September 25, 2001

DIMMU BORGIR, WITCHERY, NAPALM DEATH have pulled out of the Metallenium tour. SIX FEET UNDER, LAMB OF GOD, GOD FORBID and DARKEST HOUR are still on the bill. Dimmu Borgir confirmed at their website that the tour has been moved to January 2002

SLAYER‘s God Hates Us All debuted at the #28 position on Billboard selling 52.000 copies

Along with VADER, CRYTOPSY and DYING FETUS, KATAKLYSM completed its European tour in support of Epic: The Poetry Of War. Now back in Canada, the quartet prepares for the North American assault supporting Marduk with guests AMON AMARTH and DIABOLIC which begins on October 5th in Aurora, IL and ends November 4th in Montreal. In related news, watch for a 20 minute live piece from August 4th in Quebec City that is airing on ARTV (channel 31 in Montreal) on Monday, September 24th 2001 at noon and Wednesday, September 26th 2001 at 11pm.

IN FLAMES will replace STATIC-X on the Tattoo The Planet tour. They will join the tour on October 2nd in Stockholm and on October 4th in Helsinki DESTRUCTION will replace PANTERA on all the German Tattoo The Planet dates. Also on the bill are SLAYER, CRADLE OF FILTH, BIOHAZARD and VISION OF DISORDER. The German dates run from September 22nd to October 6th. In addition, Destruction will play a headlining show on October 7th at The Big Island in Dortmund, Germany. In other Destruction news, dates for the band’s European tour with SODOM and KREATOR will be announced soon. The band are also planning dates for the U.S.

DEFACED release their debut album, Domination Commence, on September 27th in Japan. This edition include the exclusive bonus track ‘When The Levee Breaks’, a cover of the LED ZEPPELIN classic.

MISTELTEIN begin their first European tour on October 16th in support of GOD DETHRONED and NIGHT IN GALES. The dates begin on the 16th at Trillians in Newcastle, England and wrap up on November 4th at Indian’s Saloon in Milano, Italy

SALEM have a new download link at The new section features rare and unreleased material from the band as well as songs from previous releases. New material will be added regularly

ARCH ENEMY has rescheduled their Japanese tour. The new dates are as follows: March 9th – Osaka, Japan, 12th – Nagoya, Japan, 13th – Nagano, Japan, 15th/18th – Tokyo, Japan

A message from Metal Blade Records: "Hello! For the European release of the CANNIBAL CORPSE DVD we need the help of the fans. We would like to do an extra link that features only photos taken by the fans. All fans having photos of Cannibal Corpse in good quality should send their pics with 300dpi. Please e-mail the photos to and write the name of the photographer in the e-mail plus a short description of the photo."

NASUM will tour Japan for the first time with special guests CANDIRIA and CRYPTOPSY. Dates include: October 9 – Osaka, Japan at Club Quattro, October 10 – Nagoya, Japan at Club Quattro, October 11 – Tokyo, Japan at On Air West

ANCIENT will play some live dates in Europe starting September 28th at the Mephisto Club in Alessandria, Italy through ’til November 24th at the Metallian Festival in Lille, France. The band will then be on a full European tour with STORMLORD and THYRANE in November and December. Dates will follow as they are announced.

HELL-BORN‘s Damned To Hell European Tour 2001 kicks off on October 18th in Katowice, Poland and wraps on November 3rd in London, England. Support comes from DAMNATION.

BATHORY‘s forthcoming album, Destroyer Of Worlds, contains the following tracks: ‘Lake Of Fire’, ‘Destroyer Of Worlds’, ‘Ode’, ‘Bleeding’, ‘Pestilence’, ‘109’, ‘Death From Above’, ‘Krom’, ‘Liberty & Justice’, ‘Kill Kill Kill’, ‘Sudden Death’, ‘White Bones’ and ‘Day Of Wrath’. Watch for the record in October.

A European tour featuring ENTHRONED, ANOREXIA NERVOSA and ARKHON INFAUSTUS begins on November 13th at Trillians in Newcastle, England. The dates conclude on November 28th at a to-be-announced venue in Italy.

AMORTIS are looking for a new label to release their Gift Of Tongues album since their departure from Last Episode Records. Tracks on the album include: ‘Fear F/X – The Pleasure Mechanism’, ‘Hyperthalamic Prey’ and ‘The Human Puzzle’. Anyone interested in the band, contact them at or visit

France’s AD INFERNA are about to release their debut, L’empire des Sens. The album was produced in Holland’s Excess Studio. Vicomte Vampyr Arkames is now a fixed member of the band since leaving SETH. Arkames wrote all the lyrics.

Germany’s DIES ATER are writing new material in preparation to enter One Stage Studio next March to record a new album, which will be produced by Andy Claasen. The band plan to release an EP at the same time as the new album. The EP will include a re-recorded demo track and a new song, recorded in German. That same track will appear on the full-length in English.

EISREGEN have finished mixing their new album, Farbenfinsternis. The album includes 12 tracks, and a special digi-pack version will include a bonus track, a cover of the DEATH classic ‘Born Dead’. The tracklisting: ‘Vorboten’, ‘Angst wird Fleisch’, ‘Schatten im Verstand’, ‘Mein Reich komme’, ‘Farbenfinsternis’, ‘Meine tote russische Freundin’, ‘Im Reich der Fleischlichkeit’, ’13’, ‘Deutschland in Flammen’, ‘Dein Blut’ and ‘Ein Jahr im Leben des Todes’. Check out the band’s website at:

BLACK ABYSS are writing material for a new album that has the working title, Angels Wear Black. The album will be produced by Dieter Roth (HAGGARD). The band are looking for a new guitarist and in the meantime their live shows will feature ex-GRAVEWORM axe Harald Klenk. The new album will be released next spring, followed by a tour with THE ARMADA.

Russia’s ROSSOMAHAAR have recorded their new album, Quaerite Lux In Tenebris (Exploring The Eternal Worlds). Tracks include: ‘The Misanthropist’, ‘Sacred War’ and ‘Transflamed Visions Of Your Mortal End’. The album was produced at CDM Records-Studio and will be released in late 2001.

BEHEMOTH, KHOLD and CARPATHIAN FOREST will tour Europe together beginning on October 14th in Engelsdorf, NL. The dates wrap up on November 3rd in Patronaat, NL

EMPEROR have just finished shooting a video for the song ‘Empty’, off their forthcoming album, Prometheus: The Discipline Of Fire And Demise.

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