Unique Leader has signed INGESTED from Great Britain. INGESTED will release its as-yet-untitled fourth full-length later this year.
ARKAIK will embark upon a fifteen-date USA headlining tour this summer. The Make America Shred Again Tour 2016 will run from July 2nd through July 24th. Support will be provided by VALE OF PNATH and SINGULARITY.
Hailing from Timisoara, Romania, grindcore band BLUTRINA has announced the release of its debut album entitled Looney Fuckin’ Grind. The release is scheduled for September through Loud Rage Music.
Kansas-based death metal band UNMERCIFUL will issue a full-length this summer through Unique Leader Records. Titled Ravenous Impulse, the record features the drum work of John Lonstreth (DIM MAK, ORIGIN, ex-GORGUTS, etc.). The band features guitarist Clint Appelhanz (ex-ORIGIN).
US thrash metal band GREEN DEATH has premiered an animated music video for the song One With The Flame. The track is taken from the band’s second album Manufacturing Evil available through EMP Label Group/eOne in USA since April and out in Europe this June through EMP Label Group/SPV.
Selfmadegod Records has issued the first single to Overkill Commando, the debut full-length from Polish grindcore quartet NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST. Abominations Of Annihilation is the single. The album is completed and due for a September release.
Three of the original members of ENTOMBED, Alex Hellid (guitar), Ulf “Uffe” Cederlund (guitar) and Nicke Andersson (drums) are reuniting to perform the band’s early music on the Close-Up Båten cruise, which will leave Stockholm, Sweden on October 27th for a one-day cruise. Hellid and singer LG Petrov have been entangled in a legal battle over the ownership of the name ENTOMBED.
MEGADETH played its first concert with drummer Dirk Verbeuren (SOILWORK) on Friday, May 20th at the Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio, USA. MEGADETH recruited Verbeuren to temporarily replace Chris Adler while the man is touring with LAMB OF GOD.
All Of A Sudden Everyone Looooves The Guy: Former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza died on Saturday May 21st while in stage with OHM at The Baked Potato in Studio City, California. He was 51 years old. OHM’s previous drummer had also died of a heart attack.
LORD OF WAR will release its new full-length Suffer on July 8th through Unique Leader Records.
RIVERS OF NIHIL will embark on another North American tour in support of its album, Monarchy. The quintet will first play a short run of headlining shows before joining BEYOND CREATION and THE ZENITH PASSAGE for a tour that will run from July 8th through July 23rd.
On September 17th, 2016 ANNIHILATOR will perform its first show in Western Canada since 1993. Also appearing will be the recently reformed and original lineup of speed metal pioneers EXCITER at their first Western Canadian performance since 1985. The show will be opened by thrash metal veterans RAZOR and SACRIFICE. Calgary’s GATEKRASHÖR will provide last call entertainment. Go to http://calgarymetalfest.com for information.
Montreal, Canada-based band THE AGONIST has signed a deal with Napalm Records. The band is in the studio recording an album with mallcore producer Mike Plotnikoff.
NOCTEM is recording a new album. The band is at Firework Studio in Valencia, Spain for an album, which is due later this year through Art Gates Records Spain.
Italy’s melodic death metal band STORM OF PARTICLES will issue a self-titled debut demo on July 1.
Black Tears has announced that Unholy Puppets album by LAST RITES has been released on May, 28th.
Sliptrick Records has issued RAGESTORM’s album The Thin Line Between Hope And Ruin. The Italian band plays death metal.
THUS DEFILED’s An Unhallowed Legacy album is out through Shadowflame Productions.
IMPERIUM DEKADENZ has announced the title for its forthcoming album to be Dis Manibvs. The phrase translates from Latin to ‘To The Spirits Of The Dead’, which basically means ‘In Remembrance’ – an inscription found on antique Roman grave markers. The German black metal band will release its fifth full-length on August 26th.
Sliptrick has signed Israeli thrash metal band CHUGUN. The band’s Virus demo of 2015 is being –reissued by the label.
Italy’s DOMINANCE has a demo out, which is called XX The Rising Vengeance. The band plays death metal.
Italian grindcore band NEID has a demo called Atomoxetine out this July.
TESTAMENT’s next album will definitely be entitled The Brotherhood Of The Snake.
DROWNING’s new album, Senescent Signs, is out through Casket Music. It features new singer Matt Small.
Releasing a new album, called Advent of The Human God, this past March through Season of Mist, Canadian death metal band NECRONOMICON will be hitting the road for a USA/Canada tour with Swedish black metallers MARDUK, label-mates ROTTING CHRIST and Dutch pop trio CARACH ANGREN. The tour will kick off in Fort Lauderdale, FL on September 2nd and end in Austin, TX. on September 25th.
German death metal band REBEL SOULS has a debut album, which will be entitled The Forces Of Darkness and be released through Art Gates.
Heavy Over The Home, the debut release from Perth, Australia’s SANZU is out through Listenable Records. The band had issued the record independently in 2015.
Transcending Records has issued the Depths Of Decay album by Virginia’s ROTTING OBSCENE. This is the band’s debut full-length.
Another project: SCOUR is a grind act comprised of Philip H. Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, etc.), John Jarvis (PIG DESTROYER), Derek Engemann (CATTLE DECAPITATION), Chase Fraser (CONTINUUM and DECREPIT BIRTH) and Jesse Schobel (STRONG INTENTION). The band’s six-track, self-titled debut was mixed by Dave Otero (CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, COBALT, KHEMMIS) and will see release July 15th through Housecore Records on CD and vinyl formats.
CARNIFEX will release its new album, titled Slow Death, on August 5th through Nuclear Blast Records.
Canadian death thrashers MORTOR have announced their return, along with a new lineup and a new demo, which is entitled Burn Up The Dead. The band will return to the stage for the first time in Ottawa alongside Brazil’s NERVOSA on August 3rd.
Initializing Irreversible Process is the name for the new full-length from Rome, Italy’s DECEPTIONIST. Set for release through Unique Leader next month, Initializing Irreversible Process was recorded with Giuseppe Orlando at Outersound Studio.
DESASTER will be touring Canada and the USA in support of the new album, The Oath Of An Iron Ritual. The run is limited to four shows with Canada’s only stop being in Montreal.
Oklahoma City “progressive death metal” trio DISCHORDIA has completed the recording of an upcoming demo, called Thanatopsis. A release date for Thanatopsis is currently being planned for sometime this summer.
Dasein, the debut full-length from Canadian neoclassical-influenced techno death metal band, FIRST FRAGMENT is out through Unique Leader.
The 10th of June 2016 is the release date for X-TINXION’s first full-length album, which is entitled From The Ashes Of Eden.
Set to release the Mouichido demo Vancouver, Canada’s WITHOUT MERCY will be hitting the road this month for a cross-Canada tour in support. Their demo is a rebirth for the band as it is a re-release of re-recorded material from their 2014 EP Reborn.
GHOUL has released a flexi-single called Wall Of Death, which was recorded exclusively for Decibel’s Flexi Series. The release serves as a precursor to the band’s next full-length, which is set for release in the coming months through Tankcrimes.
MISTUR’s latest full-length, In Memoriam, is out through Dark Essence Records. The band calls its music sognametal. New in the band are vocalist Oliver Øien and drummer Tomas Myklebust.
DORSAL ATLANTICA has a movie called Guerrilha! The movie is based on the band’s return in 2012. There is also a graphic novel about the history of the band (written and drawn by Carlos Lopes) which is out soon. Moreover, the band will record a new album that merges Brazilian music with the band’s style.
INSOMNIUM has written a one-track album called Winter’s Gate, which will be out this September through Century Media. The album is a story of the Vikings.
D.R.I. will release a new EP, called But Wait… There’s More!, on June 10th through Beer City Records.
Art Gates Records has signed Germany’s DYING EMPIRE and will issue its Dystopia album.
Moscow-based death metal band KATALEPSY will release the Gravenous Hour full-length this month through Unique Leader.
COBALT and MANTAR are touring this autumn.
THROES’ This Viper Womb album is out through Aesthetic Death. The band features Australian vocalist James Ludbrook and current SUFFOCATION drummer, Kevin Talley (also ex-MISERY INDEX, ex-SIX FEET UNDER, ex-DYING FETUS and a host more).
Argento Records has announced the release of an album by Dutch black metal act VERWOED, which is entitled Bodemloos. This marks the band’s first recordings since changing monickers from WOUDLOPER.
San Diego-based crossover band MIZERY has completed its debut LP Absolute Light which is being finalized for a July release. Flatspot Records will release Absolute Light on July 22nd. The album is licensed to Reality Records for a European pressing.