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returntothepit >> discuss >> Metal Update News by the_reverend on Oct 31,2003 11:39am
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toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at Oct 31,2003 11:39am
this is from an e-mail I get from http://www.metalupdate.com

-- EDITOR’S NOTE --


Metalheads:

October marks the Five-year anniversary of the Metal Update and the
Four-year anniversary of Metal Judgment. As in the past, we are
marking
the occasion with a special edition.

In five years, the Metal Update has delivered over 250 weekly
newsletters
chronicling the events that shape the world of metal. As the Metal
Update
continues to grow in both reach and scope, we have only your support
and
interest to thank.

The Metal Update was created in 1998 in an effort to utilize the
expanding
communications opportunities afforded by the web to bring metalheads a
concise, fact-based update on metal happenings devoid of editorial
slant,
self-indulgent banter and label-generated pseudo-news. A reader
retention
rate of nearly 100% confirms that we have been successful in filling
our
niche.

As the Metal Update has grown, the costs of delivery have increased.
We
would like to take this opportunity to pledge to keep the Metal Update
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As we move forward, we hope to make our operation self-sufficient so
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allows.
Our efforts will continue to be for the greater good of the metal
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Thanks to the readers, bands, promoters, web sites, magazines and
labels
who have supported us.

Brant
editor@metalupdate.com



-- NEWS --


BURZUM
black metal’s most notorious frontman Varg Vikernes aka Count Grishnack
reportedly attempted to escape from prison while on 17-hour leave from
a
low-security facility – he was apprehended when the stolen car he was
driving was forced off an Oslo highway by police – reports indicate
that
at the time of his capture, Vikernes was wearing camouflage clothing
and
was carrying knives and an AG3 automatic rifle

IMPALED
following a complete self-administered lobotomy, guitarist / vocalist
Andrew LaBarre has been forced to take leave from his duties in the
hallowed halls of St. Julien's Hospital, bringing his tenure in Impaled
to
an abrupt end

KALMAH
keyboardist Pasi Hiltula has left the band to concentrate on his own
projects – the swamp lords are considering leaving the position
unfilled
and leave the space for guitars

ANGEL DUST
bassist Frank Banx has left the band – in a message to BW&BK he
revealed
plans to found his own record company, Frank Banx Enterprises, and look
for a distributing partner for Canada and the USA to re-release ‘Into
The
Dark Past’ from 1986 including unreleased bonus tracks from the 1985
demo
‘Marching For Revenge’

RIOT
drummer Frank Gilchriest (Virgin Steele) has been added to the lineup

THE GATHERING
in the wake of the birth of his new baby girl, bassist Hugo Prinsen
Geerligs is leaving the band to focus on his private life – the new
bass
player is a woman named Marjolein Kooijman - meanwhile, on January 26th
Century Media Records will release a semi-acoustic live album entitled
‘Sleepy Buildings’

GOD AMONG INSECTS
this old school death metal project features bassist Tomas Elofsson
(Sanctification), Tobben Gustafsson (Vomitory), guitarist Lord K.
Philipson (The Project Hate) and vocalist Jörgen Sandström (The Project
Hate, Entombed) – the music is said to be like a mixture of old Grave,
Bolt Thrower, Morbid Angel, Deicide, etc.

SHAITAN MAZAR
this new act features former Nile members Chief Spires (bass, vocals)
and
John Ehlers (guitar) and is rounded out by Jason Hohenstein (vocals),
Robert Dirr (guitars) and Brett Goode (drums) – the musical style is
being
described by Spires as "ranging from the most extreme attack to metal,
ambient, melodic passages. Our purpose is, basically, no limits."

INCANTATION
guitarist Thomas Pioli (Ceremonium, Obliteration, Hemlock) has been
recruited to fill the second guitar position for the "Rotting With Your
Christ" South American tour

LOST HORIZON
Hans Boström has been added as session guitarist for live gigs

ANCIENT
former vocalist Kaiaphas will perform guest vocals on the new album,
currently under construction

WITHOUT FACE
21-year-old Dina has been added as the new female vocalist - Zsolt is
the
new guitar player – the band is hard at work writing new material

BLISTERED EARTH
the Massachusetts thrash act has filled the vacant lead guitar slot
with
Peter Rutcho (Vomitron) and is currently in the studio recording their
first full length entitled "Leading The Strike"

DARKEST HOUR
the rest of the European tour including two weeks with The Crown in
November has been cancelled because guitarist Mike Schleibaum's father
has
been battling cancer for about two years and Mike has been called home
by
his family to spend his last days with him

DISSECTION
the band’s comeback tour scheduled for December 2004 will reportedly be
"something out of the ordinary" with shows around two hours long and
containing only old material — more or less every song from the first
two
albums ‘The Somberlain’ and ‘Storm Of The Light's Bane’

METAL BLADE RECORDS
the label office and staff homes narrowly escaped the fires in Simi
Valley, CA, saved only by the brave and courageous firefighters and
emergency personnel

DEICIDE
according to a newspaper report, guitarist Eric Hoffman and a member of
the band’s crew were arrested last week by U.S. customs inspectors when
a
search at the Canadian border uncovered drugs (amphetamines, marijuana,
anabolic steroids, hypodermic needles and three types of prescription
depressants) and weapons (.22-caliber revolver, a set of brass knuckles
and a collapsible police baton) in their possession

NEW SIGNINGS
Relapse Records: The End, Zeke
Sony / Epic USA: Yngwie Malmsteen
Prosthetic Records: Byzantine
Mausoleum Records: StormHammer
Low Frequency Records: Twilight Ophera
Red Galaxy Records: Systemic
Butchery Music: Hyperborea
Informational and Related Links
Bands:

Impaled,

The Gathering,

Incantation,

Blistered Earth,

Darkest Hour,

Dissection,

Deicide,

The End,

Byzantine



toggletoggle post by University of Joe McNamaraq at Oct 31,2003 11:42am
happy birthday metal update!!!



toggletoggle post by Lynneaus  at Oct 31,2003 2:29pm
Brant is a nice guy... i hope they can continue doing it for free



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at Oct 31,2003 2:43pm
the 3-year aniversary of rttp as you see it now was on oct 11th.
it was around for 6 months before that, but was in shambles.



toggletoggle post by thegreatspaldino   at Oct 31,2003 3:07pm
the_reverend said:
the 3-year aniversary of rttp as you see it now was on oct 11th.


my bday is the 11th of october



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