Swedish extreme deathsters BOMBS OF HADES have completed work on a new full-length album, The Serpent’s Redemption, for a summer release through Pulverised Records.
French black metal band MERRIMACK will release a new album, called The Acausal Mass, on June 22nd through AFM Records. The album was produced by Tore Stjerna and Sverker Widgren at Necromorbus Studio.
SPV/Steamhammer has announced June 18th as the release date for 30 Years Sodomized: 1982-2012, a SODOM compilation.
German thrash metal band CRIPPER will release a new album, Antagonist, on June 22nd through SAOL/H’Art.
Germany’s OBSCENITY has finished recording its next full-length album, Atrophied In Anguish, for an August release through Apostasy Records. The album was recorded at Soundlodge Studio in Germany.
DEATH ANGEL is reissuing its debut album, The Ultra-Violence, from 1987 as a 25th-anniversary rerelease. The band is also playing the album in its entirety this summer during its European shows. The band might repeat the same set elsewhere later in the year.
NILE will release its seventh full-length album, At The Gate Of Sethu, on July 3rd through Nuclear Blast Records.
Koloss, the new album from MESHUGGAH, sold 18,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position Number 17 on The Billboard 200 chart.
WATAIN has a new DVD entitled Opus Diaboli. The release commemorates the band’s 13 years and a visual and audio documentation of their ceremonial anniversary concert performance in Stockholm. The band is touring North America with IN SOLITUDE and BEHEMOTH. The tour’s first show in Columbus, Ohio was moved due to the religious beliefs of venue owner. Five US shows were cancelled due to visa issues.
Finnish band MORS PRINCIPIUM EST has signed a deal with AFM Records. The band is entering the studio this summer.
Death metal veterans VORE have signed with Germany’s AFM Records. The deal will see a re-release of VORE’s most recent album, Gravehammer (which was released by the band in December of last year) on July 20th on CD and vinyl formats.
Candlelight Records has announced June 19th as the North American release date for Ghostmaker, the new album by RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER. Produced by the band, Ghostmaker is the third album from the Philadelphia quartet.
ARSIS has recruited Shawn Priest as a replacement for drummer Mike VanDyne. Priest has toured with ARSIS in the past.
GOJIRA has picked L’Enfant Sauvage as the title for its next album, which is due on June 26th through Roadrunner Records.
KREATOR will release its new album, Phantom Antichrist, on June 1st through Nuclear Blast Records. The album was recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren. German author Hilmar Bender’s KREATOR biography, Violent Evolution, is due out next year in a translated and English edition. The German edition was issued last year.
After losing members last month Australia’s MORTAL SIN has again disbanded. The band had just recruited a new singer.
CANNIBAL CORPSE is heading back to Australia beginning October 4th for a tour.
SHADOW SOCIETY has lost bassist Brian Werner. The band has picked up mighty Sean Tibbetts of KAMELOT for its album recording sessions.
BENEATH THE REMAINS is looking for a label The band is at www.beneaththeremains.net.
Swedish deathcrust band BOMBS OF HADES has an upcoming new full-length, The Serpent’s Redemption, on Pulverised Records. The follow-up to 2010’s Chambers Of Abominations offers eight tracks and features cover art by Polish illustrator Rafal Kruszyk.
Inspired by KEEL? The seventh studio album from German thrash metal band NECRONOMICON, entitled Invictus, is out now through Massacre Records. Recorded at Arson Music Studio, and mixed and mastered by Achim Köhler (PRIMAL FEAR, SINNER, BRAINSTORM and HEADHUNTER), NECRONOMICON’s seventh album Invictus features over fifty minutes of thrash metal.
JOB FOR A COWBOY has announced four headlining concerts in Japan. Following their trek on the Metal Alliance tour, which is currently underway, the band will play two shows in Tokyo as well as Nagoya and Okinawa beginning May 18th.
MORGOTH will release a live album and DVD, called Cursed To Live, on June 25th through Century Media Records. The tracks were mixed at Unisound Studio in Sweden with Dan Swanö.
MUTANT SQUAD’S Social Misfits EP is now out through Suspiria Records. The thrash metal group hails from Spain.
The newest release from Edmonton death metal band BEGRIME EXEMIOUS is entitled Visions Of The Scourge. It is out courtesy of Dark Descent Records. It is the follow-up to 2010’s Impending Funeral Of Man.
ARTILLERY is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary with a lot of activity. The Danes will play gigs in May in New York City and at the Maryland Death Fest in Baltimore. Along with EXUMER they will then move to South America to play in Argentina, Chile and Brazil. At the end of the year the band will return to USA to play on the Barge To Hell cruise ship departing from Miami, Florida to the Bahamas in December.
Yesterworlds is a compilation of early DARK TRANQUILLITY material including the Trail Of Life demo, the A Moonclad Reflection single and other unreleased tracks. It is now out through Floga Records. DARK TRANQUILLITY has also re-signed with Century Media Records for another three records.
DEW-SCENTED has picked another ‘I’ word as the title for its next album, namely Icarus. The album adapts the Icarus allegory. It was recorded at Soundlodge Studio and produced by Jörg Uken.
COFFIN TEXTS will release a new album, The Tomb Of Infinite Ritual, this summer through Dark Descent Records. The LP version will be released through Blood Harvest Records.
Portugal’s MALEVOLENCE has picked Antithetical as the title for its forthcoming third album. The theme of the album is inspired by Ancient Greek philosophy.
American grindcore band PHOBIA will release a new record called Remnants Of Filth on June 5th through Willowtip Records. Scott Hull produced.
Dutch death metal band BODYFARM has signed a deal with Cyclone Empire. The band’s full-length debut, Malevolence, is due this autumn.
Finnish black metal band BEHEXEN has signed a deal with Debemur Morti Productions. An album is expected this summer.