Canada-based black metal band BLIGHT issued an album called The Teachings/Death Reborn through Black Market Metal. The band is working on a new album for 2018.
NAPALM DEATH will release a special double-LP compilation entitled Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs through Century Media Records in March. It will also contain a couple of new tracks.
Norway-based SUSPERIA will issue a new full-length album entitled The Lyricist through Agonia Records in March.
Denmark-based MANTICORA has signed a deal with ViciSolum Records and shall release two upcoming concept albums on the label. The concept is based on singer Lars F. Larsen horror work.
ECTOPLASMA’s Cavern Of Foul Beings is out through Momento Mori this month. The band plays death metal.
TORSO MURDER’s self-titled demo was issued in October. The band is named after a Cleveland, USA series of murders in the 1930s.
Latvia-based thrash metal band SAINTORMENT has an album called Defective Mind through More Hate Productions.
MESHUGGAH will tour North America with guests CODE ORANGE and TOOTHGRINDER in January.
SODOM was joined by former guitarists Frank “Blackfire” Gosdzik (1986 to 1989), Josef “Grave Violator” Dominik (1984 to 1985) and Andy Brings (1991 to 1995) for its 35th-anniversary concert on December 26th at Zeche in Bochum.
CHAOS ECHOES’ Mouvement LP/CD is out through Nuclear War Now! Productions.
Following the death of singer Warrel Dane Century Media will issue The Complete Collection by NEVERMORE this March. It is a limited 12-disc box set covering all recordings by the band, which also features rarities.
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions has signed Indiana, USA-based HANDSOME PRICK and is issuing an album called Anonymityville.
No word if they like little girls too or support men who like teenage girls: Alabama-based ORACLE has a demo called Into The Unknown. The band features a father and son duo.
VANTABLACK WARSHIP has a demo called Abrasive Pulmonic Speak. The Canada-based band features members of ARSENIQ33, GHOULUNATICS, etc.
Iron Bonehead Productions is issuing GRAVE SPIRIT’s striking debut EP, The Beast Unburdened by Flesh, on 7″ EP format.
PRC Music has issued Canada-based DAEDALEAN COMPLEX’s After the Fall and PROMETHEAN MISERY’s Ghosts CDs.
Test Your Metal Records has signed sci-fi metal band XAEL. The act was founded by Nassaru of RAPHEUMETS WELL/ENTHEAN as well as Sorgiem “Daniel Presnell and Tuurm “Alex Rush” from ENTHEAN.
ARCH ENEMY will release a vinyl box set including all ten studio albums and a bonus gatefold double LP featuring covers and bonus tracks recorded between 1996 and 2017 on February 16th. It is called 1996 – 2017.
Werewolf Records and Hells Headbangers have issued a compilation by Finland-based SATANIC WARMASTER called We Are The Worms That Crawl On The Broken Wings Of An Angel. It is subtitled A Compendium Of Past Crimes. The labels have issued Finland-based debut album VARGRAV’s Netherstorm debut.
Portugal-based black metal band TRONO ALEM MORTE’s O Olhar Atento Da Escuridão is out through Harvest Of Death/Signal Rex.
UNTERVOID, which took form after Destroyer (KRIEGSMASCHINE, ex-HATE) and A. (ARMAGEDON, ex-LOST SOUL and AZARATH) came together during the summer of 2015, has an EP called Untervoid through Osmose. The band is also working on a full-length.
Good to know as other releases have made the label sad. Iron Bonehead Productions “is proud to present” MALAKHIM’s debut Demo I on CD and 12″ vinyl formats. The band is based in Sweden.
VOIDCEREMONY’s Foul Origins of Humanity MCD/12″ MLP is out through Blood Harvest.
IRON ANGEL has signed to Mighty Music. An album called Hellbound is due in May.
Hells Headbangers has issued Chile’s COMMUNION’s self-titled album on CD, vinyl and cassette formats. The Communion is being released simultaneously with the band’s debut album, At the Announcement, which is being released by the Sinister Flame but with distribution through Hells Headbangers.
Black metal band SPITE (US) has an album called Antimoshiach through Invictus Productions.
MORMÂNT DE SNAGOV will issue its third full-length album through Pest Records. The new album is called Depths Below Space And Existence and will be out on the 16th of February 2018.
Finland-based black metal band THE PARASITE PARADISE has a demo called His Only Begotten Son (A.D. MMXVII) through The Cursed Order imprint.
ANTHRAX will release Kings Among Scotland a live DVD through Megaforce this April.
INFECTED SYREN, a Nicosia, Cyprus-based crossover band has a self-titled demo out this month.
Norway-based MYRHOLT has a demo called Med Samme Naal, Under Samme Maane. The first material was written and recorded in 1992 by a then 14-year-old Ole Alexander Myrholt (ARCHON, DIABOLICAL BREED, ENSLAVEMENT OF BEAUTY, GAIA EPICUS, THE FLAME WITHIN, THOSE LEFT BEHIND, etc.). He was working using the TREMOR monicker, but that band was put to rest due to a lack of dedication. He has been in MORK more recently.
Ecos Da Selva Urbana (Portuguese for Echoes From The Urban Jungle) is the title for RASGO’s debut album, which is out now through Rastilho Records. The band is described as crossover.
Lasi, Romania- based doom metal band PARAGON COLLAPSE has set the release date for its upcoming debut full-length album, The Dawning, for the 20th of January. It will be issued in collaboration with Loud Rage Music.
AGR has signed FINAL CUT (Switzerland) and HELLAVISTA ASOCIAL CLUB (Austria).
Hells Headbangers is issuing HAMMR’s debut album Unholy Destruction on CD, vinyl LP and cassette tape formats. The man hails from USA.
Italy-based DEMONOMANCY has an album called Poisoned Atonement through Invictus Productions. The monicker was the name of an early BEHERIT demo.
BELDAM’s Pasung is out this month through Horror Pain Gore Death.
Lurker of Chalice’s self-titled DLP is out through Nuclear War Now! Productions. It is a project of LEVIATHAN’s Jef Whitehead a.k.a. Wrest.
Oh no! The new album from Norwegian “romantic Black Metal” (sic) band MINNERIKET is called Anima Sola and will be released on January 2nd through ABAR (Akslen Black Art Records). It features 10 tracks.
India-based KAPALA’s Infest Cesspool is out through Dunkelheit Produktionen. The label has also issued SACRILEGIOUS RITE’s Summoned From Beyond.
UK-based MY SILENT WAKE has an album called There Was Death through Minotauro Records. The band was formed in 2005.
BEASTIALITY’s Worshippers Of Unearthly Perversions is out through Invictus Productions. The Sweden-based band is comprised of E.von – blitzkrieg bass, Heinrich – holocaust guitars, E.Jaculator – genocide guitar and Axxxelerator – extermination drums.
Ukraine-based death metal band MUTANTER has a single, entitled Aborted Life, released through the Germany-based Kernkraftritter Records.
Thailand-based death metal band SHAMBLES has issued the Primitive Death Trance CD/12″ MLP through Blood Harvest.
Thrashy metal band METHANE will be kicking off the Signed In Blood European tour this month.
DE PROFUNDIS has signed a worldwide deal with the India-based Transcending Obscurity Records. A record is already in the bag and shall be released shortly.
The third album of EDGEFLAME, Beyond The Pale Carcass, which was recorded at the Retro Yapım Studio in Ankara, Turkey will be released through Narcoleptica Productions on January, 15th.
ANARCHOS’ Invocation Of Moribund Spirits CD/LP and FACELESS BURIAL’s Grotesque Miscreation CD are out through Blood Harvest.
Finnish death/thrash metal band DESECRATED GROUNDS has released its first single, The Anthem Of The Faceless. It is released on the anniversary of Finland’s 100 years of independence.
Texas-based ANIALATOR, which was formed in 1986, has an album called Rise To Supremacy through Xtreem Music.
Austria-based death metal band FALLEN UTOPIA has launched a video teaser for its upcoming demo, Disequilibrium.
In an interview with Guitar World, MORBID ANGEL guitarist Trey Azagthoth has called the band’s electronica album of 2011, Illud Divinum Insanus, ”a confused effort and that is why I changed the lineup.” Azagthoth blames former singer David Vincent for the record.
VENOM INC., SUFFOCATION, NERVOSA and Canada-based AETERNAM will tour Europe this March and April.
VENOM has a collection of MP3s through Spinefarm Records called 100 Miles To Hell.