Brutal Canada-based act WAKE will release its latest full-length, entitled Thought Form Descent, through Metal Blade Records this month. The band will undertake a five-show mini-tour in Canada with openers BLEEDING OUT and EXECUTIONER’S MASK.
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions has signed MASS EXTINCTION and will issue its debut album, Never-Ending Holocaust. The New Jersey, USA-based duo professes to crusty grindcore with a vegan message and features members who have also played in ORGAN DEALER and TOXICOLOGY.
After five years of silence, Spain-based ÓSSERP returns with Els Nous Cants De La Sibil·la, which is its third studio album. Two dozen or so labels, including Eternal Juggernaut Records and Kremón Records, are collaborating on this one.
HIEROPHANT has an album called Death Siege through Season Of Mist on 26.08.2022. The song Crypt Of Existence, and its lyric video, are available now.
NSBM act WIKING1940’s W A R is out through Sheep United Nations.
Belfry Records shall release the debut album by UTTER FAILURE, which is entitled Life Has No More Meaning. Formed in early 2022 by John Suffering (vocals) and Miguel Galindo (all Instruments), the band is described as depressive suicidal black metal.
Indonesia-based GUTTURAL DISEASE is releasing The Foreseen Deadline album through Brutal Mind. It is the death metal group’s first release in five years.
NILE bassist Brad Parris has left the band and the group is auditioning members. Candidates can contact the band through email@example.com. The reason for the departure is ostensibly a desire to focus on other project and family issues.
BLACK ALTAR’s album Arcana Of The Higher Principles is released through Zazen Sounds. It is a compilation of the band’s material from its three split releases between 2012 and 2020.
EVIL IN releases full-length demo called Age Of Immortal Darkness on July 29th. Multi-instrumentalist Charlie Murphy has been joined by drummer and bassist Steffen Banas of NO COFFIN.
AWAKEN THE MISOGYNIST releases Descended From Vast Dimensions album through Comatose Music on September 9th. The band members are internationally dispersed and the act is just another project as the musicians are busy with many other projects like CREPITATION, ENIGMATIK and SLAMENTATION.
Czech Republic-based RAVENOIR has an album called In The Womb Of Sin through Gothoom Productions.
Canada-based ARTACH has uploaded a song called Hoarfrost. It is an advance song from the band’s next full-length, which is expected in the autumn.
TESTAMENT will release a video called Titans Of Creation through Nuclear Blast in September. The videos were shot and compiled at a soundstage in San Francisco. The package contains a CD as well as the Blu-ray.
Japan-based thrashers PORNOSTATE will release a self-titled new album through BxTxH on September 7th. The band is playing Tokyo Brutalfest 2022.
Norway-based TONIC BREED has a new demo and it is called Fuel The Fire. It goes without saying that Dirk Verbeuren (multiple acts) and Björn Strid (SOILWORK) make guest appearances.
Osaka, Japan-based doom/death metal act BURDEN OF DESPAIR has its 2006 self-titled demo re-released on cassette through Taiwan’s Bad Moon Rising. The group had a new demo, called Desecration, earlier this year.
Former MEGADETH bassist has yet another project. This one is called DIETH and features Ellefson, Swedish singer and guitarist Guilherme Miranda (ex-ENTOMBED A.D.) and drummer Michał Łysejko (ex-DECAPITATED). The thrash metal act has a song called In The Hall Of The Hanging Serpents. Moreover, Ellefson and former MEGADETH guitarist Jeff Young have four shows using the KINGS OF THRASH The MEGA Years monicker in the USA in October. Former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland is a guest. They will perform the Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! and So Far, So Good… So What! albums in their entirety.
ENTOMBED played a special set at Gefle Metal Festival in Gävle, Sweden last month, which included a tribute to its estranged late singer L.G. Petrov. Former singer Johnny Hedlund (UNLEASHED), drummer Peter Stjärnvind and bassist Jörgen Sandström joined the members on stage, as did Peter’s wife Pla on vocals. The band played several songs with two drummers. Cronos (VENOM), Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES) and Scott Carlson (REPULSION) made appearances.
AT THE GATES, which is due to tour for its Slaughter Of The Soul North American trek, has kicked guitarist Jonas Stålhammar out of the band.
Brazil-based KRISIUN has a new album, called Mortem Solis, through Century Media Records. The band has a lyric video for the track War Blood Hammer.
Guitarist Pete Koller of crossover band SICK OF IT ALL is missing the band’s summer 2022 European tour in order to have a hernia surgery. He is replaced by Craig Silverman (AGNOSTIC FRONT, etc.) for the run.
MANTAR’s Pain Is Forever And This Is The End album reached the #2 spot on the German Album Charts. It was released this spring through Metal Blade.
DISMEMBER has re-signed with Nuclear Blast Records. An album is due this autumn. There are several European shows and Mexico Metal Fest in September for the band in the meantime.
UK-based STRIGOI has uploaded a song called Hollow, which is taken from the act’s upcoming album Viscera. It is out through Season Of Mist on 30.09.2022. Gregor Mackintosh of PARADISE LOST is in the act.
Former SUICIDAL TENDENCIES bassist Bob Heathcote has died due to a motorcycle accident. He was 58. He was in the band in the late 1980s.
MARTYRED’s The Relegation CD is out through Time To Kill Records this autumn. A song called Iniquitous Transformation is streaming now.
Crossover group RHYTHM OF FEAR will issue its first full-length n five years through MNRK Heavy in October. It is called Fatal Horizons.
OBSIDIOUS has announced a debut full-length, called Iconic, which is out on Season Of Mist on 28.10.2022.
New Season Of Mist signees WORMHOLE has a North American tour with SHADOW OF INTENT, INFERI and ENTERPRISE EARTH. The tour starts on October 5th in Montreal, Canada and will conclude on November 4 in Hartford, CT, USA.
DIMMU BORGIR’s Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia is remixed and remastered and will be available as a 3-LP Box, CD Digipak or digital set in October. Depending on the version it includes bonus material, which includes the pre-production of Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia and instrumental rehearsals. This album has been re-issued several times.
Black metal solo artist HULDER has an EP called The Eternal Fanfare through 20 Buck Spin. She was a part of the label’s mini-tour showcase in the USA last month.
Norway-based black metal act FROM THE VASTLAND has signed with Crawling Chaos Records.
Techno-death band EATEN BY SHARKS has a demo called Eradication out in August. It is produced by Chris Donaldson (CRYPTOPSY).
INCANTATION is celebrating 30 years with the Tricennial Of Blasphemy 3-Lp, 2-CD or digital collection of rarities. INCANTATION and GOATWHORE are co-headlining the Vile Ascension Tour. INCANTATION is back from the Vile Divinities Europe Tour and heading to South America with SUFFOCATION in September.
GOATWHORE will release a new album, entitled Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven, through Metal Blade Records in October. There is a video for the song Born Of Satan’s Flesh.