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Deathstroke
05-12-2006, 08:36 PM
Welcome to the 20th edition of the 2006 HR/HM Update.

I'm starting off this week's update with a programming note for next week. I'm headed to Vermont to spread my father's ashes. If you don't see next week's HR/HM Update by Thursday night of next week, you won't see it until at least next Sunday night.

Now that we have that announcement out of the way, let's get on with the news.

COMINGS & GOINGS

Starting off our version of the transactions notes is the news that guitarist Dave "Brownsound" Baksh has left Sum 41 to form metal band called Brown Brigade. Reportedly the band will have a "classic metal sound."

While he's been missing shows as of late, Opeth drummer Martin Lopez is now officially out of the band. News Link (http://www.roadrun.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=52209)

Drummer Roy Mayorga (ex-Soulfly) is now a full member of Stone Sour. He's been their temporary drummer recently, but has now been promoted.

Buckcherry has signed a deal with Atlantic Records. Full details (http://www.roadrun.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=52094)

Singer Jorn Lande has quit Masterplan. The Story (http://www.roadrun.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=52046)

Snake River Conspiracy has split with singer Martina Axen and rehired Tobey Torres. There's been a bunch of reasons why the split came about flying back and forth between SRC's Jason Slater (who produced Queensryche's Operation:mindcrime II) and Axen. Oh, and here's a pic of Torres.
http://www.snakeriverconspiracy.com/tobey2.jpg

Here's an update about Iced Earth from guitarist Jon Schaffer. The Link (http://www.roadrun.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=52008)

Exciter vocalist Jacques Belanger has quit the band...again. News Story (http://www.roadrun.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=51931)

Winger has reunited! Kip Winger, Reb Beach, and Rod Morgenstein (keyboardist Paul Taylor is absent) are back together and will release a brand new studio album via Frontiers Records in October. The album will feature cover art from comic artist Ethan Van Sciver.

METAL HEALTH NEWS

Symphony X bassist has been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. Here's the story (http://www.roadrun.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=51988)

ROCK & ROLL INTERVIEWS OF THE WEEK

Here's a couple of 5 question interviews from Rock Is Life.com (Not conducted by me)

Children of Bodom (http://www.rock-is-life.com/fivequestions/childrenofbodom.htm)
ISM (http://www.rock-is-life.com/fivequestions/ism.htm)

Rock Is Life.com Interview of the Week - Eric Mantell (http://www.rock-is-life.com/2006interviews/ericmantel.htm)

Sepultura vocalist Derrick Green (http://www.blastwave.org.uk/mr/features/show_feature.asp?id=49)
Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin (http://www.live-metal.net/features_interviews_godsmack.html)
Shadowman vocalist Steve Overland (http://www.melodicrock.com/interviews/steveoverland.html)
Mind's Eye drummer Daniel Flores (http://www.melodicrock.com/interviews/mindseye.html)

Survivor guitarist Frankie Sullivan (http://www.melodicrock.com/interviews/frankiesullivan.html)

INTERVIEW OF THE WEEK - This Glenn Hughes Coast To Coast MP3 Podcast link contains an interview with Glenn Hughes talking about each track on his upcoming new album Music For The Divine. (Check out the audio samples section for more on the album.) Podcast Link (http://www.ghpg.net/ctc/podcast/ghctcpodcastno2.mp3)

CD REVIEWS

From Rock Is Life.com (not written by me)

Hydrogyn - Bombshell (http://www.rock-is-life.com/2006reviews/bombshell.htm)
Rebel Meets Rebel - Rebel Meets Rebel (http://www.rock-is-life.com/2006reviews/rebelmeetsrebel.htm)
Vernon Reid & Masque - Other True Self (http://www.rock-is-life.com/2006reviews/othertrueself.htm)

AUDIO & VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Believe it or not, I've actually got a bunch of stuff for you to check out this week.

You can check out four new songs from Pretty Boy Floyd via their Myspace page. (http://www.myspace.com/prettyboyfloydband)

Check out this MP3 sample of the new Panzerchrist album Battalion Beast. "The Lean Black Cruisers" (http://images.quintessence.sh/neurotic/panzerchrist/lean.mp3)

You can the new Cloudscape song "Shape Shifter" via the band's Myspace page (http://www.myspace.com/cloudscapemetal).

Here's a video clip link for the Lacuna Coil performance on Jimmy Kimmel. Video Link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwUssWhUbXk)

CD Showcases from Melodicrock.com

Glenn Hughes - Music For The Divine (http://www.melodicrock.com/showcase/glennhughes-musicforthedivine.html)
Pride Of Lions - Live In Belgium (http://www.melodicrock.com/showcase/prideoflions-liveinbelgium.html)
John West - Long Time...No Sing (http://www.melodicrock.com/showcase/johnwest-longtimenosing.html)
Cloudscape - Crimson Skies (http://www.melodicrock.com/showcase/cloudscape-crimsonskies.html)
Baltimoore - Kaleidoscope (http://www.melodicrock.com/showcase/baltimoore-kaleidoscope.html)

CD & DVD NEWS OF THE WEEK

Frontiers Records will release the new Shooting Star album Circles in Europe on July 7th.

The track listing below contains audio samples!

01. Runaway (http://www.frontiers.it/portals/0/multimedia/shootingstar_01runaway.mp3)
02. Without Love (http://www.frontiers.it/portals/0/multimedia/shootingstar_02withoutlove.mp3)
03. Trouble In Paradise (http://www.frontiers.it/portals/0/multimedia/shootingstar_03trouble.mp3)
04. George's Song
05. Borrowed Time
06. Everybody's Crazy
07. Temptation
08. I'm A Survivor (http://shootingstar.pilgrimpage.com/files/Survivor.mp3) (Full Length Clip!)
09. We're Not Alone
10. What Love Is

Here's the cover art:
http://www.melodicrock.com/shootingstar-circles.jpg

The new Eighteen Visions album will be self-titled. It's due out July 18th on Trustkill Records. Album details (http://www.roadrun.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=52165)

Trouble's new CD Simple Mind Condition is due out August 22nd.

The Arch Enemy DVD Live Apocalypse will be released by Century Media Records on August 8th.

Firebird will have their new album Hot Wings out in Japan on May 31st via Victor Entertainment and in early July in Europe via Rise Above Records. There's no word on a North American release date.

The track listing is:

01. Carousel
02. Good Times
03. Misty Morning
04. Play The Fool
05. Horse Drawn Man
06. Overnight
07. Bow Bells
08. Flying Blind
09. I Wish You Well
10. Needle In The Groove
11. Last Days Of August (Japanese Bonus Track)

Stone Sour will release Come What(ever) May through Roadrunner Records on August 22nd.

Rhino Records will reissue the Queensryche album Q2K August 29th. The album will reportedly have 3 or 4 bonus tracks. The limited edition versions will feature autographed copies and Q2K caps.

The Best Of Candlebox will be out May 23rd on Rhino Records. The track listing is:

01. You
02. Blossom
03. Understanding
04. Simple Lessons
05. Best Friends
06. Arrow
07. Happy Pills
08. Far Behind
09. Change
10. Lucy
11. Cover Me
12. It's Alright
13. Sometimes
14. 10,000 Horses
15. Glowing Soul

The Anathema DVD A Moment In Time is now due June 19th through Metal Mind Productions. News Link (http://www.roadrun.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=52129)

Here's news on the reissue of Opeth's early catalog. Story Link (http://www.roadrun.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=52154)

Crash Kelly's album Electric Satisfaction will be out via Liquor and Poker Music on July 25th. The album was produced by ex-Guns & Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke. You can hear the song "Ride The Wire" through their Myspace page. (http://www.myspace.com/crashkelly)

The Halloween CD Horror Fire is due out on Motor City Metal June 6th. More details (http://www.roadrun.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=52032)

The Amon Amarth DVD has been delayed again. News article (http://www.roadrun.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=52019)

Animal (the band featuring ex-W.A.S.P. guitarist Randy Piper) will release their new album Violent New Breed in the UK on May 15th.

Here's the album art for the new Deicide album The Stench Of Redemption
http://www.earache.com/images/cd_covers/mosh343.jpg

Hiromi
05-13-2006, 12:13 AM
The Iced Earth update makes me really want the next two albums.

Deathstroke
05-13-2006, 05:48 AM
Contradicting earlier reports that Vicious Rumors drummer Larry Howe had been hired to replace Stet Howland in W.A.S.P., it was announced that the new drummer is actually former Hair of the Dog drummer Mike Dupke.
http://www.pearldrum.com/images/mikedupke3.jpg

The replacement for guitarist Darrell Roberts is ex-40 Cycle guitarist Mark Zavon.

DonC
05-13-2006, 01:31 PM
The Iced Earth update makes me really want the next two albums.


The Glorious Burden was my introduction to Iced Earth; can't wait here more from them.

Hiromi
05-13-2006, 01:36 PM
If you haven't already I'd recomend getting Something Wicked This Way Comes, as according to Schaffer it seems to be the prologue for the next two albums. Plus it was Matt Barlow era IE's best album.

Headhunter
05-13-2006, 02:44 PM
LACUNA COIL WAS ON KIMMEL? Didn't get a chance to visit Empty Spiral for awhile (on vacation in Sin City), thank God for YouTube!

Damn, Tobey Torres is fine...

Deathstroke
05-13-2006, 03:22 PM
If you haven't already I'd recomend getting Something Wicked This Way Comes, as according to Schaffer it seems to be the prologue for the next two albums. Plus it was Matt Barlow era IE's best album.


Best STUDIO album.

If you want to experience Iced Earth at their pinnacle, you've got to get the live album Alive In Athens.

Deathstroke
05-13-2006, 03:28 PM
LACUNA COIL WAS ON KIMMEL? Didn't get a chance to visit Empty Spiral for awhile (on vacation in Sin City), thank God for YouTube!

Damn, Tobey Torres is fine...


I'm pretty sure Lacuna Coil did another song on Jimmy Kimmel as well. The cover of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy The Silence."

I don't have the link for that, but I'll look.

And yes, Tobey Torres is quite the comely one.

ghostrider666
05-13-2006, 05:43 PM
Man, that Lacuna Coil clip from Kimmel is good.

Winger's back......damn it.

Hiromi
05-13-2006, 11:07 PM
Best STUDIO album.

If you want to experience Iced Earth at their pinnacle, you've got to get the live album Alive In Athens.

Yeah naturally, but then I don't generally compare studio albums with live ones, totally different beasts. And how can a poor one or even two disk studio album hope to compete with a three disk joygasm like Alive in Athens was?

Jade69/Legolaslady
05-13-2006, 11:25 PM
New Stone Sour CD? AWESOME!

Deathstroke
05-14-2006, 08:11 AM
New Stone Sour CD? AWESOME!

Glad to have made you happy.

Headhunter
05-14-2006, 08:55 AM
I'm pretty sure Lacuna Coil did another song on Jimmy Kimmel as well. The cover of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy The Silence."
Quality isn't great, but ABC has it on Kimmel's site (http://abc.go.com/primetime/jimmykimmel/garage.html).

Deathstroke
05-14-2006, 09:51 AM
Thanks Headhunter.

I hereby dub you Deputy HR/HM Link Finder!

:D

Deathstroke
08-25-2007, 11:29 AM
Starting off our version of the transactions notes is the news that guitarist Dave "Brownsound" Baksh has left Sum 41 to form metal band called Brown Brigade. Reportedly the band will have a "classic metal sound."

The band's debut album In The Mouth Of Badd(d)ness is due Fall 2007. Details (http://www.roadrun.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=79481)