More pride, arrogance and hubris: Art Gates Records is “proud” to announce the signing of Spanish thrash metal band INJECTOR. An album is expected next year.
Polish death metal band DEIVOS is putting the final touches to its fourth full-length album, which will see release in early 2015 through Selfmadegod Records.
XIBALBA’s third album, Tierra Y Libertad, will be issued on January 26th through Southern Lord.
20 Buck Spin will issue Cessation, the upcoming debut full-length from DEAD IN THE MANGER, in February.
Willowtip Records will issue BARING TEETH’s Ghost Chorus Among Old this month. The band is also playing several shows in Texas and Louisiana.
Belgian black death metal veterans INSANITY REIGNS SUPREME will release a new studio album, called Unorthodox, onJanuary 16th through Shiver Records.
Cannabis Corpse, INANIMATE EXISTENCE and Mammoth Grinder are touring the USA from November 28th to December 20th.
MORBID ANGEL is kicking off its special European tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of Covenant by performing the complete album live.
Norwegian black metal band POSTHUM is issuing its third full-length, The Black Northern Ritual. It was recorded by Morten Opsahl Thomassen who worked on the band’s 2012 Lights Out album. It was mixed by George Tanderø and mastered by Peter In De Betou. The label is Indie Recordings.
Drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist Chris Broderick have quit MEGADETH in rapid succession due to the usual differences. Former MEGADETH members guitarist Chris Poland, bassist James Lomenzo and drummer Nick Menza have a new project. The band is projecting the release of an EP in early 2015.
The sixth issue of Romania-based fanzine Slowly We Rot will be released soon. It features interviews with EXCITER, CENTINEX, AMON, MISERABLE FAILURE and many more. For more information head over to http://slowlywerot.miiduu.com/.
The sophomore full-length release from Portland, Oregon’s USNEA, Random Cosmic Violence, is out now through Relapse Records. On the day of their new album’s North American release, On November 10th, USNEA performed in its hometown at the official record release show for label-mates, ATRIARCH.
ARCH ENEMY has asked guitarist Nick Cordle to leave and replaced him with former NEVERMORE member Jeff Loomis who made his live debut with the act on the current European tour. Naturally, the band’s perennial second guitarist Christopher Amott was finishing the USA tour with his older brother.
Long Island quartet, CAR BOMB, has been announced as support for MESHUGGAH on the latter band’s upcoming 25 Years Of Musical Deviance Tour in Europe this December.
Total Metal Records has issued DESERT NEAR THE END’s Hunt For The Sun album. It is the follow-up to A Crimson Dawn. Lyrically, it is a concept album about a symbolical hunt for the true Sun and everything that this journey means to every man.
ALASTOR has recruited guitarist Piotr Szoszkiewicz and bassist Mariusz “Metys” Matusiak, formerly of AHAJA.
If the whole rock star thing does not work out: Adam “Nergal” Darski of Polish band BEHEMOTH has opened a barber shop and beauty salon for men in Warsaw. It is called Barberian Academy & Barber Shop. Despite that CANNIBAL CORPSE and BEHEMOTH will join forces beginning January 28th in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA at the House Of Blues for a month-long winter tour.
THE AGONIST will release a new album, Eye Of Providence, on February 24th through Century Media. This will be the band’s first CD with vocalist Vicky Psarakis.
NAPALM DEATH guitarist Mitch Harris will not join the band in upcoming shows, including the tour with VOID VOD in January, due to illness in his family.
Canada’s FIRST FRAGMENT has signed with Unique Leader Records for the release of its as-yet-untitled debut full-length, which is set for 2015.
Soulseller Records is issuing OPHTHALAMIA’s third and final studio album on vinyl on 2 x 180 grams black vinyl with gatefold outer sleeve and double sided printed inner sleeves. The label is also issuing an ABIGOR six-LP box next year.
Canadian black death band IDOL OF FEAR has released a demo, All Sights Affixed, Ablaze. The band’s monicker stems from Ingmar Bergman’s 1957 movie Det Sjunde Inseglet (The Seventh Seal) “we must make an idol of our fear and that idol we shall call God.”
Metal Mind productions is reissuing a number of Nuclear Blast albums next month. These are BENEDICTION’s Transcend The Rubicon/The Dreams You Dread, Subconscious Terror/The Grand Leveller.
CLAWFINGER’s Life Will Kill You and ALL SHALL PERISH’s The Price Of Existence and Hate, Malice, Revenge.
Norway’s CLEAVER will release an EP, The Sickest Tales, through Necrostable Records on the 6th of December. It is the follow-up to When There`s No More Room In Hell… on Dead Center Productions. The band is also recording a sophomore release.
British occult band CRADLE OF FILTH has signed a new worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast. A new album is due in 2015.
ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian shall make a cameo appearance in the fifth season of AMC’s zombie series The Walking Dead.
ALL THAT REMAINS will release a new album, called The Order Of Things, on February 24th through Razor & Tie. The album’s producer Josh Wilbur has co-written some of the lyrics.
Black metal band VENOM has been booked for 70000TONS OF METAL on its voyage from Florida to Jamaica in January, 2015. VENOM will play two sets on board, one will focus on its famous songs and one will be a premier of its forthcoming new album which will be released later in 2015.
Inspired by KEEL? With its 30th anniversary looming, AGGRESSION guitarist Denis ‘Sasquatch’ Barthe has recruited session players to reform the ‘80s thrashers for the 2015 edition of Defenders Of The Old Festival in Brooklyn, NY, USA on March 13th and 14th, which also includes EXCITER, NATUR, RIOT V, THE RODS and more. AGGRESSION’S line-up will feature vocalist Brian Langley from Toronto thrash metal band INFERNAL MAJESTY, bassist Darin Wall and guitarist Dave Watson from Vancouver thrash band ENTROPIA plus drum person Ryan Murray Idris from EXPAIN. This will be the band’s first show since 2005 when they reunited at the Montreal Metal Massacre fest and released the 1986 album Forgotten Skeleton.
Reformed English thrash metal band ONSLAUGHT claims it fired former ANTHRAX singer Neil Turbin from its Thrash Invasion Tour 2014. The band claims Turbin never fully learned the lyrics. Turbin was hired to sing as a fill-in for the band’s singer Sy Keeler who is focusing on his son’s health issues. Turbin, to the contrary, claims both lack of preparation time and not being paid for the last several shows as reason for his voluntary departure. Guitarist Nige Rockett complemented the vocals.
Swedish black metal band MARDUK will release a new album, called Frontschwein, on January 19th through Century Media Records.
MELECHESH will release a new album, called Enki, on February 10th through Nuclear Blast. It is the follow-up to 2010’s The Epigenesis.