November 30, 2007

Brazil’s Marquee Records will release an impressive SLAUGHTER boxset entitled "Tortured Souls" in early December. It contains over 4 hours of music on 4 CDs: all demos, rehearsals and live tracks, the STRAPPADO "Final Judgement" album from 1992 and more. Two massive booklets will feature interviews, liner notes, lyrics and pictures. Also included are 3 exclusive stickers and a poster, all packed in a hand numbered box (0001 to 1100). For the complete tracklist go here.

Cyclone Empire will release a CD+DVD-set featuring all known recordings of Chile’s PENTAGRAM on CD, along with some infamous cool live-performances on DVD. It will be entitled "Under The Spell Of The Pentagram" and should be out in February 2008. www.myspace.com/pentagramtribute

French Death/Black/Thrash Metallers SIDEBLAST have inked a deal with Germany’s Cyclone Empire Records. Their debut-album "Flight Of A Moth" was mastered at the Jailhouse Studios by Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, HATESPHERE) and will be released in February 2008. www.myspace.com/sideblast

Sweden’s old school Death Metal horde EVOCATION is currently busy recording their new, still untitled new album in their own studio. The album should be out in summer/fall 2008. For all fans EVOCATION put a special film of their appearance at Germany’s Up From The Ground Summer Open Air 2007 on You Tube. You check it out at www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfUD6OS4s_k

Germany’s MIGHTIEST have also been signed by Cyclone Empire. The "Bloodyssey 1994-2003" double-CD (that will contain all music they ever did, remastered and partly remixed at famous Iguana Studios) is scheduled for a February 2008 release. www.mightiest.eu

Helsinki Thrashers THE SCOURGER are about to release their second full length studio album "Dark Invitation To Armageddon" in February 2008. www.myspace.com/thescourger

ANGER AS ART have confirmed their scheduled appearance at Dokk’Em Open Air on August 9, 2008 near Leeuwarden, Netherlands. Also appearing will be the Diamond Head. For more information, go to www.dokk-em.com. Here’s the official statement from the band: "We are fortunate to have a large fan base in Holland, so the chance to go and perform for them (finally!) is a thrill. We had to decline an appearance this year at Mario’s Metal Meeting with Raven, so we are happy to have a chance to make it up to the fans. We are looking forward to bringing our brand of old school Speed / Thrash to Dokk’Em. Other European dates are being scheduled to coincide with this booking ­ information will be forthcoming."

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