June 12, 2002

Here is the confirmed billing for this year’s WACKEN FESTIVAL on August 1 – 3 (in alphabetical order): ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, AMON AMARTH, ANGEL DUST, ANGRA, AVANLANCH, BLAZE, BLIND GUARDIAN, BLITZKRIEG, BORKNAGAR, BRUCE DICKINSON, CANDLEMASS (reunion), CANNIBAL CORPSE, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CRIMINAL, DEBRIS INC (members of TROUBLE), DESTRUCTION, DIMPLE MINDS, DOMINE, DORNENREICH, DORO, DREAM EVIL, DYING FETUS, EDGUY, EISREGEN, EVERGREY, EXODUS, FALCONER, FLESHCRAWL, GREEN CARNATION, HAGGARD, HEATHEN (reunion), HEAVENLY, HOLLENTHON, HYPOCRISY, IMMORTAL, IN EXTREMO, IRON SAVIOR, J B O, JUSTICE, KALMAH, KOTIPELTO, KREATOR, LOCK UP, MACABRE, METALUCIFER, MEZARKABUL, MOB RULES, MÖRK GRYNING, MY DYING BRIDE, NECROPHOBIC, NIGHTMARE, NOCTURNAL RITES, NUCLEAR ASSAULT (reunion), ONKEL TOM, PRETTY MAIDS, PRIMORDIAL, PUNGENT STENCH, RAVEN, REBELLION, RED AIM, ROSE TATTOO, ROTTWEILLER, SABBAT, SAVATAGE, SHAKRA, SINERGY, STORMWARRIOR, STORMWITCH, SUIDAKRA, THUNDERSTONE, TORFROCK, U D O, UNLEASHED, VANDEN PLAS, VICIOUS RUMORS, VISION DIVINE, VOMITORY, WARLORD (reunion), WIZARD and WOLF. Tickethotline: + 49 (0) 46 27 – 18 38 38. E-mail: headquarter@ics-woa.de All further details: www.wacken.com

MALEVOLENT CREATION‘s "Envenomed" album will be reissued with 3 bonus tracks: ‘Perish In Flames’ (DARK ANGEL cover song), ‘Epileptic Seizure’ (re-recorded from their 89 demo) and ‘Confirmed Kill’ (re-recorded from their 87 debut demo). These are the final recordings with original vocalist Brett Hoffmann on vocals. The band’s 8th full length album titled "The Will To Kill" with new vocalist Kyle Symons (HATE PLOW) will be out October 2002. The band has also inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records from Germany who will be releasing "The Will To Kill" in Europe. http://malevolentcreation.cjb.net

Norway’s Black Metal act CELEBRATUM recorded their debut album "Mirrored Revelations" at Abyss Studio’s in Sweden with producer Tommy Tagtgren. The album will be out in August 2002. http://celebratum.cjb.net

Sweden’s Death / Thrasher ETERNAL LIES will release their debut CD "Spiritual Deception" in August 2002,

KULT OV AZAZEL‘s "Triumph Of Fire" will be re-released on 12" vinyl in July. It will be limited to 300 copies with the first 100 printed on clear vinyl. Kult Ov Azazel has been working with new drummer Goss "The Hammer" on writing the next full length titled "Oculus Infernum." This is the first time in years the band has been functioning as a full unit and welcome Goss as a permanent member to the horde. www.kultovazazel.com

HOMO IRATUS will release a new MCD in August. "Knowledge… Their Enemy" features 2 videos, a new unreleased track from the upcoming 2nd full length, a SEPULTURA cover with ethnic Greek instrumentation and 2 tracks from their debut CD "Human Consumes Human." www.homoiratus.com

Sweden’s IMMERSED IN BLOOD are soon to begin recording their debut for Arctic Music. www.immersedinblood.net

HATE PLOW vocalist Kyle Symons has joined MALEVOLENT CREATION full time and HATE PLOW (who also features guitarists Rob Barrett and Phil Fasciana from MALEVOLENT CREATION) will put the band on hold for a while until recording for the new MALEVOLENT CREATION album is finished this summer. The band will record their 3rd and most likely final album when time permits. http://hateplow.cjb.net

SIX FEET UNDER will be recording a live CD and DVD at the Lab in St. Paul, Minnesota on June 14th for an early 2003 release. According to frontman Chris Barnes, "this is gonna be professionally shot on film by Dave Roth, who directed ‘The Day The Dead Walked’, ‘Victim of the Paranoid’, and ‘Manipulation’ videos, and will be digitally recorded live by Chris Carroll [who’d worked with us on the "Maximum Violence", "Graveyard", and "True Carnage" CDs]. Songs from the show will also be featured on a live CD, which will coincide with the release of the video. This is gonna be 100% pro, so if you want to see your ugly fuckin’ face show up on our vid-make it to this show, if its the last thing you ever do!! Prepare yourself…"

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