Denmark thrash metal band ARTILLERY will return to the USA this Spring. Beginning April 9th in San Jose, the United Legions Tour will weave its way through seventeen cities before wrapping up on April 27th in Salt Lake City. ARTILLERY will be joined by STRIKER, VX36, POTENTIAL THREAT and DAHLMERS REALM.
Inspired by KEEL? VIKING will release a reformation demo called No Child Left Behind on March 4. The album features original member Ron Daniel Eriksen on vocals and guitar, drummer Gene Hoglan and former DARK ANGEL bassist Michael Gonzalez. The band is touring the USA next month.
ABSTRACTER has issued Wound Empire through Fragile Branch Records (vinyl) and COF Records (CD).
DREADLORDS has issued its debut LP, Death Angel. The Southeastern Pennsylvania-based band is described as a mixture of blues, black metal and occult rock.
Home Is Where The Hatred Is is the new EP from Denver blackened doom unit, PRIMITIVE MAN. The album was tracked at Flatline Audio by Dave Otero (CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CATHETER, COBALT, etc.) and will be released as a special 12″ through Relapse Records.
SHINING has announced the title and release date of their forthcoming full-length. IX – Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends will hit the streets on the 20th of April through Season Of Mist.
LOUDRAGE has announced a new guitarist, Luci Pop previously in Cluj-Napoca-based melodic metal band SHE-WOLF, who will now be known as Visceral. Bestial, the band’s previous guitarist, decided to focus on his professional career.
INJECTOR’s new album Black Genesis is out through Art Gates Records. The band plays thrash metal.
Former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian has a project with KINNEFRET guitarist Artak Ozan called TRINITY FALLEN. The band is looking for a singer.
UNLEASHED will release its next full-length album, Dawn Of The Nine, on April 24th through Nuclear Blast.
LAGO has booked a tour of the West Coast of the USA for this Spring supporting its debut LP, Tyranny. The album, initially released in September 2014 through Battleground Records, will now see a vinyl edition courtesy of Blood Harvest Records.
On the heels of the recent cancellation of its Australian tour, EYEHATEGOD also cancelled its three-day run through Mexico. In an official statement, the band claimed: “We regret to have to cancel both our Australian and Mexican dates until further notice. Vocalist Mike IX Williams’ mental stability and health are major serious issues at this point, and we are very, very sorry …”
Death metal project GRUESOME featuring members of EXHUMED, POSSESSED, DERKETA and MALEVOLENT CREATION and Relapse will issue a full-length for the group in April. EXHUMED’s Matt Harvey is the vocalist. Savage Land was recorded at Riversound Studio in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, mixed by Jarrett Pritchard at Mana Studio in St. Petersburg, Florida and features a guest guitar solo on Closed Casket by James Murphy as well as cover art by illustrator Ed Repka.
MISTWEAVER‘s new album Nocturnal Bloodshed is going to be released through Suspiria Records on March 5th.
Japanese melodic death metal band GYZE has a new album entitled Black Bride to be released on the 9th of June 2015 through Coroner Records. The album has been mixed and mastered by Ettore Rigotti at The Metal House Studio (BABYMETAL, DISARMONIA MUNDI, I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN, DESTRAGE, etc.).
GROMLORD is independently releasing a record called Hell’s Year. It is a live record.
Black metal band BLAKK OLD BLOOD has issued an album called Wrath through Clavis Secretorvm.
Obscene Extreme America has announced that Providence, RI hardcore band DROPDEAD and French grindcore band INHUMATE are confirmed to perform at this year’s fest taking place in Montreal, Canada this August.
New England-based technical death metal band, ESCHATON (es-kut-on), has signed with Unique Leader Records.
Do not call them a band! Call them a “faction”: Canada’s ABYSS has signed a deal with 20 Buck Spin for the release of the faction’s first full-length album, Heretical Anatomy. The album is out in April.
Do not call them a band! Call them “architects”: Vancouver, Canada jazz thrash architects EXPAIN has teamed up with Decibel Magazine for the premiere of its latest guitar playthrough video for Allegiance To Pain.
Don’t call them a band! Call them “practitioners”: Dutch death metal practitioners, APOPHYS (ah/po/fihs), who feature within their ranks members of GOD DETHRONED, PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT, DETONATION and TOXOCARA, are readying to release a debut full-length, Prime Incursion, this Spring through Metal Blade Records.
TESTAMENT and EXODUS have come together for the Dark Roots Of Thrash II tour. The tour will cover North America for five weeks starting April 1 in San Francisco, California.
ACT OF DEFIANCE is a new project featuring former MEGADETH members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar), as well as former SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Bonner and SHADOWS FALL‘s bassist Matt Bachand. The group has signed a deal with Metal Blade and is recording a power/thrash album with producer Chris Harris.
DEATH ANGEL was forced to cancel its show at the Metal Against Cancer event on February 28th in Georgia as drummer Will Carroll broke his foot in a domestic accident while taking out the trash!
Ukraine’s DRUDKH has a forthcoming full-length, called A Furrow Cut Short, out on the 20th of April 2015 through Season Of Mist.
Black/doom band MAESTUS will release its debut full-length, Voir Dire, this month through Domestic Genocide Records and Glossolalia Records.
Bay Area death metal band and Unique Leader signees, CONTINUUM, are readying a full-length, The Hypothesis, for an April release.