April 23, 2002
Conquest Music will be reissuing MONSTROSITY‘s second studio release, "Millennium" on May 7, 2002 in the U.S. The hard to find classic release features vocalist, George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, now of Cannibal Corpse. This was George’s last album as frontman for Monstrosity. Monstrosity completed a three week tour of Mexico in February with some of the best shows to date, crisscrossing Mexico making many new fans along the way. Then it was on to Sao Paulo Brazil where people were turned away at the door after 1.300 rabid fans squeezed in the venue. In Recife Brazil 800 Monstro fans fought to catch a glimpse of the band and listen to the Monstro sound. Now, back in the States, Monstrosity will headline a Metal fest in Tallahassee, Fl May 18th and one in Chicago June 15th with a number of US dates being scheduled in June and July to coincide with the reissue of "Millennium". In September, they are scheduled for 40-50 dates in Europe along with Dying Fetus. In between their busy schedule, Monstrosity has just completed a preproduction version of their next studio album which will be the follow up to "In Dark Purity". So expect another release before the end of the year.
The recent cancellation of THE CROWN‘s Los Angeles appearance at The Roxy, by the Roxy promoter, on April 13th is still a mystery. Guitarist Marko Tervonen had this to say about the cancellation, "This fucking sucks, we haven’t been back to Los Angeles since the show with Cannibal Corpse, now everyone is screwed out of a killer show".
MARDUK have been hard at work on their eighth studio record, and have five songs written and ideas planned out for twelve more.
ABIGOR will play live for the first time in nine years on July 27th at a festival in Innsbruck, Austria.
JUDAS ISCARIOT‘s "To Embrace The Corpse Bleeding" album is out now in Europe through Red Stream.
Warspirit Records have released KRISTALLNACHT‘s "Of Elitism And War" album in Europe.
GRIEF OF EMERALD‘s new album, "Christian Termination", will be released on May 21st through Listenable.
ABORYM are currently working on their forthcoming album, "With No Human Intervention" at BOTH Temple Of Noise and Cyber Studios. Also guesting on the album are Nattefrost from CARPATHIAN FOREST and Mick Kenney from ANAAL NATHRAKKH. Bard G-Eithun Faust (ex-EMPEROR) wrote some lyrics for the new album as well.
Martynas Meskauskas (aka Lord Ominous), leader of the one-man-band ANUBI from Lithuania, died in a tragic accident in Lake Michigan, near Chicago.
EXHUMED will release the compilation, "Platters Of Splatter: Cyclopedic Symposium Of Execrable Errata And Abhorrent Apocrypha 1992-2002", the complete Exhumed discography later this year.
DECAPITATED will play the OzzFest in their native Poland on May 29. The band will line up alongside Ozzy Osbourne, Tool and Slayer and will surely be the most extreme representative on any of the OzzFest bills this year, an event which will also be Decapitated’s biggest show to date. The band’s latest and greatest album "Nihility" will be issued in a limited vinyl format on May 27. Limited to just 500 copies, the release will come on 220g vinyl in a high gloss embossed sleeve. All copies will be hand numbered.