August 15, 2005

Issue # 10 of Germany’s MYSTICAL MUSIC ZINE has just been released! Along with a shitload of reviews you will be able to read in-depth interviews with BOLT THROWER, NIHILIST, MERCILESS, GOREFEST, NAGLFAR, KAAMOS, MISERY INDEX, ROTTEN SOUND, ABORTED, NOMINON, IN AETERNUM CADAVER, INSISION, LAY DOWN ROTTEN, CENTINEX, DEADBORN, SINNERS BLEED, DISINTER, DEFLESHED, FLESH MADE SIN and NIGHTRAGE. This anniversary issue consists of more than 100 A4 size pages in total! You can order a copy for 4 Euro (ppd. in Germany) / 6 Euro (ppd. rest of the world) from: MYSTICAL MUSIC Zine, Emerlandweg 11, 73529 Strassdorf, Germany, email: hauber@mystical-music.de, website: www.mystical-music.de

In support of the re-release of the entire ATHEIST back catalogue Relapse Records have made an ATHEIST e-card available which can be viewed / accessed here: www.relapse.com/ecards/atheist

The drumtracks for ARSEBREED‘s debut album "Munching The Rotten" have been recorded as of now. Soon the rest of the album will be finished off. The album consists of a good dose of US styled Death Metal, technical and chaotic riffage together with some good old slamming catchiness every now and then. The band consists of Dutch Death Metal icons coming from Disavowed, Pyaemia & Mangled.

Tourdates for the full European tour for VISCERAL BLEEDING, directly supporting DEICIDE are up now at the Neurotic Records website (www.neurotic-records.com). The band will hit most European countries with this one returning to some old ones as well as exploring some new ones. After this tour the band will concentrate on finishing the as of yet untitled third full length album.

Even though the full European tour with EXHUMED, SEVERE TORTURE an PSYCROPTIC has recently been canceled, PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT are still confirmed on two of the original dates. Apart from that the band will play Switzerland next weekend on the Mountains Of Death festival and will embark on a mini tour with Macabre and Dutch Flesh Made Sin right after that.

Work on the new PANZERCHRIST album, featuring Bo Summer of Illdisposed, is proceeding. The lyrics on the follow up album to "Room Service", which is tentatively entiteled "Batallion Beast", will once again be in German. The band has now decided to utilize a session drummer for the new album, and will announce who this session drummer will be later on.

ENTHRONED vocalist / bassist Lord Sabathan will lend his bass skills to DEMONIC CHRIST for their next album. The U.S. act will record their new album in September. In other ENTHRONED news, the band are looking for a new webmaster. Interested parties can contact the band at booking@enthroned-horde.com

RIGOR MORTIS have a new MySpace page at www.myspace.com/rigormortis. The band have posted the following message: "It’s official!!! For the first time in almost 17 years… the classic Rigor Mortis lineup (Mike Scaccia, Casey Orr, Harden Harrison and Bruce Corbitt) will be performing live together on stage." In related news, Casey Orr has started the Official Rigor Mortis Fan Group. You can keep up with the show announcements, updates and post your feedback there. Join the group now at http://groups.myspace.com/officialrigormortis.

EQUINOX have posted the following update at their website (www.EquinoxMetal.com): "Florida’s Legendary Black / Death Metal group EQUINOX will enter Diet Of Worms (www.dietofworms.com) studio (MORBID ANGEL, DIABOLIC, UNHOLY GHOST) in Tampa Florida this week to record a new 5 song EP, tentatively titled "Wretched & Nameless". The recording marks a new chapter in the groups 12 year history, featuring a newly revamped lineup and direction with the addition of Gabriel Lewandowski (ACHERON, HELLWITCH) on drums, and Nate Lawres (ARUSPEX, WARBUTCHER) on rhythm guitars and keyboards. According to vocalist / bassist Matt "Darkness" Wagner, "The new direction of EQUINOX is certainly much more aggressive, technical, and overall more epic than ever before! The additions of both Nate and Gabriel have helped push the envelope of aggression that EQUINOX has lacked in the past, taking us back to our Death Metal roots." EQUINOX’s latest full length album, "Journey Into Oblivion", was released in 2003 by the now seemingly defunct Still Dead Records (Poland). "Still Dead disappeared completely on us for the 2nd time in our relationship, leaving EQUINOX High and Dry, with all of our hopes of releasing a new album now put on hold" says guitarist / founder Pete Slate, "EQUINOX are now forced to start over, and with this new EP, we will be actively seeking a new record deal for the next release! The new material just gets better and better the longer we have to work with it, however, we are anxious to get into the studio to release this EP, and show the labels, and the world that EQUINOX is alive, kicking, and stronger than ever!" EQUINOX’s next live appearance is scheduled for Saturday, August 27th at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando.

"DVOD-1", the first DVD from VOIVOD, will be released by MVD (Music Video Distributors) on October 25th. With a running time of 80 minutes, "DVOD-1" covers the original line-up period (1983-1991). Included are all the ’80s videos, plus rare live and studio performances of classic VOIVOD songs. The complete tracklisting is as follows: Videos: ‘Voivod’ – 1984, ‘Ripping Headaches’ – 1986, ‘Ravenous Medicine’ – 1987, ‘Tribal Convictions’ – 1988, ‘Psychic Vacuum’ – 1988, ‘Astronomy Domine’ – 1989. Live Footage: Montreal Spectrum 10/20/86 – ‘Blower’; Montreal Spectrum 8/20/88 – ‘Tribal Convictions’, ‘Ravenous Medicine’; Montreal Musiqueplus 1989 – ‘The Unknown Knows’, ‘Inner Combustion/Missing Sequences / Nothing Face’; Montreal Backstreet 5/24/91 – ‘Inner Combustion’, ‘Freedoom’. To view the cover art, click here.

Swedish Black Metallers DARK FUNERAL have revealed through their website (www.darkfuneral.se) that they have named their new album "Attero Totus Sanctus". The album will be released through Regain Records on October 24th.

Florida-based Death Metallers HATE ETERNAL have issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of their upcoming European tour: "Due to urgent family matters HATE ETERNAL will not be able to perform on their upcoming European tour in Sept / Oct 2005. First we want to apologize to Johan from Metalysee Agency and to all the bands on the tour as well as all the disappointed fans that were excited to see us. We will reschedule the tour in Europe next year in spring 2006. Thank you for your understanding."

DESTRUCTION have confirmed the release dates for their forthcoming album, "Inventor Of Evil". They are as follows: Europe: August 22nd via AFM Records, Japan: August 24th via King Records, South America: September 30th via Laser and North America: October 25th via Candlelight Records.

Chicago’s MACABRE will be shooting their very first DVD during their upcoming European tour. According to a statement, the band are performing "Club dates, hitting places like Denmark and Scotland where they have not performed in over 10 years… They will be adding songs to their set that they haven’t played in many many years as well as songs they have never performed live. They will bring a video recorder with them to get all kinds of shots at all the shows, but they will be taping one specific show with multiple professional cameras and professional sound recorded by Jo Peeters at Bibelot in Dordrecht, Holland on Friday, August 26th. This is the one show not to be missed be part of Macabre history."

UK metallers BAL-SAGOTH have issued the following brief recording update: "Work on sixth album still incomplete. Release date delayed until late 2005 or early 2006 as a result." The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001’s "Atlantis Ascendant" will be issued by Nuclear Blast.

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