Metal News for May 29, 2002
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Maze of Torment's new album, Unmarked Graves, has been completed. It was recorded and produced by Tommy Tagtgren at the Abyss Studios.
You may have heard, or may have noticed (if you've seen them live), that guitarist Dave Peters has been singing for Throwdown during the past month or so, instead of Keith Barney. Dave has performed at five shows and seems to be handling the job admirably. Keith was originally going to take a break to allow for vocal chord/throat healing, but there is a possibility that these changes may be permanent. At this point the band hasn't made an official switch and they will continue to wait until Keith gets better, however, they may never go back. Things are very much "up in the air" for the moment and according to the band, "All we know is that we want to keep this band going, and trading guitarist for singer was what we thought was the best thing to do." Keith has continued writing lyrics but hasn't sung at practice, so time will tell. Otherwise, Throwdown is still talking to various labels and working on new material.
Morbid Tales Productions and 'zine from Romania is looking for underground bands to take part in early Napalm Death tribute- from "Scum" to "Utopia Banished".
You can pick any song you like as long as it is 5 minues max. Every band featured on this tribute will also receive a copy of this album. For more info write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sweden's Thyrfing will issue the long-awaited follow-up to 2000's Urkraft, entitled Vansinnesvisor, on July 15th.
Vansinnesvisor (Swedish for "tunes of lunacy") was recorded at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala with producer Daniel Bergstrand, and it contains nine songs, the music for which is being described as "the most dark and twisted side of Thyrfing ever."
Sweden's Necrophobic will appear on the radio show Fury (hosted by Jenny Lund) via Stockholm's Rocket FM today (5/29) at 11:00 AM EST. The interview, which will be conducted in English, can only be heard on radio if you live in Stockholm, Sweden at 95.3 mHz, but everyone can hear/see it on the Internet at this location.
Singaporean black metallers Impiety will head to Malmö, Sweden to record their new album, Kaos Kommand 696, with Berno Paulsson at the production helm.
Kaos Kommand 696 is set to feature 10 "goatblazing war-anthems" and artwork by JP Fournier and Desmond Sia. The disc is scheduled for an October 2002 release through Osmose Productions
German black metallers Dark Fortress are currently at Grieghallen Studios (Enslaved, Mork Gryning) recording new opus, Profane Genocidal Creations, with Pytten at the helm.