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SOULREAPER - will perform live in Sweden

SOULREAPER will perform live with GRAVE in Hassleholm, Sweden on the 7th of November.


Scorpio (19-9-2003)

PROJECT: FAILING FLESH - "A Beautiful Sickness"

Karmageddon Media is extremely proud to present PROJECT: FAILING FLESH Hereby label proudly announce the exclusive signing of PROJECT: FAILING FLESH for the European territories.
PROJECT: FAILING FLESH consists of Timothy Gutierrez (instruments), former VOIVOD-vocalist Eric Forrest and Kevin 131 (instruments). The album "A Beautiful Sickness" was recorded and mixed at Assembly Line Studios in Vienna Virginia (USA) under supervision of producer Kevin 131. The release for "A Beautiful Sickness" is scheduled for December 1st on Karmageddon Media. Musically it's kind of industrial metal.
For more information and soundclips of Project: Failing Flesh check the band's official website.


WOLVERINE - new track posted online

A brand new WOLVERINE track, titled "New Best Friends"' , has been posted online in MP3 format.
"New Best Friends" comes off the group's forthcoming album, "Cold Light Of Monday", tentatively due on November 17 through Elitist Records
The complete track listing for "Cold Light Of Monday" is as follows:

01. Dawn
02. Sarah
03. New Best Friends'
04. Tightrope
05. Carousel
06. Trust
07. Pantomime
08. Red Canvas
09. Dusk
10. Tied With Sin
11. The Final Redemption

View the cover artwork for the album here' .


INCANTATION - search for a guitarist

INCANTATION are searching for a session touring guitarist with the possibility of becoming a permanent member. The band are looking for "someone with talent, dedication, integrity, and the sincere commitment for the INCANTATION style of death metal. This means NO egos, rockstars, scumbags, backstabbers, ect. So if you think you've got what it takes to be a true metaller, contact John@Incantation.com' ."



Chicago doom metal act DEAD OF WINTER have announced the addition of ex-AVERNUS guitarist/current FLESHGRIND bassist James Genenz and ex-AVERNUS drummer William Hamning to the group's ranks. The band, who are currently writing material for a new demo, hope to secure a label deal in 2004 and release their debut album shortly thereafter. In the meantime, sample the song "In Vain" at the following location:


TIAMAT - new video

Sweden's TIAMAT have finished filming the promotional video for their new single "Cain" with Revolver Film Company's (www.revolver.se) award-winning director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, WITHIN TEMPTATION, PASSENGER).
"Cain", due on September 29 through Century Media Records, will contain a radio edit of the album opener, the straight, up-tempo rocker "Love In Chains", and an exclusive cover version of the old W.A.S.P. classic "Sleeping (In The Fire)" — all packaged in a nice digipak with cover artwork by mainman Johan Edlund himself. "Cain" comes off TIAMAT's eighth studio album, "Prey", due on October 27 through Century Media.
The self-produced CD, which is being described as one of Edlund's most personal recorded statements to date, was mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland. Although it is not a concept album, there is a strong unifying theme running through each of the 13 tracks.
The complete track listing for "Prey" is as follows:

1. Cain
2. Ten Thousand Tentacles
3. Wings Of Heaven
4. Love In Chains
5. Divided
6. Carry Your Cross And I'll Carry Mine
7. Triple Cross
8. Light In Extension
9. Prey
10. The Garden Of Heathen
11. Clovenhoof
12. Nihil
13. The Pentagram



Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL have confirmed the track listing for their upcoming live CD/DVD, "One Crimson Night", due on October 20 through Nuclear Blast.
The CD/DVD will contain the entire concert from Lisebergshallen in Goteborg, Sweden on February 20, 2003, while the DVD will also include an "On The Road" documentary from the European part of "The Crimson Crusades", as well as the gold-album ceremony held on stage in Goteborg.
The track listing for "One Crimson Night" is as follows:

01. Lore Of The Arcane
02. Riders Of The Storm
03. Heeding The Call
04. Stone Cold
05. Hero's Return
06. Legacy Of Kings
07. Bass Solo: Magnus Rosen
08. At The End Of The Rainbow
09. The Way Of The Warrior
10. The Unforgiving Blade
11. Glory To The Brave
12. Guitar Solo: Stefan Elmgren
13. Let The Hammer Fall
14. Renegade
15. Steel Meets Steel
16. Crimson Thunder
17. Templars Of Steel
18. Hearts On Fire
19. Hammerfall


NOSTRADAMEUS - fourth album in early 2004

Swedish melodic metallers NOSTRADAMEUS will be entering Roasting House studios in Malmo, Sweden on November 10 to begin recording their fourth album, due in early 2004 through Germany's AFM Records.
NOSTRADAMEUS' last studio album, "The Third Prophecy", was released in January.


DESTRUCTION - new video posted online

DESTRUCTION have shooted a new video for the song "Desecrators (of the new age)", taken from the upcoming album "Metal Discharge".
It is available in different formats on band's official website at the following location :


IRON MAIDEN - cuts of all new songs posted online

IRON MAIDEN have posted online cuts of all their new album, "Dance Of Death", songs, for 45 seconds each.
As previously reported, album was released on 8th of September this year (exactly a week ago). So, download 'em all:
01. Wildest Dreams
02. Rainmaker
03. No More Lies
04. Montsegur
05. Dance Of Death
06. Gates Of Tomorrow
07. New Frontier
08. Paschendale
09. Face In The Sand
10. Age Of Innocence
11. Journeyman


IMAGIKA - addition of vocalist

San Francisco power/thrash metallers IMAGIKA have announced the addition of vocalist Norman Skinner (MACHINE CALLED MAN, TRAMOTANE) to the band's ranks. Skinner replaces longtime singer David Michael, who left IMAGIKA in August because his "heart wasn't in it anymore," according to an official statement from the rest of the group.
IMAGIKA's fourth album is due in early 2004 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. The band, who were previously signed to Germany's Massacre Records, released their last CD, "And So It Burns", in October 2000.


ARTHEMESIA - have parted ways with drummer

Finnish black metallers ARTHEMESIA have parted ways with drummer Mor Vethor.
"Mor Vethor had to leave the band, because his skills didn't match the requirements of our music, thus all recordings [for our new album] are now cancelled," the band write on their official web site. "We will restart the recording sessions again in the late spring [2004] with our new drummer. And I promise our new drummer will blow your head away (we will inform his name sooner or later, let's keep some secrecy for awhile)! Consider yourselves warned! Due to the postponed studios, the album will be out in October 4th [2004]."
The group, whose style is being described in an official press release as "an extremely powerful hybrid of black metal and death/thrash/heavy metal with a touch of classical and dark ambient music," are planning on recording and mixing their upcoming album, "ShamaNatahS - II Describe I Mind", in three different studios (Christslayer, Hellhole and Sonic Pump) before mastering it at Finnvox Studios (NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS, SONATA ARCTICA) with Mika Jussila. Cover artwork for the album will be created by Mike Bohatch (Eyes of Chaos).
The complete track listing for the album (in no particular order) is as follows:

01. Mors Principium Est
02. Swampendom
03. Transcendental Mindflow - Into the Cosmos Unknown
04. Uhrikelpoisia Teuraselaimia
05. Death Executed by Complex Actions
06. The Order of the Opposite Force
07. ShamaNatahS
08. Patheme

"ShamaNatahS - II Describe I Mind" will be released through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records).


PYREXIA - to enter Sabella Studios in October

Reunited Long Island, New York-based death metallers PYREXIA, who recently signed an exclusive distribution deal with Crash Music, will be entering Sabella Studios in October to record their newest full-length opus, "Cruelty Beyond Submission". A January 2004 release via a partnership between Rex Records (PYREXIA's label) and Deepsend Records is expected.



Finnish melodic death/doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN, who feature several members of FUNERIS NOCTURNUM, have set "The Morning Never Came" as the title for their debut album, due in November through Firebox Records. "The Morning Never Came" was recorded at Sam's Workshop with producer Sami Kakko.
The track listing for the album is as follows:

01. Through Her Silvery Body
02. Deadly Nightshade
03. Out Of This Gloomy Light
04. Swallow
05. Hold This Woe
06. Silence Of The Womb
07. Under The Waves
08. The Morning Never Came

View the cover of the album here' .


SENTENCED - support local ice hockey team

SENTENCED has recorded supporting song for Oulun Karpat, ice hockey team in Oulu. Song is called "Routasydan" and its first ever Sentenced song in Finnish. Song is composed by Miika Tenkula and lyrics are by Sami Lopakka.
'The idea came from Karpat. They wanted us to do a song and same time little bit renew the form supporting songs usually have. First of all we made a demo song that sounded like us and then when they liked it we went straight to the studio', Ville Laihiala tells.
'I'm a hard supporter of Karpat so this is like honor thing', Ville continues.
"Routasydan" will be published on CD that contains also previous supporting songs of Karpat. It will be available in early october at Karpat Fan-shop.


DREAM THEATER - new album titled "Train Of Thought"

DREAM THEATER have revealed that their forthcoming new studio album will be titled "Train Of Thought" and have set a release date of November 11 for the record. The album - the follow-up to 2002's "Six Degrees Of Turbulence" - was produced by guitarist John Petrucci and drummer Mike Portnoy, with mixing duties performed by Kevin 'Caveman' Shirley.
"Train Of Thought" will feature the following tracklisting:
01. As I Am
02. This Dying Soul
03. Endless Sacrifice
04. Honor Thy Father
05. Vacant
06. Stream Of Consciousness
07. In The Name Of God


BLACK SABBATH - eight-disc box set

The much-anticipated eight-disc BLACK SABBATH box set, "Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)", is due on November 4. The collection will feature remastered versions of the band's albums with Ozzy Osbourne behind the mike, as well as a live DVD with previously unseen footage.
Retailing for $99.98, the set features the classic albums "Black Sabbath", "Paranoid", "Master of Reality", "Vol. 4", "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath", "Sabotage", "Technical Ecstasy" and "Never Say Die!". The original SABBATH lineup supervised the box set, along with executive producer Sharon Osbourne.


CONSTRUCDEAD - "Violadead"

Sweden's CONSTRUCDEAD, the band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have set "Violadead" as the title for their sophomore album, tentatively due in January through Sound Pollution Records.
The follow-up to 2002's "Repent" was recorded and is currently being mixed at Helsingborg's Queenstreet Recording with producer Richard Larsson.
The album will be released both in jewel-case and a limited-edition digipack version.
The group, who were recently joined by GODSIC frontman Peter Tuthill, were previously signed to Cold Records.



MORBID ANGEL's forthcoming CD, "Heretic", will be released in several different formats, according to the group's label, Earache Records.
"Heretic" — due in Europe on September 22 through Earache Records — was recorded and mixed at D.O.W. (Diet Of Worms) studios in Seffner, Florida and was co-produced by the band and longtime front-of-house mixing engineer Juan "Punchy Gonzalez. The album — the group's ninth overall release (including their 1986 "Abominations Of Desolation" demo and the 1996 live album, "Entangled In Chaos") — marks a return to the fold of bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker, who originally left the band in early April 2001 due to "personal and family problems."
The following versions of "Heretic" will be available, according to Earache.com:
01. Box set — "Heretic" CD plus an 18-track unreleased "Bonus Levels" CD and free "Heretic" sticker, all housed in Deluxe Box. Available in stores in Germany only, or direct to your door from Earache's webstore.
02. Double Disc Slipcase — "Heretic" CD plus "Bonus Levels" CD housed in slipcase. Available from Earache USA on wholesale basis only.
03. Double Disc — comes with "Bonus Levels" CD. Available in stores everywhere.
04. 12" Vinyl Picture Disc — available from vinyl specialist stores everywhere.
05. Regular Single-Disc CD — available from stores that have no clue about the double-disc edition!


ICED EARTH - release date pushed back

The release date of ICED EARTH's new album, "The Glorious Burden", has been officially pushed back to January 13, 2004 (a day earlier internationally), according to SPV Records. A single containing the tracks "The Reckoning (Don't Tread On Me)", "When The Eagle Cries" (Unplugged), "Valley Forge" and "Hollow Man" will be released on October 27. "The Glorious Burden" is the group's first CD to feature new vocalist Tim Owens (ex-JUDAS PRIEST), who replaced Matt Barlow earlier in the summer. The follow-up to 2001's "Horror Show" features Owens alongside ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer (guitar), Richard Christy (drums, ex-DEATH, CONTROL DENIED), James MacDonough (bass) and Ralph Santolla (guitar, EYEWITNESS, MILLENIUM, ex-DEATH).
The complete track listing for "The Glorious Burden" is as follows:
01. Star Spangled Banner
02. Declaration Day
03. When The Eagle Cries
04. The Reckoning (Don't Tread On Me)
05. Attila
06. Red Baron/Blue Max
07. Hollow Man
08. Waterloo
09. Valley Forge
10. Gettysburg (1863)
11. The Devil To Pay
12. Hold At All Costs
13. High Water Mark


CANNIBAL CORPSE - follow-up to last year's "Gore Obsessed"

Veteran death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE will be heading back to the studio on September 15 to start the recording process for the follow-up to last year's "Gore Obsessed", due in early 2004 through Metal Blade Records. The band will once again record at Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, JUDAS PRIEST). More information, including the album title, will be announced shortly.


WITHIN Y - just finished the recordings

Gothenburg-based Death/Thrashers WITHIN Y just finished the recordings for their upcoming debut album titled "Extended Mental Dimensions".
Tracklisting for "Extended Mental Dimensions":
01. Lost in Solitude
02. God in Silence
03. Remains of a Shattered Illusion
04. Things
05. Injection
06. Face Down
07. Behold
08. Silently Leaving
09. Feeble and Weak
10. Sacred Lies

The album was recorded and mixed during the month August and early September at Meta4Music Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden. Artwork is currently being created by art-wizard Niklas Sundin at Cabin Fever Media.
The release for "Extended Mental Dimensions" is scheduled for January 19th, 2004 on Karmageddon Media.


THY MAJESTIE - seeking a new deal

THY MAJESTIE have announced that after four years with label Scarlet Records, the band have parted ways and are now seeking a new deal. In the meantime the band are working on the last few songs of their new album, which they themselves describe as an "historical concept based on Joan Of Arc".

SEETHINGS - 3 new songs online

SEETHINGS, the new Swedish band fronted by former DARKANE vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, have posted MP3 clips of three songs from their debut album, "Parallels", due in Europe and Scandinavia on October 27 through Scarlet Records. Check them out:
"Slow Healer"'
"This Hole"'


ANCIENT - to enter the studio in November

Norwegian black metallers ANCIENT will enter the studio in November to record their new album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Metal Blade Records. The CD will be recorded at Mirage and Alpha-Omega studios and the mixing and mastering will take place at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Proxima Centauri" will contain the following cuts, among others:
1. Envision The Beast
2. Fuel The Flames
3. Raping The Children Of Abel
4. Night Visit


NAPALM DEATH - KREATOR cover posted online

An "unmixed" version of NAPALM DEATH's cover of KREATOR's "Riot Of Violence"' has been posted online in MP3 format
The track — which is said to be a favorite of NAPALM DEATH guitarist Mitch Harris — comes off the group's upcoming collection of covers, entitled "Leaders Not Followers 2", due in early 2004 through the band's own Feto label.
As previously reported, "Leaders Not Followers 2" will include the following cuts:
02. OFFENDERS – "Face Down In The Dirt"
03. DEVASTATION – "Devastation"
05. AGNOSTIC FRONT - "Blind Justice"
06. WEHRMACHT - "Night Of Pain"
07. ANTI CIMEX - "Game Of The Assholes"/"Victims Of A Bomb Raid"
08. SEPULTURA - "Troops Of Doom"
09. INSANITY - "Fire Death Fate"
10. HIRAX - "Hate Fear + Power"
11. DAYGLO ABORTIONS - "Bedtime Story"
12. HELLHAMMER - "Messiah"
13. KREATOR - "Riot Of Violence"
14. DISCHARGE - "War's Not Fairytale"
15. SIEGE - "Conform"
16. MASSACRE - "Clangor Of War"
17. MASTER - "Master"
18. DIE KREUZEN - "I'm Tired"


KREATOR - to enter the studio in May 2004

German thrashers KREATOR will enter the studio in May 2004 to begin recording their new album, tentatively due late next year through SPV Records.


SUSPERIA - deal for threee albums with Tabu Recordings

Norway's SUSPERIA have signead a record deal for threee albums with Tabu Recordings - sublabel of Tuba Records.
As previously reported, on 24th of September band will enter a studio to record their new third album, tenatively untiteled "Unlimited". Next year February release is expected.


NECROPHAGIA - Killjoy colaboration with Eileen Daly

NECROPHAGIA frontman Killjoy and cult horror actress and singer with band JEZEBEL, Eileen Daly ("Cradle of Fear", "Razor Blade Smile") have agreed to collaborate on a number of music and film projects.
To begin with KILLJOY will be remixing and preparing a much darker version of the track "Lector And Bundy" from JEZEBEL's album "Forbidden Fruit", Killjoy comments:
"I'm really looking forward to working with Eileen, artistically and vocally she has an extremely unique vibe, in this day and age when most female vocalists' are trying to sound masculine, Eileen grabs the proverbial goat by the horns and injects a much needed dose of "femme fatal" into the scene ... she has the most unlimited potential of anyone I know !!! Eileen definitely has what I call "The Dark Gift".
Later this year Killjoy and Eileen Daly are planning to collaborate on some UK horror and gore filming in conjunction with horror maestro Alex Chandon whose directorial work can be seen in numerous CRADLE OF FILTH videos and the blood-soaked feature "Cradle Of Fear".
Killjoy and Eileen DALY will also be working on some new NECROPHAGIA songs where Killjoy's and Daly's distinctive vocal styles are expected to create whole new levels of aural mayhem and menace.

SLAYER - new live video tracks

New live video tracks from SLAYER "South Of Heaven" and "Angel Of Death" are posted online on ofiicial Dave Lombardo site. Video was shoted in Sweden on Hultsfred Festival 2002.
In other news, Dave recently finished recording of the new album by RIP INC. with producer Waldemar Sorychta.


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