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Metal News for June 27, 2003

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8 news articles posted on this day.

Body Count Return

Body Count, the metal band fronted by Ice-T, are to go on a reunion tour of America, starting in early July. The tour is being dubbed ‘Kill ’Em All'. Body Count aim to have a new studio album recorded by the end of the year.

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Evanescence, Cold Do Nintendo Tour

Evanescence will join forces with Cold, Revis and Finger Eleven among others on a trek being dubbed the ‘Nintendo Fusion’ tour of America. This will not only feature live music but also games demonstrations. The package tour will run from early August until late September.

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Katafalk Part with Guitarist, Bassist

Holland's extreme death/thrashers Katafalk have parted ways with guitarist Pier Abe and bassist Henk Jan due to "serious differences of opinion," according to a message posted on the group's official web site (www.katafalk.com). "They will pursue their musical ambitions elsewhere. Chris [guitar], Michiel [drums] and Niels [vocals] will continue the band."

Pier Abe and Henk Jan commented on their departure: "We deeply regret this break-up, but there were some serious disagreements that could not be overcome. It was clear that there was no other option than to leave the band. We would like to thank everybody who has supported us the last couple of years. You were great, we'll see you again!"

Katafalk's debut album, titled "Storm Of The Horde", was issued earlier this year through Cold Blood Industries Records.

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Vader Part with Bassist, Announce Replacement

Polish death metallers Vader have parted ways with bassist Simon and have replaced him with Novy (ex-Behemoth/Devilyn). Vader will play their first show with the new lineup on July 19 in the Czech Republic.

Vader will take part in this fall's "Art of Noise II" tour, featuring headliners Nile with additional support from Kreator, Amon Amarth and Goatwhore.

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Arch Enemy to Support Nevermore in Europe

Arch Enemy will support Nevermore on a European tour during September/October.

Confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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Dew-Scented Complete Work on 'Impact'

German thrashers Dew-Scented have set "Impact" as the title for their new album, due via Nuclear Blast Records in the G.A.S. countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) on August 25 and the rest of Europe on September 1. A North American release will follow on October 7.

A strictly limited digipak release of the album will feature as bonus tracks the brand new cut "Force-Fed [The Bleeding Scheme]" and a cover version of the Turbonegro song "Hobbit Motherfuckers".

Additionally, the group have recorded a cover version of Metallica's "Metal Militia" and have re-recorded their own song "Skybound", which originally appeared on the 1999 album "Ill-Natured". Both of these songs will be used as bonus tracks at a later point.

The regular version of the album will feature the following track listing More...

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Death Angel Announce Sacramento Date

Reunited Bay Area metallers Death Angel will perform at the Roadhouse in Sacramento, California on Saturday, July 26. As previously reported, the group will also be at The Edge in Palo Alto on Friday, August 8.

Death Angel have commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to 1990's "Act III", tentatively due in early 2004. The band, who were previously signed to Geffen and Enigma labels, are currently seeking a new record deal.

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Moonspell Single to Contain Non-album Cut

Portugal's Moonspell will include the non-album track "The Darkening" on their upcoming single, "Everything Invaded" (slated for release on July 28). "Everything Invaded" comes off the group's new album, "The Antidote", due on September 29 through Century Media Records.

The follow-up to 2001's "Darkness And Hope" was recorded at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., Sentenced, Amorphis).

A video clip for "Everything Invaded" will be filmed shortly with director Tiago Guedes, who had previously worked with the group on the clip for "Nocturna" (off "Darkness And Hope"). More...

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