FUELBLOODED has lost three members. Singer Peter Brinkman, guitarist Danny Tunker and drummer Norbert Moen have left the act. The band has suspended all live activity with the remaining members writing songs.
PRO-PAIN‘s Absolute Power will be released in North America on August 10th, 2010 through Regain Records. It was recorded at Little Creek Studio in Gelterkinden, Switzerland. The band is touring Germany this month.
ENTHRONED will return to North America for the first time in nine years this August! The US/Canadian leg of the Pentagrammaton World Tour 2010 will begin in Brooklyn, New York at Europa and work its way through nearly two dozen cities before winding down at the Hostile City Deathfest in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 29. Support will come from Australian black thrashers DESTÖYER 666.
MODUS DELICTI is back with a new EP and a new line-up. Together with Max Criminal Exhaler (VOMIT THE SOUL) on guitar and vocals and Baffo (CLITORIDUS INVAGINATUS) on bass, Clod The Ripper (SEPTYCAL GORGE and BLASPHEMER) on drums has a new EP on The Spew Records.
As a ‘thank-you’ to the Southern California fan base EXODUS offered a shirt at the Los Angeles record release show for Exhibit B: The Human Condition on Friday, June 11th at The Key Club in Hollywood. Stated guitarist/songwriter Gary Holt: “We are offering a limited ‘Satanic Hispanic’ shirt in honor of our very loyal and insane Latino fans! This shirt is really cool and I hope our fans will dig the fuck out of it!”
OVERKILL and EXODUS have teamed up for the Thrash Domination 2010 mini-tour of Japan in September. Support on all three shows will come from OUTRAGE.
HELL WITHIN will release its new album, God Grant Me Vengeance, on July 13th through Thorp Records.
Dutch band CONSPIRACY returns with its third full-length, Irremediable, this year through Pulverised Records.
On June 28th, Season of Mist released Californian thrashers HIRAX‘ newest record, entitled Noise Chaos War. Made of three thrashing EPs remastered, remixed and available on CD for the first time, this release includes a video of Bombs Of Death filmed live in Japan last year.
The Norwegian death metal band HORIZON ABLAZE has signed a deal with Mayhem Music for its debut album. A tentative release date for the as yet untitled album is set for the winter of 2011.
EXUMER has announced the departure of guitarist and second vocalist Paul Arakaki, as well as session drummer J.P. Rapp. Guitarist H.K. and drummer Matthias Kassner, who were both recruited for EXUMER’s last European tour, have replaced Arakaki and Rapp as permanent additions to the band’s roster.
ONSLAUGHT has signed with AFM Records. The band is in the studio recording the follow-up to 2007’s Killing Peace, which was released through Candlelight. The new album is due in late 2010.
If an album doesn’t exist could it be released? This month brings the release of Strong Enough a new EP from thrash/death metal band BROKEN MIRRORS from France featuring two tracks that will appear on the band’s next album as well two punk rock cover versions. Strong Enough will be released digitally through UK-based label Hunter’s Moon Records.
Basick Records will be releasing Cursed, the new album from Canadian extreme technical band ION DISSONANCE in Europe.
DREAMING DEAD has recorded a five-song demo to shop to labels. One track, Midnightmares, is uploaded to http://www.myspace.com/dreamingdead.
Lawless Darkness, the fourth full-length from WATAIN, is out now through Season Of Mist. The ten-track album was recorded at Necromorbus Studio.
MANDATORY, which signed to Xtreem Music last year, is mixing its debut album Adrift Beyond at Sunlight Studio with Tomas Skogsberg.
Ukrainian black metallers BALFOR is issuing its debut Barbaric Blood through Pulverised Records. Designed by Martin Saavedra at Uruguay’s Spina Studio, Barbaric Blood was recorded at Blacklight Studio, Ukraine in August 2009 and mixed and mastered by Shaddar.
Long Island, New York’s Paragon Records’ latest signing KOZELJNIK is issuing its second full-length Deeper The Fall.
Original bassist Jason Blachowicz has once again rejoined MALEVOLENT CREATION. According to the band’s latest statement, “Blachowicz initially left on good terms to further his tattoo career…”MALEVOLENT CREATION eleventh studio album was produced and recorded by Erik Rutan (CANNIBAL CORPSE, VITAL REMAINS, KRISIUN and GOATWHORE) at Mana Studio in Florida. The new album, entitled Invidious Dominion, will be released on August 24 in North America through Nuclear Blast.
RATTLEHEAD will tour across the USA for its third self-booked headlining trek in as many years. Dubbed the Thrashed And Detoured 2010 RATTLEHEAD will be joined this time by LA metal band HEXEN and MANTIC RITUAL on select dates. RATTLEHEAD will release a new demo, Tales from The Gutter, on July 9th.
Upheaval in ALL SHALL PERISH‘s camp. Adam Pierce (SEA OF TREACHERY) has joined as the band’s new drummer replacing original member Matt Kuykendall. Guitarist Jason Richardson had left ALL SHALL PERISH and joined BORN OF OSIRIS. Francesco Artusato, originally hailing from Treviso, Italy, replaced him.
Profound Lore Records will release a new full-length album by AGALLOCH. The band is currently in the studio.
DARKANE will release a live DVD, Layers Of Live, this month through Listenable. It contains a main show stemming from Sweden in 2006 plus several older footage.
After finding a home on AFM Records, DESTRUCTION has once again signed with Nuclear Blast Records. The band expects to have a new album out for January of 2011.
Code666 has announced the signing of Ankara, Turkey’s RAVENWOODS. The Band is currently in the studio recording the ten songs of the new album titled Rising.
SKELETONWITCH will be touring Canada this month beginning in Vancouver on the 8th and ending in Montreal.
THE HERETIC‘s drummer Cristobal died on the 13th of June due to a “home accident.”
Greek thrash metal band SUICIDAL ANGELS’ new full-length Sanctify The Darkness will see North American release this month on Sonic Unyon. Nuclear Blast released the album in Europe in December of 2009.
Flo Mounier, the drummer for CRYPTOPSY, was in South Carolina last month recording with former NILE members Chief Spires and John Ehlers for a new SHAITAN MAZAR EP. Steven Tucker (formerly of MORBID ANGEL) is working on guitar and vocals for the band, but a full-time singer is being sought.
Drummer Steve Bolognese of INTO ETERNITY has been invited back to Berklee College Of Music’s world percussion festival for a fourth year.
CROWBAR has signed a deal with E1 Music and is working on a new album due this year.
Colorado Springs’ Dark Descent Records is releasing three new limited-run cassettes from HORRENDOUS, THE WAKEDEAD GATHERING, and DECAPITATION.
Candlelight USA has the following upcoming releases: BLOOD OF KINGU’s Sun In the House Of The Scorpion, YAOTL MICTLAN’s Dentro Del Manto Gris De Chaac, DIVINITY’s The Singularity, WAKING THE CADAVER’s Beyond Cops. Beyond God and TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED’s Degenerate album.
Inspired by KEEL? THE CROWN has reunited and will play shows this summer across Europe. Upon disbandment in 2004, the Swedes claims the trials of business and the road drove the band into grave.
HACKNEYED has parted ways with bassist Alex Büttner and replaced him with a man called Tini. Apparently Alex chose his day job over the lucrative Nuclear Blast contract.
Rotting Corpse Records recording artists, CYANOSIS, has announced the departure of bassist Kirk “Tony” Kangas. Replacing him is Andy Scheeler (ex-SILENT SCREAM/MASTER FURY/ATOMIC #9). The band will record a new album this year.
LENG TCH’E is back with its fifth album Hypomanic through Season Of Mist.