KRISIUN will release a new album, called Southern Storm, next month through Century Media Records. The album was again recorded at Stage One Studios by Andy Classen.
GOREAPHOBIA has pulled out of its Canadian tour with ESTUARY and LAPIDATE due to an unexplained accident.
Sweden’s SANCTRUM will release its debut album, entitled In Harm’s Way, this month through Metalcast Records.
GOD FORBID, which is expected to issue a new album in September, will have a DVD called Beneath The Scars Of Glory And Progression out this month.
FUELBLOODED (formerly SACRAMENTAL SACHEM) is in the studio this month recording a second album tentatively entitled Off The Face Of The Earth.
HOLY MOSES! More line-up changes: Thomas Neitsch (COURAGEOUS and DESILENCE) has taken over the bass with Oliver Jaath moving over to the guitarist spot alongside Michael Hankel. The new line-up can be heard this year at Wacken.
CANNIBAL CORPSE will release a three-disc DVD, Centuries Of Torment The First 20 Years, on July 8th through Metal Blade.
ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW has signed a deal with the Finnish label KHY Suomen Musiikki Oy. A new album is due this year.
Anticulture Records has issued Under The Spell Of The Unlight, by GLOOMY GRIM.
IMPALED NAZARENE is using the Karmageddon Canada 2008 monicker for an Eastern Canadian tour in July.
EXHORDER has reformed. The band whose line-up is singer Kyle Thomas, guitarists Vinnie Labella and Jay Ceravolo and drummer Chris Nail is working on new material and having its two albums reissued by Metal Mind Productions. Since bassist Franky Sparcello is currently in prison a new member is being sought.
SOULDRAINER has dumped Mascot Records.
America’s DECREPIT BIRTH has signed to Nuclear Blast Records.
TYR will release its fourth full-length album, entitled Land, on June 10th through Napalm Records. The band’s drummer Kári Streymoy was forced to sit out the Paganfest North American tour with ENSIFERUM, TURISAS and ELUVEITIE due to an injury. He was temporarily replaced by an Amon Djurhuus.
Singer Boris Cornelissen has left LENG TCH’E and been replaced by Serge Kasongo from ACKROS. A split-CD with FUCK THE FACTS is due next.
Former DECAPITATED singer Wojciech Wasowicz has joined MASACHIST.
ARCKANUM will release his fourth full-length album, Antikosmos in June through Debemur Morti Productions.
Drummer Anthony Savoia has left UNDER THE GRAVE.
DARKTHRONE will release a three-CD set entitled Frostland Tapes this month through Peaceville Records. The package features early material, a 1990 live gig recorded in Denmark and old rehearsals and demos.
A reformed KHOLD will release its fifth album, Hundre År Gammal, on June 9th through Tabu Records. The band paused all activity two years ago.
ENSLAVED has left Tabu Recordings.
UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore is contributing several solos to the title track for DESTRUCTION’s’s next album, D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N. The album was recorded in Denmark.
Following his departure from the band former CELTIC FROST main man Tom Gabriel Fischer has formed a new band, which is called TRIPTYKON. The new group is composing and recording music that is close to CELTIC FROST.
Even more line-up changes in BORKNAGAR: drummer Asgeir Mickelson has quit the band. The group is forging ahead with the new alum’s recording.
San Francisco thrashers VOETSEK (featuring Athena Dread/bass, Ami Lawless/vocals, Jef Leppard/guitar, Scotty Karate/drums and Ben Reduction/guitar) have signed a deal with Selfmadegod Records for a full-length entitled Infernal Command, which is due in July.
Ola Lindgren, frontman for GRAVE, continues his development of Studio Soulless in Stockholm. As his first complete production as producer Lindgren has worked with black metal band
SPAZMOSITY for a new recording called Promo 2008. “It feels cool to do my first thoroughly own production in the studio with raw sounding SPAZMOSITY. A band I really believe in, and the result is damn good,” says Lindgren. Studio Soulless has among other things been used to record GRAVE’s latest album, Dominion VIII.
World Chaos Production has just issued HYDROPHOBIA’s Human Shredder album. The band is from Japan and is described as gore death metal.
7TH NEMESIS will release its debut album in limited digipack format in June. The nine tracks of Violentia Imperatrix Mundi have been re-recorded, mixed & mastered by Andrew G. at the Hybreed Studio.
The debut full-length of New York City’s “omnisexual death/grind” band COPREMESIS – entitled Muay Thai Ladyboys – has been released by Paragon Records in conjunction with their appearance at the Maryland Deathfest. The album will features guest appearances from Danny Nelson (MALIGNANCY), William Smith (BUCKSHOT FACELIFT, ex-BIOLICH), Erik Undzuis (GORGED AFTERBIRTH and SEVEN GATES) and Daniel Olivencia (ex-BIOLICH).
WARGASM will be performing live at the Middle East in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Saturday, September 13th as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the band’s Why Play Around? album. The show will be recorded for a future release as Why Play Alive!” and a DVD.
Regain Records will re-release several demos of LORD BELIAL on CD. The release is called Ancient Demons.
Texas’ VEX has recruited singer Orlando Logan Perez of AGAINST THE PLAGUES and guitarist Mike “E.D.” Day (RUINS OF HONOR and ALTERNATE15). The band hopes to issue an album called Thanatopsisin September through Aethena Records.
KATAPLEXIA’s third album, Supreme Authority, is now available. The album features a guest drummer. He is Timo Hakkinen from SOTAJUMALA.
THE DEFACED’s’s newest album, Anomaly, is out next month through Scarlet Records.
After a 14-month absence from the touring scene DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton has cleared his “legal problems” and returned to the scene. A tour with ADRIFT and MALEVOLENT CREATION is next in the USA.
HECATE ENTHRONED has confirmed an appearance at the Hard Rock Hell II festival, which takes place December 5-7, 2008 at Prestatyn Sands in Wales.
EXODUS has re-signed with Nuclear Blast Records for four albums.