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Metal News for February 28, 2002

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11 news articles posted on this day.

Saxon US Tour Dates

Saxon's Killing Ground USA tour dates that have been confirmed are as follows: More...

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Cave In Support Hundred Reasons in UK

Cave In return to the UK in May to support Hundred Reasons. The dates are as follows: More...

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Daily Reviews

Agonia War'zine has reviews of the following: Martial Might (Hellflame Productions), Conflicting Theories (self-financed), Damnable (Cudgel Agency), Feasting Blood (self-financed), Golden Pyre (self-financed), Solefald (Century Media), THRONEUM promo 2001 for the spli with Light Of Darkness (Mex), Ill Natured (self-financed), Arkham (self-financed), Daemusinem (Coold Blood Industries), Infinity (Drakkar/BMG), Judas Iscariot (Red Stream), Secrets Of The Moon (Cicatrix Records), Krieg (Red Stream), The Crown (Metal Blade), Vomitory (Metal Blade), Bludgeaon (Metal Blade), Vanitas (CCP Records).

And MetalKings.com has reviews of Arch Enemy, Burning Point, Cryhavoc, Forgive-Me-Not, The Quill and Silent Force.

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Daily Interviews

Agonia War'zine has a couple of new interviews:

  • Satariel - Black Thrashing Metal with Merlin Malcolin of Candlemass and Memento Mori on vocals
  • May Result - Black Hateful Metal from Serbia

And Electric Basement has an in-depth interview with Aangra on everything from the new album to the now famous Yngwie/Star Spangled Banner incident in Brazil.

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Summer Breeeze Gets Morning Caress

Mourning Caress has confirmed their participation at Summer Breeze Festival in August.

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Arise Records Signs Wizards

The Brazilian heavy metal band Wizards has just signed with Arise Records for the edition of their last album "The Kingdom" in Europe. Production and cover artwork by J.A.Torquato (Angra). The album is expected in May.

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Biohazardous Material

Biohazard have been writing material for the group's forthcoming album while on the road and are hoping to enter the studio during the summer to begin recording the CD for an early 2003 release through Sanctuary Records.

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Susperia's Vindication at the Abyss

Susperia's Vindication is the last effort to be recorded at Abyss Studios, according to Nuclear Blast Records.

Recorded with Peter Tagtgren in November and December of last year, Vindication not only marks the final production at Abyss, but also a drastic style change. Whereas Susperia's debut Predominance was a amalgam of black, death and progressive metal, the band's second album is ventures into dark rock territory ala The Black League and Sentenced. Susperia vocalist Athera recorded is vocals separately with Bjørn Boge (Da Vinci) at BBM Studios in Oslo, Norway.

Read the full article at Digitalmetal.

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Headline News

Tool Wins Grammy

Tool won a Grammy in the category “Best Metal Performance” for their track "Schism" at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which were held 2/27 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Tool beat out Black Sabbath ("The Wizard"), Slayer ("Disciple"), Slipknot ("Left Behind") and System of a Down ("Chop Suey!" ) to win the award.

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Darkane finishes Studio work on new album

Swedish thrashers Darkane have completed work on their third, as-yet-untitled album for Nuclear Blast Records.

The album's drum and vocal tracks will once again be produced by Daniel Bergstrand at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden while the rest of the band records the guitars and bass at Darkane's own studio in Helsingborg. Helping Bergstrand out is ex-Misery Loves Company programmer Örjan Örnklo, who is officially named co-producer. It looks like the album is slated for mixing sometime in April at Dug-Out.

A total of seven songs were completed a few months back, but according to Christofer Malmstrom there's a lot more ideas coming into the Darkane camp. Here's what the six-stringer had to say regarding the new material: "The songs are a little more varied this time compared to Insanity. On the next album you will find everything from songs heavy as hell to songs fast as f**k!"

Darkane's third album is expected to land sometime in late summer 2002 on Nuclear Blast

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Behemoth is Here and Beyond

Polish black metallers Behemoth have set Zos Kia Cultus (Here and Beyond) as the title of the follow-up to 2000's Thelema.6 opus.

Behemoth are scheduled to enter Hendrix Studios in Lublin, Poland sometime in June of 2002 to record the album. Some early song titles are "Conjuration of Sleep Daemons," "No Sympathy for Fools," "Agape" and "The Essence of Eye," which are described by frontman Nergal "massive and crushing" and "the fastest and non-compromising" material ever penned by the band.

Behemoth's Zos Kia Cultus (Here and Beyond) should be out in the fall on Avantgarde Music

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