November 27, 2002

The new EPHEL DUATH album "The Painter’s Palette" is being mixed right now and will be ready for production at the end of December. Peppe from Temn0.un.Art is putting together the album sleeve. The CD itself will be very special for computer owners, with an MPEG video of the track ‘The Embossed’ (taken from the "Rephormula" album), as well as a video report of the making of "The Painters Palette". Twan Sibon, known for his previous work with In Extremo and Cannibal Corpse, will put this together along with various photos, art, etc. The band have also been busy rehearsing with their whole new line-up and will be looking to play some shows around March / April in time for the release. www.ephelduath.net

Russian avant-garde experimentalists RAKOTH will be unleashing their new album "Tiny Deaths" in April 2003. The band has taken a bold new direction with this release, taking an almost cinematic approach to their song writing. The result is something more ambient and claustrophobic than their previous work, yet the Rakoth stamp runs through it all. The title track ‘Tiny Deaths’ is available for download from here: www.elitistrecords.co.uk/tinydeaths.mp3

Norway’s progressive Black / Death Metallers LUNARIS are presently writing new material for a new album that is tentatively scheduled for a late spring recording. Producers and studios are being considered for this as yet untitled opus. The band promise to make it heavier, faster and more technical than ever. Just altogether more aggressive through and through. The band also plans to tour extensively in support of this second album.

New Elitist signings FARMAKON are rehearsing like crazy as they’ll be recording their yet untitled debut album in February in their native Finland. You can check out a demo track here: www.elitistrecords.co.uk/farmakon.mp3

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