September 30, 2002

On November 3rd, Hellfest 2002 is taking place at The Rosetta Bar in Belfast, Ireland and will feature the following acts: KREATOR, DESTRUCTION and DERANGED among others.

NILE have been confirmed for Beast Feast 2002.

A tour featuring KREATOR, DESTRUCTION, DERANGED and RIFFMASTER GENERAL hits the UK on the following dates: October 27 – Woughton Centre, Milton Keynes, October 28 – Patti Pavillion, Swansea, October 29 – Camden Underworld, London, October 30 – JB’s, Dudley, October 31 – The Station, Bristol, November 1 – Rio’s, Bradford, November 2 – Eamon Dorans, Dublin and November 3 – Rosetta Bar, Belfast.

DYING FETUS are currently writing material for their forthcoming Relapse full-length to be titled "Stop At Nothing". The album will be out in January. Tracks on the release will include: ‘Schematics’, ‘One Shot, One Kill’, ‘Stop At Nothing’ and ‘Forced Elimination’.

EXHUMED are now writing for their new album, due out through Relapse in early 2003.

NASUM are writing for their upcoming full length for Relapse. The band will once again record in Soundlab Studios. Expect a spring, 2003 release date.

REGURGITATE‘s new EP, "Hate-Filled Vengeance", will be released in October. The release was recorded at Soundlab Studios and mastered by Scott Hull (PIG DESTROYER).

SKINLESS are currently writing for their upcoming album, tentatively titled "From Sacrifice To Survival". Look for it in early 2003. Tracks on the release will include: ‘Nexus In Hell’, ‘Miscreant’, ‘Deathwork’, ‘From Sacrifice To Survival’, ‘Contrition’ and ‘Ill Refute’.

A video for VOMITORY‘s ‘Nailed, Quartered, Consumed’ track is in the works by Lowlife Media. Footage for the clip is taken from the group’s recent show at Wacken Open Air. In tour news, Vomitory will invade Poland during the Thrash ’em All Festivals that run from October 1st through 10th. Other acts on the tour include MONSTROSITY, TRAUMA, SCEPTIC, LOST SOUL, DISSENTER and CONTEMPT.

DEICIDE‘s upcoming tour has lost three of its support acts, ANTAEUS, INCISION and CENTINEX. Promoters in Bradford, London, Trier, Vosselaar, Paris, Ludwigsburg and Warszawa are against having more than three bands on the bill, which led to the cancellations. The tour organizer apologizes for this situation.

MYSTIC CIRCLE‘s "Damien" album is out through Massacre in a limited edition digipak with the bonus track ‘Cry Little Sister’.

Century Media Records have issued the following statement regarding the planned tour featuring BORKNAGAR, FINNTROLL, SUIDAKRA, SUSPERIA and WINDIR: "Cheers Maniacs! Unfortunately we have to confirm the rumours. Due to organizational problems the tour is canceled. The Norwegian dates will take place as scheduled. They kick off on October 3rd at Zeche Carl in Essen and wrap up on October 25th at Stundentsamfunnet in Aas."

According to their website, IMPALED NAZARENE will start the recordings of their 8th studio album in March 2003 at Astia Studio’s with Anssi Kippo in charge again.

DARKNESS ETERNAL‘s website (www.deternal.darkgod.net) has been updated with all the latest happenings of the band. New reviews and links have been added as well.

IN AETERNUM have parted ways with Necropolis Records. The band is currently finishing their new album, which will be released by a new label, to be announced soon. http://inaeternum.cjb.net

Finnish melodic Death Metal act FARMAKON was signed by Elitist Records The band will start recording their as-yet untitled debut album in the new year.

Russian blackened, symphonic Doom act FOREST STREAM will release their album "Tears Of Mortal Solitude" in early 2002.

Russian avant-garde experimentalists RAKOTH are presently in the studio putting the finishing touches to their new album "Tiny Deaths".

EPHEL DUATH are currently recording their new album "The Painter’s Palette". The bass and the drums have already been recorded, and the rest is being done during November.

During a gig with PUNGENT STENCH, DISASTROUS MURMUR und DEATH REALITY in Zwickau’s "Alarm Club" on September 27, someone stole a guitar effect tool (Digitech DNX-1, 40 x 20cm in size, metallic grey, with 4 pedals, a big volume-pedal and a green / red display – value approx. 500,-Euro) as well as some guitar accessoires (tools, belt) from the band THORNESBREED. The band is willing to pay a reward of 25,- Euro for useful indications in getting their stuff back. Contact: andre@thornesbreed.de

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