04:56 - ScreamingSteelUS Yeah, it seems like Cracked has now overtaken "MAD." Moving online in 2005 was a very smart idea. I've had the chance to peruse some old "MAD"s myself, but I've been a loyal fan of Cracked for six or seven years now.
04:49 - Redn1ght No wonder then! @Screaming. (Only way I knew about MAD was because of seeing some OOLD issues in a second-hand book store and dad showed them there.)
04:43 - ScreamingSteelUS Actually, yes. Cracked began life as one of the many magazines competing for the market "MAD" created. It was the only competitor that managed to survive, and while they now have their own empire, they began as a "MAD" ripoff.
04:36 - Redn1ght Hmm.. I wonder if there's any connection between MAD magazine and Cracked.com.... Their humor is similar to each other in a way.
04:18 - Boxcar Willy Fuckin' purolator didn't notify me my package was here so now they shipped it back to the sender. Beyond pissed off.
German metallers Wizard have issued the following update on their official website:
"The new Wizard album Wariwulf is a concept album about vampires, witches, man-eater and other creatures taken from the trilogie "Die Chroniken des Hagen von Stein" from the german author André Wiesler. The dark tale of vampires and cannibals extends from the Middle Ages to the present day.
All fans can use the time till release of the album (end of the year) by reading the story which is absolutely exciting!
For the end of the year Wizard plan to make a concert together with André Wiesler where he will read short extracts from the books and where Wizard will play the right songs to that. The day for this concerts will be published soon."
German power metal act Wizard have posted a new live video for the song "Midgard's Guardian" online. The song comes from the band's last abum Thor. In the meantime, the band keeps working on the new album. For the moment the Wizard have already written six new songs.
"Under The Wizard's Sleeve", the new video of Brooklyn, NY-based Wizardry has been made available online. The video was directed by Paul Kermizian along with a crack team of alchemists, pyrotechnicians, astrologers, and soothsayers in the netherworlds of Algonquois.
Wizardry are about to release a new album. More info about the band on http://www.myspace.com/wizardrylives.
Wizard are ready for the next CD production. Here is some information about the new album "Thor".
The production will be done by Andy Horn. Achim Köhler will be arranging the sound. While the artwork is drawn by Anthony Clarkson, the photographer will be Jochen van Eden, who is known from his other work for the band.
The following songs will be featured on the new album, which doens't have any official release date yet:
Utgard (Part I & II)
Pounding in the night
What would you do?
Demons & Wizards, the project featuring Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth and Hansi Kürsch of Blind Guardian, have set "Touched by the Crimson King" as the title of their sophomore album, due June 27 via SPV Records.
The follow-up to the group's 2001 self-titled CD, "Touched by the Crimson King" will feature the following track listing:
01. Crimson King
02. Beneath These Waves
03. Terror Train
04. Seize the Day
05. The Gunslinger
06. Love's Tragedy Asunder
07. Wicked Witch
09. Down Where I Am
10. Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin cover)
Acording to a update posted in his website Bobby Jarzombek was working on the new Demons & Wizards as well with Roc Rock, here are his words:
We're already two weeks into the New Year - high time to fill you in on what's been cooking and what's in store for the immediate future.
Last month I flew out to Tampa, Florida to record my drum tracks for the new Demons & Wizards CD. This was my first time recording at the famous Morrisound Studios and it was great working with Jim Morris. He's an excellent engineer/producer and gets some KILLER drum tones. Jon (Schaffer) and Hansi (Kuersch) wrote some real cool songs for this one. No release date as of yet though. Another album I recorded drums for a while back, Rob Rock's AFM debut "Holy Hell", should be out in April. My Halford band mate Roy Z co-wrote the tunes, produced and plays guitar on it so you know it's gonna rock!
"WIZARD are currently working on the songs for the successor of their 2003 released concept-album "Odin" and will start with the pre-production soon. According to the band, the lyrics will be "Wizard style" again and just as the fans expect them to be. The recording of the album is planned to take place in January/February of 2005 with the release set for May.
On a private note, two anticipated "releases" -or captures?- are taking place within the next few days. Guitarist Michael Maass will be the last of the Wizards to let go of his bachelor's life. His new marital duties are not the reason for him to take a break though. Extension studies and the resulting lack of time will cause him to quit for a while. Standing in for him will be his former Vebrifuge bandmate Dano Boland, who will also be recording the new album with the band.