May 31, 2004

ARES KINGDOM, the current home of former ORDER FROM CHAOS / VULPECULA guitarist Chuck Keller, will be entering the studio in June to begin recording their album. The last VULPECULA release "In Dusk Apparition" is supposed to be released on Invictus Productions by the end of the year. Keller has furthermore finished recording and mixing vocals and leads for the next BARBATOS album "Fury and Fear, Flesh and Bone." No label has been announced for the release of it yet.

CONQUER SUMMER FESTIVAL 2004 will take place on Sunday July 4th in Gdynia, Poland at Club "Ucho" (capacity of 700 people). This year’s line-up is as follows: ACHERON, DEVILYN, HELL-BORN, SUHRIM, SUPREME LORD, ABGOTT, INFERNAL LEGION, TEHACE and other supporting acts being sought.

VADER‘s official website (www.vader.pl) has been updated with the following festival information: The band will play the Kaltenbach Open Air Festival (www.kaltenbach-openair.at) in Spital am Semmering, Austria on July 16th. Other acts on the bill include IMPALED NAZARENE, TANKARD, NAGLFAR, BEHEMOTH, PUNGENT STENCH, GOREROTTED, FLESHCRAWL and many others. Also, Vader will headline the Barther Metal Open Air Festival (www.barther-metal-openair.de) in Freilichtbühne / Bart, Germany on August 21st. Others on the bill include AGATHODAIMON, SUIDAKRA, DARK SUNS, NOCTE OBDUCTA, MINAS MORGUL and more.

Relapse Records recording artists NILE will see their new video for the song ‘Execration Text’, premier on this weekend’s edition of Headbangers Ball. Headbangers Ball airs Saturdays from 10-12 PM EST on MTV2. Taken from NILE’s "In Their Darkened Shrines" album, the ‘Execration Text’ video was directed and filmed by acclaimed director Darren Doane (DEFTONES, AFI, POISON THE WELL, KYUSS) and shot at Center Staging in Burbank, CA.

DEVILYN have inked a deal with Conquer Records. The band will release their fourth album through the label in late September. The new album will be recorded at Poland’s Hertz Studio in August. In live news, DEVILYN will be featured at the upcoming Conquer Summer Festival at Club Ucho in Gdynia, Poland. The band will then tour Europe with SUPREME LORD in September / October. More details as they become available.

MORBID ANGEL‘s Trey Azagthoth and Steve Tucker are confirmed to be guest hosts on MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball, airing Saturday, June 12. With regular Headbanger’s host Jamey Jasta on tour for the month, Azagthoth and Tucker will be taking over the greater part of the show – introducing videos including some of their own favorite picks and discussing MORBID ANGEL, and generally "bringing light to the closed minds of the masses".

According to a posting at their website, Norwegian black metallers TIDFALL "are now starting the process of writing new songs. No plans are made for the coming summer, just having a relaxing time and put all our efforts in making one hell of a sequel to Nucleus (2003). The last gig in Tromsø went fucking great, people from the northernmost part of Norway really know how to metalparty! Thanx for the support! Things might be a little slow on the site for some time. We’re all starting holidays soon, but we’ll try to get some new pics and some words out in between. So long and have one hell of a summer! Cheerz!"

According to a posting at ANAAL NATHRAKH‘s official website (www.anaal-nathrakh.tk), the band are currently at Necrodeath Studios recording their second full length album. The release is expected through the band’s new label, Season Of Mist Records, in September. As previously reported, in response to the band’s recent signing to Season Of Mist for two albums, the group commented, "The label has been naive enough to sign the deal, and ANAAL NATHRAKH will shortly commence making them rue the day they were born." Planned songs for the album include ‘Revaluation Of All Values’, ‘To Err Is Human, To Dream – Futile’ and ‘Procreation Of The Wretched.’

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