Vancouver, Canada-based black metal band KAFIRUN has an independent single and video for the song The Seed, The Serpent, The Scythe.
Indonesia-based DEVOURED has an album called The Curse Of Sabda Palon through Vrykoblast Productions. The album tells a story from the age of kings in Java dwipa; the great Majapahit kingdom of about 1294 to 1478.
Canada-based ECLIPSER shall issue the Pages EP through FUCK THE FACTS’ Noise Salvation Out May 28th. The EP is mastered by Topon Das of FUCK THE FACTS.
Poland-based SARMAT has an album called RS-28 through Rising Nemesis Records. It was issued on 19.03.2021.
Ironic: Horror Pain Gore Death Productions welcomes Puerto Rico-based NECRONEMESIS to its roster with the new album Some Things Should Stay Underground. The record features Guitarist Rick Rozz (DEATH and MASSACRE).
MASSACRE has signed with Nuclear Blast.
THE SHAPE has a new song called Doctor Plague. The song is leading up to the band’s next full-length, The Age Of Doom And Fear, scheduled for release later this year. The band recently added three new members: Jason Northrop, Jesse Neafsay and Alicia Marinelli.
Arkansas, USA-based PANTHEON has its debut album Age Of Wolves out through Doc Records/Necrotic Records in May. The band has shows lined up in its country.
USA-based death-doom metal group EXCARNATED ENTITY shall re-release its debut EP Stillborn In Ash through Nuclear Winter Records in May. Originally released in 2019, Stillborn In Ash will see a new vinyl and CD release.
DEAD’s You’ll Never Know Pleasure… will be re-released through Xenokorp on 03.09.2021. It was originally issued by Poserslaughter Records in 1995.
Blackened death metal band WITHERED has a single called By Tooth In Tongue off its forthcoming album Verloren, which shall be released through Season Of Mist.
The death metal act CARNATION teamed up with Galaxy Studio for the recording of a virtual performance which took place on April 18th.
Australia-based death metallers BEYOND MORTAL DREAMS shall re-release the From Hell demo through Nuclear Winter Records. Originally released in 2008, the album will see revamped artwork and be available on May 17th.
Australia-based death metallers LACERATION MANTRA shall re-release its Infested album through Nuclear Winter Records. Originally released in 2016 as CD-r by the band, the album will see a proper release on May 10th, 2021.
Indonesia-based SOULLESS has an album called Shine In Purity through Flowing Downward.
DAMNATION (Hungary) has its debut, entitled Majesty In Degradation, released by Pest Records/Loud Rage soon.
DARKTHRONE will release a new album, called Eternal Hails……, through Peaceville in June.
EMPEROR has a livestream show, called A Night Of Emperial Wrath 2021, on May 23rd.
DJEVEL‘S album Tanker Som Rir Natten will be released on Aftermath Music on May14th. DJEVEL is Ciekals, Faust (ex-EMPEROR) and new vocalist/bassist Kvitrim (VEMOD and MARE).
UK-based HELESTIOS has a video for Downgraded World, a single off the full-length debut demo Your Pain Tastes Good. The cover artwork depicts one of the many women at the court at Metallian Towers.
Lethal Scissor Records has signed Mexico-based band BETRAYME. The debut EP Níhil Óbstat will be available later this year.
BIRDFLESH has a new album called All The Miseries through Everlasting Spew later this year.
Former CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Pat O’Brien has been sentenced in relation to his 2018 arrest for burglary, arson and assault of a police officer in Florida, USA. The NRA enthusiast and gun nut was punished with time served, five years of probation and ordered to pay $23,793.45 in restitution.
ANTHRAX will commemorate its 40th-Anniversary through a series of videos and testimonials from its former members and acquaintances culminating in a livestream on July 16th. The band was founded on 18.07.1981.
Inspired by KEELE? Former FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero has joined ‘80s’ crossover act THE BONELESS ONES. The group also features MACHINE HEAD drummer Chris Kontos and has reunited after three decades. A new album is due through Beer City Records this year. The band was active between 1984 and 1987.
DESTRUCTION, whose last album was on Nuclear Blast, has signed with Napalm Records.
EXODUS drummer Tom Hunting has been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the stomach. He is receiving chemotherapy. He is American so has set up a fundraiser. The release of the Persona Non Grata album has been postponed to the autumn.
Paraguay-based deathrash band AT SACRAMENT issued a demo called A New Dawn in 2020. The band was founded in 2020.
NAPALM DEATH has re-signed with Century Media Records.
DECAPITATED will release a collection of its early demo songs through Nuclear Blast on June 4th. It is called The First Damned.
FEAR FACTORY has released its first new song in five years called Disruptor. The track is off Aggression Continuum, which Nuclear Blast Records will release this year.
In anticipation of a new album, ANGEL RISING has a single called Broken Beyond Despair through Music Records.
On the occasion of its 25th anniversary BLACK ALTAR has announced 3 split releases. The first is with Norway-based VULTURE LORD in October and two more the following year with undisclosed acts. Former guitarist Lord Von Skaven died during the last New Year’s Eve.
After the release of a sophomore demo called Fallen World, Sweden-based melodic death metallers ENEMY AWAKE have released a new lyric video for the track Hate.
Blast beating deathcore band I, PARIAH has a single called Dystopian Visions.
Featuring all the members from OATH DIV. 666, Canada-based quartet DISEMBODIMENT has a debut EP called Mutated Chaos through Everlasting Spew. The label has also signed death metal band SEPOLCRO.
Brazil-based SUTURA has an album called Dawn Of Cursed through Awakening Records. The label has also issued NUCLEAR REVENGE’s Dawn Of The Primitive Age and THIRSTY DEMON’s Unconscious Suicide.
KILLING ADDICTION has an album called Mind Of A New God through Xtreem Music on 01.06.2021. The title for the new album is the same as the last song they wrote with guitarist Chad Bailey who died five years ago.
LA NAUSÉE (also the name of an album by While They Sleep) is a new sludge metal project from Ghent, Belgium. The man/band has an EP called Battering Ram and looking to expand into a full line-up.
ZGARD’s Place Of Power album will be released through Schwarzdorn Production this month.
France-based grindcore band MASSIVE CHARGE has a new album entitled For Those We Hate in November 2021. The band has signed with Music-Records for the release.
LED TO THE GRAVE’s Pray For Death EP is out through Horror Pain Gore Death. The band was founded in 2006.
Australia-based black-death metallers TEMPLE NIGHTSIDE will re-release the debut EP Prophecies Of Malevolence through Nuclear Winter Records.
PLAGUE OF THE FALLEN’s Bleeding And Vehement is out through Vomit Your Shirt and Miasma Records since 19.04.2021.
UK-based TRVESOVEREIGN’s The Dewerstone is out through Necroplague Records on 03.06.2021.
Viking metal band TRAGEDY AND TRIUMPH (a project of Marius Berendsen – MALLEVS MALEFICARVM, ANTARES, Ex-THYRGRIM) has a debut album called Where Mountains Rise And Hearts Fall out through Black Sunset/MDD on 18.06.2021.
Ottawa, Canada-based crossover band AS WE SUFFER has a demo called The Fallen Pillars since April 30th.
Lethal Scissor Records has signed the band and the Russian techno metal band EQUIVOKE is recording its second full-length album, The Great Funeral Demonical Cult, later this year.
SLICE OF SORROW’s Egothrone is out through Metal Carnival Records since 30.04.2021. The band is Roman Nemtsev – guitar and vocals, Arseniy Karnaukh – guitar, Nick Yazykin – bass and Max Konnov – drums.
Seventeen years after its last release, Sweden-based one-man band ANCIENT WISDOM will issue A Celebration In Honor Of Death (sic) through Avantgarde in June.
OTARGOS has a live album called 20 Years Of Human Termination through XenoKorp. It was recorded at L’Aéronef in Lille, France, during the KaotoxinFest #II in December 2015.
Poland-based death metal band TRAUMA is back with a new release, which is the follow-up to the 2020 Ominous Black album. The 4-song mini-album, called Acrimony, was recorded at Traumatic Sound Studio in Elbląg during the same session as Ominous Black.
Czech Republic’s Brutal Assault festival has been forced to postpone its 25th edition to next year. It is scheduled for August 9-13, 2022.
LUCIFUGUM has announced an album called Anaphora Lithu Actinism for the tail-end of this year.
NECRALANT’s Temples Of Ruin album is out through Upside Underground Productions.
Italy-based doom and ambient band OMEGA has an album called Nebra through Dusktone.
Kentucky, USA-based NESBITT has compiled its material into the Nesbitt Demos. The Solo act features Jonathan Nesbitt II who is also in CRUCIBLE STEEL.
UK-based ACCURSED YEARS has a single released called Wings Of Fire in support of the forests. The band is raising funds for the UK-based charity Woodland Trust.
Winnipeg, Canada-based SOLANUM will issue Ruled By The Cruel through Horror Pain Gore Death on May 14th. The band is compared to RAZOR and EXCEL.