The Belgian epic black metal band SIGNS OF DARKNESS and its label Shiver Records have set March 27th of 2015 as release date for the upcoming CD entitled The Age Of Decay.
Cessation, the debut full-length from DEAD IN THE MANGER, is out through 20 Buck Spin.
ESTAMPIDA will release new material as an EP in March 2015, in advance of the fourth album, which will be out through Suspiria Records. The band will also tour Spain once again.
Seattle’s death grind band and recent Metal Blade signees THEORIES will issue an album called Regression this spring. It was recorded at The Red Room and The Boiler Room with producer/engineer Derek Moree.
Two-time Norwegian Grammy nominees KEEP OF KALESSIN will release a new full-length in North America this month through Indie Recordings. Titled Epistemology, the eight-track offering is the band’s first studio output in five years.
Wormholedeath has signed Norwegian death/thrash metal band DIENAMIC. Their album, Afterlife, will be distributed worldwide by Aural Music/The Orchard/Wormholedeath Japan. Shows for Europe are planned, while the band will hit Japan in September.
Collected Atrocities 2005-2008, the 2xCD early works’ collection from GNAW THEIR TONGUES is out through Crucial Blast Records.
BEHEMOTH: Devil’s Conquistadors by Łukasz Dunaj is a newly issued band biography. The book “serves as an in-depth look at the history of the events that materially influenced the band.” BEHEMOTH: Devil’s Conquistadors will be released through Metal Blade Records on February 24th, 2015. The band is touring Canada and USA with CANNIBAL CORPSE.
Selfmadegod Records issued the fourth full-length from DEIVOS, entitled Theodicy, on February 15th.
Australian thrash band KING PARROT will return to the stage this March on another North American tour. KING PARROT will play two-dozen cities supporting WEEDEATER.
California technical death metal band, WRATH OF VESUVIUS, until recently known as WRVTH, has signed with Unique Leader Records for the release of its third full-length this spring. The band is touring with INANIMATE EXISTENCE.
Singer Johan Hegg of AMON AMARTH was unable to join the band on stage on January 17th in Plymouth, England after losing his voice a day earlier. As a result, the band played a mostly instrumental set and was also joined by Jill Janus of HUNTRESS.
New York City experimental black metal band, IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT, will release a new full-length called Abyssal Gods this March through Italy’s Aural Music’s Code666 imprint. It was taped at Solitude Studio in Pennsylvania and Amy Mills Studios (COUCH SLUT, EPISTASIS) in New York and mixed and mastered by Colin Marston (GORGUTS, KRALLICE, NADER SADEK, ATHEIST, ORIGIN, etc.) at Menegroth.
Following the release of its self-titled studio album, SATYRICON is releasing a CD/DVD of a show stemming from September of 2013 at Den Norske Opera & Ballet in Oslo, Norway alongside the Norwegian National Opera Chorus as part of the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival. That show was recorded and will be released as Live At The Opera CD/DVD in April.
Unique Leader Records is reissuing Scryers Of The Ibis, the debut full-length from Florida-based theatrical metallers and recent label signees OVID’S WITHERING, this March.
SOURVEIN is currently at SSP Studio in Raleigh, North Carolina with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY bassist/vocalist Mike Dean at the recording helm tracking its forthcoming new full-length, Aquatic Occult. It is slated for release later this year through Metal Blade Records.
Turkey’s SABHANKRA has returned with a full-length called Seers Memoir. It is available through Haarbn Productions/Metalism Records.
Dutch death metal band BODYFARM is in the midst of pre-production for the follow-up to its 2013 album, The Coming Scourge. In addition, the band has parted ways with bassist Harry Van Breda on good terms. He was replaced by Alex Seegers (ex-PLEURISY). The still untitled new album is due to be released in the autumn of 2015 again through Cyclone Empire Records.
The Belgian atmospheric black/death metal band THURISAZ and its label Sleaszy Rider Records issued the band’s CD/DVD Thurisaz: Live & Acoustic in mid-January.
KATAKLYSM is recording an album called Of Ghosts And Gods this summer through Nuclear Blast.
ABSTRACTER’s second full-length, Wound Empire, is out this month through Vendetta Records.
The new KILLING ADDICTION demo, When Death Becomes An Art, was released in December. It features the entire original line-up from the band’s Omega Factor release.
Century Media Records has signed BARREN EARTH, which features KREATOR guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö. The band’s album will be out this spring. The band calls itself “death metal,” but features a keyboardist.
Art Gates Records’ PHOBOS PREACHER’s 2015 album will be entitled Asfixia. The band is in the studio now.
KILL RITUAL has started a search for a new singer following the departure of vocalist Josh Gibson. The third KILL RITUAL CD is already written and is in the final phase of recording. The new album will be mixed and mastered by Andy LaRocque at Sonic Train Studio once again. The band expects a summer of 2015 release for the CD.
Blessed Be My Brothers is the new full-length from atmospheric blackened death metal band SARPANITUM, which features current and former members of MITHRAS, LANTLOS and TENEBROUS AEON. It is out through Willowtip.
Polish death metal band DEIVOS has released a single called Ochlocracy from its Theodicy full-length through Selfmadegod Records.
MISTWEAVER has signed with Suspiria Records and is about to release its fifth album six years following the previous full-length. It is entitled Nocturnal Bloodshed.
U.S. black metal band VON has embarked on an unusual audiovisual project. The band is releasing its third album Dark Gods: Birth Of The Architects (which itself is Part II of a trilogy that began with 2013’s Dark Gods: Seven Billion Slaves) in 12 CD installments, with each of the 12 tracks accompanied by part of a comic book named Dark Gods written and illustrated by VON’s founder Venien. Each CD includes not only a version of a track from the album — which will be released in its entirety in March — but also a bonus track exclusive to the comic book.
San Antonio’s HOD has recruited bassist ZVS Gastelum. The musician comes by way of Texas black metal band, PLUTONIAN SHORE, as well as GNOSTIC and replaces Robert “Trans AM” Coleman.
NIGHTRAGE will release its sixth studio album, The Puritan, on April 24th through Despotz Records.