November 20, 2001
DESTRUCTION have a new drummer, 31-year old Marc Reign (ex-GUNJAH, ORTH) from Berlin, Germany.
Century Media Records and World Management have resigned UNLEASHED to a new worldwide record deal. The band is currently recording tracks in their native Stockholm, Sweden, for an early 2002 release.
MÖRK GRYNING will release his third album, "Maelstrom Chaos", on November 25th.
CENTINEX guitarist Kenneth Wiklund has left the band due to loss of interest. This wasn’t a major surprise as the decision has been hanging in the air for quite some time already. Centinex will remain a four-piece until further notice and in contrary to some rumours has not yet found a new axeman to replace Wiklund.
A 2LP set of the Various Artists Tribute to IMPETIGO, "Wizards Of Gore", is out now. The set includes a special introduction from Kam Lee (ex-MASSACRE / DEATH). Acts appearing on the collection include: MURDER CORPORATION, BLOOD DUSTER, MORTICIAN, MACHETAZO, IMPALED, SANITYS DAWN, HAEMORRHAGE, DEEPRED VAMPIRIC MOTIVES, EXHUMED, VASTION, REPUGNANC, CBT, LYMPHATIC PHLEGM, BLOOD, ENGORGED, INTENSE HAMMER RAGE, WADGE, LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY, MORGUE, INGROWING, DECEASED, GORE BEYOND NECROPSY, MORBID SAVOURING, LIVIDITY, CSSO, DEMISOR and LORD GORE.
Jane Schuldiner, mother of DEATH / CONTROL DENIED frontman Chuck Schuldiner posted the following recently: "Dear fans and friends, I want to tell you that Chuck has been very ill for three weeks in the hospital with pneumonia, but is now on the road to recovery and will hopefully be home soon. While it was unexpected, when a person is undergoing chemotherapy, a low immune system keeps that person vulnerable to other illnesses. That is why I have not answered Chuck’s email for some time, I am there with him. I will keep you posted with how he is doing".
THYRFING are going to remix their new album, tentatively titled "The Fourth Outrage", during December. It is due out in April 2002.
MORTIIS have announced two UK shows in December, the 17th at Hop & Grape in Manchester and the 18th at Mean Fiddler in London.
IMPALED NAZARENE have released a vinyl LP version of their "Absence Of War Does Not Mean Peace" album through Osmose.
ANOREXIA NERVOSA‘s "New Obscurantis Order" album is now available on vinyl LP format through Osmose.
VIKING CROWN‘s new album, "Banished Rhythmic Hate", is out now through Seasons Of Mist. Guesting on the album is PANTERA’s Phil Anselmo.
A Various Artist Tribute To MAYHEM is out now through Wounded Love / Avantgarde. Artists on the collection include IMMORTAL, EMPEROR, DARK FUNERAL, BEHEMOTH, VADER, GORGOROTH, LIMBONIC ART, CARPATHIAN FOREST, ABSU, GEHENNA, SETH and KEEP OF KALESSIN.
VESPERIAN SORROW‘s second album, "Psychotic Sculpture", is out soon.
Cornelius Jakhelln from SOLEFALD has published his first book named "Gebura Muse". The book is a collection of metaphysical poetry in Norwegian and includes a conversation with the devil as well. Book# ISBN 82-03-18467-7. In March / April the band will be back at the studio again to work on the follow up to "Pills Against Ageless Ills". For more info head to www.solefald.org
Century Media have signed German black metal act SUIDAKRA.
ANCIENT‘s upcoming tour in support of their new album, "Proxima Centauri", kicks off on November 26th in Prattein, Switzerland and wraps up on December 14th in Scharding, Austria. Also on the bill are STORMLORD and THYRANE.