October 6th, 2002

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Metal Blade Records News & Tour update
October 2, 2002

CANNIBAL CORPSE tour dates just in…
Cannibal Corpse will be hitting the road this fall for their 3rd full forced
US tour since the release of Gore Obsessed in February 2002. The band will
be taking out Hate Eternal, Macabre, and label mates Cattle Decapitation.
This is definitely going to be one of the sickest tours out so make sure you
are there to experience the carnage. This will also be the chance for all
you Cannibal fans to get your rotting little hands on the bands new EP Worm
Infested which will only be available on the bands site, MB site, and on the
tour. Here is a list of dates that we have so far and more are on the way.

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Hate Eternal, Macabre and Cattle Decapitation
11/7 New Haven, CT Toad’s Pace
11/8 Manchester, NH Chantilees
11/9 Providence, RI Lupos
11/12 Baltimore, MD Otto Bar
11/13 Reading, PA The Silo
11/15 Pittsburgh, PA Laga
11/16 Louisville, KY Tek World

KING’S X just confirmed to tour as direct support for Dio!
King’s X will be going out as direct support for Dio on his upcoming tour
scheduled to start in mid November 2002. The line up is Dio, King’s X, and
Hammer Fall. More info and dates will be made available over the next few
weeks. King’s X has been embarked on 3 major US tours since the release of
their latest album Manic Moonlight that hit streets in September 2001. So
what does the band have in mind next… well they are working on new material
for am upcoming album that should be out in the early half of 2003. More
info coming soon!


GWAR tour…The Bitch is Back!
"The Bitch is Back" tour is just that, Slymenstra's back with a bloody
vengeance. She was out in Hollywood hanging out with all her celebrity
friends and didn't make it on GWAR's "Violence Has Arrived" album. This
outraged Slymenstra so now she's back, pissed off and out to kick ass! Rumor
has it that she is out for blood and her big return will entail the
castration of many artists and her quest for the ultimate vengeful act; the
pursuit to castrate the mighty Oderus!


W.A.S.P. have cancelled their U.S. tour scheduled for fall 2002, due to the
fact that the band are continuing work on the forthcoming studio album,
which will be a double record set scheduled for release in the fall of 2003.
Due to the enormity and the complexities of what will be a concept/ opera,
the band feel that they will need as much time as possible in effort to make
this forthcoming release everything that it can possibly be.

AMON AMARTH mp3 on line!
An mp3 for “Death In Fire” off Amon Amarth’s new album Versus The World is
now up on www.metalblade.de along with a studio report from the band. The
mp3 is at the top of the page located under a picture of the new album and
the studio report is at the bottom of the page.

Almost going straight from Wacken to the Studio, AMON AMARTH began recording
their new album “Versus the World” on August 7th. This time, however, the
band had to use a new studio, since Peter no longer produces or records any
bands, except his own, in his studio. The choice fell on Berno Studio in
Malmö, and it turned out to be a great choice. Berno Studio has a great
reputation in the scene and AMON AMARTH found it to be very easy to work
with both Berno (owner, engineer) and Henrik (engineer). Recording in a new
studio gave new dimensions to the bands sound. During the recording, the
band managed to squeeze in a trip to Germany and the Summer Breeze festival,
where they made a successful appearance. The new album will be released mid
January 2003, and proves to be a milestone in the bands career.

“Versus The World” in stores mid January 2003! www.amonamarth.com

LIFE IN BURN CLINIC has been asked to perform at the label release party for
System Of A Down lead vocalist Serj Tankian's SERJICAL STRIKE RECORDS. LIABC
is the only artist not signed to SERJICAL STRIKE that has been asked to
perform. The event will take place October 8th at the TROUBADOR in West
Hollywood. Get there early to check out LIABC! See below for additional tour
dates supporting LIABC's debut "Individual Rites".

Help 40 Grit get the opening spot for the upcoming "Bone Bash III" put on by
107.7 The Bone.
40 Grit are in the running for the Bone Bash III… so vote for 'em! The info
is below. If the link provided doesn't work, simply go to 1077thebone.com
and go to Billy Steel's page, then follow the instructions there. The
competition is very stiff, as there are some killer Bay bands vying for this
coveted position, so please lend a hand and vote for 40 Grit!

Billy Steel's http://www.1077thebone.com/skeletonCrew/jox4.asp Metal Zone
Sidestage at Bone Bash III will feature Testament and another local band of
your choice. Click here
http://www.1077thebone.com/skeletonCrew/Steel/steelPoll.asp to vote for your
favorite. You can also email Billy at bsteel@susqsf.com or call


“Greetings Vehemence fans and new members of our Yahoo
http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/officialvehemencecluband Ultimatemetal.com
http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=104 message
boards! Our website has been updated with 100+ pictures from our CD Release
show and the Summer Blasphemy U.S.A. Tour we did July 25 to August 18. A
tour dairy is also available at the link below that was composed by Bjorn.
‘Touring with Dead To Fall, Decapitated, Impaled, and Incantation was
defiantly an exciting experience. Many of our online friends and fans came
out and we are very grateful for their attendance at our shows. Our God Was
Created album has been receiving overwhelming positive responses from
reputable media worldwide. Since the release, reviews and interviews were
issued and we release all of them on our website. Please take the time to
read some of our interviews because they do answer the many questions that
we have been asked in our message boards. As far as touring plans are
concerned, we are working on getting a van to get back on the road as soon
as possible. There is now call in radio information to have our music played
on your local metal stations in the Contact section of our website. We have
t-shirts available and our first album for purchase. We are also looking for
a dedicated Vehemence fan to help build a new website for us in a format
other than basic html; please email vehemence@brutaldeath.net for that.’”

Show October 5th, at the Mason Jar in Phoenix, AZ with Cephalic Carnage,
Kreator, and Destruction

New songs completed for next album!
Titles include:
We Are All Dying
You Don't Have To Be Afraid Anymore
Darkness Is Comfort
To The Taste
Kill For God

Upcoming tours in the works!


METAL BLADE RECORDS 20th Anniversary Box Set available for preorders!
If you are concerned that the Metal Blade Records 20th Anniversary Box Set
will sell out before you can get your hands on one, fear not! The box set
has been made available for preorder on www.metalblade.com in the store. The
cost for the box set is $64.98 + shipping. This is definitely not a box set
to miss out on. It is limited to 5,000 copies all numbered and includes 9 cd
’s and 1 dvd. Be sure to get yours before they’re gone! Check
www.metalblade.com for complete track listing.

BEYOND THE EMBRACE line up local headlining shows...
After completing their first U.S. tour supporting Kataklysm, Metal Blade
Records artist BEYOND THE EMBRACE have returned home to New Bedford, MA and
are gearing up for an impressive opening slot a soon to be announced U.S.
trek. The band has posted the following message to the fans on their

"We're back from our first full American tour- "Death Across America", we'd
like to thank all the people that helped us out while we were out on the
road along with all the guys from Kataklysm, Divine Empire, and Misery
Index. We met a lot of very cool people and we very much look forward to
heading back out as soon as possible.
Look for another BTE tour before the end of the year."

The band has also revamped their website at www.beyondtheembrace.com to
included tour merchandise that was previously only available on the 2002
Death Across America tour.


Tour Update:
CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Hate Eternal, Macabre and Cattle Decapitation
11/7 New Haven, CT Toad’s Pace
11/8 Manchester, NH Chantilees
11/9 Providence, RI Lupos
11/12 Baltimore, MD Otto Bar
11/13 Reading, PA The Silo
11/15 Pittsburgh, PA Laga
11/16 Louisville, KY Tek World

10/02 Pittsburgh, PA Club Laga ***
10/03 Raleigh, NC The Brewery ***
10/04 Atlanta, GA Masquerade *w/ The Bad Luck Riot Extravaganza
10/05 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre*w/ Bad Luck Riot Extravaganza
10/06 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room****

*Six Feet Under date without Hatebreed
**Shadows Fall, Death Threat
***Skinless, The Bad Luck 13 Riot Extravaganza
**** Divine Empire, Brutal Mastication, Hibernus Mortis

GWAR w/ Cattle Decapitation and Bloodlet
10/3 N. Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
10/4 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
10/5 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
10/6 Tallahassee, FL Floyd’s Music Store
10/8 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
10/9 Tampa, FL Masquerade
10/10 Jacksonville, FL DV-8
10/11 Ft. Myers, FL Neptune’s
10/12 Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Factory
10/14 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
10/15 Houston, TX Engine Room
10/16 Dallas, TX Canyon Club
10/17 Austin, TX Stubb’s BBQ
10/18 San Antonio, TX Sunset Station
10/19 Tulsa, OK The Other Side
10/21 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
10/25 Seattle, WA Northgate Theater
10/26 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
10/31 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
11/01 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
11/02 Detroit, MI Harpo’s
11/03 Urbana, IL Canopy Club

VADER w/Immolation, Origin and The Berzerker
11/6 West Springfield, VA Jaxx
11/7 Worcester, MA The Palladium
11/8 Morgan, NJ Club Krome
11/9 Poughkeepsie, NY Chance
11/10 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
11/11 Montreal, QC Foufounes Electriques
11/12 Toronto, ONT Kathedral Room
11/13 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s Down Under
11/14 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
11/15 Detroit, MI Harpo’s Concert Theatre
11/16 Aurora, IL Riley’s Rockhouse
11/17 St. Paul, MN The Lab
11/19 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
11/20 Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre
11/22 Seattle, WA Catwalk
11/23 Portland, OR Meow Meow
11/24 San Francisco, CA The Pound
11/25 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theatre
11/26 Hollywood, CA The Whiskey
11/27 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
11/29 Phoenix, AZ The Mason Jar
11/30 Albuquerque, NM Launch Pad
12/01 Dallas, TX The Canyon Club
12/02 Austin, TX The Backroom
12/03 Houston, TX Cardi’s
12/05 Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Factory
12/06 Tampa, FL Brass Mug
12/07 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
12/8 Atlanta, GA Masquerade

11/30 Louisville, KY Tek World
12/1 Cincinnati, OH Top Cat’s
12/2 Muncie, IN Speak Easy
12/4 East Pointe, MI Wired Frog
12/5 Lorain, OH Flying Machine
12/6 Latrobe, PA RallyAlly
12/9 Elmira, NY Gush’s
12/14 Richmond, VA NineTwenty Nine Cafe

11/15 Goleta, CA Living room w/ Uphill Battle
11/16 San Francisco, CA Kimos
11/17 Portland, OR Satyricon TENT
11/18 Seattle, WA The Paradox
11/19 Boise, ID JD's
11/20 Salt lake city, UT Suite 13 tentative
11/21 Denver, CO venue tba
11/22 Albuquerque, NM venue tba
11/23 Phoenix, AZ modified
11/24 San Diego, Ca che cafe tentative w/ uphill battle
11/25 Bakersfield, Ca Munoz gym tentative w/ uphill battle
11/26 tba w/ uphill battle
11/27 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction w/ uphill battle

10/13 Providence, RI The Met Café
10/26 Augusta, ME The Edge
10/27 Springfield, MA Fat Kat
11/1 Des Moines, IA Hairy Mary’s
11/2 St. Paul, MN The Lab w/ Bloodlet
11/3 Chicago, IL Fireside Bowl
11/5 Denver, CO Lion’s Lair
11/6 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
11/8 Portland, OR Ash Street Saloon
11/9 Seattle, WA Graceland
11/10 Eugene, OR WOW Hall*
11/12 Los Angeles, CA The Knitting Factory
11/13 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
11/16 Dallas, TX Canyon Club w/ Bloodlet and Bongzilla
11/17 Austin, TX The Backroom w/ DRI, Bloodlet, Today is the Day
11/18 San Antonio, TX Sin 13*
11/19 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s*
11/21 Atlanta, GA Echo Lounge
11/22 Tampa, FL Orpheum
11/23 Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Factory
11/24 Orlando, Fl The Social*
11/25 Savannah, GA Velvet Lounge
11/26 Carrboro, NC Room 4
11/27 Baltimore, MD The Depot*
11/28 Roanoke, VA Desires
11/30 Richmond, VA Alley Katz
12/1 Youngstown, OH Nyabinghi Music Hall
12/3 Indianapolis, IN The Patio
12/6 Fayetteville, AR The Firebird
12/7 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone**
12/8 Tallahassee, FL Beta Bar**
12/9 Columbia, SC Uncle Doctor’s**
12/10 Virginia Beach, VA Hoopla’s**
12/11 West Springfield, VA Jaxx**
12/12 Jackson Heights, NY Castle Heights**
12/13 Poughkeepsie, NY Crannel St.**
12/14 New London, CT El-N-Gee**
12/15 Springfield, MA Fat Kat **
12/17 Morgan, NJ Club Krome**
12/19 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s Down Under**
12/20 Detroit, MI I-Rock**
12/22 St. Paul, MN The Lab**

* w/ Bloodlet, Today is the Day
**w/ Crematorium, Origin, Scar Culture

European Tour Dates

VADER w/ Krisiun, Decapitated, and Prejudice
10/2 Zagreb, CR Mocvara
10/3 Lubjana , SLO K4
10/4 Vienna, A Arena
10/5 Engelsdorf, D Hellraiser
10/6 Plzen, CZ Pool Club
10/8 Krakow, PL Leg Studio
10/9 Berlin, D K17
10/10 Hamburg, D Marx
10/11 Osnabruck, D Marx
10/12 Trier, D Exil
10/13 NL T.B.A.

* + dying fetus - monstrosity - houwitser - intervalle bizzare
* without prejudice - intervalle bizzare

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/Dew-Scented, Severe Torture - Viu Drakh
10/2 Ramonville, FR Sale Des Fetes
10/3 Barcelona, SP Mephisto
10/4 Irun, SP Tunk
10/5 Murcia, E Gamma
10/6 Porto, PR Hard Club
10/7 Lisboa, PR Paradise Garage
10/8 Madrid,E Rotmo&Compas
10/9 Marseille, FR Mirabeau
10/10 Cesena, ITA New Age Club
10/11 Vienna, A Arena
10/12 Wels, A Alter Schlachthof
10/13 Zwickau ,D Alarm
10/14 Hamburg, D Markthalle
10/15 Prague, CZ Futurum
10/16 Erfurt, D Centrum
10/17 Essen, D Zeche Carl
10/18 Amneville, FR After Club
10/19 Rotterdam, NL Baroeg

SIX FEET UNDER w/ Impaled Nazarene, Immolation, Kataklysm, Hate Eternal,
12/10 Paris, FR La Locomotive

SIX FEET UNDER w/ Marduk- Dying Fetus- Immolation-Kataklysm- Hate
Eternal-Impaled Nazarene-Macabre
12/11 Essen, D Zeche Karl
12/12 Berlin, D Columbia Fritz
12/13 Zwickau, D Alarm
12/14 Vienna, A Planet Music
12/15 Wels, A Schlachthof
12/16 Pratteln, CH Z7
12/17 Munchen, D Babylon
12/18 Hamburg, D Markthalle
12/19 Ludwigsburg, D Rockfabrik
12/20 Strasbourg, FR La Laiterie *
12/21 Antwerpen, BL Hof Ter Loo*
12/22 Tilburg, NL 013**

* w/ Exodus
** w/ Exodus, Forlorn, & CALLENISH CIRCLE

Release Schedule:
9/24 Fates Warning Night on Brocken (reissue)
9/24 Fates Warning Spectre Within
10/8 Lizzy Borden Murderess Metal Roadshow reissue (DVD)
10/8 GWAR Ultimate Video Gwarchive (DVD)
10/22 Various Artists Metal Blade Records 20th Anniversary Box Set
10/22 Cannibal Corpse Monolith of Death (DVD)
10/22 Cannibal Corpse Eaten Back to Life (reissue w/bonus)
10/22 Cannibal Corpse Butchered At Birth (reissue w/bonus)
10/22 Cannibal Corpse Tomb of The Mutilated (reissue w/bonus)
10/29 Cannibal Corpse Worm Infested (limited edition EP)
11/5 Fates Warning The View From Here (DVD)
11/5 Lizzy Borden Visual Lies (reissue w/bonus)
11/5 Six Feet Under Double Dead (CD & DVD)

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