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Metal News for April 17, 2003

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11 news articles posted on this day.

Rakoth Follow their own path

Tiny Deaths, the third album from these Avant-garde Russian experimentalists will also be released on the 19th May.

It's a daring album, one borne of contempt for convention and nurtured with a genuine sense of originality. Rakoth take you into their own mesmerizing, mind-expanding world with this release. They're a band totally committed to pushing back the boundaries of art.

Guaranteed to divide fans and critics alike, Tiny Deaths proves one thing: Rakoth follow their own path exclusively, regardless of trends.

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Lehavoth Debut Album to Feature Bonus Video

Lehavoth are to release their debut album, Hatred Shaped Man, on April 28th through Fadeless Records. The album was recorded at Soundlab Studios in Sweden, and is produced by Mr. Mieszko Talarczyk.

The album features a bonus, the bands new video for the track ‘Non Civilized’.

In live news, Lehavoth are scheduled to play the Fuck The Commerce VI Open Air Festival, taking place May 29 - 31 in Neiden (near Torgau), Germany. The band are also planning a European tour with Impaled, Aborted and Pyaemia. Dates will be posted soon.

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Antropomorfia Finish Recording New Album

Antropomorfia from Spain have finished working on their new studio album. The title of the album is "Engendro” and is scheduled for a May release through Necromance Records.

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Vomitory's Redemption Set for Rerelease

The re-issue from Vomitory, "Redemption" is in the works. “Redemption” will come with a completely new inlay, tons of band photos, and the whole album will be re-mastered. This CD will include their anniversary 10” picture LP as special bonus, released back in 1999. This release it set for May 2003.

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Misery Signals Replace Singer, Set Live Dates

Milwaukee's Misery Signals recently parted ways with guitarist (and former Hamartia member) Jeffrey Aust, who left the group for personal reasons. The band has now lined up a replacement in Stuart "Gee" Ross, formerly of The Pressure Point and Compromise. In related news, Misery Signals has now secured a new label deal and an official announcement will be made once details are finalized. According to the group, "both the label and the band are really excited." Meanwhile, the band is gearing up a May tour with Figure Four and Shattered Realm, which will be followed by a tour with Kid Gorgeous and The Judas Cradle. Beyond that, the group is working out some dates with Bury Your Dead for late-July.
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Fleshgrind Announce Tracklist

Death metalers Fleshgrind plan to release their third full-length album, entitled "Murder Without End" on September 23rd through Olympia Recordings/Century Media Records. The band will be entering Studio One in Racine, Wisconsin in late May to begin the recording process.

Among the tracks set to appear on the album are the following: More...

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Dark Tranquillity to Headline Pressure Fest

Dark Tranquillity will headline the Pressure Festival on June 28th in Essen, Germany. The festival runs from June 27th - 29th. Other acts scheduled to perform include Hatebreed, Naglfar, Amon Amarth and Carnal Forge. For more info go to: www.pressurefestival.com.

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Impaled Nazarene: new Disc in October

Impaled Nazarene will enter the studio on July 1st to record their eighth studio album, All That Your Fear, due out through Osmose in late October. The disc will be recorded by Anssi Kippo (C.O.B.) at Astia Studio and will be mixed by Mikko Karmila at Finnvox Studios.

This will be the bands first release with their new lead guitarist, Tuomo Louhio. Tracks set to appear on the release include ‘Suffer In Silence’, ‘All That You Fear’, ‘Kohta Ei Naura Enaa Jeesuskaan’ and ‘Urgent Need To Kill’.

Vocalist Luttinen comments: “I can´t wait to record this new stuff, we have really killer songs ready and more are coming. More variety, more power, more everything." Regarding new guitarist Tuomo, Luttinen says: "Well, this guy just kills. We had only one rehearsal with him and he got the job right away. That should tell you enough."

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Incantation Head Down Under

Imcantation will embark on their first tour of Australia and New Zealand, entitled Blasphemy Downunder Tour 2003. The tour will hit Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane and Sydney in Australia, along with Auckland and Christchurch in New Zealand. Dates run from June 18th at a TBA venue in Auckland, New Zealand through June 28th at the Bloodlust 3 Festival in Sydney, NSW, Australia.

In related news, the Metal Massacre 2003 festival at the Hatrix in Kenosha, WI on April 19th will be broadcast live via webcam the day of show. For more info visit the Metal Massacre 2003 festival website at: http://explode.to/MetalMassacre/.

In other live news, Incantation are scheduled to perform at the Central Illinois Metalfest at The Canopy Club in Urbana, IL on August 16th. Other acts on the bill include: More...

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Devin Townsend Band Releases New Project

Devin Townsend Band Releases Ambitious 'Accelerated Evolution' Through InsideOut Music America

Manic. Eccentric. Energetic. Genius. Cat Lover. All these words can be used to identify with but a fraction of Canadian musician Devin Townsend's brilliance. Throughout the years, he has concocted scores of mind-twisting albums, both solo and with his alter ego Strapping Young Lad. The 21st Century brings a new element to the musical hydra that is Devin, namely The Devin Townsend Band and the new release 'Accelerated Evolution'.

The album, released through InsideOut Music America (consequently the first Devin Townsend 'solo' release made available in the US), continues Devin's masterful prowess as a songwriting technician, as well as a proficient producer. 'Accelerated Evolution' is packed with sweeping choruses, intense rhythmic mechanics, and enough tempo shifts & progressive craftiness to make your head spin - all unified in clockwork harmony and retaining Devin's own cardinal rule - HEAVY! More...

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The Used Guitarist Arrested After Show

Quinn Allman, guitarist with The Used, was arrested after a show in Jacksonville, Florida. He was charged with ‘opposing’ a police officer and spent 24 hours in jail, before being fined $153. Allman claims that he was trying to prevent a fan from being arrested while asking for his autograph.

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