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Metal News for May 2, 2003

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11 news articles posted on this day.

Destruction Set Tentative Tracklist

Veteran German thrashers Destruction have set the tentative track listing for their new album, "Metal Discharge", due in late September through Nuclear Blast Records. The album will mark the recording debut with the group of new drummer Marc Reign, who replaced Sven Vormann in 2001.

The follow-up to 2001's "The Antichrist" -will contain the following cuts: More...

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Dew-Scented Return to Stage One

Die Apokalyptischen Reiter and Graveworm just produced their latest albums at Stage One with Andy Classen, and now Dew-Scented will enter the studio in May to record their 5th studio album. The release is scheduled for early September.

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Graveworm's Black June

On June, 23rd the new Graveworm album "Engraved In Black" will be released! It is the fourth longplayer of this incredible band from Italy and their debut for Nuclear Blast. "Engraved In Black" is their most brutal and heavy album to date, but still contains their typical and characteristic melodies. The album features nine tracks, among them the excellent cover-version on "Losing My Religion" from R.E.M. "Engraved In Black" was produced and mixed between march and april 2003 at the "Stage One Studios" by Andy Classen (Die Apokalyptischen Reiter and many more).

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Vhaldermar To Enter Studio

Vhäldemar has just finished the songwriting of their second album. The band plan to enter the studio soon to start recording the material.

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Lickgoldensky Cancel Upcoming Tour

Lickgoldensky has reportedly canceled their entire upcoming spring/summer tour. The group's drummer apparently quit the band earlier this week, forcing the group to cancel plans. Here's an excerpt of a message from the band:

"After talking about, booking, going over dates, cities and shows to play in, our drummer quit last night, leaving us all baffled, confused, frustrated, most importantly leaving us with a full US tour to go starting in 2 weeks without a drummer... We want apologize to everyone who bent over backwards to help us out with getting shows, or booking a show on this tour. We're trying to do everything we can still make this happen, but it doesn't look like it's going to work out for us."

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Behemoth Deliver 5 disc Box Set

Behemoth's new 5CD box set, Historica, is shipping next week. The exclusive set includes newly remastered and repackaged versions of the albums And the Forests Dream Eternally, Sventevith, Grom, Pandemonic Incantations and Live In Kraków.

Limited to 3,000 numbered copies, the set also includes a collector’s 32-page full-color booklet packed with lyrics, biography and rare and vintage photos. Also featured is the bonus track ‘With Spell Of Inferno’, which was previously only available in Poland.

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Death Angel in Song Writing Mode

Reunited Bay Area metallers Death Angel have commenced the songwriting process for their new album, tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label. "Right now the songs we're working on are very fast and powerful, there are a lot of changes in them," frontman Mark Osegueda told Russia's Darkside in a recent interview. "We're working on more powerful songs because we want people to know that we're back for real, but by the time we actually record an album, I'm sure that we're gonna have acoustic stuff and everything we want. One thing we're always very proud of is how we can add to songs as much as we possibly could. We always wanna be able to do our own thing and express ourselves the way we want to." More...

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The Project Hate Finalize Tracklisting

Sweden's The Project Hate, featuring Jörgen Sandström of Entombed/Grave fame on lead vocals, have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming third album, "Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate", due this fall through Entombed's Threeman Recordings.

Says guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson): "We are proud to announce that we are now finished with the new album. All that's left now is the mastering, which will be done at Cosmos in Stockholm by myself, together with [Jörgen] and Alex of Entombed, in approximately 2 weeks. The reason for the wait with the mastering is that both [Jörgen] and Alex are in South Africa playing some gigs with [Entombed].

"This album is set for a release early this fall through Threeman Recordings, run by Alex of Entombed. If all goes well, a major label will license this one in the States, which hopefully makes it easier for the US Haters to get a hold of a copy, which haven't been the case with the previous albums. We'll get back with more in-depth info on this as we have it.

The follow-up to "When We Are Done, Your Flesh Will Be Ours" will contain the following cuts: More...

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Transport League Set American Release Date

Sweden's Transport League have set a July 7 North American release date through Crash Music Inc. for their latest EP, "Grand Amputation".

"Grand Amputation" EP was originally issued in Scandinavia last year through the band's own Hoffa Communications via MNW distribution.

As previously reported, Transport League entered the studio in February with producer J. Reivén (former drummer for the gold-selling Swedes LOK), to record a new demo/promo CD. Among the tracks recorded during the session were "Cycle of Slay", "Godtaker", "Wrapped Dead Inside", "The Severed" and "Sick Scum".

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Orig. Electric Wizard Members Leave Band

After 10 years in the group, original Electric Wizard members Mark Greening (drums & piano) and Tim Bagshaw (bass) have quit the British doom veterans to concentrate on their new project, which they have baptized Ramesses. Completing the new group — which features Tim on lead guitar — is bassist/vocalist Adam Richardson (ex-Spirmyard).

Ramesses have spent the past few weeks writing original material and are preparing to record their debut demo with a view toward procuring a record deal. More...

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Guano Apes Live Pics Posted

Germany's Guano Apes performed live in Milan, Italy Thursday night (May 1). Check out the pictures here.

Guano Apes' latest album, "Walking On A Thin Line", entered the German Media Control charts at position #1. The band's previous CD, "Don't Give Me Names", achieved the same feat three years ago. The band have yet to secure a U.S. release for the new album.

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