December 01, 2008

After years of total unavailability, Displeased Records will reissue SACRED REICH‘s 1990 classic "The American Way" on February 16, 2009. The re-release will feature upgraded layout, to-the-point remastering plus unreleased pre-production demo bonus tracks and a video clip for the titletrack. The first 2500 copies also include a free logo patch. The demo bonus tracks are: ‘The American Way’, ‘Love… Hate’, ‘Crimes Against Humanity’, ‘State Of Emergency’ and ‘I Don’t Know’.

LOUDNESS drummer Munetaka Higuchi passed away on Sunday, November 30 around 10:00 a.m. (Japan Standard Time) at a hospital in Osaka, Japan. He was 49 years old. Higuchi was diagnosed with liver cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma) in April 2008. He had reportedly undergone two rounds of chemotherapy treatment and an operation to remove part of his liver. Rest in peace Munetaka.

The release of the vinyl compilation RESURRECTED IN FESTERING SLIME is scheduled for end of 2008, latest early January 2009 through Soulseller Records. As already mentioned earlier on these pages it offers 14 songs of underground Death Metal bands such as BOMBS OF HADES, DARKCREED, RAPE PILLAGE & BURN, CRUCIFYRE, MR. DEATH, MORBUS CHRON (among others). Check out www.myspace.com/darkcreeddeathmetal for further information about the progress of this recording.

BLOOD MORTIZED, a Swedish Death Metal band with musicians formerly playing in bands as MALFEITOR, STIGMATA, AMON AMARTH (member until the first 2 albums) or CRYPT OF KERBEROS, is about to release their self titled debut album through Singapore based Vrykoblast Productions in the beginning of 2009. For all further info check out www.myspace.com/bloodmortized or have a look on www.bloodmortized.com to fully understand what BLOOD MORTIZED is all about.

DEW-SCENTED‘s line-up underwent some major changes earlier this year. The band parted ways with guitar players Florian Müller and Hendrik Bache, but were lucky to quickly find a highly motivated and extremely talented new guitar-duo in Michael Borchers and Martin Walczak. They also tracked down a new steady drummer in Marc-Andrée Dieken after all. Marc has already helped them out live back in 2004 and also played together with bassplayer Alex for Death Metallers Obscenity. For more details on the band check out www.myspace.com/dewscented. As far as DEW-SCENTED’s ex-members Flo and Hendrix are concerned, they have a new band going called Nemesis Love Cult with Ercüment (Tephra) and Antek (ex Such A Surge / Revolver). You can check out some of their songs at: www.myspace.com/nemesislovecult

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