Ottawa, Canada-based HATRED REIGNS has issued a demo called Realm: I – Affliction on May 25th.
The Netherlands-based black death metal band TRAGACANTH has issued Death: Journey’s End as a single taken from the band’s upcoming album, The Journey of a Man, which is scheduled for release through Pest Records/Loud Rage in July.
UK-based ALBIONIC HERMETICISM’s Ancient Hermetic Purity is out through Signal Rex on the 27th of July.
Italy-based black metal band HORNWOOD FELL is seeking a label to release its Inferus EP in physical format.
Boersma Records has issued Zwischenwelt, the new album by Germany-based melodic death metallers PENTARIUM. The band was founded in 2006.
EXMORTUS’ The Sound Of Steel album will be released through Prosthetic on June 8th.
UNLEASHED has signed with Napalm Records and is entering the studio to record a new album.
WINTERBLUT’s Seid Furchtbar Und Zerstöret Euch is out through Nihilistische KlangKunst. The band is based in Germany. The label has also issued THE LAST SEED’s Hellboy.
SHED THE SKIN’s We Of Scorn is out through Hells Headbangers on the 27th of July.
GRUESOME’s Twisted Prayers will be released on through Relapse Records this month.
RUNESPELL’s Order Of Vengeance LP/CD is out through Iron Bonehead on the 6th of July.
Portugal-based BLACK HOWLING will issue Return Of Primordial Stillness through Signal Rex on the 27th of July.
Sweden-based VANHELGA has an album called Fredagsmys through Osmose Productions on the 29th of June.
Extreme Metal Music/Rockshots Records has signed Switzerland black metal duo MAJESTY OF SILENCE for the worldwide release of the band’s next album Zu Dunkel Für Das Licht (‘To Darkness For Light’). The band was formed in 1996.
Sweden-based URSKOG has a demo called Evig Vinter.
BLOODBATH’s North American tour was cancelled when the band could not obtain US Visas.
Finland-based black metal band CURSE UPON A PRAYER has an album called The Three Woes out through Saturnal on the 21st of June. The band was formed in 2010.
France-based KHASM’s Trinity was issued through Sliptrick Records on May 15th. The band plays heavy/thrash metal.
DROWNED’s new album will be released on June 15 through Cogumelo Records. The band was founded in 1998.
THE SHIVA HYPOTHESIS’ album Ouroboros Stirs is out through Wormholedeath. The band plays death/black metal.
Black metal band TUJAROT’s Existencialista LP is out through Iron Bonehead on the 6th of July.
Redefining Darkness Records and Raw Skull Recordz have released SUPREME CARNAGE’s latest album Morbid Ways To Die, which is the follow-up to Sentenced By The Cross. The Germany-based band is compared to ASPHYX.
Russia-based SECOND TO SUN has a demo called The Black.
MORGOTH has announced that its show at the Chronical Moshers Open Air on June 8th will be its last for a while as it returns to hibernation. MORGOTH has not been able to generate any momentum.
CARNAL DECAY has a New EP, When Push Comes To Shove. It is out through Rising Nemesis Records this month.
Binge/Purge is a two-song 24-minute EP from Oklahoma City-based DISCHORDIA.
Finland-based CURSE UPON A PRAYER has an EP called The Three Woes through Saturnal on the 21st of June. The band is infamous for attacking the Koran and Islam.
Ukraine-based death metal band MUTANTER will issue an album called The Limit through Kernkraftritter Records on June 22nd.
CAVURN’s Rehearsal, which was issued on Bandcamp last year, has been issued on cassette through Blood Harvest.
THRONEUM’s latest album The Tight Deathrope Act Over Rubicon is out through Hells Headbangers on the 29th of June. The band is based in Poland.
Poland-based TEMPLE DESECRATION’s Whirlwinds Of Fathomless Chaos LP/CD is out through Iron Bonehead on the 13th of July.
Kansas City, USA-based death metal band TORN THE FUCK APART has a full-length album, called A Genetic Predisposition To Violence, through Gore House Productions this month.
So it is not a demo then! BLOOD RITES, which is a Greece-based black metal group, has had its Demo 1 issued through Caverna Abismal Records.
Spain-based grinders NASTY SURGEONS have an album called Infectious Stench through Xtreem Music next month.
THE EVIL’s self-titled album is out through Osmose Productions this month.
After 14 years since the last line-up change BLACK ALTAR is no longer a one-man project. Shadow (bass, vocals) was joined by M.A. (guitar, vocals), E.R. (drums) – both from ONDSKAPT, and T.R. (guitar) from SPIRITS WAY. After a split with BEASTCRAFT the new line-up has begun work on a mini-album called Nekromantic Revelations.
Canada-based DÉLÉTÈRE’s De Horae Leprae is out through Sepulchral Productions this month. The name of the art is black metal.
“Reunion 2020”? DEW-SCENTED has joined SCORPIONS, KISS, OZZY OSBOURNE and JUDAS PRIEST in announcing its final shows. The band states the band will split up in 2018. The band is touring Europe with PRONG for now.
California-based WURM FLESH has signed to Comatose Music. An album is due this year.
HORNWOOD FELL’s Inferus demo is out now.
Czech Republic-based SELF-HATRED’s Hlubiny is out through Solitude Productions. The band is described as doom/death.
Tennessee-based melodic black/death metal outfit OUBLIETTE has announced July 13th as the release date for its full-length, The Passage. The album will see release through The Artisan Era. OUBLIETTE came to life in 2011 as a studio project started by husband and wife duo, Mike Low (INFERI) and Emily Low.
PA VESH EN’s A Ghost 7″ EP is out through Iron Bonehead on the 13th of July.
The Artisan Era will issue MORDANT RAPTURE’s The Abnegation debut EP this July. The band is described as symphonic death metal.
Transcending Records has re-issued the Solar Lovers by CELESTIAL SEASON. It was originally released by Displeased Records in 1995. The band called it quits in 2002, but reformed in 2011 and played Solar Lovers live in its entirety and released a re-recorded version of Decamerone as well.
ASSASSIN has signed with Massacre Records. An album is expected in 2019.
SIEGE COLUMN’s Inferno Deathpassion LP/CD is out through Nuclear War Now! Productions on the 1st of August 2018.
India-based APARTHIVA RAKTADHARA’s Agyat Ishvar 7″ EP is out through Iron Bonehead on the 21st of July.
Canada-based MALSANCTUM’s Malsanctum LP/CD is out through Iron Bonehead on the 13th of July.
Like every other band their label called them “prog”: Death and thrash metal band 6TH COUNTED MURDER has signed with Sliptrick. An album is due in September.
FAITHXTRACTOR’s Proverbial Lambs To The Ultimate Slaughter is out through Hells Headbangers on the 27th of July.
Romania-based black metallers ORDINUL NEGRU have an album called Faustian Nights. The artwork is once again done by Romanian artist and close friend of the band, Alexandru Das.
MOENEN OF XEZBETH’s Ancient Spells Of Darkness… is out through Nuclear War Now! Productions on 1st of August.
Peru-based TUNJUM’s Deidades Del inframundo is out through Dunkelheit Produktionen on 23rd of July.
France-based ATAVISMA’s The Chthonic Rituals is out through Memento Mori next month.
VENOM INC. guitarist Jeff “Mantas” Dunn, who is formerly of VENOM, underwent an unscheduled open-heart surgery in May following severe chest pains.
ARCHAIC TOMB’s Congregations For Ancient Rituals is out through Caverna Abismal on the 9th of June.
SLUDGEHAMMER has announced the Hammering Westward Tour of Canada. The band is covering Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.
HALLIG’s A Distant Reflection Of The Void is out through Talheim Records this month.