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Italy-based thrashers NETHERBLADE have their full-length album, Reborn, through Dark Hammer Legion/Volcano Records this month. The band was born from the ashes of BLINDEATH in 2016.

SODOM will release a new album, called Genesis XIX through SPV in November.

WRATHEON’s Crimson Eyes single is taken off from the upcoming EP Black Thrash Mass.

Germany-based thrash metal group NUCLEAR WARFARE has an album called Lobotomy through MDD Records.

Portugal-based solo act KNEEL has a release called Ailment through Raging Planet and Planet K Records.

SCREAM3DAYS’ album Rhesus Negative is out through Wormholedeath. The band is based in Italy.

PERDITION SECT’s End Times is out through Seeing Red Records on 11.12.2020. The band features Kyle Severn (INCANTATION/SHED THE SKIN), Aaron Dallison (KEELHAUL/BRAIN TENTACLES/AXIOMA), Matt Sorg (RINGWORM/SHED THE SKIN) and Mike Lare (RINGWORM).

HELL IS HERE’s self-titled album is out through Seeing Red Records on 30.10.2020. The band features Kyle Severn formerly of INCANTATION.

AUTOPSY will issue Live In Chicago through Peaceville Records on 30.10.2020.

FALSE GODS’ No Symmetry… Only Disillusion is available through Seeing Red Records on 16.10.2020.

France-based death metal band SAVAGE ANNIHILATION has a music video for Sous Terre, a song from the new EP Soumises À La Procréation release.

Indonesia-based INCINERATED’s Stellar Abomination is out through​ BlackSeed Productions.

CRYPTOSIS, formerly known as old school thrash metal band DISTILLATOR, has signed with District 19 for European bookings and management.

France-based black metal band HETERIIK has a conceptual demo called A.T.R.

Germany-based SKELETON PIT has announced the release of its sophomore album Lust To Lynch through MDD on 23.10.20202.

Ove Tenebrae is a demo from thrashing melodic black metal band BIHARGAM, which is based upon the themes and story of The Metabaron graphic novel series by Alejandro Jodorowsky. It will be released in October.

Avantgarde Music is issuing BELTEZ’s A Grey Chill And A Whisper album and ANACHITIS’ The Sorcerer’s Sorrow album this November.

She Who Would Name the Stars is a single from STORMTIDE’s upcoming album, which shall be released through Metal Hell Records.

SARCATOR’s self-titled album is out through Redefining Darkness Records on 30.10.2020. The band is made of up 16-20-year old Swedes, one of whom is the son of Marko Tervonen of THE CROWN.

DECAPITATED has signed with Nuclear Blast. The group is working on new music.

GRIM REAPER RIDE’S album Hellbilly Back To Underground is available through Wormholedeath.

Balrog & Roll is the second album from British fantasy black metal trio ORCRYPT. After becoming dormant in 2010 following the release of Mercenaries Of Mordor, founding member Ugluk reactivated the band in 2018.

IMHA TARIKAT has signed a multi-album deal with the Prophecy Productions sub-label Lupus Lounge. First release will be the Germany-based black metal act’s forthcoming second full-length Sternenberster as well as a re-issue of the debut album Kara Ihlas.

Sweden-based DARK TRANQUILLITY will release a new album, called Moment, through Century Media this November. The band has also announced a 2021 tour with OBSCURA and NAILED TO OBSCURITY for North America.

MASSACRE is back again with yet another line-up. Alongside singer Kam Lee and bassist Michael Borders are guitarists Rogga Johansson, who is in a new band a month, Jonny Pettersson (GODS FORSAKEN, WOMBBATH, etc.) and Scott Fairfax (MEMORIAM, BENEDICTION, etc.). GODS FORSAKEN drummer Brynjar Helgeton is also in.

MISERY INDEX has signed with Century Media. The band was on Season Of Mist previously.

Australia-based thrashers KING PARROT have an EP called Holed Up In The Liar. The band’s new single, Nor Is Yours, features Philip Anselmo.

Russia-based death metallers INFILTRATION will release an album called Point Blank Termination through Time To Kill Records this month.

KATAKLYSM has exchanged drummer Oli Beaudoin with drummer James Payne who is in HISS FROM THE MOAT.

USA-based HANGING FORTRESS shall issue Darkness Devours through Redefining Darkness Records on 06.11.2020.

FOUL BODY AUTOPSY shall release a demo called Consumed By Black Thoughts on World Mental Health Day, October 10th.

Italy-based UNDERTAKERS will release a new compilation entitled Dictatorial Democracy through Time To Kill Records on 30.10.2020. Dictatorial Democracy features a few new songs, old tracks from the band’s back catalogue and a couple of cover songs, namely Fascist Pig originally by SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and Ripetutamente by Neapolitan band 99 POSSE.

France-based MORTUARY has a new EP entitled The Old Skull Reign featuring three completely re-recorded songs from its early ’90s demos.

Austria-based ISIULUSION has an album called I – Follow The Flow through Black Sunset.

The melodic black metal band based in Belgium, NETHER, will issue Between Shades And Shadows through Art Gates Records worldwide on 30.10.2020.

Melbourne, Australia-based SITHLORD has issued the track Next In Line from its current demo From Out Of The Darkness. The demo was issued in 2019.

Hungary-based OMEGA DIATRIBE’s Metanoia album is out through Metal Scrap.

Canada-based THE MYOPIA CONDITION has a demo called Event Horizon on October 16, 2020.

Was the cover drawn by a Trump supporter? Taste The Love is the demo by Finland-based death metal act RANCID TAINT DISCHARGE.

HELL-BORN is back and will issue an album called Natas Liah through Odium Records.

Czech Republic-based SYMBTOMY has issued Demo#1. The band considers itself a tribute to 1990s’ death metal.

XENO has a new album entitled Sojourn through Art Gates Records worldwide on 30.10.2020.

Sweden-based GRID has an album called Livsleda through Selfmadegod. The band grinds.

Poland-based HEGEROTH has a demo called Perfidia. The band professes to black metal.

Canada-based ANCIENT THRONES, formerly ABYSSERAL THRONE, has a concept demo called The Veil in November.

Black death metal band HORRIPILANT has an album called Embrace The Obsession through BlackSeed Productions. The band is based in Spain.

Horror Pain Gore Death is issuing HORRIBLE EARTH’s Discography 2013 – 2019 compilation this month. The US-based band is into death/grind.

PISS ON CHRIST’s Fuck Jesus Up The Ass is out through Cataclysmic Metal Records. The band is compared to NAGLFAR.

FUCK THE FACTS’ Pleine Noirceur demo is out through the band’s own Noise Salvation imprint on 20.11.2020.

HUMANITY IS CANCER’s self-entitled EP is out through Redefining Darkness Records in November.

French solo act SUN EATER has issued Light Devoured through Miasma Records/Vomit Your Shirt.

Another project: BRAVE THE COLD has signed to something called Mission Two Entertainment The band’s debut album, entitled Scarcity, is out on October 2. Members are NAPALM DEATH’s Mitch Harris and MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren.

Yet another project: IMMOLATION and former GOREAPHOBIA guitarist Alex Bouks, former GOREAPHOBIA guys Jake Gannon (vocals) and Henry Piotrowski (guitar) have a band called SHADOWS, which has signed to Agonia Records. An EP is expected in the winter.

NOITATALID’s Furies In The Steppes From Russia is out through Music Records.

On October 23rd Onism Productions will release the newest album by Russia-based EPITIMIA. It is called Allusion.

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello is working on a solo record.

USA-based KING OV WYRMS will release a demo called Lord Ov Thornes on November 20th. It features lyrical themes encompassing the occult and Lovecraftian horror.

Japan-based speed/thrash metal band HELL FREEZES OVER has an album called Hellraiser through Carnal Beast (a division of Spiritual Beast).

CARNAL RUIN’s The Damned Lie Rotting is out through Redefining Darkness Records on 23.10.2020.

US-based BLOOD OF ANGELS’ Failure Of Faith is out through Sliptrick Records.

Sweden-based AISUMASEN’s Tunguska album is out through Social Blasphemy Records. The band features members from GRATE, ASHES & RAIN, DECAMERON, RADION and THE PREACHERS OF NEVERLAND.

Finland-based COUNTING HOURS shall release its debut full-length The Will next month. The quintet is releasing a new single entitled Black Sunrise first.

MACABRE will release an album called Carnival Of Killers through Nuclear Blast Records this November.

Spain-based black metal act BURGÛLI has a new EP entitled called Runes. Following the path of previous efforts, Runes delivers ambient lo-fi riffs with vocals sung in English and Catalan.

IMPERISHABLE is a South Carolina-based band by NILE guitarist Brian Kingsland. The band has a demo called Revelation In Purity later this year.

The Germany-based black doom band HEXER has an album called Realm Of The Feathered Serpent through Crawling Chaos on the 9th of October.

Greece-based death metal group SOULSKINNER will issue an album called Seven Bowls Of Wrath through Xtreem Music on 11.11.2020.

Canada-based WITHOUT MERCY has a demo coming out in November. The Disaster single is already out. Jeff Loomis and Chris Broderick are guests.

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Germany-based VANISH has an EP called Altered Insanity through Fastball Music.

France-based doom metal act ECCLESIA shall issue De Ecclesiæ Universalis through Aural Music on 13.11.2020.

Finland-based heavy metal band BYRON has a demo called Through The Eye Of The Nightingale.

Ireland-based power metal band BAKKEN has a demo called This Means War.

Logic Il Logic Records and Burning Minds Music Group announce the signing of Italian progressive heavy metal act, WINE GUARDIAN, for the release of the Timescape album.

Colombia-based heavy metallers DIAMOND CHAZER has inked a deal with Fighter Records for the release of Chasing Diamonds, which includes all the material recorded by the band to date. This new release is set to see daylight on November 3rd, 2020 on CD.

Lion Music has signed Italian guitarist Luke Fortini (guitarist of the power metal band IMAGO IMPERII) for his upcoming solo album To Search.

Italy-based prog metallers STARBYNARY has an album called Divina Commedia - Paradiso through Art Gates Records worldwide in November.

DEATH DEALER, featuring MANOWAR and the DICTATORS guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman and singer Sean Peck (CAGE), will release its third album Conquered Lands through Steel Cartel on 13.11.2020.

Germany-based heavy metal band RETERNITY is back with an album called A Test Of Shadows through Black Sunset.

BMG shall issue IRON MAIDEN's double live album Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live In Mexico City on November 20th.

Greece-based hard rock act CRUST OF SIN has a demo called First Cut. The band was formed originally as a solo project of George Metallinos in 2008.

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT has released a music video for the song That Was Me, which features a cameo appearance by former member Albert Bouchard.

Psychedelic rockers VOIVOD will issue Lost Machine – Live through Century Media in November. the album was recorded in Québec City, Canada.

GREAT WHITE is issuing a live CD/DVD simply billed as Live. The release features the show at the Kentucky State Fair in August 2018.

Metal God? Rob Halford the singer for JUDAS PRIEST is working on a solo blues album. The album features his brother Nigel and his nephew Alex who is the son of JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill.

JUDAS PRIEST will headline the inaugural Warlando Metal Fest, which will take place at the Orlando, Florida, USA Amphitheater on Saturday, September 11th, 2021. JUDAS PRIEST will issue a book documenting the band's 50 years of history. Judas Priest - 50 Heavy Metal Years will be issued by Rufus Publishing.

Australia-based sleaze band LACED IN LUST has signed to Rockshots Records for the release of its debut full length First Bite, which is due out in 2021.

To commemorate its thirtieth anniversary and make some money OPETH has announced the Evolution XXX: By Request tour for October 2021.Fans can vote on the set list on the group’s website. The tour will consist of eight shows in Western Europe.

Greece-based heavy rock band PECULIAR THREE’s Leap Of Faith demo is out now.

Wales-based EULOGY has an album called Cross To Bare through One Eyed Toad Records. The band has a video for the title track.

Brazil-based REVENGIN is recording a new album.

After some litigation and animosity with Dino Cazares, singer Burton Bell has officially packed it up and left FEAR FACTORY. He will focus on ASCENSION OF THE WACTHESR. Despite the ‘Nuclear Blast Entertainment’ deal of several years back Dino has a GoFundMe for the current album!

Heavy metal act INCURSION has an album called The Hunter through No Remorse Records on 12.11.2020.

MY DYING BRIDE has an EP called Macabre Cabaret through Nuclear Blast in November.

DREAM THEATER has a live album. It is called Distant Memories - Live In London and out in November.

Former OZZY OSBOURNE and URIAH HEEP drummer Lee Kerslake has died due to cancer.

Milan, Italy-based power metal combo DRAKKAR has a demo called Falling Down in November.

Sydney based metal band TEMTRIS has signed a record contract for an album due through Wormholedeath Records in April 2021.

BLIND GUARDIAN will commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of its Somewhere Far Beyond album by performing it on a tour of Germany and Switzerland in the autumn of 2021.

Another project: AMAHIRU features Frédéric Leclercq (KREATOR, ex-DRAGONFORCE) and Saki (MARY'S BLOOD and NEMOPHILA). The act shall release its self-titled debut album through earMUSIC Ward Records next month.

Street Symphonies Records and Burning Minds Music Group announce the digital release of Soul Punx, the second single taken from Scene Of The Crime. It is the new studio album by Italian sleaze/hard rockers SPEED STROKE.

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