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press release 01-Jun-2002


2002-05-09Inside Out News
New Symphony X album

The new Symphony X album is finally taking shape! The writings on the wall indicate an album with similar structure as their classic album Divine Wings Of Tragedy. There is going to be one long epic piece and a number of shorter heavier tracks. There is even talk about The Accolade Part 2! The releasedate is most likely to be in September.

Powerplay Awards 2001

The UK magazine Powerplay selected Threshold as british band of the year, with the last album Hypothetical making the album of the year spot! The band is currently hard at wotk in the studio on the follow up to the successful Hypothetical alum.

Rhapsody Chartbreaker!

Rhapsody from Italy entered the german national top 100 album charts at number 30 this Tuesday with their new album Power Of The Dragonflame! Congratulations!

Arjen "Ayreon" Lucassen´s Star One!

Arjen Lucassen's Star One is going to be released in Europe on the 22nd of April. It can already be seen as one of the highlights on InsideOut's releaselist this year. Like with the Ayreon project, Lucassen uses some guest musicians like: Russel Allen (Symphony X), Dan Swano (Nightingale), Damian Wilson (ex-Threshold) & Jens Johannson (Stratovarius). There is going to be a limited edition double CD similar to the Transatlantic ltd edition. The bonus disc contains 40 minutes of extra music!


2002-05-05New releases
22.04. ARJEN LUCASSEN'S STAR ONE - Space Metal (Inside Out / SPV)
22.04. TSO - Beethoven´s Last Night (Wilde Child / SPV)
22.04. MARILLION - Anorak In The UK (live) (Emi)
29.04. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND - The Videos 1994 - 2001 -DVD- (BMG)

13.05. YES "Symphonic Live ...In Amsterdam" -Doppel-DVD, Digipack- (Eagle Vision)
13.05. JETHRO TULL "Living With The Past" -DVD- (Eagle Vision)
13.05. PAT MATHENY GROUP "Imaginary Day - Live" - DVD - (Eagle Vision)
20.05. DEF LEPPARD "Hysteria...Classic Albums" -DVD- (Eagle Vision)
21.05 KJU: - Draw lines on (Swell Creek Records/Sony)
21.05. COAN TEEN - Fluids (Swell Creek Records/Sony)
27.05. DIO - Killing The Dragon (Spitfire / Eagle / edel)
27.05. NAZARETH "Homecoming...The Greatest Hits Live From Glasgow" -DVD- (Eagle

03.06. LINKIN Park - Frat Party At The Pancake Festival -DVD- (Warner Vision) NEU-Untertitel! (tbc.)
03.06. ROXY MUSIC "Live At The Apollo" - DVD / VHS - (Warner Vision)
10.06. JUGHEAD - Jughead (Ear Candy / SPV)
10.06. BYRON - Byron (Swell Creek Records / Sony) (NUR RADIO)
17.06. JAMES "Getting Away With It" - DVD / VHS - (Warner Vision)
24.06. Janet Jackson "Live In Hawaii - DVD - (Eagle Vision)
24.06. Earth, Wind & Fire "In Concert" - DVD- (Eagel Vision)
24.06. Jackson Browne "Going Home" - DVD - (Eagle Vision)
tba - SPOCKS BEARD - Snow (InsideOut / SPV)
tba. BILLY IDOL "VH1 Storytelers" - DVD - (Warner Vision)Septembertba. ARENA - Contagion (Verglas / SPV)

2002-05-03New releases at Flying Dolphins
VICIOUS MARY "Vicious Mary" (release date: May 22nd, 2002, Frontiers Records)

Melodic Hard Rock

ANDRE ANDERSEN "Black on Black" (release date: June 17th, 2002, Frontiers Records)

2nd solo album by ROYAL HUNT keyboardist

HONEYMOON SUITE "Dreamland" (release date: June 17th, 2002, Frontiers Records)

5th studio album by Cnada's melodic rockers

LOST IN TEARS "Dialogue of Mirror and God" (release date: June 3rd, 2002 Locomotive Music)

Gothic metal from Finland

EASY RIDER "Regeneration" (release date: June 10th, 2002 Locomotive Music)

Power metal from Spain

FRONTLINE "Against the World" (release date: June 24th, 2002 Point Music)

Hard rock giants' 5th album

MEDICATION`s "Prince Valium" release delayed till July 1st, 2002

DOMAIN's "The Artefact" release delayed till July 8th, 2002
http://www.flying-dolphin.de info@flying-dolphin.de

2002-04-27Mistake on first ARCTURUS copies
The first copies of the latest ARCTURUS album have a false improint "promotional copy", although they are regular copies. If you want to exchange one for free, call +49 6532 945020.

2002-04-27Samla Mammas Manna related News
Last September Lars Hollmer played in two concerts with Japanese musicians, released an CD 'Autokomp A(nd) More', and recorded a new album. It will be released on 25th April.

A preview of the new Equinox album, Opus, can be found at the website below. To be released in summer 2002.

2002-04-27Ozone Quartet
The band's last performance was professionally recorded. It will be released sometime within the next year.
http://www.ozonequartet.com info@polydactylweb.com

2002-04-27Canterbury DVDs
Classic Rock Legends has released DVD/videos of Gong, Hatfield & the North and other intersting bands.

2002-04-27Absolute Zero
New album "Crashing Icons" is ready to be released.

2002-04-27Details of Canterbury 2002
Canterbury 2002 will happen 23/24/25 August. Price will be £80 including camping.
FGor further details see website.
http://www.canterburyfestival.com canterburysoundfestival@hotmail.com

2002-04-27Yoke Shire
Zygo Records have been busy working on several new Yoke Shire
projects that they plan to have available in 2002

2002-04-26New ShadowKeep bassist
Steve 'SK' Kightley is the new bassist for ShadowKeep

2002-04-26Forgotten Suns News
Diogo SottoMayor is the new keyboardist for Forgotten Suns.

2002-04-26News from Angel Air
LINDA HOYLE Pieces Of Me (1971), remastered, coming in June

http://www.angelair.co.uk sales@angelair.co.uk

2002-04-26Threshold News
Threshold are back in the studio recording the new album Critical Mass. Live album Concert In Paris now available to order from the website

info@thresh.net http://www.thresh.net http://www.thresh.net info@thresh.net

2002-04-26Factory of Art News
New album "The Tempter" to be released June 17th, 2002. Release party June 29th, 2002 at Moritzbastei, Leipzig.


2002-04-262 more bands added to line-up for ProgPower Europe 2002
2 more bands are added to the line-up for ProgPower Europe 2002 so far:
A.C.T (sweden)
Dead Soul Tribe (Austria)

http://www.progpower.com info@progpower.com

2002-04-25Takara News
Takara released it's 5th CD "Perception OF Reality" through Lion Music(
Europe) /Avalon Marquee (Japan) /Metal Mayham(U.S.)

This year Takara is planning to record some of their live shows for a
possible Live CD/DVD.

Sound clips availible on the Takara site.

Lion Music will be rereleasing all of the Takara past catalgue of 4 CD's.
Takara release's. No date for the rerelease is set.


2002-04-25Alias Eye News
Download song from Philip Griffiths (Alias Eye) project "Poor Genetic Material" at http://www.quixote-music.de/mp3/Star_of_Eden.mp3 or http://www.witte-online.com/pgm/star_of_eden.mp3

2002-04-25News from Lion Music
Out Now: debut album "All in Time" from Sweden's finest
progressive metal act Mister Kite!

New albums are currently being recorded like: Section A featuring Torben Enevoldsen, Andreas Lill (Vanden Plas),
Andy Engberg (Lion's Share) Derek Sherinian...

James Byrd is finishing his follow up to last years success "Flying Beyond
the 9" and Lars Eric Mattsson is working on a follow up to 2000's "Another

Star Queen is a great new band featuring singer and composer Stella
Tormanoff together with Thorbjorn Englund and Erik Tornberg of Winterlong.

Tony Hernando, amazing guitarist from Spain is finishing his amazing solo
album "The Shades of Truth" .

Here are some of Lion Music's coming releases. Please note that there might
be some changes to the release dates.

April 18:
Richie Kotzen - Slow LMC2211 2
The new solo album from the amazing Mr Big / Poison guitarist and singer.
European version contains an exclusive bonus track.

Kelly Simonz - Sign of the Times LMC2208 2
European version contains 3 exclusive bonus tracks.

Tony MacAlpine - Violent Machine LMC2209 2
A classic MacAlpine release which has only been available as Japan import.

May 24:
Truth of Fiction LMC2213 2
soulful melodic rock trio from USA.

Transcendence - The Meridian project LMC2212 2
A mix of Progressive metal and power metal from a great new US band.

Takara - Eternal Faith LMC2214 2
Eternal Faith is Takara's debut album originally released in 1993.

Tony MacAlpine - Live Insanity LMC2210 2
Tony's first and only live album recorded in LA. Includes improved
artwork with previously unpublished live shots from the tour.

June 21:
Kelly Simonz - Silent Scream
Japan's very own guitar hero/singer Kelly Simonz is heavily influenced by
Yngwie Malmsteen.European version contains 2 bonus tracks.

Mystery Bloom - Lifetime in the Heart
Melodic hard rock from USA at it's best.

Takara - Taste of Heaven
Takara's second album, originally released in 1995.

Bob Katsionis - Turn of My Century
Bob is a keyboard wizard from Greece. Prog/power metal.

Dates to be confirmed:

Prog metal act from Holland

Powell Young - 2065 Flying Fingers
Heavy fusion metal

Under-Radio is a progressive rock/metal project from USA featuring Eric
Zimmermann and Fates Warning's Mark Zonder,

Iron Mask is a great progressive metal act from Belgium.
Iron Mask are in the studio now.

2002-04-25In the studio now
Jarra are mixing a live album, Baltimoore are recording a cover album and
there will be a follow up to Jason Becker tribute. Watch out for vol II late this year.

2002-04-25Demnächst veröffentlicht - Taboo Voodoo
Taboo Voodoo ist ein Projekt von Drummer As Mike Terrana und Gitarrist Cyril Achard.

2002-04-24Solaris Music looking for a singer
Solaris Music is currently seeking pro male and female singers with rich voice.
Being big fans of Ayreon, Dream Theater, Symphony X, Cacophony, Rhapsody, EL&P, Queen, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, A.L.Webber, lots of classic composers, we want to achieve their highest level of mastery and we are looking for own unique sound. If you'll approve our music and we'll approve your voice we'd be glad to collaborate. We present our music in our site:
email: info@solarismusic.ru

2002-04-20new DVD releases / Germany/Europe
22.04. LINKIN PARK - "Frat Party at the Pankake Festival"
29.04. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND - "The Videos 1994 - 2001", DVD (BMG)

13.05. YES - "Symphonic Live ...In Amsterdam", Doppel-DVD, Digipack (Eagle Vision)
13.05. JETHRO TULL - "Living With The Past", DVD (Eagle Vision)
20.05. DEF LEPPARD - "Hysteria...Classic Albums", DVD (Eagle Vision)
27.05. NAZARETH -"Homecoming...The Greatest Hits Live From Glasgow", DVD (Eagle Vision)

03.06. tbc. ROXY MUSIC - "Live At The Apollo", DVD & VHS (Warner Vision)

2002-04-19Record Heaven Music, Spring 2002 Releases & More
"Nothing Changes"
Swedish stoner masters, like a mix between Black Sabbath, Kyuss, Fu Manchu
and November, but it is exremly original ! Their first two albums where
recorded with Swedish lyrics and achieved incredible good reviews, but it
wasn't easy to sell outside Scandinavia. Now ABRAMIS BRAMA have entered the
studio and re recorded their 10 best songs with English lyrics and the
result is stunning. So watch out for this band. They are going to go far.
Release date: April 29th

"Back To The Mansion"
Here we are talking legends on the classic melodic hard rock scene.
Canadian April Wine has been around since the early 70's delivering albums
like "Harder, Faster", "Power Play", "Nature Of The Beast". The band
originality in songwriting made them a big name on the rock scene in the
eightes, and now they are back with another great album, filled with great
guitar work and incredible melodies and the outstanding voice of Myles
Goodwyn. The band proves that they still have the ability to write good
rock songs. This european release will contain 1 bonus track.
Release date: t.b.a (April/May 2002)

18.4. "Astor Theater", Deal, UK
19.4. "Astoria", London, UK
20.4. "Herringthorpe Lectre", UK

(6) 7-8 June 2002, Solvesborg, South Sweden
Confirmed Bands so far:
TED NUGENT (US) Only two gigs in Europe.
STEPPENWOLF (US) Only two gigs in Europe.
220 VOLT (S) Only gig in Europe.

Record Heaven Music / Sweden Rock Festival
Tfn: +46 40 46 66 46
Fax: +46 40 46 66 47
Cellphone: +46 702 46 66 01
E-mail: johannes@recordheaven.net / johannes@swedenrock.com
The Label: www.rhcd.net
The Mailorder: www.recordheaven.net
The Wholesale: www.recordheaven.net/whole
The Festival: www.swedenrock.com

2002-04-19Verglas news
Arena - 'Contagion'
Recording continues on the new Arena studio album 'Contagion'. 'Contagion' will be available in September instead of May.

The boys are back out on tour again in May with a small set of concerts.
They will be playing some different material in the set, including more
from the new album, 'Not of this World'. At the moment, the dates are:
Thursday May 16th - Spirit of 66, Verviers, Belgium
Friday May 17th - Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Holland
Sunday May 19th - Eclipse Festival, Orthez, France
Tuesday May 21st - Mean Fiddler, London, England

There are rumours that Shadowland will be back together on stage later this
year, playing material from the 'Mad as a Hatter' album (which has never
been performed live). Also, we hear that Strangers on a Train may be re-
uniting for some live action as well. Exactly when, and precisely what they
are doing we don't yet know, but we'll keep you informed.

2002-04-19Quidam new studio album
The album will be released in the Polish version but having included there
three instrumentals and one English song (Led Zeppelin's "No Quarter")
Quidam hope that also their fans from abroad will find it attractive and
will not feel any discomfort connected with the lyrics. To minimalize it
even further they accompanied the export version of the album (like all
their previous releases distributed worldwide by the French independent
firm Musea) with the booklet including English translation of all the

2002-04-18Musicians wanted (UK)
Daniel Mac Farlane is a Prog-Rocker living in Manchester/England. He is looking for other musicians that are into Prog Rock, for forming a band.
Contact: DanyNMacF@gmx.ent

2002-04-18EDENCRY out of the ashes of GREY LADY DOWN
From the ashes of GLD, Edencry have arrived ... The band first got together mid March and have been working over the past few weeks on Ideas. The main direction is a more guitar based style. The style will Dream Theater meets Creed meets GLD.

Julian Hunt: Guitars and Keyboards
Martin Wilson: Vocals
Phill Millichamp: Drums
Adrian Dunn: Guitars
Pete Larrett: Bass guitars


2002-04-18Nice Beaver news
On March 24, 2002, Dutch band Nice Beaver signed a contract with the British
progressive rock label Cyclops. The deal concerns the world-wide
distribution of their album 'On Dry Land'. The CD will be re-released with
slightly altered artwork, and may be followed by a new album shortly.

The debut-album 'On Dry Land' met with rave reviews and is already seen as
one of the best Dutch prog-albums of the beginning of this century. The
band made a big impression at the Planet Pul Festival and as the opening act
for the CD-presentation of Dutch progmasters For Absent Friends.

At the moment, the beavers are working on material for the new album. They
haven't felled their last tree yet! Their positive appearance and their
sense of humour and relativity ensure that Nice Beaver are here to stay.

Check the web-site regularly for the latest news.


2002-04-18Shakary News
The new SHAKARY Album will be releaed on May 15. Visit the homepage for a free full song in MP3 format. http://www.shakary.com

2002-04-18News from the organizers of ProgPower 2002
The festival will be held on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October, 2002. Again the festival will be held in Sjiwa, Baarlo, The Netherlands. At the moment we are negotiating details witha lot of bands, but the first 3 bands are confirmed now: EVERON (Germany), STONEHENGE (Hungary) and SUN CAGED (The Netherlands). As you probably know we already booked EVERON in 2000, but 2 days before
the festival they had to cancel because singer Oliver Philips was seriously ill. We thought it a good idea to give them a new chance and we are sure a lot of people will bevery pleased with this. Both STONEHENGE and SUN CAGED are pretty unknown bands at the moment, allthough they have already reached a lot of people through the internet. Because ProgPower Europe tries to offer a
good mix between known bands and very talented newcomers, we are very happy with these young bands, and we are sure they will not disappoint you!


2002-04-18Satellite's debut album
Satellite's debut album, "A Street Between Sunrise and Sunset," is going to be released on July 1 2002. Satellite is a progressive rock band from Poland. It includes three ex members of a legendary prog rock band Collage. Cover artwork is made by Mark Wilkinson (see Marillion, Fish, etc.)

1. The Evening Wind (9:00)
2. On the Run (13:34)
3. Midnight Snow (4:00)
4. No Disgrace (5:40)
5. Not Afraid (6:00)
6. Now (7:00)
7. Bye Bye Bye (4:00)
8. One Empty Hand (7:00)
9. Fight (3:40)
10. A Street Between Sunrise and Sunset (9:30)
11. Children (4:30)


2002-04-18DVS Records News
Right now DVS Records are preparing "Cardinal VII" by Norwegian band Ashes To Ashes. The music is a good mix of Progressive Metal, Gothic Rock and Heavy Metal. The band describes the music on this new album as Gregorian Metal, which actually is a pretty good description. Expect some heavy stuff in combination with classic piano parts to break the album.

Canadian Heaven's Cry is finishing the recordings of the long awaited second CD. Vocals are being recorded now, than the band immediately will start mixing all the stuff. You can expect a release during the summer months.

Dutch band Silent Edge will enter the studio next week, they will record and mix the album in 4 or 5 weeks. The album will be released in September. As you probably will remember, Silent Edge has won the Metal Bash, the most important contest in The Netherlands organized by Aardschok Magazine (www.aardschok.com).

2002-04-18Arjen Lucassen's STAR ONE
Innovative Rock Composer Arjen Lucassen To Release STAR ONE: Space Metal
On May 21st Through InsideOut Music America. Prepare your senses for an incredible musical journey beyond the stars, as one of hard music's most prolific composers Arjen Anthony Lucassen primes his latest endeavor STAR ONE for May 21st release via InsideOut Music America.
Entitled Space Metal, the album emulates some of Arjen's favorite science
fiction films, including Star Wars, Star Trek IV, Dune, Alien, 2001: A Space
Odyssey, Outland, Stargate, Enemy Mine, Blake's 7, and Dark Star.

2002-04-18Great Progrock Festival May 18/19 in France
city: ORTHEZ - Southern France
venue: La Moutète

May 18th :
RPWL (Germany) 18:00
VERSUS X (Germany) 20:30

May 19th :
SEVEN REIZH (France) 17:00
ANGE (France) 21:00

2002-04-18Tunnelvision at Massacre Records
Finnish prog-metal band TUNNELVISION (contained on our sampler DisDURPance Vol.3) has signed a contract with Massacre Records. The new album will be recorded in May-June and will be released in August or September.
The album is yet unnamed.

2002-04-18Rockdetector Metal Guides
Published in September are the next two volumes in the Rockdetector Extreme Metal series of books
by Garry Sharpe-Young- 'Rockdetector A-Z of Thrash Metal' and 'Rockdetector A-Z of Doom & Gothic
Following this Rockdetector is releasing two mammoth 800 page reference works: 'Rockdetector
Classic American Rock' & 'Rockdetector Classic British Rock' for late 2002. These works will
cover all the greats and the bands that made a sizeable impact upon the scene. In 2003 the
'Rockdetector A-Z of Christian Rock' is scheduled. Further Rock genres will be covered into the
Any bands that fall within these categories please check their entries at www.rockdetector.com.
Any and all extra factual information will be added, especially looking for live photos. The more
you provide, the bigger your entry.
Garry Sharpe-Young had this to say on the forthcoming titles. "Rockdetector has had a quite
phenomenal response globally. The take up from bands and labels submitting information has been
much greater than expected. For some reason though we've been flooded by acts at the harder end
of the spectrum with melodic Rock & AOR labels being strangely slow off the mark. We include
everything we're sent, of any genre, so I'll put a call out to all melodic Rock labels to pull
their fingers out!"
The previous 400 page Rockdetector guides- 'Black Metal' and 'Death Metal' are both available
now. Both are at the top of their publishers best sellers list. The Ozzy Osbourne' biography is
scheduled for May release.

2002-04-01QUEENSRYCHE writing songs for new album
Progressive Rockers Queensryche have begun writing songs for their new, as-yet-untitled studio album currently slated for release later this year on Sanctuary Records. The band is undertaking intensive songwriting sessions at Bear Creek Studios in Woodinville,WA.
More info: http://www.queensryche.com

2002-03-24Zonata news
Zonata will record their third album in April 2002 for Century Media. The new album has the working name "UNLEASHED".

2002-03-20Progday 2002
Progday (on the 18th May, Rotherham) is being organised by the Classic Rock Society and will feature 5 bands, Parallel or 90 degrees, Primitive Instinct, Thieves Kitchen, Manning and Qadesh. Full details and info on how to get tickets can be found at http://classicrocksociety.com/

2002-03-16Massacre Records releases
Disbelief - Shine, 25.03
Horizon - The SkyIs The Limit, 25.03.
Pretty Maids - Planet Panic, 25.03.
Powergod - Evilution Pt. III - Nemesis, 29.04.
Catamenia - Ekhata, 29.04.
Das Ich - Antichrust, 27.05.
Scanner - Scantropolis, 27.05.
Majesty - Swords & Sorcery, 27.05.
Anvil - Still Going Strong, July
Imagica - Fallen God, July
Chroma Key - tba, July
Supreme Mayesty - tba, September
Mystic Circle - Damien, September

2002-03-16New Release: The Lens
The Lens "A Word in Your Eye" work is now complete on this interesting set of early pre-IQ material, which features Mike Holmes, Martin Orford and a guest appearance from Paul Cook. Now available by mail order, more info: http://www.gep.co.uk

2002-03-15Flamborough Head news
The British prog-label Cyclops will release the new studio-album of Flamborough Head (from The Netherlands) in April. The album is called "One for the Crow". New on leadvocals and various flutes is Margriet Boomsma.

2002-03-15Grand Stand news
The new Grand Stand album "Tricks of time" will be released on Progress Records on wednesday the 27th of march. More info: http://www.missingpiece.net/grandstand

2002-03-10TALON news
Now and Then / Frontiers are pleased to announce that the self-titled debut album fromTALON has been completed. The album will be released in Europe on May 22nd 2002.

2002-03-03Poor Genetic Material
The new POOR GENTEIC MATERIAL album "Leap Into Fall" will be released on 25 March by QuiXote Music. You can hear one title at http://www.quixote-music.de

2002-03-03NEBELNEST news
The new CD "NoVa eXPReSS" has been released on cuneiform records. More info: http://www.nebelnest.com

2002-03-02JACK-L news
JACK-L have started with the recording of their new album. More info: http://www.Jack-L.de

2002-03-02METALUM DVD sychronisation error
METALIUM informs that some of the DVD of Metalium's METALIAN ATTACK -part one- have a manufacturing mistake. From minute 40 on some dvd's have a synchronizing problem (about 1 second). The bad copies can be returned at the local dealer to
get good copies. Contact: grupos@locomotivemusic.com

2001-10-25CAGE terror attacks tribute single
heavy metal band "CAGE", has just recorded a brand new tribute song called "FORCES OF FREEDOM". The song a mid-tempo metal monster anthem, was written to honor all the innocent victims of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington and as a show of support for all members of the United States military forces. The song is currently being mailed to metal radio stations, radio talk shows and late night television programs in the United States for possible airplay. The song will be released as a single in the next couple of weeks in the United States.

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