Winnipeg-based thrash metal band DARK MESSIAH is touring Western Canada this month.
Denver, USA’ CRAFTEON has a video for What The Moon Brings in support of its demo Cosmic Reawakening, which is out on August 25th. The band is influenced by H.P. Lovecraft and compared to DISSECTION.
Tokyo-based death/thrash metal band SUPERBEAST has released a demo called A New Future.
Regina, Canada-based PLANET EATER has a demo called Blackness From The Stars.
Russia-based SAMADHISITARAM’s KaliYuga BABALON album is out through Sliptrick Records. The band’s style is djent.
Wormholedeath has issued Greece-based THE SHADELESS EMPEROR’s Ashbled Shores album.
Death/grind band BLURRING has a demo called Cloud Burner. The Rochester, New York-based group features bassist Dan Lilker from BRUTAL TRUTH, former BRUTAL TRUTH and KALIBAS multi-instrumentalist Erik Burke on drums. Guitarists Matt Colbert and Scott D’Agostino from KALIBAS also appear on Cloud Burner.
FORGED IN BLACK will be launching its new demo with a show at the Camden Underworld, in London, on September 2nd appearing as special guests to Canadian hard rockers, DIEMONDS.
USA-based black metal band VALLE CRUCIS has a self-titled demo.
Yet another so-called style: the debut demo of The Netherlands-based band INFERUM is called Modern Massacre and will be released on August 18th. The band will have a release show at Patronaat Haarlem and will open for CRYPTOPSY. The band calls its music ‘mechanical death metal.’
Finland-based DEVIL CREATIONS has a demo called Hell’s Exit.
Russia-based doom/death metal band ABYSSPHERE has an album called Na Puti K Zabveniyu through Endless Desperation Productions.
EXODUS was rejoined by former guitarist Rick Hunolt and former singer Rob Dukes on stage for its July 8th concert in San Francisco, California. The band also played a show on the 7th albeit with its current line-up.
Denmark-based NECROSIS has a demo called Mythogenesis.
Black Tears has issued a covers’ CD of NECRODEATH songs. Bands like E-FORCE, SCHIZO and HORNHAMMER are participating. NECRODEATH has signed with Scarlet Records (for CDs) and Terror From Hell Records (for vinyl and tapes) for a new album of “unreleased songs”, which is due in 2018.
Thrash metal act TRALLERY’s Spirit On Stage will be released through Art Gates Records on July 21st.
Russia-based SamadhiSitaram’s album KaliYuga BABALON is out through Sliptrick Records. The band’s style is described as djent, math-metal and progressive.
The debut demo from Edmonton, Canada-based TIDES OF KHARON, Coins Upon Our Eyes, is out now.
The Netherlands-based JESUS CRÖST has an album called Die Tonmeisterei Sessions through Give Praise Records. The album features 71 tracks.
SATYRICON will release an album, called Deep Calleth Upon Deep, on September 22nd through Napalm Records. It was recorded in Canada and Norway.
BEHEMOTH has recruited former JOB FOR A COWBOY and SCORPION CHILD drummer Jon Rice for its current North American tour with SLAYER and LAMB OF GOD. Rice fills in for Inferno who is staying home as he becomes a father.
The Netherlands-based version of INFERNUM has a demo called Modern Massacre. The band is playing a show opening for CRYPTOPSY in August.
ROAD TO JERUSALEM is a new Denmark-based project featuring singer Josh Tyree, guitarist Michael Skovbakke (KONKHRA), bassist Andreas Holma (HYPOCRISY and SOILWORK) and drummer Per Møller Jensen (THE HAUNTED, INVOCATOR, KONKHRA, etc.). The band is recording a demo and as a song called behold in Now ready.
MORBID ANGEL has cancelled its European tour claiming a member has not a passport.
Former MAYHEM singer Sven Erik Kristiansen (a.k.a. Maniac) has brought back his old 1980s fanzine Damage Inc.
One-man Scotland-based death/grind band IN SNAKES I BATHE has a demo called In Snakes I Bathe this month.
France-based thrash metal band RIGHT TO THE VOID’s new EP Lūnātĭo will be released through Wormholedeath/The Orchard later this year. Lūnātĭo was mixed and mastered by Christian Donaldson at The Grid in Montreal, Canada.
AGGRESSION, TOUCH THE SUN, GLADIUS SKY and TERRIFIER are among the bands playing at Metallion Festival at the Brookside Resort in Vanderhoof in Western Canada on August 11th and 12th. TERRIFIER had an album called Weapons Of Mass Destruction through Test your Metal Records in January. The festival’s website is at http://www.metallionfestival.com.
Jazzy and progressive thrash metal band EXPAIN is back this September with a demo called Pinching Nerves on September 15th. The band is playing shows in Alberta, Canada.
Canada-based metal band DEVOLIVER and newer singer Chris Brown have a new song called A Life lost. The band claims to have touring plans for 2017 and 2018.
The song Indoctrination has a video that is filmed at China’s Midi Fest last year when Canada-based THE ORDER OF CHAOS played there. The band’s latest album is called Apocalypse Moon and released through Killer Metal Records.
Jumping on the sales bandwagon Spain-based NOCTEM has put its name on a beer called A Cruce Salus. The band is touring Russia.
SACROSCUM’s full-length debut album Drugs & Death is out through Unholy Prophecies this autumn. The band is compared to CELTIC FROST.
USA-based death and black metal band WINDS OF LENG has a demo called Horrid Dominion.
Following its debut full-length Blessed He With Boils, XANTHOCHROID has a double-demo called Of Erthe And Axen. Released in two acts – Act I August 22nd, 2017 and Act II October 17th, 2017 through Erthe and Axen Records – Of Erthe and Axen is a prequel to the tales woven throughout the band’s earlier releases.
The death metal band SIEGE has a video for the song Mr. Skortikon off its Spirit Of Agony Pt.1: Nailed Torment demo.
Germany-based NECROTTED has a new album, Worldwide Warfare. It shall be released through Rising Nemesis Records in October.
Death and black metal band SATANIC has an album called Architecture Of Chaos. The band is based in Canada.
NORTHERN PLAGUE has a demo called Scorn the Idle.