October 15, 2001
HATEPLOW are slowly putting material together for their follow up to last year’s "The Only Law Is Survival". Arctic Music will be issuing a double CD set containing both of the band’s releases ("Everybody Dies" and "The Only Law Is Survival") with live bonus tracks from their US tour with S.O.D. in 2000. The release date will be in early 2002.
DIABOLICUM‘s "The Killing Spree 1.5" album is now available on strictly limited edition digipak CD through code666. The disc includes four new unreleased songs, two remastered rare demos from ’96 and full uncensored video, ‘The Defcon’, which was banned from the album "The Dark Blood Rising" by the big distributors. The CD comes in a Nuke-Fetish digipak with a booklet. The label was forced to find another pressing plant to produce this album because of the extreme content of the artwork. The usual factory refused to print it.
BORKNAGAR‘s new album, "Empiricism", the first with their new line-up, has the following tracklisting: ‘The Genuine Pulse’, ‘Gods Of My World’, ‘The Black Canvas’, ‘Matter & Motion’, ‘Soul Sphere’, ‘Inherit The Earth’, ‘The Stellar Dome’, ‘Four Element Synchronicity’, ‘Liberated’and ‘The View Of Everlast’.
THE CROWN‘s upcoming album, "Crowned In Terror", has been pushed back to March 11th in Europe and March 12th in North America
A reliable source has confirmed rumors that Maniac will be leaving MAYHEM. Further details are not available at this time, but word has it that there’s a possibility that Attila (TORMENTOR, ABORYM), who was the vocalist on "De Mysteriis…", could possibly rejoin the band.
DIMMU BORGIR will return to North America in February. Nuclear Blast says that "details are pending, but it looks like this will be an awesome tour package".
KULT OF AZAZEL have found a permanent drummer. A live CD will be released shortly, which will contain 2 new studio tracks. New material is being written now for their second full length which will be released in summer 2002. They will also be playing the "Sacrifice Of The Nazarene Child" Fest in San Antonio, TX on December 1st with THORNSPAWN, KRIEG, BLACK WITCHERY, BLOODSTORM and others.
Due to the arm injury of the guitar player, Stefan, who has to undergo rehabilitation, ANOREXIA NERVOSA have canceled their European tour with ARKHON INFAUSTUS and ENTHRONED.
SATYRICON are currently deep in the recording of their new album, due out early next year.
Sound Riot Records have released NIGHTSIDE‘s new album, "The End Of Christianity". The disc was recorded at Tico-Tico studios and includes a 16 page booklet. Also new on the label is the new SATAN’S BLOOD release, "Christians To Ashes, Angels To Dust".
MAYHEM have canceled their upcoming No Mercy Festival dates with IMMORTAL, HYPOCRISY, VADER and others.
ABORTUS are set to release their new digipak-CD, "Process Of Elimination", through code666. The band will kick off their first European tour on December 1st.
Rome’s VOID OF SILENCE are currently recording their first album for code666, "Criteria ov 666". The album will be released on digipak CD in February 2002. Check out the band’s website at www.dauphins.com/void
ENID have inked a deal with code666. The band are currently in Mirrors Studio in Innsbruck, Austria recording their first album for the label, "Seelenspiegel", due for release in February 2002. The band have a website at: www.enid.ht.st
Italy’s MALDOROR have signed a four year deal with code666. Their first album in the new deal will be released in 2002.
Sweden’s SATANS PENGUINS have released their new album, "Birds Of Darkness". The 43 minute album comes packaged in a 16 page full colour booklet.
Candlelight have confirmed ZYKLON‘s participation on MORBID ANGEL’s upcoming first U.S. tour, now called Extreme Music For Extreme People. "Zyklon are very happy to get the opportunity to take part in the Extreme Music For Extreme People tour," says guitarist Samoth. "We’re excited to meet the reaction from the U.S. metalheads. We’ll be coming with a new line-up and will be stronger than before." The tour kicks off in Houston on November 20th and ends in Springfield, Virginia on December 14th.
Cadaveria and Flegias communicate their separation from Opera IX. In April 2001 there have been some artistic and personal incomprehensions inside the band, that froze the feeling among the members, annihilating every possibility to continue to create music together. The artistic development of the band was definitely compromised, ideologies inside the group were narrow-minded. For these reasons Cadaveria and Flegias decided to say goodbye to the band and to discharge elsewhere their desire of true music. While the rest of band preferred to keep the event secret, Cadaveria and Flegias started working on a new musical project and now, after some months of incubation, they are proud to announce the world a new band was founded. The band is called CADAVERIA and features Cadaveria (v), Frank Booth (g), Killer Bob (b), Baron Harkonnen (k), Marçelo Santos (d). The band is now working on compositions and is looking for a label. Check it on www.cadaveria.com