VOMITORY has picked Opus Mortis VIII as the title for its eighth full-length album, which is due in May through Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded at Leon Music Studios with producer Rikard Löfgren.
Transylvanian black metal band SYN ZE SASE TRI will issue a new album, entitled Intre Doua Lumii, in April on Code666 Records.
Pervade Productions has issued EVIL ONE’s Militia Of Death album. The thrash band hails from France.
GOREAPHOBIA is currently putting the finishing touches to a new full-length entitled Apocalyptic Necromancy. The follow-up to Mortal Repulsion was recorded, mixed and mastered by drummer Jim Roe and features new guitarist VJS (KULT OV AZAZEL, CRIMSON MOON, DEMONCY, etc.).
IMPIETY, which now features singer and bassist Shyaithan, guitarists Guh Lu (XEPER and DIVINE CODEX) and Eskathon and drummer Atum (MALFEITOR and DIVINE CODEX), will release a three-song EP through Singapore’s Pulverised Records entitled Advent Of… in March. The EP was recorded, mixed and mastered at Music City Studio in Montebelluna, Italy.
DIVINE HERESY bassist Joe Payne has quit to concentrate on PAIN AFTER DEATH.
DEW-SCENTED has lost rhythm guitarist Martin Walczak due to personal reasons and a lack of time.
DERANGED is in Berno Studio again recording its eighth album, Cut, Carve, Rip, Serve, which will be released through Sevared Records. Martin Schönherr is on vocals.
HEATHEN has been temporarily re-joined by bassist Jason VieBrooks (ex-GRIP INC.) given that Jon Torres is staying away from the band in order to work on his health. The band is touring with OVERKILL and DESTRUCTION.
Germany’s OBSCENITY has picked up American singer Jeff Rudes. The band is also seeking a new guitarist and drummer.
ARCH ENEMY has picked Khaos Legions as the title for its new album, which is due in May through Century Media Records. The CD is being recorded at Sweet Spot Studio with engineer Rickard Bengtsson.
MARDUK has announced a North American Tour 2011 with AURA NOIR, BLACK ANVIL, PANZERFAUST and HOD. The shows hit Canada and the USA at the end of May. The band’s twentieth anniversary will also be commemorated by Regain records through several package releases.
THE ACCUSED has recruited a new “stick-breaker” called Warren A. Pease (pronounced ‘war ‘n’ peace’).
DREAMING DEAD has recruited lead guitarist Stephanie Pickard. She joins singer/guitarist Elizabeth Schall in the band. The Los Angeles-based band will enter the studio to record its new album Midnightmares in April.
CANNIBAL CORPSE will release a new DVD, called Global Evisceration, on March 15th through Metal Blade.
Time Is Up, the band’s follow-up to Burn, is the new album of US thrashers HAVOK. It will be released by Candlelight Records on March 29th. It features ten tracks mixed by James Murphy.
Metalcore band SYLOSIS will release its second album, Edge Of The Earth, on March 11th through Nuclear Blast Records.
Inspired by KEEL? Greece’s ACID DEATH has reformed and is working on new material. The line-up is Savvas Betinis (bass guitar/lead vocals), Dennis Kostopoulos and Gus K (lead & rhythm guitars) and Kostas Alexakis (drums).
Norway’s KEEP OF KALESSIN played its song The Divine Land with Eurovision Song Contest 2009 winner, Norwegian Alexander Rybak, on January 15th in the intermission of this year’s Norwegian national Eurovision Song Contest competition Melodi Grand Prix.
Sonic Unyon Metal will reissue Concealed, the first album from AUGURY, this March. Originally released in 2004 through Galy Records, this updated version features a fully remastered recording of the album, also expanded to include two bonus tracks from the band’s 2006 demo. This edition will also be packaged in a new digipak format designed by Sven De Calluwe of ABORTED.
ENDSTILLE has signed a deal with Season Of Mist. The band’s unnamed seventh album will be released in the spring.
WHIPLASH has lost original drummer Tony Scaglione to personal reasons and replaced him with Dan Foord of the U.K.’s SIKTH.
MELIAH RAGE has reunited with singer Paul Souza for the recording of a new full-length album as well as the recording of a cover song, ALICE COOPER’s Halo Of Flies, which will appear on a remix of 2004’s Barely Human, called Barely Human Remix.
MELIAH RAGE now former frontman Mike Munro recently returned from Haiti where he assisted in the rebuilding effort. The Christian man was there as part of a group from Monadnock Bible Conference Center.
DARKEST HOUR‘s newest album, The Human Romance, is out on February 22nd through eOne Music. The album was recorded at a North Carolina studio with SOILWORK guitarist Peter Wichers.
Denmark-based DAWN OF DEMISE has lost drummer Kim L. Jensen and is searching for a replacement. Death metal drummers interested in auditioning can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
AURORA BOREALIS is issuing an independent CD called Timeline: The Beginning And End Of Everything.
INDESTRUCTIBLE NOISE COMMAND (I.N.C.) has a new digital-only EP called Bleed The Line. The band has signed a deal with the Rising Records. The band’s new full-length, Heaven Sent, Hellbound, will be released this spring. The CD was produced by Fredrik Nordström.
CIRITH GORGOR will enter the Toneshed Recording Studio in February to record a trilogy, entitled Der Untergang, The trilogy will be released as a limited gatefold LP only.
AUTOPSY will enter Fantasy Studio in Berkeley, California in early February with producer Adam Munoz to begin recording a new album, called Macabre Eternal, for release in May through Peaceville Records.
ILLDISPOSED has announced There Is Light (But It’s Not For Me) as the title for its new album, which is due March 25th through Massacre Records.
Adam “Nergal” Darski, the singer and guitarist of BEHEMOTH, who landed in the hospital late last year with leukemia, has left the hospital in Gdansk four weeks after he underwent a bone marrow transplant procedure. He is facing several months of testing and recovery.
DEMOLISHER has signed a deal with Century Media Records. DEMOLISHER will release its debut full-length offering, Recognition, this summer.
In SADISTIC INTENT news the band has recruited drummer Nick Barker (every band in the world save THE BEATLES) to replace Emilio Marquez. The band is also not backing Jeff Becerra’s version of POSSESSED any longer.
DEATH MECHANISM’s Mass Slavery was issued last autumn through Jolly Rogers Records.
The CD version of Denmark’s UNDERGANG is being released. Indhentet Af Doden was previously released on the vinyl format, with a black and white cover, in January 2010 by UK label Me Saco Un Ojo Records although the band had already signed to Xtreem Music back in September of 2009.
The Godfathers of New York hardcore, AGNOSTIC FRONT, will issue a new record, entitled My Life My Way, in March through Nuclear Blast. The band recently completed the last of several headlining tours in support of the 25th year anniversary of Victim In Pain.
AMON AMARTH will release its eighth studio album, Surtur Rising, on March 29th through Metal Blade Records. It was recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren.
DECREPIT BIRTH has been re-joined by original bassist Derek Boyer. Derek will continue as a full-time member of SUFFOCATION. Joel Horner left the band for personal reasons.
Dubai based death-thrashers NERVECELL have picked Psychogenocide as the title for the new album, which is due for release late in March 2011 in Europe through Lifeforce Records and Spellbind Records for the Middle East. Psychogenocide is scheduled to be mixed and mastered at Hertz Studios (BEHEMOTH, DECAPITATED and VADER) in Warsaw, Poland by the Wieslawscy Brothers.
ALLFADER released its second full-length album, Black Blood Flux, on January 24th through Osmose Productions.
VADER is about to record its newest studio album Welcome To The Morbid Reich. Recording will take place in Hertz Studio again from March 15th to April 10th, 2011. As evidenced by the album title the band is going back to its early days’ sound (Morbid Reich was an early demo) and additionally reverting to its old logo.
Former HATE ETERNAL guitarist Randy Piro has a new band called ORBWEAVER. The ambient band has a demo on tap.
Swedish death metal veterans MORBID have signed with Century Media Records to release Year Of The Goat featuring the band’s first demo, December Moon and live material, on April 4th in Europe. Most of the material stems from the late ‘80s. MORBID featured singer Dead who later joined MAYHEM.