RED BIBLE BLACK, formed by veteran musician P.C. Odio (MINCER and IN LEAGUE WITH SATAN) has recruited Emir Merdumgiriz for his drumming, vocals and lyrics, and released Allah is Satan’s Toy on the latter’s Merdumgiriz Records.
Sweden-based black metal band HELVETESTROMB has signed a licensing deal with Wormholedeath for the worldwide release of its album Demonic Excrements Cursed With Life. It is out this month.
Brazil-based technical death metallers MONSTRATH have a video for the title-track of the band’s debut full-length Child Of God.
THE LURKING FEAR will release its debut album, Out Of The Voiceless Grave, on August 11 through Century Media. It was recorded at Welfare Sounds in Gothenburg, Sweden. The death metal band features singer Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES), guitarists Jonas Stålhammar (THE CROWN) and Fredrik Wallenberg (SKITSYSTEM), bassist Andreas Axelsson (DISFEAR and EDGE OF SANITY) and Adrian Erlandsson (AT THE GATES and THE HAUNTED) on drums.
SOLITARY is working on an expanded edition of The Diseased Heart Of Society album. It will feature bonus tracks and a DVD.
Art Gates Records has signed Spain-based DEATHPROOF and the band has commenced working on a new full-length,
Brazil-based thrash metal band BLACKFORCE is back with a new demo called Prophets Of Tomorrow, which was produced by the band with lyrics by Caio Kattenbach.
Guitarist Fredrik Thordendal of MESHUGGAH will miss the band’s summer tour with MEGADETH. His temporary replacement will be SCAR SYMMETRY’s Per Nilsson. An explanation was not offered other than a statement about the man being on a mission of exploration.
Singer Mike Muir of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES has told an interviewer that the band’s latest album World Gone Mad may be the act’s last.
INCANTATION will release a new album, called Profane Nexus, through Relapse Records on August 11th.
Calgary, Canada-based STATUE OF DEMUR has a new demo, called Alien Pacific, out on Friday, June 16th. The band is compared to MESHUGGAH.
Germany-based thrash metal group NUCLEAR WARFARE will release Empowered By Hate through MDD Records on August 4th.
In advance of a 2018 full-length NECROPHOBIC will release a new two-song EP, called Pesta, as a limited seven-inch single on August 11.
VENOM INC., featuring original VENOM members Jeff “Mantas” Dunn (guitar) and Anthony “Abaddon” Bray (drums), as well as bassist/vocalist Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan, will release its debut album, which is called Avé, on August 11 through Nuclear Blast.
Death metal band IMPETUOUS RITUAL released an album entitled Blight Upon Martyred Sentience through Profound Lore Records on June 16th.
UK-based Metalcore band CONFESSIONS OF A TRAITOR’s album Illuminate is out through Sliptrick Records.
Japan-based “melodic death metal” band with keyboards NO LIMITED SPIRAL has signed a distribution deal with Wormholedeath for the worldwide release of its album Into the Marinesnow.
Italy-based “melodic death metallers” HITWOOD has a demo called As A Season Bloom. The line-up is Antonio Boccellari.
Germany-based “modern death metal” band SUBLEVEL has a debut demo called Borders.
Finland-based black metal band WÖMIT ANGEL has an album called Impaling Force Of Satan through Ketzer Records.
Poland-based DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS has returned to Lifeforce Records. A new album is due in September.
Scotland-based one-man black speed metal act HELLRIPPER has an album called Coagulating Darkness. Issuing labels are Granite Factory Records and Barbarian Wrath.
Australia-based THY ART IS MURDER will release an album, called Dear Desolation, on August 18 through Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
CRADLE OF FILTH will release its next album, Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay, on September 22 through Nuclear Blast.
CAVERNA ABISMAL RECORDS will issue the second album of Australia’s BLOODLUST, At the Devil’s Left Hand, on August 24th on both CD and cassette tape formats.
AKERCOCKE’s new album, Renaissance In Extremis, is out on August 25 through Peaceville. It is mixed Neil Kernon.
Portugal-based thrash metal band TERROR EMPIRE has an album called Obscurity Rising this month through Mosher Records.
Texas, USA-based WOLVENGUARD has a demo called Elemental Reclamation. The band calls its style “archaic black metal.”
Nashville, USA-based black/death metal band ENFOLD DARKNESS has an album called Adversary Omnipotent. It is out through The Artisan Era this month.
EMBRYO has signed with Art Gates Records and will issue an album this year.
CANNABIS CORPSE will issue an album, called Left Hand Pass, through Season Of Mist on September 8th.
Ukrainian label Poizon/Eclectic Records has re-issued DISCIPLES OF POWER’s 1993 album Invincible Enemy. The Canada-based band played technical power/thrash metal.
USA-based black metal band BLACKEST has a full-length demo called Dawning Of The Black.
France-based, Mad Max-inspired thrash metal band DAWNPATROL has an album called The Dawn Of Steel through Nuclearmageddon Records.
DOOMCAVE is the studio project of Aiden Vestgaard who fronts the underground Australia-based black metal band SEPTILLION. The band has a demo called Woebegone.
VENDETTA and DARK MINISTRY will tour Europe come October.
Ukraine-based RAVENTALE’s New World Planetarium will be out this autumn through Ashen Dominion.
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM a demo called Thrice Woven on September 22nd.
Greece-based “epic/melodic death metallers” THE SHADELESS EMPEROR has signed a distribution deal with Wormholedeath for the worldwide release of its album Ashbled Shores.
FLESHKILLER has signed deals with Facedown Records and Indie Recordings. The band was founded by Ole Børud of FLESHKILLER and was activated when EXTOL went on hiatus. The band’s forthcoming and debut album is called Awaken.
SUSPERIA has signed a deal with Agonia Records. The band’s next album The Lyricist is due this autumn.
Last June Black Sunset/MDD re-released DARKFALL’s Road To Redemption, which originally was issued in 2013. The Austria-based band has finished working on a new album, which will be released before autumn arrives. The new record will be entitled At The End Of Times and will include ten new tracks which were again mastered by Andy Classen at Stage One Studio.
Yet another side-project: CREMATORY singer Felix Stass and guitar nomad Rogga Johansson have a death metal band called STASS. The project’s album The Darkside will be released on September 15th through Mighty Music.
Former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian has joined TRAUMA.