August 19, 2002

Blood Cinema’s upcoming film, "Bloody Bloody Bible Camp", will feature the music of DEICIDE.

DARK FUNERAL guitarist Dominion has left the band in order to "pursue other musical avenues". The band are currently looking at other guitarists in hopes of finding a permanent replacement for Dominion.

CATTLE DECAPITATION vocalist Travis Ryan comments on the band’s recent show at the Knitting Factory in L.A., "The Knitting Factory show was great. One of those ones that make you happy you do what you do. A lot of new faces, a lot of familiar faces, all ripe for dismemberment! A great last show until we tour next month with Phobia."

MOTÖRHEAD‘s Lemmy is considering having his famous facial warts surgically removed. Says Lemmy, "They get bigger as you get older, and I’ve been shaving around them long enough." Apparently Lemmy wouldn’t be opposed to auctioning off the warts to a fan. "Yeah, I could sell them on the Internet, like that porn-star chick Houston who sold pieces of her labia".

DARK TRANQUILLITY kick off their headlining tour on November 13th in Hamburg, Germany. The dates wrap up on December 7th in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Forever Underground Records have released PAGANIZER’s third album. It was recorded at Sunlight Studios and features guest vocals from Jörgen Sandstrom (ex-GRAVE). The band are planning a European tour for early in 2003.

Coheadliners IMMOLATION and VADER will kick off their US tour on November 6th in Washington, DC. The dates will conclude on December 5th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The opening slots on the tour will be filled by THE BERZERKER and ORIGIN.

CHILDREN OF BODOM have inked a new deal with Spinefarm / Universal Records and will release their new single, ‘You’re Better Off Dead’, on September 16th. The band will soon enter Astia studio to begin recording the follow-up to "Follow The Reaper".

According to their website, LOCK UP will play a London show sometime in October and they also plan to do a couple of shows in Ireland and a Scottish show prior to the London one. The band are hopeful that will be going into the studio in September to record new tracks to go with the Japanese live album.

IN FLAMES, SENTENCED, DARK TRANQUILLITY, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, will be on tour from September 16th at Slim’s in San Francisco, CA and running until the 28th at Lupo’s in Providence, RI.

FLESHGRIND has announced that Derek Hoffman (aka Dirty Sanchez) formerly of GORGASM, INCESTOUS and LIVIDITY is their new drummer. The band are hoping to hit the stage before the end of the year and look forward to recording our new CD sometime in early 2003.

CATTLE DECAPITATION will be hitting the road with label mates GWAR in support of their debut release on Metal Blade Records "To Serve Man". The tour has been tentatively scheduled from October 1st through November 4th.

MALEVOLENT CREATION‘s "The Will To Kill" album is out in North America through Crash Music on October 22nd. The band will hit the road on a full US tour in support of the album in November.

PIG Productions will present the Windsor Extreme Music Festival 2002 on November 16th / 17th. Headliners CRYPTOPSY will be joined by 21 other bands at the Diesel Lounge / Concert Hall in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Bands or businesses wishing to take part in the event can contact or log onto the site at

EXCITER‘s "Better Live Than Dead" album has been reissued in the UK through Burning Airlines Records. 

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