Veteran Ottawa, Canada-based thrash metal band INFRARED has a demo called From The Black Swamp. There is a video for the title track. Singer and guitarist Armin Kamal, guitarist Kirk Gidley, bassist Mike Forbes and drummer Alain Groulx are booked to play in Ottawa in late November.
KREATOR is at Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin, Germany to record a new album. Arthur Rizk, who has worked with a number of mallcore bands previously, is producing.
One Eyed Toad Records is re-issuing HELGRIND’s Insurrection on 22.10.2021. The album is billed as the first writing collaboration between vocalist and bassist Paul Nelson and guitarist Si Ellis.
Poland-based SARMAT has recruited CALM HATCHERY’s bassist Pawel Koreluk into its fold. This makes the band a quartet.
Featuring Oscar Ortega (STRAPPADO, TORTURED etc.), Randy Leung (FACELIFT DEFORMATION) and Juan Pablo Flores (REPTILIUM), CYSTECTOMY has a debut album called Deprive To Hollowness through Comatose Music. The band was founded in 2020.
BEHEMOTH frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski, who was convicted in Poland of offending religious sensibilities after posting photo of a foot stomping on prostitute Mary by a court in Warsaw, has had the conviction overturned upon appeal. The court of appeal opined that fair warning of the content was given. BEHEMOTH played a streamed show in an abandoned church in rural Poland last year. This show is being released as In Absentia Dei by Nuclear Blast in December. This is both a digital release and a 3-LP record.
SUFFOCATION will mark the end of being fronted by singer Frank Mullen with a live album, called Live In North America, which will be issued through Nuclear Blast Records in November.
HYPOCRISY’s next album is called Worship and out on Nuclear Blast Records in late November. It was recorded and mixed at the band’s singer and guitarist Peter Tägtgren’s Abyss Studio.
Austria-based death metal INFECTED CHAOS has a demo called Dead Aesthetics. It was recorded at the band’s own studio.
France-based dark metal band OTARGOS has a new album, entitled Fleshborer Soulflayer, through Xenokorp on 10.12.2021. The album was produced at Vamacara studio (MERCYLESS, SAVAGE ANNIHILATION, etc.) in France. The album marks the recording debut of new drummer Michael Martin (ex-EXOCRINE and ex-FLESHDOLL).
THE AGONIST will release an EP, entitled Days Before The World Wept, through Napalm Records on 15th of October. Days Before The World Wept was produced by Christian Donaldson.
The Italy-based version of BURIAL has an album called Inner Gateways To The Slumbering Equilibrium At The Center Of Cosmos through Everlasting Spew Records on 29th of October. The band is described as death and doom metal.
Indonesia-based PERVERATION has a full-length debut, called Perversion In Manifest Disease through Comatose in November. The duo is drummer/bassist/guitarist Sahrul Ramadhan (ANTHROPOPHAGUS DEPRAVITY, DEPRAVED MURDER, etc.) and vocalist Jossick (INNOCENT DECOMPOSURE, INVIGORATE, etc.).
Japan-based SELF DECONSTRUCTION is releasing a compilation called How Many H8 Can U Feeling? through Shove Records. It features the Superficial, Triad, split with Guevnna and Virtue releases, which are all from 2012 to 2016. The cover artwork parodies BLACK SABBATH’s Heaven And Hell.
Poland-based WINGLESS has an album called Nonconform through Selfmadegod. The package’s layout has been designed by singer Michal Loranc who also works with the likes of BEHEMOTH.
Negra Nit and Vertebrae labels have a vinyl reissue of A Source Of Hollow Essence, EMPTY’s first album, which was released 19 years ago.
HOLY DEATH’s Separate Mind From Flesh is out through Seeing Red Records on 19.10.2021. The band is compared to NAILS.
USA-based solo act SOMNENT will release a second album, called Gardens From Graves, through GS Productions on October 25th.
Avantgarde is issuing OLIO TÄHTIEN TAKANA’s Spectral Katharsis album. The Finland-based band is described as symphonic black metal. The label is also issuing Italy-based symphonic black metal band LYS’ Silent Woods album.
ALL THAT REMAINS cancelled its concerts at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival and the Inkcarceration festival in the USA after one of the members tested positive for COVID-19. ALL THAT REMAINS has also lost bassist of six years Aaron “Bubble” Patrick.
Canada-based SNAKEBLADE (a.k.a. Mike Redston) has an upcoming demo called The Curse.
VOIDHRA, the solo act of Chris Horseblood, will release an album called Sorrow Guides US All through Crawling Chas in late October.
The Netherlands-based duo TERDOR has a new album called De Goddeloze Tolgaarder out through Negra Nit of Spain. The album was composed between 2013 and 2020.
USA-based death/grinders FEED THE CORPSES TO THE PIGS has an album called This Insidious Horror through Horror Pain Gore Death.
Jeff Becerra, the singer for POSSESSED, has reported that he walked a few steps with help from new robotic legs.
IMMORTAL BIRD and WITCHING are conducting a mini tour of the USA in November.
France-based AEPHANEMER has a new album, entitled A Dream Of Wilderness, out through Napalm Records on 19.11.2021. The band has a video for the song Panta Rhei. It was mixed by Dan Swano.
SOLITARY has several shows planned. The band is headlining in Edinburgh, playing with ACID REIGN, DAMNATIONS HAMMER and DOG TIRED in Glasgow and appearing at the Hordes Festival where they also played in 2018. The band’s last show was Bloodstock Open Air in 2019.
UNLEASHED has a new album, entitled No Sign Of Life, through Napalm Records on November 12th.
Tom Warrior/Tom Gabriel Fischer was among the recipients of the Swiss Music Prize 2021, which was awarded by the Swiss Federal Office Of Culture in Switzerland in September.
Sweden-based thrash metal band ETERNAL EVIL has an album called The Warriors Awakening Brings The Unholy Slaughter through Redefining Darkness Records on 26th of November.
Exile On Mainstream will issue Haunted, an album from the Germany-based doom/sludge metal quartet CONFUSION MASTER in November.
FUNERAL CHANT will release the Dawn Of Annihilation full-length through Carbonized Records on November 1st. A song called Lucifuge Domain is out now.
Vancouver, Canada-based death metal band ATRÆ BILIS will issue its debut LP, Apexapien, through 20 Buck Spin in early October.
HATE will release a new album, called Rugia, through Metal Blade Records this month. There is a video for the song Resurgence.
GHOUL will release Live In The Flesh opus through Tankcrimes this month. It was recorded live at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in 2018.
RUDE’s Outer Reaches EP was recorded in 2020 and out through Headsplit and Dawnbreed Records now. It is comprised of six songs including two instrumentals. The closing track Omega was featured on Metal Blade’s Metal Massacre XV, which was released in May.
Another “folk” band! “Folk/death metal act” NIDHOEGGR will issue an album called Arise through Art Gates Records on October 29th.
Los Angeles, California, USA-based death metal band APPARITION has released a song called Nonlocality out now. It is from the debut album Feel from Profound Lore Records, which is out in November.
Death metal band 200 STAB WOUNDS has its debut album, Slave To The Scalpel, out through Maggot Stomp in November. The band has shared the stage with GATECREEPER, SANGUISUGABOGG, DEVOURMENT, INTERNAL BLEEDING, CREEPING DEATH, KNOCKED LOOSE, YEAR OF THE KNIFE and GOD’S HATE. The album contains references to cannibalism.
GAAHLS WYRD has an EP called The Humming Mountain through Season Of Mist on 05.11.2021. A track called The Humming Mountain can be heard on the label’s website now.
Portugal-based RUTTENSKALLE will issue Skin Em Alive through Gruesome Records on 31.102.2021. RUTTENSKALLE is a death metal solo act from the Portuguese musician and producer Paulo Soares, which was founded in 2013.
DEAD’s sexy You’ll Never Know Pleasure… album is being re-issued for its 25th anniversary in a remastered format as part of the Xenokorp Kvlt Series in December.
LUCIFUGUM’s Anaphora Lithuactinism album will be available through its own Propaganda imprint on October 14th.
Niagara Falls, Canada-based VARIUS has a demo called Concordance. The band had started as an instrumental act with keyboards.