November 04, 2002

IN AETERNUM is now signed to Regain Records. The band will finish their upcoming album "Nuclear Armageddon" on November 8th and 9th at Abyss Studios together with Tommy Tägtgren, scheduled for a spring 2003 release.

ARCH ENEMY have confirmed the following UK dates for December: December 7 – TJ’s in Newport, 8 – Camden Underworld in London, 9 – King Tut’s in Glasgow, 10 – Hop & Grape in Manchester.

L.A.’s OIL, which features vocalist Ron Rinehart (DARK ANGEL), are scheduled to play Downey, California’s First Baptist Church Of Downey on November 2nd. The show will be filmed for a live CD release, tentatively titled "Choice Cuts Off The Chopping Block".

VOIVOD will begin mastering their forthcoming studio album, "The Multiverse", on December 13th. A tentative release on March 4th, 2003 through Chophouse Records / Surfdog has been scheduled.

Jared Anderson (INTERNECINE) will tour the US with his other band, HATE ETERNAL, in support of CANNIBAL CORPSE. Also on the bill are MACABRE and CATTLE DECAPITATION. The dates run from November 6th at Jaxx in West Springfield through November 26th at the Gothic Theater in Englewood, CO.

SOULREAPER will release a limited edition (500 copies) 7" EP entitled "The Son Of The Dead", that will feature two songs from their forthcoming album, "Life Eraser". The EP is due out on November 18th and the "Life Eraser" album will be released through Hammerheart on March 3, 2003. The band will tour Europe in support of the release beginning in April.

DECEMBER‘s video for ‘Host’ is currently in rotation at MuchMusic USA.

ZYKLON have confirmed studio time for early 2003 with plans for a Summer release. Album details are still in the works.

MYRKSKOG plan to tour the US in 2003. They will tape an upcoming show in Poland for an upcoming DVD / VHS release.

Candlelight will release EMPEROR‘s "Scattered Ashes – A Decade Of Emperial Wrath" in March, 2003, a year after the band’s demise. The collection was put together with cooperation from guitarist Samoth.

USURPER are currently in Engine Music Studio in Chicago recording their new album, "Twilight Dominion", with producer Neil Kernon (CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE). An early 2003 release is expected through Earache.

Sweden’s LORD BELIAL have been signed to a deal by Regain Records. The band’s label debut will be released next year.

CADAVER INC. are currently readying their next album. Frontman Apollyon says: "The new record is going to be much worse than the first! We’re all into old-school AUTOPSY, CARCASS and INFERNO, and keeping it brutal and underground." The new album is slated for an early 2003 release through Earache.

DIABOLIC guitarist Jerry Mortellaro has left the band. He is replaced by Eric Hersemann (LORD BLASPHEMER).

AETERNUS are set to enter Grieghallen Studios in November with producer Pytten to begin recording their new CD, "A Darker Monument". Watch for an early 2003 release through Nocturnal Art Productions.

Roadrunner Japan will reissue digital remasters of the following albums on December 18th: MALEVOLENT CREATION’s "Retribution" & "Stillborn", CYNIC’s "Focus", DISINCARNATE’s "Dreams Of The Carrion Kind", DEICIDE’s, "Deicide" & "Legion" and OBITUARY’s "Slowly We Rot", "Cause Of Death", "The End Complete" and "World Demise". The OBITUARY re-issues will include bonus tracks.

Candlelight will reissue OPETH‘s first two albums on June 17th, 2003. The US releases will include the bonus material that was previously only available on the European releases.

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