NEAR DEATH CONDITION, is readying to release its sophomore full-length for Unique Leader Records in March. Titled Evolving Towards Extinction, the record was mixed at Hertz Studio (VADER, HATE, DEAD INFECTION, VESANIA, etc.) in Poland.
Chris Barnes and friend have formed a new project called IHATE. This is a death metal band. A track called Seeing Red is available. The band can be tracked here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/ihate
Lavadome has announced the signing of Long Island’s death metal unit DAY OF DOOM. The label will re-release band’s third album, The Gates Of Hell, this Spring. The Gates Of Hell was released by the band independently in 2013.
Dutch thrash metal band LEGION OF THE DAMNED released an album, Ravenous Plague, on January 7th through Napalm Records. The album was produced by Andy Classen at the Stage One Studio in Germany. It has landed in the German charts.
TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian has left the band again and been replaced by bass-for-hire Steve DiGiorgio. Christian will announce a new musical project soon.
Following a three-year gap since the 2011-released O’ Hell, Shine In Thy Whited Sepulchres LP, American death/doom duo, ENCOFFINATION, confirms its third full-length album, III – Hear Me, O’ Death. (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs), for arrival in mid-2014 through Selfmadegod.
EYEHATEGOD‘s recently announced 25 Years Of Dysfunctional Family Abuse Tour 2014, which included five Australian dates, was derailed when the band was left stranded at the airport. The band is blaming the Australian promoter.
Sacramento technical death metal band, ALTERBEAST has issued its full-length debut through Unique Leader this Spring. Titled Immortal, the eight tracks were recorded throughout 2013. Guitars and bass were recorded at Augmented Audio in Los Angeles with former THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER bassist Ryan “Bart” Williams.
IMMORTAL BIRD is conducting a ten-city tour of USA. The Akrasia In The East Tour 2014 will begin February 28th in Columbus, Ohio and end in Cleveland, Ohio on March 9th. The band will be touring in support of its Akrasia EP, released late last year through Closed Casket Recordings.
SONS OF TONATIUH is heading to Japan this month for nine shows.
SKELETONWITCH will release a hand-screened, 180-gram limited vinyl edition of its 2013 release, Serpents Unleashed, of which all proceeds will be donated to two animal shelters in the band’s home state of Ohio, namely The Athens County Humane Society and Columbus’ Pets Without Parents.
Long-running Italian act CRIPPLE BASTARDS’ Nero In Metastasi LP is out mid-February.
Slovak death metal band PERVERSITY has released a new MCD called Infamy Divine. It was issued on January 7th through Lavadome Records.
Lugga Music has issued KILLFACE’s Feeding The Dead demo. The Irish band plays death metal.
CANNIBAL CORPSE will enter Audio Hammer Studio in Sanford, Florida with Mark Lewis (TRIVIUM, DEICIDE, SIX FEET UNDER) producing a new album this spring. Bassist Alex Webster has a new recording with his CONQUERING DYSTOPIA side-project.
Following recent line-up changes Spain’s DARK ETERNITY has changed its name to DYSNOMIA. The band is expecting a new album soon. Amazingly any fans who show the band an old T-shirt will receive a new one free.
The Slaughter Of The Soul line-up of AT THE GATES has announced a new album called At War With Reality. The band has signed with Century Media and expecting to record early in the summer for an autumn release.
GORGOROTH has completed recording its new album, Instinctus Bestialis, due for a mid-2014 release.
Guitarist Mark Morton of LAMB OF GOD is sitting out the band’s current European tour due to a “family emergency.” Filling in for him is Paul Waggoner of BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME. LAMB OF GOD has announced a hiatus for activities following the current tour.
Polish band LOST SOUL is mixing its new album, Atlantis – The New Beginning, at Sound Division Studios with Arek “Malta” Malczewski. It is due this summer.
MASSACRE will release its album, Back From Beyond, in March through Century Media Records. The band is guitarist Frederick “Rick Rozz” DeLillo and bassist Terry Butle, as well as drummer Mike Mazzonetto (M INC. and PAIN PRINCIPLE) and singer Ed Webb (DIABOLIC and GENERICHRIST).
Germany’s KREATOR will be featured on the show Schau In Meine Welt on German children’s television channel KiKa.
AEON has recruited guitarist Ronnie Björnström replacing Daniel Dlimi. Björnström produced the band’s Aeons Black album from 2012.
Dan Lilker (BRUTAL TRUTH, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, EXIT 13, etc.) has announced that: “I regret to inform BRUTAL TRUTH fans that as of October 18th, 2014, I will be retiring from being a full-time recording and touring musician. That date is my 50th birthday…”
Brazil’s NERVOSA will release its debut album, Victim Of Yourself, on March 11th in North America through Napalm Records.
CARCASS recorded several songs — The Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System, Unfit For Human Consumption, Captive Bolt Pistol and Carneous Cacoffiny — at the BBC Maida Vale Studios in London, England for a BBC Radio 1 session.
Former MACHINE HEAD bassist Adam Duce has filed a lawsuit against his former band-mates claiming trademark infringement, breach of partnership agreement in which he holds 25% and defamation, among other things. He was fired on February 11, 2013 just before the band signed with Nuclear Blast.
Eric Cutler of AUTOPSY has joined SCOLEX.
ABORTED is again at Hansen Studio in Ribe, Denmark to record a new album, called The Necrotic Manifesto.
On its upcoming North American tour, Swedish band DARK TRANQUILLITY will sell a 7” EP entitled A Memory Construct. It is limited to 500 copies.
Relapse Records is reissuing two CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER albums, Convicted and Money Talks, on vinyl.
Season Of Mist has signed “sci-fi focused technical death metal masters” WORMED.
After 14 years in the band IN MOURNING has parted ways with drummer Christian Netzell due to musical differences.
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM will release No Place For Disgrace – 2014, a re-recording of the band’s second album, No Place For Disgrace, on February 14th through Metal Blade Records.
Back To The Front is the name of a new album that was recorded last year by four members of the most recent line-up of ENTOMBED, namely singer Lars Göran Petrov (vocals), Nico Elgstrand (guitar), Victor Brandt (bass) and drummer Olle Dahlstedt (drums). The album will now be issued as ENTOMBED A.D. given the exclusion of guitarist Alex Hellid. Original guitarists Alex Hellid (guitar) and Ulf “Uffe” Cederlund, alongside former singer Orvar Säfström will perform the band’s Clandestine on February 1st at Gävle Konserthus in Gävle, Sweden. They will play with a 65-piece Gävle Symphonic Orchestra and a 40-piece choir.
During SUICIDAL TENDENCIES’ January 22nd show in in Switzerland as part of the Persistence Tour a stagediving fan ended up dying following an epileptic Seizure.
HOLOCAUSTO CANIBAL has signed a deal with Bizarre Leprous Production and issued an EP called Larvas.
UK’s MARTYR DEFILED will release a new album, No Hope No Morality, on April 29th through Siege Of Amida.
HOLY MOSES’ Redefined Mayhem is out on April 29th.
Inspired by KEEL? Former Wild Rags band CENTINEX has reformed after an eight-year absence. Martin Schulman has brought CENTINEX and will play a comeback show in September at the Kill Town Death Fest in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Spain’s MORBID FLESH has signed a deal with Unholy Prophecies for the release of its new EP, Embedded In The Ossuary. It is out March 31st.
An agreement between Czech death metal band DESTROYING DIVINITY and Lavadome means the band’s new album Hollow Dominion will be out this spring.