AKURION’s Come Forth To Me will be issued by Redefining Darkness Records on 10.04.2020. The band is comprised of Mike DiSalvo (Vocals), Rob Milley (Guitars), Oli Pinard (Bass) and Tommy McKinnon (Drums). Luc Lemay and Lord Worm guest on the record.
Everyone is “proud”: PRC MUSIC “is proud to announce” the debut album by CRUEL FATE and the sole recording by VARGR featuring the late Steeve Hurdle (GORGUTS, NEGATIVA, etc.) on guitar and vocals. The CRUEL FATE debut album, A Quaternary Of Decrepit Night Mares, is compared to GRAVE. VARGR’s sole recording is entitled The Abduction and is now available in a limited pressing of 300 CDs and will not have in-store distribution.
NAPALM DEATH has a digital EP called Logic Ravaged By Brute Force through Century Media Records on February 7th. The band has also announced a Spring 2020 North American Tour With ABORTED , TOMBS, WVRM and THE LOCUST.
Stupid is as stupid does: Horror Pain Gore Death Productions has signed ALPHA-O-MAGA to its roster. The grindcore band is issuing the album Make America Grind Again.
Switzerland-based TOTENHEER has a demo called Die Schwarze Spinne. It is available through BergStolz Distribution.
POSSESSED and PESTILENCE will tour North America in March.
Italy-based thrash metal band SECOND BRAIN has a demo called The Mind Awakes.
Germany-based sludge band ZEIT has a demo called Drangsal.
MDD will issue WARPED CROSS’ Rumbling Chapel album this month. The band is described as doomcore.
US black metallers ASHEN HORDE has issued a previously unreleased track entitled A Semblance Of Normalcy to benefit the animals impacted by the horrible fires in Australia. All proceeds from the purchase of the single will be donated to the World Wildlife Fund Australia. The band’s drummer Robin is based in Australia.
An ATAVISMA/VOID ROT split shall be released through Everlasting Spew Records on 07.02.2020.
France-based blackened death metal outfit NECROWRETCH has an album called The Ones From Hell, which will be released on February 14th.
Switzerland-based thrashers COMANIAC will release a record called Holodox through Metalworld on April 3rd, 2020. It was produced and mixed by Tommy Vetterli (CORONER).
Luxembourg-based metalcore band MILES TO PERDITION has a demo called 2084.
USA-based group BLOOD AND BRUTALITY has a demo called Fatal.
Bassist Mia Wallace has been fired from ABBATH.
Facts are catching up to reality. ABSU has thrown in the towel.
Black death metal band NEXORUM has signed with Non Serviam Records and will release an album called Death Unchained. Hailing from Trondheim, Norway, the band features members from KEEP OF KALESSIN, KHONSU, CHTON and VECORDIOUS among others.
BENEDICTION singer Dave Ingram is suffering from serious illness and the band’s South American tour has been cancelled as a result.
SEPULTURA’s Quadra will be released by BMG in South America.
Sweden-based “groove death metal” group CHUGGER has signed with Wormholedeath for the release of its upcoming full-length album Of Man And Machine.
The Netherlands-based ABRUPT DEMISE will release The Pleasure To Kill And Grind through Raw Skull Recordz in April.
The debut album by Trondheim, Norway-based blackened death metallers NEXORUM is called Death Unchained and out through Non Serviam Records in March.
AS I LAY DYING toured India last month.
GRANADA has a new release. The demo is called Amarre.
Hos and skanks ahoy! IRON REAGAN has parted ways with bassist Rob Skotis for allegedly taking sexual advantage of women on tour and at his club.
BROTTHOGG’s Echoes Of The Past [Expanded Edition] and PLAGUE’s Portraits Of Mind are out through Redefining Darkness Records.
DEADSPAWN’s debut full-length album, Pestilence Reborn, is out nearly four years after The Source Of Chaos.
VIO-LENCE has parted ways with guitarist Ray Vegas. His stand-in replacement is former OVERKILL guitarist Bobby Gustafson.
Germany-based MACABRE DEMISE’s Awakening is out through RTM Productions.
GUTGRINDER’s Maelstrom Of A Blasted Paradox was out through HateWorks on 04.10.2019. The band hails from Colombia.
LUNARSEA’s Earthling/Terrestre is available through Punishment18 Records. The band has signed with Alpha Omega management.
KRVSADE is a USA-based thrash metal act with a demo called Judgement Day since 31.01.2020.
HORRESQUE’s Chasms Pt. I – Avarice And Retribution is out through The Crawling Chaos.
THRONE OV BLOOD’s Corrupted By Darkness is out through American Line Prods. The band is compared to IMMORTAL.
They call it an album, but really it is a demo: HANGATYR’s Kalt demo is out in March. The black metal band is based in Germany.
Germany-based doom metal group NAUTHIK issued its debut full-length Araganu through Auric Records on January 24th.
MACABRE is back and re-signed to Nuclear Blast. A new album is due this summer.
After 28 years Spain-based NECROPHILIAC has a second album. It is called No Living Man is Innocent and will be released through Xtreem Music on CD and 12″LP formats in March. The band features four members from the earlier incarnation.
UNMERCIFUL’s Wrath Encompassed out through Willowtip Records on 24.04.2020.
Everyone loved him: CORROSION OF CONFORMITY drummer Reed Mullin has died. He was 53 years old.
BLACK HOLE DEITY is a new US death metal quartet formed by Cameron Pinkerton, Christopher White (both ex-CHAOS INCEPTION members), Alec Coredo (CALCEMIA) and Mike Heller (MALIGNANCY). The band is in the process of recording its debut recording, a 5-track EP entitled Lair of Xenolich, currently set to be released through Lavadome Productions in April.
Maculata Anima Rec is issuing Till Autumn Comes the full-length by Italy-based doom/death metal band ILIENSES TREE.
Australia-based EARTH ROT has an album called Black Tides Of Obscurity, which will be released through Season Of Mist in March.
New Zealand-based ENOCH will issue Killing Starts Where Hate Begins through Soundmass this month.
SCHATTENFALL’s Das Verderben and SARCATOR’s Visions Of Purgatory are out through Redefining Darkness Records this month. The latter is a re-release of the band’s demo.
Italy-based DEADLY CARNAGE’s Decadenza demo was issued in December. This is a re-release of the 2008 album, which was then reissued in 2009 on cassette by War Kommand Prod.
Thrash metal group COMANIAC has an album called Holodox through Metalworld this April.
Lavadome Productions has three new releases: France-based AD VITAM INFERNAL’s Infernal Comedy, Germany-based MARE’s I EP and Australia-based TZUN TZU’s The Forbidden City.
SODOM has recruited Toni Merkel (SABIENDAS, FRANK BLACKFIRE, etc.) on drums. He replaces Stefan “Husky” Hüskens.
Horror Pain Gore Death will issue IN THE FIRE’s The Living Horror Show on March 13th.
Comatose Music will release the debut album from ARCHITECTURAL GENOCIDE Cordyceptic Anthropomorph in March.
ANGEROT’s The Divine Apostate is out through Redefining Darkness Records in March. Snowy Shaw guests on the record.
The Netherlands-based death metal group GRACELESS has an album called Where Vultures Know Your Name through Raw Skull Recordz in March.
THE ORDER OF CHAOS has a single called Breakpoint from its upcoming demo entitled Maniacal. In the meantime, primary songwriter John Simon Fallon has quit.