INSISION will release a new EP, End Of All, later this year through Sevared Records. The album was recorded at Off Beat Studio.
AXECUTER from Brazil is the latest band signed to Infernö Records. The label will soon release a debut release, a 3-song cassette by the band.
Vanity project? IMMORTAL’s DEMONAZ’s solo debut, March Of The Norse, will be available in North America on May 17th through Nuclear Blast.
7 HORNS 7 EYES has signed to Century Media Records for a multi-album deal. The label will issue the band’s debut full-length, Throes Of Absolution, this autumn. Basick Records will handle the European release. The label compares the band to MESHUGGAH and KATATONIA. Throes Of Absolution features a guest appearance by Jeff Loomis (NEVERMORE) and will see the band touring heavily in support of the record.
TITANS EVE has announced a tour across Canada and the US as its first North American tour in support of the debut release The Divine Equal. The band is on the road in May and June.
ANAL CUNT will be taking its show on the road this coming month in support of its latest release, Fuckin’ A (PATAC Records). The tour will kick off in their Boston stomping grounds on May 24th and wind its way across the entire US throughout the month of April. A European tour is also in the works for later this year. ANAL CUNT is Seth Putnam on vocals and guitar and Tim Morse on drums.
Several members of WHIPLASH and CARNIVORE have a new act called BROOKLYN MILITIA. The crossover band is Glenn Hansen (WHIPLASH and MOONDOG) – vocals, Paul Bento (CARNIVORE) – guitar, Rich Day (PRIMAL SCREAM, WHIPLASH, and BURN VICTIMS) – bass and Joe Cangelosi (WHIPLASH, KREATOR, MASSACRE) – drums.
Italy’s NOCTEM has signed with Rising Records for the release of its new album. Mark Daghorn, owner of the label has worked as producer for bands like CRADLE OF FILTH or PORCUPINE TREE. The band has also adopted a new image.
DISFEAR bassist Henrik Frykman died last month due to cancer.
VOMITORY will release its eighth studio album, Opus Mortis VIII, in Europe on April 26th through Metal Blade Records. The album was produced by Rikard Löfgren at his Leon Music Studio.
SEPULTURA has picked Kairos (an old Greek word meaning a time in between or a moment of undetermined period of time in which something special happens) as the title for its new album. It is due in June through Nuclear Blast Records.
DIABOLICAL will tour in Russia in support of its new album, Ars Vitae. The Americans will be supported by DRAUGGARD.
German heathen metal band INFESTUS will release its new album, E x | I s t, on May 19 in North America through Debemur Morti Productions.
The Ukrainian band APOSTATE has announced the addition of two new members to its ranks. Guitarist Andrij Hudyma and second vocalist Vadym Ozhygin (also of Ukrainian thrashers DISARM) are now part of the group.
Canada’s VILLAINIZER has its debut demo, The Villainizing EP, out now. The band is recording a full-length.
MARDUK recently completed recording three new songs for an upcoming EP. Dubbed Iron Dawn, the EP is set for release through Regain Records on May 27th at the Maryland Deathfest where the band will make its long-anticipated appearance. The EP will also be available at the six additional North American shows to follow with a worldwide street date of May 30th.
DEATH ANGEL has announced a tour of South East Asia including a date in The Philippines where the original members hailed from. The show occurs in late April and May. Bay Area thrash band DEATH ANGEL will release a DVD entitled DEATH ANGEL: A Thrashumentary in the spring of 2012. DEATH ANGEL: A Thrashumentary is a combination live video and documentary.
SKELETONWITCH has recruited drummer Tony Laureano for its upcoming spring dates and to play on the upcoming, as-yet-untitled new album, due out this autumn. Laureano, who has played for acts such as 1349, NILE and DIMMU BORGIR will be replacing the recently departed, Derrick “Mullet Chad” Nau, who is returning to art school and further pursuing his art career.
Police state. MASTER, who were scheduled to kick off their long-anticipated U.S. headlining tour earlier this week with support from LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH and MOBILE DEATHCAMP, were denied entry into the country and forced to return to the Czech Republic. Says MASTER’s American frontman: “The police came to explain that the visa waiver program didn’t apply to musicians. So they sent me to customs and proceeded to tear apart everything and sent me on my way. I waited for six hours to get on another airplane and return to Europe.”
German death metal band DAWN OF DISEASE will release its debut album, Legends Of Brutality, on April 29th through Noise Art Records. The album was recorded at Soundlodge Studio (GOD DETHRONED, DEW-SCENTED, SINISTER, etc.) with producer Jörg Uken.
KORPIUS’ Shades Of Black is out through Maple Metal Records.
BLOODBATH will release a live DVD, called Bloodbath Over Bloodstock, on April 25th through Peaceville Records. The video features BLOODBATH’s August 2010 performance at the Bloodstock festival.
Stupid. EXODUS has participated in a metal/country split single called Hammer And Life. The other side features someone called BOB WAYNE. After being booked to open for IRON MAIDEN in Chile EXODUS has now been booked to open for JUDAS PRIEST in Poland in August at the Metal Hammer festival.
CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Pat O’Brien will fill in for EXODUS’ Gary Holt when Holt says goodbye to SLAYER in Europe to play with his own band EXODUS at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile on April 4th. Holt has been filling in for SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman since the tour kicked off February 26th in Australia.
New Mexico-based band KRYOBURN has officially called it quits. Guitarist Allen Scott and drummer Chris Huber are starting a new project.
ROTTREVORE has signed with Xtreem Music. The band is recording a 4-song EP, called Blind Sided Attack, at Mana Studio with Erik Rutan producing. Expect it in October.
Lifeforce Records’ DEADLOCK is scheduled to play both Wacken and Summer Breeze Festivals this summer.
After getting dropped by Nuclear Blast HACKNEYED has signed with Lifeforce Records. The band is in the studio recording its third album and has also been booked for Summer Breeze Festival in August.
VREID has released its fifth studio album, simply entitled V, in North America through Indie Recordings.
THE HAUNTED has released an album called Unseen through Century Media.
MORBID ANGEL has announced Illud Divinum Insanus as the title for its new album, due on June 7th through Season Of Mist. A single for the song Nevermore will be issued in advance.
INTO ETERNITY has announced the addition of drummer Brian Newbury from Edmonton’s DEATH TOLL RISING. The band is writing new music. Steve Bolognese found out about his dismissal after reading about it in the press. The band is seeking a label.
ILLOGICIST is looking for a new drummer in anticipation of its upcoming live commitments in Europe, overseas and in summer festivals, as well as expected as part of the promotion of a new album to be released this spring.
Following last year’s reissue of Winter Of Sin, Abyss Records is reissuing more music from FESTER. In mid-April of 2011 Abyss will reincarnate FESTER’s 1994 release Silence on digi-CD. The reissue will come completely remixed, remastered and repackaged and will feature all nine original tracks and a live version of the song Persecution recorded in 1991.
MACABRE has announced a string of North American tour dates for this Summer, the latest in their ongoing Grim Scary tour supporting Grim Scary Tales. Set to kick off in late July, MACABRE will hit the road for two weeks as direct support to EXHUMED, and will also be joined by CEPHALIC CARNAGE and WITHERED. MACABRE will first hit the road for the previously announced European leg of the tour in mid-April.
Sweden’s ANGREPP has announced that drummer Fredrik Widigs has parted ways with the band and been replaced by Jakob Hallegren (MÅNEGARM and VALKYRJA).
ARTILLERY’s new album My Blood has just been released in Europe and Japan. MVD will issue the album in North America this month.
SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser will play eight shows with ANTHRAX in July as a stand-in for Scott Ian, whose wife Pearl Aday, is giving birth.
ANTHRAX’s Joey Belladonna has compiled and issued a tribute to Frank Sinatra called SIN-atra, Heavy Metal’s Tribute To The Genius Of Frank Sinatra.
BLACKGATES is a new band featuring former ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson, guitarist Jeremy Epp (THE VENTING MACHINE), bassist Uriah Duffy (WHITESNAKE) and drummer Paul Bostaph (TESTAMENT, SLAYER and FORBIDDEN). The band has a demo.
BORKNAGAR has re-signed with Century Media Records for a three-album deal after leaving Indie Recording in January. BORKNAGAR is currently working on material for a new album, at this point roughly scheduled to be released in early 2012.
ABORTED will begin recording its seventh full-length album from June onwards at Hansen Studio with producer Jacob Hansen. The band will be tracking over 15 tracks. The album is called Global Flatline.
Singer Marco Aro (FACE DOWN and ex-THE HAUNTED), guitarists Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES and DIMENSION ZERO) and Glenn Ljungström (ex-IN FLAMES and DIMENSION ZERO), bassist Alex Losbäck Holstad (ex-DESPITE, DECAMERON and CARDINAL SIN) and drummer Chris Barkensjö (CARNAL FORGE and ex-GRAVE) have a new band called IN THE RESISTANCE.
ABSOLUTE POWER is a new project featuring singer Simon Efemey (PARADISE LOST and CROWBAR), guitarists Mitch Harris (NAPALM DEATH) and Russ Russell, bassist Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH and BRUJERIA) and drummer Ian Treacey (BENEDICTION and MEATHOOK SEED). The heavy metal band will release its self-titled album on May 9th.
DIM MAK is working on a new album, Emergence Of Reptilian Altar. The album is expected in late 2011.
SODOM was forced to cancel its April 2nd appearance at the Silesian Massacre Festival 2 in Katowice, Poland after the band’s guitarist, Bernd “Bernemann” Kost, was rushed to the hospital.
ONSLAUGHT has lost drummer and founding member Steve Grice. The man objected to the band using another drummer without his knowledge during a period in which he was available for work. ONSLAUGHT has recruited Michael Hourihan (EXTREME NOISE TERROR) to play the drums during the band’s Scream For Violence tour.
THE EXALTED PILEDRIVER will release a live album, Night Of The Unpolished Turd, on April 1st through Sick Fuck Records.
EXHORDER Bassist Frankie Sparcello died on Tuesday, March 22nd.