GRAVE will release a new album, called Out Of Respect For The Dead, on October 16th through Century Media. Costin Chioreanu conceived the album’s artwork. It follows the band’s 2012 album Endless Procession Of Souls.
Inspired by KEEL? Commemorating its 30th anniversary, Chicago’s AFTERMATH is reissuing Eyes Of Tomorrow through Shadow Kingdom Records. This version was remastered by Paul Logus (PANTERA, etc.) and comes with an expanded insert. The band also played the Headbangers Open Air.
VII: Sturm Und Drang, the new full-length album from LAMB OF GOD, has hit position number one in the charts in Canada.
ANNIHILATOR will release a studio album, called Suicide Society, on September 18th through UDR Music. Jeff Waters played both bass and guitars.
NONEXIST has signed to Mighty Music. The band’s new album, Throne Of Scars, will be released on October 9th.
Finnish funeral doom duo TYRANNY, featuring within its ranks current and former members of CORPSESSED and WORMPHLEGM among others, will release its first new studio offering in a decade this autumn through Dark Descent Records. Titled Aeons In Tectonic Interment, the record offers up five tracks.
Vancouver-based Test Your Metal Records has signed Canada’s GOMORRAH. The death metal band will be releasing its yet-to-be-titled second full-length on the label in 2016 to follow up the independently released 2013 debut Perception.
Lithuania’s PHRENETIX has issued the State Of Ruin cassette on Inferno Records.
Phoenix, Arizona-based death metal quintet VEHEMENCE is preparing to return this year with new tour dates coming together for their first new album in over a decade, Forward Without Motion, confirmed for release through Battleground Records in October.
French band GOROD will release its new full-length this autumn in North America through Unique Leader Records.
Obscene Extreme America has connected its charity efforts in support of Doctors Without Borders with IMMOLATION and will offer festival attendees a chance to purchase one of 66 limited festival T-shirts designed by the band at a cost of $20 CAD.
CANNIBAL CORPSE, which spent the summer touring Europe with stops at Hellfest, Wacken, Bloodstock, Brutal Assault, Party.San, Copenhell, Graspop, and numerous club shows, is part of a US tour this autumn with CATTLE DECAPITATION and SOREPTION beginning October 8th, and running through November 7th. The Anthropocene Extinction, the new album from San Diego’s CATTLE DECAPITATION, was released through Metal Blade Records on August 7th and doubled first week sales over the previous release, The Monolith Of Inhumanity. The new album landed on the #41 position on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart in the USA.
US band BOUND BY FATE’s Steadfast demo is now out.
This October Unique Leader Records will reissue The Anomalies Of Artificial Origin, the second full-length from Moscow, Russia death metal band and recent label signees ABOMINABLE PUTRIDITY. The out-of-print album was initially released in 2012 through Brutal Bands Records.
Dutch old school death metal band BODYFARM will release its third album, Battle Breed, on November 6th through Cyclone Empire Records. The follow-up to 2013’s The Coming Scourge was mixed and produced by Ronnie Björnström.
GORGUTS has completed the song writing for the follow-up to 2013’s Colored (sic) Sands and hopes to release it next year. The album will comprise of one track.
Olaf Zissel, drummer for TANKARD, was admitted to the hospital last month following a suspected stroke. He is said to be improving. Nonetheless, the drummer won’t be able to accompany the band to the Summer Breeze and Motocultor Fest festivals in Germany and France. Filling in for him will be Gerd Lücking (HOLY MOSES) who has previously worked for TANKARD as a roadie.
Nicholas Barker is in yet another band. MONSTRANCE, the band of former CARCASS guitarist Carlo Regadas and former DEVOID singer Tony Glover, has replaced drummer Ian Treacy (formerly of BENEDICTION, MEATHOOK SEED, etc.) and replaced him with Nicholas Barker who has been in tens of bands in recent years.
AUTOPSY is back. The band is releasing a special package called After The Cutting on November 13th. It contains a booklet full of photographs and a biography written by Dennis Dread next to four discs of rare or new material. The album Skull Grinder is next featuring seven new tunes. It will be available on vinyl this year and CD next year. The album is also included in After The Cutting.