Singer Pål Mathiesen (a.k.a. Athera) has left Norwegian metal band SUSPERIA citing his health as one reason.
SATYRICON has signed a deal with Napalm Records for release of the band’s new DVD, Live At The Opera. The band is working on a covers CD for later this year as well.
Swedish film and music-video director Jonas Åkerlund will helm the English-language film “Lords Of Chaos”, based on true events in the Norwegian black metal music scene in the early 1990s. Åkerlund is the cofounder and early drummer of BATHORY, which soon became Quorthon’s band and utilized a drum machine.
Shawn Tyler Chavez, a former guitarist of Denver, Colorado thrash metal band HAVOK has died at the age of 30. He was in the band until 2010. A reason for the death has not been offered.
ALL THAT REMAINS drummer Jason Costa is on hiatus from touring due to a dental injury sustained on-stage. WHITECHAPEL drummer Ben Harclerode is filling in.
DEATH ANGEL will release A Thrashumentary video on July 24th through Nuclear Blast. The DVD was directed by Tommy Jones of Videohammer Studio. The release will also come with a live album entitled The Bay Calls For Blood. DEATH ANGEL will also enter the studio on October 1st to record a new album for an April 2016 release through Nuclear Blast. DEATH ANGEL will further release The Bay Calls For Blood – Live In San Francisco on vinyl through Nuclear Blast mail-order on July 24. It will also be packaged digitally on CD with A Thrashumentary.
SLAYER has picked Repentless as the title for its new album, which is out September 11th through Nuclear Blast. It features returning drummer Paul Bostaph and EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt. SLAYER will tour with ANTHRAX and KVELERTAK in Europe this autumn.
HATE ETERNAL will release its next album, Infernus, on August 24th through Season Of Mist. The album was recorded at the band’s guitarist, Erik Rutan, Mana Recording.
DEICIDE goes corporate! DEICIDE has signed with Live Nation and Yahoo! to stream its June 3rd concert from Denver, Colorado. It can be heard on Yahoo! Screen.
JUNGLE ROT will release its next full-length album, Order Shall Prevail, on June 30rd through Victory. Max Cavalera can be heard on the album.
NILE will issue an album called What Should Not Be Unearthed on August 28th through Nuclear Blast. The label is also issuing a SOILWORK album on the same day. The album is self-produced but mixed by Neil Kernon.
DAN DEAGH WEALCAN’s new album Who Cares What Music Is Playing In My Headphones? was released last month by Metal Scrap Records.
CATTLE DECAPITATION and Metal Blade Records will issue an album called The Anthropocene Extinction on August 7th, 2015.
German band NOTHGARD has announced a new bass player called Nico Kolja. The man replaces Vik S.
Canada’s XUL has released a demo called Extinction Necromance.
Canada’s FUCK THE FACTS is back this year with a new album. Desire Will Rot will be issued on August 25th through the band’s imprint, Noise Salvation.
Freshly Skinned And Left For Dead, the debut release from American black metal band SAR NATH, is now available through London-based Merdumgiriz Records.
Necrostable Records has announced that ENTHRAL has agreed to release its album The Mirror`s Opposite End (1998) digitally through the label.
Italy’s VOLTUMNA has issued a demo called Disciplina Etrusca in March. The band has lined up a few shows opening for NECROPHOBIC.
Season of Mist has signed Finland’s BAPTISM. The band will release its first full-length on in 2016.