August 22, 2006

DEICIDE‘s founding members, singer / bassist Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim, want to answer your questions and give you insight into the DEICIDE machine of darkness. To enter, formulate a pressing question for DEICIDE and email it along with your contact information (name, address, phone number, return email) to: deicideinquest@yahoo.com. On Friday, August 25, five questions will be picked and if your question is picked you will win a limited edition box set of DEICIDE’s new release, "The Stench Of Redemption". Answers will be posted next week. In related news, one of Sweden’s largest online music stores, Ginza.se have barred the sale of "The Stench Of Redemption", citing the blasphemous CD sleeve art, controversial lyrical subject matter and the fact that DEICIDE mainman Glen Benton has an upside-down cross branded into the centre of his forehead, as their reasoning. This has consequently led to Ginza.se taking the unprecedented step of removing all traces of previous DEICIDE releases from their online store as well.

Morbid Records and Soulfood Music have scheduled the release of "Endless Sea Of Loss", the upcoming fifth studio release by RESURRECTED, for Friday, October 13th 2006.

Here’s the official statement from DISSECTION concerning the death of Jon Nödtveidt: "As rumours have started to spread we feel obliged to confirm Jon Nödtveidt’s death. Jon Nödtveidt was a man who lived his life according to his convictions and True Will. A couple of days ago he chose to end his life by his own hands. As a true Satanist he led his life in the way he wanted and ended it when he felt that he had fulfilled his self-created destiny. Not everyone will have understanding or acceptance for his personal path in this life and beyond, but all must respect his choice. Those of us who have met him in his last days can assure that he was more focussed, happier and stronger than ever. It is our full conviction that he left this world of lies with a scornful laughter, knowing that he had fulfilled everything that he had set up for himself to accomplish. The empty space that he leaves behind will be filled with the dark essence that he manifested through his life and black-magical work. His legacy and Luciferian Fire will live on through those few who truly knew him and appreciated his work for what it really was and still is. As our brother’s goal in life and death never was to "Rest in Peace", we will instead wish him victories in all battles to come, until the Acosmic Destiny has been fulfilled. For the glory of the Dark Gods and the Wrathful Chaos! 218."

IN BATTLE drummer Otto Wiklund passed away on August 13, 2006. He played on the band’s albums "In Battle" (1997, Napalm Records) and "Rage Of the Northmen" (1998, Napalm Records). Rest in peace buddy!

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