DEW-SCENTED will embark on their next European tour in February of next year with SEVERE TORTURE from Holland and DESTINITY from France. The "European Devastation" Tour 2008 hits cities in France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Italy as well as Slovenia (see tourdates for the exact dates). Vocalist Leif has contributed some guest vocal features on the new releases by German Black Metallers HYEMS and Northern German Metallers DARK AGE.
German Death Metallers PURGATORY have just finished the studio work for their fifth album "Cultus Luciferi – The Splendour Of Chaos". The successor of "Luciferianism" was recorded in September 2007 in Halle / Saale and features guest appearances of Onielar (Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult), Martin van Drunen (ASPHYX / HAIL OF BULLETS) and Wannes Gubbels (Asphyx / Pentacle). Furthermore there will be a MORGOTH cover featuring original MORGOTH vocalist Marc Grewe. The release date is planned for December 2007.
LEGION OF THE DAMNED, SKYFORGER, KAMPFAR and INSISION are the first bands that have been confirmed for the 14th PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR. The festival will take place in Bad Berka, Germany on August 07 – 09, 2008. www.party-san.de
The new KATHAARSYS album "Verses In Vain" will be released in November. It was mastered by Peter Neuber (Callenish Circle, Dying Fetus, Haemorrhage) and features the following tracks: ‘Doomed In The Black Abyss’, ‘And All My Existence In Vain…’, ‘The Revenge Of The Old Spirit Will Never Arrive’, ‘The Dawn Leaves Pieces Of Rottenes’ and ‘In The Everlasting Misery’. The artwork was supplied by Kris Verwimp (Immortal, Marduk, Suidakra). For more info check out www.kathaarsys.com or www.myspace.com/kathaarsys
Dave Chedrick (ex HIRAX, DREAMS OF DAMNATION, GRAPHIC VIOLENCE) has joined ANGER AS ART taking over for Mars, who recently departed. Says founding member Steve Gaines: "Dave brings a wealth of experience and power to us we are stoked to have him as a member. We have known him and/or have performed with him for years and those of you who know of him know what an impact he will have on us, and this music." Chedrick’s first appearance with Anger As Art will be at the Northwest Death Fest in Seattle Washington on November 17. Anger As Art will honor a few more dates into January 2008, then enter pre-production for their 3rd album for Old School Metal Records due later in the year.
VENOM will play at the Atarfe Vega Rock Festival in Spain. The event will be hold at the "Coliseo Ciudad Atarfe", a modern covered Bullring. It’ll be a special show with fireworks. So far the following other acts have been confirmed as well (more to be announced soon): EXCITER, LIZZY BORDEN, BELLADONNA, GRAVE DIGGER, KATATONIA, MAYHEM, LACRIMOSA and MY DYING BRIDE. All bands will play on December 1st, 2007, in the city of Atarfe (11 km from Granada, Andalusia – Spain). Tickets are 45 Euros + issue expenses. For more info visit www.brmusic.net.
ETERNAL PAIN are currently working on their second full length album. For regular updates check out www.myspace.com/eternalpain666
Displeased Records will reissue the first two DEATHROW albums "Satan’s Gift" (aka "Riders Of Doom") and "Raging Steel" from 1986 and ’87 respectively. Expect the usual Displeased treatment with bonus tracks and enhanced layout.
STRIBORG has just finished the making of "the one and only real Black Metal DVD. No flashy stage shows, no funny behind the scenes, no interviews. Only what Black Metal is all about; harsh raw music, eerie atmosphere and dark moody images." Sin Nanna made this video in the dark desolate forests of Tasmania.