France-based black metal band DRASTUS’ La Croix De Sang is out through NoEvDia this month.
Umbravorous, a new album of black thrash band PERVERSOR will be released by Pulverised Records on March 15th.
Romania-based MERCY’S DIRGE will have a CD version of the Live, Raw & Relentless album in collaboration with Loud Rage Music in the spring.
Slovakia-based CEREMONY OF SILENCE will issue a debut album called Oútis through Willowtip Records on the 5th of April.
VIO-LENCE, which reunited for one benefit show in April, has now added the Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival on August 9th to 11th in Kortrijk, Belgium to its schedule. The band is also playing a Los Angeles show with SACRED REICH.
Another project: Former EXODUS and current GENERATION KILL singer Rob Dukes, DARK ANGEL guitarist Eric Meyer and AUTUMN’S END’s Chris Cannella, bassist Michael Gonzalez and former SACRED REICH drummer Greg Hall have a band called BLOODMOON RITUAL.
Italy-based NEW DISORDER is on Art Gates Records now and shall release an album called Mind Pollution on March 15th. The first single and video extracted from the album is the self-titled track Mind Pollution, which is directed by Paul Sciò.
BRUJERIA is following up the Viva Presidente Trump! seven-inch with a new single called Amaricon Czar. The band is hitting Europe with VENOMOUS CONCEPT and AGGRESSION.
War Arts Productions has set February 23rd as the release date for EGGS OF GOMORRH’s demo repress, Rot Prophet, on cassette tape.
BERKOWITZ makes its Horror Pain Gore Death Productions debut with the World Gone To Shit album. Formed in 2017 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, BERKOWITZ‘s album features twelve tracks of goregrind from ex-members of THRONE OF BOTIS, MURDER and GATES OF ENDOR.
The Metalitalia.com Festival team – Metalitalia.com, Vertigo and Eagle Booking Live Promotion – has announced the details of the 2019 edition of the festival, which will take place once again at the Live Music Club in Trezzo Sull’Adda (Milan), Italy. FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, DARKANE, GOTTHARD, ARCH ENEMY and HARDCORE SUPERSTARS are among the booked bands.
SATYRICON will perform the entire 1999 album Rebel Extravaganza at the Tons Of Rock festival in Oslo, Norway in June.
ATARAXIE, featuring past and current members of BETHLEHEM, SORDIDE, VOID PARADIGM and others, has an album called Résignés through Xenokorp and Deadlight labels on March 8.
Comatose Music is reissuing MORTAL DECAY’s A Gathering Of Human Artifacts compilation this March to commemorate the release’s twentieth anniversary.
FEED THEM DEATH’s No Solution/Dissolution is out through GrimmDistribution and Exalted Woe Records. The old school death-grind solo project is created by Void, founding member of ANTROPOFAGUS.
ASEPTIC’s Senses Decay demo is being re-issued on cassette by Redefining Darkness Records on 08.03.2019. The band is working on an album for 2019.
HERETICAL SECT’s self-titled EP is out in different formats through Redefining Darkness Records, Caligari Records and Vendetta Records this month.
The reformed PIST.ON is touring the UK this month.
Brazil-based thrash metal act TORMENTOR BESTIAL has a single called Nephilins from the album Supplicium Plus Quam Bestia scheduled for April 5th. The album will be released on Music-Records.
VENOM INC. will tour Canada and USA in April and May.
BLACK TUSK is touring Europe in May.
Rockshots Records/Extreme Metal Music has signed “symphonic black metallers” SINNRS. Formed in Denmark in 2017 by Nero (vocals/strings/piano) and Maestus (drums), the duo will issue its debut album Profound on April 26th, 2019. The album was also the band’s demo.
Italy-based STORM OF PARTICLES has released a new song entitled The Reject. Given the line-up changes the band is signalling its existence.
ARES KINGDOM’s Instruments Of War is the third of four online-only retrospective demo EPs, bringing together all of the band’s instrumentals from 1996 to 2015 in a single package.
SADNESS’ Rain is out through Flowing Downward on 10.03.2019.
BOTANIST’s Hammer of Botany + Oplopanax Horridus is out through Aural Music on 26.04.2019. The band calls its music “green metal.”
FOUL BODY AUTOPSY’s The Unquiet Dead demo is out now.
Singapore-based OSHIEGO’s The Book Of Wonders is out through Horror Pain Gore Death this month.
Winnipeg, Canada-based ANOMALISM has a demo called Parasitic Spawn. The death metal band was founded in 2018.
USA-based UNMERCIFUL has signed with Willowtip Records. An album by the death metal band is due this year.
Connecticut, USA-based quintet INDESTRUCTIBLE NOISE COMMAND (I.N.C.) will issue an album called Terrible Things this month.
DESTRUCTION has recruited Damir Eskic as its second guitarist. The Swiss GOMORRA member is a guitar teacher who was himself tutored by Tommy Vetterli of CORONER. He had contributed solos to the band’s previous record.
Italy-based grindcore band CRIPPLE BASTARDS have been around for 30 years. The band’s latest full-length album La Fine Cresce Da Dentro (‘The End Is Growing From Within’) was issued by Relapse Records in 2018.
A Memphis, Tennessee, USA concert venue has cancelled the April concert of AS I LAY DYING following several requests and objections given how the band’s singer was convicted of attempted murder of his wife in 2014.
Canada-based metalcore band ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN will release its full-length album Harbinger on Nuclear Blast on March 29th. it was produced and mixed by Jason Suecof.
EYEHATEGOD vocalist Mike IX Williams and right-wing Arkansas, USA senator Jason Rapert traded barbs and accusations recently. The singer objected to the man’s crusade against women’s choice, and other policies, while the Republican senator asked the venue of the band’s show in Arkansas to cancel the show and violate the First Amendment.
Agoge Records has opened an office in Romania. The label opened an office in Japan last month.
DESERT NEAR THE END has an album called Of Fire And Stars through Metal Scrap Records. The title track is an advance single.
GRAVE VIOLATOR’s Back To The Cult is out through Reaper Metal Productions this month. The band is compared to IMPALED NAZARENE.
PROFANATICA has signed with Season Of Mist.
THE FLAYING, death metal from Quebec City, Canada will release an album called Angry, Undead through PRC Music on March 22nd. The band worked with Christian Donaldson (CRYPTOPSY) at The Grid in Montreal.
Death metal band VALE OF PNATH’s Accursed is out through Willowtip Records in May. VALE OF PNATH, DARK FUNERAL, BELPHEGOR, INCANTATION, and others will be on the Devastation On The Nation North American tour that month.
USA-based thrash metal band OUR DYING WORLD has its debut demo Expedition out this month.
Italy-based VIOLENTOR has a single called Haunter Of The Anorexis from its upcoming album Putrid Stench, which will be issued by Inferno Records.
EMBLUDGEONMENT’s brutal Barn Burner album is out through Comatose Music in April.
DRAGHKAR’s Eternal Abyss is a compilation of the band’s music out through Horror Pain Gore Death this March.
Redefining Darkness Records will issue NOCTURNAL HOLLOW’s A Whisper Of A Horrendous Soul and SIX OF SWORDS’ Regime Decay/Polar Vortex compilation this month.
MYSTIFIER’s new full-length Protogoni Mavri Magiki Dynasteia will be released through Season Of Mist on March 8th.
Current UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS and former JOB FOR A COWBOY and SCORPION CHILD drummer Jon Rice filled in for BEHEMOTH‘s Inferno in both Israel and Istanbul, Turkey on stage. Inferno is injured, but is expected to be back with the band soon.
Due to personal reasons related to his work and body, Andreas “Vintersorg” Hedlund has left BORKNAGAR. Consequently, I.C.S Vortex will take over the microphone once again.
Western Canada’s Armstrong Metal Fest’s 11th annual will take place on July 12th and 13th at the Hassen Arena in Armstrong, British Colombia. Bands playing include BETRAYING THE MARTYRS, WAKE, ENTHEOS, CENTURIES OF DECAY and ORIGIN among others.
Ottawa, Canada-based ACCURSED SPAWN will issue its debut album The Virulent Host through PRC Music this month.