Hello and welcome to the 39th installment of the 2006 HR/HM Update.
I thought we'd start off this week with our miscellaneous news. First up is a photo of the new Survivor lineup:
Lillian Axe has signed with Metro City Records and have a planned Feb/Mar 2007 release date for a new album. They've split with bassist Darrin Delatte and replaced him with Eric Morris.
Atreyu has signed with Hollywood Records. Statement
Chimaira has signed with both Nuclear Blast Records and Ferret Music. News Story
The band Immortal now has their official website at http://www.immortalofficial.com
Ex-Fates Warning drummer Mark Zonder's new band Slavior has signed with Inside Out Music. Their self-titled debut is due out early 2007. All the details
A mosaic of Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott was recently unveiled. Details
COMINGS & GOINGS
Masterplan has split with drummer Uli Kush. Vocalist Jorn Lande had already left the group a few months back. They've been replaced by vocalist Mike DiMeo (Riot) and drummer Mike Terrana (Rage, Yngwie Malmsteen).
The Raspberries have reunited. You can check them out at http://www.raspberriesonline.com
Bassist Hans Age Holmen has left Gaia Epicus. Statement
My Dying Bride has split with drummer Shaun Steels. Details
Nightrage has lineup changes.
INTERVIEWS OF THE WEEK
Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser
Satyricon drummer Frost
Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris
Blind Guardian singer Hansi Kursch
Drummer Carmine Appice
Skid Row Bassist Rachel Bolan
Powerman 5000 singer Spider
New TNT singer Tony Mills
Skid Row singer Johnny Solinger
Five Questions with Demiricous
Five Questions with Hedley
Unearth guitarist Ken Susi
Silent Civilian singer Jonny Santos
Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali
MP3 Audio interview with Atrocity frontman Alexander Krull
MP3 Audio Interview with Leaves' Eyes singer Liv Kristine
MP3 Audio Interview with Devildriver frontman Dez Fafara
ONLINE CD REVIEWS
Motorhead - Kiss Of Death
Slayer - Christ Illusion
Force Of Evil - Black Empire
Evanescence - The Open Door
Napalm Death - Smear Campaign
Wolf - The Black Flame
A Static Lullaby - A Static Lullaby
AUDIO/VIDEO SAMPLES OF THE WEEK
Don Dokken has posted a few samples from his upcoming solo album online. You can click on this link and scroll down to the bottom of the page for the individual links.
Here's a link for the video of the Godyva song "In Good And Evil"
Kittie drummer Mercedes Lander has a side project called Night Of The Demons. She's on lead vocals in this group. You can hear some demo tracks via the group's Myspace page.
Here's a video from a 2002 festival appearance by Savatage. Annihilator guitarist Jeff Waters is playing with them. Video Link
CD & DVD NEWS OF THE WEEK PART I
The live DVD from Bullet From My Valentine will be called The Poison - Live At Brixton. It's due out October 30th. DVD details
Dragonland's fourth studio album Astronomy will be out via Century Media Records on November 13th. Release details
Status Quo will release the live DVD Just Doin' It Live on Warner Vision November 6th. Information Link
The Staind compilation The Singles is due out in November.
The H.I.M. remix CD Uneasy Listening Vol. 1 in due in North America on November 14th from Republic/Universal. Album information
The Honeymoon Suite collection Feel It Again (An Anthology) is due out in Canada in November. The release contains 39 digitally remastered tracks plus a 20 page booklet.
Iron Horse has split with singer Ron Keel. Their new album Change In My Religion is due out before Xmas with new singer Charlie Wayne. 3 song clips can be heard at their Myspace page.
Royal Hunt will release a 2 CD live album called Royal Hunt 2006 on November 22nd.