HEADHUNTER D.C. will release In Unholy Mourning… in December through Mutilation Records.
More censorship: Reacting to BEHEMOTH’s Nergal desecrating the image of a priest at an October 1 show in Poland, Poland’s public broadcaster TVP has announced that Adam “Nergal” Darski will not return as a judge on the second season of The Voice Of Poland should another season be given the go-ahead.
City Of Steel, the debut full-length from Saskatoon thrash metal trio, UNTIMELY DEMISE, is out through Sonic Unyon Metal. The band is playing several Canadian shows.
Maldives’ (in the Indian Ocean) NOTHNEGAL has announced Decadence as the title for its full-length debut, slated for January 20th through Season Of Mist. The album was mixed by Greg Reely (DEVIN TOWNSEND) and Ahti Kortelainen (SENTENCED and SONATA ARCTICA). Kevin Talley of DYING FETUS and MISERY INDEX is drumming.
FDA Rekotz is issuing Hardnaked…But Dead! By a reformed DEAD on November 18th.
New England crossover band HELL WITHIN has thrown in the towel. The band will play a final show on November 11th at the Village Smoke House in Lowell, Massachusetts.
IMMOLATION has a new EP. Scion A/V Presents: IMMOLATION Providence EP will be available as a free download at www.scionav.com. The EP will also be available for free in CD and vinyl formats at concerts during the IMMOLATION North American tour 2011 and at Scion partner retail locations.
ANAL CUNT will have a posthumous two-CD collection of its earlier material called The Old Testament on November 22nd through Relapse Records.
Following the departure of Brian Werner in April INFERNAEON has recruited singer Eric Rhodes. The band is entering the studio in February.
Pitch Black Records has signed Danish band ILLNATH. The band’s third album, Third Act In The Theatre Of Madness, will be released on November 18th. The band is singer Mona Beck, guitarist Pete Falk, bassist Kenneth Frandsen and session drummer Reno Kiilerich of EXMORTEM fame.
AUTOPSY is at Fantasy studio in Berkeley, California recording a few new songs for an upcoming record entitled All Tomorrow’s Funerals. The bulk of the material is AUTOPSY’s older EP material.
Texas’ HOD has announced the addition of Erika Tandy (MORGENGRAU, BRACAGLIA, and ex-IGNITOR) as second guitarist. Erika is also a guitarist who fronts her own death metal unit, MORGENGRAU.
Sweden’s BASTARD PRIEST has returned with a full-length, Ghouls Of The Endless Night, through Pulverised Records on November 7th. The album was recorded at Parasit Studio with Fred Estby, formerly of DISMEMBER, engineering.
NECROPHOBIC has left the troubled Regain Records and signed with Season Of Mist. Simultaneously, the band has been joined by guitarists Robert Sennebäck (DISMEMBER and UNLEASHED) and Fredrik Folkare (UNLEASHED). The line-up will tour Europe with MORBID ANGEL this month and next.
GRAVE DESECRATOR has officially joined the Pulverised Records. An Album from the Brazilians is expected in 2012.
Singaporean blackened death metal horde IMPIETY is touring the Canada and the USA. The band is on Pulverised Records now.
Swedish death metal act DEAD AWAKEN, featuring former members of ABHOTH, has signed with Abyss Records for the release of its full-length debut, Where Hope Turns Dripping Red.
As first revealed here, DREAMING DEAD will issue its new album Midnightmares on October 31st as a digital download.
Another tale of loyalty. Following the loss of vocalist Jason “Plunger” Sica, ABACINATE has been re-joined by original vocalist Ian Neal, who appeared on the band’s full-length debut, Ruination. Denied the opportunity to tour in support of the last album, Genesis, which was released earlier this year, the band is planning a US tour for next year.
Band name of the decade! NUNFUCKRITUAL’s In Bondage To The Serpent is out through France’s Debemur Morti Productions. The album is the production of Teloch (NIDINGR and MAYHEM), Espen T. Hangård (ALTAAR), Dan Lilker (NUCLEAR ASSAULT, BRUTAL TRUTH and NOKTURNAL HELLSTORM) and Andreas Jonsson (TYRANT).
Following ABSU’s upcoming North American and European shows, January 2012 will see the group performing on Australian soil for the first time, headlining the Connexus Conjuration Tour.
More pride! Florida-based Greyhaze Records is proud to announce that the label is now the official distribution home in North America for Cogumelo Records. Confirmed titles will be announced in the weeks ahead, with the first of these titles to hit the streets by the end of the coming winter.
Inspired by KEEL? The reformed UNCANNY is in the studio recording two new songs scheduled to be released on an upcoming 7″ through Dark Descent Records. These two tracks are the first new material from the band since 1994’s Splenium For Nyktophobia album. UNCANNY 2011 is Jens Törnroos – vocals, Fredrik Norrman and Johan Jansson – guitars, Mattias Norrman – bass and Kennet Englund – drums.
Razor & Tie has signed SHADOWS FALL to a multi-album deal for the USA. The band is at Zing Studios in Westfield, Massachusetts recording its new album for a spring release.
MASSACRE is touring Europe in January to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the From Beyond album. The line-up is Ed Webb (DIABOLIC and SUPREME EVIL) – vocals, Terry Butler – bass, Mike Mazzonetto (PAIN PRINCIPLE) – drums and of course Frederick “Rick Rozz” DeLillo on guitar.
Vocalist Kyle Thomas and guitarist Jay Ceravolo of EXHORDER have left the band. They felt the band is not going anywhere.
Following the re-release of its early Abomination and Tragedy Strikes albums by Nuclear Blast ABOMINATION is touring Europe this month with guitarist Demetrio Scopelliti and drummer Raphael Saini.
DEADLOCK has lost singer Johannes Prem. The band has an unnamed singer already onboard.
Singer, guitarist and band leader Helmuth Lehner of BELPHEGOR underwent “a serious and difficult” operation in October on the heels of the band’s South American shows. The band has cancelled any live activities.
Stupid marketing/Inspired by KEEL. Two years after disbanding RUNNING WILD has reformed and already recorded an album called Shadowmaker for release in April of 2012 through SPV.
Inspired by KEEL? NASUM has reformed for a number of “farewell performances” in 2012 to commemorate its 20th anniversary. NASUM disbanded following the death of leader Mieszko Talarczyk in the 2004 Asian tsunami. Keijo Niinimaa, vocalist for ROTTEN SOUND, is joining NASUM.