German band DEFEATED SANITY has signed with Willowtip Records. The band will enter Soundforge Studio in Berlin in the summer to record its album, Chapters Of Repugnance, which is due in 2010.
DEADLOCK, featuring FALL OF SERENITY bassist John Gahlert, is hitting Japan for two shows in September.
After disbanding ANGELCORPSE guitarist Gene Palubicki has formed PERDITION TEMPLE. The group is looking for a singer and a deal.
COMPOS MENTIS has signed a deal with Strange Ears for the release of its third album, Our Kingdom Of Decay. The album deals with various aspects of Denmark’s history.
BRUTAL TRUTH, which just issued an album on Relapse Records, will release a DVD, called For The Ugly And Unwanted – This Is Grindcore, this month through Season Of Mist. The disc features the show at Obscene Extreme Festival 2007 in Czech Republic and concerts from the Sounds Of The Animal Kingdom tour.
German thrash metal band DYING HUMANITY will release an album, Fragments Of An Incomplete Puzzle, on June 5th through Maintain Records.
Dutch thrash metal band DEVIOUS will release its full-length album, Vision, on August 31st through Deity Down Records.
Reformed Dutch band PESTILENCE was forced to cancel its appearance at the Maryland Deathfest after being detained at the U.S. border upon arrival. Patrick Mameli and guitarist Patrick Uterwijk were told that their paperwork was not complete. They were initially told that all was in order and to travel to the USA. The band was supporting its Resurrection Macabre album.
Former CRISIS singer Karyn Crisis is seeking musicians for a new solo band. She is in the San Francisco Bay Area and can be contacted through firstname.lastname@example.org.
DISMEMBER will release a DVD, entitled Under Bloodred Skies, this month through Regain Records. The DVD will feature two discs and include the show from last year’s Party.San Open Air in Germany.
Inspired by KEEL? Australia’s NAZXUL has signed with Moribund Records. An album called Iconoclast is due this summer. Eisenwald will release the reformed band’s album in Europe.
ARGHOSLENT performed live at the C.H.S. Memorial Day show in Virginia on May 23rd. Ironically, The Maryland Death Fest was being held on the same date and oddly enough at the same venue that cancelled the ARGHOSLENT show last year in Baltimore. The venue had thought the band offensive, but had ended up booking the festival with 50+ acts.
In support of its sophomore album, Vorex Deconstrucción, which was issued through Ibex Moon Records, THORNAFIRE will embark on its first ever U.S. tour in July with MONSTROSITY and Missouri’s TORN THE FUCK APART. For more information contact email@example.com.
BETHLEHEM’s A Sacrificial Offering To The Kingdom Of Heaven In A Cracked Dog’s Ear is out this month through Red Stream Inc.
THE SARCOPHAGUS has signed with Osmose Productions and will issue a 7″ called Hate Cult, which will include two songs with Niklas Kvarforth (BETHLEHEM, SHINING, etc.) on vocals.
CHILDREN OF BODOM has dropped off the No Fear Energy Tour with LAMB OF GOD and AS I LAY DYING. Singer and guitarist, Alexi Laiho, broke his shoulder following a fall from his bunk bed in May and, despite vowing to proceed, has decided to take heed doctor’s orders and go home.
AZAGHAL will release its new album, Teraphim, this summer through Moribund Records.
French death metal band THE SEVEN GATES has released its album, Angel Of Suffering, through Heavy Artillery Records.
WHIPLASH, AGENT STEEL and NEKROMANTHEON are playing a one-off show on August 13 at Smuget in Oslo, Norway.
Swedish veterans VOMITORY will release a new album, called Carnage Euphoria, through Metal Blade Records this month. To commemorate the band’s 20th anniversary, a limited first edition of the album will be issued with a 90-minute DVD. It is entitled Dead & Drunk For 20 Years.
Oh my! What a shock! GOSPEL OF THE HORNS (inspired by KEEL?), which split up in 2008, is performing two shows in The Netherlands in September.
Bassist Daniel Ekeroth has left INSISION in order to concentrate on his writing and publishing activities and to make money. His replacement is Joel Andersson, who has previously played with IMMERSED IN BLOOD.
KOLDBRANN has asked drummer Fordervelse to leave the band. Guitarist G. Antonsen followed the drummer citing a lack of a desire to tour as the reason for his departure.
AVULSED will release its Nullo (The Pleasure Of Self-Mutilation) album this month through Metal Age Productions. Ibex Moon Records will release the album in the U.S.A. in September. The band has planned shows in England, Italy and Russia.
Gord Kirchin of the reformed THE EXALTED PILEDRIVER (a.k.a. PILEDRIVER) has put the band on hold indefinitely citing health reasons. The shutdown was apparently triggered by the band’s musicians who jointly resigned via e-mail. The band’s UnSuck The Continent Tour Of Europe and appearance at Headbanger’s Open Air have been cancelled.
Dutch band FLESH MADE SIN has signed a deal with Neurotic Records. The band’s album, The Aftermath Of Amen, will be released this month.
HEATHEN will release a new album, The Evolution Of Chaos, on July 20th through Mascot Records.
NIGHTRAGE will release its full-length album, Wearing A Martyr’s Crown, on June 22nd through Lifeforce Records. The album was produced at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström.
MASTER has signed to Pulverised Records. Paul Speckmann and co. are set to commence work on the new material for a full-length album in August with the new album being completed at the end of 2009.
Poland’s BEHEMOTH will release its newest full-length album, Evangelion, on August 7th through Nuclear Blast in Europe and on August 11th through Metal Blade in North America. The album was mixed at Miloco Studio in London, England by Colin Richardson.
CARPATHIAN FOREST has lost guitarist Tchort after more than ten years of service. The band is still looking for a new deal and Tchort expects to found his own band shortly.
Ewiges Eis Records has issued PAGAN BLOOD’s The last Empire CD. The French black metal band features Julien of HEATHEN DAWN and DRACHENFELS. The release is limited to 999 copies. Also out is UGULISHI’s Dark Illuminations CD. The Finnish band’s album comes with a six Page-folder and is also limited to 999 copies.
DARK TRANQUILLITY albums Projector, Haven and Damage Done are being re-released by Century Media with bonus tracks.
Varg Vikernes (a.k.a. Count Grishnackh) of BURZUM, who was convicted of murdering MAYHEM guitarist Euronymous in August of 1993 and also of setting fire to three churches in Norway, has been set free.
Italy’s DISARMONIA MUNDI, which still features SOILWORK singer Björn “Speed” Strid, has signed a deal with a Coroner Records. The band will release a new album, The Isolation Game, in November. A re-release of the debut Nebularium featuring an EP called The Restless Memoirs is out this summer.
DEATH ANGEL‘s drummer Andrew Galeon joins bassist Dennis Pepa by leaving the band. Unsurprisingly, the band wishes him and nonetheless has already replaced him. Will Carroll of VICIOUS RUMORS note will join the band for its summer tour obligations.
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN has signed a deal with Season Of Mist Records, through its own Phonogetic Records, following its departure from Relapse. The band’s next album will be released in early 2010.
MALFEITOR, featuring singer and bassist M. Fabban (ABORYM), will release its full-length album Incubus on August 31st through Agonia Records.
Second singer Thomas Strater has left GRIND INC. due to the usual musical differences. A replacement is not sought.
The reformed IMMORTAL has completed work on its new album, All Shall Fall, which is due in this autumn through Nuclear Blast Records. The album was recorded at Grieghallen and Abyss studios in Norway and Sweden respectively.
Long-time Swedish underground band GRIEF OF EMERALD has posted three of its albums, Nightspawn, Malformed Seed and the most recent Christian Termination, for free download on its website, http://www.griefofemerald.se. A re-release of these albums was not happening fast enough. The band is working on a new album.
KREATOR drummer Jürgen “Ventor” Reil has opened his own tattoo shop in Essen, Germany under the name Carnap Ink Corporation. Visit http://www.cinkc.de for more.
California’s RATTLEHEAD (from L.A.) and DEVASTATOR (from Sacramento) have teamed up to tour the US this summer. The tour, called Slaughtering The Masses, starts in July.
Sixteen years following its original release, Xtreem Music is re-issuing ROTTREVORE’s Iniquitous. This album was originally released in late 1993 by Drowned Productions (predecessor to Xtreem Music) with the label claiming that only 1,000 copies were pressed before the label’s metamorphosis to Repulse Records (again pre-Xtreem Music). The CD and vinyl versions are due in July.
As one of the three featured acts at the May Metal Massacre in Allentown, PA (TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION and ANAL BLAST round out the top of the bill), the reformed GOREAPHOBIA recorded a DVD, which is due this autumn. The band’s Mortal Repulsion album is still due this year through Ibex Moon Records.
HOD was hit last month when the band’s rehearsal room was burglarized. The band lost its instruments. The instruments are likely to show up in the San Antonio, Texas area. Anyone with information can contact the band through firstname.lastname@example.org.