Quebec City-based death metal trio UNBREAKABLE HATRED has signed to Unique Leader Records. The group is working on its second album.
Canadian blackened death metal group XUL has a demo called Necromance out on Tuesday, May 19th. The band is based in Vernon in the Canadian West.
Tongeren Metal Fest 2015, a Belgian metal/alternative festival, takes place on Saturday 2nd of May 2015 at de VELINX in Tongeren. ENSLAVED, SCHIRENC PLAYS PUNGENT STENCH, BÖLZER, BODYFARM, INSANITY REIGNS SUPREME and DISINTERRED will make appearances at the second edition of the festival. Here is their website: www.tongerenmetalfest.be.
The Hypothesis, the new studio offering from Bay Area band CONTINUUM was released last month through Unique Leader Records.
SARINVOMIT’s Baphopanzers Of The Demoniacal Brigade is out through Necrostable Records now. Tracks include Spreading VX Gas Over Kaaba, Impious Torment By Neurotoxic Injection and Baphopanzers Of The Demoniacal Brigade.
German metal trio VALBORG, which features within its ranks current and former members of OWL, KLABAUTAMANN, WOBURN HOUSE and GRUENEWALD and more will unleash its fifth full-length this month through Temple Of Torturous.
TODAY IS THE DAY is on the road in the USA in support of the band’s tenth LP, Animal Mother, released in October through Southern Lord Recordings. The band is heading to Europe next.
Northern Virginia’s grind/rock band DRUGS OF FAITH has booked a Northeastern US tour with Polish grindcore band ANTIGAMA having confirmed a brutalizing run through nearly half of May. In addition, the band has recorded new material which is slated to see release in May as a split 7″ with Michigan grinders CLOUD RAT. ANTIGAMA itself has completed its seventh full-length, which is entitled The Insolent for a May release through Selfmadegod Records.
Necrostable Records has signed Colombia’s MORTADO and will release the debut album Human Mistaken Experiments digitally through the label this month.
Crypt Of The Devil is the name for the new full-length from SIX FEET UNDER. The band is playing select shows in Germany.
THE EVERSCATHED‘s release Scars To Bare will be out on May 8th through In Death Records. The group plays death metal.
Avantgarde Music has issued COLD CELL’s Lowlife Digi CD (black metal) and AUREOLE’s Alunar Digi CDs (black metal and ambient).
Thrash metal band BATTLECROSS will join CROWBAR and LORD DYING on The Summer Of Doom North American Tour. The trek will commence on May 28th in Shreveport, Louisiana and run through nearly three-dozen cities before winding down on July 3rd in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Additionally, the band will appear on the 2015 edition of Heavy MTL in Montreal, Canada on August 8th.
Death metal band IMMOLATION, white supremacist rock act MOD, grinders AGATHOCLES, SOOTHSAYER and others are part of the line-up for Obscene Extreme America 2015 this August in Montreal, Canada. The festival began in the Czech Republic in 1999.
Midwest USA’s blackened death grind band IMMORTAL BIRD will release a full-length this summer. Entitled Empress/Abscess is a follow-up to 2013’s Akrasia EP. The band will embark upon the Western Migration Tour 2015 this April.
French death metal band KRONOS has signed with Unique Leader.
Zeroes, the debut release from Turkish black metal entity BLLIIGGHHTTED, is now available through London-based Merdumgiriz Records. The band was formed by Ruahanathanas who is known for her work in VIRANESIR.
Chile’s CRIMINAL has parted ways with Basque lead guitarist Olmo Cascallar. THE OUTSIDE guitarist Sergio Klein is in. A new album is due this year.
NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury and drummer Nick Barker (LOCK UP, CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR, etc.) have joined LIQUID GRAVEYARD featuring CANCER frontman John Walker. The new album of the death metal band is due this year.
Metal Blade has signed Swedish death metal band CUT UP, which features VOMITORY vocalist/bassist Erik Rundqvist and drummer Tobias Gustafsson. VOMITORY disbanded two years ago and was signed to Metal Blade. A record is already in the bag.
Black metal band DIABOLICUM has returned after 14 years and the latest album The Dark Blood Rising. The Swedish band’s third record, La Pazuzu (The Abyss Of The Shadows), features nine tracks.
Season of Mist has signed ABBATH. Having recently officially departed from IMMORTAL to form a new band under his own name, the man is currently working on his debut album for Season Of Mist, which is expected to be ready in early 2016. Also in the band are singer Shagrath from DIMMU BORGIR, Tom Cato Visnes a.k.a King Ov Hell from GORGOROTH and OV HELL, drummer Baard Kolstad of GOD SEED and BORKNAGAR and singer Gaahl.
Swiss death/doom band EXCRUCIATION has signed a worldwide deal with Wormholedeath/Aural Music for the release of its upcoming album [c]rust that will be produced by Wahoomi Corvi and will be released during 2016. The band will enter the studio on August the 17th 2015 and is now busy with song writing. [c]rust will be released in collaboration with the bands own label Auric Records.
The reunited original line-up of Canadian thrash metal band EXCITER — guitarist John Ricci, drummer/singer Dan Beehler and bassist Allan Johnson — played on April 24th at the Keep It True festival in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany.
Original VENOM members Jeff “Mantas” Dunn (guitar) and Anthony “Abaddon” Bray (drums) have again recruited ex-VENOM man Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan in a new project called VENOM INC. The band made its live debut at the Keep It True festival in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. There are plans for shows in China, Japan and Taiwan in July and Europe with VADER in September.
Drummer Charlie Benante of ANTHRAX will miss the first few weeks of the band’s North American tour with VOLBEAT as he is undergoing physical therapy for his carpal tunnel syndrome. He will once again temporarily be replaced by Jon Dette.
German thrash metal band DEW-SCENTED will release its tenth studio album, Intermination, on June 30th. The album was mixed by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio and features cover artwork by Gustavo Sazes. As always, the album’s name begins with the letter ‘I.’ DEW-SCENTED will headline an autumn European tour called Thrash Mercenaries with ANGELUS APATRIDA from Spain and NO RETURN from France.
San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal band HATCHET will issue the follow-up to Dawn Of The End. The band toured with FLOTSAM AND JETSAM last year and now features Clayton Cagle on guitar and Ben Smith on drums.
Polish band BEHEMOTH is attempting to make more money by marketing a beer called Sacrum alongside the Perun brewery.
Alexi Laiho of CHILDREN OF BODOM is turning the Senaatintori (Senate Square) in Helsinki capital of Finland into a concert forum. Alexi is officially composing a song for the Helsinki Festival and has 100 electric guitarists backing him on August 14th at 6:00PM.
Chicago’s IMMORTAL BIRD is touring the USA. The band will play songs from its forthcoming release, Empress/Abscess.
More than twenty years after its sole album Slovakia’s DISSONANCE has returned with a demo called The intricacies Of Nothingness. The band’s website is at https://myspace.com/dissonancesk.