ARMAGEDON, the Polish death metal band, will release its new album, Death Then Nothing, on May 17th through Mystic Production. The album was recorded at Studio X.
After many line-up changes and delayed plans ACHERON has thrown in the towel. ACHERON will perform the Rites Of The Black Mass shows for the rest of the year however.
ARCH ENEMY has been confirmed for the Magic Circle Festival IV @ Metalcamp. Other confirmed acts include MANOWAR, HOLYHELL and CROSSWIND. Magic Circle Festival IV @ Metalcamp takes place this summer in Tolmin, Slovenia on July 11th.
DECREPIT BIRTH has completed work on its new album Polarity to be released on July 27th. Drums were recorded at Sharkbite Studios (EXODUS) with producer Zack Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, SUFFOCATION and IMMOLATION) while all other tracking was handled by Matt Sotelo before being mixed by Ohren at Castle Ultimate Studio.
Singer Bruce Hall has been asked to leave AGENT STEEL. The former singer complains of having to walk in the shoes of original singer John Cyriis from the ‘80s.
SAWTHIS (called SOTHIS until recently forced to change names because of the American band with the same name) has signed with Scarlet Records. The band’s new album, Egod, is out now. It was recorded at Petemkin Studio with producer Paolo Ojetti. The group is touring with VADER, a band which had a release called SOTHIS.
Gore metal band NECROPHAGIA has completed the songwriting for its new album, Deathtrip 69. The band will mark its return on June 26th by headlining the FireWalk Fest in Milwaukee.
DARK TRANQUILLITY will undertake a tour of Mexico and South America in June. The trek begins on June 3rd in Mexico City. THREAT SIGNAL and MUTINY WITHIN will support the band in North America in May.
BLINDED BY FAITH, from Quebec City, Canada, has announced the addition of bassist Michaël Beaudoin.
Another CONSTRUCDEAD member has left. CONSTRUCDEAD has parted ways with founding guitarist Christian Ericson.
Xaphan of KULT OV AZAZEL will record guest vocals for the song Oath Of Blasphemy on an EP by Pennsylvanian death metal band NELDÖRETH called Invert Christ.
LAMB OF GOD played its first show in China on Sunday, April 11th at Star Live in Beijing. A planned Shanghai show was never licensed.
Israel’s AMASEFFER has picked When The Lions Leave Their Den as the title for the second part of its Biblical trilogy. The band will enter the studio in June with THERION singer Mats Levén in tow.
MALEVOLENT CREATION’s Invidious Dominion is out on August 27th through Massacre Records. The album is released by Nuclear Blast in America. The band is touring the USA in July.
Apocrypha Records is announcing the UK and Ireland release of USA-based thrash metal band BLASPHEMOUS CREATION’s Diabolical Kingdom. It features a cover version of the song Of Fire originally by DISMEMBER.
Spain’s AS MY WORLD BURNS has a new album called Letters From Alaska through Noisehead Records out in September.
HEAVEN SHALL BURN will release a new album, Invictus, through Century Media Records this month (June for Canada). Tue Madsen engineered the record. DEADLOCK´s female vocalist Sabine Weniger and guitar player Sebastian Reichl are featured on the duet Given In Death.
EXODUS will play two album release shows with HEATHEN in Los Angeles and San Francisco before the band flies to Europe to tour the festival circuit. The shows are on Friday, June 11th in Los Angeles at Key Club with HEATHEN, BONDED BY BLOOD plus two local openers and on Saturday, June 12th in San Francisco at Slim’s with HEATHEN, ANVIL CHORUS and PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE.
KILLEM is back with Reflections Of Decline, the band’s second album and first with Austrian label NoiseHead Records. It was recorded at Ultrasound Studio.
Hungarian thrash metal band MORBID CARNAGE recently completed the recording of its debut full-length, Night Assassins, which will be released through Singapore-based Pulverised Records later this year. Night Assassins features seven tracks.
US sludge band KYLESA has signed with Season Of Mist. The band is in the studio.
EMBRYONIC DEVOURMENT and I, YOUR LIEGE have signed on with Salem Rose Music Publishing for publishing rights.
Switzerland’s BREACH THE VOID (previously known as ETNA) has a debut album called The Monochromatic Era, which will be released by Coroner Records on 11th of October 2010.
EVOCATION has picked Apocalyptic as the title for its third album, which is due in October through Cyclone Empire Records.
DESPISED ICON has thrown in the towel in order to focus on the members’ careers and home lives. The band will tour for the rest of the year however.
Atlanta’s “party death metal” band ATTILA released its Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie debut, Rage, on May 11th. The band, made up of Fronz (vocals), Nate (guitar), Chris (guitar), Sean (drums) and Paul (bass) is the fourth addition to the Artery/Razor & Tie joint venture.
Panoptic Records has announced the signing of Montreal’s thrash/death metal band ABSOLVE for its first EP. Produced by Kim Gosselin (BLACKGUARD) at Silver Wings Studio, Sadistic Crown is out this summer.
Drummer Håkan Jonsson has left Sweden’s DIE HARD in order to focus on his family life, but will continue in WATAIN. His temporary replacement for upcoming shows is an E. Forcas. Simultaneously, DIE HARD has signed a new deal with Agonia Records for two EPs and a full-length album.
MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT has a new EP entitled The Violence Beneath.
RATO RARO, one of Spain’s veteran grindcore bands since ’92, has come to an agreement with Xtreem Music for the release of the band’s second full-length album, AcideTHC.
Panoptic Records has signed Montreal’s “melodic death metal” band INCARNIA. The band’s album is called Proclamation. A release date has not been announced.
Wisconsin’s ORWELL is preparing for several months of touring this summer in support of its full-length demo Endeavors, which is out now on its own Zero Budget Records. The band’s website is at http://www.zerobudgetrecords.com.
Pulverised Records has announced the signing of ’90s avant-garde metal band CRYPT OF KERBEROS. The band’s follow-up to 1993’s World Of Myths album is tentatively due before the end of the year.
EYEHATEGOD has announced a tour beginning in June, following an appearance at this year’s edition of the Maryland Deathfest. The 18-date trek begins at Blackbooth in Orlando, Florida on June 3rd and will travel through 16 more cities before coming to a close in Chicago, Illinois at the Empty Bottle where they play two nights. To prove its elitism and pocket more cash EYEHATEGOD and the promoters will offer “VIP packages” for shows in South Carolina, Kentucky and Maryland. NACHTMYSTIUM is supporting.
FACEBREAKER has signed with Cyclone Empire Records. The band’s third album, Infected, is due this summer.
Germany’s LIFELESS will issue an album called Beyond The Threshold Of Death through Ibex Moon Records on June 8th. The same label will issue CARDIAC ARREST’s Haven For The Insane.
SEVERE TORTURE‘s Slaughtered album will be released on June 28th through Season Of Mist.
FATAL EMBRACE will release a new album, The Empires Of Inhumanity, on June 7th through Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded at Music Lab Studio in Berlin with producer Mathias Wendt.
Mumbai, India’s DEMONIC RESURRECTION has signed a deal with Candlelight Records for the worldwide release of its third album, The Return To Darkness. It was initially a demo.
Belgium’s FRACTURED INSANITY has signed a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of its upcoming second album, which was recorded in Poland at Hertz Studio. Mass Awakeless will feature the band’s new singer, Fafa.
State secret! Guitarist ZYKLON-A has decided to leave GRAVEHILL due to “personal reasons.” The band is looking for a replacement and is warning away posers, wimps and rock(cock)stars.
Australia’s FROZEN DOBERMAN return for one more show in Sydney at The Annandale Hotel on Saturday June 5th.
GRAVE has completed its newest album, Burial Ground, which is out on June 14th through Regain Records.
Los Angeles black metallers THE FUNERAL PYRE will release the Vultures At Dawn album on June 8th 2010 on Prosthetic Records.
BALFOR has lost guitarist Agnarr. He had to quit the band because of a recent injury that hindered the guitarist from performing. Dragon-T, formerly of thrash metal band HELL:ON, has replaced Agnarr.
BURDEN OF GRIEF has completed work on its new album, Follow The Flames, which will be released in August through Massacre Records. The band’s last album was 2007’s Death End Road.
San Diego deathcore band BURNING THE MASSES will release its second album, Offspring Of Time, on July 20th through Mediaskare Records.
PRIMORDIAL’s Alan Nemtheanga, former MAYHEMster Blasphemer, BENEDICTION and CRADLE OF FILTH drummer Nick Barker, EINHERJER’s Frode Glesnes and THYRFING’s Patrik Lindgren have formed a BATHORY cover band called TWILIGHT OF THE GODS. The band is looking for shows.
GLORIA MORTI has signed a deal with Cyclone Empire Records and will issue its third album, Anthems Of Annihilation, some time this autumn.
PATHOLOGY will release a new album, Legacy Of The Ancients, on July 6th through Victory Records. The album was recorded by Jeff Forest (AS I LAY DYING and BLEEDING THROUGH) at Doubletime Studio and was mixed and mastered by Erik Rutan (CANNIBAL CORPSE, etc) at Mana Recording Studio in St. Petersburg, Florida. The band features second guitarist Diego Sanchez (ex-DISGORGE) and bassist Oscar Ramirez (TO VIOLENTLY VOMIT).
FUCK THE FACTS will release a DVD called Disgorge Mexico: The DVD this month. It features the entire set from the Disgorge Mexico CD-release show. It is limited to 500 copies.