June 11, 2001

SOILWORK have confirmed two Japanese dates in June on the 21st at Banana Club in Osaka and on the 23rd at On Air East in Tokyo.

KRISIUN and IMMOLATION hit the road in North America in August. In related news, Krisiun bass player and vocalist Alex Camargo is guesting on NECROMANCIA’s new album, "Checkmate".

DECEASED have announced that drummer / vocalist King Fowley is stepping up to the position of vocalist in the veteran outfit. Ex-HATRED drummer Dave Castillo will now be behind the kit. Deceased will debut their new line-up at the Wacken Open Air Festival on August 3rd. The bands new album, "Behind The Mourner’s Veil", will be available on July24th and will include an enhanced CD-ROM containing a video for ‘Elly’s Dementia’ from their critically acclaimed Supernatural Addiction full-length.

Rumor has it that Sweden’s DIMENSION ZERO, featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Stromblad, ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungstrom, ex-MARDUK singer Jocke Gothberg, and LUCIFERION / DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, have inked a deal Regain Records. The group’s first release for Regain will be a full-length album, which is due to be recorded in September at Fredman Studios in Gotheburg, Sweden and issued in early 2002.

THE KOVENANT have tentatively titled thweir next album, "S.E.T.I (The Search For Extraterrestrial Existence)". Watch for the record in early 2002.

SIX FEET UNDER have made available two new MP3s, ‘Impulse To Disembowel’ and ‘The Day The Dead Walked’, from the group’s "True Carnage" CD (due out August 7th on Metal Blade Records) for download via the band’s official web site: www.sfu420

EMPEROR have confirmed the full track listing for their upcoming album, "Prometheus: The Discipline Of Fire & Demise". The record is now near completion and is confirmed for worldwide release in October. Tracks include: ‘The Eruption’, ‘Depraved’, ‘Empty’, ‘The Prophet’, ‘The Toungue Of Fire’, ‘In the Wordless Chamber’, ‘Grey’, ‘He Who Sought the Fire’ and ‘Thorns On My Grave’.

ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW have completed the recording sessions for their new album, "A Virgin And A Whore", and plan on mixing in early August for late 2001 release. The tracklisting: ‘Aurora Borealis’, ‘Heart of Wilderness’, ‘Prophetian’, ‘Fall of Man’, ‘The River Flows Frozen’, ‘The Last One For Life’, ‘Sick, Dirty and Mean’, ‘Blood of Hatred’ and ‘Aeon’. The first single from the album, ‘The Last One For Life’, is scheduled for release shortly, and it will be backed by the group’s cover of PARADISE LOST’s ‘As I Die’.

ZYKLON have been confirmed as one of the performers at the upcoming Milwaukee Metal Festival, being held August 10/11 at the Milwaukee Auditorium. This will be the band’s first American performance.

GORGOROTH are currently working on material for their next album. The band will enter the studio in September to record the follow-up to "Incipit Sathanas".

DEICIDE‘s "In Torment In Hell" CD is scheduled for a July 31st release through Roadrunner Records.

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