May 10, 2004

RAZOR has confirmed that they will be performing a show in Toronto with ANVIL and EXCITER on July 24th at the FunHause in Toronto. A possible SACRIFICE reunion may also occur. Date and venue information will be revealed soon.

According to SMN, German Death Metallers NECROPHAGIST has officially signed a wordwide deal with Relapse Records. The band’s new album, "Epitaph", will hit stores August 3rd in North America, and everywhere else early September. The band is currently working on a re-mix of their record "Onset Of Putrefaction" which will be reissued through Willowtip Records this August.

A representative of Century Media Records has confirmed that the label has indeed signed NAPALM DEATH. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The band have yet to announce this, but it is expected that the first release under the new deal will be an all-covers album, "Leaders Not Followers Volume 2". A street date remains to be scheduled.

ARCH ENEMY have officially apologized for dropping off the Weapons Of Mass Destruction tour that features MACHINE HEAD and GOD FORBID. Here’s the posting at the band’s website: "As previously reported Arch Enemy have dropped off the current Machine Head US tour. To the fans that were expecting to see Arch Enemy perform at these shows, the band offers their deepest apologies. To all the people involved in putting the tour together, the band regrets that they couldn’t make it work out. To Machine Head and the other performing bands, Arch Enemy would like to apologise and wish them a successful tour"

The following IMMOLATION update has been issued via the group’s official website (www.everlastingfire.com): "N.Y. masters of hateful Death are not getting let down by the delay of the release for their upcoming DVD and are currently writing a collection of the band’s most intense songs ever for their upcoming album to be issued in October 2004. Immolation will record in July with producer Paul Oforino in New York. A brand new official website will be launched within the next months".

Former IMMOLATION / GOREAPHOBIA drummer Craig Smilowski was rehearsing with John Litchko ("Shaitan") of PERVERSERAPH this past weekend. As of yet it is still uncertain what this new band will be called.

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