ILLDISPOSED will release a new album, called With The Lost Souls On Our Side, on June 27th through Massacre Records.
California technical death metal band INANIMATE EXISTENCE, which features members of BRAIN DRILL and SON OF AURELIUS, will release its next album, A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement, this Summer through Unique Leader Records.
SLAYER has formed its own imprint and will issue all future records through Nuclear Blast Records. The band will issue a new album later this year and has already released the advance song Implode.
Metal Blade has signed a license deal with CNR Records for the new CHANNEL ZERO album, Kill All Kings. The album will be released by Metal Blade worldwide (with the exception of Benelux) on June 20th.
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will release a new DVD called Fool Em All on May 27th.
Guitarists Nick Hipa and Phil Sgrosso, bassist Josh Gilbert and Jordan Mancino (drums) of AS I LAY DYING have recruited singer Shane Blay (OH, SLEEPER) for a new project called WOVENWAR. The band has completed work on new material with producer Bill Stevenson and hopes to have an album out this year.
CLOAKED has issued the Hang Ten EP through Bloody Disgusting in advance of its tour with IRON REAGAN and OCCULTIST.
Finnish Progressive thrash metal band MALPRACTICE has signed with Sensory Records. An album called Turning Tides is due this summer.
Southern California-based death metal quintet SKINFATHER’s debut album, None Will Mourn, is out through Streetcleaner Records.
MAYHEM’s new album is entitled Esoteric Warfare. The Norwegian act’s fifth full-length will hit the stores on June 6th through Season Of Mist.
Relics Of Sulphur Salvation, the third LP from Swedish death metal quartet VANHELGD, is set for a spring release in North America through 20 Buck Spin and internationally through Pulverised Records.
TANKARD will release a new album, R.I.B. (Rest In Beer), on June 20th through Nuclear Blast.
Norwegian black metal band DEN SAAKALDTE will release its next album, Kapittel II: Faen I Helvete, on May 27th through Agonia Records.
Initially it was announced that guitarist John Ricci has retired from music and EXCITER. Subsequently, the band fired bassist Rob “Clammy” Cohen for personal and business reasons. Thereafter, Ricci returned and announced the Ottawa speed metal band is reforming with its original line-up of singer and drummer Dan Beehler, bassist Allan Johnson and Ricci. The band played the Keep It True festival.
EMBRYO will play on the Ronnie James Dio Stage at Masters Of Rock 2014 in Vizovice. The Italian melodic death metal band will perform on the main stage of the biggest open air festival in the Czech Republic on Friday, July 11th. Other bands playing are DREAM THEATER, HELLOWEEN, SABATON, SEBASTIAN BACH, ANTHRAX, AIRBOURNE, UNISONIC, ARCH ENEMY and BEHEMOTH.
Relapse Records is issuing A Presentation Of Gruesome Poetics, the label’s debut from Washington’s grindcore act THE DRIP.
Unique Leader Records has signed New York-based death metal band, INTERNAL BLEEDING. After some nine years of inactivity the band reformed in 2011. The band’s studio album, Imperium, will be out in the autumn of 2014.
Boston’s PILLORY will release its full-length, Evolutionary Miscarriage, later this Spring through Unique Leader Records.
20 Buck Spin will issue the Transience EP, the debut recording from the “anonymous” black metal/grindcore quartet, DEAD IN THE MANGER.
Relapse records will issue BLACK ANVIL’s Hail Death album this month.
TOXIK is working on its comeback album, In Humanity. The band will tour the USA and the Keep It True festival this year.
ORIGIN has signed a European deal with Agonia Records. A record is due this summer.
KATAKLYSM drummer Max Duhamel has officially retired from the band. Simultaneous to dealing with his alcoholism he has admitted physical issues with his arm have hindered his playing ability, something he had kept to himself. Oli Baudoin will remain with KATAKLYSM.
Inspired by KEEL? CARNAL FORGE will release a single, called When All Else Fails, on April 30th. It includes the songs Chemical Disincorporation and Bleed For Me. The latter song feature solos from Per Nilsson from SCAR SYMMETRY and Mike Wead of KING DIAMOND and MERCYFUL FATE fame.
Season of Mist has signed Spain’s OBSIDIAN KINGDOM. The label will reissue the self-titled MANTIIS album before releasing a second album for the group.
Winnipeg’s death/doom metal band PSYCHOTIC GARDENING is releasing a new demo called Hymnosis on May 13th. Singer Chuck Labossiere was filling in with BROKEN HOPE for tour dates in Europe and Canada in 2012 and 2013 as Damian Leski (also of GORGASM) could not leave the United States.
Inspired by KEEL? Following the 2013 reunion, California crossover act EXCEL has teamed up with Southern Lord, which will reissue its debut album, Split Image, this summer.
The reformed DARK ANGEL performed live on Saturday, April 26th at The Metal Fest in Santiago, Chile. Ron Rinehart is on vocals.