Inspired by KEEL? EXMORTIS has reformed and signed with Xtreem Music for the release of a new EP and full-length album. The EP is called Resurrection… Book Of The Dead and out on the 20th of December. It was recorded by Brian Werking at Shockwerks Audio in Tampa, Florida.
Inspired by KEEL? Mexico’s DIES IRAE has reformed. A new album called Secret Veils of Passion will be released on January 9th through Chaos Records.
Germany’s LIFELESS has signed with FDA Rekotz. A full-length is due in the spring.
Abyss Records signed Sweden’s CARNIVORE before the group changing its monicker to ERUPTED “out of respect for the late Pete Steele’s CARNIVORE.” Plans are in place for the label to re-release a limited edition version of
the band’s demo Faces of Death in early 2012. The band will enter the studio in December to record its full-length debut, which will be out sometime next year.
ASPHYX has a new album, Deathhammer, out on February 27th through Century Media.
CARNAL FORGE has disbanded. The songs written by bassist Lars linden will be used in a new project called DELERIUM.
SEPULTURA has recruited drummer Eloy Casagrande (GLÓRIA and ANDRÉ MATOS) replacing Jean Dolabella who has been with the band since 2006. The 20-year old drummer had won the Modern Drummer Undiscovered Drummer’ contest in 2006. Dolabella will focus on teaching and his band Dolabella.
NAPALM DEATH’s fourteenth studio album is called Utilitarian and out through Century Media on February 27th.
Relapse has a DEATH double CD called Vivus! Out in late February. The disc features two DEATH concerts, both of which were recorded in 1998. Disc one features DEATH at Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, while Disc two is from Dynamo Open Air in Eindhoven, Holland.
DESALMADO is touring Europe in advance of a new album in 2012.
Germany’s DAVIDIAN has signed a deal with Massacre Records. The band is working with producer Tue Madsen on a new album.
Inspired by KEEL? TERRORIZER has picked Hordes Of Zombies as the title for its comeback album, which is due on February 28th through the French label Season Of Mist. Interestingly, former MORBID ANGEL drummer, who had withdrawn from his main band due to back problems, Pete Sandoval is on the stool.
This past June, Toronto crossover band MASTERY entered Studio 57 at Music Lab in Austin, Texas with producer Tim Gerron and recorded its as-yet-untitled full-length. The band’s debut was an instrumental, but it has now recruited Billy Milano of S.O.D on vocals.
Inspired by KEEL? MARTIN MISSY AND THE PROTECTORS is now PROTECTOR. PROTECTOR is writing new music. The band features singer Martin Missy and Swedish guys Micke Carlsson (guitar), SUICIDAL WINDS’ Matte Johansson (bass) and GRIEF OF EMERALD and MASTEMA drummer Carl G. Karlsson.
Dubai’s first ever death metal band NEPHELIUM, who now reside in Toronto, Canada has announced several shows in Ontario for December and January for the promotion of its demo, Coils Of Entropy, set for release in early 2012.
United Guttural has signed Bulgarian death metal act ENTHRALLMENT. The band will finish its newest album entitled People From The Lands Of Vit late 2011, which is scheduled for release early 2012.
PROTECTOR’s current line-up has spent the last five years playing gigs in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Czech Republic, Italy and Germany as MARTIN MISSY AND THE PROTECTORS.
Dark Descent Records has signed Belgium’s EMPTINESS, which is formed by members of ENTHRONED. The release is called Error and due in May/June 2012. Error is the band’s third full-length and is a follow-up to Oblivion, which came out in 2007 on Agonia Records.
HOUWITSER has lost vocalist Stan Blonk and drummer Marco De Groot. Blonk left the band for the famous “personal reasons” and is replaced for the band’s final two shows of 2011 by Mike Van Mastrigt (SINISTER and HOUWITSER). The group is searching for a new singer. Marco’s replacement is Marten Van Kruijssen (DICTATED). He was the band’s temporary drummer for the last two HOUWITSER shows.
Century Media Records has signed MARDUK and the band’s record label, Blooddawn Productions, to a licensing deal.
LECHEROUS NOCTURNE has recruited vocalist Brett Bentley as it enters the studio to record a new album.
Under The Sign Of Hell 2011, the re-recording of GORGOROTH‘s third album, has been released independently as a limited edition CD independently and is being sold at the band’s upcoming European tour. A Regain Records’ version is still due out soon.
MOTÖRHEAD has cancelled several November concerts in England as Lemmy suffered an injury to his left hand and was unable to play.
GOJIRA has signed with Roadrunner.
CHILDREN OF BODOM will undertake a North American headlining tour in celebration of the band’s 15th anniversary in January and February. Support will come from ELUVEITIE, REVOCATION and Canada’s THREAT SIGNAL.
Death/grind band COLDWORKER will release its third album, The Doomsayer’s Call, in February through Listenable Records.
EVILE will undertake a European headlining tour to promote its album, Five Serpent’s Teeth. The trek will begin on January 10th in Prague.
Austrian thrashers IRDORATH have signed a deal with Massacre Records. The band’s second album, Dekonstrukteur Des Fleisches, will be released in January of 2012.
Inspired by KEEL? The German NECRONOMICON has signed a deal with Massacre Records. The band is writing a new album called Invictus.
ANTHRAX is being sued by former vocalist Dan Nelson. The vocalist was fired/fell ill and resigned (which are the basis for the lawsuit) in 2009 resulting in his vocals not being used on the album that eventually became the band’s latest release, Worship Music.
There is a new death metal super group afoot. Kevin Quirion (DEICIDE and ORDER OF ENNEAD), Brian Werner (INFERNAEON and MONSTROSITY) and (INFERNAEON and INTO ETERNITY) have joined SHADOW SOCIETY. The band is recording a demo.
HOLY MOSES will commemorate its 30th anniversary by playing 30 shows around the world beginning on December 3rd, 2011 – the 30th anniversary of vocalist Sabina Classen joining the band – and ending one year later. The band’s self-cover album, 30th-Year Anniversary – In The Power Of Now double CD, is out this winter.
GRAVE’s next album is tentatively called Endless Procession Of Souls.
IN MOURNING has signed a deal with Spinefarm Records. The band’s next album, The Weight Of Oceans, is due in the spring.