Lifeforce Records has signed death metal band THE LAST FELONY from Montreal, Canada. The band’s full-length album Too Many Humans is due in the summer.
DRUGS OF FAITH has scheduled studio time for May 2010 at Developing Nations in Baltimore, Maryland with Kevin Bernsten (of grindcore band TRIAC) at the helm. The as-yet-untitled first full-length record for the band, to be released by Selfmadegod Records out of Poland, “will feature the grind ‘n’ roll sound the group is known for, as well as lyrics covering social and political subjects they continue to feel strongly about.” This will be the band’s first recording since appearing on Relapse Records’ This Comp Kills Fascists Vol. 2.
Xtreem Music has issued Death Motivation by Spanish band THE MURDER INDUSTRY. This is the band’s first album.
DISBELIEF will release a 20th anniversary album, called Heal, on May 21st through Massacre Records. The album contains eight songs including three cover versions and a remake of the song Shine. The cover versions are by KILLING JOKE, KINGDOM COME and CRIMSON GLORY.
Purgatory Unleashed – Live at Wacken is a live album by AT THE GATES‘ culled from the band’s 2008 Wacken Open Air performance. It will be released on May 4th through Earache Records.
Prosthetic Records’ THE FUNERAL PYRE has completed the follow- up to its 2008 album, Wounds. The new album, entitled Vultures At Dawn, was recorded by Adam Campbell at Awkward Studios and mixed by Ryan Butler.
CANNIBAL CORPSE is gearing up to hit the road in the band’s first own run since the band headlined the Hot Topic stage on 2009’s Rockstar Mayhem Festival. Joining CANNIBAL CORPSE on The Evisceration Plague Tour is 1349 (on select dates), SKELETONWITCH and LECHEROUS NOCTURNE. The tour kicks off on Tuesday, April 20th in Orlando, FL and finishes up on May 16th in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
AGAINST THE PLAGUES has lost guitarist Adrian Adamus in order to “focus on his personal/family life.” Joining AGAINST THE PLAGUES is Marco Martell (MALEVOLENT CREATION and DIVINE EMPIRE) who had played bass for the group before.
SEPULTURA bassist Paulo Pinto Jr., Allan Wallace and André Márcio of EMINENCE and Vladimir Korg of THE MIST have a project called THE UNABOMBER FILES. The band has recorded a demo at WZ Estúdio in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
MALEVOLENT CREATION has signed a management deal with Extreme Management Group (SUFFOCATION, ORIGIN, etc.). The band also has set April 5th, 2010 as the starting date for recording a new album with Eric Rutan at Mana Recording Studios (CANNIBAL CORPSE, VITAL REMAINS, GOATWHORE, etc.).
GOATWHORE and headliners 3 INCHES OF BLOOD will tour across Canada this month and into May. This will be the first time ever for GOATWHORE going east of Quebec City and hitting the Maritimes as well.
But lies about god and child molestation are OK! Adam “Nergal” Darski of Poland’s BEHEMOTH was formally charged on Monday, March 8th for insulting Roman Catholics after a second charge was filed against him in Poland. According to Polish law BEHEMOTH offended religion, which is an offence in the Eastern European country, and the religious by tearing a Bible on stage in Gdynia, Poland.
Sweden’s ISTAPP is currently preparing to release the band’s Metal Blade Records debut, Blekinge, on June 8th in the US and Canada.
BRAIN DRILL has released the track listing for its upcoming sophomore release, Quantum Catastrophe, which hits the streets on May 11th through Metal Blade. Quantum Catastrophe was recorded at Castle Ultimate Studio in Oakland, CA with Zach Ohren, who handled engineering, mastering and produced the album along with the band. Bassist Ivan Munguia got to show off his guitar skills on the tracks Mercy To None and Awaiting Imminent Destruction, which he wrote and recorded.
Metal Mind Productions will release three albums from DESTRUCTION’s discography: All Hell Breaks Loose, The Antichrist and Metal Discharge. DESTRUCTION’s re-issues will be available in new digipak editions, each limited to 2,000 copies. The material was digitally remastered using 24-Bit process. The release date is scheduled for 26th April 2010 in Europe and 13th July 2010 in USA through MVD. DESTRUCTION drummer Marc Reign has been asked to leave the band due to “personal and musical differences” which are caused by “tour stress.” The band states that Reign will focus on his own band, VOLCANO.
MORBID ANGEL has replaced drummer Pete Sandoval with drum nomad Tim Yeung. The band’s drummer has had backaches and spasms due to a deteriorating disc and is undergoing back surgery. The band is writing songs for a new album.
Ibex Moon Records has signed Chicago’s CARDIAC ARREST. The band’s third full-length album, Haven For The Insane, was recorded a year ago at Kai Kauffman’s Polymorph Media Studio and is scheduled for release on May 25th.
What would be an impersonal reason? Denver death metal band ENEMY REIGN has recruited bassist Phil Turner of Colorado metal outfit DRIVE-IN MASSACRE. Turner takes the place of former bassist Cassie Begay who recently left the band for personal reasons. ENEMY REIGN will release its Means To A Dead End EP in Europe through Neurotic Records on April 5th.
ION DISSONANCE has completed the recording of its new album, Cursed, which is due in June through Century Media Records. The album was recorded at .357 Productions by guitarist Antoine Lussier.
CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN new album, Psalm Of The Grand Destroyer, features drummer Matt Francis and is out this June through Willowtip.
FORBIDDEN has signed with Nuclear Blast Records. The band has two new songs on its corporate website.
IMMOLATION’s Majesty And Decay is out on March 5th through Nuclear Blast Records.
ARCH ENEMY will play its first show on the Faroe Islands at the 2010 edition of the G! Festival. ARCH ENEMY will headline the concert on July 16th.
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM singer Eric “A.K.” Knutson has joined THE HUMAN CONDITION, which features SACRED REICH guitarist Wiley Arnett. The band is working on a demo. Guitarist Michael Gilbert has, in the meantime, rejoined FLOTSAM AND JETSAM after Ed Carlson ceased activities with the band.
KATAKLYSM has completed the song writing process for its next album, which is entitled Heaven’s Venom. The album is tentatively scheduled for an autumn of 2010 release through Nuclear Blast.
KILLING ADDICTION’s Fall Of The Archetypes is out through Xtreem Music. The second full-length of the Florida death metal band is out 16 years after the band’s last recording.
DIABOLIC has signed a publishing deal with Salem Rose Music. The band’s Excisions Of Exorcisms will be released on April 20, 2010 through Deathgasm Records.
Italian thrash metal band HYADES has parted ways with bassist Jerico Biagiotti. He has temporarily been replaced with Rob Orlando who himself was previously a member from 2003 to 2008. The band is auditioning a permanent member.
HORNA’s Sudentaival CD and Viha Ja Viikate MCD are being re-issued by Woodcut Records. The releases are out on 17.03.2010 Worldwide.
DEMONGOAT’s True Satanic Warmageddon demo is out now.
PESTILENCE has announced its first Canada/US tour in over 16 years. The 17-date tour will kick off in Baltimore as part of the Maryland Deathfest at Sonar on May 30th and close at the Gramercy Theater in New York City on June 17th. WARBRINGER, VITAL REMAINS, ENFOLD DARKNESS and SACRIFICIAL SLAUGHTER will provide support.
DETONATION’s latest album is finished. The band has picked Reprisal as the title to its fourth full-length album.
GOREAPHOBIA will join KULT OV AZAZEL, BLOODFEAST and ANAL CUNT as one of the headliners of this year’s March Metal Massacre Fest in Reading, PA. Featuring over a dozen brutal bands, the show will take place at The Silo Nightclub on March 27th.
XTREEM MUSIC has signed the Spanish thrash metal band OMISSION. The label will re-release the Thrash Metal Is Violence demo.
Faroe Islands SIC has hired HATESPHERE drummer Dennis Buhl for the recording of its next album, Fighters The Bleed. The band’s Magnus Hansen left in December.
LENG TCH’E has picked Hypomanic as the title for its new album, which is due in June through its new label, Season Of Mist. The album was recorded at Parlour Studio in the UK with producer Russ Russell. The band claims it is its heaviest record yet.
BLEEDING THROUGH has hired drummer Mark Garza of THE FAMINE to fill in for Derek Youngsma for the group’s upcoming tour of Japan and Australia. Youngsma is remaining home awaiting the birth of his second child.
ANNIHILATOR will release its self-titled album in Europe on May 17th through Earache Records.
Inspired by KEEL? Delaware thrashers SOLITUDE will perform a reunion show on April 17th at JB McGuinnes in New Castle, Delaware. Also on the bill are FAITH OR FEAR and THUNDERBREW. This band was responsible for the Texas-based white metal band changing its name to SOLITUDE AETERNUS.
CROWBAR’s Kirk Windstein has joined crossover band SUICIDE WAR as vocalist and bassist. The band also features former CROWBAR man Craig Nunenmacher.
Inspired by KEEL? Despite disbanding in 2006 for inter-personal reasons, TWILIGHT, which reformed last year with Blake Judd (NACHTMYSTIUM), Wrest (LEVIATHAN and LURKER OF CHALICE), N. Imperial (KRIEG) and new recruits Stavros Giannopolous (THE ATLAS MOTH), Sanford Parker (MINSK and BURIED AT SEA) and Aaron Turner (ISIS and OLD MAN GLOOM), will issue an album called Monument To Time End in May through Southern Lord.
KEEP OF KALESSIN will release a new album, called Reptilian, in North America on June 8th through Nuclear Blast Records. The album is issued in Europe outside Germany, Austria and Switzerland on May 10th through Indie Recordings.
Germany’s GRIND INC.. has picked Lynch And Dissect as the title for its next album, which is out on May 21st through Bastardized Recordings. Thomas Granzow recorded the album at Catacomb Productions in Germany.
LYZANXIA will release its fourth album, Locust, on May 31st through XIII Bis Records. Locust was recorded and produced by David and Franck Potvin (LYZANXIA, ONE-WAY MIRROR and PHAZE I) at Déclanché Studio (Switzerland) and the Dome Studio (France).
MIRROR OF DECEPTION is at Soundmann Studio in Stuttgart, Germany recording its fourth album, A Smouldering Fire. This will be the band’s first album in four years.
NEF.VI.LIM the new album by ENOCHIAN CRESCENT will be released worldwide in May of 2010 by Woodcut Records. The band is Wrath – vocals, Viktor – guitar and vocals, Bolton – drums, Tunturituuli – bass and Vilhelm – guitar.
Stockholm’s NECROPHOBIC has just released a video for the song Revelation 666, taken from the Death To All album. The band will play Maryland Deathfest this year.
Canada’s NECRONOMICON has signed with Austria’s Napalm Records. The band’s new album, The Return Of The Witch, is out in June.
MIGHTY MUSIC is preparing for a simultaneous release of three Danish metal albums. ECITON’s A Scent Of Veracity will be released in Denmark on April 26th 2010 and in the rest of Europe on July 5th 2010. RIPE’s A Moment Of Forever will be released in Denmark on April 26th 2010 and in the rest of Europe on July 5th 2010. It features a guest appearance by Billy Cross of PRETTY MAIDS. BOIL’s A New Decay will be released in Denmark on April 26th 2010, and in the rest of Europe on July 5th 2010.
Joining Neil and Art in FATALIST is Sean Jessel (MENTACIDE) on drums, Matt Drexler on lead guitars and Mike Deity (CARNAL DEITY) on main vocals. This is the line-up that recorded the DEATH song Beyond The Unholy Grave for the upcoming movie After Party Massacre.
The solo project of former DISMEMBER drummer Fred Estby has signed with Regain Records. NECRONAUT’s projected album will feature a different singer on each song and is compared to VENOM and BLACK SABBATH. Musicians like Nicke Andersson, Chris Reifert as well as several DISMEMBER members will be involved.
Candlelight Records has signed OCTOBER TIDE. The band featuring guitarist Fredrik Norrman, vocalist Tobias Netzell, drummer Robin Bergh and session bassist Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY and CARNAL FORGE) is currently finishing work on its album. Expected for release early autumn, it will be the first new recording from the band in over ten years. It follows recent reissue of the band’s debut Rain Without End.
Germany’s DEAD EMOTIONS has called it a day after 14 years due to family responsibilities and the departure of guitarist Markus Uhl and singer Mosh. The band’s last show will be on April 9th at the Black Zone Bavaria Pt. III festival in Freisinger Lindenkeller.
Finland’s ALTARS OF DESTRUCTION have signed a deal with Violent Journey Records. The band’s new album, Gallery Of Pain, will be released on April 28th.