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Metal News for March 11, 2004

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10 news articles posted on this day.

Slayer Enter The Studio With Original Lineup

SLAYER have entered the studio to begin recording their first album with the original lineup since 1990's "Seasons In the Abyss". A late 2004 release through American Recordings is expected.

SLAYER have been named "Best Band" in Revolver magazine's 2004 Readers' Poll, and will be featured on the cover of the issue that hits stands March 30. They share the cover with Bam Margera, the star of MTV's hit show "Viva La Bam", which was named "Best TV Show" in the Revolver Readers' Poll. SLAYER and Margera recently met at Margera's home in Pennsylvania to shoot the magazine cover and perform SLAYER-style for an upcoming episode of MTV's "Viva La Bam". "Viva La Bam" will return to Sunday nights on MTV at the end of April.

Look out for SLAYER on the season finale of Discovery Channel's "Monster Garage" on April 19. Watch as SLAYER perform in the junkyard, in front of the boxing toyotas turned dueling robots.

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Aborted Post New Track Online, Line-Up Changes

The Belgian Death metal squad ABORTED have posted a new track 'Gestated Rabidity’, from their new MCD "The Haematobic", out through Listenable Records on April 19th.

Says the band, “The CDRom part of the Haematobic EP will be finished this week and everything should go to press next week, so keep your eyes open for the release!"

Shortly before the European tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE and KATAKLYSM, the band have parted ways with the drummer Frank: "Some of you might have seen it coming, but yes, we have parted ways with longtime skinsbeater Frank. The reason of the break up with Frank is mainly due to musical reasons, he is a great guy and we wish him the best of luck in his further musical & non musical carreer. Who the replacement will be will be announced soon. Dirk (drums on "Goremageddon" & "The Haematobic" EP) will be filling in on the european tour with Cannibal Corpse."

"The Haematobic" EP features:


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Dark Funeral Featured On Horror Movie Soundtrack

Swedish Black metal fiends DARK FUNERAL have posted the folowing update on their website:

"The live album entitled De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine (April 19th via Regain) is receiving great response from the media worldwide. The fierce and aggressive scene presence together with the intense response from the South American fans makes this album without a doubt the grimmest black metal live album ever. So be sure not to miss this one.

Other great news are that Dark Funeral will land one song, ‘Thus I Have Spoken’ (Diabolis Interium/2001) in the sequel of the up-coming Zombie trilogy, Die Zombiejager.

Die Zombiejager is a low-budget splatter/gore movie made by Jonas Wolcher and his great team at Too86 Entertainment (Sweden). Die Zombiejäger is the sequel of the Zombie trilogy, Zombienoid. A full-length movie in German (with a few lines in Swedish, English & Italian) with English subtitles. The movie is set for a release in September 2004.”

For those of you fluent in Swedish- more info on the film available here

"De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine" limited editions will be released in the following formats: limited CD version packed in slipcase, 1000 copies double gatefold LP and 1000 copies double picture LP.

In other news, as previously reported, Dark Funeral will embark on a mini-tour of Italy with DEFLESHED. Confirmed dates include: More...

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Therion Release Two Albums

The new THERION albums are called "Sirius B" and "Lemuria", due in stores on May 24th, 2004 through Nuclear Blast. They will be relesed as two separate albums, but during a period of two months, there will be a double release available, so that people can get them both for more or less half the price. This release will be pressed as much as people buy it during these two months and after that what ever left in stores and distribution channels can continue to sell as long as it lasts. You can consider this special offers as a present from Therion to the fans.

Tracklistings include:


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Two More Confirmed For Bloodstock 04

Two more bands have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock. They are Seven Years Dead and Nowhere Near The Garden. Both bands will be playing on Saturday, September 4.

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Daily Reviews

Tartarean Desire has a load of new reviews this week:

  • Amaran - Pristine In Bondage (melodic death metal, 2004)
  • Asperity - The Final Demand (heavy metal, 2004)
  • Celtic Frost - Into The Pandemonium (metal, 1987)
  • Celtic Frost - Parched With Thirst Am I And Dying (metal, 1992)
  • Celtic Frost - Cold Lake (heavy metal, 1988)
  • Celtic Frost - Vanity / Nemesis (thrash / heavy metal, 1990)
  • Children Of Bodom - Hate Crew Deathroll (melodic death metal, 2003)
  • Compos Mentis - Fragments Of A Withered Dream (black / death metal, 2003)
  • Dark Tranquillity - The Gallery (melodic death metal, 1995)
  • Degenerate - Demo 2003 (melodic death metal, 2003)
  • Deicide - Scars Of The Crucifix (death metal, 2004)
  • Embraze - Endless Journey (gothic metal, 2001)
  • En Las Espesas Nieblas - Promo 2002 (doom metal, 2002)
  • Fallen Angels - Fall From Heaven (heavy metal, 2003)
  • Finntroll - Nattfödd (folk metal, 2004)
  • Finntroll - Trollhammaren (folk metal, 2004)
  • Fraise - Hellicornia (power metal, 2004)
  • In Flames - The Jester Race (melodic death metal, 1996)
  • Lost Soul's Cry - Promo 2002 (black metal, 2002)
  • Minus - Jesus Christ Bobby (hardcore, 2001)
  • Origin - Origin (death metal, 2000)
  • Pain Of Salvation - The Perfect Element (progressive metal, 2000)
  • Rainbow - Rising (hard rock / heavy metal, 1976)
  • Rising Moon - Demo 2003 (black / death metal, 2003)
  • Savatage - Streets: A Rock Opera (heavy metal, 1991)
  • Sethian - Into The Silence (power metal, 2003)
  • The Belonging - Dreaming Darkness (black metal, 2003)
  • The Synthetic Dream Foundation - A Rain Of Things Which Happened In Flashes (electronic, 2003)
  • Trophy Bride - Lams (black metal, 2004)
  • Vanishing Point - Tangled In Dream (progressive metal, 2000)

And Anemic Magazine has a few more:

  • KASMIR - Zitilites
  • LIARS - They Were Wrong, so we Drowned
  • KOURNAKOVA - Communication Don't Fade
  • PANIC CELL - The Bitter Part of Me
  • KITTO - Precious Junk
  • UNJUST - Glow
  • ISOR - Post Mortem Peep Show

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New MP3s From Persuader, Dragonforce and Cans

Noise Records has release 3 new mp3s from Persuader, Dragonforce and Cans.

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Phil Demmel To Play W/ Mercyful Fate Tribute Band

MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel will be making a special one-off appearance with MERCYFUL FATE tribute band HAIL SATAN at tonight's EXODUS record-release party at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, California.

As previously reported, EXODUS and HAIL SATAN's performances at the DNA Lounge will reportedly be webcast via the club's official web site at this location.

DNA Lounge is located at 375 11th Street in San Francisco, CA 94103. Tickets are $8.00 in advance, $12.00 at the door. Click here to see a flyer for the gig.

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Unearth Set Title The Oncoming Storm For New Album

Massachusetts-based metallers UNEARTH have set "The Oncoming Storm" as the title of their new album, due on June 29 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Stings Of Conscience" is being produced by Adam Dutkiewicz of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE fame.

UNEARTH will embark on the "Headbanger's Ball Tour" with HATEBREED, DAMAGEPLAN and DROWNING POOL beginning in late March. A second-stage appearance at Ozzfest 2004 will kick off on July 10 in Hartford, Connecticut.

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Devildriver To Film Video For "Nothing's Wrong?"

DEVILDRIVER, the new band fronted by former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, will be filming a video for the track "Nothing's Wrong?" in late March/early April at Velvet Jones in the group's hometown of Santa Barbara. DEVILDRIVER's first video, for the track "I Could Care Less", was directed by P.R. Brown (JERRY CANTRELL, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) and was shot last October. Both cuts come off the group's self-titled debut album, out now on Roadrunner Records.

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