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Metal News for April 29, 2002

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Twice The Sun Join Roadrunner

Miami band Twice The Sun have signed a deal with Roadrunner. The band will start work shortly on their debut album with producer Michael Baskette.

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Strapping Young Lad Do Dynamo

Strapping Young Lad are the latest band confirmed for this year’s Dynamo Festival, which happens in Weert, Holland on July 14. Also booked to play are Soulfly, Zimmer’s Hole, Death Angel, Opeth, Within Temptation, Children Of Bodom, Finntroll, Pain Of Salvation and Peter Pan Speedrock.

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Osmose Signs Exmortem

Exmortem have signed to Osmose Productions. The guys stated: "We are very proud to announce that we are now part of the Osmose Warriors Group. Osmose is one of the labels that have done most for extreme music throughout the years and now Exmortem is part of the syndicate. The history of Exmortem goes all the way back to 1992 and shows a band that have never compromised or jumped any bandwagon. This is Death Metal from beginning to end !!! We really look forward to record our new album during this coming summer, cause the new material will be the best and absolutely most worked through songs we have ever done !! Each song stands in it's own right, with severe riffing, furious drums and extremely powerful vocals! Welcome the nuclear mist - The noble art of self destruction Engineer of torture - Sigtyr.

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Arch Enemy to Support Opeth in UK

Arch Enemy will be supporting Opeth during the latter's upcoming UK tour. Arch Enemy guitarist Michael Amott commented: “This ones gonna be fun! We haven't played the UK since '99 with Cradle of Filth…and now we are coming over with Opeth, who are an amazing band…see you all you UK metal freaks in May/June!”

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Celtic Frost Writing New Material

Celtic Frost are currently writing and developing material for a new album in Zurich, Switzerland. This is the culmination of a process initially set in motion during the compilation of the official Celtic Frost re-issue CDs in late summer 1999. The re-issue project reflected the first time the various former members of the band worked together again after Celtic Frost's termination in early 1993, in spite of the fact that the band has had several major offers over the years to record or perform again. Some two years of behind-the-scene efforts have preceded the present activities, and work on the album started in earnest in late 2001. More...

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Bolt Thrower Takes on Napalm Death

A public war of words has erupted between Napalm Death and Bolt Thrower over what is being perceived as a mutual lack of respect and behind-the-scenes bickering that has apparently been going on for years.

Although personal issues between the two camps have been brewing for quite some time now, the tension between the pioneering extreme metal acts had up until recently kept private, with neither side going public with their differences. However, that all changed recently when Napalm Death frontman and freelance music journalist Mark “Barney” Greenway wrote up a less-than-stellar review of Bolt Thrower's latest CD, Honour Valour Pride for Britain's Kerrang! magazine, upon the publication of which Bolt Thrower guitarist Gavin “Gaz” Ward responded bitterly as part of an on-the-record interview, thus escalating the feud into the public arena. More...

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Gandalf Spilt

Finnish death rock outfit Gandalf has officially broken up after founding member and drummer Nalle Österman decided to leave the band.

"It's with sorrow and regret I write this following statement. After nine years of hard work and dedication one era has come to an end," Nalle Österman revealed recently. "Under the circumstances I find it impossible to continue being the leader for the band I have put my whole heart and soul into. Too much stress and bullshit has made it not to be fun to play in this band anymore. And if it's not fun to play then what's the point of continuing. I want to thank everyone who has supported Gandalf over the years but life goes on." More...

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