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Metal News for May 6, 2002

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10 news articles posted on this day.

A Systematic Primate

Nick St. Dennis, the ex-Systematic bassist, has joined Primate as a guitarist. The band, who also feature one time Skinlab guitarist Mike Roberts, are currently demoing songs.

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Manowar US Tour Dates

Manowar will be taking their message of metal domination to stages throughout North America as part of the "Gods Of War Tour 2002" with Immortal, Catastrophic, Havoc, Hate and Bludgeon.

The dates are as follows: More...

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Daily Reviews

Metal Reviews is back with ten more this week:

  • Cadaveria - The Shadows Madame
  • Cayne - Old Faded Pictures
  • Cemetery Of Scream - Prelude To A Sentimental Journey
  • Cyberya - Mindcontrol
  • Diabolical - A Thousand Deaths
  • Iron Savior - Condition Red
  • Kotipelto - Waiting For The Dawn
  • Paragon - Law of the Blade
  • Star One - Space Metal
  • Tiamat - Judas Christ

And WhiteTrashDevil has new reviews too:

  • Danzig - 777: I Luciferi
  • The Scopes Monkey Trial - The Scopes Monkey Trial
  • My Dying Bride - For Darkest Eyes (DVD)
  • Irate - 11:34
  • Cracktorch - ...Is Not The Problem
  • My Dying Bride - The Voice Of The Wretched
  • Cavity - On The Lam
  • Grand Magus - Grand Magus
  • Behemoth - Buford
  • Sinergy - Suicide By My Side

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Nocturnus Disbands

Nocturnus has disbanded. This tragic news came rather unexpectedly to us as the band just finished recording the demo for the then scheduled upcoming album and would hit the studio soon. Due to differences, Emo and Mike decided to leave Nocturnus. They'll be starting a new band though, "it will be much more aggressive and versatile", according to Emo.

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Chicagoland Deathfest 2002

United Guttural Records and Deconstruction Productions presents the Chicagoland Deathfest 2002 on June 14th/15th at Rubes in Harvey, IL. Acts on the bill include: Monstrosity, Dying Fetus, Mortician, Fleshgrind, Internal Suffering, Jungle Rot, Malignancy, Anal Blast, Waco Jesus, Rotting, Regurtation, Reprobation, Burial, Bound and Gagged, Corpsevomit, Screaming Afterbirth, Evil Incarnate, Harakiri, Incarrion, Leukorrhea, Dyscrasia, Scorcrasia, and Kaos Rising. The All-Ages event is $30 for a two day pass. For more info go to: goreincorporated@hotmail.com.

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In Flames Update

In Flames recently posted the following message at www.inflames.com, “Hello to all our Canadian fans, we would like to apologise for not being able to play last night in Vancouver, it was a decision being made above our heads , and as we are not the headliners on this tour, it was out of our hands. Anyway, I hope we´ll be able to make up for it in the future! All the best In Flames.”

Meanwhile, In Flames have returned home to Gothenburg, Sweden to finish up work on their yet untitled 6th full-length disc. The album is expected to hit stores in August, just in time for In Flames joining Soulfly and Slayer on a full North American Extreme Steel tour which will kick off the first week of August and end in mid-September. Two more bands are expected to be added to the lineup.

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Headline News

Sentenced Single Debuts at 2

Sentenced's brand new single, "No One There", taken from the group's upcoming The Cold White Light CD, has entered the Finnish Singles Chart at position #2.

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Sinister Record Tribute to Creators of Brutality

Dutch death metallers Sinister will soon enter the studio to record Creators Of Brutality, an album's worth of classic death metal covers from the 80s and 90s. Included will be renditions of cuts from Pungent Stench, Infernal Majest, Celtic Frost, Kreator, Death, and others. Recordings will start this summer for a late 2002 release. More...

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Blood Red Throne Affiliates with the Suffering

Norway's Blood Red Throne, featuring former Emperor/Satyricon/Einherjer bassist-turned-guitarist Tchort, are about to enter Dub Studios to begin work on their second full-length album, entitled Affiliated With The Suffering, for a late summer release through Hammerheart/The Plague Records.

In other news, Blood Red Throne will shortly release a mini-CD entitled A Taste For Blood, featuring three songs from the unreleased Deathmix 2000 demo, an unreleased tracks from the Nordic Metal II compilation, a bonus track, and a track from Monument Of Death.

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Sixty Watt Shaman's Reason to Live

Maryland's pure rock mystics Sixty Watt Shaman have recently completed work on Reason To Live, their sophomore full-length for Spitfire Records. The album was recorded at Phase Studio in College Park, MD and produced by the band along with the masterful Scott Reeder.

This was Reeder's first experience working with the band and it proved to be a productive and enlightening experience for all involved. "Making a record can be pretty intense - it's like diving headfirst into a meat grinder with everyone, and you never know what's gonna come out until you get to the other side," comments Reeder. More...

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