Alex Friberg has joined NECROPHOBIC on bass. After utilizing WATAIN’s Erik Danielsson as a session member the band and its new members are hitting the studio.
OPPROBRIUM (who used to be called INCUBUS) is back this time on Metal Mind Productions. The label is releasing the band’s Nuclear Blast catalogue again.
WHIPLASH has reunited and recording a CD called Unborn Again (previously Pitbulls In The Playground), which is due in March. The band is planning on obtaining a deal and hitting the road. The band is singer and guitarist Tony Portaro, bassist Rich Day and drummer Joe Cangelosi.
Former GRIP INC. and SONS OF DAMANTION singer Gus Chambers committed suicide on October 13th. He was 52. Everyone is paying tribute and remembering him fondly.
DAMSCUS and ANNEX THEORY singer Trevor Birnie has joined QUO VADIS for its run of Canadian dates this and next month. The band’s new bassist is former NEGATIVE woman Roxanne Constantin.
DIMMU BORGIR is accusing the organizers of Norway’s Hell Music Festival of defrauding the band of 70,000 Norwegian kroners or approximately $12,500 from the band’s merchandise proceeds following the declaration of bankruptcy by the festival.
GOSPEL OF THE HORNS will say goodbye forever with a show on the seventh of December in Melbourne, Australia.
BURNING SKIES has cancelled all concerts in the immediate future. The band’s singer Merv was reportedly attacked and beaten recently.
DISMEMBER is undertaking a 16-day Canadian tour this month and next in support of its self-titled album. Support comes courtesy of AUGURY. The tour begins in Sherbrooke. The band is holding a meet-and-greet show in Sweden at the end of this month to celebrate its twentieth anniversary.
NEVERMORE’s first DVD/live album, entitled The Year Of The Voyager, is due this month. It features music, interviews and footage from 2006.
Mighty Music and Denmark’s SUBMISSION have parted ways.
Ohio white metal band WOE OF TYRANTS has announced Kingdom Of Might as the title for its upcoming Metal Blade Records debut. The album is set for a January 6th release!
DIMENSION F3H singer Krister ‘Morfeus’ Dreyer has joined MAYHEM as the session guitarist for the latter band’s current South America shows. He replaces the departed Blasphemer.
AT WAR has signed with New York’s Heavy Artillery Records for the release of Infidel, the band’s 2009 comeback album.
DEATHCHAIN’s Death Eternal album has landed on Finland’s national album charts. The thrash metal album has penetrated the Top 20.
Drummer Snick has left BARCODE after undergoing surgery for his back. Singer Butch followed him last month.
The reunited BULLDOZER has signed to
Scarlet Records and will release an album called Unexpected Fate in April 2009.
EXODUS will play the entire 1985 debut album, Bonded By Blood, at the group’s November shows in Seattle and Los Angeles.
ABSU has recruited bassist/co-singer Ezezu (ex-PANZRAM) and is completing its self-titled album for a 2009 release through Candlelight Records.
According to Naga Productions, the band of Lord Morbivod, STÍNY PLAMENŮ, has begun the recording of a new
album. The new album will be called Mrtvá komora and will
contain 47 minutes in 9 songs.
Cyclone Empire has issued EVOCATION’s new album, Dead Calm Chaos. AT THE GATES’ Anders Björler makes a guest appearance on the album.
DESPISED ICON will release its first DVD, Montreal Assault Live, on January 27th through Century Media. The DVD features video and live footage as well as a documentary.
GOD FORBID has picked set Earthsblood as the title for its next album, which is due in February of 2009 through Century Media Records. The album was produced by Eric Rachel (ATREYU) and Christian Olde Wolbers of FEAR FACTORY, with the latter handling the vocals.
Pittsburgh’s CROWN THE LOST has signed a recording deal with Cruz del Sur Music for the release of the Blind Faith Loyalty album, set for a March 2009 release.
KATAKLYSM has confirmed a show in Mexico City, Mexico for January 16th at the Hard Rock live. This is the band’s first foray into Mexico since the 1995 tour with INCANTATION which ended up with the bands hating one another and losing money and appetite.
BEHEMOTH will release a special EP and limited edition box set called Ezkaton on November 11th. The band will issue a full-length in 2009 through Metal Blade.
GORGOROTH singer Gaahl has come out of the closet in a Hard Rock magazine interview and spoken openly about his homosexuality.
CATTLE DECAPITATION’s next album is called The Harvest Floor. Artwork comes courtesy of Wes Benscoter.