PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT will release From Crotch To Crown on February 4th through Willowtip Records. It is the follow-up to 2008’s Descendants Of Depravity.
Bassist Wojciech “Ikaroz” Janus of Polish black metal band BLAZE OF PERDITION was killed in a car accident last month while on tour in Austria. The band’s vocalist Pawel “Sonneillon” Marzec is in critical condition.
Blake Judd of NACHTMYSTIUM, who was arrested last month in Chicago on charges of theft, has admitted to being a drug addict and has hence laid his band to rest in order to seek therapy. He has vowed to pay back moneys owed and deliver on reneged merchandise sales. The album, The World We Left Behind, is due in early 2014 through Century Media Records. He has however announced the end of the band.
Bass Guitar Magazine, which is based in the United Kingdom, has added Alex Webster of CANNIBAL CORPSE to the list of its columnists. Webster will write a monthly column.
CARCASS has been booked to perform at Kirk Hammet’s horror convention, Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEviL, which will take place February 6th to 8th, 2014 at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, California. The band has a “vomit-inducing” LP reissue of its debut album, Reek Of Putrefaction. It features the “original banned artwork of autopsy photographs” collected from medical journals.
Inspired by KEEL? HEXX has been recast and booked to play at the Keep It True festival, on April 25th to 26th, 2014 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. HEXX’s is Dennis Manzo (vocals), Dan Watson (guitar), Bill Peterson (bass) and Gary Gutfield (drums).
DESTRUCTION celebrated ’30 years of total destruction’ with a headlining show on November 15th at Helvete in Oberhausen, Germany. Support came from Polish thrash metal band WAR-SAW and YEAR OF THE GOAT.
CALIBAN will issue Ghost Empire through Century Media in January. The album was produced by guitarist Marc Görtz.
THE HORDE is at The Dungeon Of Doom studio with producer Drew Webster to record its second full-length album, Destroyer… Slayer of Men, due in 2014 through Abyss Records.
Italy’s DRAUGR has thrown in the towel.
Tankcrimes Records has signed BAT. The project features MUNICIPAL WASTE guitarist Ryan Waste on bass and vocals, former DRI drummer Felix Griffin and VOLTURE guitarist Nick Poulos. The group’s Primitive Age demo EP is out now.
Grindcore band, ASS TO MOUTH, based out of Wroclaw, Poland has signed a deal with Selfmadegod Records. The label has confirmed a second full-length for February 2014. With the band’s current line-up consisting of vocalist Kuba, bassist and vocalist Jarek, guitarist Maciek and drummer Pablo, the Degenerate album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Hellsound/Soundscope Studio in Wroclaw.
Woodcut Records will release ALGHAZANTH‘s next full-length, entitled The Three-faced Pilgrim, on vinyl and as a digipak CD on the 13th of December. The band is Thasmorg vocals and bass, Grimort and Mordant guitars, Ekholm on piano and drummer Gorath Moonthorn.
BENIGHTED has named its forthcoming album Carnivore Sublime. The French lunatics’ seventh full-length will hit the stores on February 14th.
DRUDKH recently announced a forthcoming split EP with WINTERFYLLETH, to be released on January 17th. The EP, entitled Thousands Of Moons Ago / The Gates, features four tracks and showcases both bands covering songs from their earliest stylistic influences.
Forcefield Records has announced the release of the debut LP from grind/death act, YAUTJA. It is called Songs Of Descent.
THE KENNEDY VEIL is Casey Childers (ex-FORKTUNG), Gabe Seeber (ALTERBEAST, DECREPIT BIRTH, ex-WRETCHED DAWN), Cody Walker (ex-SKRIBBLE) and Shawn Peterson. The band’s Trinity Of Falsehood will be released worldwide on January 21st, 2014 through Unique Leader Records.
USA’s OBLIVION has issued the Called To Rise full-length through Unique Leader Records.
Louisville, Kentucky black metal band, ANAGNORISIS, will re-release its new album, Beyond All Light, adding multiple colours of vinyl to the list of formats already available.
Indie Recordings has signed Norwegian black metal band, KAMPFAR. The band’s next album, Djevelmakt (‘Devil Power’) will be released on January 27th, 2014.
DEUS OTIOSUS will enter the studio in January to begin recording its album, Rise.
DARK ANGEL has been booked for next year’s edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, taking place June 4th to 7th, 2014 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. Ron Rinehart is on vocals and Michael Gonzalez is on drums.
Norwegian black metal band ISKALD will release an album, called Nedom Og Nord, on January 14th through Indie Recordings.
FREEDOM CALL will release a new album, Beyond, on February 24th, 2014 through SPV/Steamhammer. The 14-song album was recorded at Separate Studios in Nuremberg and the band’s own studio. It was produced by guitarist and singer Chris Bay and Stephan Ernst.