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Metal News for April 16, 2002

Last updated on September 27, 2021 at 3:08 AM ET

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5 news articles posted on this day.

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Lord Of Ominous Lost At Sea

Stephen of Khante talks about Anubi member Martynas Meskauskas, who was recently lost at sea:

"In an unfortunate accident March 30th our friend Martynas Meskauskas (also known as Lord Ominous of the Lithuanian group ANUBI), a multi-talented and inspired visual artist and musician, was lost at sea during a fishing excursion on Lake Michigan. After an exhaustive and large search by the coast guard and family & friends, the vessel was found but the fisherman remain missing. I wanted to have a moment of silence for our friend and his comrades. Our condolences go out to their families."

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Destruction and Kreator to Thrash S. America

German thrashers Destruction and Kreator will team up for a South American tour at the end of the year. Exact dates and venues will be announced soon.

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Incision's Daniel Ekeroth Publishes Book

Whilst many death metal bands flirt with images of horror, for most its just used for effect or image enhancement. Few take their interest beyond the confines of a band set up - but Daniel Ekeroth, Insision bassist and holder of a Master's Degree in Cinema studies has taken his interest as far as having a book published on the Italian horror genre he loves so much.

Titled Violent Italy and available via Tamara Press, Ekeroth's book provides detailed coverage of exploitation cinema, tackling such subjects as mondo films and spaghetti westerns through to the obscure delights of cannibal and nunsploitation flicks.

Read the full article at Digitalmetal.

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Forced Entry Reunite for Abrasive Rock

Veteran thrashers Forced Entry will reunite to perform at the upcoming Abrasive Rock Festival on August 3, 2002. According to guitarist Brad Hull, the remaining members of Forced Entry (vocalist/bassist Tony Benjamins and drummer Colin Mattson) will perform live for the first time in over a decade. Abrasive Rock reports that Forced Entry are holding contests, interviews and more at the festival.

Forced Entry are scheduled to share the stage with Hirax, The Sabians (Ex-members of Sleep), Brick Bath, The Braindead, Chief, & Bonescrew.

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