July 20, 2002
WWIII Records recording artists FOG, EXCOMMUNION and HATE THEORY will all be performing at the 2002 Milwaukee Metalfest. HATE’s new album "Cain’s Way" is set for release in the US on July 23, 2002 and EXCOMMUNION’s debut "Superion" will be released on September, 2002. The album features artwork by Jacek Wisniewski (Vader, Rebaelliun, Decapitated). All three bands will be making appearances at the WWIII booth and WWIII will be offering exclusive merchandise of the following artists: FOG, HATE, EXCOMMUNION, HATE THEORY, ABORYM, HEADHUNTER DC, NEPHASTH, CARPATHIAN FOREST and BELPHEGOR.
DIABOLICAL‘s new full length album "A Thousand Deaths" will be released in the US on August 27, 2002.
The classic LUNAR AURORA debut album "Weltengänger", which originally came out on Voices Productions in 1996 has just been re-released in the US through WWIII Records / Mercenary Musik. More releases by LUNAR AURORA are about to follow shortly on WWIII.
The American release of ABORYM‘s "Kali Yuga Bizarre" is set for release on September 24, 2002 via WWIII Records. The band features Attila Csihar (Tormentor, Mayhem, Plasma Pool) on vocals. Meanwhile ABORYM decided to start the recording-process of their new album "With No Human Intervention" using two different recording studios at the same time: Temple Of Noise and Cyber Studios. A new band-member called Mental Siege is to work on the Multimedia-side and post-production of the album, plus the real-time support during Live-Performances also. Hellhammer of MAYHEM / ARCTURUS is to record the live drum tracks. Followed by three very special guests: Nattefrost from CARPATHIAN FOREST and Mick Kenney from ANAAL NATHRAKKH on vocal tracks and Bard G-Eithun Faust (ex-EMPEROR) who wrote some lyrics for the new album and gives a vocal performance (via phone from jail!). Code 666 and WWIII have agreed to terms on a licensing deal that brings the album to America (not Necropolis as previously reported).
COFFIN TEXTS have completed writing their 2nd full-length album "Tomb Of Infinite Ritual". After the release of their debut "Gods Of Creation, Death & Afterlife", the band toured America with INCANTATION and SKINLESS. Bassist / vocalist Robert Cardenas has committed to a European Tour with Florida blast masters DIABOLIC, the album will be recorded following the tour.
"Luminiferous", the second full-length album by French group SCARVE, will see the light of day on September 8, 2002 in the US. The album benefits from a crushing production courtesy of mastermind guru Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Strapping Young Lad, Darkane) and features a deadly mixture of dark hypnotizing melodies, futuristic atmospheres, and relentless ultra-violent brutality.
World War III will be releasing VOID OF SILENCE‘s "Criteria OV 666" album in the US. The band features Malfeitor Fabban (ABORYM) on vocals. The band is mixing apocalyptic Doom, negative Industrial-Ambient and power-Noise Drones.
CARPATHIAN FOREST‘s "Morbid Fascination Of Death" album will be released in the US through WWIII Records with bonus tracks.
Chicago’s ENFORSAKEN has signed an exclusive recording deal with WWIII Records.
World War III Records will be releasing DIABOLICUM‘s "The Dark Blood Rising" in the US. The group features members of SETHERIAL, NAGLFAR and ANCIENT WISDOM. The album features guests of BEWITCHED, SETHERIAL and NAGLFAR, ODHINN, WALKYRIA, HOLLENTHON, PUNGENT STENCH, Dirge Rep of ENSLAVED and Jon Nodveit of DISSECTION who wrote some lyrics from jail.
Here’s an official press release from Canada’s EXCITER: "After months of being dormant since Jacques’s departure back in September, EXCITER has regrouped. A couple of months ago, we’ve put the word out that we’re searching for a new vocalist. This has generated interest from signers worldwide. Countries such as Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Canada, USA and Brazil. All candidates will be listened to and then our decision will be made for who the new EXCITER frontman will be. Till then, KEEP ON POUNDING!!!!"
TERATISM will be appearing live at the Milwaukee Metalfest on July 26 / 27, 2002. Their debut "The Blessing Of Death" will be available in fall 2002.