September 21, 2003

From now on you can already order tickets for the KEEP IT TRUE 2004 FESTIVAL. Tickets are 13,- Euro plus 1,- Euro for shipping. Just send an email to bestellung@keep-it-true.de or have a look at the festival’s website: www.keep-it-true.de. The second edition of this event will take place on April 10, 2004 in Lauda-Königshofen (GER), at the Tauberfrankenhalle. Confirmed acts so far: MANILLA ROAD, ELIXIR, PARADOX and MAJESTY.

BLOOD RED THRONE‘s scheduled Italian mini-tour with GORGOROTH has been canceled at the last minute. The reason is due to problems with the venues and promoters. The tour will be rescheduled for early 2004. Blood Red Throne are also planning a Scandinavian tour for early next year. In related news, the band have begun working on their next album, working title "Altered Genesis". There is a possibility that Nergal (BEHEMOTH) will engineer / co-produce the album.

The GATES OF HELL 2003 FESTIVAL takes place on September 28th at The Reverb in Toronto. Tickets, $15.00 advance, $20 at the door, can also be ordered online The Catacombs at www.catacombscds.com. Scheduled to perform at the festival are: RAZOR, NITEMARE, PIT BULL GRIN, ROTTING, FERAL HORDE, ECLIPSE ETERNAL, CORPORATE RIOT and GOAT HORN. The Catacombs will have a vendors booth selling metal t-shirts, CDs, vinyl, etc.

IMPIOUS are busy writing new material for their upcoming fourth album. About seven songs are written so far and in October the preproduction will kick off in Digizone Studio, owned by guitarist Valle Adzic. As for recording the real album Studio Mega is booked for February / March 2004. Some titles on the new album are ‘Suicide Park’, ‘Beneath The Underworld’, ‘Death_Wish_Scar’ and ‘Bloodspill Revelation’.

REPULSION have announced through their website (www.repulsion.net) that they have confirmed a live appearance at the Machine Shop nightclub in Flint, Michigan on December 20th. Support acts for the gig will be announced soon. The band also posted the following message regarding an upcoming DVD release: "We are compiling video footage and pictures of the band from the the early days up to the Milwaukee Metalfest for a DVD release. We ask anyone who has video or pictures and would like to contribute, please contact Aaron (aaron@repulsion.net) or Matt (matt@repulsion.net)".

CORPORATION 187 are hard at work on material for their third album, with the early writing going well according to vocalist Filip Carlsson. One new song is tentatively titled ‘I Liked You Better Without Teeth’, about a guy who subjects his girlfriend to some bizarre dentistry in order to fulfill his perverse sexual desires. The band have also lined up the following show: September 27 – Uppsala, Sweden at Fellini.

Although the band played their last show this summer, LIVING SACRIFICE‘s (www.livingsacrifice.com) legacy will live on in a forthcoming DVD. The disc will feature footage from the studio during the recording of the group’s album "The Hammering Process", tour footage of life on the road, live interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, plus video clips of the following songs: ‘Bloodwork’, ‘Conditional’, ‘Burn The End’, ‘Local Vengeance Killing’, ‘Reject’, ‘Reborn’, ‘Flatline’, ‘Hand Of The Dead’ and ‘Not My Own’.

SOILENT GREEN have added two new members to the band. They are guitarist Tony White and bassist Scott Crochet.

Earache has set a release date of January 19th for DEATHWITCH‘s forthcoming album, "Violence Blasphemy Sodomy". The full tracklisting for the album is: ‘Introt’, ‘Flamethrower Carnival’, ‘Total Morbid’, ‘Blood Sucking Fuck’, ‘Abhorrent Sadistic Tormentor’, ‘Lord Of Ymodos’, ‘Witch Of Death’, ‘Necrosodomizer’, ‘Bitch Finder’, ‘Violence Blasphemy’, ‘Coffin Fornicator’, ‘Worthless Scum’, ‘Fuck Off And Die’ and ‘Death Maniac’.

KHOLD, currently in the studio to record the follow-up to "Phantom", will be replacing DHG (DØDHEIMSGARD) at the Moonfog Jubileum party. Khold will showcase three songs from their forthcoming album, "Mørke Gravers Kammer (The Gravedigger’s Dark Chamber)". To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Moonfog – Satyricon will headline the party at Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway on October 2nd. New signing, DISIPLIN, will open the celebrations. DARKTHRONE’s Nocturno Culto will join the headliners and perform a couple of DARKTHRONE classics last heard on a live stage in 1996 and Fenriz will be DJing.

Earache Records (www.earache.com) have posted an advance track for download from AKERCOCKE‘s forthcoming album, "Choronzon", due out through the label on October 24th. The track, ‘Leviathan’, is available as an mp3 download at the following link: www.earacherecords.org/bands/akercocke/mp3/Leviathan.mp3

Full Moon Productions have received the masters for FLUISTERWOUD‘s debut CD, "Langs Galg En Rad", due out through the label in September. Fluisterwoud’s music has been described as disharmonic necro Black Metal in the vein of MAYHEM, LUGUBRUM, ARCKANUM and DARKTHRONE.

On September 24th Earmark Records will reissue the following classic Metal tiles on picture disc vinyl, limited to 750 copies each and presented in PVC dust sleeves. The titles available are: VENOM‘s "Black Metal" and "Welcome To Hell", MOTÖRHEAD‘s "Ace Of Spades" and "No Sleep Til Hammersmith" and BLACK SABBATH‘s "Black Sabbath".

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