February 03, 2003

OPETH have confirmed a string of Australian dates in April: 10 – The Arena – Brisbane, 11 – Corner Hotel – Melbourne, 12 – Uni Bar – Adelaide and 13 – Metro – Sydney

KREATOR and DESTRUCTION will both perform for the first time in Russia at a co-headlining gig on March 29th at Moscow’s Dynamo Sport Hall.

DEEDS OF FLESH‘s new album will be called "Reduced To Ashes" and will feature eight new tracks clocking in at over 40 minutes. Recording begins at the end of February. The band have confirmed they’ll take part in a European tour with DYING FETUS and HATE ETERNAL, scheduled for late Summer.

THE HAUNTED have confirmed gigs on April 2nd (The Boroeg – Rotterdam, NETH) and May 3rd (Southern Discomfort Festival – Kristiansand, NOR).

SINISTER are currently recording their new album, "Savage Or Grace?", in Excess Studios in Rotterdam, Holland. The album is out through Nuclear Blast on May 12th. Tracks on the release will include: ‘Dominion’, ‘Collapse Rewind’, ‘Righteous Indignations’ and ‘The Age Of Murder’. In other news, the band will play Mexico City’s Circo Volador on March 22nd.

DARKANE have been added to the list of performers appearing at the Sweden Rock Festival in Solvesborg, Sweden. The festival takes place June 6 – 8, with Darkane set to perform on June 7th.

VOMITORY will play at the Motala Metal Festival in Motala / Sweden on April 19th. Other acts performing include VADER, TANKARD, STORMWARRIOR, FINNTROLL, EVERYGREY, PARAGON and AUTOPSY TORMENT. Check out the festival’s website at: www.tpl.se/misc/metalfest.htm

To hold fans over until the next new KRISIUN album, the band’s live DVD, "Live Armageddon", will be released later this year.

SATYRICON‘s upcoming European tour will now include a stop in Russia on March 29th at DKG in Moscow.

DEICIDE, AMON AMARTH and BEHEMOTH are said to be hooking up for a North American tour that will be begin in early March.

SAMAEL guitarist / vocalist Vorph had to be operated on recently for a broken fibula. Although eleven screws are keeping it together, the accident never affected his participation in the already running tour with CATHEDRAL and WITHOUT FACE.

OLD MAN’S CHILD‘s "In Defiance Of Existence" has entered Norway’s National Chart at #34.

Swedish Death / Black Metallers STORMRIDER are recording their first album at Abyss Studios. A May release through Destructive Records is expected.

AMON AMARTH will kick off their US tour on March 7th at the New Jersey Metalfest. Other acts on the tour include DEICIDE, BEHEMOTH and a support act. A full list of tour dates will be announced shortly at amonamarth.com/.

LEUKORRHEA are currently writing material for their new album, "Breeding Salvation", due out in June. The band have written 14 songs for the disc, which will clock in at about 45 minutes. It will likely feature a re-recorded track from their "Hatefucked And Tortured" release (which will be reissued in early March) and possibly some video footage and CDROM material.

Avantgarde Music have reissued a remastered version of ULVER‘s "Nattens Madrigal" album.

ANCIENT has started working on their fifth album for Metal Blade. It will be recorded in the studio of producer Jacob Hansen (who also did "Proxima Centauri") in the very south of Denmark this summer. The line-up is the same as on the last album, though Deadly Kristin is moving to the USA this spring. An album-title hasn’t been set yet. The band will be taking some small breaks in the writing process and do some concerts around Europe in March and April, as well as a trip to South America where possibly some live-recordings will take place. For further info check the bands official website: www.ancientband.com

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