July 03, 2002

The apocalyptic noisecore outfit CULT OF LUNA have been signed by Earache Records and already entered Tonteknik Studios in Sweden to begin work on their new album, which is supposed to be completed towards the end of August. Cult of Luna established themselves with the release of their self-titled debut album on the Rage of Achilles label in 2001, gaining excellent reviews both in Europe and the US. This was followed by a 7" on Hydrahead earlier this year. Rumours of some debut UK shows towards the end of the year should be confirmed in the coming weeks.

RAVEN had to cancel their gig in Wacken. Instead, Eric Peterson’s (Testament) DRAGONLORD as well as MEGAHERZ will hit the stage. Here’s the official statement of RAVEN: "Unfortunately due to severe leg injuries that guitarist Mark Gallagher sustained late last year when a 6 metre wall fell on him, RAVEN will be unable to perform at their upcoming European shows in August 2002 – Mark was improving slowly but needs a series of further operations on his right foot & knee before he can resume his physiotherapy – at the moment he is still confined to a wheelchair – we wish to express our disappointment at not being able to do these shows as we were really looking forward to kicking some ass there, and our apologies to our fans & hope they understand – we will return! Best regards, John, Mark, Joe – RAVEN"

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