NECRONOMICON’s upcoming album Advent Of The Human God is being released on Season Of Mist on March 18th. The band is from Montreal, Canada.
Melbourne, Australia-based NEKRASOV has closed a four-year gap in albums with the independent release of Negative Temple. It follows the release of the There Is No Other Way EP.
The young Russian thrash metal band POKERFACE will release its first full-length album Divide And Rule on Total Metal Records.
Satanath Records has issued Burden, an album by A THOUSAND SUFFERINGS. The Belgian band has been described as sludge/stoner/doom metal.
Toronto metal band CAYM will be hitting the studio this February and March with Joe Duplantier of GOJIRA to produce a new recording at his Silver Cord Studio in NYC. The new material will be the follow up to the 2013 release From Red To Black.
JACK’s album Neurozis is out through Give Praise Records. The crossover band hails from Hungary.
Chicago’s IMMORTAL BIRD will have its first run of 2016 live shows commence on April 8th in Columbus, Ohio and conclude on April 20th in Lafayette, Indiana.
Relapse Records will issue GADGET’s The Great Destroyer album on March 4th. The band plays grindcore.
BEHEMOTH has announced a tour of North America this spring with openers MYRKUR. The Poles had previously announced that they would play The Satanist album in its entirety.
English thrash metal band ONSLAUGHT will release a new CD/DVD, called Live At The Slaughterhouse, on February 26th through AFM.
Following the departure of Pablo del Sol THYBREATH has found a new guitarist. Morhalo Dima Petrov will tour with the band in support of the Where The Gods Fall album.
AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED’s forthcoming EP is called Arc and will be issued through Relapse.
Algerian metal documentary Highway To Lelahell is a 52 minutes documentary tracing the career of Redouane Aouameur, the “emblematic character of the Algerian metal scene.” He is in LELAHELL. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR1wgJeJ6tA&hl=en&cc_load_policy=1
Brazilian all-woman thrash metal band NERVOSA is in the U.S.A. this month recording its second album. The band is at The Foundation studio in Ashland, Oregon and Norcal Studio with producer Brendan Duffey.
German-based CALIBAN will release a new album, called Gravity, on March 25th through Century Media. It was produced by Benny Richter and guitarist Marc Görtz.
SIX FEET UNDER’s bassist Jeff Hughell is releasing a demo of songs on the Internet called Trinidad Scorpion Hallucinations.
DESTRUCTION will release a new album, called Under Attack, on May 13th through Nuclear Blast.
Los Angeles-based death metal band THE ZENITH PASSAGE, featuring members of THE FACELESS, FALLUJAH and ALL SHALL PERISH, will release its debut full-length on April 15th through Unique Leader Records. Solipsist is set for release on April 15th and examines the idea of solipsism, a philosophical theory that the self is all that can be known to exist, anything else outside of one’s own mind is uncertain.
Edmonton, Canada’s Black Mourning Light Metal Festival, a festival of black, doom, and dark death metal has announced after a successful debut during Halloween 2015 that it will be returning for a 2016 edition set for October 22nd.
The World They Took Over, the new full-length by Icelandic band SHOW ME WOLVES is available through London-based Merdumgiriz Records.
ANTHRAX and Anthropology? The Smithsonian’s National Museum Of American History has posted a video of ANTHRAX called How New York of the ’80s Helped Influence Anthrax To Create East Coast Thrash, as part of its Places Of Invention exhibit’s interactive online map.
Philippines’ death metal band COMATOSE has an album called The Ultimate Revenge through Satanath Records. The band was originally called CHURCH BURNER in 2003.
The third VANAGLORIA album is now available through Suspiria Records. Vestigios De Lo Inhumano is described as modern death and thrash metal.
HUMAN DECAY’s Cleptocrazia (Kleptocracy) has been released by Sliptrick Records in April 2015 and will be re-issued in February of 2016 in Europe in CD format. The label has also issued AKHENATEN’s Incantations Through The Gates Of Irkalla album. The American band’s style is described as “black/death metal with Middle Eastern folk Influences.”
Turkish death metal band IN WHITE is entering a studio to record a demo it touts as heavier than its last release. The band has entered a contest to play at Sweden Rock Festival 2016.
BLACK EARTH is a new project featuring former and current members of ARCH ENEMY. The band will be performing music from ARCH ENEMY’s first three albums. A Japanese tour is already booked for May. BLACK EARTH is comprised of singer Johan Liiva, guitarists Michael and Christopher Amott, bassist Sharlee D’Angelo and drummer Daniel Erlandsson.
AMON AMARTH will release its next album, Jomsviking, through Metal Blade in North America and Sony Music internationally. Jomsviking is a concept record about tragedy and revenge. AMON AMARTH will conduct a North American headlining tour this spring. It is set to run from April 7th through May 21st with openers ENTOMBED A.D and EXMORTUS.
THIS ENDING, the Swedish death metal band featuring former AMON AMARTH drummer Fredrik Andersson, has signed a deal with Apostasy Records. The group’s next album, Garden Of Death, will be released in May.
Finnish death metal band GLORIA MORTI will release a new full-length through Willowtip Records on March 18th. It is entitled Kuebiko.
Southern Lord has announced the addition of LIKE RATS to the label and confirmed that the band’s new album will be out in March 2016. Several members of LIKE RATS are also in Chicago-based grindcore band, WEEKEND NACHOS.
New York City-based GERYON is finalizing the band new album, The Wound And The Bow, which will see release in early April through Profound Lore Records.
FROZEN OCEAN’s The Prowess Of Dormition is out this month through Apocalyptic Witchcraft. The Russian band is described as “melodic blackened metal.”
UK crust metal band HELLBASTARD will be touring the USA commencing in Austin, Texas at The Lost Well on February 18th. The band will play nine shows. Support will be provided by WARWOUND and NERVE DAMAGE.
Sludge band GRAVES AT SEA will issue its debut full-length, The Curse That Is, that the band reports was fifteen years in the making because of splits and line-up volatility. The album will see a worldwide release on April 1st through Relapse Records. Two weeks of shows are in the works.
Calgary, Canada-based grindcore band WAKE has completed its next full-length album, Sowing The Seeds Of A Worthless Tomorrow, for a February release through an international alliance of independent labels. The CD is out through Everyday Hate. Canadian and US shows are being undertaken.
Selfmadegod Records has signed Poland’s UNBORN SUFFER and is preparing for the release of the band’s new full-length, Nihilist. The band is influenced by NAPALM DEATH.