January 11, 2004

Germany’s PARTY SAN FESTIVAL, which will take place August 12th-14th have now confirmed the following acts: DISMEMBER, CARPATHIAN FOREST, GOREROTTED, VOMITORY, ENSIFERUM, DISFEAR, ZYKLON, MISERY INDEX, HATESPHERE, PUNGENT STENCH, GRAVEWORM, PURGATORY, INCAPACITY. More acts will be announced soon.

The new Swedish Metal band DECEIVER, featuring members of MAZE OF TORMENT and SERPENT OBSCENE, will enter The Abyss studio with Tommy Tägtgren in May 2004 for the recording of their debut mini CD. It will be released through Singapore label Konqueror Records in August 2004. For more information please write to: deceiverwarrior@hotmail.com.

MISERY INDEX will be shooting a video for ‘The Great Depression’, the day and night of their January 31st show at the Ottobar in Baltimore, MD. Also on the bill are PIG DESTROYER, TRIAC, MEDIC and SHIT DOGS OF WAR.

DARK TRANQUILLITY (www.darktranquillity.com), IMPALED NAZARENE (www.impnaz.com), and DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED are the first acts confirmed to perform at the 2004 edition of Finland’s TUSKA FESTIVAL, to be held July 16th – 18th in Helsinki. More details on the festival will be announced soon.

ILLDISPOSED have revealed through their official website (www.illdisposed.dk) that they plan to enter the studio in February to begin recording their new album, due for release this summer. The band are also in negotiations for several festival appearances throughout the summer. They are already confirmed to perform at the Aarhus Fee Metal Festival, taking place in Aarhus, Denmark on April 30th.

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, TRAUMA CONCEPT, BURNT BY THE SUN, MALIGNANCY, SULACO. Expect more bands to be announced soon.

AKERCOCKE have had their second album "Choronzon" been voted at #9 in the end of year poll of Kerrang! magazine. The band are currently on an Irish tour after which they will film a debut video clip for ‘Leviathan’ from the album.

France’s SETH have inked a deal with Avantgarde Music. The band are now in Holland’s Studio Excess recording a new album.

THROES OF DAWN have finished mixing their comeback album for Avantgarde, entitled "Binding Of The Spirit".

ASTARTE are currently awaiting the album art for their forthcoming album, "Sirens", to arrive from Polish graphic wizard Graal. The album was mixed at Finland’s Tico-Tico studio and will be released soon through Avantgarde. Guests on the album include DIMMU BORGIR’s Shagrath and ROTTING CHRIST’s Sakis.

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