January 01, 2002

According to their website, INTERNAL BLEEDING vocalist was removed from the band recently – irresponsibility being cited as the main reason. He has been replaced by ex-BODYFARM vocalist Jerry Lowe. His vocals will debut on the band’s next album, "Hatefuel".

KATAKLYSM has confirmed that they will appear at the With Full Force Festival in Germany that runs from July 5th to 7th.

CRYPTOPSY have joined the forthcoming DIMMU BORGIR, KRISUIN, DIABOLIC tour that begins in mid-February and concludes in mid-March, making an estimated 24 stops in North America.

CEPHALIC CARNAGE and MASTODON have US dates running from January 12th in Santa Fe, NM until January 20th in Dallas, TX.

ATROX have signed a four album deal with Code666. They will record their third album in summer 2002.

MANES have signed a four-album deal with Code666.

ENID‘s "Seelenspiegel" is due out on February 25th and features Moritz Neuner on drums (DORNENREICH, ABIGOR, DARKWELL, KOROVAKILL).

VOID OF SILENCE‘s "Criteria ov 666" is out on February 25th and features ABORYM vocalist Fabban.

FRAGILEHOLLOW (ex-PROPHET) from Finland has signed to Avantgarde music. The band features members of RAPTURE, DIABLERIE and SNOWGARDEN. Watch for the full-length debut in 2002.

BELPHEGOR‘s 10-year Jubilee CD, "Infernal Live Orgasm", is due out on February 18th and features eight live cuts, three demo tracks from 1991-1993 and two new studio tracks including ‘Swarm Of Rats’ (recorded in December 2001) and the ‘Blasphemous’ CD-Rom Videoclip.

According to a VINTERSORG posting, the band are "finished the recording and editing in Ballerina Audio. I must say that this album is becoming a monster, it’s a very vast album, with lots of different grains from the horizonless music recipe. I dare to say that we’ve come up with something very innovative in metal music. The plan now is to record drums in January (everything except the rhythm section is completed), and after that, mix and master the album. It’s quite a tricky process as we have used several studios, recording in different formats but we are confident that we’ll manage to pull it off nicely".

Prior to their "Diabolis Interium" Tour 2002 with TIDFALL, RAGNAROK, ANOREXIA NERVOSA and OCCULT, DARK FUNERAL performs two dates in Norway on January 10th in Bergen and the 11th in Oslo. The European tour begins on the 16th in Copenhagen and runs until February 26th in Hamburg.

KHOLD have started working on their new album, "Phantom", due out in mid-2002.

THYRFING will release their new album, "The Fourth Outrage", on March 25th through Hammerheart Records.

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