NAPALM DEATH’s Time Waits For No Slave album is due next January through Century Media Records.
has picked The Age Of Nero as the title for its new album, which is due on November 3rd through Roadrunner Records. The album was recorded in the USA. The band is due to tour North America with CRADLE OF FILTH next year.
has pulled out of its proposed UK tour supporting MALEFICE due to financial problems.
has issued The Demonstration Archive. The album is a collection of the band’s unsigned music from 1996 to 1998. It includes both the From Which Of This Oak and Promo ’98 demos.
AGATHOCLES has announced the death of the group’s bassist Tony Schepkens. He died on August 1st at the age of 35. The band had recently completed the recording of its album, Grind Is Protest, which is due this autumn through Displeased Records.
CHAOSWEAVER has parted ways with guitarist and founding member Pasi “Kole” Kolehmainen due to the usual musical and personal differences. The band’s Puppetmaster Of Pandemonium album was released on April 30th by Shadow World Records.
Italian/Danish thrash metal band CHAOSWAVE has signed a deal with Nightmare Records. The group’s new album, Dead Eye Dreaming, will be released in North America on November 25th.
NORTHER has scheduled September 30th as the North American release date for its new record N. The record marks the band’s Century Media debut. The Finns are touring Canada this month.
SINISTER’s The Silent Howling is out now through Massacre Records. The band had to cancel its South American tour this month after the promoter went AWOL.
ZIMMERS HOLE has involuntarily cancelled its US tour with SIGH. The latter band will proceed, while the Canadians will go ahead with their planned Canadian shows.
Tom Gardiner has joined Finland’s MORS PRINCIPIUM EST on guitars, although Jarkko Kokko will remain with the band without playing live.
Montreal’s BENEATH THE MASSACRE has picked Dystopia as the title for its next album, which is due on October 28th through Prosthetic Records.
ARTILLERY is active again and writing music. The band recently issued a DVD called One Foot In The Grave, The Other One In The Trash.
ABYSMAL DAWN has lost guitarist Jamie Boulanger to his family. Ian Jekelis of ARTISAN, who has been touring with the band, is now in the band full-time.
FUNERAL will release a new album, called As The Light Does The Shadow, on September 22nd through Indie Recordings. It features a guest appearance by Robert Lowe (of CANDLEMASS and SOLITUDE AETURNUS) on vocals.
CHRIST BEHEADED is a new black metal band featuring Bob Fouts who is the drummer for THE GATES OF SLUMBER (guitars here) and Dustin Boltjs who drums for DEMIRICOUS. The band is working on a demo.
After leaving the band to get away from it all GRIMFIST
has been rejoined by singer Frediablo. The band is working on an album, tentatively titled A New Breed Of Brutality.
BEHEMOTH will release its first live album, At The Arena Ov Aion – Live Apostasy, next month through Regain Records.
VADER has seen its line-up revamped with the departure of guitarist Maurycy “Mauser” Stefanowicz and drummer Dariusz “Daray” Brzozowski. Apparently, the latter will join DIMMU BORGIR
, while the former will focus on his own UNSUN.
Sweden’s THYRFING has announced Hels Vite as the title for its next album, which is due in October through Regain Records.
Trois-Rivières Metalfest 8 is a festival happening in the town of the same name in Canada between November 7th and 9th. The festival features bands like DYING FETUS, CRYPTOPSY, KRISIUN and the reformed OBLIVEON and the last show of GHOULUNATICS.
THE DUSKFALL has thrown in the towel with guitarist Mikael Sandorf announcing his intention to pursue another project soon.
Bassist Michael Nicklasson has left DARK TRANQUILLITY. The band intends to find a replacement and fulfill its scheduled shows. The bass on the Loud From The South festival in Holland was played by Michael Håkansson, formerly of EVERGREY and ENGEL. Michael left ENGEL only last month.
US thrashers DEMOLITION HAMMER
have seen their three albums receive the ‘best-of’ treatment. Necrology: A Complete Anthology is out through Century Media.
SUFFOCATION has signed with Nuclear Blast Records.
DEEDS OF FLESH
will release a new album, called Of What’s To Come, on November 18th through Unique Leader Records. It will include a re-recorded version of Infecting Them With Falsehood from the 1998 album Inbreeding The Anthropophagi.
will release its new album, The Black Curse, this month through Regain Records.
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
has a new album called Licht (‘Light’ in German) through Nuclear Blast Records. It features guitarist Lady Cat-Man who replaced Pitrone earlier this year.
CATAMENIA will release a new album, VIII – The Time Unchained, on October 24th through Massacre Records.
ENSLAVED’s Vertebrae album, originally issued by Indie Recordings, has been released in North America by Nuclear Blast Records.
Travis Neal of THE BEREAVED and PUSHED has joined DIVINE HERESYon vocals.
Featuring members of SETHERIAL, BLACKWINDS’ debut for Regain Records is called Flesh Inferno.