One-time PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT guitarist Benny has formed a band called UNLOCKED. The death/thrash metal band also features DETONATION drummer Michiel.
RESURRECTED has picked Fierce as the title for its sixth album. The CD was recorded at Catacomb Productions.
ASPHYX has picked Death…The Brutal Way as the title for its return album, which is now due in July through Century Media Records. The album was mixed by Dan Swano at his Unisound room.
A thrashing soap opera! DESTRUCTION is back on the bill of the Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert, which is taking place on Saturday, April 11. Singer/bassist Schmier had pulled DESTRUCTION out of the tribute to the dead drummer apparently due to a conflict on the placing of the band’s name on the event’s poster. HOLY MOSES, TANKARD, PROTECTOR and DARKNESS are playing the show. SODOM is headlining.
After seven years of existence AS I LAY DYING is issuing its first full-length DVD. This Is Who We Are is comprised of three discs and out April 14.
California’s PATHOLOGY will release its album, Age Of Onset, on May 26th through Comatose Music.
Inspired by KEEL? The reformed UNANIMATED will release its new album, In The Light (The Covenant Of Death), in April through Regain Records.
ENDSTILLE will release its sixth album, entitled Verführer, in April through Regain Records.
ARALLU’s Desert Battles – Descending To The Sands is out this month or next through Raven Music. The Israeli band’s album features a video as a teaser for an upcoming DVD.
Inspired by KEEL? Stockholm, Sweden’s DESULTORY has reunited after a 13-year absence and signed a deal with Pulverised Records. Former bassist Håkan Morberg is now on lead guitar, while Jojje Bohlin is the band’s bassist.
CHILDREN OF BODOM is compiling a dozen or so cover versions it has recorded over the years and issuing them on one disc in the autumn.
America’s DARK EMPIRE has parted ways with singer Jens Carlsson who is better known for his role in PERSUADER and SAVAGE CIRCUS. The singer’s base of Sweden made touring and rehearsing difficult.
Guitarist Alex Auburn has left/been asked to leave CRYPTOPSY after a ten-year tenure. The guitarist is looking for a new group to join.
Denmark’s URKRAFT has called it a day and consequently made its recorded album, A Scornful Death, available for download free of charge. Browse this site: http://www.urkraft.dk/the-end/
Inspired by KEEL? TOXIK is working on a DVD after reuniting to write new material and play a show or two.
Inspired by KEEL? Greek grindcore band HOMO IRATUS has reunited after a two-year absence. The band’s original guitarist Kostas is back.
ALL SHALL PERISH has replaced guitarist Chris Storey with newcomer Jason Richardson. The guitarist was fired due to interpersonal differences. The band is headlining the The Atticus Metal Tour.
Norwegian thrashers PICA FIERCE have gone on an indefinite hiatus.
America’s SATHANAS released its new album, Nightrealm Apocalypse, on February 28th through Pagan Records. The CD was mixed by Tore Sternja at Necromorbus Studio in Stockholm, Sweden.
MADDER MORTEM will release a new album, called Eight Ways, on May 18th through Peaceville Records.
Belgian band CRIMSON FALLS has signed a deal with Genet Records. The band will release its second album, Fragments Of Awareness, next month.
Chris Reifert, Danny Coralles and Eric Cutler have recorded two songs for a new AUTOPSY single called Horrific Obsession. The single is available through Peaceville. Severed Survival will be reissued as well to celebrate the album’s twentieth anniversary.
MALEVOLENT CREATION is hitting Singapore, Indonesia and Australia next month.
TARDY BROTHER, featuring OBITUARY singer John and drummer Donald, will release its debut album Bloodline on April 7th through Candlelight Records. The band features XECUTIONER (pre-OBITUARY) guitarist Jerry Tidwell.
Candlelight Records has announced its third label packaged tour for North America. Set to kick off on June 6th, CIII will feature ABSU with support coming from France’s GLORIOR BELLI, Austin-based AVERSE SEFIRA and Los Angeles-based SOTHIS. The tour will pass through 22 cities in the USA and Canada.
Why didn’t anyone think of this before? EXTREMA has finally completed the recording process of the new album Pound For Pound, which is set to be released in May on Scarlet Records. It contains a cover version of another band’s song namely KISS’ Deuce.
Candlelight Records has picked up SUSPERIA. The Norwegians were previously on Tabu Records, but were licensed and distributed by Candlelight Records. The band’s next album is completed and will be issued in June.
Jaučiant Pabaigą Arti (Feeling The End Is Near) is the title for the new LUCTUS album and the band’s debut full-length for Ledo Takas Records. It is out now. The label is also re-issuing old material from Lithuania’s DISSECTION, namely the demos Suffocating Syndrom from 1992 and Pyramid Of Hate from 1993.
Drummer Gaetan “Gate” Bourassa of the Canadian thrashers AGGRESSION dies last month in the Laval neighbourhood of Montreal at the age of 43 after overdosing on drugs and suffering a heart attack. Many tributes shall flow.
EMBEDDED will release its new album, Beyond The Flesh, this autumn through DB Agency. The album was recorded at the Soundlodge Studio in Germany.
The debut album of Spanish thrash metal band AGGRESSION is called MoshPirit and due out soon through Xtreem Music. The album includes nine tracks, five of which were included in the band’s Thrashing Your Brain demo.
MORTIFICATION is still around and will issue an album called The Evil Addiction Destroying Machine in the name of Jesus Christ in June through the band’s own Rowe Productions.
Members of BLUT AUS NORD have formed a new industrial project called 777.
German death metal band HACKNEYED has lost guitarist iX and replaced him with Juan Sierra.
THANATOS will release its newest album album, Justified Genocide, on March 15th through Deity Down Records. It was mixed by Dan Swano at Unisound.
U.K’s NO CONSEQUENCE has signed with Basick Records. The band’s debut album, In The Shadow Of Gods, is due in August.
Three ACID DRINKERS albums are being remastered and rereleased by rerelease label, Metal Mind Productions. These are Dirty Money, Dirty Tricks, Streap Tease and Are You A Rebel?
Turin, Italy black metal band GRIMWALD has released a new demo, entitled The Legend Of The Raven.
Ukraine’s MENTAL DEMISE has issued its second album, Final Step To Future Madness, through Spain’s Xtreem Music.
EXUMER which is playing its reunion shows in Greece and Germany this April, has completed its line-up with the addition of a German drummer called J.P. Rapp. The band’s affairs are being managed by SODOM’s people.
FAITH OR FEAR has reformed again and signed a deal with Lost And Found Records. The band has finished recording new and older material towards a new CD, called Instruments Of Death, which is due in May.
MASTIC SCUM has lost singer Will to “musical differences.” The new man is Maggo Wenzel of INZEST, TRISTWOOD and WATCH ME BLEED. MASTIC SCUM is recording a new album.
Bret Hoffmann (MALEVOLENT CREATION) has posted the first video for his band DOWN THE DRAIN. The band’s video for Back Of My Hand at www.myspace.com/downthedrain. The band has finished its second album Ground Pounder and awaiting its release later this year.
Candlelight Records has signed England’s ANAAL NATHRAKH to a worldwide deal. The duo is currently in the studio working on its label debut titled In The Constellation Of The Black Widow. The album is expected to have a summertime release.
Xtreem Music has released a DEMILICH 12” LP of the band’s 1993 album Nespithe. It is adorned in “Red Wax Splattered In Black.”
Jyväskylä, Finland’s SOULFALLEN will release its second studio album this spring. Titled Grave New World the album was recorded in studio Watercastle by Arttu Sarvante, while mastering was done by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. The album will be released by Off Records Finland while distribution will be done by Firebox Records/Firebox Export.