October 07, 2003

After a highly successful "Blasphemy in Brazil" tour in 2001, INCANTATION is now returning, this time hitting more South American countries making it their most complete South American tour to date. The band looks forward to this tour and would like to thank all the deathbangers from South America for all their long time support, along with Tumba Records and Moria Records for making this tour possible. Incantation is also hard at work writing new compositions for their 6th full length album, yet to be titled. The band promises it to be heavy and aggressive with still keeping the signature Incantation sound. New photos from the massively successful Australian tour have been posted to the Incantation photo gallery. Once again Incantation would like to thank everyone that made the Blasphemy Down Under tour such an amazing experience. www.incantation.com

Italian Epic Metal Heroes HOLY MARTYR will be the opener for the KEEP IT TRUE 2004 festival. www.keep-it-true.de

J.D. Kimball, the former lead singer of OMEN, passed away on October, 3 after a three-year battle with cancer. OMEN guitarist Kenny Powell had these words to say about his former bandmate: "I am extremely proud of the work that J.D. and I did together, he was one of the true innovators of the early power metal style. His contributions on the early Omen records left a lasting impression on the metal music world and still influence fans and musicians alike 20 years later. It is with deep regret that I learned of his passing, he will be missed. Sincerely, Kenny Powell." For those of you that would like to send condolences to his family you can do so at this address: jd_condolences@lycos.com

Due to serious disagreements between VIU DRAKH / MANOS and the tour agency Dead Shot Promotion, the announced VIU DRAKH / MANOS tour in October this year had to be cancelled. Both bands feel very sorry about this and hope to do a tour on their own in early 2004 instead.

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