February 02, 2004

WINDS have completed work on their forthcoming new album, "The Imaginary Direction Of Time", due out through The End Records in April. "The Imaginary Direction Of Time" features the following tracklisting: ‘What Is Beauty’, ‘Sounds Like Desolation’, ‘Theory Of Relativity’, ‘Visions Of Perfection’, ‘The Fireworks Of Genesis’, ‘Under The Stars’, ‘A Moment For Reflection’, ‘Time Without End’, ‘The Final End’, ‘Beyond Fate’, ‘Silence In Despair’ and ‘Infinity’.

GREEN CARNATION have decided to release a full-length album, as opposed to their original plan to release a MCD. The band have already begun work on pre-production demos of new songs for the album, which will be recorded from late August. A pre-production sample of one new song will be featured on the upcoming DVD which will be recorded in Poland at the end of January.

Mexico’s HACAVITZ have signed a two album deal with Osmose Productions. The band will enter the studio in February or March to record their self titled debut 7" single.

Spain’s AVULSED has inked a deal with Metal Age Production for their next full-length. The band are currently working on 11 new songs for the follow-up to "Yearning For The Grotesque" which will be recorded in July. Watch for a September release.

The SICK AS SIN METALFEST is set to debut on Sunday March 21st at Club Fuel in Lowell, MA. The following bands are confirmed for the event: DYING FETUS, ALL THAT REMAINS, CANNAE, BEYOND THE EMBRACE, SCAR CULTURE, TRAUMA CONCEPT, BURNT BY THE SUN,MALIGNANCY, SULACO, FREYA, FROM A SECOND STORY WINDOW, ON BROKEN WINGS, SHATTERED REALM, REMEMBERING NEVER. Expect more bands to be announced soon.

MINNESOTA METALFEST have announced that the following bands have been added to their line-up: TESTAMENT, VITAL REMAINS, BODY COUNT, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, FOREST OF IMPALED, JUNGLE ROT. The fest will be held on March 19th and 20th at the Aldrich Arena in Maplewood, MN. More acts will be announced soon.

NECRONOMICON‘s Rob "The Witch" has revealed that the band’s 1991 demo, "Morbid Ritual", will be reissued. "There’s been a lot of demand for it, so we’re working on a reissue", he confirmed. A label has yet to be announced for the project. Rob also relayed that the band is in writing mode and several fresh tunes are done, despite the fact that a new album, "The Sacred Medicines", was released in late 2003.

VOID OF SILENCE (www.voidofsilence.com) have finished writing their forthcoming new album, "Human Antithesis", due out later this year through Code666. The band has now begun the recording sessions at Sick Lab Studios in Rome, Italy. The group’s new vocalist, Alan Nemtheanga (PRIMORDIAL) will be in Italy in February to record the vocals for the album. The tracklisting and cover art will be revealed soon.

CANNIBAL CORPSE have announced that they will play a string of dates in Mexico on May 28th, 29th and 30th. The band will furthermore be signing autographs at the Relapse Retail Store in Philadelphia, PA (608 South 4th) on Sunday, March 7th at 4pm EST.

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