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Metal News for May 27, 2003

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18 news articles posted on this day.


Daily Reviews

Metal Reviews have 11 new reviews this week:

  • Carpathian Forest - Defending The Throne Of Evil
  • Devolved - Technologies
  • DGM - Hidden Place
  • Enslaved - Below the Lights
  • Evereve - Enetics
  • For My Pain - Fallen
  • Helloween - Time Of The Oath
  • Juglans Regia - Prisma
  • Passenger - Passenger
  • Soilwork - The Chainheart Machine
  • Type O Negative - Life Is Killing Me

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Death Angel Pull Out Of Rock Hard Festival

Death Angel have pulled out of the Rock Hard Festival, which happens on June 7 and 8 at Gelsenkirchen. They’ve been replaced by Arch Enemy. They’ll be appearing on the second day of this event.

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Amen Sign to Eaturmusic

Amen have now officially signed to Eaturmusic, the label started by System Of A Down’s Daron Malakian. The band have already recorded around 20 songs for their new, as yet untitled album, which will be mixed by Mike Fraser.

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Goldy Back In Dio

Craig Goldy is back in Dio. The guitarist has been brought into the band for a third time, replacing Warren De Martini for the band’s upcoming US tour with Iron Maiden and Motorhead. De Martini has been expected to do this tour, coming in for Doug Aldrich, but has pulled out for personal reasons.

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Carnal Lust Change Line Up

Line up changes for Carnal Lust. Here's the official statement: "We are from now in 5 in Carnal Lust, we had to recruit a bass player, considering nickro wanted to be devoted only to the vocals. It is Julien, who will replace him with low. We had also to recruit a guitar player in the person of Nico who also officiates in Repudiate and for those who would not be well-informed yet, Jerome decided to stop the drums for reasons which are clean for him, but it will remain with us as long as we need to find his substitute, it is very cool of him. If drummers are interested to take the drum within the band, contacts us (carnallust@free.fr). We are open to all proposals."

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Moongarden Working on New Album

Moongarden are working on their new studio album, titled "Round Midnight". Here's an update from the band: ""We had an heavy recording session yesterday. David played his guitar like never before: Very hard rock and aggressive! His new Gibson Vintage guitar (The Angus Young one hehe) is very powerful! So, some songs like: Wounded, Lucifero and Killing The Angel , now seems more rock & heavy oriented. It was very fun! The Sun goes down and David take his new Guitar to play the distorted parts in Lucifero when the sky has turn darker and darker. During his performance in this "damned" song we had the chance to hear some thunders in the distance!!! WOW! What a great moment! I hope this atmosphere will be present in the final product. Yes, time for some technical infos. More...

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Encabulos Change Their Name

Australian death metal outfit Encabulos have changed their name into Crucifire. New demo will soon be available, and more info will be available in the future.

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Obey the Flame Festival Report

Obey The Flame is only in its inaugural year but despite its newcomer status, the festival has already impressed. Spanning two days, the metal event showcased the best in local, national and international talent. Almost cancellation free (the only band to pull out was Immolation), Obey The Flame's wrath was coherent and forceful. More...

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LIne up Changes for Thanateros

Thanateros have issued the following message via their website, www.thanateros.net:

“It’s sad but true: For personal reasons Jens Busch has left Thanateros! Those who had seen us on tour, already had the chance to watch his likely follower. His name is Pascal and together with him we’ll also play the forthcoming concerts.

At one of these shows Jens will stand on the stage one last time. Of course we’re going to tell you which of those will be his farewell concert. In any case we will stay in contact with Jens and maybe he joins us once again as a producer.”

Meanwhile, the band have the following gigs lined up: More...

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The Crown Prepare to Mix Possessed 13

Swedish thrashers The Crown, recently rejoined by original vocalist Johan Lindstrand, have completed the recordings for their new album, "Possessed 13", and are taking a three-week break before returning to Gothenburg's Studio Fredman in mid-June to mix the effort for a tentative September release. "It sounds very fuckin' great and we can't wait to release this fury upon your souls," Lindstrand wrote in a recent online posting. "It has gone very smooth in the studio, no problems at all and everybody is working their asses off. When we're not beating our instruments we are kickin' each other's asses in Tekken 4 and the undisputed champion is for the moment Janne. We have now tuned down the guitars even more to get a more deadly sound to the songs and it [is] fuckin' working, and the fast songs have become even more faster than the pre-production we did. As I'm writing this [on Thursday, May 22] I have only one more song to do vocals on and that's 'Dawn Of Emptiness', a mid tempo song that`s gonna end the album along with the instrumental piece 'The Endless Gate'. Marcus has also some solos left to do and the shit he's done so far has fuckin' blown me away.

"Yeah, I got to tell you, it's great to be back in hell again, where I belong hehehe."

The tentative track listing for "Possessed 13" is as follows: More...

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Arch Enemy Set Tentative Tracklist

Arch Enemy have set the tentative track listing for their new album, "Anthems Of Rebellion", due on Aug. 26 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Wages Of Sin" will be released in Japan on July 23 through Toy's Factory Records.

The CD, which was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, U.K. by Andy Sneap, will include the following tracks: More...

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Skindred Frontman blames Earache for Breakup

Skindred frontman Benji Webbe says that Earache Records is largely to blame for the breakup of his previous group Dub War after the release of two full-length albums and several EPs through the label. Once considered to be at the forefront of the U.K. rock movement, Dub War split up in January 1998 and reformed shortly thereafter as Skindred, with Daniel Pugsley (a.k.a. Danite Pea) replacing Dub War bassist Richie Glover.

When asked by Rock Rage in a recent interview why Dub War broke up, Benji replied, "Well the reason Dub War broke up is because our record company sucked. (laughs) They weren't delivering on all their promises and the way I looked at it was, Dub War was a Formula 1 racecar and we got stuck at the starting line. It's very frustrating when you see, no disrespect, but less talented than yourself, go further. We just decided to disband because we were just gonna continue to go round and round in circles. So we shook hands amicably and said, 'It's been fun, boys. See you on the other side sometime.' More...

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Hate Plow, Rotten Sound to tour Europe

Florida death metallers Hate Plow, featuring current Malevolent Creation frontman Kyle Simmons, will embark on a European tour with Finland's Rotten Sound and Germany's Debauchery during June.

Confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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Entombed's Inferno Delayed

Entombed have pushed back the release date of their new album, "Inferno", to Aug. 4 through Music For Nations/Threeman Records following Zomba Music Group's (which owns Music For Nations) recent integration into parent company BMG (Bertelsmann Music Group). "Inferno" was produced by Pelle Gunnerfeldt (Fireside) at Gröndal and Atlantis studios in Stockholm.

The complete track listing for "Inferno" is as follows: More...

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Agresion Line Up Dutch Festival Dates

Venezuelan metallers Agresión (currently based in the Netherlands) have lined up the following festival appearances during the coming weeks:

Jun. 01 - Streetteam Festival Nighttown – Rotterdam, NETH
Jul. 05 - Parkhof Buiten Festival - Parkhof (Alkmaar), NETH
Jul. 12 - Zomer Splotsz Festival - Splotsz (Roelofarendsveen), NETH

Agresión's second full-length album, "Cultura 3", came out in June 2002 through 4Tune/Suburban Records

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Hate Eternal Interview Online

Hate Eternal guitarist/vocalist Erik Rutan gave an interview to WMNF 88.5 FM Tampa Metal Radio's "Cacophony: The Metal Underground" radio show Sunday night (May 25). The 46-minute audio segment can be downloaded as a .zip file from this location (file size approximately 21 MB).

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Pagan War Machine Set for Bestial Legion Fest

Pagan War Machine, the Los Angeles-based thrash band featuring Steve Gaines (Aaattoir frontman) and Jim Durkin (former Dark Angel guitarist), Marcelo Lima (guitar) and "Mayhem" Mendez (drums), have been confirmed to appear at The Gathering Of Bestial Legion festival, set to take place July 13 at the Club Alondra in Bellflower, California. Also scheduled to perform at the event are Deidice, Incantation, Usurper and Transmetal, among others.

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Behemoth Send Gratitude to Glenn Danzig

Check out this picture of Glenn Danzig with Behemoth guitarist/vocalist Nergal and drummer Inferno backstage at the Universal Amphitheater "Blackest of The Black" show in early May.

Commenting on the recent shows, Nergal said in an online posting, "Blackest Of The Black was a great experience and we will never forget it. Playing the biggest venues in U.S., with BEST bands ever was totally awesome...! There is no secret that Danzig and Nile belong to my fave bands, so all I have to say is: I'm happy. We've struggled for years to play shows like that...and we gave our fuckin best to show the REAL potential of the band. Needless to say, the idea behind Blackest Of The Black was simply ingenious! Gratitude should be sent to Mr. Glenn Danzig and his manager for putting up together such a splendid bill! Hopefully we will be back soon...maybe this fall. There is still lots of places we have to go and hearts to be conquered. I'd like to thank to all the people involved in these shows in anyway, and especially fans who came down to the shows early enough to see us and support the band! YOU ARE THE ONES!!!"

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