Listenable Records has set August 30th as the North American release date for Amsterdam, Hellsinki, the debut album from American/Dutch/Finnish thrashers TORNADO. Recorded over the span of ten days at Abyss Studios with HYPOCRISY/PAIN mainman Peter Tagtgren Amsterdamn, Hellsinki contains 12 tracks. The digital version of the album will contain a cover of LA GUN‘s No Mercy.
HATESPHERE will release a new album, The Great Bludgeoning, through Napalm Records at the end of September. The album was produced and mastered by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, SICK OF IT ALL and MOONSPELL) at the Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark.
ENTRENCHED has inked a deal with Horror Pain Gore Death Productions which will release its debut album, Preemptive Strike, on CD format on August 30th.
THE LIVING FIELDS‘ sophomore album, Running Out Of Daylight, is available through Candlelight Records USA. The label is also re-releasing Holocaust In My Head by EXTREME NOISE TERROR on September 27th.
French band GLORIOR BELLI will release a new album, The Great Southern Darkness, on September 27th.
Candlelight Records has announced October 4th as the North American release date for ABSU’s new album, Abzu. The album is part two of a planned trilogy of recordings from the Dallas-based band. ABSU recently returned from Finland where they performed a complete and unabridged version of ABSU’s second album, The Sun of Tiphareth, at the Hammer Open Air Festival.
LECHEROUS NOCTURNE has kicked out singer Jason Hohenstein.
Denver death metal band ENEMY REIGN has added new vocalist, Stevie Boiser, to the fold. Boiser replaces former throat , Sherwood Webber (SKINLESS), who left the band last year following a European tour , which included a slot on the Neurotic Deathfest. No stranger to the scene, Boiser comes from CALCULATING GEONOCIDE and has made several fill-in appearances for various bands including VALE OF PNATH.
Australian thrash metal band TRUTH CORRODED has signed a European and Japanese deal with Ultimhate Records for the release of the band’s latest album, Worship The Bled. The label will release the album on September 16th with the band following up the release with a European tour in early 2012. Worship The Bled features Kevin Talley (SIX FEET UNDER, MISERY INDEX, DAATH and CHIMAIRA) on drums and was mixed and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren of SCAR SYMMETRY at Black Lounge Studio in Avesta, Sweden.
Czech death metal quartet BRUTALLY DECEASED is currently streaming its debut album, Dead Lovers’ Guide, online. Go to http://brutallydeceased.bandcamp.com. The album was recorded in April, 2010 and will be released on CD by Lavadome Productions in September. A vinyl release of Dead Lovers’ Guide is scheduled for autumn or winter of 2011.
To celebrate its twentieth anniversary PRO-PAIN will issue a CD/DVD package appropriately titled 20 Years Of Hardcore. Set for North American release on August 30th through AFM Records, this collection of material features four brand new tracks, cover songs and more.
MACABRE is preparing to self-release a 12″ picture disc LP version of their recent full-length, Grim Scary Tales, through its own Decomposed Records. MACABRE, EXHUMED, CEPHALIC CARNAGE and WITHERED are touring the USA this summer.
Guitarist Tim Carley of THE ROTTED severed the tip of one of his finger on July 6th when a 60-kilogram flight case fell on it from a van. Tim received treatment in a hospital to remove the damaged parts of the finger, including the nail and torn flesh.
GURD will release its new album, Never Fail, on October 28th through NoiseArt Records.
GOREAPHOBIA has signed with Dark Descent Records for the release of a new full-length, Apocalyptic Necromancy. Slated for release on August 9th the follow-up to 2009’s Mortal Repulsion, was recorded, mixed and mastered by drummer Jim Roe and features new guitarist VJS (KULT OV AZAZEL, CRIMSON MOON, DEMONCY, etc.).
GRAVE has returned to its original label and signed a new deal with Century Media Records.
Steve Grice, former drummer and founding member of UK’s ONSLAUGHT has launched ONSLAUGHT THE SANITY DAYS. Also in the band ONSLAUGHT’s 2007 guitarist Alan Jordan, 1985-1986 bassist Jase Stallard and ex-GRIM REAPER/Solo singer Steve Grimmett, who sang for ONSLAUGHT on 1989’s In Search Of Sanity are part of the fold. Grimmett was heavily criticized alongside the In Search… album upon that record’s release. Grice was booted/ushered out in April. Steve Grimmett is still forging ahead with GRIM REAPER.
Who cares? Phil Sgrosso, guitarist for AS I LAY DYING, has released a summer collection for his business, Nomad Clothing.
MEGADETH has picked Th1rt3en as the title for its next album, due in November through Roadrunner Records. The album was recorded at MEGADETH’s Dave Mustaine’s Vic’s Garage studio in San Marcos, California with producer Johnny K who has also worked with DISTURBED and STAIND.
METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX closed the show on Friday, July 8th at Sonisphere Festival in the UK. DIAMOND HEAD had opened and participated in a jam session with American four. SEPULTURA‘s Andreas Kisser filled in for ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian at 11 shows in July while Ian spent time with his family for the birth of his first child.
TESTAMENT has picked The Dark Roots Of Earth as the title for its next album, which is due in November through Nuclear Blast Records. The album is being recorded with producer Andy Sneap. Gene Hoglan stood in for the injured Paul Bostaph.
All Guts, No Glory is the new album by EXHUMED. It is distributed by Relapse Records.
INSOMNIUM will release a new album, called One For Sorrow, on October 12th through Century Media Records.
ILLDISPOSED has lost guitarist Franz Hellboss. His replacement is “Smukke” Ken Holst.
This September, 20 Buck Spin will release a collection of out-of-print material from Australian funeral doom band, MOURNFUL CONGREGATION. Set for release in September this collective release, aptly entitled The Unspoken Hymns, bears five mammoth tracks previously only available via a limited-edition.
FDA Rekotz is set to release Desechos Humanos from Death-Grind band GOREGAST on September 9th. This is the third album from these Germans.
Swedish tech-death band VOLTURYON has been confirmed to take part in the Eastern Death Infernal Tour 2011 with DEMONICAL. The tour will run from October 26th to November 12th, focusing mainly on the Baltic and Eastern European territories.
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM‘s fourth full-length album, Celestial Lineage, is now complete and nearing its September 13, 2011 release date through Southern Lord Records.
Florida-based Greyhaze Records has announced August 16th as the official release date for the Brazilian grind outfit DESALMADO’s Hereditas EP.
Self-cover band: CATAMENIA will enter Mastervox Studio in Finland in September to re-record several older songs for a compilation album, due for early 2012. The album is rumoured to include guest appearances by the band’s previous vocalists Ari Nissilä, Mika Tönning and Olli Mustonen.
Seven odd years after the band went absent MORIFADE has a new studio album entitled Empire Of Souls through Rock It Up Records. The album was recorded at White Light Studio in Linköping and features ten tracks. New in the band are ex-RISING FAITH Kristian Wallin and PAIN and ex-HYPOCRISY guitarist Mathias Kamijo.
Underworld Records has announced August 15th as the release date for EXCOMMUNICATED’s debut album, Skeleton Key.
Denmark’s ANUBIS GATE will release a new and self-titled album on September 13th through Nightmare Records.