Archive News Sep 14, 2001 - update 2

September 14, 2001

FEAR FACTORY's Raymond Herrera speaks out: “What has happened here in the U.S. is a real tragedy to say the least, I have been lucky enough not to have any friends that I know of yet, that were in the flights that were taken over or in the World Trade Center buildings at the time. There is a very weird feeling in the air, here in Los Angeles, and we are preparing for something very, very bad to happen in the near future. As for FEAR FACTORY, well we are still planning to leave next week to start our next U.S. tour which will start in Fargo, so we are still going as planned unless we hear otherwise, in which case we will let our fans know on our web site.” In related news, FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has developed a new signature series guitar pickup with EMG called the EMG 707. Dino developed the EMG 707 specifically for the seven-string guitar.

According to Billboard magazine, Absolut, the Sweden-based vodka distiller known for its artistic advertisements, is kicking off a magazine campaign in September featuring classic rock-album cover art juxtaposed with Absolut bottles. The first group of ads wills be based on the art from JUDAS PRIEST's British Steel (Columbia, 1980),DAVID BOWIE's Aladdin Sane (Virgin, 1973),THE VELVET UNDERGROUND's The Velvet Undergroundand Nico (Verve, 1967),and John Lennon &amp Yoko Ono's Two Virgins (Apple, 1968).

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and their chef, Jaime Laurita, will be appearing on a new show called Roadie Chefs II. Roadie Chefs II will air on Sunday, September 30th at 9 PM ET/PT on the Food Network.

POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider One has once again reiterated, in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, that the decision to pull back the group's Anyone For Doomsday? CD two weeks before release and add new tracks was his, not the label's. “I'm not doing this because I thought we had a bad record. I'm just doing this because I think we can have a better record. It's a little bit of a risky move, just for the confusion factor. But sometimes it actually is about music.” “The wheels were turning, but he played me that new stuff, and it would have been dumb not to put it out,” added DreamworksRecords A&ampR executive Ron Handler, who told the magazine the band's decision was “welcome news”.

Here is the updated schedule for the forthcoming Family Values 2001 tour, which will include performances by STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, STAIND, LINKIN PARK, STATIC-X and DEADSY:


Oct. 11 – Cleveland, OH @ Cleveland State Conv. Center

Oct. 12 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena

Oct. 13 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Center

Oct. 15 – Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills

Oct. 16 – Indianapolis, IN @ Conseco Fieldhouse

Oct. 18 – Washington, D.C. @ MCI Center

Oct. 19 – Columbus, OH @ Shottenstein Center

Oct. 20 – Toronto, ONT, CAN @ Skydome

Oct. 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Union Center

Oct. 26 – Worcester, MA @ Centrum

Oct. 30 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Coliseum

Oct. 31 – Atlanta, GA @ Phillips Arena

Nov. 02 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ National Car Rental Center

Nov. 03 – Tampa, FL @ Ice Palace Arena

Nov. 04 – Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum

Nov. 06 – Dallas, TX @ Reunion Center

Nov. 07 – Houston, TX @ Compaq Center

Nov. 09 - San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome

Nov. 10 - Little Rock, AR @ Alltel Arena

Nov. 11 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Myriad

Nov. 13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Veteran's Memorial Coliseum

Nov. 14 - Las Vegas, NV @ Thomas &amp Mack Arena

Nov. 16 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena

Nov. 17 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome

Nov. 20 – Sacramento, CA @ Arco Arena

Nov. 21 - Oakland, CA @ Oakland Coliseum

Nov. 23 – Anaheim, CA @ Arrowhead Pond

Nov. 24 - Los Angeles, CA @ Forum

According to SAXON's official web site, the CD of re-recorded classic SAXON songs accompanying the release of the band's brand new studio opus, entitled Killing Ground, will contain eight tracks, each of which will be personally selected by vocalist Biff Byford. The statement goes on to say that “it is unknown as to which eight tracks these are until the release is out on 24th September.” Meanwhile, the subsequent full-length CD, entitled Heavy Metal Thunder, which is due to be released in early 2002, will contain 12-13 re-recorded classics as well as possibly of some recently unearthed live recordings from the early years. In other SAXON news, the band will be releasing a full interactive DVD at some point in the coming months, the details of which are sketchy at the moment, but which will reportedly include the group's recent live performance at Wacken Open Air Festival.

Sweden's TENEBRE have parted ways with guitarist Franco Bollo. His replacement will be announced shortly. Meanwhile, the recording of TENEBRE's next album is still on schedule to take place at Tambourine Studios in Malmö during November / December. Among the tracks that are set to appear on the CD are the following:


01. As Innocence Dies

02. Electric Hellfire Kiss

03. Nocturnal Rhapsody

04. She Darks The Sun

Sweden's FRETERNIA have signed a deal with Spain's Arise Records for the release of the group's next studio effort, which is tentatively scheduled to be recorded during April at Studio Underground in Sweden and released in October 2002.

KUSH, the much-talked-about side project of FEAR FACTORY bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and CYPRESS HILL frontman B-Real, will reportedly be making an unannounced live appearance at each of the Smokeout 2001 shows. The festival tour, which will include performances from CYPRESS HILL, FEAR FACTORY, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and others, is scheduled to kick off on October 6th in Devore, California and will end on October 21st in Honolulu, Hawaii.

According to former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, he is presently looking for a way to regain part-control of the G 'N R moniker, the rights to which he, along with the other members of the group, gave up in the early 1990s, thus allowing vocalist Axl Rose to carry on using the name with a brand new line-up. 'That's actually a topic which we're trying to get to the bottom of,' Slash told Canada's Chart Attack. 'Originally, the other guys in the band gave it up. Now that I know a little bit more about this stuff, I'm trying to look for a loophole [to get some control back].'

Sweden's VINTERSORG, featuring vocalist Vintersorg of the Norwegian band BORKNAGAR, are planning on following up the release of their Visions From The Spiral Generator album with a collection of re-recordings of older VINTERSORG songs, performed in a different, more “experimental” style, along with several new tracks. The planned EP will likely carry the title Fragments And Alternatives, and it will contain the following songs, among others:


01. Till Fjälls (Evolution Mix)

02. Cosmic Genesis (Space Jazz Version)

03. Stilla (The Intense Nature Looped)

04. Ödemarkens Son (Sounds Of Uncontrolled

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05. Blindsight Complexity (new)

06. Från Materia Till Ande (new)

07. A Sphere In A Sphere (To Infinity) (new)

The UK act DIRTY DEEDS have parted ways with guitarist Barry Fitzgibbon and have replaced him with Richie Faulkner. According to bassist Tony Newton, “after many years together we thought that we had gone as far as we could and needed four members who had the same goals and aspirations. Unfortunately the writing has been on the wall for the last year. Barry's musical style drifted away from the rest of us and we found it increasingly difficult to work with each other. We decided that for the interest of us all, Barry should pursue his own path in order for DEEDS to continue to grow into an even more dangerous animal. Where one chapter ends another begins. We have found a replacement who will help take the band to new heights. His playing style is a perfect compliment to the DEEDS sound and his enthusiasm has brought out a renewed appetite within us. Richie Faulkner is the new lead guitarist with DEEDS and we are very excited about the future. We have been working together over the past few weeks and the sound of the new material is awesome. Fresh, aggressive and alive!!!!!!! This was a necessary change in order for DEEDS to continue. We hope that everyone understands and we can promise you that we will deliver a new album that will be our best yet.”

Message from Greg Smith re: Woodbridge Benefit for ailing DEATH/CONTROL DENIED mainman Chuck Schuldiner: “I want to thank everyone for your support of the Chuck Schuldiner Benefit Show slated for this Sunday at Packees in Woodbridge, NJ. After a lot of discussion between the bands, myself, the club owner and others involved, we have decided to postpone the show out of respect for the victims of the tragedies on 9/11. We also have concerns that there still may be more disasters to come, though we hope beyond hope that we are wrong. There is just no way you can be prepared for an event like this and no one knows what is going to happen over the next few days. For the safety of everyone involved we think it is best to put the show off for now. Please mention spread the word. We will announce a new date once the show has been re-scheduled. I hope you and all of your friends and family are okay in light of yesterday's tragedies.”

A message from MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine:


“You all know I believe in God, and if you would please oblige me, I would just like to ask God to look over the families of the lost Firemen who risked their lives to go in and save the trapped victims to look over the families of the Police that tried to save everyone from any further unknown acts of terrorism while this was all going down, and who lost their lives in the line of duty. These two groups of men and women gave their lives and paid the ultimate sacrifice for us all yesterday. Also to the Mayor, Governor and the City of New York for how they are handling this, you have done an incredible job.


“To the emergency and medical technicians, and hospital workers, ambulance drivers, EMT and any others who lost their lives or have committed endless hours working to aid the victims and survivors to the workers, visitors, and unfortunate people who were temporarily in the World Trade Center buildings in the process of doing their jobs, may God look over their families and help comfort their pain.


“To the pilots families of the hi-jacked planes, I would hope that God would look over them and help ease their pain, knowing that it was not their fault for this to the brave men and women in the plane that fought with the hi-jackers that diverted the plane in the Pennsylvania crash from doing more damage to our beloved country and taking more lives.


'And most importantly, to all of the people around the world who cannot understand why this has happened, let us unite in volunteering in helping the victims and the survivors of this calamity.


“I am going to give my blood on my birthday when I get home, if I get home, after our concert tonight in Vancouver. If there is anyway that we can rally our strengths, and we are a mighty community here, let's do something good while we can. If you live near the city (NYC) and can volunteer, I am asking that you do this. Whether it is give blood, or help clean up the rubble, or serve food and water to the public servants and emergency personnel who are working day and night.


“I want to thank all of the media who have kept us informed of the progress of our recovery, and the counselors who are suggesting how we can ease our trauma and also how we may want to talk to our children about this.


“I must also thank our neighbors in Canada for allowing us to divert all of our flights to Canadian airfields. We sometimes forget what great neighbors we have in the Great White North. I actually thanked the border officers yesterday myself I doubt they took notice of my sincerity given the heightened sense of alert around the world right now.


“I would like to ask for you to join me in a generic prayer and cross a line that I have drawn about bringing up religion here. But there is a power greater than us all, whoever or whatever it is, and I would ask that 'it would forgive us all for our thoughts of vengeance and prejudice, and heal the loved ones of all the lost lives. Please let some form of peace come soon.”

THE HELLACOPTERS, featuring former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson (now going by the name Nick Royale) on guitar/vocals, have recorded the track ”Sent En Lördag Kväll” for the upcoming tribute album for the Swedish prog-rock band NATIONALTEATERN. They will also help Stefan Sundström on his version on ”Popens Mussolinis”. Other bands appearing on the compilation include HIVES, SAHARA HOTNIGHTS, THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES and others. An early 2002 release is expected.

STABB are in the studio recording a full length album together with FIRESIDE guitar player Pelle Gunnerfeldt, who has produced such artists as HIVES, INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONSPIRACY, RANDY and THE BEAR QUARTET. The album is expected to be released in early 2002 on Rocket FM Records, a new record company under the umbrella of Rocket Radio.

Swedish 'progressive power metal' band EVERGREY will be performing live on Thursday, Sept. 13th on SR-P3 Internet radio. Listeners can tune on using Real player at this location. The show will be broadcast at 9:00pm CET (central European time). Further information can be found at the station's website at:

Norway's SUSPERIA, featuring former DIMMU BORGIR/OLD MAN'S CHILD drummer Tjodalv, are scheduled to enter Abyss Studio with producer Peter Tagtgren on November 19th to begin work on their upcoming CD, which is tentatively set for a May 6th release through Nuclear Blast Records. Eleven songs have reportedly been written and demoed for the as-yet-untitled CD, of which 10 will be completed and recorded for the second album. SUSPERIA will be at Abyss until December 22nd recording the album, the music on which is being described as “even more METAL than the first.” According to the group's official web site, SUSPERIA “have now taken the best of the first album and multiplied it with ten and have come up with something that for sure will be very interesting to the metal press and listeners all over the world. It will be a complex mix of all the metal styles SUSPERIA hold close and with the extravagant touch of their own unique originality, which made SUSPERIA so well-known so extremely fast, and hailed in the metal press in 2001.” Among the tracks set to appear on the forthcoming CD are the following:


01. Cage of Remembrance

02. The Bounty Hunter

03. Anguished Scream for Vengeance

A message from SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian:


Understanding Oil

By Serj Tankian


The brutal attacks/bombings this week in New York, and Washington D.C., along with threats of attacks there and elsewhere in the country have changed our times forever. While the mass media concentrates on the details of the destruction, and the blanketed words of politicians, I will attempt to understand and explain the events from the fence. BOMBING AND BEING BOMBED ARE THE SAME THINGS ON DIFFERENT SIDES OF THE FENCE.


Terror is not a spontaneous human action without credence. People just don't hijack planes and commit harikari (suicide) without any weight of thought to the action. No one in the media seems to ask WHY DID THESE PEOPLE DO THIS HORRIFIC ACT OF VIOLENCE AND DESTRUCTION?


To be able to understand the answer to this, we must first look at our U.S. Mideast Policy. During most of the 20th century, U.S. businesses have worked on attaining oil rights and concessions from countries in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. After WWI, secret back door deals by our State Dept. yielded oil rights from then defeated Turkey to fields in what is now Iraq and Saudi Arabia, in return for looking the other way at a crime against humanity, the Genocide of the Armenians by the Turks. Oil profits have been the motivating factors behind many attempts at counterinsurgency of democratic regimes by the CIA and the U.S in the Middle East (such as Iran in the 1950s, where the Shah replaced the Prime Minister who refused to give up oil rights to the U.S., and since the people couldn't deal with the Shah, an extremist government headed by the Ayatollah Khomeini ultimately prevailed). During the Iran-Iraq war, America supplied both sides with weapons and advice. These are not the actions of a rich superpower wanting peace. Let's not forget that Saddam Hussein, before being America's vision of the Anti-Christ, was a close ally of the U.S., and the CIA. So what was the firm belief system of consecutive American administrations that caused all this to occur? PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST WILL LEAD TO HIGHER OIL AND GASOLINE PRICES. Let's not also forget the power of the Arms industry, disguised as defense, that still sells billions of dollars of weapons to the area. Therefore it has not been in the short-term economic interest of the U.S. to foster Peace in the Middle East. Using the above reasoning, the U.S. has encouraged extremist governments, toppled democracies, as in the case of Iran to replace it with a monarchy, rigged elections, and many more unspeakable political crimes for U.S. businesses abroad. Let's not also forget the Red Scare. During the war between the then Soviet Union and Afghanistan, the U.S. armed and supported the Taliban, a fundamentalist Muslim organization, and allowed them to export opium and heroin out of their country to pay for those weapons. Therefore the Taliban rose to power and control with the help of the U.S.A. Today, the bombing of Iraq still continues, no longer covered by the media, the economic embargo still remains, killing millions of children, and recently, while the world and the U.N. General Assembly have cried out to bring in peacekeeping forces into Israel and Palestine, to end the escalated war and recent assassinations, the U.S. has vetoed the rest of the Security Council and has halted the possibility of peace, there, in the most volatile place in the world.


People in Serbia, Lebanon, Iraq, Sudan, and Afghanistan to name a few, have seen bombs fall, not always at military targets and kill innocent civilians, as the scene in New York city yesterday. The wars waged by our government in our names has landed smack in the middle of our living room. The half hour of destruction closed down all world financial markets, struck the central headquarters of our military, and had our leaders running into bunkers, and our citizens into fear and frenzy. What scares me more than what has occurred is what our reactions to the occurrences may cause. President Bush belongs to a long generation of Republican Presidents who love war economies. The media has only concentrated on the bombings, if you will, and what type of retaliations are looming for the perpetrators. What everyone fails to realize is that the bombings are a reaction to existing injustices around the world, generally unseen to most Americans. To react to a reaction would be to further sponsor the reaction. In other words, my belief is that the terror will multiply if concrete steps are not taken to sponsor peace in the middle east, NOW. This does not mean that we should not find the guilty party(s),Bin Laden, or whoever they may be, and not try them. Put simply, as long as a major injustice remains, violence precipitates to the surface of life.


Native American folklore, the Bible, Nostradamus, and many other major religious beliefs point to this era with the visuals of yesterday's disasters, and conditions of ecological disasters we experience daily in our lives today. War, rumors of war, famine, long burning fires, etc., are at our doorstep. We can prevail over this possible vision with the power of the human spirit, understanding, compassion, and peace. IT'S TIME TO PUT OUR NEEDS FOR SECURITY AND SURVIVAL, ACHIEVED ONLY THROUGH PEACE, ABOVE AND BEYOND PROFITS, ESPECIALLY IN THESE TIMES.



The U.S. should stop sidestepping the U.N. Security Council, and allow U.N. Peacekeeping troops and missions to the Middle East. Stop the violence first.

Stop the bombing and patrol of Iraq.


With today's gains in the use of alternative fuels, develop them to full usage with autos and other utilities, to make the country less dependant on an already depleting natural reserve, oil.


By initiating peace, we would have already shaken the foundations of support for Bin Laden, and/or all those that sponsor activities like those we saw yesterday, and break the stronghold of extremists on the world of Islam. On the other hand, if we carry out bombings on Afghanistan or elsewhere to appease public demand, and very likely kill innocent civilians along the way, we'd be creating many more martyrs going to their deaths in retaliation against the retaliation. As shown from yesterday's events, you cannot stop a person who's ready to die.

Here is how the metal/hard rock genre has fared in the German Media Control (Top 100) charts for the week ending September 10th:


02. HIM - Deep Shadows And Brilliant...

04. SLIPKNOT - Iowa

05. STAIND - Break The Cycle

12. LINKIN PARK - Hybrid Theory

20. JIMMY EAT WORLD - Bleed American

26. SYSTEM OF A DOWN - Toxicity

43. MOONSPELL - Darkness And Hope

46. RAMMSTEIN - Mutter

50. BON JOVI - One Wild Night - Live

52. BLINK-182 - Take Off Your Pants And Jacket


57. LIMP BIZKIT - Chocolate Starfish...

58. CLAWFINGER - A Whole Lot Of Nothing

72. SHAKRA - Power Ride

77. BÖHSE ONKELZ - Wir schrieben Geschichte

80. WHEATUS - Wheatus

89. DESTRUCTION – The Antichrist

94. LIFEHOUSE - No Name Face

96. BÖHSE ONKELZ - Gestern war heute noch morgen

98. CRAZY TOWN - The Gift Of Game

100. BLACKMORE´S NIGHT - Fires At Midnight

MASTERS OF REALITY will issue their latest CD, entitled Deep In The Hole, through Mascot Records on October 8th.

Grindcore merchants NASUM will join forces with CRYPTOPSY and CANDIRIA for the Extreme The Dojo tour of Japan during October. The dates are as follows:


Oct. 09 – Osaka, JAP @ Club Quattro

Oct .10 – Nagoya, JAP @ Club Quattro

Oct. 11 – Tokyo, JAP @ On Air West


In other news, NASUM have started to write and rehearse songs for their third album, which is due to be recorded in November 2001 and released by Relapse Records during the first half of 2002. According to the group's official web site, the new material represents “a slight development from Human 2.0, but still 100% true NASUM!” The album is likely to include one new song written by ex-member Rickard Alriksson.

Norway's ZYKLON, featuring EMPEROR members Zamoth (guitars) and Trym (drums),as well as MYRKSKOG guitarist Destructhor, have yet to find a permanent replacement for vocalist Daemon (LIMBONIC ART). However, for the group's upcoming US tour with MORBID ANGEL, ZYKLON have enlisted multi-talented musician Secthdamon (ODIUM / MYRKSKOG),who will handle both vocal and bass duties for the duration of the trek. Meanwhile, Daemon will most likely take part in the next studio recording, but cannot commit to full touring activities.

Portugal's MOONSPELL have entered the official Portugese Album charts at position #16 with their latest release, Darkness And Hope.

Australia's SILVERCHAIR has made the final 5 nominees in the Australian Artist of the Year ARIA award. The award winner will be announced during the 15th Annual ARIA Music Awards that will be televised nationally on the Australian Channel Nine Network commencing at 8:30 PM (AEST) on October 3rd. Channel [V] also broadcasts their version of the ARIA Awards including red carpet, backstage and interviews commencing at 8pm on October 7th.

Former SLIPKNOT vocalist Anders (ex-PAINFACE) has reportedly surfaced in a new band called ON A PALE HORSE. No additional information is currently available on the band, but you can access the group's official web site at this location.

Oregon-based Dark Horse Comics has announced plans to publish an all-new line of comic books based on the incredible adventures of the legendary rock band KISS. The first four KISS projects — The Demon, Starchild, Space, and Cat Man — will begin publication in late spring, 2002. 'KISS has always been about defying the odds...KISS has always been guilty as charged of making a complete spectacle of're damn right we do!,' said KISS frontman Gene Simmons, 'I can't think of a better place to have a partner in crime than Mike Richardson and Dark Horse. Open wide, here comes a big one...' This cooperative partnership ensures that Simmons will maintain an active role in the making of these books, overseeing the creative direction and working with Dark Horse to select the best writers and artists for each project. 'KISS has a long history in comics,' said Mike Richardson, Dark Horse's founder and publisher. 'Gene has built an entertainment phenomenon that commands attention and creates excitement wherever he takes it. We intend to continue that tradition by bringing to life KISS stories that every true fan will appreciate.'

Germany's PINK CREAM 69 will release their brand new album, entitled Endangered, on October 22nd in Europe, on October 24th in Japan, and at the end of October in Brazil. An MP3 download of the new song “Don't Need Your Touch” will be available in the beginning of October.

MOTORHEAD will be playing six shows in September/October along the west coast of the United States. After the recording of the band's upcoming studio album is finished, the band will take a journey to play some shows in South Africa and a couple in Greece. The confirmed dates are as follows:


Sept. 27 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox

Sept. 28 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom

Sept. 30 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall

Oct. 01 - Chico, CA @ The Brick Works

Oct. 03 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues Sunset

Oct. 04 - Anahiem, CA @ House of Blues

Nov. 02 - Johannesburg, SAF @ Standard Bank Arena

Nov. 03 - Johannesburg, SAF @ Standard Bank Arena

Nov. 06 - Cape Town, SAF @ Arts

Nov. 07 - Cape Town, SAF @ Arts

Nov. 09 - Durban, SAF @ Kingspark Outerfield

Nov. 17 - Greece @ TBA

Nov. 18 - Greece @ TBA


In other news, MOTÖRHEAD will be releasing a DVD on October 29th, containing footage from the band's 25th anniversary show, which took place at the sold-out Brixton Academy in London, UK last year. Filmed with 8 cameras in Dolby 5.1. sound, the concert features guest appearances by Brian May (ex-QUEEN),Fast Eddie Clarke (ex-MOTÖRHEAD),Whitfield Crane (ex-UGLY KID JOE),Doro Pesch and many more. Furthermore this DVD contains old photos, TV show appearances and interviews, all commented on by Lemmy himself. A bonus track, the acoustic version of 'Ain't No Nice Guys', fan material, an EPK, all video clips, METALLICA's apperance for Lemmy's 50th birthday party at the Whiskey in West Hollywood, four live songs and a screen saver for download are included as well.

Finland's ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW will be releasing their latest studio effort, entitled A Virgin And A Whore, on October 8th in their home country. The rest of the Europe will get the album on January 28th, while the Japanese release is scheduled for November 11th.

Finland's IMPALED NAZARENE will be releasing their brand new studio opus, entitled Absence Of War Does Not Mean Peace, on October 1st in Finland via Spinefarm Records and November 5th in the rest of the world (through Osmose Productions). The full track listing for the album is as follows:


01. Stratagem

02. Absence Of War Does Not Mean Peace

03. The Lost Art Of Goat Sacrificing

04. Prequel To Bleeding

05. Hard Boiled And Still Hellbound

06. Into The Eye Of Storm

07. Before The Fallout

08. Humble Fuck Of Death

09. Via Dolorosa

10. Nyrkillä Tapettava Huora

11. Never Forgive

12. Satan Wants You Dead

13. The Madness Behind

BLAZE, featuring former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, have confirmed that they will be appearing at the Motala Metal Festival in Sweden on Saturday, November 17th. The festival is held in Motala and will feature IN FLAMES, FREEDOM CALL and DIONYSUS, among others. For further details, please check out the official festival site at or to purchase tickets direct visit


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