HATCHET’s next album, Fear Beyond Lunacy, will be released on October 30th through The End Records.
Canada’s ODIUM has a demo called Terraform. It was issued on October 23rd, 2015.
German sludge band BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS has recorded and mixed its fourth full-length studio album. The album will be called Carrier, and is more than fifty minutes long, boasting six tracks including a HELLHAMMER cover. The record is currently being mastered by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin and will be finalized for release through Exile On Mainstream in the Spring of 2016 on CD and 2xLP.
UK’s COD has issued Live In The Netherlands 2015 through Heidens Hart. The band is described as “avant-garde black metal.”
GHOUL has released a new song for the ongoing soundtrack to Image Comics’ The Humans graphic novel series. The song is available online from The Humans Soundcloud page. GHOUL will be recording a follow-up to the 2011 LP, Transmission Zero, for Tankcrimes Records in December of this year.
FROZEN OCEAN has signed a three-album worldwide deal with new label Apocalyptic Witchcraft. A four-track mini-album The Prowess Of Dormition will be issued on January 11th.
American thrashers AGGRAVATOR and Dead Center productions have re-issued Populace Destructor. The release was originally out last year through Canadian Mulligore prods, but now AGGRAVATOR returns to Dead Center prods for wider distribution, which also released its first EP Age Of Combat back in 2012.
Thrash metal group RAVENOUS has re-released its debut We Are Become Death through Coffee Jingle Records.
Loud Rage Music has issued a split for AKRAL NECROSIS and MARCHOSIAS called (inter)SECTION. The Romanian bands are respectively described as black and thrash metal.
Witching Hour Productions is issuing CHRIST AGONY’s Black Blood album this month.
NETHERTALE has recruited guitarist Rob Wolf, a close friend of the band. He was formerly in bands like GOTHMOG and WHITE COAST REBELS.
BLOOD FEAST has signed a deal with Hells Headbangers for the release of the band’s next album, The Future State Of Wicked.
UK’s FOREFATHER has an album called The Fighting Man through Heidens Hart.
Guitarist Joe Frankulin of ‘90s’ black metal band GOATLORD killed a woman and her seven-year-old son before committing suicide on Friday, October 2nd. The mother and son were one Jennifer Bagley Donoso and her oldest son, Lex respectively. The 47-year-old Frankulin reportedly wrote “I LOVE YOU BABY” on the house’s garage door.
Cyprus-based thrash/heavy metal band BLYND has a new album, called Liber Sum, through Pitch Black Records, which is a follow-up to 2012’s Punishment Unfolds.
Canada’s SILENT LINE has issued a demo called Shattered Shores, which is the follow-up to the 2012 release Born Of Dying Star.
Belgian black metal band ABSOLUTUS has an album called Pugnare In Lis Quae Obtinere Non Possis through Heidens Hart.
OMEGA DIATRIBE has an album called Abstract Ritual since the 11th of September through Ear Records. The album features death metal drummer Kevin Talley.
Ukraine’s black metal band UNGOLIANTHA has an album called Through The Chaos, Through Time, Through The Death through Dead Center prods.
EXUMER is at studio in Dortmund, Germany recording the follow-up to the 2012 album Fire & Damnation for an early 2016 release through Metal Blade. The band is again working with producer Waldemar Sorychta.
Jumping on the merchandising bandwagon, CANNIBAL CORPSE has been contracted by Three Floyds Brewing Company to produce the Amber Smashed Face beer. The title is a play on the band’s song Hammer Smashed Face.
ASPHYX is in the studio this month recording a new album for an early 2016 release.
EXODUS will embark on a European headlining tour in February of 2016.
WHIPLASH’s original drummer Tony Scaglione has rejoined the band. The thrash act intends tom commomorate the 30th anniversary of WHIPLASH’s debut album, Power And Pain and play shows next year.
TESTAMENT had drummer Alex Bent (BATTLECROSS, DECREPIT BIRTH, etc.) behind the kit for the band’s shows in Japan and Hawaii. He had also played with the band at the Heavy Montreal festival at Jean-Drapeau Park in Montreal, Canada. Bent is filling in for Gene Hoglan who is touring in Europe with DEATH TO ALL (DTA).
Austin, Texas based melodic death/doom metal band HINAYAN, has recently released a demo titled Endless.
Italian black metal band TUNDRA has issued The Burning Fanatism through Avantgarde Music.
French black metal band HEGEMON is issuing an album called The Hierarch through Season Of Mist on the 13th of November. The label will also issue REVENGE’s Behold.Total.Rejection on the same day.
Wormholedeath has signed Russian “post black metal” solo project STIELAS STORHETT for his third album Drownwards, which will be issued on December the 1st.
New Jersey-based technical death metal quartet DYSTROPHY has signed a deal with Selfmadegod Records to release its second full-length album this November. The album is called Wretched Host.
WAX MANIAX is issuing VIO-LENCE’s Eternal Nightmare and SODOM’s Obsessed By Cruelty and Persectution Mania/Expurse Of Sodomy on double LP. The VIO-LENCE LP will feature the deleted Torture Tactics song, which was banned by MCA from the original release as well as the tracks from the band’s Mechanic demo.
The self-titled debut from Phoenix black/doom metal band NAUGHT was issued through Battleground Records as the band played the fourth annual installment of Southwest Terror Fest.
Horror metal band CADAVERIA has announced several autumn shows. The Italian band played two shows in Germany in late October, will support CRADLE OF FILTH in Italy in November and will headline two shows in December in Switzerland and Italy.
Lupercalia is the new full-length album by Italian folk black metal band SELVANS. It is their second offering after February’s debut mini-CD ‚ Clangores Plenilunio. It is out through Avantgarde.
Following the departure of drummer Chason Westmoreland from HATE ETERNAL due to “family matters” the band has recruited Hannes Grossmann (OBSCURA, NECROPHAGIST, etc.) to occupy the stool for the current tour with MISERY INDEX, BEYOND CREATION and RIVERS OF NIHIL.
US band PRODUCT OF HATE will release its debut album, Buried In Violence, on February 5th through Napalm Records. The album was mixed and mastered by James Murphy.
Yet another project: singer Ed Webb (MASSACRE), guitarist Matt Bishop (LIVIDITY, HORRIFIC DEMISE, etc.), bassist Terry Butler (OBITUARY, MASSACRE, DEATH) and drummer Greg Gall (SIX FEET UNDER) have a new project called HIDEOUS. The death metal band is writing music.
Former OBITUARY and GORGOROTH bassist Frank Watkins has died due to cancer. He was 47.
Season of Mist has signed Belgium’s EMPTINESS. The Belgian band will release its next full-length on the label in late 2016.
SHOTGUN RODEO’s World Wide Genocide demo is now out. The Norwegian band is compared to DARK TRANQUILLITY.
DEICIDE will embark on the Death In The Manger U.S. tour in December.