DIE HARD’s new album, Conjure The Legions, will be released on September 25th through Agonia Records.
PIG DESTROYER has picked Book Burner as the title for its next album, out on October 23rd through Relapse Records. The band’s album was recorded at Visceral Sound Studios in Alexandria, Virginia.
New Orleans’ HAARP has announced the release of a new studio album, entitled Husks. Set for release on September 18th through Housecore Records, the follow-up to 2010’s The Filth offers up three tracks. Husks was recorded at the University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center, Fountainbleau Room 7011, and Nodferatu’s Lair by Philip H. Anselmo.
German melodic metal band AUTUMNBLAZE have announced signing to Pulverised Records. Every Sun Is Fragile has already been recorded and will be released soon.
DESTRUCTION has picked Spiritual Genocide as the title for its thirtieth anniversary album, to be released in November through Nuclear Blast Records.
Texas-based VEX was on the road as part of the Summer of Losers East Coast Tour in support of its most recent recording, Memorious. While on the road, VEX was selling hand-numbered, limited-edition copies of Memorious with artwork designed by bassist William Edgar.
Norwegian Death Metal band CHTON will release its sophomore album, The Devil Builds on the 15th of September 2012 through the German label Godeater Records. The vinyl edition of the album is planned for early winter 2013. CHTON has announced a new singer Craig (also in DEMONTERA) to its ranks. After its previous vocalist Terje (CHTON vocalist from 2002 to 2011) left the band just after recording CHTON’s album The Devil Builds the band had a brief period as a four-piece with bass-player Ola handling main vocals.
Kaotoxin Records has announced September 3rd as the date on which Scorn Aesthetics from French death metal band AD PATRES will be released.
Hymns of Ghastly Horror is the fourth album from Swedish band REVOLTING and is scheduled to arrive internationally September 7th on FDA Rekotz. The vinyl LP version will be released on November 16th.
Bay Area thrash band KILL RITUAL has signed a worldwide deal for the October 30th release of its debut CD, The Serpentine Ritual with Scarlet Records. The album was recorded and engineered by KILL RITUAL Lead Guitarist Steve Rice at Fang Studio in San Mateo, CA and Fossil Sound in San Jose, CA. Mix and Mastering was done by Andy LaRocque of KING DIAMOND at his Sonic Train Studio in Varberg Sweden. LaRocque also made a guest appearance on the album with the final solo on the track, Coat Of Blood.
Randy Blythe of LAMB OF GOD has been released from the Czech prison where he was held following the death of a stagediving fan. Bail was set at the man’s annual salary of over $200,000.
FDA Rekotz will release My Empire from Germany’s young death metal band DESERTED FEAR on September 28th in Germany and October 1st worldwide.
FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING has completed work on a new album, The Art Of Coming Apart, due in December through Cyclone Empire.
ACCU§ER has picked Diabolic as the title for its next album, due out in April 2013 through Red Shift Music/H’ART. The album will be recorded in October at Gernhart studio with producer Martin Buchwalter (DESTRUCTION, etc.).
Vancouver death/grind band AUROCH has digitally released its debut full-length, From Forgotten Worlds, on Tuesday, August 28th. The label for the album is Hellthrasher Productions. The album is inspired by H.P. Lovecraft and is a follow-up to the 2010 demo release Stranger Aeons.
French death metal band UNCHAINED will release the debut album Oncoming Chaos worldwide on September 10th 2012 through M & O MUSIC. Oncoming Chaos is mixed by Damien Rainaud and mastered by Logan Mader (GOJIRA, etc.) at The Omen Room Studio in Los Angeles.
BEHEADED will release a new album, Never To Dawn, on November 6th through Unique Leader Records. The album was recorded at Temple Studio in Malta and was mixed at 16th Cell Studio in Rome, Italy.
Yonkers, New York-based technical death/grind band MALIGNANCY has an album called Eugenics. Set to be issued on October 9, 2012 through Willowtip Records, Eugenics was recorded throughout 2010 and 2011 by Eliot Gellar at the Gellar Cellar Studio in Mahopac, New York, mixed and mastered by Luca Minieri at Dissonant Studio in Aosta, Italy and features the cover art of Justin Osbourn of Slasher Designs. It is loosely based around the concept of eugenics.
Heaven and Hell Records is releasing Crimes Against Humanity from North Carolina thrashers EUGENIC DEATH on September 18th.
Century Media has signed TWILIGHT.
French thrash metal band DEAD COWBOY’S SLUTS will release its debut album, The Hand Of Death, on September 19th through M&O Music.
PRO-PAIN has signed with Goomba Music. Straight To The Dome is out next month.
Following the recent North American release of SARCOFAGO’s rare Decade Of Decay album, Greyhaze Records has just released the details of the upcoming 2xLP pressing.
Icelandic death metal act ANGIST has signed with Abyss Records. The band’s self-released five-track EP, Circle Of Suffering, was made available for the first time in North America by Abyss Records this summer. A full-length is planned.
Drummer Kerim “Krimh” Lechner has left Polish death metal band DECAPITATED over personal differences.
DEATH ANGEL has added shows to its tour with TESTAMENT and ANTHRAX. The group will perform its 1987 debut album, The Ultra-Violence, in its entirety at these shows. DEATH ANGEL drummer Will Carroll has joined AC/DZ, an AC/DC cover band formed by former EXODUS singer Steve “Zetro” Souza.
Super Duper top Secret. Guitarist Ian Gray Shrapnel has left DESTRÖYER 666 “for personal reasons.”
German death metal band CYTOTOXIN has signed a deal with Unique Leader Records. The band’s Radiophobia album will be released on November 6th. it was recorded at Kohlekeller Studio in Seeheim, Germany.
GOD FORBID was forced to cancel its show at the Heavy MTL festival, in August at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Canada.
What a waste. Former FORBIDDEN, TESTMANT, LD/50 guitarist Glen Alvelais has joined with singer Derek Thompson, bassist Kimo Sanborn and drummer Nick Benigno are in a PANTERA cover band called HELLBOUND.
Swedish band EVOCATION will release an album, called Illusions Of Grandeur, on September 24th through Century Media Records.
German band AUTUMNBLAZE has signed a deal with Pulverised Records. The band’s album, Every Sun Is Fragile, will be released later this year.
San Antonio’s HOD is completing an upcoming new full-length, called Book Of The Worm. It is the follow-up to 2009’s Serpent and features nine tracks. The band is seeking a label.
Malaysian war-themed band HUMILIATION has signed a multi-album deal with Deepsend Records. Their as-of-yet untitled fourth album will be released in early 2013. The label has also signed Australia’s ETERNAL REST. The label will release the band’s debut album, Prophetic, in early 2013. The album was recorded and mixed by Joe Haley (PSYCROPTIC).
After five years of absence ETERNAL OATH has reunited. The ETERNAL OATH line-up is Joni Mäensivu on vocals, Peter Nagy-Eklof (ex-MÖRK GRYNING) and Petri Tarvainen on guitar, Ted Jonsson on drums with new bassist Mika Kajanen (GODPHOBIA) on bass and Johan Adler (DEVAN) on keyboards. The band plans to record an album next year.
Pulverised Records is going down the toilet: the label has signed Malaysian death metal band LAVATORY. Pooped in 2012, a five-song EP entitled Transgression was issued earlier this Summer. LAVATORY is currently working on its full-length debut.
Norwegian black metal band GOD SEED will release its new full-length this autumn. Entitled I Begin, the record will hit North American shores on October 22nd through Indie Recordings.
Canadian thrashers TITANS EVE , which just released a demo called Life Apocalypse is booked for a European tour with ARCH ENEMY this coming October. This will be the band’s first European tour and will see them perform in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France and Spain for the 10 show dates. Apparently, ARCH ENEMY singer Angela Gossow supported TITANS EVE’s opening slot.
Finnish melodic death metal act PAIN CONFESSOR will release an album, Incarcerated, on October 12th through Spinefarm Records.
INCANTATION has picked Vanquish In Vengeance as the title for its concept album, which is due in November through Listenable Records.