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Below is our complete Schizo news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Schizo's "Main Frame Collapse" is getting a reissue via Punishment 18 Records on January 25th, 2016. The label had this to say:
"Schizo have been pioneers of the Italian extreme metal scene together with Bulldozer and Necrodeath. Schizo was founded in 1984 and symbolizes one of the most important brand in Italian extreme metal scene.
"Originally released in 1989 in 12" vinyl format by Crime Records, their 'Main Frame Collapse' debut album is still cult among underground circles, so hard to find! Chuck Schuldiner, mastermind of legendary Death band was asked to join the band for the recording sessions of 'Main Frame Collapse' in 1989; however, due to the intense activity with his band, Schuldiner was forced to deny the request.
"The band was on hold between 1999 and 2005. Their 2007 waited come back release, 'Cicatriz Black,' has been extremely well received by critics and fans. In September of 2007, founding member Alberto Penzin decided to leave the band due to musical differences and personal problems with the rest of the band. He founded a new project called Camera Obscura Two. Then, Dario Casabona was named as new four strings player. By Scarlet Records, the band released the third and last full-length album in 2010, 'Hallucination Cramps.'" More...
"Italian godfathers of death" NATRON have issued the following update:
"Here we are with very surprising news! (Sounds ironic?)"
"Well, (on) March 2nd we finally got started with the recording sessions of the sixth Natron studio album at the Golem Dungeon Studios in Bari-Capurso with Ottavio Marzo (GOLEM guitarist) as engineer and co-producer!"
"It's kinda unbelievable after facing countless lineup troubles throughout the past months but hey! , we finally made it so now expect something really new, fresh and fuckin' brutally brilliant!" More...
Long-running Italian metallers SCHIZO have inked a deal with Scarlet Records. The group's new album, "Cicatriz Black", is scheduled for release in March. Production duties were handled by SCHIZO themselves, while the mastering was taken care of by Peter In De Betou (MARDUK, MESHUGGAH). Cover artwork was created by Italian artist Lorenzo Mariani (MAYHEM, DARKTHRONE, MARDUK, 1349, ABORYM). Guest appearances on the CD include Steve Sylvester (DEATH SS), AC Wild (BULLDOZER) and Flegias (NECRODEATH).
Commented SCHIZO mastermind Alberto Penzin: "Thrash metal is attitude, not just a pose. And we incarnate thrash's most extreme and psychotic spirit. With guitarist S.B. Reder back in action 15 years after, the magic is still there. SCHIZO are back. And this time they're here to stay. But don't expect the usual copy/paste from the old years… We're able to look at the future with a different mentality, keeping in mind that sonic violence is still SCHIZO's real trademark. This album is for those who never stopped to believe. Ourselves first. Psycho thrash is back!"
Vomitory is confirmed for S-Hammer Metal Fest at the Stadio Comunale in Caserta, Italy on September 3rd. Due to misunderstandings and double booking, this means that the show at Gothenburg Deathfest is cancelled.
Other bands set to perform at S-Hammer Metal Fest include Entombed, the Defaced, Schizo, Darzamat, Subliminal Crusher and 3rd.