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DEICIDE/AMON AMARTH Tour: Denver Show Cancelled!

The DEICIDE/AMON AMARTH show in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, March 27 has been cancelled. According to AMON AMARTH guitarist Olavi Mikkonen, "the show is cancelled because there is no way we can manage to make the drive from Seattle to Denver on time. Bad weather and roads that [have] been closed simply make it impossible ...

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DEICIDE Cancel Dates Due To 'Crew' Problems

DEICIDE have been forced to cancel several dates on their current The Coalition For Musikal Armageddon Tour 2003, also featuring AMON AMARTH, BEHEMOTH, REVENGE and VEHEMENCE. The following is DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton's official statement on the matter: "Hello this is Glen Benton of DEICIDE. There have been many rumors and speculation about the tour ...

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VITAL REMAINS Axeman Lands Signature Guitar

VITAL REMAINS guitarist Tony Lazaro has landed an endorsement deal with Yavcom Guitars. Lazaro's own signature series, called The Crucifire, is not yet available to order, but will be soon, according to the company's web site. Check out pictures of the guitar, which features a three-way laminate neck-thru with red inverted cross inlays, and maple ...

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DEICIDE, AMON AMARTH: First Tour Dates Announced

The first batch of dates for the North American tour featuring DEICIDE, AMON AMARTH, BEHEMOTH, REVENGE and VEHEMENCE have been announced. They are as follows: Mar. 09 - Cricket Club – Irvington, NJ Mar. 10 - Jaxx – Springfield, VA Mar. 11 - The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA Mar. 19 - Bash On Ash –Phoenix, ...

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MARCH METAL MELTDOWN 5 Expands To Three Days

For the first time in its five years, March Metal Meltdown will expand to three days of metal mayhem, as the festival takes over the Cricket Club Complex in Irvington, N.J., the weekend of March 7-9. "We wanted to get closer to the Big Apple," said promoter Jack Koshick. "As soon as we heard Convention ...

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DEICIDE Drummer: New Album Will Be 'Vicious And Brutal'

DEICIDE drummer Steve Asheim has issued the following update on the band's current and upcoming activities: "Greetings DEICIDE fans. News from the bowels of the DEICIDE camp: Work proceeds on the new material and fans should expect a vicious and brutal release from the band sometime this summer. The new disc will contain brand new ...

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Engineering The Dead - ABORTED

Belgium's ABORTED spit bile, other assorted bodily fluids and just about every murderously inhuman thought they can at the listener for the full thirty-eight minutes of their debut outing for France's Listenable Records. But you shouldn't be too intimidated by this, because when said sonic pretensions are set aside and dictionary-defying titles like "Nailed Through ...

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Classic ROADRUNNER Albums To Be Reissued!

DISINCARNATE's acclaimed full-length debut, "Dreams Of The Carrion Kind", and CYNIC's ground-breaking first (and only) effort, "Focus", are two of the previously-deleted classic albums that are being reissued by Roadrunner Records Japan on Dec. 18. The complete list of albums being re-released is as follows: 01. OBITUARY - Slowly We Rot 02. OBITUARY - Cause ...

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EARACHE & DEICIDE: A Match Made In Bloody Hell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Earache Records is proud to announce its newest signing: DEICIDE. Known the world over as one of the founding fathers of Death Metal, DEICIDE stand strong to this day as one of the most influential and controversial metal bands ever. With a relentlessly brutal sound and uncompromisingly blasphemous lyrics, DEICIDE set the ...

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CENTINEX To Utilize CARNAL FORGE Drummer For DEICIDE Tour

CENTINEX drummer Kennet Englund will not be able to accompany the rest of the band on their upcoming European tour with DEICIDE "due to reasons beyond human control," according to the group's official web site. CARNAL FORGE skinsman Stefan Westerberg will step in for the tour, which is scheduled to kick off on November 6th ...

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INSISION, ANTAEUS, BLOOD RED THRONE Off DEICIDE European Tour!

INSISION, ANTAEUS and BLOOD RED THRONE have dropped off the upcoming DEICIDE European tour due to a "cancellation of tour support" on the part of the tour's organizers, Metallysée, according to Agonia Promotion. The dates are still going ahead, with CENTINEX and MYSTIC CIRCLE filling the sole two support slots. Nov. 06 - UK - ...

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HIBERNUS MORTIS Sign With HORNS UP RECORDS

Florida's HIBERNUS MORTIS have inked a deal with Horns Up Records. The band's debut album, The Existing Realms Of Perpetual Sorrow, will be released in the spring of 2003. HIBERNUS MORTIS recently pressed a limited number of copies of The Existing Realms Of Perpetual Sorrow on their own. The Horns Up Records release will feature ...

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DEICIDE European Tour Dates Unveiled

DEICIDE, MYSTIC CIRCLE, ANTAEUS, and CENTINEX will be teaming up for a European tour in November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 06 - UK Bradford, UK - Rio Nov. 07 - London, UK - Mean Fiddler Nov. 08 - Helmond, NETH - Plato Nov. 09 - Trier, GER - Exil * Nov. 10 - ...

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DEICIDE's GLEN BENTON: "I Am Not A Racist"

DEICIDE bassist/vocalist Glen Benton has issued the following statement in an attempt to clear up some of the rumors recently floating around regarding his views on racism and his possible departure from the group in order to join VITAL REMAINS on a full-time basis: "It has been brought to my attention that certain individuals are ...

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DEICIDE's GLEN BENTON To Guest On New VITAL REMAINS CD

DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton will perform all lead vocals on the forthcoming VITAL REMAINS album, entitled Dechristianized, which is due in late August/early September through Olympic Records in the US and Century Media Records in Europe. In an interview with Benton and VR members Tony Lazaro (guitar) and Dave Suzuki (drums) posted at

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Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan

Here are the latest sales figures for various current and catalog metal/hard rock releases in the US (in total units sold to date since the albums were issued), as reported by SoundScan for the week ending April 21st, 2002: KORN Issues: 3,047,076 KORN Follow The Leader: 3,414,717 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish: 6,259,073 LIMP BIZKIT Significant ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT Confirmed For Metal Meltdown IV!

The original line-up of NUCLEAR ASSAULTJohn Connelly (guitar/vocals), Anthony Bramante (guitars), Danny Lilker (bass), and Glenn Evans (drums)will be performing at the Metal Meltdown IV festival, which is scheduled to take place on April 5-6 at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Among the acts that are also scheduled to appear at the ...

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WES BORLAND Exposes His Metal Roots

Former LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland on his early musical influences: DAVID BOWIE and EDIE BRICKELL were like a couple of the first groups I really got into. Then I went into, you know, MISFITS, CIRCLE JERKS, and SUBHUMANS, and then got into METALLICA and then TESTAMENT and MEGADETH and then moved onto death metal ...

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