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Metal News for April 9, 2002

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Daily Reviews

Metal Reviews has nine new ones this week:

  • Andi Deris - Come in From The Rain
  • Down - II - A Bustle in Your Hedgerow
  • Horizon - The Sky's The Limit
  • Killers - Murder One
  • No Return - Machinery
  • Nude - Cities And Faces
  • Primal Fear - Black Sun
  • Tad Morose - Matters Of The Dark
  • Crest - Letters From Fire

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Danny to Possibly Rejoin Anathema

Guitarist Daniel "Danny" Cavanagh has decided to rejoin Britain's Anathema and is hoping to bring his brother Jamie, the group's original bassist, back into the band's ranks with him.

After careful consideration, based on the truth, my deepest feelings and the wishes of our mum Helen, I have decided to change my mind about leaving Anathema,” Danny said in an official statement. “I feel the story is incomplete, and as I have been heavily involved since day one, I think I should rest within the band until it reaches its own natural conclusion...." More...

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Kataklysm to Enter Studio

Death metal stalwarts Kataklysm will enter Montreal's Victor Studios in May with producer J-F Dagenais to begin recording their brand new album, entitled Shadows & Dust, for a November 4th release through Nuclear Blast Records. According to singer Maurizio Iacono, “since our US touring got cancelled last year with Marduk, we had some time on our hands and in between the two Euro tours, we started working on new material. I've never seen Kataklysm being so at ease with writing. The ideas flow, the energy is there and the songwriting is beyond everything we have done before. The new album has big shoes to fill because of Epic, but we are not worried at all. We are getting wiser and better with age and I'm proud of that. This new album which I have titled Shadows & Dust will be the logical continuation to Epic. We are determined to make this scene shake with our next album and by the sounds of the new stuff, you guys better buckle up for the ride of your lifetime!!”

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Rechberger Joins Amorphis

Amorphis have recruited drummer Jan "Snoopy" Rechberger to replace Pekka Kasari, who recently left the group to focus on family life.

Rechberger is no stranger to the Amorphis camp, having previously played on the group's first two full-length albums, 1992's The Karelian Isthmus and 1994's Tales From The Thousand Lakes.

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TON Complete Nine song Demo

Type O Negative have completed work on a nine-song demo for their upcoming studio album, which is tentatively due to be released through Roadrunner Records on October 29th. In other news, the band hit the studio last week to record a cover of the Deep Purlpe classic "Highway Star" for possible inclusion on the upcoming Crank It Up compilation, sponsored by NASCAR.

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Ashes to Ashes Finish Album

Norwegian band Ashes To Ashes has finished the recordings of their new album, titled Cardinal VII. The band describes the music on this new album as Gregorian Metal. You can expect the album in two months.

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Hate Eternal working on finishing touches

Florida death metallers Hate Eternal are presently putting the finishing touches on their much-anticipated second full-length, King Of All Kings, at guitarist Erik Rutan's own Dimensional Sound Studio in Tampa.
"So far the recording process has been tremendous. Jared, Derek, and I all got great tones to tape and incredible performances," said Erik Rutan recently. "I feel way better than even I anticipated. I feel this is a great follow up to Conquering the Throne. It has been a lot of hard work since I am engineering and producing this at my own studio as well as playing all the guitars and singing but the end result will be so gratifying. The sound of this album is much better than the first album with better drum tones and better everything. The material on this album can be described in one word: Evil."

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Fleshcrawl Lose Founding Guitarist

German death metallers Fleshcrawl have officially confirmed the departure of founding member and guitarist Stefan Hanus.

No reason was given for Stefan Hanus' departure, but Fleshcrawl simply stated, "We wish him all the best for his future!" Fleshcrawl are currently looking for a replacement.

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