KREATOR’s next album, Phantom Antichrist, is out on June 1st through Nuclear Blast. The album is engineered at Fascination Street Studio in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren.
French band BENIGHTED recently filmed a video for the song Let the Blood Spill between My Broken Teeth, which is taken from the group’s latest album, Asylum Cave. The band is touring Europe all spring.
SUFFOCATION and drummer Mike Smith have divorced. The band has replaced him with Dave Culross (formerly of MALEVOLENT CREATION) who had played on Despise The Sun. Bill Robinson of DECREPIT BIRTH is filling in for vocalist Frank Mullen on tour as well.
Eat Your Heart Out: Portugal’s grinding HOLOCAUSTO CANIBAL has signed a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of its next album, Gorefilia. Due in April, the 18-song CD was recorded at 213 Studio in Portugal and mixed and mastered at Hertz Studio.
Metal Mind Productions is reissuing two albums by GOREFEST this month, False and Erase.
ENEMY REIGN has completed work on its new full-length. Entitled Between Hell And Oblivion, the offering was recorded at Flatline Audio by Dave Otero and offers up 11 tracks of brutality as well as the debut of vocalist, Stevie Boiser who replaced former throat, Sherwood Webber (SKINLESS) last Summer.
Original DEATH ANGEL guitarist Gus Pepa made an appearance on stage with his former band on February 24th at Slim’s in San Francisco. The group stated that, “We haven’t shared the stage with Gus since 1990!”
SUNN O))) has announced a number of European shows culminating with a concert at the Hellfest Festival in France in June. On stage will be: TOS Nieuwenhuizen (organ), Attila Csihar (vocals), Greg Anderson (guitars), Stephen O’Malley.
FDA Rekotz will release Death Strike by The Netherlands’ MASSIVE ASSAULT on March 2nd.
Seattle death metal band BLACK BREATH has a new album called, Sentenced To Life, out through Southern Lord on March 27th. As with its debut full-length album Heavy Breathing, BLACK BREATH recorded it at God City Studio with Kurt Ballou and had the finished product mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side.
FLESHDOLL has left Pervade Productions. The Toulouse-based band will record its third album under the auspices of Mobo-Conkrete Studio (MINUSHUMAN, OTARGOS, etc.) this spring with Samuel Santiago (GOROD) as drummer.
Following a cancelled South American run with ABORTED, the Grind Over Europe Tour with ROTTEN SOUND and MAGRUDERGRIND, a U.K. journey with ANAAL NATHRAKH and a handful of stateside headlining dates, California goregrind band EXHUMED has announced a near month-long bout of U.S. dates with CANNIBAL CORPSE beginning late April.
Burnaby, Canada’s TRIBUNE has a new 8-track demo called Elder Lore/The Dark Arts. The band is playing in Canada and USA this spring.
Swedish musician Rogga Johansson (every band in Sweden) has a new band for the next 15 minutes. MEGASCAVENGER has a two-song 7″ EP entitled Songs Of Flesh: Part I, which features growling duets with Jörgen Sandström (GRAVE, KRUX, TORTURE DIVISION, etc.) and Paul Speckmann (MASTER, DEATH STRIKE, ABOMINATION, etc.). The EP is available through Selfmadegod Records. A MEGASCAVENGER full-length is due this Summer through Selfmadegod. The album features Marc Grewe (MORGOTH), Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY), Eric Daniels (ex-ASPHYX), Jonas Lindblood (PUTERAEON), Patrick Mameli (PESTILENCE) and more.
PESTILENCE has a new line-up. Bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (NUFUTIC and OBSCURA) and drummer Yuma van Eekelen (THE NEW DOMINION) have moved on and will focus on their main bands. The group now features bassist Stephan Fimmers (NECROPHAGIST) and drummer Tim Yeung (DIVINE HERESY, VITAL REMAINS, MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL, etc.) to record an album called Obsideo.
KULT OV AZAZEL has recruited bassist Amduscias (ex-HATE ETERNAL). The band is writing for its album, Violators Of The Covenant, due to be released through Negativity Records.
Massacre Records has brought the latest album from EXCITER to North America. Death Machine was issued in 2010 in Europe.
CCP Records has issued STRYDEGOR’s In The Shadow Of Remembrance and SPECTRAL’s Gateway To Death.
Vocalist Mat Maurer has quit Australian thrash metal veterans MORTAL SIN due to personal differences with the rest of the band.
The reformed thrashers MACE are working on a new album. They are now armed with a new logo courtesy of Tommy Niemeyer from THE ACCUSED. MACE guitarist Dave Hillis had gone in to produce rock albums by bands such as PEARL JAM.
Paul Speckman’s MASTER has completed work on its eleventh studio offering. Entitled The New Elite, the 11-tracks were recorded at Shaark Studios and features cover art by German graphic designer Mark Bridgeman.
Following two full-length releases through Relapse Records, ANTIGAMA has re-signed with Selfmadegod and is currently at Warsaw’s Progresja Studio with sound engineer Pawel “Janos” Grabowski. The band is in the process of recording several tracks for two different upcoming releases – a 3-way split with NOISEAR and THE KILL (Australia), as well as a MCD tentatively entitled Stop The Chaos.
Century Media Records has signed NACHTMYSTIUM for the world after working with the Americans for the USA territory for the last three years. NACHTMYSTIUM is in the studio recording a new album, called Silencing Machine, due on July 31st through Century Media Records. A mini-tour with KRIEG and MURMUR is scheduled for July.
Estonian death metal band NEOANDERTALS will release a new album, called Australopithecus, on February 17th through Kunaki LLC. The follow-up to 2011’s Ebu Gogo Gutting The Child was recorded in Otepää, Estonia in 2009 with original drummer Roland Seer.
Los Angeles thrashers HEXEN has completed work on its album, Being And Nothingness, due in the summer through Pulverised Records.
NAGLFAR’s Téras album is out this month through Century Media. Prior to the release the label will release a 7” EP called An Extension Of His Arm And Will, which is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies.
KING’S X drummer Jerry Gaskill, who is 54 years old, suffered a heart attack on Saturday February 25th. He is stable. The band has cancelled its planned shows.
Former CHIMAIRA guitarist Matt DeVries has ended his run as the touring bassist for SIX FEET UNDER and joined FEAR FACTORY. The band is working on a new album. SIX FEET UNDER has recruited bassist Jeff Hughell, formerly of BRAIN DRILL and VILE. FEAR FACTORY and SHADOWS FALL will tour the USA in May.
MONSTROSITY is releasing the Live Apocalypse DVD on March 13th through its own Conquest Music. It was recorded at the Brutal Assault festival in Czech Republic.
DERIDE has signed a deal with Massacre Records. The band’s next album is called The Void and will be released on April 27th.
GORY BLISTER will release a new album, called Earth-Sick, on April 23rd through Italy’s Bakerteam Records.
MARDUK has a new album called Serpent Sermon for a spring release through Blooddawn/Century Media.
German band DAWN OF DISEASE will release a new album, Crypts Of The Unrotten, on April 27th through NoiseArt Records. The album was again recorded at Soundlodge Studio.
EX DEO has canceled its involvement in the US leg of Paganfest America Part III tour with TURISAS, ALESTORM, ARKONA and HUNTRESS. The band claims the cancellation is due to members being busy elsewhere.
Canadian company War On Music Records will reissue CRYPTOPSY’s Blasphemy Made Flesh and None So Vile albums on LPs. The Ungentle Exhumation demo will get the 7” treatment.
Love a recording meant to be LEUKEMIA’s third album has now been released by Vic Records.
TANKARD has signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band’s new album is due this summer.
Turkish mathcore band CHOPSTICK SUICIDE will release Lost Fathers and Sons on March 29th through Turkey’s Peyote Müzik.