Florida, USA-based CRYPTERIA issued its self-titled demo in October 2018. It is mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen.
Anthony of KAOTEON has a new project called DEATH TRIBE. The Beyond Pain And Pleasure: A Desert Experiment demo is out this month and features drummer Mattias Landes (DARK FORTRESS) and bassist Linus Klausenitzer (OBSCURA).
COFFIN BIRTH’s The Serpent Insignia full-length by the “Mediterranean death metallers” is out through Time To Kill Records.
Black metal band UNENDLICH’s Thanatophobia album is out through Horror Pain Gore Death this month. The band is compared to ULVER.
The Netherlands-based PUTREFIED CORPSE has signed a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of its debut album Left To Rot, which is scheduled for March.
ZOHAMAH’s Spreading My Ashes is out through Redefining Darkness Records this month.
CONTINUUM will release an album, called Designed Obsolescence, through Unique Leader Records this month. The death metal band recorded with Zack Ohren.
ENTHRONED has signed a deal with Season Of Mist. A new album is expected this year.
Mighty Music has signed Norway-based BLOOD RED THRONE. The band’s next full-length album, entitled Fit To Kill, is due this summer.
SWALLOW THE SUN has a new song called Upon The Water, which was inspired by the death of South African goth singer Aleah Liane Stanbridge. She was a member of TREES OF ETERNITY and had collaborated with SWALLOW THE SUN. She was also in a relationship with Juha of SWALLOW THE SUN. It is taken from the band’s When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light album, which was released by Century Media on January 25th.
Redefining Darkness Records is issuing MĘKA’s Ending My Life To Destroy Yours and CAUSTIC VOMIT’s Festering Odes To Deformity this month.
DARK OATH was and is part of this year’s line-up of Hardmetalcamp (Portugal) and Rockmetalcamp (in Saint-Hilaire-les-Places, near Limoges, France) respectively taking place on January 12th and May 31st.
Argentina-based band PRION’s Aberrant Calamity album is out through Comatose this month. Flavio Coscarella is on drums.
UK-based doom metal band DEAD WITCHES, featuring ELECTRIC WIZARD’s Mark Greening, will issue The Final Exorcism album through Heavy Psych Sounds Records this month.
USA-based doom/death band NIGHT HAG has an EP called Insemination Rites Of The Succubus through Horror Pain Gore Death this month.
Black Tears has reached a deal with FROSTMOON ECLIPSE (Italy) to release an album entitled Legacy II sometime this year.
Inspired by KEEL? A new line-up of AGENT STEEL featuring original singer Jon Cyriss will perform at the Keep It True festival in at the end of April and at the Metalheadz Open Air on June 1st in Germany. The new line-up is promising a mix of older songs and a collection of tracks from an upcoming 2019 album entitled 8 Lights Protocol.
Inspired by KEEL? DISMEMBER and its original line-up is back together for a show at the Scandinavia Deathfest 2019, which will take place in October in Stockholm. Other bands playing include BENEDICTION, BIRDFLESH, CENTINEX and GENERAL SURGERY.
DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS headlined Dark Winter Meeting Festival in Malta on the 26th of Jan with more shows to be announced in due course.
USA-based black metal band OCULUM DEI has a demo called Dreams Of Desire And Torment. The trio uses a drum machine.
REVULSED has signed to Everlasting Spew Records. The Australia-based band will release an album in late 2019.
Art Gates Records has opened an office in Mexico to work the Latin American market.
DUNKELNACHT has an album called Empires Of Mediocracy through Non Serviam Records on 28.02.2019. DUNKELNACHT will embark on the Empires UK Tour 2019 in the mid-February.
SIX FEET UNDER’s bassist Jeff Hughell released a new solo demo, entitled Sleep Deprivation, on January 25th. SIX FEET UNDER drummer Marco Pitruzzella is also on the recording.
PIERCED, which features former members of New Jersey-based bands DIVISION 1.1, LION-HEARTED and FREAK OF THE DAY, has a self-titled demo. The band is looking to perform live in 2019.
Canada-based “melodic death/folk metal” band BLACKGUARD has announced its first show in over four years as well as their plans to independently release a demo called Storm in 2019 to follow its 2011 full-length Firefight on Victory Records and 2009’s Profugus Mortis released through Sumerian. The band is opening for CRIMSON SHADOWS in Toronto at the Coalition on March 22nd.
PISSING RAZORS has signed a deal with Art Is War Records. The band’s next album will be released in late 2019. A single, called Crushing Grip, is out now.
Agoge Records has opened a new office in Yokohama, Japan.
ARCHITECTS, THY ART IS MURDER and WHILE SHE SLEEPS have a North American tour this spring.
THE DROWNING has an album called The Radiant Dark through Transcending Obscurity Records. Using The Death Of A Dead Age monicker the band is playing several shows in the UK.
San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal act VIO-LENCE will reunite for a one-off show at the Oakland Metro in Oakland, California on Saturday, April 13th. The band will perform its debut album Eternal Nightmare in its entirety.
CRADLE OF FILTH will perform 1998’s Cruelty And The Beast in its entirety at several shows this spring and summer.
No more conservatism? Spain-based CHILDRAIN has a demo called The Silver Ghost. The metalcore act claims it contains “a spiritual and awakening” message.
MEGADETH will release a compilation album, entitled Warheads On Foreheads, on March 22nd. The album comes with 35 tracks that are remastered.
CHILDREN OF BODOM will embark on the Hexed 2019 Canada and USA tour this spring. SWALLOW THE SUN and WOLFHEART will open.
RIGOR MORTIS and WARBEAST singer Bruce Corbitt was suffering from oesophageal cancer and is dead. He was fifty-six years old.
Available now from Brute! Productions is Territory Of Warfare by Indonesia-based act OSMED.
Austria-based thrash metal band INSANITY ALERT has an album called 666-pack through Invisible Oranges. The band issued it on January 25th.
Cluj-Napoca, Romania-based band LEFT HAND PATH will issue its self-titled debut this spring through Loud Rage. The band was founded in 2014.
Indonesia-based FETAL BLEEDING has an album called The Quest Of Immortality through Brute! Productions.
SORCERY is completing a new album for release through Xtreem Music in either April or May. Song titles include Death is Near, King Of Nothing and Of Blood And Ash.
GOJIRA and DEAFHEAVEN will conduct a U.S.A. tour leading up to the bands’ appearance at the 2019 Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival in June.
The new album of Sweden-based HARMDAUD will be released through Art Gates Records on February 22nd. The solo project was founded by Andreas Stenlund (Vocalist in TME and GRAVISPHERE) in 2016.
Sweden-based MARTYRDÖD is at Studio Fredman recording an album called Hexhammaren for Century Media.
France-based KAUSE 4 KONFLIKT has signed to Deadlight. An album is expected in late May. The band is at Vamacara Studio.
Less than one year after the release of the Shadow Syndicate album and the subsequent headlining tour of Eastern Europe last Summer, SKINNED will be back in Europe, supporting INCANTATION alongside DEFEATED SANITY this March. The bands are marketing the tour as Siege Of The Profane Europe Tour.
CANNIBAL CORPSE has asked Erik Rutan to fill in for guitarist Pat O’Brien on the band’s upcoming tours. The band has scheduled the Decibel Magazine Tour and the upcoming U.S.A. opening slot for SLAYER alongside LAMB OF GOD and AMON AMARTH as booked activities. NRA (American gun lobby freaks) member O’Brien, who himself had once played with SLAYER, had a bout of overt crazed behaviour recently and is undergoing treatment.
IZEGRIM has released a video for the song Retraumatized, which is taken from the band’s Beheaded By Trust demo.
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions has signed IN THE FIRE and will issue the Volatile Beings album this month. IN THE FIRE features members from RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER, TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION and AZURE EMOTE.
FERAL LIGHT’s Fear Rides A Shadow is out now. The vinyl version is out through Pulverised Records.
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT has an album called Live In Berlin through Season Of Mist. The album was recorded at Lido, Berlin on the 14th of October 2017.
USA-based death metal band HATH has an album called Of Rot And Ruin through Willowtip Records in April. The band just completed several shows in the USA.
Canada-based DEVIANT PROCESS has signed with Season Of Mist. An album is expected this year.