Madrid, Spain-based power metallers DARK MOOR will release their new album, "Tarot", in the U.S. on May 22 via Caroline distribution. The CD, which was issued in Europe in February via Italy's Scarlet Records, is said to be "an intriguing" conceptual effort about the major arcanes of the tarot, covering in depth the meaning of each arcane and the esoteric halo that surrounds it. Production duties were once again handled by renowed producer Luigi Stefanini (RHAPSODY, LABIRYNTH, VISION DIVINE).
BLIND GUARDIAN have been confirmed for the Tuska open-air festival, set to take place June 29 - July 1 at Kaisaniemi in Helsinki, Finland.
A total of 32 bands on three stages will perform over the course of three days. In addition to this, a couple of dozen bands will be appearing at the infamous evening clubs.
Tuska 2007 billing is shaping up as follows:
45 DEGREE WOMAN
CHILDREN OF BODOM
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
More artists will be announced on Monday, April 16.
MORTIIS VINYL VERSION "SOME KIND OF HEROIN" FEATURES BONUS TRACKS
MORTIIS has announced that the limited-edition double vinyl edition of the forthcoming remix album "Some Kind of Heroin" will feature bonus tracks not found on the CD version. The double vinyl comes with the following list of mixes, including two exclusive mixes and an additional three tracks not on the CD:
01. Underdog (ZOMBIE GIRL REMIX)
02. The Grudge (GOTHMINISTER MIX)
03. Twist the Knife (The Gibbering Mix by IMPLANT)
04. Broken Skin feat. Stephan Groth (Septic Wound Mix by XP8)
05. The Grudge (MENTAL SIEGE MIX)
06. Gibber (PIG Remix)
07. Way Too Wicked (Psycoholic Comatose Mix) by THE KOVENANT
08. Gibber (Lysergic Club Mix by VELVET ACID CHRIST)
09. The Worst in Me (GIRLS UNDER GLASS MIX)
10. The Grudge (DAVID WALLACE MIX)
11. The Grudge (The Forgotten Dream by KUBRICK MIX)**
12. Broken Skin feat. Stephan Groth (FUNKER VOGT MIX)
13. The Grudge (Emotional Heresy by KUBRICK MIX)
14. Way Too Wicked (FLESHFIELD MIX)**
15. Decadent & Desperate (Therafuck Remix by DOPE STARS)
16. The Worst in Me (Extraction Mix by IN THE NURSERY)
17. Decadent & Desperate (Flickin The Bitch Switch Mix)*
18. The Grudge (Despectus)*
20. Gibber (Gibbering Idiot)
21. Way Too Wicked (Absinthium Mix)
** exclusive bonus mixes
* exclusive vinyl only bonus tracks
Says Mortiis about the exclusive material: "I grew up on vinyl records. When CD came along and vinyl was dying away I was gutted. CD still can't stand up to the pure artistic space that is open to you on an LP. The creativity that was explored with the vinyl format (especially in the '70s) was pure magic and that died when CD came along. I think to some extent you can be creative with a CD too but it's nowhere close. I try to get vinyl versions of everything we do, although sometimes that just doesn't happen. We're doing it now, and it is something i will be fighting for with every release we do in the future As well, to be as creative as possible in an environment that reflects that, vinyl records are a great medium to showcase cool ideas."
"Some Kind of Heroin" is released on April 16 via Earache.