THOSE WHO BRING THE TORTURE has signed a deal with Selfmadegod Records to release its next full-length album, Piling Up, this summer. The band features Roger “Rogga” Johansson who has been in nearly every Swedish metal band.
Bay Area technical death metal band RINGS OF SATURN will release a full-length this October through Unique Leader Records. Entitled Lugal Ki En, the twelve-track offering was produced by Brette Ciamarra at Studio 344 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Soulseller Records is issuing STUDFAUST’s (Norwegian band featuring members of EMPEROR, BLOOD TSUNAMI and OLD FUNERAL) Where The Underdogs Bark MCD/MLP and the vinyl version of SOULBURN’s Feeding On Angels album this August.
Dutch black metal band CARACH ANGREN has entered Tidalwave Studio in Karlsruhe, Germany with Patrick Damiani to record its next full-length album for a late 2014 release.
Metal Blade Records has signed German thrash metal band CRIPPER. An album called Hyena is due this year.
New York death metal band INTERNAL BLEEDING has completed tracking its forthcoming new full-length, Imperium. Produced by the band and Joe Cincotta at Full Force Studio (SUFFOCATION, DEHUMANIZED, MORTAL DECAY) in Ronkonkoma, New York and engineered by Cincotta and Derek Boyer, Imperium is the band’s reformation record for Unique Leader.
American thrash metal band BATTLECROSS has announced a short run of summer headlining dates with Canada’s Wacken Battle winners, CRIMSON SHADOWS and New York’s IKILLYA. Set to commence on July 23rd in Columbus, Ohio, the short trek will visit fourteen cities followed by an appearance at Michigan’s Dirt Fest as well as additional tour dates supporting KILLSWITCH ENGAGE.
ARCH ENEMY’s singer Alissa White-Gluz has been performing with broken ribs after crashing into a stage riser during the band’s European tour. The band will tour North America this October with openers KREATOR, HUNTRESS and STARKILL.
The reformed DARK ANGEL and EMPEROR performed on June 5th at this year’s edition of the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden.
While Touring Europe in 2005 and 2006 with VITAL REMAINS, IMPALED NAZARENE, MACABRE and JUNGLE ROT, RESURRECTURIS had Paul Speckmann as a member of its tour crew. The band asked Paul to join Resurrecturis on stage one night to jam together. The video for the appearances is now a home video for Funeral Bitch.
Sheep United nations Productions has announced the release of LARVAOVCUM’s Resistenza. According to the label, “The AntiCapitalistsAnarcoBlackmetal Paladins are back!”
Pride, honour and all that: Southern Lord Recordings has signed TODAY IS THE DAY. An album is due at the end of 2014.
BLACK ANVIL has a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Hail Death record with a thirty-three minute documentary now playing exclusively at Decibelmagazine.com.
Steve Souza, who sang for EXODUS from 1986 to 1993 and from 2002 to 2004, is back and Rob Dukes is out. The latter man has been with EXODUS since 2005. The band has been in the studio recording a new album. Souza is in HATRIOT, but has been lobbying to get back into EXODUS after walking away from the thrash metal act. Dukes will have to focus on GENERATION KILL.
Drummer Jon Dette is filling in for ANTHRAX’s Charlie Benante on the European tour that kicked off May 27. Benante had surgery on his hand last summer and is not ready to tour yet.
A new OBITUARY record, which is due this summer, will be distributed by Relapse. The record was financed by a Kickstarter campaign. OBITUARY is playing shows in Europe this summer.
Rogue Records America has assembled a mallcore/metal side-project called PROJECT ROGUE – TITANS. It is being funded through Indiegogo and features, among others, Rob Barrett, Frank Watkins, Raymond Herrera, Chris Adler, Mitch Harris and Paul Masvidal.
Early LAAZ ROCKIT drummer Victor Agnello died on June 1st after discovering his leukemia last year. He was 50 years old.
EMBRYO has announced it will appear at Masters of Rock in Czech Republic with David Folchitto (STORMLORD) who will keep on cooperating with the band for its upcoming new album and promotional gigs. On July 20th, however, the band will play at Total Metal Festival with Federico Paulovich (DESTRAGE).
Melodic death metal band HOLLOW has announced it would host a hometown CD launch for Mordrake for local fans in Montreal on July 10th at Petit Cafe Campus with support from DISSENSION, VIRULYS, FROSTBITE and MURTENSCYTHE.
Oregonian technical death metal band, OMNIHILITY, will release its sophomore full-length Deathscapes Of The Subconscious through Unique Leader Records this Summer.
Former SLAYER and current PHILM drummer Dave Lombardo has also joined AMEN. PHILM is also recording an EP for this year.
TRAUMA, which at one time featured CLIFF BURTON of METALLICA, has signed a deal with Pure Steel Records. The band’s new 10-song album will be released later this year. The band is singer Donny Hillier (ex-BLACK SUNDAY DREAM), guitarist Kurt Fry (ex-HEIST and MECHANIZM), bassist Marcel Eaton (ex-SERPENT) and drummer Kris Gustofson (ex-ST. ELMOS FIRE, MECHANIZM and THREAT).
Randy Blythe of LAMB OF GOD has crucially informed his fan base that he scalded his penis while drinking coffee.
Metal Blade has signed England’s ANAAL NATHRAKH. An album is expected this autumn.
Is the cover a depiction of a McDonalds’ customers? ACRANIA has recorded its debut full-length, Totalitarian Dystopia, with Stu McKay at Studio 6 in London. The full-length is out through Unique Leader Records this August.
Battleground Records has signed Phoenix, Arizona-based death metal band LAGO and will release the band’s debut album Tyranny in September.
THE HAUNTED’s Exit Wounds is out on August 25th through Century Media. The album was recorded with producer Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studio.
CANNIBAL CORPSE will release a new album, A Skeletal Domain, in September through Metal Blade Records. A few track titles are Kill Or Become, Sadistic Embodiment and Headlong Into Carnage.
Due to a production error, the release of MOTÖRHEAD’s Aftershock – Tour Edition, originally scheduled for early July, has been postponed to the 26th of August. The band is playing several festivals in Europe this summer.