November 24, 2004

Shortly before Santa Claus falls drunken down your chimney you’ll get a chance to witness an excellent package of extreme Metal at ARNHEM METAL MEETING in the Netherlands. The whole event takes place on Saturday, December 04, 2004 at Musis Sacrum close to the city centre of Arnhem, bands playing will be: SAMAEL, ENTOMBED, SUFFOCATION, UNLEASHED, IMPALED NAZARENE, PRIMORDIAL, GOREROTTED, DESASTER, 1349, GOD DETHRONED, INHUME and HEIDEVOLK. The bands start torturing your ears at 16:00 and will be playing on two seperate stages to avoid overlappings. Presale price is 27,50 € plus fee for advance order tickets and 35 € door price. Ticket orders from Germany / Austria / Swiss can be done via www.metaltix.de, further infos on running order, venue etc. can be found at www.arnhemmetalmeeting.nl.

Here’s a statement by Spencer from Metal War Productions concerning the PENTACLE / BLOOD STORM 10": "Our apologies go out to all who have been waiting for the PENTACLE / BLOOD STORM split 10", but we regret to inform you that it will not be happening. It has come to our attention that 2 members of BLOOD STORM have been airing personal issues in an attempt to damage our name. We had the best wishes for them and their future endeavors but no record label in their right mind, no matter how big or small, would put out a release and back a band who does not back the label. This release has been plagued with delays from the beginning and finally, everything was in place and we were ready to do the release anyway as a gesture of civil diplomacy, despite the slander that was going on about us. We’ve since then had to rethink our viewpoint (as any label would in the same situation) and we cannot go forward with this release. However, we will not dwell on past problems or stubbornly hold detrimental grudges. So once again we apologize to everyone who has waited so patiently (and impatiently) for this release. Maybe when the gossip gets old and tired, or when people realize that things happen for the best, and bitterness and malice-driven actions do not solve anything or achieve any constructive goals. They just perpetuate the problems, prolonging the achievement of positive accomplishments. This decision was not meant to cause any backlash against them, or to fuel any controversy or gossip. It is just a decision based on what’s best for Metal War, both personally and professionally. Many thanks go the mighty PENTACLE for understanding our position, and to continue our commitment to them, we are in negotiations with them planning a special 7" release including a poster and possibly some other extras as well."

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