NAPALM DEATH will undertake a Canadian tour in October. The release will coincide with the release of the band’s next record for Century Media.
INFERNAL MAJESTY will perform its 1987 album None Shall Defy (originally Roadrunner and later re-issued by Displeased) in its entirety with guest vocalist George “Corpsegrider” Fisher from CANNIBAL CORPSE on August 20th at Rickhaw Theatre in Vancouver, Canada. Opening is TYRANTS BLOOD and SINNED. Brian Langley of INFERNAL MAJESTY is now in CRADLE TO GRAVE.
Sweden’s BLOOD MORTIZED is currently in the studio recording its new album, The Key To A Black Heart. The band has a new bass player called Mattias Söderlund who plays bass with Swedish punk band CHARTA 77.
SVART CROWN has added drummer Nicolas Muller to its line-up. Nicolas joined the fold in time for the band’s performance at this year’s Hellfest.
Following the departure of Martin Petersson guitarist AntiChristian (Christian Strömblad) has returned to NOMINON. Juha Sulasalmi has switched to bass.
SEPTICFLESH is touring Canada and the USA this July.
The Ever-Burning Torch, the debut full-length from Sicily’s Swedeath band UNDEAD CREEP is now available through Dark Descent Records. The band was formed in 2009.
VADER will release its next album, Welcome To The Morbid Reich, which references the band’s early demo on August 12th through Nuclear Blast Records. The album was recorded at Hertz Studio. Its title refers to the band’s early demo.
Stockholm, Sweden’s MACHINERY has thrown in the towel. The band members will continue with other projects.
Technical metal band EAST OF THE WALL has completed the recording for its upcoming third full-length, The Apologist, set for release this October on Translation Loss Records for the CD and Antithetic for the vinyl release. The album’s official release date, track listing and more will be announced within the next few weeks. In support of the upcoming album, EAST OF THE WALL has begun planning a month-long U.S. autumn tour, with GOES CUBE, IRON THRONES and TIDAL ARMS.
Los Angeles-based metal trio EINVERA has a demo called In Your Image. The band’s site is at http://einveramusic.com.
DENIAL FIEND is releasing Horror Holocaust on August 2nd through Ibex Moon Records. Recorded at Mana Studio, the follow-up to 2007’s They Rise, Horror Holocaust features the current line-up of drummer Rob Rampy (DRI and THE SPEARS), vocalist Blaine Cook (THE ACCUSED and THE FARTZ), bassist Terry Butler (DEATH, SIX FEET UNDER, MASSACRE and OBITUARY) and guitarist Sam Williams (DOWN BY LAW and THE SPEARS). Horror Holocaust also features guest appearances from Steve Swanson (SIX FEET UNDER), Ralph Santolla (DEICIDE and OBITUARY) and James Murphy (AGENT STEEL and DISINCARNATE).
Massachusetts’ ALL PIGS MUST DIE is issuing its debut full-length this Summer. Entitled God Is War, the eight-song album has been set for release for August 16th through Southern Lord Recordings.
Selfmadegod Records has announced a split 7″ EP between two long running metal veterans. AGATHOCLES from Belgium and NUNSLAUGHTER from The United States hare sharing the EP, which includes three recently recorded songs from Belgium’s mincecore kings (Trail Of Despair, Nazional Sozial(ist) Security, Flanders’ Little Cesspool) and two from the Ohio’s death metal band (To Sin Again and Your Soul Belongs To Me). 100 copies are available on black/white/grey marbled vinyl and the remaining 400 on the standard black wax.
Brazilian crust band BODHUM is releasing a first demo called Extremo.
PESTILENCE will release its sixth full-length on July 19th through Mascot Records. Titled Doctrine, the 11-track album was recorded and mixed at Woodshed Studio in Germany with vocalist/guitarist by Patrick Mameli, Yuma van Eekelen and Victor Bullok (TRIPTYKON and DARK FORTRESS). The album’s theme revolves around man’s suppression through religion and politics.
This year’s edition of MADRID IS THE DARK Festival will take place on the 08th, 09th and 10th of December at the Old School venue in Getafe, Spain. Bands like GHOST BRIGADE, KATATONIA and AHAB are booked.
OPETH will undertake a North American tour in September with support from KATATONIA.
777 – The Desanctification, BLUT AUS NORD’s second part of the ‘777’ trilogy is currently being recorded and will be released through Debemur Morti Production this coming September.
PEDSTE NOIR has released an album called L’Ordure à l’État Pur through Transcendental Creations.
Italian thrashers NEURASTHENIA’S album, which will be out in 2012 and will be entitled Animalator (the band’s early name), will be preceded by a free digital track called When Nightmare Comes True.
Crossover band CONVERGE cancelled its remaining shows on its U.S. tour after bassist Nate Newton had a “health scare” during the drive from St. Louis to Austin. The band did not elaborate, although Newton was briefly hospitalized.
Inspired by KEEL? The reformed MALFEITOR has signed a contract with Hellthrasher Productions for the release of a full-length album, Dum Morior Orior, due in 2012. MALFEITOR recently recruited drummer Janne Rudberg Björkenfjäll of EXHUMED and EXCRUCIATE.
Make Nuclear Blast rich and proud! AMORPHIS’ The Beginning Of Times has entered the German Media Control chart at position Number 16, which is the band’s best chart position ever in that country.
Evan Seinfeld has left BIOHAZARD. Scott Roberts, who had played on the band’s Means To An End album in 2005, will play with BIOHAZARD at the Download festival and Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards in June. A permanent replacement is being sought. The band has a new album due this autumn.
Worship Music, the next album by ANTHRAX, is out September 12th through Nuclear Blast and Megaforce Records.
Dark Descent Records has announced the CD reissue of DEATH STRIKE‘s Fuckin’ Death album. The recordings hail from 1985 and were also issued by Nuclear Blast in 1991. The label is working on a vinyl version.
NUMBNUTS, featuring singer Esben “Esse” Hansen of HATESPHERE, has signed a deal with Mighty Music. The band’s debut album, Smokey The Salmon And Horny Mermaids Of Detention, will be released in August. The album was produced by Jacob Olsen.
ANAL CUNT‘s frontman, Seth Putnam, died on Saturday, June 11th of a reported heart attack. He was 43 years old. The circumstances behind the heart attack were not revealed.
MUNICIPAL WASTE has signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Records with a record being due next year.
California’s WARBRINGER has completed work on its album, Worlds Torn Asunder, which is due in September through Century Media Records. The album was produced by Steve Evetts.
MISERY INDEX has signed a deal with the Season Of Mist.
SETHERIAL has signed a deal with Debemur Morti Productions. The band is busy writing its as-yet-untitled next album for a 2012 release.
AGENT STEEL performed with original singer John Cyriis at this year’s Sweden Rock Festival, which was held June 8-11. The singer had returned to the band last year.
Saskatoon, Canada’s thrash/death metal trio UNTIMELY DEMISE has signed a worldwide multi-album deal with Sonic Unyon Metal. The label will re-release the City Of Steel demo in North America on September 13th, with European release dates to be announced shortly.
Having released Two Tongues, San Francisco’s TRILLION RED is now seeking a record label to release a forthcoming full-length release. The album, which is expected to be ready for release in early 2012, will feature eight new songs.
ABORYM has signed a deal with Agonia Records. The band’s sixth album will be released in 2012 and coincide with the group’s 20th anniversary.
MAYHEM claims that it used real human remains as part of its show recently at Hellfest in France.