BENIGHTED will release a new album, Asylum Cave, on March 21st in Europe and March 29th in North America through Season Of Mist.
Texas’ BLASPHERIAN has an album called Infernal Warriors Of Death which is slated for a March 8th release through Deathgasm Records.
PARTY.SAN 2011 will run from August 11 – 13, 2011 at Flugplatz Obermehler in Schlotheim, Germany. Several bands included this year are DEW-SCENTED, ABSU, PUTERAEON, ABORTED, WITCHBURNER, SKELETONWITCH, DECAPITATED, DARKENED NOCTURN SLAUGHTERCULT and URGEHAL.
Extreme pride: Basick Records is “extremely pleased” and is re-signing THE ARUSHA ACCORD! The deal will see the worldwide re-release of the band’s debut album The Echo Verse’ as a 2-disc digipack on April 18th 2011, which will be bundled with the bands original debut Nightmares Of The Ocean EP.
ULCER, which recently joined Pulverised Records’ roster, is unveiling Grant Us Death. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Grzegorz Kulawiak at Sinquest Sound Studio in Lublin, Poland.
PANZERCHRIST has re-signed to Listenable Records and is unleashing its new album, entitled Regiment Ragnarok, on April 18th, 2011.
AMON AMARTH has announced a 2011 U.S. headlining tour. Simply dubbed An Evening With AMON AMARTH, this trek will find the band touring without support and instead performing two separate sets each night. One set will feature the upcoming album Surtur Rising in its entirety. The tour starts mid-April.
Mortal Music will release No Closure from Chicago’s WITHERING SOUL on March 8th. MVD Entertainment Group will handle distribution. The deal will see a worldwide re-release of the band’s debut album The Echo Verses as a 2-disc digipack collector’s edition on April 18th 2011, which will be bundled with the bands original debut Nightmares Of The Ocean.
Turkey’s black metal band RAVENWOODS’ Enfeebling The Throne is out now through code666.
Czech grindcore band MINCING FURY AND GUTTURAL CLAMOUR OF QUEER DECAY released its third full-length album, Devolution, late last year through United Guttural.
Grim Scary Tales, the new full-length from Chicago’s MACABRE, is out through its own Decomposed Records imprint, with distribution in North America through Willowtip Records.
CIPHER SYSTEM is recording its sophomore album, Communicate The Storms. The mixing will once again be handled by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg in April. The band is seeking a new label.
MASTER has announced a 2011 U.S. headlining tour. The tour will commence on March 1st in Fredrick, Maryland and run through over a month’s worth of dates before coming to a close on April 3rd in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The band will be joined by Los Angeles’ LIGHTNING SWORD OF DEATH and Ohio thrashers MOBILE DEATH CAMP.
EYEHATEGOD will release an official live DVD on March 22nd through MVD. Simply titled Live, the 88-minute production features multi-camera footage from 2009 (Baltimore, MD) and 2010 (Cleveland, OH), with bonus clips from the last show of the band’s 2010 European tour.
KRALLICE has completed work on its third full-length album, Diotima. It will be released on April 26th through Profound Lore.
The Norwegian band ZEROZONIC has just set the release date for its album, God Damn, Better, Best for March 11, 2011. The band will release it through Mayhem Music, the record label from Audun Grønnestad of IMPERIA. The band features Daniel “Peisy” Olaisen of BLOOD RED THRONE.
Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN will be replacing DESTRÖYER 666 on the upcoming North American Reckoning tour headlined by DESTRUCTION. DESTRÖYER 666 has had to cancel the tour due to an “unavoidable personal commitment.”
Another tale of loyalty: Gary Holt of EXODUS will be temporarily filling in for guitarist Jeff Hanneman during SLAYER’s upcoming tour dates following the Slayer guitarist’s illness. Holt joined SLAYER members Kerry King, Tom Araya and Dave Lombardo on the five-date Australian Soundwave Festival that began February 26. SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman is currently recuperating at home after emergency surgery on his right arm after contracting a serious infection, possibly caused by a spider bite.
KATAKLYSM is issuing a 20th anniversary DVD. Titled The Iron Will: 20 Years Determined, this documentary will begin with the band’s inception in 1991. Director and producer Tommy Jones (LAMB OF GOD, SOILWORK and DEATH ANGEL) is expecting the release date to be spring of 2011. The DVD will also include interviews with a wide range of characters including the band’s first frontman Sylvain Houde, who sang on the first three KATAKLYSM albums: The Mystical Gate Of Reincarnation (1993), Sorcery (1996) and Temple Of Knowledge (1999).
FERAL is releasing Dragged To The Altar through Ibex Moon on April 26th.
DEVASTATOR has changed its name to BLESSED CURSE. The band has recruited Clark Webb as rhythm guitarist. The band has signed to Cyclone Empire for Europe and is recording an album.