January 28, 2002

IMMORTAL‘s "Sons Of Northern Darkness" album will be released on regular and picture disc vinyl on February 4th. The European digi will be released the same day.

SKYMNING‘s "Artificial Supernova" album will be released in Europe through Blackend on February 25th. The tracklisting: ‘Synthetic Visions’, ‘Shadowed / Astral Silver’, ‘Shatter The World / Artificial Supernova’, ‘Exoskeletal / X.T.C. (Extreme Terror Control)’, ‘Suicidal Dominion’, ‘Inner Cosmic Experience / Inject The Spirit’, ‘Solitude’, ‘Esperandote’ and ‘Elite’.

CADAVERIA have signed to Scarlet Records. This new band is led by long-time OPERA IX vocalist Cadaveria, hence the band’s name. The band recently finished recording their debut album, "The Shadows’ Madame", due for release in March. The tracklisting: ‘Spell’, ‘Declaration Of Spiritual Independence’, ‘In Memory Of Shadows’ Madame’, ‘Circle Of Eternal Becoming’, ‘The Magic Rebirth’, ‘Black Glory’ and ‘Absolute Vacuum’.

BLACKEND RECORDS in Europe will release the Various Artists collection, Hymns To The Fallen Vol. 4, on February 11th. The tracklisting: THY PRIMORDIAL – ‘Genuine Hatred / Menace Of Human Waste’, HECATE ENTHRONED – ‘So Called Savor’, WAYLANDER – ‘Anu’s Retribution / To Rule Was Pre-Ordained’, REIGN OF EREBUS – ‘Funeral Of The Nazarene / Execution: Peace’, SKYMNING – ‘Exoskeletal / X.T.C. (Extreme Terror Control) / Solitude’, IMMEMOREAL – ‘’, ECLIPSE – ‘The Lord Of Burning Heaven / Earth’s Gates’, DEVILYN – ‘Contempt / Fire Step Follow Me’, ENTHRONED – ‘Armoured Bestial Hell’ and THEATRES DES VAMPIRES – ‘Blut Divine’.

Necropolis will be the exclusive distributor for Italy’s Code 666 label, home of acts like ABORYM, AGHORA, EPHEL DUATH, ENID, and VOID OF SILENCE.

DARK FUNERAL and INCANTATION have both been confirmed to join CANNIBAL CORPSE and PISSING RAZORS for a 30 show US tour set to start in early April. "This is a great opportunity for us to start our Blasphemous World Touring Assault and to support our latest and most sacrilegious album to date, "Blasphemy", for Necropolis Records," said Incantation founder and spokesman John McEntee.

According to Blabbermouth, INTERNECINE, featuring MORBID ANGEL / HATE ETERNAL frontman Jared Anderson, have completed work on their debut album, "The Book Of Lambs". Produced by Morbid Angel guitarist Erik Rutan, the group’s first CD is tentatively scheduled to be issued in late spring.

WIND OF THE BLACK MOUNTAINS new CD, "Black Sun Shall Rise", will be released in early March through Moribund Cult. It may also be released through End All Life Records on limited edition vinyl. WOTBM will also be entering the studio to record their debut, "Feasting Upon Christ", for Barbarian Wrath in February, as well as recording a 7" for Moribund at the same time. They will also record a couple of extra songs for tributes to BEHERIT and GRAVELAND.

ARGHOSLENT‘s "Incorrigible Bigotry" album is finished and the DAT is being mastered by Drakkar Productions in Europe at the moment. CD and LP (vinyl version to be released by Death To Mankind Records in Madrid, Spain) will be released within two months. The band is also releasing two split 7" EP’s, one with ARGHOSLENT / STARGAZER on Hellflame Productions and one with ARGHOSLENT / MUDOVEN on DominHate Records.

WW3 Recording Artists FOG, INFAMY and ENGRAVE just returned from their successful Final Battle 2002 tour through the West which included shows in Phoenix, El Paso and Nuevo Laredo, TX. Infamy and PROTOTYPE are tentatively scheduled to perform in San Diego at the Brick By Brick for a record release party at the end of February.

World War III Records have signed HATE THEORY, who will release their debut for the label on April 23rd.

LORD BELIAL‘s new album, "Angelgrinder", will be released on April 2nd through No Fashion Records / House Of Kicks / MNW.

DARK FUNERAL, TIDFALL, RAGNAROK, OCCULT and ANOREXIA NERVOSA hit the road road in Europe from February 2 in Bradford, UK through the 26th in Hamburg, Germany.

A limited edition picture disc version of MORTICIAN‘s "Domain Of Death" album is now available through Germany’s Morbid Records.

Mercenary Musik are releasing two classic CARPATHIAN FOREST titles, the "Through Chasm, Caves And Titan Woods" EP and the "Black Shining Leather" full-length, together in one package. The release is due on March 26th.

Century Media is reissuing DIMMU BORGIR‘s "Stormblast" and IN FLAMES’ "Lunar Strain" / "Subterranean" (2 on 1).

After spending a little over a month in the studio, UNLEASHED have recorded fifteen new songs of "pure hell" collectively known as "Hell’s Unleashed".

DIMENSION ZERO, featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad, Glenn Ljungström (ex-In Flames), Jocke Göthberg (ex-MARDUK / CARDINAL SIN) and drummer Hans Nilsson (DIABOLIQUE, ex-LUCIFERION / CRYSTAL AGE), release "Silent Night Fever" through Century Media soon.

IN FLAMES will hit the studio Dugout Studios just north of Stockholm with producer Daniel Bergstrand on February 23rd. The band’s tour with ICED EARTH is scheduled to begin around March 29 and will end on April 22.

The following message / update is from KONKHRA, "Now Johnny is well recovered but Anders has been in the hospital twice for kidney stone symptoms. Ridiculous, but real. We are still rehearsing and hope to be ready for recording this spring"

CEPHALIC CARNAGE are currently writing for their next full-length for Relapse, tentatively planned for a summer 2002 release.

DYING FETUS are working on material for their next full-length for Relapse. The band promises "the sickest technicality and hardest hitting slams of the year". They are looking for a fan(s) to design the next album’s artwork. All entries must be in either jpg or gif format. Please send all entries to contest@dyingfetus.com

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