ASPHYX’s DVD/CD package Live Death Doom will be released this month through Century Media Records.
IMMORTAL’s The Seventh Date Of Blashyrkh is the band’s first official live DVD and live CD. It was recorded at Wacken Open Air in 2007. The package is due through Nuclear Blast Records in September.
Singer Magnus “Masse” Broberg (a.k.a. Emperor Magus Caligula) of DARK FUNERAL is leaving the band. The Summer Breeze festival in Germany on August 21st will be the vocalist’s last show. Magnus is getting married. The band is seeking a replacement and candidates can contact the band at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After 18 years in the band, guitarist Jarno Anttila has left IMPALED NAZARENE to concentrate on his career and wife. The band is recording an album called Road To The Octagon with its soundman Tero Kostermaa.
CATARACT has completed its new album, Killing The Eternal, at Antfarm studio in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen. The album will be out on September 27th through Metal Blade Records.
DESTRUCTION has picked Day Of Reckoning as the title for its next album, which is tentatively due in January 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records. The band claims this album will be faster than its predecessor.
A reformed ATHEIST has picked Jupiter as the title for its demo, which is tentatively due in November.
SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX — three quarters of the ’90s Clash Of The Titans – will tour together once again on the American Carnage tour. The tour begins September 24th. James Lomenzo who was booted out of MEGADETH to make way for returning bassist Dave Ellefson has joined the touring line-up of LYNCH MOB for the remainder of the band’s summer tour.
GRAVEHILL has recruited Matt Harvey of EXHUMED and CRETIN as its new guitarist.
Mighty Music has signed Danish newcomers, MALRUN and THE NEW LOW. MALRUN is ready to release its debut album Beauty In Chaos, which is produced, mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen. THE NEW LOW’s Jacob Bredahl-produced debut Fall Empire is “where the recklessness of hardcore is mixed with the distinct Scandinavian metallic sound,” according to the label’s publicity.
DEATH ANGEL has picked Relentless Retribution as the title for its new album, due on September 3rd in Europe and September 14th in the U.S. through Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Audiohammer Studio in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof.
ENDSTILLE has picked Infektion 181 as the title for its next album, which is due in the autumn.
CEPHALIC CARNAGE has picked Misled By Certainty as the title for its new album, which is due on August 31st through Relapse Records. CEPHALIC CARNAGE has just recruited guitarist Brian Hopp.
Inspired by KEEL? Czech Republic’s MANIAC BUTCHER has reformed after a ten-year absence and has released a new album called Masakr through Negative Existence. Original members Barbarud and Blasphemer are joined by Infernal (ZLO) on guitar, Lord Obst (HELLOCAUSTOR) on bass and Coroner (SOLFERNUS and DESPISE) on drums for European shows.
German Viking metal act VARG has picked Wolfskult as the title for its next album, which is due in early 2011 through Noise Art Records.
Danish death metal band EXMORTEM has thrown in the towel. The band had simply lost its motivation to continue, according to guitarist Martin Thim.
SEPULTURA has picked up a deal with Nuclear Blast Records.
Spanish veteran thrash band TANATOSSIS has reached an agreement with Xtreem Music for the release of its third album The Darkest Reflections.
San Diego-based band PATHOLOGY has released its full-length, Legacy Of The Ancients, on July 6th on Victory Records. The album was mixed and mastered by Erik Rutan.
American band INFERNAEON has picked Genesis To Nemesis as the title for its new album, which is out on August 31st through Prosthetic Records. The album was recorded at Erik Rutan’s Mana Recording Studio with producer Brian Elliott.
After claiming tinnitus has sidelined its drummer, Micke Backelin, in January of 2009 LORD BELIAL has returned and is writing new material.
MELECHESH has picked The Epigenesis as the title for its next album, which is due in October through Nuclear Blast Records. The 11-song album was recorded at the newly built Babajim Studio in Istanbul, Turkey.
SADIST, VIRGIN SNATCH, CRIONICS plus two other bands will play a run of dozens concerts across Europe during this autumn. The tour will kick off at the end of September in Poland and will roll over its nine biggest cities, with additional dates in Prague (Czech Republic) and Bratislava (Slovakia). The band will then proceed to Western Europe.
Agonia Records has signed Italian black/doom metal band FORGOTTEN TOMB. The band will begin recording a new full-length album, called Under Saturn Retrograde, at the end of the summer.
MACABRE’s Human Monsters 12 inch EP is the band’s first release in eight years and out now through Obscene Productions. It will be followed by the band’s new full-length album, Grim Scary Tales, which is due out this autumn. The band is touring Australia.
BENEATH THE MASSACRE has picked Marée Noire as the title for its EP, due on September 14th through Prosthetic Records.
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, LAWNMOWER DETH, S.S.S., HECATE ENTHRONED and FEN have been confirmed for the sixth instalment of the U.K.’s Damnation Festival, which is taking place on Saturday, November 6th at Leeds University Union in the UK.
JUNGLE ROT has lost drummer Eric Housedue to a personal crisis. The band is working with Tony Ochoa (SINDROME and SPEED\KILL/HATE) as it tours the US.
KEEP OF KALESSIN singer Thebon has also joined Norwegian thrash band HELLISH OUTCAST. He replaces Sjalg Otto Unnison, who is focusing on LEADSLEDGE.
Florida’s THE ABSENCE will release its third album, Enemy Unbound, on September 14th through Metal Blade Records. The album was again taped at Mana Recording Studio with Brian Elliott engineering and Peter Joseph and Patrick Pintavalle producing.