January 26, 2006

DESTRUCTION have posted the following message at their official website: "Finally! From today on the Destruction online shop has opened its doors. We will update the shop frequently and release some sold out "old school" items in the upcoming months! Check it out and stay tuned!"

Swedish Black Metallers DISSECTION have posted the following message at their official website: "Ever-notorious Dissection will perform their last gig ever entirely based on songs from the band’s early releases, called The Last Farewell To The Old Albums, at German Winternoise Festival on January 28 at Eventcenter B 51 in Osnabrück. This is the last time that the group will perform a set based solely on their highly acclaimed "The Somberlain" from 1993 and "Storm Of The Light’s Bane" from 1995. This event will also finalize the Rebirth of Dissection, which started on October 30th, 2004 at the Stockholm Arena. Since then Dissection have played 60 intense gigs all over Europe, South America and Mexico! Now the time has come, the end of an era in the band’s moving history, a new aeon of ultimate darkness is dawning, which will be introduced with Reinkaos, Dissection’s long anticipated third studio album, to be released during spring 2006 after 11 years in the making, on the band’s own label Black Horizon Music. Dissection are now looking forward to celebrate this final farewell to the old days together with their audience at Winternoise Festival! Singer Jon Nödtveidt says: ‘We are honoured to being able to return to meet our fans in Germany for this event! See you all there!!’ Don’t miss this special event!"

OBITUARY vocalist John Tardy has posted the following message at the band’s official website: "Tonight’s show is in Treviso at the New Age! This will be our third and final show in Italy on this tour, so Italy get out and see us!!! We have had some good shows here and hopefully tonight will continue that trend! If you are wondering how come the website hasn’t been updated in the last five days, it is because we have not had internet at all. How these businesses survive without it is beyond me! I would like to ask one question of our Italian fans: How come people are allowed to set up and sell our merchandise (bootleg) in front of the club and there is nothing anyone can do about it??? Go to our message board and let me know??? It is just frustrating to see the hundreds of shirts printed without our permission!"

Former HATE ETERNAL drummer Tim "The Missile" Yeung, who played on Hate Eternal’s 1999 Earache debut "Conquering The Throne", took first place honours at this years NAMM fastest drummer contest. Yeung, who is currently putting together a new extreme Metal project with former Fear Factory / Brujeria guitarist Dino Cazares, placed first in the NAMM international Fasted Drummer contest in the "Fastest Feet Category" of the contest. Tim officially came in at 872 beats within one minute. An outstanding ‘feet’, bad pun intended. Pictures of Yeung and other contest winners can be located here. All of the Fastest drummer competitions were judged solely on single strokes and did not include bounces, presses or buzz. Contestants for required to perform for one full minute and were measured using a "Drumometer". This year’s winners received prizes including Two Pearl Drum Sets, a year supply of ProMark drum sticks, two sets of Meinl cymbals, Axis Longboard "A" double pedal, 50 Remo drum heads, and a years subscription to Drum magazine.

DEICIDE have added an additional South American tour date due to an overwhelming demand. The band will now be performing at Pindamonhagaba in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Sunday February 19th. DEICIDE is scheduled to appear from the 14th of February till the 25th in blitzkrieg across the South American continent, appearing in 5 countries in a matter of 11 days.

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