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Metal News for April 2, 2003

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23 news articles posted on this day.

Satyricon Cancels Moscow Date

Norway's Satyricon have "postponed" their previously announced March 29 show in Moscow, Russia. No reason was given for the postponement. A new date for the gig has yet to be announced.

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Fetus Aftermath Have Entered the Studio

Canadian Speed/Trash/Metal Grinders Fetus Aftermath are currently in the studio with producer Manfred Leidecker (Exciter) working on a full – length CD. This will be the bands first full-length release.

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Premonitions of War News and Updates

Ohio's Premonitions Of War has several upcoming projects in the works. First, Goodfellow Records will be releasing the band's out-of-print debut, "Glorified Dirt," which will be re-recorded and released this Summer. Meanwhile, the group will be hooking up with California grind outfit Benumb for a split, which should see the light of day this Winter on Thorp Records. More...

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The Red Chord, Bleeding Through, Himsa Tour

En route to the New England Metal and Hardcore fest, The Red Chord, Bleeding Through, and Himsa will be hooking up for a handful of shows across the country. Here's what we know: More...

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Update from Abaddon Incarnate

Abaddon Incarnate are working on the new material for their forthcoming album "Soundtrack For Rape", to be out through Xtreem Music. Once again will they use the Soundlab Studios and Mieszko (Nasum) will be the producer. Recording session should start in October 2003. Rogga from Paganizer will most probably collaborate some back vocals for the album.

In other news, once again have they lost bass player. Cory Sloan has moved to Sweden to they are looking for a new four-stringer. The Aussie tour in February 2003 went through very well, but unfortunately they had to cancel the previously arranged European tour.

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Malevolent Creation Announce Touring Plans

Malevolent Creation have announced their tour plans for the next few months.

They will take part in the Metalmania Festivals 2003 taking place April 5th at Spodek in Katowiche, Poland and April 6th at Sport Hall in Ostrava. Also on these dates are The Exploited, Samael, Saxon, Opeth, Mayhem, Vader, Anathema, Marduk and more.

Following those dates are the No Mercy Festivals 2003 dates, also featuring Testament, Marduk, Death Angel, Nuclear Assault, Die Apokalyptishen Reiter, Pro-Pain and Darkane. These dates run from April 8th at The Astoria in London, England through April 21st at 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands. More...

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High on Fire to Tour with Motorhead

High on Fire have announced that they will not be taking part in the upcoming Meshuggah tour, despite numerous recent reports and false communications to the contrary.

The band state that they never were to be a part of this tour, and this announced error was made by the tour's booking agency and not via anyone involved in the High On Fire camp.

Also, High On Fire have announced a West Coast tour as guests of Motorhead. The scheduled seven city tour will kick off April 18th in Portland, Oregon at the Roseland and conclude on April 26th in Ventura, California at the Ventura Theatre. Also appearing on the scheduled dates will be The Dwarves.

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Cryptopsy Post Live Track Online

A live version of the Cryptopsy track "Slit Your Guts" has been posted online at this location. "Slit Your Guts" comes off the group's forthcoming live album, "None So Live", due in Europe on May 19 through Century Media Records.

Recorded at the Medley in Montreal last June during the Week-end Extrême, "None So Live" is the first Cryptopsy release to feature the band's new vocalist Martin Lacroix (ex-Spasme), who replaced Michael DiSalvo in 2001.

The complete track listing for "None So Live" is as follows: More...

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Anathema's Danny Issues Update

Anathema guitarist Daniel "Danny" Cavanagh has posted the following message to the band's official web site:

"The demos for the next album(s) are coming along well. [Bassist] Jamie [Cavanagh] arrives in England today 29th of March to start rehearsals for the gigs and for the albums too. He has some great new material. Similarly do the rest of the guys. There is such a wealth of songs that our biggest difficulty is gonna be to make one album from all the great stuff on offer. Not sure of the title yet, but the plan is to make it this year in time for an autumn release. Song titles include: 'The Natural Disaster', 'Closer', and 'Flying'. We are getting along very well now and the albums should be strong when they are done. We hope to go into a studio in May/June for a couple of weeks, mapping out everything that we have, jamming live and just generally being creative. After that, we'll see what the best album we can make is, and go forward to do that."

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Defleshed Replace Finntroll at Motala Fest

Sweden's Defleshed have replaced Finntroll on the bill of this year's Motala Metal Fest, which is set to take place on April 19 at Folkets Park in Motala, Sweden. Finntroll had originally withdrawn from the event due to scheduling conflicts caused by their European tour with Katatonia.

Motala Metal Fest will now feature performances from the following acts: More...

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Abigor Mainman Partly Excuses Napalm

Napalm Records aren't solely to blame for Abigor's decision to put the band on indefinite hiatus, according to mainman Peter Kubik. "To make things clear, we have some problems with Napalm, but they aren't the ones to judge," he wrote on the Austrian black metal group's official web site. "It's also a problem within the band, more or less a line-up problem, that doesn't allow me to realize my vision on the new album as it's best. There'll be some changes in the co-operation with Napalm — a changed deal — as well a line-up change some new members in Abigor."

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The Fallen Part Ways with Drummer

Metal Blade Records recording artists The Fallen have parted ways with drummer Max Wolff and have replaced him with John Skaare. "The switch in drummers is based purely on geographical reasons," reads a statement on the group's official web site. "Max lives in Phoenix and will continue to pursue his musical goals out there." The Fallen's Metal Blade debut, "Front Toward Enemy", came out last September.

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Skinlab, Vio-lence Set for 420 Musik Conspiracy

Skinlad, Vio-lence, Pissing Razors, 40 Grit and Spike 1000 are among the bands confirmed to appear at 420 Musik Conspiracy, a three-day festival set to take place April 18-20 at the Pound in San Francisco, California. No time slots are confirmed except for that of the headlining acts on each date — Vio-lence on Saturday (Apr. 19), and The Dickies on Sunday (Apr. 20).

Bands scheduled to perform are as follows: More...

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Samael DVD to drop in June

Switzerland's Samael will issue a specially-priced double DVD, titled "Black Trip", on June 17 through Century Media. The DVD will include footage from last year's Summer Breeze Open Air festival, a 1996 Polish gig on the band's "Passage Tour", video clips for "Jupiterian Vibe", "Infra Galaxia" and "Baphomet's Throne", plus interview and studio footage from the recording session for "Passage".

Samael will headline the Metalmania festival in Katowice, Poland on April 4 and the Ostrava Fest in Ostrava, Czech Republic on April 5.

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Cannibal Corpse To Enter Studio in September

Veteran death metallers Cannibal Corpse are tentatively set to enter Sonic Ranch Studios in El Paso, Texas in September to record their new album, due in early 2004 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to last year's "Gore Obsessed" CD will once again be produced by Neil Kernon, who had previously worked with Queensryche, Nevermore and Judas Priest, among others.

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NonExist Near Completion of new album

Sweden's NonExist, featuring members of Andromeda and Hearse, are nearing completion on their second full-length record.

"The new songs are slower, heavier and a bit more melodic," says guitarist Johan Reinholdz in a recent conversion with DigitalMetal. "Still brutal though I'm really pleased with the material and we'll start recording sometime this year."

Continues Reinholdz: "The material is more mid-paced generally, some fast songs though. There were some keyboards on Deus Deceptor, but on the new one there's gonna be more, both chords and melodies. Another differance is that there are less odd-time signature grooves." More...

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Daily Reviews

Walls of Fire has a number of new reivews in English (and more in German):

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Daily Interviews

Walls of Fire has a few new interviews in English:

  • Carnal Forge - At least since their second album “Firedemon” came out, Sweden’s Carnal Forge have been steadily on the rise. Their new album, “The More You Suffer” is a real killer and will probably get help the band make it to the next level ...
  • Dimension F3h - Mastermind Morfeus (ex-Limbonic Art) introduces his new cyber-speed metal band...
  • Gothminister - Gothminister's debut "Gothic Electronic Anthems" is about to gain a status of "the face of goth 2003". Mastermind Bjørn Alexander Brem explains how and why this is about to... and shall happen...
  • Lost Horizon - Lost Horizon talks about there music, outfit and minds.

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H.I.M. Confirmed For Download Festival

Finland’s H.I.M. are the latest name to be added to the Download Festival, which happens at Donington on May 31 and June 1. Iron Maiden headline the first day, with Limp Bizkit doing the honours on the second day. The bill will also include the following: ‘A’, Hatebreed, Sikth, Stampin’ Ground, Funeral For A Friend, From Autumn To Ashes, Shadow’s Fall, Arch Enemy, Murder One, Mudvayne, Spineshank, One Minute Silence, Raging Speedhorn, Chevelle, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, The Blood Brothers, Instruction, Pacifier, NOFX, Bosetsfire, Strung Out, Bouncing Souls, Real McKenzies, [spunge], Not Katies, Fabulous Disaster, T.S.O.L., Marilyn Manson, Deftones, Zwan, Ministry, Less Than Jake, InMe, Disturbed, Murderdolls, Stone Sour and Audioslave.

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Metallica Plan Bonus DVD

Metallica will include a bonus DVD with their new album ‘St. Anger’, due to be released on June 9 in the UK. The DVD will feature live performances of all 11 tracks on the record, and is to be first time that fans will get the chance to see new bassist Robert Trujillo. Whether there will be a non-DVD edition of the CD-release (and therefore cheaper) is not known at this time.

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The Matrix: Reloaded Tracklisting

The full track listing for the soundtrack album to accompany the movie ‘The Matrix: Reloaded’ has now been confirmed. Released by Maverick in early May, it will include the following: ‘Session’ – Linkin Park, ‘This Is The New Shit’ – Marilyn Manson, ‘reload’ – Rob Zombie, ‘Lucky You’ – Deftones, ‘Passportal’ – Teamsleep, ‘Sleeping Awake’ – P.OD., ‘Bruises’ – Unloco, ‘Calm Like A Bomb’ – Rage Against The Machine’, ‘When The World Ends (Oakenfold Remix)’ – Dave Matthews.

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Limpbizkit Lame Attempts At More 'News'

This should be a hold over April Fools joke, but sadly it's not. Limp Bizkit will now call their new album ‘The Search For Teddy Swoes’. This is the third title announced for the record, which is due in mid-June. And the band will now spell their name ‘limpbizkit’. Apparently, acclaimed film director Tim Burton has been involved with the album cover artwork. I won't bore you all with any more of this 'non-metal' crap...

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April Fools

I hope you enjoyed the few April Fools stories yesterday [explanation]. We're now back to RealTM metal news as usual.

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