Metal News for March 6, 2002
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8 news articles posted on this day.
Mork Gryning guitarist, Avatar, has left the band, having fel like his work in black metal was at an end.
“I have nothing more creative to give the band, not in a musical way or in a black metal philosophy way. When one member of a band thinks in that kind of direction he is just a burden for the band therefore it is best for him and band if they go separate ways.”
The two original members of Mörk Gryning will continue to release masterpieces. Some new songs have already been put together. The planned tour got cancelled, but reportedly not due to Avatar's decision to leave the band.
Due to illness within the band, Insania decided not to go on tour with the former Mötley Crue singer Vince Neil. Insania will not replace any member in order to make the tour possible and the band will not reveal the name of the ill bandmember.
Insania will stay in Sweden til June 26th, when they enter the Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland again for the recordings of their third album. The album is so far known as "Fantasy", and will contain an Intro, and 10-13 songs. There might be some bonus tracks added for the "friends" in Japan. Insania will stay in Helsinki for as long as 3 weeks, because of the pressure from the band itself to produce a better album than before.
ProgPower USA III, Atlanta's third annual progressive and power metal festival, has been announced for Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 at Earthlink Live. Confirmed bands include a number of artists making their first US appearances, including Germany's Blind Guardian, Brazil's Anagra, Germany's Gamma Ray, and the UK's Threshold. More...
- Electric Basement has an in-depth interview with John Bush of Anthrax on the reissues, current happenings and more.
Metal Reviews has another eight new reviews up:
- Bad Religion - The Process Of Belief
- Humanimal - Humanimal
- Node - Sweatshops
- Norther - Dreams Of Endless War
- Pain Of Salvation - Remedy Lane
- St. James - Americanman
- The Storyteller - Crossroad
- Therapy? - Shameless
Pessimist will record a live performance and interview at WNYU, a day after the CD Release Party in NY. This will be broadcast in its entirety the following Tuesday April 2 on Hellhole from 8-9PM (EST). Tune in to WNYU 89.1 FM if you are in the NY area or listen on the web at www.wnyu.org. You can also download the MP3 version of their 'Stripped of Immortality' right here.
And finally, here are the Pessimist latest tour dates: More...
Veteran Danish thrashers Artillery are looking for a new bassist and drummer to complete the group's line-up prior to the recording of the band's upcoming CD, which is tentatively scheduled to be released through Diehard Music in late 2002/early 2003. All interested parties should contact Diehard Music before March 22nd at telephone number +45 6617 7538 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Artillery Feedback” in the subject box. According to Diehard, all “interesting” applicants will be invited to audition in person in Copenhagen, Denmark at a later date
Finnish melodic metallers Children Of Bodom are tentatively scheduled to enter either Astia or Abyss Studios in August to record their fourth full-length album.
“I've been writing a lot of new music,” said frontman and guitarist Alexi Laiho to www.soneraplaza.fi. “I feel that the new stuff is even rawer than before.”
From Laiho’s previous words about record labels and recording a new album, it appears the group is getting closer to securing a new label deal. Last December, the frontman said Children Of Bodom would not work on a new album until label details were finalized. Of course, due to the band’s large buzz in Europe and Asia, a variety of labels are expected to offer deals, but we expect to see Children Of Bodom’s next release on Nuclear Blast Records.
Read the full article at Digitalmetal.