Swedish death metal band MORBUS CHRON has signed with Pulverised Records. The band is in the studio to record its full-length debut for a spring 2010 release.
HOD bassist Dirty Derrick has left the band as he continues to get treatment for cancer. His last show with the band was on November 14th at The Goregrowler’s Ball 3 in San Antonio, Texas at The Rock Bottom Tattoo Bar. Trans Am from the Texas-based grindcore band PLEASANT VALLEY is the new bassist.
MASTER will begin a five-week South American tour, called Masters Of Hate Tour, beginning on January 14th. Support comes from Brazil’s PREDATOR and Britain’s AFTER DEATH. In the meantime, MASTER is recording a new album.
OVERKILL has signed an American deal with E1 Music and will release its new album, Ironbound, in January. Peter Tägtgren of HYPOCRISY produced it. The band had previously signed with Nuclear Blast for Europe. A European tour will follow the album’s release.
EX DEO had to pull out of the HYPOCRISY and ENSIFERUM tour for visa problems last month. LAZARUS A.D. jumped on the tour. In the end, HYPOCRISY was also forced to pull out of the tour after one member failed to receive a visa. HYPOCRISY had recruited CHILDREN OF BODOM leader Alexi Laiho to tour as the second guitarist. BLACKGUARD opened the tour.
BROWN JENKINS‘ Death Obsession has just been issued through Moribund Records.
White metal band LIVING SACRIFICE will release its new album, The Infinite Order, on January 26th through Solid State Records.
Sweden’s WARFECT have signed a deal with My Kingdom Music and issued Depicting The Macabre on November 16th. The band is described as thrash metal.
Merciless Records is unable to release SEAMOUNT’s second album, Light And Truth. It is instead out on Church-Within-Records. Merciless Records will issue the band’s ntodrm in CD format instead.
Indiana black metal project PTAHIL recently released its debut MCD Ortus through Stronghold Records.
London, UK-based progressive metal band DE PROFUNDIS has signed a deal with Kolony Records to release its second album, A Bleak Reflection. The album was recorded in June and July 2009 with producer Fernando Pereira Lopes (MISANTHROPE, ORAKLE) and mastered by Tim Turan (EMPEROR, OPETH, MOTÖRHEAD).
Century Media Records has signed the Spanish thrash metal band ANGELUS APATRIDA to a worldwide deal. The abandoned angels will record an album in January and undertake shows with ABIGAIL WILLIAMS and ARCH ENEMY.
The Dutch band GRIND MINDED has called it a day. The group lost guitarist Mathijs Odding and bassist Gea Mulder in the summer.
California’s DREAMING DEAD is looking to record a second album this coming winter following its tour with KRISIUN and NILE. Entitled, Midnightmares, the new album should be out next summer or once the band finds a new label. Ibex Moon Records issued the band’s debut, Within One.
McGruff’s bassist? Guitarist Gio Geraca (UPON INFLICTION, WYKKED WYTCH and CRUCIFEAST) is the latest bassist in MALEVOLENT CREATION. The band is expected to release a new album in late 2010.
ARMAGEDDON, featuring ARCH ENEMY’s Chris Amott, Embrace The Mystery and Three albums are being issued by Century Media everywhere outside Japan. The two will be issued as a 2-CD package.
Dutch thrash metal band OBSIDIAN has signed a deal with Candlelight Records. A new album is expected in the winter. The label has also signed FEAR FACTORY. The American alterna-rockers’ album, Mechanize, will be issued in February.
MISERY SPEAKS has put itself out of misery for personal reasons. The band is performing several final shows this month in Germany.
LIFELESS has signed with Ibex Moon Records. The label is planning on issuing the group’s debut, Beyond The Threshold Of Death, as well as a new full-length in 2010.
HEATHEN will release its delayed new album, The Evolution Of Chaos, on January 25th 2010 through Mascot Records. The band is touring Europe in March.
Finland’s ROTTEN SOUND has signed with Relapse Records. An EP, entitled Napalm, is the first release through the new label and will be available in March.
Members of MAYHEM and its crew were arrested last month in The Netherlands and jailed overnight. The group was accused of vandalizing a hotel room in Tilburg and causing over $7,000 CDN in damages.
IMPERIUM DEKADENZ will release its next album, Procella Vadens, on January 18th through the Season Of Mist imprint Underground Activists.
SEPULTURA will release a live DVD in 2010 to commemorate its twenty-fifth anniversary. It might include an orchestra.
Drummer Antoine Baril has announced he is leaving AUGURY. He claims the reasons are both personal and professional. VADER drummer Robin “Frog” Stone from Australia’s THE AMENTA will tour with the band immediately.
Switzerland’s KRUGER will release its fourth album, For Death, Glory And The End Of The World, in February through Listenable Records. The album was recorded at Déclanché studio in Yverdon, Switzerland.
Sweden’s GODHATE has signed a three-album deal with Metal Age Productions. The band’s album, Equal In The Eyes Of Death, will be released this month.
LECHEROUS NOCTURNE has lost singer Jason Hohenstein to the man’s job and wife. The South Carolina-based band is seeking a replacement and can be contacted through email@example.com.
Kansas City thrash metal band ARES KINGDOM will release its second album, entitled Incendiary, next month through Nuclear War Now! Productions.
Florida’s own death metal band SOLSTICE is back with an independent demo release called To Dust. It can be purchased through CDBaby. The 2009 edition of the band is singer and guitarist Christian Rudes, guitarist Dennis Munoz, bassist Garrett Scott and drummer Brian Harris.
Florida’s own death metal band DIABOLIC has recorded a new full-length album, called Excisions Of Exorcisms, and is searching for a record company to release it. More information can be had at www.diabolic-deathmetal.com.
BENEDICTION claims to have been forced to postpone its South American tour in December because of “visa issues.” The band insists the dates will be made up.
BURZUM genius Chris Varg is back and will release an album called Den Hvite Guden (The White God) next March. The man promises the album will not have anything to do with “negro” or “homosexual” behaviour. Nevertheless, the album cover currently depicts two half-naked men standing very close to one another.
Following a protracted absence MORBID ANGEL is promising a new album for 2010. The band has now signed with Season Of Mist. The label recently also signed GENITORTURERS.
Germany’s GRIND INC. has signed a deal with Bastardized Recordings. The band is at the Catacomb Productions Studio recording an album for a 2010 release. This album will break with tradition and feature only one singer.
DECAPITATED is back with a new line-up. The band is Rafał Piotrowski (FORGOTTEN SOULS) – vocals, Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka – guitars; Filip “Henrich” Hałucha (VESENIA, ROOTWATER, UNSUN and MASACHIST) – bass; and Kerim “Krimh” Lechner (THORNS OF IVY and TONE INTIMACY) – drums. The band is touring Europe next winter.
AT THE GATES will release The Flames Of The End DVD package in February of 2010 through Earache Records. The set includes live performances and a documentary on the band.
Nuclear Blast has signed Sweden’s SABATON. A new album is expected from the band in the spring of 2010.
THE ABSENCE is at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida recording its third album, now entitled Enemy Unbound, which is due for a winter of 2010 release through Metal Blade Records.
DARK TRANQUILLITY has picked We Are The Void as the title for its next album, which is due on March 1st, 2010 through Century Media Records. The drums for the album were actually recorded at bassist Daniel Antonsson’s own studio.
Drummer Hans Karlin has returned to CRYONIC TEMPLE. The band is entering the studio to record a new album in January.
Pulverised Records has signed Norwegian black metallers DEN SAAKALDTE. It features Mikael Sykelig (ex-GORGOROTH session guitar player) and will issue an album entitled Kapittel II: Faen i Helvete in the autumn of 2010. The label has also signed MORBUS CHRON from Sweden.
UK death metallers ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY have been forced to pull out of the upcoming tour with DYING FETUS and THE FACELESS. The Britons were unable to procure US visas.
Pulverised Records has added MORBID CARNAGE to its roster. MORBID CARNAGE recently completed its debut full-length album, Night Assassins. The record features seven tracks of thrash metal. The official Night Assassins street date will be announced soon.