October 25, 2004
Some small changes took place in the line-up of this year’s DEPTH OF WINTER FESTIVAL. Two of the announced bands won’t be able to play: DIABOLICAL (because Hans is on tour with his other band IN BATTLE) and URKRAFT (because of some wrong promises of their label Cartel Media). But replacements have already been found in SANATORIUM from Slovakia and Germany’s DEADBORN (featuring ex-members of NECROPHAGIST). www.depth-of-winter.de.vu
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER are confirmed to play the Barfly in London, England on December 5th before they head out on tour through Europe with MARDUK, NAPALM DEATH, VADER and more.
According to the official HOLY MOSES website, the veteran Thrash Metal act out of Germany have signed to Armageddon Music. A new studio album is tentatively scheduled for release next spring / summer. The label will release the album worldwide. The band’s comeback album, "Disorder Of The Order", was released in 2002 through Century Media Records.
TANK vocalist / bassist Algy Ward’s health is now said to be "in great form". Algy has even talked about playing live shows. More news as it becomes available. As previously reported, Algy had been having problems with what had yet to be diagnosed as a tumor.
DEVILYN have begun the recording sessions for their new album, "11", to be released by Conquer Records by the end of 2004. The new album will feature eight or nine tracks of new "fast and aggressive" material. More info on the release as it becomes available.
ATOMKRAFT, the band of former MANTAS bassist and "Prime Evil" – era VENOM frontman Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, will record a new album. It is going to be entitled "Head Smashed In (I Couldn’t Give a Fuck)" and will feature several guest appearances including guitarists Mike Sifringer (DESTRUCTION) and Gary Holt (EXODUS), who has just been confirmed to play on the title track for the album.