ALL SHALL PERISH is seeking a temporary replacement for guitarist Chris Storey, who has to deal with family issues, for upcoming tours. Interested lead guitarists should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ibex Moon Records has signed death metal act RAPE PILLAGE & BURN. The band’s debut EP Songs Of Death… Songs Of Hell will be released this January.
Yet another record label bypassed: ILLDISPOSED and AFM Records have gone their separate ways. The band has signed to Massacre Records now.
The ENEMY SOIL Smashes The State Live DVD will see release this month through Selfmadegod Records of Poland.
DEMONICAL is recording its next album, Hellsworn, at Necromorbus Studios. The studio’s owner Sverker “Widda” Widgren (of DIABOLICAL) has also joined the band.
Singer Magnus “Masse” Broberg (a.k.a. Emperor Magus Caligula) of DARK FUNERAL has also joined SANCTIFICATION.
TORTURE KILLER has signed a deal with Dynamic Arts Records, which will release the band’s third album Sewers in February. The band has replaced the famous singer Chris Barnes (SIX FEET UNDER) with the less famous Juri Sallinen.
MALEFICE has announced Dawn Of Reprisal as title for its next album, which is due on February 27th through Metal Blade Records. The album will feature ten songs.
Did you know that the Romans were Vikings? Nuclear Blast Records has signed EX DEO (meaning ‘created out of god’), a project of KATAKLYSM singer Maurizio Iacono. According to the German label, “the whole band concept is based on the history of the Roman Empire and will surely please all devoted KATAKLYSM followers worldwide, but also fans of pagan/Viking metal will surely dig this!” KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean Francois Dagenais is producing the band’s Romulus album.
Inspired by KEEL? WEHRMACHT is back after seventeen years of inactivity. The band’s five original members, singer Tito ‘Mezzy’ Matos, guitarists John Duffy and Marco Zorich, bassist Shann Mortimer and drummer Brian Lehfeldt have gathered together again in Oregon and rehearsing.
Guitarist Roar Christoffersen has left CORPUS MORTALE after seven years. He wants to concentrate solely on his other band, BASTARDS. His replacement is former Diehard publicist and THE CLEANSING member Andreas Lynge.
DEAD HEAD is back with an album called Depression Tank in February courtesy of Displeased Records. The CD was recorded at Hooiland Studio.
ALLHELLUJA’s Breath Your Soul album is out in March through Scarlet Records. The band now features GL Perotti (EXTREMA) on vocals, Trevor (SADIST) and Tommy Massara (EXTREMA) on guitar replacing the departed singer Jacob Bredahl and guitarist Massimo Gajer.
HORNED ALMIGHTY has picked Contaminating The Divine as the title for its third album. The CD was recorded with Jacob Bredahl at Smart’n’Hard Studio.
The Colorado-based COBALT has recorded a new album, called Gin, which is due in March through Profound Lore Records.
The reformed US thrashers WHIPLASH have found a home with Pulverised Records of Singapore. The band is entering the studio in March to record Unborn Again with help from traditional thrash metal producer Harris Johns.
ABADDON INCARNATE has signed with Metal Age Productions and is at Dublin’s Trackmix Studio to record a new album.
SACRIFICE is recording a new album at Toronto’s Rouge Valley Studio. A live DVD from 2006 called Live Reanimation is due any week as well.
In advance of recording its upcoming EP ANGELCORPSE has announced the recruiting of drummer Warhead from Greece. The new man was formerly in NAER MATARON and EMBRACE OF THORNS.
ABLAZE IN HATRED has completed recording The Quietude Plains album at Noisecamp Studio with producer Kari Nieminen. It is due next month in February through Firedoom Music.
GENERAL SURGERY will release a new album, Corpus In Extremis: Analysing Necrocriticism, in March through Listenable Records. The album was self-produced.
California’s ARMY OF DARKNESS has tapped DREAMS OF DAMNATION /ex-DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin to lay down guest guitar solos for the upcoming demo, Forever Undead. The album will be self-released through the band’s MySpace page in Summer, 2009.
WYRD has signed to Naga Productions for its upcoming album, Kalivägi, which is due in February.
German thrashers NECRONOMICON have issued a double-CD called Revenge Of The Beast through Xtreem Music.
Denmark’s SUBMISSION has signed a worldwide deal with Blistering Records. The band’s second album, Code Of Conspiracy, will be released next month.
CENTAURUS A will be releasing its debut album, Side Effects Expected through Listenable Records in March. The self-described death metal band recorded with Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY and INVOCATOR) at Hansen studio in Denmark.
In support of the Montreal Assault DVD, DESPISED ICON will be hitting the road this month for its first North American headlining tour. Supporting the band during this tour will be BENEATH THE MASSACRE, CARNIFEX, NEURAXIS and THE PLASMA RIFLE. The band is expected to release a new album in 2009.
Sweden’s THIS ENDING – featuring AMON AMARTH drummer Fredrik Andersson – has completed the recordings for its second album, Dead Harvest. Metal Blade will release it on February third.