Horror Pain Gore Death Productions has signed LELAHELL to the roster and issued the full-length album Al Insane… The (Re)Birth Of Abderrahmane. It was mixed and mastered by Ivan of Anthropocide Studio (ABOMINABLE PUTRIDITY and ABORTED FETUS).
Art Gates Records has signed French metal act FORSAKEN WORLD. A new record is expected this autumn.
ABYSMAL DAWN will release a full-length album, called Obsolescence, on October 28 through Relapse.
NYC experimental death metal band PYRRHON has announced a North American run of live dates alongside fellow techno-death band GIGAN and ARTIFICIAL BRAIN. The tour is set to kick off on September 11th in Cleveland, Ohio and run through October 17th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
ACHREN’s The White Death is a three-track EP, which is released on a limited edition digi-pack CD, which is out now.
This November, Pennsylvania’s RIVERS OF NIHIL will embark on the biggest tour of its career thus far as openers on Death’s (DTA Tours) Swamp Leper Stomp ’14 tour. Additional support will come from death metal bands OBITUARY and MASSACRE. The trek will commence on November 14th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California and wraps up on December 7th in Miami, Florida at Grand Central. DEATH TO ALL features former DEATH members covering that band’s songs.
Tankcrimes has announced the official reissue of the Human=Garbage debut full-length from sludge metal/crust punk band, DYSTOPIA. The band itself followed by Common Cause in Germany had originally issued the record in 1994.
Suspiria Records has signed DYSNOMIA for the release of its first album. The group was formed in January 2014 from the ashes of another band on the label, DARK ETERNITY. A self-titled album is being recorded.
Following Robert Gonnella departure from ASSASSIN he has formed his own band RAGING ROB with ex-ASSASSIN drummer Frank Nellen on drums, WARRANT’S Dirk Preylowski on lead guitar and two ex-HUMAN BASTARD Maik Jansen (rhythm guitar) and Rudi Görg (bass). Currently the band is preparing a live set including old ASSASSIN and RAGING MOB songs (Robert’s former Chinese band with which he won the Wacken Chinese Metal Battle 2010) and are composing new songs for a debut album to be released in 2015.
Melodic death metal band LAIKA will hold a CD release party for Somnia (out Sept 30th through Filth Regime Records) in Winnipeg on October 11th at The Windsor Hotel with local support from TYRANTS DEMISE, MORTALIS, WITHDRAWAL and OCCVLT HAND.
Spanish band NOCTEM has signed with Prosthetic Records for the release of its Exilium album. Expect it this month in Canada, USA and Australia.
Pavement Entertainment has signed PULVIS ET UMBRA and will release Implosion Of Pain on September 23rd. The band was formed in late 2002 by sole member guitarist Damy Mojitodka following the demise of death metal act PHONEUTRIA.
SEPULTURA will release a new live record entitled Sepultura And Les Tambours Du Bronx: Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio next month through Eagle Rock Entertainment. The show was recorded at the band’s main stage appearance at the Rock In Rio in 2013.
GORY BLISTER’s The Fifth Fury album is now out.
TORCH RUNNER returns with a second full-length album. Southern Lord will release Endless Nothing in North America on September 30th in digital, CD and limited edition vinyl formats.
Birmingham-based ANAAL NATHRAKH will issue an album called Desideratum, the follow-up to 2012’s Vanitas full-length, on October 28th. It was again produced by guitarist/bassist/programmer Mick Kenney, with vocals recorded at Necrodeath Studios in Birmingham, while the music was tracked and mixed at The Black Flamingo in Orange County.
BLOOD OF KINGU’s Dark Star On The Right Horn Of The Crescent Moon is out now through Season Of Mist. The Ukrainian act’s third full-length was issued on August 29th.
Braunschweig, Germany-based melodic death metal act FOREVER IT SHALL BE will release a record called Destroyer on Kernkraftritter Records in October. The band has a video for the song The Great Destroyer.
Sensory Records, a division of The Laser’s Edge, will release MALPRACTICE’s Turning Tides on September 16th, 2014. The behind-the-scenes Turning Tides documentary features the members of MALPRACTICE self-recording at various locations throughout Finland early this year.
Following the rerelease of the Split album by a reformed EXCEL the band is confirmed to play the Southern Lord Recordings showcase on October 15th in Los Angeles. EXCEL’s current lineup is Dan Clements on vocals, Alex Barreto (CHAIN OF STRENGTH) on guitar, Shaun Ross on bass and Mike Cosgrove on drums.
MACHINE HEAD will release a new album, Bloodstone & Diamonds, in November through Nuclear Blast Entertainment. It was partially recorded at GREEN DAY’s JingleTown Recording studio.
AT THE GATES has completed work on its reformation studio album, At War With Reality, which will be out on October 27th through Century Media. The album was recorded at Studio Fredman.
EVILE has recruited guitarist Piers Donno Fuller (ex-FALLEN FATE) replacing guitarist Ol Drake who left last year.
Following the announcement of his retirement earlier this year Dan Lilker has announced that NUCLEAR ASSAULT will record a new album and tour next year. Until the next reformation, however, BRUTAL TRUTH is disbanding at the end of this year.
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES’ bassist Tim ‘Rawbiz’ Williams has died. No details are available.