"Some people are liked wherever they go, you are liked whenever
LATEST MUSIC NEWS
by Richard Karsmakers
If you want to find some really hot (and not) news about the
rather heavy side of the music biz', this might be the column to
find what you needed to know.
Actually, it probably serves no purpose other than supplying
information to people who have the almost exact same musical
taste as I, for I never include info on bands that I find
So just check it out for yourself. Some of the news is
guarenteed to be so hot it's not even known by the regular music
press. Some other items are probably boring and old, included
only for those who don't have any subscriptions to real music
magazines at all, and who never buy separate issues or read them
at the news stands.
Holy Records, who have recently released albums by Septic Flesh,
On Thorns I Lay and Tristitia, will release some more stuff in
the future. Title include Greek War Metal Gods Nightfall's
"Athenian Echoes" (September 1995), Godsend's "In the Electric
Mist" (October 1995) and Misanthrope's "1666...Theatre Bizarre"
Dream Theater have announced that tour keyboard player, Derek
Sherinian, is now truly a member of the band.
Nembrionic Hammerdeath is now called Nembrionic, and their new
album, "Psycho 100", should have been released by the time you
read this. Similarly, their label (Displeased) will release the
debut CD of Rhadamantus, "Labyrinth of Dreams".
Yngwie Malmsteen will release his new album, "Magnum Opus", in
June. He's also playing as a guest on Carmine Appice's "Guitar
Zeus" album, which will also have appearances of Brian May, Mick
Mars, Slash, Robin Trower and Steve Morse.
Stuart Hamm is due to release his fourth solo album somewhere in
King Diamond's long awaited new album, "The Spiders Lullabye",
has been released in May.
Albums still due for release by Music for Nations (Peaceville
bit) are Anathema's "Rise Pantheon Dreams" and Kong's "Cerumen in
Verse" ("cerumen", by the way, being the sticky yellow stuff your
ears produce). The Kong album might have been released already
under a different name - I don't know exactly. Autopsy's
forthcoming album is called "Shitfun" and should be released any
day now. Nothing much is known about forthcoming releases by Drug
Free America and a Vital Remains mini CD, both planned for
release at some earlier date.
Good news about Jason Becker, apparently. A loose acquaintance
(very loose by any standards actually, he's just a guy who
contributes to an internet mailing list I also happen to read)
received a letter by Marty Friedman from which I'd like to quote
"I do keep in touch with [Jason], and he will recover from his
terrible disease if you join me in praying for him. Also he has a
new solo LP coming out (I don't know when, but it's done) that
will blow your mind."
Still, it would be very nice if all of you would get together to
send "get well" and/or "happy birthday" cards to him. On July
22nd he will celebrate his 26th birthday. The address to write to
is Jason Becker, P.O. Box 5109, Richmond, CA 94805, United States
Whistler, formerly known as Whistler Courbois Whistler, have
split for good.
More info about this kind of thing in the next issue of ST NEWS!
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