DEW-SCENTED has kicked guitarists Florian Müller and Hendrik Bache out and replaced them with Michael Borchers and Martin Walczak. The band has also made old drummer Marc-Andrée Dieken, who had toured with the band in 2004, the new skinsman.
BRANDED SKIN singer Alex Hille has left the band due to musical differences. A new singer is being sought.
DISARMONIA MUNDI’s The Isolation Game will, despite rumours, not be released by Scarlet Records. SOILWORK’s Bjorn “Speed” Strid will sing on the album.
A DAWN OF DEMISE EP called Lacerated will be released this month through Deepsend Records. The five-song EP will feature three covers of SUFFOCATION, AT THE GATES and OBITUARY.
Finland’s COLOSSEUM has posted a sample track from its upcoming album Chapter 2: Numquam on http://www.colosseumdoom.com/. The album will be released in early 2009 by Firedoom Music.
DEMIGOD has once again thrown in the towel. Xtreem Music has coincidentally just issued DEMIGOD T-shirts featuring the artwork from The Slumber OF Sullen Eyes artwork.
Xtreem Music has just issued a 10-CD compilation comprised of 175 bands with 215 songs called Spain Kills. The compilation of Spanish metal is accompanies by shirts and also available as separate discs.
DEICIDE and its tour adventures: the American black metal band has cut short its trek though Central America claiming the airline had given away the band’s tickets and forced a delay. The band further claims lack of contact and cooperation from the local Honduras promoter leading to a decision to fly back to the USA.
DARK FUNERAL has prevailed in court and secured the rights to its No Fashion Records back catalogue (1996 to 2001) following a legal battle with the label. The material’s rights have reverted back to Lord Ahriman and Caligula.
ABYSMAL DAWN is embarking on a western US tour with SOTHIS. The tour, dubbed the Endless Wintour, will kick-off on December 5th in Bakersfield, CA and end in Hollywood on December 14th. ABYSMAL DAWN just filmed a video for the title track to its album, Programmed To Consume.
Italy’s HORRID has a new drummer named Dez.
JUNGLE ROT has surprisingly signed with Austria’s Napalm Records. The band will enter Studio One with engineer Chris Djuricic this month in order to record its new album, What Horrors Await.
MR. DEATH — featuring guitarists Stefan Lagergren (TREBLINKA and EXPULSION) and Alex Stjärnfeldt (OCEANLIFT), bassist Jörgen “Juck” Thullberg (TREBLINKA and TIAMAT), singer Jocke Lindström (DIGRESSION ASSASSINS) and Jonas Ohlsson (VOID and MASSIVE) on drums — has signed a deal with Agonia Records and is entering Sunlight Studio.
The thrashers of LAMB OF GOD have picked Wrath as the title for its next album. The record will be issued in February by Epic in America and Roadrunner in Europe.
Drummer Antichrist has left ABGOTT. The famous (or not) Megiddo has replaced him.
Sweden’s THE PROJECT HATE has signed with Vic Records. The band is issuing an album in 2009.
CANNIBAL CORPSE has picked Evisceration Plague as the title for its next album, which is due on February 3rd through Metal Blade Records. This is the follow-up to 2006’s Kill album and is again produced by Erik Rutan at Mana Recording Studio in St. Petersburg, Florida.
It was recently reported that MEZZERSCHMITT‘s Herr Schmitt was injured in September during an attack allegedly designed to stop the scheduled and annual conference held by MZZR’s umbrella organisation SWIRFT happening just outside Kharkov, Ukraine. The band will soon attack the studio to record a new album due in late 2009.
AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED and INSECT WARFARE have issued a split release, which is available on both CD and vinyl. The former band is working on a new full-length.
Austria’s INZEST will release its second album, entitled Grotesque New World, on November 21st through Mad Lion Records. The CD was mixed at Stage One Studio with producer Andy Classen.
‘80s MEGADETH guitarist Jeff Young will release a solo album, Equilibrium, next year. Michael Wagener mixed the CD.
Original member and bassist Dennis Pepa has left DEATH ANGEL after playing his farewell show in October at the Grand Ballroom in San Francisco, California. Replacements candidates may email the band at email@example.com.
EMBRIOMA members have been locked in the Brazilian studio Estudio 12.02, owned by one of the band’s guitar players Luiz Portinari, and are finishing the production (by Luiz himself) of about 20 songs from which 10 – 13 will be included on the new album, tentatively called Post-Industrial Metastasis.
COFFIN TEXTS has signed a deal with Blood Harvest Records for the release of its second album, Tomb Of Infinite Ritual, which is due in early 2009.
BURIAL HORDES’ Devotion To Unholy Creed album is out this month through Pulverised Records.
FATALIST, the band formed by ex-members of EXHUMED, UPHILL BATTLE and STUMP to play old school Swedish death metal in the vein of ENTOMBED, is currently finishing work on its debut album, The Depths Of Inhumanity for Ibex Moon Records.
Singer Mårten Björkman and guitarist Mathias Kamijo have resurrected ALGAION and are recording an album. CORPORATION 187’s Viktor Klint and Robert Eng have joined as session members.
Singer Filip Carlsson has quit CORPORATION 187 citing severe and regular headache.
Long-running black metal band SATHANAS has completed recording a new album called Nightrealm Apocalypse, which is due for release next month through Pagan Records. The band will tour Europe in the spring alongside Nunslaughter.
VREID will issue its newest album, Milorg, on January 5th through Indie Recordings.
The reunited DEVASTATION has already thrown in the towel after the members were unable to get along on the road. The band has dropped off the SOULFLY tour of the USA as a consequence.
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM has picked The Cold as the title for its album for former Driven Music Group, which is owned by former KORNo Brian Welch. The disc is out in February.
Singer Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER), guitarists Ralph Santolla (OBITUARY, ICED EARTH, DEATH and DEICIDE), Jack Owen (CANNIBAL CORPSE and DEICIDE), bassist Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS, ICED EARTH, DTP and DEATH) and drummer Tony Laureano (DIMMU BORGIR, 1349, NILE, ANGELCORPSE and ACHERON) are going to form a band and tour Japan as the DEATH METAL ALLSTARS this month.
In the Spain promotes Spain department: GOTHMOG has signed a deal with Xtreem Music for the imminent release of its debut album, a Step In The Dark on January 1st of 2009.
Paragon Records has issued KHORS’ (featuring former Astrofaes bassist Khors) Mysticism CD and ANAEL’s Arcane Fires Slipcase CD.
The Wreaking is the name of a new mini-CD by Canada’s FUCK THE FACTS. It is limited to only 19 copies and features material from 2005 prior to the band being signed to Relapse Records.
Florida’s For links use: HATE ETERNAL has been forced off the JOB FOR A COWBOY North American tour following an infection in Erik Rutan’s hand and a disease of the kidney. Rutan was admitted to an Iowa City hospital.