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Metal News for May 29, 2003

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13 news articles posted on this day.

Divine Decay to Issue Sophomore Album

Finnish thrash/speed rockers Divine: Decay will unleash the long awaited follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut album Songs of the Damned.

The original release date for the album was June 2nd but it was pushed back to September 8th.The new album Maximixe the Misery is released worldwide through Osmose Productions Records and it contains 11 brutal tracks from the devious minds of Hellsinki City Madmen. The album was recorded and produced by Janne Joutsenniemi (of SubUrbanTribe fame) and it was mixed by Mikko Karmila (Nightwish, Stratovarius,Children Of Bodom, Therion).

The complete track listing for Maximize The Misery is as follows: More...

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Behemoth Issues Statement on Box Set

Behemoth issued a statement regarding the box set released by Polish Label Metal Mind: “Well, it's getting more and more irritating that this Polish label is again putting out the same songs under different title... same shit, same lies, same tricks. This is actually the second time they released a Behemoth live bootleg CD having absolutely no right to do it! Needless to say, the band has nothing to do with this release and we definitely do not support it for obvious reasons. But the most important fact is, that for money you have to pay, you will get the shittiest quality sound ever! What we hope is that loyal fans will not support this pirate release. Hopefully in the future you will get only legal and official releases authorized by the band and not bootlegs done by labels trying to making easy money on you. Your support and understanding in this matter will be highly appreciated. Thank You".

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As I Lay Dying / Death Campaign Tour Dates

As I Lay Dying and The Death Campaign are set to hit the road for the next several weeks in the Midwest and West. Here's the schedule: More...

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Ancient Rites DVD due in June

Ancient Rites will finally release their new DVD, And The Hordes Stood As One, on June 9th. Pre-orders being taken online at: http://www.sound-picture.com/dvdshop/. The orders will be delivered instantly, no waiting for the official release date.

The DVD features a full live show (18 tracks recorded at Belgium’s Biebob Club on June 14th, 2002), photo gallery, documentary footage from the bands Finnish tour, video collage of past tours and two extra music videos, ‘Victory Or Valhalla (The Last Man Standing)’ and ‘And The Horns Called For War’.

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Entombed Track Posted Online

A brand new Entombed track, titled "Retaliation", has been posted online at this location. "Retaliation" comes off the group's forthcoming album, "Inferno", due on Aug. 4 through Music For Nations/Threeman Records. As previously reported, "Inferno" was produced by Pelle Gunnerfeldt (Fireside) at Gröndal and Atlantis studios in Stockholm.

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Marduk Set Title for DVD

Swedish black metallers Marduk have set "Funeral Marches And Warsongs" as the title for their upcoming DVD, tentatively due in mid-November. According to the band's official webmaster, "Marduk plans to spend the summer working on new material and mixing the DVD material. The two promo videos have been finished and I have seen the live material recorded in Paris on the European leg of the World Funeral tour (absolutely killer!!!). More live material might be recorded later on for the DVD."

Marduk's latest album, "World Funeral", was released in Europe in late February through the group's own Blooddawn Productions.

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Opeth Confirm Tour With Porcupine Tree

Sweden's Opeth have confirmed the dates for their upcoming "Damnation" Tour 2003 with Porcupine Tree.

Opeth, who have been touring North America extensively to promote their 2002 album "Deliverance", will be focusing on their non-metal material for the first time on the upcoming tour, in particular songs from the recently issued "Damnation" album (which was produced by Porcupine Tree frontman Steven Wilson).

The details are as follows: More...

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Dying Fetus, Skinless to Tour US in July

Dying Fetus, Skinless, Divine Empire and Misery Index will team up for a U.S. tour beginning in mid-July.

Confirmed dates so far are as follows: More...

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Dio, Kreator, Opeth Set for Rock the Nations

Dio, Kreator, Rotting Christ and Opeth have been confirmed to appear at Rock The Nations festival on June 29 in Istanbul, Turkey. Also set to perform at the event are Turkish acts Radical Noise, Antisilence and Almora.

For more information, visit the official Rock The Nations web site at this location.

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Type O Negative to Play Free Gig in NYC

Type O Negative will be playing a special FREE show at New York City's legendary CBGBs on Friday, June 13. Door will open at 7:00 p.m., and Type O will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. Information on how to get tickets to this special concert will follow shortly.

Type O Negative's new album, "Life Is Killing Me", is slated for release on June 17 through Roadrunner Records.

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While Heaven Wept Find Label

Virginia's While Heaven Wept have signed on to Rage Of Achilles. The group's new album, ...Of Empires Forlorn, is expected to be released worldwide in September 2003.

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Fall of the Leafe Ink to Rage of Achilles

Finnish avant-garde metallers Fall Of The Leafe have officially signed on with English label Rage Of Achilles after two albums on Argentina's Icarus Records.

Fall Of The Leafe will enter an unspecified studio in September to record the follow-up to 2001's excellent Fermina album. Rage Of Achilles states a single will be released first.

We'll have more on Fall Of The Leafe as it becomes available. Stay tuned.

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Within Y Sign Deal with Hammerheart

Gothenburg-based death metallers Within Y have signed a multi-album deal with Hammerheart Records.

"We are very happy to bring you the news that we on March 15th, 2003 signed a deal with Hammerheart Records," said a press release from the band. "We're very exited to work with Hammerheart and hope our cooperation will bring you a great dose of Swedish death metal the Within Y way."

In August, Within Y will enter Meta4 Studios in their hometown to record their debut album, Extended Mental Dimensions, which comes hot on the heels of a very well received demo, Feeble and Weak. Within Y's response has been so good, in fact, that Close Up magazine awarded the group with a 10 out of 10 score. More...

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