January 24, 2005

SODOM have announced that they will be issuing a new double-DVD at the end of May, with a new album to follow in September. Both will be released by SPV. About the DVD, leader Tom Angelripper (bass / vocals) says that the concert portion will contain 23 songs and there will be a lengthy retrospective.

Norwegian Black Metallers SATYRICON‘s official website (www.satyricon.no) has been updated with the following message from vocalist Satyr: "I just returned from a week long stay at a cabin far up in the mountains with my good friend Snorre from THORNS. We set up recording equipment and worked very focused with our new albums. I’m co-producing the new THORNS album and I also put a great deal of work into the new Satyricon record during our stay. The material is coming along really great and I hope to enter the studio with (drummer) Frost late summer. We will play our first London show in 2 years at the Fabric on March 3rd. More info about that later this week."

IMMOLATION‘s new album "Harnessing Ruin" will be released in the US through Olympic Recordings / Century Media on March 22nd. The US edition will include an enhanced video of the title track, as well as a "brutal" bonus sampler that will encompass the heavier acts on both the Olympic and Century Media roster. Expect a full US tour to follow around the time of the Maryland Death fest, happening May 28th and 29th. The official Immolation website (www.everlastingfire.com/immolation) currently has the band’s new video for ‘Harnessing Ruin’ available. "Harnessing Ruin" is due out through Listenable in February in Europe in a deluxe limited edition digipak, jewel case CD and limited edition hand numbered vinyl LP. Also, Immolation’s DVD, "Bringing Down The World", will be issued in North America in Spring 2005 in NTSC format. Harnessing Ruin will feature the following tracklisting: ‘Swarm Of Terror’, ‘Our Savior Sleeps’, ‘Challenge The Storm’, ‘Harnessing Ruin’, ‘Dead To Me’, ‘Son Of Iniquity’, ‘My Own Enemy’, ‘Crown The Liar’ and ‘At Mourning’s Twilight’. The album was recorded at Millbrook Sound Studios with Paul Orofino producing. Immolation were recently confirmed for the Maryland Death Fest III, taking place on May 28th and 29th, 2005 at Thunderdome in Baltimore, MD. Acts currently confirmed for the festival include: IMMOLATION, REGURGITATE, BIRFLESH, ABSCESS, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, BODIES LAY BROKEN, XXX MANIAK and KILL THE CLIENT.

SUN DESCENDS signed a combined record deal for Brazil and Puerto Rico with Marquee Records and Khaosmaster Productions. The band’s first release will be called "Tide & Law… The EPs", which is a re-release of SUN DESCENDS’ first two EPs on one CD, with never been released bonus material from Mem’s early years with EXUMER. SUN DESCENDS and both labels are planning on further releases from Mem’s other projects and the full-length SUN DESCENDS album. Check out www.sundescends.com for more details or mail Mem at: Mem@sundescends.com

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