US-based STONEHAVEN is issuing its second full-length through Horror Pain Gore Death Productions on April 20th. Entitled Concerning Old-Strife And Man Banes, the album was recorded and mixed at Massive Sound Studio in Kansas City by Corey White and mastered by Mike Nolte.
Spanish thrash metal band ANGELUS APATRIDA will release a new studio album, The Call, on April 30th through Century Media. The album was again recorded at Ultrasound Studio in Moita, Portugal with producer Daniel Cardoso.
FDA Rekotz has announced the signing of CHAPEL OF DISEASE, a young German band from Cologne. Their first demo Death Evoked will be released on Friday, April 13th on cassette and limited to 166 hand-numbered copies. A full-length album is also expected this year. The band is compared to ASPHYX and MORGOTH.
MARDUK will release its next studio album, Serpent Sermon through Blooddawn Productions/Century Media in May.
Century Media Records has signed Dutch death metal band GRAND SUPREME BLOOD COURT. The band was formed in 2011 by former ASPHYX guitar player Eric Daniels who left after the ASPHYX’s On The Wings Of Inferno. An album is expected this year.
Stockholm-based Swedeath band DESULTOR (not to be confused with the Swedeath band DESULTORY) released its full-length debut, Masters Of Hate, on March 20th through Abyss Records.
A name from the past with a name from the past: Peaceville Records has signed the Norwegian band MYSTICUM. The band’s new album, Planet Satan, is due to be recorded this year after multiple years of delays.
Death To All Tour 2012 is a June benefit for Sweet Relief. This five-city USA tour will feature a number of DEATH‘s alumni. This tour is to celebrate the life and music of Chuck Schuldiner, of DEATH and to raise money for the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. GORGUTS is also part of the bill.
Season of Mist has signed Dutch band THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT. The band’s forthcoming album is entitled Tetragrammaton and due later this year.
Mexico’s INFINITUM OBSCURE will set sail towards European soil in April for the first time since the band’s inception 12 years ago. The Congregation Of The Obscure – European Tour 2012, featuring DEAD CONGREGATION from Greece and INFINITUM OBSCURE, is presented by Germany’s Iron Bonehead Productions.
Candlelight Records has issued the second album from Chicago’s LORD MANTIS (featuring members of NACHTMYSTIUM), entitled Pervertor.
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions has signed black/death metal band FIENDS AT FEAST and will release the band’s debut EP Shadows Of Extinction on March 27th on CD format.
Celebrating 20 years of existence, the Czech Republic’s AVENGER has released Bohemian Dark Metal on Deathgasm Records.
The third DISSIMULATION album, Atiduokit Mirusius, which was recorded back in 2008 and earlier available only as CD edition is now out and available through Ledo Takas on vinyl as well.
Goregorecords, the death metal sublabel of Aural Music, is re-releasing the long-time sold out album Inside The Unreal from Italy’s ELECTROCUTION. To commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the original release, the members of the band gathered to work on the limited edition and remastered digipak.
Canadian guitarist Glen Drover, who left MEGADETH in 2007, has now observed that he left the American act to escape, what he calls, destructive behaviour. The interview was given to Metal Attack MTL.
Guitarist Christopher Amott has left ARCH ENEMY again. He is completing a solo album. ARCH ENEMY’s statement states that Christopher is not a fan of extreme metal any longer. ARCH ENEMY has recruited 26-year-old American guitarist Nick Cordle of ARSIS.
Donuts included? GORY BLISTER will release a new album, Earth-Sick, on April 23rd through Bakerteam Records.
HOLY MOSES will release the 30th Anniversary – In The Power Of Now double album on April 30th through SPV. The album features rerecorded material.
Canada’s KAOTIK has signed a deal with Massacre Records. The band’s debut album, Starving Death, will be released this summer. The album was recorded in May of 2011 with producer Dan Swanö and features guest vocals by Luc Lemay from GORGUTS.
MASSACRE has signed a deal with Century Media Records. The band was at CGM Studio in Altamonte Springs, Florida on February 17th with Tim Vazquez recording two new songs, Succumb To Rapture and Back From Beyond, to be released as a 7” single in August. The band will play at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany.
The Netherlands’ THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT has signed a deal with Season Of Mist. The band’s next album, Tetragrammaton, will be released in late summer.
Volcom Entertainment has issued a limited-edition T-shirt and seven-inch package containing GOJIRA songs End Of Time and Bleeding from the band’s 1997 Possessed demo when they were still called GODZILLA.
French black metal band HELL MILITIA has signed a deal with Season Of Mist. The band will release its third album in late 2012 through Season Of Mist’s Underground Activist division.
JOB FOR A COWBOY’s new album is called Demonocracy and is scheduled for North American release on April 10th through Metal Blade. The band is touring North America, using the Metal Alliance Tour 2012 monicker, with DEVILDRIVER, THE FACELESS, DYING FETUS, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, IMPENDING DOOM and WRETCHED.
ABSU had to postpone its Brazilian to October. The band notes that it was unable to obtain visas in time to make the original dates.
Titled Monolith Of Inhumanity, CATTLE DECAPITATION’s new album is due in May.
SIX FEET UNDER will release a new album, Undead, in May through Metal Blade Records. The album was mixed at Audiohammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Mark Lewis. SIX FEET UNDER will conduct a U.S. headlining tour in June called 18 Nights Of Blood Tour.
MORTAL SIN has recruited Dave Tinelt of NEKROFEIST as its new vocalist replacing the departed Mat Maurer. The latter band is working on its debut album.
Cold fire? MELECHESH will release three ‘digital’ tracks collectively called Mystics Of The Pillar II on April 27th through Nuclear Blast Records.
HOUWITSER bassist Ramon Ploeg has left the band citing work pressures. The band seeks a replacement.
NO RETURN will release its next album, named Inner Madness, on April 23rd through Great Dane Records. The album was recorded at the Sainte Marthe studio with producer Francis Caste.
AVULSED has asked drummer Ricardo “Riky” Mena to leave the band and cancelled all shows.
Former MASTIC SCUM drummer Will has died. He was in the band from 1993 to 2008.
Denmark’s DAWN OF DEMISE has signed a deal with Unique Leader Records. The band’s next album, Rejoice In Vengeance, will be released this summer.
ACEPHALIX will release its next album, Deathless Master, through Southern Lord this month.
IMPIETY will release its next album, Ravage & Conquer, through Pulverised Records on May 8th.
Montreal, Canada’s THE CATALYST, featuring 3 MILE SCREAM bassist Mike Marino, has parted ways with vocalist Matt Bailie due to “musical differences” and replaced him with Matt McGachy (CRYPTOPSY, 3 MILE SCREAM and THE ERA OF). Matt had previously stood in on vocals in 2011.