Canada-based GUTVOID has a debut album Durance Of Lightless Horizons out through Blood Harvest Records on CD and cassette formats. A vinyl version is promised for next month.
Japan-based thrash metal veteran band SHELLSHOCK will release a new album, entitled Nothing Solves Nothing, in October. System Kills Records is the act’s imprint. One song features Hatori Taka, the singer of CASBAH.
9 DEAD has a self-titled debut album out on Comatose Music on November 4th. Formed in 2020 by former members of THE GURCHICK TREE, the song 115 featuring Don Campan of WAKING THE CADAVER is streaming now.
Germany-based thrash metal group HEADSHOT will release its newest album Eyes Of The Guardians through MDD Records this month. A digipak in a tin box edition is also available.
Canada-based SARKASM has signed a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of its As Empires Decay album, which will be released in early 2023. The mastering will be done by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio and Luc Lemay from GORGUTS contributed guest vocals. SARKASM was initially formed in 1990 and split up in 1994.
HELLWITCH will release a new album, entitled Annihilational Intercention, through Listenable Records in early 2023. The band is working with producer Jeremy Staska. The album will contain a song called Hellwitch, which stems from 1985 and has been reworked.
ANTHRAX has cancelled the continental Europe part of its autumn tour with MUNICIPAL WASTE due to rising costs. The act claimed costs were triple the original budget. The British part of the European tour will still proceed.
Hungary-based thrash metal band NEEDLESS has a digital single called Krononauta, which is a Hungarian version of the song Chrononaut from The Cosmic Cauldron album. This version was a bonus track on the Japanese version of the record.
Canada-based DEPLETED URANIUM has recorded a live rehearsal version of its Origins’ demo. The spoken intro is done by Norbert Suchanek and taken from The Depleted Uranium Question short film.
Poland-based black metal act WITCHMASTER will release a new album, called Kaźń, through Agonia Records in November. It was recorded at Satanic Audio (BLAZE OF PERDITION and BEHEMOTH) by Harald Grunberg and mixed and mastered by Harald Grunberg and Inferno.
Australia-based black metal act WOODS OF DESOLATION has uploaded the title track of its upcoming full-length album, The Falling Tide. The album will be released through Season Of Mist on December 9th.
They call it a single, but it’s just an mp3 uploaded onto the internet: BIZARREKULT has a “first single” called Kongen from its Den Tapte Krigen album, which will be released through Season Of Mist in early 2023.
France-based death metal group POST-MORTEM has a live music video for the song Opening Of The Underworld’s Gates. The band’s Monumental Pandemonium record is out through Great Dane Records.
Norway-based “death rock” band FÉLETH has a demo called Divine Blight coming out on November 11th. It is mixed and mastered by Christian Donaldson (CRYPTOPSY).
DAILY INSANITY has announced it will split up following its current The Final Crusade farewell tour of Europe. Guitarist Gene and his drummer son Felix have a new band called VEIL OF THE SERPENT since 2021. The new band has a concept demo called Gallery Of Sin, which tells the story of a serial killer who paints using the blood of his victims.
Italy-based IN.SI.DIA has an album called Di Luce E D’aria through Punishment 18 Records.
Dawnbreed Records has a re-issue in CD format of the Insurrection Or Submission EP by Chile-based death metallers PHANTASMAGORE out this month.
SEPULTURA performed with the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira (the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra) at the 2022 Rock In Rio festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on September 2nd.
DISTRÜSTER’S first full-length album will is entitled Sic Semper Tyrannis and will be released through Ossuary Records this month.
Norway-based BROTTHOGG is back and has a demo called Epicinium on October 1st. The band, which claims influences from EMPEROR and OLD MAN’S CHILD, features Kristian Larsen Moen (SUBLIRITUM) – all instruments, music, and lyrics, singers Jonas Moen (SUBLIRITUM) and Craig Furunes (CHTON) and guitar soloist Stephen Carlson (FLAMES OF FIRE).
DESECRATE THE FAITH returns with an album called III. It is out on Comatose Music on November 18th. The group features drummer Mike Caputo (ex-INTERNAL BLEEDING and ex-RINGS OF SATURN) and vocalist John Hull (GORGASM).
VADER is touring Poland this autumn before heading to Australia and New Zealand next year.
CARRION VAEL’s Abhorrent Obsessions album is out through Unique Leader since August.
Ukraine-based PAGANLAND has a single called Under The Black And Red Banner Of War. Band founder and keyboardist Andrii Shalai is a trooper in the Ukrainian Armed Forces, 80th Separate Air Assault Brigade. The band was founded in 1997.
Ukraine-based black metal act DRUDKH has uploaded a song called November. The song is taken from the upcoming All Belong To The Night album, which will see the light of day on November 11th.
Black metal band TERREUR NOCTURNE has signed with Music Records and will issue an album this October.
Canada-based NOCTURNAL DEPARTURE has a song called Ceremonial Storm from the band’s Clandestine Theurgy album, which will be released through Hells Headbangers late this year.
UK-based SPIDER GOD releases its debut album, Fly In The Trap, through Repose Records on November 11th. After several demos, four split releases and a pop cover version release, the full-length is a concept album about the conspiracy theories and the underlying tragedy that surround the story of Elisa Lam, a woman who struggled with bi-polar disorder and was found dead in the rooftop water tank of her Los Angeles, California hotel in 2013.
Italy-based thrash metal band CRIMINAL MADHOUSE CONSPIRACY’s new self-titled debut album will see the light through Time to Kill Records on September 27th.
Punishment 18 Records has released MOSH-PIT JUSTICE’s Crush The Demons Inside on 30.09.2022.
Target group is issuing WAYWARD DAWN’S All-Consuming Void, TURBOCHARGED’S Alpha Beast, Omega God and EMPIRE DROWNS’ Nothing albums in this and the coming months.
Solo artist and guitarist MATT MILLER has a demo called Monument Of Velocity, which was released through Blood Blast Distribution in July. There is a video for the song The Obscurantist.
Thrash metal band EXESSUS has a demo called Asynapse on 28.10.2022. The band is based in Spain.
Chicago, USA-based AFTERMATH has a demo called No Time To Waste.
Chicago, USA-based death metal act DISINTER has a first full-length in 18 years. The band’s new album Breaker Of Bones is made of 10 new tracks and out through Pest Records on 14.11.2022.
FOUL BODY AUTOPSY releases the final part of the Shadows Without Light trilogy on November 4th. UK-based Tom Reynolds is the sole member.
Total Metal Concerts presents The Final Chapter Tour, including NECRONOMICON (Germany), 3000AD (New Zealand), STONECAST (France) and STRIDENT (Israel). The bands are touring now. The first two bands toured together in 2020.
SEVEN SPIRES’ drummer Chris Dovas played for TESTAMENT on the first six shows of its current The Bay Strikes Back Tour. He was filling in for Dave Lombardo, who was on the road with the MISFITS.
A CELTIC FROST compilation featuring the band’s first three years and important recordings is called Danse Macabre and out on 28.10.2022. The boxed set is out through Noise Records.
GAEREA issued its Mirage album through Season Of Mist on September 23rd.
BLACK LAVA will release its debut full-length, which is entitled Soul Furnace, through Season Of Mist on 25.11.2022. A video for the song Eye Of The Moon is available now. The story is of a man searching for a witch’s lair in harsh conditions.
Canada-based ALL ELSE FAILS’ tenth studio recording is called The Incident At Black Lake and was released on September 30th. The band mixes mallcore with metal and compared to CHIMAIRA and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE.
Italy-based black-thrash metal trailblazers NECRODEATH will release a new album, called Singin’ In The Pain, through Time To Kill Records. Transformer Treatment is a song written in collaboration with S.B. Reder (SCHIZO) and inspired by the ‘Ludovico Technique’ behavioural modification of the movie A Clockwork Orange.
Black metal act BLACKFIRE and grindcore group COMPULSION TO KILL have a split single through the latter band’s Repulsified Maggots Records imprint.
Spain-based death metal band CRUZ has an album called Confines De La Cordura through Nuclear Winter Records. It was released on September 26th.
Flesh For The Insatiable is the title for the new TERRIBLE SICKNESS album, which shall be released through Black Sunset/MDD in November.
Portugal-based INNARDS has signed with Memento Mori for the release of its debut full-length in 2023.
Germany-based FIRTAN has a full-length called Marter through AOP Records.
Pagan metal band FOGOS has a demo called Corpses And Ashes since July. The band is based in Spain and founded last year. The members have experience in OBSIDIAN KINGDOM, ABRAHEL, BLAZEMTH and ERIAL. Their concept as a band “embraces the ancestors, paganism, and the purification of the fire…”
This band claims to be death metal, but has a piano. Perhaps ‘death of metal’? OBSIDIAN SKIES, hailing from Colorado, USA, has a debut demo called Saturnian. Each of the songs tells a story with this first release all stories take place on Saturn’s moon, Titan.
Italy-base sludge band GRIEFBRINGER will be releasing its debut album, The Horrible Wilting, through Church Of Crow Records on 18.11.2022. The members have experience in MONUMENTUM, HAUNTED, SCHIZO, HELL OBELISCO and other bands.
Dawnbreed Records has reissued the Infatuating Sickness EP by USA-based death metallers OXALATE on cassette.
DESTRÖYER 666 is streaming a song called Guillotine, which is taken from the forthcoming Never Surrender album. The album is out through Season Of Mist in early December.
Unorthodox Emanations will release TIWANAKU’S debut album, Earth Base One in November. TIWANAKU was founded by ex-NOCTURNUS musician Ed Mowery in 2003.
Israel-based DEATHSIEGE has an album called Throne Of Heresy through Everlasting Spew Records on the 28 of October. It is the death metal act’s debut record.
India-based GODLESS and Germany-based duo DIVIDE are touring India in October using the Rats Of Gomorrah monicker.
Three CHILDREN OF BODOM members, Henri “Henkka T. Blacksmith” Seppälä (bass), Jaska Raatikainen (drums) and Janne Wirman (keyboards), will open the Bodom Bar & Sauna in Espoo, Finland this November. The location will combine a bar with a sauna and display CHILDREN OF BODOM memorabilia.
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will celebrate the life of singer Trevor Strnad in Michigan, USA next May 11th, the anniversary of the man’s death. Founding member Brian Eschbach has moved from guitar to vocals. Guitarist Ryan Knight has returned to the line-up. DARKEST HOUR and PLAGUE YEARS will open the show.
The Armstrong Metalfest 2023 is being held in British Columbia, Canada July 14-15 2023. Bands booked thus far include ZIMMERS HOLE and OMNIA NIHIL (formerly APOLLYON).
Another label is re-pressing demos: Dawnbreed Records is re-issuing in CD format the Sepulchral Lacerations demo by Canada-based death metallers HEDONIST. The band is compared to BOLT THROWER.
Crawling Chaos Records is re-releasing TEUFELNACHT’s Ausnahmeverbrechen demo on CD this month. The label is also issuing BLASPHEMOUS PUTREFACTION’s Festering Plagues CD on the 28th of October on CD. The first 250 copies will come with a patch.
Not to be confused with the Germany-based TERATOMA which released an album earlier this year, Spain-based TERATOMA has an album called Chaosmakers through Base Record Production on 17.10.2022.
Code666 has issued TERRA’s Für Dich Existiert Das Alles Nicht and SYN ZE SASE TRI’s Ultimul Lup. The latter record is inspired by the bloody myth of the Dacian legends of their homeland of Transylvania.
AURORA BOREALIS has a video for the song The House Of Nimrod. The song is taken from the band’s upcoming Prophecy Is The Mold In Which History Is Poured record, which will be released through Hammerheart Records in November.
ABBATH and WATAIN are touring Europe together. TRIBULATION and BÖLZER are openers.
As the number of Japanese-influenced releases gathers steam, RIPPED TO SHREDS will release its debut full-length 劇變 (Jubian) through Relapse on October 14th. A song called 漢奸 (Race Traitor) is available now.
Turkey-based DIABOLICAL RAW (formerly DIABOLICAL) has an album called Elegy Of Fire Dusk through Base Record Production on 17.10.2022. The band is compared to DIMMU BORGIR.
DIETH, the new thrash metal project with former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, singer and guitarist Guilherme Miranda (formerly of ENTOMBED A.D.) and drummer Michał Łysejko (ex-DECAPITATED), has signed a deal with Napalm Records. The debut album is being recorded and due in early 2023.
EXCITER is conducting a mini-tour of the USA this October and November. The band will be joined by NIGHT COBRA for three California shows. EXCITER continues to write for a new record.
Canadian festival LOUD AS HELL is accepting band submissions for its 2023 line-up, which is being held from August 4th to 6th at the Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds in Drumheller, Alberta. This is the festival’s eleventh edition. Interested acts may go to https://www.loudashell.ca/bands.