January 26, 2004

Having renegotiated their contract with Nuclear Blast, IN FLAMES will now release their new album, "Soundtrack To Your Escape", through the label on April 6th. The release will be out in Europe on March 29th.

According to CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s official website (www.cobhc.com), the band are one of the nominees for the biggest annual awards in the Finnish music business, Emma-gaala. The band’s album, "Hate Crew Deathroll", will compete in the category Best Hardrock / Metal Album Of The Year 2003. The awards will be handed out on February 21st.

BLOOD RED THRONE are working on their new album, entitled "Altered Genesis". The album’s cover art is ready and the band are in the final writing stages of the new material. In related news, Blood Red Throne are now confirmed to take part in the VADER / MALEVOLENT CREATION European tour, set for June. Dates will be announced soon.

BATHORY have revealed that the working title for their forthcoming new album is "Dra Ballen I Gruset Grabber". Apparently all of the artwork and layout for the album has been completed, with only the recording left to do. The band will enter the studio this spring.

According to NAGLFAR‘s official website ( come.to/naglfar), the band will be playing live at Musikhuset / Sliperiet in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden on Friday the 13th of February. Other acts on the bill include AEON and BLACK SHINING DEATH.

YYRKOON (www.yyrkoon.net) plan to release their new album, "Occult Medicine", in March. In the meantime you can check out a sample from the album here: www.jacobhansen.com

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