NAPALM DEATH will release its next album, Apex Predator – Easy Meat, on January 27th, 2015 through Century Media Records. The album title refers to the slave labour building sweatshop collapse in Bangladesh.
The German Death Metal band ARCHAIC THORN is ready to release a new MCD/MLP called In Desolate Magnificence through a new deal with Unholy Prophecies. It will contain five new tracks including an Intro.
RESURRECTURIS is about to premiere a graphic novel illustrated by graphic artist Albano Scevola based on the plot of the group’s forthcoming album, Nazienda. The comic book is simply called Nazienda – Graphic Novel.
Detroit, Michigan’s BATTLECROSS will be heading back out on the road this month for more than two dozen headlining dates through North America. Dubbed the Winter Warriors tour, the trek will kick off on November 26th in Grand Rapids, Michigan and conclude on December 30th in Worcester, Massachusetts. Support will come from WRETCHED and WAR OF AGES. The band is promoting war and killing and honouring the American armed forces on tour.
Dallas, Texas’ BARING TEETH will issue the follow-up to its 2011 debut album, Atrophy, called Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins through Willowtip Records in late November.
Dubai-Based thrash metal band and recent Unique Leader signees, NERVECELL, will reissue its Psychogenocide full-length on its new label in January.
Italian thrash metal band METHEDRAS has signed with Pavement Music for the release of its upcoming album System Subversion on November 11th. Guitar player Eros Mozzi has decided to part ways with the band due to other priorities in his life. He has been replaced by Daniele Colombo.
Former DIVINE HERESY members Tommy Vext and Tim Yeung, guitarists Bill Hudson and Rick Di Marco and former IN THIS MOMENT bassist Kyle Konkiel have a new project called have reunited in WESTFIELD MASSACRE. Vext has left SNOT as a result.
EXODUS fan Gustavo Molina died of a heart attack after the band’s show in Buenos Aires, Argentina on October 9th. The band’s Blood In Blood Out album sold just shy of 8,800 copies in the United States Of America to debut at position No. 38 on The Billboard 200 chart.
HATE ETERNAL has signed with Season of Mist. Erik Rutan and J.J. Hrubovcak are at Rutan’s Mana Recording Studio recording a new HATE ETERNAL album, which is due in early 2015. HATE ETERNAL has also announced Chason Westmoreland as its new drummer.
Well-deserved after being shot during a robbery: MALEVOLENT CREATION has signed a deal with Century Media Records. The band is working on its next full-length album for a 2015 release with returning drummer Justin DiPinto.
Austin-based hardcore/death crossover band MAMMOTH GRINDE has confirmed a three-week tour this autumn joining Santa Cruz’s INANIMATE EXISTENCE as support for CANNABIS CORPSE. The tour will begin in the Southeast, with the first show in Wilmington, North Carolina on November 28th, and travel counter-clockwise through the USA to end in Richmond onDecember 20th. Just in time for the tour, 20 Buck Spin will repress MAMMOTH GRINDER’s third LP, Underworlds, on clear vinyl.
After parting ways with former vocalist Veronica O. Rodriquez Montreal, Canada’s KARKAOS has signed on a new vocalist called Viky Boyer.
New Jersey death metal trio DISCORD has released a demo called Pale Death through Bandcamp.
Art Gates Records has signed “Epic Celtic Death Metal” band STEIGNYR. An album is due next year.
Fading Reliefs by Polish death metal quintet CALM HATCHERY is now available from Selfmadegod Records.
Former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin has attacked the upcoming autobiography of ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian as a work of fiction. Turbin rejects assertions that he was a cocky singer or fired Dan Lilker due to being envious of the bassist’s height.
For ARCH ENEMY and KREATOR’s autumn tours the bands will release split seven-inch singles available on the road. A transparent red 7” single and a dark red 7” single (each limited to 500 copies) will be available during the tours. KREATOR is headlining Europe while ARCH ENEMY is headlining North America.
MARDUK is at Endarker Studio in Norrköping, Sweden to record a new album, called Frontschwein. It is due in January 2015.
CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s October 5th concerts at Agave in Ufa, and October 11th Moscow, Russia were cancelled a mere couple of hours before its start time by local authorities when the club was closed for “technical reasons.” 18 CANNIBAL CORPSE fans were arrested in St. Petersburg while protesting against the cancelation of the band’s concert at the Kosmonavt music club due to the standard “technical reasons.”
BEHEMOTH was originally scheduled to perform on October 2 at Poznan’s Eskulap venue, also a student dormitory at Poznan University Of Medical Sciences in Poland, before the show was postponed to the 6th only to be cancelled altogether due to “a concern for the safety of students and campus workers.” BEHEMOTH has tagged the act as censorship. The band will release a limited-edition and hand-numbered 12-inch EP called Xiadz this month. The EP is sold in three colours limited to 500 copies.
Pavement has issued METHEDRAS’ System Subversion. The Italian band is described as death/thrash metal.
Poland’s DECAPITATED were in another serious tour van accident on Friday, October 24th in Louisiana. The band stated: “We are all okay (two persons were hospitalized and released after a few hours) and we will continue our tour with AMERICAN SHARKS and GWAR. This time we were lucky.” The statement refers to DECAPITATED’s 2007 tour bus crash that killed drummer Witold “Vitek” Kieltyka and injured the band’s singer, Adrian “Covan” Kowanek. DECAPITATED is touring in support of its Blood Mantra album.
Another former Roadrunner band signs with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. BRUJERIA has signed with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The band is working on a 2015 release. The last known line-up featured Hongo Jr. (a.k.a. Nick Barker) on drums, CARCASS singer Jeff Walker and NAPALM DEATH’s Shane Embury (a.k.a. Hongo) on guitar.
Coroner Records has issued FAITHFUL DARKNESS’ Archgod and SEASON OF GHOSTS’ The Human Paradox albums.
Logic(il)logic Records has signed death metal band EMBRYO, for the release of its new self-titled full-length album, recorded at Domination Studio by Simone Mularoni with FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE‘s drummer Francesco Paoli as special guest. Moreover, logic(il)logic will re-release the band’s previous album, No God Slave, originally published in 2010 with bonus tracks. The band is touring Eastern Europe next month.
Forcefield Records continues to expand its roster with the signing of UNSACRED. The band will issue and album called False Light in December.
Suicidal Records has reissued Widespread Bloodshed (Love Runs Red), the sole LP by Venice Beach crossover outfit, NO MERCY.