Vancouver-based AUROCH‘s third LP Mute Books will be released through Profound Lore Records in October.
THE EXTINCT DREAMS’ Fragmenty Vechnosti album was released in June through Stygian Crypt Productions. The Russian band plays funeral doom-death metal.
UK dark metal band IMMORTAL MACHINERY has announced several dates for an upcoming October UK Tour.
Italian death metal band HIEROPHANT will issue an album called Mass Grave through Season Of Mist on November 4th.
Russia-based TAIGA has issued a new album called Sky through Satanath Records’ sub-label Symbol Of Domination.
ANTIMATERIA’s Valo Aikojen Takaa album is now out through Purity Through Fire Records. The Finnish band is described as cosmic black metal.
Calgary thrash metal group ILLYRIAN (formerly known as HELLBORN DEATH ENGINES) will release a demo called Round 2: Fight! on October 7th.
TOTALITARIAN will have a 56-minute album entitled De Arte Tragoediae Divinae will be released in early 2017. The band’s music is described as black and death metal.
Ukrainian black metal act BALFOR has signed with Drakkar Productions. A new album will be released early in 2017.
NORDWITCH’s Mørk Profeti album is now out through Satanath and Darzamadicus Records. The Ukrainian and Hungarian band is touring Europe this autumn.
WITCHERY is back with a new album, called In His Infernal Majesty’s Service, out on November 25th through Century Media Records. The band now features singer Angus Norder of NEKROKRAFT and drummer Chris Barkensjö. Former vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula had had to leave the act due to a hearing condition.
INFANT DEATH’s Violent Rites album is out through Apocalyptic Empire Records. The Norwegian band plays speed/thrash metal.
DERANGED will release a new album called Struck By A Murderous Siege, which is the first for Agonia Records, on October 28th. It is the follow-up to 2011’s Cut Carve Rip Serve.
New Zealand-based death metal band ULCERATE will issue a full-length called Shrines Of Paralysis in October through Relapse Records.
CATTLE DECAPITATION is on the road for a nine-date North American headlining tour before joining BRUJERIA for a trek across the US in October. The entire stretch is running from September 22nd through October 21st and includes support from ETERNAL SLEEP and PIÑATA PROTEST on select dates.
A new VIOLBLAST album called Conflict will be available on the 25th of November through Suspiria Records.
Three original ENTOMBED members, Alex Hellid (guitar), Uffe Cederlund (guitar) and Nicke Andersson (drums), will play their 1991 album Clandestine in Malmö, Sweden on November 12. The show follows the group’s boat cruise show.
BURIAL IN THE SKY’s Persistence Of Thought demo is set for release on Friday, November 4th. Drummer Samus Paulicelli (DECREPIT BIRTH and ex-ABIGAIL WILIAMS) is on the record.
Italian label Black Tears is issuing HASTUR’s Black River album. The band from the Genoa area, which features former SACRADIS members, features nine tracks of old school death metal. The full-length CD follows the band’s debut MCD Macabre Execution, which was released in 1996 by Beyond Prod.
British metal band CARCASS will return to North America for a headlining tour this November. Joining the band is DEAFHEAVEN and doom band INTER ARMA. Slated to commence on November 7th and run through November 27th, the band’s latest tour follows the One Foot In The Grave headlining tour with CROWBAR, GHOUL and NIGHT DEMON this past summer.
LAMB OF GOD‘s Randy Blythe will fill in for EYEHATEGOD singer Mike IX Williams on the band’s tour with DISCHARGE and TOXIC HOLOCAUST. Phil of DOWN was most recently signing for EYEHATEGOD as a fill-in.
Inspired by KEEL? SKINLAB has reformed and is planning concerts to perform its 1997 debut album, Bound, Gagged And Blindfolded.
Gylve Nagell, better known as Fenriz of DARKTHRONE, has been elected to his local council on a four-year term as a member of the socially liberal Venstre party. His campaign was a picture of him holding his cat saying, “Please don’t vote for me” as he had been invited to participate and had not actually ran a campaign.
US black metal band ANAGNORISIS has issued a single from its third full-length, called Peripeteia, which is set for release in late October. Peripeteia will see release on LP and CD through Berlin-based Vendetta Records and cassettes through Yehonala Tapes.
The melodic dark metal band THE DESCENT has signed with Suspiria Records as it prepares to release its new album, The Coven Of Rats, which is the follow-up to Dimensional Matters. The band was previously on the label’s DARK TRANQUILLITY tribute with a cover version of Final resistance and opened for MERCENARY on tour in Spain and Portugal.
After years of inactivity and death of drummer Martin “Kiddie” Kearns a year ago BOLT THROWER has made its break-up official.