Metal News for March 22, 2002
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7 news articles posted on this day.
As reported earlier, Austrian death metal act Darkside have split with bass player and founding member Peter Böhm. However Böhm and singer/founding member Wolfgang Süssenbeck have been trading verbal barbs with each other. More...
Sweden's Amon Amarth will make an appearance on the Baren show on Swedish TV3 on March 28th. Also set to appear are Sins of Omission, who will be joining Amon Amarth for their upcoming European tour in April/May.
Finland's Children of Bodom are due to sign a new record deal with an as-yet-undisclosed label in early April and will enter the studio in August/September to begin recording their next CD, due in early 2003.
After eight years of performing together, Finland's Throes Of Dawn have confirmed the depature of three of its core members recently.
The main reason for the split was ultimately due to geography, with founding members Henri Kaamos (vocals) and Jani Heinola (guitars) living in Turku and Helsinki and the other members residing in Vassa. The distance and lack of rehearsal space led to the decision.
Read the full article at Digitalmetal.
Sweden's OTYG, featuring Vintersorg (Vintersorg, Borknagar) and Mattias Marklund (Vintersorg), have officially called it quits, according to the band.
"Both me (Vintersorg) and Mattias feel that we can't go on with OTYG as we have lost our burning inspiration and lust in that musical arena. And under those circumstances we've decided to, instead of do a recording that we never would have the true feeling for and probably couldn't fold our musical spirit into, just let it be. Recordings just for the sake of it never turns out great, and our policy is to put our deepest emotion and soul in what ever we do, so.We need to challenge ourselves to the utter edge or our abilities and unfortunately we don't have that situation. Maybe in the future we'll do a recording if our minds and souls want that, but right now it would be to go back several years on our musical course, which every artist strives to avoid. Progression is far more exciting than regression!"
Dutch band, The Gathering have said on their website that they will have an Album out this June, and possibly another later this year.
Metal Judgement has new reviews this week:
- Darkness Remains 'To Touch the Depths of Sorrow'
- Soilwork 'Natural Born Chaos'
- Ozzfest 2002 Press Conference
- To/Die/For 'Epilogue'
- Astral 'Filicetum Lunare'
- Sw1tched 'Subject to Change'
- Aborym 'Fire Walk With Us'
- 8 Trak Mind 'plus one'
- Iron Maiden 'Killers' (Classic Review)
- Aliengates (Demo Review)