ANTIGAMA has replaced singer Lukasz ‘Lucas’ Myszkowski, who left the band due to vocational pressures, with Patryk Zwolinski of BLINDEAD. Bassist Mike has also left the fold and replaced by a Jose temporarily.
Peaceville Records has announced October 20th as the release date for the next DARKTHRONE album, entitled Dark Thrones & Black Flags.
Zetro Souza, formerly of EXODUS, has joined TENT, which is the band of SYL/ZIMMERS HOLE man Jed Simon. The band is writing and recording in San Francisco for an album that will be released through Century Media Records.
INFESTUS will release an album called Chroniken Des Ablebens this month through Debemur Morti Productions.
Germany’s ENDSTILLE has announced a tour of Mexico for November.
INBREEDING SICK’s singer Alex has left the band. Rolo is temporarily taking over.
Denmark’s DAWN OF DEMISE will release an EP, called Lacerated, in October.
TREMOR’s upcoming EP is called The Lipsynced With Satan and out this month through INRI.
CRIPPLE BASTARDS has picked Variante Alla Morte as the title for its fourth full-length album, which is due for release through FETO Records in September.
Hot on the heels of a bunch of re-issues courtesy of re-release label Metal Mind Production of Poland, Italy’s BULLDOZER has reformed and working on new music.
THE BERZERKER will release its fifth album, entitled The Reawakening, in the autumn through its own Berzerker Industries. The band’s singer Luke Kenney was reportedly assaulted by a gorilla bouncer at the band’s recent show at The Underworld in London.
EXMORTEM’s Funeral Phantom (mixed by Jacob Bredahl) will be released on October 20th through Mighty Music.
Ukrainian death metal band MENTAL DEMISE has signed a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of the second Final Step To Future Madness. This album new vocalist Andrey ’Sadist’ Burovenko.
Xtreem Music has also signed Spanish thrash band KORGUL THE EXTERMINATOR.
Toronto’s Metal Queen Management has announced that Ottawa’s EXCITER will headline the second series of MQMusicFest on August 17th at the Phoenix Theater. The first series was held in June.
LIVING DEATH will perform one last show at 2009’s Keep It True XII festival in April in Germany. The band is
Toto Bergmann (vocals), Reiner Kelch (guitar), Dieter Kelch (bass) and Jörg Michael as usual on drums.
San Francisco’s ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT has reformed and recently played at the Tidal Wave Festival.
AMON AMARTH will release its new album, Twilight Of The Thunder God, through Metal Blade Records in September.
After touring Europe and Japan the reunited AT THE GATES is now in North America. The band is returning to play in Europe again later this summer.
KATAKLYSM has re-signed with Nuclear Blast Records for more albums.
THE HAUNTED has picked Versus as the title for its new album, due late September through Century Media Records.
ATHEIST is apparently reforming with singer Kelly Shaefer and drummer Steve Flynn writing together.
Singer Ryan Richards (ex-NO CONVICTION), guitarist Jeremy Wagner and Tom Brandner, bassist Mike “Lurk” Ruehle (ex-FULL BLOWN CHAOS) and drummer Scott Creekmore are writing a new LUPARA album.
Stéphane Paré (vocals), Dominic “Forest” Lapointe (session bass) and drummer Yanic Bercier have all quit QUO VADIS.
Former DIVINE HERESY vocalist Tommy Cummings has joined the reunited crossover band SNOT.
ENSLAVED has signed with Indie Recordings. The band’s new album, Vertebrae, will be released in September.
Black metal band ACHERON will issue an album called The Final Conflict: Last Days of God in February through Displeased Records.
Three months after rejoining Paul Souza has again vacated the vocalist position of MELIAH RAGE. The singer will instead focus on VELVETEEN PLAYBOYS. Original singer Mike Munro is now back in the fold. The band is recording a new album.
LEGION OF THE DAMNED (formerly OCCULT) will release a new album called Cult Of The Dead, on December 19th through Massacre Records. A rerelease of OCCULT’s Feel The Blade album was issued earlier this year under the new band name.
DISILLUSION has welcomed drummer Jens Maluschka back into the fold following a one-year absence. New to the band is bassist Matthias Becker who was in the band SAFI.
Regain Records has been ordered to stop selling GORGOROTH’s Live In Greighallen album. Gaahl and King have won their case that the album’s bass tracks were erased and subsequently remixed. Regain Records cautions that the court has only placed an injunction on the release.
Norway’s KOLDBRANN will release an EP called, Stigma: På Kant Med Livet, on August 15th through Twilight-Vertrieb featuring a rerecording and a cover version.
SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser will release his solo CD, entitled Hubris I & II, on October 6th through Holland’s Mascot Records.
UNSANCTUM is back following a hiatus and touring the UK this summer and autumn.
NOCTEM has signed a deal with NoiseHead Records of Austria. The band is now writing all the material for its debut album, which will feature ten new songs. NOCTEM will enter in the NoiseHead Studios on January 30th, 2009.
SAPREMIA’s With Winter Comes Despair album is out now through Open Grave Records.
MISERY SIGNALS’ album, Controller, is now out through Metal Blade Records.
Candlelight Records has set September 16th as the American release date for Left To Die, the new EP from OBITUARY. The band is touring the USA next month.
SPV and Wacken Records (formerly Armageddon Music) have joined forces with the latter operating as a special independent entity of the former. The venture’s first releases will be out in October with HOLY MOSES’ Agony Of Death, ROSE TATTOO’s Blood Brothers, SUIDAKRA’s 13 Years Of Celtic Wartunes and FOREVER SLAVE’s Tales For Bad Girls all due.
FLESHGORE has released its new album, entitled Wake Up For Freedom, through Moon Records.