July 02, 2002
DIES IRAE‘s sophomore effort, "The Sin War", has been pushed back to a September release. The complete tracklisting is as follows: ‘Comrade Of Death’, ‘Incarnation Of Evil’, ‘Internal War’, ‘Horde Of Angry Demons’, ‘Infinity’, ‘Genocide Generation’, ‘The Truth’, ‘Beyond Sensual’, ‘Another Being Wasted’ and ‘Nine Angels’.
DERANGED‘s new album, "Plainfield Cemetary", is currently being recorded at Berno Studios (THE QUILL, VOMITORY, THE HAUNTED). A September release is expected.
Listenable Records have signed Finland’s MORS PRINCIPIUM EST.
DESTRUCTION and KREATOR have expanded the itinerary for their upcoming Hell Comes To South America tour.
According to their website, INCANTATION are gearing up for their first North American tour, in support of their new album, "Blasphemy". Other acts on the tour include IMPALED, DECAPITATED, AGATHODAIMON and DEAD TO FALL. The dates launch on July 25th and include stops at the Milwaukee Metal Fest and the Cleveland World Series Of Metal. Keep posted to the Incantation website (www.incantation.com) for tour dates, they will be posted as they are confirmed.
INFERNÄL MÄJESTY fans can download the title track from the bands upcoming album, "One Who Points To Death", at www.mp3.com/infernalmajesty
CALLENISH CIRCLE have split with bassist Roland Schuschke. Their new bassist is Rene Rokx (ex-CHEMICAL BREATH guitarist). He’ll make his debut with the band at the Stonehenge Festival in Steenwijk on July 27th.
OLD MAN’S CHILD touring keyboardist Vidvandre has joined Norway’s GRAND ALCHEMIST. The band’s debut album, "Intervening Coma-Celebration", is out on July 8th through Sound Riot Records. The album was recorded at Elg Studios and mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll at Strype Studios (DIMMU BORGIR, ARCTURUS, BORKNAGAR). Samples can be heard at: www.grandalchemist.com
ROTTING CHRIST has chosen "Genesis" as the title of their new album, due out on August 26th through Century Media. The album was completed at Stage One Studios in Germany with producer Andy Classen.
… AND OCEANS new concept album, "Cypher", has been scheduled for release on September 3rd and features the two new band members (one name only, in keeping with band tradition): Pete on guitar and Sami on drums. This summer, the band will be shooting three videos that will be launched later this year.
SLAYER‘s "God Hates Us All" album will be reissued on July 15th through Mercury in the UK. It features bonus tracks ‘Scarstruck’ and ‘Addict’, a DVD intro for ‘Darkness Of Christ’ and videos for ‘Bloodline’ and ‘Raining Blood’ (live). Also included is interview and B-roll footage.
On July 29, LIVIDITY’s new album "… Til Only The Sick Remain" will be released. It will be available as a regular CD and limited picture vinyl edition. The album was produced by Scott (Broken Hope, Num Skull), finishing touches were added at Mega Wimp Studios in Berlin / Germany. The band will come to Europe for a three-week promo trip in September, to present the album with liveshows.
The same day will also see the re-release of the rare debut album "Skin Stripper" by Australians cult Goregrinders VOMITORIAL CORPULENCE. The follow-up album is already in the making, but it won’t come out before 2003.
Germany’s Grind & Rollers MUCUPURULENT comence the recordings of their new CD (working title right now is: "Soul Reaver") and will be done until fall.
Berlin’s HARMONY DIES have decided to release their third full-length effort via Morbid Records. Release date will be early 2003.
The Dutch brutal Gore-Grind-Death act PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT have enlisted Eric (ex-Destroyer 666, Inhume, Sinister) as the drummer. They will produce their second CD "Deeds of Derangement" in November.
BLOOD will be recording their 7th album in November, to be released early 2003.
INVICTUS PRODUCTIONS have changed their postal address. Due to the ridiculous price increase in the price of PO Boxes, they decided to drop the PO Box so effective immediately, the PO Box is no longer in use. Their new address (and ONLY address from now on) is INVICTUS PRODUCTIONS, c/o Darragh O’ Leary / Colin Purcell, 21 Elm Mount Close, Beaumont, Dublin 9, Ireland so please send all mail to this address.
The GOSPEL OF THE HORNS album has finally been mixed and mastered and should be ready for press within the next few weeks. The band has recently printed their own merchandise and it is available from them. For further info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or check out http://gospelofthehorns.cjb.net as well.
In ALLFATHER related news, guitarist Justin Hagberg has been making a name for himself writing the scores to some underground horror films called "Meat Market", and also participating in the films as well. Anyone interested in their genre of films be sure to check out the following link for information on the www.pacificcoast.net/~frontline) . The ALLFATHER 10" should be out sometime in autumn / early winter.
VULPECULA is releasing a special farewell EP on Invictus Productions.
Despite some rumors, Germany’s PAVOR are still around in the same line-up and are currently working on the follow-up to their 1994 "A Pale Debilitating Autumn" album. According to bass player Rainer Landfermann the new material is supposed to be "faster, more extreme, more brutal and more virtuose…" No release date as of yet, but you can still download the band’s latest promo track ‘Perplexer: Perdition Projectile’ at www.pavor.com.