Dallas death metal band CLERIC will issue its debut LP, Gratum Inferno, through Tofu Carnage Records on September 26th. The band features members of KILL THE CLIENT, BARING TEETH and TYRANNOSORCERESS.
A389 Recordings has announced an autumn release of Under The Heptagram, the newest EP from European crossover band BLIND TO FAITH. The band features members of RISE AND FALL, REPROACH and Dutch band INSULT.
Code666 has issued ANGRENOST Planet Muscaria.
NEPHELIUM has recruited drummer Dave Black (BLASTMYCOSIS and WILL OF THE ANCIENTS) to its line-up. The band’s former drummer Alan will continue as a full-time drum instructor.
Polish band ARMAGEDON will release a new album, Thanatology, on October 2nd through Mystic Production.
HATESPHERE will release its next studio album, Murderlust, on September 27th through Massacre Records. The album was recorded at Antfarm Studios in Aarhus.
PYREXIA’s Feast Of Iniquity is out on October 29th through Unique Leader Records. Both Dave Culross and Doug Bohn drum on the disc.
A389 Recordings has signed Columbus, Ohio-based death metal band EMPIRE OF RATS and will issue its self-titled debut full-length recording this autumn.
Waiting For The End To Come is the name of the next concept album from KATAKLYSM. Ex-NEURAXIS man Oli Beaudoin is drumming while Max Duhamel deals with alcoholism. Oli drummed for the band as a stand-in last year as well.
Drummer Phil Baheux of reformed Belgian band CHANNEL ZERO died on August 10th at the age of 45. CHANNEL ZERO paid tribute to him on August 14th by playing a short acoustic set on the stage of the Mont Des Arts at the Brussels Summer Festival.
SATYRICON will release a new and self-titled album on September 8th through Roadrunner Records.
DEATH ANGEL will release an album, The Dream Calls For Blood, on October 11th through Nuclear Blast Records.
ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante is recovering from surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome. Jon Dette has been filling in.
ONSLAUGHT will release an album, called VI, on September 20th through AFM Records. It is the follow-up to 2011’s Sounds Of Violence.
German black metal band KING FEAR will release its full-length album, Frostbite, on September 27th through Quality Steel Records/Soulfood.
Inspired by KEEL? DARK ANGEL was working on reforming for live shows next year, including the Keep It True XVII festival on April 25 and 26, 2014 at in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The band was to be singer Don Doty, guitarists Eric Meyer and Justin Zych, bassist Mike Gonzalez and drummer Gene Hoglan. While it was initially announced that the plans are definite, Doty and Hoglan later qualified the statement. In the meantime guitarist Jim Durkin has chimed in that only Ron Rinehart would be the singer of a reunion.
Norwegian black metal band SARKOM has signed a two-album deal with Dark Essence Records. The band’s third full-length, Doomsday Elite, will be released this autumn.
Inspired by KEEL? Another false disbandment: SKINLESS has reformed after a two-year hiatus and will play at the Delaware Deathfest this October alongside DEICIDE, SUFFOCATION, a reformed BRUTALITY, DYING FETUS, EXHUMED and more.
Guitarist Ol Drake has quit EVILE.
GENERATION KILL, the band featuring EXODUS singer Rob Dukes, has signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group’s new album is due in November.
Inspired by KEEL? BROKEN HOPE’s Omen Of Disease will be released on October 1st through Century Media Records. NECRONOMICON, DISGORGE and BROKEN HOPE will support DEICIDE on the No Salvation Tour 2013 in October.
Reunion 2014-2015: guitarist and singer Doc Coyle has quit GOD FORBID. The band has been less successful in recent years. Subsequently, the band has thrown in the towel. Matt Wicklund will try again in GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS.
SKELETONWITCH has a new album called Serpents Unleashed. Set for release on October 29th, the album was recorded earlier this year at GodCity Studio with Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, TRAP THEM, HIGH ON FIRE, etc.).
Recorded in November and December of 2012, MEGADETH’s Countdown To Extinction 20th Anniversary Tour featured a show at Los Angeles’ Fox Theatre last December, which is now Countdown to Extinction: Live a CD and DVD. The band performed a short acoustic set on August 7th in front of a number of fans at Vevo studio in New York City.
The Stalker, the fourth full-length album from Brazilian band EMINENCE is now out. It was produced by Tue Madsen.
Shrine Of The Pentagram is a comprehensive release of TREBLINKA (pre-TIAMAT band), which will be released on October 7th by Century media.
Following its recent signing to Century Media Records, DARK FUNERAL will reissue its previous six albums. Expect these in November. Following Blackmoon’s death the band is still looking for a vocalist. Candidates may e-mail email@example.com.
ARTILLERY will release a new album, Legions, in Europe on November 22nd through Metal Blade Records.
DEICIDE will release a new album, In The Minds Of Evil, this autumn through Century Media Records. The album is being recorded at AudioHammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof.
Singer Randy Blythe of LAMB OF GOD has uploaded a short film called Prague: The Devil Is The Details, which he had shot earlier this year in Prague, Czech Republic while he was on trial for manslaughter.
Danish death metal group INBREEDING REDNECKS, featuring members of AUTUMN LEAVES, FRAMELESS SCAR, MEMORIAL and MERCENARY, will release an album called Abnormal Life Portrayed on October 14th through Mighty Music/Target. The album was recorded at CB Studios by Christian Bonde.
Joey LaCaze, drummer for EYEHATEGOD and OUTLAW ORDER, has died at age 42 years old. Cause of death was given as “respiratory failure.”
HIRAX will release a new album, Immortal Legacy”, on October 22nd through SPV/Steamhammer. Bill Metoyer produced the album.
MAN MUST DIE will release a new album, Peace Was Never An Option, on October 28th through Lifeforce Records. The album features a guest appearance by Max Cavalera.
One-time THE HAUNTED and present AT THE GATES guitarist Anders Björler will release his first solo album, Antikythera” (formerly The Antikythera Mechanism), on November 6th through Razzia Notes. The label is owned by IN FLAMES singer Anders Friden. The album was mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark.
After spending time on Willowtip Records, Relapse Records has signed grind maniacs MARUTA. The band was founded in South Florida in 2005.
Oooh we are so important: French band GOROD has parted ways with drummer Samuel Santiago. The band assures us that: “The reasons for this split up only concern Samuel and GOROD.”
Singer and guitarist El Cochino (a.k.a. Martin Schirenc) has resurrected a version of PUNGENT STENCH called THE CHURCH OF PUNGENT STENCH. Enjoying the stench with him are Danny Vacuum (GENOCIDE SS and THE ACCIDENTS) on bass and vocals and drummer Mike G. Mayhem (HOLLENTHON). The band’s first show is on Friday, December 13th at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting in The Netherlands.