Give Praise Records has issued ROT’s Old Dirty Grindcores 2007-1991 compilation album, which the label believes includes all the studio work of the Brazilian grind band. The label has also issued the Canadian band GOJIRA’s Don’t Fear The Cookie Monster 7”. The ‘90s band played power violence.
German black metal band OLD PAGAN has an album called Ogdrun Jarhar through Symbol Of Domination.
Ukrainian band REABILITATOR’s Global Degeneration album has been re-released through Symbol Of Domination. The band plays thrash metal. The label has also issued FIMBULVINTER’s Ancient Spell’s Inscribed Cuts album. The band hails from Russia.
Baltimore, Maryland-based sludge/grind band MUSKET HAWK will release its sophomore full-length, Desolate, later this spring through Unholy Anarchy Records.
To commemorate the band’s 25th anniversary AVULSED will issue a double-album called Deathgeneration this autumn, which will feature the band’s best works on disc two and rerecordings with guest singers on the first. Guests include Mark “Barney” Greenway (NAPALM DEATH), Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES), Antti Boman (DEMILICH), Sven De Caluwé (ABORTED), Per Böder (GOD MACABRE), Chris Reifert (AUTOPSY) and others.
Germany’s DAWN OF DISEASE has signed with Napalm Records. The band’s next album is called Worship The Grave and will be released on June 24th.
Rome, Italy-based technical and industrial-influenced death metal band DECEPTIONIST has signed with Unique Leader Records. The label shall release the band’s Initializing Irreversible Process debut album late this spring.
COFFIN DUST, which features former EXHUMED bassist Matt Slime, will release its Everything Is Dead full-length through Unholy Anarchy Records this May.
Switzerland’s black metal band BLAKK OLD BLOOD has a 12″ MLP for Clavis Secretorvm entitled Greed. The band was founded in 2012. Clavis Secretorvm also has a split 7″ with BLAKK OLD BLOOD and the United States’ BLACK DEVOTION.
Metal Scrap Records has issued the new album by DRUKNROLL. The Russians’ latest is called In The Game.
The debut full-length album from Italian “raw funeral death metal project” FUNERAL OF GOD is out through Merdumgiriz Records. It is called Of Doom & Despair.
Swiss death metal band OMOPHAGIA will release its In The Name Of Chaos full-length through Unique Leader Records on April 15th.
Northern Germany’s metal duo MANTAR has its forthcoming album, Ode To The Flame, out on April 15th through Nuclear Blast.
Swedish solo death metal act EXTERMINATION TEMPLE has an independent 7” EP called Lifeless Forms.
STORTREGN has signed a deal with Non Serviam Records for the upcoming Singularity album. The album, featuring several international musicians, will be published on May 27th.
BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS will release its Carrier 2 x LP on March 18th through Exile On Mainstream.
Selfmadegod Records has signed Italian death metal/grindcore act HAEMOPHAGUS for the release of the band’s third full-length Stream Of Shadows in the summer.
MEMORIAM is a new UK-based project playing death metal and composing new material. The band features singer Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER), guitarist Scott Fairfax (CEREBRAL FIX), bassist Frank Healy (BENEDICTION and CEREBRAL FIX) and drummer Andy Whale (BOLT THROWER).
Blackened death metal band RIMFROST’s self-titled album is available through Non Serviam Records. The band features current and former members of WHEN NOTHING REMAINS, THE COLD EXISTENCE, NOX AUREA, etc.
Harsh Conditions, the second full-length from Arizona doom act VIA VENGEANCE, is out through Battleground Records.
Massachusetts-based death metal band ABNORMALITY will release its new album, Mechanisms Of Omniscience, on April 29th through Metal Blade.
ASSASSIN will release a new album, called Combat Cathedral, on May 20th through SPV.
Half a dozen years after the last full-length DARK FUNERAL will release a new album, called Where Shadows Forever Reign, on June 3rd through Century Media.
Norwegian black metal pioneers MAYHEM will be joined by singer Sven Erik “Maniac” Kristensen for a show at this year’s Sweden Rock Festival, which will take place June 8th-11th in Sölvesborg, Sweden. Mannheim, Messiah and Maniac were also part of the band at the Inferno Festival in Oslo, Norway on March 26th.
Non Serviam Records will issue DARKEND‘s The Canticle Of Shadows on April 25th. The band features Attila Csihar (MAYHEM), Niklas Kvarforth (SHINING), Sakis Tolis (ROTTING CHRIST) and Labes C.N. (ABYSMAL GRIEF).
KATALEPSY’s Gravenous Hour album is out this May through Unique Leader. The Russian band was formed in 2004.
EMBRYO is continuing the promotion of its self-titled album, which released on February 10th through logic(il)logic Records, through shows in Europe. The band is, among others, sharing the stage with NILE and MELECHESH.
Guitarist Alex Hellid and L.G. Petrov of ENTOMBED have been involved in a legal battle over the ENTOMBED name for several years. Petrov won the right to use the monicker and subsequently has released an album and toured as ENTOMBED AD despite Hellid’s objection. The guitarist has now registered the name ENTOMBED and has started a beverage business called Entombed with the Swedish patent office’s approval.
DIAGNOSIS’ album Sympathy For Disease is out now through Db Metal recording. The band hails from Mexico.
The reunited original trio line-up of EXCITER (drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler, guitarist John Ricci and bassist Allan Johnson) performed on March 18th at Foufounes Électriques in Montreal, Canada. PILEDRIVER opened for EXCITER.
NYC-based death metal duo GERYON – formed by KRALLICE bassist Nicholas McMaster and drummer Lev Weinstein – has partnered with Profound Lore Records for the impending The Wound And The Bow album.
German black/death metal band BLOODRED is issuing a demo this month called Nemesis.
Bassist and singer Jeff Walker of CARCASS broke a bone in his left foot on March 19th as the band was about to give a concert in Seattle, Washington, USA. The man is continuing on the road. CARCASS is opening for SLAYER and TESTAMENT.
Ephemeral is the impending new long player from Ventura, California-based technical death metal band, INHERIT DISEASE. It is the follow-up to 2010’s Visceral Transcendence and was recorded at Seahorse Sound Studio by Samur Khouja (CONDEMNED, ARKAIK and FLESH CONSUMED).
Speed metal band RABID FLESH EATERS has a demo called Reign Of Terror. It was produced by the late Mike Scaccia (RIGOR MORTIS and MINISTRY), a long-time friend of the band, and features a guitar solo by Scaccia on opening track, Lycanthrope.
Inspired by KEEL? DEMOLITION HAMMER has reformed and scheduled a concert for Friday, June 17th at St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York. The band is original members Steve Reynolds (vocals and bass) and guitarists James Reilly and Derek Sykes. New to the line-up is drummer Angel Cotte (IMMORTAL FLESH, EYES LIKE CYANIDE, etc.). The band will appear at The Maryland Deathfest on May 29th.
AMON AMARTH has recruited Jocke Wallgren (OCTOBER TIDE, VALKYRJA) to play drums on its upcoming tours.
AKEM MANAH’s Demons Of The Sabbat is out through Possession Productions. Featuring ex-WHITE ZOMBIE drummer Ivan De Prume and ex-NILE bassist Chris Lollis, supporting guitarist/vocalist and founder member Dead Nedry, DEMONS OF THE SABBAT, blends doom with death.
Solipsist, the debut full-length from Los Angeles death metal band THE ZENITH PASSAGE is now out through Unique Leader.
HELLEBORUS, founded by brothers Jerred and Wyatt Houseman, will issue their debut album The Carnal Sabbath through Satanth Records (Russia) and Black Plague Records (USA) on June 17th, 2016. The band is playing several shows in Colorado.