Canada-based black metal trio LIMINAL SHROUD will release an album called All Virtues Ablaze through Willowtip Records on August 5th.
Ukraine-based Propaganda based in Mykolaiv has removed all Russian and Belarusian artists from its estore in response to the Russian invasion of its country and shelling of its town. The imprint reports that LUCIFUGUM is working on a new album, SATANIC CORPSE’s Belita Adair, who had been ill, is incommunicado and American label Dark Horizon Records has illegally printed LUCIFUGUM Instinct Prevelance T-shirts after having delayed the band two years for a CD re-issue of the same. Five LUCIFUGUM albums dating from 1996 to 2002 are being re-released as LPs by GoatowaRex. A portion of the funds is donated to the Ukrainian army.
BLOODRAIN’s Resurgam album was issued by Ketzer Records on 26.05.2022.
Germany-based black metal band LUNAR CHALICE has an album called Transcendentia: The Shadow Pilgrimage through Iron Bonehead Productions.
Australia-based DENOUNCEMENT PYRE has a lyric video for The Liberating Fires Of Moloch single. The track is from band’s Forever Burning album, which will be released through Agonia Records this month. The album was recorded at the band’s own studio, apart from the drums, which were recorded at The Black Lodge Studio.
Czech Republic-based techno death metal band NEUROTIC MACHINERY will issue a full-length album called A Loathsome Abberation (sic) through Bizarre Leprous Prod. this summer. It is a concept album about one’s personal demons. The act will have an official release party at its very own summer festival Husman Fest, taking place in Tachov on July 16, 2022. Headlining this festival will be MASTER.
OTUS has signed to Time To Kill Records for the release of its Torch album. Fabrizio Aromolo is on vocals and keyboards, Daniele Antolini is on bass, Fabio Listrani and Brunomaria Cosenza are on guitars and Leopoldo Russo Ceccotti drums.
Early INCANTATION bassist Ronnie Deo died on April 12th.
Italy-based crust group SCHELETRO will release a new album called Un Feto Schiacciato Senza Tre Falangi through Time To Kill Records in September. It is a concept album delving into how patriarchy ends in suicide and related topics.
Sweden and USA-based black metal band VAKAREN is working on finalizing the recording of a third full-length. In the meantime, the band has uploaded a song called The Personification Of Time & Dust.
USA-based MATSUNAGA WAS RIGHT has an album called Born In Wire through Horror Pain Gore Death. The band’s sound is described as similar to AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED. The release’s CD has reflective laser etching on its outside rim.
USA-based REBIRTH has issued a demo called Live: American Hellion Metal. It was recorded with the group’s early line-up during the band’s first tour in 2007. The band is working on a new full-length.
DEATH cover band LEFT TO DIE featuring early DEATH members guitarist Rick Rozz and bassist Terry Butler will tour the USA this summer. The band is expected to play the 1988 Leprosy album in its entirety. Openers are SKELETAL REMAINS and MORTUOUS.
PIGWEED and DREAMS IN PERIL are touring the USA.
NIGHTFALL has a video for the track Meteor Gods, which was recorded during the At Night We Play concert in Athens in November 2021. The band has announced a live EP, entitled In The Temple Of Ishtar, featuring two tracks from this show, for July 22nd.
Tennessee, USA-based QUIESCENT MANTIS has a song and lyric video for the song Shake The Cage. The band is compared to KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and MACHINE HEAD.
Burning Coffin Records and Dawnbreed Records have come together to release the Eternal Gloom: A Void Of Agony And Repugnancy EP from Chile-based death metal act PUTRID EVOCATION. This 2021 EP will be available on May 13th on compact disk and on vinyl in 2023. It is the band’s first release since 2014.
UNLEASHED canceled its Saturday, May 7th show at the Incineration Fest in London, England when drummer Anders Schultz broke his ribs in an accident.
RIBSPREADER has a new album called Crypt World through Xtreem Music.
Osmose Productions will release Y.A.HW.E.H, the new album by France-based black metal band HATS BARN on CD this month. An LP version will follow.
Another demo re-released: BARBARIAN SWORDS’ Crusaders Of The Apocalypse – The Return is a release of the band’s demo with bonus rehearsal and live tracks through Negra Nit, Negre planY.
Oregon, USA-based ANCIENT NORTH has a demo called The Gates and another called Berzerker. The solo act professes to black metal.
PREDATORY LIGHT’s Death And The Twilight Hours album is out through 20 Buck Spin now. The band’s previous release was out in 2016.
New York City, USA-based black metal act BOG BODY release its debut LP, Cryonic Crevasse Cult, through Profound Lore Records.
BEHEMOTH will release a new album, called Opvs Contra Natvram, through Nuclear Blast on 16.09.2022. There is a video for the single, Ov My Herculean Exile.
BETWEEN THE KILLINGS will release The Killing Quartet Volume 1 – Reflection Of Murder through Comatose Music EP on July 1st. The band features current and former members of HORRIFIC DEMISE, GORGASM, LIVIDITY, COLOSSUS, MORTAL DECAY and RUPTURE CHRIST.
Sweden-based VAGUS/INSISION has a demo called Sulfurous. This recording is dedicated to the Slovak metal army and foremost Juro Immortal Haríň. The band was founded in 1997.
IMMORTAL PAIN of Saudi Arabia has uploaded a song called Unhealed. The band, which was founded in 2005, is promising to keep uploading new music.
Profound Lore shall release the debut album by REEKING AURA, entitled Blood And Bonemeal, in July. A song called Seed The Size Of A Spider’s Eye is available now. The band was founded by guitarists Ryan Lipynsky (UNEARTHLY TRANCE and THE HOWLING WIND) and Rick Habeeb (GREY SKIES FALLEN).
Brazil and UK-based BRUTTA is a relatively new trio featuring singer and guitarist Adriano Ribeiro (ATHEMON), bassist Tom MacLean (ATHEMON and ex-HAKEN) and drummer Gledson Gonçalves who nonetheless have many years of experience working together. The band has a self-titled demo and a video available.
Iron Bonehead Productions will release Hema Ignis Necros, a new mini-album by France-based RITUALIZATION in August. It is the band’s first release with new singer and bassist Daethorn (MERRIMACK). The cover artwork was illustrated by Chris Moyen.
USA-based black/death metal band HIERARCHY has issued a 2022 Promo.
Slither In Slime, the new album by Romania-based death metal group ROTHEADS, will be released through Memento Mori on July 25th.
Italy-based NUBIVAGANT will issue The Wheel And The Universe LP through Amor Fati Productions this month.
Greece-based black metal group MEDIEVAL DEMON is streaming the track Black Coven from the upcoming Black Coven album, which will be released through Hells Headbangers this summer.
Seattle, Washington, USA-based black/death metal band HISSING has an album, called Hypervirulence Architecture, through Profound Lore Records in July. The band was founded in 2014.
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER singer Trevor Strnad has killed himself. He had suffered from depression and alcoholism. He was 41.
Hells Headbangers will release Bathe The Babe In Bats’ Blood debut full-length by SPITER in the autumn. The band plays thrash metal.
Sweden-based SAILOR HUNTER has released its self-titled EP through Inverse Records. There is a video for the song Scarred.
Greece-based WAMPYRINACHT has issued an album called Night Of The Desecration through Iron Bonehead Productions.
DEFECTED DECAY will release the CD version of its Troops Of Abomination album through Silent Watcher Records in July. It was mastered by Dan Swanö.
Canada-based thrashers TRUENT have a video for the song This Verdant Coil. The song is from the Through The Vale Of Earthly Torment demo.
AS I LAY DYING‘s bassist/vocalist Josh Gilbert has left the band to pursue other music. The band has replaced him with Ryan Neff of MISS MAY I for the Two Decades of Destruction US Tour this June and July and European festivals.
GAEREA will embark on a Latin America tour. The tour will kick off in Brazil on November 15th.
Los Angeles, California, USA-based OUR DYING WORLD claims to have taken a melodic turn from its metalcore sound on its new demo, Hymns Of Blinding Darkness. The band has a keyboardist.
Spain-based black/death metal outfit NOCTEM has joined the MNRK Heavy roster with plans to release a new full-length later this year.
Italy-based CULTØ has signed to Time To Kill Records for the release of its debut album, Of the Sun. The band is Dave – vocals, Panta – drums, Ema and John Pino Lisi – guitars and BT on bass. The band is compared to both IN FLAMES and BLOODBATH.
BLASPHEMOUS CREATION’s Beyond The Grave is out through Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. The EP features self-cover versions from the band’s 2006 to 2009 period.
DISMEMBER pulled out of the Maryland Deathfest last month as members are unvaccinated and the USA demands visitors be vaccinated before they board an aeroplane to the country.
The black metal band ODYRMOS has an album simply entitled Odyrmos in July. The label is Belfry Records. ODYRMOS is the personal project of Andrew Tsekrekos of Argos, Greece. This album is half comprised of black metal and half of dark ambient/dungeon synth pop music.
Canada-based CONCRETE FUNERAL has a single upload called LAFH, which is the band’s tribute to the Loud As Hell festival.
Western Canada’s Decimate Metal Fest is a two-day open-air extreme music event being hosted in High River, Alberta June 24th and 25th. Among others appearing are PLANET EATER, ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN and SNAKEPIT. More information at Decimatemetalfest.com.
Italy-based thrash Metal band CRIMINAL MADHOUSE CONSPIRACY has signed a record deal with Time To Kill Records.
EXHORDER recruited former CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Pat O’Brien for its concert at the Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore, Maryland, USA last month. The show came three months after guitarist Marzi Montazeri left EXHORDER. O’Brien was discharged from CANNIBAL CORPSE after an episode fuelled with vandalism, destruction, paranoia and general NRA gun nut behaviour.
MOONSHADE, which was previously on Art Gates Records, has a demo called As We Set The Skies Ablaze on July 22nd. There is a single called Epitaph. The band was founded in 2011 and is compared to IN FLAMES and ARCH ENEMY.
TeufelsZeug Records has issued EXTERMINAS’ Attain Salvation album. The black metal band is based in Italy.
Poland-based grindcore band HERIDA PROFUNDA has an upcoming album called Power To The People. It is out through 7 Degrees Records on July 22nd.
HAIDUK, the solo project of Luka Milojica, has a video for the song Morph off the Diabolica demo. The entirety of HAIDUK’s discography, which spans four full-lengths, takes place in the fantasy medieval realm of Callost.
Keyboard-laden NAZGUL RISING based in Italy has a demo called Cycles Of Primal Chaos.
Time To Kill Records has signed Texas, USA-based death metallers MARTYRED. Formed in 2003, by founding guitarist Mike DeBord, MARTYRED went on hiatus in 2010 and reformed in 2017. A full-length is expected in the autumn.
CROWBAR and SPIRIT ADRIFT will tour the USA using The Riff Beast Tour monicker this July and August.
Vancouver, Canada-based THIRTEEN GOATS has uploaded a song called Return To Ruin off its Servants Of The Outer Dark debut demo, which is out on July 1st.
ARCHSPIRE‘s Bleed The Future album won the 2022 JUNO Award for Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year.