September 09, 2002

KREATOR will tour England and Ireland with support from DESTRUCTION from October 27th at the Woughton Centre in Milton Keynes, England to November 3rd at the Rosetta Bar in Belfast, North Ireland.

A Neil Kernon remixed version of MACABRE‘s "Grim Reality" album will be released next year via Decomposed Records. In tour news, Macabre will be on the road in North America with CANNIBAL CORPSE, HATE ETERNAL, CATTLE DECAPITATION and CEPHALIC CARNAGE in November and December, and will also hit Europe in December with SIX FEET UNDER, MARDUK, HATE ETERNAL, DYING FETUS, IMPALED NAZERENE and IMMOLATION.

CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEW-SCENTED, SEVERE TORTURE and VIU DRAKH hit the road in Europe from September 19th in Eindhoven, NL until October 19th in Rotterdam, NL.

PUNGENT STENCH‘s Holy Inquisition tour kicks off on September 8th at Przestrzen Graffenberga in Warsaw, POL. The dates conclude on November 16th at Oho in Oberwart, Austria.

LOWBROW, featuring former OBITUARY / SIX FEET UNDER guitarist Allen West, is doing a US tour which begins on September 13th in Tampa, FL at The Brass Mug and ends on September 26th in Orlando, FL. Check out the LOWBROW site for tour updates –

According to DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Silenoz, the band is "working hard on new songs all the time and the process is going very well! We’re extremely enthusiastic about the new material, which, so far, can be described as somewhat of a mix between Dimmu’s old school sounding classic tunes and new militant death marches!"

In a recent interview with Britain’s Live4Metal, DEICIDE drummer Steve Asheim revealed details about the band’s forthcoming album: "We’ve got three or four songs we’ve been working with. It sounds like DEICIDE. It’s all it’s cracked up to be DEICIDE-wise. It’ll be heavy with brutal vocals, Satanic, and slobbering."

LIMBONIC ART‘s "Ultimate Death Worship" album is being released in Europe on double-vinyl.

GORGOROTH have entered the studio in their hometown of Bergen, Norway. According to King Ov Hell, "Eight brutal, Satanic tracks have already been recorded." Infernus, King and Kvitrafn have finished their parts and are awaiting the release of Ghaal from prison, sometime in September. In other news, guitarist Tormentor has left the band. No official word on why he chose to depart, but Gorgoroth has decided to continue as a four-piece. They will use a session guitarist for live performances.

The Generation Armageddon Festival tour takes place in Europe through October and November. Acts on the bill include: IMPIOUS, BLOOD RED THRONE, SEPTIC FLESH, PRIMORDIAL, ANCIENT RITES and DISMEMBER. The dates kick off on October 28th at a yet-to-be-confirmed venue in the UK and wrap up on November 25th at a venue in Portugal.

SATYRICON will tour in October beginning on the 3rd at Stroket/Driv in Tromso, NOR and wrapping up on October 12th at Rockefeller in Oslo, NOR.

IMP Records in Germany have reissued RAZOR‘s classic "Evil Invaders" and "Malicious Intent" albums on CD.

AMON AMARTH finished the recordings for their fourth longplayer "Versus The World" in the Berno studios, Malmö, Sweden. Here’s the tracklist: ‘Death In Fire’, ‘For The Stabwounds In Our Backs’, ‘Where Silent Gods Stand Guard’, ‘Vs. The World’, ‘Across The Rainbow Bridge’, ‘Down The Slopes Of Death’, ‘Thousand Years Of Oppression’, ‘Bloodshed’ and ‘… And Soon The World Will Cease To Be’. The album will be released on the 4th of November, 2002. The limited first edition will be a double-CD with lots of bonus material. The content of the second CD is not confirmed yet, but will be announced soon.

A second edition (pink vinyl) of the DRILLER KILLER / VIU DRAKH Split EP is in the making…

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