Canada’s WEAPON has signed with Relapse Records and is writing an album.
Sweden’s Regain Records is under financial pressure. Due to the label’s financial situation, the label has postponed the release of Under The Sign Of Hell 2011, which is a re-recording of GORGOROTH‘s third album. The band is continuing work on a new album. GORGOROTH will embark on its longest trek yet. Set to cover over 30 cities throughout Europe, and dubbed the Sign Of Hell Tour 2011, the tour will coincide with the band’s upcoming re-release of Under The Sign Of Hell in November. Support comes from VADER and VALKYRJA.
MR. DEATH will release its second album, Descending Through Ashes, on September 25th through Agonia Records.
Candlelight Records has signed THE ROTTED. The band’s new album was recorded at Parlour Studio with Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, etc.) recording.
COLDWORKER, featuring members of NASUM, RUIN, RELENTLESS and PHOBOS, has signed with Listenable Records. The band’s third album, The Doomsayer’s Call, will be released in January.
ABSU is playing four shows in East Coast USA this November and will also take part in Montreal’s Messe Des Morts festival right after, performing as one of the event’s main acts which also includes INQUISITION, GLORIOR BELLI, FORTERESSE and more.
Some 25 years after last recording the reunited EXUMER is recording an album in Germany with producer Waldemar Sorychta. A label is being sought.
ATHEIST tour of Europe has been cancelled. Apparently, Steve Flynn could not tour due to a personal commitment.
Hell Over Sofia – 20 Years Of Chaos And Confusion is the name for a new DVD from HYPOCRISY, which will be released on October 14th through Nuclear Blast. The video will feature footage from the band’s February 27, 2010 concert at the Blue Box club in Sofia, capital of Bulgaria.
CHILDREN OF BODOM will begin a headlining tour of Australia in November. Support will come from the Perth-based VOYAGER.
HAVOK, which recently toured with FORBIDDEN, will embark on a support trek this autumn alongside headliners EXHUMED, GOATWHORE and CEPHALIC CARNAGE. Set to commence on October 26 in New Mexico, the tour will travel through two dozen cities and come to a close in Flagstaff, Arizona on November 20.
Due to family obligations on the part of drummer Mark Hernandez, FORBIDDEN and DEMONICA have had to cancel their European tour. The band has kicked him out. The band will play Belgium’s Alcatraz Festival on August 27th with Gene Hoglan.
THRONE OF KATARSIS will release its new album, Ved Graven, on October 24th through Candlelight Records.
CRAFT’s Void album is out through Southern Lord on September 27th. In the meantime, the European edition has hit position number 7 in the Swedish charts.
ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has announced that he will appear in zombie makeup on the US cable television station AMC’s series The Walking Dead.
Pulverised Records is issuing MORBUS CHRON’s Sleepers In The Rift, IRON LAMB’s The Original Sin and NECROVOROUS’ debut Funeral For The Sane.
Northern California’s FALLUJAH will release its new album, The Harvest Wombs, on November 22nd through Unique Leader Records. The band is named after the Iraqi city where American soldiers and mercenaries were killed in revenge beginning March of 2004.
Candlelight Records has announced the signing of English black metal band NINE COVENS. The band’s album, …On The Coming Of Darkness, will be released in October.
Singer Jens Broman has decided to leave DARKANE and been replaced by his predecessor Lawrence Mackrory who sang on the Swedes’ debut album, Rusted Angel. Broman claims “personal issues” as the reason for his return.
NoiseArt Records has signed a reformed MORTAL SIN. The band’s next album, Psychology Of Death, is out on November 18th and will include the band’s early LP, Mayhemic Destruction as a bonus disc in the early limited edition.
NOVEMBERS DOOM has lost drummer Sasha Horn ostensibly because he lived far away. Any candidates may contact the band through firstname.lastname@example.org.
SLAYER guitarist Kerry King joined EXODUS on the stage on August 6th at the WaMu Theatre in Seattle where the band played the EXODUS song Strike Of The Beast to close the set. Gary Holt of EXODUS has been filling in for Jeff Hannemann of SLAYER recently.
Metal Blade Records has signed Swedish occult band NOCTUM. The band is seeking a replacement for guitarist Per Wikström.
After six years of silence NIGHT IN GALES has signed a deal with Lifeforce Records. The band’s fifth album, Five Scars, will be released on November 7th.
American death metal band SARGON, featuring ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION, DEMOLITION HAMMER and SOLSTICE drummer Alex Marquez, has signed with Old Cemetery Records. In Contempt is due on September 23rd. The band now also features ex-DEATH/MONSTROSITY bassist Kelly Conlon.
ENTRAILS’ The Tomb Awaits is out on September 9th through Dark Descent Records in North America and on FDA in Europe.
Abyss Records is issuing Inevitable Decay from Swedish thrashers ENTRENCH. The album is targeted for a late 2011 release with vinyl treatment coming from Sweden’s Blood Harvest Records.
FESTER has just completed the recording of its first studio album in 17 years! Entitled A Celebration of Death, the album is targeted for an early 2012 release through Abyss Records. Original member Bjørn “Tiger” Mathisen has recruited Thomas Andresen (ALGOL) on vocals, Jon Bakker (KAMPFAR) on bass and Grammy nominated jazz drummer Audun Kleive for session drums.
Germany’s GOREGAST has recruited drummer Torge Liessmann. Torge previously played with pussycore band MOZEK MOTORS and THE OCEAN. GOREGAST will release a disc, Desechos Humanos, on September 9th through FDA Rekotz.
GRAVEWORM has announced Fragments Of Death as the title for its new album, which is out on October 14th through Nuclear Blast Records.
Finnish death metal band FLESHRED has signed a deal with Violent Journey Records. The band’s debut album, Bloodtorn, will be released on September 28th.
SEPULTURA, EXODUS, HEATHEN and DESTRUCTION are touring Europe using the Thrashfest Classics monicker. SEPULTURA will be playing songs from its Beneath The Remains, Arise and Chaos A.D. albums. The tour will take place in November and December.
Finland’s FLESHRED will release its debut album, Bloodtorn, on September 28th through Violent Journey Records.
Munster, Indiana’s Three Floyds Brewing Company has produced the AMON AMARTH Ragnarök beer which is available now.