January 20, 2004
Bay Area Thrash Metal veterans TESTAMENT have been confirmed to play this year’s Bang Your Head festival at the Messegelände of Balingen, Germany, on the 25th and 26th of June. This addition gets the festival’s band line-up close to completion: 21 of the 22 bands scheduled to perform are officially by now, the last and second headlining act to follow soon. www.bang-your-head.de
In the beginning of 2004 Mlody, IMMEMORIAL‘s guitar player had to leave the band due to problems in his private life. His place was taken by Frost, the present bass player of IMMEMORIAL. The bass guitar duties during the second part of the "Final Resistance" Tour ’04 will be handled by a session musician. This tour through Europe has been finally confirmed for Febuary 2004. IMMEMORIAL will hit the road as guests of DIMENSION ZERO, the band of Jesper Strömblad, guitarist and main songwriter of IN FLAMES and Jocke Göthburg, ex-MARDUK vocalist. The other band on the tour is DETONATION (Osmose Prod.). The tour will begin in mid Febuary.
Due to the great response on "Impact" Nuclear Blast Records plans to give the latest DEW-SCENTED album an official, domestic release in South America via their office in Brazil by late January as well. Armageddon Products is releasing a double digipak CD on January 26th, entitled "Armageddon Over Wacken", which includes live songs from last year’s Wacken Open Air festival. Dew-Scented are featured next to acts like In Flames, Sentenced, Subway To Sally, Soilwork, Lordi, Sonata Arctica, Malevolent Creation, Rotting Christ, Holy Moses and many more. A live DVD release of the same event is scheduled for Summer 2004. More details on the releases at www.armageddon-over-wacken.com. And last but not least, Alexander Pahl from Germany’s Obscenity is now a fulltime DEW-SCENTED member. He already appeared on the band’s 2002 tour with Cannibal Corpse and has performed most of the 2003 shows (including the X-Mass festivals in December) as well. Right now, DEW-SCENTED are writing new songs for their next record which they plan to record by the end of 2004. www.dew-scented.de