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Metal News for April 11, 2003

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10 news articles posted on this day.

Apex Theory Seek Vocalist

The Apex Theory are currently seeking a new vocalist, to replace the departed Andy Khachaturian. If you’re interested then send a bio and MP3 samples of your work to ivocalize@earthlink.net.

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Nattefrost Looking for Label for his solo project

Nattefrost of Carpathian Forest has finished working on his solo album and he is looking for a label to release it. Here's what the man has to say about the album: "It's just fucking ugly! Here I can be more fucked up! Fenriz told me that it was one of the ten best black metal albums in the world! What can I say to this? Hail Satan! The album title will be Blood And Vomit, so it's a good indication. I give a lot of myself on this record, a lot of pissing and puking. It's fucking insane! It's more old school than Carpathian, it's faster and more me than ever! True primitive narrow-minded black metal! I'm willing to split up Carpathian Forest for this shit (laughs)."

Ed. Note: We certainly hope Nattefrost has no intentions of splitting Carpathian Forest.

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Kult ov Azazel Post New Track Online

Kult ov Azazel have added an mp3 to their website. A posting at the site reads:

“Hail! We have recently added an mp3 from the new album, Oculus Infernum, to our website for everyone's listening displeasure. For those that are interested, you can find it under the CD discography section. For those of you that are too fucking lazy or just don’t have the time to check the site, or simply wish not to, you have absolutely no excuse since the link to start the down load has been included here. Ave Mortalis Letum!
- Xaphan.”

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More Metal Gods Tour Dates Announced

The following are the confirmed dates so far for The 2003 Metal Gods Tour, a multi-band package featuring Halford, co-headliners Testament, Immortal, Carnal Forge, Primal Fear, Painmuseum, and Amon Amarth: More...

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Type O Post Track, Address Music Downloading

In response to the recent Internet leak of their upcoming CD, "Life Is Killing Me", Type O Negative have made available for download a full-length MP3 of the track "The Dream Is Dead" via their official web site at this location. In addition, the group have taken the unusual step of publicly addressing the illegal-downloading issue via a lengthy message from keyboardist/producer Josh Silver.

Silver's message reads as follows:

"My position is simple. It is totally irresponsible of who ever did this to have used Type O in this way, whatever his or her motivation could have possibly been. This is how I see it going. The Type O record comes out. 62,580 people have already downloaded it. More...

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Fleshgrind Set Date for Murder Without End

Illinois-based death metallers Fleshgrind have set a September 23 release date through Olympia Recordings/Century Media Records for their third full-length album, entitled "Murder Without End". The band will be entering Studio One in Racine, Wisconsin in late May to begin recording the effort, which will feature the recording debut with the group of new drummer Derek Hoffman (a.k.a. Dirty Sanchez), formerly of Gorgasm, Incestous and Lividity.

Among the tracks set to be included on the album are the following: More...

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Cattle Decapitation Name New Album

San Diego extreme metallers Cattle Decapitation have set "Humanure" as the title for their forthcoming full-length album, tentatively due in the fall/winter 2003 through Metal Blade Records.

Among the titles set to appear on the upcoming CD are the following: More...

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H.I.M. to Play Seven Shows in Helsinki

Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. have lined up a seven-show run at Helsinki's Semifinal Club during April 24-30. There will be 120 tickets at 10 euros each available from the Tiketti outlet. Tiketti's email is tiketti@tiketti.fi and phone in Finland is 0600 11616 (66 cents per minute plus local charge). More...

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Nightrage Set Track list for Debut

Nightrage, a brand new Swedish melodic death "supergroup" consisting of drummer Per M. Jensen (The Haunted, Invocator), melodic vocalist Tom S. Englund (Evergrey), main vocalist Tomas Lindberg (At the Gates, The Crown, guitarist Gus G. (Dream Evil, Firewind), guitarist Marios Iliopoulos (Exhumation), and bassist Brice Leclercq, have finalized the track listing for their debut album, "Sweet Vengeance", due in Europe on June 30 through Century Media Records. Release dates for North America and Japan will be announced shortly.

The full track listing for the album is as follows: More...

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Novembers Doom Endure Line Up Changes

Chicago doomsters Novembers Doom have come forward that guitarist Eric Burnley is no longer a part of the group. Apparently, Burnley relocated to St. Louis and is unable to work with the band.

In a band issued press release: "The distance between the band, and Eric would make things difficult to continue as a group, as trying to remain a solid band, write new material, and perform to the best of our abilities. His departure will be missed by all of us."

Burnley is, however, immediately replaced by Vito Marchese, a newcomer to the Chicago metal scene. "We knew on the first day, he had the potential to be just the person we were looking for," said Novembers Doom. "After the second audition, we were sure of it. Vito has worked harder then anyone we've seen in this band, and in only one month, he was ready to play his first show in Brooklyn, NY."

In a similar line-up move, the band has finally filled the vacant bassist position after Mary Bielich moved to Pittsburgh. Novembers Doom hired on Disinter bassist Mike LeGros as a session member, but have since promoted him to a full-time member. "Mike has performed with the band numerous times, and always fit with the group musically, and personally." More...

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