Swedish death metal band SYN:DROM will release its next album, Iconoclasm, on February 15, 2013 through ViciSolum Productions. The album was partly recorded at Nevo Studio in Sundsvall, Sweden and was mixed by members Roger Bergsten and Daniel Mikaelsson.
Polish band NORTHERN PLAGUE has signed a deal with the Canadian label Mulligore Production. The band’s debut EP, Blizzard Of The North, will be released in on December 13th. The album was recorded at Hertz Studio in Poland.
Beyond the Flesh, the debut fill-length from California death metallers SKELETAL REMAINS is out now on FDA Rekotz (UK release is December 3rd) in CD, digital, and vinyl LP formats.
Philip Lawvere, the artist behind such album covers as KREATOR‘s Pleasure to Kill and CELTIC FROST‘s Emperor’s Return, has come out of retirement and will design the as-yet-untitled new HIRAX album, which is scheduled for a Spring 2013 release.
Inspired by KEEL? Rogga Johansson (every second Swedish band and beyond) has reformed HUMANITY DELETE, the project he formed in 2003. He has completed its debut album, Never Ending Nightmares, which is targeted for a December 4th release on Dead Beat Media.
Shadow Kingdom Records has signed a deal with UK-based speed metal trio DECEPTOR for the release of the band’s forthcoming MCD, Chains Of Delusion.
Osmose Productions has released a new DVD by IMPALED NAZARENE. Entitled 1990-2012, the two-disc set contains footage of two separate concerts filmed nearly two years apart in 2010 and 2012.
Typical no explanation: Illinois-based “Vikings thrashers” THE HORDE has added drummer Travis Scudder to its line-up. The 20-year-old has stepped in to replace the recently departed James Whitehurst, who left the band for “personal reasons.” Scudder also plays with Rock Island, Illinois black metal band SEPT OF MEMNON.
James Sawyer has decided to part ways with NEPHELIUM to further his studies in classical guitar and to pursue his degree in music.
Pavement Entertainment has signed the Chicago death metal band I KILLED EVERYONE for a four-album deal. The group will enter the studio soon with producer Don Byczynski to record an album due in early 2013.
Guitarist Alex Hellid of ENTOMBED has undergone “a major operation which thankfully went very well,” according to the band.
HELLBASTARD’s Of Bitches EP, due on on vinyl through PATAC Records, features a re-recorded version of 1988’s We Had Evidence from the band’s Heading For Internal Darkness full-length.
German band DEFEATED SANITY has completed work on its full-length album, Passages Into Deformity, for a February 5th, 2013 release through Willowtip Records.
Another tale of fidelity and cohesiveness: ANTHRAX has recruited former SLAYER and TESTAMENT drummer Jon Dette for the European tour in support of MOTÖRHEAD. ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante “is home taking care of personal stuff” according to ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian.
MASSACRE has canceled the Brazilian leg of its South American tour, which began on November 9th in Bogota, Colombia.
Candlelight USA has announced three records under its ‘Cult’ imprint. The three albums coming out in January are ZATOKREV(Switzerland) The Bat The Wheel And The Long Road To Nowhere, NINE COVENS (UK) On The Dawning Of Light and KONTINUUM (Iceland) Earth Blood Magic.
Season of Mist has signed Vancouver metal quartet ANCIIENTS. The Canadians have finished mastering their as-yet-untitled debut album slated for release in 2013.
Orillia, Canada progressive thrash metallers have issued a demo called Hideous Appetites, which was produced by Darius Szcespaniak who has engineered music by SACRIFICE, SUM 41, BLACK CROWES to name a few.
Season of Mist had announced the signing of grindcore band COMPLETE FAILURE. The Pittsburgh, PA-based band has completed recording its album, slated for a February 15th, 2013 release (February 19th in North America). It is entitled The Art Gospel Of Aggravated Assault.
American grindcore act MISERY INDEX will release a live album on February 15th. Entitled Live In Munich, this new offering was recorded at Backstage in Munich, Germany on February 18th, 2012.
ARCH ENEMY will perform its 2002 album, Wages Of Sin, in its entirety on December 6th at Circo Volador in Mexico City.
ROTTING CHRIST has picked Do What Thou Wilt as the title for its next album, which is due on March 1st, 2013 through Season Of Mist.
Season Of Mist has signed ROTTEN SOUND to a European deal. The band’s new EP, Species At War, was recorded at Nordic Audio Labs.
DIRGE ETERNAL has lost singer Jani Perta.
Massacre Records has signed Croatian thrash metal act INFERNAL TENEBRA.
French death metal band NECROWRETCH will release its debut album, Putrid Death Sorcery, in early 2013 through Century Media Records. The album was recorded in August at Blackout Multimedia studios in Brussels, Belgium by Phorgath of ENTHRONED.
Bulldozing It True, a new DVD from the Japanese heavy metal act METALUCIFER, was released on November 23rd through Iron Pegasus Records.
Hubris Inc. is the name of the next album from Los Angeles-based thrashers ANGER AS ART, which will be released on February 5 , 2013 through Old School Metal Records.
Singapore’s IMPIETY has signed a deal with Hells Headbangers for the release of a new single and full-length album in 2013.
Candlelight Records has signed DEMON LUNG. The Las Vegas-based quartet, featuring guitarist Phil Burns, bassist Patrick Warren, drummer Jeremy Brenton, and singer Shanda Fredrick, is scheduled to begin recording of its full-length debut at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California with producer Billy Anderson (SLEEP, HIGH ON FIRE, EYEHATEGOD, etc.) in the coming weeks. It is due in the spring of 2013.