February 19, 2002

For the first time in 10 years, NUCLEAR ASSAULT will perform three reunion shows in April. The dates are: 6th – Metal Meltdown – Asbury Park, NJ, 27th – L’Amour – Brooklyn and 28th – Jaxx – Springfield, VA.

DECAPITATED‘s "Nihility" album is being issued on vinyl.

Ledo Takas Records have struck a licensing deal with Black Lotus Records to release the LP edition of NECROMANTIA’s "IV Malice" album. The blood red vinyl album will include a bonus track, the cover of OMEN’s ‘Death Rider’, and will be limited to 666 hand-numbered copies. Due out in May, the release also comes with a huge lyric sheet insert.

DISSIMULATION will soon begin recording their debut album, "Maras". They will enter Phoenix Studios in Riga in March.

HORNA plan to release a 7" EP through Ledo Takas Records. Recordings with new vocalist Sin K. Finnish, will be completed this spring.

WINDS release their "Reflections Of The I" album on April 9th through The End.

ARCTURUS‘ new album, "The Sham Mirrors", is out through The End on April 9th.

On February 26th, The End Records will release the compilation disc "At The End Of Infinity: Echoes & Thoughts Of Wonder". The disc will feature tracks from the labels upcoming releases from acts such as AGALLOCK, ARCTURUS, GREEN CARNATION, SCHOLOMANCE, SLEEPLESS, VIRGIN BLACK and WINDS.

PRIMORDIAL have finished recording their new album at Academy Studios in the UK with producer Mags (MY DYING BRIDE). Expect a release in mid-June. The band is confirmed to play the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany this summer.

THYRFING recently finished recording their new album, "Vansinnesvisor". The set was recorded at Dug Out Studio with producer Daniel Bergstrand. An early May release is expected.

The End Records and Prophecy Productions have entered a new collaboration. They have decided to exclusively distribute and promote each other’s releases in their respective territories. Thus, The End Records will be handling releases from both labels in North and South America and Prophecy will do the same in Europe.

VIRGIN BLACK‘s "Sombre Romantic" album is out now in North America. The release includes a bonus disc with songs from the group’s "Trance" EP.

ARRIVAL have inked a two album deal with EdgeRunner Records. Their debut album, "An Abstract Of Inertia", has just been released on CD and limited digi-pack CD.

EdgeRunner Records have just signed a deal with Norway’s ARCH NEMESIS. Their first album for the label in due in April or May. Check out their website at: www.anemesis.com.

SADISTIK EXEKUTION‘s new album, "Fukk", will be released on vinyl.

Due to financial difficulties, DARK FUNERAL have been forced to cut ANOREXIA NERVOSA, OCCULT and RAGNAROK from the lineup of their current European tour. TIDFALL will remain as the only support band.

AGATHODAIMON‘s upcoming European tour with HECATE ENTHRONED and INFERNAL POETRY kicks off on February 27th in Stuttgart, Germany and runs through till March 23rd in Vigo, Spain.

IMMORTAL‘s "Sons Of Northern Darkness" Metal Box is officially sold out. The album recently entered the German album charts at #58.

Steve DiGorgio has been confirmed to handle the bass duties for the upcoming VINTERSORG album, "Visions From The Spiral Generator". Live bass duties will be handled by Tyr (BORKNAGAR) as the drums were handled by Asgeir Mickelson (BORKNAGAR, SPIRAL ARCHITECT). DiGiorgio work will take place on March 8th / 9th.

SATANIC SLAUGHTER completed their new album, "Banished To The Underworld". They have confirmed dates in Europe for April with LORD BELIAL and CORPORATION 187.

CARNAL FORGE guitarist Jari Kuusisto give the following band update, "The tour went really great and we had a lot of fun. I think that the show in Vienna was the best for all bands. Mortician was a really cool live band and they were also really cool guys. We’re looking forward to some more shows – in fact, Smash Fest in Poland is already confirmed, and will take place June 28-29."

CATASTROPHIC guitarist Trevor Peres gave the following band update, "Right now I am in my car heading up to New York to start writing new material, and learn a couple of cover songs too. Keith and I are trying to figure out what song from SACRIFICE to do!?"

INCANTATION‘s website, www.incantation.com, has been updated. The band have been confirmed to join CANNIBAL CORPSE, DARK FUNERAL, and PISSING RAZORS for a 30 show US tour set to start in early April. Dates will be made available at the website.

THE CROWN release their new album, "Crowned In Terror", on April 9th through Metal Blade in North America. The band will tour in support of the release beginning on April 5th at the New Jersey Metal Fest. The dates wrap up on May 2nd at The Palladium in Worcester, MA. DARKEST HOUR will support The Crown on this tour.

KREATOR will team with DESTRUCTION and SODOM for two shows in Greece this month. The dates are: February 16th at Woodstock i in Athens and 17th at Hydrogios in Thessaloniki.

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