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Metal News for April 12, 2002

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7 news articles posted on this day.

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Daily Reviews

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  • Still Life - "Pre Release"
  • Monkeynut - "Faces"
  • Unwelcome - "Independent Worm Songs"
  • Foreground - "Chaos"
  • Scars Of Life - "Mute"
  • Sinckwhole - "Cease To Exist"
  • Omniblank - "Birth Of A Firefly"
  • Pooch - "Individual"
  • Carv - "Anesthetic"

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Forlorn Revamp, Reload, and Record

Since the release of Opus III - Ad Caelestis Res, Norwegian metallers, Forlorn have been through many changes, most notably, the departure of C. Worhn. Original guitarist Hennex began looking for members, even just for a recording session. This resulted in a reevaluation of the band's direction, straying from the previous Viking metal sound and discovering new life as an extreme metal act, a style which suits the band's "from the present to the future" attitude far better.

Forlorn will begin recording the next, still untitled, Napalm Records disc on April 15th, for an anticipated August release. Once finished with the recording session, the band will undertake a series of live dates. More...

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Arch Enemy Skips Hypocrisy/Soilwork US Tour

Arch Enemy will not be touring the US in May as part of the Hypocrisy/Soilwork package and are presently looking for “bigger and better” opportunities for the same time period, according to a spokesperson for band's American record label, Century Media Records. “They were never confirmed [for the tour],” the label rep told Blabbermouth.net. “They were asked, somehow it got out and [everyone assumed they were doing it]. They were not interested in this tour and are entertaining different offers and looking for bigger and better opportunities.”

Hypocrisy and Soilwork are expected to complete all the dates as scheduled, with Killswitch Engage and Scar Culture occupying the first and second slots on the bill, respectively.

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Malevolent Creation Change Producer/Studio

Contrary to previous reports, Malevolent Creation will no longer be recording their next studio effort, entitled The Will to Kill, at Abyss Studios with producer Peter Tagtgren and will instead be utilizing Montreal's Victor facility with Jean-Francois Dagenais of Kataklysm at the production helm. A late 2002 release through Nuclear Blast Records in Europe is expected.

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Bathory to Begin work on eleventh album

Bathory mainman Quorthon is planning on entering the studio shortly to begin work on the band's 11th studio album, which is tentatively due before the end of the summer

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Morrigan's Sea of Flames

Morrigan's new album is finished and scheduled for an April 20th release. The title of the album is Enter The Sea Of Flames and will be released through Germany's Barbarian Wrath label.

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Soilent Green in Another Accident

On April 11, 2002 New Orleans' Soilent Green were involved in yet another vehicle accident that left vocalist Ben Falgoust and stand-in tour bassist Jon Model injured.

According to sources close to the band, Falgoust and Model were the most affected by the accident while the remaining members of Soilent Green, guitarist Brian Patton and drummer Tommy Buckley, escaped the crash with only minor scrapes.

As a result of the accident, Soilent Green are effectively off GWAR's "Blood Drive 2002" tour and will spend time at home recouperating.

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