Metal Mind Productions will issue a SINISTER package called Altered Sins Birth containing nine CDs, the live DVD Prophecies Denied and a book with the history of the band and more. It is out on February 14th. SINISTER, which just released Legacy of Ashes, through Massacre Records has recruited bassist Joost Van Der Graaf of CREEPMIME.
DRUGS OF FAITH‘s debut full-length Corroded is out in February. It features 14 tracks in under 27 minutes and will be issued by Selfmadegod.
ROTTEN SOUND‘s new full-length album, Cursed, will be released on March 15th through Relapse Records.
Season Of Mist has signed death metal band BENIGHTED. The tentative release date of the band’s, as yet untitled, sixth album has been set for April 18th.
Following a five-year hiatus NIDINGR has returned with its sophomore full-length, Wolf Father. Vendlus will issue the album on January 18th.
The fourth album of AVA INFERI is entitled Onyx and due on February 14th through Season Of Mist.
BLOOD FREAK has signed a two-album deal with Willowtip Records. The band’s next album, Mindscraper (formerly Scared Stiff) will be released in March. BLOOD FREAK was previously on Razorback Records.
JUNGLE ROT has recruited drummer Jesse Beahler (HER VIRGIN WOMB and NIGHTFIRE) as the replacement for Eric House who left in the summer due to a personal crisis.
CRYPTOPSY drummer Flo Mounier has joined former NILE members Chief Spires and John Ehlers in a new band called TEMPLE OF THIEVES. The band has recorded several songs and is looking for a contract. The Canadian drummer was recording with the two last summer for a new SHAITAN MAZAR EP. In the meantime, Pete Hammoura, ex-drummer for NILE, has a new band called PSYCHO SPOON. The sound for PSYCHO SPOON is described as “raw rock and roll not death metal.” The band is working on an album.
Norway’s VREID will release its fifth album, entitled V, on February 7th through Indie Recordings.
ARTILLERY is currently working in Medley Studio, Denmark on the follow-up to 2009’s When Death Comes. The new album, My Blood, will be released by Metal Mind Productions in March of 2011. ARTILLERY has recorded 14 songs including ten new tracks, a remake of Ain’t Giving In from 1992´s Mind Factory demo and three bonus tracks which are all new versions of songs from the 1985’s Fear Of Tomorrow, namely The Eternal War, The Almighty and Show Your Hate.
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM will play at Club Caradura in Mexico City, Mexico on January 14th and 15th. The band’s line-up features guitarists Michael Gilbert and Edward Carlson, who will share the stage for the first time in over a decade.
EXHORDER has a new drummer. Seth Davis played his first concert with the band on Friday, December 10th.
Honoured! Northern California-based crossover veterans CONDEMNED? has re-signed with its former label Nuclear Blast Records. As the second band to ever be released by Nuclear Blast the label is honoured to be working with one of the groups that helped the label begin. The band is currently wrapping up recording at Prairie Sun Recording Studios with producer Billy Anderson. The band’s Humanoid Or Biomechanoid? album was issued in 1987.
MARDUK has completed its Asian Black Death Redemption tour. The band travelled to China, Singapore and Indonesia in December.
A video of FUCK THE FACTS’ April 11th, 2009 in Whitby, Canada called Live In Whitby is out now. An audio version was issued earlier.
Featuring a former DEATHLESS drummer, SETGE, which was was formed in 2006, has signed to Xtreem Music. The band’s Cecs De Rabia, Cecs De Dolor was issued in December.
Woodcut Records has issued ALGHAZANTH‘s Vinum Intus album.
DEFILED‘s Crisis album is out through Season Of Mist. The band’s fourth album was produced by Bill Metoyer.
KATAKLYSM is planning a twentieth anniversary DVD.
EX DEO will see the release of its second album, Caligula, through Napalm Records. The band was previously on Nuclear Blast.
OMNIUM GATHERUM‘s New World Shadows is the band’s fifth album, and first for Lifeforce Records, and is slated for release on February 4th.
USA’s LAZARUS A.D. has announced Black Rivers Flow as the title for its second full-length, which is due out on February 1st through Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded in July and August 2010 at Belle City Sound with Chris Wisco and was mixed and mastered by James Murphy at Safehouse Production.
Former BROKEN HOPE and current LUPARA guitarist Jeremy Wagner has signed a book deal for his work of fiction, The Armageddon Chord. The book is due for release in August of 2011. The book is about a song which can unleash evil upon mankind.
Germany’s DEADLOCK will release a new album, Bizarro World, on February 28th through Lifeforce Records. The album was recorded at Slaughter’s Palace.
Paragon Records is releasing Return To Abandoned, the new full-length album from Ukrainian black metal band KHORS.
Mexico’s INFINITUM OBSCURE will tour Russia in February. The band is supporting its 2009 album Sub Atris Caelis which was issued by Deathgasm.
Driven Music Group has worked out a licensing deal with Nuclear Blast Records for the release of FLOTSAM AND JETSAM’s The Cold album. Nuclear Blast will handle distribution and marketing in Europe, Japan and Australia.
Inspired by KEEL? MORGOTH has decided to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of the Cursed album by playing several shows in 2011. The song list will be comprised of of songs from Cursed and the Resurrection Absurd and The Eternal Fall EPs. The band’s line-up for these shows will feature Marc Grewe (vocals), Harry Busse and Sebastian Swart (guitars) and Thilo Mellies (bass). A drummer is being sought.
Swedish black metal band INFUNERAL will release its second album, Torn From The Abyss, on January 7th through Blackcrowned Records.
Sweden’s APOSTASY has picked up guitarist Peter Huss of SHINING.
Reunion 2012? DÉTENTE, which recently issued an album called Decline, has called it a day citing the day-to-day responsibilities of the members as the reason.
ARCH ENEMY is at the Sweet Spot Studio in Sweden recording a new album due in June through Century Media. The album is being produced by the band and engineered and mixed by Rickard Bengtsson. The band is scheduled for Germany’s Summer Breeze festival in August.
ALGHAZANTH’s new full-length album is entitled Vinum Intus. The album features 54 minutes of black metal. The album was released by Woodcut Records on January 1, 2011 as a digipak CD and will be out in February as a gatefold double LP.
SPEED\KILL/HATE, featuring OVERKILL guitarist Dave Linsk, is releasing its second album, Out For Blood, on January 25th through Hammerfist Records.
Lebanese death metal band KAOTEON has signed a deal with Osmose Productions. The band’s full-length debut, Veni Vidi Vomui (‘I came, I saw, I vomited’), was recorded in Beirut and mastered by Dan Swanö. Expect it in February.
THE HAUNTED has picked Unseen as the title for its next album. The album was again recorded with producer Tue Madsen at his Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark. The album will be seen in April through Century Media Records.
And in the ‘no band will ever go away’/’inspired by KEEL’ category: ACHERON, which disbanded in May, is back. Singer Vincent Crowley, guitarist Max Otworth and drummer Kyle Severn have reformed.