AGATHODAIMON is at the Kohlekeller Studio with producer Kristian “Kohle” Kohlmannslehner recording a new album, called In Darkness, for a June 28th release through Massacre Records.
Agony Defined, the debut LP from Baltimore-based thrash band NOISEM — formerly known as NECROPSY — is out on June 11th through A389 Recordings.
Following the release of its debut full-length Ascending To Red Heavens through Selfmadegod Records this winter, Chicago death metal horde TERMINATE has announced the departure of bassist, Alfred Mulle, to his day job. A replacement will be announced shortly.
SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman died at about 11 a.m. on Thursday May 2nd. He was 49 years old. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure subsequent to two years of being sidelined following a ‘spider bite’ and contracting necrotizing fasciitis. SLAYER had used stand-in guitarists in the last two years, but the band was writing for a new album due this year.
Swiss grindcore band MUMAKIL is preparing to release its completed third LP, Flies Will Starve, through Relapse this spring.
ANTIGAMA will release a full-length called Meteor through Selfmadegod on May 28th.
MEGADETH’s Super Collider album is scheduled for a June 4th release through MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine’s new label, Tradecraft, which is distributed by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe).
Dutch death metal band PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT has joined Willowtip Records’ stable for the release of its upcoming new studio offering. Entitled From Crotch To Crown, it is the follow-up to 2008’s Descendants Of Depravity.
Power thrashers SANKTUARY are proud to announce they will be unleashing their debut album Something Fierce on Tuesday, July 2nd through Canadian metal label Spread The Metal Records.
Texas crossover band POWER TRIP has wrapped up production for its debut LP, Manifest Decimation, for Southern Lord. The band is currently touring.
AMON AMARTH will soon issue its ninth studio album. Entitled Deceiver Of The Gods, the album was recorded at Backstage Studio in Derbyshire, UK, and produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap. Deceiver Of The Gods will be released in North America through Metal Blade Records June 25th, in Europe June 21st/24th and Japan on June 26th.
Godslayer, a 7” from Midwestern US band LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR, was out last month on the occasion of Record Store Day. The band’s Grind-House Records is handling the release.
Philip H. Anselmo, frontman of PANTERA and DOWN, will release his first career solo album, Walk Through Exits Only, on July 19th through Season Of Mist in partnership with Anselmo’s own Housecore Records.
Reunited French black metallers SETH will release a new album on June 7th. Entitled The Howling Spirit, this fifth full-length record for the act will be the band’s first release in nine years.
ENEMY REIGN has announced the release of Tormented To Oblivion LP this month. The nine-track LP will feature remixed and remastered tracks from the band’s ravaging (and unreleased) Diametrically Opposed EP featuring original throat Sherwood Webber (ex-Skinless) as well as remixed and remastered choice cuts from their critically-lauded, Between Hell and Oblivion full-length.
KALMAH is unleashing its seventh studio offering this June. Titled Seventh Swamphony, the follow-up to 2010’s critically lauded 12 Gauge release, was recorded at Tico-Tico Studios in Kemi, Finland, and features eight tracks, mixed and mastered at Sweden’s Fascination Street Studios by Jens Bogren (OPETH, PARADISE LOST, etc.).
VITAL REMAINS’ Eastern Canadian Tour Dates takes the band to six cities this month.
Swedish black metal band WATAIN has picked The Wild Hunt as the title for its next album, which is due on August 19th through Century Media Records. The album was mixed at the Necromorbus Studio in Alvik, Sweden by Tore Stjerna.
White metal band DELIVERANCE will release its final studio album, Hear What I Say!, on September 3rd through 3 Frogz Records/Roxx Records.
Another new week and another new band for these guys: DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN is a new project by Rogga Johansson and Dave Ingram. They are working on a full-length debut to be released later in the year through Cyclone Empire Records.
HYPOCRISY has been forced to cancel its North American tour due to reasons beyond its control. The members had received verbal visa approvals when the USA embassy informed them that the earliest the visas would be available was late June.
HECATE ENTHRONED has recruited vocalist Elliot Beaver (AETERNUM) and drummer Gareth Hardy.
Inspired by KEEL? CARNAL FORGE has reformed. The band is singer Jens C. Mortensen, guitarists Jari Kuusisto and Petri Kuusisto, bassist Lars Lindén and new drummer Lawrence Dinamarca (LOCH VOSTOK and BLEEDING UTOPIA). The band is recording a demo.