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Metal News for April 25, 2002

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5 news articles posted on this day.

The Crown's Tervonen taken to hospital

The Crown performed an “abbreviated and altered” set last night at the Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida after guitarist Marko Tervonen was taken ill with a mysterious ailment and was rushed to a local hospital. Vocalist Tomas Lindberg reportedly announced from the stage that he didn't know why Tervonen was in the hospital or what his status was. The Crown are scheduled to play their next gig tonight at Jackrabbits in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Ceremony Recruit Trym on Drums

Reunited death metallers Ceremony, who feature in their ranks former Morbid Angel bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker, Cannibal Corpse/ex-Nevermore guitarist Pat O'Brien and Disastronaut guitarist Greg Reed, have reportedly recruited former Emperor drummer Trym to play on the group's forthcoming CD for an as-yet-undisclosed label.

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Limbonic Art's Ultimate Death Worship

Norway's Limbonic Art today confirm the near completion of their forthcoming album titled The Ultimate Death Worship. The album, with song titles still pending, is expected for release later this summer.

The Ultimate Death Worship has been eagerly anticipated since Limbonic Art made their live debut at the 2001 Milwaukee Metal Festival. Fans from around the country witnessed the band's dominating yet unique performance for which the duo selected material from their three previous albums. Moon in the Scorpio, In Abhorence Dementia and Ad Noctum/Dynasty of Death have since been made domestically available in the U.S. via the license between Nocturnal Art Productions and Candlelight Records. The album's each contain bonus tracks for the territory.

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Agalloch Complete New Album

"Oak" metallers Agalloch have officially completed work on their long-awaited second full-length album, The Mantle.

Here's what label home The End Records had to say about the release: "Agalloch here have managed to further build on the layering themes found on Pale Folklore, yet managing to assimilate and utilize unique instruments such as the accordion and trombone to broaden the scope of the musical journey found within. At almost 70 minutes this is an elaborate and multi-dimensional journey into dark folk experimental metal."

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The End signs Nightgale for North America

California's The End Records has announced the label is the official representative for Dan Swanö's (ex-Edge Of Sanity) Nightingale for North America.

Recordings for Alive Again are scheduled to start on May 3 at Soundlab Studios, which wil include Swanö (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Godsend's Erik Oskarsson (bass, vocals), Tom Nouga (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Memory Garden's Tom Björn (drums, acoustic guitar). So far only two songs are completed: "Alive Again (Part IV)" and "The Shadowman."

"compared to the previous releases the new album will] be a bit of everything," stated Swanö about new Nightingale material. "Some tracks are in major key for a change without being too commercial; sad major. There is some chunky stuff, one 10 minute mega epic and a few traditional Nightingale style rockers. You will dig it...I promise!"

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