December 23, 2002

DARKANE has been confirmed for next year’s March Metal Meltdown V, set to take place March 7-8 in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s European tour in support of "Hate Crew Deathroll", begins on April 19th in Stockholm, Sweden at Lilla Arenan and runs until May 19 in Osnabrück, Germany at Hyde Park.

THE CROWN recently confirmed the upcoming live dates: February 20th – Thunder Road – Pavia, Italy, 21st – Midian – Vicenza, Italy and 22nd – Pri Rdeci Ostrigi – Skofja Loka, Slovenia.

ARCH ENEMY have rescheduled their Scandinavian dates that were cancelled in November. The new dates are: January 25 – Club Rockers – Vasteras, SWE, 26 – Debaser – Stockholm, SWE, 28 – John Dee website – Oslo, NOR, 29 – Musikens Hus – Gothenburg, SWE, 30 – Diezel – Halmstad, SWE and 31 – Tivoli – Helsingborg, SWE.

SATYRICON‘s Black Lava Down Europe 2003 Tour will run from February 14th at Zeche Carl in Essen, Denmark to March 23rd at Markthalle in Hamburg, Germany.

USURPER will hold a listening party for their "Twilight Dominion" album at 9pm on January 11th, 2003 at Delilah’s in Chicago. For directions go to For more details check out or contact

HELL-BORN have released their new album, "The Call Of Megiddo", through Conquer Records. The tracklisting: ‘Hell-Born’, ‘Legion Is Our Name’, ‘We Bring The Reaper’, ‘Scepter Of The Tomblord’, ‘The Call Of Megiddo’, ‘With The Gleam Of The Eyes Of Undead’, ‘Down Below He Dwells’ and ‘Evil Dawning’.

SAMAEL will tour Europe next year. The Redemption 2003 Tour, also featuring CATHEDRAL and WITHOUT FACE, will run from January 28th to March 4th.

Black Mark Records will celebrate BATHORY‘s 20th Anniversay with the re-release of the band’s catalog on vinyl LPs. Each title will be remastered and will come with enhanced layout and full color lyric sheet. The following titles will be available: "Bathory", "The Return…", "Under The Sign Of The Black Mark", "Blood Fire Death", "Hammerheart" and "Twilight Of The Gods".

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