November 13, 2001
GALLERY OF DARKNESS will release their 2nd MCD, containing four tracks of utterly brutal sickness, in November / December.
SIX FEET UNDER‘s "True Carnage" album will be released in Japan on November 25th with an exclusive bonus track.
IN FLAMES will display their brand of extreme metal on the second leg of SLIPKNOT’s U.S. tour. Also on the bill are 40 BELOW SUMMER. The dates kick off on November 20th at Brown county Arena in Green Bay, WI and wrap up on December 21st at 7 Flags Center in Des Moines, IA.
Due to manufacturing problems, the vinyl and picture disc releases of EMPEROR‘s "Prometheus: The Discipline Of Fire And Demise" album has been delayed. The LP will now be released on November 22nd, with the picture disc being released on December 16th.
SKINLESS have amicably parted ways with drummer Bob Beaulac. Beaulac has been replaced with ex-MORTICIAN drummer George Torres.
DECAPITATED have completed the recording of "Nihility", the follow-up to their 1999 debut, "Winds Of Creation". The U.S. and European release is set for early 2002. The tracklisting: ‘Perfect Dehumanisation (The Answer)’, ‘Eternity Too Short’, ‘Mother War’, ‘Nihility (Anti-Human Manifesto)’, ‘Names’, ‘Spheres Of Madness’, ‘Babylon’s Pride’ and ‘Symmetry Of Zero’.
INSISION have finished recording their debut album for Earache / Wicked World in Berno Studios, Sweden. "Beneath The Folds Of Flesh" is set for U.S. release in spring 2002. Produced by Berno Paulson and Johan Axelsson, the album has the following tracklisting: ‘World Impaled’, ‘Trapped Within’, ‘Sado God’, ‘Temple Of Flesh’, ‘Rewind Into Chaos’, ‘Impamiiz Graa’, ‘He’s My Fever’, ‘Before My Altar’ and ‘Ex Oblivion’.
LOCK UP have completed their new album, "Hate Breeds Suffering". The release features new vocalist Tomas Lindberg (THE CROWN) and returning members Nick Barker (DIMMU BORGIR), Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH) and Jesse Pintado (Napalm Death). The suffering starts February 2002.
Originally scheduled for July in Soundsuite Studio, SETH will record their new album, "Divine X", in December at the Excess Studio in Netherland. Arkames will not take part to the recording of the vocal lines.
ROTTING CHRIST are back working on new songs for their next full-length.
According to Metal Update, French cult film director Olivier Assayas plans to use classic DARKTHRONE music in his forthcoming S&M movie.
LORD BELIAL has finished the recording of the new album, "Angelgrinder", due out through No Fashion in March 2002. The recording of the 40 minute, eight song album was done at Los Angered Recordings in Gothenburg, Sweden and was engineered by Andy LaRoque. Starting in April the band will tour Germany, Belgium and Holland with SATANIC SLAUGHTER. The dates will be published at www.lordbelial.com and at Satanic Slaughter’s webpage: http://hem.passagen.se/ztefdark/.
SINS OF OMISSION have released a new album, "Flesh On Your Bones", recorded at Studio Underground. Marten Hansen (ex-A CANOROUS QUINTET) has taken over on vocals and Mattias Ekblad (ex-MORTIFIER, MORK GRYNING) has joined to help Martin out with the killer leads. The tracklisting: ‘Intro’, ‘The Secret Agenda’, ‘Pound For Pound’, ‘(R)Evolution’, ‘Angel Killers’, ‘The Rape’, ‘Of Innocence’, ‘A Wicked Slaughterhouse Tale’, ‘The Grinder’, ‘Sinners Redemption’ and ‘Angel Of Death’ (SLAYER cover).
LUX OCCULTA will release their fourth full-length album, "The Mother And The Enemy", in Portugal on November 19th through Maquiavel Music. The album will be released in Europe on January 7th, 2002. The band will also begin a tour of Poland in November in support of KRISIUN. Other acts on the bill include VADER, BEHEMOTH, HATE, SCEPTIC, ESQARIAL and BELFEGOR.
EPHEL DUATH have completed recording their debut, "Rephormula". The U.S. release is set for early 2002.
Earache and Elitist Records have signed a four album deal with RAKOTH.
BURIAL PLACE is back with an EP-Tape titled "Damnation". It comes with professional layout, and contains two tracks plus intro and outro, for a running time of about 15 minutes.
A new book, "The Rock Detector – The A-Z Of Black Metal", is out now. The 400 page book features detailed biographies, line up listings, discographies and track listings of over 2000 bands including CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR, EMPEROR, MAYHEM, IMMORTAL, MARDUK and more. The book examines the Black Ambient scene, Viking Metal, Grindcore, Noisecore and even Christian Black Metal.
CRADLE OF FILTH will release their "Bitter Suites To Succubi" album on vinyl, complete with a gatefold sleeve.
According to Blabbermouth, Mirai from Japanese avantgarde metal outfit SIGH will be collaborating with PANTERA vocalist Philip Anselmo and NECROPHAGIA frontman Killjoy on a project by the name of ENOCH.