Forging death metal with elements of thrash, groove, black and melodic tones, Ottawa, Canada’s OMINOUS ECLIPSE will release a new demo, called Sinister, later this year. It is the follow-up to the 2015 release End Of Days.
TANKARD has picked One Foot In The Grave as the title for its new album, which shall be released through Nuclear Blast this summer.
Greece-based RITUAL OF ODDS has signed a worldwide deal with Swimming With Sharks Records. The band’s third full-length Ritual of 9 was recorded at StudiOdds Recording Studio and mixed and mastered by John Mcris. The album is out by the time you read this.
Austria-based DARKSIDE has a new album called Inferno. It follows Amber – Skeletal Journeys Through The Void from six years ago.
Italy-based OBSCURA AMENTIA has signed to Sliptrick and is working on album for the label. The band is described as black and doom metal.
AT THE GATES members Tomas Lindberg (vocals) and Adrian Erlandsson (drums) have joined guitarist Jonas Stålhammar (THE CROWN), guitarist Fredrik Wallenberg (SKITSYSTEM) and bassist Andreas Axelsson (DISFEAR, EDGE OF SANITY, etc.) in a death metal project called THE LURKING FEAR.
Season Of Mist has signed Australian death metal band NOCTURNAL GRAVES. The band is working on a new album.
NECROPHOBIC has been rejoined by guitarists Sebastian Ramstedt and Johan Bergebäck after drummer Joakim Sterner fired guitarist Fredrik Folkare. The drummer yearned for a two-guitar band again and wanted more control.
INSANITY CULT will release a new album, called Of Despair And Self-Destruction, through Ogmios Underground this month. The Greece-based band plays black metal.
GORY BLISTER is working on a new album for 2017. Fabiano Andreacchio has joined the band on bass. The new member has a solo project, called ATOMIC FACTORY which is also on Sliptrick Records.
Montreal-based SAMSKARAS, which was founded by Eric Burnet (DERELICT and UNBURNT) has a demo called Asunder.
Germany-based CTULU issued a self-titled album through MDD in late 2016.
Eradication Of Society by Germany-based death metal band OBSOLETE INCARNATION will be released on January the 27th through Rising Nemesis Records.
Code666 is issuing Gnosis, the fourth album from black metal band SAILLE, which is a concept record “exploring the world of the Promethean ideal and its Luciferian counterpart.”
Brazil’s CERBERUS ATTACK is streaming its new single Face Reality, which is one of many tracks on the band’s next release being recorded at studio Eastside. The new album will be the follow-up to its 2014 split with CRANIAL CRUSHER and its 2011 EP Welcome To Destruction.
Metal Scrap Records has issued ARKANA CODE’s Brutal Conflict.
Science fiction-oriented band TELEPORT has issued a demo called Ascendance.
The release Supports Flag Burning And Female Raping by VIRANESIR has been issued by Merdümgiriz. Tracks include NSBM = Nigger Sucking Bi Metal, Burning The Flag Of USA and the instant classic Christians Oppose Abortion Because They Like To Fuck Orphans.
MEMORIAM will release its debut album, called For The Fallen, on March 24th through Nuclear Blast Records.
OBITUARY will release a self-titled studio album on March 17th through Relapse.
MORBID ANGEL will embark on a U.S. tour in May. Opening the shows will be SUFFOCATION, REVOCATION and WITHERED. The band has recruited Scott Fuller of ANNIHILATED to play drums on its next album, which is being recorded at Mana Recording with former MORBID ANGEL guitarist Erik Rutan. It is due mid-2017 through UDR Music.
SIX FEET UNDER will release its next album, called Torment, on February 24th through Metal Blade.
Yet another project: Former MALEVOLENT CREATION singer Bret Hoffman who recently left the band, guitarist Gio Geraca (also now departed from MALEVOLENT CREATION), bassist Tony Choy (PESTILENCE and CYNIC) and former SUFFOCATION drummer Mike Smith have banded together and are recording a demo.
Drummer Francisco Pagano, formerly of ARKGABRIEL and LANDSEMK of Venezuela, has joined THYBREATH. The Spain-based band is touring.
KEITZER’s Ascension album is out next month through Give Praise Records. The band plays a mix of death metal and grindcore. The label has also issued THE BROOD’s The Truth Behind album.
GRAVE PLAGUE’s The Infected Crypts album is out next month through Give Praise. The Sweden-based band grinds.
Australia-based THY ART IS MURDER has been rejoined by singer C.J. McMahon who had left a year ago due to substance abuse and fatigue.
ATREIDES will issue an album called Neopangea through Suspiria Records this March. It is the follow-up to Cosmos.
Switzerland-based CARNAL DECAY will release its fourth full-length You Owe You Pay mid-February through Rising Nemesis Records.
UK-based FEN has issued its Winter album through Code666. The band plays black metal.
Belgium-based “modern melodic death metallers” HEXA MERA will release its second full-length, called Enlightenment, on March 31st. The album was recorded at Empyrean Studio and mixed at OceanSide Studio by Ace Zec (SPOIL ENGINE, DIABLO BLVD, etc.).
US-based MANETHEREN has issued The End through Avantgarde Music.
Italy-based TETHRA has an album called Like Crows For The Earth out on Sliptrick Records. The band is described as melancholic doom death.