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Metal News for February 8, 2003

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Solefald Complete Recording And Mixing

Norway's SOLEFALD have completed recording and mixing their fourth full-length album, In Harmonia Universali, tentatively scheduled for a Spring, 2003 release.

"We just finished recording and mixing the album, and I must say that SOLEFALD has never sounded better!" states Lazare Nedland, SOLEFALD's keyboardist and drummer (who also plays keyboards for Norway's BORKNAGAR). "I am in the process of mastering it in Oslo this week, so very soon we will have more than an hour of music just aching to be released to you people. In Harmonia Universali is certainly more experimental than 2001's Pills Against The Ageless Ills, but I think the whole sound and production of the album makes it feel more straight forward than it really is," Lazare continued. "The album will consist of 10 songs, and the vocal arrangements are larger and more complex this time around. We brought along a male choir and a saxophone player in the studio, and that worked out perfectly. I didn't use synths as much as I usually do in the recording process - instead you will hear a lot of real Hammond organs (with a wooden Leslie case) and a Steinway grand piano. Damn, I love those instruments!" More...

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Lacuna Coil Absent For 4 Absent Friends Tour

Italy's LACUNA COIL were regretfully unable to participate on the upcoming "4 Absent Friends" tour with Opeth, Paradise Lost, and Tapping The Vein due to the untimely processing of their immigration paperwork, which has affected many touring bands from abroad since September 11th, 2001. LACUNA COIL are making every effort to return to North America as soon as possible to promote their new album Comalies, and are actively seeking another touring option for early Spring/early Summer.

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Metallica's St.Anger Details

Metallica's much anticipated new disc - their 8th studio album - entitled St. Anger, will be in stores on June 10th and is their first studio release since 1997's Re-Load, which debuted at #1 in 12 countries around the world and has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide to date. James also said in a radio interview that there will be a
song called "St.Anger" on the disc.

Below is the confirmed dates for the new tour: More...

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