Initially formed in 2009 as the side-project of FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE members Francesco Paoli and Paolo Rossi, and now featuring the line-up of vocalist Luigi Valenti, guitarist Stefano Rossi Ciucci, bassist Riccardo Rogari and drummer Giacomo Torti, BLOODTRUTH has signed with Unique Leader and will issue an album called Obedience soon.
EXODIA is back with a new album in collaboration with Art Gates Records and Gateways Productions. The new album is entitled Hellbringer.
IRON REAGAN is touring the USA this April. The band is touring first with the OCCULTIST and then with GHOUL and OCCULTIST as part of the Weapons of Mosh Destruction II tour.
IMPALED NAZARENE will release its next album, Vigorous And Liberating Death, on April 14th through Osmose Productions. The album will contain the following 13 new songs. The album will be mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox studios. The cover artwork was designed by Taneli Jarva.
Thrash metal band LETHAL VICE will issue an EP called Thrash Converters this year through Suspiria Records. The band hails from Spain.
PRIMALFROST’s debut full-length album Prosperous Visions was released on February 10th through Maple Metal Records. PRIMALFROST played a Toronto CD release show with MOONSPELL, LEAVES EYES, and ATROCITY on February 20th at the Mod Club.
Following The Fleshland album Tokyo, Japan’s COFFINS has confirmed a US shows this spring. Beginning May 18th, COFFINS will play Chicago, Cleveland, Brooklyn and Philadelphia before closing down the run with a return to Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore on May 22nd.
RESURRECTION has signed a deal with Old School Metal Records for the release of the band’s next album. Due out in March, Soul Descent – March Of Death will be supported by a European tour beginning this month. RESURRECTION has parted ways with bassist and singer Damien Chavez. Replacing Chavez is Jeff Surmell of SOLACE OF REQUIEM.
Iceland’s death metal band BENEATH will release a full-length album, The Barren Thorne, on April 29th through Unique Leader Records. The album was helmed by Polish producers Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawski.
MASS MURDER MESSIAH has recruited former NEURAXIS singer Alex Leblanc.
GORY BLISTER has signed a deal with Sliptrick Records for the release of its next album.
METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett joined his former band EXODUS on stage on Friday, February 7th at his first annual horror convention, Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEviL, which took place at at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. The band played EXODUS’ Piranha and the BLUE ÖYSTER CULT song Godzilla.
Candlelight Records has signed Irish band ABADDON INCARNATE. The band’s fifth album, Pessimist, will be released sometime in 2014.
New York City-area metal quintet, GREY SKIES FALLEN, is preparing to release an independent CD this spring called The Many Sides of Truth.
THE FACELESS has parted ways with guitarist Wes Hauch.
ENTHRONED has a new album called Sovereigns. The album is the follow-up to 2012’s Obsidium and is out on April 15th through Agonia Records.
CRADLE OF FILTH’s late demo Total Fucking Darkness will be released in vinyl format on May 5th as part of a bigger release. The record also features Spattered In Faeces from the Goetia sessions and unreleased songs.
AUTOPSY’s next album Tourniquets, Hacksaws And Graves will be out on April 29th through Peaceville Records. The album was recorded at Fantasy Studio with producer Adam Munoz.
LOUDBLAST has signed with Listenable Records and will issue an album called Burial Ground this year.
Living Fast is a heavy metal talk show created by Ryan Waste (MUNICIPAL WASTE). The first episode of the YouTube series was filmed on January 18, 2014 and featured John Gallagher of Raven!
American Grindcore band MISERY INDEX has announced The Killing Gods as the title for its forthcoming full-length. The band’s fifth studio album will hit the stores on May 23rd.
Consume, the second album from Tucson-based quintet LETHAL DOSAGE is out through Battleground Records.
AS I LAY DYING’s singer Tim Lambesis has changed his plea to guilty for hiring someone to kill his estranged wife.
LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe is composing music for the Richmond Ballet.
Drummer Gus Rios has left MALEVOLENT CREATION due to personal reasons. He is looking for a new gig. The band, however, claims to have fired its “gay” drummer due to a snafu with flights and a show in Chicago. Justin Dipinto who recorded the Malevolent Creation album The Will To Kill is back.
British band ARCHITECTS will release a new album, Lost Forever // Lost Together, on March 11th through Epitaph Records.
CROWBAR will release a new album, Symmetry In Black, on May 27th through Entertainment One Music.