After doing the same with NAPALM DEATH and AT THE GATES, VOIVOD is also issuing a split 7” with ENTOMBED A.D. VOIVOD’s song is the track Fall from the Post Society EP. VOIVOD is working on an album for 2017.
Ottawa, Canada’s CHARIOTS OF THE GODS returns in 2016 with an upcoming demo called Ages Unsung, which is set for release on September 16th.
Mind Cemeteries, the demo from multi-national 10-string death/math metal group COMA CLUSTER VOID, is out soon.
Arizona death metal newcomers GATECREEPER have announced a debut album called Sonoran Depravation through Relapse in October.
Italian Grindcore band NEID toured the USA last month.
Fredericton, Canada-based HARD CHARGER is on the road for dates across West Coast USA and Vancouver, Canada. The tour is in support of the new release Bad Omens available on cassette from No List Records, CD from Vleestak Records and 12” LP from Wasted Time Records.
ACT OF DEFIANCE is on the road this autumn headlining shows across the USA. Additionally, the band will appear with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and HELLYEAH on several dates.
Portugal’s DEMENTIA 13 has issued Ways Of Enclosure on tape through Caverna Abismal Records. It was originally released on CD by Memento Mori. The trio is comprised of experienced people from the Portuguese underground including members of HOLOCAUSTO CANIBAL, PITCH BLACK, GRUNT, etc.
Fast Break! Records has issued the label’s first release for long-running Syracuse-based metal outfit FREYA by announcing the September release of the band’s Grim LP. The album features Karl Buechner (EARTH CRISIS and THE PATH OF RESISTANCE) and drummer Dirk Verbeuren (MEGADETH and SOILWORK).
Phil Anselmo (DOWN, SUPERJOINT, SCOUR etc.) filled in for EYEHATEGOD vocalist Mike Williams on two shows. The first one was at Southport Music Hall in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 19th and the second at the 2016 edition of Gwar BQ in Richmond, Virginia on August 20th. Williams is dealing with health issues. EYEHATEGOD was not deterred by Anselmo’s racist attitude and utterings.
BROKEN HOPE will issue an album called Mutilated & Assimilated this December.
The first annual New Orleans Metal Festival takes place September 23-26 at the Siberia Music Club. The 4-day and 23-band line-up features MARDUK (Sweden), CARACH ANGREN (Netherlands), NECRONOMICON (Canada), ROTTING CHRIST (Greece), STRIKE MASTER (Mexico), HAWG JAW (New Orleans), GRISTNAM (New Orleans), VBT (TX), EMERALD HEAVY (MS) and DARK STAR COVEN (Pensacola, FL). For more information visit http://www.neworleansmetalfestival.com.
Turkish technical death metal band CARNOPHAGE will release a full-length through Unique Leader Records this autumn. Titled Monument, the nine-track CD was recorded by Unsal Ozata at Studio Deep.
DARKTHRONE will release a new album, called Arctic Thunder, on October 14th through Peaceville.
MORBID ANGEL has signed with UDR Music for North America and Europe. A new album is expected in 2017. The death metal forerunners have also been playing techno music recently.
The Slithering Bog is a six-track EP from US death/doom group SWAMP WITCH. Recorded during July, 2014 at Earhammer Studio in Oakland, California by Greg Wilkinson, the record was initially released on cassette through Transylvanian Tapes and is now available on vinyl through Tribunal Of The Axe.
Nefarious Industries will issue BANGLADEAFY’s Narcopaloma on August 26th. The band has been described as techno metal.
DEATH ANGEL will kick off shows this month supporting SLAYER and ANTHRAX. Commencing on September 4th and running through October 30th, the tour will cover three dozen cities and includes a number of headlining shows scattered throughout the trek.
CATTLE DECAPITATION will head back out on the road for a North American headlining tour before joining BRUJERIA for a trek across the US in October with ETERNAL SLEEP and PIÑATA PROTEST joining them on select dates. The entire stretch will run from September 22nd through October 21st.
Metal Blade has signed New York-based experimental metal band TOMBS. The band will tour with WOLVHAMMER this autumn and is working on a new record.
Alpha Ghoul is the debut full-length from grinding band DENY THE CROSS. The group is comprised of current and past members of SPAZZ, BLACK ARMY JACKET, AGENTS OF SATAN, MUNICIPAL WASTE and DISCORDANCE AXIS. The album is out through Tank Crimes.
Tickets are now on sale for Edmonton, Canada’s Black Mourning Light Metal Festival, a show of black, doom and death metal from October 21st to 23rd. Several of the bands playing are WORMWITCH, NORILSK, PANZERFAUST, CELL and HOLOCAUST LORD. https://blackmourninglight.wordpress.com.
Tom Searle, the 28-year old guitarist for British metalcore band ARCHITECTS, has died due to cancer.
The Whole Of The Law is the name for the next ANAAL NATHRAKH album, which will be issued this October through Metal Blade.
Give Praise Records has issued BENT SEA and TO DUST’s split record called Ascend and Descend respectively.
American band HAVOK was kicked off the MEGADETH tour with SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, AMON AMARTH and others after refusing to sign a management deal with Justis Mustaine, the son of MEGADETH founder Dave Mustaine. The band deemed the contract unacceptable. Justis had been working with HAVOK for a year and claims he had been compensated poorly and hence wanted to make his income official as an “industry standard” 15%.
MEGADETH cancelled its San Salvador, El Salvador concert after two songs on Friday August 26th due to a severe tropical rain.
COGNITIVE has signed with Unique Leader Records and will release a full-length called Deformity in December.
Give Praise Records is issuing THE AFTERNOON GENTLEMEN’s Still Pissed album. The band grinds.
Dead Center Productions has issued AGGRAVATOR’s Sterile Existence album. The band’s style is thrash metal.
Windsor’s THE APEX will be performing at the fourth edition of the Ontario Death Fest on Friday, October 21st in Toronto at Coalition T.O. alongside THE ZETA RETICULI, ACCURSED SPAWN, MENDACITY, EXPERIMENT SPECIMEN and VILEDRIVER.
Brasov, Romania-based so-called melodic death metal band FALSE REALITY has had a line-up change in advance of the release of its new album, End of Eternity, out soon through Loud Rage Music. Bassist Radu Grosu has left after seven years with the band and been replaced by Marc Spedalska.
Black and death metal duo VEILBURNER has a new demo called The Obscene Rite.
The Dutch band RAZEND has issued a video for the song Girl in The Mirror. Find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ra6K6DExCI