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Metal News for April 30, 2002

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10 news articles posted on this day.

Ozzfest Sells Out, Adds Dates

The following Ozzfest 2002 dates have now officially been sold out:

Jul. 12 – Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center
Jul. 19 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Center
Aug. 07 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Center

The following “second” shows have been added:

Jul. 17 - Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center
Jul. 20 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Center

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Hell-Born Head West

HELL-BORN band will arrive for the first time to the Western hemisphere at the end of April. On April 28, HELL-BORN will perform the first concert in "Connections" Club in New Jersey and afterwards will remain overseas till mid - May. Their tour can be extended by 3 concerts in Canada but they are still seeking venues and trying to finalize these dates.

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Summary/Misc

Daily Reviews

Metal Reviews is hitting hard with 11 new ones this week:

  • Argile - The Monotonous Moment of a Monologue
  • Cannibal Corpse - Gore Obsessed
  • DGM - Dreamland
  • Lana Lane - Project Shangri-La
  • Manowar - Warriors Of The World United
  • Metal Reviews poll - Metallica : Genius or Betrayal ?
  • Mourning Caress - Imbalance
  • Riff Master General - A Trust Betrayed
  • Sentenced - The Cold White Light
  • Siebenbürgen - Plagued Be Thy Angel
  • Sirenia - At Sixes And Sevens

And Agonia War'zine has reviews of these bands' (presumably latest) releases: Belinus (self-financed), Depression/Haemorrhage (Cudgel Agency), Destruktor (self-financed), Dimentation (self-financed), Hammer Of Misfortune (Tumult), My Dying Bride (Peaceville), Necro Schizma (From Beyond Records), NunSlaughter (From Beyond Records), Obtest (Ledo Takas Records), Pentagram (Black Widow Records), Place Of Skulls (Southern Lord), Terror 2000 (Scarlet Records), Tribute to Death SS (Black Widow Records), Zorates "Vergasta" (self-financed).

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Single Bullet Threory Rescedule

Single Bullet Theory has canceled there previously scheduled spring tour to participate in a larger tour with Hypocrisy, Soilwork, and Killswitch Engage.

These are the dates that have thus far been confirmed for the upcoming US tour: More...

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Mess Age Finish Up Recording Sessions

Polish death/thrashers Mess Age are about to finish recording sessions for the new album called Self Convicted. It was recorded at Red Studio in Gdansk, home studio of Vader and Yattering. Nergal from Behemoth was a special guest on the album. The CD will be released by Conquer Records in May 2002.

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7 Angels 7 Plagues Tour Schedule

Wisconsin metalcore outfit 7 Angels 7 Plagues are currently mapping out another tour which will find them on the road through most of June in the South, Midwest, and Northeast. The majority of the dates will be supported by A Death For Every Sin. More...

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Satyricon Change Album Name

Norwegian black metallers Satyricon have changed the title of their much-anticipated new studio effort from Vulcano to Volcano "to avoid confusion," according to the group's official web site. Volcano is tentatively scheduled for a September 2nd release through Capitol Records in Scandinavia and Nuclear Blast Records in other parts of the world.

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Darkane's Expanding Sense

Sweden's Darkane are currently working on the follow-up to last year's Insanity effort titled Expanding Senses.
"All rhythm guitars have been recorded," stated guitarist Christofer Malmström. "Klas and I will record the guitar solos while Andreas prepares himself to put down the vocals."

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...And Oceans Cyphers

Finnish bizzaro metallers ...And Oceans, featuring members of Black Dawn and Rotten Sound, have set Cypher as the title of their forthcoming full-length album.

Originally titled Insect Angels & Devil Worms, the band felt the shorter title in Cypher best suited their musical and lyrical message. The reason for the change? Only ...And Oceans can explain. "Its different meanings. 1.) a secret code; 2.) a person and thing which has no importance (that fits well with the decadentian lyrics); 3.) in Latin it means 'empty', which is nice, because the word empty is repeated in the lyrics." More...

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Headline News

Godflesh Call it Quits

Seminal industrial music artists Godflesh has officially called it quits following the group's sudden cancellation of their North American tour with California's High On Fire and Australia's Halo.

"Justin suffered a nervous breakdown prior to boarding his flight to the US. Unable to make the trip, nevermind perform a two month long tour, Justin has decided to call it quits," a statement on the Godflesh website reports. "Godflesh is done for." More...

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