CHARIOTS OF THE GODS has announced the departure of its singer Renaud Jobin and drummer Richard O’Neil. The band already has slated backfills for its positions.
INSOMNIUM’s Shadows Of The Dying Sun is out through Century Media. It has reached position 18 on the German charts.
Relapse Records will release the second LP from NYC’s death/doom metal band SERPENTINE PATH called Emanations this month.
AS I LAY DYING singer Tim Lambesis was handed a six-year prison sentence without probation for his intention to have his estranged wife murdered. He has claimed the alienation of his children as a catalyst.
RAGE NUCLEAIRE has finished recording its next full length album. A follow-up to Unrelenting Fucking Hatred, the band has announced the album will be entitled Black Storm Of Violence and will be released on the Season Of Mist Underground Activists division on July 18th.
MORBID FLESH’s Embedded In The Ossuary MCD is out now through Germany’s Unholy Prophecies. The band features members of GRAVEYARD, INSULTERS, AGONISED, MORT, etc.
INCARNATED‘s new album Try Before Die is out now through Selfmadegod. It was recorded, mixed and mastered at Bloodline Studio, Białystok, Poland and engineered by Robert Pierscinski.
FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE‘s drummer Francesco Paoli is sitting behind the drums for the recording sessions of the new EMBRYO self-titled full-length album which is taking place in San Marino at Simone Mularoni’s Domination Studios (DGM). During the summer, the band will play at Masters Of Rock in Vizovice (Czech Republic) on July 11th and Total Metal Festival in Bitonto (Bari, Italy) on July 20th.
LOCUSTA is currently putting the finishing touches to its as-yet-untitled full-length, which is tentatively scheduled to appear later this year. LOCUSTA will be embarking on a USA tour through the East Coast beginning May 13th in Raleigh, North Carolina.
ENABLER’s second LP La Fin Absolue Du Monde was released through The Compound and Creator-Destructor Records on May 27th.
Montreal band HOLLOW’s demo Mordrake is being released on May 30th. It was produced at Uplift Studio in Montreal by Kevin Jardine (SLAVES ON DOPE).
VANHELGD’s third album Relics Of Sulphur Salvation will be released through 20 Buck Spin on May 27th. The production was handled by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio.
BLOODHUNTER’S self-titled album was released in May through Suspiria Records.
Season of Mist has signed SHINING. The band is Niklas Kvarforth (vocals, concept and guitars), Euge Valovirta and Peter Huss (guitars), Rainer Tuomikanto (drums) and Christian Larsson (bass). The Swedes’ forthcoming ninth full-length should arrive in stores in early 2015.
US band ALLEGAEON’s Elements Of The Infinite will be out on June 23rd through Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Colorado.
ORIGIN will release a new album, Omnipresent, on July 4th through Agonia. The album was recorded with producer Robert Rebeck at Chapman Recording in Kansas.
LOCUSTA will release a new full-length later this year. The band is currently touring in the USA. The band is selling a four-track EP called Dendromorphosis on tour.
Unique Leader Records has announced its first annual label showcase. Set to take place on June 15th at The Black Castle in Los Angeles, bands include DISGORGE (USA), CONDEMNED, ARKAIK, UNMERCIFUL, INANIMATE EXISTENCE, THE KENNEDY VEIL, ALTERBEAST, EUPHORIC DEFILEMENT, OMNIHILITY and guests MOUTH OF THE SERPENT.
Selfmadegod Records has signed a deal with Norwegian grindcore act BRUTAL BLUES and is preparing to release its self-titled debut mini-album.
ASSASSIN has parted ways with singer Robert Gonella and replaced him with Ingo “Crowzak” Bajonczak of NEW DAMAGE, LORD OF GIANT and SUPERSOMA. The band is recording an album.
WARBRINGER has lost founding guitarist John Laux and drummer Carlos Cruz. Adam Carroll has returned to the fold, but whether the band will continue is to be decided.
Unique Leader Records is issuing the new full-length from San Francisco-based death metal band, FALLUJAH. The Flesh Prevails was mixed, engineered and mastered by Zach Ohren (ANIMOSITY, SUFFOCATION, etc.).
On May 27th THE LION’S DAUGHTER, along with Memphis crossover band NIGHTS LIKE THESE released a split through Cvlt Nation. The seven-inch features one new track from each band and marks the first new output from NIGHTS LIKE THESE in eight years. The group had disbanded in 2006. All proceeds will be donated to dog and cat rescue organizations established to save stray animals in need of medical attention, restore them to health and place them in loving adoptive homes. http://encapsulatedrecords.limitedrun.com/
CANNIBAL CORPSE singer George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and former THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER drummer Shannon Lucas have a band called TIMES OF GRACE which is recording in June.
VOODOO GODS is a death metal project by African drummer Alex Voodoo. The band is releasing its full-length, Anticipation For Blood Leveled In Darkness, on July 28th. The CD features contributions from former and current members of CANNIBAL CORPSE, including George Corpsegrinder, SEVERE TORTURE and VIRGIN SNATCH. It was mixed and mastered by Andy La Rocque at his Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden.
New York hardcore band AGNOSTIC FRONT has recruited guitarist Craig Silverman of BLOOD FOR BLOOD and ONLY LIVING WITNESS.
BEHEMOTH was detained in Russia and prevented from playing a show for having the wrong kind of visa.
While its European tour has been cancelled DEATH ANGEL is still playing at this year’s Hellfest in France.
ANTHRAX will release Chile On Hell, a live DVD on September 16th. Chile On Hell was filmed at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May 10th, 2013.
Metal Blade Records has signed Dutch death metal band DICTATED. The band’s album, The Deceived, has already been independently recorded and will be released on August 15.
After taking time off last year HAMMERFALL’s new album, (r)Evolution, will be released on August 29th through Nuclear Blast.
Sixsixsix Music will soon issue a new album by THE WOLVES OF AVALON, which will feature guest appearances by Thurios of DRUDKH, Hildr Valkyrie from FOLKEARTH and Mirai from SIGH. The label has also issued a compilation by THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL called The Middle Ages.
AMON AMARTH will be touring North America this autumn. This time around, the band will bring fellow Swedes, SABATON, along for the ride. Additionally, SKELETONWITCH will once again be opening the show, with the exception of New York City where the first-ever North American performance by project VALLENFYRE (with members of AT THE GATES, PARADISE LOST, etc.) will take place as part of the Decibel Magazine tenth anniversary celebrations.
Swedish death metal band ENTRAILS will issue Resurrected From The Grave – Demo Collection, an eighteen-track compilation featuring the band’s Reborn and Human Decay demos next month.
Drummer Kyle Severn has left ACHERON.