Ottawa, Canada-based OMINOUS ECLIPSE has a new demo called Sinister.
USA-based heavy metal band MURKOCET has a demo called Digging Mercy’s Grave.
Mosher Records has issued Upcoming Reality the debut full-length by Portuguese technical death metal band TREPID ELUCIDATION.
GUERRA TOTAL and METALUCIFER have issued a split CD through Forgotten Wisdom Productions.
Non Serviam Records is issuing WORMWOOD ‘s Ghostlands – Wounds From A Bleeding Earth on May 10th.
Grindcore group BUCKSHOT FACELIFT (Featuring ARTIFICIAL BRAIN, GREY SKIES FALLEN and THAETAS members) has announced new album, Ulcer Island. It will be issued on April 14th through Paragon Records.
The 2017 edition of Black Mourning Light festival of Edmonton, Canada is set for October 13th and 14th at the Starlite Room. This year’s festival features Canada’s REVENGE (Edmonton), BLASPHEMY (Vancouver), RITES OF THY DEGRINGOLADE (Edmonton) and ANTICHRIST (Vancouver).
Belgium-based black metal band ANDE has issued a demo called Het Gebeente.
Swedish musician Tony Särkkä (a.k.a It) of ABRUPTUM, MARDUK and more has died at the age of 45.
A MARDUK show at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, California, USA was cancelled after police could not guarantee its security. MARDUK has displayed NAZI imagery and been pro-war.
Season Of Mist has signed Spain-based ALTARAGE. The death metal act will release its sophomore album on the label in 2017.
Netherlands-based thrash metal band DISTILLATOR will release a full-length album, called Summoning The Malicious, on May 1st through Empire Records. The album was recorded at the band’s own studio and the mix and mastering were done by Dennis Köhne (SODOM, EXUMER, etc.).
Art Gates Records has issued German power metal act FAIRYTALE’s new album, Battlestar Rising.
France-based RIGHT TO THE VOID has recruited a new drummer, Alex Dumas.
Unholy Prophecies is issuing MORBID FLESH’s Rites Of The Mangled album in April. The band is based in Spain.
Romania-based black metal band KATHAROS XIII is set to release its second full-length album six years after its debut, Dead Emotions. Negativity will feature 7 new tracks and is set to be released soon through Loud Rage Music.
ONSLAUGHT will play in Lebanon on June 10th at The Station in Beirut as part of its The Force 30th Anniversary world tour, which kicked off in November, 2016.
Romanian melodic death metal band FALSE REALITY has announced a line-up modification after Marc Spedalska, the bass player who only performed in three live gigs, decided to quit the band following being admitted as a resident neurologist medic in the city of Cluj-Napoca. His replacement is a young bass player from Brasov, the band’s home city. Radu “Snuff” Constantinescu, who was active in the bands CONSEQUENCE and AROUND THE WORLD, has other two active projects, ARREST THE MOMENT and MY BACKYARD TELESCOPE.
MEAT TRAIN is on mainland Europe to play two dates with FLESHCRAWL in Germany and Austria.
Spain-based NORUNDA has issued Irruption through Suspiria Records. The band was formed in 2016.
VENOM INC., which features original VENOM members Jeff “Mantas” Dunn (guitar) and Anthony “Abaddon” Bray (drums) alongside ex-VENOM bassist/singer Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan, has signed a record deal with Nuclear Blast. The band’s debut album is tentatively due later this year.
Gods Of Violence, the new album by KREATOR, has entered the charts in Germany at position No. 1.
EVOCATION will release a new album, called The Shadow Archetype, on March 10 through Metal Blade.
Hungary-based “epic pagan death metallers” HEROIC have issued a demo called Barbár.
Kopfjagd, the first demo of WIKING1940, is out featuring three tracks of “pure black metal.” The members are formerly of VIA DOLOROSA and LORD H.
DISBELIEF will release a new album, called The Symbol Of Death, on April 21 through Listenable Records.
ARKHAEON’s Beyond was issued late last year through BergStolz. The black metal is based in Switzerland.
To Live Is To Suffer, the debut album by all-girl band JENNER out of Serbia, is now available through Inferno Records.
The Netherlands-based GOD DETHRONED has picked The World Ablaze as the title for its next album, which is due on May 5th through Metal Blade Records. It is the follow-up to 2010’s Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross and the final chapter to a World War I trilogy.
Blasting Shit To Bits – The Final Show is a documentary, which showcases the final 2012 performance by NASUM. It will premiere at Copenhagen’s Music Film Festival on April 27th to coincide with the band’s 25th anniversary.
Oklahoma City-based trio DISCHORDIA will be hitting the road for The Wastelands Tour this month covering part of the Bible belt in the USA.
HATE will release a new album, called Tremendum, on May 5th through Napalm Records.
Belgium-based COLDBORN’s Lingering Voidwards album was issued by Final Sacrifice Records late last year. The band plays black metal.
Netherlands-based black metal band DYSTOPIA will release a full-length album, called Chaos Philosophorum, onApril 21st. The album was recorded at Studio Helvete in Den Helder and mixed by Thomas Cochrane of TC Music.
FREAKINGS’ Toxic End demo is out this month. The band plays thrash metal.
SO THIS IS SUFFERING has issued the Palace Of The Pessimist full-length worldwide through Unique Leader Records and is touring the USA.
UK-based FOETAL JUICE’s Masters Of Absurdity album is out through Grindscene Records. The band’s style is death metal.
GHOUL is touring Europe.
Heidelberg Deathfest or HDDF 2017 is taking place in that city on March 11th. Bands playing include GOD DETHRONED (HOL), HAEMORRHAGE (ESP), DERANGED (SWE), JIG-AI (CZ), ULTIMO MONDO CANNIBALE (ITA), MUCUPURULENT (CD-Release- Show), JAPANISCHE KAMPFHÖRSPIELE, KORPSE (HOL) and FLESHLESS.
Armstrong Metalfest is happening in that city in Western Canada on July 14th and 15th at the Hassen Arena. Bands playing include AGRESSION, CELL, REVOCATION, Vancouver’s ska-metal project NINJASPY and more.
PESTILENCE has picked Hadeon as the title for its 2017 album, which is due in the summer. Alongside singer and guitarist Patrick Mameli the band features Santiago Dobles (AGHORA) on guitar, Alan Goldstein on bass and Septimiu Hărşan (DISAVOWED) on drums.
‘Negative metal’ project REBEL WIZARD has reissued its Triumph Of Gloom full-length demo through Prosthetic Records.