MORGOTH and singer Marc Grewe have parted ways, but the band is already working with singer Karsten “Jagger” Jäger (DISBELIEF) for its next album. The album will be called Ungod and is due in the spring of 2015 through Century Media Records.
Swedish death metal band PUTRIFIED will release its first 7″ EP through the German label Unholy Prophecies in mid-2015. A title has not been announced.
Possession Prayer from LORD MANTIS‘ third LP, Death Mask, is the subject of a graphic video produced by Profound Lore Records and New Density.
DIMESLAND is releasing its debut full-length, Psychogenic Atrophy, Decibel Magazine hurls the album’s volatile next-to-last track towards the masses. The album is described as a mixture of VOIVOD, GORGUTS, LOINCLOTH and DEATHSPELL OMEGA.
The sixth issue of Slowly We Rot zine is now out. It features interviews with TAATSI (Finland), TERRORFRONT (Slovenia) and THY LEGION (Malta) among others. For more information please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://slowlywerot.miiduu.com/.
Season Of Mist has signed RITUAL KILLER. The New Orleans-based American black metal band will release its forthcoming album Exterminance in 2015.
VENOM, or Cronos at least, will release a new studio album called From The Very Depths on January 27TH through Spinefarm.
BENIGHTED has revealed that its previously announced live album in celebration of the band’s fifteenth anniversary will be entitled Brutalive The Sick and will be released on the 23rd of February, 2015.
FULGORA is a shadowy grindcore/death band featuring members of PIG DESTROYER, MISERY INDEX and AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED. The band’s rarities’ sampler Stratagem will be released through Housecore Records on February 3rd, 2015.
IMMORTAL singer Abbath has publicly asserted that he should be granted the rights to the black metal band’s name and logo after guitarist Demonaz and drummer Horgh left the band – at least temporarily pending the resolution of their conflicts with the singer – earlier in 2014. Abbath’s application to the Norwegian Intellectual Property Office was disputed by a lawyer for Demonaz and Horgh. Demonaz, who experienced arm problems in 1997, has been unable to play guitars since then.
Bassist Terry Butler and singer Ed Webb have left MASSACRE. As a result, the group has again disbanded and will not take part in DEATH TO ALL’s Symbolic 20th-anniversary European tour.
CHARIOTS OF THE GODS has added new vocalist Chris Therien (ex-DEFY THE CROWN and ex-SORDID) and drummer Dave Gravel (ex-MORTOR, ex-NONSENSE) to its line-up.
Sweden’s IMPLODE will release a new EP in January called Terra Pericolosa – I of Everything, Chapter II. This is a digital-only release.
EXHUMED returned to the studio almost two decades later to re-record its debut full-length, Gore Metal. The resulting Gore Metal: A Necrospective 1998 – 2015 is set for release this February through Relapse Records. The band is touring with NAPALM DEATH and VOIVOD.
The Belgian atmospheric black/death metal band THURISAZ and its label Sleazy Rider Records have set January 24th as the release date for the upcoming CD/DVD entitled Thurisaz: Live & Acoustic.
SARPANITUM, which features within its ranks current and former members of MITHRAS, LANTLOS and TENEBROUS AEON, will release its second full-length Blessed Be My Brothers through Willowtip Records this February.
ASPHYX’s self-titled album is being re-released as a gatefold double LP through Ordo MCM.
Unique Leader Records has signed death metal band INTERNAL SUFFERING. The band has moved from Colombia to Spain and working on a 2015 album.
Guitarist Chuck Wepfer and bassist Shaun Glass have left BROKEN HOPE to concentrate on their new band, THE BLOODLINE. BROKEN HOPE has brought in Matt Szlachta (DIRGE WITHIN and CHIMAIRA) and Diego Soria (DISGORGE).
ANTHRAX has been nominated for a Grammy and also entered into a marketing agreement with its own bourbon brand called Indians. The company hiring ANTHRAX is called Jefferson’s Bourbon.