09/17/2004: "News from the "Extreme" / "Underground" Metal Scene (Mid-Sept. '04)"
~ ANOREXIA NERVOSA: New Song Available For Download! ~
A brand-new ANOREXIA NERVOSA track, entitled "Codex Veritas", has been posted online in MP3 format at:
"Codex Veritas" comes off the French symphonic black metallers' fourth full-length album, "Redemption Process", due on October 11 through Listenable Records. The follow-up to 2001's "New Obscurantis Order" (Osmose Productions) was recorded at Drudenhaus studios in France and was mastered by Björn Engelmann (RAMMSTEIN, IN FLAMES, HYPOCRISY) at the Cutting Room in Sweden. A limited edition digipack will be available with a bonus track, a "raging" cover of INDOCHINE's "Les Tsars".
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~ THE KOVENANT Warn Against Buying 'Bootleg' Version Of 'In Times Before the Light' ~
Norway's THE KOVENANT have posted the following message on their official web site:
"Greetings, this is a important message, regarding a BOOTLEG illegal version of 'In Times Before The Light'! Karmageddon Media [formerly Hammerheart Records] has recently issued a version of 'In Times Before the Light' 2002, that is not legally licenced to the label, nor will it be in the future!
"Please do not buy this version, as the profits will fall straight into the hands of a private company, and has nothing to do with the band, whatsoever.
"Furthermore, we will implement legal steps towards this matter, so do not support this bootleg of the album in any way!
"This is a clear copyright infringement, and will be dealt with [as soon as possible]!
"The album will be available again, when and where we feel it's best, so please know that as of today, there is NO official legal version of 'In Times Before the Light' 2002 OR 1995!"
The forthcoming CD, tentatively titled "The Dreaming Spires", will reportedly be THE KOVENANT's last for Nuclear Blast. One new songtitle has thus far been revealed: "Radiation King". Also planned for release is a DVD containing footage spanning the band's entire career.
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~ THE CROWN: More Details About Upcoming Triple-DVD Revealed ~
Vocalist Johan Lindstrand of the defunct Swedish thrashers THE CROWN has posted a message regarding the group's upcoming posthumous three-disc DVD, slated for release sometime next year. "This will be the final goodbye to our true fans out there that's been supporting us since the very beginning," he wrote. "It will contain as much sweet sugar as you possibly can imagine, documented from day one to the very end.
"First out will be a two-hour documentary edited by my very good friend Ben Isaac, responsible for the movie 'Prelude to War'. He will fuck you up totally. A death metal band has never been documented as intimate as this before. Everything from early studio days to rescent tour days will be shown during a dark story-telling. All the official videos will be there, and of course, live clips from all line-ups to give both old and new fans what they want. Yeah, that is what this is all about, giving something back to our fans who made this last 14 fuckin' years. You metalheads rule!!!
"Do I need to say more? Well, that was only the first disc. The other two ones will tear up your TV screen with some great live performances, both professionally filmed and amateur-directed stuff. Old stuff as well as new stuff. Everything from all around the globe. Sounds interesting? Damn right it does!!!
"When I sat down and thought about this whole thing, I only thought about what is really interesting to see and especially what I wanna see with my favorite bands when a new DVD is released. It came to my mind that no band, at least no death metal band has done such a unique close-up DVD as we're starting to shape here and now. A lot of hard words, but I can assure you they are true. The script totally rocks!! And I hope the final product will, too."
THE CROWN recently issued a posthumous CD, "Crowned Unholy", featuring a free bonus DVD, entitled "The Crown Invades Karlsruhe". The DVD, which is not to be confused with the above-mentioned separate release, is a full live show filmed professionally on THE CROWN's last tour in Karlsruhe, Germany on November 24, 2003.
"Crowned Unholy" is a remake of the band's fifth album, "Crowned In Terror", with re-recorded vocal tracks by Johan Lindstrand, re-recorded bass tracks by Magnus Olsfelt, a new version of the intro (originally written by guitarist Marko Tervonen, now programmed by drummer Janne Saarenpää), drum sound digitally enhanced by Janne, and cool synthesizer-spiced parts, all programmed by Janne.
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~ AMON AMARTH Break German Top 40 ~
AMON AMARTH's latest CD, "Fate Of Norns", has entered the German Media Control Top 100 chart at position No. 31 and Austria's Media Control album chart at No. 56. The German debut marks the highest chart entry in Germany to date for the group's label, Metal Blade Records.
The follow-up to last year's "Versus the World", "Fate of Norns" was recorded at Berno studio in Malmö, Sweden and was issued as a limited-edition digipack featuring a bonus DVD, "AMON AMARTH live at Grand Rokk". The 45-minute disc contains three-camera video footage of AMON AMARTH performing live in Reykjavik, Iceland on March 5, 2004.
AMON AMARTH will be embarking on a European tour with IMPIOUS and DISILLUSION beginning on October 8 in Hamburg, Germany.
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~ NAUSEA L.A. (ex-TERRORIZER) To Support ASESINO, MELVINS ~
NAUSEA L.A., the reunited "deathcore" pioneers featuring TERRORIZER vocalist Oscar Garcia, will be supporting ASESINO (featuring current/former members of STATIC-X and FEAR FACTORY) on Saturday, September 25 at the Showcase Theatre in Corona, CA. In addition, NAUSEA L.A. have lined up several dates in October as the support act for the MELVINS.
Upcoming NAUSEA L.A. shows:
Sep. 25 – Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre (w/ ASESINO)
Oct. 11 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah (w/ MELVINS)
Oct. 12 - Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar (w/ MELVINS)
Oct. 14 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour (w/ MELVINS)
Oct. 16 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall (w/ MELVINS)
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