July 13, 2003

GOD DETHRONED have lined up the following summer dates: August 8 – Party-San Open Air Festival – Bad Berka, Germany, 23 – Summer Breeze Open Air – Abtsgmünd, Germany, 24 – Vienna Metal Fest – Vienna, Austria, 25 – E-Klub – Budapest, Hungary (with FINNTROLL) and September 9 – The Temple – Dublin, Ireland.

DARKANE have confirmed that they will perform in Tel-Aviv, Israel on September 25th. The show is in celebration of the 5th Anniversary of the Israeli label-distribution-booking agency Raven Music. In other Darkane news, drummer Peter Wildoer and guitarist Christofer Malmström have been busy writing new material for the band’s next album. Nearly half of the new disc has been written.

MÖRK GRYNING‘s new album, "Pieces Of Primal Expressionism", has reached #19 on Sweden’s charts. The album is out in the US on July 14th via The End.

DIABOLIC have reported on their website that they have finished tracking and are in the midst of mixing their forthcoming album, "Infinity Through Purification", due out through Olympic / Century Media this fall. The band have been working with Neil Kernon at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, TX. The band will head to Tampa, FL this week to master the album at Morrisound Studios. The band say that "There are already great things in the works as far as supporting the new album, so check back soon and often for updates on tours, shows and appearances. Prepare to be devastated by blasting satanic majesty!" It was reported earlier that Diabolic are describing "Infinity Through Purification" as "The most evolved and interesting record yet, with incredible dynamics, complex song structures, and tempos among the most brutal in the world."

MORBID ANGEL have revealed the title of their forthcoming record – their eighth album will be titled "Heretic" and will be released on September 23rd (September 22 in Europe). Dubbed with the working title of H2K3 from the start of the recording process, the album’s true title has remained shrouded in mystery but has been rumored to begin with the letter H, in keeping with the band’s tradition of titling their albums in alphabetical order beginning with 1989’s "Altars Of Madness", and continuing through 2000’s "Gateways To Annihilation".

Bay Area Thrashers VIO-LENCE‘s "Oppressing The Masses" album and "Torture Tactics" EP will be reissued together on October 7th through Megaforce Records. "Oppressing The Masses" was the band’s follow-up to the legendary 1988 debut "Eternal Nightmare". It was originally released in 1990. "Torture Tactics" followed a year later.

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