracklisting: ‘Inside’, ‘Sign Of Chaos’, ‘Dying Illusion’, ‘Layers Of Evolution’, ‘Born To Fall Apart’ (featuring vocals from Judith Stuber – EVERON, SATYRIAN), ‘Endless Brutality’ (featuring vocals from Tony Jelencovich – M.A.N, ICON IN ME, ex-MNEMIC), ‘How Much Can You Take’, ‘Words From Within’, ‘The Downward Spiral’, ‘Save My Day’ (featuring Dennis Hormes solo).
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CHAVIS RECORDS recording artists ASPHALT VALENTINE and DC4 have been confirmed to play SXSW 2009 in Austin, TX. Each band will be performing on the outdoor stage located at 7th and Neches St in downtown Austin.
DC4 will be performing on Friday March 20th at 7:30pm and ASPHALT VALENTINE will be performing on Saturday March 21st at 11:30pm.
DC4 will also perform on a separate show in support of Jet Black Stare (Island Records) on Sunday March 22nd at The Scout Bar in Houston, TX..
EXPLODE by DC4 is now available and ready to ship. STRIP ROCK ROLL by ASPHALT VALENTINE is available for preorder and will ship Monday February 16th. Click to Purchase
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of Wetton/Downes iCon new original studio album “3” on March 13th 2009.
Since the start of their new artistic union in 2002, John Wetton and Geoffrey Downes have produced several superb releases. During 2004 when they finally sat again around the same piano upon which they had written the 80’s anthems, they emerged with the first album of their renewed partnership christened “iCon”: an outstanding musical creation that met with the unanimous fan and critical acclaim.
John and Geoff therefore decided to pursue this collaboration, giving birth to another outstanding album “Rubicon” in 2006, which followed one EP, one acoustic album/DVD and one live album recorded during a series of successful European dates from October 2005 to spring 2006.
John Wetton and Geoffrey Downes’ songwriting formed much of the fabric of 2008’s successful Asia original lineup reunion release: “Phoenix” an excellent record which gathered great chart success all over the world.
While Asia is on a temporary hiatus (the band will be back in 2009 for more dates), fans have demanded more from Wetton and Downes; the two enjoy each other’s company and love writing together. They were happy to oblige, so the duo took advantage of a short break from international touring in 2008 to write and record their third iCon studio album. The cover art is based on the OM symbol, a universal syllable, not specific to one religion meaning “everything” as a reflection the diverse nature of the album’s musical offering.
On the record, the pure power of Geoff Downes’ keyboards and John Wetton’s jaw-dropping voice and stellar bass playing are enhanced by the performances of the compelling guitar virtuoso Dave Kilminster, fresh from successful tours with Roger Waters and Keith Emerson and former ELO cellist Hugh McDowell, whose unique sound has helped frame all three iCon studio releases. Rounding out the band is Pete Riley, whose work with Keith Emerson, Kilminster and extensive live and session work shows an extraordinary breadth and depth of style.
Renowned new age harpist Andreas Vollenweider also appears as special guest, adding his unique sound to the album, playing on “Raven’” and “Anna’s Kiss’”, while acclaimed vocalist Anne-Marie Helder (Karnataka, Mostly Autumn) appears as special guest on vocals on several songs.
The band will present the new songs with a small Japan and European tour:
February 7 Japan, Fukuoka (2 shows)
February 9 Japan, Osaka (2 shows)
February 11 Japan, Tokyo (2 shows)
February 12 Japan, Tokyo (2 shows)
February 19, Zoetermeer, Boerderij, Holland
February 21, London, Mary’s LeBow Church, England
The London show will be particularly special as it will be held in the St. Mary’s LeBow Church and will be recorded in its entirety for a future Live CD/DVD release. It has been already sold out to enthusiastic fans, prompting management to release a few extra tickets initially reserved for press. These tickets are available at http://www.ticketweb.co.uk. Search for “iCon”, “John Wetton” “Geoff Downes” or “Wetton-Downes’ iCon.
The new album tracklisting will include the following songs (mp3 clip samples available):
In a recent interview with Badmouthers Chris LeMon and Randy Joy the Swedish band Marvel came up during the conversation, so of course I had to investigate. What I found out about Marvel is hard to explain. With the sound of 70’s glam mixed with 90’s garage and every imaginable influence between the two Marvel have an original sound and are definitely a band hard to classify into one genre.
This trio from Linkoping, Sweden actually got together here in the U.S. when members John Steen, Ulrik Bostedt and Tony Samuelsson met in 2002 were all exchange students in Colorado. After releasing three singles the band put out their first album “Five Smell City” in ’05 and followed that with an e.p. “Unleashed” in ’06.
The masked musicians newest album “Thunderblood Heart” has been available worldwide since Feb. ’08. You can check out their version of high energy rock ‘n roll at www.myspace.com/marveltheband or by visiting http://www.marvel.nu
You can also purchase “Five Smell City”, “Unleashed”, and “Thunderblood Heart” on I-Tunes.
Words can not do this band justice, Marvel is a band that must be heard to be understood and appreciated.
Check out their video, “Powers of Attraction” below.
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His partners in the project, Nehst Studios, have put out an open casting call through www.screentest.biz to be a part of the film starring Snider and Robert Englund (Freddie Kruger of the Nightmare On Elm Street series).
“We are conducting a national casting call to find actors and extras to be in the film with Dee,” explains Nehst head Larry Meistrich. “This is the best way for people to audition. The goal of this talent search is to give aspiring actors access to participate and work on a really high-profile project.”
“It’s like a national outreach project,” explains Snider. “We will be looking for talent in the body modification and fetish world. Everywhere I go now, every guy and girl with tattoos and big holes in their ears wants to be in my movie!”
Parts of Strangeland: Disciple will take place in a secret society whose inhabitants party hard and strange at an aptly-named dungeon called The Torture Garden. “It’s a hardcore body modification and fetish scene, filled with all kinds of freaks,” Snider says of the venue. “We’re shooting for an NC-17 rating right out of the box. I want enthusiasts from all over the country to be a part of it!”