In Involuntary Abortion We Trust MCD from Austria’s unpronounceable VxPxOxAxAxWxAxMxC (VAGINAL PENETRATION OF AN AMELUS WITH A MUSTY CARROT) is now available on Kaotoxin Records. It is described as , “Seven tracks of stupid, baby hating, yet childish Goregrind with Slamming Brutal Death Metal touches.”
OBITUARY has announced a North American headlining tour. The near month-long Carnival Of Death Tour 2012 will run through September and include a reformed BROKEN HOPE, DECREPIT BIRTH, JUNGLE ROT and ENCRUST.
Singer Corey Athos has been booted from DEEDS OF FLESH to make room for guitarist Erik Lindmark to return solely to vocals. Lindmark has tendonitis and much pain as a result when playing guitar. The band’s Portals To Canaan, is due out on Unique Leader in January.
DEUS OTIOSUS will release Godless through Deepsend Records in September.
PRC Music has signed Hungarian death metal band SIN OF GOD. Entitled Limbus, PRC Music will release the album in CD and digital formats on December 4th, 2012.
JOB FOR A COWBOY is participating in the month-long Summer Slaughter trek. Bassist Nick Schendzielos is forced to sit out part of the run due to his girlfriend being involved in a collision on her scooter. The band is temporarily joined by THE RED CHORD guitarist Mike “Gunface” McKenzie.
Singer and guitarist Helmuth Lehner of BELPHEGOR, who underwent an operation last October is still not recovered and will be unable to handle vocals at the band’s Extremefest appearances. Filling in for him is the band’s former bassist, Bartholomäus “Barth” Resch.
UK blackened thrashers CULTFINDER will release the Black Thrashing Terror vinyl 7″ on Eldritch Lunar Miasma in August.
Finland’s GOREPHILIA is issuing its debut album Embodiment Of Death through Dark Descent Records.
HELGRIND’s Inquisition is now out on Digital Media Records.
Polish death metal band MASACHIST has completed work on its second full-length, Scorned. The follow-up to 2009’s Death March Fury was recorded in mid-2011 at Monroe Sound Studio with final production touches taken care by guitarist Aro. Featuring nine songs, Scorned will be released worldwide by Selfmadegod Records on September 3rd.
On July 6th Abyss Records will release SOUTHWICKED’s Death’s Crown album. It features former OBITUARY death metal guitarist Allen West.
Illinois-based “Vikings thrashers” THE HORDE has signed with Abyss Records for the follow-up for the release to 2011’s Thy Blackened Reign, working title Destroyer… Slayer of Men
California death-thrashers SACRIFICIAL SLAUGHTER will team up with tech-metal outfit ISOLATION IN INFAMY and MADROST for the Sickening Southwest Tour III, which kicks off September 23rd in Los Angeles.
Bassist Matt Camacho has left FORBIDDEN. In tandem, singer Russ Anderson has also decided to take a break from the music business. The band has cancelled its Wacken appearance.
Indie Recordings has signed NETTLECARRIER. The band features (DJEVEL and LJÅ), Mannevond (KOLDBRANN and URGEHAL) and Dirge Rep (ORCUSTUS, GEHENNA, ENSLAVED and GORGOROTH). The band will release its debut album later in the year.
DEATHRIDERS, featuring former ANTHRAX singer Neil Turbin, will embark on a July U.S. tour, called The Metal Beast Is Back. ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante and his wife Sandra were arrested Friday July 27th for domestic battery in front of their daughter.
Danish old school death metallers DEUS OTIOSUS will release Godless on Deepsend Records in late summer of 2012. The Danes’ sophomore effort (and first for Deepsend) is the follow-up to debut album Murderer, which was released by FDA Rekotz and American Line Productions.
In time for its US shows and November European dates BLOODSOAKED has added Joe Darling as second guitarist and vocalist.
DIABOLICAL is at Necromorbus Studio in Alvik, Sweden to record its fifth album, Neogenesis. The album is being produced by the band’s Sverker Widgren.
Focusing on a fresh mix of old-school NAPALM DEATH (Scum era) and modern grindcore, INFECTED SOCIETY’s Get Infected MCD is now available through Kaotoxin Records.
Chicago thrashers TRIALS have parted ways with guitarist Remy Walle. The band’s new guitarist is Ryan Bruchert (CENTAURUS and ex-HE WHO CORRUPTS).
Comatose Music has signed ENGORGEMENT. The UK death metal band’s debut album Excruciating Intestinal Lacerations was released on July 17th.
EXHUMED is part of this year’s edition of the Summer Slaughter Tour. This run will mark the return of former bassist Bud Burke, who will take the place of Wes Caley on guitar. The latter man was booted from the band following a run of Canadian shows.
Candlelight Records has brought back its Cult series beginning this autumn with new releases from WODENSTHRONE (Curse), REVERENCE (The Asthenic Ascension), and KHORS (Wisdom Of Centuries). These will be available in North American stores on September 11th.
SINISTER will release a new album, The Carnage Ending, on September 28th through Massacre Records. The album was again recorded at Soundlodge studios in Rhauderfehn, Germany with producer Jörg Uken.
ARSIS has picked Unwelcome as the title for its fifth album, which is due in October through Nuclear Blast Records. The album was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Florida with producer Mark Lewis.
German death metallers OBSCENITY will release their eighth album Atrophied In Anguish on September 14th through Apostasy Records. It’s the band’s first record since 2006.
Harley Flanagan, who founded NYC’s CRO-MAGS, was arrested in New York City on July 6th charged with attacking several members of the current CRO-MAGS line-up during the CBGB Festival. He was a panelist at one of the tables and wanted to attend the new CROMAGS’ show. A fight ensued and he suffered a broken leg.
CANNIBAL CORPSE and DEVILDRIVER co-headline Europe for a tour in February and March, 2013.
Greek black thrash metal band SATAN’S WRATH has signed with Metal Blade Records. The band’s debut album, Galloping Blasphemy, will be released on September 25th in North America.
BRUTALITY, featuring Scott Reigel, Jeff Acres, Don Gates and Jay Fernandez, as well as drummer Earl “Maddog” Zambella, will reunite for one show on October 13th at the Brass Mug in Tampa. This is the annual Metal Meowlisha show, which is a charity operated by OBITUARY drummer Donald Tardy and his wife Heather, with all proceeds go to benefit felines.
Prosthetic Records has signed Italian death metallers EYECONOCLAST. The band will enter the studio to record a new album — a first with new singer Giuseppe Di Giorgio.
Inspired by KEEL? MORBID SAINT has been playing several shows since reforming. The band will travel to Germany and play the Keep It True festival in 2013.
Montreal’s RAGE NUCLÉAIRE, featuring Lord Worm formerly of CRYPTOPSY, has signed a deal with Season Of Mist. The band will release its debut album, Unrelenting Fucking Hatred, in the autumn. The album was recorded last year and the band is working on a second album Annihilation Frenzy. RAGE NUCLÉAIRE also features guitarist Dark Rage (ex-CRYPTOPSY) and bassist Alvater (ex-FROZEN SHADOWS).
Pulverised Records will reissue of World Of Myths by CRYPT OF KERBEROS. It was initially released in 1993 through Adipocere Records. It includes additional liner notes, demo recordings and pictures.
Doom band CASTLE will release its second album, Blacklands, on September 11th through Prosthetic Records.
HEATHEN has cancelled its summer shows. A reason was not offered.
Los Angeles-based melodic death metal group DREAMING DEAD has added guitarist Chris McCarthy to the fold.
Earache Records has purchased New York’s Heavy Artillery Records.
Los Angeles-based death metal band THE FACELESS will release its third full-length album, Autotheism, on August 14th through Sumerian Records.
A Prague Municipal Court has dismissed the Prague State Attorney’s Office complaint against LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe’s release on bail. However, the court increased Blythe’s bail from $200,000, which has already been deposited, to $400,000, reportedly equivalent to twice Randy’s annual income.
Brazilian death metal band KRISIUN has re-signed with Century Media Records.