July 04, 2001

SODOM‘s upcoming studio album will be called M16 and will be released through SPV / Steamhammer in October 2001. The record is a concept album about the Vietnam War and the band is scheduled to play Bangkok on August 10th.

Michael Håkansson from THE FORESAKEN reported recently that "Lord Rehn of ABYSSOS (who wrote, arranged and recorded the instrumental track ‘Manifest of Hate’) will once again write a small track on the next album AND he will also appear with a guitar solo on one song."

The Summertime Slaughter Tour featuring VADER, SKINLESS, ORIGIN, IMPALED, WITHERED EARTH and ENTER SELF kicks off on June 28th at the Diamond Ballroom in Okalhoma City, OK. The dates wrap up on July 29th at The Pound in San Francisco, CA

LIVIDITY have inked a deal with Morbid Records for two albums. The band are currently working on their follow up to The Age Of Clitoral Decay and plan to enter the studio early next year to record the album for a summer 2002 release. Lividity will tour Europe and the U.S. in support of the release

IMPALED and HAEMORRHAGE will release a split CD in early 2002. Check out the Impaled site at: impaled.net and the Haemorrhage site at: come.to/haemorrhage

ARCH ENEMY will play their first dates with new singer Angela Gossow in Japan between August 29th and 31st.

According to blabbermouth.net, THE SINS OF THY BELOVED keyboardist Anders Thue has left the band. The band have canceled their scheduled festival appearances this summer and will concentrate 100% on writing the material for their next album. The band have found a new vocalist to replace Hege-Marie but won’t reveal who she is until a six month trial period has passed.

RUNEMAGICK are scheduled to work with KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy LaRocque at his Los Angered Recording Studios on the follow-up to their Revelation Of Darkness CD.

GOD FORBID will be supporting CRADLE OF FILTH on their first full U.S. tour. The dates kick off on July 8th in Seattle, WA and wrap up on July 30th in Minneapolis, MN.

FEAR FACTORY needs your video footage for their upcoming DVD release. There are no restrictions or guidelines, just submit your footage of the band. If your clip is selected for the DVD, you’ll get autographed Fear Factory merchandise or the chance to hang out with the band at a meet and greet. Send all video footage to: Mark Botting – Mosaic Media Group – 9220 Sunset Boulevard, Suite # 306, Los Angeles, CA 90069. You must include a return address and contact information to be considered for selection. All entries must be received by July 31st.

DARK FUNERAL‘s new album, Diabolis Interium, will soon see the light of day. The new photo’s are ready and the layout is being worked on now. The band are hoping to release the album in Europe in August, shortly followed by releases in Japan and North America. The Japanese version of the CD will be out through Soundholic, will have a different layout, and as bonus tracks will include the four cover songs featured on Teach Children To Worship Satan EP.

MARDUK are planning a U.S. tour for later this year.

SETH‘s new album, Divine X, is out through Osmose in November.

ANCIENT CEREMONY have inked a deal with Trisol Music Group/Armageddon Shadow. Their next album, The Third Testament, is scheduled for release in Januray 2002. The band will enter Klangschmiede E studio in August to begin recording.

DIMMU BORGIR‘s website, www.dimmu-borgir.com, has been updated with 71 new live pictures from the 2001 European/US tour. There is also a new interview done with Silenoz by Mark Morton at Promethean Crusade Magazine. The bands next festival tour of the U.S. with SIX FEET UNDER, NAPALM DEATH, KREATOR and KRISUIN will begin in late September.

DIABOLIC have scooped up guitarist Jerry Mortellaro. Their new album, Subterraneal Magnitude, is scheduled for release in Europe on July 23rd through Hammerheart Records.

DORNENREICH drummer Gilvan has left the band due to personal and musical differences.

The Hell On Earth Festival 2001 takes place from July 13th – 15th in Wr. Neustadt, Austria. Acts scheduled to perform include: ABLAZE MY SORROW, NIGHT IN GALES, BELPHEGOR, BERSERK, EVEREVE, DARKANE, DARK FUNERAL, HYPNOS, DARK TRANQUILLITY, KREATOR, SOILWORK, THE CROWN, MYSTIC CIRCLE and many more.

The 4th Anniversary of The Open Hell Festival takes place on July 27th and 28th in Volyne. Acts on the bill include: CHRIST AGONY, ROOT, DEBUSTROL, DESASTER, DARKSIDE, V.A.R. UNPURE, LOCOMOTIVE, ORK, SILENT STREAM OF GODLESS ELEGY, FATA MORGANA, AVENGER, TRIMONIUM, UNCLEAN, TORTHARRY, ENDLESS, FLESHLESS, MARTYRIUM CHRISTI, AGE OF STORM, DARK STORM, AGMEN, MORTIFILIA, MNICH, F.O.B., PENTAGON, INTERITUS, BIZARRE EMBALMING, ANIMAL HATE, DIZORDERZ and more.

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