May 18, 2001

PROFANITY have a new t-shirt available. Check out their homepage www.profanity.de for the exact design. The price is 15,- DM / 7$ plus 3,- DM / 4$ postage. At the moment the band is working very hard on new material for their next CD "HateRed Hell Within". For the end of this year another split 7" is planned, which shall feature a coverversion and new brutal and technical stuff.

As reported, TESTAMENT‘s Chuck Billy has been diagnosed with cancer – doctors say that the type of cancer is treatable – as Chuck undergoes treatment, his long-time friend Walter Morgan is attempting to put together the greatest old school thrash concert in metal history as a benefit for Chuck – the show will be called Thrash Of The Titans and take place in the S.F. Bay Area this summer – the following bands are expected to participate: LEGACY, HEATHEN, FORBIDDEN EVIL, VIO-LENCE, EXODUS, LÄÄZ ROCKIT and more – invitations will also be extended to SLAYER and DEATH ANGEL.

DEEDS OF FLESH will be recording their new album, Mark Of The Legion, in the last week of May. The album will contain nine tracks and will be the longest Deeds Of Flesh album yet. Pre-orders are available now at www.uniqueleader.com, the bands label.

Abyss Records will be presenting "A Night Of Metal" on July 14th at the Emerson Theatre in Indianapolis, IN. Bands on the bill include: LIVIDITY, FLESHTIZED, EVIL INCARNATE, HARAKIRI and GRAVESIGHT. For more info call Abyss Records at: (317) 353-2460.

KREATOR have launched their official web site at: www.kreator-terrorzone.de

MORTAL DECAY are finishing up their new album, "Forensic", and expect to release the album in the fall.

DISGORGE have been working on songs for their upcoming album, "Consuming The Forsaken". They will enter the studio in September and are aiming for a winter release.

The "Bloodletting North America Pt. 2 Tour" kicks off on July 13th at The Pound in San Francisco, CA and wraps up on August 14th in Oklahoma City, OK. Acts on the bill include: MONSTROSITY, DEEDS OF FLESH, PYAEMIA, ODIOUS SANCTION and SABBATIC FEAST.

GURKKHAS have signed a three-album deal with Morbid Records. The group’s new CD, A Life Of Suffering, is currently being recorded by Stephane Buriez at LB Studios, and it is set for a fall release.

HYPNOS are currently tracking new material in the German studio of veteran metal producer Harris Johns (SODOM, KREATOR).

World Management have announced that NILE are set to head back out on the road with their new bassist. The band are confirmed for the main support slot on the upcoming CRADLE OF FILTH U.S. tour that kicks off on July 8th in Seattle, Washington. The band will also head to England for a series of dates in early December.

VADER will return to the U.S. to headline the Summertime Slaughter Tour beginning June 28th and running through July 29th. SKINLESS, BAL SAGOTH and DECAPITATED round out the bill.

THE CROWN are currently writing the follow up to Deathrace King. The band have nine songs written, five of which have lyrics written by new vocalist Tomas Lindberg (ex-AT THE GATES). Expect a 2002 release.

GOD DETHRONED have announced that their new drummer is Arien van Weesenbeek.

CATASTROPHIC will embark on their first ever extensive U.S. tour starting July 7th in Sayre, PA.

The following ANCIENT news comes directly from the band’s camp. The band’s new album, Proxima Centauri, will be released in early October. The band have finished the recording at Andy Larocque’s Los Angered Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden. The album is currently being mixed and mastering will take place at Sterling Sound in New York City in the first week of June. The band are firming up plans to tour in the U.S., Europe, South America and Asia.

DARK FUNERAL will perform several ‘warm-up’ shows before they head out on their world-wide tour in support of their new album, Diablis Interium. The dates are: June 8 – Roxy Club, Guadalajara, Mexico, 9 – Lopez Mateo Arena, Mexico City, Mexico and 10 – Rock Wailler Club, Queretaro, Mexico. HYPOCRISY’s Mikael will join the band on tour as a ‘session’ bassist.

ZYKLON will be performing live at the Quart Festival, Norway’s biggest summer music festival, on July 5th in Kristiansand.

SIGH will release their new album, Imaginary Sonicscape, in Europe on July 23rd, in the U.S. on July 24th and in Japan on July 25th.

DEICIDE will release their new album, In Torment In Hell, through Roadrunner on August 7th.

CARCASS‘ forthcoming DVD, Wake Up And Smell The Carcass, is due out on May 28th. The set contains two live shows, one from 1989 at Nottingham’s Rock City, the other from 1992’s London Astoria Gods Of Grind gig.

ENTOMBED‘s Monkey Puss – Live From London DVD is out on May 28th. The set is culled from the legendary Gods Of Grind London Astoria show in 1992. Also included are all the band’s video clips, from the stripped down horror of ‘Stranger Aeons ‘ to the comic book fixated mega-budget ‘Wolverine Blues’.

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