February 23, 2004
Nuclear Blast have confirmed that DEATH ANGEL‘s forthcoming album, "The Art Of Dying", will be released in the US on May 4th. As previously reported, "The Art Of Dying" will hit the stores in Europeon April 27th. The album features the following tracklisting: ‘Thrown To The Wolves’, ‘5 Steps Of Freedom’, ‘Thicker Than Blood’, ‘The Devil Incarnate’, ‘Famine’, ‘Prophecy’, ‘No’, ‘Spirit’, ‘IV’, ‘Land OfBlood’, ‘Never Me’ and ‘Word To The Wise’.
CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s March 6th show with HYPOCRISY, EXHUMED and VILE that was recently canceled due to the sudden closing of L’Amours night club will now take place at the Cricket Club in Irvington, New Jersey.
SATYRICON featuring a special and exclusive set with Nocturno Culto of DARKTHRONE have been booked to headline the Blackstage at this year’s Wacken Open Air on Saturday, August 7th. The 15th anniversary of W:O:A will take place August 5-8, 2004 in Wacken, Germany.
IMPIETY recently signed a two album deal with Agonia Records. The band had left Osmose Productions in Oct 2003. Impiety is set to record their fourth full length album this July at Ambox Studios in Mexico. No title has been announced yet. Impiety is currently recording three songs atthe same studio for a split 7" EP with SURRENDER OF DIVINITY, soon to be released by Unholy Horde Records.
SOUL OF DARKNESS is nearing completion of their debut album, "Torment In Withering Existence", due out this spring through Skyscraper. The album features Dominik (NECRONOMICON) who executed all bass tracksin the studio.
Black Lotus Records artists THRAWN are currently in Black Lounge Studios recording their debut album, "Dispiritism". Black Lotus will release the album later this year. Tracks to appear on the release include: ‘Dispirited Chambers’, ‘Patriots Of Sin (Aeturnum Essentia)’, ‘Dreamscape Domain’,’Transcendence Duology’, ‘Light Creates Shadows’, ‘Carpe Noctem’, ‘Behind The Lodge Door’, ‘Oath To Endure’, ‘Desensitizer’, ‘Form InTransition’ and ‘Welcome Home’.
DEATHWITCH have posted the following message at their official website: "Deathwitch are working on new material for recording sessions to be made later this year. There have also been some changes in the line-up, no comments or information on the changes at the moment." Deathwitch’s latest release, "Violence Blasphemy Sodomy", is out nowthrough Earache / Wicked World.
According to ZYKLON‘s official website (www.zyklontribe.com) the band are confirmed for a London headline show on March 6th at The Underworld. Zyklon recently started their European tour with ARCH ENEMY and STAMPIN’ GROUND.