Ottawa-based death thrashers MORTOR whom are releasing a new 14-track demo Shoot ‘Em Up follow their 2010 debut release Metal Ride have just opened for KREATOR in their hometown. The demo was recorded at Garage Studio by Christian Donaldson (CRYPTOPSY and MYTHOSIS) and engineered by Mathieu Marcotte (AUGURY). Both also made guest guitar solo appearances on tracks Point Black (guitar solo by Donaldson) and For Glory (guitar solo by Marcotte).
Swedish band AEON will issue Aeons Black through Metal Blade Records on November 20, 2012. It was recorded at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden, engineered, mixed and mastered by Ronnie Björnström (Garageland Studios) and features cover art by Kristian “Necrolord” Wåhlin.
Tokyo-based ARISE IN STABILITY will go into hiatus in February. The band’s bassist Hiroshi is moving to Canada for a year.
Black metal band ASTROPHOBOS has signed a deal with Abyss Records for the release of the band’s debut full-length album. The band is entering the studio with producer Erik Nilsson (A SWARM OF THE SUN, AORIA, KAUSAL, etc.) to record the album, which is expected to be out next winter. ASTROPHOBOS has recruited Fredrik Widigs (DEMONICAL and THE UGLY) as a session drummer for the recording.
FDA Rekotz has released Hymns Of Ghastly Horror, the fourth album from Swedish band REVOLTING.
On September 24th The Gloomy Reflections of Our Hidden Sorrow, the debut from Mexican death metal band CENOTAPH, will be made available for the first time on vinyl through Chaos Records. Originally recorded in May of 1992 by Hans Mues at Estudios Tequila in Mexico City, this vinyl reissue has been fully remastered by Roberto Granados at Seismic Sound Studio.
Northern Virginia-based trio DRUGS OF FAITH has completed a short tour on the Northeastern quadrant of the USA. It ran from September 20th through 23rd and ran through Philadelphia, New York, Pittsburgh and Richmond alongside Philly grinders DRONES FOR QUEENS.
Candlelight Records has confirmed November 6th as the North American release date for Vanitas, the new album from England’s ANAAL NATHRAKH. Produced by Mick Kenney (BLEEDING THROUGH and INGESTED), the album, according to the label, carries the band’s signature mix of black metal and grindcore.
Central Pennsylvania crust-infused, old-school black metal band THE BEYOND has brought drummer Lucas Sweger from HORDE OF THE ECLIPSE on board to fill the recently vacated drum position for the band’s upcoming live dates and recording sessions. In the weeks to come, the band will enter Welfare Line Studio in West Chester, PA next month to record Frostbitepanzerfuck, the full-length follow up to the Gross Encounters Of The Sacrificial Rite split 7″ with THE LURKING CORPSES, which came out in early 2012 on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions.
CRYPTOPSY has announced November 20th as the U.S. release date for its forthcoming self-titled album. Cryptopsy will be released in the U.S. by Cryptopsy/Defen Society in association with Revulotion Harmony/Candlelight Records. The album is heralded as a return to form.
Rise Of The Phoenix is the name of the seventh album from Finnish death metal band BEFORE THE DAWN. It was issued through FrostByte Media. The band now features bassist Pyry Hanski and drummer Joonas Kauppinen.
After return shows with singer Randy Blythe at Knotfest in August LAMB OF GOD has announced an autumn tour starting October 30th in Phoenix, Arizona with IN FLAMES, HELLYEAH and SYLOSIS opening at various stages.
Stockholm, Sweden-based band DEGRADEAD has recruited drummer Amit Mohla (RAID).
Switzerland’s grindcore band MUMAKIL is in the studio to record its next full-length album due out in 2013 through Relapse Records.
Crimes Against Humanity, the debut full-length from North Carolina thrashers EUGENIC DEATH is out now on Heaven and Hell Records. The album features a guest appearance from ICED EARTH guitarist Troy Seele on the track Epitaph.
badGod Music is issuing Neowarfare, the debut from Spanish black/death metallers TSAR BOMB which is out on October 9th.
KOLDBRANN has signed to Season Of Mist. The band’s third full-length album should hit the stores in early 2013. In the meantime, on November 16th, KOLDBRANN will release Totalt Sjelelig Bankerott, a 7″ single including a song from the forthcoming album. KOLDBRANN’s first two albums Nekrotisk Inkvisition and Moribund, as well as 2008’s Stigma: På kant med livet EP, will be reissued on Season Of Mist.
Atrophied in Anguish, the long-awaiting eighth studio album from German death metal veterans OBSCENITY is out now through Apostasy Records.
EXHUMED, will add to their live agenda a string of Japanese tour dates alongside CANNIBAL CORPSE. The shows kick off on October 15th in Tokyo and will serve as a warm-up to the band’s recently announced five-week North American Tour with NAPALM DEATH and MUNICIPAL WASTE with additional support from VEKTOR, DAYGLO ABORTIONS, ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT, SPEEDWOLF, MARTHA SPLATTERHEAD’S REVENGE, REPULSION and DWARVES on select dates. CANNIBAL CORPSE itself will be embarking on its first U.S. tour since the Summer Slaughter Tour 2012. This headlining tour is scheduled to begin on November 16th and wrap up on December 7th. Support will be provided by MISERY INDEX and HOUR OF PENANCE.
Finnish act DESOLATE SHRINE has signed with Dark Descent Records for the release of its next album. Desolate Shrine, which released its debut on Hammer Of Hate Records in 2011, will issue its forthcoming sophomore effort, The Sanctum Of Human Darkness, before year’s end.
Spain’s VIVID REMORSE has it second album, Down To The Wire, out now through Art Gates Records.
New York death metal veterans DEHUMANIZED recently inked a multi-album contract with US record label Comatose Music. Controlled Elite is the title of the new DEHUMANIZED album scheduled for world-wide release on November 27th via Comatose Music. The band broke up in 2000. They reformed in 2004 only to break up once again in 2007. Finally in 2011 DEHUMANIZED resurfaced with a new line-up and new music.
Comatose Music is issuing The Acceptance of Zero Existence, the second full-length from Colorado’s EXECRATION. It is the follow-up to 2008’s A Feast For The Wretched.
Suspiria Records has issued a tribute to DARK TRANQUILLITY called The Final Resistance. The disc features fifteen tracks by bands like THE DESCENT (performing Final Resistance) and SKYDANCER (performing The Treason Wall).
Cannibalisme, Hérésie Et Autres Sauvageries is the full-length debut from French Death Metal band SAVAGE ANNIHILATION. It is out now through Kaotoxin Records. The band features members of DEFECAL OF GERBE and BRENNKELT.
FDA Rekotz has released My Empire from Germany’s death metal band DESERTED FEAR.
British band CRADLE OF FILTH will release its tenth studio album, The Manticore And Other Horrors, in North America on October 30th through Nuclear Blast Records.
Vancouver band BISON B.C. will release its next album, Lovelessness, on October 22nd through Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded with producer Sanford Parker at Soma and Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago.
LECHEROUS NOCTURNE will release its third album, Behold Almighty Doctrine, on February 19th, 2013 through Unique Leader Records.
Former HOUWITSER bassist Ramon Ploeg has a new band called BLEEDING GODS, in which he plays guitar.
Inspired by KEEL? Dutch death metal band CENTURIAN has reunited and is working on a new album, called Contra Rationem, due in early 2013 on Listenable Records. The album was recorded at the We Are (Music) Junkies studio in Eindhoven with producer Jo Peeters.
Bow Down Before The Blood Court is the debut album from Dutch death/doom band GRAND SUPREME BLOOD COURT. It will be released on November 12th through Century Media Records. The album’s cover artwork was created by Axel Hermann (ASPHYX, UNLEASHED and more). The band features former ASPHYX guitar player Eric Daniels.
French band DESTINITY has picked Resolve In Crimson as the title for its sixth full-length album, due in January through Lifeforce Records. The album was recorded at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen.