Stranger
Aeons

Vol. 3 No. 7 (ai Vol. 6 No. 7; #66)
July 13, 1999 A.D.
August Issue

by

Bill Vogel III

Darkness Falls...






Prelude...

      Greetings to you all, children of the night.  Here is this month's evil 
meandering through the world of Metal music.  Enjoy, tribe.  Hail Darkness.
      Sorry for delay.  I had an extremely bad case of pneumonia, therefore 
there will be no JULY '99 issue.  You have darkest apologies.

In the news***

Here's some of the upcoming releases for Century Media records:


              CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS 1999 U.S. Release Schedule

      RYKERS - Life's A Gamble  (July 13th) 
      KAMPFAR - Mellom Skogkledde Aaser (Malicious)  (July 13th) 
      ARCH ENEMY - Burning Bridges  (July 27th) 
      AURA NOIR - Black Thrash Attack (Malicious)  (July 27th) 
      ICED EARTH  - Alive In Athens (August 10th) 

      DARK TRANQUILLITY - Projector  (August 10th) 
      ANGRA - Freedom Call  (August 10th) 
      ANGRA - Holy Live  (August 10th) 
      VARIOUS - Bad Brains Tribute (Never Give In)  (August 24th) 

      SAMAEL - Eternal  (September 7th) 
      STUCK MOJO - Hvy 1  (September 28th) 

      TIAMAT - Skeleton Skeletron  (October 12th) 
      ANGEL DUST - Bleed  (October 12th) 

      MOONSPELL - The Butterfly Effect  (November 8th) 
  

      UPCOMING RELEASES:  EYEHATEGOD Southern Discomfort, KATATONIA     
                          compilation, BLOODBATH , and a DIO Tribute. 

 
      FILTER's new CD, titled "Title Of Record," will be released on August 
24th.  The first single/video is "Welcome To The Fold."
      Expect a live CD soon from the OFFSPRING, which will be released on 
Dexter's own label called Nitro Records.  NITRO RECORDS is home to such Punk 
Rock legends as the VANDALS [one of my favorites], and T.S.O.L. to name a 
few...
      Also there is a new video and live CD release by MARILYN MANSON.  The 
video package is tagged as "God On Your TV" and will contain among other 
things every MARILYN MANSON video to date.
      INTERNAL BLEEDING has released a new CD called "Driven To Conquer" on 
Pavement Records.
      The new DEMENTOR CD is "Art Of Blasphemy," and was released on Repulse 
Records.  

Among the other terrors in this issue there are REVIEWS of:

      ARCH ENEMY..................."Burning Bridges"
      AGALLOCH....................."Pale Folklore"
      HUMAN DRAMA.................."Solemn Sun Setting"
      PROPHECY....................."Contagion"
      JESUS MARTYR................."Sudamerican Porno"
      STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH......."Bigger Than The Devil"
      CARNAL FORGE................."Who's Gonna Burn"

These are CDs that are certified to brutalize.

Welcome to Stranger Aeons.  These days are strange...  Farewell.


//////William the Bloody [a.k.a. Bill Vogel III]

July 13, 1999 A.D.///////




                              ***Hellion Crew***

This section has ten (or more) new or classic Cds that I think are cool.  
They are in no particular order.

1.    "Same Difference" by Entombed [The relentless new CD by the masters
            of Deathrock Metal.  Japanese version has bonus cuts.]
2.    "Drachenblut" by Mystic Circle [Black Metal classic on Pavement
            Records.]
3.    "Art Of Blasphemy" by Dementor [Melodious Grind meets out-and-out 
            Brutal Death Metal.]
4.    "Bloodhunt" by Centinex [Dark Swedish Death Metal...a MiniCD release.]
5.    "Sellout" by Piston [Psycho-Sludge Moodcore Metal.  Their second  
            release.]
6.    "Under The Blade" by Hatebreed [Death/Straight Edge Metal that
            obliterates.]
7.    "The Shape Of Punk To Come" by Refused [Swedish Apocalyptic Punk Rock
            meets Boston Hardcore/Grind ala A.C.]
8.    "Bricks Are Heavy" by L7 [Punk Rock with an attitude.]
9.    "Livin' In Exile" by Blood For Blood [Brutal Hardcore...really, really
            cool aggressive vibe here.]
10.   "Something's Rotten In The State Of Denmark" by Illdisposed [Killer, 
            brute force Death done with style.]
11.   "Driven To Conquer" by Internal Bleeding [Clean and Death vocals mix
            on this maelstrom of brutality.]
12.   SLIPKNOT [Ultra Heavy Aggrometal that crushes the living hell out
            of Fear Factory's last CD.  THIS IS BETTER than anything else
            lately released by Roadrunner.] 
13.   "I Remember That Night" by Juster [Industrial Rapcore Metal.]





                            ***Tongue Lash***



This section contains quotes from songs, bands, band members, books, movies, 
TV, etc.  

"Tired?  Bored?  Try L7."
                        -----message L7 had written in the sky by an 
                              airplane at one of the Lilith Fair gigs.

"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he
      does not become a monster.  And when you look long into an
      abyss the abyss also looks into you."
                        -----from "Beyond Good And Evil" by   
                              Friedrich Nietzsche.

"I'm Waiting For A New Dark Age."
                        -----from "Edge Of Darkness" by Carcass. 

"Man is the cruelest animal."
                        -----by Friedrich Nietzsche.

"Worst Reality When Dreams Are Gone."
                        -----from "Kids Aren't Alright" by the 
                              Offspring.

"Intoxicated, The Way I Go Through Life, Inebriated, And Then I 
      Pay The Price, Designated Drinker With A Defected Driver."
                        -----from "Live Fast, Diarrhea" by the Vandals.



                              ***Soulgrind***
 

This section contains album (Cd) reviews.  Enjoy...


                     "'Pale Folklore' by Agalloch"
                                  by
                            Bill Vogel III


August 20, 1999 A.D.


      From the darkened depths of the ruins of the Doomdeath Metal band 
Aeolachrymae was forged the dark and melancholy Agalloch.  Agalloch's debut 
release, titled "Pale Folklore" [The End Records?, is an epic of dark and 
diverse proportions.  Agalloch's style is a brilliantly devised and executed 
form of Dark Metal that draws on influences ranging from Death Metal, Gothic, 
and other assorted realms.
      Their use of keyboards is expansive and artistic, but still heavy and 
cool.  The total sound is melodious and melancholic, leaving a stark, surreal 
atmosphere of dread.  I truly dig this opus.
      The first cut, "She Painted Fire Across The Skyline," begins with a 
grim instrumental intro that perfectly sets the mood.  It's awesome.
      Agalloch's vocals are a shrill Black Deathrash style, but are mixed low 
to enhance the mood.  Clean vocals are scattered throughout lightly as well. 
 This is my favorite cut, but all are cool.
      There are electric and acoustic guitars, bells, keyboards, tribal 
drums, and other dark touches here.  It works very well.  The lyrical 
portions of their songs have a distinctly poetic nature to them akin to the 
poetry of Edgar Allan Poe, which I greatly appreciate.  There is poetry in 
the darkness...
      Next is "The Misshapen Steed."  Each track sets its own somber mood and 
elegance.  Other stunning cuts include "Dead Winter Days" and "As Embers 
Dress The Sky."
      Overall, it is an eclectic and powerful opus that is both brutal as 
well as beautiful.  To listen to it is to be in awe.  I highly recommend this 
one for the darkest souls.  Farewell sunlight. 

Related Bands:    Centinex, Emperor, Flegma, Order From Chaos,
                  Sentenced, etc.


Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION.  Piece.


Email address:      StrangeAeons@compuserve.com


Copyright 1999.



                     "'Burning Bridges' by Arch Enemy"
                                    by
                              Bill Vogel III



August 5, 1999 A.D.


      Dare I say it?  Could this be the best album of 1999?  It seems a bit 
premature to declare such an epochian status at this juncture, but it is 
true.  The third album by Arch Enemy, titled "Burning Bridges" [Century 
Media], continues the evolution of this progressive Deathrock Metal into a 
true powerhouse in the genre.  
      Akin to other great bands of the genre [e.g. Konkhra, Entombed, 
Dominus, etc.] the angst level is perfectly matched with skilled playing and 
writing bombast.  But a divergent tinge is mingled with the subtle addition 
of Classic Metal style guitar leads and solos.  A new twist for the band is 
the use of Gothic instrumentation [e.g. violins] sparely throughout the opus. 
      Fear not though, the brutality has stayed strong and even at times 
seems a shard more ragged and evil at times.
      Tracks of extremely cranked note include "The Immortal," "Dead Inside," 
"Demonic Science," and the slow but powerful title track which has violins.  
The import version from Japan includes two bonus cuts--"Diva Satanica" and 
the instrumental track "Hydra."
      It may still be too early to proclaim this release as the best of 1999, 
but it is up there for sure.  Forget Korn, get this!  Stay evil.  Farewell 
Sunlight.

Related Bands:    Konkhra, Entombed, Dominus, Blackstar [a.k.a. 
                  Blackstar Rising], Transport League, Defleshed,
                  Babylon Whores, Soulstorm, Mortal Reign, Blood Of
                  Christ, Skinlab, Paingod, Living Sacrifice, Rotting,
                  Etc.


Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION.  Piece.


Email address:      StrangeAeons@compuserve.com


Copyright 1999.


                 "'Sudamerican Porno' by Jesus Martyr"
                                  by
                            Bill Vogel III



August 7, 1999 A.D.



      Are you sick to death of pansy sounding Industrial music?  Here's the 
fix...  The new CD by Jesus Martyr, called "Sudamerican Porno," is a 
bombastic mixture of Industrial Metal with the more extreme forms of 
aggressive music.  This CD makes me eat my words somewhat from my previous 
review of Arch Enemy's CD "Burning Bridges" because it provides stiff 
competition against it for BEST METAL RELEASE of 1999.  It is strange to 
review 2 such powerful and epic works at the same time, but these days are 
strange...
      While the vocals are not truly Death/Grind style they are harsh enough 
to appeal to those of us who appreciate such a barrage of angst, but vary 
from that psychotic onset to a dark and clean Goth gloom at times.  Imagine a 
mixture of early Fear Factory, Pitch Shifter, and Drown with some more 
diverse and eclectic influences.  But it is even better than that.
      The sound is a rhythmic, pummeling, and chaotic onslaught of audio roar 
that is awe-inspiring, and is as hook filled as a barbed wire crown.  This 
opus is immediately enjoyable [a rare quality] but staggeringly heavy and 
complex enough to sustain the awe without becoming tiresome.  It rocks.
      Songs of necessary admiration included the powerful and intricate "Next 
Biologycal Crisis," the epic "G.O.D. (Glamour Of Divinities)," and the 
bonesaw efficient cut "Beyond Primitive Utopias."  Every track  shreds.
      This brilliant band gives FEAR FACTORY some much needed, and truly 
relentless, competition. 
      Overall, this is an incredible release that I truly enjoyed.  I 
recommend to all fanatics of aggressive Metals [such as Death, Grind, etc.] 
AND Industrial music as well.  I'd easily rate it a 9.8 out of a possible 10. 
Go get it.  Stay evil.  Farewell sunlight.

Related Bands:    Pitch Shifter, Drown, Fear Factory, Spineshank,
                  Slipknot, Filter, Anorexia Nervosa, Project 44,
                  Soulstorm, Godflesh, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Nasum,
                  Meathook Seed, Bolt Thrower, Brutal Truth, etc.

Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION.  Piece.


Email address:      StrangeAeons@compuserve.com


Copyright 1999.



                      "'Contagion' by Prophecy"
                                 by
                           Bill Vogel III


August 24, 1999 A.D.



      Somewhere an epoch has occurred.  The new CD by Prophecy, titled 
"Contagion" [Pavement], has verged the apocalyptic void between 
Techno/Industrial and Death Metal in a totally aberrant manner.  And God knew 
that it was good...
      Many elements are juxtaposed, collided, and imploded skillfully on this 
CD.  Imagine elements of Techno, Thrash, Industrial, Death, and Gothic 
perfectly melded like cold fusion chaos.  Clean vocals are electronically 
distorted and played against Deathgrowls to heighten the raging assault. 
Every track crushes.  The ones that I especially appreciated include 
"Lost," "Visual Betrayer," "Sexual," "9 F.O.F. (M.L.D. Clone)," and the 
exceptionally powerful "Whore-Like Depression."   There's not one bad track 
on this CD.
      I instantly loved this CD.  It rocks.  Overall, it's a solid blistering 
opus that crushes all the trends.  The new epoch has begun...who needs a new 
millennium!  Prophecy, along with peers such as Jesus Martyr, Darkside, 
Project 44, and Static?X, have blazed new territory previously only touched on 
by better known acts such as Fear Factory.  This is the real thing!  Get it. 
 Stay evil.  Farewell sunlight.

Related Bands:    Jesus Martyr, Drown, Darkside, Project 44, Skin 
                  Chamber, Soulstorm, Godflesh, Sepultura, Static?X,
                  Slipknot, Fear Factory, Anorexia Nervosa, Nasum,
                  Etc.


Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION.  Piece.


Email address:      StrangeAeons@compuserve.com


Copyright 1999.



                 "'Solemn Setting Sun' by Human Drama"
                                  by
                            Bill Vogel III


August 7, 1999 A.D.


      Greetings.  It seems that even the stranger things in life have an odd 
appeal at times.  Such is the case with Human Drama's latest offering, 
"Solemn Setting Sun" [Triple X].  It has been 4 years since this Goth Punk 
band's last release.  
      "Solemn..." is a mellower than usual release for my recommendation, but 
variety at times is good.  The heaviness of this comes not from the harsh 
shrapnel of powerful instruments or aggressive vocals, but from the stark 
moods set by the bleak soundscapes created by this outfit.  The vocals are 
clean, and full of the Goth dread.
      They use the typical bag of Gothic tricks [e.g. violins, keyboards, 
etc.] but in a better than average way.  Songs of reputable note on this CD 
include "The Ways And Wounds (Of My World)," "A Single White Rose," "I Cannot 
Believe," "King Of Loneliness," and the title track.  In total there are 
sixteen songs.
      Overall it's a good release, but I would only recommend it to people 
who already like Goth as it would not easily appeal to fans of the more 
extreme forms of music such as Death, Grind, and Black Metal.
Stay evil.  Later.

Related Bands:    Oleander, Marilyn Manson, etc.


Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION.  Piece.


Email address:      StrangeAeons@compuserve.com


Copyright 1999.










         "'Bigger Than The Devil' by Stormtroopers Of Death"
                                by
                          Bill Vogel III



August 12, 1999 A.D.


      That title seems mighty apt, and it is.  This is the most highly 
anticipated reunion release of '99, and has been well worth the wait.  The 
new CD by S.O.D. is titled "Bigger Than The Devil" [Nuclear Blast Records], 
and is one raging slab of humor tinged Psycho Thrash that walks the fine line 
between New School Hardcore and Power Thrash with such skill and ferocity 
that it would make Genghis Khan wet himself.  
      This is no name-only release that rests on its laurels.  No, no, no!  
It more than keeps pace with the current horde of heavy bands such as Earth 
Crisis, Hatebreed, Blood For Blood, Snot, Godsmack, etc.  The riffs bludgeon 
and the vocals are an acoustic car crusher.  After all these years this 
collective war machine is far from gun shy.
      The coolest feature of the S.O.D. ensemble is that they mix equals 
parts humor with their angst.  For example, the song "Monkeys Rule" is a 
reference to the movie Planet Of The Apes.  How many bands would do something 
like that?  Not many.
Other noteworthy cuts include "We All Bleed Red," "Xerox," "Fugu," 
"Free Dirty Needles," and the pounding title track.  In total there are 25 
cuts, a few of which are under ten seconds in length.
      Overall, this is a solid Thrash release that doesn't miss a beat.  The 
great bands never die...they just sometimes take really long vacations.  Stay 
evil.  Later.

Related Bands:    Anthrax, M.O.D., Brutal Truth, Nuclear Assault,
                  D.R.I., Earth Crisis, Testament, Wrathchild America,
                  Slayer, Grip Inc., Exodus, Dark Angel, Death Angel,        
                  Megadeth [early], Metallica [early], Sacred Reich, 
                  Savatage [early], Motorpsycho [U.S.A.], Armored 
                  Saint, etc.

Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION.  Piece.


Email address:      StrangeAeons@compuserve.com


Copyright 1999.










                    "'Who's Gonna Burn' by Carnal Forge"
                                    by
                              Bill Vogel III



August 26, 1999 A.D.



      Greetings from the abyss, my friends.  Today's question for deep and 
dark philosophical thought is, "Who's Gonna Burn."  The answer is all trendy 
posers when they hear the new CD by the devastating Carnal Forge, which 
strangely enough is titled "Who's Gonna Burn" [W.A.R./Relapse Records].  This 
malicious little slab of Brutal Death Metal grinds 'em into dust like little 
piles of ash in an industrial strength microwave.
      The first cut, which is the title track, reflects the general feel of 
this opus--fast, relentless, aggressive, surgical brutality with the 
devastation of napalm.  It's Hyperblast Death that never fails to amaze.
      The vocals are similar to Entombed's Swedish Style growls, except a 
little cleaner.  Carnal Forge's sound is crisp, heavy, and never boring.  
These guys kill!
      Tracks of excessive skill and crunch include "Godzilla Is Coming 
Through," "Born To Hate," "Evilizer," "Confuzzed," and "Part Animal... Part 
Machine."  But my absolute favorite is "The Other Side."  It is a pounding, 
slashing tornado of razors.
Overall this is an outstanding and brilliant release, and thanks to 
Relapse it is now available in the U.S.  This is Brutal Deathrock Metal with 
a touch of Hyperblast angst.  Grit your teeth and bare it, but just be sure 
to get it.  Stay evil.  Hail Darkness.

Related Bands:    Oppressor, Armageddon, Eucharist, Konkhra, Dominus,
                  Cryptopsy, Krabathor, Apophis, Illdisposed, Beyond,
                  Malevolent Creation, Morgoth, Entombed, Carcass, 
                  At The Gates, Arch Enemy, Hypocrisy, etc.

Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION.  Piece.


Email address:      StrangeAeons@compuserve.com


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Copyright 1999.







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                           *** Metal Slag ***
                           
     More Metal news than one person can stand in one issue!

            SEVENDUST///  Their new CD will be out on August 24th. on TVT 
Records.
            LIMP BIZKIT///  The band is being sued for supposedly inciting a 
riot at the Woodstock '99 Festival.
            RAMMSTEIN///  These German Industrial freaks will release a new 
CD in mid to late August.
            SLIPKNOT///  Currently on tour with MACHINE HEAD and COAL 
CHAMBER.  Here are some gig dates:

August 

   19      Thu          Deep Ellum Live         Dallas, TX
   20      Fri          Tower Theatre           Oklahoma City, OK
   21      Sat          Riverport Amphitheatre  St. Louis, MO
   22      Sun          Roy Wilkins Auditorium  St. Paul, MN
   25      Wed          The Rave                Milwaukee, WI
   27      Fri          City Market             Kansas City, MO
   31      Tue          Liquid 2000             Lubbock, TX

September
   01      Wed          Oz                      Killeen, TX
   07      Tue          The Riv                 Chicago, IL                  
         

Stay evil.  Hail Darkness.


          
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Thank you.  Later.

July 22, 1999 A.D.


                              ***Eye Tripz***

These are the best videos of the month.

1.      "War" by System Of A Down.
2.      "Keep Away" by Godsmack.
3.      "Stitches" by Orgy.
4.      "Welcome To The Fold" by Filter.
5.      "Cowboy" by Kid Rock.
6.      "Nookie" by Limp Bizkit.
7.      "War Ensemble" by Slayer.
8.      "Kids Aren't Alright" by Offspring.
9.      "Jesus Or A Gun" by Fuel.
10.     "Bleed" by Soulfly.

      
 
                               ***Metal Roar***


More Metal news...

STUPIDITY AND MAXIMUM GREED AWARD...

      This month it goes out to TVT RECORDS who dropped JUSTER and
BIRDBRAIN from their label/catalog.  TVT's reply to my email stated that
they "didn't sell so they were dropped."  That is SO typical of the whores 
that run most labels and publishing houses now.  There is no art anymore 
because everything is reduced down to monetary value alone.  This sucks, and 
so do they.  

      COAL CHAMBER///  Are currently finishing up the final touches on their 
new CD, titled "Chamber Music."

      CENTINEX///  Check out the new CD by Sweden's Dark Death Metal monsters 
Centinex.  It is called "Bloodhunt."

      ADRAMALECH///  Are no longer on Repulse Records. These Finnish Death 
brutes have started working on their next CD, "Pure Blood Doom."  It will 
have 8 tracks.

      EVEN SONG///  The new CD by the Doomdeath band Even Song is called 
"Path Of Angels" [Displeased Records].  Expect an epic power barrage along 
the lines of early PARADISE LOST, and MY DYING BRIDE.

      DIABOLI///  Conquest Music has released their new album.

      HASTE///  Tourdates...


8/12        CYPRESS HALL                  METAIRIE, LA
8/13        URBAN UNDERGROUND             HOUSTON, TX
8/14        SANCTUARY                     ARLINGTON, TX
8/15        ZEROS                         CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
8/16        BLACK CAT                     AUSTIN, TX
8/18        SPROCKETS                     ALBUQUERQUE, NM
8/19        MONTE VISTA LOUNGE            FLAGSTAFF, AZ
8/20        TROUBADOUR                    W. HOLLYWOOD, CA
8/21        BRICK BY BRICK                SAN DIEGO, CA
8/23        CLUB COCODRIE                 SAN FRANCISCO, CA
8/31        CREEPY CRAWL                  ST. LOUIS, MO


      SAMAEL///  Tourdates...

      with Dimmu Borgir, Monstrosity, and Epoch Of Unlight.

9/1         OBSESSIONS                    RANDOLPH, NJ
9/2         THE COMMERCIAL CAFE           WORCESTER, MA
9/3         MEDLEY                        MONTREAL, QUE
9/4         THE REVERB ROOM               TORONTO, ONT
9/5         TBA                           ERIE, PA
9/7         GRAFFITI                      PITTSBURGH, PA
9/8         ANNIE'S                       CINCINNATI, OH
9/9         AL ROSA VILLA                 COLUMBUS, OH
9/10        TBA                           CLEVELAND, OH
9/11        DOUBLE DOOR                   CHICAGO, IL
9/12        RILEY'S                       AURORA, IL
9/15        COLORADO MUSIC HALL           COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
9/16        AREA 51                       SALT LAKE CITY, UT
9/17        MARITIME HALL                 SAN FRANCISCO, CA
9/18        TBA                           LOS ANGELES, CA
9/19        SHOWCASE                      CORONA, CA
9/20        THE NILE                      MESA, AZ
9/21        THE LAUNCH PAD                ALBUQUERQUE, NM
9/22        CLUB 101                      EL PASO, TX
9/24        SANCTUARY                     ARLINGTON, TX
9/25        CIRCO VOLADOR                 MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
9/26        CARDI'S                       HOUSTON, TX
9/27        ZEPPELINS                     METAIRIE, LA
9/28        STATE THEATRE                 ST. PETERSBURG, PA
9/29        MASQUERADE                    ATLANTA, GA
10/1        GROUND ZERO                   SPARTANBURG, SC
10/2        PHANTASMAGORIA                SILVER SPRINGS, MD
10/3        THE TROCADERO                 PHILADELPHIA, PA
10/4        TRAMPS                        NEW YORK, NY




      DEMIGOD///  Is currently working on their second album of innovative 
Death Metal.

      ROTTEN SOUND///  Are working on their second album, titled "Drain," at 
Sunlight Studios.

      TOTTEN KORPS///  These brutal Death monsters have scrapped and 
completely re-recorded their debut CD, "Tarnheim: Athj-Land-j Cyclopean 
Crypts Of Citadels."  It was recorded in the best studio  in their 
homeland of Chile.  This is Brutal Death in the vein of KATAKLYSM, NILE, and 
KRISIUN.

      NIGHT TO DIE///  This Spanish band's debut, titled "All Evil Crying," 
is an unusual mixture of Death Metal and Flamenco influences.

      CENTINEX///  Has released their miniCD titled "Bloodhunt."  It features 
3 new songs with the new members, and 2 tracks from the "Reborn Through 
Flames" sessions.  There will be a limited edition vinyl version featuring a 
DEATH cover and different artwork.

      AVULSED///  Their drummer Furni has left, being replaced by Tripas.  
Bassist Ivan is also gone.  He has been replaced by Tana, formerly of 
MISTRESS.  These changes will only slightly delay the release of their second 
CD, "Stab Wound Orgasm."  Deathers get ready!

      DISGORGE///  Expect the new CD, "Forensick," from these Mexican 
Deathgrinders by middle 1999.  Word has it that is sounds like early CARCASS 
meets OPPRESSOR.  This will be their second CD.  Their debut, "Chronic 
Corpora Infest," has been released by American Line Productions.
      
      TODAY IS THE DAY///  Their new CD on Relapse Records is titled "In The 
Eyes Of God."

      UNIVERSAL SOLDIER II///  The soundtrack for this new movie is really 
good, featuring tracks by acts such as FEAR FACTORY, MEGADETH, FLYS, STATIC?X, 
ANTHRAX, etc.  It appears to be all Metal acts.

///Bill Vogel III
August 6, 1999 A.D.


                          ***Today In History***


Friday, August 13, 1999...

      This is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alfred Hitchcock, world's 
greatest director of suspense films.  The man was a genius.





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Aeons, contact me.

All scrivener's errors (typos) are the sole responsibility of me, B. Vogel 
III.  Any flak directed at other writers should be sent to me...I do not want 
my friends besieged by silly crap.  My views do not necessarily reflect those 
of Rocknet, Compuserve, Prodigy, America Online, the World Wide Web, 
Internet, the other writers, my friends, my church, my family, Jimi Hendrix, 
James Hetfield, Glenn Danzig, or anyone else.  So there.  :)

Note to Pro-Censorship types: Bite me.

Beware of people who can do nothing but gripe, whine, and moan...by writing 
or speaking trite, naive, and idiotic crap (i.e. certain members of the U.S. 
Congress, and most of the White House).  

Finished August 26, 1999 A.D.



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