August 29, 2001
The official CENTINEX Website can from now on be found at: www.centinex.org The site will be updated & improved regulary, so check it out often for all the latest Centinex news. And remember to leave a sign in the guestbook as well.
August 27, 2001
The End Of Days Metalfest takes place on September 22nd at The Emerson Theater in Indianapolis, IN. Tickets, limited to 500, are $25 in advance/day of show (if available). For tickets contact Abyss Records at (317) 353-2460. Acts scheduled to perform include: THE RAVENOUS, MACABRE, SKINLESS, PESSIMIST, INTERNAL BLEEDING, LIVIDITY, EVIL INCARNATE, MORGUE, NOCTUARY, FOG, ABOMINANT, ESTUARY OF CALAMITY, HARAKIRI, AVULSION, ELUSIVE TRAVEL and GRAVESIGHT. For more info check out the End Of Days website at: http://endofdays.imess.net
SODOM's forthcoming album, M-16, will include the following tracks, not necessarily in this order: 'Among The Weirdkong', 'I Am The War', 'Lead Injection', 'Little Boy', 'M-16', 'Minejumper','Napalm In The Morning', 'Marines', 'Genocide', 'Cannon Fodder' and 'Surfin` Bird' (TRASHMAN cover).
SLAYER's new album, God Hates Us All, will be released on vinyl LP on September 7th through Island/Def Jam. The LP is strictly limited to 1,000 copies.
Listenable Records have a new website at www.listenable.net. The site features new MP3's, fresh news and new band info.
IN FLAMES have posted the following at their website, www.inflames.com, "Thanx a million for making us feel so good during the last summer of unbelievable festivals. U guys were amazing and we are proud to be on a stage in front of you maniacs. Hope you enjoyed The Tokyo Showdown - it¹s all for you! Now we will go and make a record ... see ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
DYING FETUS kicked off their European tour dates with CRYPTOPSY and VADER on August 30th at London's Electroworks. The tour wraps up on October 6th in Bischoswerda, Germany at the East Club.
ENSLAVED's forthcoming album will be titled Monumension. The album is a complete concept album woven from Northern Mythology, Rune Mysticism, through surrealism and "Psychedelogy". Pure chaos! The release date is November 19th.
BEWITCHED released their third album, Somewhere Beyond The Mist, on August 27th through Conquistador Records. The tracklisting: 'Sons Of Satan', 'Stargazer', 'The New Dawn Of Middle Earth', 'Merciful Faith', 'Waterfall Of Illusions', 'Bewitched', 'Semitarius', 'Dreamweaver', 'Midwinter Gathering', 'Crossing The Veil Of Mist' and 'Somewhere Beyond The Mist'.
Brazil's MURDER RAPE have released their third album, Evil Shall Burn Inside Me Forever, through Evil Horde Records.
AKERCOCKE have already written half the songs for their next album, to be released in the middle of 2002. The band are also busy scheduling gigs in Central Europe, starting with Holland on September 29th with a headline show in Amsterdam, venue TBC.
Massachusetts' LEUKORRHEA's Hatefucked And Tortured album is out now. The tracklisting: 'Resurrect The Mekromantik', 'Mistaken Identity', 'Bloodbath Of Carnage', 'Dead In The Dark', 'Hatred Foreseen', 'Tied Down And Strung Up', 'Humanity's Victim', 'Hymns Of The Rotting' and 'Vaginal Hemophilia'.
According to Blabbermouth, DIABOLIC have inked a deal with Olympic and have completed work on their debut for the label, Vengeance Ascending, due for release on October 30th. The album was produced by Jaun "Punchy" Gonzalez and Steve Wright, and will feature cover art by J. Patagno.
Denmark's MERCENARY have inked a deal with Hammerheart. Their new album, Everblack, will be released this winter.
MARDUK's World Funeral U.S. and European tours are about to commence. North America begins on October 4th in St. Louis, MO and runs Otil November 6th in Cleveland, OH. The European leg begins on November 11th in Thessaloniki, Greece and runs to December 22nd in Zwickau, Alarm, Germany.
MORTUARY DRAPE's Tolling 13 Knell album is now available on double LP vinyl.
Finland's GLOOMY GRIM will release their new album, Written In Blood, on September 11th. Following the release the band will tour France with MISANTHORY and YEARNING from October 18th - 28th. Gloomy Grim have also released a three track video, Born In Fire, which includes videos for the tracks 'Born In Fire', 'War' (live) and 'Mistress Of The Stormblast' (live). For more info on this release go to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. The video is limited to 666 copies.
New Earache signees, EPHEL DUATH, are looking for two individuals to handle lead vocals and drums. If you think you are up for it or have any more questions, send an e-mail to the band's management at: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax/tel +39-0542-684952. The bands new album, Rephormula, will be out in January. They plan on touring after the release.
MACABRE plan to record a new album, Murder Metal, in early 2002. The band's future plans include a possible live recording and possibly a video/DVD release.
BLASPHEMY and BLACK WITCHERY will share a stage on August 29th at the Anza Club in Vancouver, BC. Then on August 31st, Black Witchery will play Thursdays Pub in Victoria, BC. ALLFATHER, GOATSBLOOD and THREE INCHES OF BLOOD are also on that bill.
August 22, 2001
ARCH ENEMY have canceled a number of live dates due to new vocalist Angela Gossow developing nodules on her vocals chords. She has been ordered by specialists not to sing at all for at least two months while she undergoes treatment
SINISTER's new album, Creative Killings, is out through Hammerheart on November 19th and features the POSSESSED cover 'Storm In My Mind'
TWIN OBSCENITY have finished recording their new album, Bloodstone. The band recorded ten songs and has returning female vocalist Tonje back to deliver her angelic tones
The following is a statement from SCHEITAN's Pierre Tornkvist, "Scheitan and Century Media have come to agree on terminating the collaboration between the two. The split comes in a most friendly way and will not leave anyone disappointed. In the meanwhile, Scheitan will keep working on the forthcoming fourth album, Pentito. No new label has been announced yet for this album. Scheitan would also by this statement take the opportunity to wish Century Media the best of luck in the future and highly recommend the label to any band able to attract Century Media's attention".
BENEDICTION will release their new album, Organized Choas, on November 13th in North America. The album with new singer Dave Hunt, is due out on September 10th in Europe.
DESTRUCTION release their new album, The Antichrist, on September 18th in North America. Tracks on the release include: 'Nailed To The Cross' and 'Thrash 'Till Death'.
In honour of KATAKLYSM's 10th Anniversary, the first pressing of their forthcoming album, Epic (The Poetry Of War) will include a bonus disc with old demo recordings. It's out on September in North America.
LOCKUP are scheduled to release their second album early in 2002. On this release Tomas Lindberg (THE CROWN, ex-AT THE GATES) will take over vocal duties from the departed Peter Tägtgren. The line-up also includes NAPALM DEATH's Shane Embury (bass) and Jesse Pintado (guitar) as well as Nick Barker from DIMMU BORGIR on drums.
SOILWORK are currently in Sweden at Studio Fredman working on the follow up to A Predator's Portrait. The album is being produced and mixed by Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD)
SIX FEET UNDER's True Carnage debuted at #40 on the German Media chart, at #18 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and at #17 on Denmark's National Alternative chart
The following is a CANNIBAL CORPSE studio report from August 12th: "Hey all you Cannibal fans! Paul here and I am done!! The drums went pretty smooth and now we are working on guitar tracks as I type. We have the rythym tracks done for six songs and we probably have at least three days to finish up the gutairs... then it's on to the bass. Everything is just working as planned and on schedule
KRISIUN kicked off their three week U.S. tour with IMMOLATION on August 9th
HOUWITSER are busy finishing their new album, Rage Inside The Womb, in Excess Studios. Tracks set to appear on the album include: 'Exposed To Poison', 'Vengeance Needs Blood', 'A Bite Of A Deaseased Ratt', 'Unleash The Fury' and 'Gutted In The Gutter'. The album is out in October or November through Osmose. The band will tour after the release. In other band news, a new green vinyl 7" will be out soon through Displeased. It will include a cover of POSSESSED's 'March To Die' and a track from the bands '98 demo
According to the WITCHERY website, www.witchery.org, the band's new album, Symphony For The Devil, will be released on September 24th although the recent shake-ups at Necropolis Records may push the record back.
SOLEFALD have inked a deal with Century Media. The Norwegian band, formed by Cornelius Jakhelln (vocals, electric and bass guitar) and Lars Nedland (vocals, synthesizers and drums) is set to release their third album, Pills Against The Ageless Ills, in Europe on September 24th.
North American Black Metal, a European tour featuring GODLESS NORTH, KRIEG, INQUISITION and SECRETS OF THE MOON, kicks off on December 5th in Ypres, Belgium and wraps up on December 9th in Neumarkt, Germany.
AGATHODAIMON have completed the recording of the their new album, tentatively titled Chapter Three. It's out in early 2002.
DIMMU BORGIR are planning dates in South America and Mexico.
CENTURIAN have added Jerry Brouwer (vocals, bass) and Oskar Van Paradijs (guitar). The bands next album, Liber ZarZax, will be out through Listenable in September.
ANIMUS MUNDI have inked a deal with the Dark Symphonies sub-label Lure Of Lorelei.
Tracks set to appear on the forthcoming ANCIENT album, Proxima Centauri, include: 'A Lurking Threat', 'Proxima Centauri', 'The Ancient Horadrim' and 'In The Abyss Of The Cursed Souls'. It'll be out in Europe on October 15th through Metal Blade.
AETERNUS drummer Erik has a new side project, BOURBON FLAME, with HADES ALMIGHTY's Janto on bass and M-ETERNAL's Arve on guitar.
Black Mark will release BATHORY's Destroyer Of Worlds album on October 8th in three formats: CD, LP and picture disc. Black Mark's webshop will exclusively be selling the bands Katalog compilation from August 25th. For more info go to: www.blackmark.net
August 15, 2001
MACABRE have re-released their classic album "Gloom" with six additional live-songs from 1986. The sound is re-mastered and all the lyrics are included. "Grim Reality" might be re-released soon as well. Their new album "Murder Metal" is planned to be recorded early 2002. Future-plans also include a possible live-recording and the possibility of a Video / DVD.
CRUACHAN's newest album "Folk-Lore" will be released on January 21st 2001 and this album is a lot more metallic in sound, although the folk parts are still included. Meanwhile their debut "Tuatha Na Gael" from 1995 is ready for re-release on September 10th. This one is re-mastered and includes three bonus-songs from their Promo '97 which almost lead to a deal with a German label.
REBAELLIUN is ready to blow up the world. "Annihilation" will be out on September 17.
BLOOD RED THRONE is releasing their "Monument Of Death" October 22nd and the title speaks for itself. Tchort (ex-Emperor, ex-Satyricon, still involved in Carpathian Forest and Green Carnation)'s new band will cause a lot of talk fore sure. The first 1.000 CD's come in a suicide-kit, including printed razor-blades and will be handnumbered with real blood of the bandmembers (only being sold through the mailorders!).
AETERNUS has finally found the fitting artwork for their fourth full-length album "Ascention Of Terror". This album will continue their path to mix the typical AETERNUS-sound with Death Metal influences. Release in November.
SINISTER's "Creative Killings" will be out on November 19th.
MONSTROSITY will do a very cool release in between two studio-albums. On November 26th "Enslaving The Masses" will be released and it will be a double-disc. Disc one features their demos (with CorpseGrinder of Cannibal Corpse on vocals!), while disc two features an excellent live-set in their current line-up. Value for money, and 2002 will see their new album, the follow up to the brilliant "Dark Purity".
SATARIEL have finished the recordings of "Phobos & Deimos". The album will feature Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass/Memento Mori) on guest-vocals and was produced by Daniel Bergstrand (a.o. Darkane, Strapping Young Lad, Messuggah).
MORIFADE is currently recording their new album "Imaginarium" under supervision of Andy Laroque.
IMPIOUS from Sweden have been signed by Hammerheart Records. The band released two successful albums on Black Sun Records. Recordings planned for early 2002.
August 11, 2001
Painkiller Records from Belgium will re-issue CALLENISH CIRCLE's debut-album "Drift Of Empathy" (originally on Hammerheart Records and out of pressing since 1996) together with the already longtime sold-out "Lovelorn" demo and one extra bonus-track. All this will be released in a limited digi-pack version with brandnew cover-artwork from good-old Kris Verwimp (also responsible for the cover of "Graceful... Yet Forbidding") and completely new booklet-design. Besides all recordings will be digitally re-mastered and the CD will have a total playingtime of over 76 minutes. So all in all a perfect opportunity to get all previous CALLENISH CIRCLE material featured on one CD for the price of a regular CD. And of course also for those who haven't got the opportunity to get ahold of the band's previous recordings in an earlier stage. Expect this release to be released in October / November. For more information, promotion, distribution, wholesales or trades contact Painkiller Records: email@example.com. The "Graceful... Yet Forbidding" album was licensed on cassette to Psychic Scream Entertainment for South East Asia. Right now CALLENISH CIRCLE are working on license-deals for North / South America, Russia and Japan and hope to have the album out there asap. CALLENISH CIRCLE will furthermore be present at the Chuck Schuldiner Tribute Festival on the 14th of October in the 013-club ("The Choice") in Tilburg (Holland). They will exclusively play their classic cover 'Pull The Plug' from the legendary "Leprosy"-album. All benefits gained from this festival will be forwarded to Chuck Schuldiner. So all be there and support the godfather of Death Metal once more in his struggle for life! Don't let him down!!! The following killer line-up will be present and remember all bands play for free and need your support: God Dethroned - Altar - Goddes of Desire - Occult - Callenish Circle - Severe Torture - Thanatos - Mangled - Shadowbreed - Outburst and Flesh Made Sin. For more information contact Kasper at Metal Mania Agency : firstname.lastname@example.org Or visit the official website for this festival at : http://come.to/chucktribute
August 08, 2001
EQUINOX is currently rehearsing with new drummer Gabriel. The band has been through 5 or 6 drummers since the incarceration of their original drummer Steven nearly 2 years ago. Now with Gabriel in the circle, EQUINOX are preparing to make a vengeful comeback in the very near future. "Journey Into Oblivion", the second album which has been collecting dust on the shelves at Morrisound for the past 2 years, is still unreleased. Still Dead Records (Poland) fell out of the picture long ago, and basically left EQUINOX high and dry. The search for a new record label begins with a 'sampler' CD that contains excerpts of a few tracks from the forthcoming album. The 'sampler' is available to all record companies interested. The band is also running a contest on their website www.geocities.com/Equinoxmetal. Each month a winner will be selected at random to receive a copy of the rare "Upon The Throne Of Eternity" 7" EP. The 7" was printed in 1996 on Red Vinyl and is strictly limited to 666 copies! Be sure to visit the web site to find out more information on how you can win your very own copy.
August 07, 2001
Swedish Satanic Death Metallers NECROPHOBIC will enter the Sunlight Studio in September to record their 4th opus. The new album will be entitled "Bloodhymns" and it will be recorded with producer Tomas Skogsberg (a.o. Entombed, Dismember). The band promised a true Satanic Death Metal-album without mercy - the way it was supposed to be, so watch out for that!
August 01, 2001
On October 15, Metal Blade Records Europe will release the new ANCIENT album "Proxima Centauri". The album was produced and engineered by Jacob Hansen at Los Angered Recording, Sweden and features the following tracks: 'A Lurking Threat', 'Proxima Centauri', 'The Ancient Horadrim', 'In The Abyss Of The Cursed Souls', 'The Witch', 'Apophis', 'Satan's Children', 'Beyond The Realms Of Insanity', 'Audrina, My Sweet', 'On Blackest Wings', 'Eyes Of The Dead' and 'Incarnating The Malignant Deity'.