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MORBID ANGEL - guitarist goes missing

MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist David Vincent and GENITORTURERS frontwoman Gen have issued the following plea for help in the case of missing MORBID ANGEL guitarist Tony Norman (ex-MONSTROSITY):

"MORBID ANGEL are scheduled to fly to Portugal this Wednesday for a huge festival. As of today, no one has seen or heard from Tony Norman, MORBID ANGEL's rhythm guitarist, who also used to play in the band MONSTROSITY.

"He was last seen by us at our friends wedding when him and his girlfriend were seated at our table. This was well over a month ago and no one has had contact with him since that we can determine.

"We have contacted many of his friends, parents etc... no one has heard from him We think that he has recently moved within Tampa to a new place… No one seems to know where and none of his phone numbers are working…. so no one at this point is able to reach him.

"At this point David and the rest of the MORBID ANGEL crew are really worried about him as it is not like him to be out of touch. A missing person's report has been filed.

"If you know him or anyone that has contact with him… please help us contact anyone you know who might also know him or his girlfriend."


Scorpio (20-6-2005)

NIGHTWISH releases the tracklist of the forthcoming “Nightwish-Collection”

Nightwish release "Highest Hopes - The Best Of Nightwish" -2cd collection next fall. Here is the confirmed tracklist of that collection:

Wish I Had An Angel / Stargazers / The Kinslayer / Ever Dream / Elvenpath / Bless The Child / Nemo / Sleeping Sun / Dead To The World / Over The Hills And Far Away / Deep Silent Complete / Sacrament Of Wilderness / Walking In The Air / Wishmaster / Dead Boy's Poem / High Hopes – Live


Fleur - European Release

True fans of Fleur will loath for a new CD soon. Label "Prikosnovenie" will release a European version of "Shining" on June, 15th. Another work in the discography and a great exhibit in the famous collection of the group.


DREAM THEATER: 'Octavarium' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

The new studio release from progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER, "Octavarium", has entered the national album charts in the following countries:

#2: Finland
#4: Sweden
#18: France
#15: Canada
#31: Spain
#33: Czech Republic
#35: Austria
#36: USA
#38: Denmark
#43: Switzerland
#72: U.K.

"Octavarium" is the follow-up to 2003's "Train of Thought", which has shifted 123,086 units in the U.S. to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

DREAM THEATER began writing and recording their latest album last November at the Hit Factory studios in New York City. The CD will hold the distinction of being the very last album ever recorded at the world-famous recording facility, which recently closed its doors.

DREAM THEATER are currently touring Europe in support of "Octavarium". The band will co-headline this summer's Gigantour, a six-week North American festival trek also featuring MEGADETH, FEAR FACTORY, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and NEVERMORE, among others.

Check out 85 pictures of DREAM THEATER performing in Budapest, Hungary on Tuesday, June 14 at HardRock.hu.

A full DREAM THEATER biography, global discography with chart positions and global gig guide can be found at Rockdetector.com.


ARCH ENEMY - "Doomsday Machine" in June

Century Media Records will release the new album of ARCH ENEMY - "Doomsday Machine" - on July 26th. The CD was recorded in Slaughterhouse Studio (Sweden) and mixed by Andy Sneap in Backstage Studio (Derbyshire, U.K.). Cover was created by Joachim Luetke (RAGE).

Tracklist: 1. Enter the Machine (intro), 2. Skeleton Dance, 3. My Apocalypse, 4. Carry the Cross, 5. I Am Legend/Out for Blood, 6. Mechanic God Creation, 7. Machtkampf, 8. Slaves of Yesterday, 9. We Are One, 10. Taking Back My Soul, 11. Opium, 12. Hybrids of Steel (instrumental).


VISION DIVINE - STRATOVARIUS' Timo Tollki as produser

Italian melodic power metallers VISION DIVINE, the brainchild of ex-LABYRINTH mastermind Olaf Thörsen, will have their new album, "The Perfect Machine", produced by STRATOVARIUS mainman Timo Tolkki. The follow-up to last year's "Stream of Unconsciousness" will be released in October through Scarlet Records.

In other news, VISION DIVINE's long-awaited DVD, entitled "Stage of Consciousness", has been delayed and is now scheduled for release in August. The band will also take part in the Evolution Festival, set to take July 16 in Brescia, Italy. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are NIGHTWISH, SEBASTIAN BACH, DARK TRANQUILLITY and ENTOMBED, among others.


ENSLAVED will play live an entire "Eld" album

Norwegian extreme metallers ENSLAVED are planning to perform the entire "Eld" album (originally released in 1997) during their scheduled appearance at the Hole in the Sky festival on August 26 in Bergen, Norway. This will be the first and last time ever for this specific concept, according to a posting on the group's web site.

In other news, ENSLAVED are currently putting the finishing touches on their "Return to Yggdrasil" DVD. The disc will feature the band's May 4 live performance in Bergen and bonus material from the band's European tour, including a band interview. The sound is being handled by Lars Klokkerhaug (who mixed "ISA" and the editing of the footage is being taken care of by Stig "Ese" Eliassen (guitarist of VREID, ENSLAVED's support band on their recent European tour).

ENSLAVED recently won the "Metal Album of the Year" prize at the Norwegian "Grammy" awards, Spellemannprisen, for their latest release, "ISA". The band also received the independent Alarm Award for "Best Metal Album" of 2004.


PREJUDICE Complete Work On Split CD, Seek New Label Home

Belgian death metallers PREJUDICE have finished recording three songs at Excess studios in Rotterdam, Holland for an upcoming split CD with ROTTENNESS (Mexico) and CARNAL DECAY (Switzerland). A sample track, entitled "Terminal", can be heard online at this location (.WMA file). The effort wll be released later in the year via Spain's Grotesque Productions.

PREJUDICE are currently searching "for a new label that can give us what we need to make a decent new CD and do some tours to promote it," the band write on their web site. "We hope to get a better deal this time then the ones we've had in the past."



French thrashcore act DRIFTING BREED will release their debut EP, entitled "Hope Hereafter", on June 20 via Overcome Records. The 22-minute CD contains four tracks and will reportedly "appeal to all fans of thrash metal, death metal and metalcore who enjoy brutality, groove and melody." A preview MP3 is available at the group's official web site, www.driftingbreed.com.

"Hope Hereafter" track listing:

01. Hope Hereafter
02. Almost a Stranger
03. Waste Game
04. Some Reasons to Kill Me



Reunited Swiss avant-garde metallers CELTIC FROST have selected HYPOCRISY/PAIN mainman Peter Tägtgren to co-produce their long-awaited comeback effort, tentatively titled "Dark Matter Manifest". The band willl enter Horus Sound Studio in Hannover, Germany on August 1 to begin recording their first collection of new material since 1990's "Vanity/Nemesis". Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Incantation against You", "Obscured", "Ain Elohim" and "Temple of Depression".

CELTIC FROST, who have been mixing new demo material at Oakland Recording in Winterthur, Switzerland, have yet to secure a record deal for their upcoming CD.


GOD AMONG INSECTS begin recording their sophomore album

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), will enter Abyss Studios with producer Tommy Tagtgren on August 19 to begin recording their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2006. "We are dying to start recording this one. It'll be some 10 days of complete insanity for sure," the group write on their web site.

GOD AMONG INSECTS' debut album, "World Wide Death", is available now on Threeman Recordings via Plastic Head Distribution. An MP3 of the album cut "A Gush of Blood" can be downloaded at this location' .


WINTERS BANE have finished mixing their new album

WINTERS BANE have finished mixing their new album, "Redivivus", for a late summer release. The drum tracks for the follow-up to 1997's "Girth" were laid down at The Dump studio in the U.K. by former HELLOWEEN/METALIUM drummer Mark Cross with the help of veteran producer Chris Tsangarides (JUDAS PRIEST, THIN LIZZY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BRUCE DICKINSON, HELLOWEEN, ANGRA, BLACK SABBATH). The vocals were laid down by German singer Alexander Koch (POWERGOD, SPIRAL TOWER) at Smiley Sound Studio in Akron, Ohio with producer Curran Murphy (ex-NEVERMORE, ANNIHILATOR guitarist).

"Redivivus" track listing (in no particular order):

01. Catching the Sun
02. Despise the Lie
03. Burning Bridges
04. Remember to Forget
05. The World
06. Seal the Light
07. Spark to Flame
08. Fury
09. Dead Faith


GRIMFIST - "10 Steps to Hell"

Norway's GRIMFIST have set "10 Steps to Hell" as the title of their forthcoming album, tentatively due later in the year. The CD was recorded at SubSonic Society with engineer Lars Klokkerhaug (ENSLAVED, DARKTHRONE, RED HARVEST), mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden, and mastered at Tailor Maid Production in Stockholm. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Separation of My Soul", "Unborn", "The Power", "Reap the Fire", "Tools of the Trade", "Fight or Die", "Breed Apart", "Ashes of the Gods", "Touched by a Shadow of Evil", and "On the Wings of a Demon".


DREAM EVIL - a brand new song will be posted online

DREAM EVIL drummer Snowy Shaw (MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE) has posted the following message on the band's official web site:

"First of all: we're awfully sorry for the last months' inactivity. As you all know, due to Niklas' [Isfeldt, vocals] throat problems we've been forced to postpone the recordings of our fourth album for a couple of months as well as cancel all summer festival shows. It stinks, to say the least, but what the hell can we do!? If Niklas ignores the doctors prescriptions it could give him permanent damage and maybe he could never sing again...we don't want that do we?

"Within shortly though, a brand new song called 'Gold Medal in Metal' will be posted here on our site. So don't be a stranger..."


ELVENKING mixing their third album

Italian folk/power metal band ELVENKING are currently at Sonic Pump Studios in Finland mixing their third album for a late 2005 release via AFM Records. "Everything's going great as we've nearly finished the first song," the band write on their web site. "Sonic Pump will surely become one the biggest and greatest studios over here and Nino Laurenne [mixer] is a fuckin' nice guy! The coolest thing here is going to sleep at midnight with sun shining!! Fuckin' crazy..."

The follow-up to 2004's "Wyrd" was recorded at the group's own Sherpa Studios. The final mastering will be handled by Mika Jussila at Finnvox in Helsinki. Cover artwork and booklet layout are being designed by Hungarian artist Havancsák Gyula (ANNIHILATOR, GRAVE DIGGER).

ELVENKING recently announced the departure of guitarist Jarpen. For the time being, the group will go on as a five-piece.


TNT - a new DVD is available

Sorcery Studios has made available a new TNT DVD of lost gems entitled "The Collection: Volume 1". Described as "a video retrospective that spans the last 20 years of the band," this collection is a release that is finally being made available after a huge demand by the fans worldwide and is also an attempt at cutting into the illegal selling of the band's material on eBay.

"The Collection: Volume 1" DVD track listing:

Live In Japan:

01. A Nation Free
02. As Far As The Eye Can See
03. Caught Between The Tigers
04. Tonight I'm Falling
05. End Of The Line
06. Intuition
07. 10,000 Lovers
08. Take Me Down (Fallen Angel)
09. Everyone's A Star

Japanese TV Special:

* Band Interviews
* The making of the "Intuition" video

"Realized Fantasies" special:

* Band Interviews
* "Lionheart" performed live acoustically


01. Seven Seas
02. Everyone's A Star
03. 10,000 Lovers (version 1)
04. 10,000 Lovers (version 2)
05. Intuition (version 1)
06. Intuition (version 2)
07. Tonight I'm Falling
08. My Religion


DARK FUNERAL promises s surprise

The Swedish black metal band are currently in the Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden to record their new album with Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Strapping Young Lad, In Flames, Behemoth a.s.o.) as producer. Lord Ahriman have posted the following message at the band's official discussion forum:

"I just got back home after being a second week at Dug Out Studios working on the new album. We will return to duty on thusday morning.

The song writings are going better then killer. This week we have completed another 2 songs. So right now we have 5 new songs ready for the new album. 3 more to write and our new Satanic Symphony is completed!

Not relly sure how to explain these 2 new songs other than that they are AMAZING!!! One of them is a "slow" song (no blast beats, only down tempo). And it's filled with so much pain and suffering… It's not anything like "Goddess Of Sodomy". This is pure suffering!!!

It's really hard to put exact words on what the hell we're creating here. But I can promise you one thing. You've never been closer to hell then this!. Be prepared for a HUGE fucking surprise!!!"

KATATONIA have entered the studio

Sweden's KATATONIA have entered Fascination Street studio located in the outskirts of Örebro, Sweden to begin recording their new album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Peaceville Records. "This is the same studio as 'Viva Emptiness' [2003] was mixed in last time," the band write on their web site. " Songtitles, album title and final track listing to be revealed in a future update, so keep checking back as we'll give you a report + pics on the progress as we move along." Check out a couple of photos from the recording sessions at http://katatonia.com/newsmid.html

OPETH have set the title of their new album

Sweden's OPETH have set "Ghost Reveries" as the title of their new album, tentatively due late summer via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2003's acoustic masterpiece, "Damnation", and OPETH's first disc in years without producer Steve Wilson, the album will include the following tracks, among others: "Ghost of Tradition", "The Baying of the Hounds" and "Isolation Years".

OPETH will be embarking on the "Sounds of the Underground" tour in the U.S. beginning in late June. A European headlining tour will follow in September. A complete list of currently confirmed tour dates can be found at OPETHS official Homepage'

HELLOWEEN "Keeper of the Seven Keys - The Legacy" due on October 31

German power metallers HELLOWEEN have reportedly set "Keeper of the Seven Keys - The Legacy" as the title of their new album, due on October 31 via SPV Records. A single, "Mrs. God", will precede the album by several weeks. Apart from the title track, the single will contain various bonus features such as an exclusive non-album track, one album cut and the video for "Mrs. God".

HELLOWEEN, who recently replaced drummer Stefan Schwarzmann with former RAWHEAD REXX skinsman Dani Löble.

HELLOWEEN's world tour in support of the new album, dubbed "Keeper of the Seven Keys - The Legacy World Tour 2005/2006" will kick off in late November


DESTRUCTION: 'Inventor Of Evil' Cover Artwork Posted Online, More Guest Appearances Revealed

DESTRUCTION have confirmed that they have tapped nne diferent world-renowned metal singers from all different heavy metal styles to make a guest appearance in their track "The Alliance of Hellhoundz", to be included on "Inventor of Evil", due on August 15 via AFM Records. The confirmed guest musicians are as follows:

Biff Byford (SAXON)
Doro Pesch
Björn "Speed" Strid (SOILWORK)
Messiah Marcolin (CANDLEMASS)
Mark Osegueda (DEATH ANGEL)
Peter "Peavy" Wagner (RAGE)
Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN)

Commented DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer, "The all-star song 'The Alliance of Hellhoundz' will make metal history: from Paul Di'Anno to Messiah, we'll have the best metal singers in ONE fuckin' song!"

DESTRUCTION are currently recording "Inventor of Evil" with producer Peter Tätgtren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), V.O. Pulver (GURD) and their live engineer Franky Winkelmann at studios in Germany and Switzerland. The mix will be done by Tätgtren at the Abyss Studios in Sweden.


GAMMA RAY have done photosession for the upcoming album

German power metallers GAMMA RAY have posted the following message on their official web site:

"On June 1st and 2nd, GAMMA RAY were shooting fotos for the new album, 'Majestic'. The photos were taken by the well-known photographer Stefan Malzkorn. The location for the first day was the studio of German comedian Dirk Bielefeld, also known as 'Mr. Holm'. The band was dressed in black with golden instruments. For the second day, the location was the big festival room of Atlantic Hotel Hamburg to provide a real majestic atmosphere. The cover artwork by Herve has also been finished, only some slight changes still have to be done by Henjo."

GAMMA RAY recently completed work on their new album, "Majestic", at Hansen Studios in Hamburg, Germany. Mastering duties were handled at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland by Mikko Karmila and Kai Hansen. The follow-up to 2001's "No World Order" includes 11 tracks which represent "all of the characteristic strengths of the band's musical career to date," the group write on their web site. A late September release is expected.


GRAVE DIGGER - live CD/DVD is expected

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER filmed their "25-Year Anniversary" show on May 7 at the TV Direct Music Hall in Sao Paulo, Brazil for an upcoming live CD/DVD, tentatively due October 17. The group's setlist was as follows:

01. Intro: Passion
02. The Last Supper
03. Desert Rose
04. The Grave Dancer
05. Shoot Her Down
06. The Reaper
07. Paradise
08. Excalibur
09. The House
10. Circle of Witches
11. Valhalla
12. Son of Evil
13. The Battle of Bannockburn
14. The Curse of Jacques
15. Grave in the No Man' Land
16. Yesterday
17. Morgane Lefay
18. Symphony of Death
19. Witchhunter
20. The Dark of the Sun
21. Knights of the Cross
22. Twilight of the Gods
Encore #1:
23. Rebellion
24. The Grave Digger
Encore #2:
25. Rheingold
26. The Round Table
27. Heavy Metal Breakdown


STORMLORD announce new keboardist

Italian "extreme epic metal" act STORMLORD have parted ways with keyboardist Simone Scazzocchio. "There were no discussions or troubles with him, he was simply not interested in playing metal music anymore," the band write in a press release. "Our split has been friendly, we kept good relations and we wish him the best.

"After some months of auditions, now we are glad to introduce you Luca Bellanova, that's the new keyboard player of STORMLORD! Luca is 20 years old and a really talented musician, as well as a big fan of STORMLORD. He made his first appearance with the group at the recent show in Bergamo."

STORMLORD are currently writing the material for their fourth album, tentatively due in late 2006 via Scarlet Records. The follow-up to last year's "The Gorgon Cult" will feature a "much more epic direction" than that on its predecessor, "but with the same high skill quality level," according to the press release.


CRUACHAN - the next album will feature former SKYCLAD frontman's vocals

Keith Fay (vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards) of the Irish folk metal band CRUACHAN has posted the following message on the group's official web site:

"I am delighted to announce that the Father of Folk Metal, Martin Walkyier, will be doing guest vocals for one track on our next album. I am a huge fan of Martin's since early SABBAT and SKYCLAD so for me this is a huge honour."

CRUACHAN recently parted ways with Karmageddon Media. The group's final release for the label will be a reissue of their 1994 "Celtica" demo, featuring unreleased tracks, including "Timmy", which has been performed live at quite a few CRUACHAN shows.

CRUACHAN will embark on the European "Pagan Invasion Tour 2005" beginning in mid-September. A list of the confirmed tour dates can be found at this location.


SOULFLY have finalzed the track listing for their new album

SOULFLY have finalzed the track listing for their new album, "Dark Ages", due on September 13 via Roadrunner Records.

"Dark Ages" was produced by SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera and was mixed by Terry Date, who has previously worked with PANTERA and DEFTONES, among others.

"Dark Ages" final track listing:

01. The Dark Ages
02. Babylon
03. I And I
04. Carved Inside
05. Arise Again
06. Frontlines
07. Inner Spirit
08. Corrosion Creeps
09. Molotov
10. Riot Starter
11. Bleak
12. (The) March
13. Fuel The Hate
14. Stay Strong
15. Soulfly V


U.D.O. - the new album is up doors

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release their new album, "Mission No. X", on October 4 via AFM Records. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows:

01. Mission No. X
02. 24/7
03. Mean Streets
04. Primecrime On Primetime
05. Eye Of The Eagle
06. Shell Shock Fever
07. Stone Hard
08. Breaking Down The Border
09. Cry Soldier Cry
10. Way Of Life
11. Mad For Crazy

A single/EP, "24/7", will precede the album on June 27. The track listing for the single is as follows:

01. 24/7 (mp3' clip)
02. Mean Streets (mp3' clip)
03. Scream Killers (mp3' clip)
04. Number For A Number (mp3' clip)

The follow-up to 2004's "Thunderball", "Mission No. X" marks the recording debut with the group of new drummer Francesco Jovino. Jovino joined the band last year as the permanent replacement for Lorenzo Milani, who left the group for "personal reasons." A world tour in support of the album will kick off in January 2006.


AMORPHIS are going to start recording new album in July

AMORPHIS guitarist Esa Holopainen has posted the following message on the band's official web site:

"We've been rehearsing intensively past two months now and the songs start to get their final shape. There's still couple tracks which need to be rehearsed but basically the songs are ready and the band is more motivated than ever. Tomi Joutsen [new singer] has brought so much new energy for us and the tour we did in U.S. on March united us a a real AMORPHIS 2005. We were really happy to see how people welcomed Tomi as a new AMORPHIS singer, he was a 'bit' nervous before the tour but the reaction and support we got helped him to make AMORPHIS sound like a never before.

"So, the recordings will take place at 1st of July at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki and takes time till somewhere in August. Mikko Karmila is starting the mixing at September 1st at Finnvox. Let's see if guys get their studio ready till the 1st of July as it still looks like a construction area. New Sonic Pump is going to be really cool. It can't be bad studio if you have sea view and sauna.


DARK TRANQUILLITY have filmed a video on "The New Build"

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY have uploaded several screenshots from their recently filmed "The New Build" video at this location' . As previously reported, the clip was shot by director Roger Johansson, who followed the band on their European tour in February/March and gathered some live footage. The full video will be released in the next few weeks.

"The New Build" comes off the group's latest CD, "Character", available now on Century Media Records.


CRADLE OF FILTH part ways with their keyboardist

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have parted ways with longtime keyboardist Martin Foul (Powell). Martin's official statement detailing the reasons for his decision reads as follows:

"Due to pressing personal reasons I have found myself unable to commit my best efforts and time to CRADLE OF FILTH. Despite five great years, [during] which I have achieved along with my colleagues (past and present) a myriad of goals and dreams, I have decided to bow out from CRADLE. Having played and written music with three greats of English metal (CRADLE OF FILTH, MY DYING BRIDE and ANATHEMA) I am certainly not giving up music in any respect but just need time away from the rigors of being part of a such a time consuming entity as CRADLE OF FILTH is. I shall endeavour to pursue and perhaps release my own music whenever I am blessed with the time and inclination to do so. I should like to thank CRADLE fans and friends the world over for making my time with CRADLE OF FILTH incredibly enjoyable and memorable. I look forward to people hearing from me in the not-too-distant future."

The rest of the band have issued the following statement regarding the recent and upcoming events in the group's camp:

"The feeling in the CRADLE camp of course is one of profound loss, though a resounding and heartfelt 'all the best for the future' accompanies this recent and unexpected personal turn of events. Obviously this leaves an opening for a replacement CRADLE keyboardist, so if there is anyone out there who bares an iota of interest in joining the ranks of the 'FILTH, then please feel free to send musical material and accompanying photographic/background information to the management email address as printed on the inside of the recent 'Nymphetamine' release. Anybody of any colour, creed or stature is welcome though 'Phantom of the Opera'-esque mannerisms and creepy facial mask will definitely count in your favour. Note: This will not affect the recently announced U.K. tour dates in December!

"On the positive side however, is the very welcome news that former bassist Dave 'Herr Pubis' Pybus has now taken on the somewhat daunting task of webmaster for the CRADLE OF FILTH official website, a challenge that sits perfectly alongside Dave's current preoccupation with the recently formed Sixsixsix Records label. So, from everybody involved with the band, a warm and very grateful welcome back.

"In a similar vein, Dave is also accompanying the band to undertake the forthcoming 'Viva La Bam' MTV2 television performance in the U.S sometime in June, when the band will feature in a full-length episode culminating in a live performance of 'Nemesis' atop a multi-story parking lot somewhere in Philadelphia. This however does not exclude new bass player Charles Hedger, who has been helping write toward the new album in the recent rehearsal room sessions at Springvale. So far tentative titles for the new material are as follows; 'The Flora of Nightfall, The Fauna of War', 'Devil to the Metal' and 'Cemetery and Sundown'. The band are expecting to be back in the studio in the autumn with a wistful release date of February 2006, though as mentioned elsewhere, the 'Gospel Of Filth' printed foray in to the darkside will be out in shops around Halloween as too will the forthcoming band DVD, recently shot over two nights in Paris and as yet untitled."


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