April 16, 2002
Just back from their tour with MANOWAR, USURPER will be heading into the studio soon to record their Earache debut. The label has just released reissues of two of their classic albums, "Visions From The Gods" and "Necronemesis", both containing unreleased bonus material and new packaging.
CARNAL FORGE posted the following update recently: "We probably have around 10-13 songs with music. And it feels that there is a lot of ideas laying around just waiting to be tried out. We will once again enter Studio Underground for the fourth album. We will start to record in mid-September and the release is planned to late January 2003".
According to frontman Anders Friden, IN FLAMES are aiming to have 14 songs on their forthcoming album, bringing the running time of the CD up to 55 minutes. He still has 4 tracks to sing on. The as-yet-untitled album is scheduled for an October release through Nuclear Blast.
SLAYER and IN FLAMES will all be appearing at Summer Rocks 2002, which takes place in Budapest, Hungary from June 7th – 9th.
MYRKSKOG have nearly completed their second album. A album has not yet been titled but tracks on the release include: ‘Blood Ejaculation’, ‘Over The Gore’ and ‘Bleeding Wrists’.
KATAKLYSM, back home after their recent European journey, have begun working on their next album, "Shadows & Dust". Some new song titles include ‘Where The Enemy Sleeps’, ‘Beyond Salvation’, ‘Chronicles Of The Damned’, ‘Face The Face Of War’, ‘Centuries (Beneath The Dark Waters)’. The band will begin recording with guitarist / producer J-F Dagenais at Victor Studios in May. "Shadows & Dust" is scheduled for release on November 4th through Nuclear Blast.
INTERNAL SUFFERING will be doing a full scale US tour starting on April 23rd through June. The band is still looking for a show in the NY, PA or MD area and the MO, IL or IN area. If you are a promoter, booking agency, club, band or person interested in hooking up the band with a show in any of these areas, please email Internal Suffering at: firstname.lastname@example.org
MALEVOLENT CREATION have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast for Europe. The band is currently playing the No Mercy Festivals with HYPOCRISY and IMMORTAL. They will begin recording the new album, "The Will To Kill", this coming summer with Jean-Francois Dagenais of KATAKLYSM-fame at Victor Studio.