June 01, 2002

After their split-up with Metal Blade Records New York’s IMMOLATION have signed a new deal with Listenable Records for 3 albums. The band has already started the recordings of their new album, which will be entitled "Unholy Cult". Here are the titles: ‘Of Martyrs And Men’, ‘Sinful Nature’, ‘Unholy Cult’,’ Wolf Among The Flock’, ‘Reluctant Messiah’,’ A Kingdom Divided’,’ Rival The Eminen’t and ‘Bring Them Down.’ "Unholy Cult" is scheduled for a late October release. One Mp3 of a new track will be posted on the Listenable website www.listenable.net shortly. IMMOLATION will do a headlining tour in December with DERANGED, MYSTIC CIRCLE and Sweden’s INSISION, followed by the X mas festivals all over Europe with other bands like DYING FETUS, MACABRE, SIX FEET UNDER and more to be confirmed shortly.

DERANGED‘s fifth album ‘Plainfield Cemetary’ is currently being recorded at Berno studios (THE QUILL, VOMITORY, THE HAUNTED) and will be released in early September.

Listenable Records have signed MORS PRINCIPIUM EST, a young Finish melodic Heavy / Death Metal act. You will find an Mp3 of one their demo songs on the label’s website www.listenable.net. Their style is like a stunning mixture of Heavy Metal permeated with late CARCASS / CHILDREN OF BODOM overtones.

Listenable Records are distributing ETERNAL GRAY‘s debut album "Kindless". The band was formed by ex members of BETRAYER. "Kindless" was recorded by Tommy Tägtgren, in Abyss studios Sweden, with the help of Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY) and Schmier (DESTRUCTION). Both are also doing backing vocals. The album is available for 14Euros ppd. ($15 outside Europe) from www.listenable.net. Check out the band’s website at www.eternalgray.com

ABORTED‘s new album will be entitled "The Saw And The Carnage Done" and should be recorded in November, scheduled for a February 2003 release. The band furthermore recorded their live-set at the IMMORTAL / HYPOCRISY show in Lille (F) last month. 3 songs from that session will be taken for an upcoming split live 10" vinyl with EXHUMED, coming out on Listenable in Autumn. Expect this to be extremely limited.

Due to the fact that both releases not exactly fit into the musical boundaries of our magazine, but still might appeal to some of you dark minded souls, checking in here more often, we at least decided to give the new DANZIG and THE 69 EYES records a short mention here. While Glenn and the gang finally delivered a very promising new full length by the name of "777 – I Luciferi" (Spitfire Records) again, that – despite some remaining modern overtones – turned out a lot more basic and "Lucifuge" / "Danzig" orientated again, Finland’s THE 69 EYES didn’t manage to live up to the high expectations, based on their strong last album and disappointed me quite a bit. "Paris Kills" (Roadrunner Records) is a lot more mellow and poppy sounding than their highly successful predecessors "Blessed Be" and "Wasting The Dawn". Finnish Gothic music not necessarily has to sound this lame as the new SENTENCED record impressively proved.

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