AUGURY has seen the return of bassist Dominic ‘Forest’ Lapointe and drummer Étienne Gallo. The band is rehearsing and writing.
THE FORSAKEN will release its new album, Beyond Redemption, on June 29th through Massacre Records. The album was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studio.
Dark Descent Records and Me Saco Un Ojo will release BINAH’s debut, Hallucinating In Resurrecture. The July release date comes courtesy of the label which will release the CD and the LP respectively.
SIX FEET UNDER has recruited rhythm guitarist Ola Englund to the ranks. England, who will make his first official appearance with the band on the 18 Nights Of Blood Tour, takes the place of Rob Arnold.
Italian death metal band HUMANGLED has released a video for the track Needles Of The Blind from the band’s forthcoming EP entitled Odd Ethics, which is due out in mid to late May through Abyss Records.
The Emptiness Within, the new album from U.K.’s DE PROFUNDIS is now out through Kolony Records.
Finnish death metal band PYURIA will release its third album, Incarnadine Revelry, on June 13th through Violent Journey Records.
Los Angeles thrashers HEXEN has a new full-length, Being And Nothingness, set for release through Pulverised Records on July 17th, 2012.
DARK FUNERAL has signed a three-album deal with Century Media Records. The band was last on the bankrupt Regain Records.
MASTIC SCUM has signed a deal with Massacre Records. The band is working on material for its next studio album, which is due for an autumn release.
Finnish thrashers BLOODRED HOURGLASS (formerly BRHG) has signed with Spinefarm Records. The band’s debut album, Lifebound, will be released in August.
German death metal band WORDS OF FAREWELL has issued its debut full-length Immersion through AFM Records on May 15th.
Nuclear Blast Records has announced July 31st as the release date for Dark Roots Of Earth, which is the new album by TESTAMENT. The album was mixed and produced Andy Sneap.
WINDFAERER will release its EP entitled Solar this month. The self-released follow-up to the band’s Tribus disc was recorded with Bobby Torres at Frightbox Recording.
Le Stelle: A Voyage Adrift, the new record from Italian band INCOMING CEREBRAL OVERDRIVE is now out through Supernatural Cat.
Eisenwald has issued a limited release from AGALLOCH in the form of The Demonstration Archive 1996-1998 vinyl box set. It is a collection of material from the band’s early years. The archive includes all material from 1997’s From Which Of This Oak demo, the original Of Stone, Wind, and the Pillor EP.
Drummer Pat Hamelin has left MARTYR. The Canadian act has gone into hiatus.
Finnish death/doom band SWALLOW THE SUN has been announced as the openers for a North American tour this autumn supporting KREATOR and ACCEPT. The North American Teutonic Terror Attack will commence on September 5, 2012 in Washington D.C. and work its way through 23 cities in Canada and USA. KREATOR and MORBID ANGEL will tour together with NILE and FUELED BY FIRE in Europe in November.
Germany’s Dunkelheit Produktionen will release Wijsgeer & Narreman from Dutch Black Metal act LASTER.
ViciSolum Production has issued SECTU’s new album Gerra. The band features members from MORK GRYNING, DAWN, CB MURDOC, EVERGREY and more.
Chaos Records will release the LP and cassette versions of The Key To A Black Heart, the new album from Swedish band BLOOD MORTIZED in July. The CD version is out through FDA Rekotz.
Kaotoxin Records is set to release Black Throne Of All Creation, the debut full-length from Belgian death metal band DEHUMAN on May 28th. The album was recorded at the Blackout Studio.
Eisenwald has issued an AGALLOCH package called The Demonstration Archive 1996-1998 vinyl box set. It is a collection of material from the band’s earlier years, including material from 1997’s From Which Of This Oak demo , the Of Stone, Wind, and Pillor EP of 1998 and the Promo 98.
THOUSAND YEAR WAR is working on a new EP to follow the band’s full-length debut, Tyrants And Men, which was released last year on Abyss Records. The EP will contain six tracks including a cover of the MISFITS’ London Dungeon.
People From The Lands Of Vit, from Bulgarian death metal act ENTHRALLMENT, is now available through United Guttural Records.
Greyhaze Records has announced the formation and signing of a new death metal act called WARFATHER, which features ex-MORBID ANGEL man Steve Tucker. WARFATHER is currently in the final stages of tracking the yet-to-be-titled album with mixing to take place immediately after.
BOLERO has changed its name to VESPERIA. “This new name means ‘of the land of the evening star’ and the word ‘Vesperia’ was one of the proposed names for Canada before our country’s name was decided upon,” says the band. The band is touring in June.
Chicago-based death metal band CARDIAC ARREST is back with its fourth full-length. It is called Vortex Of Violence and out through Ibex Moon.
TANKARD will release a 30th-anniversary album, called A Girl Called Cerveza, on July 27th through the band’s new label, Nuclear Blast Records. The album was recorded at Studio 23 in Frankfurt, Germany with producer Michael Mainx.
COFFIN TEXTS’ The Tomb Of Infinite Ritual is available on CD through Dark Descent Records. The vinyl version will be released through Blood Harvest Records
Jordan’s BILOCATE has issued Summoning The Bygones through Code666. The album features Dan Swano as guest vocalist. It was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studio in Sweden with producer Jens Bogren.
Bassist Martin ‘Tore’ Toresson has left EVOCATION after 7 years with the band. The Swedish group is seeking replacements and can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
HADES will appear as A Night Of Hades Music With Alan Tecchio for this year’s Headbangers open Air Festival in Germany. The promoters have asked the band to play music from its first two thrashier albums and guitarist Dan Lorenzo has backed out. Following him were also Tom Coombs and Ed Fuhrman. Alternate current and former HADES members participating are bassist Kevin Bolembach, who has been in the band recently, and drummer Ron Lipnicki from OVERKILL, who played on DamNation.
White metal band MEGADETH will perform its 1992 album, Countdown To Extinction, in its entirety at the Pepsi Center in Mexico City, Mexico on Wednesday, September 19th and at the Arena VFG in Guadalajara, Mexico on Friday, September 21th.
Swedish death metallers ENTRAILS has signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. A record is due this year.
Guitarist and singer Trond “Trondr Nefas” Bråthen of Norway’s URGEHAL has died at age 35.
Greek Fascists Ahoy! Giorgos Germenis, bassist for Greek black metal band NAER MATARON, has been elected to the country’s parliament. Germenis (a.k.a Kaiadas) is a member of the fascist Golden Dawn party. Racists and fascists may rejoice when the band’s new album, Long Live Death, will be released.
20% chance of happening: SACRIFICIAL SLAUGHTER is confirmed to join MASTER for the North American Detonation Tour, which is set to take place in March of 2013.
SACRIFICIAL SLAUGHTER and BLOODSOAKED will tour Europe this November using the Hammer Of Gore European Tour 2012 monicker. The tour will run from November 2nd to 11th and hit Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Austria and Sweden. Exact cities and venues are currently being confirmed. Support will come from COFFIN SYRUP, GORGY and MANGLED ATROCITY.
Chaos And Live Shots DVD of ASSASSIN will be released in September. The DVD will feature footage of the band’s 2010 concerts in Japan.
Pulled an EYEHATEGOD? Century Media Records has signed London, England’s MONUMENTS. The band’s debut album, Gnosis, will be released in August. The album was originally slated to be released in 2011 through Basick Records. MONUMENTS left the label, which had issued the band’s debut EP, We Are The Foundation, in 2010.
Candlelight Records has signed Ukrainian black metal band KHORS. The band’s album, Wisdom Of Centuries, will be released in September.
ILLDISPOSED will release its next album, Sense The Darkness, on September 21st through Massacre Records. The album is being recorded at Antfarm Studio in Aabyhøj, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen.