Welcome to the 42nd installment of the 2006 HR/HM Update. A little bit of news for you to start this week off. With only 6 weeks left in the year and a lot of it backed up with holiday celebrations, I don't know how many more new posts I'll do. Starting in 2007, I'll be creating one yearly update thread for more timely updates. I like doing the updates, but time just keeps getting tighter and tighter.
Also, a while back you'll remember I posted some news about the site I write for looking for writers. Well, as it turns out the people who were hired mostly didn't work out. We are looking for writers again, as well as a couple other positions. All the details and contact info is included in this link. If you apply, make sure to let the site owner know where you saw the initial link.
COMINGS & GOINGS
The founders of Peaceville Records will be retiring. News Link
Marduk drummer Emil Dragutinovic has left the band. Details
Baltimoore has had some lineup changes. Everything is detailed here.
Cold has split up again. Statement from vocalist
There's a rumor floating around that Epica singer Simone Simons is in talks to join Nightwish. The band denies the story.
Soul Doctor has signed a deal with Metal Heaven Records. A new CD is planned for summer 2007. You can check out the band at http://www.souldoctorrocks.com You can check out my review of their most recent album HERE.
Singer Wade Black has left Leatherwolf. Details
Malice has reunited.
Edenbridge has signed with Napalm Records. Details
Cradle of Filth has split with drummer Adrian Erlandsson. Band Statement, Erlandsson's statement. The band wasted no time in hiring a new drummer. That statement
Witchfinder General has reunited.
AUDIO & VIDEO SAMPLES
Richie Kotzen CD Showcase - Into The Black
Royal Hunt CD Showcase - 2006 Live
Final Frontier CD Showcase - Freelight
Hirax MP3 - Lucifer's Inferno
Here's the Youtube link for the Vainglory song "Burdened."
The Metal Church video for "Mirror Of Lies" can be viewed here. You can check out some rare demos from the band here.
You can check out the new Whitesnake studio track "Ready To Rock" via this Real Audio Link. The song is one of four unreleased tracks on the live album [i]Live In The Shadow Of The Blues due in Europe November 27th via Steamhammer/SPV Records.
ONLINE CD REVIEWS
Army Of Anyone - Army Of Anyone
Bullet For My Valentine - The Poison
Trouble - Psalm 9
Krokus - Hellraiser
Blind Guardian - A Twist In The Myth
Quiet Riot - Rehab
Ex-Anthrax singer John Bush is singing for Burger King. Story Link
CD & DVD NEWS OF THE WEEK
A new April Wine album Roughly Speaking was released on November 15th.
King's X will be opening up their vaults to release a lot of rare material. Initial Report, Doug Pinnick release details
Red Harvest will release their new album A Greater Darkness February 19th.
Crimson Glory reissues detailed.
Funny Money will release a new album called Stick It! on December 1st. The band features ex-Kix singer Steve Whiteman and guitarist Jimmy Chalfant.
The second album from Shaw/Blades is entitled Influence. It's due out from VH1 Classic Records on February 20th.
01. Summer Breeze
02. Time Of The Season
03. Your Move
04. I Am A Rock
05. Lucky man
06. Sounds Of Silence
07. California Dreamin'
08. On A Carousel
09. Dirty Work
10. For What It's Worth
11. Dance With Me
The new Shadows Fall album will be called Threads Of Life. It's tentatively due in March via Atlantic Records.
The 4th album from Last Autumn's Dream is due out in Japan December 20th via Avalon/ Marquee. The album is called Saturn Skyline.
01. For The Young And The Wild
02. After Tomorrow's Gone
04. Rock 'N Roll Is Saving My Soul
05. I Know A Lot About Love
08. Frozen Heart
09. American Girl
11. Still On The Run
12. Skyscraper (Bonus Track)
Winger's latest album IV will get released in the US on November 21st via Shrapnel Records.
Saliva's new album Blood Stained Love Story is due out January 23rd. Here's the artwork for the first single "Ladies And Gentlemen."
Metalium's new CD Nothing To Undo - Chapter VI is due out February 2007. Album details
Tarot's album Crows Fly Balck is due in Europe on January 22nd. It's been out in Finland since late October.
Type O Negative's Dead Again is due in early 2007 on SPV Records.
Code's new album The Enemy Within is due out via Escape Music on January 21st.
01. The Enemy Within
02. Sign Up For Love (MP3 sample)
03. Home Away From Home
04. In The Shadows
05. How Do We Stay In Love
06. My Time
07. Lucky Town
09. Uninvited Guest
10. Change The World
11. Flying High
12. Sworn To Silence
The last ever live recording of the original House Of Lords lineup (Gregg Giuffria, James Christian, Lanny Cordola, Chuck Wright, Ken Mary) will be released by Frontiers Records on January 26th. Live In The UK was recorded at Firefest in Nottingham England on November 26th, 2005.
02. Chains Of Love
Love Don't Lie
05. Talkin' About Love
06. The Edge Of Your Life
08. All Is Gone
09. The Rapture
10. I Wanna Be Loved
11. Can't Find My Way Home
12. Slip Of The Tongue
13. Havana (Studio Track)