Vancouver’s grind death band AUROCH is touring Western Canada using the Canadian Abomination Tour monicker. Dates include British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. The band is also recording new material.
Pulverised Records is issuing an album called Bestial Thrashing Bulldozer by Japan`s FASTKILL. The label is also issuing ZOMBIEFICATION EP Reaper’s Consecration. The latter band hails from Mexico.
Deepsend Records has issued Age of Perversion, the second album by France’s OFFENDING.
Germany’s DEATHRONATION has issued an album called Exorchrism.
Norwegian Death Metal band CHTON will release its next album The Devil builds on CD and vinyl through German label Godeater Records. The album will be released in autumn of 2012 and the vinyl is planned for release in early winter 2013. The digital release of the album will be handled by Morningstar Music.
GRAVEHILL played at the Goregon Massacre Fest III which took place on June 22nd and Saturday June 23rd at the East End Outdoor Annex in Portland, OR. GRAVEHILL performed alongside CARDIAC ARREST, CIANIDE, PHOBIA and many more.
Swedish band CORROSIVE CARCASS has completed its debut full-length, Composition Of Flesh, which is due for a summer release on Abyss Records.
Inspired by KEEL? After initially reuniting in 2011 with its full original line-up, New York’s PRIME EVIL has a new demo called Evilution due in mid-July. Original members left since the band’s heydays and 2011 are singer Andy Eichorn and guitarist Mike Usifer. More information at www.primeevil.net.
EYEHATEGOD is touring Europe under the Europe Is The New Vietnam Tour 2012 monicker this July. The band is planning on touring the USA this autumn.
ABSU regretfully announced the cancellation of its set at Chaos In Tejas where they were being supported by TERRORISM, LOSS, MORBOSIDAD, ARES KINGDOM and BLACK WITCHERY. Immediately following a show at Maryland Deathfest ABSU drummer and vocalist Proscriptor had to rush back to Texas due to a knee infection and had to have surgery.
Bolivia’s BESTIAL HOLOCAUST has a new album called Into the Goat Vulva. The US licence is through Metalhit.com.
Spain’s GAUNTLET has a new album called Stubburn. It was recorded at New Life Studios in Madrid.
Dallas-based thrash band POWER TRIP has signed with Southern Lord.
ARTILLERY has recruited drummer Josua Madsen to replace founding member Carsten Nielsen who leaves the band after 30 years.
Steeve Hurdle of PURULENCE, NEGATIVA, and formerly of GORGUTS has died. The Canadian musician and label owner was planning a new NEGATIVA album.
Walkerton, Canada metal band ODIUM has released a new CD called Burning The Bridges To Nowhere on Year of The Sun Records. The band is touring in Canada this summer.
As Negative Black is the third album by Germany’s BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS. It is out on June 5th through Exile On Mainstream.
Deathgasm Records has released MORBID EXECUTION’s Vulgar Darkness, which is the first full-length album from this Polish band featuring members of THRONEUM.
More line-up changes in DARKEST HOUR. Bassist Paul Burnette has left the band, but will continue in IRON REAGAN. Aaron Deal, who has been playing live with the band, is the permanent replacement.
Italian death metal band HOUR OF PENANCE has announced the addition of drummer James Payne (HISS FROM THE MOAT and BROKEN HEART COLLAGE) to its line-up. The band has several European shows this summer.
Canada’s VESPERIA has teamed up with Ax Media Studios for a June 15th concert in Toronto to film a live DVD. The band is spending June playing shows in Central Canada.
Deepsend Records has issued the album Severing Humanity by California`s DEADLY REMAINS.
Inspired by KEEL? Reformed Canadian thrash metal band ENTROPY has a new CD called E3.
Edmonton’s ALL ELSE FAILS has recruited drummer Shane Tym to its line-up after the departure of Tom Wolf.
GRAVE will release a new album, Endless Procession Of Souls, on August 27th through Century Media Records. It was recorded at the band’s own Soulless studio.
MALEFICE, which was formerly on Metal Blade, has signed to Transcend Music.
MEGADETH’s show at Croatia’s Metalfest was cut short in early June after projectiles were launched at the band. A roadie for MEGADETH would tell the audience the set was cut short as singer and guitarist Dave Mustaine was hit in the head. Apparently, W.A.S.P. and DARK TRANQUILLITY had technical disputes with MEGADETH and did not play.
CRYPTOPSY, featuring bassist Olivier Pinard, will release a self-titled album later this year. Song titles include Damned Draft Dodgers, Amputated Enigma and The Golden Square Mile.
Swedish death metal band FETUS STENCH is releasing its debut full-length, Stillbirth, on June 15th through Abyss Records. The band features members of BLOOD RED THRONE, SLAUGHTEROUS and THE LAW.
KREATOR’s Phantom Antichrist has entered the German Media Control chart at position number five.
CHAOS INCEPTION’S album The Abrogation is out on Lavadome Productions.
Inspired by KEEL? SUTURE is back. After years of dormancy, the band has re-emerged. A recently re-recorded and remixed version of the 2008 release, Skeletal Vortex, is now available through Soulflesh Collector Records. With the original line-up intact, SUTURE is currently in the process of re-recording the long-out-of-print 2002 debut full-length, Carnivorous Urge To Kill, for release later this year.
DECAPITATED is looking for a new bassist. Anyone interested can contact the band at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To coincide with AGALLOCH’s recently recorded EP Faustian Echoes the band is touring Canada and USA. TAURUS is supporting.
Canadian thrashers TITANS EVE are back with a sophomore CD Life Apocalypse out on Friday, July 13th. It is the follow up to last year’s debut release The Divine Equal. The band is opening for ANVIL at several shows.
INCANTATION has signed with Listenable Records for a record it is working on. The album will be mixed by Dan Swano.
MARDUK’s Serpent Sermon was number 44 in the US Billboard Heatseekers chart.
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM has picked Ugly Noise as the title for a demo recording it is working on.
Stefan ‘Schleifi’ Traunig is no longer the singer of LOST DREAMS. The Austrian band is looking for a replacement and can be contacted through email@example.com.
Founding guitarist Dave Carlo of RAZOR was diagnosed with Stage 2 oral cancer this spring. He is currently undergoing treatment.
Rob Urbinati of SACRIFICE is one of several musicians that will appear on DEW-SCENTED’s next album, Icarus. Urbinati will appear on Gleaming Like Silver. Dan Swano is also guesting.
Gothenburg band CEREMONIAL OATH will reunite for a show at The Gothenburg Sound Festival, planned for January 5th and 6th, 2013 at Trädgår’n in Gothenburg, Sweden.
A cover version of a band covering itself? ANTHRAX was rumoured to be releasing an EP of cover versions in September to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the release of the band’s latest album, Worship Music. This was later denied by the band.
German technical death metal band SOPHICIDE will release its debut, Perdition Of The Sublime on August 14th through Willowtip Records.
Trenches Of The Netherworld is the name of the debut full-length of Sweden’s USURPRESS, which is out this summer through Selfmadegod.
Denver thrashers SILENCER will release The Great Bear demo on September 25th. The album is the group’s third full-length and its first concept record. The story deals with the space race between US and USSR of the ‘50s and ‘60s.
Chaos Records and Dark Blasphemies will co-release UNCONSECRATED’s Awakening in the Cemetery Grave on July 9th with a vinyl LP version to follow later in the year. The release is a band compilation.
He is denouncing God again? Bassist Tony Choy has rejoined ATHEIST.
HOUWITSER have recruited bassist Roderick Ras of DIATRYMA. Ras’ live debut with HOUWITSER is on July 14th at the Obscene Extreme festival. HOUWITSER was also rejoined by its original singer Mike Van Mastrigt. The band has also recruited Marten van Kruijssen (DICTATED and NIBIRUS) as its new drummer.
In early September Metal Mind Productions will release two albums of thrash metal band ALASTOR from Poland. The band’s debut album, entitled Syndroms Of The Cities, from 1989 will be available for the first time in CD format, while its previously unreleased second studio album Destiny will see its official premiere.
Just two months after joining Pablo Magallanes left DEMONICAL in February. His predecessor Johan Jansson will be back.
LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe was held in Prague, Czech Republic after pushing a fan back from the stage more than two years ago. Daniel N. had jumped the stage, reportedly, for a third time. Blythe’s bail was set at $200,000.
But being Swedish he needs to be in 15 bands at the same time!! Singer Jimmie Strimell has left DEATHDESTRUCTION and will focus on DEAD BY APRIL.
DEICIDE has cancelled its European shows this summer.