November 01, 2001
AETERNUS has released their new album "Ascension Of Terror" this month. The band will do a few promotional shows in the Benelux in January, after which a longer tour as support to BENEDICTION is possibly scheduled for March 2002.
ALAS‘s mastermind Erik Rutan is busy with production jobs (a.o. INTERNECINE) and is looking into the plan of playing live in 2002. Maybe some festivals will be witnessing ALAS in 2002.
ANCIENT RITES will embark on a full European tour during December supported by MYSTIC CIRCLE and ABORTUS. Possibly live-recordings will be made on this tour for an official live-CD / DVD for early 2002. Meanwhile they are invited for a big festival in Spain, taking place in March 2002. Of course Jan and Gunther are also busy with their side-project DANSE MACABRE.
AVRIGUS has annouced no concrete plans yet for a new album.
BLOOD RED THRONE, the band around Tchort (ex-almost every Norwegian band!) and Dod (Satyricon) might tour early 2002.
CRUACHAN‘s "Folk-Lore" is being released in January 2002. It looks as if they will support Dropkick Murphy’s on some shows in the Netherlands and the band wants to tour Europe in Spring 2002 as well. The album is produced by the legendary Shane MacGowan (of the notorious The Pogues).
DISMEMBER is rehearsing for their first album on Hammerheart which is supposed to be recorded in the winter time.
DIMENSION F3H has done all the pre-production for their album. Morfeus (LIMBONIC ART’s mastermind) describes the music as a much more easy version of his main band, so expect futuristic / modern Metal with mystic touches and an industrial sound.
Fans of Swedish Death Metal in the Rock’n Roll way should watch out for DEMONS OF DIRT. The band will release a 3-song single-CD in December, followed by their debut album in February.
EXMORTEM just finished touring together with MANGLED.
HYPNOSIA is working on songs for their second album.
INTERNECINE is laying the final touches on their debut-album "The Book Of The Lambs…", which is produced by Erik Rutan in Florida. Due to legal reasons the recording line-up remains secret at the moment, but it’s said that "there is a wild bunch of top musicians gathered in that studio…"
IMPIOUS signed with Hammerheart Records after two albums on Black Sun Records. But don’t expect a new album before Summer 2002.
INFERNAL will not yet record their full length due to line-up problems.