TERRIFIER will play songs from its Weapons of Thrash Destruction album at this year’s Deathmas Festivus in Vancouver, Canada on December 15th at the Rickshaw Theatre. The hometown thrashers will play alongside NYLITHIA, THE MOUNTAIN MAN, EVILOSITY and more. The event is a charity fund raiser for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
Dividing its base between Italy and Slovakia, thrash metallers BULLET-PROOF have released an album called Forsaken One through Sleaszy Rider.
Germany’s-based GOAT OF MENDES has an album called Hagzussa – Riding The Fence through Witches Brew.
GRAVE and drummer Ronnie Bergerstål have parted ways.
BRIDGE OF DIOD’s Of Sinners And Madmen album is out through Sliptrick Records. The band plays thrash metal.
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions has signed SCAPHISM and issued Unutterable Horrors album for the band.
THE CROWN has re-signed to Metal Blade Records for a multi-album deal. The band has completed an as-yet-untitled album at Studio Fredman, which will be issued this season.
Slovakia-based RADIATION has an album called The Gift Of Doom through Witches Brew. Despite its name the band plays thrash metal.
Ukraine-based black metal band THREE EYES OF THE VOID has signed with the Mexican label Diabolus Productions. The Moment Of Storm EP will be released soon.
Australia-based thrash metal band MASON supported ANVIL on its Melbourne show on November 11th. MASON has a demo called Impervious.
Yet another project: TROIKADON is the new project featuring three singers, namely Kam Lee (ex-MASSACRE and DEATH), Karl Willetts (MEMORIAM and ex-BOLT THROWER) and Dave Ingram (ex-BOLT THROWER and HAIL OF BULLETS). Also in is Rogga Johansson (who is dozens of projects) on guitar, Jonny Pettersson (WOMBBATH) on bass and Travis Ruvo (CROPSY MANIAC and ECHELON) on drums. The band is shopping a demo called Triumvirate Of Death.
The new line-up of MALEVOLENT CREATION is founding guitarist Phil Fasciana, singer and guitarist Lee Wollenschlaeger (IMPERIAL EMPIRE), bassist Josh L. Gibbs and drummer Phil Cancilla. The band is working on a new album for 2018.
Slovakia-based STERCORE has an album called Eternal Sunlight out through Slovak Metal Army. The style is described as deathcore.
Australia-based death metal band ETERNAL TORMENT has a demo called Blind To Reality.
Finland-based black metal band ABHORDIUM has a demo called Omega Prayer.
LEGION OF WOLVES’ Bringers Of The Dark Sleep was issued on November, 17th through Metal Scrap.
AZZIARD’s Metempsychose album is out through Malpermesita. The band’s style is black metal.
Transvestite Danica Roem, who is the singer for thrash metal band CAB RIDE HOME, was elected to the Virginia House Of Delegates on Tuesday November 7th on the Democratic ticket. She became the first transgender person elected to a U.S. state legislature.
TRIBULATION will release a new album, called Down Below, in January 26 through Century Media Records. There will be a seven-inch EP, called Lady Death, issued on December 22nd.
Canada-based KATAKLYSM have signed a new worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast. The band’s next album is called Meditations.
USA-based death metal band AKEPHALOS has an album called Headless Demon Angel through Immortal Souls Productions.
Hungary-based black metal band NOCRUL has a new demo and it is called Eye Of Terror.
Solitude Productions has issued doom/death metal band LUNA’s Swallow Me Leaden Sky album. The band is based in Ukraine.
DISCIPLES OF POWER’s Mechanikill album of 1996 has been reissued CD through Poizon Records.
Norway-based VECORDIOUS has a demo called Anthropogenic Deterioration. It was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö.
Finland-based MASK OF SATAN has a demo called Silent Servants – Chants Of Lovecraftian Horror.
MYSTIC PROPHECY will release a covers’ album, called Monuments Uncovered, on January 12 through Massacre Records. The band covers DONNA SUMMER, ELTON JOHN and others.
DAY OF ERRORS, featuring original BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward, was forced to cancel its West Coast USA tour in early December after the man ended up in the hospital with heart problems.
USA-based THE LAST OF LUCY is back with a new demo, Ashvattha. It features elements of death metal with jazz, etc.
The New England, USA-based thrash metal band DRIVE-BY BUKKAKE released a new demo, called Crucial Loads, exclusively on vinyl last month. This vinyl is limited to 100 copies and comes with MP3s.
Season of Mist has signed HORRENDOUS. The USA-based death metal band shall release its fourth album through Season of Mist.
PROTEST’s full length album The Invisible Hand was released on Sound Of White Noise Records on November 10th.
The two members of the Romanian/German Black Metal band THE WAKE, known as XII (guitars, bass and programming) and V (vocals and lyrics) will be featured on the comeback album of German melodic death metal band NIGHT IN GALES, The Last Sunsets. XII is a full-member and V is a guest.
Brazil-based thrash metal group WORSIS has posted a lyric video for the track Sisyphus, which is off the Blinded By The System demo, which was released this past September. It was recorded at Black Stork Studio with producer Thiago Caurio (ASTAFIX).
Aural Music has issued Eigengrau, which is the fourth studio release from orchestral/death/doom metal band RISE OF AVERNUS, and Belgium-based SLOW’s V – Oceans, which is a doom metal release.
The Netherlands-based MORVIGOR has a demo called Tyrant. The band claims to be black and death metal, but have inspiration from pop groups.
BRODY’S MILITIA’s Early Days album is out through Horror Pain Gore Death Productions on December 15th. The 60 tracks on the album include cuts like The Devil Rides Shotgun, Coffee Fueled Killing Spree, Punk Rock Porn Shop and I Wanna Be A Poser.
Black metal band THROAAT has a demo called Reflections In Darkness.
Inspired by KEEL? EXHORDER is back and has signed a management deal with All Independent Service Alliance (AISA). The line-up features founding members singer Kyle Thomas and guitarist Vinnie LaBella, as well as bassist Jason Viebrooks (HEATHEN) and Marzi Montazeri (ex-SUPERJOINT RITUAL, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, etc.) on guitar and Sasha Horn (FORBIDDEN) on drums. The band is planning 2018 shows.
Guitarist Santiago Dobles, who plays on the upcoming Hadeon album, has left PESTILENCE and been replaced by Calin Paraschiv who plays in NECROVILLE with the band’s drummer, Septimiu Hărşan.
BEHEMOTH was joined by former members Leszek “Les” Dziegielewski and Adam “Baal Ravenlock” Muraszko for the December 14 and 15 ‘Merry Christless’ shows in Warsaw.
Finland-based ANTIPOPE has a demo called Denial/Survival.
Slovakia-based DEHYDRATED has an album called Resurrection. The band plays death metal and is on Immortal Souls Productions.
MAUSOLEUM’s Cadaveric Displays From The Funeral is out through Horror Pain Gore Death Productions this month.
Brutal Death metal band VORACIOUS SCOURGE has an EP, called Our Demise, through Immortal Souls Productions in January. The band features members of SUTURE, Adrie Kloosterwaard of SINISTER and SUFFOCATION drummer Mike Smith.
Slovak Metal Army has issued DOGMA INC.’s Blacksun Flowers and BRUTE’s Henchman albums.
RIMFROST’s A Clash under The Northern Wind is an 11-minute long single out through no Serviam Records. The song will also appear on the band’s next album.
Technical death metal band XENOSIS has a demo called Devour And Birth.
Portugal-based DISAFFECTED has an album called The Trinity Threshold through Chaosphere Recordings.
Sweden-based black metal band GRIMTONE has its debut album called Memento Mori out through Rockshots.
SYNAPSE DEFECT will issue a demo called Quantitative Easing.
MYR has recruited drummer Luca Zamberti (ONYDIA) and guitarist Raffaele Borgi.
Killian On Command: An Evening Of Vio-lence will feature musicians from TESTAMENT, EXODUS, MORDRED, DEATH ANGEL, FORBIDDEN and VIO-LENCE play only VIO-LENCE material. The band existed between 1985 through 1992. The show is a benefit for VIO-LENCE singer Sean Killian who is diagnosed with liver Cirrhosis.
Thrash metal band PERPETRATÖR has an album called Altered Beast through Caverna Abismal.