IMPALED NAZARENE has issued a 20th anniversary album called Road To Octagon through Osmose Production.
ABYSMAL DAWN has announced the title of its forthcoming album as Leveling The Plane Of Existence. The album, the follow-up to 2008’s Programmed To Consume, has been set for a February 1st North American release date through Relapse Records.
CALM HATCHERY, a death metal quintet from northern Poland featuring past and present members of DEAD INFECTION and TEHACE, has completed its second album Sacrilege Of Humanity. The band has signed a worldwide deal with Selfmadegod and the album hit the stores on 15th of November.
Brazil’s KORZUS will tour Europe in February in support of EKTOMORF.
DEMONICAL, featuring members from CENTINEX, GRAVE and DELLAMORTE, has picked Death Infernal as the title for its third album, which is due in April 2011 through Germany’s Cyclone Empire Records.
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER will release a new album, Moral & Wahnsinn (translation: Morality & Insanity) on February 25th through Nuclear Blast Records.
Swedish death metal band DIABOLICAL has signed with Abyss Records for the worldwide release of its upcoming full-length album, Ars Vitae, which is due out in February of 2011. Ars Vitae contains 17 tracks and will feature a mix of new material – recorded earlier this year at Necromorbus Studios – and previously unreleased recordings.
DIABOLIC original member, singer and bassist Paul Ouellette, has been ousted from the band, due to his “drunken and unprofessional behaviour, and walking offstage mid-song during the band’s recent performance” on Friday November 12th at Goregrowler’s Ball IV in San Antonio, Texas. The Tampa, Florida-based band is seeking a replacement and can be contacted at email@example.com.
CROWBAR has picked Sever The Wicked Hand as the title for its next album, due on February 8th, 2011 through E1 Music.
Former DEICIDE guitarists Eric and Brian Hoffman have resurrected the pre-DEICIDE band AMON. The band now features with Jesse “Jecheal” Jolly (DIABOLIC, SUCCESS WILL WRITE APOCALYPSE ACROSS THE SKY, etc.) on vocals/bass and Mike Petrak (LEPROSY, SUCCESS WILL WRITE APOCALYPSE ACROSS THE SKY, etc.) on drums. The quartet will enter RedRoom Recorders in Tampa on December 10th with producer Mark Prator to begin recording its new album, entitled Liar In Wait. The album will consist of nine songs and will be made available in early 2011 through AMON’s own record label and subsequently licensed world-wide. The brothers left DEICIDE in 2004 amidst financial acrimony.
MOTÖRHEAD’s new album, The Wörld Is Yours, is out this month. An advance early edition will feature a 132-page magazine with interviews, photography and biography. The single is called Born To Lose. The album is appearing on the band’s new imprint, Mötorhead Music.
A new album by Norwegian band THE BATALLION, entitled Head Up High, is available from Ledo Takas. It comes on classic black vinyl in a gatefold 350g sleeve with foldout poster-like live picture of the band and an inner sleeve featuring lyrics and credits.
The upcoming fourth full-length release from THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL, entitled The Murder Of Jesus The Jew, is set for North American release through Candlelight Records on January 11, 2011, their first for the label.
DEADLOCK is about to finish work on its new album Bizarro World, which will be released February 25th, 2011 in Germany and February 28th in the rest of Europe through Lifeforce Records. The band has booked a German tour for February, 2011.
Vendlus Records has issued NIDINGR’s Wolf Father. The band is comprised of guitarist and bassist Teloch (1349, GORGOROTH, OV HELL, ORCUSTUS and KONSOTIUM), guitarist and bassist Blargh (GRAVFERD and DODHEIMSGARD), singer Cpt. Estrella Grasa and drummer Hellhammer. The label is also issuing NEKROMANTHEON’s Divinity Of Death and ARKHUM’s Anno Universum.
Norway’s PANTHEON I has announced the addition of former ABSU guitarist Aethyris McKay. The band had initially intended to have singer Andre Kvebek focus on the guitar.
EX DEO’s next album will be called Caligula and is due in late 2011.
Inspired by KEEL? Some 20 years after disbanding New York’s WINTER has reformed and will play at the Roadburn festival in Tilburg, Holland next April.
Nuclear Blast Records has signed ORIGIN.
LEGION OF THE DAMNED will release a new album, Descent Into Chaos, on January 7th through Massacre Records. The album was recorded at Abyss Studio.