The new PHAZM album, Cornerstone Of The Macabre, will be released in September through Osmose Productions.
EXODUS is rerecording its 1985 album, Bonded By Blood, with Rob Dukes on vocals.
EXHORDER has decided to record some portions of its debut album Slaughter In The Vatican in order to rectify, what it deems, the album’s weak sound.
CATALEPSY singer Josh Anderson is undergoing emergency surgery for Crohn’s disease and will not participate in the band’s summer shows. His replacement is ex-IN THE RUINS man Rick Norman.
DIABOLICAL joins DEMONICAL! DEMONICAL has added singer Sverker “Widda” Widgren who is the guitarist for DIABOLICAL and the co-owner of Necromorbus Studios. The band has several European shows planned this summer.
GOREAPHOBIA has joined Ibex Moon Records.
JACKNIFE has signed a deal with Battle Flag Records and will issue its second album, A Plague Of People, in September.
F5’s The Reckoning is out now through OarFin Distribution. The band is former SICK SPEED singer Dale Steele, guitarists Steve Conley and John Davis, former MEGADETH drummer Jimmy DeGrasso and former MEGADETH bassist Dave Ellefson.
Bassist Eerik Purdon has left Finnish metal band OMNIUM GATHERUM.
Mincecore band AGATHOCLES is completing the recording of Grind Is Protest, which is due for release in the autumn through Displeased Records.
CARCASS mounted the stage for the very first time last month as part of the Sweden Rock Show. The band was supported by ARCH ENEMY drummer Daniel Erlandsson, although original drummer Ken Owen briefly appeared on stage despite his illness. The band will tour the world in the coming months.
AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE, the side project of AS I LAY DYING singer Tim Lambesis, has released its debut album, Total Brutal through Metal Blade Records.
HOLY MOSES has picked Agony Of Death as the title for its new album, due in September 19th through Wacken Records/SPV.
Singer Kam Lee (DENIAL FIEND, MASSACRE and DEATH) has joined SKINCRAWLER. This band features ‘Grossera’ of Razorback Records.
Jeff Becerra of the reformed POSSESSED has joined filmmakers Shane and Amy Bugbee in a new “acoustic country and folkish” project called REPOSSESSED.
ORDER OF ENNEAD, featuring DEICIDE drummer Steve Asheim, singer and guitarist Kevin Quirion of COUNCIL OF THE FALLEN, guitarist John Li and RESURRECTION bassist Scott Patrick, has signed with Earache Records.
LÄÄZ ROCKIT will release a new album, Left For Dead, on July 25th through Massacre Records.
DEATH ANGEL was forced to play its Canadian shows last month without bassist Dennis Pepa who was denied entrance to Canada.
FUCK THE FACTS’ Disgorge Mexico album will be puked forth proudly this month through Relapse Records.
BOLT THROWER has ceased its new album’s writing and recording process believing that the new material would not top the Brits’ last album, Those Once Loyal.
Canada’s UNDER THE GRAVE has announced the addition of drummer Alexis Serres to the group’s ranks.
Drummer Jari Kaiponen has left Finland’s BURNING POINT and will focus on NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE whose album, Devolution Of The Species, is due in September. His replacement happens to be the band’s keyboardist Jussi Ontero.
Long-time death metal band SEPSISM from Los Angeles has signed with Displeased Records.
After losing Scott Reigel (vocals) and Jay Fernandez (guitar) BRUTALITY has once again quit forever.
NECROPHOBIC will release a limited metal box called Satanic Blasphemies in September through Regain Records. The box will feature rare music from demos, poster and a patch.
Bassist Al’Hazred has officially left MELECHESH after years of part-time availability.
Technical death metal band PSYCROPTIC has signed with Nuclear Blast Records.
Canada’s BISON is currently recording its Metal Blade debut, entitled Quiet Earth, with Jesse Gander (3 INCHES OF BLOOD and S.T.R.E.E.T.S.) at The Hive Studio in Burnaby, BC for an autumn 2008 release. BISON evolved from skate-thrash band S.T.R.E.E.T.S.
Mascot Records’ HEATHEN has been rejoined by drummer Darren Minter. The band is recording a new album.
Crossover band HIRAX has released a new live DVD, entitled Thrash And Destroy, through Selfmadegod Records.
CEREBRAL FIX has recruited bassist Scott Fairfax (of LIFE DENIED).
Metal Blade’s Fresh Meat Tour featuring THE ABSENCE, EPICUREAN, THE DESTRO and ROSE FUNERAL has been cancelled reportedly due to “a family emergency and other unforeseen circumstances.”
AMON AMARTH will play four shows at Zeche in Bochum, Germany in December using the Bloodshed Over Bochum monicker where the band will play one of its first four albums in its entirety each night. The group will also incorporate several new songs from its 2008 album Twilight Of The Thundergod. The band is also touring America with THE ABSENCE in the autumn.
GLOOMY GRIM has kicked out original guitarist Mörgöth. His replacement is an “occultist” called Father Umbra Sol who was preciously in the band as well.
DECEMBER’S COLD WINTER from Costa Rica has a new singer, Alfredo Guzman, who used to sing in a band called FALLEN MEMORIES. Freak World Entertainment will issue the band’s new album, Ablaze All Shrines.
GORGOROTH’s DVDs Black Mass Krakow 2004 has entered the Norwegian Music DVD Chart at number four.
HIMSA has thrown in the towel claiming an inability to tour extensively as before as a reason. The band is performing a last show near home on August 16th.
SHINING VI/Klagopsalmer will be out soon through Osmose Productions.