CRYPTOPSY (with the band’s original frontman Lord Worm) is appearing at Rockfest in Montbello Canada this June 14th and 15th. Lead guitarist and songwriter Jon Levasseur rejoined CRYPTOPSY in May of 2011.
CHILDREN OF BODOM have picked Halo Of Blood as the title for its next album, which is due on June 11th through Nuclear Blast Records. Halo Of Blood is to feature a guest appearance by ANNIHILATOR’s Jeff Waters.
ANTIGAMA has completed the recording of its sixth full-length album, Meteor. Consisting of eleven new tracks, Meteor was recorded earlier this year at Progresja Studio in Warsaw with producer Pawel “Janos” Grabowski (MASACHIST, LOST SOUL, etc.).
DEADLOCK have signed a deal with Napalm Records. The band is recording the follow-up to 2011’s Bizarro World for an autumn 2013 release.
Reformed grindcore band CARCASS has recruited Andy Sneap at the eleventh hour to mix its comeback album, Surgical Steel, after Colin Richardson quit two weeks into the mixing. Richardson had taped the album. According to CARCASS Richardson was burnt out.
German death metal band LAY DOWN ROTTEN has signed a deal with Apostasy Records. The band’s next album will be released in autumn. The band was previously on Metal Blade.
DRUGS OF FAITH is in the studio recording an EP at Developing Nations.
Swedish metal band THE RESISTANCE will release its full-length debut on May 14th. Entitled Scars, the 12-track follow-up to the last year’s Rise From Treason EP is “an old-school death metal flashback that brings listeners to a time when bands like ENTOMBED, GRAVE and DISMEMBER.” THE RESISTANCE features within its ranks IN FLAMES’ founder (and main songwriter until his departure in 2010) Jesper Strömblad on guitar alongside second guitarist Glenn Ljungström (ex-IN FLAMES), vocalist Marco Aro (ex-THE HAUNTED and FACEDOWN) and drummer Chris Barkensjö (ex-KAAMOS and ex-REPUGNANT).
EVILE will celebrate Record Store Day by releasing a split seven-inch picture disc with ENTOMBED. The 7” will feature ENTOMBED’s 1990 track, Drowned.
AGRIMONIA’s Rites Of Separation will see a North American release on April 30th through Southern Lord.
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions will reissue the MASTER album Faith Is In Season this month. The band is touring the USA with SACRIFICIAL SUICIDE.
ANTIGAMA has completed a full-length album called Meteor. It will be issued through Selfmadegod this June.
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES will release a new album, called 13, this month. The band is touring the USA.
DARK FUNERAL is commemorating its twentieth anniversary in 2013 with a number of festival shows in Europe. In the absence of a permanent singer Emperor Magus Caligula, who left the band in 2010, will front the act.
Ireland’s GAMA BOMB will release a new album, called The Terror Tapes, on April 19th through AFM Records.
SUFFOCATION has recruited DYING FETUS’ John Gallagher to handle the vocals for a week’s worth of shows on its North American tour this April. Gallagher is filling in for SUFFOCATION’s vocalist, Frank Mullen.
ARSIS will release a full-length album, called Unwelcome, on April 30th in North America through Nuclear Blast Records.
ENTRAILS will release its album, Raging Death, on May 13th in Europe through Metal Blade.
LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe was found not guilty of manslaughter on March 5th by a panel of Czech Republic judges in the death of one of the band’s fans, Daniel Nosek, at a concert.
Season Of Mist has announced the signing of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based technical death metal force ARCHSPIRE. The band is currently in the studio, preparing material for their second full-length CD.
Season Of Mist has signed Vancouver Canada’s ARCHSPIRE. The band is in the studio recording an album.
Dirty, the next full-length album ABORYM, will be released on May 28th through Agonia Records. The label will also issue SVARTSYN’s Black Testament on May 28th. The album was was recorded at Mortsella Studio in Sweden.
ARCKANUM will release its next full-length album, Fenriz Kindir, on May 10th through Season Of Mist. The album “is a dedication to the flaming giant-wolf, son of Loki; created from the Chaos-fires of Múspellsheimr.
German thrash metal band ACCU§ER will release an album, called Diabolic, on April 12th through Red Shift Music. The album was recorded in autumn of 2012 at Gernhart studio with producer Martin Buchwalter.