May 20, 2003
In 2003 UNIQUE LEADER will be adding a number of re-releases to their catalogue. All re-releases concern long time out of print collectors items. Confirmed re-releases so far are: Deeds Of Flesh – "Gradually Melted" (first MCD, available now), Disgorge – "Cranial Impalement" (first MCD, available now), Gorgasm – "Bleeding Profusely" (first full length, available summer / fall 2003), Mortal Decay – "Sickening Erotic Fanaticism" (first full length, available summer / fall 2003).
MORTAL DECAY have been confirmed for this year’s Milwaukee Metalfest and will play on Friday night July 25th. They are also setting up a small tour on the east coast before the fest.
DISGORGE is booked to play the Central Illinois Deathfest in August. Check the tours section on www.uniqueleader-europe.com for more information. In the meantime the band is writing new material for the follow up of the "Consume The Forsaken" album.
Unique Leader have signed PSYCROPTIC from Australia. An mp3 is up now to check out from their upcoming release "The Scepter Of The Ancients". Psycroptic will be touring with Incantation in Australia June. Tour dates are up now on www.uniqueleader-europe.com
GORGASM have signed with Unique Leader. Their next full length album "Masticate To Dominate" will be recorded from May 2nd-13th for a late summer / fall 2003 release. The band has added Paul Garcia on bass duties and is confirmed to play on the Bloodletting North America #4 tour later this year.
DECREPIT BIRTH have finished the recording for "… And Time Begins". An Advanced mp3 is up at www.uniqueleader-europe.com now. Dan Seagrave who is known for his work with Morbid Angel, Suffocation a.o. has done the cover art. Watch out for a summer release in Europe.
BRUTUS have finished the recordings of their debut album "Slachtbeest" some time ago. Watch out for a summer release and possible live appearances all over Europe. An advance mp3 is now up on www.uniqueleader-europe.com
DEEDS OF FLESH 6th album "Reduced To Ashes" is set to be released worldwide on June 24th 2003. After the release of the album the band will hit the road for 6 weeks straight in Europe along with the likes of Hate Eternal, Dying Fetus and Severe Torture.
Guitarist James Murphy is working on a DEATH tribute album to assist with his medical expenses. Chuck Schuldiner’s family has given their blessing for the project.
QUO VADIS have announced that their new full time vocalist is Stephane Pare. The band have a date booked at Ottawa, ON’s Bumpers Roadhouse on June 7.
Limited colored vinyl versions of DARKTHRONE‘s "Ravishing Grimness" (in blue) and "Plaguewielder" (in red) are available. Only 500 copies each are available.