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Metal News for May 16, 2002

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6 news articles posted on this day.

Ozzfest Reschedules Some Dates

Due to scheduling conflicts the following Ozzfest show dates have been changed:

  • Ozzfest at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View originally scheduled for Thursday, August 29th has been changed to Sunday, August 25th.
  • Ozzfest at AutoWest Amphitheatre in Sacramento originally scheduled for Sunday, August 25th has been changed to Saturday, August 24th.
  • Also, the second Detroit (Clarkston, Mich.) show, scheduled for August 8, went on sale over the weekend. The August 7 show is now sold-out.

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Meshuggah's Up to Nothing

Meshuggah are tentatively scheduled to release their fourth full-length album, entitled Nothing, on August 6th through Nuclear Blast Records. The group's first disc of new material since 1998's Chaosphere, Nothing is currently being produced by the band at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden, and at their home studio just outside Stockholm.

The full track listing for Nothing is as follows: More...

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The Cold White Light on July 9th

Sentenced's brand new CD, entitled The Cold White Light, will receive a North American release on July 9th. In other news, all stores in some Finnish cities have reportedly temporarily run out of The Cold White Light CDs. However, according to the group's official web site, the problem is being solved (if isn't already) and the album should be available everywhere again very soon.

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Jarva Contributes to the Whores

The Black League frontman Taneli Jarva has recorded backing vocals for two tracks on the forthcoming Bablyon Whores album, entitled Death Of The West, which is due on May 17th. Taneli lends his voice to the cuts "Life Fades Away" and "A Pale Horse Against Time".

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Break Up Official for Centurian

Holland's Centurian have officially broken up. It appears drummer Wim van der Walk was prematurely excited about continuing Centurian, but as co-founder and guitarist Rob Oorthuis points out, the band is dead.

"Hello, this is Rob Oorthuis here, I am the founder and guitar player of Centurian. I would like to set something straight. Centurian split up. There will be no continuation whatsoever. There has been serious shit going on in my band and I would like to state that that has been because of troubles between all four of the Centurian band members. I am not going to piss off my ex-fellow bandmembers, because there is no reason to. We made a good death metal record of which I am proud and I am proud I made it together with Jerry and Oscar and Wim. However, the right chemistry amongst us is gone."

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Sinister goes back to Nuclear Blast

Dutch death metallers Sinister have jumped ship from Hammerheart back to Nuclear Blast Records, the band's website confirmed.

It's uncertain if Sinister have sorted out their line-up problems, but the band are already hard at work to the follow-up to last year's Creative Killings called, Savage or Grace. The new album is expected to be recorded sometime in December 2002 at an as-yet-undetermined studio.

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