Canadian black and doom metal band VOW OF THORNS has a demo called Farewell To The Sun out on July 15th through its own Forest Dweller Inc. imprint.
QUINTA ESSENTIA will release its Initiates Of The Great Work full-length on July 29th through Deathgasm Records. Initiates Of The Great Work was recorded and engineered by former drummer Lance Wright (former touring drummer for VILE and guitarist for EPOCH OF UNLIGHT) at Stargate Studio in Huntsville, Alabama, USofA and mixed by Wright and Colin Davis (VILE).
Fredericton, New Brunswick’s HARD CHARGER hit the road for dates across East coast USA and Canada kicking off in Lowell Mass, MA, USA on June 23rd and wrapping up in Sherbrooke, Canada on July 9th. The tour is in support of the new release Bad Omens available on cassette from No List Records, CD from Vleestak Records and 12” LP from Wasted Time Records.
Chile’s PORTA DAEMONIUM will issue the Serpent Of Chaos album through Iron, Blood & Death Corporation on August first.
Latvia’s PROTEAN has an album called The Burning Centuries through Heathen Tribes. The band plays black metal.
POWERED BY DEATH’s It’s Only Getting Worse album was issued earlier this year through Heathen Tribes Records. The Canadian band plays thrash metal.
Flatspot Records will issue MIZERY’s Absolute Light album this July. The San Diego-based band is described as “metallic hardcore.”
VÖRGUS’ upcoming album White Trash Hellraisers will be out in September through Inferno Records. The album was recorded at ABF Studio Jakobsberg and Solna Sound Recording in Sweden and mixed and mastered by Mike Wead.
Nuclear Blast has announced the signing of MEMORIAM, the band of Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER) on vocals, Scott Fairfax (CEREBRAL FIX) on guitar, Frank Healy (BENEDICTION and CEREBRAL FIX) on bass and Andy Whale (BOLT THROWER) on drums. The band was formed in January and will issue a debut later this year.
Eihwaz Recordings/Bindrune has issued VEX’s Sky Exile album.
Swiss band CARNAL DECAY has issued a Promo 2016 through Rising Nemesis Records. The band plays brutal death metal and the release features two tracks. The band is touring Europe.
VADER will release a new studio album, called The Empire, on November 4th (originally slated for September 23rd) through Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014’s Tibi Et Igni was recorded at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland with producers Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski.
THE MODERN AGE SLAVERY has lost guitarist Simone “Sym” Bertozzi and booted drummer Filippo De Pietri. The Italians are searching for replacement members.
Into The Cunt Of The Witch, the final album by
BLLIIGGHHTTED, is out now from London’s Merdümgiriz Records. After the death of the founding member, the upcoming European summer tour is a farewell for the short-lived band.
Iron, Blood & Death Corporation has issued LIGATURE WOUND’s self-titled album. The band hails from USA. The label has also issued HUMANITY DELETE’s Fuck Forever Off. The latter band has already split off after music nomad Rogga Johansson moved on to his new weekly project.
NYC-based progressive metal outfit INFINITE SPECTRUM will issue an album called Haunter Of The Dark through Laser’s Edge metal subdivision, Sensory Records.
GHOUL will return with its fifth studio album this summer. Entitled Dungeon Bastards, the eleven-track album was recorded and mixed by Scott Evans.
Swedish metal band AKTAION will release a demo called The Parade Of Nature, which featuring guests like Christopher Amott (ARMAGEDDON, ex-ARCH ENEMY) and Joey Concepcion (DEAD BY WEDNESDAY, ARMAGEDDON).
Denmark’s MERCENARY is touring Iberia this October.
Turkish one-man death metal act GROTESQUE CEREMONIUM will issue an album, called Demonic Inquisition, as a co-release between Satanath Records and More Hate Productions on June 15th.
New Jersey-based crossover band ROBOTS AND MONSTERS will issue a demo called Nothing To Fear Nothing To Fight on the first week of September.
Japanese death metal act DEFILED has a forthcoming album called Towards Inevitable Ruin, which is slated for worldwide release on July 8th.
Hungary’s DUSK has a compilation album called Satan’s Laws. It is out through Possession Productions.
MERCYLESS has issued a free digital song, called Altered Divination, in anticipation of the October 7th release date of the new full-length album, Pathetic Divinity.
Croatian black metal band BLACK CULT has issued an album called Cathedral Of The Black Cult through Metal Scrap Records.
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM has re-released its debut album, Diadem Of Twelve Stars and will tour Canada and the USA this September.
New York-based TELOCH VOVIN will issue the next chapter in the Psalms Ov Khaos series titled, In Nomine Dei Draconis, on the summer solstice, Monday, June 20th, 2016, at 3:34pm Eastern Time.
SODOM will release a new album, called Decision Day, on August 26th through SPV/Steamhammer.
A decade after its last release, INTERNAL SUFFERING‘s Cyclonic Void Of Power was released on June 24th, 2016 through Unique Leader on CD and vinyl.
ANCIENT has signed with Soulseller Records. The band’s new full-length album Back To The Land Of The Dead will be released in mid-September on CD, double LP and other versions. The EMP Label Group will release the album in the USA and Canada.
Swiss band STORTREGN has issued its Singularity album through Non Serviam Records.
MUNICIPAL WASTE has announced the addition of Nick Poulos on second guitar. Poulos plays with guitarist Ryan Waste in VOLTURE and BAT and previously played with bassist Phil Hall in CANNABIS CORPSE. The band is touring Europe.
GRAVE DESECRATOR has issued an album called Dust To Lust through Season Of Mist.
In support of the band’s Closed Casket Activities-released debut full-length, The Emptiness Of…, Pittsburgh-based crossover band ETERNAL SLEEP is playing shows in the USA.
The Italian thrash metal band METHEDRAS is the winner of something called the Global Rockstar Contest 2016 and consequently has secured a cymbal set.
The Russian female fronted death metal band ASCENT has signed with Sliptrick Records for the release of new album, Don’t Stop When You Walk Through The Hell, which was issued on June 30th.
Dutch band KAECK wrote its Stormkult album in a mere seven weeks. Stormkult is to be released by Heathen Tribes Records this month.
Finnish industrial/black metal band PROJECT SILENCE has a demo called Slave To The Machine out on June 30th.
Power violence project DENY THE CROSS, which joins current and past members of SPAZZ, BLACK ARMY JACKET, AGENTS OF SATAN, MUNICIPAL WASTE and DISCORDANCE AXIS, will release its eighteen-track debut Alpha Ghoul this summer through Tankcrimes Records.
Louisville, Kentucky-based black metal band ANAGNORISIS is issuing an album called Peripeteia through Vendetta Records this autumn.
BULLETSIZE’s Pansar album will be out on August 1st through Iron, Blood & Death Corporation. The band hails from Sweden.
Fallen-Angels Productions has issued VALGALDR’s Østenfor Sol album. The band hails from Norway and plays black metal.
Art Gates Records has issued REBEL SOULS’ debut album The Forces Of Darkness.
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES has picked The World Gone Mad as the title for its next album, which is due on September 30th.
Sweden’s EXCÖRIATOR has issued Faster Harder Louder album. The thrash metal act is comprised of “geezers” and consequently does not tour.
DEATHFARE’s Shotgun Surgery was issued through Heathen Tribes. The Norwegian band plays death metal.
With the release of Longing For Infection, the new full-length from Ohio’s FISTULA, now less than a month away, the band has issued a graphic visual accompaniment to Morgue Attendant through Cvlt Nation. Find it here: http://www.cvltnation.com/nsfw-extremley-graphic-video-premiere-fistula-morgue-attendant/
Napalm Records has signed thrash metal band WARBRINGER. The band will begin recording at the end of the summer for an early 2017 album release.
Death metal band DESTROYING THE DEVOID, which features Craig Peters of DEEDS OF FLESH and is formerly of ARKAIK, will release its debut full-length through Unique Leader Records on August 19th. Entitled Paramnesia, the seven-track album was engineered and produced by Craig Peters at Carnivale Nocturno Studio with all mixing and mastering handled by Zack Ohren (DEEDS OF FLESH, ARKAIK, SUFFOCATION, etc.) at Castle Ultimate Production.
PATH11 is the solo project of Grolig Maddox (frontman of the black metal band EDGE OF NIGHT). CCP Records has issued the band’s A New Direction Of Life album.
After losing its contract with Nuclear Blast, DECREPIT BIRTH has signed a Europe-only record deal with Agonia Records. The band is working on its next album, which is due in late 2016.
Moving into its fifth consecutive year Loud As Hell Heavy Metal Festival is three days of metal from July 29th to August 1st in Alberta, Canada. This year’s line-up includes UNLEASH THE ARCHERS, STRIKER, INTO ETERNITY, NINJASPY, DIVINITY, WEST OF HELL and DISCIPLES OF POWER.
Solo black metal act ISGÄRDE’s album Jag Enslig Skall Gå is out now through Symbol Of Domination.
ABOMINANT next studio album Napalm Reign is out through Deathgasm Records. Several track names are The Watchers, Truth Beyond Belief and As Evil Rears Its Head.
Sliptrick Records is issuing VEIL OF DECEPTION’s Tearing Up The Roots album this September. The band played at Donauinselfest 2015, Metalheads Against Racism alongside bands like MORTAL STRIKE, DAYS OF LOSS, EWIG FROST, PAIN IS, etc.
BRUJERIA will release a full-length album, entitled Pocho Aztlan, on September 16th through Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The band will conduct a U.S. tour this October with CATTLE DECAPITATION and PIÑATA PROTEST.
Heathen Tribes has issued CRUCIAL FIX’s self-titled album. The American band plays thrash metal.
Danish death metal band DAWN OF DEMISE will release its next full-length The Suffering through Unique Leader Records later this summer.
Sweden’s MUMINCUNT’s has an album called Visor Fran Muminskogarnas Morker through Heathen Tribes this September.
Greek’s groove metal band SPIT THE BLOOD has issued a self-titled album through Symbol Of Domination.
VONÜLFSRËICH’s Spell Of Thunder album is now out through Heathen Tribes. The Finnish band plays black metal.
OROBAS’ Arise In Impurity is out now through Symbol Of Domination. The band hails from Bangladesh and plays black/death metal.
VOODUS’ Nightqueen album is now out through Sliptrick Records. The black metal band hails from Sweden.