EXCITER headlined the Hell’s Heroes festival in Houston, Texas, USA on April 13th. The band features guitarist Daniel Dekay of AGGRESSOR who replaced original guitarist John Ricci. The band is opening for SACRED REICH in Toronto this month.
Crawling Chaos Records has issued RAPTVRE’s Feast Upon Their Flesh. This demo is the first release of a project featuring members of AYAHUASCA, PRIPJAT, SHITSHIFTER and NECROTIC WOODS.
To commemorate its fortieth anniversary EXODUS has issued the single No Love (Live At Day In The Dirt 1984), which was recorded live in California. Former EXODUS guitarist Rock Hunolt joined the band to perform several older songs during the METAL ALLEGIANCE April 20th concert in San Francisco, California. The concert followed a screening of a music documentary called Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story.
Joakim Karlsson has left the death metal band BLOODBATH and will focus on CRAFT. The man claimed he was never meant to be a good guitarist. The band has recruited Tomas Åkvik of LIK as its touring guitarist.
Italy-based OBSCURA QALMA’s From The Sheol To The Apeiron digital EP is out through Metal Scrap.
Sweden-based death metal act OF FIRE will issue its full-length entitled Dräparen through Art Gates on May 25th.
Romania-based back metal band MERCY’S DIRGE has issued Live, Raw & Relentless through Loud Rage Music. The band was founded in the ‘90s.
ONSETCOLD has issued its single Let Me Die through Wormholedeath.
Death/black band APPALLING’s Inverted Realm album is out through Redefining Darkness Records on the 3rd of May.
Toronto, Canada-based SLUDGEHAMMER has a demo called Antechamber as of April 12, 2019. The band is playing several shows in its home country.
UK-based death metal band BODY HARVEST’s Parasitic Slavery is due out on Comatose Music on May 3rd.
DEPRAVED MURDER’s Manifestation is out through Comatose Music on the 17th of May 2019.
Poland-based death metal band HATE will release an album called Auric Gates Of Veles through Metal Blade Records in June.
Kitchener, Canada-based CATHARTIC DEMISE is releasing its debut single The Vice from its first release, a self-titled three-track demo this month. The band’s music is base in thrash metal, but the act claims a free-form sound.
THY ART IS MURDER will release its next album, called Human Target, through Nuclear Blast and Human Warfare in July.
DARKTHRONE will release a new album called Old Star through Peaceville this month.
CRO-MAGS members John Joseph and Mackie Jayson have settled with their former band-mate Harley Flanagan. The former two will perform as CRO-MAGS JM and Flanagan will perform simply as CRO-MAGS.
PRO-PAIN have lost guitarist Adam Phillips and recruited Greg Discenza.
Season Of Mist has signed the blackened doom band CULTED. The band will release its Vespertina Synaxis; A Prayer For Union And Emptiness album later this year.
Art Gates Records has signed its first North America-based band, THE NOCTAMBULANT. The Florida-based band has a “northern” vibe, according to the label! An album is due in June.
DESTRUCTION has re-signed with Nuclear Blast. The band is working on a new album called Born To Perish, which is due in August.
Former SODOM members Bernd “Bernemann” Kost (guitar) and Markus “Makka” Freiwald (drums) have grouped with Ingo Bajonczak (ASSASSIN) on vocals, Marc Hauschild (bass) and Chris Tsitsis (ex-SUICIDAL ANGELS) on guitar to form BONDED. The band is recording a demo.
REVOCATION has re-signed with Metal Blade.
BURIAL’s (NL) Relinquished Souls is being reissued by Redefining Darkness Records (North America) and Raw Skull Recordz (Europe).
Calgary, Canada-based death/thrash band Calgary’s CONCRETE FUNERAL has a debut demo called Ultimum Judicium.