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Metal News for February 1, 2004

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Summary/Misc

Daily Reviews

Tartarean Desire has a bunch of new reviews this week:

  • Aborym - Fire Walk With Us (black metal, 2001)
  • After Feed-back - Promotional (nu-metal, 2003)
  • Apostasy - Cell666 (black metal, 2004)
  • Battlelore - Swords Song (fantasy metal, 2003)
  • Burst - Prey On Life (hardcore, 2003)
  • Edguy - Hellfire Club (power metal, 2004)
  • Einherjer - Blot (viking metal, 2003)
  • Ephel Duath - The Painter's Portrait (fusion metal, 2003)
  • Invasion - Berserk Artillery Barrage (death / thrash metal, 2002)
  • Kataklysm - Serenity In Fire (death metal, 2004)
  • KeeN - Love With Bile (EP) (industrial metal, 2003)
  • King Diamond - Abigail (heavy metal, 1987)
  • Maple Cross - Next Shadow (melodic death metal, 2003)
  • Mercenary - First Breath (death metal, 1998)
  • Mithras - Worlds Beyond The Veil (death metal, 2003)
  • Perversity - In The Garment Of Lust (death metal, 2003)
  • Pink Cream 69 - Thunderdome (melodic metal, 2004)
  • Scarve - Irradiant (death / thrash metal, 2004)
  • Tanist - The Powerblack Creature (black metal, 2001)
  • The Crüxshadows - Ethernaut (gothic, 2003)

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Straight To Hell 'We Will Bury You' MP3

The long awaited full length from this Rhode Island powerhouse has seen its fair share of delays over the better part of the last year. Test presses have been approved, artwork has been sent out, expect to see this release sometime towards the end of February on Deadalive Records. Japanese and Scandinavian inspired American Hardcore featuring members of Paindriver and Dropdead. Check out an MP3 of "We Will Bury You" at deadaliverecords.com.

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Ex-Dark Moor Members Release Debut Album

DREAMAKER is the name of the band formed by the ex-members of the Spanish Power metal act DARK MOOR. The lineup features: Elisa C. Martín (vocals), Albert Maroto (guitar) and Jorge Sáez (drums). They will release their debut album "Human Device" in March 2004. "Human Device" should not be described as a Power Metal album. The unique style of Elisa¹s voice is the bridge between Dark Moor and Dreamaker but Dreamaker prefers to offer a more direct music based on a powerful guitar sound and ambient keyboards, but persevering the good melodies in the vocal lines. "Human Device" could be called as a new step in the metal genre.

Some samples available at:

"Killing" - http://www.arisemetal.com/dreamkilling.mp3

"Without Angels" - http://www.arisemetal.com/dreamwith.mp3

"Human Device" tracklist:

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Wacken Confirms Kotipelto, Elakelaiset

KOTIPELTO, featuring former STRATOVARIUS vocalist Timo Kotipelto, and ELAKELAISET are the latest acts confirmed for this year’s edition of the Wacken Open Air Festival.

As previously announced, the 15th Anniversary of the festival. is scheduled to take place August 5th - 8th in Wacken, Germany.

The list of confirmed acts for the festival now includes: More...

Read the full article at Wacken Open Air.

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The Gathering's Chicago Date Cancelled

THE GATHERING have posted the following message at their official website (www.gathering.nl):

“Dear all, We are sad to tell you our US booker didn't get a good deal from Chicago, so we had to scrap this gig. Hope to see you somewhere else in the USA!”

The Gathering will be on tour with AGALLOCH and NOVEMBERS DOOM in February. Confirmed dates now include: More...

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