PIG DESTROYER has recruited drummer Adam Jarvis’ cousin, John Jarvis, has joined PIG DESTROYER as the band’s first bass player.
HECATE ENTHRONED recently signed a deal with Crank Music Group for the release of its next album. The follow-up to 2004’s Redimus is entitled Virulent Rapture.
Say ‘hello’ to NSA: Following the departure of Ol Drake EVILE is searching for a new guitarist. Candidates should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
HATE ETERNAL drummer Jade Simonetto has left in order to continue his education and career.
Polish death metal band DEIVOS has signed a deal with Selfmadegod Records for the upcoming release of its fourth full-length. The band is currently writing new material to be recorded early in the new year at Zed Studio (BLACK RIVER, ROOTWATER, FRONTSIDE). The album is tentatively due for release in mid-2014.
What?? “In honor (sic) of their 20th anniversary second album,” The Sun Of Tiphareth, Denver, Colorado’s Trve Brewing Company has customed four beers inspired by ABSU.
Touring in support of their third LP, Rites Of Separation, which is their first for Southern Lord Recordings Sweden’s AGRIMONIA has confirmed a return to the USA this autumn.
Goliath, the latest demo from New York City black metal band, IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT, is out now.
On October 29th, Crucial Blast released a “cyclone of hyperblast blacknoise musical scum” with the seventy-nine song, 2xCD Noizemongers For Goatserpent, by experimentalist ENBILULUGUGAL. The album first appeared as a limited CDR released by the now-defunct Rusty Axe label.
The fourth issue of Romania-based fanzine Slowly We Rot is now out. It features interviews with CANCER, LIFELESS, BIRTH AD, REPULSION, ANGERSEED, BETHLEHEM, CARNAL GHOUL and Romanian Thrash Metal Club. Slowly We Rot includes a compilation CD. Contact email@example.com.
Los Angeles death metallers, ANNIHILATED, are at Trench Studio in Corona, California to record 13 Steps To Ruination. Set for release through their new label home of Unique Leader Records, 13 Steps To Ruination will be produced by drummer Scott Fuller (ABYSMAL DAWN>). Drums will be recorded by producer/engineer John Haddad (ABYSMAL DAWN, EXHUMED, INTRONAUT).
ANNIHILATOR was involved in an accident while on the road in Spain. The band’s bus and equipment were damaged.
Inspired by KEEL? Singer Ivan ‘The Evil One’ of BLACK MASS, guitarists Kelly McLauchlin (POSSESSED, DIABOLIC, etc.) and William Hayden, bassist Kelly Conlon (MONSTROSITY, DEATH and VITAL REMAINS) and drummer Paul Collier (ANGELCORPSE) have reunited in PESSIMIST. A demo called Keys To The Underworld is being readied.
Guitarist Daniel Dlimi has left AEON. He has cited economic difficulty as the reason for his departure.
Inspired by KEEL? Bay Area thrash metal band TRAUMA, which featured a pre-ROCKETELLICA Cliff Burton, has followed up its reformation and reissue of the Scratch And Scream album with a new recording due in 2014.
White metal act LIVING SACRIFICE will release its next album, Ghost Thief, on November 12th through Solid State Records.
EMBRYONIC DEVOURMENT has recorded a full-length album, Reptilian Agenda, for a late 2013 release through Deepsend Records.
Norway’s MANES has signed a deal with Debemur Morti Productions. The band is preparing two releases for late 2013.
BRUTAL TRUTH and BASTARD NOISE have a split release.
Edmonton, Canada’s death metal band DEATH TOLL RISING has a demo called Infection Legacy.
SKINLESS has recruited new guitarist Dave Matthews. The new man and guitarist Noah Carpenter were in ARMOR COLUMN.
Tankcrimes has announced the release of a split 12″ between California’s EXHUMED and Virginia crossover band IRON REAGAN, which features Tony Foresta (MUNICIPAL WASTE), LandPhil Hall (MUNICIPAL WASTE/CANNABIS CORPSE), Ryan Parrish (ex- DARKEST HOUR), Mark Bronzino (MAMMOTH GRINDER/ANS) and Rob Skotis (HELLBEAR). The split will offer up a total of eight tracks, two of which find EXHUMED delivering covers of MINOR THREAT’s Seeing Red and NEGATIVE APPROACH’s Ready To Fight. In related news, EXHUMED, who is currently touring alongside Dying Fetus, and IRON REAGAN, who is on tour with GWAR, will join forces for a short run of shows in Canada in December.
Saskatoon, Canada’s thrash metal band UNTIMELY DEMISE will issue its second full-length Systematic Eradication through Punishment 18 Records on October 28th.
Australian death metal band, BEYOND MORTAL DREAMS, will release a new 7″ EP this autumn. The record will include a new track Lamia and a re-recording of Demonsword Infernal, a song from the band’s 2006 Demo. The EP will be released on transparent red wax as a collaboration between Lavadome and Unholy Prophecies Records.
Unique Leader, by way of Ninetone Records, has welcomed death metal band SOREPTION. The Swedish death metal band will issue its Engineering The Void in early 2014 followed by a reissue of Deterioration Of Minds.
Black Metal band ENDSTILLE has a full-length called Kapitulation 2013 out this month through Season Of Mist.
DISBELIEF has recruited guitarist David “Dave” Renner (PAINFUL) and drummer Sandro “Drumster” Schulze. The band’s new line-up will perform at AKK on November 16th in Karlsruhe, Germany.
A new project called ELIMINATE features singer Don Doty (ex-DARK ANGEL), guitarists Scott Owen (ex-HIRAX) and Henry Elizondo (DEVASTATION), bassist John Signorelli (SUBVERSION) and drummer Sasha Horn (FORBIDDEN). Most recently Doty hoped to be in a DARK ANGEL reunion. The band is recording a demo.
Greek thrash metal band SUICIDAL ANGELS will release a new album, called Divide And Conquer, on January 14th through NoiseArt Records.
Drummer Jon “The Charn” Rice has left JOB FOR A COWBOY.
Former ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson is back in BLACKGATES with Paul Bostaph. The latter man is busy with drumming in SLAYER.
EYEHATEGOD’s new drummer is Aaron Hill. The MISSING MONUMENTS man replaces the dead Joey LaCaze.
A 30-year-old man named Jesus Ortega was arrested for allegedly attacking three people during BROKEN HOPE‘s set opening for DEICIDE at the Tricky Falls club in El Paso, Texas on October 22nd. DEICIDE and BROKEN HOPE had a falling out until the band’s reconciled to keep the tour intact after arguing publicly over a shared bass rig. BROKEN HOPE’s Jeremy Wagner had claimed DEICIDE’s Benton had lost the former band’s bass rig cables and Benton countered that BROKEN HOPE wouldn’t allow him to use the rig anymore. Wagner called Benton “unprofessional” and “egomaniacal” among other things, while Benton claimed the opening band didn’t understand the protocols of being an opening band.