DESTRÖYER 666‘s fourth full-length album will be available on June 22nd and is called Defiance.
Risto Ruuth has left ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW with the band claiming surprise at the move. The band has already recorded its forthcoming album, Children Of The Dark Waters, but has had to cancel several scheduled shows. Replacement candidates can email the band at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The reformed DÉTENTE is seeking a second guitarist. Applicants wishing to join the California-based band should email a digital sample of their work to email@example.com. Beside mainstay drummer Dennis Butler, the group is guitarist Caleb Quinn, bassist Steve Hocheiser and HELLION singer Ann Boleyn.
Belgium’s IN-QUEST will release a new album, Made Out Of Negative Matter, later in 2010. The band is seeking a recording deal.
Five years after its comeback album The Art Of Dying, Bay Area’s DEATH ANGEL will release a DVD with two full-length concerts filmed in Germany. The DVD was filmed live at Rockhard Festival 2007 and in Adelsheim in 2008 and is packaged with a CD. DEATH ANGEL performed the song Chip On Your Shoulder acoustically at Eli’s in Oakland, California on April, 24th of 2009.
Panoptic Records has signed Montreal’s WARCALL. The quartet plays “a mixture of death-black and thrash metal in the style of DISSECTION, AT THE GATES and ENSIFERUM,” according to its publicist. The band’s debut album, Demonarchy, features 11 songs.
The debut full-length album from Ireland’s ALTAR OF PLAGUES is now available through Profound Lore Records. It is entitled White Tomb and is the follow-up to the Sol demo.
Finnish death metal band VORUM will release its first MCD Grim Death Awaits on April 8th through Woodcut Records. The band was previously called Haudankaivaja.
SYSTEM DIVIDE is a new project featuring ABORTED’s Sven de Caluwé and Andrew Lenthe, DISTORTED’s Miri Milman, ANTHENORA’s Cole Martinez and MALIGNANCY’s Mike Heller. The band has completed work on a demo called The Collapse.
OVERDRIVE SENSATION is a side-project of ENDSTILLE drummer Mayhemic Destructor who will release a self-titled debut album on May 15th through the fresh Rude Records.
EDGE OF SERENITY, which was previously called EDGE OF ANGER, has picked up bassist Mark Brekelmans formerly of XYSTUS. The band will release its debut album, The Chaos Theory, on May 5th through Romulus X Records.
Formed in May of 2008, THESE ARE THEY – based in Chicago and featuring vocalist Paul Kuhr (NOVEMBERS DOOM), guitarist Steve Nicholson (ex-NOVEMBERS DOOM), bassist Wiley Wells (EARTHEN) and drummer Sasha Horn (TRIALS) — brings Nicholson back thirteen years after departing NOVEMBERS DOOM and reunites him with Kuhr in 2008 in order to create music inspired by the likes of ENTOMBED. With the help of Wells, along with good friends Mike LeGros (DISINTER and EARTHEN) and drummer Evan Berry, a musical style was chosen, material was written and THESE ARE THEY recorded its debut EP, ‘Who Manifest. It was recorded, mixed and mastered at Belle City Sound with Chris Wisco.
ARCKANUM will release a new album, called ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ, in the autumn through Debemur Morti Productions. The album was recorded in February and was mastered at Stage One Studio.
DEMOLITION’s Relict IV is now out.
HELLWITCH will release a new album, called Omnipotent Convocation, in August through Xtreem Music. Jeremt Staska, who has worked with MALEVOLVENT CREATION before, produced. The album features Antti Boman of DEMILICH as a guest singer on a song.
NIGHTRAGE will release a new album, entitled Wearing A Martyr’s Crown, on June 25th through Lifeforce Records.
EXODUS will issue a live DVD called Live At Wacken…this year.
AS I LAY DYING‘s first ever DVD release, This Is Who We Are, was successful enough to enter the Billboard Top Music Videos Chart at the #2 position in the USA and #3 position in Canada.
JUNGLE ROT will release a new album, What Horrors Await, through Austria’s Napalm Records in May.
German thrash metal band RESPAWN will release its debut album, The Chaos Engine, on May 13th through the fledgling Nicrothal Records.
BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’s Majesty DVD is out now.
Alexander Dietz of crossover band HEAVEN SHALL BURN has a solo project now called ERODE. The sound is ambient.
GOATWHORE announces Carving Out The Eyes Of God as the title for its new studio album, which will be issued through Metal Blade in June.
BEHEMOTH has tapped Colin Richardson to mix its new album Evangelion, which is due out in the late summer. The CD is now being recorded in Radio Gdansk in Poland with BEHEMOTH, Daniel Bergstrand and Woytek and Slawek Wieslawscy producing. The album is being issued through Nuclear Blast in Europe and Metal Blade in Canada. Metal Mind of Poland has issued a BEHEMOTH DVD called Live Eschaton – The Art Of Rebellion. It is taken from a live performance at a TV studio in 2000.
LECHEROUS NOCTURNE has recruited guitarist Ethan Lane from APOTHEOSYS. Lane had filled in for Mike Poggione on bass on the band’s last tour. He is replacing Chris Lollis, who has now left the American band.
VADER has signed with Nuclear Blast Records and is at Hertz Studio recording an album called Necropolis. A corporate press release was issued and everyone is “proud.”
Colorado’s SILENCER has issued its second album, entitled Divisions, through the fledgling F-Bomb Records.
Drawing parallels between DEF LEPPARD and POISON which ended up announcing a tour after slagging each other for a year, Dino Cazares and Burton C. Bell who are former FEAR FACTORY band-mates have joined together to form an, as yet, unnamed act. Apparently Gene Hoglan is drumming. The two FEAR FACTORY alumni had spent several years slagging one another.
Poland’s HATE is issuing a live album called The Litanies Of Satan featuring a recording from February of 2004. The album is being issued through re-release label, Metal Mind Production.
Inspired by KEEL? BLOOD FEAST, featuring guitarist Adam Tranquilli (WITHOUT END and HEADLOCK) and drummer Kevin Kuzmal, have been signed for 2010’s Headbangers Open Air festival, which is set to take place in July 2010 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The band originally reformed two years go.
NOCTEM’s Divinity album is now out. The band is currently touring Spain.
Drummer Antony “Antton” Lant, the brother of Cronos, has quit VENOM and will concentrate on DEF-CON-ONE.
GOD DETHRONED’s Passiondale is out now through Metal Blade. The album was recorded as a three piece with the lyrics dealing with World War I.
THE ACCUSED has signed a deal with Southern Lord Records. The band is in the studio with producer Billy Anderson recording its next album, The Curse Of Martha Splatterhead, which is due in September.
CASTEVET’s debut 7″, Stones/Salts, has been released through Paragon Records. The 7” is available on clear vinyl and is limited to 300 copies worldwide. CASTEVET will be entering PAINcave Studio this September in order to record its debut full-length with engineer Colin Marston (DYSRHYTHMIA, BEHOLD…THE ARCTOPUS and KRALLICE). The album, which is not yet titled, will see a 2010 release.
Swedish band SOREPTION will issue its Deterioration Of Minds album through Cube 1 Records.
DARKEST HOUR will release its fifth full-length record, The Eternal Return, on June 23rd through Victory Records. The CD was produced by Brian McTernan.
MEDICATED man Aleksi Sihvonen is NOTHER’s new singer. The band has also recruited Daniel Freyberg as a touring guitarist.
Bassist Victor Brandt has left SATYRICON. The Norwegians are no longer on Roadrunner and are recording an album called Söndra & Härska through Regain.
OBITUARY has picked Darkest Day as the title for its new album, which is due on June 30th through Candlelight Records.
ANAAL NATHRAKH has released its new album In The Constellation Of The Black Widow, which is due on June 29th through Candlelight Records. A vinyl version will be issued by FETO Records, which is co-owned by ANAAL’s Mick Kenney.
Philadelphia’s KINGDOM has released its first full-length album The Rage That Guides, on Eulogy Recordings. The band will be touring Europe with DEAD VOWS and RHINOCEROS starting in late June.
INHUMATE’s The Fifth Season demo is out now.
ARTILLERY has picked When Death Comes as the title for its next album, which will be issued in July through rerelease label Metal Mind Productions. The album was recorded at Medley Studio. Metal Mind Productions has issued a live album entitled One Foot In The Grave, The Other One In The Trash culled from a show the band gave at Metalmania Festival 2008!
Nevada-based technical death metal band I BUILT THE CROSS has announced the name of its debut album as Bridging The Gap Between Heart And Mind. The album is scheduled for a spring release through Open Grave Records. The cover art was designed by Fernando Catipillán.
SLAYER and MEGADETH have banded together for four shows in Canada in June. The four Western and Central Canadian dates are dubbed Canadian Carnage and will also feature SUICIDE SILENCE and MACHINE HEAD.
Drummer Mats “Dojan” Hansson has Swedish hard rockers MUSTASCH due to his “chronic muscle ruptures” thus making it impossible for him to continue. He has been replaced by Danne McKenzie, who has previously deputized for Dojan.
LOITS celebrated its tenth anniversary on May 8 at the club Tapper in Tallinn
Norway’s doom metal band SYRACH will release its newer album, A Dark Burial, through Napalm Records in July.
MESHUGGAH has had to cancel its tour of Europe after an MRI determined a herniated disc is response for back and foot aches of drummer Tomas Haake.