January 05, 2004

CEPHALIC CARNAGE will be filming for their upcoming DVD, Live At Your Mom’s House, on Friday, January 23rd, 2004 at the Ogden Theater in Denver, CO. Support will come from NOISEAR and CONTROL ELEMENT.

According to their website, SKINLESS have completed work on their forthcoming DVD called "Skinflick". The band says that they’ll have "Many more details on this soon but we’re really excited. It has tons and tons of footage and more behind the scenes madness than you can possible imagine".

According to the website for the 2004 WALDROCK FESTIVAL (www.waldrock.nl), TESTAMENT, CRADLE OF FILTH and CANNIBAL CORPSE are the first acts to be confirmed to perform. The festival is scheduled to take place in Bergum, Holland on June 19th, 2004. More acts will be announced soon.

Norwegian apocalyptic Black Metal outfit V:28 has issued their debut, "NonAnthropogenic" through Vendlus / The End Records. The album is produced by Red Harvest sample / programming guru LRZ and features Enslaved bassist / vocalist Grutle Kjellson on two tracks (‘Dead Shining Star’ and ‘Purity’). V:28 have performed with Enslaved, Red Harvest and Cadaver Inc. and played at this year’s edition of the Hole In The Sky fest in Bergen, Norway.

GORGOROTH have confirmed two new shows in the upcoming months in Europe. Dates are: January 10th in Athens, Greece and February 1st in Krakow, Poland. As previously reported, the show in Krakow will filmed for a planned live DVD, which will hopefully include interviews and other bonus material. The DVD is planned to be released in 2005.

According to the official ABIGOR website (www.infernalhorde.com), the band’s former vocalist Silenius (Summoning) has joined ST. LUCIFER as the group’s new singer. The posting also reveals that the band may record some "first demo / promo-songs" during the winter months for an upcoming release this year. The band will also launch a new website sometime in the very near future.

The MARYLAND DEATH FEST, which takes place at the Thunderdome in Baltimore, MD on May 28th and 29th has announced the following bands: MACABRE, CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN, MORTAL DECAY, SQUASH BOWELS, DEAD INFECTION, ROTTEN SOUND, LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY, PIG DESTROYER, THE RED CHORD, VOMIT REMNANTS, INTERNAL SUFFERING, PROFANITY, MALIGNANCY, ION DISSONANCE, NEURAXIS, BRODEQUIN, MORTAL DECAY, MAN MUST DIE, FLESHTIZED, SWARM OF THE LOTUS and BIOLICH. For more information check out: www.marylanddeathfest.com.

VOMITORY drummer Tobias Gustafsson has posted a studio update on the band’s forthcoming new album, "Primal Massacre" (due out on April 19th) at the group’s official website: "The last week of recording went really smooth. We’re not really used to take things so easy during a recording session, so this was definitely a new experience to us – and a nice one indeed! All guitars, bass and vocals are now done and so far we, including Henrik (Larsson) the producer, are all very content with the result. The first thing that strikes me when I listen to the recording is that Erik’s (Rundqvist) voice has become even stronger and more brutal than on our previous albums! Fuck yeah! This is without any doubt his best vocal work to date and he could never have ended his vocal duties in Vomitory in a better way! "Primal Massacre" will contain ten songs and as usual, there are some songs that still are untitled, but here are some of the definite titles: ‘Autopsy Extravaganza’, ‘Stray Bullet Kill’, ‘Demons Divine’ and the title track. We’ll begin mixing the album at Berno Studio, in Malmö, Sweden, on January 5th with Henrik Larsson. More news when we’re done with the mixing!"

In March, Crook’d Records will release "Psycho Psycho", the return album by Florida metallers, NASTY SAVAGE. It marks the first time in 14 years that this line-up (also responsible for 1989’s "Penetration Point") has worked together. The dozen tracks will include a remake of the classic demo track, ‘Savage Desire’. Frontman, Nasty Ronnie has always been as a professional wrestler and on the new disc, WWE superstar Chris Jericho (frontman for FOZZY, see the connection?) guests on a trio of songs, including ‘Anguish’ and the re-recorded ‘Savage Desire’. The tracklisting for "Psycho Psycho" is as follows: ‘Psycho Psycho’, ‘Hell Unleashed’, ‘Anguish’, ‘Human Factor’, ‘Terminus Maximus’, ‘Dementia 13’, ‘Step Up To The Plate’, ‘Return Of The Savage’, ‘Triumphal Entry’, ‘Betrayal System’, ‘Savage Desire’ and ‘Merciless Truths’.

INCANTATION have announced details of the Extreme Metal Festival 3 in Milan, Italy that they are headlining. Slated for Sunday, January 4, 2004, the festival will also feature: ZYKLON, SETH, FUNERUS, ENTHRONED, NORTHERN TOD, THE TOMBERS, plus guests. Incantation are in the process of working on their first DVD for Mutilation Records out of Brazil. The DVD will include a live performance from their November 22nd, 2003 show in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It will also include vintage video footage that spans the band’s 13 years of existence along with other rare footage. There is no release date set for this DVD yet, but it expect it in mid-2004.

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