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Editor: Todd West

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From the Editor:

Finally! Three weeks of html hell, not to mention months overdue
anyhow, The Underground Sound Webzine is up! Check it at:

http://undergroundrecords.org/sound/

This issue looks back at the cloak and dagger crappola that I've
endured throughout the years, some of the stuff is definitely
unbelieveable, but hey, what can I say? Reviews of Windfall,
Liquid Horizon, Thrust, Darkfall, Pegasi 51, Enter 6, Moonstone,
Brilliant Sins and American Rockstar.

Next up is Electroid....my totally dance/rave/techno scene kinda
thing. If you've got something that needs to be there, kick it this
way.

One last thing, know how everyone is doing all these flash animations
and entire pages in flash or shockwave? It sucks. Take some advice
from someone who wades through hundreds of websites a month, don't
make your site broadband endurable only! If you're gonna use that
stuff, have someway to bypass it. Folks with 56K modems are cursing
you and probably not staying at your site long. I know that stuff
is great, cool, whatever....just keep it so your page will load
before Christmas....

Wait, wait...I lied....this is the last thing.....some people are
complaining this ezine has too much metal in it, that it's more
like Hellzine than cross genre. Get over it! People in the metal
community work their scenes a helluva lot more than any others.
That my friends, is what the Underground is all about!

Seeya
TW

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PUBS & BANDS ROCKS!!

Hi.
This is a great site where you can promote your band or pub or club or venue or
studio. absolutely free of charge.
Advertise yourself and your shows, and what ever you want.
Browse our classified adds. Anything you want to buy or sell second hand.
enjoy!! just click here:

http://www.pubsandbands.com

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CEPHALIC records >

small unofficial label & distribution ask for the help, trades, co-operation
and new contacts. Style range from death metal, crust, HC, etc..........
music in all forms...

CEPHALIC records
Tomas Krbec
V. Talicha 1491
434 01 Most
CZECH REPUBLIC
tom.cephalic@seznam.cz

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WAR AGAINST THE MUSIC MAFIA

Support the war against the music mafia, which uses the weapons of the world's
violent governments to control your access to rock n roll. Support your
local and indie bands, buy their music, and tell the music mafia where to put
their racketeering, lobbying selves!

War against the Music Mafia - Formal Declaration Of War
http://undergroundrecords.org/war.html

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HEY BAMBINO !

OSSIAN :::::::::: newsletter # 4 :::::::::::
WWW.OSSIAN.IT

A melting pot of bastard Death/ Thrash/ Noise-core riffs, Industrial beats,
Electronic moods, Post-metal grooves, Crossover digressions and melodic
Dark-Gothic contaminations.

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  NEW REVIWES:

  DinamicRock.com
  Self described as "Noisy Assault of Violent Groove Metal", Ossian has forged a
chaotically sinister brand of music that fearlessly melds elements of death
metal, thrash, aggro, and industrial, with traces of goth, hardcore and melody.
Drawing comparisons to such bands as Meshuggah, Fear Factory, Godflesh and
Napalm Death, Ossian sets them selves apart from their contemporaries with
creative songwriting, unique arrangements, and vivid contrasts. Musically, the
group combines thrash-influenced riffs & distorted guitar effects with violent,
double kick bass drums, ominous, groove-oriented rhythms, and strident
percussive work, while a melting pot of ambient beats, sampling and other
various electronics & effects are utilized to complete the band's heavily
textured and haunting, atmospheric soundscape. As a whole, even though Ossian is
working with a lot of different, contrasting elements, they manage to fit
everything into a single, sensible package, while exhibiting raw, yet adept
musicianship and technical precision. In the end, despite some minor drawbacks
such as structure & execution, Ossian has crafted a very aggressive & highly
dynamic style of Metal that may draw influences from vintage luminaries, yet
possesses a stark, modern edge.

  Ranging in style from death metal growls, psychotic rants and cathartic
singing to the occasional ethereal melodies or goth-like vocals,
frontman/bassist Dario Giliberti displays excellent range & diversity, while
backing vocals & various voice effects provide a strong, contrasting element.
Meanwhile, delivery wise, Dario and company emit great emotional conviction and
showcase fairly strong interplay between the music & vocals, though at times one
aspect will override the other. As a whole, despite such drawbacks as
unintelligible lyrics or chaotic stylings, the group displays impressive, if not
raw, vocal dynamics, which further enhances their overall soundscape.

  Self-produced, mixed, and recorded, Ecforia (Mental Hallucination Device) is
the violently imaginative full-length debut by Ossian. Containing nine tracks,
the album immediately kicks off with the virulent title track, followed by the
aggressive Hibernation and Electrocute, which briefly showcases the group's
softer side, with hauntingly beautiful, contrasting melodies. From there, the
album shifts into the brutal, thrash-influenced Forlorn, the sinister fury of
Claustrophobia, and the crushing, techno-induced Forget Reject Erase [Yourself].
Ending the album is the eclectic Domina Ludi, the heavy, semi-aggro influenced
Chrysalis, and the disturbing ending track and standout song, Insekt, a dark,
haunting, goth-like epic, contrasted by psychotic rants & powerful choruses.
Overall, Ecforia (Mental Hallucination Device) is a strong debut, both musically
& creatively, and is more so impressive because it is an independent release.
Given the talent & potential that is shown on this record, Ossian is a band that
will only continue to grow & mature, and in time, could become a force to be
reckoned with in the future.

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MP3: Ecforia (m.h.d.) http://www.ossian.it/italiano/pagine/mp3/ecforia.zip
              
Insekt http://www.ossian.it/italiano/pagine/mp3/Insekt.zip

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  BAND CONTACTS:
  WWW.OSSIAN.IT
  Email: info@ossian.it
  Promotion/management: KICK PROMOTION: www.kickagency.com
  Ossian supported also by: URBANSOUND and IMA (ItalianMetalAlliance)

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SUMMER IS FESTIVAL TIME !!

WIC-ed FEST
Marina at Cottonwood Cove
6 Candlewood Lake Isle Causeway
New Fairfield, CT 06812
(203)746-2947

http://www.wicedfest.com

BANG YOUR HEAD FESTIVAL

http://www.bang-your-head.de
6/28 & 6/29 - Balingen Germany

Saxon, Nightwish, Gamma Ray, Fozzy, OverKill, Candlemass, Symphony X, Jag
Panzer, Rhapsody, Mago De Oz, Rival, Slayer, Halford, Magnum, Nevermore,
Rawhead Rexx, Shakra, Titan Force, Iron Savior, Vanden Plas, Tankard, S.A.
Adams

BRUTALIZE YOUR MIND FEST

http://www.geocities.com/brutalizeyourmindfest
7/19 - The Pit, Cleveland, OH

Hemdale, Lividity, Dyscrasia, Dislimb, Lust of Decay, Saprogenic,
Gemisaudi, Rupture Christ, Putrid Pile, Severed Remains and
Defenestration

CLASSIC METAL FEST
http://www.metal-music-foundation.com
7/12 & 7/13 Lakewood, OH

Deceased, Skullview, Intruder, October 31, Penance, Breaker, Imagika,
Overlorde, Gothic Knights, Penance, Vyndykator, Zandelle, Premonition,
David Neil Cline, K-Octave, Iron Cross, Iron Man, Cyrcle IX ,Warpipe,
Cringe ,Cursed Eternity, Damien Thorne

LOUD AZ F*CK FESTIVAL
http://devastatingsoundworks.com
7/12 & 7/13 - CBGB, NY

Facade Burned Black, How We Lost The War, Cream Abdul Babar, The Dying
Light, Creation Is Crucifixion, Anodyne, The Red Chord, The Profits,
Bordy's Militia, Cold War, Hellnation, Kill Your Idols, The Nihilistics,
Toxic Narcotic, Disassoiate, Caustic Christ

METAL BLADE RECORDS 20th ANNIVERSARY
http://www.metalblade.com
7/11 - Key Club, Hollywood, CA

Cannibal Corpse, Engine, Lizzy Borden, Cattle Decapitation,
Vehemence, Armored Saint

METAL NATION: THE GATHERING
http://www.metal-nation.com
6/28, 6/29 & 6/30 - Raleigh, NC

Deceased, Einherjer, Fog, Kataklysm, Pessimist, October 31, 137, Beyond
The Embrace, Bloodwritten (USA), Command Presence, Desecrator, Diabolic
Intent, Division, Dreaming of Dragons, Grey Skies Fallen, Hatred,
K-Octave, Liquid Violence, Mimic, Premonition, Promisqes, Seasons Of The
Wolf, Sic Seed, Silence Erebus, Summer Dying, Tearabyte, Vyndkyator,
Blatant Disarray, Edens Fall, Iskariot, Obey Bizar, Prelude to Damnation,
Slugnut

OPEN HELL FESTIVAL
http://www.openhellfest.cjb.net
7/26 & 7/27 - Volyne, Czech Republic

Centinex, In Aeternum, Diabolical, Obtest, Desaster, Averse Sefira,
Vesperian Sorrow, May Result, Root, Hypnos, Darkfall, Witchburner,
Debustrol, Avenger, Dark Storm, Sungate

QC METAL FEST 2002
http://www.geocities.com/end_productions
8/03 - Quebec, Quebec

Traumatism, Mesrine, Atheretic, Fuck The Facts, Unquintessence, Krush,
Anal Bleeding, Trails of Anguish, Censure, Septentrion

SMASH FEST
http://www.smashfest.mip.av.pl
6/28 & 6/29 - Ustronie Morskie, Poland
Ancient Ceremony, Kreator, Grave, Sinister, Mork Gryning, Hypnos, Crest Of
Darkness, Houwitser, The Forsaken, Enthroned, Diabolical, Lux Occulta, Viu
Drakh, Devilyn, Obscenity

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ROCKFEST 2002
June 22nd, SOMBER REPTILE
842 Marietta Street
Atlanta, Georgia

$10 admission - Gates Open at 6:pm
ALL AGES, full bar and cajun restaurant
Free VIP Passes for Music Industry
call 770-769-9126

Featuring:
Sundra
Jeniphoria
HiFi DriveBy
4Fourty

more TBA

http://www.rockfest.org

Accepting Kits for Rockfest LA
Hollywood, California

Rockfest LA
6422 Hwy 140
Adairsville, GA 30103
USA

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METAL MATES IS OPEN

Are you into Heavy Metal
Are you single and looking?

Join Metal Mates & Hook up with someone!

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/metal_mates/

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WACKEN RULES !!
www.wacken.com

The Man:

Holger Hübner
+++++++++++++++++++++
W:O:A Headquarter
I C S GmbH
Hauptstraße 47
D-24869 Dörpstedt/Germany
phone + 49 (0) 46 27 18 38 13
fax: + 49 (0) 46 27 18 38 80
mobil: + 49 (0) 173 20 88 99 6
e-mail: holger@ics-woa.de
+++++++++++++++++++++++
www.metaltix.com
www.true-metal.com

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New webzine resurrected!

gore grind

death metal
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VISIT : http://listen.to/goregrind
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PLEASE CHECK IT OUT!!!

News- GORLORD INTERVIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you can work for the webzine or (bands) can send promos.
contact me.

keep it brutal

TB

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CALLENISH CIRCLE

c/o Patrick Savelkoul
P.O. Box 21
6120 AA Born (L)
The Netherlands
Tel/Fax: + 31 (0)46 485 3715
Mobile: + 31 (0)6 1320 5566 (new)
Website: www.callenish-circle.com

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METAL CORE

www.metalcorefanzine.com

Chris Forbes PO BOX 622 marlton, nj 08053 usa

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SMORGASBORD

Pal-Tone Records announced that Windfall, a tri-state area band
will be featured on their upcoming RadioDick 3-sided CD release.
The band will have four songs, including Growing Alive on the
album, which is expected to be released in late summer.

According to Pal-Tone Records A&R Director, Kevin Palisi, Windfall
"is a high energy band who gives a hard-hitting powerhouse live
show. I was also very impressed on how well that energy can be
felt in their recordings." Windfall's Jennifer Catucci's unique
blend of strong sultry singing, coupled with genuine and
passionate lyrics, hits you deep within. Bass player Mike Marmo,
(formerly of Deny Victoria and World Indefference), along with
veteran guitarists Jeff Terranova (formerly of Up Front) and Jon
Biviano (from Supertouch - one of the best from the NY hard-core
scene in the 80's and early 90's) help give Windfall a sound all
its own. Add in the extremely talented Rob McDonough on percussion,
and you can hear why the band's unique style of "hardcore/rock"
continues to attract fans both near and far. With a European tour
and countless live shows in the US, Windfall is making their mark
and bringing passion, originality and sincerity into the music
scene. Pal-Tone Records is an independent record label from Milford,
CT. The RadioDick series seeks out the best in local and underground
music. The 3-sided LP features three bands that fit into a similar
music genre. The other two bands to join Windfall on the 3-sided CD
will be announced in the coming weeks.

 http://www.pal-tonerecords.com

Windfall will be heading into the studio the last weekend of June to
record four songs for an upcoming split release series entitled
RadioDick. The cd will be released on Pal-Tone Records and the songs
will be recorded at Up Start Studios in Hoboken NJ. The bands debut
cd/ep 'Awaken', which was released back in July of 1999 was recorded
with Chris and the band are excited to get back to work with him and
Up Start.

Windfall will be re-recording the song 'Growing Alive' which appeared
on their full length cd 'Loud With The Windows Open So The Neighbors
Can Hear', released in June of 2001. Also to be recorded will be the
old time favorite 'Silent Grave', which originally appeared on their
1996 demo tape and has been a staple of their live shows over the past
few years. 'Kindle' and 'Touch The Touch' were actually recorded during
the 'Loud' sessions, but were not up to par enough to make the final
cut for the release.

 http://www.upstartstudios.com

Smorgasbord Records Label Portrait At http://www.In-Your-Face.de

This has been up there for a little while now, but we were just
notified of it. The site is all in German, so if you cannot speak/read
German, you can enjoy the pictures.

http://www.in-your-face.de/stories/2002/smorgasbord_230402.htm

Smorgasbord Records
P.O. Box 5392
Milford, CT 06460
USA
Phone 203-877-5750
Fax 203-877-5950
http://www.smorgasbordrecords.com

**Windfall is currently on the Underground Top 100 Charts**
**Read the Windfall review in the Underground Sound Webzine**

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4FOURTY

Hi Everyone,
This week we will be mastering our new CD and let me tell you, we are very
pleased with what we have created. There is a nice mix of slow, moderate
and rockin' tunes on this one. We hope you will like it.

You can download two of the new tunes by clicking on the direct links below
or go to our "Downloads" page on the site at www.4fourty.com There are
still 3 free downloads of our current CD, "I'm Not Odd" available on the
page as well.

We hope to see soon.....One other thing, there is a clip of the new song
Suckerpunch" at www.nashvillerockscene.com on their main page as "Clip of
the week"
4FOURTY

NEW DOWNLOADS:
"2 Months"
"See For Yourself"

4Fourty will appear at Rockfest on June 22nd at the Somber Reptile in Atlanta
http://www.rockfest.org

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LUCRETIA RECORDS
seeks heavy bands

A&R / Submissions of new material :
All unsigned bands, please send your material to our
A&R company:

Intromental Management
att: Claus Jensen / Lucretia
Strandmarksvej 8, 2mf
2650 Hvidovre
Denmark

Email: lucretia@intromental.com

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NAPALMED

noise band / unofficial distribution of sounds / unofficial label
Radek Kopel ; Lipova 1123 ; 43401 Most ; CZECH REPUBLIC
napalmed@volny.cz ; http://www.napalweb.host.sk

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SLEASZY RIDER RECORDS

Zoodochou Pigis 49-51, 10681 Athens, Greece
Tel: +3010-3303803
Mobile: +30944-904163

e-mails: sleaszyrider@yahoo.com, info@sleaszyrider.com
website: www.sleaszyrider.com

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Hail!

After 3 paper issues,
NIHILISTIC HOLOCAUST is now a webzine.
(Death metal/ extreme metal)

Links are more than wanted!
There's a Free for all links to make the task easier!

Bands, send your promos for a guaranted and honest review!

http://www.nihilistic.ca.tc/

Gab

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BANDRADIO SUPPORTS YOU !

If you have a band or label send submissions to:

BandRadio
BOTW
1822 Coppervale Circle
Rocklin, CA 95765

Resources:

        http://www.bandradio.com/dir/Band_Resources

What's New Page:
              
              http://www.bandradio.com/dir/New/index.html

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MUSIC FOR NATIONS
Hard & Heavy Label
A&R Info

You can submit material to:

Music For Nations
333 Latimer Road
London
W10 6RA
United Kingdom

All packages should include a CD, band photo, biography and your
contact details.

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HELLRIDE (do you know where you're goin'?)

NEW INTERVIEWS
* GATE9: Cosmic Doom up yer arse!
* CABLE: Heavy Rehab Rock!
* GODEATGOD: The return of the cult Sludgecore Kings!
* SMOKING BIRD: Soul rock from Spain!
* HIBERNUS MORTIS: Screaming Death from Florida!
* THE MARSHAN TOUR DIARY PART III: The last installment in the Marshan
  Tour Diary series. Crashed tour vans and drunken tomfoolery!

THE HELLRIDE MUSIC SUPER STORE -
http://www.hellridemusic.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi

The best in heavy underground CDs, Vinyl, T-shirts, Zines and
Posters. Cheap prices, great service. Mostly. ;)

BACK IN STOCK
*THEE PLAGUE OF GENTLEMEN - S/T
*THE RUBES "Hokum" CD
*THE ATOMICBITCHWAX "Spit Blood" CD
*TWISTED TOWER DIRE "Isle of Hydra" CD
*SONS OF OTIS "Songs of Worship" CD

Questions? Email Chris Barnes at editor@hellridemusic.com

Special thanks to Kevin Mchugh and Scott Myers for their
contributions to this update.

Enjoy!

Chris Barnes
Hellride Music.com
http://www.hellridemusic.com

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HORRID

-Next gigs confirmed:
DEMOLITION TOUR 2002 with DARK LEGION

14/06/02 POLAND-krakow
15/06/02 SLOVAKIA-Banka Bystrica
16/06/02 CROATIA-Zagreb
18/06/02 ITALY-Milano
22/06/02 GERMANY-Berlin
29/06/02 ITALY-Bologna festival
13/07/2002 ITALY-Taranto (+Dark legion+Guilty Method)

Matt

simrend@libero.it
or write to
HORRID
c/o Rendina Matteo
Viale dei Tigli 16
20020 Busto Garolfo(MI)
Italy
http://members.xoom.it/horrid

 
DEADSUN RECS
10 rue des capucines 22300
Lannion-France.
Tel : ++33296483017/++33623170444
HTTP://deadsun.multimania.com/
E-Mail : gurkkhas@aol.com
VAT Nº : FR 81.43.46.47.129.
Nº SIRET : 434.647.129.000.15.

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BARBARIANS AT THE GATES !

BARBARIAN WRATH is a record label from Germany that is
specialized on oldschool Black/Death/Thrash Metal. A detailed
list of releases can be found at
http://www.barbarianwrath.org/EvilOfferings/index.html.
Clicking the album covers will get you to the mp3s.

We run our own distribution and ship worldwide. THE BASAR is
located at http://www.TheBasar.org and it get´s updated every
other day. At the same place are all relevant infos on pricing
and shipping.

If you run a label and/or distribution and are interested in
our releases, please request a special Wholesale / Trade list
at BlackGoat@BarbarianWrath.org

We have a new messageboard up at http://bwforum.blackmetal.biz
and
http://www.zuh.net/cgi/DB_Manager/ch.cgi?channel=barbarianwrath
is still the link to our chatroom. We hope to see you there from
time to time.

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Still needing people for my band who want to make history and
change the course of rock n roll. Atomic punk metal, no
covers, all original experimental, over-the-top, blasting
heaviness. We record and hit the road ASAP.....

I need the drummer who can do blast beats as well as hardcore
punk and fusion. Plus a bassist that can play steady as well
as ultra-funk.

Contact me:
Todd West
ICQ 40842434
770-769-9126
underground@space.com

http://undergroundrecords.org/webzines.html

As always, keep it heavy and rock the world!

Underground: 1982 - 2002
20 years and still giving the
establishment hell!
http://undergroundrecords.org

The Underground

^Since 2013^

^Since 1996^


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