May 29, 2001

DESTRUCTION are currently working on their new record, tentatively titled "Total Destruction", at Abyss Studios with producer Peter Tagtgren. The band will embark on another trek through Europe in May with DIMMU BORGIR and new Nuclear Blast signing SUSPERIA. The tour will not be in conjunction with the new album, as it is tentatively scheduled for a late August release in Europe and September in North America.

BURIAL are planning a coast to coast tour in July. They will be teamed up on some dates with acts such as DISGORGE, GORGASM, LIVIDITY and VEHEMENCE.

MORBID ANGEL‘s Erik Rutan will be recording and producing the next album from PESSIMIST. The album will will be titled Slaughtering The Faithful and is slated for a September release.

Candlelight Records have inked a deal with Sweden’s CENTINEX, who were previously signed to Repulse. The band will enter the studio on July 6th to record their first album for the label, Diabolical Desolation, to be released in the fall. Tracks to appear include: ‘Total Misanthropia’, ‘Forthcoming Terror’, ‘The Bloodline’, ‘Diabolical Desolation’, ‘Spawned To Destroy’, ‘Firestorm (Towards Devastation Pt. II)’ and ‘Soulcrusher’. For info on the band, their extensive recording history and upcoming live performances, visit their official site at www.centinex.com

FEAR FACTORY are set to release a DVD in November through Roadrunner. It is rumored that live and behind the scenes footage along with music videos will be included. In the meantime, the band’s The Evolution Of Revolution Tour kicked off on May 18th at the Canyon Club in Dallas, TX. The tour wraps up on August 5th in San Diego, CA.

CRYPTOPSY have been confirmed to perform at this year’s Wacken Open Air. They’ll also be headlining the Fuck The Commerce IV and embarking on a European tour that will take them through nine countries.

After a long struggle with Black Mark Production, Sweden’s NECROPHOBIC have now been signed by Hammerheart Records. The band will enter Studio Sunlight in September to record the follow up to "The Third Antichrist". The release is scheduled for early 2002, followed by a full European tour, which is supposed to include no less than ten dates in Germany as well.

IMMORTAL will play this years Summer Breeze Festival (August 23 – 25 in Abtsgmünd, Germany).

"Prometheus – The Disciplines Of Fire And Demise", the fourth album by Norways EMPEROR will be released on October 8.

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