February 13, 2003
NOCTE OBDUCTA will record their next release, the MCD "Stille (Das nagende Schweigen)", at Maranis Studios in March / April 2003. The tracklist will be: ‘Die Schwäne Im Moor’, ‘Töchter Des Mondes’, Der Regen’, ‘Tage, Die Welkten’ and ‘Vorbei’. The band is finally also willing to perform several live appearances including a tour. So please keep yourself informed by visiting their website frequently: www.nocte-obducta.de
NASUM have completed work on their forthcoming record "Helvete". It was recorded in Sweden’s Soundlab Studios, with production from the band’s own Mieszko Talarczyk. The final track listing is: ‘Violation’, ‘Scoop’, ‘Living Next Door To Malice’, ‘Stormshield’, ‘Time To Discharge’, ‘Bullshit’, ‘Relics’, ‘We Curse You All’, ‘Doombringer’, ‘Just Another Hog’, ‘Drop Dead’, ‘I Hate People’, ‘Go!’, ‘The Final Sleep’, Slaves To The Grind’, ‘Breach Of Integrity’, ‘The Everlasting Shame’, ‘Your Words Alone’, ‘Preview Of Hell’, ‘Illogic’, ‘Whip’ and ‘Worst Case Scenario’. "Helvete" which will feature guest appearances from Shane Embury (Napalm Death) and Jörgen Sandström (Entombed, ex-Grave), will see a late May release via Relapse. A detailed studio report (with photos) is available to be viewed via the band’s website: www.NASUM.com. A split EP with Napalm Death will furthermore be issued soon, with NASUM covering the Napalm classic ‘Unchallenged Hate’ and Napalm Death covering NASUM’s ‘The Masked Face’, from the band’s 1998 release "Inhale / Exhale".
WITHERING SURFACE have parted ways with drummer Nikolaj Borg. The split-up has taken place on a non-dramatic level and without any animosity whatsoever. The band would like to say thanks for the times, they’ve had the last four years and wishes the best of luck to Nikolaj in the future. Nikolaj and Withering Surface guitarist Jacob Krogholt will continue working together in their Punk’n’Blues-band, The Bondage Corp. Currently Withering Surface are rehearsing with a session drummer for the upcoming live dates. The band is furthermore speaking with Andy Sneap about mixing their next album, which is due to be recorded at the Berno Studio during summer 2003.