Salem has received an official report from the Russian TV channel "Music Box" that states that the band video of their song "Act of War" taken from their fourth album "Collective Demise" was chosen by Russian viewers as the top video of January, the count in the Russian video parade is daily and the video was number one the entire month!
This achievement is astonishing as the channel features thousands of videos by artists such as Britney Spears, Madonna, System of a Down and Metallica.
More info and footage of the video: http://www.salemband.com
The italian band posted the video for the song "L.Y.A.F.H." that is the opening song from the band's latest album "Freeman". Go here to download it: http://www.labyrinthmusic.it/2004/Downloads/downloads.htm .
"Antimatter's thrid album, 'Planetary Confinement', will be released in April 2005. The album is acoustic-based, and has a much more organic feel than 'Saviour' or 'Lights Out', this time featuring natural strings, piano and drums. The final tracklisting has been confimend as:
01 - planetary confinement
02 - the weight of the world
03 - line of fire
04 - epitaph
05 - mr white
06 - a portrait of the young man as an artist
07 - relapse
08 - legions
09 - eternity part 24".
For more info, including a preview on the cover, follow the link: http://www.antimatter.tk
"What if Dr. Phil wore leather? In this studio show the one and only Juliya, Fuse's heavy metal mistress, dishes out advice to her fans about sex, life, parents and of course, METAL. If you're looking for Dr. Ruth, this ain't the place - there'll be just as much abuse as there will be love as Juliya takes phone calls & online questions all from the set of her boudoir."
Watch "Slave to the Metal" on Fuse, weeknights at 9pm ET (6pm PT). Check local listings or http://www.fuse.tv to find out what channel Fuse is on in your area.
Interesting news from the website of the Swedish progressive act:
"After releasing four highly acclaimed CD's within their MIND concept, Sweden's longest serving progressive rock band deliver their first DVD, MIND Vol. 5: The Observatory.
Filled to the brims with a concert, documentary footage, animations and four new, previously unreleased songs, this DVD is a must for all discerning music fans.
The concert was filmed in September 2004 with twelve cameras. It presents Isildurs Bane in front of an enthusiastic crowd with perhaps the bands strongest and most versatile line-up so far, featuring a twin-guitar team, cello, and three vocalists in addition to the regular team.
The documentary footage features unique clips from the band's past and present. From the late 80's until January 2005, from Sweden via Europe to North America, from Adolf Wölfli's cell at the mental hospital in Waldau to NEARfest, from a hot and sweaty stage in Budapest to a chilly beach in Halmstad. It's all here.
"Mortiis recently finished the video for the upcoming single "Decadent & Desperate" and should probably surprise a few peope (again) "I think some of the things going on in there will be new to a lot of people, coming from us, and it was very new to me to, and i´m excited as well as a bit anxious about" Mortiis says".
Decadent & Desperate Single News:
"Decadent & Desperate" will be released in April, to coincide with the UK tour, and will be released in various formats (more details soon) and contains remixes made by Mortiis, a brand new song titled "Underdog" and obviously the title track. "i´m really into those remixes, they´re better than the last ones i feel, and I also like the new song alot, it´s a bit different from the album, more direct and to the point somehow"."
Finally folks. Impaled Nazarene celebrates 15 years of chaos and drunken mayhem this year. To celebrate this achievement, we proudly present DEATH COMES IN 26 CAREFULLY SELECTED PIECES, our first official live album.
Recorded last December at Tavastia club in Helsinki, Finland, DCI26CSP features 26 songs from the bands catalogue, including songs from their 7" ep´s.
Album was mixed (at Sonic Pump studio) by band´s own soundman, Tapio Pennanen. Mika Jussila mastered the album at Finnvox studio.
Final tracklisting of DEATH COMES IN 26 CAREFULLY SELECTED PIECES:
2. The Horny And The Horned
3. Armageddon Death Squad
4. Goat Perversion
5. 1999: Karmageddon Warriors
We're working our asses of right now with the final recordings.
So far six songs out of ten are done with vocals. A bit more than half of the guitar solos are also to be recorded. Just came back from a meeting about shooting a new video for a track called 'Secondary effect'. The video team will start working asap.
So far we've decided to call the new CD:
LAYERS OF LIES
Some song titles:
The creation insane
Layers of lies
Finally things are happening with Old Man's Child again. A new album is supposedly on its way, but the record label don't want to make anything official just yet. As soon as anything about a forthcoming album is decided, you can read about it on their official website. Stay tuned for updates!
Masters Of Rock 2005 takes a place in Vizovice, Czech Republic on July 15th to July 17th 2005. You'll have a possibility to enjoy festival feeling without worries about rain or bad weather, a festival under the roof. The lineup for this summer is following:
The band is currently in the studio recording the new album "Inventor of evil" that will be mixed by Peter Tätgtren. The album is schedule to be release at 15 August in Europe (in the rest of the world will be a bit later).
The band is expecting to have some guests on the album. It seems like the ex-guitarist Harry will be doing some apparence on the album. Also the band is preparing a song "dealing with more unity and tolerance in the 'szene'!" and this would include "many 'well-known' Metalsingers from all exiting styles". More news to come.