Paragon Records will release the latest product of the reformed death metal band CRUCIFIER. The release will be a 7″ EP entitled Trampled Under Cloven Hooves and will feature two new tracks in addition to a VIKING cover, and a re-recorded version of an older CRUCIFIER track……Norway’s KEEP OF KALESSIN have announced June 10th as the North American release date for the band’s Kolossus release. This will come on the heals of the tour with DIMMU BORGIR and BEHEMOTH (dubbed the Invaluable Darkness Tour Part 2) happening this April into early May. CANDLEMASS is currently recording an EP called Lucifer Rising……DETONATION has welcomed Danny Tunker (also of FUELBLOODED and THE SATURNINE) to the ranks in order to handle the guitar. This automatically means that cofounder Koen Romeijn (guitar and vocals) will lay down his guitar and focus on the vocals……DESENSITISED has changed its name to MURDER SYNDICATE……Former POSSESSED guitarist Mike Torrao has joined San Francisco’s INACAGE. The possessed man has also asked that his former band-mate and singer Jeff Becerra not continue as POSSESSED due to copyright reasons……Season Of Mist has the following upcoming releases: ATROX’s fifth album Binocular, KARELIA’s Restless, PEST’s Rest In Morbid Darkness, NAER MATARON’s Praetorians, HEGEMON’s Contemptus Mundi and SEPTIC FLESH’s Communion……Switzerland’s SLUDGE has a new album called Lava through Mighty Music……PANZERCHRIST’s Himmerlsfart Kommando album will be out in May through Mighty Music……Bassist Gea Mulder, formerly of MIRDYN and PHARMACORE, has joined GRINDMINDED……Crash Music has signed a three-album deal with the death Metal band PATH, which features Jerry Sturino (ex-JUNGLE ROT)……Thrash metal band EXUMER has reformed and intends to record a new album and tour in 2009. The band’s original albums will also be re-released. Frontman Mem V. Stein will continue with his band, SUN DESCENDS whose album The Entropy Formula is due in October……Bassist Robin ‘Graves’ Eaglestone, formerly of CRADLE OF FILTH, has joined ABGOTT. The band is working on a new album……guitarist Mike Kimball has quit DYING FETUS. The band is auditioning replacements…… LENG TCH’E is recording four new songs for a split 7″ and mini-CD with Canada’s FUCK THE FACTS. The split album will be released by Power It Up Records in August……Former DRI and current BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA drummer Felix Griffin will tour Europe with MDC this spring……MITHRAS, which was dropped by Candlelight Records, will release new music on its own Galactic Records. A new double-CD album is expected in the autumn……DARK FUNERAL will release a second DVD recorded during the band’s tour in support of the Attera Totus Sanctus” album. Attera Orbis Terrarum – Part 2, was recorded in South America and is expected in May……Cleveland-based BLACK DEATH’s drummer Phil Bullard died of colon cancer on February 6th at age 59……The reunited GUILLOTINE has signed with Pulverised Records and will issue a new album this autumn……David Gold of WOODS OF YPRES has joined GATES OF WINTER as a drummer. The band is planning on touring Canada……GRAVE is touring Russia in support of its Dominion VIII album. The band is teaming up with MONSTROSITY, ABYSMAL DAWN and STRONG INTENTION to tour America in May. MONSTROSITY which has a new bassist called MONSTROSITY have tapped bassist Ben Kuzay will tour the US alongside VITAL REMAINS as well……Inevitably, DEVASTATION has reformed and will begin touring again. The band features singer Rodney Dunsmore, guitarists Walter Trachsler and Henry Elizondo, bassist Alex Dominguez and is seeking a drummer……Guitarist Vastator has left ABSU and been replaced by a Zawicizuz. The band will soon record its Candlelight Records debut which is expected in October……Poland’s Metal Mind Productions will issue GORGOROTH’s Krakow show in 2004 which lead to much controversy and the eventual dropping of the band by Nuclear Blast Records on DVD. The Polish label will also issue a DECAPITATED DVD entitled Human’s Dust in June. The footage stems from the years 2002 and 2004……DEMISE’s third album Torture Garden will be issued by Metal Mind in April. It is mixed and mastered by James Murphy……According to Osmose Productions, SHINING will enter the studio on the 28th of April in order to record a new album, Tillbaka På Ruta Ett. The album will feature six vocalists……Allan Scott and guitarist Ciaran Wright of AGANKAST have formed a new band called INSANITA. Also in the band are guitarist Steve Gray and drummer Dean Cook. A demo called Thrill Of The Kill is on its way……Vocalist Kvohst, who left DØDHEIMSGARD last month has a new band called GANGRENATOR. The new group is reportedly playing grindcore……Sweden’s SABATON will release a new album, The Art Of War, on May 30th through Black Lodge Records. The album was recorded at Abyss Studio with producer Peter Tägtgren……BWARE is the name of a new side-project featuring Noel and Pablo from GRUESOME STUFF RELISH, Stevo from the defunct IMPETIGO, and Kam Lee from DENIAL FIEND and MASSACRE. The band is on Razorback Records and plays death metal. The debut album will be called Not For The Squeamish……Following seven years of silence OLD FOREST will issue a demo called Tales Of The Sussex Weald Part 1……Drummer David Kinkade (formerly of MALEVOLENT CREATION, COUNCIL OF THE FALLEN, INSATANITY and DIVINE EMPIRE) has joined a Chicago metal band called KASTASYDE……Spikefarm Records will issue KALMAH’s For The Revolution album next month. It was recorded at Tico Tico Studio.