Inspired by KEEL? CANCER, which is John Walker (singer and guitar), guitarist Barry Savage, bassist Ian Buchanan and drummer Carl Stokes, has reformed again to promote its first three albums which are being re-released by Cyclone Empire. Shows and a tour are being planned.
PRO-PAIN will issue a new album, The Final Revolution, on November 25th through SPV.
Nuclear Blast will issue KATAKLYSM’s Waiting For The End To Come on October 29th. Two cover artworks are available for different editions. The band has recruited ex-NEURAXIS drummer Oli Beaudoin to drum and tour. Max Duhamel is taking time off to deal with alcoholism. The band is also opening for SEPULTURA this year.
SWALLOW THE SUN‘s upcoming tour commemorates the tenth anniversary of the band’s first album, The Morning Never Came, which was released in 2003. ANTIMATTER and THE FORESHADOWING support the band. Drummer Kai Hahto is unavailable for The Morning Never Came shows and the band has recruited one Juuso Raatikainen to fill in. Kai is due back for the 70000 Tons Of Metal and upcoming Mexican shows.
Jeff Keller Management has announced that “due to circumstances beyond the bands’ and management’s control, the ‘Metal Apocalypse’ European tour of the band’s has been cancelled. The management duly offered vague consolations of 2014 shows. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM recently issued its independent recording, Ugly Noise, through Metal Blade. HIRAX will release its new album, Immortal Legacy, March 14th, 2014 as opposed to the original date of October 22nd.
GRAVE celebrated its 25th anniversary on Friday, September 6th at Debaser Media in Stockholm. The band was formed as CORPSE. The band played a track from all its releases beginning with the Sick Disgust Eternal demo. The disbanded VOMITORY opened.
LEGIONS OF WAR and Inferno Records are issuing a new album for the band called Forced To The Ground. The album has a concept and is related to war.
ENDSTILLE will release a full-length album, Kapitulation 2013, on November 8th through Season Of Mist. It features singer Zingultus formerly of NAGELFAR.
DARK ANGEL’s appearance at next year’s Keep It True Festival has been cancelled after confusion and contradiction amidst the reforming band’s ranks as to who is a member and who is not.
Inspired by KEEL? Germany’s DARKNESS has reformed. Original members Andreas “Lacky” Lackaw and Arnd Klink, have recruited bassist Christian “Speesy” Giesler of KREATOR, Bony Fertigmensch and Meik Heitkamp.
Doh! LAMB OF GOD‘s previously announced September 28th show in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has been canceled since the band’s show was announced to be infringing on the religious rules of Malaysia. The band will release a tenth-anniversary edition of its As The Palaces Burn album in November. Producer Josh Wilbur worked on the re-release.
HAIL OF BULLETS will release its third album, III: The Rommel Chronicles, this November Metal Blade Records.
Sheep United Nations Productions LARVA OV CUM’s Ira LP this November.
OBITUARY is playing a few autumn shows before entering the studio to record a new album at its own Redneck Studio.
Candlelight Records announces November 11th as the North American release date for Obsideo, the new album by PESTILENCE. It is produced by vocalist/guitarist Patrick Mameli. “We have gone beyond our human limits to achieve the highest form of brutal music,” reveals Mameli when discussing the album’s creation. “The musicianship is such high quality; it is really ten of the most demanding songs written in death metal.”
Northern Virginia-based trio DRUGS OF FAITH has completed its new EP, Architectural Failures. Architectural Failures will see release in late November as a one-sided 12″ limited to 300 copies.
Norway’s black/death metal band OBLITERATION will release an album, Black Death Horizon, on November 12th through Relapse Records.
MASTIC SCUM will release its fifth album, CTRL, on December 6th through Massacre Records. The album will contain 11 tracks, including a re-recorded song from the band’s 1994 demo.
Bill Steer and Jeff Walker of CARCASS have recruited guitarist Ben Ash (PIG IRON, DESOLATION, etc.) and drummer Dan Wilding (ABORTED and TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED) for touring purposes. Surgical Steel is out now.
On the thirteen-year anniversary of IMPALED‘s The Dead Shall Dead Remain debut, the group and Willowtip will be releasing a re-recording entitled The Dead Still Dead Remain. Long tangled in legal limbo, the music from The Dead Shall Dead Remain has been unavailable on CD for over a decade. It was originally issued by Necropolis. The re-recording dodges those legal hurdles and puts the music back in print.
BEHEMOTH’s new album, The Satanist, will feature mainman Nergal’s own blood blended in the cover artwork. The record was initially being produced by Colin Richardson before his departure. It was completed and mixed by Matt Hyde.
Due to complications of diabetes HATESPHERE bassist Jimmy Nedergaard is not participating in the band’s upcoming European tour with HYPOCRISY. Nikolaj Harlis Poulsen from fellow Danes BLOOD LABEL will substitute in.
PYREXIA is back with a new record through Unique Leader Records later this autumn. The ten-track Feast of Iniquity was recorded at New York’s Pitch Black Sound and mixed and mastered by Chris “Zeuss” Harris.
CALM HATCHERY is preparing to enter the studio this autumn to record its third studio full-length. The forthcoming as-yet-untitled full-length is slated for early 2014 release, once again through Selfmadegod Records.
Vancouver, Canada’s TRIBUNE will perform at the upcoming second annual homeless benefit show Blankfest-Vancouver in support of the city’s Covenant House, the non-profit shelter that helps the cities street youth from age 16-24 who have fled physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse, along with those who have been forced from their homes or those who have aged out of foster care. Last year, the full-to-capacity event raised over $1,000 and over 200 clothing items for the city’s less fortunate. The show will happen on November 9th at The Railway Club 579 Dunsmuir, Vancouver. The doors will open at 7:30 pm.
LECHEROUS NOCTURNE have signed a deal with Willowtip Records.
DEICIDE will release a new album, In The Minds Of Evil, on November 25th through Century Media Records. The album was recorded at AudioHammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof.
Inspired by KEEL? WARGASM is commemorating the 25th anniversary of its debut album, Why Play Around?, by issuing an album comprised of its mid-’80s demo songs due out this year.
MELVINS’ drummer Dale Crover is stepping in to drum for EYEHATEGOD at The Housecore Horror Film Festival (HHFF) following the death of the drummer for the latter band, Joey LaCaze.